Looking the Dragon of Climate Change in the Eye

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

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 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 IV - The Power of Song and Play

Workshops and Concerts with Musicians and Improv Actors

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

Join us after the holiday break with a weekend long musical/theatre event. The musical event will be on Saturday and will start with a day long song writing workshop for both kids and adults. Saturday evening, the musicians and workshop participants will perform their works at the Shatford Centre. During the evening show, Improv artists will lead a small improv game with the musicians, setting the stage for the Sunday theatre event. On Sunday, the improv group Hip Bang will run a workshop and use improv to help people talk about climate change. In the evening, the improv group Peach Gravy will open with short improv games. Hip Bang will follow with long form improv games. The evening will conclude with a sing along that includes the musicians from the Saturday event.

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.