Friday, 16 August 2013

Join us for a TEDxAlgonquinPark Adventure: Wilderness Coffee House Open Mic

What is a TEDx Adventure? Adventures extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond the single day of the conference, enabling many more people to participate as we extend the possibilities for both speakers and audiences. By holding adventures many more people can become involved in presenting, learning, and advancing ideas into action. By offering an alternative format to the standard TED talk, concepts that are not easily communicated in a brief presentation can be explored and discussed. Adventures can include hands-on or on-site experiences, deepening understanding and accelerating the spread of ideas.

Adam Ruzzo
Join guitarist Adam Ruzzo for a Wilderness Coffee House Open Mic event on a scenic lookout in Algonquin Park. The afternoon will include a short hike, followed by performances by Adam and yourself! Music based on nature or Canadian folk traditions is encouraged. Hearing the stories of the land through music is a powerful and unique way to experience Algonquin Park’s spirit, and this open mic aims to leave the attendees with a renewed sense of appreciation for our home away from home.

Start time: Saturday, August 24, 2:00 pm at the Lookout Trail parking lot at km 39.7 on the Highway 60 corridor. (Please be there on time and don’t leave without us – secret trail to be hiked!) Bring your favourite instrument and join in!

Cost: Free! (But see the note below.)

Trail details: We'll be hiking a secret, unmarked trail (about 2 km long) which leads to a beautiful vista. This is an intermediate trail with rocks, roots and some mucky spots. There are a few steep sections. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.

Note: This Adventure is free, but you must have a valid Ontario Parks pass displayed in your vehicle to leave it at the parking lot.

The secret trail is...
...a beautiful start... an Adventure!

And look at that view! :)

You can get to know a bit about Adam from his TEDxAlgonquinPark 2012 Talk:

Our next Adventure is a Behind the Scenes Tour of Algonquin Park Forest Management on Wednesday, September 4. Space is limited, so sign up soon (deadline is August 27).

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