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


  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Greater Vancouver Food Bank Warehouse in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Group Sorting @ Food Bank

    Everyone really had a good time last time, so we're doing it again! Sorting food for the food bank!

    The tasks depend on the most urgent need at the time, but may include: - Sorting and boxing food - Checking for open packages and dents - Checking “Best Before” and “Expiry Dates” - Sorting and packing produce - Sorting baby items and packing emergency bags - Any additional tasks that need to be completed.

    Free street parking is available but is limited as there are other businesses around. Carpooling is recommended.

    Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and wear closed-toe shoes that are comfortable.

    There are light snacks and drinks provided.

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting: Forces of Nature Alliance - Our Moment of Power

    "Our Moment of Power" is an interactive presentation that highlights emerging transition projects throughout the Lower Mainland that are already revolutionizing how we live, move, work and grow.  With an inspiring narrative and an equal balance of power-point style presentation and facilitated discussion, Moment of Power encourages participants from all age groups and audience types to collaborate on fresh ideas and smart strategies for their own municipalities' post-carbon future.

    Force of Nature is a registered non profit society under the BC Societies Act.  Our organization includes 160 voting society members, 60 - 80 active volunteer organizers, 7 Directors on our Board, 3 permanent full or part-time staff, and an additional 35,000 British Columbians who have supported our actions and signed our petitions since we were founded in December of 2014.  

    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, September 24, 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

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Mahony & Sons in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    September Vancouver Social Club

    Our Vancouver Social Club is kicking off again! Mike has a private room reserved for 14 guests at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 28th at Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing (False Creek). Please confirm if you will be attending.

    And please email Mike suggestions for the types of future events that you would like to attend.

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Sunday Meeting: Kyla Lee - Should we fear drug impaired drivers?

    Kyla Lee is a partner at Acumen Law Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her practice focuses on impaired driving and roadside drug and alcohol testing. She is deeply concerned by new measures to be put in place by the government to address drug impaired driving and has been an outspoken public advocate against putting regulation before science and research.

    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 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe in Fort Langley, BC, Canada

    Langley & Maple Ridge Humanists Meetup

    Our next get together will be Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at:

    lelem' Arts & Cultural Café
    100 - 23285 Billy Brown Rd, Langley, BC V1M 0C8

    For those who have never been there it's in Fort Langley. Just go north on Glover and take the first left after the train tracks. It's a beautiful cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.

    http://lelem.ca/

    Just for fun bring your favorite book about atheism / humanism for group discussion.

  • Tuesday, October 02, 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, October 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Book Club: Why Is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond

    Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond

    To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be? Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond-renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author-to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.

    Note: This book is not available at VPL, so consider ordering it early through your local bookstore.

    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.

  • Sunday, October 07, 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 08, 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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