As 2022 begins unfolding into a new era, two words come to mind which could be emphasized in ways of innovation and transformation — (1) congeniality and (2) conviviality.
More than any month of the year, except perhaps September, January initiates fresh opportunities to instill liveliness in Commonwealth energies and, as well, visionary possibilities for the Royal Commonwealth Society V.I. Here are four examples:….
1. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and H. M.’s Green Canopy will be celebrated, and fulfilled, in many places around the 54 nations of the Commonwealth, especially in London and Victoria in 2022.
2. The RCS V.I. “Trees for Life” program continues to advocate for various arbor projects, especially the “Trees in the Ground” project.
3. The ELF (Education Legacy Fund) remains active and open for further expansion and added resources.
4. The Queen’s Plantinum Jubilee Award could become a significant way to honour youth for their participation in the efforts of RCS V.I.
Looking beyond Vancouver Island, there is the anticipation of the Commonwealth Games and the virtual edition of the National Student Commonwealth Forum; and then beyond 2022, there is the 2023 Commonwealth Study Conference being held in Toronto, and furthermore, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit Meeting.
If you would like have more information of any of these congenial and/or convivial events; or if you would like to participate in any of these opportnities; you are encouraged to express your interest by getting in touch with RCS V.I.
The way is open. Catch the wave of “conjoining” the movement. Take two steps forward in 2022
President, David A. Spence