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LEFT COAST EVENTS (Pt. II) - Victoria & Islands - October 18th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 19 October 2004 04:28
1. Public Health Meetings - Oct & Nov
2. Van Island Vegetarian Association - events & news
3. Honeygirl in concert - Oct 22, 31, Nov 10th, 12th
4. Nonviolent communication - workshops - Nov 13-14th
5. EcoNews Excerpts
6. High-Tide Concerts
7. Dancing & Drumming Workshops & Events
8. Spilt Milk Comedy Update
9. Sustain UVic News
10. Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Events
11. Taking a serious look at homelessness
12. Nat'l Assoc of Women & the Law & West Coast LEAF Conference
13. Relax & Detox



Public Meetings of the Board by Health Authority Region


October 27, 2004
6:30 ? 8:30 pm
Tri-Cities (site TBA) Town Hall meeting

http://www.fraserhealth.ca/ 1-877-935-5669


October 27, 2004
Tri-Cities (site TBA)

Open board meeting

http://www.fraserhealth.ca/ 1-877-935-5669

Vancouver Coastal

October 20, 2004
9:00 am ? 1:00 pm
Q&A: 10:00 ? 11:00 am
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
50 East Pender Street, Vancouver

https://www.vcha.net/ Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vancouver Island

November 24, 2004
Woodward room at Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital 2101 Richmond Avenue, Victoria

http://www.viha.ca/ 1-877-370-8699


3:00 ? 4:00 pm
Kitimat Hospital and Health Centre
920 Lahakas Blvd. South

http://www.northernhealth.ca 250-565-2922


November 17, 2004
Merritt (site TBA)

http://www.interiorhealth.ca 250- 862-4200

Provincial Health Services

October 21, 2004
10:00 am ? noon


9:00 ? 9:45 am
Marriott Inner Harbour
728 Humbolt Street, Victoria

http://www.phsa.ca 604-675-7474

Note: those who wish to make presentations must usually give 2-3 weeks advance notice.

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



A reminder that we've got a potluck coming up this Thursday, at the First Met Hall (near downtown). Also, on Monday anyone who wants to join us at the Odeon will get a group discount price of $4.25 to watch Shark Tale! We'll be meeting there at 6:40pm for the 6:50 showing. Here's a review of the film from PETA. Email Shannon to RSVP.

'Baking Activists' Wanted! If you're into baking vegan treats, and would like to be part of a group of people we call on whenever we're organizing a bakesale for the various animal groups, please email me! No worries if you aren't familiar with vegan baking, it's easy and we'll give you recipes for your favorite items. The next small bakesale will be for the UVic Animal Law Club on Oct 20th.

* Thu, Oct 14th - 12:30, UVic Animal Law Club meeting, Fraser Rm 157
* Thu, Oct 14th - 6:30pm Sharp! VIVA Vegan Potluck, details below
* Mon, Oct 18th - 6:40pm, meet at the Odeon downtown to see Shark Tale, email Shannon to RSVP
* Wed, Oct 20th - 12pm, Fraser Rm 204, come watch an animal rights documentary and enjoy a small bakesale by the UVic Animal Law Club
* Fri, Oct 22nd - Ember Swift @ the Central Bar & Grill, 708 View Street / 8:00pm / $12, 250-478-1888
* Tue, Nov 2nd- VIVA/UVA Vegan Potluck @ UVic

* Every Sunday - 3pm, free, hot, vegetarian food provided by Food Not Bombs at Harris Green, Pandora & Vancouver, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 383-5144 (#1940) if you'd like to help out.

Additional Activities:

If you are interested in attending please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Once we have a list of people interested we will decide as a group (by email) when would be a good date and time to meet. If you want to know more about what the co-op is all about, go to www.islandveg.com/coop or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our next raw foods potluck is October 30th, and dress up as your favorite veggie! To get more info on this, join the email list on our wepage (below.) We've also got a good start on our webpage: www.IslandVeg.com/VIVA-Raw - there are recipes and tips submitted by members on there, as well as useful links.

Also, thanks to Marley in Nanaimo, a campaign has been started to get Suzy Shier clothing shops to dump the rabbit fur items from their stores this winter:

We need your help to get FUR COATS out of Woodgrove Mall!!! Suzy Shier, a cheap clothing retail store has started selling FULL rabbit fur coats this winter!!

These rabbits are raised and killed in China on nightmarish fur farms and meet their death by manual neckbreaking, where a person puts them between their knees and bends them in half until they break OR genital electrocution where they are cooked from the inside out.

PLEASE phone Suzy Shier headquarters in Toronto and tell them how outraged you are that they would sink so low!!

Here's the TOLL FREE number, and remember, EVERY phone call is so important!!

1-888-260-5557 Ask for customer service as you would like to make a complaint:)

Thank you!!!

Marley Daviduk

ARK II is the local animal rights group. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you'd like to get involved. Our webpage is www.islandveg.com/liberate.

