George Luste Lecture – 2018
Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
2018 Luste Lecturer Rob Stimpson presents:
Eddy Hopping – Canoe Adventures from Ontario to the Arctic
Come on a visual journey with photographer Rob Stimpson as he takes us down rivers, paddles across lakes, sweating over portages with tales and musings of the great outdoors.
Plus, join us behind-the-scenes for the rare opportunity of an hour-long guided tour of our collections storage centre, with Canadian Canoe Museum Curator Jeremy Ward.
Rob Stimpson – Nature Photography
Exclusive back building tour with curator Jeremy Ward
3:30-4:30 Collections Centre tour with Curator Jeremy Ward Keep your coats on! We’re heading to the unheated back building!
4:30-4:45 Tea and Coffee available
4:30-5:30 Luste Lecture with Rob Stimpson
5:30-6:30 Q&A and refreshments
Museum galleries open for self-guided tour
The Luste Lecture was conceived as a way to bring the Wilderness Canoe Association and the regular participants of its sister initiative the Wilderness Canoe Symposium closer to the Canadian Canoe Museum in celebration of the remarkable lifetime contribution Dr. George Luste made to all three organizations. As a paddler, publisher, bibliophile and founder of the Wilderness Canoe Symposium, George Luste was a leader in the wilderness canoeing realm for over fifty years.
It is in recognition of George’s huge contribution to canoeing that members of the WCA came together with donations in his honour to create the Luste Lecture in partnership with the Canadian Canoe Museum.
A video of the lecture will be made available to members shortly after the event.
2017 – Wendy Grater
Wendy Grater and Black Feather discussed the Northern Yukon’s 3 sisters; the Bonnet Plumer, Snake and Wind Rivers. Part of the Peel Watershed, these rivers encompass over 68,000 square kilometres of rugged northern wilderness, which is one of the largest unroaded natural areas in the world. To read more about this event click here.
2016 – Gwyneth Hoyle
Gwyneth Hoyle talked about her own travails in search of historic heroines, framing these in the context of the Luste Rare Book Donation (an incredible donation to the museum of rare and historic books about canoes, north and adventure) and why this is a significant milestone for the Canadian Canoe Museum’s library and archival collection.To read more about this event click here.
2015 – Dave Olesen
Author, bush pilot, and wilderness guide Dave Olesen is no stranger to tough terrain. After 15 years of competition as a dog sled racer, he dedicated four consecutive winters to long trips away from his remote Northwest Territories home, following the points of the compass.
2013 – John Lentz
Author John Lentz presented his wilderness paddling stories in a presentation entitled “Five Decades of Wilderness Paddling: People and Places”. Lentz has logged 21 major Canadian paddling expeditions, plus 2 in Siberia where canoes and catamarans were employed. To read more on this event click here.