Evolution 101

evolution ladderAs rational people, we all know that creationism is bunk – but can we explain WHY it’s bunk? We accept evolution as the best scientific explanation for the diversity of modern flora and fauna – but how well do we really understand it?

As requested by several Reasonfest participants, HAAM member and science teacher Luc Blanchette will be at our February meeting to explain the basics of evolution.

And while we’re learning about evolution, we will celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday (he’ll be 207 on Feb 12th).Darwin birthday 2

Don’t miss the party – or the cake!

5:30 Meet and Greet and dinner (optional)

6:30 HAAM meeting

7:00 Evolution 101

Everyone is welcome!

Charity of the Month

canadian-fossil-discovery-centreIn keeping with our theme of evolution and celebration of Darwin Day, the obvious choice for our February charity is to support an institution that promotes science and the study of evolution. And when such an institution is located in Manitoba’s Bible Belt, it needs a little extra help.

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is in Morden. In an area where many kids are taught that the world began “when God created light”, it offers grade-specific school tours that correspond to the Manitoba Science curriculum. It also offers summer day camps, with activities related to dinosaurs, local birds and plants, and science experiments.

Join us in supporting science education in Manitoba.



September 2015 Newsletter

Our Outreach Booth at the Morden Corn and Apple Festival 2015

Our Outreach Booth at the Morden Corn and Apple Festival 2015

In August we were busy with our big annual Outreach event. Read all about it, as well as the final preparations and latest updates on Reasonfest!

September Newsletter



August 2015 Newsletter

Do You Need God to be Good




In this issue:

  • We’re gearing up for our Summer Outreach in Morden and River City Reasonfest in September
  • An apologist responds to Dr Arthur Schafer’s speech about the ethics of religion, and HAAM provides a rebuttal
  • Updates on Outreach and Religion in Schools
  • and more…

August newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

church and state  HAAM has a busy summer ahead! In our June newsletter:

  •   Updates on the stories we’ve been following on religion in our public institutions,
  •   Details about all our upcoming events (including speakers who will be appearing at our River City Reasonfest conference in September), and
  •   A link to view the presentation on the Ethics of Religion if you missed it at our May meeting.

June newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

It’s Super Secular September in Manitoba!!

Morden Dorothy Diana smThis month:

  • Our transit advertising hits the streets of Winnipeg
  • We announce our Bus Photo Contest
  • Volunteers venture out to Morden and live to tell the tale! (that’s Dorothy and Diana in the pic to the right)
  • We still have great events happening this month, so read on!
Upcoming Events
  1. HAAM and Eggs Brunch

    February 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  2. 2017 Film Festival

    April 1 @ 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Dying and Rising Gods before Jesus

    April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Future Events

Details TBA

Solstice Party & BBQ
June 24th