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J. Dewey Soper with homebuilt canoe "Wanderlust".
General · 4th March 2011
Comox Valley Naturalists Soc.
Comox Valley Naturalists Society
Arctic Naturalist, The Life of J. Dewey Soper.

The regular monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society will be held March 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. The speaker will be author and explorer Anthony Dalton, who will speak on his newest book “Arctic Naturalist, The Life of J. Dewey Soper”.

J. Dewey Soper was the last of the great pioneer naturalists in Canada. He was also a skilled and meticulous explorer. In the 1920s, Soper completed the last links in the complex map of Baffin Island's coastline. As a naturalist, he was a major contributor to the National Museum of Canada and to the University of Alberta, as well as to other museums across the country.

Anthony Dalton is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. He is also National President of the Canadian Authors Association. The author of eleven non-fiction books on exploration and marine subjects, Anthony is a former professional expedition leader with years of experience in the Sahara, the deserts of the Middle East and in the Arctic.

Please come and join us to become better informed, and to learn how you can help CVNS provide education and protection for B.C.’s natural environment.

Meetings of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay. Meetings are open to the public, including youth. A donation of $3.00 is suggested for non-members, and new memberships are always welcomed. Meetings are not held in July, August, and December. The CVNS April 17 presentation features Genevieve Singleton, with a lecture on “Wildflowers of Southern Vancouver Island”, and on May 15 we will have a presentation on the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.

Please come out and join us for these important environmental topics. CVNS is a local 45 year old registered charity, with primary functions of protecting the environment, and educating the public about the environment. For more information please visit the website at
J. Dewey Soper.
J. Dewey Soper.
Anthony Dalton
Anthony Dalton