Dr. Jane Goodall. (Photo: wikimedia.org)

Dr. Jane Goodall’s talk in Surrey includes ‘VIP Meet & Greet’ seats for $230

Noted chimpanzee expert to speak at Bell theatre in March on three-city tour of B.C.

Dr. Jane Goodall will speak in Surrey in March as part of a tour that includes events in Vernon and Victoria.

At Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Monday, March 23, Goodall will describe her “extraordinary scientific breakthroughs in animal behaviour and her journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent and active conservationists,” according to an event post on the theatre’s website.

Tickets for the two-hour event include a “VIP Meet & Greet” priced at $230. Seats start at $75, for the balcony area, by calling 604-507-6355, or visit tickets.bellperformingartscentre.com. Tickets went on sale Dec. 16.

Goodall, 85, a British primatologist and anthropologist, is considered among the world’s foremost experts on chimpanzees.

“Dr. Goodall first set foot in the forests of Tanzania in 1960, armed with little more than a notepad, a pair of binoculars and a dream of living in Africa and observing wildlife,” says the event post.

“(Her) talks never fail to inspire people of all ages as she recounts her unique experiences as a young woman working alone in the rainforest and her hope for a future where people live in harmony with nature.”

(story continues below)

In 2002, Goodall was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2004.

Her three-city 2020 tour of B.C. is presented by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. All proceeds from ticket sales go toward the Toronto-based institute’s efforts “to save our precious planet and its most endangered species,” according to a post at janegoodall.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Eagles qualify for BCHL playoffs after weekend victories

Junior hockey team will return to post-season for second time in six years

South Surrey T.V. personality narrates new game-show documentary series

Wayne Cox part of The Search for Canada’s Game Shows

South Surrey/White Rock residents snubbed on ride-hailing services

Lyft and Uber express plan to expand to peninsula once enough drivers are available

Whistleblower says Iranian-Americans questioned at Peace Arch crossing were targeted

Immigration lawyer says response from Customs Border Protection is a ‘total cover up’

Surrey bylaw’s tactics with Uber drivers deemed ‘entrapment’ and ‘completely wrong’

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke and Linda Annis had to say Monday about city staff hailing Uber drivers then issuing them warnings

VIDEO: As 106 reported dead from the coronavirus outbreak, countries look to evacuate citizens

Canada is warning its residents to not go to Hubei province at all

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Earthquake on top of highway closure a wake up call for Island’s West Coast

“When someone says, ‘Be prepared for 72 hours,’ that means exactly that: be prepared.”

Newspapers, hockey cards discovered in Mission school’s forgotten time capsule

Capsule opened in front of students from West Heights Community School

Taxi association asks B.C. Supreme Court to stop Uber, Lyft from operating

Petition alleges Passenger Transportation Board did not take taxis into account

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

Most Read

l -->