We look forward to seeing you at our next in-person meeting at the Beaver Valley Community Centre. Please note: the date is one week earlier in the month, due to an election
We ask that every member register if they plan to attend, so that we can make sure that we can accommodate everyone with some level of social distancing. There is a maximum of 150 seats for this meeting. Couples need to respond individually to the Invitation email addressed to them by name.
Also, kindly check your emails closer to the meeting date, for Zoom information for those that are not able to attend in person.
Since COVID cases are increasing in our area, registration will be checked at the door and masks must be worn at all times. Refreshments will not be served at this meeting.
Speaker: Robert Burcher
Topic: John Muir's Local Connection
In 1990, Robert Burcher found an abandoned plaque at the Epping Lookout south of Meaford describing the fact that John Muir had once lived in this area. Robert's discovery has led to a 32-year search for everything pertaining to the life of the famous American naturalist and why he was living in Meaford for two years! The result of this search culminated in the writing of a book called My Summer of Glorious Freedom about John Muir wandering around southern Ontario in 1864. Robert is a fifth generation Grey County descendant. He is a photographer, writer and storyteller. Currently he is working with the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy to revitalize the trails of the Bighead River valley of Meaford where Muir lived.
Questions? Please contact:
Brenda Rudolf or Kirby Philp (Speaker info)
Martin Buscher (Technical Zoom info)