Meet Our Members
Meet some of our active members here. To see all of the posted testimonials, click here.
I have been one of many at the forefront of this movement of diversity and inclusivity in the arts.
Diane is a multi award-winning director and actor, and is the long-time Artistic Director of one of Canada’s most resilient and successful independent theatre company’s, Ruby Slippers Theatre. She is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Bra D’Or Award, a national award annually presented by the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and a 2018 nominee for the Women of Distinction Award, both in recognition of her years of championing works by diverse women. The principles that guide her work have earned Ruby Slippers Theatre a reputation for radical inclusivity and socially relevant work that illuminates humanity. These Unitarian principles- inclusivity, social responsibility, and a respect for the inter-connectedness of all living things- also guide her personal life, making her an active member of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, particularly its Environment Committee.
a rational framework and an informed perspective on religion, mythology and spirituality
Jodie moved to Vancouver from the UK in 2016 and has since been sharing her knowledge of esoteric traditions in astrology, tarot and divinatory arts across the local community. Read the full testimonial.
I’ve found my spiritual home
Huguette is a key person on our Refugee Committee and also the UCV Board. Read the full testimonial.
Eat Like You Give a Damn!
Dine and dance with Mary!
When I jokingly made a new year's resolution to become spiritually developed and have matching towels, I had no idea where that would lead. Read the full testimonial.
As a “night school junkie”, this fall Wendy signed up for: Paganism 101 and Wicca 101 as well as a six-week astrology course. She says she’s not sure how much paganism will form part of her spiritual practice in the future, but she’s interested so (as usual) she’s diving in. Read the full testimonial.
Indigenous peoples are sources of inspiration and learning for me
On Jan 19, I attended ‘Raven People Rising’ at UCV. I feel honoured and truly fortunate to be able to learn more about the Heiltsuk Nation’s powerful journey to protect their territory and surrounding ocean waters. Read the full testimonial.
Catherine Stewart, also a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and Coffee Service team, is currently having a show of her work at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. Read the full testimonial.
it is the only faith group my husband and I can affiliate with
I very much enjoy much working with members of the Library team. Everyone is pleasant to work with and David Buchanan provides good leadership
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Bruce McIvor attends UCV with his family. He will speak at the forum this Sunday along with four UCV members who have been arrested for protesting Kinder Morgan. Read the full testimonial.
Melody Mason is an economist and consultant who worked for many years with the World Bank. She has an MBA, an M.Sc in Development Economics, and a BSc in Sociology.
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Several of my interests: herbs, labyrinths, gardening have come together
My introduction to the Labyrinth was when I attended a Vancouver Island Unitarian Women’s weekend gathering at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre near Nanaimo. Read the full testimonial.