Producer Of Captain Cook To Speak At The Reach

By November 23, 2013Community News, News, Valley News

Submitted. Andrew Ferns, producer of Captain Cook – Obsession & Discovery – which aired recently on KCTS 9, will be the special guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, 32388 Veterans Way.

Ferns will relate his year-long experiences of sailing on the Endeavour with the crew of this Australian/Canadian series that is part biography, part travelogue.

“What an incredible opportunity for regional globetrotters and history buffs to relive the exciting journey of Captain Cook through the personal adventures of Canadian Andrew Ferns. Ferns learned firsthand what it was like to embark on adventure on the high seas as he shares with us his journey covering the travels of one of the greatest explorers of all time – Captain James Cook,” says Suzanne Greening, executive director, The Reach.

Cook, the son of an English farm labourer, was a hero to some, a curse to others. Yet, this famous naval officer mapped more of the globe than any other man in three incredible voyages.

This four-part mini-series won the Gemini Award for Best History Program and the Leo Award for Best Documentary Series.

“The Reach Gallery Museum is pleased to partner with Pacific Coast Public Television Association (and KCTS 9) for this extraordinary event, which complements our exceptional current exhibition The Navy: A Century in Art from the Canadian War Museum,” adds Greening.

If you are interested in attending this free event Captain Cook – Obsession & Discovery at the Reach on November 28, please RSVP to 604-864-8087 or Doors open at 7 p.m. with remarks followed at 7:30 p.m. with showing of the first part of the series.

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