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Icon of the event Brian Goldman: Empathy and the Power of Kindness
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Veteran emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman circled the planet trying to find the most empathic people. He presents his findings from this quest to understand how and why kindness is so vital to our existence. In conve...

Icon of the event Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine with Deni Ellis Béchard: Conversation about Racism
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Indigenous artist and actress, and one of Quebec?s best known young poets, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, in conversation with American/Quebecois writer Deni Ellis Béchard about their joint work which explores the history of anti-I...

Icon of the event Dave Bidini: Midnight Light
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Journalist and bestselling author Dave Bidini presents Midnight Light, a tale about his personal experience living and reporting in the Northwest Territories. Bidini describes the difficult realities of the Yellowknife commun...

Icon of the event Ten Decisions: Canada's Best, Worst and Most Far Reaching Decisions of WW2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Author Larry D. Rose discusses his new book about the chaos of the Second World War when Canada faced cruel choices, both on the battlefield and in the world of politics. Of all these life-and-death choices, ten stand above t...