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


  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM through July 31, 2020
    Virtual

    Pride Run & Walk 2020

    Join members of the Queer Humanist Alliance in the 2020 virtual Pride Run & Walk!

    Register for our team here

    The Quick and Dirty

    • Pride Run & Walk is going virtual
    • Run or walk anywhere you like, anytime in July. The 2020 Vancouver Pride Run & Walk is global! 
    • Costumes encouraged!
    • Chances to win great prizes
    • RSVP and share on Facebook
    • Questions? priderun@vancouverfrontrunners.org

    We've got this!

    We can't run and walk together this year - we can still have community! There are three ways to get involved in 2020.

    1. Run or walk 5km or 10km anytime in the month of July, along the route of your choice. We recommend a route close to home, with limited vehicle traffic.
    2. Fundraise from home. If you are unable or would prefer not to run or walk, and you still want to share in this year's event, this is a great option!
    3. Donate to one of the participants, or directly to one or both of our beneficiaries. All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt in time for next year's tax filing. 

    Last year was brilliant, with over 400 registrants! We're aiming to do even better this year - help us raise $20k in 2020 for LGBTQ2+ charities.

    Get the full run down here!

    Raising Money for LGBTQ Non-Profit Organizations

    Vancouver Frontrunners created this volunteer-led special event to raise money and give back to the  LGBTQ2+ community. Since the event's inception, we've donated over $100,000 to many deserving charities. Read on to learn about this year's beneficiaries.

    Every year we try to get more people out running and walking so we can raise and donate even more, and so people get to experience the joy of a run or walk among friends. With your help, 2020 will be no exception.  Help us raise $20k in 2020! 

    Out in Schools engage youth through film in the promotion of safer and more diverse learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying.

    These are serious issues facing today’s youth, particularly queer youth. By bringing queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, they give youth a safer space to explore these issues.

    LOUD Business raises money and invests in the future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community through its charitable arm, the LOUD Foundation Pride Youth Scholarship Fund. By supporting the development of students who possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.


    Register here

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    TBD

    Sunday meetings are now taking place via Online. Email Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net) for an invite to the next meeting.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 01:45 PM
    Chapman Creek Hatchery in Sechelt, BC, Canada

    Sunshine Coast Humanists meeting

    The Sunshine Coast Secular Humanist Association meets on the second Sunday of each month and sometimes on the 4th as well from 1:45 to 4:30 PM.

    We meet at the Salmon Fish Hatchery in Wilson Creek. It is left off Field Road (4381 Parkway Drive) about 1 km from Highway 101. Just follow the dirt road until you are at the bottom and ignore the sign that says that they are closed Sundays. Everyone welcome, no membership required. Phone Fred for more info: 604-741-0710.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Online (email for link)

    Zoom Room KASHA Coffee Klatsch

    Are you missing the social interaction & conversations at the KASHA Secular Humanist Thinkers’ Café which used to occur at 8:30 am on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month at Urban Fare Mission Park, but is now stopped due to COVID-19 concerns?

    Then what follows is a suggested alternative, named Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch; this will be an On Line Discussion group that herein is proposed will occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. All you need to attend the online Coffee Klatsch is internet service and a computer with audio and, preferably, a camera to show your face; you do, however, have to bring your own coffee or other beverage of choice. You do not need to get Zoom software, but instead just Log On to the unique meeting Zoom Web Link at the Date/Time that will be sent to you via email. The concept is that at each Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch the participants can choose what they want to talk about. To get us started there may be a couple of suggested discussion topics, such as for example: (1) During this COVID-19 shut-in period how are you managing to get groceries and staples, and/or do you need some help? (2) How long do you think the COVID-19 shut-in period will last, in Canada, BC and more specifically in the Central Okanagan? OR even, (3) Is Klatsch the correct spelling, or should it be Klatch, Clatch, Clutch or the original German word Kaffeeklatsch (i.e., Gossip over Coffee)? These are just a few ideas to get us started, but thereafter Coffee Klatsch participants will decide on discussion topics of interest to each of them. There is no requirement you attend any Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch online meeting (even if you are emailed the Zoom Web Link); you also can leave each meeting anytime you wish by pushing the ‘Leave Meeting’ button in Zoom. Interested?

