Date: February 21 and April 14
Location: Sunset Community Centre (February 21) and Creekside Community Recreation Centre (April 14)
As Vancouver celebrates its 125th anniversary, Simon Fraser University’s Philosopher’s Cafe series spotlights this important moment in our city’s history with two events: “The Vancouver Identity” on February 21 and “Vancouver at 125 — where do we go from here?” on April 14.
Comfortable surroundings for vibrant street level discussions on burning issues of the day. No formal philosophy training required; real life experience desired. Come early, stay late. These cafés are free of charge and co-sponsored by Vancouver 125.
The Vancouver Identity
Looking beyond marketing and mythology, how do we define ourselves as residents of Canada’s west coast metropolis? What are the qualities and characteristics that distinguish us as Vancouverites?
Sunset Community Centre
6810 Main Street, Vancouver
7 pm, Monday, February 21
This conversation will be moderated by Vanessa Richards:
Vanessa Richards, born in Vancouver, is an multidisciplinary artist and facilitator with a foundation in writing, music, performance, theatre, and collaboration. Her interests include participatory process, social sustainability, and the role of the arts and artists in urban regeneration.
Vancouver at 125 — where do we go from here?
As Vancouver celebrates 125 years as a city, how does our past inform our present and what aspirations do we have for our city into the future?
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver
Multipurpose Room 4/5
7 pm, Thursday, April 14
This conversation will be moderated by Mo Dhaliwal, Chair, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration