Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

© Anne K. Elliott


Nature Calgary holds a banquet each fall, featuring a notable guest speaker on wide ranging topics. Past speakers include Ben Gadd and Dr. Stephen Herrero.  In 2011 Andrew Brash recounted his experience of climbing Mount Everest that made headlines around the world. In 2012 Karsten Heuer inspired us with his travels and passion for nature.  In 2013 Jon Turk gave us a thought-provoking view of our relationship with the wild world. In 2014 we heard about polar exploration and polar bear evasion from Bob Saunders.  In 2015 Kevin van Tighem spoke about the need to protect our headwaters, in “Heartwaters”.  in 2016 John Acorn reviewed his favourite Alberta birding spots. This is a great chance to socialize with fellow members, enjoy a hearty three-course meal, and maybe go home with one of the donated door prizes.

The 2017 speaker is Chic Scott – November 4, 2017 

Banquet committee coordinator is Penny Smith 403-283-9260.  Please contact her to donate a prize. To volunteer, please contact Penny, or Melanie at 403-815-1275.

Payment may be made online or by cheque.

Click the title “Annual Banquet 2017” below for details and online payment.

Upcoming Banquets

  • 4 Nov 2017

    Annual Fall Banquet 2017

    The Annual Fall Banquet will be held Saturday November 4, at Lakeview Community Hall, 6110-34 St SW, Calgary, AB.

    This year our Guest Speaker is Chic Scott, speaking on “The Bow Valley, Our Home – Celebrating the communities of Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw and Morley.”

    Eiger Sanction_Chic Scott

    Take a tour down the Bow Valley celebrating the skiing, climbing, hiking, and marvelous history of these communities. ChicScott is a household name in international and Canadian mountaineering circles. One of Canada’s most celebrated mountain literature authors and adventurers, he is the author of several award-winning mountaineering history books including “Pushing the Limits, the story of Canadian Mountaineering” which has won multiple awards. Chic Scott has been a devoted mountaineer for more than fifty years, has climbed and skied all over the world, organized clubs and foundations and worked as a mountain guide.

    Times:  6-7 pm: Cash bar.  7 pm: buffet dinner (choice of prime rib roast or vegetarian selection). 8 pm: Speaker.

    Prices:  $50 members, $60 non-members.  Payment must be received by us no later than Nov 1.  No payments at the door.

    Online Payments available below.

    …or…Pay in person at Nature Calgary or Bird Study meetings, or
    Send cheques (payable to Nature Calgary) to:
    Nature Calgary, PO Box 981, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2K4. Please write “Banquet” on the envelope and include your contact information and meal selection – beef/vegetarian.

    Free parking — Door prizes — Art Sale
    Free book exchange: please bring unwanted nature books to share.
    To donate prizes, please call Penny Smith, 403-283-9260.

    If you are attending the banquet and can spare an hour before the event or a half hour following, please contact Melanie at volunteers@naturecalgary.com, or Penny Smith, 403-249-5997.

    NOTES on online payments:  (1) After you click on “Sign up for event” you may have to scroll down on the resulting page to find a green box with a “Resume Payments” link to click, in order to continue the payment process.  (2) a PayPal account is not required.  You may use a credit card — look for the statement “Don’t have a PayPal account?” on the right side of the PayPal window.

    REFUNDS: will be considered until October 30, 2017; please contact treasurer@naturecalgary.com.