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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - November 22nd, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 23 November 2004 03:49
1. Jagrup Brar Swearing In - Nov 23rd
2. Impromaniacs - comedy - Nov 23rd
3. Safe Streets - public forum - Nov 24th
4. Urban Forests - forum - Nov 24th
5. Atomic Vaudeville - Nov 24/25th
6. Traditional Perspectives on Water - discussion - Nov 25th
7. Illusory Nature of Rights - course - Nov 25th
8. Sounding Off - readings - Nov 25th
9. Silkscreen Workshop - Nov 25th
10. Four More Years? - discussion - Nov 25th
11. Coffeehouse Discussions - Fridays
12. Engineers Without Borders - charity show - Nov 26th
13. Camp Pringle - fundraiser - Nov 27th
14. Auditions - Sillborn Lover - Nov 27/29th
15. Annual Fall Choir - Nov 27th
16. Auction - Friends of Nemaiah Valley - Nov 28th
17. Federal NDP - AGM - Nov 28th
18. Songstress Songfest - workshops - Nov 28th
19. Women and Art in Early Victoria - symposium - Nov 28th
20. Wilderness Committee Events
21. Some Festive Activities
22. Charities - workshop - Dec 9th
23. Events from Rose
24. Various Peace Events
25. Evalyn Parry's Schedule
26. EcoNews Excerpts
27. IndyMedia Requests Help
contributions, considerations, concerns:


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

David Grierson, host of CBC Victoria's morning show On the Island died yesterday (Saturday, November 20) morning of a heart attack. Monday's show will be dedicated to David.

David was generous in giving air time to Vancouver Island environmental issues. I spoke with him and Gillian Trumper on his show "On the Island" about Cathedral Grove about 2 weeks ago. I'm very sorry to lose him.


* The October/November issue of Victoria Street Newz has sold out, and is available online in the archives at http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org.

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


Subject: Adriane Carr Election Strategy Cancelled
we'll put a notice on the door with grovelous apologies in case anyone shows up. :\


* The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside. Info: www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms or http://www.jeffwarner.com


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


Engineers Without Borders weekly educational meetings on Monday's at 7:00 in Hickman (formally CIT) rm 110


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


Don't forget! Tuesday Nov 16 is the deadline to fill in pesticide bylaw
response form. The form can be filled in online: www.crd.bc.ca/rte/pest
Please take a few minutes to support a pesticide bylaw.
Jean Wallace, Sierra Club Victoria Group


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Cafe Spirituality: Open discussions and sharing on a broad range of spiritual topics. Bring your suggestions. Bring your questions. Wednesdays at 7 pm at James Bay Coffee and Books, 143 Menzies (opposite Thrifty's). By donation or buy a coffee. For more information call 360-0052.


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome!


* Victoria Car Share Co-operative - AGM - November 27th -Garry Oak Room at the Fairfield Community Centre, from 1-6 pm. http://www.victoriacarshare.ca


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


If you have any events that you'd like to see in the December issue of
EcoNews, please let me know as follows:


Eg Sat 4th, 7pm. Santa's Secrets, with Green Elf and Polar Spirits.
Catch them now before their Arctic home melts! 399-9999. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.ecogosh.org


Our Dessert Potluck Mailout party is next Sunday, November 28th, at
2:30pm in the afternoon. (Yes! a change!!), at 395 Conway Rd (off
Interurban Road one block after Camosun College; bus #8 and #21.) For
a map, see http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/map.htm


* Cool Aid Society is conducting a homeless count in January
http://www.coolaid.org


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


This week's Newsletter is more a call to action than a news bulletin. Canada has many, many people who are opposed to what's happening gambling-wise in our country, but most of those remain silent. Canada's Gambling Watch Network, Citizenvoice.ca, and many small groups like Casino Watch in Eastern Ontario, www.emjeu.com and www.jeu-compulsif.info in Quebec, plus many others groups and individuals we cannot possibly all mention but who are recipients of our weekly Newsletter, call all who think that what's going on is irresponsible, to start screaming at our politicians and to flood our media with letters to the Editor right now. Too many of our fellow citizens and their families are in trouble due to our governments' gambling policies.


Greetings,

Johannes DeViet, central e-mail contact;
Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


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I am working on PATH (Promoting Action Toward Health), a community health promotion project in the Hillside Quadra, North Park and Saanich Core areas, which is a partnership with the University of Victoria, Blanshard Community Centre and VIHA. I am writing to you for information on free events and activities that will be going on around Victoria in December and January. I am interested in any sort of holiday activity (i.e.music, art, multi-cultural event or activity, food, activities for kids, etc.).


