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John Wilson

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 76, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Retired to be Santa for hundreds of ...
  • Social Sciences and Traffic and Powe...
  • From Winnipeg, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel and meet with people interested in the greenhouse gass problem. As Santa I try to present the Polar Bears' problems

ABOUT ME

The photo of me is real. I was trying to get an advertising contract.(no luck)I am retired from The City of Calgary; and free to travel and meet & make friends worldwide.The best part is my work at Christmas at The Calgary Farmers Market providing children with happy memories (HO HO HO).
I am involved with several other organizations including: Servas, AF&AM, Calgary Vegetarian Society, Shriner and U.U. I was married in Viet Nam (April 2007.) so I am now commuting between two homes with my Wife; Maria. I was encouraged to promote environmental awareness to save the Polar Bears Habitat from global warming by Paul Coleman. He is on a crusade to promote world peace by walking around the world planting trees.He and his wife walked from Hong Kong to the Olympics in Beijing. Now he is building an environment friendly home in Patagonia.I have discovered Couch Surfing after many years of traveling and hosting SERVAS. I'm looking forward to many more years CS ing to places I've never been. I like using SKYPE and can talk to anyone on the internet using the service, free.
Part of travel is finding facilities, methods and people that are being pro-active in protecting the environment. I'm trying to develop a lecture for people interested in finding out how to help save us from global warming.

PHILOSOPHY

I have been very lucky over the years and now I am paying back.
To me LIFE is a quest and experience is a teacher. I have a strong desire to see what's going to happen next.
(2012 anyone?)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a lot of stories to share, a couch when I am at home and I try to contribute tips and travel hints whenever I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

several coffee stops and a stay with Anne Francis in Taipei, Taiwan.
Traveling in North America, Europe, India and East Africa under similar circumstances as a member of Servas. CS is growing faster and stronger at this time with an equally fine experience.

Interests

Travel, environment, history, TV documentary production,
vegetarian lifestyle, meeting people and story telling

Music, Movies & Books

My tastes are very eclectic and I'll try anything new.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Fathered three sons. Now I have 3 grand children.
Hiked down the gorge at Niagara Falls, on the Great Wall in China and explored the caves in Viet Nam that sheltered civilians during the bombings.
The most fun is being Santa Claus for a gazillion kids,

Teach, Learn, Share

If we could only get all the politicians to get involved to find out what is really happening.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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