Murray Sinclair, a Canadian senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is the guest of honour at a March 4 dinner hosted by the Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley.
The following night, Sinclair will discuss a progress report on the 94 Calls to Action on Reconciliation at the annual Campagnolo Lecture in Restorative Justice.
“Almost every year we have a dinner in honour of our speaker,” said Bruce Curtis, chief administrator of the CJC.
He expects about 100 attendees at the public dinner.
Next year marks 10th celebration of the Campagnolo Lectures. Over the years, audiences have ranged from 150 to 500 people.
“I expect it’s going to be 500 this year,” Curtis said. “He’s a brilliant public speaker. A number of people who have heard him previously want to hear him again.”
Sinclair has been inducted as a fellow of the Community Justice Centre.
The dinner is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the Crown Isle Clubhouse in the Platinum Room.
Tickets are $50, available from the Laughing Oyster Book Shop, and from the CJC: (250) 334-8101 or email@example.com