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Discovering Our Country: The Historic Canada C3 Expedition Talk & Film Premiere
3rd Annual International Museum Day Event – Discovering Our Country: The Historic Canada C3 Expedition
Please join the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS) for its third annual International Museum Day (IMD) event Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm in the Amiskwaciy Theatre at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) with a lecture by noted polar explorer and educator Geoff Green, CM, executive director of Students on Ice and expedition leader of the historic Canada C3 Expedition*. The evening will also include the Alberta premiere of a 46-minute documentary film on the expedition.
The Canada C3 Expedition was a signature project for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria traversed the Northwest Passage exploring the environment, meeting costal communities – connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Focusing on the themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation, youth engagement and the environment, the expedition included a remarkable group of Canadians from across the country.
Says Geoff Green, “The Canada C3 project was an extraordinary learning journey with students of all ages and walks of life. Participants were Indigenous and non-Indigenous, Elders and youth, scientists, educators, artists, athletes, veterans, business leaders, chefs, politicians, Canadians with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and more. A microcosm of Canada’s astounding diversity joined the expedition. And since their participation in this amazing journey, they have continued to serve as ambassadors, sharing their experiences with our country and the world.”
The evening will include Geoff Green’s keynote, question & answer session, the Alberta premiere of the Canada C3 documentary, light reception, cash bar, silent auction and an IMD celebration raffle with a chance to win a WestJet roundtrip flight for two.
Event tickets are $25 and available on Eventbrite or by contacting the FRAMS office at: 825-468-6011 or email@example.com.
* See the Canada C3 Trailer here: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/IMD/FMfcgxwCgLxCHwkjvPBCCtbXprZcCWhT?projector=1