Public Salons

Please click the above link to see Past Public Salons.

 

We are thrilled to present our 25th Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 190 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

 

Join us Wednesday May 4th 2016.
Sam Sullivan’s 25th Public Salon.

 

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Wednesday May 4th 2016.

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

John BurnsJournalist

Mo DhaliwalCultural Communicator

Minelle Mahtani – Author, Journalist & Professor

Chris Morrissey – Rainbow Refugees

Jocelyn Morlock – VSO Composer in Residence

Eric PetersonEnvironmental Researcher

Brian Scudamore – Entrepreneur

Mark Winston – Author of Beetime

 

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We are thrilled to present our 24th Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 190 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

 

Join us Wednesday January 27th 2016..
Sam Sullivan’s 24th Public Salon.

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Wednesday January 27th 2016..

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Brett Finlay – Microbiologist

Kedrick James – Poet

Farzana Jaffer Jeraj – Author & Coach

Scott Jones – TV Host & Writer

Bill Richardson – Radio Broadcaster

Trevor Stokes – Streetfront & Marathoner

Eran SuddsThe Good Mother Project

Robert Sung – Wok Around Chinatown

Performance – The Straight Jackets 7:00 – 7:30 pm

 

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We are thrilled to present our 23rd Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 170 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

 

 

Join us Wednesday October 28th 2015.
Sam Sullivan’s 23rd Public Salon.

Presented by Scotiabank 

Wednesday October 28th 2015.

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Cory Ashworth – Broadcaster

Nicole Bridger – Fashion / Environment

Kevin Chong – Author

Judy Graves – Homeless Advocate

Daniel Kalla – Physician / Author

Dale McClanaghan – Granville Island

Bob Rennie – Bob Rennie

Alexander Weimann – Conductor and Harpsicordist

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We are thrilled to present our 22nd Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 160 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

 

Join us Thursday April 23rd 2015.
Sam Sullivan’s 21st Public Salon.

Presented by Scotiabank 

Thursday April 23rd 2015.

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Ned Bell – Chefs for Oceans

Jay DeMerit – Former Captain of the Whitecaps

Adrian Glynn – Musician & Songwriter

JJ Lee – Writer 

Gary Ross – “Watch your Language

Jonathan Tippett – Artist & Mechanical Engineer

Carolyn Tuckwell – Boys and Girls Clubs

Etienne van Eck – Nelson Mandela’s Bodyguard

Fringe Percussion will be performing!!

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We are thrilled to present our 21st Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 160 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

Join us February 18th 2015.
Sam Sullivan’s 21st Public Salon.

Presented by Scotiabank 

Wednesday February 18th 2015.

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Jorge Amigo – Community Builder/#bemyamigo

Trevor Boddy - Architecture Critic + Urbanist

Meeru Dhalwala – Restaurateur Vij’s/Rangoli/Shanik

Michelle Faehrmann – Four on the Floor String Quartet

Jennifer Gardy – Scientist/The Nature of Things

David Moscrop – Political Scientist

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander – Landscape Architect

Erin Treloar – Founder of Raw Beauty Talks

 

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We are thrilled to present out 20th Public Salon. Over the past 5 years we have had 150 outstanding citizens present before 10,000 people in what is becoming a Vancouver tradition.

Join us November 19th, 2014.
Sam Sullivan’s 20th Public Salon.

Presented by Scotiabank 

Wednesday November 19th 2014

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Mohamed Assani – Sitar Player

Lance Barrett-Lennard – Marine Mammal Scientist

Martha Carter – Choreographer

Paul Dragan – Reckless Bikes

Genevieve Ennis Hume – Hume Atelier

Kwiaahwah Jones – Curator-Bill Reid Gallery

Claudia Li – Hua Foundation

Jason Lindstrom – Bucket List

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Join us November 19th, 2014 for the
20th Public Salon at the Vancouver Playhouse.
See you there!

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Join us for Sam Sullivan’s 19th Public Salon

Presented by Scotiabank 

Wednesday May 14th 2014

Vancouver Playhouse

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Omer Arbel – Designer

Jack Austin - Former Senator

Christopher Gaze – Actor

Tasha Guenther – The Looking Glass Foundation

Dr. Shimi Kang – Author of The Dolphin Way

Sarah MaitlandLiteracy Advocate

Lauren MoteMixologist / Sommelier 

Ben Sparrow - Entrepreneur / Saltworks

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February 19th Public Salon

Bal Arneson – Spice Goddess / Food Network Host

Rosemary Conder – Elephant Advocate & Caregiver

Bruno Freschi – Architect

Charles Montgomery – The Happy City

Choreographer Crystal Pite - and Dancers from her Company, Kidd Pivot

Steve Rio – Social Change Digital Visionary

Kishor Wasan – Neglected Global Diseases

Shentian Zheng – Chinese Modern Art Critic

 

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Wednesday November 13th, 2013.

Leigh Boyle – The Lipstick Project

Brian Canfield – Chair, Telus

Steve Curtis - Extreme Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Urban Shaman

Hannah EppersonIndie Musician/Composer

Michael GreenArchitect

Grant LawrenceAuthor /CBC Personality

Maureen McGrathRadio Personality

Henry TsangArtist

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Jonathan Becker - Internet Entrepreneur

Alexandra Gill – Restaurant Critic

Bruce Haden - Architect

David Lemon - Health Arts

Bettina Matzkuhn - Textile Artist and Storyteller

James Tansey - Professor and Environmentalist

Yosef Wosk - Philosophers Cafe

Henry Yu - BC Historian

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Upcoming Public Salons:

Wednesday May 14th, 2014.

Vancouver Playhouse 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Watch videos of past public salons here.

Thank you for attending!

Presentations made at the Public Salons are videotaped by the University of British Columbia and are broadcast on the Public Salon Television on Shaw TV Channel 4 every Thursday at 6:30 AM, Saturday at 9:30 PM and Sunday at 12 o’clock noon. Global Civic is grateful to both UBC and Shaw TV for their support.

The Public Salons have been attracting audiences of over 600 to the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Please reserve your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

 

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