Sunday@4: Perspectives On A Planet

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Sunday@4: Perspectives On A Planet

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bob McDonald

Our Earth is only one of a family of planets circling the sun, and scientists have found roughly 3000 planets orbiting other stars.  It appears that all stars in our galaxy posses planets, which means there are trillions of them out there. But while all these other planets are interesting, none of them is like Earth.

This colourfully illustrated presentation will journey out to other worlds to see how they compare, then come back to our home world to see how unique and precious it it…the onle one we know of so far, where humans can live.

Our speaker, Canada’s premier science journalist, Bob McDonald, is the host of the award-winning CBC radio show Quirks & Quarks.  He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011, holds 12 honorary degrees, and has the distinction of having an asteroid named after him.

Cash bar opens: 3:30 pm        Program starts: 4:00 pm

**Buffet Dinner (reserved guests only) immediately following the program:

Traditional Turkey Dinner (@ $20+tax+gratuity): Whole roasted Island Farms turkey, traditional pan jus, chorizo and sundried cranberry stuffing with fresh basil, roasted winter squash, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

** (dinner only) Prior Reservation Required (deadline Thursday, Dec 6 – noon): click here to email or call: 250-468-9915 (NB: Minimum 35 people required for buffet – please sign up ASAP)


December 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nanoose Community Services
Fairwinds Community Association


Fairwinds Golf & Country Club
3730 Fairwinds Drive
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia V9P 9K6 Canada
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(250) 468-7054


  1. Angeline 2 months ago September 4, 2018

    What is the cost for the Bob McDonald event? Thanks!

    • Judy Love-Eastham 2 months ago September 4, 2018

      All except the last (wine/food pairing in March) are free, Angeline. The optional buffet dinner afterwards has a cost (and must be reserved in advance), but the discussion is gratis. Hope you can join us.


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