Thursday, March 4, 2010

Track Alum and Writer George Gabauer to Speak on his Canoe Journeys

Track alum, author, photographer and outdoorsman George Gabauer has a wealth of diverse passions that make him one of the most artistic alumni in DePaul's track history. On Friday evening, he will share his love for the outdoors and canoeing in a presentation at The Cliff Dwellers in Chicago.
After running at DePaul, Gabauer coached track on the collegiate level at Northwestern University. He also enjoyed a prolific prep coaching career at DePaul Academy, Gordon Tech, St. Patrick's and Maine South. 
Following a life dedicated to teaching mathematics and coaching track and cross country to young people, Gabauer has developed his other interests outside the classroom and track. The 1959-63 letterwinner has become a avid canoeist, author and nature photographer. 

Gabauer has authored three books, Cabin by the Pond, Mystic Signs - Pictographs of the Quetico-Superior  (preview) and his newest, In the Shortness of a Breath...a Haiku Journey (a preview).
He has been a featured artist with his nature photography on display at the Cliff Dwellers and has presented lectures and readings from his experiences as a canoeist and photographer.

Event Details

Canoe Country Journeys in the Boundary Waters-Superior Region
Friday, March 5
Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan(22nd floor)

Join George on a journey through historic canoe country of the US and Canada. Take a virtual canoe trip, share a few tall tales and true, bits of history and scenic splendor of the region.  We will travel along island-studded lakes, run rapids galore, gaze upon mysterious pictographs, and brave the wave tossed waters of Lake Superior all from the comfort and safety of the Cliff Dwellers kiva.

Cocktails: 5:30 PM (cash bar)
Slide Presentation: 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: 7:15 p.m. (Reservations required)

There is no charge for the presentation. It will be about 45min to 1 hour.
If you plan to have dinner at the Cliff Dwellers, you would need to make reservations, by calling 312-922-8080 and reference the Gabauer Lecture.