Nov 14, 2016 Newsletter

I don't have much more insightful analysis to add to the mountains of commentary on the results of the US Presidential Election.

What I will say is that it concluded the way it was run, with our core Humanist values - reason, compassion and hope - being set aside in favour of hatred, anger and despair. Dark days are ahead.

I'd encourage you to read what Humanist groups across the USA have said about their commitment to work together for justice, peace and the values of equality and human dignity.

We must be similarly vigilant here in Canada and in BC because it's folly to think that we are immune or above the racial resentments and the willingness to permit casual and egregious misogyny and bigotry that allowed it to come to this.

And I have to ask one more time for you to set up a regular donation if you haven't already so we're ready and able to keep fighting.

~Ian Bushfield, Executive Director

Solstice Dinner

On November 30, we will be hosting our annual Winter Solstice Dinner.

This year, the dinner will be held at the Pacific Culinary Institute of the Arts at Granville Island. There will also be a small silent auction to help fund our work.

Tickets are $50 and available online.

Protect Canadians' Right to Free Speech

The BC Humanist Association is proud to be one of the organizations associated with the launch of a new campaign to defend the right of charities, like us, to speak out.

Please visit to find out more about this campaign and what you can do to help fix our broken charity laws.

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• Robert Teszka - The Psychology of Magic

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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