Voices for the Islands: Book Launch Events

July 21, 2024
various locations

Join author Sheila Harrington as she launches her new book, Voices for the Islands: Thirty Years of Nature Conservation on the Salish Sea, at various locations in southwestern BC.

Hear about Sheila’s inspiring sailing trips to detail the legacies of founders and current activists on seventeen local islands. Celebrate the stories of these dedicated conservationists. Learn about the community’s challenges and successes as well as their methods and tools for protecting these precious natural places.

Events free to attend | Books for sale | Everyone welcome


Lasqueti Island, BC

July 21, 2024
4:00 pm
Judith Fisher Centre, Lasqueti Island, BC, V0R 2J0

Presented in partnership with Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy.

Gabriola Island, BC

Saturday, August 3, 2024
2:00 pm
Vancouver Island Regional Library – Gabriola Branch, #5 – 575 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X3

Presented in partnership with Gabriola Land & Trails Trust.
Books for sale courtesy of GaLTT and Pages Marina.

Salt Spring Island, BC

Thursday, August 8, 2024
7:00 pm
Salt Spring Island Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave., Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2T5

Presented in partnership with Salt Spring Island Conservancy & Salt Spring Library.
With special guests Briony Penn & Karen Hudson.
Book sales by Salt Spring Books.

Pender Island, BC

Sunday, August 11, 2024
2:00 pm
Sea Star Winery and Vineyard, 6621 Harbour Hill Drive, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1

Presented in partnership with Pender Islands Conservancy Association & Raincoast Conservation Society.
With musical guests Peach & Quiet.
Book sales by Talisman Books.

Mayne Island, BC

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
4:00 pm
Mayne Island Brewing Co., 490 Fernhill Rd, Mayne Island, BC

Presented in partnership with Mayne Island Conservancy Association
Book sales by Books on Mayne

Galiano Island, BC

Thursday, August 15, 2024
4:30 pm
Backyard – Galiano Island Books, 76 Madrona Drive, Galiano Island, BC, V0N 1P0

Presented in partnership with Galiano Conservancy Association.
Book sales by Galiano Island Books.

Thetis Island, BC

Sunday, August 18, 2024
2:00 pm
Forbes Hall, Thetis Island Community Centre, 292 N Cove Road, Thetis Island, BC, V0R 2Y0

Presented in partnership with Thetis Island Nature Conservancy.

Denman Island, BC

Thursday, September 5, 2024
7:00 pm
Lounge – Denman Activity Centre, 1111 NW Road, Denman Island, BC, V0R 1T0

Presented in partnership with Denman Conservancy Association.
Book sales by Abraxas Books.