November 4, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Adventures of Marco Polo Bear
Hopfner worked as a guide/mechanic/entertainer, in Churchill, Manitoba. His first book, about what a typical tour on a Tundra Buggy is like and the geographical and human history of the region, has over five thousand copies sold to date.
Hopfner became very passionate about the Polar Bears during his 13 seasons spent observing them. Now with all the politics and controversy about global warming and questions about their survival, he felt it was time to give the Polar Bears a voice.
Recommended particularly for 12 years and over, it contains full colour illustrations by Hopfner’s daughter-in-law Laura Lee Harasym.
November 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
In Twilight and in Dawn: A Biography of Diamond Jenness
When New Zealand-born anthropologist Diamond Jenness set off as a member of Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic Expedition, he had little idea of what lay ahead. But Jenness thrived under the duress of that transformational experience, laying the foundation of a career he would devote to investigations which took him beyond the Arctic to First Nations communities from Georgian Bay to British Columbia’s interior.
Barnett Richling is senior scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the U of W.
November 5, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening. Showing Trees
Well known for his abstract expressionist canvasses, the exploration of photography and digital media has since become a key focus of his work. Reichert studied art in Canada, Mexico and England, going on to teach at the University of Manitoba for many years.