The Royal Canadian Geographical Society



The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

October 26, 2012 11:26 ET

Media Advisory: Dan Aykroyd to Honour Canada's Dino Man

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) -

What: News conference by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society
When: Wednesday, November 7th, 5:40 p.m.
Where: Museum of Civilization, Northern Salon (lower level)
Who: John Geiger, President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Dr. Philip Currie, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Dinosaur Paleobiology, University of Alberta
Dan Aykroyd, Actor, Blues Brother, and Friend of Dr. Philip Currie
Donna Dixon Aykroyd, Actor, Explorer and Fellow of the Explorers Club, and Friend of Dr. Philip Currie
Dr. Mark Graham, Vice President, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature

Dr. Philip Currie is known around the world for his groundbreaking and sometimes controversial work on dinosaurs. Time Magazine named him one of Canada's top five explorers having worked on every continent, collecting dinosaurs from sites as remote as Mount Kirkpatrick in Antarctica and the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia.

Now the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) wants Canadians to meet Dr. Currie and learn about his trailblazing work on dinosaurs. The Society is hosting a news conference for journalists to meet Dr. Currie before he receives the Society's Gold Medal, its highest honour. Good friends, Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon Aykroyd, will be presenting Dr. Currie with the award during the annual Dinner of the Society's College of Fellows that will take place later in the evening. Funds raised during the evening will support the Society's vital educational programs. The following people are expected to witness Dr. Currie's receipt of this prestigious honour:

  • Decision-makers and influencers i.e. politicians, business leaders, government executives
  • Diplomats
  • Fellows, friends, members and supporters of the Society

Contact Information

  • Deborah Chapman
    Media Relations Consultant to the
    Royal Canadian Geographic Society
    O (613) 728-1942
    C (613) 299-8995
    debchapman@magma.ca