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Program #3844RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Jim Manson

In 1980, Dr. Jim Manson began his teaching career in Jamaica before returning to his native Canada, where he taught in the Quebec high school system for the next several years. He then served as a history professor at Concordia, McGill and Bishops Universities. Dr. Manson has been a Road Scholar instructor since 1992, and has journeyed by train, boat and coach with participants during numerous learning adventures across Canada.

John Atkin

John Atkin is an author, historian and heritage advocate who has been fascinated with Vancouver since moving to the city over 30 years ago. He if the co-founder of the Heritage Vancouver Society, has contributed to a documentary on the city, and has appeared regularly on television and radio, including CBC Television and CTV’s Canada AM. John is the author of four books on Vancouver, including “Strathcona: Vancouver’s First Neighborhood,” and is an editor for the B.C. Historical Federation.

Bruce Bell

Bruce Bell — journalist, author, playwright, actor and curator — is considered Toronto’s most famous historian and was named the Official Historian of St. Lawrence Hall by the city of Toronto. An award-winning playwright, he also published “Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood” and “TORONTO: A Pictorial Celebration.” Bruce’s mission is to tell Toronto’s history through his writings and lectures, including his sold-out shows at Toronto’s famed Winter Garden Theatre.

Kirsten Schmitten

Kirsten Schmitten has spent over 30 years exploring, researching, writing and working in the Canadian Rockies. From her career as a park naturalist to her adventures with her warden husband, Kirsten’s love and knowledge of the natural and cultural history of Jasper makes her a captivating and sought after speaker. She is the owner of All Things Wild, a company specializing in connecting people to the natural and cultural history of Jasper National Park.

Ken Purvis

Ken Purvis is the senior program officer at Historic Fort York, a municipal operated War of 1812 Museum featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city of Toronto. Ken is involved in all aspects of the museum’s public programs, including research and program design, training the Fort’s staff and delivering, lectures and educational programs for the general public. He has worked in the museum field for over 20 years, but his chief interest is in the area of music. Combining these two interests, he has performed on fife, drum, wooden flute, bagpipes, and even the serpent — an ancient musical wind instrument related to the modern tuba — at special events all over North America and Europe. He has also delivered lectures on military music at the University of Toronto and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Most recently, Mr. Purvis organized and trained an authentic Napoleonic French Military Band for the 200th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase in New Orleans in December of 2003.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Evan Price

Since formally “retiring,” Evan Price has managed to spend nine months backpacking around the world with his wife, and six months exploring the South Pacific as a principal aboard a three-masted Barquentine with 42 students. During the last several years, he has led Road Scholar adventures at an auberge in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Apart from being actively involved in the education industry, he chairs the trustees of the local library, golfs, plays tennis and enjoys cross-country skiing. Evan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Master of Education from Bishops’ University in Quebec.

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Sep 21 — Oct 3, 2014 $4995  
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Special Offer: For most programs in Canada, when you purchase your airfare from us you’ll receive free round-trip airport transfers to get you to and from your program! This offer is only available if you travel on the scheduled start and end date of your program. To take advantage of this new service, mention you need airfare when you call to enroll. If you enroll online, select the “Travel—Custom Arrangements” option, and Road Scholar Travel Services will contact you to make the arrangements.

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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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