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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I just saw scientist and environmentalist and all around cool Canadian David Suzuki in the airport in Montreal. Must have been off to his June 17, 2005 11:00 a.m. appearance in Edmonton, Alberta at the University of Alberta, Plant scientists (because that's where his website says he'll be tomorrow).

I was so excited, I logged onto the Internet just to tell you all. I guess there is a good reason to bring your laptop on your travels.


2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

But did you bring your digital camera????

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Alas, no. My camera, bought for Africa has a large zoom lens, and thus is a bit bulky for everyday travel. I was just looking on the weekend in the Radio Shack (or as they are now called in Canada The Source by Circuit City) last weekend at cheap and portable digital cameras. They in fact have one for $40 (Canadian) that has 8Mb memory (no screen though, just a peep hole) which I almost bought. But I didn't. And as such, I am without a picture of me and David S.


4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmmm, is it really strange I have no idea who that is???

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

Hmmm, is it really strange I have no idea who that is???

Come on Sam! It is the guy who invented the Suzuki car...jeeezzzz!

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I thought he was a Japanese photographer

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

You guys are terrible ;)

David T. Suzuki PhD, Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.

David has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things.

His eight part series, A Planet for the Taking won an award from the United Nations. His eight-part PBS series The Secret of Life was praised internationally, as was his five-part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel. For CBC Radio he founded the long running radio series, Quirks and Quarks and has presented two influential documentary series on the environment, From Naked Ape to Superspecies and It's a Matter of Survival.
There is much much more...

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Gosh, the Air Canada lounge in Montreal must be a star magnet. I just saw the guy who plays the husband in the Canadian Tire commercials here too.

% I'll start with you %


9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Greg, you celebrity chaser!

Did he try to sell you the super-duper dirt-and-paint remover thingy for your deck, or a gadget that can cook and babysit the kids while repairing your car engine and making your appointment with the dentist?

(True story: My friend who works at Costco was telling a client about one of those water-blaster gadgets that can clean siding and peel paint off the driveway, when the guy's wife asked: "Is it for outdoor use only?" To which my friend responded: "Um, yes....why?" To which SHE replied with a straight face: "Oh, to clean my ceramic tiles in the kitchen." )

10. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I wouldn't mind chatting it up with David S.

He put out a new book titled "Tree" - which follows the life of a tree over five hundred years from life to death. Sounds really good.