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Fall 2004

by Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko, a resourceful, self-reliant arctic trekker and photojournalist, tirelessly criss-crosses Canada’s northernmost island and discovers a world where extremism is essential…and why he fits right in.

Ellesmere Island lies 450 miles from the North Pole in Canada’s High Arctic. The island’s mountainous landscape features the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere east of the Rockies. Jerry Kobalenko has spent the past 15 years exploring Ellesmere Island, covering more frozen tundra there than anyone else alive. He travels on foot, pulling a sled full of food and gear. That’s it. No dogs, no phone, no radio.

Kobalenko makes one of the world’s most remote places much more accessible to one’s imagination. Part travelogue, part historical research, part natural science and part adventure mystery, Kobalenko’s presentation describes, on a very human level, the personal and physical effort of the arctic experience.

If Kobalenko’s love for the island of subzero temperatures isn’t contagious, then his spirit of discovery will be. This presentation will be of interest to the whole family.

Tuesday October 5, 2004 at 7:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Open seating.
**Tickets available starting September 7, 2004 at:
McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park
1120 Grant Avenue
McNally Robinson Booksellers at Portage Place
208-393 Portage Avenue

Wednesday October 6, 2004 at 7:30 pm
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2445 Albert Street
Open seating.
**Tickets available starting September 7, 2004 at:
Royal Saskatchewan Museum Gift Shop

$8 for RCGS members; $10 for non-members; free for children under 12 (who must have a ticket).
Prices include GST.
Unless sold out, tickets will be available at the door at both venues.
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