adventure talks1If you love stories of travel and exploration, you’ll love ‘Adventure Talks’ at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. The five-part series features guest speakers sharing stories of their travels near and far. This year’s talks focus on Celebrations Around the World. The series kicks off on February 13 with Kerry Jarvis and ‘Celebrating the Monarch Migration’ featuring stunning photos of this beautiful phenomena.

Discover and learn about the mysterious and marvelous Monarch butterflies and their special appeal as the most celebrated insect in North America. In the spring we celebrate their return to Saugeen Shores as people of all ages enjoy their beauty and free spirit. In the fall we celebrate their arduous journey to Mexico and bid them adios. The celebrations continue in Mexico upon their arrival coinciding with Day of the Dead in November. Join Kerry Jarvis, co-founder of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores as he shares his experience, stories, photos and videos of the mysterious and marvelous monarch butterfly.adventure talks2

The next talk features Dr. Don Smith presenting ‘Dia de los Muertos and Mayan Celebrations’ followed by John Swatridge with ‘Beautiful South Africa’, and David Chapman will help us embrace winter with ‘Celebrating Canadian Weather’. The series concludes with Mark Zelinski sharing his adventures on Turtle Island.

Award-winning photographer and publisher Mark Zelinski will share photographs and stories from his ninth book "Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment”. The images bring exquisite focus to the environmental treasures of the Niagara Escarpment, celebrating the diverse Indigenous and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path.

Talks take place at 10:30 a.m. every second Wednesday beginning February 13. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and treats.

Tickets are available for the entire series for $32+HST (Members price) and $47+HST (General Admission). Tickets for individual lectures, if available, are $10+HST (Members price) and $14+HST (General Admission). The Adventure Talks series is proudly presented by Hampton Court Comfortable Retirement Living. Purchase tickets by calling (519) 797 2080, and visit for more information.

source: media release, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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