* From: Berni Pearce < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
http://www.world-crisis.com/analysis_comments/1053_0_15_0/

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


'The Wall Must Fall'
Nov. 12 Palestine Solidarity Forum in Vancouver Against Apartheid Wall
http://www.workingtv.com/wallmustfall.html


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1. JAGRUP BRAR SWEARING IN


Jagrup Swearing-in Ceremony


Tuesday, November 23rd


1:15 pm, supporters will gather at the Legislature steps. We won't be able
to attend the actual swearing-in, but we will greet and cheer Jagrup when
he arrives at about 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.


Reception
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, reception with Jagrup Brar at the Ned DeBeck Lounge,
Room 357 of the Legislature. Please note -- you must check in at the front
security desk. Please rsvp to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it attention Samantha
Monckton.


Celebration
7:00 pm, celebrate the one-year anniversary of Carole James' election as
leader of the BC NDP, with special guest Jagrup Brar. It's at the James Bay
Athletic Association, 205 Simcoe St. Tickets are $25 ($10 for students).
Book tickets with Harvey Hendrickson at 380-1049 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
or the Beacon Hill NDP office at 386-8497. Please RSVP if possible,
although some tickets will be available at the door.


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


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2. IMPROMANIACS


Victoria - The Impromaniacs, Victoria's original Improv comedy group, will be bringing their unique style of story telling to the


Old Bailey Pub,
777 Courtenay Street
Tuesday, November 23
8:00 pm.


Join them as they use your suggestions to create a rollercoaster ride of laughs and fun.


No charge but donations gladly accepted.


For more information about the IMPROMANIACS please contact Peter Abrahams @ 383-9463 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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

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3. SAFE STREETS ACT PUBLIC FORUM


Solidarity Not Scapegoating!


A Public Forum on THE SAFE STREETS ACT:
What it's about and how to oppose it


Jackie Ackerly - Anti-poverty activist, Together Against Poverty Society
Rose Henry- Community Activist
Brenda Jordison - Activist, Displaced Healthcare Worker
Carol Romanow- S.O.L.I.D ( Society of Living Intravenous Drug Users) & ACPD (Action Committee for People For with Disabilities)


7:00PM
Wednesday, November 24th
Downtown Activity Center
755 Pandora Ave.


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4. URBAN FORESTS FORUM


An Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative for Greater Victoria


Wednesday November 24th 2004:
7:00 ? 9:00 p.m.
Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue


Urban forests bring life to our urban areas. They soften the view, clean our polluted air, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, save us energy, remove excess carbon from the air, soak up stormwater and enhance our quality of life. But do we manage our urban forests in ways that protect and enhance these values?


The Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative is a ?road-map? to encourage an ecosystem-based approach to managing our urban forests as part of our sustainable future. The partners in the Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative?arborists, municipalities, developers, conservation organizations, land managers and others?are working on the development of a Strategy for improving the way we manage urban forests in the Greater Victoria area.


The Forum is an opportunity to learn about the Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative and proposed Strategy, and the District of Saanich?s plans for a model urban forest approach.


If you value urban forests?come and find out more!


Speakers


Jeff Monty, RPF, CAE, President, Tree Canada Foundation
Jeremy Gye, CA, The Gye Group, Urban Forestry Consultants
Adriane Pollard, Manager of Environmental Services, District of Saanich


For More Information: Carolyn MacDonald 475-5475


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5. ATOMIC VAUDEVILLE


at The Living Room presents episode #6 "SANTA"


This month -- 2 performances


at The Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St.
Wednesday and Thursday November 24th and 25th at 8 PM


Tickets $10/12


RESERVATIONS: 885-2837
(Reservations guarantee you a table)


This episode will feature more singing, dancing and
daring comedy. And Santa...

ATOMIC VAUDEVILLE - the brainchild of Victoria
director and performer Britt Small and Jacob Richmond
(Montreal playwright-performer) - is a monthly
cabaret theatre evening providing a venue for
Victoria's top performers and audiences eager for a
dynamic and entertaining night out on the town.


The evening will feature cabaret-style seating, a bar
and casual atmosphere. Come early, stay late.


Featured performers for episode #6 of Atomic
Vaudeville include Gina McIntosh, Celine Stubel, Britt
Small, Jen Stein, Justin Carter, Carolyn Birch,
Andrew Bailey and others.


The sixth episode of ATOMIC VAUDEVILLE will feature
acts inspired by 'SANTA' in honour of large men in red
suits bearing gifts and all things shamefully
commercial.


For more information or reservations contact
Britt Small 885-2837.