Farmers Weekly Interactive, Oct. 4, 2004

Meat Eaters Consuming More Water

BSE-infected cow may have gotten into animal feed

A real turkey of a traffic jam



B.C. mercury exposure warning

To change your subscription options, or find out about other email and online sources of info, please visit www.IslandVeg.com/lists

Also, be sure to check out our message board and meet some local veggies:

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



Honeygirl upcoming shows:

Oct 22nd FULL BAND
The Rocky Point Pub
Ladysmith BC
9pm -12pm

Honeygirl Trio
Oct 31st 2004
Norway House
Victoria Folk Club Society
Open mic starts 7:30pm - 8:45
Honeygirl - 9- 9:45pm

Honeygirl Band Birthday!!
Yep! We're two years old
Steamers Pub With the full band!
Nov 10th
with Nicola Linde

$5 cover www.honeygirl.ca

Nov. 12th
Ucluelet, BC
The Legion (to be confirmed)

*Watch for us at the New Irish Times - oyster Bar and Grill dates to be confirmed


ut of interest...
Honeygirl loves chocolate and has discovered a great new way to help endangered spices, and the environment.

These are some great points I found on the endangered species/chocolate website.

Be Involved - eat good chocolate... and read! http://www.chocolatebar.com

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



Integrating Nonviolent Communication Into Every Day Life

With Certified Trainers Rachelle Lamb, Martha Henry and Penny Wassman

13 & 14 November 2004
9:30 - 4:00pm
Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys X Road Saanichton

Tuition: $185 or $165 if paid by Nov 5

(Consideration given to those with limited financial resources)

For Registration or More Information:

Penny Wassman 1-877-722-2239 mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.bcncc.org

"I use Nonviolent Communication as Gandhi used it - referring to our natural state when all violence has subsided from our heart. While we may not believe we are "violent" our words and thoughts often lead to pain for others and ourselves." - Marshall Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) explores the nature of human violence and how the way in which we communicate dictates either violent or peaceful outcomes. Whether it's conflict in a war zone, boardroom, classroom, schoolyard, or around the kitchen table, NVC offers tools that are both effective and practical. Valuable to those working in peacebuilding, restorative justice, environmental work, education, counselling, social services, human resources, mediation and conflict resolution as well as others seeking ways to enhance or heal their personal and professional relationships.

To read Chapter 1 of Nonviolent Communication online, visit the BC Network for Compassionate Communication website at www.bcncc.org.

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



All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations, for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks

Every Tuesday, 7pm. Video Series: Storytellers of Earth, with Guide Judy Schachtel. $30. Glenairley Centre, 6040 E. Sooke Rd, 642 3546, http://www.centreforearthandspirit.org

Every Friday, 9pm: NOW magazine with Bill Moyers, KCTS TV, Channel 7

Every Sat, 1:30pm: Tour of Merve Wilkinson?s Wildwood Forest, Ladysmith. Jay, 250-245-5540
Directions - http://www.ecoforestry.ca/WildwoodMap.htm

Every Sun, 3pm. Free vegetarian food at Pandora (Harris Green) between Open Door and McDonalds This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mon 1-2, Winds of Change. Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Fri, 9-10am The Real News.
CFUV 101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca/word.html

Neighbourhood Plastics Recycling: see http://www.pacificmobiledepots.com for schedules

Mon 18, 9-4pm Organic Land Care Course. Heide Hermary, 'How Plants Work' Braefoot Activity Centre, 1359 McKenzie $89 City Green (250) 746-3519

Mon 18, 6:30pm Organic Farming as a Business. First f 8-part series with Mary Alice Johnson and Tina Fraser. Includes 2 fields trips. $250. Call 370-4563 to register. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tue 19, 7pm Social Justice Film Night: ?Chickadee: Spirit of the Kootenays?. A BC man sails around the world delivering scholl supplies. Wilkinson/Interueban area, $5. Call 479-9491

Tue 19, 7:30pm VNHS Botany Night. Summer 2004 in the Yukon and Atlin. Join Judith Holm, Adolf Ceska and Oluna Ceska for an update on their floristic work in southern Yukon and northern BC, and hear about this year?s Botany BC meeting, held in Atlin. Everyone welcome! Swan Lake Nature House.

Wed 20, 7:30pm Solar 101. Kevin Pegg, of Energy Alternatives. What is the latest in solar energy technology? How can you utilize the sun's energy? Hear how we can work toward a sustainable power grid for both urban & rural living. Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Workshops for Sustainable Living. Cedar Hill Rec. $20. 595-7121

Thur 21, 7pm Canadian Organic Growers/SIOPA meeting. Bob Thompson talking about Direct Farm Marketing and Agri-tourism. Free. Groundworks, 521 Superior, behind Parliament Bldg. 642-3671 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thur 21, 7pm Native Plant Study Group. Guest speaker Magnus Bein on UVic Ecosystem Care and Restoration Projects. $2 for non-members. Rm D-116 MacLaurin Bldg @ UVic. 658-8993

Thur 21, 7pm Experiencing Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal, with Joe Thwaites, Taylor Munro Energy Systems in Delta, BC. Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue.

