Capsule College returns on March 10 with a series of four Thursday morning talks around the theme of “Pursuing the Possible.”
All speakers will address the dreams they hold for themselves and their communities, and how they are working for or have achieved change. The Speaker Series is a fund-raising event sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Vernon Branch, with proceeds going to student scholarships at Okanagan College. The spring series begins March 10, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Halina Centre (in the Rec Centre, 37th Avenue, Vernon).
The first talk is by Werner Gysi, author of Harmonic Farming: Homesteading and A Family of Six at Sea. His books aim to inspire readers to become more enthusiastic about their own life and to live on their own terms. During his careers as an electronic engineer, business owner, sailor, teacher of science, apiarist, author, distributor, farmer and musician he noticed that dreams can come true. Join him to hear what he has to share and be prepared to laugh…and learn.
On March 17, Aleksandra Dulic and Maggie Shirley from the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan will share their recent work, a 3D game simulation, Future Delta: Experiencing Climate Change Through An Interactive Virtual World. Dulic’s artistic creations are exhibited internationally and in this one she combines climate change modeling, socioeconomic scenario analysis, and 3D modeling with sounds and images to make climate change science and solutions more real and understandable to a wider audience.
On March 24, Sharon McCoubrey will address How The Arts Are Vital To Your Community. McCoubrey is president of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, chairs the Lake Country Public Art Commission, Art Gallery Society, and ArtWalk. She will look at the social, intellectual, and sustainability issues related to the arts, and the benefits to individuals and communities.
The final speaker on March 31 is David Kennedy, physician and counselor, who will speak on the Failure of the War on Drugs and Changes Needed.
Admission to the series is $7 per talk, $20 for the series, $4 for students, payable at the door. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Linda at 250-503-2526.