Skeptics in the Pub 07 March 14

March 8 is International Womens’ Day, and we’re taking a slight departure this month. We’re making a special effort to invite skeptically-minded women to take part in our group, which is normally quite well-attended by men.

We’re also taking it to a different venue: Spinnaker’s Brew Pub in Vic West (308 Catherine Street). We’re told this week is Beer Week in Victoria, so the pub will be busy! I’ll try to get there eary and secure a spot. There are 6 (as of this writing) confirmed on our Facebook event page, so head over there and RSVP for this edition of SitP.

Skeptics in the Pub 07 Feb 14

It’s that time again… As always, everyone is welcome to join us in good conversation, debate and laughs, Be ready to challenge beliefs and challenge others. Please let your friends know, and invite them along. We are always looking forward to lively conversation.

Skeptics in the pub is at the James Bay Inn Pub starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

Skeptics in the Pub 17 January 2014

It’s that time again… As always, everyone is welcome to join us in good conversation, debate and laughs, Be ready to challenge beliefs and challenge others. Please let your friends know, and invite them along. We are always looking forward to lively conversation.

Skeptics in the pub is at the James Bay Inn Pub starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

Skeptics in the Pub 13 Dec 13

seasonsAxial tilt is the reason for the season! C’mon out and enjoy some holiday cheer. I hear there will be candy canes for everyone – Ho Ho Ho! We anticipate a smallish crowd because – well you know – parties and such. So let us know if you’re coming! We’ll be at the James Bay Inn and it starts at 6 PM. Hope to see everyone there.

YYJ Skeptics in the Pub: Carl Sagan Day edition 8 November 2013

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Carl Sagan Day is a celebration of the life and teachings of Carl Sagan, whose many books, television appearances (most notably Cosmos), and NASA projects influenced a generation of thinkers.To celebrate, our next Skeptics in the Pub will be on the 8th of November. It will be at the James Bay Inn, starting at 6 PM. Everyone is invited to attend… and yes, we are bringing Apple pie.

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan

Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Simulcast

Dr Who CollageHave you seen this? This year marks the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favourite Timelord, and the BBC is simulcasting a special broadcast of Dr. Who to 75 countries. Out of this world!

I just phoned the Victoria Film Festival people to beg and plead with them to host it at the Vic Theatre November 23, offering myself and anyone else from our group to help with organizing and volunteering. Happily, they told me they are already planning it. However, they are very interested in having us co-sponsor this or any other event with them.

I told them we couldn’t really offer them much cash at this time, since we don’t have dues or memberships or even a formal organization yet. But we do have people.

As part of the weekend (on Nov 22) they are also holding a fundraising event with the Vic High Improv team, which is also Dr. Who-themed.

Let’s show them we skeptics are not only geeky Dr. Who fans, but we have community spirit as well. Anyone want to volunteer for either of these events? Sell tickets, persuade people to come, staff the booth, etc? Let me know either here or on the Facebook page.

Geronimo!

18 October 2013 Skeptics in the Pub

It’s that time again… As always, everyone is welcome to join us in good conversation, debate and laughs, Be ready to challenge beliefs and challenge others. Please let your friends know, and invite them along. We are always looking forward to lively conversation.

Skeptics in the pub is at the James Bay Inn Pub starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there!