UPCOMING EPISODES:


#7 "BEST OF Atomic Vaudeville! with special guests
Wednesday December 29th and Thursday December 30th


If you have an act or are interested in participating
in some way please contact Britt at 885-2836 or
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6. TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON WATER


SFU PhD candidate Darlene Sanderson will speak on the meaning of water from an Indigenous perspective and the interconnectedness of health, education, environment and the law which respect to water policy issues.


Thursday, November 25th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Central Library Meeting Room
735 Broughton St.
Victoria


Sponsored by ARC Victoria


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7. THE ILLUSORY NATURE OF RIGHTS

The lecture is entitled - "Health Care Workers and Collective Bargaining:
The Illusory Nature of Rights."


It is described thus - "Recent legislation in BC signals a radical shift
in labour relations policy in the Province. The most notorious example is
legislation directed to BC Health Care Workers that led the Province to
the brink of a general strike. What are the implications of this legislation
for health care workers? For other public sector workers? For the future of
colective bargaining in BC.'


Instructor: John Kilcoyne, Associate Proffessor, Faculty of Law, UVic.


Course code:ASPT006 2004F1 C03


Date: Thursday, Nov 25
Lecture: 9:30 - 11:30 am.


Fee $16.05 (includes $1.05 GST).


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


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8. SOUNDING OFF


The Victoria School of Writing is pleased to be a sponsor of "Sounding Off", which will feature readings by Vancouver Island creative non-fiction writers Ross Crockford, Kitty Hoffman, Brian Preston, Andrew Struthers, Margaret Thompson, Alison Watt and Sue Wheeler.


The event will take place at the Fran Willis Gallery (#200 - 1619 Store Street), on Thursday, November 25 at 7:30pm. Admission is by way of a "small supportive donation".


Everyone is welcome to attend and coffee and snacks will follow the readings.


"Sounding Off" is also being sponsored by The University of Victoria Department of Writing and The Federation of BC Writers.


Victoria School of Writing
306-620 View St. | Victoria, BC | V8W 1J6
Phone/Fax: (250) 595-3000
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: www.victoriaschoolofwriting.org


Please feel free to forward this message to others who may be interested.


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9. DIY SILKSCREEN WORKSHOP


The UVSS Women's Centre Presents:


D.I.Y. Silkscreen Workshop


Have you ever wanted to print your own gorgeous posters and t-shirts but thought that silkscreening was to difficult or expensive? This hands on workshop will show you how to make & print silkscreens using cheap and accessible materials!


Thursday November 25 6-9pm in the small MPR


Registration Required. Suggested donation of $5.


For information and registration contact the Women's Centre at 721-8353 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Everyone welcome and encouraged!


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4 MORE YEARS OF BUSH - WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA?


In the aftermath of the 2004 US election there are two questions: How did
Bush get back in the White House - is there something wrong with America?
And what do we do next to stop Bush's global reign of terror?


Join us for this discussion, organized by the International Socialists.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH
7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
STUDENT UNION BLDG. ROOM B110b


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11. DISCUSSION EVENINGS


Every Friday at 7:30 pm at JJ's Coffee House in Brentwood Bay a varying group of people meet to discuss issues and have a few laughs. Topics are often municipal, Central Saanich oriented, environmental (car share co-op for example), but anything goes.


We sometimes share reading materials and our only caveat might be that know one knows whether the evening will be serious or just social or who might come on a given night and that is half the fun!


You're welcome to attend and we highly recommend setting one up in your local coffee shop too.


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


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12. ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Yes, you heard it here first, our first charity show of the year is happening on


Friday, November 26 at Steamers Pub.


The bands "Just" and the "Butter Cafe" are playing and are sure to bring the house down! Tickets are just $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For tickets or more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Proceeds of this event will be going towards sending a volunteer overseas this summer. Bring your friends and show your support for EWB!!!


As you may recall we recently had a grocery store draw with the help of Peppers grocery and Thrifty foods on Cloverdale Street. We are so excited with the results of that, raising over $1000!!!


In other chapter news, our high school outreach program is underway, with our first presentations scheduled for December. Our free beginner computer classes have also been an enormous success this year, with many requests for them to continue into the New Year.
Tomorrow we are having a very exciting meeting, an informal debate on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in development. This will be hosted by Christina, who returned in Sept from the Philippines, after spending four months on a EWB placement working in ICT sector.


