Events

British Columbia is one of Canada's least religious provinces and the BC Humanist Association is committed to building the Humanist community in cities and towns across the province. Together with our local affiliate communities, we host regular meetings across BC.

Groups who affiliate with us receive support to help connect with Humanists and atheists in their area and become part of a network of non-religious people across the province. Email us to find out more about affiliation.

Find out about other freethought groups and podcasts across BC, Canada and internationally.

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: Nicolas Fillion - Conspiracy Theories

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    Nicolas Fillion is a philosopher and mathematician who has been since 2013 a professor of philosophy at Simon Fraser University. His main contributions have so far been to philosophy of science and applied mathematics, but his research and teaching also include the history of science, formal logic, decision and game theory, critical thinking, and epistemology broadly construed. As part of an effort to promote and spread critical thinking skills, he has recently been developing a teaching curriculum on the epistemology of conspiracy theories.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.

     

  • Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - The case for Humanist marriage

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    The BC Humanist Association was denied the right to perform marriages in 2013 and last month published a report detailing the current legislative framework in BC that privileges the religious over the non-religious. It also documents numerous jurisdictions where Humanists are permitted to perform marriages and what steps Humanists in BC can take to gain equal legal status.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Book Club: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is a 2014 non-fiction book written by Elizabeth Kolbert and published by Henry Holt & Company. The book demonstrates that the Earth is in the midst of a modern, man-made, sixth extinction. In the book, Kolbert chronicles previous mass extinction events, and compares them to the accelerated, widespread extinctions during our present time. She also describes specific species extinguished by humans, as well as the ecologies surrounding prehistoric and near-present extinction events. The author received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book in 2015. (via Wikipedia)

    Unless otherwise noted, the BC Humanist book club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at a members home.

    Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.

    Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.

  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Dinner & a movie night

    Our first Vancouver social event!

    Dinner and a movie night on Thursday, April 6.

    Dinner will start at 5 PM at Pepitas Restaurant, 2015 Burrard.

    Then around 7 we will walk over to Fifth Avenue Cinemas for a movie. It's too early to find out what will be playing on April 7 but as we get closer, there will be an announcement about the movie.

    Please let Gail know if you want to go. For those living in Langley and Surrey, we can arrange carpool as she will be driving in from that area.

  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: Yasmine Mohammed

    Yasmine Mohammed is co-host of the new Secular Jihadists podcast and is an ex-Muslim living in Canada.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Canadian Blood Services in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Blood drive

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    ***We have booked 8 spots for 10 am. Email exdir@bchumanist.ca to confirm one of these spaces if you want to donate with our group.***

    The BC Humanist Association has partnered up with Partners for Life – a national program committed to saving lives through blood donations.

    We’ve got it in us to work together to help contribute to Canada’s blood supply.

    Come out for our blood donation day and put your Humanist values in action!

    Not sure if you're eligible to donate? Take the eligibility quiz: https://blood.ca/en/eligibility-quiz

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting

    Details to be confirmed.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Vancouver Island Regional Library in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    April Meeting

    Atheist Nanaimo is a nonprofit group dedicated to building and supporting the local atheist community.

    At our regular monthly meeting you will have a chance to learn, socialize and share ideas with other atheists.

    Our discussion topic this month is "Should Atheists Counter Religion?"

    Coffee and tea are available. If you would like to bake or bring something for our meeting, let us know.

    We meet in the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library in their large meeting room upstairs to the right of the reference desk.

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting

    Details to be confirmed.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting

    Details to be confirmed.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre.



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