Looking the Dragon of Climate Change in the Eye

Act VI - Art and Social Revolution

When: Art Show from Friday May 17th, 7-9pm through June 16th and Topics & Tea Presentation May 29th
Where: Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC

Through the ages, art has inspired, changed, and chronicled great social upheaval. We are now entering another period of social and economic upheaval driven by climate change. Once again, art is at the forefront of provoking action and change. A section of the gallery will display art created along the theme of climate change, promoting awareness and seeking solutions for a better future. Shauna Reid from Penticton Secondary writes, “This year the Penticton Secondary Art Studio has been a busy place. Students have been working with both 2-D and 3-D mediums. We have tackled themes such as the environment and self-awareness through metaphor. We are excited to be part of this group exhibition.” Brad Gibson from Princess Margaret adds, “This annual show offers our students a opportunity to showcase their work in a professional environment. These shows also help build the confidence in our young people and reinforce the importance of using art as a creative outlet for personal expression.” The Topics & Tea presentation will address these events and the importance of art in promoting social change. Admission by donation. Tea and treats provided by: Bench Artisan Market.

Act V - A Path is Shown

Three Ways to Save the Climate: Electric Vehicles, Solar Panels, and Conservation

When: Saturday April 6th, 2019, 11am - 5pm
Where: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC

Join us for a free event to "kick the tires" of electric vehicles, solar panels, and energy conservation ideas. Adopting these energy solutions is the most effective way for individuals to reduce their carbon emissions. Three solar photovoltaic installers will answer questions about solar installations. Burrowing Owl winery is fully run on solar power and owner Jim Wyse will talk about the solar installations at Burrowing Owl at 11 a.m. Individuals who have installed solar panels will be present and willing to answer questions about their experiences. Multiple electric and hybrid vehicle dealers will be displaying their latest models, and bike dealers...Read More

Act IV - The Power of Song and Play

Workshops and Concerts with Musicians and Improv Actors

When: January 26th & 27th, 2019
Where: Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

Join us for a weekend long musical/theatre event. Saturday evening features well-known musicians Maiya Robbie and Tavis Weir a and special guest who will perform “The Planet Can Save Itself” at the Shatford Centre. On Sunday, the Vancouver comedy duo Tom Hill and Devin Mackenzie will run a improv workshop and delve into climate issues with a humorous twist. In the evening, "It is Us we are Worried About", Improv theatre with Hip.Bang!, Peach Gravy and musical guests. Tickets available for purchase at The Dragon's Den, The Book Shop and the Shatford Centre in Penticton, as well as James on Kelly in Summerland.

Act III - Land Memory and the Loss from Climate Change

An Indigenous Art Exhibition

When: Friday November 23rd, 2018, Time 6:00pm
Where: En'owkin Centre, Penticton BC

An exhibit of indigenous art entitled “Land Memory and the Loss Faced by Climate Change - 12,000 Years” will be displayed at The En’owkin Centre in Penticton. Please accept our invitation to attend an opening reception at the Centre beginning at 6pm on November 23. As well as a viewing of the visual arts on display, there will Read More.

Act II - Contending with the Dragon's Power

Climate Change and Wildfire in BC

When: Thursday November 1st, 2018, Time 7:30pm
Where: Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

As the climate warms, the incidence and intensity of environmental factors that affect fire size and severity changes. Periods of drought get longer, more fuel is available to burn, fires are more intense, stronger wind events increase fire size and atmospheric warming results in more lightning fires. Join Bob Gray, a wildfire consultant Read More

Act I - The Adaptation Spell

The Inaugural Fred Ritchie Lecture- How to Keep Global Warming below 2C

When: Friday October 19th, 2018 at 7:30pm
Where: Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

Simon Fraser University Professor Kirsten Zickfeld, describes climate changes that are happening globally and in Canada, identifies the causes for these changes and outlines what can be expected if climate change is left to proceed unchecked. She will then discuss the benefits of living up to the Paris Agreement. Zickfeld’s Read More