You can discuss this email at http://groups.ewb.ca/content/thread.php?threadid=1622


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13. FUNDRAISER FOR CAMP PRINGLE


Camp Pringle's Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea


(Fundraising Event)


When: Saturday, November 27, from 1:30-4:30 pm
Where: St. Aidan's United Church (3703 St. Aidan's Street)


For Information Contact:
Peter Roundhill (Camp Pringle, Executive Director)
Camp Pringle, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8
Tel/Fax: 250-472-6877, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Event Outline and Information


The Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea, consisting of sandwiches, drinks and other goodies will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Additional activities during the event include a special feature performance by Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre, a live auction and live musical entertainment. Tickets are $10 and available through the Camp Office at (250) 472-6877. (Free admission and Afternoon Tea for the media!). Tickets may be available at the door, but spaces are limited.


Purpose


Funds raised at this event will help the camp continue to improve its excellent programs, update its facilities and provide bursaries for needy children. The Silent Auction is being promoted as an as opportunity for people to enjoy great entertainment, help kids at camp, support Camp Pringle's major 2005 renovation project (updating the camp's main building), and doing their Christmas shopping all at the same time!


Entertainment


Feature special performance by
Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre


Live background music throughout the event by
Gordon Miller (Music Director, St. Aidan's United Church)


Background to Camp Pringle and the Silent Auction


Affiliated with the United Church of Canada, Camp Pringle is a non-profit residential camp for children and families located at beautiful Shawnigan Lake, BC. Campers have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of waterfront and outdoor activities. This past summer Camp Pringle spent approximately $16,000 in bursaries to ensure low-income youth and families could attend our already subsidized summer programs.


This will be Camp Pringle's second annual Silent Auction. Raising approximately $7500 for the camp, last year's event included a buffet dinner held at Centennial United Church.


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14. AUDITIONS FOR THE STILLBORN LOVER


Auditions for The Stillborn Lover will be held at the Theatre on


Saturday, November 27 from 10am to 2pm and Sunday, November 28 from 2 to 5pm.


Callbacks will be the following Tuesday evening, from 7 to 10.


The play requires a cast of seven-four men and three women. The four men:
two aged 40 to 60, one aged 30 to 40, one age 20 to 30, the three women:
two aged 40 to 60, one aged 20-35. Perusal copies of the script may be
obtained from the Box Office.


The Stillborn Lover, written by Timothy Findley, follows a Canadian
Ambassador in Moscow who is recalled to Ottawa in the wake of the murder
of a Russian youth in a Moscow hotel room. Set in an Ottawa safe house in
1972, the play explores the darker side of loyalty and commitment when the
stakes are high and careers hang by a thread.


The ambassador is forced to unravel his past with his ailing wife and
adult daughter, as questions of loyalty, emotion and sexuality come to
light.


A Canadian literary icon presents a stunning combination of a mystery, a
drama and a love story.


The Stillborn Lover will run from February 24 to March 12, 2005, at the
Langham Court Theatre.


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15. ANNUAL FALL PRESENTATION


The Annual Fall presentation will be held at the


Isabelle Reader Theater on Goldstream Ave in Langford on
Saturday November 27th at 7:30 p.m.


Pearson College Choir will be performing and a new 17 minute video filmed in Kapasseni by professional photographer Ben Fox will be shown. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased by contacting Carol Kerr 478-9296 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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16. FRIENDS OF THE NEMAIAH VALLEY


HOLIDAY GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION


This is your opportunity to support the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations AND get
some great Holiday Gifts!


Sunday November 28, 2004, @ 1:00 P.M. 'til ?????
568 Starling Lane, Victoria


WHAT can YOU do? Come to the Auction. Bring a Friend. Or Two. Donate a
Treasure. Buy a Treasure ..Bring your Chequebook. Bring some
$$$$....Bring some finger food and something to drink (if you wish) AND an
Open Heart.


Mike Hayes will be the Auctioneer AND we hope Special Guests Chief Roger,
David Setah and Jack Woodward will be there too.


If you would like to donate a Good or Service or need more information,
please phone Pat Swift @592-1088 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donations can be
dropped off at 1010 Foul Bay Road or we can arrange to pick-up.


***Our SUCCESS depends on YOU. ***


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17. FEDERAL NDP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Victoria federal NDP Annual General Meeting


Sunday, Nov. 28,
2-4pm
Downtown Activity Centre,
755 Pandora St,


Guest Speaker: Lynn Hunter, ex-MP, SaanichGulf-Islands


Election of new Federal Executive(e-mail Erik Kaye at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested
in running for the Executive)


Special Musical Guests
Auction
Treats
and more!


