Japan: Culture and Climbing slide show

Feb. 21 at the Stan Hagen Theatre

Mt. Fuji

Strathcona Wilderness Institute presents Rod Szasz with his stunning slide show presentation titled “Japan: Culture and Climbing,” Feb. 21 at the Stan Hagen Theatre.

Rod Szasz grew up in Nanaimo, moved to London where he obtained a business degree and then moved to Japan. He became fluent in the language and learned the cultural nuances so that he could successfully integrate himself into the business society where he lived and worked for the next 25 years. Szasz has hiked and explored the mountains of Japan and had a chance to experience the wide variety of adventure-related activities it has to offer: from alpine climbs on the big mountains, including Tanigawa-daki, to rock climbing in the summer and ice climbing in the winter. He has toured the mountains on skis and participated in a unique Japanese sport called Sawanobori or “stream climbing.”

He introduced his family at an early age to the scenic beauty Japan has to offer. Within an hour train ride from central Tokyo,  he was able to find both adventure and solitude, but surprisingly he was able to find this within the city itself.

The presentation is in the Stan Hagen Theatre at the North Island College facility on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Feb. 21. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 and followed by a question and answer period.

There is a cover charge of $10 per person, students half price, at the door.

Strathcona Wilderness Society is a non-profit organization and this presentation at the Stan Hagen Theatre at Courtenay’s NIC is a fundraiser for their summer education programs at Paradise Meadows at the entrance to Strathcona Provincial Park.


Just Posted

The Hub Organ Trio coming to Courtenay

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society features an amazing trio at the Avalanche… Continue reading

YANA a blessing for Michaela, Harley, and Baby Violet

Comox Valley association a pillar of the community

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

AspieComic Micheal McCreary coming to the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Child Development Association hosting the fundraising event

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

A celebration? Yes, but organizers say concerns remain about the government’s decisions on legalization rollout

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, multiple people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Most Read