Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:50pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Put your philosopher's hat on and head into a Zoom call to discuss relevant social issues!
 

Come join our regular SFU Philosophers’ Café host Reema Faris for a discussion on topical social issues.

  • May 10: Let’s go to the movies! Hollywood’s big night (The Oscars) was on April 25th. Whether or not you’ve seen the films honoured, overlooked, or ignored, what draws you to the movies and what makes a good movie?

  • May 25: Streaming consciousness: With the technological revolution of smart devices and social media, in what ways has your consumption of media changed?

  • June 7: Hey Dad!: given divergent perspectives on masculinity and gender roles, how have your views and understandings of what it means to be a father changed?

  • June 21:Congratulations!: It’s the end of another academic school year in an era of uncertainty. What advice do you have to offer the Class of 2021?

  • July 12: The True North Strong and Free: What does Canada mean to you?

  • August 9: You’ve got a friend in me! Friends are the ones who often help us through the ups and downs of life’s journey. What are your experiences of friendship and how have those relationships changed as the second year of the global pandemic unfolds?

 

 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. 

 

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location:
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Settle in with a cuppa home brew and chat with other book folk!

We’ll supply the books; you just have to read the book and join us via Zoom ready for a good discussion! 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. Whether you are well-seasoned in book clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Afternoon Tea Book Club live via Zoom.

This month, we're reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal.

Registration required to receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. An email address is required for registration. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam OR your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great).

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12). 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more information.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.


Tomorrow's Harvest

Friday, May 14th | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Farmers Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are living their dream: every harvest on the land that has belonged to Zaklan's family since 1924 feeds their community and reminds them of how tasty veggies can be. But they're facing an uncertain future. Soaring land prices in B.C. have pushed small-scale farmers out and development has eaten up valuable farmland, forcing a new generation to think outside the box. 

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us at 3:00pm for a great discussion!

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location:
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 1:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 12:50pm to test your technology. 

Location:
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Ever wonder what theatre actors are thinking on opening night? Or what goes on in the rehearsal room?

This session will be led by Moya O'Connell, an actor from Bard on the Beach, who will answer your questions about Shakespeare’s language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. Moya will share her favourite tips and tricks, and talk about what her artistic process is like when approaching a part in a Shakespeare play.

Open to anyone interested in theatre, acting, and Shakespeare - all ages welcome. 

 

Moya O’Connell is an actor, teacher, director and writer. She has spent eleven seasons at The Shaw Festival, eight seasons at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and been seen in countless productions across this vast country playing leading roles in the theatre.

She has played Queens, warriors, princesses, conspirators, daughters, wives, mothers, psychopaths, writers, waitresses, fascists, teachers, heiresses, paupers, ingenues, heroines, harridans, weightlifters, scientists, socialites, academics, nuns, political radicals, housewives, and ordinary citizens.        

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and learn how to maximizing your brain’s fitness with Karima Benameur, MD

With deteriorating health, particularly brain health, occurring at a global level, this course introduces you to methods for maximizing your brain's fitness through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and sleep. We'll debunk popular myths about prescribed practices for overall health and then uncover studies from the last few decades revealing practical routines and interventions that are proven to help improve the brain. You'll also get a glimpse at the brain's structure and common brain functions, as well as a "prescription" each week of tips for improving your brain's health.

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: Nutrition and the Brain
  • Week 2: Exercise and the Brain
  • Week 3: Meditation and the Brain
  • Week 4: Sleep and the Brain

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Are you in Grade 3 and would like to join a Book Club?

If your answer is yes, then Super Kids Book Club is for you!  The book title for May is Life according to Og the Frog by Betty Birney.

If you're not in Grade 3 and would like to join the book discussion with other Super Kids, register for a Zoom link which will be emailed to you a few days before we meet.

We're hosting this virtual program on Zoom.  A Zoom invite will be emailed to you a couple of days before we meet. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Registration required. Register online or call Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us for a wide-ranging, open discussion of current events throughout the world with host Michael Wood.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. 

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

To join the meeting, click here

Location:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 11:30am, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 11:15am to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/98217498701?pwd=eDFOM0hmZzRWem1TdXR3ZHp0M0VyQT09

 

Location:
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, METROPOLIS had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, METROPOLIS can be appreciated in its full glory.

METROPOLIS takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, METROPOLIS stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

Released in 1927. 149 minutes.

We will be meeting at 2pm to discuss the film, which you will need to watch on your own time beforehand. All movies are streaming for FREE on NVDPL’s movie streaming service Kanopy. This service is available to anyone residing in North Vancouver District.  Please note that your access to Kanopy is limited to 4 films per calendar month.  Link to Kanopy information and instructions: https://nvdpl.ca/accessing-kanopy 

NVDPL Kanopy link to the film: https://nvdpl.kanopy.com/video/metropolis-0

NVDPL DVD link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S32C394601

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Put your philosopher's hat on and head into a Zoom call to discuss relevant social issues!
 

