Event Calendar

 
May
27
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
May 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Monthly Book Club @ Second Cup Oliver Square
May 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Jesus Interrupted, Bart Erhman
At this meeting we will discuss the entire book.

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not.

May
30
Wed
Food Bank Volunteer Event @ Edmonton Food Bank
May 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Help out sorting food at the Food Bank! The Food Bank also have modified activities for those with limited mobility, so don’t worry if you can’t lift heavy things, we’ll find a spot for you!

Meet outside the warehouse at 5:50 pm.

This event is a joint effort, hosted by both the Secular Humanists of Alberta, and the Society of Edmonton Atheists. Board member Mark will be your contact.

Please register if you are attending by emailing: president@edmontonatheists.ca or message the page.

Jun
2
Sat
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
Jun 2 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

Jun
3
Sun
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
Jun 3 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

Jun
5
Tue
Monthly Round Table @ Edmonton Clinic Health Academy,room TBA
Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Monthly Round Table discussion at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Room to be announced

SKYPE WITH SUSAN GERBIC

Gerbic is a skeptical activist, investigator, mentor, conference speaker, and writer, co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics, Skeptical Inquirer contributor, and a recurring contributor to the Skepticality podcast. She received the James Randi award in 2017 and became a Fellow for Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in 2018. While her particular focus has been “Grief Vampires” (psychics), her activism encompasses all areas of skepticism

Susan Gerbic will be speaking to us about the work of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. You learn much about what happens behind the scenes of the 10th most popular website. The mission of the GSoW is to rewrite all Wikipedia pages concerning scientific skepticism, and to do so in all languages possible. They work to support the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia. The GSoW has had a large impact on education around the world since 2010. The GSoW has written and rewritten hundreds of Wikipedia pages, including Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Perry DeAngelis, James Alcock, Nathan Phelps, Olivier Bernard, Timothy Caulfield, Barry Beyerstein and many more.

We meet afterwards at Sherlock Holmes on Campus for drinks and continued conversation, starting at 9:15pm.

Pub Night @ Sherlock Holmes
Jun 5 @ 9:15 PM – 11:30 PM
Jun
9
Sat
June Pride Booth @ Strathcona Park
Jun 9 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

We have been approved to set up a booth at the Pride festivities.

We will require volunteers to help run the booth. If you are interested in any of these shifts please let us know.

*Karen will set up the booth on Friday, and be there first thing in the morning to help get things started
11am – 1pm (during parade) –
1pm – 2pm (during parade) –
2pm – 3pm –
3pm – 4pm –
4pm – 5pm
5pm – 6pm –
6pm – tear down – Karen

Jun
10
Sun
Coffee Night @ Second Cup
Jun 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
16
Sat
Summer Solstice Party @ Karen's House
Jun 16 @ 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Solstice falls in the middle of the week this year so we’ll celebrate just a tad early.

Come join us for a POT LUCK bbq at President Karen Kerr’s house. Paid members will recieve an email with the address a few weeks prior. If you are not a paid member you will need to either contact us via the facebook page, or email at info@edmontonatheists.ca for the address.

This is POT LUCK, so bring something for people to share (salads,, chips/dip, crackers and cheese,veggie tray, fruit tray, pies etc) and BRING MEAT for yourself. There may be some hotdogs for the kids, but you’ll have to bring your own meat otherwise.

Plates, cups, napkins, cutlery will be supplied. We’ll also have iced tea and lemonade.

Because this is a private residence, you are free to bring alcohol for yourself as well. There is a yard for the kids to play in as well as video games to keep them occupied.

**PLEASE NOTE ANIMALS LIVE AT THIS HOUSE** (Three dogs and a rabbit). We can keep them isolated but if you are allergic you should take some allergy medicine prior to arrival.

Jun
24
Sun
Monthly Book Club @ Second Cup Oliver Square
Jun 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


We thought we’d give something different a try, this is getting critical acclaim.

The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas
At this meeting we will discuss the entire book.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life

 

Aug
7
Tue
Monthly Round Table @ Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Room TBA
Aug 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Join us for our monthly round table meeting.  Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Room to be announced

SKYPE WITH GRETTA VOSPER!   Author, Minister, Humanist

In 2013, the arrest and threatened execution of Bangladeshi secular bloggers – labelled in the press as atheists – moved Gretta to publicly identify as an atheist. The label has had a profound impact on Gretta prompting an on-going heresy trial which may result in the termination of her twenty-five year ministry in the denomination. Gretta is the author of three books, the bestseller With or Without God; Amen; and Time or Too Late and several compilations of poetry.   http://www.grettavosper.ca/

We meet afterwards at Sherlock Holmes on Campus for drinks and continued conversation, starting at 9:15pm.

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