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AWA hosts events of all types throughout the year and throughout the province.

If you do not see your hiking or other event listed below, click here for our Adventures for Wilderness listings.

October 18, 2022

AWA Talk: PCF State of the Prairie – A Mapping Perspective, with Livio Fent

AWA is pleased to host a talk over Zoom by Livio Fent, creator of the interactive mapping application found on the Prairie Conservation Forum (PCF) website.

In his presentation, Livio will give a guided review of the data and the findings of the “State of the Prairie” Technical Report completed in 2018. Using the PCF website, he will review the functionality features of the mapping function and show how the data can be visualized with the application. With the recent delivery of more current data from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, he will also provide a 2020 view of that data, giving a very general overview of the Grassland and Parkland Natural Regions.

Livio was one of the main authors of the State of the Prairie Technical Report and the follow-up Occasional paper that was published recently. His background is in GIS data management, remote sensing, and climatology.

Date: October 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: Free (registration required)

There is no fee for this evening, however we appreciate any donations you wish to make to AWA. All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Enter your gift amount below.

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November 18, 2022

AWA Annual Lecture with Richard Thomas: If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention

Richard Thomas, a longtime Alberta environmentalist, has spent many years defending several of Alberta’s boreal treasures, including the Primrose-Lakeland, and the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex. Leaving Alberta for Newfoundland, Richard found success in securing the designation of the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

AWA’s 2022 Martha Kostuch Annual Lecture will feature Richard, who will reflect on his lifetime’s work, examining and comparing his experiences in Alberta and Newfoundland. Please join us at AWA’s Hillhurst Cottage School as we honour Richard and Mary Kettenbach, another Alberta environmentalist who has spent a lifetime battling for the health of our grasslands, with the presentation of AWA’s prestigious Wilderness and Wildlife Defenders Awards. We will also be honouring Tako Koning with AWA’s Great Grey Owl Award for his outstanding and tireless support and volunteerism for AWA.

For those who are unable to join us in person, we will also be sharing the evening’s presentations over Zoom: registrants will be sent a link to the Zoom event for the lecture.

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: Reception at 5:30pm, Lecture and Awards at 6pm
Price:

  • $75 to attend the lecture in person, with an opportunity to meet award winners in person and enjoy refreshments. However seats are very limited so be sure to register early if you wish to attend in person.
  • Free to watch over video conference: if you wish to attend virtually (Zoom), you must register. There is no fee, but your donation in honour of our award winners: Richard Thomas, Mary Kettenbach or Tako Koning, will be greatly appreciated.

All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt; enter your gift amount below. If you would like to send a message of congratulations to Richard, Mary and/or Tako you may include it in the Notes section of your registration.

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November 19, 2022

AWA Annual General Meeting 2022

Join us for AWA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 455 – 12 St. NW, Calgary, Alberta (A Zoom link will also be set up and connection details will be sent to registrants)
Price: Free (registration required)

Registrants must be AWA members in good standing to attend the AGM. There is no fee to attend, however we appreciate any donations you wish to make to AWA. Enter Your Gift Amount below.

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