WORLD-LEADING BEE EXPERT ON ISLAND

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 6th 2016

Do you remember the last time you were stung by a bee? Do you love the taste of honey on toast? Are you concerned about the shrinking number of bees in the world?

Bees are creatures of great mystery, wonder and importance. And …

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AVI LEWIS NEXT SALT SPRING FORUM GUEST

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 30, 2016

In 2014, Naomi Klein spoke with the Salt Spring Forum about her international bestselling book, This Changes Everything. Now, the Forum is thrilled to host Avi Lewis, whose recently released documentary of the same name was inspired by his wife’s book.

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FILMMAKER JUDY JACKSON ON HER TIME WORKING WITH ADRIENNE CLARKSON

Judy Jackson (filmmaker and former Salt Spring Forum board member) on her time working with Adrienne Clarkson on CBC’s The Fifth Estate:

“Back in the day (1980), when Adrienne was a host of The Fifth Estate and I was a director, we went to Guatemala together. It was very dangerous. We were documenting the incredible …

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CANDIDATES WOO SALT SPRING CROWD

By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 7, 2015

Candidates vying for votes in the Oct. 19 federal election faced off at Gulf Islands Secondary School Monday afternoon to discuss issues of importance to youth, seniors and all in between before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 people.

Education, healthcare, Bill C-51, …

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CANADIAN ACTIVIST SEES SIGNS OF HOPE

By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 21, 2014

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There are few bigger names in Canadian activism than Maude Barlow; and it doesn’t take very long to understand why that’s the case.

Within a few minutes of an interview earlier this week, she touched on a global …

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MAUDE BARLOW AT SALT SPRING FORUM

By Cat Paquette Published in the Island Tides; Volume 26, Number 9; May 15-28, 2014

Some of us take clean water for granted. We turn on the tap and drink. If we cannot do that, we filter our water or buy bottled water. If we have the means, we quench our thirst and move on …

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OLIVIA CHOW NEXT FORUM GUEST

By Staff Writer Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, February 6, 2014

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A politician who has devoted her career to making positive social change is the next guest of the Salt Spring Forum.

Member of Parliament Olivia Chow will join the forum in discussion on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 …

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HAPPINESS EXPERT AT SALT SPRING FORUM TALK

By Staff Writer Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, January 7, 2014

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Salt Spring residents are invited to chase away the winter blues with a world-class lesson in happiness hosted by the Salt Spring Forum.

Globally renowned economist and well-being expert John Helliwell is the next speaker on the …

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LOUISE ARBOUR AT SALT SPRING'S FORUM

Read the article about our wonderful evening with Human Rights proponent Louise Arbour. …

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FORUM HOSTS RENOWNED CANADIAN THOMAS BERGER

By Staff Writer Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 16, 2013

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As debate about pipelines rages on, the Salt Spring Forum presents Thomas Berger — iconic Canadian politician, activist and judge — on Saturday, May 18 at ArtSpring.

Justice Berger will discuss the complicated relationship between oil and gas …

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