Saturday, April 11, 2009

Destination: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

My next travel adventure is in the works....the International Convention of Germans from Russia starts on June 15 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I've been invited to speak about my travels in Argentina and am extremely fortunate I will have the support of most of the group who traveled with me.
I have forty-five minutes to describe a fabulous two week trip. The challenge is to cover all aspects of the trip...the villages...the sites...and most importantly, the people we met.
While I do believe my presentation would make it worth your while to go to Medicine Hat, there is just so much more to see. According to the latest AHSGR newsletter, "This will be only the third time in our long history that we have traveled to Canada to share our heritage. The planning committee has woven a red carpet of welcome entitled, 'Experience of a Life and Time.' Beginning with Welcome Night, we will celebrate our rich heritage with music, history, culture, and traditions while greeting our friend and neighbors."
The list of keynote speakers, programs and workshops is a genealogist's dream. The tours include Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery, the Historic Clay District, a tour of Medicine Hat, and a self-guided tour of the Germans from Russia historic sites.
Make plans now to attend! If you haven't updated your passport, do it now or there is still time to request one. Here are also some important links about the program and hotels for further investigation. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Frank said...

It sounds like a good time. Is Canadian wine good? When you pull the cork does it go, "Eh" instead of "pop"?