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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Lower Mainland - Jan 22 08 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 January 2008 18:43
Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Lower Mainland - Jan 22 08

1.  Adapted Recreation Programs
2.  Theatre Terrific Winter Classes start soon
3.  CSIS and the Olympic Police State
4.  PEN Canada launches Freedom of Expression Countdown to Olympics
5.  Helping out Utah Phillips ....
6.  2008 Campaign is Underway - COPE Newsletter
7.  Will Vancouver-based MDA Be Sold to US Landmines' Manufacturers ATK?
8.  AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR VETERANS AMONG VICTIMS OF KENYAN VIOLENCE

*  From: Hanna Kawas < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Voice of Palestine www.voiceofpalestine.ca will be interviewing Cindy and Craig Corrie on Tuesday evening Jan. 22, 2008, from 8:00-9:00 pm PST. Cindy and Craig are the parents of Rachel Corrie http://www.rachelcorrie.org/ who was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003. We will talk with them about the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie" that will premiering in Vancouver at the Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver from January 24 - February 9 http://neworldtheatre.com/. We will also talk with them about their efforts to keep the memory of Rachel alive and about the Rachel Corrie Foundation http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/site/
 
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: "Lee Hall" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Before the Bush administration goes, its many assaults to basic decency will include putting cloned farm animals on the planet. On the 15th of this month, the Food and Drug Administration made the United States the first country to approve animal cloning for the retail food industry. The European Union is poised to follow along, clearing the way for international trade to accept clone-derived flesh and dairy products. The European Food Safety Authority has announced, "[A]ssuming that unhealthy clones are removed from entering the food chain, it is very unlikely that any difference exists in terms of food safety between food products originating from clones and their progeny compared with those derived from conventionally bred animals."  What are these people thinking?
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/01/brutal-bureaucracies-cloning-animals-for-meat-and-milk-okayed/
 
*  From: Grace Draper
100 Years of Homelessness
Sympathizing with the homeless (while doing nothing) is a Vancouver tradition.
View full article and comments here http:///Books/2008/01/09/100YearsNoHome/
By N. Newman and M. Barnholden
Published: January 9, 2008
TheTyee.ca

*  From: "Brasscheck TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Who was in charge of national defense on 9/11 while
the so-called president flied aimlessly from one
place to another? Who met in secret with oil company representatives
early in the administration and briefed them on
the "inevitable" invasion of Iraq? But who runs Cheney?
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/256.html

*  From: EdmontonSmallPressAssn-Lyn < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
More on the Canadian-made ZENN Car (Zero Emissions, No Noise) - see these great YouTube clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb9ypkc9Uvs&eurl (CBC News Clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M88k6Ipp3c (Rick Mercer Show)
The ZENN is ILLEGAL to buy in Canada except for B.C., which is nuts... please write your MLAs & MPs to get legislation passed to allow the sale of these in every province! (And please forward this to other Canadians who are concerned about auto pollution and frustrated by our lack of affordable, eco-friendly choices.)
Sign a petition: http://www.zenncars.com/letsgo/

*  From: "Naava Smolash" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
could you post this to the lists for both the lower mainland and the islands?
It's a request to support CBC Radio One's request to move to the FM dial where there will be better reception for listeners - support public radio
open this in two separate windows so you can follow the directions while you navigate through the CRTC site:
http://democraticmedia.ca/radioforall

*  From: Greta Taylor < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten
friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble
getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of
getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site
and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This
doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the
number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals
in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. Thanks so much
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/

*  From: Hospital Employees Union This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Information and application forms for the HEU Annual Work Opportunity 2008 are now available on our website. Packages have also been mailed (January 18, 2008) to our local secretary-treasurers to be posted at work sites across the province.
Check our website  http://www.heu.org for more information. Deadline is February 15, 2008.

