Monthly Meeting: “Rowing and Sailing the Inside Passage in a Small Open Boat” by Alex Zimmerman
May 22/19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“Rowing and Sailing the Inside Passage in a Small Open Boat” by Alex Zimmerman


Join Alex Zimmerman as he recounts how he designed and built his open sail and oar boat and, over the course of two summers, journeyed the length of BC’s Inside Passage with it. Meet some of the engaging people he encountered and hear some of the stories of the weather, the wildlife, the challenges and the screw-ups. Above all, share with him some of the exhaustion, wonder, joy, fear and awe he experienced along the way.”


Alex, until retiring recently, owned a consulting practice focused on operationalizing sustainability in the buildings industry, at both the project and organizational level. He provided strategic planning advice, training and commissioning authority services to clients in both the public and private sector in Canada, the US, Italy and India. Alex was the Founding President of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). He started his professional engineering career as a maritime engineering officer in the Canadian Navy. That is also where he got a basic grounding in seamanship, navigation and sailing, which he continued by teaching in the Canadian Power Squadron after he left. He has continued to sail, kayak and build boats ever since.