Lecture Series

Lifelong Learning Lectures are presentations on topics of general interest, such as public policy, philosophy, religion, history, science, culture, the arts, and literature. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no fee but donations are gratefully accepted. Suggested donation: $5.

(In the event of inclement weather, call the Mahone Bay Centre 902 624 0890 after 11:00am on the day of the talk to find out about postponement or cancellation.)


NOW Lunenburg County.The Citizens Organization
Lynn Hennigar
February 28, Wednesday, 2:00pm

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In March 2014 a small group of business owners gathered to discuss a local response to Now or Never, the report produced by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy under the chairmanship of Ray Ivany. After thoughtful discussion the group established itself as NOW Lunenburg County. The group shared a common belief that improving the economy of the local area would serve to offer better prospects for the future of Lunenburg County.


NOW Lunenburg County core team member, Lynn Hennigar, will share the organization’s history. Why they got together, how they’ve organized
themselves, what it takes to stay together and what they’ve accomplished so far.
She’ll highlight Tina’s Cross Canada Tour and share why they’re determined to grow our


Lynn will share some of the documentary created from the tour as well as what’s on the horizon for the group. There will be time for questions and answers as well.


HIV/AIDS Then and Now
Michael O’Shaughnessy
March 28, Wednesday, 2:00pm


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HIV/AIDS was a rapidly progressive, fatal infection in the 1980’s. Treatment has reduced the transmission rate to nearly nil. The overview will give a broad perspective on many aspects of HIV in Canada and the world.

Dr. O’Shaughnessy served in the Ontario Ministry of Health from 1972 until 1983 and with Health Canada from 1983 to 1992. He was the founding director in 1992 of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and assistant Dean, Research at the University of B.C. Faculty of Medicine until 2005.