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Chris Czajkowski tours BC

Posted: Thursday, November 5

Chris Czajkowski tours BC with her recently published book, A Mountain Year

· Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Rotacrest Hall next to the Recreation Centre. Sponsored by the Creston Valley Branch of Wildsight..
· Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Nelson Public Library (604 Stanley Street).
· Saturday, November 14 at 3:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Castlegar and District Library (1005 Third Street).
· Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Summerland Library (Public Room, Lower Level).
· Thursday, November 19 at 7:15 pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Langley Community Music School (4899 207th Street). Sponsored by the Langley Field Naturalists Society.
· Monday, November 23 at 7:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at the Sechelt Public Library (5797 Cowrie Street).
· Friday, November 27 at 7:00pm—Talk & Slideshow at Salt Spring Island Lions Hall (Bonnet Avenue, off Drake Road). Sponsored by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy.

In the summer of 1988, Chris Czajkowski, one of Canada’s most practiced outdoorswomen, set out into British Columbia’s Central Coast Mountains and hasn’t looked back since. A Mountain Year ($36.95, Harbour Publishing) is a beautifully-produced “nature diary” full of original paintings, sketches and journal entries. As both author and artist, Chris offers readers an awe-inspiring glimpse of the landscape she calls home.

Over the course of her mountain year, Chris skis on untouched snow, watches nuthatches and northern flying squirrels in the early spring, visits with company from abroad amongst wildflower blooms in the summertime, and has a surprise encounter with trumpeter swans in the glorious autumn months. The muted, delicate drawings and paintings that accompany each chapter are lovely additions to the inspiring story.

Chris Czajkowski still lives in the cabin that she built with her own hands all those years ago. She was born and raised in the north of England and has lived and worked in Uganda, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South America. She eventually settled into the remote reaches of BC’s Central Coast Range Mountains, where she currently operates the Nuk Tessli Alpine Experience. Chris’ wilderness and cabin-building experiences have been documented in several bestselling books, including Cabin at Singing River, Snowshoes and Spotted Dick: Letters from a Wilderness Dweller, Diary of a Wilderness Dweller and Wildfire in the Wilderness.