Thur 21, 9pm CBC IDEAS: Christopher Alexander, Renegade Architect. One of the most innovative and yet timeless architects alive. CBC Radio One. Continues Friday.

Fri 22, 7pm The Life of Mammals, Part 2. with Sir David Attenborough. TV KNOW. Major BBC blockbuster series that took 3 years to film. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/mammals

Sat 23, 10-4pm Sustainability Home Show, Manson?s Hall, Cortes Island. Booths, dmonstrations. Speakers include Noba Anderson, Nick Stanger, Delores Broten, Joel Solomon, & Guy Dauncey. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sat 23, 10-2pm CRD Parks Mount Work Out! Adults only. Meet parking lot off Munn Road. Bring lunch, water, raingear, sturdy hiking shoes. No pets

Sat 23, 11-4pm Third Annual Celebration of Apples, St Ann?s Academy. Free. Followed by An Evening All About Apples, at Spinnaker?s Brew Pub, with 5-course meal entertainment, silent auction. $75. LifeCycles 383-5800.

Sat 23, 6pm Barn Dance! 7th Annual Linking Land and Future Farmers Barn Dance, Saanich Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall. Dance to Odd Hack Band and caller! Auctions! Games! Kid Friendly! Bring a pie for the pie contest! Support LLAFF. 20$/10$ includes chili supper. Reservations 361-1747 ext. 1. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sun 24, 9am Sierra Club Winged Migration. Witness Victoria's own Winged Migration at Esquimalt Lagoon, a wonderful federal migratory bird sanctuary. Bruce Whittington will show off many seabird species. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and meet on Ocean Boulevard at the south end of the lagoon bridge. Free. Donations welcome.

Sun 24, 10am VNHS Pelagic Birding on the M.V. Coho. Join David Allinson for this trip on the M.V. Coho on a sailing across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back. The crossing takes 1.5 hours and is the best opportunity to see pelagic bird species (Shearwaters, Fulmars, and Phalaropes) usually found further out to sea. We will be birding from the bow of the boat, so dress warmly. Bring a lunch and meet at the Black Ball Ferry terminal in the Inner Harbour at 10:00 a.m. for the 10:30 sailing of the M.V. Coho (allow plenty of time for parking). Ferry cost is $18.00 (US) $24.80 (CAN) return. You should have two pieces of ID (at least one with a photo) for customs. We?ll return on the 1:45 p.m. sailing.

Sun 24, 1-3pm Garry Oak Restoration Project work party at Little Mount Douglas - more broom! 595-5600

EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Deadline for November issue: October 24th



Barney Bentall with John Ellis
Opening guests... Leslie Alexander
Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Showtime: 9:30pm

Tickets: $20 Advance / $22 Door
All tickets available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 or McPherson Box Office (service charge) 250-386-6121

For inteviews with Barney Bentall or Leslie Alexander contact:
Leslie Alexander
(604) 687-8634

Ruthie Foster & Cyd Cassone
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St.
Tickets: $21 Advance
Showtime: 8:00pm

For interviews with Ruthie &/or Cyd contact:
Nancy Fly Agency
P.O. Box 90306
Austin, TX 78709-0306

Moses Mayes
Opening guests... Delux featuring Knowmatic
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St.
Showtime: 10pm

Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Door
All tickets available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 or McPherson Box Office (service charge) 250-386-6121

For interviews with Moses Mayes contact:
Grant (The DJ in the band)
(204) 295-7153

Ember Swift
with opening guests... The Gruff
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Tickets: $12 Advance
Showtime: 9:30pm

For interviews with Ember Swift Contact Lori @
Public Emily Publicity:
Ph: 413.527.4900
116 Pleasant Street, Ste 3111

Easthampton, MA 01027
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For interviews with The Gruff contact,
The Gruff
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Garnet Rogers
Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
Gibson Auditorium - Camosun College, 1300 Foul Bay Rd.
Tickets: $21 Advance
Showtime: 7:30pm

For interviews with Garnet contact:
Gail Parker Rogers at 519-756-5803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Barney Bentall with John Ellis
Opening guests... Leslie Alexander
Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Tickets: $20 Advance
Showtime: 9:30pm

For inteviews with Barney Bentall or Leslie Alexander contact:
Leslie Alexander
(604) 687-8634

For high-res press photos, press-kits, cd's, tickets (for giveaways) or any other info contact:
Matt Laundrie - High Tide Entertainment
ph. 250-478-1888
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tickets available at: Lyle's Place 250-382-8422 or McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121
For concerts happening at Central Bar, tickets can be purchased there.

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



Greetings in the splendour of fall!

