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Calgary Club Night - Vaka Motu: In the Wake of the Ancestors
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Lorne Perry presents the inspiring history and revival of Polynesian open-ocean crossing from his once-in-a-lifetime experience crewing aboard a vaka catamaran bound for Aotearoa (New Zealand)

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Doors open 7:00pm; Meeting and Speaker at 7:30pm
Where: HMCS Tecumseh
1820 24th St SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2T 0G6
Presenter: Lorne Perry
Contact: Linda & Garry

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A thousand years ago the sea was a dangerous place.

Long before Europeans had ventured onto the open ocean, Polynesian navigators, without maps or compass, were successfully piloting their catamarans over vast distances. The story of how they did it and the cultural revival it inspired is as incredible as it is beautiful.

In a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Lorne Perry joined the crew of a “vaka” bound for Aotearoa (New Zealand) some 3500 kilometres distant. He would learn to raise the sails, navigate by wind, stars and swells and survive a storm at sea. 

"On the first day as we sailed away, an exasperated voice in the back of my head was saying , “My god, you’ve really done it this time!”.

Please invite your family and friends to join the voyage with 

Lorne Perry at the Calgary Chapter Club Night for this narrated slide show and Q&A session.


The BCA Free Library Table will be OPEN

Bring in sailing and cruising books that you would like to pass on...

and take-home a "gem" or two that inspire you!



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