Talks & events


Listed below are talks and other events arranged so far in towns and cities along our route. (The dates/events in bold are fixed, while the ones in italics are provisional).

If you’d like us to arrange a talk or some other event in support of ShelterBox, please let us know by sending an email to: We’d be delighted to add you to the list.


Wednesday 4th: arrive in Vancouver

Thursday 5th: presentation to Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.

Sunday 8th: ShelterBox display and ride launch outside Vancouver Art Gallery. A ShelterBox tent and other box contents will be on display from 9am to 5pm. We set off on the very first leg of our journey at 3pm – any fellow cyclists are welcome to join us.

Tuesday 17th: Talk to Kamloops Aurora Rotary Club

Wednesday 18th: BBQ at Ross Street Plaza, Salmon Arm, in aid of ShelterBox – organised by local Rotary Clubs. Followed by information stand at Farmers’ Market.

Tuesday 31st: Bike (and riders) on display at local High School, talk to Whitefish Rotary Club, display at Farmers’ Market.


Thursday 2nd: visit to East Glacier Park Grade School – three lessons with students.

Tuesday 7th: Talk to Great Falls Rotary Club

Wednesday 8th: Talk to Great Falls branch of Business Networking International (BNI) and display outside Farmers’ Market.

Monday 13th: Visits to CR Anderson Middle and Capital High Schools in Helena. Presentation to 214 Scout Troop.

Tuesday 14th: Talks to Helena Sunrise and Townsend Rotary Clubs.

Thursday 16th: talk to assembly at Anderson School, Bozeman

Tuesday 21st: talk to Jackson Hole Supper Rotary Club

Wednesday 22nd: visit to Teton Valley Rotary Club and presentation to Journeys School, Jackson.

Monday 29th: meeting with members of Rock Springs Rotary Club.

Thursday 30th: visits to Mountain View Elementary and Rawlins High School, plus talk to Rawlins Rotary Club


Sunday 3rd: ShelterBox display at Fairfield Hotel, Laramie

Tuesday 5th: presentation to Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club

Wednesday 6th: ShelterBox display at Confluence Park, Denver.

Thursday 7th: Presentations to Denver South East (7.15am) and Coal Creek Rotary Clubs (noon)

Tuesday 12th: Talks to Carbon Valley Rotary Club (7am) and Breckenridge Rotary Club (11.45am). Visit to Summit Cove Elementary School and Rotary Community Dinner.

Wednesday 13th: Presentations to Boulder Flatirons (7am) and LoDo (noon) Rotary Clubs.

Thursday 14th: Presentations to four Rotary Clubs – Castle Pines (7am), Peak to Peak (noon), Fitzsimmons (4.30pm) and Broomfield (6.30pm).

Friday 15th: Presentations to Mead Rotary Club (7am) and University Hills Rotary Club (noon). Attend Oktoberfest fundraising event for ShelterBox organised by Boulder Rotary Club.

Sunday 16th: Brunch in aid of ShelterBox organised by Rotary Club of Colorado Springs North

Thursday 21st: Talk to Angel Fire Rotary Club, New Mexico.

Saturday 23rd: Meeting with members of Taos-Milagro Rotary Club

Tuesday 26th: Presentation to Espanola Rotary Club.

Wednesday 27th-Thursday 28th: Presentations to Santa Fe and Del Sur Rotary Clubs. ShelterBox display in Hilton Hotel, Santa Fe.

Saturday 30th: ShelterBox fundraising events and presentation at United World College organised by Rotaract Club and fundraising dinner organised by Las Vegas Rotary Club.


Wednesday 3rd: Radio interviews in Clovis and presentation to Portales Rotary Club

Friday 5th: Talk to Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club.

Saturday 6th: Display at Science Spectrum, Lubbock – supported by Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club

Monday 8th: Presentation to Post Elementary School.

Wednesday 10th: Talks to Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club and Venture Scouts at Abilene Christian University.

Thursday 11th: Presentation to Eastland Rotary Club

Friday 12th: Talk to pupils at Siebert Elementary School, Eastland

Tuesday 16th: Talk to Western Fort Worth Rotary Club

Wednesday 17th: Talks to Allen and Allen Sunrise Rotary clubs

Friday 19th: talk to Rotary Club of Addison, Dallas

Saturday 20th: BBQ with members of rotary clubs from Tyler

Wednesday 24th: Talks to Ruston Rotary Club and members of Monroe Rotary Clubs

Monday 29th: Talk to Lipsey School, Brookhaven, Mississippi.


Wednesday 1st: Talk to Hattiesburg Sunrise Rotary Club

Tuesay 7th: Visit to Seville Rotary Club, Pensacola

Thursday 9th: Presentation to Pensacola Suburban West Rotary Club

Monday 13th: Talk to Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club

Tuesday 14th: Presentation to Perry Rotary Club

Thursday 16th: Talk at The Residence, Timber Pines

Tents, Rotary Club, Rotarians



  1. I would really like to set something up here in Laramie for the cyclist. Could you give me some times on when they will get here and when they plan on leaving?

    Candy Warner
    Laramie Shelter Box rep

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