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World Events Discussion Group 2, Wednesdays *

The group is currently full, but you are welcome to register and be put on a wait list.

The first and third Wednesday of each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m., at the Marda Loop Community Hall, 3130 16 St SW


2017/2018 Winter schedule: Dec 20, Jan 3, 17, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21, Apr  4, 18, May 2, 16, June 6, 20

To register or for more information, please contact David Sheridan at david.sheridan@shaw.ca.**  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 denuclearization of North Korea
  • N.A.F.T.A.
  • The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
  • The Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May
  • The Group of Seven (G7) Summit held in Italy in May 2017

Facilitated by David Sheridan

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

**Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 

*** 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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