Come join our regular SFU Philosophers’ Café host Reema Faris for a discussion on topical social issues.

  • May 10: Let’s go to the movies! Hollywood’s big night (The Oscars) was on April 25th. Whether or not you’ve seen the films honoured, overlooked, or ignored, what draws you to the movies and what makes a good movie?

  • May 25: Streaming consciousness: With the technological revolution of smart devices and social media, in what ways has your consumption of media changed?

  • June 7: Hey Dad!: given divergent perspectives on masculinity and gender roles, how have your views and understandings of what it means to be a father changed?

  • June 21:Congratulations!: It’s the end of another academic school year in an era of uncertainty. What advice do you have to offer the Class of 2021?

  • July 12: The True North Strong and Free: What does Canada mean to you?

  • August 9: You’ve got a friend in me! Friends are the ones who often help us through the ups and downs of life’s journey. What are your experiences of friendship and how have those relationships changed as the second year of the global pandemic unfolds?

 

 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. 

 

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location:
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Baha'is of North Vancouver.

This program will be held via Zoom. The session will start at 2:00pm, however, you're welcome to tune in as early as 1:45pm to test your technology.

The session can be accessed via: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/96690503411?pwd=NnlCSEh0K24zWmZCcWR5eHlreVRxZz09

Location:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

 

Join this MOOC to explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention.

For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are also home to millions living in poverty. Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life, but that’s not always the case for many people around the world.

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

The course includes a historical exploration of cities: how urban centers like ancient Rome resulted from consolidation of imperial power, how cities like Sao Paulo grew as important hotbeds of industry, and how cities like Seattle became hubs of technology and human capital.

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policy makers, urban leaders and city residents.

The analytical framework of the course comes from economics, but is enhanced by conversations with experts from other disciplines (including Sociology, Urban Planning, Journalism, Anthropology, History, Art & Music) to provide learners with a greater understanding of all aspects of urbanism.

What you'll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world

  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world

  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities

  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn

  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city

  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities

  • What the future might hold for urban life

 

This MOOC is presented by Edward L. Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Learn more about the course here: https://youtu.be/XxOf5Bsfsxs

 

This course will take place over Zoom. Here is what you need to know:

  • Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the session. Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8166.
  • You will need a computer with a microphone or headset, and a webcam. You can also choose to use your smartphone/tablet.
  • If you need more information contact Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca

Register online or call 604.929.3727 ext. 8154 or email leev@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Get together (virtually) with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test!

Every month we’ll select a new cookbook or cookbook author from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out. At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

This month we are cooking from The Well-Plated Cookbook by Erin Clarke

Or, a copy of the book will be available at Capilano Library. Come have a look and pick out a recipe to try!

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more information.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Location:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and learn how to maximizing your brain’s fitness with Karima Benameur, MD

With deteriorating health, particularly brain health, occurring at a global level, this course introduces you to methods for maximizing your brain's fitness through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and sleep. We'll debunk popular myths about prescribed practices for overall health and then uncover studies from the last few decades revealing practical routines and interventions that are proven to help improve the brain. You'll also get a glimpse at the brain's structure and common brain functions, as well as a "prescription" each week of tips for improving your brain's health.

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: Nutrition and the Brain
  • Week 2: Exercise and the Brain
  • Week 3: Meditation and the Brain
  • Week 4: Sleep and the Brain

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Each month the Armchair Detectives Society selects a different mystery series. You can read one or all of the books in the series and then join fellow mystery-lovers to discuss! You can find many of the titles at the library or on Libby.

Here are our upcoming meetings:

  • April 22 | 3pm     Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell

 

 

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will be held on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an evening with award-winning author and maritime historian John MacFarlane!

John presents a talk about his book, Around the World in a Dugout Canoe, a ground-breaking work that reveals the real story of Captain John Voss, the Tilikum, and, setting out from Victoria, B.C., Voss's remarkable attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1901. It is an enduring story of courage, adventure, tragedy and at times, sheer luck.

John MacFarlane is the curator emeritus of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, curator of the Nauticapedia Project and author of a number of books and articles on nautical history. For more information about John, visit the event listing online! remarkable attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1901. It is an enduring story of courage, adventure, tragedy and at times, sheer luck. 

 

About John
 
John MacFarlane is the curator emeritus of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, curator of the Nauticapedia Project and author of a number of books and articles on nautical history. He was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy (Reserve). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (London), recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence. His book, Around the World in a Dugout Canoe (co-authored with Lynn J. Salmon), won the John Lyman Book Award for best book published in the category of “Canadian Naval and Maritime History.” He lives in Qualicum Beach, BC.
 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

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