Margaret Atwood Tour Arrives in Vancouver

Margaret Atwood continued the Canadian leg of her worldwide book tour this week, arriving in Vancouver for an October 1 performance.

Her hybrid show — part book reading, part dramatic interpretation, part hymnal singing — has been drawing crowds across the country, and once again she used the spotlight to raise awareness about Nature Canada and our regional partners in bird conservation.

Volunteering at the table were Anne Murray from BC Nature and Rob Butler from Bird Studies Canada. Anne was kind enough to send pictures from the event!

Here’s Anne next to her display. She and Rob were busy handing out brochures and bookmarks to anyone with an outstretched hand!

Another packed church — this time over 1,100 people!

Margaret Atwood, signing copies of her latest novel, Year of the Flood.

Donations made at this event — and at performances in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Sudbury — go towards the Important Bird Areas program, a joint initiative with our national partner, Bird Studies Canada, and provincial groups throughout Canada, including BC Nature. If you want to support Nature Canada’s bird conservation efforts, here’s how.