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Is the Future Really Green? – Peter Robinson, David Suzuki Foundation CEO in Conversation at ArtSpring

May 26, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
The recent provincial election saw the BC Green Party triple its presence in the BC legislature – including a local win for Green MLA Adam Olsen. What could this major shift mean for the future of the province, environment and economy? How can the economy and environmentalism work together?The Salt Spring Forum hosts a very timely discussion with Peter Robinson – CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, and former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Housing – to discuss these stirring questions…See More
May 12
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Plenty of Fish in the Sea? – SS Forum Presents Dr. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Scientist at Beaver Point Hall

May 5, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Global overfishing and massive underreporting of catches are putting world fish populations in peril. How close are the planet’s fisheries to collapse? What can be done to reverse this dangerous trajectory?Dr. Daniel Pauly, a world-renowned fisheries scientist, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a crucial and highly informative conversation about the challenges currently facing fish and the oceans — and what can be done to help.Since 1999, Dr. Pauly has led an all-encompassing research project…See More
Apr 27
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All Candidates Debate on SSI at Gulf Islands Secondary School gym

April 27, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
The Salt Spring Forum sponsors the Provincial All Candidates Debate, which takes place on Thursday, April 27 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) gymnasium. The event is produced in partnership with GISS and is open to both the general public and GISS students. This a great opportunity to find out where your local party candidates stand on important election issues. Everyone is invited to attend!Following the event, The Forum will also post a video recording of the…See More
Apr 13
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Salt Spring Forum Presents Kent Rathwell - Green Business is Big Business at ArtSpring

February 5, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
WE UNDERSTAND THIS EVENT *WILL* PROCEED AS SCHEDULED despite today's weather. CHECK WITH ArtSpring to be sure.  Did you know that Canada is home to the world’s longest green highway—a network of 10,000 km of electric vehicle charging stations? It’s all thanks to Kent Rathwell, who joins the Forum in conversation on February 5th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring​.Through his company, Sun Country Highway​, Rathwell built a Canada-wide network of free public chargers to support the electric vehicle…See More
Jan 9
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Salt Spring Forum Presents Grand Chief Stewart Phillip at ArtSpring

November 26, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
From speaking out against the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion, to signing a pan-continental treaty alliance against the Alberta oil sands, to declining to attend a royal ceremony with Prince William earlier this fall – Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has been making headlines lately.The Salt Spring Forum is honoured to host this remarkable First Nations leader for a community discussion on reconciliation.This past September, Grand Chief Phillip was re-elected as President of the…See More
Nov 7, 2016
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Successful Environmental Activism: SS Forum Presents Don Steinke at ArtSpring

October 21, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
The Salt Spring Forum welcomes Don Steinke – a Washington State resident and retired high school science teacher who has become a highly effective leader in the movement against the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure – for a discussion about environmental activism.Don Steinke is an ordinary citizen having a major impact in the fight against climate change. His work has largely focused on his local government and the transportation of crude oil by rail. Steinke helped stop a new oil…See More
Oct 12, 2016
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SS Forum Presents Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit Leader & Environmental Activist at Gulf Islands Secondary School (Multi-Purpose Room)

October 16, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Internationally-renown Inuit leader and environmental activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier joins the Salt Spring Forum to discuss the international politics of climate change, indigenous rights, and cultural protection.Sheila Watt-Cloutier is the former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents 160,000 Inuit in Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Russia. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. In 2005, she took the United…See More
Oct 3, 2016
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The Upside of Down: An Evening with Thomas Homer-Dixon at ArtSpring

June 18, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
The Salt Spring Forum hosts Canadian academic Thomas Homer-Dixon, the author of “The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization” and “The Ingenuity Gap”.Thomas Homer-Dixon holds the CIGI Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo. He is also Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation and Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.No one has thought more about the…See More
May 29, 2016
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An Evening with Dr. Mark Winston, Bee & Pollination Expert & 2015 Governor General's Award Winner at ArtSpring

