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Saturday, 04 June 2005 07:00
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - June 4th, 2005

1.  BIKE MONTH 2005
2.  LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES
3.  INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH CONFERENCE 2005

contributions, considerations, concerns:

*  They're logging the Walbran.  Please consider writing something along the following lines:

Please don't send me the insert name of publication here any more.  They're logging in the Walbran (see http://www.victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/41482.php) and I don't want it showing up in the mailbox.

I purchase 100% post consumer recycled paper (http://rfu.org), and I suggest that you quickly move in that direction before our ancient forests disappear forever.  It will lend you much more legitimacy, too.

 *  From: "Don" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Supreme Court Rejects BC Forestry Program as Unconstitutional


PORT ALBERNI, BRITISH COLUMBIA ? In another major court victory for First Nations, the Huu-ay-aht First Nation (HFN) have received a decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia which holds that the BC Ministry of Forests program designed to address aboriginal interests on forestry matters fails to meet the Province?s constitutional duty to First Nations.

*  From: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

My friend and comrade Macdonald Stainsby is on a months-long, cross-Canada
tour of our settler society's Indigenous communities, with the aim of
informing the rest of us of their struggles against colonialism.  As he
has no source of funding, he is doing this all on a shoe-string budget,
hitchhiking and staying with friends and strangers who have opened their
homes and communities to him.
http://independentmedia.ca/survivingcanada

*  From: "Johannes DeViet" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca

*  From: andrewmack < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Was forwarded one of your mailings by Laura Fluter. It occurred that some people on your list might be interested in the new e-resources on human security we have put together at the Human Security Centre at the Liu Institute at UBC.

Human Security Report (www.humansecurityreport.info)
Modeled on the annual Human Development Report, the Human Security Report maps the incidence, intensity, causes and consequences of global violence and policy responses to that violence. Each year, the Human Security Report also focuses on a specific thematic issue - the (two-volume) 2005 Report, for example, examines trends in global violence, while the 2006 Report analyses the war/disease nexus, highlighting the too-often ignored indirect costs of war. The first issue of the Report is due out in July 2005.

Human Security Gateway (www.humansecuritygateway.info)
The Gateway is a rapidly expanding searchable online database of human security-related resources including reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets. The Gateway was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium on Human Security.

Human Security Research (www.humansecuritycentre.org)
Human Security Research is a monthly online compilation of significant new human security-related research published by university research institutes, think-tanks, governments, IGOs and NGOs.

Human Security News (www.humansecuritycentre.org)
Human Security News in an online daily round up of the latest human security-related news stories from around the world. It is published on week-day mornings.
All of these e-resources are available free of charge.

*  From: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

http://www.storewars.org/flash/index.html

And a billboard showing the cost of war is available:
http://www.costofwar.com/index-world-hunger.html

*  From: working TV < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
                                          
New online @ working TV ;
                         
Webcasts of speakers at the "Weighing the Evidence" conference on  health
care reform  April 30 and May 2005 in Calgary,  sponsored by the Friends of Medicare.


*  From: "Long John L'Gouger" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
 Critical Mass Bike Rides
  _ _ __.. .__o        Last Friday of Every Month
- -_--.-  _`\<,_          5:30 pm Van. Art Gallery
 (  ( (( (_)/ (_)                 Wear a Costume!

                  THE REVOLUTION IS NOT MOTORIZED

Street Newz Update - The June/July Victoria Street Newz is now available from street vendors throughout our fair city.   I'm usually at the Human Rights Coalition Office (#418, Central Building, 620 View St.) on Tuesdays 10-12 noon, and at Green Cuisine (Market Square) on Fridays 10-12 noon.  Our new mailing address and phone number is 1027 Pandora Avenue, V8V 3P6, 413-3235.  The Bread and Roses Collective will graciously accept donations for Street Newz directly into Vancity account #484824, branch #42.  Thanks for supporting the Victoria Street Newz!  http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org

*  From: "Rosa Mertens" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

The largest animal testing centre of Europe is located in the Netherlands. The Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) keeps 1600 monkeys in their labs. They are locked up and have to undergo terrible things, in the name of 'science'. The BPRC is performing tests in the area of infection-illnesses (such as AIDS, hepatitis and malaria), xenotransplantation, radiation, tear gas (for self defence), chronic diseases and neurological abnormities.

A comparable primate (breeding) centre in the UK, Shamrock Farm, had to close down after many demonstrations and direct actions. BPRC is going to be the next primate centre to close down!

Please sign the petition!

*  From: "Susan Stroud" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

I am a member of Amnesty International Canada. I also respond to as many Amnesty USA campaigns as I can. That is why I am sending this to you. We are in danger of losing the human rights our elders fought for in two world wars. We are not willing enough to speak out about what is going wrong and what is unacceptable in our country and around the world. We only need look to Maher Arar's terrible case to see a citizen betrayed and the danger that awaits us all if we remain silent.  Please sign the attached petition and pass it on to as many people as you can everywhere in the world. We need to send a message and it needs to be clear and unequivocal.

