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


  • Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Creekside Pub in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    KASHA Forum: Why I divorced religion and became a none

    The KASHA Forum is a monthly, topical-facilitated, small-group discussion with dinner and drinks.

    Like the last forum the evening will commence at 6:00 pm with time for a meal and some social interaction before delving into our topic. Come and join us for what should be an informative evening!

    You must RSVP HERE.

    For this forum Janice Selbie, a former centerfold in Billy Graham's Decision Magazine, will be sharing her extimony and deconstruction after 40+ years as an evangelical fundamentalist, as well as discussing the Divorcing Religion Workshop and the upcoming Conference On Religious Trauma.

    Lots of changes, both hard and humorous.

    Janice Selbie RPCCFounder Divorcing Religion Workshop, RTS survivor

    As a former evangelical fundamentalist of over 40 years, Janice is passionate about helping others who are experiencing the losses associated with religious de-conversion. Her own painful experiences influenced Janice to become a professional counsellor and develop the Divorcing Religion Workshop, so that others can gain the tools to help with their own journey out of fundamentalist religions.

    You must RSVP HERE.

  • Thursday, September 19, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    Terra Breads Olypmic Village in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    BC Queer Humanist Alliance September Meet Up

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FORCAST IS NOW PREDICTING RAIN. THE MEETING PLACE IS NOW TERRA BREADS -OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

    Join us for a fun afternoon at Habitat Island Park in False Creek. Bring your lunch or a snack for a picnic. Chat about Humanism and meet new people. Card games will be available to play.  If it rains, the meet up will be moved to Terra Breads at  1605 Manitoba St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3B7

    https://www.yelp.ca/biz/habitat-island-vancouver

    Meet up mobile number given upon RSVP

    Look for the rainbow decor to find us

     

    PLEASE NOT THAT THE FORCAST IS NOW PREDICTING RAIN. THE MEETING PLACE IS NOW TERRA BREADS -OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

     


    Help us to serve us you by sharing your feedback on what you would like from the BC Queer Humanist Alliance. Email  Nancy@BCHumanist.ca 

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 02:30 PM
    Trinity Western House in Langley City, BC, Canada

    September get together

    Turned out that the space at Trinity House was great. We had a private meeting room with air conditioning, a view out the window so we could see if any of our members were looking for us, no hassle, no questions about who we were. Drinks were available by donation. It is directly across the street from The Fort Pub. It was nice and cool on an exceptionally hot day. We are quickly adding new members but I would love to see some members who haven't been out in a while join us again soon or make suggestions about what they might be missing.

    In August I will be away so the next get together I can organize will be September 22, same place, same time. Trinity House 9272 Glover Road at 2:30. If anyone wants to take over and organize a get together for August just let me know and I will share email addresses and details about how to do this.

    It has been suggested that I should setup a closed group on FB to make communications easier. Please let me know if that is something you would like me to do and I can get it done.

    Great to see those that came out and looking forward to a September meet when I get back.

    Judy

  • Monday, September 23, 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

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Burnaby Public Library Metrotown in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    September Speaker Panel- From Devout To In Doubt- Leaving Religion Behind

    This event is cancelled. In order to better reach all our members and accommodate our guest speakers we will be recording a podcast. The podcast publication date will be announced in the near future and will be available on our SoundCloud channel.

  • Sunday, September 29, 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, October 01, 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.



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