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A Year on Arctic Ice – this Friday in Courtenay!

You think Dodge City X is tough?

Lynda Magor, one half of the coaching team behind DCX title sponsor PACE Multisport, spent a year in the high arctic, and she’s presenting a slide show of her adventures this Friday. (Did I mention she did it all with a toddler?)

Here’s her message, along with a link to purchase tickets:


A Year on Arctic Ice slide show, March 2nd, 7.00 pm, Stan HagenTheatre (NIC)

As a fundraiser for the Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI) summer programmes, SWI is pleased to bring Graeme and Lynda Magor to give a slide presentation entitled: “A year on Arctic ice: Overwintering on southern Ellesmere Island.”

On June 21, 1999, three couples and one young girl (2½ year old Keziah) left the
Norwegian port of Oslo, aboard a 16.5m steel-hulled ketch, the Northanger, for a
year-long journey that would see them overwintering in the frozen ice of a bay along
the southern edge of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. Christened the Otto
Sverdrup Centennial Expedition, the trip was organized to celebrate the voyage of
the Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup, who also overwintered 1898-1902 on
Ellesmere Island aboard the 39m three-masted schooner, the Fram.

The presentation will cover the experiences of that journey, including a seven-week sled hauling trip Graeme made with the two Norwegians across the frozen sea of Norwegian Bay to Axel Heiberg Island to 81 degrees latitude following portions of the route Sverdrup travelled during the four years he spent mapping 260,000 square kilometers of the Arctic.

Location : the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Ryan Road in Courtenay.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 pm and followed by a question and answer period. There is a cover charge of $10 per person, students half price, at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets