Nanaimo’s ElderCollege speakers to focus on Haiti

Vancouver Island University's EdlerCollege series continues this Saturday with speakers on the struggles of Haiti.

  • Feb. 14, 2012 4:00 p.m.

NANAIMO – Haiti continues to struggle to recover from one disaster after another. The ElderCollege Saturday Speaker Series takes a look at the troubled past of Haiti and its relationship to Canada.

Speakers in the series will examine the history of the country and the prospects for recovery following political turmoil and a devastating earthquake.

The series, offered through Continuing Education at Vancouver Island University, runs Saturdays, Feb.  18 to March 24, 10:30 am to noon at VIU’s Nanaimo campus.

To register and for information, call 1-866-734-6252

Series Schedule:

Feb. 18 – The History of Haiti, Greg Fraser

Feb. 25 – Aristide and the Endless Revolution, Documentary film

March 3 – The RCMP in Haiti , Sgt. Marc Lavergne

March 10 – A Missionary in Haiti , Leslie Szeler

March 17 – The Danoit Haitian Relief Society – One Family and What Can Be Done, Pauline Danoit

March 24 – After the Earthquake, the Canada/Haiti Action Network Assessment, Roger Annis

— Submitted by VIU