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Evans slated to speak

Corky Evans in his garlic field. - Helen Sebelius photo
Corky Evans in his garlic field.
— image credit: Helen Sebelius photo

Get out of the box with Corky Evans next Thursday at the Café Langham in Kaslo. Evans will be the third speaker of the Langham Café - Inspired Ideas Speaker Series on August 7.

The local farmer, activist, storyteller and former MLA, will take to the podium at 7 p.m. to deliver a talk on what Evans describes as, “food and farming and stuff like that”.

Evans is currently a farmer, care-taking the land and growing local food for many folks in the West Kootenay region.

Following his retirement from the provincial legislature in 2009 he continues to be busy and committed to community, growing organic garlic, squash, potatoes and home-raised turkeys.

Sean Holman founding editor of the pioneering online investigative political news service Public Eye, called Evans a maverick legislator.

From his retirement speech, Evans encouraged his colleagues to “refuse to say words that are not your own. You are not an actor; an election is not a screen test. You wouldn’t let anybody else put you in a box, so don’t do it to yourself.”

Evans lives by his words. The Langham invites the public to his talk, “Out of the Box”, one that is sure to be engaging, interesting and entertaining.

The speaker series is a part of the Langham Cultural Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations, celebrating local folks who have something interesting to say.

Upcoming talks include a panel discussion on sustainability in the arts in rural communities on September 25.

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