ACT NOW! SIGN THE PETITION
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/ctt.asp?u=435568&l=13164

*  From: "BC Rural Women" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 

Please review and sign the petition above as soon as possible.  It concerns the University of Western Ontario's proposal to honour Dr. Henry Morgentaler (longtime women's reproductive rights activist) in 2 weeks and the fierce opposition to the award by religious anti-choice groups.  As the opposition (mostly in the U.S for some reason!) has now amassed over 10,000 signatures on their own petition, speed is of the essence for this one.  If you could forward this petition to as many people and groups as possible, we will increase our chances of fending off the attack from the anti-choice opposition and allow Dr. Morgentaler to receive the tribute.

*  From: "Sunshine" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Please be advised that the newly revised web site for the Hamilton Marsh is now up and running.  We would appreciate any feedback about the web site's content, and/or suggestions for improvement.  Please send your comments to:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   The web address is:  www.hamilton-marsh.com
Do your bit.  Help to save this local marsh from destruction.

*  From: Lyn X/ESPA < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Now GM industry want veggie eaters to be cannibals as well as carnivores

Full story: Libery Post
April 25, 2005
http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=93339

Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic
extension of genetic modification. The move, which is causing disgust and revulsion
among critics, is bound to strengthen accusations that GM technology is creating
"Frankenstein foods" and drive the controversy surrounding it to new heights. But
supporters say that the controversial new departure presents no ethical problems and
could bring environmental benefits.

*  From: glen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

A little over three years ago, the Sunday Edition went to Washington, DC to explore the politics of president George W. Bush. Michael sat with Pastor Jim Wallis in his living room in Washington's inner city to watch President Bush's State of the Union address. Jim Wallis is an evangelican leader. He founded a Christian group called Sojourners which advocates peace and social justice.
http://www.cbc.ca/insite/THE_SUNDAY_EDITION/2005/5/22.html
 
*  From: "Murray Dobbin" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Reasons to steer clear of Fortress North America
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Artic

*  From: "helen michell" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

As indigenous people of this only unceded province of Canada, we do not get any sort of help from the province or from our own chief and councillors. As indigenous people of British Columbia, we are left out of everything. We are left behind. As other indigenous people from other parts of Canada move into B.C. they get all the jobs and education and help. But as Indigenous people of B.C. we get nothing. Yet this sacred lands is OUR sacred lands. Many of the resources of this province come from OUR sacred lands.

The sell out treaty chiefs only speak for themselves, and they do not represent us on any level of government. As the Bear Clan of Maxan Lake, we want our sacred lands of Maxan Lake and traplines back into our own hands. So we can begin to live out our lives on our lands. We want to take care of our own education, housing, health and medicines. After fifty years under the three levels of governments, we still get nothing. We are denied every thing we are entitled to.

It is high time we take care of our own destinations. We want our voices to be heard now. The present treaty process of this unceded province, should be boycotted, until we can get our sacred lands of Maxan Lake and traplines back into our own hands. My voice to Grand Chief Edward John has gone unheard of for the past fifteen years or so. So will Premier Gordon Cambell, stand up and listen to my voice and give us back our sacred lands. We do not want any treatys on our sacred lands. AS they have not ask us for our consent, to steal our sacred lands. They are only the modern day Treaty Thieves, many of them do not belong to the lands they claim as theirs. Please Premier Gordon Cambell, and Prime Minister Paul Martin, please give us back our sacred lands. This is your jobs to take care of us as indigenous people of this only unceded province of Canada.

*  From: angela bischoff < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

On May 25, CBC national radio aired a clip on Tooker and the dangers of anti-depressant drugs. You can listen to the clip here:
http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/interviews.html
Click on the line under "Concerns about anti-depressants"

It doesn't include the host intro, which was:

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in the western world. And in the last decade many new drugs have emerged to treat it.  But there are concerns about those drugs, and some patients and doctors are unsure whether their benefits outweigh the risks.
The Canadian Psychiatric Association says anti-depressants are still the best option for patients. But the widow of a well-known Canadian activist is questioning the role of one of those drugs in her husband's death.  Tooker Gomberg was a former Edmonton City Councillor and mayoralty candidate, a peace protester and voice for the environment.  CBC health reporter, Pauline Dakin has more.

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*  FYI:  From: "Trumper.MLA, Gillian" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - May 24th, 2005
 
Mrs. Trumper is no longer the MLA for Alberni-Qualicum, please remove this address from your mailing list.
 
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On June 17th, 2005, Smart Growth BC is convening a leading edge forum highlighting the costs, benefits, challenges and solutions of ?Financing Smart Growth?. This strategic forum will consider the role of local and provincial governments, as well as the development and financing
community.  Interactive sessions will review barriers and solutions including
regulatory practises, innovative financing schemes, and case studies to determine
the key components of successful and financially viable smart growth.
http://www.smartgrowth.bc.ca/index.cfm?Group_ID=3509

*  From: "BC Rural Women" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Beth operates a childcare centre in a rural town in Central/North BC and is seeking input on funding sources or options to be able to keep one of her staff employed. This staff person is a youth and a student currently training in Early Childhood Education employed. Beth also explained that an application to HRDC's summer career placement program was not successful because the application did not achieve enough on HRDC's point ranking system.
 
