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. All are welcome.


The following dates have been announced for the 2019/2020 JASNA Vancouver meetings:

Sept. 14:  For our first meeting in the fall of 2019, members will be presented with a potpourri of entertainments. First up will be a look at card games enjoyed in the Regency period including those Jane Austen may have played herself or referenced in her novels. Members will also get a chance to shuffle the deck as they attempt to learn a few of the most popular card matches which were, according to author Jude Knight, played for “no, low, or ruinous stakes.” To learn more, go to  Members who had “encounters with Austen” over the summer, whether it was a chance meeting with a fellow Janeite, reading a book which mentioned Austen, or visiting somewhere she may have also visited or been familiar with, please share your anecdotes and stories. Also, if you happened to be struck with one of the AGM reports in “Persuasions” #40,  feel free to share it at the meeting.

Oct. 19:  Come for a lively presentation by members who attended the JASNA AGM in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Nov. 16:  TBA

Dec. 14:  Our annual birthday tribute to Jane Austen and special Christmas celebration. We will welcome Justin Newell to speak on British artists who were contemporaries of Jane. John Constable, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Joseph Mallord William Turner will be featured and, as a contrast, William Blake.

Feb. 15: TBA

These Spring dates will be confirmed in October.

March 21

April 18

May 16

June 13