 *  From: renate herberger < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
"Swimming the length of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is akin to the migrations that we usually associate with marine life such as humpback whales. By placing myself in this environment, I will become one with their world and will be able to experience the interconnectedness of ocean life..."
[Renate left Saturday for Costa Rica, "Swimming for wildlife preservation"]
Website: http://www.costaricamermaid.net

*  From: ccss / john < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Excellent - Japanese MP Questions existence of Al Quaida, the Pentagon and the missing plane, building 7, and more
Videos with English Subtitles - Just Released!
http://www.911blogger.com/node/13392#comment

*  From: Karen DeLong [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
Tax workshop on March 15, 2008 - Port Coquitlam
 INCOME TAX TIME!!!  Here is a heads up on a tax workshop full of helpful tips for families.  This is co-hosted by Ridge Meadows Assn. for Community Living and the Simon Fraser Society for Comm. Living and will take place in a great facility in Port Coquitlam just over the bridge!
Visit the Early Childhood Development Committee Website at www.ridgemeadowsecd.ca

*  From: Phil Lyons < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Plans For Canada's Afghan Base Stretch To 2015
http://thefilter.ca/articles/canada/plans-for-canadas-afghan-base-stretch-to-2015/
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1.  Adapted Recreation Programs
 
I am hoping that some or all of you can assist me to spread the word around about a few programs we would really like to run this season. It has been a bit of a slow start for some of the winter programs but it is never too late to start!
Here they are;
                                
1. Adapted After School Club    7-13 yrs old
For children with a developmental disability. Participants will enjoy making new friends while participating in a variety of structured motor and social activities.
We now have 2 certified instructors (Laura and Carla) and a fantasitic volunteer who has worked with the group since the fall. Activities include swimming in the wave pool, sit-scooters, popcorn parachute & tactile ball games along with a variety of cooperative activities.
Karen Magnussen recCentre, Eagle Rm.
#181531    Monday    Feb 11-Mar 10     3:30-5pm 
$75
 
2. Adapted Aquafit    15 yrs&up
Join us in the poool for this new modified fitness program for people 15 years old and up with a developmental disability. All participants extra support please attend class with a support worker or call Meh at 604-987-7529 to request a volunteer. (Please note that if you have a child wishing to participate in this class  and they are not quite 15yrs, please give Jackie a call at 604-982-8331)
Karen Magnussen recCentre, Games Pool
#188250    Tuesday    Jan 15-Feb 26    1:30-2:30pm
$55.13
 
3. Stroke By Stroke    19 yrs&up
(Adapted Painting program)
Karen Magnussen recCentre, Eagle Rm.
Join Vern Montgomery, local artist and stroke survivor, to learn basic painting techniques. This program has been designed for people recovering from a CVA, all abilities are welcome.
#181529    Friday    Jan 18-Feb 8    11:45-12:30m
$46.20
 
Thanks for your help,
 
Jackie Hamm
 Recreation Programmer- Leisure Access, First Aid, Martial Arts, Sports & Racquiets
John Braithwaite Community Centre
604-982-8331
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From: Jackie Hamm
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2.  Theatre Terrific Winter Classes start soon
Winter Classes for 2008
Theatre Terrific Winter Classes still have room for participants. Please
register by calling the office, at 604 222-4020.
VANCOUVER
Character Creation
Developing a character requires some essential building blocks. This
class will explore how to develop a character from the bottom up and
from the inside out. A character is not a costume, a character is a
detailed construction. Each student will build their own one-of-a-kind
character.
When: Tuesdays, 7 - 9 pm, Jan. 29 - March 18
Where: Vancouver Japanese United Church
4010 Victoria Dr at 23rd Ave
Cost: $95 for 8 weeks
Instructor: Michelle Bruce
BURNABY
The Actor's Impulse
Feeling Impulsive?  Often actors are asked to follow their impulses.
But what exactly does this mean?!  This class will explore breath and
voice, movement and improvisation.  Learn how to trust your instincts
and bring your body and voice together to creatively play!
When: Saturdays 1 - 3 pm, Jan. 26 - March 15
Where: Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
2702 Norland Ave, enter at rear, 2nd Floor
Cost: $95 for 8 weeks
Instructor: Ashley Rutherford
Classes are open to anyone 16 years and older. Limited bursaries are
available. To register call 604 222-4020
Theatre Terrific's mission is to provide opportunities to transform
lives through the power of theatre. We envision a world where the
artistic voice of disabled artists is seen, heard, challenged and
respected.
From: Theatre Terrific [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
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3.  CSIS and the Olympic Police State
The Anti-Poverty Committee, and others, have been publicly targeted by
Canadian Security and Intelligence Services (CSIS), again.
Over the weekend, news outlets released a document from CSIS that outlined
their intention to surveil and neutralize anti-Olympic protest groups.
This news comes as no surprise to most groups. Following last February

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2008 18:43
 

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