A few announcements of upcoming events. Scroll down for further details about:

~Duncan Garage Showroom ~ WAVE~ Dance this Friday night
~Tribal Bliss in Victoria next Friday
~Gumboot Dance Workshop dates changed, for October and November
~Update on Classes in Drumming and Ecstatic dance, Victoria & Duncan
~David Embry Sacred Song evening at Church of Truth Oct 24 with Navaro & Pepe Danza
~Hollyhock's Rowan Brooks Sacred Circle Dance workshops
~Potential Advanced Drum Class in Duncan

~for info on Navaro's events, contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 701-0438 (250) from Vic.
~for details on other events please scroll down for contact info.
~to be taken off of this list, or to add an address, contact sender This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Duncan Garage Showroom, this Friday, withThe Wave Collective (sans Pepe)
Dynamic Music for Dance and Deep Music for Healing,
on Drums & African Percussion, Didjeridu & Mbira.
Players: Navaro, Chris Bertin, Robin Gillmore, Craig Paterson
8-11pm, Friday Oct. 15 in Duncan
call or email me for directions
advance tix: 748-7246 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $10 advance, $12 at the door

next month's show is on Fri Nov 19, with Pepe Danza

Tribal Bliss next week in Victoria
A Healing Movement Space to Dance Away Your Stress and Connect With Your Bliss!
Live Tribal Music for the Exploration of Ecstatic Dance, Trance Dance, Your Dance.
Players: Navaro, Chris Bertin, & Craig Paterson on African drums, percussion, mbira, didj
Mostly focused open dance time, with a guided warmup and Circle to begin and end the evening. All welcome.
Friday Oct. 29, 7-10 pm, $13
1110 Caledonia at Cook, park and enter at rear.

next month's Tribal Bliss is on Friday Nov 26, same time same place

~Sacred Drum Circle in Victoria is a happening, dynamic group...open to drop-in anytime,
We break first week of November and start again till mid December.

~Dance and Drumming at the Yurt at Rivendell in Duncan are also happening, and open
to newcomers...If you want to join drum class during the session and are new to
drumming, let me know and you can come early to class for a free intro session.
Both classes break first week of November and start again till mid December.

~Advanced Drummers: I'm considering doing an advanced/intermediate class in
Duncan. If you are interested please let me know.

~Gumboot Dance Body Percussion Workshop dates have changed from the original
fall email notice, please note... Next workshops are:
October 24, 2-430
November 21, 2-430
At the Yurt at Rivendell, $20
please contact me and pre-register if you are interested

~Singing to the Beloved, Performance & Community Chant
Sunday October 24, David Embry
Accompanied on percussion by Navaro & Pepe Danza
Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, 730pm, $15
David is a gifted singer who is currently studying with Chloe Goodchild, Naked Voice.

~Sacred Dance, Sacred Journey. A Dance workshop
with Rowan Brooks
Sat. Oct 23, 4-10pm at the Church of Truth
111 Superior St. in Victoria. Fee $45-$60. sliding scale.
Sacred dance is a moving meditation, dancing prayer. Each gesture, each dance invokes a power which resonates through layers of memory to awaken the Archetypes within us. The dances, which come from many cultures, both contempo rary and traditional, bring these Archetypes alive...God, Goddess, Lost Child, Death Bringer, Life Giver. Each
one dwells within us, each calls out to be acknowledged, honored and danced.
For more info or to register email Rowan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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



You and your child's ideas, creativity and talent will take flight on the last Sunday of every month when Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre presents their FAMILY FUN SERIES. Our audience driven shows allow your child's ideas to come to life onstage before your eyes. Come on and join in the festival like atmosphere as you share an afternoon of laughter with your family!

o 2:00 pm
o Last Sunday of this month is October 31st, 2004 ( then November 28th, and so on?).
o You can find us at the Gibson Auditorium, Young Bldg. Camosun Lansdowne Campus.

o Register by calling 475-7100 for booking advance tickets.

? Early registration (registering before 6:00 pm on the preceding Saturday) is $25.00 for a family of 6.
? Admission at the door is $5.00/person.
? Children 3 and under are free.

THE MILK JUGgernauts

are performing their own comedic derivations every

Tuesday night at 8:00 pm at The OLD BAILEY Pub
- 777 Courtenay Street

Each show is different. Each cast is different. Special guests from other comic groups frequent the stage. There are different themes each week.

Tuesday, October 19th will feature, veteran local actor, Peter Roxley; actor, Michael Goudge; comedian, Scott Fidyk; hosted by comedian/actor, Michael Vardy and the lovely and elegant local film actor, Miss Carly Wolk.

Tuesday, October 26th will feature, local film maker/actor, Bill Reid; physical comedian, Christopher Vickers; Phoenix Theatre student, late of AMIGO's BLUE GUITAR, actor, Emma Claire Miller and Alberta actor, Jacqueline Perina.

November 9th will be a fundraiser for STREETNEWz at the OLD BAILEY. All proceeds will go to help with the production of this publication dedicated to helping the disenfranchised and underprivileged.

