Join local journalist and author Patti Shales Lefkos for the launch of Nepal One Day at a Time
a Himalayan adventure travel memoir with a humanitarian twist
Thursday, March 12th
The Caetani Centre Studio Gallery
Also featuring Vocal Duo Into the West Rose Anne and Art, acoustic guitar and cello with harmony vocals
& an Inspirational slide presentation by Barry Hodgins.
Nepal One Day at a Time is a story of facing fears, taking risks and discovering endless possibilities for meaningful connections and service in a developing country. A story for both active and armchair travellers, particularly anyone who is afraid to travel alone, yet longs to leap out of their comfort zone, immerse themselves in a new culture and make a difference.
Both an inspirational travel memoir and a story of personal re-awakening.
Sarah Wiley, Executive Director, Outward Bound Canada.
Travellers of all ages will love Patti’s engaging and inspirational story. A solid and satisfying pick for book club discussion groups.
Bobbie Jo Reid, INSPIRED Magazine
Patti Shales Lefkos is a Canadian writer and journalist.
Her Himalayan adventure travel memoir Nepal One Day at a Timecelebrates her creative non-fiction debut.
Patti’s articles, profiles, columns and travel writing have appeared in a range of Canadian and international publications. She was part of the San Francisco Chronicle team that won the Lowell Thomas Award for the best newspaper travel section in 2014.Nepal One Day at a Timeis the story of her first trekking trip on her own.
Born and raised in Toronto, she has also lived in Neuchatel, Switzerland and Vancouver. Following a rewarding career as a teacher, educational consultant, administrator and advocate for inner city children, Patti studied journalism at Langara University. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Toronto Teachers’ College, Simon Fraser University and the Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano College.
In 2006 she set out to pursue international adventure travel. Whether canoeing the Yukon River, backcountry skiing in BC’s Monashee Mountains, hiking in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides or trekking in Tibet and Nepal, she embraces the culture and environment of wilderness areas. When not travelling, she skis downhill, nordic and backcountry from her home base at SilverStar Mountain Resort in BC’s Okanagan Valley. In summer she paddles canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board at her Ontario island cottage.
In April 2015, 9,000 people died and 22,000 were injured in a devastating earthquake in Nepal. As a result Patti and her husband, Barry Hodgins, founded BC non-profit Nepal One Day at a Time to support education in Gorkha province, Nepal, the epicentre of the earthquake.
Nepal One Day at a Time partners with Kathmandu based NGO Sambhav Nepal and Vernon BC’s Kalamalka Rotary where Patti is a member of the PR Committee.
Where: The Caetani Studio Gallery
Located at the end of the driveway to the right of the Caetani House.