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LIFEtravels to Haida Gwaii
Haida Gwaii is an archipelago of 450 islands lying 80 km off the BC coast. It offers a magical trip, a uniquely Canadian experience, but is a trip that takes planning and effort. If this is a trip that you are keenly interested in, LIFE member Grethe Jensen is seeking like-minded LIFE travelers.

Grethe would like to do this trip with LIFE members encompassing what she calls a “slow travel” approach, including a ferry trip through the inside passage, visiting the small communities to connect with locals, learning about the Haida heritage, and exploring the exquisite natural beauty of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.

LIFE is reaching out to members who would be interested in being a potential participant in such a trip, as well as willing to help with research and planning.

This will be summertime travel of approximately 10 days in length. Targeted dates would be summer of 2020. Group size: 4 - 8 adventurous people. Estimated cost is between $2,000 - $4,000, depending on decisions made by the group regarding accommodations and transportation.

A small team has been identified and planning is now in process. Updates will be posted to this web page. The enthusiastic response from over 70 members has been rewarding but overwhelming, and the planning team appreciates your patience as the program evolves.
Date: Summer
Time: 2020
Location: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Cost: $2000.00
Contact: Questions? Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 6989 Email:
Uzbekistan with Drs. Philip and Nancy Wood
LIFEtravels and Worldwide Quest
Join a modern-day caravan through Uzbekistan along the fabled Silk Route. These ancient lands were sought after and conquered by history’s legendary leaders and still today appeal to true travellers who seek out old-fashioned exploration. Traverse memorable landscapes and visit magnificent examples of Islamic architecture in streetscapes and grand buildings.

From the modern capital of Tashkent, we set off to the remote valleys of Central Asia surrounded by the Tien Shan Mountain Range where Alexander the Great founded a city in 329 BCE and where traders from China created the Silk Road in the 1st century BCE. See the beautifully intact architectural ensemble of Khiva, the living museum of Bukhara to explore this still very much lived-in old centre filled with madrassahs, minarets, a royal fortress and a mulberry tree-shaded oasis in its heart. In Samarkand discover the magnificent monuments of Tamerlane and Registan Square, possibly the most awesome single sight in Central Asia. The incredible sky-blue tile work, woven brick constructions and brilliant fabrics of the Silk Road form a mosaic of vivid snapshots and the warm hospitality is pervasive.
Tour cost (per person): US $3,695  - Single supplement US $495
See DETAILED ITINERARY for more information.
Date: September 26 – October 7, 2019
Time: Fall 2019
Location: Uzbekistan
Cost: $3695.00
Contact: Laurielle Penny, Worldwide Quest t: 416-633-5666 e:
Photography Club
2018-19 Membership
Are you interested in photography? Do you want to be able to make better images? Our meetings will feature discussions of ideas and techniques, equipment, computer software, common problems, etc. In addition to professional photographers who speak to our club, we include sharing and constructive feedback for each other’s images, and sometimes group shoots or gallery visits. The club is aimed at those who already have some experience making photos, but LIFE members at any level of expertise are welcome. A schedule of topics will be chosen at the beginning of each term. Register below. You must be a LIFE member to attend.
Date: Wednesdays, May 1, 15 and June 5, 19
Time: 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: VIC200
Cost: $10.00
Contact: Questions? Email:
Triple E Investment Club
2018-19 Membership
The Triple-E Investment Club meets monthly to monitor the investment scene, to learn how to put together portfolios, and to enhance our investing knowledge. At club meetings we review the economic events of the past month, make presentations, review reports and books, and discuss issues raised by members. Register below. You must be a LIFE member to attend.
Date: Wednesdays, February 13, March 13, and April 10
Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: VIC500 for Winter 2019 semester
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Questions? Email: