The Gorilla Years

The Gorilla Years
2022
January 25

Began writing my gorilla story

Began writing my gorilla story
‘Gorilla Tactics: How To Save A Species’ by Greg Cummings Africa’s rich and abundant wildlife has long fascinated the world. Gorillas are among the most recognized of the large charismatic mammals, a flagship species for the natural world, and wholly beguiling. They appeal to our better nature. A big hairy..Read More
2021
December 17

Completed manuscript for ‘Cross Culture Odyssey’

Completed manuscript for ‘Cross Culture Odyssey’
‘Cross Culture Odyssey: Memoir of a Repat’ by Greg Cummings Being homeward bound can be a difficult journey for some. “Where is home? Where do I belong? How do I repatriate after a lifetime as an expatriate?” For this Third Culture Kid, coming home is an odyssey.    Greg Cummings..Read More
September 8

Canadian Orca Rescue Society

Canadian Orca Rescue Society
Frustrated with the lack of action, Eric Pittman and Gregg McElroy founded the Canadian Orca Rescue Society to help create positive change. They campaign tirelessly on behalf of Orcas. Education and Public Awareness are pillars of their work. CORS’s inflatable Orcas can be seen at events across the region promoting environmental..Read More
March 2

Daryl Hannah and Neil Young See Forest for the Trees

Daryl Hannah and Neil Young See Forest for the Trees
Please Donate With a joint gift of $25,000, Canadian-American songwriter Neil Young and actress Daryl Hannah – both active environmentalists – have given Mountain Road Forest campaign a much-needed boost. In a written statement accompanying their donation, the couple said, “Saving these ecosystems, sequestrating carbon, providing habitats, filtering water, creating..Read More
2020
May 11

Blue Gorilla Giving Consultancy

Blue Gorilla Giving Consultancy
I set up Blue Gorilla Giving Consultancy to pass on the skills and knowledge I gleaned from a 30-year career in the not-for-profit sector. My vision is for a global network of donors and grassroots beneficiaries working closely together. Since 1990, I’ve been involved in a range of charitable causes..Read More
2019
October 19

Children and Youth Gala

Children and Youth Gala
Youth gave back to youth Saturday night at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s David Foster Theatre. The occasion was South Island Centre’s fifth annual fundraising gala. Folks turned out in their finery to celebrate the charity’s work with children and youth in Victoria. Local talent Tuesday’s Roadkill, a band of..Read More
2018
September 8

Gorilla Tactics: How To Save A Species

Gorilla Tactics: How To Save A Species
I gave a sold out talk about gorillas at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria. The Robert Bateman Centre Nature Talks Presents: Greg Cummings – Gorilla Tactics, “How to Save a Species”. Join Greg Cummings for an illustrated talk highlighting his 25-year career as a conservationist and safari guide in..Read More
March 1

South Island Centre

South Island Centre
Between March 2018 and April 2020, in my role as manager of development and communications for South Island Centre for Counselling and Training , a charity offering affordable, professional mental health counselling in Victoria, BC,  I focused on strategic planning, grant writing, new income streams, donor relations, appeals, publications, website..Read More
2015
December 1

Backpacker’s Club Malindi

Backpacker’s Club Malindi
How I ended up living in a friend’s ocean-front villa on the Kenya coast, while he was in Miami is a book in itself. Suffice to say, because of his generosity, I established a hospitality business on his property, without compromising its splendid integrity, the Backpacker’s Club Malindi. Set on..Read More
2014
April 1

Pirates

Pirates
In April 2014, my second novel Pirates was published by Cutting Edge Press, London. Derek Strangely, recovering from his Congo ordeal in this Gorillaland sequel, is contacted by Johnny Oceans who disappeared 14 years ago after being abducted by Somali pirates Derek Strangely is living in Kampala with his dog..Read More
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