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Mother’s Day Fashion Show: The Little Black Dress

This is a fundraising event to support Lifetime Learning Centre Society Wellness Programs With Karin Edberg-Lee A little black dress (LBD) is a black evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended [...]

Earthquakes & Emergency Preparedness

With Jonathan Hughes - UFV Jonathan's training in natural sciences began with undergraduate work in Forestry and Geology and continued with research and teaching in Botany. For his PhD  he used vascular plant ecology and pollen of tidal-marsh sediments to quantify relative sea-level change from the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.     Learn about seismic risk in the [...]

The Importance of Books Beyond Text

With Brian Murdoch A pre-festival program for the 10th Annual Writers & Readers Festival Quite apart from the beauty of the craft of fine publishing, we may learn a great deal from the social context and historical perspective of a volume. This two-hour session will provide a context for such evaluation, but will also address [...]

Canadian Literature: Mazo de la Roche

With Ron Dart A pre-festival program for the 10th Annual Writers & Readers Festival More famous than Lucy Maude Montgomery in her time, most famous for her ‘Jalna’ series, or the Whiteoak Chronicles. The series tells the story of one hundred years of the Whiteoak family covering from 1854 to 1954. Learn more about this [...]

Show and Tell: Folk Art Collections

Celebrating BC Heritage Week and Canada 150 Sesquicentennial With Sharon Syrette Folk Art has been described as rustic and simplistic - most often created by ordinary people and unschooled artists who learned their craft from family traditions passed down from the 'old country'. Even the most practical, everyday items were decorated in bold colors and [...]

Civilization and the Transition to Global Community

    With Harold Rosen (www.interfaitheducation.org) A sense of world history often emerges as we mature individually. A parallel process applies to humanity collectively, as broad patterns become more visible. We can now see that by the year 1500, four long-standing, regional civilizations were dominant - China, India, Christian Europe, and Islamic Middle East - [...]

A Change in the Wind

With Margaret Evans Have you noticed the adaptation of wildlife species to climate change? For example: Butterflies are on the move and there is one species that has changed both its habitat and its diet in order to cope with a warming world. That’s a first in the science records. Mammals and birds are moving [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|Environment, February 2017, January 2017, Program Month, Programs|0 Comments

Celebrating Canada 150: Fashions of 1867

In honour of our Sesquicentennial come join Fashion Historian, Ivan Sayers, for an entertaining insight to the fashions of 1867. This lecture is from Ivan’s private curated collection in Vancouver. With Ivan Sayers Date: June 7, 2017 Day: Wednesday Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Fee: Member $7 Non –Member $10 Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission [...]

Bus Tour: Dickens Sweets and Museum

This excursion will take us to another place and time! We are off to Dickens Sweets and Museum in Chilliwack for a full immersion into everything British. Over 175 flavours of loose-leaf tea! Museum of memorabilia of the Royal family, Charles Dickens, the Titanic, and Christmas of yesteryears. Browse the museum, stay for lunch, and [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|Past Events 2016, Past Events By Year|0 Comments

Bus Tour: Vancouver Art Gallery

  Photographer Walker Evans will be featured at the VAG as well as the pieces from the permanent collection. The Evans exhibition features more than 180 black and white and colour prints from the 1920s through to the 1970s, including the iconic images Evans made in the American South during the Great Depression—work that played [...]

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