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Please join us for a wonderful evening of good-humour and community at our first ever Jesuit scotch tasting reception!
BC JESUIT SCOTCH TASTING RECEPTION
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 St John Paul II Way, Vancouver, BC
We are honoured to have joining us Father Peter Bisson, SJ (Provincial Superior, Jesuits of English Canada), Father John McCarthy, SJ (Socius to the Provincial & Jesuit Ecologist), Very Reverend Gary Franken (Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Vancouver), Dr. Andrew Bennett (Chair, Cabinet of Canadians, Faith in Canada 150), Father Richard Soo, SJ (Superior of the Jesuit Community of Vancouver) and other Jesuits serving in BC.
A knowledgeable scotch expert will encourage guests to nose, taste and learn about some of the world's finest whiskeys. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres specially selected to pair well with the scotch.The Jesuits successfully host a similar scotch event annually in Toronto. This is not a fundraiser but rather an opportunity to meet Jesuits and other prominent guests from the Greater Vancouver community.
The Jesuits have a long courageous history of uniquely engaging society: they have devoted their lives to promote social justice, inspire the youth through education, and have assisted people in their private and public lives to cultivate a deeper and more reasoned faith.
As Europe and the US become more fractured, secular and polarized – how will the Jesuits respond? Father Peter Bisson & Dr. Andrew Bennett will briefly discuss these issues with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Peter Bull, Blenheim Realty
Nathaniel Bentley, Stewardship Foundation of Canada
Thomas and Karen Cooper, City in Focus Foundation
Peter and Laura Meehan, St. Marks College, UBC
A $40 tax receipt will be issued for every ticket. You can also purchase tickets, make a donation or become an event sponsor by contacting City in Focus. Please make cheques payable to “City in Focus Foundation” and include a note indicating "Jesuit Work of BC".
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City in Focus cares for the soul of the city.
City in Focus began in 1988 as a chaplaincy to the marketplace with a single minister seeking to care for and connect the people of Vancouver. Twenty years later, City in Focus continues the tradition through many relationships forged while caring for and connecting an increasingly diverse community. Over all, City in Focus is committed to bringing input from a Christian faith perspective into the lives of the men and women of Vancouver.
Overview of City in Focus’ Mission
- Small Groups
- Connecting people with each other
- Assisting individuals in time of need
- Pastoral Care
- and much more...