Kevin Van Tighem Headbanger keynote speaker
This upcoming weekend’s Radium Hot Springs Headbanger Festival 2017 is going to be a fun-filled educational event celebrating the Bighorn Sheep that call the village home.
In sync with the educational and entertaining nature of the annual celebration is keynote speaker Kevin Van Tighem.
The former Banff National Park superintendent is author of 14 books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (This Land) in Alberta Views magazine. His most recent book is Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta.
Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary. After graduating with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 he worked as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in various national parks, including Kootenay, Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier.
In 1985 he joined Parks Canada and went on to be superintendent of Prince Albert, Elk Island and then Banff National Park before retiring in 2011.
The keynote dinner is Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Best Western Prestige in Radium.
The festival runs Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5.