RED Talks is back this year to spark dialogue with their thought-provoking theme: Demography Collision. Populations will continue to shift, cultures will come together and urban centers will
RED Talks is back this year to spark dialogue with their thought-provoking theme: Demography Collision. Populations will continue to shift, cultures will come together and urban centers will continue to become denser. Our cities, particularly Vancouver, have become regions of rapidly changing demographic melds. How do we create innovative solutions? How do we make the city affordable and livable for all? These are the questions that serve as the backdrop to this year’s speaker series.
This year’s list of speakers includes an exceptional mix of thought-leaders who will incorporate their take on the theme:
Tony Seba – World-renowned thought leader, author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur. He is the award-winning author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation.”
Cleo Wade – Named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2017), Cleo is an artist, poet, and author of the best-selling book, “Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life.”
Jennifer Keesmaat – Recognized as one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s and one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, Jennifer is a renowned urbanist, current CEO of Creative Housing Society and former Chief Planner for the City of Toronto.
Moderator and Emcee, Ben Nemtin – #1 New York Times best-selling author of “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die” and former star of the hit MTV show “The Buried Life”.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
600 Hamilton Street
Embark on an underwater journey as we celebrate our oceans at Night at the Aquarium, an award-winning signature fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise. In addition to dining in the city’s
Embark on an underwater journey as we celebrate our oceans at Night at the Aquarium, an award-winning signature fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise.
In addition to dining in the city’s most unique venue, guests will be amongst the first to experience the newly opened Douglas Coupland feature exhibit Vortex. The highlight of a year-long focus on ocean plastic, Vortex will combine art and science to stir hearts and minds and stimulate discussion in the way only Douglas Coupland can.
The festivities begin with cocktails and canapés amidst the stunning backdrop of aquatic creatures followed by a collaborative Ocean Wise five-course dinner prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs, paired with premier wine and spirits.
Come Together as a live band serenades you with the music of the Beatles, while you bid on once-in-a-lifetime live and silent auction items to support our ocean conservation initiatives.
All proceeds directly support our ocean conservation, education and research initiatives.
Night at the Aquarium would not be possible without our sponsors, donors, event committee and event partners.
MUST BE 19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ATTEND.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shambhala Music Festival is excited to return to the Salmo River Ranch for the 21st annual edition. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festival-goers will have the chance to experience the best
Shambhala Music Festival is excited to return to the Salmo River Ranch for the 21st annual edition. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festival-goers will have the chance to experience the best of what nature has to offer throughout four blissful days while witnessing hundreds of artists across six unique stages with genres like dubstep, drum and bass, glitch-hop, house, hip-hop, trap, future bass and much more.
The Shambhala family is pleased to announce their first confirmed headliners for the 2018 edition: Canadian DJ and record producer REZZ and pioneering bass music trio The Glitch Mob.
Shambhala began in 1998 as a grassroots gathering of 500 people on founder Jimmy Bundschuh’s family farm in an evergreen forest beneath breathtaking mountains, and has since grown overtime primarily by word-of-mouth thanks to past patrons and artists. Shambhala’s home has continued to evolve over the past two decades with a focus on infrastructure that ensures a healthy and sustainable environment.
The legacy of Shambhala Music festival is so much more than the music. Over the past twenty years, Shambhala has delighted audiences from around the world offering connection with nature, exposure to groundbreaking new sounds and trends, and a true adventure for attendees from all walks of life.
It’s about your unique experience.
The Shambhala Experience has endless possibilities. Writing your own story. Losing yourself. Finding yourself. Discovering new passions and talents. It’s ecstatic energy. And stillness. It’s falling in love. And just about anything else you can imagine.
There is no wrong way to experience Shambhala. Your path is your own. And it’s yours to discover, along with 11,000 friends. We set the stage, you bring the magic.
august 10 (Friday) - 13 (Monday)
Salmo River Ranch