Each performance is fast, pleasing and imaginative. The first half of each show is an actor's nightmare of ideas that stretch the imagination and keep the cast on their collective toes. In the second half there is an opportunity for the audience to see some of their own material come to life onstage. Join us to share your own ideas, sketches or hallucinations. Come on down to the Old Bailey Pub for a pint or two of laughter each Tuesday @ 8:00 pm!

The Old Bailey is located at 777 Courtenay Street. Show times are 8:00 - 10:00 pm every Tuesday night. There is laughter but no cover charge!

For information contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 250-479-3374
Contact: Scott Fidyk
The MILK JUGgernauts
Victoria, BC

Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre Productions specialize in interactive theatre:

Singing & Character Telegrams
Improvisational Theatre
Murder Mysteries
Sketch Comedy
Adult Improv Classes
Children's Drama Classes
Summer Drama Camps
Soap Operas

We can create a unique performance suited to your budget, location and event.

From: Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre Productions < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >




Interested in sustainability issues? Do you want to see a more sustainable UVic campus? Hungry for some pizza? The University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP) is holding an information and brainstorming session. We will be presenting a short background on UVIC sustainability issues for those who are new to the campus and then we will go on to a group discussion upon projects ideas for 2004-05. **We want to hear from you! Come to the meeting with your ideas for campus sustainability initiatives and projects! **

Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 2:30pm-4:30 pm
Place: SUB Room B110b.

2:30-2:45 Background on UVic sustainability issues and the UVSP
2:45-3:00 Overview of project ideas
3:00-4:30 Discussion, brainstorming, and selection of projects

? Some Potential Project Ideas:
? The One-Tonne Challenge": Climate Change Initiative to Reduce Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions
? Greening the Ivory Towers": Sustainability Performance Measurement at UVic
? UVic Campus Planning Committee (CPC), Facilities Development and Sustainability Committee (FDSC), and the Village Core Concept": Opportunities for Student Involvement
? "Fair Trade Deliberations": Activity in collaboration with VIDEA and other organizations on bringing a deliberation to UVic
? EarthFest 2005 Event Development
? Spokes Bike Project
? Ecological Footprint Day

For more information, please contact Nathan Popp at 721-7355 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hope to see you there!

Student Feedback Sought on First Peoples' House of Learning:

First People's House of Learning November 8th and 18th, 2004

UVic is ready to unveil a preliminary design for the university's First Peoples House and is looking for feedback on both the design of the building and the suggested site.

Meetings with First Nations leaders are underway in advance of a consultation session for them on campus later this fall with UVic President Dr. David Turpin. Public consultation sessions for members of the community are scheduled for Nov. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Michele Pujol room in the Student Union Building.

The house is one of UVic's strategic plan commitments to increase the number of aboriginal students graduating from all faculties at UVic. It incorporates the suggestions, advice and hopes heard during several initial consultation sessions in 2001 with First Nations leaders, as well as UVic aboriginal faculty, staff and students.

The house is intended to be a welcoming home for aboriginal students and an inclusive and healing place for the local and global indigenous community and non-indigenous people alike.

Alfred Waugh, (Chipweyan Fond du Lac band) of Waugh Busby Architects, is the prime consultant for the project. His design is based on pre-contact longhouses in Coast Salish territory, reflecting the old and modern traditions of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples. The building's exterior uses cedar and glass planks, representing the old and the new. The design also incorporates influences from the Interior Salish, and other cultures will be represented through art and artifacts displayed throughout the building's interior.

The main entrance is framed by two welcoming figures symbolizing the doorway to the modern First Peoples House and representing the Coast Salish students of the 21st century. Two more welcoming posts frame the doorway to the ceremonial hall.

The house will feature ceremonial, academic and office space. The site recommended by the house project planning committee is near the centre of campus, in the green space between the Cornett and Clearihue buildings. Placing the house near the University Centre, another ceremonial space, establishes an aboriginal presence in the heart of the campus and orients the building toward the east, according to tradition.

The building's design is 70 per cent complete and has been approved subject to consultation. Fundraising for the 12,160 sq. ft., $5.5 million house has begun. For further information about the house and to provide feedback, visit www.uvic.ca/fphouse.

Transportation Audit at UVic: Oct 17th - 24th - Act Normally!

The University of Victoria will be conducting a detailed traffic audit on campus during the week of October 17-24th, 2004.

Traffic audits are conducted every 4 years and provide the University with a snapshot of the modal split on campus. Part of the traffic audit includes a manual traffic count.

In order to ensure that we are accurately capturing the number of people who use sustainable transportation we ask that students, faculty and staff make an effort to be counted during this week.

If you or someone you know cycle, walk, jog, rollerblade, skateboard or take public transit to campus, please enter/exit the campus via the following locations during October 17-24, 2004.

Active modes will be counted at the following campus entrances:

Henderson Road
Midgard Avenue (Gordon Head Road/Parking Lot 10 area)
McGill Road
Finnerty Road

Public Transit. Please get off at one of the three stops:

Ring Road - in front of University Club/Law building
Ring Road - in front of the new 294 Bed Residence/Parking lot 1 area
Transit Hub in front of bookstore

Counting will also take place at the Ian Stewart Complex.

