Events

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

Our affiliation program is set out in our Local Groups Policy. 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. Apply to create a local group or to affiliate your existing group.

Attendees at events are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Local groups


  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 07:45 PM
    Bean Scene Downtown in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Living Without Religion Discussion Cafe

    Living Without Religion Discussion Café 3rd Thursday of the month @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

    Where: Bean Scene, 371 Bernard Ave, small private room at the back of the cafe, please purchase a drink or dessert to support the cafe as the room is free.

    Time: 7:45pm- 9:00pm

    Please come between 7:45pm – 8:00pm where we will informally socialize.
    Please read the guidelines (https://askuskelowna.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/LRG_terms-and-Conditions-and-first-meetings-agenda-KASHA.pdf) that will be handed out, and check the boxes before continuing with the meeting.

    The meetings will promptly start at 8:00pm
    8:00 – 8:10pm – Introductions
    8:10 – 9:00pm – Topic Discussions

    Possible topics:
    Dealing with family and friends. Are there stages of faith? What are the hierarchy of values? How do we understand death? Can we quit a belief system?

    9:00pm – Official close of the meeting. The cafe is open till 10:30pm but our booked room may not be available.
    Visit us at (https://askuskelowna.ca/).
    Sign up for KASHA's newsletter at (https://askuskelowna.ca/contact/).

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Light the Night Blood Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

    No thoughts and prayers here. Just solidarity and support for patients and survivors. Please join us in raising awareness and funds for blood cancer research. We can’t count on miracles to end cancer but can support researchers in finding a cure.

    Join or donate to the BC Humanist Association team (click the red buttons on our team page) and RSVP here for more information.

    About the Light the Night walk in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    DAVID BARSAMIAN: Global Discontents: Rising Threats to Democracy 

    One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 34th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest books are with Noam Chomsky: Global Discontents: Rising Threats to Democracy and a new edition of Edward Said: Culture and Resistance. He is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna and San Francisco. Alternative Radio airs on CFRO, 100.5FM Tuesdays, noon to 1

    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. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    Topic TBC

    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. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Tonics Pub in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Skeptics in the Pub

    Come on in! Grab a drink and chair. Join skeptics, atheists and freethinkers for stimulating and intriguing conversation. All are welcome for open discussion, learning and new friendship.

    Your host for this event is Richard. Look for the table with the sign or ask the staff where the skeptics table is.

    This social meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of every Month

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Winter Relief Coat and Clothing Drive

    Being homeless in winter can become a life or death situation. As shelters open their doors in response to the weather, they are often under pressure to supply essentials to care for the needs of their guests. In a response of compassion, we kindly ask your assistance in collecting the following item to be donated to Directions Youth Services, a local secular youth shelter.

    • Outdoor winter apparel: Coats, gloves, scarfs, toques, long johns, sweaters
    • New socks, underwear, bralettes, camisoles/undershirt
    • New person hygiene products like toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorants, mini soaps, hand sanitizer, shampoos/conditions
    • Winter shoes/boots

    Everyone wants to feel dignified. Personal care while living on the street is real challenge. A donation of new and gently used goods makes an awful situation a little more bearable.

    Event Details: Drop off locations to be announced shorty. 

    Stats Canada on shelter use 2003-2016.

  • Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    Topic TBC

    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. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Urban Fare Cafe Mission Park in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Secular Humanist Thinkers Cafe

    Please join us for casual and friendly discussion of secular humanism, history, politics and culture. At the Urban Fare Cafe, you can get a coffee and muffin for under three bucks!

    We will have different topics every meeting, decided upon by the previous meeting.

    This is a family friendly meet-up to socialize and discuss the topics relevant to secular humanists.

    We can’t offer babysitting, but the cafe is a large space which can accommodate a table for kids to draw and eat.

    Look for us at the end of the cafe by the screens. We will have a sign on the table.

    We are meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home - Max 12 attendees in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Book Club

    Deer Hunting with Jesus

    Dispatches from America's Class War

    by Joe Bageant

    Synopsis

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    Years before Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, a raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor -- and why they have learned to hate liberalism. What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war.

    By turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."

    Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape.

    He writes of:

    • His childhood friends who work at factory jobs that are constantly on the verge of being outsourced
    • The mortgage and credit card rackets that saddle the working poor with debt
    • The ubiquitous gun culture—and why the left doesn’ t get it
    • Scots Irish culture and how it played out in the young life of Lynddie England

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

    Please call for the address

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    Topic TBC

    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. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.



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