Salt Spring Forum: Comedian & Author Charlie Demers (of CBC's Debaters)

06/11/2018 10:00 am
06/11/2018 11:15 am

Comedy brings people together and, through laughter, helps us more easily explore difficult topics. Comedy can empower and it can be a tool for social justice.

The Salt Spring Forum is excited to partner with the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Student Council to present a speaker who will inspire, engage, empower both students and adults alike, and make us laugh.

Charlie Demers, a Vancouver-based comedian, author, playwright and voice actor, is a regular on CBC radio's The Debaters and a star of the Emmy-winning children's animated Netflix program Beat Bugs. His recent comedy album Fatherland was nominated for a Juno.

Demers’s most recently published novel is Property Values, a crime satire that uses comedy to explore themes of urban gentrification, gang violence and the challenges of purchasing a new home in the modern world.

*We are dedicating this special event to the memory of Arthur Black – humourist, author, former CBC Radio host and treasured community member.

Tickets: Available at Salt Spring Books and https://charliedemers.eventbrite.ca. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. Please note, students do not require tickets to attend.

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School
232 Rainbow Road Salt Spring Island, BC
Canada