Our friend Sam Sullivan is busy as ever organizing a series of amazing events. Wednesday evening another Public Salon takes place at the Vancouver Playhouse. Here's the blurb:
The next Public Salon will be on Wednesday, February 8. To date, the confirmed speakers will be World-ranked Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist Don Alder, Director of Matthew Soules Architecture and Professor of Architecture UBC Matthew Soules, Eco Stylist and Founder of Eco Fashion Week Miriam Laroche, CEO of social media dashboard Hootsuite Ryan Holmes, former Judge and Attorney General Wally Oppal, and author, journalist and women’s advocate Shari Graydon and Chan Hon Goh, principal Dancer and Advocate of the arts with Dancer Yoshiko Kamikusa
These outstanding individuals will be speaking for 7 minutes each on subjects that they are passionate about. Please join us and enjoy a fast-paced evening of ideas and experiences from people who are making a difference in our community.
Purchase tickets at the door or online – see here for price and details.
Also of note to readers, I posted something on my (rarely used) personal blog yesterday that's been getting a fair number of hits, so I draw your attention to "Newcomers' views of Vancouver".
Through a connection to a friend I was asked by someone if I would volunteer to speak to a small group of immigrants in a MOSAIC program – who now reside in Vancouver – about one of my favourite topics: Vancouver. Specifically, it was going to be a chance for us to converse, and allow the group to practice forming questions and answers in English. I saw it as a crash course in civics.
– post by Mike