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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Dec 31st 07 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 January 2008 05:42
Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Dec 31st 07

1.  FOODROOTS PUTS DOWN ROOTS
2.  OTESHA BIKE TOUR OPPORTUNITIES
3.  Words from Tre Arrow
4.  Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
5.  Pivot and MEC blanket homeless with legal rigjts
6.  BSE case confirmed in Alberta
7.  A 2008 health message from Dave Baroff, massage therapist
contributions, considerations, concerns:

*  happy new year !!

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

Just say "No" to War every Wednesday at noon with the Wednesday Peace Vigil.  We are opposed to the idea that war solves anything.  We know that war kills kids.  Please come take a stand with us for any part of the hour at the Cenotaph at the Legislature some Wednesday soon (Belleville & Government).  Meeting weekly since October 2001 when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan.   (Note:  We no longer meet at 7:00 pm.)  Jane Brett < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >  477-1944

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

Attention all community members - We have some critical issues to talk about at Community to
End All Homelessness meetings - Wednesdays at 7pm at Silver Threads/1740 Douglas St ( at Herald St).

 * From: Open Dharma < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Open Dharma will NOT be holding meetings during the Christmas and New Years interval. The last meeting before the break will be on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The first meeting in the New Year will be on Wednesday, Jan. 9.  For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 360-0052.

Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  995-1494, faluninfo.net

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

Parents of Apprehended Children support group meets every Friday from 1pm to 3pm at the Blanshard Community Center.  Contact Colleen Deroache at 250-857-7404.

The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside.  Info: http://victoriafolkmusic.ca/

Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.

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

New Orleans Jazz
http://www.bastionjazzband.com/
Every Sunday night from 6pm - 9pm @ The Blethering Place Oak Bay Ave & Monteray.  near Theatre Alley

*  From: Carol Grier < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
COMMUNITY EVENT: SS Transit bus! Jan 7 at Meaden hall
This is an event not to miss:  The launch of our new SS Transit bus!

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

All of the FoodRoots Pocket Markets are closed for the season. We'll re-open in the week of January 7.  Thanks for your support. Have a happy and safe holiday!

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

Voice of Palestine broadcasts weekly on Vancouver Cooperative Radio (CFRO) 102.7 FM, Vancouver. The show broadcasts for one hour every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 pm PST (Wednesday morning 6:00 to 7:00 am Palestine time). It first went on the air in September, 1987, and has hit the airwaves every week for the past twenty years. People outside of Vancouver can listen to the show live on the internet http://www.coopradio.org/listen/

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

Kurt Vonnegut -  He passed away this year at the age of 85.  Clearly one of the great men of American  letters of the 20th century.  And the US news media all but ignored the
event.  Why?  Here are some of the simple truths he spoke about whenever he was given a public forum.  http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/241.html

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

Making Food Matter - CR-FAIR Newsletter, Issue #3
 
*  From: "Rita Dawson" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Remember the Raid on the Legislature December 28th, 2003?  Yes, it has been that long!  My friend, BC Mary, who has been observing the progression of events for all these years and reporting to the public, while the "mainstream" media has been conspicuously silent, has her own blog at:
 
*  From: George Simich < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Just wanted to let you know that I now have a blog at

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

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

The Vancouver Student Film Festival announces the third annual festival will occur on Saturday, May 24, 2008. Please go to www.vsff.com for more info
2008 Calendar now on line
WWW.GIFTSFILMS.COM

*  Vancity has put out their call for nominations for board members, and returning officers to help during election time.  check their website at http://vancity.com.

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

Check out our Disease Mongering Engine where you can instantly generate your own fictitious diseases and disorders! http://www.newstarget.com/disease-mongering-engine.asp

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

(USA) National Conference On Ending Family Homelessness: Uniting Leaders, Sharing Solutions - Feb 7/8th, Seattle.  REGISTER ONLINE NOW http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001IiY1fiRp1uYA3YlwXWydOEBa4oMiR7xi1JOEfUotZ3GRu2Q7TEsZZ7NbPWgFB5DqYbzFY_ae15KQroDBslo_kWb-3Fl42Skeqm3nZTRIxHsVSg2W_wm8TISThADUKTj048l2T9FlWPbteXVSgxPnG2HZq5bCOHbT

*  video from dec 29 rally to stop the langford interchange and allow the forest to remain alive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g0MRxqB2co

more audio at:
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/loudblog//index.php?id=186

*  Do You Google?

it's such a catchy term, isn't it?  but, if you suggest people "google," you're participating in something known as 'branding.'  corporations love this, they pay big bucks to have people create a 'brand.'  another option is to suggest that people "search," and that way you're not causing google's corporate cash register to go ka-ching, while offering people the opportunity to consider that there are other search engines out there (and some that aren't yet known for complicity with the chinese government to censor search results).  http://ask.com is quite a good search alternative to google.

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1.  FOODROOTS PUTS DOWN ROOTS  

FoodRoots has rented a warehouse space with Share Organics!

In this space we can actualize our vision of a food distribution centre for local produce and processed goods!
We'll begin right away by storing local Jerusalem Artichokes and beets for the markets this January and February!

The facility at 625 Hillside (between Government and Rock Bay) will be the hub of activity for the Pocket Markets.  Lee and our staff can hardly wait as working out to the Van has definitely had its challenges!
We are having our first Work Party January 1, 12 noon to 6 PM.  We'll be painting so bring your brush, roller and overalls.

