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, December 04, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting-Video-Dougla­s Adams - An Artificial God

     We will be showing a video of a whimsical hour or so of philosophical musing by the late, great, Douglas Adams on the topic of an Artificial God.

    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, December 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting - Video - The Humanism of Star Trek

    This past September saw the 50th anniversary of the first episode of the first Star Trek series. This video explores the philosophy behind the most popular science fiction franchise in the history of the world and examines why it became so iconic.

    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, December 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting- Joyce Arthur- Trumpocalypse vs Women's and Reproductive Rights

     

    Joyce Arthur is  a founding member of FIRST, a national feminist sex worker advocacy organization based in Vancouver that lobbies for the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada. Joyce works as a technical writer and pro-choice activist, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, a national pro-choice group in Canada. 

    Joyce will be speaking on the threat to reproductive rights, including abortion, contraception, and other reproductive healthcare presented by the election of US President Trump and the even worse on these issues (if that is possible) Vice President Pence whose legislative record in Indiana is a grim foreshadowing of the threatened reversal of decades of progress on women's rights.  She will also address the threat of the global wave of right-wing populism to women in Canada and the rest of the world.

    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, December 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting-Stephen Fry Live at the Sydney Opera House 2010

    The incomparable Comedian, Actor, and Philosopher, Stephen Fry addresses a huge, appreciative crowd at the Sydney Opera house in 2010.

    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, January 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting - Video - The Best of George Carlin

    The late and much lamented comic genius George Carlin will entertain us posthumously via the hour long video The Best of George Carlin.

    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, January 03, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Book Club - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

    We will be discussing The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

    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.

  • Sunday, January 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting - Joyce Arthur - Journey to the Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale fossils are considered one of the world’s most significant fossil discoveries, mainly because of their great age, their diversity, and the incredible detail of their preservation. Dating from 505 million years ago, the Burgess Shale is a rich snapshot in time shortly after the Cambrian explosion, featuring a wide range of weird and wonderful soft-bodied animals, most of which went extinct and are completely unknown today.

    Joyce Arthur hiked up to the Burgess Shale fossil quarry in Yoho National Park near Field BC on Aug 26, as part of a guided Parks Canada hike. Reaching the quarry involved a 22-km hike and an 850m elevation climb. She will provide an overview of the Burgess Shale and its importance, share her photos of fossils from the quarry and the majestic surrounding vistas, and share stories from the hike itself as well as from past explorations of the Burgess Shale.

    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, January 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting - Joann Robertson, President of BCHA

    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, January 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting- Mattias Martens on Populism

    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, January 29, 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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