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March 11:       Trenton High School Careers Classes (2), HPEDSB, Trenton, ON
March 11:       Trenton High School Civics Class, HPEDSB, Trenton, ON
April 5:            Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron #608. Belleville, ON
July 18:            Probus Club of Presq’uile, Brighton, ON

January 26:
   High School Career Class, Hastings Prince Edward DSB, Belleville, ON (Virtual)
March 02:       Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron #608, Belleville, ON (V)
March 30:       High School Career Class, Hastings Prince Edward DSB, Bancroft, ON (V)
April 14:           High School Career Class, Jarvis Collegiate Institute (V)
July 9:               Base 31 Inaugural Open House Prince Edward Flying Club, Picton ON Airport

May 18:           
St. Mary Catholic School Gr 1-2, St. Catharines/Niagara Falls 99s group (V)
June 7:              Peterborough Public School/99s group presentation Gr 1-2
June 8:              High School Career Class, Hastings Prince Edward DSB, Trenton, ON (V)
June 22:            Friends & Family presentation (private) (V)
July 9:               Kingdoms in the Sky, Themed week “Kingdoms of Adventure” Belleville Public Library
                                          (Summer program for students Grade 3-6) (V)

Nov 4:               
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron #608, Belleville, ON (Virtual)



Monday September 20
TREK THE AKSHAYUK PASS ~ Travel with Lola to Baffin Island, Nunavut

Learn how to: 

1. prepare for the 10-day camping adventure  (what to take, what to expect),
2. safely navigate more than 20 rushing glacial rivers,
3. keep warm in a tent pitched in the shadow of the Penny Ice Cap. 

Registration required: Contact  The Oakville Camera Club

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
KENYA SAFARI & GORILLA TREK- Into East Africa with Flygirl Lola 
Feel East Africa seep into your soul as Lola’s photography “captures” the Big Five— lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceroses — as her safari vehicle bumps through Kenya’s preserved parklands of the Mara, Amboseli, and Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha.
Hang out for the afternoon with a baboon troop in the shadow of Mount Kenya. Sleep over with the Masai, in a manyatta.
Step into history at Karen Blixen’s house, immortalized in her 1937 memoir, Out of Africa.
Follow legendary Dian Fossey’s footsteps to observe her beloved Mountain Gorillas, whom she saved from extinction.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 
CHILE: Explore Top to Bottom
Our adventure begins in northern Antofagasta Region where Flygirl Lola leads us on a hike in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Crunch across salt flats—marvel at ancient petroglyphs—tread carefully through the Southern Hemisphere’s largest geyser field.
Moving south, amble art-festooned laneways in Santiago & Valparaiso then sample Colchagua Valley wines.
A flight south takes us to the hiking trails of Patagonia followed by a multi-day, small-boat cruise to glacial Tierra Del Fuego. Here, at the end of the world, we’ll meander in the footsteps of Canadian invaders and Magellanic Penguins.
VIEW the RECORDING go to WomensTravelNetwork.ca

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
MOROCCO Sea, Sand and Summit
Join Flygirl Lola on a trek through Morocco, a land of stunning contrasts and hidden jewels.
Plunge into the labyrinthine alleys and mesmerizing markets of medieval cities. Summit Toubkal, North Africa’s tallest mountain.
Visit Roman ruins. Venture by camel with Berbers on a multi-day safari into the Sahara.
VIEW the RECORDING Go to WomensTravelNetwork.ca

Tuesday, February 2, 2021  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Chile: The Long Country, Top to Bottom
Peterborough Photographic Society

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:30 – 3:30
Morocco: Sea, Sands, Summit
Parrott Art Gallery/Belleville Public Library

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 ~ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
SPARK Photo Festival 
Trek to the Snows of Kilimanjaro & Beyond
Spark Photography Festival


November 4  18:00-20:00 Pathways to Success
608 Duke of Edinburgh Royal Canadian Air Cadets
418 Wing (Belleville) Royal Canadian Air Force Association
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS)

Tuesday, October 20 – 13:00-16:00 Pathways, Pivots, & Patience: Your Journey to Success. 
Quinte Business Week ZOOM Conference Guest Speaker

Saturday, February 01, 2020 ~ 2 – 3 pm
Return engagement: Trek the Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island
Parrott Art Gallery/Belleville Public Library, Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON


Saturday, April 25, 2020 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 pm
SPARK Photo Festival & Peterborough Public Library 
Trek to Summit of Kilimanjaro & Beyond

345 Aylmer Street North
Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3V7
705-745-5382 Peterborough Library

Thursday, May 14, 2020 ~ 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Trek to Summit of Kilimanjaro & Beyond
Quinte Photo Club
Loyalist College Campus, Pioneer Building Rm P13
376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Belleville, ON K8N 5B9
Quinte Photo Club

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 ~ 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Trek the Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island
John M. Harper Branch,
Waterloo Public Library, 500 Fischer-Hallman Road
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0B1
519.886.1310 x128   Waterloo Public Library

Thursday, May 28, 2020 ~ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Kingston Public Library
Isabel Turner Branch (Cataraqui Room), across from Cataraqui Mall.
935 Gardiners Road, Kingston Ontario K7M 9A9
Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Isabel Turner Branch)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Trek to Summit of Kilimanjaro & Beyond
Oshawa Public Library/Northview Branch
250 Beatrice Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 7T6
905-579-6111 x 5871

Saturday, June 20, 2020 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Kingston Public Library
Calvin Park Branch, Bath Road & Sir JA Macdonald Blvd.
88 Wright Crescent Kingston Ontario K7L 4T9
Kingston Frontenac Public Library Calvin Park Branch


January 2020:
Quinte Arts Council ~ 
FACES Bridge Street East, Belleville
Parrott Gallery ~ 
BAFFIN ISLAND Pinnacle Street, Belleville
Focus Coffee Bar ~
 select works Bridge Street, Belleville

March 2020:
Quinte Arts Council ~ RISE! A celebration of International Women’s Day