Do you participate in the Canmore Museum Stories of Canmore Book Club? Do you want to learn more about the themes highlighted in the monthly books? Do you need a way to spend more time with your Canmore Book Club friends? If so, please join us for our Stories of Canmore: Topic Deep Dives where guest speakers will add different perspectives to the themes brought up in our monthly book choice.
Our book for our February meeting is Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta by Kevin Van Tighem.
Naturalist, hunter, conservation activist and recovering bureaucrat Kevin Van Tighem explores the landscapes and wildlife of one of Canada’s most diverse and beautiful provinces and the ways in which Albertans have often failed – and sometimes succeeded – at the challenge of sustaining their home place.
Previously published writings are mixed with current reflections on the streams, forests, grasslands and mountains of a Canadian province whose ambivalence about the nature of place, the responsibilities of citizens and the temptations of resource-based prosperity continues to mar the landscape and raise questions about the future. Challenging, eye-opening, instructive and soul-searching, this collection nonetheless delivers an overriding message of hope and possibilities. Alberta is our place now; we can still sustain the best of it, and bring out the best in ourselves, if we choose to know it well and care for it better.
The Canmore Museum is happy to announce that Author Kevin Van Tighem will join us in our discussion!