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Wade Davis speaking at Rotary Club virtual meeting January 14

The world-famous anthropologist is also a low-key Bowen Islander
Wade Davis
Davis is speaking at the virtual Rotary Club meeting Jan. 14. The public can join via Zoom (see the link at

The Rotary Club of Bowen Island is thrilled to announce that world-renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has consented to be our guest speaker at our Zoom meeting Jan. 14.

Many new Undercurrent readers may not be aware that this author of more than 15 books on an incredible variety of topics, whether it be the rain forests of the Pacific NorthWest, the rivers of the world, Indigenous cultures and the conquest of Mt. Everest, has been a Bowen resident for quite a few years.

Davis published Magdalena: River of Dreams last year.

Charles Nichols of The Guardian reviewed Magdalena as follows:

“Davis is a powerful, penetrating and immensely knowledgeable writer… Magdalena is a geography book about a river that is also a political history of Colombia, an admonition of ecological disaster, an impassioned defence of Indigenous wisdom, and a memoir of the author’s various travels and friendships over the years… Evanescent… Magdalena is steeped in a physical sense of Colombia: the landscapes, the disreputable backstreets, the irrepressibly resilient people.”

Davis is a Ted Talk veteran, a National Geographic Explorer in Residence and is a professor of anthropology at UBC. His wife, Gail Percy, is the owner of Maison Sanskar in Artisan Square, a boutique filled with beautiful textiles, clothing and art from around the world.

The Rotary Club Zoom meeting on Jan. 14 starts at 7:30 p.m.; the waiting room will open at 7:15 p.m. Please check the website for the Zoom invitation. 

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