Thursday, March 19, 2015

Justine Curgenven - coming to a Floyd Bennett Field near you next Thursday (3/26/2015)

OOOH - week-of update - Justine's Aleutian Islands expedition partner Sarah Outen will be joining us at the Brooklyn event, too! Better and better. 

Don't forget, the Sebago Canoe Club is proud to present the one and only Justine Curgenven, next week Thursday (3/26/2015) at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field on March 26th! OK, it's only near you if you live hereabouts, but if you do, well, come on out, it's gonna be great! Please RSVP so we know how much cheese and stuff to bring. RSVP details at end of post, thanks!

The fun starts at 7:30 pm. Here's the event description: 

Kayaking 2,500km along the Aleutian islands Come and hear award winning filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker Justine Curgenven talk about the highlights and challenges of her world first kayaking journey along the Aleutian islands and Alaskan peninsula, described as "the greatest technical sea kayak expedition in the world". With round-the-world adventurer Sarah Outen, she set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago to the nearest road confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape. Justine will show video clips from the highly-anticipated film and tell behind the scenes stories.

Donations are requested to help defray Justine's travel expenses. Refreshments will be served.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP either to the general Sebago Canoe Club email address,  contact"at"sebagocanoeclub"dot"org, or on the Facebook event page. For instructions to Floyd Bennett Field, use Google maps (the map on the Facebook event page is completely wrong for some reason). Hope to see you there!

Here's the trailer from the film:

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