Culture, Coffee And Cookies Season Ends At The Reach

By April 28, 2015Arts/Culture

Submitted. The popular Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) mornings at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, 32388 Veterans Way, will end its current season with three enlightening learning presentations.

The weekly C3’s, designed to stimulate and provide engaging learning opportunities for people of all ages in a social coffee-style setting, will on May 5, 2015 at 10:30am feature photographer, writer Carly Butler Verheyen on 110 Love letters.

When Verheyen discovered 110 love letters written from her grandmother to her grandfather after a chance meeting during World War II, little did she know that the course of her life would change forever. After following her heart to London, England to retrace the steps of her grandmother’s letters 67 years later, Verheyen began to realize that she was writing her own life’s letter with every step.
On May 12 at 10:30 am, Harold Rosen, joined by Connie Thompson, Joginder Chahal, Danielle Nazarewich, Phyllis Wiesen and Cathy AJ Hardy will discuss Befriending our Religious Neighbours.

Explains, Rosen: “Living in a highly diverse community, we often ask ourselves how we might befriend our neighbours of various faiths. We are tackling this challenge directly through a promising new initiative dubbed the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement (AIM), established to promote understanding, respect and cooperation between diverse faith communities and individuals. We now welcome your input and encourage active participation.”

Since 2000, Harold Rosen has been designing and teaching courses on world religion for both community and university audiences. From his teaching experience and research has emerged the book “Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God’s Messengers” – on the missions, teachings and legacies of Moses, Zoroaster, Krishna, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad and Baha’u’llah.

Ending the C3 spring season on May 19 at 10:30am is Abbotsford-Mission South MLA Darryl Plecas with his Speech by the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health. MLA Plecas will talk about his new appointment as the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, what it entails and how it matters to our community. This is a great opportunity to engage in a dialogue about important, local topics.

Following the May 2015 presentations, Culture, Coffee & Cookies will take a break and resume in September at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. The sessions are free with pre-registration by phone: 604 864 8087 (dial “O”) or online and click the link to register.

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