Come see "The Messenger" at our AGM on April 19th!

We're excited to announce that for this year's AGM, we will be screening The Messenger, a feature documentary about our deep-seated connection to birds, and their uncertain fate. It was shown as part of the Haida Gwaii Film Festival, and we are excited to offer a second chance to see it with us!

  • Date: Tuesday April 29, 2016
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Visitor Information Centre, Queen Charlotte

We hope you will join us for a fantastic movie, a brief overview of LBCS and snacks!

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers.

On one level, THE MESSENGER is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, THE MESSENGER is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide.

In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.