Please respond the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Attention: Beth

Revealed: The real cost of air travel
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=642009
By Michael McCarthy, Marie Woolf and Michael Harrison
? 2004 Independent Digital (UK) Ltd    28 May 2005

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1. BIKE MONTH 2005

You've Got the Power

Bike Month, June, is the annual celebration of cycling presented by BEST.

Bike Month 2005 offers over 60 fun and educational events for everyone including rides, public forums, art shows, bike festivals, children's safety workshops and parties.

Bike Month is a great chance to encourage your friends and family to cycle more. Please pass this e-mail on to them.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Richard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604-669-2860

For more information, go to www.best.bc.ca

A special thanks to the organizations that make Bike Month possible.




Bike Month 2005 Events

www.best.bc.ca

May 20-June24

Collision ? 9am-12am, Xeno Gallery, 183 E. Broadway. Collision is an installation of Car-Crash Parts, collected over 5 years as an urban cyclist. Pretty but lethal! Info: www.redsara.ca
 
May 30  - June 5

North Shore Bike to Work Week ? All day, North Vancouver. FREE registration! Lots of draw prizes! Leave early for work and drop by one of our Celebration Stations 6-9am.  May 30 Snug Cove; May 31 Ironworkers Bridge; June 1 Esplanade and Chesterfield; June 2 Lions Gate Bridge. Info: www.biketoworkbc.ca

June 1-30

Fleetwood Bike Fitness Challenge ? M-F 7am-10pm and weekends 8am-5pm, Fleetwood Community Recreation Centre, 15996-84th Avenue. Bike your way around Surrey using any of our Cardio equipment. Lots of great prizes to be won! Receive extra bonus points when you bike to the Centre. Info: Christa 501-5054

June 2-27

Ceramicycle 2005 ? 6-8 pm, Gallery of BC Ceramics, 1359 Cartwright St. Granville Island. A presentation of ceramic sculptures celebrating the bicycle. 10% of all sales will be donated to Pedal Play. Info: www.bcpotters.com or www.muddycatstudios.ca

Saturday, June 4

Bike to Pitt Meadows Day ? All day, Bike Lockup. Pancake breakfast at 7am.  Free secure bike parking and self-guided bike tour information at Harris Road Park from 11am to 4pm. Salmon BBQ and fireworks at 5-7pm.  Info: 465-2452

Saturday, June 4

Bicycle and Tricycle Riding is Family Fun ? Noon-2pm, UBC Bookstore Plaza, 6200 University Blvd. Get your helmet and brakes checked; go through our basic bike skills drill; learn about bike security (engraving available); and decorate your bike. Don't miss Bicycle Story Time at 1:30pm. Info: 822-2665 or www.bookstore.ubc.ca

Saturday, June 4

Musical Lantern Ride ? 9pm sharp, David Lam Park, Davie and Pacific. Ride along the seawall and through the magical forest paths of Stanley Park.  As the night darkens the bushes will glow with our colourful lanterns and along the way, the ride will stop and hear pedal power minstrels. Meet at David Lam Park at 7:30pm to make lamps and decorations. Bring a flashlight or bike light and a plastic jug. No flames please. Art bikes and costumes welcome. Presented in collaboration with PedalPlay. Info: Lee 255-2102 or www.pedalpower.org

Saturday, June 4

Basic Bike Maintenance seminar ? 10am-Noon, MEC, 130 W Broadway. Learn about bike anatomy, bike care, and preventative measures.  A staff bike will be used for demonstration. Info: RSVP 872-7858

Saturday, June 4

Bike to East Vancouver Farmer's Market Day ? 9am-2pm, E 15th Ave and Victoria Drive. Join the fight to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in the community.  Bike tune-ups, free bike engraving (bring picture ID), helmet fitting and bike safety information. Info: 879-3276 or www.eatlocal.org

June 4-5

Chopper Building Workshop ? Noon-6pm, Pedal Metal Studies, 1132 Powell St. Pre-register to learn metal working and bike mechanic skills as you build the bike of your dreams. Base rate $250. Info: 916-BIKE or www.pedalpower.org

Sunday, June 5

Southeast Bikeway Opening Ceremony ? 11:30am, 8580 16th Avenue, Burnaby. Meet at the south parking lot of Cariboo Hill Secondary (8580 - 16th Avenue) to ride the length of the Southeast Bikeway to Stride Avenue Community School (7014 Stride Avenue). Those that don't want to ride the route can join us there at noon for the Opening Ceremony and refreshments. Info: Stuart Ramsey This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday, June 5

Wacky Helmet Rally ? 9:30am sign-in, 10am departure Nat Bailey Stadium, Ontario and 30th. Decorate your bike helmet in the wackiest way you can - there are prizes to be won!  All ages welcome; check route to make sure you can ride it. Info: 418-0093 or www.wigoutevents.com/wackybikeride

Sunday June 5

Bike to Coquitlam Farmers' Market ? 9am-1pm, Coquitlam Rec Centre parking lot, 633 Poirier. Come to the market via bicycle, inline-skate, scooter, walking, or transit.  The first 50 people to arrive at the market via these means will receive market money to spend at the market. Info: 318-8966 or

www.makebakegrow.com

Monday, June 6

Homer Street Bike Lane Grand Opening ? 5-6pm, David Lam Park, Homer and Pacific. Festivities include a cake cutting ceremony and a tour of the bike lane. Free prizes and refreshments. Bike Tours begin at 5:45pm Info: 871-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, June 8

