Robert Bateman to speak in Brackendale 

World renowned realist nature artist and Canadian dignitary Robert Bateman will be appearing at the Brackendale Art Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 10 in conjunction with the 18 th annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival’s Natural World Lecture Series.

The esteemed naturalist and conservationist will offer his views on "the eagle’s integral role in our ecosystem’s fine balance."

Tickets for Bateman’s presentation, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., are $15 with proceeds going to the Brackendale Eagle Tower Monument.

Tomorrow (Jan. 3) at 8 p.m. the series features Photographic Impressions of Western Canada, a slide presentation and commentary by award-winning photojournalist Keith Thirkell. Admission is by donation.

A collection of travel photography by Bateman’s wife Birgit Freybe Bateman, titled Through These Eyes, and a slide presentation by David Jennings are on display at the gallery throughout the festival, along with eagle-themed works by a variety of West Coast artists.

For more information on the gallery or the festival call 604-898-3333, or go to

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