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Next Club Meeting

Club meeting via Zoom.
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In June we welcome Ruth Simons, Lead of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society responsible for the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Learn about the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and how it came to be. Ruth will also speak to the special features of the area and what it means to be a UNESCO designated site, the objectives, programs and partnerships. She’ll also talk about collaboration and ways to support the biosphere.

If you paddle or travel in Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, or plan to, this will be an interesting and informative presentation, and there will be opportunity for you to share thoughts and feedback that will shape the future of this beautiful area.

Ruth SimonsRuth has been a dedicated volunteer in Howe Sound for ten years following a term as a Village of Lions Bay Council member (2008-2011). Prior to 2008, she was in the travel insurance industry as a business owner and CEO. She has been advocating for a holistic comprehensive land and marine use plan for the region since 2012. Ruth has been the Coordinator of the Howe Sound Community Forums for the past 8 years and leading the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative since its start in 2016 through to its successful designation by UNESCO in 2021. A lifelong resident of the region, she is happiest in nature often seen either on the trails or the water.

A Zoom link will be posted closer to the time — public welcome.

Hints for using Zoom:

For the best experience with Zoom we recommend you download the desktop program or the app for a smartphone (rather than just accessing Zoom through a browser.) Some of the functionality, including breakout room flexibility, is missing if you’re just using your browser. Here are the links for downloading:

For Apple: Download in App Store (apple.com)

For Android: Download in Google Play

For PC: Download (zoom.us)

Note that there will be technical support on the night of the meeting if you need. Also here's a graphic showing some functionality (click to see full size image):

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