Ian Evans - A Stroll with Hadrian - February 7th. 2019
Together with the Antonine Wall, Hadrian’s Wall marked the most northerly point of the Roman Empire. Begun in AD 122, it took only 10 years to complete, running 140 KMS across northern England from Bowness in Solway in the west to Newcastle in the east. Abandoned in the 5th century, the wall fell into disrepair and only recently has been partially restored and protected. From forts, turrets and one of the most important Roman sites anywhere at Vindolanda, Hadrian’s Wall is a treasure trove for historians and hikers alike. Join Ian Evans as he recounts with history, quirky findings and fun his recent hike along the course of the wall.
Bio: Ian has embraced adventure all his life - from scaling the shed roof at aged 3 to skiing to the South Pole at aged 58. He has also climbed 5 of the "7 Summits" ", cycled 5,000 KMS solo & unsupported across Australia (twice) around the coastline of Iceland and to the Arctic Ocean and run 10 marathons. But the thing about Ian is that he is an ordinary guy, from a rural background in England, who has decided to push himself to achieve extraordinary things at the very edge of his own comfort zone. He is not an explorer, world record holder or super-fit world-class endurance athlete, but is a Chartered Accountant who has led in many ways a regular life.
9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Jay Wilson - “My Life as an Actor” – February 21st. 2019
Jay will speak about his experiences as an Actor.
Upon graduation with a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo, Jay collaborated with Echo-Logical Theatre to create “Healthspell” an educational theatre product sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Jay was Company Manager for The National Tap Dance Company of Canada (1981-1984). The Tap Company toured most major theatre centres throughout Canada, the United States and Bermuda.
April 27, 2019 Jay launches “Jaywalking Guelph” an historic walk and storytelling project.
9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Future general meetings for March 2019: Thurs. Mar. 7th. And Thurs. Mar. 21st.
Activities & Events
Coffee/Breakfast 10:am at the AirPark Café:50 Skyway Dr. at the Guelph Airport:519-836-0984or Symposium Cafe
Thurs. Feb. 14th. and Thurs. Feb. 28th. This is an informal get together and all RCMC members are welcome.
Sweetheart Dinner - February 14th. 2019 - Click Here
Sexuality among older adults is understudied. This means that critical information about sexual functioning, preferences, health, and satisfaction are missing for adults over the age of 65. Help us fill this gap! Drs. Tuuli Kukkonen and Robin Milhausen, professors in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, have both given talks at the RCMC on the topic of aging and sexuality and are currently conducting survey research on older adults’ sexuality. They are recruiting adults over the age of 65 years to participate in their online study, entitled “Older adults and Sexuality”. For more information and/or to participate, please click on the following link: