Interested With Civic Engagement?

Would you like to attend an event where you’ll get a taste of ideas and experiences from Vancouver’s thinkers and doers? Is civic engagement something that interests you?

The Global Civic Policy Society’s Public Salon will feature short presentations by some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the lower mainland. The eclectic mix of speakers will make for a fast moving and inspirational evening. Hosted by former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, the night will surely challenge, inspire and educate you.

One of the speakers is SFU’s Mark Wexler, Business Ethics and Management Professor. Other speakers include:

- Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird, leader in the First Nations treaty process
- Graham Harrop, editorial cartoonist of the Vancouver Sun
- Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association
- Prof. Redouane Al Fakir, founder of Muhammed Institute of Space Science
- Barbara Jo McIntosh, author and owner of Vancouver’s cook bookstore
– Borealis Quartet, Vancouver’s only resident string quartet
- Donald MacPherson, drug policy expert
- Mark Angelo, founder of the ecologically focused Rivers Institute

If you’re interested, this event is happening this Wednesday, November 3rd from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre at Hamilton and Dunsmuir. Tickets are priced $15 or $30, but if you’re an SFU student, you might be able to get some free tickets. Please contact Lynn for more information. Tickets are given out on a first come, first serve basis, so act fast.

For more information about the Global Civic Policy Society, please visit the organization’s website or follow them on Twitter.

By Kelvin Claveria