Published on 26 Apr 2011

40 Minute Forums – Spring 2011

40 Minute Forums (Spring 2011) – A chance to engage with intelligent and articulate people who have something engaging, entertaining, stimulating or challenging to say to Cathedral parishioners and friends. Our diverse speakers are from: the arts, including drama, writing, television, film; government and politics; religion; education; not-for-profit organizations; etc. Free admission, free beverages. Sundays, 9:15AM, in the Park Room.

Smart Cookies at Christ Church Cathedral's 40 Minute Forums

Smart Cookies at Christ Church Cathedral's 40 Minute Forums - May 1, 2011

May 1st – The Smart Cookies
Topic: Making More Dough

Meet The Smart Cookies — Andrea Baxter, Angela Self, Katie Dunsworth, Robyn Gunn and Sandra Hanna — five dynamic successful young women who, like many of us, despite great jobs, struggled to stay on top of their finances, and didn’t know how to dig out of debt. Inspired by an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on personal finance, these women formed a “money group,” dubbed themselves The Smart Cookies, and together developed strategies for turning their financial lives around – without surrendering their sanity or social lives. Just one year after joining forces, The Smart Cookies dramatically improved their financial situations—paying off $50,000 in credit card debt, adding thousands to their saving and investment accounts while making significant advances in their careers, relationships, and life goals. The women are now authors of a best selling book- The Smart Cookies Guide to Making More Dough and have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.


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Simon Scott, Photographer Extraordinaire, at the 40 Minute Forum on May 8

May 8th – Simon Scott
Topic: Photography; Bringing Architecture to Life

Simon Scott will use his award-winning photography to bring the design of Arthur Erickson to life. He will share aspects of his working life with Arthur Erickson and tell us stories about our Cathedral few people know.


Bramwell Tovey at the 40 Minute Forum May 15, 2011

Bramwell Tovey at the 40 Minute Forum May 15, 2011

May 15th – Bramwell Tovey
Topic: Music and Text – a marriage made in Heaven

Bramwell Tovey is a remarkable story-teller; come and be enthralled. A musician of striking versatility, Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and his warm, charismatic personality on the podium. Tovey’s career as a conductor is uniquely enhanced by his work as a composer and pianist, lending him a remarkable musical perspective. His tenures as music director with the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in operatic, choral, British and contemporary repertoire.


Alisdair Smith at the 40 Minute Forum (960 x 362)

Alisdair Smith at the 40 Minute Forum - May 22, 2011

May 22nd – Alisdair Smith
Topic: Spirituality in the Workplace

Since 2004, The Rev. Alisdair Smith has been working as Business Chaplain at Christ Church Cathedral. Being an ordained Anglican working in business in the midst of the most secular city in the country has given Alisdair a unique perspective on workplace spirituality, and most especially what it means to be Christian in the workplace. Join Alisdair for a challenging and provocative 40 minutes, as he asks the question, is it possible to be both a person of faith and a successful business person? What do you think?


David Smith at the 40 Minute Forum

David Smith at the 40 Minute Forum, May 29th, 2011

May 29th – David Smith
Topic: This Child Every Child and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

David Smith has written several award-winning children’s books. His latest, “This Child Every Child”, is a picture book for children about the rights of children, based on the U.N. Convention. In this Forum, for adults, David will give a brief talk about things he’s learned about the U.N. Convention, he’ll show some slides of pages and topics from the book, and there will be time for questions, and a little conversation about what we can do. Ardea Books on West 4th will have David’s books for sale in the Park Room.

Learn more about parishioner David Smith by clicking here.

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