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Guest Speaker - Dana Starkell

 
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Guest Speaker - Dana Starkell
by C. Wickes - Friday, 4 March 2016, 9:25 AM
 

 

YOU ARE INVITED!  Please join us to hear guest speaker Dana Starkell in our McGowan gym at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 15th!

Dana Starkell and his father Don Starkell paddled 19,603 kilometers in a canoe, from Winnipeg Canada to Belem Brazil. Their Guinness World Record trip took them through 13 countries, 3,000 miles of rivers, 6,000 miles of coastline to Port of Spain, Trinidad, and another 3,000 miles of rivers to reach their destination at the mouth of the Amazon River. This epic journey took 2 years, from June 1, 1980 - May 1, 1982 and tested both men's perseverance, physical and mental limits. "Paddle to the Amazon" is a stunning book, written by Don Starkell, recounting from his journals the most important parts of their trip. Dana, Don's son and co-captain in this adventure, will share his favorite stories from the trip; discuss the impacts the trip has had on his life; the relationship between him and his father; and share with us the drive that kept them going through every major obstacle. Join us to hear this stunning experience and have a chance to ask Dana your questions.