Please feel free to pass this notice along to friends or coworkers at the University of Victoria. For more information please contact Sarah Webb, Sustainability Coordinator, in UVIC Facilities Management at

POLIS Project - Urban Water Demand Management Update:

Urban Water Demand Management - October 2004 Update
The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria

Environmental sustainability key to Canada's success, says minister Dion

On September 10, during his first official speech as Canada's new environment minister, Hon. Stephane Dion, announced to a Calgary audience that ecosystems and ecological sustainability underpin all of our activities in Canada and that the country's prosperous future depends on making a commitment to environmental issues such as water sustainability.

"We are not just entering into a new century, but also a new Industrial Revolution - inspired by the understanding that long-term economic success is not possible without environmental sustainability," said Minister Dion. The solutions, he suggests, include innovation, national leadership and a collaborative approach that bring together "stakeholders from across the private and public sectors, NGOs, and other key elements of Canadian society," he said.

As an active advocate of a collaborative and comprehensive approach to sustainability, the UWDM team at POLIS has been creating a blueprint for urban water sustainability in Canada and is now working with various levels of government to promote implementation.

About the UWDM project:

The Urban Water Demand Management Project (UWDM) began in January of 2003 at the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. The UWDM team has researched and published three in-depth reports on demand management for urban water and gained recognition for informed policy development on water management. The first report, Flushing the Future? provides an examination of urban water use in Canada; What the Experts Think diagnoses the issue with a compilation of input from water experts across Canada; and the most recent report, The Future in Every Drop, provides the prescription, including practical action plans for all levels of government to implement demand management for urban water in Canada.

UWDM in action:

- From research to policy -
In recent months, as part of our work to translate UWDM research into government policy, the water team at POLIS has met with representatives of both the federal and BC governments to set up an ongoing exchange of information. In the Spring, the UWDM team presented a backgrounder paper to the newly-formed Environment Canada Sustainable Water Use Branch. The backgrounder, "Developing Water Sustainability Through Urban Water Demand Management" includes a detailed action plan and is the foundation of ongoing efforts to develop a federal role and policy in urban water demand managment. At the provincial level, the UWDM team is scheduled to make a presentation to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Water Efficiency Task Force this month. And, more locally, after a workshop/presentation in July for members of the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, the water team met in September with deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers in all BC ministries dealing with water. A follow-up workshop is planned for early in the New Year.

- UWDM research highlighted at forum on water issues -
The UWDM team provided research materials for a public forum on water issues hosted by the federal NDP on September 20 in Victoria. Panelists included Hon. Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo/Cowichan, Peter Dixon, president of Veins of Life Watershed Society, Dean Fortin from the CRD Regional Water Supply Commission and Peter Ronald of the Georgia Strait Alliance. During the forum, panelists and members of the audience referred to and applauded the UWDM water team's work on demand management for urban water.

* On September 30, research associate Oliver Brandes attended the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) Sustainability Committee meeting in Burnaby, BC.

* Oliver Brandes will present "Water Demand Management: A Provincial Perspective" to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Task Force in Ontario October 18th.

* Copies of UWDM reports and other materials will be distributed at the Water and Economic Growth Consultations organized by the Canada West Foundation on October 12 in Calgary and October 20 in Edmonton.

* In February 2005, UWDM researcher Oliver Brandes will co-present a joint paper on demand management with Lynn Kriwoken from BC's ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection at the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) conference in Kelowna, BC.

See the UWDM Web site for a full list of activities www.waterdsm.org

- Web site updates -
* The UWDM Web site has been updated. In addition to PDFs of all of our reports, the site includes a list of recent and upcoming activities, copies of discussion papers, links to recent media coverage and a who's who on the UWDM team. Check out the site at www.waterdsm.org and give us your feedback as we're trying to make it as informative and accessible as possible.
* The UWDM team at POLIS gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation for this project.
* Copies of all UWDM reports are available at our Web site at www.waterdsm.org. For paper copies of UWDM reports or other information, please contact Oliver Brandes or Ellen Reynolds at the POLIS office, University of Victoria at (250) 721-6388 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mountains Melting - Photography Exhibit in Memory of Steve Canning

Saturday, October 23, 2004
7pm - 10pm
SUB Upper Lounge, University of Victoria

An accomplished mountaineer, photojournalist, and 4th-year UVic Environmental Studies (ES) and Professional Writing student, Steve Canning died May 23, 2004 while descending from the summit of Mt. Logan, the tallest mountain in Canada. In his memory, a scholarship fund is being set up in the ES department at UVic. To start this fund off right, a photography exhibit and sale of Steve's best mountain photographs will be held October 23, 2004. Attached are just a few examples of some of the framed and matted prints that will be on sale. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffle, with items donated from the many organizations, outfitters, and companies that Steve either worked for, or supported as a customer.

