Bahrain and beyond

What’s it like teaching in a country about as long as the Slocan Valley? Where each student has their own car and driver, and Sharia law may not be a kind friend in your time of need?

What’s it like teaching in a country about as long as the Slocan Valley? Where each student has their own car and driver, and Sharia law may not be a kind friend in your time of need?

On Tuesday, February 1, join Victor and Annilie Doerksen at the Slocan Park Hall at 7 p.m. as they share the story of their three years there. The program is one of the popular winter travel talks offered by Slocan Valley Recreation.

Connected by a causeway to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is the Saudi’s weekend playground for alcohol and prostitution and every weekend tens of thousands pour over the border, clogging the roads.

The beauty of this location, however, is the ease of opportunity for travel. The Doerksens visited more than a dozen countries and truly have many amazing and unique experiences. They discovered there was something very powerful about walking on ground where civilization has been built upon civilization for thousands of years.

For this evening presentation they focus on the Arabic-speaking countries they visited: Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Victor has many wonderful pictures to share and they will have clothing and other items on display.

Admission for this special talk is a donation to the Slocan Food Bank. Please call Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 if planning to attend the evening.