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


  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 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.

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 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

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

  • Sunday, November 04, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 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 06, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Book Club: Jihad & Co by Aisha Ahmad

    Jihad & Co Black Markets and Islamist Power by Aisha Ahmad

    For two decades, militant jihadism has been one of the world's most pressing security crises. In civil wars and insurgencies across the Muslim world, certain Islamist groups have taken advantage of the anarchy to establish political control over a broad range of territories and communities. In effect, they have built radical new jihadist proto-states. Why have some ideologically-inspired Islamists been able to build state-like polities out of civil war stalemate, while many other armed groups have failed to gain similar traction? What makes jihadists win? In Jihad & Co., Aisha Ahmad argues that there are concrete economic reasons behind Islamist success. By tracking the economic activities of jihadist groups in Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Mali, and Iraq, she uncovers an unlikely actor in bringing Islamist groups to power: the local business community. To illuminate the nexus between business and Islamist interests in civil war, Ahmad journeys into war-torn bazaars to meet with both jihadists and the smugglers who financed their rise to power. From the arms markets in the Pakistani border region to the street markets of Mogadishu, their stories reveal a powerful economic logic behind the rise of Islamist power in civil wars. Behind the fiery rhetoric and impassioned, ideological claims is the cold, hard cash of the local war economy. Moving readers back and forth between mosques, marketplaces, and battlefields, Ahmad makes a powerful argument that economic savvy, as much as ideological fervor, explains the rise of militant jihadism across the modern Muslim world.

    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, November 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

  • Monday, November 12, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Social 242 Lounge 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 KASHA sign or ask the staff where the table is.



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