Strathcona Wilderness Institute

“Exploring Canada’s Arctic” Show: Nov. 15

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Three of the largest islands of the Canadian Arctic: Ellesmere Island, Devon Island and Baffin Island, form the eastern boundary of Canada’s Arctic, and extend from Greenland in the north to the Labrador Coast in the south. They are islands of majestic mountains, rugged fiords, vast icefields, wild animals, and stunning scenery that very few get to see intimately.

Devon Island

Devon Island


Strathcona Wilderness Institute is pleased to present local Arctic adventurer and mountaineer Sandy Briggs who will give a talk and a slide show that covers nearly 40 years of expeditions to Canada’s Arctic titled “Baffin Island: Exploring Canada’s Arctic”.

Sandy Briggs

Sandy Briggs


Sandy Briggs is a native of Woodstock, New Brunswick, but has lived in Victoria for most of the last 37 years, where he teaches Chemistry at the University of Victoria. His interest in the Arctic begin in 1977 when he spent two months on a mountaineering and socio-cultural expedition to Greenland with the University of St Andrews (Scotland) where he was completing his post graduate studies.

Southwest Bay

Southwest Bay


He has been involved with 12 expeditions to Canada’s Arctic since then. When not exploring in the Arctic, Sandy can be found climbing/hiking/skiing in the mountains of Vancouver Island.

The presentation is at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Ryan Road on Saturday November 15. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show running from 7 – 9. There is a cover charge of $10 per person at the door. Hope to see you there!

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