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18. SONGSTRESS SONGFEST


The Cowichan Folk Guild is pleased to present an exciting afternoon and evening of workshops and performances at an all-day musical event


Songstress Songfest
Sunday, November 28 at Providence Farm, Duncan, BC


A Mini-Music Festival Showcasing
Emerging Female Singer/Songwriters
Sharon Bailey, Bex, Stephanie Lang, Allison Dunn, Julia Beattie, Tanya Gillespie, Darlene Hixson


and Participatory Workshops For All
Music Business Basics, Boosting Creativity in the Artist, Song Writing Olympics, Inspirations, Loose Threads\ with facilitators Georgia Foster, Monte Nordstrom, Deb Maike, Norm Piercy and Brent Hutchinson.
Come for the afternoon and/or evening showcases. Participate in a workshop, listen to new talent or enjoy it all!


All Event Pass: $15 Workshop + Afternoon Showcase Pass: $10 Evening Showcase Pass: $10


Tickets Available at the Cowichan Folk Guild Office


Providence Farm 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan, BC (Open 9 AM - 3 PM, Mon.-Fri.)
Phone: 748-3975 (Visa / MC accepted)


www.folkfest.bc.ca


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19. WOMEN AND ART IN EARLY VICTORIA


November 28, 2004: 1-4 p.m.
UVic Senate Chambers, University Centre


Open to the public. No admission.


VICTORIA? The subject of women's art in colonial and early post-colonial
Victoria has been enthusiastically embraced by a team of twenty-seven
undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Victoria and a
diverse community of collaborators from heritage sites, archives, art guilds,
and local public and private collections over the course of the three-year
Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project "A Woman's Place": Art
and the Role of Women in the Cultural Formation of Victoria, BC, 1850s - 1920.
This project culminates in a public symposium, WOMEN AND ART IN EARLY
VICTORIA, hosted by the University of Victoria, which will illuminate the
exhibition now showing at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery (Sept 1, 2004 -
Jan 11, 2005).


Dr. Karen Finlay (UVic Dept. of History in Art) and Jennifer Iredale (Heritage
Stewardship Officer, BC Heritage Branch), the co-directors of "A Woman's
Place," have collaborated with UVic student researchers to write a
comprehensive exhibition catalogue exploring the nature of art production by
women in Victoria from 1850 - 1920. Through their research Finlay and Iredale
have established an extensive network of collaborators, some of whom will be
featured at the symposium. Presenters include John Adams, a local historian,
author and tour guide, Kathryn Bridge, an archivist from BC Archives, and
Irene Bjerky, from the Yale Historical Society.


The symposium will run from 1 - 4 p.m. after which guided tours of the
exhibition will be available. For further information and a more detailed
symposium program visit www.maltwood.uvic.ca or contact the Maltwood publicist
at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (250) 721-6562.


Publicist
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 3P2


Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ph: (250) 721-6562


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20. WILDERNESS COMMITTEE EVENTS


1. Defend BC's Wild Coasts from the Oil Slicksters!


The Wilderness Committee hosts the David Suzuki Foundation's marine
campaigner, Jay Ritchlin, and the Living Oceans Society's executive
director, Jennifer Lash, for some very important and timely
presentations on the science and politics behind the controversy
surrounding coastal oil and gas development in BC. Find out about how
coastal oil and gas development creates environmental damage through
seismic testing, chronic daily pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and
oil spills, and where the various provincial and federal politicians are
at on this issue. Find out what you can do to ban coastal oil and gas
development on our Wild Coasts! Hear from the WCWC's Ken Wu, Pearl
Gottschalk, and Cassbreea Savage about our campaigns and volunteer
opportunities.


Thursday, Dec.2, '04
7-9pm
Meeting Room (by Talking Books Desk)
Victoria Central Public Library
Broughton St. (between Douglas and Blanshard)


By donation


For more info call Pearl or Cassbreea at (250)388-9292


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2. Temperate Rainforests of the World


The WCWC and Sierra Club are hosting a Power Point presentation by Pat
Rasmussen of the American Lands Alliance on the temperate rainforests of
the world. From the redwood forests of California to the giant
eucalyptus stands of Tasmania, from the giant Alerce trees in Chile to
the incredibly diverse conifer forests of southern Oregon, to good ol'
BC's rainforests in the Upper Walbran Valley, East Creek Rainforest,
Clayoquot Sound, and Great Bear Rainforest - all of these ancient
forests are threatened by multinational logging corporations. And from
Tasmania to Chile to California to Oregon to BC, thousands of citizens
are working to defend and protect these ancient forests.


Monday, Nov.29
University of Victoria
Strong C128
6:30 - 8:30 pm


By donation.


