15 Oct 2010, Posted by Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver

40 Minute Forums

40 Minute Forums – 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.

Shelagh Rogers at Christ Church Cathedral

Shelagh Rogers – October 31, 2010

Topic:  “To quote Bob Marley: One Love, One Heart Let’s get together and feel all right: Reconciliation between aboriginal and non-aborignal people will heal Canada.”

About Shelagh:  Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist. She has hosted flagship programs for the CBC, including This Morning and Sounds Like Canada. In 2000, she won the John Drainie Award, Canada’s highest broadcasting honour. She is a Champion of Mental Health and holds an honourary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario. She has been honoured for her work in reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Shelagh is also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 45, Woody Point, NL. She currently hosts “The Next Chapter” on CBC Radio–a show devoted to writers and songwriters, and she is Ambassador-at- Large for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough because she believes we are all in the same boat.

Park Room, Sunday October 31, 9:15AM

Emily Molnar at Christ Church Cathedral

Emily Molnar – November 7, 2010

Topic: Dancing Through Life

Drawing on her evolution from professional dancer to choreographer to her latest role as Artistic Director of an international ballet company, Molnar will discuss the path of the artist and the power of the creative spirit in our daily lives.

About Emily:

Emily Molnar is the Artistic Director of Ballet BC, a unique ballet company in Canada committed to innovation and collaboration. A graduate of the National Ballet School, former member of the National Ballet of Canada, Frankfurt Ballet and Ballet BC, Molnar is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer who has worked and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the US.

Park Room, Sunday November 7, 9:15AM

Lois Boxill at Christ Church Cathedral

Lois Boxill – November 14, 2010

Topic: Reconciling Passions – How Faith Gives Engineering a Focus

Lois Boxill is an Anglican Priest who works as a consulting engineer based in Vancouver. Her professional career has primarily focused on geotechnical engineering design and waste management planning for mining industry projects around the world. Most of this time has also been spent reconciling Lois’ engineering interests with her passion for sharing the Gospel, a desire to meaningfully engage others, and a commitment to spiritual practice. This forum looks at Lois’ journey of faith from Bill Gaither’s music to the engineering and faith frontiers of the Alberta Oil Sands.

Park Room, Sunday November 14, 9:15AM

Sam Sullivan at Christ Church Cathedral

Sam Sullivan – November 21, 2010

Topic:  Reimagining Your Life and Your City: Experiences from a Former Mayor

Sam Sullivan has had to re-imagine his life several times. After becoming a quadriplegic at the age of 19, committing himself to the nonprofit sector, getting elected as City Councillor and eventually Mayor, and then a post-political phase, Sullivan will share experiences, values and techniques as well as the influence of his Christianity.

About Sam: Sam Sullivan is a Member of the Order of Canada as a result of his work in the nonprofit sector. He is a former City Councillor and Mayor of Vancouver and current Executive Director of the Global Civic Policy Society.

Park Room, Sunday November 21, 9:15AM