Atwood and Gibson Visiting Community Pastures

24 Apr

Margaret Atwood-005604 (Medium)     Graeme Gibson photo credit Dennis Minty (Medium)

Graeme Gibson photo credit: Dennis Minty

Prairie Passages Tour     Nature CanadaPPPI

June 24-28, 2013

Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, two of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, and lifelong conservationists, are coming to Saskatchewan for the Prairie Passages Tour in June. PPPI and Nature Canada have invited Atwood and Gibson to visit our PFRA pastures and Grasslands National Park. The two writers are Joint Honorary President of BirdLife International’s Rare Bird Club. See our Media Release.

This is an educational tour. The purpose is to raise public awareness of the national and international significance of the PFRA heritage rangelands and the need to conserve these lands and the things that live on them — the plants, the birds, the 32 species at risk, and the natural prairie — for future generations.

Much of the tour will be private, and will include bird watching, and meetings with conservationists and livestock producers who depend on the pastures. However, there will be opportunities for media interviews and for the public to see and hear our guests.

Watch this page for information on:

  • How you can help us to welcome Margaret and Graeme to Regina on June 24. Location TBA, around 12:30 or 1:00 p.m.
  • Reception at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage , in Val Marie on June 26, at 7:30 p.m. Make your arrangements in advance since accommodation is limited.
  • Prairie Passages Dinner on June 27. A fundraiser to help preserve our prairie. Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, will speak about their passion for birds and our wild places, and what they have seen and experienced on the Prairie Passages Tour. The Facebook event page is here and the website page is here.


Margaret and Graeme (Medium)

3 Responses to “Atwood and Gibson Visiting Community Pastures”


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  2. Saturday Inspiration: Cargo bikes, Atwood & Gibson, and urban fruit foraging | Garden Gnome Ecosystems - May 11, 2013

    […] Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson are coming to tour the PFRA pastures, and they’ll be speaking at a fundraising dinner that you could go to! (If you live anywhere near Regina, and you’re free in the evening on June 27th): […]

  3. Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson visit PFRA Community Pastures | Branimir Gjetvaj Photography - June 27, 2013

    […] the the tour, Atwood and Gibson will share their experiences during the Atwood and Gibson Prairie Passages Dinner, co-emceed by CBC Radio One’s Sheila Coles, host of the CBC Morning […]

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