Honouring our Adventure Canada Superstars!
Adventure Canada is thrilled the share some exciting news on our Adventure Canada staff.
We have five winners of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in our roster and we couldn't be more proud.
David Pelly, Lois Suluk-Locke, Johnny Issaluk, Thomas (Anguti) Johnston, Aaju Peter and Josh Qaumariaq are all recent recipients.
The Diamond Jubilee Medal is bestowed upon Canadians to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
David, Lois and Johnny are all joining our 2013 Out of the Northwest Passage expedition and Anguti joins us on our Heart of the Arctic Expedition. Aaju will host an exceptional 8-day adventure based from Iqaluit, Nunavut. For more details check out our Alianait Arts Festival Adventure. We are excited to announce Josh's new album release, and his album can be ordered through the iTunes Store! We look forward to sailing with him down the road again.
In November, long time team members Ian Tamblyn and Danny Catt were inducted into the fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society! Celebrating onsite with the gents were other Adventure Canada staff, Michelle Valberg, Bill Lishman, Matthew Swan, Jason Edmunds and Cedar Swan. It was a grand evening and we are delighted to commemorate the life long achievements and contributions to the Society of both Ian and Danny.
Ian joins Adventure Canada on our Scotland Slowly and Scotland to Greenland expeditions and Danny onboard our Into the Northwest Passage expedition.
Adventure Canada was again a proud sponsor of the RCGS Gala dinner and contributor to the silent auction. In total the evening raised $110,000 for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and its programs - the most successful Gala evening yet! Many thanks to all Adventure Canada patrons who came out and supported the Society this year.
The Society's mandate is 'to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world' through its programs including Education, Research, Expeditions and Speaker Series, and the publication of its magazine, Canadian Geographic. Canadian Geographic Education organizes programs to support teachers in the classroom, endeavoring to increase public awareness of the importance of geographic literacy, and manage the Great Canadian Geography Challenge which has had more than two million students to date.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is partnering with Adventure Canada on two expeditions in 2013, Scotland to Greenland and Heart of the Arctic. Join us!
If you are interested in further supporting the RCGS please contact the Society at any time and on the Society's website -- RCGS click here!