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Dirt Road History of the Plains and Foothills

Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

June Fish Creek Speaker Series – A Special 2-Hour Presentation

Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, 
Fish Creek Provincial Park (13931 Woodpath Rd. SW – Access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW)

Presented By Bill Evans – Engineer, Photographer, Explorer and Dirt Road Adventurer

Crisscross the prairie and foothills dirt roads of western Canada and the United States with Bill Evans. Learn about the people, places and events that shaped this unique part of the world. On their travels, Bill and Marg Evans discovered incredible legacies left behind by the first Canadians and Red Coats, adventurers and bullwhackers, homesteaders and ranchers, teachers and men of the cloth and many others, whose lives and experiences are the stuff of novels and the silver screen. We invite you to join us on a multi-media voyage through time in the footsteps of those who went before us. Journey from Wood Mountain to Pinto Horse Buttes, from Cypress Hills to Immigration Gap, from Chesterfield House to the “Ridge Beneath the Water” to the grasslands of Old Man on His Back, from Whiskey Gap to Signature Rock, from Ft. Benton to Ft. Calgary, and into the lands where the wild horses roam!

Map to Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre

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Bill Evans is native of Saskatchewan where he graduated from the U of S in 1958 with a Geological Engineering degree. He followed this with a Master of Science in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. His professional career included operations, research and management assignments in the petroleum industry in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Texas and New York.

Outside professional work his passions involved travel, photography and history. These interests drew him throughout Canada and around the world with his wife Margaret.  This led to production of multi-media travel presentations on subjects including India, Egypt and Jordan, China, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Mongolia and Civilizations of the Americas from the Arctic to American Southwest, Mexico, through to Peru. The latest being Dirt Road History of the Plains and Foothills that traces the people and the places they settled in the plains and foothills of Canada and the United States.

North West Mounted Police outpost at Writing-On-Stone, photo courtesy of Bill Evans

Event Details

June 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $5