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Explorers Circle



Our Thanks

Arts Commons Presents' distinguished speaker series, National Geographic Live, delivers behind-the-scenes stories, stunning imagery, and gripping footage from world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, conservationists, and adventurers.

We are grateful to the following members of Explorers Circle that help bring these intrepid Explorers to Calgary and inspire positive change in the world.

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Engagement Sponsors

Michel Bourque & Bryan Clarke
Skiinging the Shadow of Everest by Hilaree Nelson

Doug Flaig & Helen Timmons
Giants of our Solar System by Engineer Tracy Drain

Ken Havard
Wild Hope by Ami Vitalee


Jordan & Nyssa Moore
Joel Lipkind & Sally Sprague-Lipkind
Alex & Aliza Sarian
Antony, Kathleen & Alexander Deakin


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Maureen Armitage & Shane Matthews
Caroline Barham
Sandra & Simon Barker
Cabra Consulting Ltd.
Colleen & Norm Dickson
David, Roxanne & Lochlan Dunlop
Greg Epton & Greg Robertson
Derrick Finney
Barb Gosling & Derek Small
Janine LaBossiere & Dave Taylor
Beverly & Gavin Matthews
Brian Mills & Susan Tyrrell
Don Surphlis & Peggy Smigarowski
Joyce Warren & Vanessa Arrate

Associate Explorers

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Larry Adamson 
Karin Coles 
Gail Conway 
Barry Crean 
Laura & Terry Ell 
Paul English & Marion Woodman 
Brenda Fick 
Cathy Fulton & Jim Smellie 
Lise Goemans & Jane Serrabee 
Chris & Melissa Hannam 
Dr. Dana Harding 
Lara King 
Leslie Lawrence 
Ayn Loeppky 

Associate Explorers

Ken Lueers  
Gidgette MacCrimmon 
Dr. Michael Massie 
Karen & Tim O'Connor 
John & Phyllis Peters 
Andrew Petti 
Gary & Roxanne Steen 
Sharon Thomas 
Kevin Treptau 
Megahan Underhill 
Jennifer & David Wells 
Williams Matthew Family 

“My parents and I believe it’s important to support education and help students that might not have a chance. I’m really happy to know that other kids will now have the same opportunity as me, to see such exciting Explorers as Astrobiologist Kevin Hand.”

~ Alexander Deakin, Trailblazer Member