For more info call Cassbreea, Pearl, or Ken at 388-9292


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21. SOME FESTIVE ACTIVITIES


Festival of Trees
Location: Fairmont Empress (downtown)
Dates: November 16 ? January 5th
Admission: Free


Craigdarroch Castle Victorian Christmas
Location: 1050 Joan Crescent
Dates/Times: December 1st to 31st (closed the 25th and 26th) from 10am to 4:30 pm
Admission: Adults $8, students $5.50, children (6-12) $2.50, children under 5 free


Victoria Coralfest
Location: Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas (downtown)
Date/Time: December 1st at 7pm
Admission: $8


Sidney ?Sparkles? (lighted boats sail in the Sidney Harbour)
Location: Waterfront Sidney
Date: December 4th
Admission: Free


Moss Street Holiday Market (handmade arts & crafts, winter veggies & organic baked goods)
Location 1330 Fairfield Road
Dates/Times: December 4th and 5th from 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free (but food and arts & crafts priced per item)


Honour Christmas Celebration
Location: Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora Avenue)
Dates/Times: December 5th and 11th
Admission: $10, $12


Choral Fantasia
Location: Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Date/Time: December 12th at 2:30pm
Admission: $12


Ships Christmas Lighting Contest (West Coast Navy fleet decorates their ships)
Location: Her Majesty?s Dockyard, at the end of Esquimalt Road
Dates/Times: December 19th to December 26th 7 -10pm (until 11pm Christmas eve)
Admission: Free (drive through dockyard to see)


Sand & Ice Sculpting
Location: Victoria Conference Centre Courtyard (downtown)
Dates: December 10th to 22nd (1 p-4 pm)
Admission: Free
Note: Sculpting sand and ice artists will be in attendance from December 10th -12th. Displays will remain until December 22nd (weather permitting)


Annual Polar Bear Swim
Location: Elk Lake
Date/Time: January 1st at 2 pm


HOLIDAY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AROUND VICTORIA 2004/2005


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Prepared for the Hillside Quadra News by Linda Outcalt
November 2004


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22. CHARITIES: WHAT'S LEGAL, WHAT'S NOT


Free Fall Workshop Series: Thaw the Chill on Advocacy by Charities


Presented by IMPACS, the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society


Victoria, Holiday Inn (3020 Blanchard St)
Thursday, December 9
9:00am to 3:30pm


If your organization has been reluctant to speak to politicians, write policy papers or get involved in public debates about important issues for fear of "crossing the line" with the CRA, this workshop is for you.


To register, go to: http://www.eplyservices.com/impacs_vic


What you will learn:


what your charity can and can't do within the new Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines on "political activities".
how to apply these guidelines to real-life scenarios.
how to get (more) involved in shaping the policies that affect your organization's ability to deliver service and work effectively in your community.


The workshop includes lunch, snacks and a package of reference materials. This workshop is generously hosted by the Sierra Club of BC Foundation.


Facilitators:
Richard Bridge, Barrister & Solicitor, legal consultant to the Charities and Democracy Project
Cathy Beaumont, Manager, Charities and Democracy Project


The workshop is free, however if you wish to make a voluntary contribution of $10-15 it would help offset the costs of catering, room and equipment rental, etc. You can make your contribution at the workshop.


For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 604 682 1953 ext 111.


From: Kay Leung [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]


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23. EVENTS FROM ROSE

Darren Taylor
Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services
1031 Vancouver St
Victoria BC V8V 4T6
250-383-2990
250-283-2509

----At the Boys and Girls Club on Yates Street
1248 Yates Street
11am until 7pm

Friday November 26/04


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Together Against Poverty Annual General Meeting
12 noon to 2pm Nov. 25/04
First Metropoliton United Church
932 Balmoral (at Quadra St)

****The president has the fundraising tickets for sale for an exclusive pre-xmas shoping event at the Hillside. Tickets are $5.00 entrance fee for entrance into the mall. All proceeds go to TAPS. Call TAPS At 361-3521- There will special discounts and door/store prizes, Food & snacks. Tickets are going Fast so hurry if you can.....

Capital Region Race Relations Association Annual General Meeting
414-620 View Street
250-380-7311(O)
250-381-2127(F)

Nov.24/04 5:30pm until 7:30pm
Snacks at 5:30pm AGM starts about 6:15pm until 7:30


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Its Salsa Party time !!!!


This Saturday we have a fundraising event at the
7pm at White Eagle Hall


90 Dock St. (at Niagara St)


Fundraiser for Human Rights and Race Relations
(P.S. it is also David Turner's 60th B-D)


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World Conference on Racism in Victoria What's Your Thoughts?
e-mail Race Relations at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or stop by our office at 620 View St. the nextime you are downtown
and talk to some of the people who come work or access the office on any afternoon when we are open.

