Cochrane Ideas – Jun 2018

The Annual Cochrane Ideas Debate

This year’s topic
THE FUTURE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS​

7 pm., Friday, June 8, 2018
at King Solomon Lodge
Centre Avenue, Cochrane

Please bring snacks if you can. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Four speakers, two for, and two against, will discuss the following resolution:

Be it resolved that Catholic Separate schools in Alberta lose their status as fully funded by the province, or be integrated into the non-religion-based public system

Speakers for the motion are Heinz Unger and Michael Kerfoot
Against the motion are Andy Marshall and William Hawkins
Moderator is Nic David

Audience participation in the debate will be warmly encouraged. ​
Attendees will be invited to vote at the end of proceedings.
While the debate is potentially controversial, Cochrane Ideas will ensure it is conducted in a respectful way.

MAY IDEAS; We are are grateful to those who came prepared to discuss a favorite book or piece of writing. We are committed to organizing more round-the-circle sessions like this.

Cochrane Ideas – May 2018

Cochrane Ideas invites supporters to a round-the-circle, group participation session..

YOUR BEST READ
OF THE YEAR

A CHANCE TO TALK UP
A BOOK, POEM, ARTICLE
THAT MADE AN IMPACT ON YOU

7 pm., Friday, May 11
At King Solomon Lodge
Centre Avenue, Cochrane

Bring snacks if you can. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

  • Come prepared to discuss a recent piece of writing that you’d think others might enjoy.
  • Explain what moved you, what you learned, what attracted you to make your pick.
  • Would you recommend others read your selection and why?
  • Please, keep your presentations to about three minutes. We want to give all a chance to participate. And, ideally, there’ll be time for questions and responses.
  • Fiction, non-fiction, serious or comical, Canadian or not, any topic. We welcome them all.

April Ideas: Many thanks to Doug Bouey for his entertaining and informative talk at April Ideas on his Camino Walk. Doug was an engaging speaker with interesting commentary, occasionally reading from blogs, showing photos from along the route, sharing his own and other people’s stories, and also providing a good overview of history.