Journalist Patrick Martin on the Middle East – 2019 Forum Members Salon
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Journalist Patrick Martin on the Middle East – 2019 Forum Members Salon

Why was Jamal Khashoggi killed? Why is Canada still selling arms to Saudi Arabia? What does the recent Israeli election mean for the world? Why did Donald Trump recognize the annexation of the Golan Heights? Can the nuclear deal with Iran hold without the participation of the US?

To help us understand the complex challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East, Patrick Martin – a former editor and foreign correspondent with The Globe and Mail – joins the Salt Spring Forum for a very special 2019 Forum members-only salon.

Salons are one of the benefits of being a Forum member.

Patrick Martin was in Gaza when Yasser Arafat returned to the occupied territories in 1994. He reported on four Israeli national elections, three wars in Gaza, and critical events in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

In addition to serving two stints as The Globe and Mail’s Middle East correspondent, Martin was the newspaper’s Foreign Editor and Comment Editor. Prior to joining The Globe and Mail in 1984, Martin co-hosted the national CBC Radio program Sunday Morning.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to spend an evening in discussion with veteran Middle Eastern reporter Patrick Martin!

To reserve your place and receive directions, 2019 Forum members are invited to register for the salon today. If you are not a current member and wish to attend, please purchase a 2019 Forum membership and then register. Donations of $20 or more are recommended at the door – to help the Forum cover the travel and other costs associated with bringing Patrick Martin to Salt Spring.

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RESCHEDULED – Life on the Edge: The Challenges of Small Communities with Tourist Economies – Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

RESCHEDULED – Life on the Edge: The Challenges of Small Communities with Tourist Economies – Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino

This event was originally scheduled to take place in February but was rescheduled due to the weather. For this new event, original tickets will be honoured.

Small communities with tourist economies like Salt Spring Island and Tofino face many challenges and opportunities. How does tourism affect small communities? Can such communities thrive year-round? Can they provide “living wage” jobs? Can they be environmentally sustainable? What lessons can Salt Spring and Tofino learn from each other?

Join the Salt Spring Forum for a discussion about thriving and sustainable small communities with Josie Osborne, the Mayor of the District of Tofino, who was recently re-elected to a third term.

A self-described ‘community builder,’ Osborne grew up on Vancouver Island immersed in her parents’ small businesses and mentored in community service by them.

After completing university, Osborne moved to Tofino to pursue a career in marine biology and environmental education. Fifteen years later, she became a small business owner. She also chaired the board of Tofino’s destination marketing organization, Tourism Tofino.

As mayor of a progressive rural municipality, Osborne’s primary interests are governance, civic engagement and communication. In addition to her mayoral duties, Osborne currently chairs the board of the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) while also serving on the BC Clean Growth and Climate Action Advisory Council.

Join Josie Osborne for a unique comparative perspective on small community governance, tourism, sustainable development, and more!

Tickets are available at ArtSpring – 250-537-2102 and online – & at Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com.

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This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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