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


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24. PEACE EVENTS


1. RALLY: Keep Canada Out of Star Wars
Tell David Anderson to vote no to missile defence.


Thursday, November 25 4. 00 p m
MP David Anderson!s Office 970 Blanshard St.


Organized by Students Against War


2. WEAPONS IN SPACE NO THANKS


Friday, November 26, 7.30pm
St. Saviour's Anglican Church
310 Henry St.


Keep Space for Peace, produced by Bruce Gagnon of Helen Caldicott's Nuclear Policy Research Institute gives a detailed account of the US space program since WWII and the intentions of the US Space Command for the future. The video will be followed by a discussion of positive and practical things that ordinary citizens are doing to stop weaponization of space and joining the US national missile defence program.


Find out what BC municipalities are doing to ban weapons in space. Find out how ordinary citizens are taking a Space Preservation Act to the Canadian government. Find out what YOU can do.


Co-sponsored by St. Saviour's Anglican Church and The Victoria Peace Coalition
For more information see the Campaign for Cooperation in Space www.peaceinspace.org


3. CROSSING THE LINE:


A Citizens' Inquiry on Canada-US Relations (U. VIC ~location to be determined)
The Council of Canadians is convening public inquiries across Canada. Victoria is hosting the Missile Defence Inquiry.


Public Inquiry
Thursday, December 2,
9.00-5:00 p.m.


Presenters: Steve Staples (Polaris Institute), Peggy Moore. and more
Panel: Maude Barlow, Michael Wallace, Mary-Wynn Ashford and others
1:15-4.00pm Open mike for submissions from the floor We want to hear from you!!


4. PUBLIC MEETING ON MISSILE DEFENCE With MAUDE BARLOW


December 2, 7:30 - 9:30pm (Thursday evening)
Room 159, Fraser Bldg UVIC


Sponsored by Council of Canadians and VIPIRG


5. MILITARIZAT1ON AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TO PEACE


Saturday, December 4, 1:00-5. 00 pm
David Lam Auditorium Maclauren Bldg UVic


Keynote speaker Senator and author Doug Roche.
Three workshops led by special guests.
Doug Roche will be signing his new book The Human Right to Peace.
For more information 642-5120.


Sponsored by Council of Canadians, VIPIRG, Victoria Peace Coalition


"The noise of weapons, of the menacing language, of the haughtiness on the international scene must cease. Enough of the illusion that the problems of the world can be solved by nuclear weapons. Bombs may kill the hungry, the sick and the ignorant, but bombs cannot kill hunger, disease or ignorance. Nor can bombs kill the righteous rebellion of the people"
- Fidel Castro, UN 1979


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


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25. EVALYN PARRY'S SCHEDULE

Just popping up to remind you (or possibly inform you -- i've been revamping my email lists, and there's been a bit of chaos!) of my week on the west coast....hope you can make it out to a show! Here are the details....


Sunday Nov 21, Vancouver, The Railway Club, 8 pm (presented by Girlgig productions) www.therailwayclub.com


Tuesday Nov 23, Chemainus, The Dancing Bean Caf? (with Victoria favorites, Barleywik www.barleywik.com ) 9752 Willow Street


Wednesday Nov 24, Duncan, The Duncan Garage Showroom, 8 pm
201-330 Duncan St. 250-748-7246 www.duncangarageshowroom.ca


Thursday Nov 25, Victoria, The Spiral Caf? (with Barleywik) , 8 pm --tickets $10 -- limited seating! get tickets in advance! 418 Craigflower Rd, 250-386-9303


Friday Nov 26, Vancouver, Club Anza, Girls with Guitars 10 year Reunion

Saturday Nov 27, Seattle WA, House Concert (for more info, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

more info always at www.evalynparry.com


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


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26. ECONEWS EXCERPTS


Tue 23, 7:15pm Rivers and Tides: Andrew Goldsworthy. Environmental art, and the flow of nature. UVic Cinecenta. Also 9:10pm


Wed 24, 7:30pm Alternative Energy: Now or When? Featuring David Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations (http://www.westport.com) Union Club, $5 RSVP Pinch Group 405-2420 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wed 24, 7:30pm Think Globally, Shop Locally, Emily McNair. How can you support your local economy? Learn about local sources for produce, dairy and other goods. Start building a self-sufficient Vancouver Island! Workshops for Sustainable Living. Cedar Hill Rec. $20 595-7121


Wed 24, 7:30pm VNHS Birders Night. The Spotted Owl in British Columbia; How Long Can this Go On? Jarred Hobbs of Victoria has been concentrating his professional studies on owls, with emphasis on the endangered Spotted Owl. Slide show on its ecology, habitat and future. All welcome. Fraser 159, UVic. Bring coffee cup.


