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Feb 07, 2015 9:30 AM
Toronto, ON

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Department of History, University of Toronto, are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Biography and Fiction Conference . This one-day conference will be taking place at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, at the University of Toronto on Saturday, February 7th, from 9:30-4:00. There are four esteemed and engaging speakers, including: 

Margaret Atwood

Natalie Zemon Davis

Renée Hulan

Mark McGowan

This is a FREE event and there is no need to register.

Click here for more information. 

Event Host: Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Feb 15, 2015
Calgary, AB

This is the final gala in a monthly four-part series of curated WWI pop culture experiences. Enjoy a screening of Tarzan of the Apes (1918) accompanied by live piano at 8:00 pm. Entrance includes one free cocktail and old-fashioned movie snacks. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

At 7:30 pm, enjoy a performance by Breathe Parkour. These urban acrobats will stun and amaze with movements and stunts whose history lives deep within the heart of the African jungle.

Tarzan of the Apes (1918) features Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, George B. French and Gordon Griffith. The original choice to play Tarzan was a vaudeville actor, Stellan S. Windrow, but before the film started he enlisted in WWI in the Navy. Five weeks of footage was filmed with Windrow, and he can be seen swinging from vines. The film is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original novel Tarzan of the Apes and is considered the most faithful film adaptation to the book.

The night also includes vintage “Best Dressed” prizes, memorable Kelly Hofer photo booths and the beautiful history of the Lougheed House. Join us for the jungle-themed 1917-1918 finale edition.

Co-organized by Rocket House

Tickets available via Eventbrite, at the door or by contacting Adrienne Leicht at 403 244-6333 ext. 106 or adrienne@lougheedhouse.com.

Web page: http://www.lougheedhouse.com/events/event/war-years-movie-series-gala-tarzan-apes-1918-february-15th-2015/

Event Host: Lougheed House Conservation Society

May 01, 2015
Halifax, NS

On December 1, 2013 Sable Island National Park Reserve became officially protected under Canada's National Parks Act as its 43rd National Park. Parks Canada has assumed full administrative control of the island and has recently compiled an ecological and biodiversity assessment as part of the foundation for producing the legally-required park management plan.

In support of this process, the Friends of Sable Island Society will hold a conference, open to experts and the general public, on the Science and History of Sable Island including the marine environment that surrounds and maintains the island. Co-sponsors of the conference include the Nova Scotian Institute of Science and Dalhousie University School for Resource and Environmental Studies. This is planned as the first of a potential series of conferences related to the appreciation and management of this unique feature of the Canadian landscape. Natural history, cultural history, and park management will be the main conference themes, and these may include: marine and terrestrial biology, geology, sand transport dynamics, atmospheric physics, hydrology, oceanography, cultural history, biodiversity conservation, conservation of cultural relics, visitor management, and any other area of knowledge that will benefit sound management of the island and its surroundings as mandated by law.

Being made entirely of sand, Sable Island is unusually dynamic and its existence depends on the continuous transport of sand from the surrounding bank onto the island's surface, where it is trapped by vegetation and then lost again in storms. This illustrates the unique challenge of managing Sable Island as a park because it is the only National Park surrounded by open sea, and the first one that would disappear as sea levels rise due to crustal changes combined with effects of climate change.

For conference information, see: www.sableislandfriends.ca.

Event Host: Friends of Sable Island Society

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