AGM24 Info

BALL AGM Meeting, Lecture and Lunch

Thursday May 16, 9:30 a.m.

Live at the Bayshore Centre or online (Click here to attend online on Vimeo).

It's all free, and no tickets are required, but to stay for lunch, please register (details below).


9:30 a.m.

BALL Financial Statements and Committee Reports.

Vote of the membership to accept Committee Reports and Nominations.

10:00 a.m.

Announcement of the series and speakers for 2024/2025 BALL Lectures.

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker Walter Knox, Leonard Cohen: Final Songs (details below)

12:00 noon


Lunch at the Bayshore Community Centre

If you're only attending the AGM and the Leonard Cohen lecture, you DON'T need to register.

If you'd like to stay for LUNCH, click the Register link to "purchase" the desired number of lunches for free, so we have an idea of numbers.

You don't need a ticket - just add the number of registrations you need to your cart. Once you complete this checkout process, your name and the number of lunch registrations will be on our list .

The light lunch will feature a selection of sandwiches, pinwheel wrap segments, deviled eggs, veggie, fruit and sweets platters. Please reach out to us if you have any special dietary needs. Email us here:

Click here to Register for LUNCH 


Free Lecture at 10:30 a.m.

Leonard Cohen: Final Songs, presented by Walter Knox 

A close look at the lyrics of a few songs from "You Want it Darker" and "Thanks for the Dance", the last two albums of Leonard Cohen. Co-produced with his son Adam, these albums provide insight into the final thoughts of Leonard Cohen at the close of an almost 50 year song-writing and performing career that captivated millions of fans around the world.
Walter Knox, a retired English literature teacher, combined his extensive educational experiences with a keen interest in Leonard Cohen's poetic talents. This led to a deeper understanding of the recurrent themes, the refreshing use of language, the spiritual foundations, and the surprising illumination of our interior lives found in the song writer's recorded works