A Night with Grizzlies – April 8th

Join the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative and AWARE on April 8th to learn about grizzly bears in southwestern BC and what you can do to save them. Guest speakers will share their knowledge and adventure stories from many years of working with Grizzlies.  This event takes place April 8th, 7pm at Millennium Place.  Admission is $5 with registration through eventbrite, admission may also be available at the door if there are still spaces.

Guest Speakers will be: Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiatives Field Director, Johnny Mikes, PBS & BBC TV Host, Ecologist and Narrator, Chris Morgan and BC Ministry of Environment’s Tony Hamilton.


Join ecologist and PBS & BBC TV host and narrator Chris Morgan for an adventure through the wild. From capturing grizzly bears and tracking them on foot for 2,000 miles over 2 seasons in the Rockies to launching and directing the award-winning Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, Chris’s work with carnivores has been diverse and innovative. His engaging and authentic on-camera presence has brought him hosting and narration work seen on PBS Nature, BBC, National Geographic Television, and the Discovery Channel, along with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.


Tony Hamilton is one of a few “go to” people in the Ministry of the Environment about both bear species. His role is perhaps best described as “senior scientist on bear conservation and management in BC”, with a special emphasis on conservation of grizzly bears in threatened grizzly bear populations, major project impacts on grizzly bears, and mitigation of human-bear conflict. Tony represents BC on the cross-border Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.


Coast to Cascades Field Coordinator Johnny Mikes has done extensive backcountry trips in many of the more remote corners of the Coast to Cascades region. For over 30 years, Johnny guided tours in a number of Canada’s premier northern wilderness areas which provided the privilege of encountering several hundred grizzly bears. On-the-ground knowledge and a passion for wild places and wild animals led him to be involved in the creation of several new parks and participation in land use planning processes in Sea-to-Sky and northern BC. Whistler has been his home for the past 18 years.





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