BC Jesuit Scotch Tasting Reception

Date(s) - January 11, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The John Paul II Pastoral Centre

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Please join us for a wonderful evening of good-humour and community at our first ever Jesuit scotch tasting reception!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

                     John Paul II Pastoral Centre    |   4885 St John Paul II Way, Vancouver,BC


We are honoured to have joining us Father Peter Bisson, SJ (Provincial Superior, Jesuits of English Canada), Father John McCarthy, SJ (Socius to the Provincial & Jesuit Ecologist), Very Reverend Gary Franken (Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Vancouver), Dr. Andrew Bennett (Chair, Cabinet of Canadians, Faith in Canada 150), Father Richard Soo, SJ (Superior of the Jesuit Community of Vancouver) and other Jesuits serving in BC.

A knowledgeable scotch expert will encourage guests to nose, taste and learn about some of the world’s finest scotches. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres selected to pair well with the scotch.

The Jesuits have a long courageous history of uniquely engaging society: they have devoted their lives to promote social justice, inspire the youth through education, and have assisted people in their private and public lives to cultivate a deeper and more reasoned faith.

As Europe and the US become more fractured, secular and polarized – how will the Jesuits respond? Father Peter Bisson & Dr. Andrew Bennett will briefly discuss these issues with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Tickets, Donations and Event Sponsorship

We predict this event will sell out quickly and encourage you to purchase tickets early. Tickets are $75 per person.  A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of each ticket.

Purchase tickets here



Peter Bull, Blenheim Realty

Nathaniel Bentley, Stewardship Foundation of Canada

Thomas and Karen Cooper, City in Focus Foundation

Peter and Laura Meehan, St. Marks College, UBC



Sponsorships are named in honour of the following Jesuits:

Pope Francis, SJ
Honouring the first Jesuit Pope in the History of the Catholic Church
Platinum $5,000

Father Pierre Biard, SJ
Honouring one of the first Jesuits who arrived in Canada in 1611
Gold $2,500

Father John Nobili, SJ
Honouring the first Jesuit who arrived in BC in 1825
Silver $1,000

Father Matthew Livingstone, SJ
Honouring the youngest Jesuit priest ordained in Canada in 2014
Bronze $500
You can also purchase tickets, make a donation or become an event sponsor by calling the City in Focus office at 604-687-7292. Please make cheques payable to “City in Focus Foundation” and include a note indicating “Jesuit Work of BC and Canada”.


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