Roberta Bondar Presentation & Summer Camp Contest Gallery

Many camps across the country, including camps here in Alberta, participate in the Roberta Bondar Foundation Summer Camp Photography Challenge. This program is made available to Canadian Camping Association/Alberta Camping Association members. 

The Strathcona Wilderness Centre has participated in this program for 4 years. Along with Gallery@501 and Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta they are bringing Roberta Bondar to give a public presentation on November 9th. On Friday, November 10th everyone is invited to the opening reception for her photography exhibit and the only presentation in Canada of the Summer Camp Photography Challenge award winners.

Dr. Roberta Bondar

Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist to go to space
Three opportunities to listen, learn and enjoy.

November 9th 2017 – Festival Place, 7:30 pm

Dr. Roberta Bondar will present:
Patterns from Afar ~ Seeing Through Time and Space

Dr. Bondar will discuss how technology allows us a different insight into how our planet and its life are evolving over time, for we can appreciate things from a new perspective when we are at a distance from them in time and space. A question and answer period will follow her talk.

Purchase tickets at or phone (780) 449-3378.

November 10th 2017 – Gallery @ 501, 7:00 pm

Opening Reception for Light in the Land ~ the Nature of Canada, photographs by Dr. Roberta Bondar

Bondar’s photographs explore the diverse landscapes across our county, part of planet earth, without evidence of human activity. These photographs encourage a love and respect for the natural environment in all its complexities. The collection is a consistent view of one arist, Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman in space, exploring the varied landscape in the singular
 ight that is Canada’s. Dr.

Bondar’s photographs will be on display until December 21, 2017

November 10th 2017 – Gallery @ 501, 7:00 PM

Camp Bondar Challenge Winner’s Exhibit

Winning entries of the national Camp Bondar Challenge includes three winners from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre Summer Camp. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located in the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. These photographs will be on display in the gallery from Nov. 10 – 14, then on display in the Artrium (Community Centre) from Nov. 15 – Jan. 12, 2018.

For further information, phone Gallery @ 501 (780) 410-8585.