Commuter Challenge ? All day.  A fun and friendly one-day competition between workplaces in the GVRD and cities across Canada to see who can get the highest percentage of employees using a sustainable mode of transportation, such as transit, carpooling, cycling, or walking, to get to work on Clean Air Day. Make your move, make a difference! Info: Registration Fionna Gossling 689-4467 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, June 8

Clear Air Day/Commuter Challenge Breakfast ? 7:30- 9am, Century House, 8th Street and 7th Avenue on the Crosstown Greenway. Cycle in and get  treated to coffee, juice and baked goods.  The official unveiling of the New Westminster Pedestrian/Bicycle Guide Map and the initial Bikeway/Greenway network will be at 8am. Info: 527-4592

Wednesday, June 8

Sustainability Fair 2005 ? 10am-3pm, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W Georgia Street. Learn about topics varying from the One-Tonne Challenge, green commuting, alternative fuels, low-emission vehicles and energy-efficiency incentives from over 30 exhibitors. Local performers and presentations 11:30am-1pm.  Hosted by Environment Canada and City of Vancouver. Info: Catherine Sinasac 871-6695

Thursday, June 9

Greenways and Bikeways: Innovations in Planning & Design ? 6:30-9pm, Campus-level theatre, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. Join us to discuss greenway and bikeway planning achievements, explore challenges and look to the future of greenway development in our region. Professionals $20, students $10. Info: www.teamwedgewood.com/ , RSVP by June 6 to Erin Embley This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 895-7617.

Thursday, June 9

Bike To School Day ? All day, multiple locations. A day to focus on bike safety at school. Info: www.waytogo.icbc.bc.ca

Thursday, June 9

Downbeat Slide Show ? 8pm-midnight, Wise Hall, corner of Adanac and Victoria. A fun and inspiring evening of images and music with a silent auction of products and services. $20 at the door. Proceeds go to Trips for Kids Vancouver. Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.tfkvancouver.org

Thursday, June 9

Gladstone Bikeway Grand Opening ? 5-6pm, Mini-Park, Gladstone and Vanness. Festivities include a cake cutting ceremony and a tour of the bikeway. Free prizes and refreshments. Bike Tours begin at 5:45pm. Info: 871-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, June 10

Margaret Charles Chopper Collective (MC3) Ride ? 6:30pm, Science World gazebo, 1455 Quebec St. Vancouver's freak art bike collective invites you to take a ride with this post-apocolypitic gang of velomutation riders. ALL WELCOME. Info: www.mcthree.ca

June 11-12

Fraser Valley Grape Escape ?  Register in advance for details. Pedal towards a cure for MS!  Gear up for this fun-filled, all-inclusive, two-day wine tour. Info: Register www.msbiketours.com or 1-800-268-7582

Saturday, June 11

REV! ? 10am-4pm, Science World, 1455 Quebec St. The Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA) is holding a "ride an electric vehicle" extravaganza featuring electric bikes - find out what the buzzzz is all about. Info: 878-9500 or www.veva.bc.ca

Saturday, June 11

Stanley Park Bike Festival ? 8am-2pm, Brockton Point in Stanley Park. A grand celebration of the bicycle in its many forms - racing, art, leisure, and transportation, the festival is an exciting day out for cycling enthusiasts, children, and families. Find a group ride to cycle to Stanley Park! Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.stanleyparkbikefest.ca

Saturday, June 12

Ride to the Stanley Park Bike Festival ?   Get to the Stanley Park Bike Fest on your own two wheels! Join members of the VACC for a group ride to the park. First five riders at each start point receive a free cycling map from TransLink

Burnaby
Central Park, Boundary Road at 45th Ave. - 9:15am
McGill Library, 4595 Albert St. - 8:45 am

New Westminster
Century House, 620-8th Street - 8:45 am

North Vancouver
Waterfront Park, west of SeaBus Station - 8:45 am

Richmond
Brighouse Library (100-7700 Minoru Gate) - meet at 8:30, depart at 9:00

Vancouver
Templeton School, 727 Templeton at Adanac - 9:15 am
Queen Elizabeth Park, 37th and Ontario - 9:30
Science World - 9:30 am
Planetarium, 1100 Chestnut Street - 9:15 am
Kerrisdale Arena, 5670 East Boulevard at 41st - 9:15 am
Student Union Building, UBC - 8:45 am

West Vancouver
John Lawson Park, Bellevue at 16th Street - 8:45 am Info: www.stanleyparkbikefest.ca

Saturday, June 11

World Naked Bike Ride ? 3pm, Sunset Beach, east of English Bay on Beach Ave. Participate with citizens from 54 cities across the world in a naked bike ride to protest car culture. Info: www.worldnakedbikeride.org

Saturday, June 11

Cloverdale Family Bike & Safety Fair ? 11am-3pm, Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6220-184th St. A great family event with an obstacle course, a bike demo and safety information. Fun activities also include face painting, crafts and bicycle decorating. Bring your tricycle, bicycle or scooter. Prizes to be won. Info: 502-6420
aturday, June 11

