Wordfest presents David Suzuki: Letters to My Grandchildren
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 • 7-8:30pm
Knox United Church
506 4 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door
$15 seniors, students and friends of CJSW
General Admission Seating
Please note: To ensure the best possible experience for customers on the day of the event, tickets purchased before Monday, June 8, 2015, at 11:59pm, are automatically mailed at no extra charge.
Tickets purchased after June 8, 2015, will be available for pickup at the door. The Will Call table will open at 6pm. All patrons are encouraged to arrive early at this event.
About the Event
David Suzuki presents his most important book since The Sacred Balance and his most personal ever. In Letters to My Grandchildren, the revered environmentalist draws on his experiences and wisdom gained over his life to pass on to future generations. The evening includes an audience Q&A and book signing after the event.
Now an elder, Suzuki's series of letters offers grandfatherly advice mixed with reflections from his and Canada’s past, and speaks personally and honestly about the future. He challenges his grandchildren—and us—to do everything at full tilt and most of all, to live with courage and conviction.
David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He’s hosted the award-winning CBC program, The Nature of Things, for over thirty years and written more than 40 books, including books for children, all with the aim of examining and learning how science, technology, and nature affect our lives.
He is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, has been named a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, and has been honoured with seven names from indigenous people. In 2007 he was named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. He is the proud grandfather of six grandkids.