Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Speaking in Calgary

I really love speaking at the various functions every year.
I have been invited to speak about Predator Friendly Ranching at Calgary's "Celebration of Wildlife". Here  are the details:

"A Celebration of Wildlife"

University of Calgary
Senate Room, Hotel Alma
April 12th, 2014
1:00pm till 5:00pm

Wolves, bears, coyotes and more! Join us to learn from Alberta's top wildlife experts, including internationally acclaimed Charlie Russell, who stars in the documentary "Bear Man of Kamchatka"!

In addition to compelling lectures, artwork will be auctioned from some of Canada's leading wildlife photographers including John E Marriott, Jason Bantle and photographer Kerri Martin!

This uplifting event is an opportunity for people to come together to share their sense of wonderment of the beautiful Canadian wildlife and to explore the issues facing them today. Climate change, habitat loss, and lethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts threaten many species of animals across Canada. This event will bring together individuals and organizations together to raise compassionate awareness for the plight of Canada's wild animals. It aims to create lasting partnerships, and inspire the community to action for the animals.

If you are someone who has a love for wildlife and the environment, this is an event you will not want to miss. You will come away inspired and connected with like-minded individuals from across the province.

This event is ideal for government officials including provincial, regional and municipal staff, as well as First Nations, farmers and ranchers, wildlife rehabilitation groups, animal welfare groups, naturalist societies, conservation officers, academics and individual citizens who want to make a difference in their community by preserving their natural environment.

I am also so excited to hear and see the other speakers on this day,
 the agenda is:

1 pm – 1:15pm - Welcome & Opening Remarks
Lesley Fox, Executive Director of the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing-Animals.

1:20 pm – 1:55 pm – Predator-Friendly farming
Louise Liebenberg, rancher The Grazerie

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Living with Coyotes
Dr. Shelley Alexander, The University of Calgary.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm - BREAK

2:45pm – 3:00 pm – Beauty of Canada’s wildlife
Kerri Martin, wildlife photographer

3:00 pm -3:05 pm – How Wolves Change Rivers Video

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm – The Importance of Wolves in Our Ecosystems
Lisa Dahlsiede, Cochrane Ecological Institute

3:45 pm – 4:25 pm – 50 Years of Living with Bears
Charlie Russell, Bear Expert

4:25 pm -4:35 – Closing Remarks
Haley Campbell, Director of Development of the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing-Animals

4:35 pm – 5:00 pm – Q & A and networking

I look forward to meeting new people,
sharing our experiences and
socializing with wildlife enthusiasts.
If you are in the area,
come around so that we can visit together!

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