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Mid-September 2014 Newsletter

1.  Okanagan Water  & Biodiversity Forum.
Day conferences are 10$ per day and Night events are free and include reception and the keynote presentation. For more information click the link http://braes.ok.ubc.ca/forum/ or read below.

Sept 16 - Dr. Bob Sandford
Canada’s energized water cycle: climate change and its consequences

Dr. Sandford is EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of the United Nations “Water for Life” Decades and Director of the Western Watersheds Research Collaboration. He will speak on the challenges of managing our freshwater resources.

7pm (doors open for wine and cheese reception at 6pm)
Venue: Rotary Centre for the Arts, Downtown KelownaSept 17 - Dr. Daniel Pauly

The Impact of Fisheries and Global Warming on Marine Ecosystems, with Some Emphasis on British Columbia

Dr. Pauly is Professor in Fisheries & Zoology, UBC Vancouver and Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project. He is internationally renowned for his work in documenting the diminishing resources in our oceans and will speak about the marine biodiversity crises.

7pm (doors open for wine and cheese reception at 6pm)
Venue: Laurel Packing House, Downtown Kelowna

Attendance is free and open to the general public. See braes.ok.ubc.ca/forum for more information and to register for the talks (to reserve a space) and the Forum.

2. Allan Brooks Nature Centre Events:
a) Saturday 20th ABNC & Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Astronomy night 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Explore deep sky objects, the moon and Saturn on RASC members telescopes. Admission by donation
b) Sunday 28th BC Rivers Day @ Polson Park 11 am – 2 pm
Come join Allan Brooks Nature Society, the City of Vernon and the Regional District in celebrating BC Rivers Day with family activities, entertainment, and much more! For more information or to volunteer contact events@abnc.ca or call Janice Buick at 250-306-7945

3. Creating Resilience in Times of Extremes. Real Solutions in the Real World. September 27, 10am - 6:30pm at Sparkling Hill. Author and visionary scientist Gregg Braden  is speaker at this retreat. about $260 for the day...A fast-paced multi-media seminar that identifies converging cycles of climate, was, peak energy and peak debt, triggering dramatic changes in our lives.

4. Vernon In Transition invitation to take part and/or volunteer ( attachment to follow!)