Chances of Change

Updated 2015/06/08

We have two featured events for you this week. The first deals with social justice, and the second with random chance.

Social Change | Really Useful Knowledge (Thu 7pm to 9:30pm)

Do you want to change the world?

ellieJoin social justice educator Ellie Langford Parks for a presentation on key concepts in social change. Whatever your passion or your cause(s), this will deepen your understanding of the process of change. This interactive session will enhance your knowledge so you can be more effective in crafting solutions. Please RSVP to

Ellie Langford Parks M. Ed is a University of Victoria sessional instructor in the Masters of Arts in Community Development program and is a Violence Prevention trainer for the Canadian Red Cross.

Vegas Night | Saturday 6pm to 8pm

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 the Salt Spring Island Public Library will host Vegas Night, a night of card games, refreshments, food, and fun for youth aged 12-18.

Vegas night will be a fun-filled evening with games like Blackjack and Poker; beginners and pros alike are welcome. Please note that there will be no money exchanged during the event, and that no gambling will take place. The excitement will kick off at 6:00pm in the library program room and continue until 8:00pm. Complimentary mocktails and food will be provided. The winners of the night will walk away with some exciting prizes, one of which is having all your library fines erased! Fancy dress is encouraged, though not required.

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This is the first event put on by the Salt Spring Library Youth Advisory Council. The group is made up of passionate youth in the community who wanted to create fun, and safe environments for other teens to come together. They hope to organize many more events in the future, and all Salt Spring Island youth aged 12-18 are welcome to join.

To find out more about these, and our regular events, see our online event calendar.