Redefining Adventure: Stories from Lights to Guide Me Home


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Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Banff Public Library

Redefining Adventure: Stories from Lights to Guide Me Home


Meghan J. Ward was 21 years old when she journeyed across the country for a summer job in the Canadian Rockies. As an inexperienced hiker from the suburbs of the nation’s capital, she knew she was in for an adventure. But what she didn’t know was that her move to the mountains would result in a 90-degree turn towards a life she never expected.

In Lights to Guide Me Home Meghan takes us on a trip around the world while chronicling her transitions through some of life’s major milestones. From Costa Rica to Nepal, Rapa Nui to Malta, Meghan explores what it means to carve out her own identity amidst family expectations, her responsibilities as a parent to young children, and her marriage to an ambitious travel and landscape photographer.

"Redefining Adventure" explores the opportunity we have to let go of expectations and embrace new ways of experiencing the world — a journey that is sometimes comical, often surprising, usually challenging, and ultimately fulfilling.

 All pre-registered attendees will be entered to win a FREE signed copy of the book.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event.



 Meghan J. Ward is a Banff-based outdoor, travel and adventure writer, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the author of Lights to Guide Me Home. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, anthologies, blogs and some of North America’s top outdoor, fitness and adventure publications. As a consultant, she coaches writers and photographers to help bring their projects to life and ensure their work is seen by a wider audience. She lives in Banff, Alberta, with her husband, Paul Zizka, and their two daughters.