WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017 5:30pm Reception, 6:30pm Dinner & Program
WHERE: Prince George Civic Centre
TICKETS: $1,200 for a table of 10 or $125 each, available online at www.unbc.ca/giving
- Premiere lecture and dinner held annually to honour Dr. Bob Ewert – the first medical specialist in Prince George.
- Supports students in northern medical programs at UNBC, training and retaining future health care professionals.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr Magne has been director of the team of underwater archaeologists exploring the mystery of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. At that time Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. The ships and crew vanished and prompted a massive search which continues to this day. After more than 160 years of searching, in September 2014 the Parks Canada underwater team located HMS Erebus. Almost exactly two years later, researchers found HMS Terror. Celebrate our northern history during Canada’s sesquicentennial 150th anniversary, Dr Marty Magne, recently Director of the Archaeology and History Branch with Parks Canada, speaks about investigations into one of the greatest puzzles in the history of Canadian exploration.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY*: Northern Medical Society, UNBC, Northern Health Authority, and Prince George Community Foundation
MEDIA SPONSORS: Prince George Citizen, CKPG TV & 101.3 The River