April 12, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
The decline of many species of bees – as well as various other pollinators – poses a large threat to the world’s food supply and if the decline continues, there will be devastating consequences around the globe.Dr. Mark L. Winston, the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination and recent 2015 Governor-General’s Award-winner for his bestselling nonfiction book, Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a discussion on bees and what they can teach us.Dr. Winston has…See More
Mar 27, 2016
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SS Forum Presents Avi Lewis (at GISS) at Gulf Islands Secondary School

April 5, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Join the Salt Spring Forum for a special evening with documentary filmmaker and television journalist Avi Lewis. Avi Lewis has a 25-year history of pushing the boundaries of mainstream media. He recently directed This Changes Everything (2015), a documentary inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller. The documentary is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.Lewis’ first documentary, The Take (2004), followed Argentina’s movement of worker-run…See More
Mar 17, 2016
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Climate Wars: An Evening with Gwynne Dyer at ArtSpring

March 14, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Gwynne Dyer – one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on international affairs – joins the Salt Spring Forum for a discussion about the great challenges that humanity faces such as climate change, war, terrorism and disease.For over twenty years, Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer. His column on international affairs – published twice weekly – runs in 175…See More
Mar 3, 2016
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Silencing Science? – An Evening with Dr. Kristi Miller on Science & Censorship at ArtSpring

March 10, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Dr. Kristi Miller, an internationally recognised scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, joins the Salt Spring Forum, to discuss her research on wild salmon (and how to save them), an issue of extreme importance for the coast of BC.In 2011, Dr. Miller published an article in the world-leading journal Science but then was prohibited from discussing her research with the media by the Harper government. Since the change of government this past fall, Dr. Miller is once again able to speak…See More
Feb 28, 2016
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The Salt Spring Forum’s 5th Anniversary Featuring Globe Columnist Lawrence Martin & Gallery Reception at ArtSpring

February 13, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The Salt Spring Forum will be five years old on February 13, 2016 and wants to celebrate with you!The evening will begin by welcoming back the very first Forum speaker, Globe & Mail National Affairs Columnist and bestselling author Lawrence Martin for a discussion on The Undoing of Harperland: Where Trudeau Will Lead Canada. After the discussion in the ArtSpring theatre, be sure to stay for a special reception in the gallery and enjoy Garry Oaks wine and Salt Spring Cheese.Tickets are…See More
Jan 24, 2016
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Jan 24, 2016
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The Salt Spring Forum Presents Jamie Biggar of Leadnow.ca at ArtSpring

January 15, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Should Canada’s electoral system be reformed? How can youth be more engaged in elections and the electoral process? What do you think about strategic voting?Let’s discuss this with the Salt Spring Forum’s first guest of 2016 – youth-and-democracy activist and Leadnow.ca Campaigns Director and co-founder Jamie Biggar.Leadnow is a national-scale not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 and is run by young people. The Leadnow community – of over 500,000 Canadians – was also a key player in…See More
Jan 7, 2016
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Salt Spring Forum/UBC Student Conference on Arctic Politics at Gulf Islands Secondary School, Multi-Purpose Room

November 28, 2015 to November 29, 2015
The Salt Spring Forum hosts UBC students at the Gulf Islands Secondary School for a two-day conference on November 28th and 29th. We warmly invite all friends of the Forum to attend this public event. Admission is by donation. Audience members are welcome to come and go as they wish.The conference runs in the GISS Multi-Purpose room from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM on November 28th and from 9 AM - 2:00 PM on November 29th. For the full conference schedule please visit the Forum website: …See More
Nov 13, 2015

The Salt Spring Forum is a charitable non-profit organization that brings leading thinkers and intellectuals to Salt Spring Island for community discussion and democratic debate. We are an organization committed to the sharing of ideas of national and global significance.  To this end we offer an annual speaker’s series, workshops, academically-oriented community courses, literary festivals, and support all-candidate debates during election periods. To learn more about our goals and vision please visit our About Us page. The Salt Spring Forum would not possible without the support of our members and generous donations. To become a member please visit our Membership page. To make a donation please visit our Ways to Donate  page.

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