JOIN US AT RFK Jr’s PRESENTATION: MONDAY AUG 5TH, 8PM, Yukon Arts Centre
Tickets available at any Yukon Arts Centre sales office: Arts Underground, Arts Underground, or online at the YAC web site
Robert Kennedy, Jr. and his family are set to travel to the Yukon later this summer to raft the Alsek River. The Alsek flows through Kluane National Park, which contains the world’s largest non-polar ice cap and is home to Mount Kennedy–named for the former president of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy. In 1965 the president’s brother (Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s father) climbed the 4300 metre (14,000’) summit. The week-long expedition the Kennedy family will be taking on the Alsek is the first visit to the Yukon by the Kennedys since 1965. The trip will be run by local outfitter Neil Hartling of Nahanni River Adventures and Canadian River Expeditions.
Kennedy and his family are planning the expedition as a long awaited adventure vacation. He is an environmental lawyer and founder of Waterkeeper Alliance–an environmental group that monitors and defends rivers in Canada, the United States of America and other countries around the world.
Kennedy will give what promises to be a provocative public presentation at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse on Monday, August 5th at 8 pm.
Kennedy is known for his powerful and eloquent presentations that call for increased commitment to preserving the integrity of our environment. He is also arguably the most successful and well-known of the surviving Kennedys.
RFK, Jr. Speaking Engagement – Our Environmental Destiny
Monday, August 5th, Yukon Arts Centre at 8pm. Tickets available through all YAC outlets
Kennedy Presentation Tickets $20
Presentation and Reception following $50 (limited number available)
Student $30 (Not available online. Requires student ID)
Read Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s biography here
Click here to see a video news clip of Sen. RFK, Sr.’s Mount Kennedy climb in 1965
Link to RFK Jr’s Radio Show – Ring of Fire
Learn more about the Waterkeeper Alliance
For more information, please contact:
w: (867) 668-3180
c: (867) 333-9222