    If you are interested in participating in this ‘new’ way to socially interact in these difficult self-distanced and home-bound times, then send an email to Reg Olson at rocdocedbc@gmail.com. Reg will respond confidentially to each interested participant to explain: (a) how Zoom basically works, (b) how the protocols for the Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch will or should work, and (c) answer any questions you may have.

    Depending on responses, the tentative plan is to have the first or inaugural Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch Meeting on April 28th 9:00am, and then on at the latest by Tuesday, May 12th. It will continue thereafter so long as there are interested participants.

    Details on the KASHA website

  • Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    TBD

    Sunday meetings are now taking place via Online. Email Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net) for an invite to the next meeting.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Mission Creek Regional Park in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Secular Humanist Thinkers' Coffee Klatsch (outside)

    Please join us for casual and friendly discussion of secular humanism, history, politics, and culture at a physical distance.

    We will be practicing social distancing as per BC Health Guidelines.

    Please bring your own coffee and muffin.

    Look for us at the covered picnic structure. We do not book the space, so we may have to move for people who have booked the space.

    Bring your own chair; you may or may not need it.

    We will have a  sign on the table.

    Click on this picture to enlarge.

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

    View full KASHA calendar

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    TBD

    Sunday meetings are now taking place via Online. Email Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net) for an invite to the next meeting.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Online (email for link)

    Zoom Room KASHA Coffee Klatsch

    Are you missing the social interaction & conversations at the KASHA Secular Humanist Thinkers’ Café which used to occur at 8:30 am on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month at Urban Fare Mission Park, but is now stopped due to COVID-19 concerns?

    Then what follows is a suggested alternative, named Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch; this will be an On Line Discussion group that herein is proposed will occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. All you need to attend the online Coffee Klatsch is internet service and a computer with audio and, preferably, a camera to show your face; you do, however, have to bring your own coffee or other beverage of choice. You do not need to get Zoom software, but instead just Log On to the unique meeting Zoom Web Link at the Date/Time that will be sent to you via email. The concept is that at each Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch the participants can choose what they want to talk about. To get us started there may be a couple of suggested discussion topics, such as for example: (1) During this COVID-19 shut-in period how are you managing to get groceries and staples, and/or do you need some help? (2) How long do you think the COVID-19 shut-in period will last, in Canada, BC and more specifically in the Central Okanagan? OR even, (3) Is Klatsch the correct spelling, or should it be Klatch, Clatch, Clutch or the original German word Kaffeeklatsch (i.e., Gossip over Coffee)? These are just a few ideas to get us started, but thereafter Coffee Klatsch participants will decide on discussion topics of interest to each of them. There is no requirement you attend any Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch online meeting (even if you are emailed the Zoom Web Link); you also can leave each meeting anytime you wish by pushing the ‘Leave Meeting’ button in Zoom. Interested?

    If you are interested in participating in this ‘new’ way to socially interact in these difficult self-distanced and home-bound times, then send an email to Reg Olson at rocdocedbc@gmail.com. Reg will respond confidentially to each interested participant to explain: (a) how Zoom basically works, (b) how the protocols for the Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch will or should work, and (c) answer any questions you may have.

    Depending on responses, the tentative plan is to have the first or inaugural Zoom Room Coffee Klatsch Meeting on April 28th 9:00am, and then on at the latest by Tuesday, May 12th. It will continue thereafter so long as there are interested participants.

    Details on the KASHA website

  • Sunday, August 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    TBD

    Sunday meetings are now taking place via Online. Email Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net) for an invite to the next meeting.

  • Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    ONLINE in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting

    TBD

    Sunday meetings are now taking place via Online. Email Dan Hanna (dan_hanna@telus.net) for an invite to the next meeting.



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