Hot ticket items include a 2-person 7-day all-inclusive REMOTE SURF AND HIKING PACKAGE on Nootka Island with Tatchu Adventures; an all-inclusive FULL SKI WEEKEND to Shames Mountain with Hawk Air, including flights for 2, accommodation, and ski passes; a DAY OF CLIMBING at Squamish with Outward Bound; PADDLING with Power to Be Adventure Pursuits; CAVING at Horne Lake Caves; and SKI GEAR from SMS Camps and Clothing!

Contributing businesses and individuals include: Tatchu Adventures; Hawk Air; Outward Bound; Strathcona Park Lodge; SMS Camps and Clothing; Sea to Sky Kayaking Centre; Mt. Washington; Power To Be Adventure Pursuits; B.C. authors Lorna Crozier, Cameron Young, and Stephen Hume - and more! We will also be showing 'SHRED' - Steve's documentary on the dangerous sport of grass-skiing. Entrance is by donation, and open to the public. Live music by Smits & Co.

For more information or if you want to be involved, email Shandell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call at (250) 381-6106

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Monday October 18th."All That You Could Ever Know:" Art Show and Birthday Party for a budding artist currently known as Japhy. Come out and celebrate his work.
Free Afternoon Event!! 1 -8pm.

Friday, October 22nd; 9pm. $7 Immaculate Machine returns for a homecoming show w/ Cadeaux, The Raygun.

Thursday, October 28th ; 9pm. $5 Modern SOuNds for Futuristic People: New Music Series.
An evening of free and structured improvisation in two groups: alfonse, darren, dave and eldritch interpret a short series of images collected and arranged by: isaac, and erin, emily, isaac, rachael, speedy and possibly others who will perform some expansive drone-friendly improvisations of their own.

This event is part of an on-going monthly project featuring members of UVic's music school and various avant players from around town. Each program features the work of one local composer; pieces range from orchestrated ensemble to free improvisation. Continuing on the last thursday of each month (save for December).

Friday, October 29th; 9pm. $8 Wolf Parade (their first Victoria appearance) plus guests tba. Advance Tix @ Ditch Records.
sounds: http://www.newmusiccanada.com/genres/artist.cfm?mode=longBio&Band_Id=11211

Saturday, October 30th; 9pm. $6 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL presented by UVIC's Visual Arts Students Association and the fifty fifty.

Featuring: Kemiztry (experimental funk-metal from Toronto); Teen Beav (German Electroclash Trannies Run Amok); The Great Gaffoni's magic hour (FanTastiCo); Ahcri (imaginative, apocalyptic sound and video); WhoBoat (the boys of Lakeboat dawn their Halloween Costume: A Rippin' 1970s Who set) + Foodstand, tarot reader, bearded ladies, candyfloss spun on site (what more can you ask for?).

Cool Prizes for Best Costumes. Proceeds go to VASA to finance their end of year grad exhibition.

Friday Novemeber 5th, 9pm. $7. Electro-Pop Show of the Season: Primes [members of Radio Berlin], Bakelite, Mousetrap.
http://www.primes-music.com (sounds)

Friday, November 12th; 9pm. Video Kill Screening: Victoria Program.
Local music videos screened in conjunction with works touring with Video Kill's screening program. Films include music videos featring and/or films produced by, members of Radio Berlin, The Organ, Black Mountain, Frog Eyes, P:ano, Chet and more.

simply go to our web site to vote on the outcome of a future program decision. it's in your hands to pick the program . . .

This month's bout: david lynch's furry creatures take on the morbid cast of Six Feet Under. you have one more week to submit your vote.

the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay)
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the fifty fifty web site is updated regularly.

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Homelessness is a growing concern in the Capital Regional District and is an
obvious determinant of the health of our community members, and the number
of homeless is increasing.

On behalf of our organization and the Homeless Count Advisory Committee I am
requesting your help to address homelessness by counting those who are so
often ignored. I would like to introduce Greater Victoria's first Homeless

January 15, 2004 is Homeless Day for eight municipalities in the CRD.
Victoria Cool Aid Society in association with the Homeless Count Advisory
Committee requests your support on the following events:

January 12th- Dinner at 755 Pandora Downtown Community Activity Center at
5pm. - Free to 250 homeless as part of count. 30 clients interviewed at
this event

January 15th- 24 hour "point in time" agency count - Service Providers will
provide information on the number of homeless accessing services

January 15th- 24 hour "rough count" - Approximately 100 volunteers will
walk the streets from midnight to 6am counting those sleeping rough in
Downtown Victoria, Fernwood, Saanich, Esquimalt and a portion of the
Galloping Goose.

January 1st-31st - We will receive estimates from outlying areas through
appropriate agencies and contacts

We ask that you consider supporting the homeless count by volunteering
and/or donating. This awareness and research piece will produce the research
necessary for community solutions. Together we can ensure accountability to
all community members- because everyone counts.

For more information please check out our website at www.coolaid.org and
click on the homeless count button or call 383-1977 for more details.

