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On One Day All Over BC, People Are Meeting Up! (Dr. Joseph Finkler, SPH)

On the Table happens later this month. And it will happen at Tyee HQ, too. (Photo Credit: TheTyee.ca)
On the Table happens later this month. And it will happen at Tyee HQ, too. (Photo Credit: TheTyee.ca)

Here’s an idea for our times. Get together. Face to face. Make eye contact not with our screens but with actual humans. Talk about… whatever. Have snacks. Talk some more. Feel free to be a bit earnest, a bit dreamy. Laugh even. Have more snacks, maybe another drink.

This radical proposition comes to us from the Vancouver Foundation, and we at The Tyee love it. So much so that, later this month, we are going to host one of these newfangled get-togethers ourselves. And you are encouraged to host one yourself, too. More about that below.

Or a bar, which is what Joseph Finkler chose last year, when On the Table first launched. Finkler faced knee surgery, and also happens to be an emergency room doctor at St. Paul’s Hospital. So he invited nurses, former patients, hospital administrators, and medical residents. “We didn’t want to make it into a political thing, but we ended up talking about the opioid crisis. A lot of us are on the forefront of this; we were feeling the heat of it.”

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