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, July 18, 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/).

  • Sunday, July 21, 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.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Beasley Park in Lake Country, BC, Canada

    Secular Social Picnic

    Come by any method possible and join us at this beautiful lakeside park for a pleasant picnic.

    Beasley Park is on Woodsdale Road in Lake Country, just off of Highway 97.

    Beasley Park has a beach for swimming and boating and a lovely picnic area.  Beasley Park is on a 18 Km. bicycle trail around Wood Lake which is part of the Okanagan Rail Trail.  The trail on the west side of the lake, which is paved, is on the Pelmewash Parkway.  The east side has a hard-packed shale surface. You can bike around the trail in the morning and join us for lunch and a swim.

    Bring the whole family for outdoor fun and pleasant conversations with KASHA members and general community members. Everyone is welcome to join us.

    Look for the KASHA signs on the beach. At 12:30 pm, bring your own lunch, but please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and a non-alcoholic beverage. Bring your own chairs. We will supply plates and cups.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 02:30 PM
    Trinity Western House in Langley City, BC, Canada

    July get together

    At the last get-together in Fort Langley last month we struggled a bit with the unpredictable weather and we had a new member (thanks Martin) who had a suggestion for a place to meet. I followed up on it and have given them a heads up that we will try July 21 at 2:30 PM. The location is called Trinity House and the address is 9272 Glover Road. I told them we need a table for 6 to 8 people. It is a community space available to all, not just Trinity Western students so let's give it a try. It is inside, there is no pressure to buy food or drink although they offer coffee, soft drinks for donation and you can feel free to bring your own snack or beverage as you choose. I understand it is set back a bit from Glover, more where Bedford House used to be. I will take a walk over there before July 21 and see if I can give you better directions than just the address.

    It seems strange that we might meet at Trinity House, a partnering between the college and the Township of Langley. Check out their FB page if you are skeptical, we are welcomed there. We are relatively quiet, respectful and tidy, not a disruptive group who keep to ourselves. We seemed to tick all the boxes for their requirements and they ticked our boxes for a meeting space so let's give it a try. I hope to see a few of you out for a conversation on July 21.

    Also, I will be away mid-month in August (actually from Aug 19 to Sept 10) so we are going to need someone to take charge and send out the notice for an August meeting. Let me know in July if you could do that for August. It is a mattter of having the basic email ready (I can send it to you) and attaching details and sending it out a couple weeks in advance of the chosen date. Thanks so much.

  • Monday, July 22, 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, July 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies - film screening and discussion

    The BC Humanist Association invites you to explore the connections between propaganda and art history with a special event.

    Join us in attending the Vancouver International Film Festival at Vancity Theatre for a screening of Toronto Filmmaker Larry Weinstein's documentary Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies.

    Film afterparty and discussions to take place at Breka Bakery and Café (812 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4)

    Make sure to buy tickets for the film screening

    Date and Time: Friday July 26, 6:45 pm (film starts at 7:10 pm)

    Meeting Place: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

    Film Run Time: 92 minutes

    Post-Film Café Meet Time: 9:00 pm 

    About the film: For as long as human beings have been making art we have been telling lies: exaggerating our own accomplishments to scare off the competition, propping up power and privilege, or, contrarily, fomenting revolution. This engaging, wide-ranging essay film from Larry Weinstein looks at our own fraught political moment in the broad context of art history. In a tightly packed 90 minutes, Weinstein interviews several notable artists, including Ai Weiwei, Shepard Fairey and Kent Monkman.

    Country of Origin: Canada

    Year: 2019

    Running Time: 92 mins

    Format: DCP

    Related Links: Official Website

    Featuring: Shepard Fairey, Ai Wei Wei, Jim Fitzpatrick, Kent Monkman, Tyler Shields, Astra Taylor, Norman Lloyd



     

  • Sunday, July 28, 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.

  • Sunday, August 04, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Book Club

    The Bookclub is not meeting in August.

    Bookclub resumes on September 3, 2019. Please see Sept 3 events entry.

    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



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