Upcoming Events

April 29th Meeting: Jane Austen Day!

We have an action-packed program for the next meeting including a catered lunch. Our speakers will be David Lank who will talk about and display his mother Edith Lank’s wonderful collection of Jane Austen memorabilia, our own Megan Hanet who will read her prize-winning essay entitled “The Five-Factor Model of Personality Applied to Elinor and Marianne Dashwood”, and Adele Marsland, who is a musicology graduate student at UBC with familiarity and interest in music during the long eighteenth century, and also a big fan of Jane Austen. It promises to be an exciting and interesting program for this special day.


  • $40 per person for the JA Day luncheon 
  • $50 per person for non-members (if we haven’t sold out).

The cut-off date is April 15th for members to obtain tickets. If the tickets for members have not all been sold by that date, members can contact: to order tickets for non-members with payment made within 3 days, so that we can contact the caterers to advise how many people will be coming and their menu choices.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • April 29 – Jane Austen Day
  • May 13
  • June 10 – Books & Berries
About attending

Here is a highlight view of some of our safety recommendations for in-person meetings:

  • Those feeling ill or unwell should remain home.
  • Please stay at home if you have been sick and wait until you are asymptomatic for several days.
  • If returning from travel, please be circumspect of attending an in-person meeting within 14 days of returning.
  • It is optional to wear a face mask while indoors. Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required.
  • We will go over safety guidelines in detail at the start of our meeting.

Proceed to the registration table, and sign in with your name and preferred contact information: phone or email.

Meeting fee is $5, and exact change is appreciated as there is not enough float to make change.

If you have not collected it, you can find the table with your reusable name tag. Then take a seat at one of the tables.

If you need the accessible ramp entrance, please contact to confirm the directions.

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Regency Fashion in Film

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Deconstructing the Austen Coverlet

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AGM Reflections

Several members shared their 2022 JASNA AGM experiences.

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“Illustrations of Sense and Sensibility” by Keiko Parker

Our speaker for our first meeting of the 2022/23 JASNA Vancouver season was our very own Keiko Parker. The title of her presentation was “Illustrations …

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Books & Berries + Book Sale

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AGM Updates & a Talk Given by the JASNA Canada President

In anticipation of the upcoming AGM in our very own region of British Columbia, we were joined by two guest speakers: Alison Brown, the AGM …

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