Program of Events

Meeting Registration is at 10:15 a.m. at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church Fireside Room, 3737 West 27th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Meetings get underway at 10:30. Fee is $5.00 per person. All are welcome. First Meeting Fee waived.



A notice was received earlier this year from the JASNA National Office advising that all regional meetings should be suspended due to current and future health concerns. The Vancouver Region is monitoring the situation closely as things progress. Here’s hoping we can all be together soon!

So – fellow Janeites – here are the dates to mark on your calendar for the fall meetings which will be virtual on Zoom:

Sept. 12:  We are delighted to give an enthusiastic “virtual” welcome to former JASNA Vancouver member Dr. Catherine Morley whose live presentation over Zoom  is entitled “Reading the Food from Emma:  Why Mr. Woodhouse cares so much about what his guests and family eat.”

Catherine, who is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition and Assistant Professor at the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, has extensively researched the historical influences on present-day dietetic practice and the integration of education theory in approaches to nutrition education and dietetics education and training.

A JASNA member since 1998, she was a Visiting Fellow at Chawton House Library in Hampshire in both 2010 and 2012 where she studied the history of the invalid’s diet, a forerunner to present day medical nutrition therapy practices.

Catherine will consider Mr. Woodhouse’s particular dietary choices in “Emma” especially his suggestion to his visiting elder daughter that they enjoy a “nice basin of gruel together.” Catherine’s rich knowledge of the history of an invalid’s dietary choices will surely prove fascinating in this context.

Vancouver Region members have already received their personal invitation and access details to view the Zoom presentation, however, if non-members would like to join us, please contact the Regional Coordinator at to request permission and details.

Before the presentation begins, we will have an introduction to the on-line Fall program by Janice Mallison and a reading from a few Jane Austen letters describing cultural activities by member Carol Wylie .

All members are reminded to submit their dues as soon as possible to our Treasurer.

October:  This month’s virtual meeting is cancelled but all members are strongly encouraged to register for the virtual AGM scheduled for Oct. 9-11. More information will be coming soon.

Nov. 14:

Dec. 12:

Jan. 2021 – no meeting as usual.

First meeting of 2021 will be on Feb. 13.