Thur 25, 12-6pm BC Hydro Lighting Exchange. Victoria Capital Iron. See Thur 4th


Thur 25, 7-9pm Traditional Indigenous Perspectives on Water, by PhD candidate Darlene Sanderson. The meaning of water and the interconnectedness of health, education, environment and the law with respect to water policy issues. Sponsored by ARC Victoria. Central Library Meeting Room 735 Broughton St.


Fri 26 International Buy Nothing Day. Boycott the big corporate stores, shop carefully and conscientiously. Or forget about any shopping and visit a friend instead.


Fri 26, 10-8pm BC Hydro Lighting Exchange. Victoria Capital Iron. See Thur 4th


Fri 26, 5pm Critical Mass! Bike Ride. Centennial Square. Free. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 418-8867


Fri 26, 1:30pm World Federalists, Victoria Branch meeting, James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan Street. The Responsibility to Protect. Coffee, Tea, by donation. Contact I. Walker 418-8687


Fri 26, 7:30pm David Suzuki, speaking on his new book Tree. Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora. Tickets $7 from Bolens Books, Hillside Centre, 595-4232.


Sat 27, 10-4pm VIDEA Fair Trade Fair. Shop for your holiday gifts and support fair trade! Christmas craft fair featuring fair trade and ethically-produced goods from all over the world. St. John the Divine Church Hall, Balmoral at Quadra. By donation. VIDEA 385-2333.


Sat 27, 10-6pm BC Hydro Lighting Exchange. Capital Iron 202-9768 Fifth St, Sidney. See Thur 4th.


Sun 28, 10am CRD Parks Witty?s Winter Birds. While some birds fly south, many spend their winters in our balmy climate. Bring binoculars; spotting scopes provided. Meet Witty?s Lagoon Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. 8 years and older.


Sun 28, 11-4 1st Annual Simple Fare Christmas Market. Supporting locally-made and Earth-centered Gifts, beautiful, delicious, eco-friendly, quality gifts made by your friends and neighbours, Place: Glenairley Centre for Earth and Spirit, 6040 East Sooke Road, East Sooke. 642-3546, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sun 28, 11-6pm BC Hydro Lighting Exchange. Capital Iron 202-9768 Fifth St, Sidney. See Thur 4th.


Sun 28, 2pm EcoNews Dessert Potluck Mailout Party, Sunday afternoon special. Come help us fold and stuff, laugh and chatter! 395 Conway Rd (off Interurban, first left after Camosun). Bus #21, #8. Directions: http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/map.htm


Mon 29, 9-5pm Organic Land Care Course: Working with Nature. Landscape Water Management. Cedar Hill Golf Course. $75. 595-7121


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
http://www.earthfuture.com/econews
Deadline for December issue: Nov 24th.


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27. PLEASE HELP INDYMEDIA

Dear Friends of Free Thought,

I am writing a mass email to guage interest in the community for the
revitilization of Victoria Indymedia. (www.victoria.indymedia.org)
This is an urgent situation for Indymedia in BC. Within the next
week, both Vancouver and Victoria IMCs might go suddenly go dark.

Vic-IMC is facing immediate closure and needs your help. The group
hosting the Victoria and Vancouver IMCs is experiencing extreme
financial pressures and there is a perception that the community
doesn't care about IMC. Many of the volunteers for both Vancouver and
Victoria IMC are feeling burnt-out.

Please respond to this request for expressions of interest, regardless
of your ability to commit. I am trying to figure out if the community
sees the project as worth continuing. While disorganized, anarchic,
and underutilized, I believe the IMC serves a valuable role in
communities in which an outpost exists. Please take a few minutes to
help Victoria IMC continue its existance.

- If you want to take part in a public meeting, please respond to
jim.hedger@gmail with the subject line "IMC MEETING"

- If you are able to make a financial contribution, please respond
ASAP with the subject line "IMC FINANCE"

- If you wish to write a letter of support for Victoria IMC, please
include it in the response and add the subject line "IMC LETTER".

Thanks for reading this far. I hope there will be a strong show of
community support generated from this email. If not, the present
Victoria IMC will probably cease to operate in the next seven days.
IMC can be revitalized, a process far simpler than establishing a new
one. With a provincial election, the rise of facism in our societies,
the oppression of the free-press, and the ever present War of Terror,
the need for a fully independent activist voice is more important than
ever before. Please help.

yours,

jim hedger
aka, radhippie monster d'primate
victoria.indymedia.org

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They criminalize poverty. We provide solutions.
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"Governments arise either out of the people or over the people."


Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man," 1791


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