Join Downunder Travel for an evening on Adventure, Culture and Paradise!



Welcome to the Cook Islands.  This exclusive event is for anyone who has traveled to OR is interested in traveling to the Cook Islands at any time in the future.  Our key note speakers will be telling their story of two very unique experiences in the Cook Islands.  We will also have a presentation about traveling to the Cook Islands and how to get there.  What better way to learn about the Cook Islands than with a glass or two of wine (18+ event) & appetizers.  





25 January 2017



7:00pm – 9:00pm



Central Location in Calgary--to be advised on Receipt of Registration





1)      Martin Parnell – Author of: “Running to The Edge” and “Marathon Quest” who is a multi-Guinness World Record holder and international keynote speaker and enjoys helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary accomplishments!  Martin’s Latest Book “Running to the Edge” focuses on his experience running the Round Rarotonga Road Race in 2012 and various adventures he had in the Cook Islands.

2)      Lorne Perry – Author of: “Drawing from the Mountain” also shares a longtime interest in the Polynesian world, which began as a teenager when he read Thor Heyerdahl’s “Aku Aku”.  Always interested in the outdoors, Lorne is a certified diver and nordic ski instructor. He has hiked, canoed, rafted, mountaineered and he will discuss his experience of three weeks onboard a traditional Vaka from Rarotonga to Auckland. His presentation includes deep Cook Islands cultural content and imagery.

3)      Air New Zealand – Get to paradise, with the only airline that flies to the Cook Islands non-stop from North America.  As of December 3, 2016, the award-winning airline’s 777-200 fleet with new Premium Economy cabins were launched. See for yourself why flying in Premium Economy makes your journey a little more special: access to a dedicated check-in, complimentary amenity kits, noise-cancelling headphones, bottled water, choice of delicious chef-designed menu options complete with premium New Zealand wines, personalised in-flight service and priority baggage handling.  Paradise begins the moment you set foot on Air New Zealand!

4)      Cook Islands Destination Specialist – The slogan “Love a Little Paradise” means more than you’ll ever imagine.  Nestled in the heart of Polynesia, the 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands are undeniably a dream getaway – the most white-sand baches ever, some of the friendlist locals, the secluded and tranquil beaches, and an off-the-beaten path destination that’s magnificent in every way imaginable.   This is the presentation that’ll have everyone talking:  Complete with audio and visual files; get a peek at some of the unique activities, experiences, culinary specialties and exclusive offers!