Safe Riders Bike Event ? 9:30-11:30am, Fleetwood Community Recreation Centre, 15996-84th Ave. Kids! Come get prepared for summer riding by learning the Basic Rules of the Road.  Surrey Crime Prevention Society is providing anti-theft engraving, helmet checks and bike mechanical checks. Parents, bring your driver's license for engraving. Info: 501-5030

Sunday, June 12

Island City by Bike ? 10am, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive. Come early for a free bike check. Long ride of 24km at 11am goes along Westminster Highway and Shell Road Trail and back along Williams, West Dike Trail and Imperal Landing. Short ride of 8.5km at 11:30am loops around West Dike Trail and Railway Avenue. Helmut required. Enjoy refreshments and a raffle prize draw after your ride. Info: 276-4035

Sunday, June 12

Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion ?  Locations around the Lower Mainland. Make a date to make a difference! Canadians of all ages and abilities are invited to wheel, bike, skate, run or walk in their community event to help improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. Participate, form a team, or donate on-line. Info: www.rickhansen.com or 1-866.60.WHEEL

Monday, June 13

Hornby Street Bike Lane Grand Opening ? 5-6pm, NW corner of Horby and Pacific. Festivities include a cake cutting ceremony and a tour of the bikeway. Free prizes and refreshments. Bike Tours begin at 5:45pm. Info: 871-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, June 15

A Cyclist's Legal Brief: Rights, Rules, Roadway and Collisions ? 7-8pm, Canfor Room, YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty Street. Learn how to avoid collisions while cycling and participate in a best practice discussion of what to do if you are involved in a collision at this free one-hour session. Refreshments and a prize draw are included. Info: Lisa Quinn 689-4467 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, June 15

Cycle Touring BC with Baby in Tow Slideshow ? 7-8pm, MEC, 130W Broadway. Find out how Florian and Rebecca cycle toured the BC coast with baby Chan.  Free to attend. Info: 872-7858

Saturday, June 18

Sapperton Bike Festival ? 10am-5pm Cap's Bicycle Shop, 434 E Columbia, New Westminster. Check out the entertainment zone with live bands, street performers, Penny Farthing races, the Shimano Youth race and more, jam-packed into this two block-long street festival! Info: 524-3611 or www.capsbicycleshop.com

Saturday, June 18

Basic Bike Maintenance seminar ? 10am-Noon, MEC, 130 W Broadway. Learn about bike anatomy, bike care, and preventative measures. A staff bike will be used for demonstrations.  Info: RSVP 872-7858

Saturday, June 18

Newton  Bike  Day ? 10am- Noon, Newton Arena/Community Hall, 7120-136B Street. Featuring you and your bike in the Bike Parade!  Learn about bike safety and bike identification.  Participate in the activities and use the free bike storage at the Newton Community Hall from 12:30pm-2:30pm when you swim free at the Newton Wave Pool! The swim starts 12:30pm. Info: 501-5040

Saturday, June 18

Pre-school Bike Safety ? Noon-5pm, North Surrey Recreation Centre (behind), 10275-135th Street. Bring your 3-6 year-olds and their tricycles to play and practice road safety in the Tykes on Trikes area at the Whalley Community Festival. Info: Erin 502-6344

Sunday, June 19

Car-free Commercial Drive Festival ? Noon-6pm, Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Come play in the street, East Van style! Featuring a performance stage, Tribal Harmonix dj stage, storytelling area, PedalPlay choppermania with pedal-powered sound system, art jams, roving performers, merchant tables, Special Kidzone, streethockey, and more crazy bikes than you can shake a stick at. The Drive will be closed to all motorized traffic (buses re-routed) from First Ave to Venables. Info: 253-2127 or www.commercialdrivefestival.org

Sunday, June 19th

Learn to Ride Your Bike with Pedalheads ? 2-4pm, Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 W 4th Ave, Vancouver. Come and discover the possibilities of riding a bike! From Training Wheels to Trails, Pedalheads is a bike safety and skills program for kids aged 4-14. Pedalheads is accepting donations for the KidSafe 'Every Kid Needs a Bike' Program. Info: Register 874-6464 or www.pedalheads.ca

Sunday June 19

East Van Chopper Fest ? Noon- 6pm, Commercial Drive and Kitchener Street. Back for the fourth year, the Notorious EastVan Chopper Fest can be found this year at the Car-Free Commercial Drive Festival. Try out all the crazy bikes, dance to pedal-powered music, and quench your thirst on Pedal-Powered Smoothies. Presented by PedalPlay. Info: 916-BIKE or www.pedalpower.org

Sunday, June 19

Wedgewood Westside Cycling Classic ? 7:30am-2:30pm, W10th Ave and Sasamat. The fourth race in the province-wide SISU BC Cup Race series. Cyclists race a 13.5km  loop around UBC, Spanish Banks and Point Grey. All funds raised go to the BC Cancer Foundation. Info: www.teamwedgewood.com

Tuesday, June 21

Bike Shorts: A Night of International Cycling Cinema ? Doors at 7pm and show at 7:30pm, Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.. Admission is $10. Films include: Extinction Stinks: the director's cut (Canada); Foes, Woes and Heroes (Cuba); Voice of the Village (Finland); In the Cycling Park (Japan); A Straight Long Road (Italy); The Bike Ride (USA); On Time (USA); Hiding From the Wind (Canada) and many more. Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 730-1090

