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An Evening With David Breashears

Posted on: May 10th, 2010 by Sierra Nevada Section

When: Jun 9, 2010

David BreashearsPlease join The Rowell Legacy Committee and for a special Rowell Lecture event, “AN EVENING WITH DAVID BREASHEARS,” a reception and program with the mountaineer and renowned film maker as he pays tribute to his friends Galen and Barbara Rowell and discusses his work in filmmaking, mountaineering and climate change.

The program will also feature the presentation of the 2009 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure to wilderness explorer and writer Craig Childs. The Award honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these lands and regions. Please visit for more information.

This event is presented by The Rowell Legacy CommitteeNatureBridge and theCommonwealth Club of California and supported by Mountain Light Gallery.

Date & Location: June 9, 2010 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. One Nob Hill (corner of California and Mason).

5:30 – 7:15 p.m.  VIP Reception with David Breashears and Craig Childs. Includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and preferred program seating – $150.

7:30 p.m.  Program: Rowell Lecture with David Breashears and Rowell Award presented to Craig Childs. $25 Commonwealth Club members and $35 non-members.

TICKETS:  Reservations can be made through the Commonwealth Club website,, and will be confirmed by email.  Tickets will be sold at the door only if space is available.

The Rowell Legacy Committee welcomes its “old” new partner, NatureBridge, as a sponsor of the Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure. Early in the award’s history, NatureBridge, then Yosemite National Institutes, worked closely with the Rowell  Legacy Committee to administer the Galen and Barbara Rowell Lecture Series and the Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure. We are delighted to once again be partnering with NatureBridge, whose work inspires in others a love of the natural world and the desire to protect the wild and special places that Galen and Barbara held so dear.


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