Past Events

Cannabis Legalization: Why You Can't Relax – Kirk Tousaw, Lawyer & Marijuana Law Reform Advocate

Cannabis Legalization: Why You Can’t Relax – Kirk Tousaw, Lawyer & Marijuana Law Reform Advocate

Date/Time

Date(s) – 16 Feb 2018
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The legalization of cannabis in Canada is fast approaching. Victoria-based lawyer Kirk Tousaw – who is a major force behind the legalization of cannabis in Canada – joins us in discussion on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

Are we Headed Towards a Nuclear War? – Alex Butterfield, Former Senior US Defence Intelligence Official

Are we Headed Towards a Nuclear War? – Alex Butterfield, Former Senior US Defence Intelligence Official

Date/Time

Date(s) – 1 Feb 2018
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

With missile tests and nuclear threats, how dangerous is North Korea and, for that matter, Donald Trump? Join Alex Butterfield to understand this and more on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

Online Surveillance: Why You Should Care – Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association

Online Surveillance: Why You Should Care – Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association

Date/Time

Date(s) – 20 Jan 2018
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

What is the state of Canadian law regarding surveillance and data-sharing? Are our privacy laws out of date? What can we do to protect ourselves? Find out with civil liberties champion Micheal Vonn on Saturday, January 20th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

A New Generation Fighting Climate Change – Geoff Dembicki, Journalist

A New Generation Fighting Climate Change – Geoff Dembicki, Journalist

Date/Time

Date(s) – 11 Jan 2018
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The first 2018 Forum-Gulf Islands Secondary School joint event features internationally successful 31-year old climate journalist Geoff Dembicki on Thursday, January 11th at GISS at 10 AM. Find out how youth are changing the world!

New World Disorder: Michael Doyle, Former Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations

New World Disorder: Michael Doyle, Former Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations

Date/Time

Date(s) – 1 Dec 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

Michael Doyle was Kofi Annan’s most important advisor from 2001 to 2003. Doyle joins us on Friday, December 1st at 7:30 PM at GISS for a wide-ranging discussion of the major issues facing the international community at this time.

Forum Annual General Meeting

Forum Annual General Meeting

Date/Time

Date(s) – 21 Nov 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Café Talia

All members of the Salt Spring Forum are warmly encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30 PM at Café Talia. At the AGM, we will review the last year’s activities and finances, share our plans for the coming year, and seek your input.

Denial: From Climate Change to Conspiracies – Stephan Lewandowsky, Psychologist

Denial: From Climate Change to Conspiracies – Stephan Lewandowsky, Psychologist

Date/Time

Date(s) – 13 Nov 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

What contributes to climate change denial and to conspiracy theories? Join Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol, to discuss these issues on Monday, November 13th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

Why Philosophy Still Matters – Mark Kingwell, Philosopher

Why Philosophy Still Matters – Mark Kingwell, Philosopher

Date/Time

Date(s) – 29 Oct 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

From politics to architecture, fishing to pop culture—no subject is off limits for Mark Kingwell who joins us for a thought-provoking discussion on Sunday, Oct. 29th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

The Galloping Gourmet: Graham Kerr, Celebrity Chef

The Galloping Gourmet: Graham Kerr, Celebrity Chef

Date/Time

Date(s) – 22 Oct 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Don’t miss the Galloping Gourmet – Graham Kerr – for a fun-filled evening on Sunday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring. This event is a fundraiser for The Root, which is the SSI Farmland Trust’s innovative farm centre project.

SOLD OUT: Margaret MacMillan, World-Renowned Historian

SOLD OUT: Margaret MacMillan, World-Renowned Historian

Date/Time

Date(s) – 13 Oct 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

World-renowned historian Margaret MacMillan joins the Salt Spring Forum for a highly anticipated conversation at ArtSpring on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 PM.

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