Wednesday, June 22

10th Avenue Bikeway Grand Opening ? 5-6pm, City Hall North Lawn, Cambie and 10th. Festivities include a cake cutting ceremony and a tour of the bikeway. Free prizes and refreshments. Bike Tours begin at 5:45pm. Info: 871-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, June 23

Big Bike for Stroke ? Noon-1pm, King's Cross Shopping Centre, King George Hwy and 74th Avenue, Newton. Come out and cheer the Mayor of Surrey and its employees as they ride the 29-seat Big Bike in raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Info: Louise 591-4151

Friday, June 24

Blessing of the Bicycles ? 5-5:30pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Burrard and Georgia. The Anglican Environmental Task Force invites you to celebrate Bike Month by joining in a public 'Blessing of the Bicycles'! The blessing will take place just before the Critical Mass ride. This is an event to show support to all cyclists, whose efforts positively affect the quality of life on our shared planet. Info: Paige Dampier 708-0777

Friday, June 24

Giant Critical Mass ? 5:30pm, Vancouver Art Gallery (by the fountain). Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space - a bike ride and skate - held the last Friday of every month. The goal is to break all records and have more than 2005 wheels of skate boards, roller blades, and bicycles! Decorated people and bikes, signs, lights, bells, whistles, horns, and other noisemakers are encouraged. Rain or shine! Info: www.bikesexual.org/cm/home.htm

 

Saturday, June 25

5th Annual Community Bike Drop ? 10am-3:30pm, MEC roof-top parking lot, 130 W Broadway. Bring unwanted bicycles and parts to donate to local non-profits that reuse bikes for the benefit of the local community: UBC's AMS Bike Co-op, Our Community Bikes, Covenant House, Bikeworks at United We Can, and PEDAL. If you don't have a bike to donate, join us for BBQ and other refreshments! Info: 872-7858 or www.mec.ca/events (BC section)

Saturday, June 25

Capers Celebrates Cycling in the City! ? 1:00-5 pm Capers Kitsilano, 2285 W. 4th Ave. Join Capers, jorg&olif, and BEST for an afternoon of bicycles, baguettes, and brie! Info:

Saturday, June 25

South Surrey Bike Festival and Sports Swap  ? 11am-3pm, South Surrey Bike Park, 24th Avenue & 148th Street (beside Softball City). All ages welcome. Dirt Jump Jam; pro freeriders; trials riding demonstration; tours of the bike park trails; Off-Road Cycling Trade Expo; demo bikes to try out; Free Trials Riding Clinic; and Kids Bike Rodeo.  Info: Jim Richardson 538-5716 or www.sorcebikeclub.org

Saturday, June 25

"Left Coast Luau" Bike Feast Fundraiser ? 6pm-midnight, Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road. Dig out your Hawaiian shirt and tiki mug for a social evening with dinner, a live band, and a silent auction. Tickets $30. All proceeds to SORCE youth programs, events, and trail work. Tickets available at www.karelo.com. Info: Nigel 538-9710 or www.sorcebikeclub.org

Sunday, June 26

Trans Canada Trail Challenge 2005 ? 9:30am, involves multiple destinations. The ride is a 55-kilometre route from Vedder Crossing in Chilliwack to Douglas Taylor Park in Abbotsford.  A shuttle from Vancouver and various points along the route are available. Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 942-6768, www.trailsbc.ca

Sunday, June 26

Learn to Ride Your Bike with Pedalheads ? 2-4pm, St Clement's Anglican Church, 3400 Institute Road, North Vancouver. Come and discover the possibilities of riding a bike! From Training Wheels to Trails, Pedalheads is a bike safety and skills program for kids aged 4-14. Pedalheads is accepting donations for the KidSafe 'Every Kid Needs a Bike' Program. Info: Register 874-6464 or www.pedalheads.ca

Saturday, June 26

Vancouver 4th Annual Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet and Show ? 9:30am -3:30pm, Cambrian Welsh Hall, 215 E.17th St and Main. Bicycles from turn-of the century to 1940's-50's balloon tire classics to vintage 1980's BMX race bikes for sale, trade or display. Admission $2. Info: Dave 873-3422

Monday, June 27

Beatty Street Bike Lanes Grand Opening ? 5-6pm, Terry Fox Plaza, Beatty and Robson. Festivities include a cake cutting ceremony and a tour of the bikeway. Free prizes and refreshments. Bike Tours begin at 5:45pm. Info: 871-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, June 29

BEST Pancake Breakfast ? 7:30-9am, CBC Plaza, 700 Hamilton. Wrap up Bike Month and the Commuter Challenge with free pancakes, fair-trade coffee, juice, and organic oranges for all those who commute by cycling, walking, carpooling or taking transit. This festive celebration will include music, speakers, entertainment, information and some familiar faces flipping your flapjacks. Info: Polly 669-2860 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, July 1

Bike to Granville Island on Canada Day ? 9am -6pm.  Leave your bike in the free and secure lock-up in the Ocean Cement Yard on  Johnston Street.  A free Canada Day water bottle for the first 200 people to use lock-up. Info: 682-1993 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, July 1