* Enclosed is a PDF volunteer poster for the count, please print it and
place it on your employee board. (This opens in Acrobat Reader), as well, I
have included a volunteer application form.

Victoria Cool Aid Society
#102 - 749 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
tel: 250-383-1977

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APRIL 28 ? MAY 1st, 2005

West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the
National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are hosting a national
conference in Vancouver from April 28 to May 1, 2005 at the Hilton
Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. The Conference will be bilingual and will
strive towards accessibility.

The focus of the Conference will be the 20th anniversary of the equality
requirements (?section 15?) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms. Section 15, which is part of the supreme law of Canada, prohibits
discrimination by Government on the basis of race, national or ethnic
origin, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, and
other grounds. The Conference will include discussions on how the Charter
affects women and our rights.

The Conference is expected to provide information on the law and
discrimination, as well as a unique opportunity to meet, strategize and
share information with activists, community workers, lawyers, and others
from across the country about what actions we can take to advance women?s

We Need Community Involvement

We envision a conference with strong community presence. We are striving
to challenge the isolation between lawyers and communities and combine our
strengths to develop strategies that ensure women?s equality rights,
including legal equality strategies that are grounded in the lived
experiences of women.

Our goal is to have a conference that is relevant to all women in
communities. We would appreciate your assistance in:

? giving us suggestions on the Conference may be relevant to you,
your organization, legal practice, or community;
? letting us know what issues are most pressing priorities for you,
your organization or community, and how these might form part of the
Conference content; and
? letting us know how we can best access your organization or
community for input into the structure and content of the Conference.

How you can become involved in the Conference:


If you are working on issues that are relevant to women's rights and are
interested in setting up a display, running a workshop, making a
presentation, or communicating through another medium, please submit a
brief description of your proposal by September 15, 2004. Artistic, musical,
academic, poetic, and other mediums are welcome. We encourage participants
to avoid the use of technical language or legal or academic jargon.

We are seeking travel funding for those who would not otherwise be able to
attend. Please let us know if you will require partial or full travel


Send us your contact information so we can send you registration
information when it becomes available.


We are still in the early planning stages of the Conference and are
looking for feedback. However, we expect that the Conference will include panel
presentations and workshops on various topics relevant to equality and
fairness for diverse groups of women including women who face multiple
barriers to equality. We expect the Conference will include discussions
? public legal education to make rights more meaningful for women in communities;
? strategies to advance women?s rights;
? assessing law, government policy and practices in light of equality rights;
? law reform.

Specific topics that have been suggested so far include:

o Cut-backs & the increasing feminization of poverty
o Addressing ableism and equality rights for women with disabilities
and strategies for dealing with health care systems such as mental health
o The impact of racism, increasingly regressive immigration laws,
globalization, war, national I.D. cards and ?anti-terrorism? on women in
Canada and internationally
o Colonialism and the impact on Aboriginal women on and off ?reserves?
o Beyond marriage: equality issues for lesbian and bisexual women
o Transgender oppression
o Feminizing the law firm
o Religion and women?s equality
o Over-apprehension of First Nations? children and corresponding lack
of government cooperation in handing over child welfare governance rights
o Police and Crown violence against women policy & practice including
diversion and double charging
o Precarious work & women in the sex trade: implications of race,
class, globalization
o Criminalizing women: counter charging, prostitution law, application
of the Divorce Act, poor bashing
o The politics of mothering
o Issues for girls including body image, eating, peer pressure, racism,
gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, rape
o Responding to trafficking in women and girls
o Evaluating women?s equality and fairness in written law, policy and
the court system
o Missing Women: policing priorities and public opinions that allow for
the disappearance of women
o Dismantling of the legal system and access to justice: cuts to legal
aid and alternative dispute mechanisms
o Reproductive technologies: racism, ableism, regulation and

West Coast LEAF is the BC branch of the national Women's Legal Education
and Action Fund (LEAF), and a federally registered charity. West Coast LEAF
works in partnership with LEAF to advance women?s equality through
conducting public legal education in schools and communities, by
advocating for changes to laws that adversely impact women and through test case
litigation using the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For further
details of our work visit our website at www.westcoastleaf.org

NAWL is a national non profit women's organization which promotes the
equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform
advocacy. We recognize that each woman's experience of inequality is
unique due to systemic discrimination related to race, class, sexual orientation,
disability, age, language and other factors. In our view, a just and equal
society is one that values diversity and is inclusive of it. We are
committed to working collectively, and in coalition with other groups to
dismantle barriers to all women's equality. For 25 years, NAWL has used
its unique research as a foundation for effective action and advocacy. Through
its educational work NAWL has played a vital role in raising public
awareness about legal issues affecting women. For more information, see
our website at www.nawl.ca, or call 613-241-7570.

Please contact the Conference Planning Committee at:
Phone: 604-684-8772, Toll Free in BC only: 1-866-737-7716
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Stacy Chappel
VIPIRG Executive Director
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
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