Gone in 38 minutes — Jane Goodall will face full house

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall

What do a pop/country star, an astronaut and an elderly animal crusader have in common? All have filled venues in Kamloops in less than an hour.

The trio I refer to are Shania Twain, Chris Hadfield and Jane Goodall.

Goodall speaks at Thompson Rivers University’s Grand Hall on March 24, 7 p.m. Who knew a chimp lover would some day be travelling around to packed audiences eager to hear about her experiences? The TRU Students’ Union is bringing her in as part of its Common Voices lecture series.

It’s great to see that kind of response. It’s also unfortunate that there were so many others who weren’t able to get tickets. TRU will accommodate some of them with an overflow section — as was done for Hadfield.

Goodall is now 79 years old — 50 of those years have included researching chimpanzees in Tanzania and working for animal protection.

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