Yaletown Grand Prix ? TBA, Yaletown. This fast-paced downtown Criterium will amaze you; international, national, and regional champions will hit speeds in excess of 60km in a tight technical course. Family activities will be going on all day. Ride your bike down and watch the action. Info: Steve 328-7370 or www.trekredtruckracing.com

July 10

Rotary Bike-A-Thon

 ? See website for details.  A fundraiser ride from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs benefiting the hearing-impaired. Info: 685-0481 or www.rotaryvancouver.org

Saturday, July 23

Central Valley Greenway Ride ? Registration at 10am, Trout Lake Park , East of 14th and Victoria. BEST invites you to join an enjoyable, guided ride from Vancouver through Burnaby to New Westminster, the most pleasant route across the Lower Mainland. Come early to learn more about the Greenway and to meet other riders. Leisurely pace. All welcome. Please wear a helmet. Bring a picnic lunch. Info: Polly 669-2860 or www.best.bc.ca

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VDLC CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JUNE 2005
 
JUN 9 Thursday

Canada Asia Pacific Resource Network (CAPRN)
AGM & Special Screening

6:30 pm
Nikkei Place, Rm 210
6688 Southoaks Crescent
(south of Sperling & Kingsway)
Burnaby

Special screening of the "The Friendship Village" with guests Michelle Mason, producer, and Anne Nguyen, Vietnam scholar, Uvic. Documentary traces efforts of Vietnam veterans to work towards reconciliation with the Vietnamese people by helping to build a friendship village that, among other things, provides housing for Vietnamese children still suffering from Agent Orange.

Meeting will discuss work related to Burma, World Peace Forum 2006, and proposal to work with VDLC on labour tour to China.

JUN 10 - 12 Friday to Sunday

Thinking Through Action: Twentieth Century Social Movements and their Legacy

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

Conference will bring together scholars and activists from all over N.America to discuss how the history of social movements can broaden our vision of today?s struggles

JUN 11 Saturday

From Rights to Action Workshop

9:30 am to 12 pm
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children - Cafeteria Conference Room
3644 Slocan St.
Vancouver

$20 registration

Know your child?s rights within the school system. Hi-lite school law in BC and how it affects children with special needs and their families. Teaches parents skills to ensure children?s rights are actualized.. For more info www.fids.bc.ca

JUN 11 Saturday

100th Anniversary Celebration for IWW

8:30 pm
Piccadilly Pub
622 Pender St

Tickets $5 at the door.

Join Vancouver IWW for a night of entertainment, history, stories and recollections with radical labour, union, and working class songs. Performances by: Dan Keeton and the Diggers, Joey Only, Solidarity Notes Choir, Jess Grant, and Alexis Buss

JUN 14 Tuesday

Wal-Mart Public Hearing

7:30 pm
Vancouver City Hall
12th and Cambie

Hearing on the opening of sweatshop supporter Wal-Mart on SE Marine Drive. To register as a speaker - call Laura Kazakoff at 604-871-6353. For more information check out Mal-Wart campaign - www.canadianlabour.ca

JUN 18 Saturday

Farmers Market

1 to 6:30 pm
9:30 am to
2 pm
Nat Bailey Stadium
Nelson Park
(Comox St - btw Bute & Thurlow)

YLFMS new office on Commercial Drive
1163, Suite 2

JUN 15 to 18 Wednesday to Saturday

Summer School on Building Community - 3rd Annual

Langara College - Continuing Studies
Langara College
Vancouver


JUN 17 Friday

The Politics of Intervention in Haiti - Public Forum

Haiti Solidarity BC & Stopwar.ca

7:30 pm
SFU Harbour Centre
Room 1900
515 W. Hastings St
Vancouver

President Aristide?s US lawyer speaks out against the Coup in Haiti. Speakers: Ira Kurzban, attorney in Florida who works in defense of refugees and immigrants in the US, in particular Haitian refugees. Was legal rep in the US of governments in Haiti under Presidents Aristide and Preval. Anthony Fenton, Vancouver based activist in defense of Haitian people. Author of numerous articles, and co-author of upcoming book on Canada?s role in the coup.

JUN 18  Saturday

Miners Memorial Day
Cumberland, Vancouver Island

JUN 21 Tuesday

VDLC Pizza Educational
5:30 pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St
Vancouver

Venezuela Report on Labour Tour to International Labour Conference in Venezuela, and showing of Marta Harnecker Film (54 mins)

"Con Los Pobres de la Tierra". Film documents the struggles of Venezuela since 1993, the rise of Chavez and the Oligarchy?s 3 attempts to overthrow him.

JUN 21 Tuesday

VDLC Regular Meeting

7:30 pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St
Vancouver

JUN 24 to 26 Friday to Sunday

Envisioning People?s Struggles
No One Is Illegal-Vancouver

Friday
6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday
10am - 4pm
SFU Harbour Centre

Bringing together issues and analysis from the many struggles against war, capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism. The history of resistance movements - locally and globally to broaden and contextualize understanding of current struggles, emphasizing the need for long term strategy and vision through open dialogue building solidarity between diverse organizing communities.