Call Susan if you intend to come or just show up for a few hours!  
595-6742

POCKET MARKET TOOL KIT LAUNCHED
We have been preparing for quite a while to share our Pocket Market ideas with other folks in the province and beyond.  The online guide to having your own Pocket Market is now on the web site.  Check it out!  Thanks to Van City and VIHA for their financial support of this project!
www.foodroots.ca

FEASTS
The December Feast was fabulous!  Thanks to all the chefs and farmers.  We could not do it without their expertise.  We learned why local cranberries are so hard to come by and about growing wheat on the Island and hemp from Saskatchewan.  We enjoyed 30 mile bread grown and baked within 30 miles of us!
Next Feast February 2. Planning will begin in early January so if you'd like to join the team call Susan 595-6742.  We need you as we are very busy setting up the warehouse!

FIRST AGM FOR FOODROOTS CO-OP

Sunday January 27 at 2 PM
will be the first Annual General Meeting for the Co-op.  We will meet at the new facility.
Unit 2/3 625 Hillside (between Government and Rock Bay).

If you would like to join the co-op you can download the membership form on the web site.  Membership fee is $200 for one share and one vote!  In order to vote at the AGM you must let us know one month before hand.  That is December 27 and is fast approaching.  Send your intent by email and we will work out the details.

If you would like to find out more about what is going on please join us.  You can sign up at the event, get all the info but just not vote this time around. 

Best of the holiday season to all of you.  Special thanks to our volunteers who have kept us on track in our first year of service!

CALLING US TO ACTION.........................

my great great grandchildren
won't let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
as the mammals, reptiles, and birds were all dying?
did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
what did you do
once you knew?

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

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2.  OTESHA BIKE TOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity: 2-month Bike Tours for the Environment
http://www.otesha.ca/bike+tours/
Organization: Otesha http://www.otesha.ca
When: various dates in Spring/Summer/Fall 2008
Where: various regions of Canada

The Otesha Project today announced the routes for the 2008
Otesha Cycling and Performing Tours. Applications are now
being accepted for seven regional tours throughout Canada
that will take more than 120 inspiring young change-makers
on the journey of a lifetime!

Tour members will share an incredible experience as they
live as a mobile and sustainable community for two months.
They will cycle from performance to performance, braving the
elements, connecting with communities along the route, and
exploring all the ups and downs of directly addressing
environmental and social injustices through their own
every day actions.

More information available at http://www.otesha.ca

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

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3.  Words from Tre Arrow

I wish everyone a blessed holiday season and sacred solstice.

A tiny limb of spruce needles was given to me this week. Periodically, I
pick it up and hold it to my nose. I am instantly filled with the sweet,
pungent fragrance of the sacred tree, while simultaneously flooded with
countless memories of the magic surrounding this time of year.

While growing up in Florida, the wonder of this season was always
accompanied by the beautiful scent of a spruce or fir tree that blessed
our home. As years pass by, cut trees were replaced by potted ones; fruits
and veggies were eaten instead of dead animals; and hand made gifts were
shared in lieu of store bought sweatshop items. Despite the depth of
darkness and the widespread consumerism and oppression throughout our
culture, there remains a Devine light. Throughout all I've been through
and all the changes that have occurred, when I smell the spruce needles
I'm transported to my innocent days of youth. Part of me longs to reclaim
those days before there was knowledge of the darker side of humanity.
Nevertheless, I have faith that the light, which we all carry, may come to
manifest a world where all beings are happy and free.

As far as my legal matters go, things continue to progress and I will keep
you posted on any and all developments. I send my deepest gratitude to all
of you for your continued love and support. I wish you all the best, have
a wonderful mid-winter night.

Namaste,

tre

Environmentalist and refugee hopeful, Tre Arrow has been incarcerated in Canada since March 2004.
"I am innocent of the charges the U.S. government is trying to pin on me. Just As many activists have experienced, I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the FBI, not because I am guilty, but because I have chosen to challenge the status quo."
-Political Prisoner Tre Arrow-

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4.  Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

An international grassroots campaign is afoot to introduce citizens' representation at the United Nations, and Canadians are playing a leading role.

The idea is to begin with an advisory body - a citizens' watchdog with clout - that gradually transitions into a world parliament.  This would be similar to the development of the European Parliament that now has co-decision powers and is elected by over 490 million voters .

Although just launched in April '07, the Campaign already has support from participants in 112 countries.  Please go to the website unpacampaign.org for background information and to endorse the proposal on-line.  Your action is very important because politicians and potential campaign funders will be watching.   Your help is very much appreciated!

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

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5.  Pivot and MEC blanket homeless with legal rights

I was wondering if VPC and other organizations would send this out to their members suggesting they order a New Year's blanket for Victoria's homeless, if Al Tysick or some organization would like to receive the orders and distribute the blankets. Perhaps an organization with charitable status? What do you think?

Susan

Pivot and MEC to blanket homeless with legal rights
December 18, 2007

Pivot Legal Society today began giving away the first run of its new Rights Blanket to homeless individuals living in the Downtown Eastside at the LifeSkills Centre on Cordova Street.

The high-tech Blanket, co-designed and produced by Mountain Equipment Coop, is designed for homeless people, made of waterproof dernier nylon and features a printed list of people
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