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World Events Discussion Group 2, Wednesdays *

World Events 2 is currently full, but we are planning a third group to accommodate members on the wait list and other CALL members, to a maximum of 12.  Please contact Facilitator if interested. 

 When:
First and third Wednesdays of the month. 
 Time: 
1:00 - 3:00 pm 
 Dates: 2019: 
Sept. 4, 18;  Oct. 2, 16;  Nov. 6, 20;  Dec. 4, 18 
 Dates 2020: 
Jan 1, 15; Feb 5, 19; Mar 4, 18; Apr 1, 15; May 6, 20; June 3, 17; July 8, 22 (moved to 2nd and 4th to accommodate Canada Day on Wed July 1st); Aug 5, 19; Sept 2, 16; Oct 7, 21; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2, 16.  
 Where:  
Marda Loop Community Hall, 3130 16 St SW 
 Facilitator:  
David Sheridan 


To register or for more information, please contact:  Facilitator

Registration is limited to 12 participants.

World Events Discussion Group 2 focuses exclusively on current world events*** and related background issues of a global nature. Members seek to broaden their knowledge and understanding about events and trends in all regions of the world. This takes place in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

Each member volunteers twice a year to make a longer presentation (30 minutes) during the first half of the meeting. A recent world news event is selected, and the group is informed of the topic ahead of time by e-mail. Usually a couple of relevant articles or links and perhaps some questions for consideration are included. After the presentation, an open discussion is held. In the second half of the meeting, three short presentations (7 minutes each) on recent world events are given again followed by lively discussion.

Recent topics explored include:

  • The United Nations Security Council
  • Venezuela
  • The World Economic Forum
  • Somalia
  • Globalism vs Nationalism
  • Elections in Brazil
  • Special Counsel Investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the US 2016 presidential election
  •  Crimea
  • Interpol
  • The Palestinians

*World Events Discussion Group 1, similar in nature, meets twice a month on Mondays. For more information, click here

*World Events Discussion Group 3 meets twice a month on Fridays. For more information, click here

*** If you are interested more in Canadian and local current events, see the Current Events Discussion Group here

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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