JUN 26 BC NDP - General Meeting

Progressive Television:
ICTV - Independent Community TV Co-operative
Shaw Cable 4
Monday 10 am, 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10 am
Thursday 2:30 pm
Friday 12 am midnight
Saturday 11:30 am, 10:30 pm
 
Vancouver Community Television Association
Shaw TV, Channel 4 - Saturdays, 4 and 7 pm
(repeats Wednes 12 am, Thurs 11 am)
Novus TV, Channel 33, six times a day, every day
Online video - www.globaljustice.ca
 
WorkingTV
Shaw TV Channel 4
Airs Saturdays 3:30 pm, 8 pm, 12 am
Webcast:  workingtv.com

Websites of Interest:
Union Sites:
www.vesta.ca (Vanc. Elem Schools)
www.vstaweb.ca (Vanc. Sec. Schools)
www.anotherwrongnumber.com (TWU-Telus Campaign)
 
Ethical Purchasing:
Coffee
Clothing
 
Interest:
www.rfu.org  (Reach for Unbleached - enviro paper)
www.thetyee.ca  (progressive news)
www.vcn.bc.ca/srsnetbc (seniors network)
www.necessaryvoices.org  (ciTR radio 101.9 fm)
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Keziah McCrystal Rothlin, Executive Asst.
Vancouver and District Labour Council
#140 - 111 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC  V5L 4C4
604-254-0703 Phone
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2.  LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES

The Liu Institute for Global Issues at The University of British
Columbia weekly newsletter highlights some of our current events,
projects and work contributions. It does not list everything we produce
or all of our research.  For more information, visit our homepage at
www.ligi.ubc.ca

At a Glance .::
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The Theology of Human Security: Humanitarian Intervention, Rev. Dr.
Setri Nyomi, Fri June 10

?tre - The Face of Human Rights photo exhibition, Fri June 10
 
Upcoming Events.::

The Liu Institute presents a panel discussion led by:
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi
Secretary General of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches

The Theology of Human Security: Humanitarian Intervention

Date:  Friday June 10, 12pm - 1:30pm
Location: 3rd Floor Boardroom, Liu Institute

Moderated by Paul Evans, Acting Director

A light lunch will be served

RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 604-822-1402

Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi is the first non-European General Secretary of
WARC, one of the oldest confessional bodies that unite Presbyterian,
Reformed, Congregational, Waldensian and some United Churches, serving
more than 75 million Christians in about 107 countries. He states
regularly his commitment to addressing injustice in any form, racism,
sexism, and the call for Christians to place value on the sacredness of
life, human wholeness and dignity for all. He has just been awarded the
E.H. Johnson Prize.

The other panelist will be the Hon. Walter McLean who served for fifteen
years as Member of Parliament for Waterloo. He held cabinet posts as
Secretary of State for Canada, Minister of Immigration and Minister
Responsible for the Status of Women. For eight years he was
parliamentary delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in New
York. A native of Victoria and graduate of UBC, he is a Presbyterian
minister and served as chair of the Commission on International Affairs
of the Canadian Council of Churches.

See the link below for more information

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The Liu Institute in partnership with the Consulate General of
Switzerland is proud to present:

?tre - The Face of Human Rights - a photo exhibition on human rights

Date:  Friday June 10, 6pm
Location:  Liu Institute for Global Issues (UBC)
6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Wine & cheese will be served

RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 604-822-1402

See the link below for more information

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6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC
PH: 604.822.1402
www.ligi.ubc.ca

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3.  INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH CONFERENCE 2005
 
Strengthening Solidarity Among Indigenous Youth - Asserting Indigenous Peoples Rights Amidst Globalization

CALL OUT FOR DONATIONS

International Indigenous Youth Conference 2005

?Strengthening Solidarity Among Indigenous Youth - Asserting Indigenous Peoples Rights Amidst Globalization?

We are writing to you in regards to the International Indigenous Youth Conference (IIYC). To make this conference happen we need your help! We are asking for donations of food (rice, pasta, fish, seafood, vegetables, other staples), camping supplies (sleeping mats, tents, sleeping bags, tarps, air mattresses, toilet paper), outdoor tools (chainsaw, hammers, nails, screws, screwdriver), or any miscellaneous items you may be able to donate (AA, C and D batteries, candles, fishing net, flashlights, etc.) Cash donations are also welcome and very needed at this point.

The Second International Indigenous Youth Conference 2005 will be held June 17-20th in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The conference will take place within traditional Indigenous territories on the coast and the interior of BC and will bring together 200 Indigenous youth from the regions of Asia Pacific, South America, Northern Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. The conference proper will be four days of workshops, sharing and network building. The conference venue is the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center and the delegates will stay in a traditional Longhouse situated in the Capilano community, in North Vancouver, BC. Delegates will also be invited to attend National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21st 2005, and take part in an integration with the St?at?imc Nation in Sutikalh (near Mt. Currie BC) from June 22-24th 2005. The donations we have requested are needed to provide the Indigenous youth delegates with healthy food, and safe accommodation while they are in Vancouver, Capilano, and Sutikalh. We want the youth to have a memorable, educational, cultural, and meaningful experience here in BC and we hope you can support our endeavors to do so.

The IIYC 2005 Conference is being organized and hosted by a group of Indigenous
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