Clyde River Lecture Series Continues this Saturday, 1:30 pm

Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 10.48.30 PMThe Clyde River Lecture Series continues this Saturday at 1:30 p.m., February 16th, at the Riverview Community Centre. The lectures have been well attended with enthusiastic audiences who say these talks inspire them to think about our history and Island communities. We have three more lectures left, so make sure to mark your calendars. They are guaranteed to be highly entertaining.

Saturday, February 16th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Kirk Brown
Kirk has lived in Clyde River for many years, but we likely have never had a chance to hear about the innovative work that he was involved in when he was Director of the Institute of Man and Resources. The Institute was formed in response to the energy crisis back in the 1970s and their work was to identify strategies to reduce the Island’s dependence on outside resources. Kirk is calling his talk Back to the Future, Again! He will speak about the Institute’s energy projects and raise the issue of climate change. Maybe you have been thinking of alternate energy strategies lately. Well, have your questions ready.

Thursday evening, February 21st, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – David Weale
David will speak about The Communal Islander, the Challenges to Island Communities. David is a historian, writer, storyteller and publisher, but maybe you didn’t know he is also a songwriter and singer. They say a good entertainer knows his audience. Well, I think David knows just about all our Island foibles and how to weave them into his yarns. What he does in the process is preserve our history through stories that we all want to repeat.

Saturday, March 2nd, 1:30-3:00 pm – Helen MacPhail
Helen and her husband, former Lieutenant Governor Lloyd G. MacPhail, had the rare opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II, and Helen has treasured stories and memorabilia to share about that experience. Helen presented at the Queen’s Jubilee Tea in Clyde River last summer, and her stories were so entertaining, we want more of you to hear about What it is like to meet Her Majesty The Queen.

Invite your friends and neighbours to join you in welcoming our visitors to Clyde River. Make sure you think about those who may not like to drive this time of year and give them a call to say what time you can pick them up. All are welcome to attend.

The lectures will run for an hour and then we will have a little lunch and social chat.

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