The Northern Lights Community Symposium is a collaborative arts event. we will inspire you with spectacular circus performances, move you with Engaged panel discussions and activate you to create locally TRANSFORMATIVE projects!
Our story begins with where we started... at home with family.
We are the seeds. The channels of enchantment who sew, germinate and blossom transformation through a collaborative & inclusive lens. We are the vision keepers and changemakers the future of Earth and humanity.
“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”
— NADIA Shabazz
The Northern Lights is committed to making a positive impact in Vancouver through:
- Using the beauty of circus performance as a channel for inspiration - we spark passion for life & inspire a sense of belonging
- Inviting expert panelists to engage with the audience in compelling conversations
- Facilitating engagement between the audience and the wider Vancouver community through local projects
WHAT WE KNOW
The biggest problem local Vancouverites face is loneliness
Bee and bird populations are decreasing in Vancouver
93% of fruit and 46% of vegetables consumed in BC are imported from outside Canada
There is a raise in obesity, autism, learning disabilities and disconnect from nature in children
4/10 British Columbians are inactive, obese, overweight
Thousands of people are homeless and without basic nurturance and compassion in our streets
Thousands of elders are alone and poorly cared for in Vancouver