A great part of my job is organizing and hosting community gatherings. My goal is always the same: to bring people together for an enjoyable event that also raises awareness about important ideas.
Last month, I held my sixth such event, an evening in Saanich with the Royal BC Museum. Professor and Museum CEO Jack Lohman joined us at the well-loved Beach House restaurant in Cordova Bay.
Professor Lohman gave a riveting speech to a capacity crowd (200 people). He brought with him two of world-class curators, Dr. Kathryn Bridge and Dr. Martha Black, as well as rarely seen treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection.
The three of them generously spent the evening with us, letting everyone get up close and personal with the items, and answering innumerable questions about their historical and cultural significance.
This event was advertised and free tickets were given out on a first-come-first-served basis. My office also organized a companion event earlier in the day for public school students at Claremont Secondary.
If you would have liked to attend but did not hear about, please contact my office and we will be sure to let you know about such events in the future.