Looking the Dragon of Climate Change in the Eye

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
Tickets are available for online purchase at the links below.

Song-writing Workshop with Maiya Robbie and Tavis Weir on Saturday - Online Tickets and Information

Evening Performance with Maiya Robbie and Tavis Weir on Saturday - Online Tickets and Information

Improv Workshop with Hip.Bang! on Sunday - Online Tickets and Information

Evening Improv Performance with Hip.Bang and Peach Gravy on Sunday - Online Tickets and Information

Join us for a weekend long musical/theatre event. Saturday will start with a day long song writing workshop for both kids and adults with well-known musicians Maiya Robbie and Tavis Weir. Come the evening, the musicians, the workshop participants, and special guests 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 V - A Path is Shown

Carbon-free Solutions: Electric Vehicles and Solar Power

When: Saturday April 6th, 2019, Time TBA
Where: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC

Join us for a carbon free extravaganza at Burrowing Owl winery. This event offers participants a chance to explore the wonder of all electric vehicles and the benefits of domestic solar power. Bruce Stout of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association will speak on battery powered electric vehicles and Jim Wyse of Burrowing Owl will talk about the amazing solar installations he has built into his winery. Solar vendors and electric vehicle dealers will be on site to explain their products to interested individuals..

Act VI - Wisdom from Our Children

Young Artists Portray our Changing World

When: May 2019, Time TBA
Where: Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC

The Penticton Art Gallery will host a show of art works by regional high school students. A specific component of this display will be works that focus on student impressions of climate change. Although not yet confirmed, we hope that this event will also include a workshop on graffiti style art for student artists. Stay tuned for more details.

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