Greenpeace co-founder launches speaker series

Staff writer
November 17, 2012 01:00 AM

Guest speaker Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace and author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: the Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, will speak at this night of inspiration and education at the inaugural event of Pro-voc-a-talks, a vision of the Coast Community Builders Association on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Are trees the answer to economic and environmental sustainability? Find out by attending the inaugural event of Pro-voc-a-talks, a vision of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA), on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Sechelt Seniors' Activity Centre.

Guest speaker Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace and author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: the Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, will speak at this night of inspiration and education.

Moore is one of the top minds in the field, playing a significant role in raising environmentalism to the forefront of public concern in Canada and throughout the world. He is renowned for his ability to identify innovative solutions to complicated environmental challenges.

With the vision of exposing us to a wide range of provocative topics and ideas that will stimulate creativity and challenge attitudes, the CCBA, in conjunction with Building the Coast magazine, is hosting Pro-voc-a-talks. The CCBA's goal is to make Sechelt a world-class forum for innovative, cutting edge speakers and to deliver the facilities and organization for an ongoing series of Pro-voc-a-talks.

The inaugural meeting includes a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre where guests can mingle with Moore, board members, industry representatives and sponsors.

Hosting the event will be Grant Lawrence, as heard on CBC radio and author of the national bestseller, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound.

Enjoy internationally recognized and local Northern Divine caviar, produced in Sechelt, plus canapés and a host bar, then move to the Sechelt Seniors' Activity Centre and experience a room transformed into an outdoor setting. Enjoy snack bags and a cash bar and later, a savoury and sweets buffet, all to complement an evening of entertainment and insight. A question and answer period and book signing will follow.

This is a Coastal cocktail attire event, with tickets available at Sechelt Visitors Centre and by emailing event@distinctplanning.com. Cost is $65 for the speakers event. VIP reception tickets are $110 with limited availability.

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