Upcoming Community Events

Jun 21 | National Indigenous Peoples Day

“Join us as we celebrate National Indigenous Day at Trout Lake with a community-based, full day of events set to showcase and celebrate the diversity of Indigenous people across Canada.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people gather to share their spirit, experiences, stories, songs, art and dance with each other and the general community – with a whole day of entertainment, activities, and fun planned for the whole family.”

Jun 29-30 | Nicanor Perlas ~ Humanity’s Last Stand: The challenge of Artificial Intelligence

The 21st century is the Age of Science and Technology in which humanity faces the unique and unprecedented challenge of Artificial Intelligence (AI). If properly developed AI will bring tremendous benefits to society. However, if used inappropriately, it could lead to the extinction of humanity in as little as 10 to 20 years. The fate of our future lies literally in our hands.

Evening Talk: Being Human & AI
Saturday, June 29 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Centre for Peace

Workshop: Humanity’s Last Stand
Sunday, June 30, 8:00 am-6:00 pm in Lynn Valley Village

Cost: Sat. & Sun. $120 / Sat. only $30 /Sun. only $90 / organic lunch $20
Registration: Anthony 778-885-3415 or PerlasAI@protonmail.com

The lectures will give an overview of the challenge as well as reveal what citizens and a more spiritual second scientific revolution in the mainstream can do to enable AI technologies to serve humanity instead of making us extinct.

Dr. Rudolf Steiner developed the idea of threefolding between 1917 and 1922. The core concept recognizes three domains of human social activity: economic, legal, and cultural. Steiner maintained that the health of a human society depended on an adult population that understood the characteristics of each domain and could thereby organize society so that each domain enjoyed independence and autonomy.

Nicanor Perlas is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization and spiritualized science. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the President and Congress as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. He has headed global and national civil society networks that were responsible for stopping 12 nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticide formulations and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines. Perlas is a member of the Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award and UNEP’S Global 500 Award. He is the author of Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power, Threefolding.

Jul 2 – | Rainbow Unicorn Summer 2019 Program

“Calling all young explorers! Let’s venture out into the friendly wilderness of North Vancouver and create a Summer camp for ourselves. We’ll create art, forage for edible plants, meet new animal friends, and cool off in the water! Welcome to Rainbow Unicorn Camp, a camp for young explorers ages 6-10.

Create the camp – We’ll start our Summer activities by designing our camp together. Create a fort and share it with others. Craft beaded jewelry and develop our camp culture.​

Play forest games – Games to bring us together in the forest and connect us with nature. We’ll sing, dance and uncover our connection with the trees.

Make new friends – Herbal ferries, animal friends and ancient ancestors! We’ll connect with the diverse inhabitants of North Vancouver.

Adventure Days – The only way to become a forest explorer is to get out there! Let’s adventure into the awesome natural places of North Vancouver.”

Details and registration: rainbowunicorn.ca

Jul 3 – 12 | A Camp for Children ages 9-13

Wednesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 12th, 2019
Located on 100 acres of Steiner-inspired forest on the Koksilah River near Duncan, BC

“A new sleepaway summer camp for rising 3rd-8th graders children facilitated by Rev. Ann Burfeind of the Christian Community. Based on the European model that has been in existence since the 1950s, we are proud to continue the original camps’ mission to provide children an escape from the buzz of everyday life, a retreat into nature and the natural rhythms of the day and night. Together we leave our screens behind as we venture into the forest to sing, tell stories, create beautiful projects, swim, explore, and play games. As we build our camp community, we build a family away from home – we eat wholesome meals together, joke, play, and celebrate with the Children’s Service on Sundays. All beliefs and income levels welcome.”

Registration and information: www.thechristiancommunity.org/children-youth/camps

Jul 28 – Aug 3 | 9th annual Summer Chamber Music Program!

“NSMA Summer Chamber Music Program 2019 takes place from July 28th to August 3rd at St. David’s United Church in West Vancouver. It is open to violinists, violists, violists, cellists, woodwind instrumentalists, singers and pianists RCM Grade 7 and higher (ages 9 to 19). We will also have a few additional guest faculty join us.

Our program offers piano ensembles, chamber orchestra, daily coaching of trios/quartet ensembles, masterclasses, creative workshops (art, painting, dance) as well as student and faculty concerts.

For more information, please visit our website. Auditions will start in a few weeks.”

Aug 25 – Sep 8 | In Search of the Centre-in Depth, Dornach, Arlesheim & beyond

“A week of in-depth exploring with Rima Meadow, an American eurythmist and speech artist, who has lived, studied and worked in Dornach-Arlesheim for 7 years. Included will be art classes in clay and painting, story time with Wanda Chrzanowska, who has amazing tales about her family and Dornach – as well as other opportunities that may present themselves. Rima will then take us to explore Colmar and see the Isenheim altarpiece by Grünewald, the glorious Alsace area, Mont St-Odile, Strasbourg cathedral, Malsch, Maulbronn Monastery and, finally, a day in Stuttgart before returning home. Accommodation will be primarily in monastery or convent guesthouses; hotel in Riquewihr and near Stuttgart airport.”

For further information please contact Sarnia Guiton 604-740-0676 | sarnia@sophiaservices.ca or visit www.sophiaservices.ca

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