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527th Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Laco Kovac and Lynette Chubb


     Laco and Lynette have mounted many exploratory canoe expeditions in the northern Ungava region of Nunavik, Quebec, over the last 10 years. A primary goal is the creation of river maps and reports, which form an important resource for canoeists and others planning expeditions to northern Quebec. Their presentation will provide an overview of their many adventures in a unique, forbidding and challenging terrain.
       Laco was born and grew up in the Slovakian part of what was formerly Czechoslovakia. He came to Canada at age 29. Besides being an expert canoe tripper, Laco is a software designer, cartographer ( and marathon runner and has a passion for exploration. Lynette was born in Baie Comeau, Quebec, to Welsh immigrants and grew up in Montreal and Eastern Ontario. She is a professional artist ( who draws much inspiration from her canoeing adventures and a Paddle Canada certified canoe instructor in multiple disciplines. Laco and Lynette first joined forces in 2005 to paddle the Broadback River, which flows westward into James Bay. Their subsequent river trips are chronicled at their website
       The meeting will be held in the Astra Lounge on the entrance level of the RCAF Officers Mess, 158 Gloucester Street (just east of Bank Street), Ottawa. Note that, due to road works, O’Connor Street between Laurier Ave. and Somerset St. is closed to traffic until March 2. Parking is available on the street and in nearby parking lots. There is a charge of $4.00 for evening use of the parking lot in the same block as the Mess. The meeting begins at 2000 hrs and the bar will be available from 1930 hrs. As always, guests are welcome.

Next meetings:
Mar 13     Emily Choy on on the interconnectedness of diet, physiology and physical condition in beluga whales
Apr 10     Deborah Webster: Unnamed and unsung heroes: Inuit RCMP constables from Nunavut
Apr 26     Annual Dinner with Kenn Harper as guest-of-honour

Thomas Frisch

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