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Spring 2015

Circling the Midnight Sun: An Evening with James Raffan

James Raffan (Photo: Lloyd Binder)

James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker, and geographer who is currently the Executive Director of The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.

He is a community activist and volunteer, a Fellow International of the Explorers Club, Past Chair of the Arctic Institute of North America as well as a Fellow and Past Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, service for which he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Camsell Medal in 2009, and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

In September of 2014, James released his latest book Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and Change in the Invisible Arctic. For the 2015 Spring Lecture, James will share stories from his new book and take you along for the journey as he presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change.

For more information about James Raffan, please visit his website.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
at 7:00pm EST

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, ON
K1K 2X5

Available at

$15 for adults

Free parking will be provided by the RCGS at the venue

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