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Fall 2005

BEING CARIBOU
with Karsten Heuer - in person

One of the last great animal migrations occurs every April in the Yukon. Driven by instinct, the Porcupine Caribou herd begins its long and dangerous trek to its calving grounds in Alaska. Far to the south, politicians are considering how to open up those calving grounds to oil and gas development. The caribou cannot argue their case.

Two Canadians decided that they would become the voice for the caribou by following the entire migration north and back. Newlywed couple Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison spent five months on foot following the 123,000 animals of the Porcupine Caribou herd. Through bitter winter storms and a mosquito-infested summer, they would “be” caribou…an odyssey that nobody had attempted before.

Karsten Heuer is a biologist, seasonal park warden, photographer and author who has spent the better part of the last decade symbolizing and, in some cases, actually traveling with endangered wildlife to better understand and highlight their plight. A gifted storyteller and speaker, Heuer has received numerous awards. He is the author of two books, Walking the Big Wild and Being Caribou (Spring 2006 release) and is a contributing cinematographer to the award-winning National Film Board documentary Being Caribou. He lives with his wife and young son near the base of Mt. Robson in Dunster, British Columbia.

Join Karsten as he describes the trek across 1,500 kilometres of rugged Arctic tundra, crossing 3 mountain ranges and 40 rivers. Hear him describe how the couple came to within metres of a caribou giving birth or how they were stalked by a hungry grizzly. Using outstanding images, Karsten Heuer will give audiences an intimate look at an epic expedition.

NORTH VANCOUVER
Wednesday October 5, 2005 at 7:30 pm
Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue
Reserved seating.
Tickets available starting Thursday September 1, 2005 at:
Centennial Theatre box office
Monday - Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm.
604-984-4484
Free parking available behind the theatre.

VICTORIA
Thursday October 6, 2005 at 7:30 pm
McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square / 600 - Pandora Avenue
Reserved seating.
Tickets available starting Thursday September 1, 2005 at:
McPherson Playhouse or Royal Theatre box office
Monday - Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
250-386-6121 (Toll free line: 1-888-717-6121)
Parkade located on Fisgard Street (between Douglas and Government Streets).

Admission:
$10 for RCGS and Ontario Science Centre members; $15 for non-members; free for children under 12 (who must have a ticket).
Prices include GST and Building Improvement Fund. Prices do not include venue surcharge for phone/fax orders


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