From the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
Sept. 16, 2013 email
(Last chance to register) World Traveller’s Dinner Event – Sept. 19, 2013
Share your Story – Online Profiles to Showcase Engineering and Geoscience Careers
Hello Victoria and Vancouver Island Branch members,
Thank you to everyone who has already purchased tickets for the upcoming Rowboat in a Hurricane Dinner Presentation on September 19, 2013. Online registration for this event will be open until midnight tonight. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. If you are interested in attending this event please ensure you register before the end of the day today.
Pamela Schmitt, EIT
Chair, Victoria Branch
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
CFB Esquimalt Officers’ Mess (Wardroom)
1586 Esquimalt Road,
Colin and Julie recreate the experience of surviving a hurricane from the confines of a rowboat – highlighting strategies we can all use to deal with adversity and transition. Change and negative setbacks can be an opportunity to alter course and flourish. They show us how to modify our perception so that we use uncertainty and transition as a tool to grow and prosper. Using captivating stories, Julie and Colin help us anticipate and prepare for change, assess risks, improve our communication during difficult times, set goals and motivate ourselves.
“Your presentation was truly inspiring.”
“Bold Visionaries with World Changing Dreams”
“I was so moved it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
– Michelle Burchill, Helly Hansen
“Thank you for being with us and for delivering your presentation with such enthusiasm, humour, sincerity and spirit.”
– Jimmie Spencer, President & CEO, Canada West Ski Areas Association
$55 for APEGBC members, guests and non members
$385 for a table of eight seats (only 10 of these discounted tables are available)
$25 student rate for high school and university students
Register: Register Online
Speakers: Colin and Julie Angus
Colin Angus completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world in 2006 when he cycled into Vancouver after 43,000 km of travel. During the course of two years he rowed across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, trekked and cycled through 16 countries, endured winter in Siberia and searing heat in the tropics.
Colin has made a career exploring remote parts of the world and sharing his adventures through best selling books, films and presentations. He has navigated the Amazon and Yenisey Rivers from source to sea, sailed the South Pacific Ocean, and rowed thousands of km in waterways around the world. He has co-produced four documentaries which collectively won ten awards at international festivals including the Dijon and Telluride Festivals of Adventure Films. His work is published in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest and Cruising World.
Outside Magazine listed Colin as one of the top 25 “bold visionaries with world changing dreams” for his work in promoting lifestyle changes to help the environment. Colin and Julie continue their efforts in promoting zero-emissions transportation as a healthy way to maintain a healthy world.
Julie Angus is the first and only woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. During the worst hurricane season in history, she spent 5 months rowing unsupported across 10,000 km of unforgiving seas. Throughout this challenge, she and her partner rowed through 4 cyclones, encountered great white sharks and fished for survival.
Julie is a molecular biologist, adventurer, writer, filmmaker, and motivational speaker. She has two undergraduate degrees with honours from McMaster University (Biology and Psychology) and a graduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Victoria. She spent over a decade studying and developing treatments for heart disease, cancer and genetic ailments.
She has been lauded for her work on environmental awareness and has written for publications including The Globe & Mail, National Post and enRoute. Her photography has appeared in Outside Magazine, Explore Magazine, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic Adventure and The Guardian, among others. Julie’s book Rowboat in a Hurricane, which details her Atlantic row and the changing state of our oceans, is a national bestseller. Julie and Colin’s most recent book, Rowed Trip, is co-written and covers their rowing and cycling journey from Scotland to Syria.