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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - November 29th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 30 November 2004 07:47
1. Buy Union Week - to December 5th
2. EcoNews Excerpts
3. Movie Monday - November 29th
4. Bush Terror Film Tour - Nov 29th & 30th
5. Video Idea Jambalaya - November 30th
6. Terror Alert! - Bush arrives - Nov 30th
7. Indymedia birthday party - film & discussion - Nov 30th
8. Columbian Peace Activist - discussion - Nov 30th
9. the Global Situation - film - Dec 1st
10. Paths to a better future - discussion - Dec 1st
11. Talking Tables - discussion - Dec 2nd
12. Examining Canada/US relations - panel - Dec 2nd
13. Van Island Veggie Association & Ethics Buying Collective
14. Planning your veggie garden - workshop - Dec 1st
15. Oil and Gas Moratorium - information - Dec 2nd
16. Montreal Massacre vigil - Dec 3rd
17. Militarization & Peace - workshops - Dec 4th
18. Recyclistas party & ride - Dec 4th
19. Sierra Club Fundraiser - Belfry - Dec 5th
20. Down to Earth Christmas Show
21. Fifty Fifty Collective
22. Sustain UVic
23. United Way - events for not-for-profits
24. Can you help with Co-op housing in Nanaimo?

contributions, considerations, concerns:


* 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


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


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


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.


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


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


following the huge success of GEORGE W BUSH AND DONALD RUMSFELD'S GREATEST HITS AND WORST FAILURES, Scottie's cut and paste project is joining forces with former liberal member of Parliament Carolyn Parrish, who was recently fired from the liberal party by Canadian prime minister Paul Martin for her anti-bush and anti-liberal party comments.


Parrish and Scottie will hold a massive free concert on Parliament hill in Ottawa November 30th and December 1st to commemorate George WARPIG Bush's visit to Canada. Scottie and Parrish will then get together to record an album of anti-Paul Martin music.


For full details about scottie's cut and paste project including free downloads and reviews visit my brand new web site - http://www.scottiescutandpasteproject.cjb.net/


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

Saanich North and the Islands New Democrats Annual Pasta and Politics event coming up Feb 19th. 1 ticket for $45, 2 tickets for $80 and 10 tickets for $375. Don't miss out on a wonderful evening with Carole James! Call 655-2940


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


Anti-Star Wars Missile Defence Postcards Online
http://socialjustice.org/subsites/peaceandjustice/pdf/BMDpostcards.pdf

editor's note: you'll lose a certain amount of legitimacy if you printed these on weyerhaueser clearcuts. recycled alternatives do exist, and it's good to support them rather than the corporate destroyers.


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


One Million Too Many: Implementing solutions to Child Poverty in Canada
2004 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada
Available at: http://www.campaign2000.ca/rc/


Un million de trop : mettre en oeuvre des solutions pour s'attaquer ? la
pauvret? des enfants au Canada. Rapport 2004 sur la pauvret? des enfants
au Canada.


Version fran?aise disponible au http://www.campaign2000.ca/fr/rap/index.html


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


As part of our campaign to protect Canada's Boreal Forest, Greenpeace has launched a campaign against the maker of Kleenex brand tissue products - and we are asking you to get involved!


We think it's time to let people know how Kimberly-Clark - and Kleenex - are contributing to the destruction of Canada's forests. We have launched a website, www.kleercut.net, that will keep you informed about this campaign, encourage you to get involved and let you tell Kimberly-Clark what you think of their forest destruction.

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


David Suzuki is currently ranked 5th in the list for The Greatest
Canadian, and I really want to encourage you all to vote for him, and
encourage your friends to do the same. We have just ONE DAY left.


See http://www.cbc.ca/greatest


David Suzuki alone speaks for the future, not just for Canadians, but
for everyone on planet Earth. Please join me, and cast your voice for David Suzuki. He is a brave and courageous voice for all beings and all species, at this critical time in Earth's history. His is our greatest Canadian.


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

New Website: Wall Street's 1930s Fascist Plot to Overthrow the White House


During the 1930s, a fascist coup in America was thwarted when Marine Corps Maj-Gen.Smedley Butler blew the whistle. He testified under oath to a House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (that was, in part, looking into Nazi propaganda in America). General Butler bravely named some of the corporate leaders behind this plan to overthrow the White House and to empower a more pro-business, fascist regime to replace President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) has just created the most comprehensive internet resource available on this fascist plot, and the multi-millionaires who planned and financed it. Based on original research done for issue #53 of Press for Conversion!, http://coat.ncf.ca/fascistplot "Facing the Corporate Roots of American Fascism", COAT's new web resource examines the fascists behind this fascinating, but often-overlooked, chapter in American history.


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


Canadians polled by SES Research are 40% strongly opposed to missile defence, whereas only 10% are strongly in support. To see the complete results, go to www.sesresearch.com and click on the link on the right titled "Canadians Against Missile Defence".
Mel This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Three days ago, on 16 November, fourteen people were killed by army and
police in the Philippines. Those people were strikers, trade unionists
like yourselves. They worked on sugar farms in sugar mills, and had
been on strike for ten days. Two of those killed were children, aged
two and five, who died from suffocation as a result of the tear gas
used. Some 35 people suffered gunshot wounds, 133 were arrested,
hundreds more were wounded.


The trade union movement in the Philippines has called for a massive
international protest condemning the murders, demanding a full
investigation of what happened. They are demanding that hundreds of
workers illegally dismissed be rehired, and that criminal charges
against the strikers be dropped. Please send on your message of protest
by going here: http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=39


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


I also want to ask each of you to visit the Hunger Site at http://www.thehungersite.com . A simple click from you on the "give free food" button feeds a hungry person somewhere in the world. This would be a great way to start each day in 2005! It costs you nothing and requires only a few seconds of awareness and intention. From that site, you can access other sites of similar purpose.


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

Hi Harry and Debbie, here is the info concerning the Seed Sector Review and the impact it will have on our rights to save our own seeds. Legislation is soon to be introduced to control and make it illegal for farmers to save seed. Of course Monsanto is behind this.

The National Farmers Union is mounting a campaign to stop this and here is their website :
www.nfu.ca

You will find more indepth info concerning this report.I just can't imagine being forced to pay to reuse my own seed on my own farm, but this is what is being proposed among other things. I hope you will pass this on to your network and discuss this with ING members. There is a petition to sign and copies are available on the website. I will be trying to set this up downtown in a couple of places for people to sign.


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


Interesting concept for those who have unlimited connection time...


Pass it on: Save the World While You Sleep
by World Community Grid


Got a computer? Now you can help solve the world's biggest problems by staying logged on while you're away. http://www.tompaine.com/index.php#passiton

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

I am very pleased to announce that I have taken over the management of the "Cosmic Debris" web site: Should you have any news or events that you would like posted to the site please contact me. If you are a musician, artist, writer, photographer, graphics artist, movie maker or work in any field related to the music industry, you may also wish to add your listing on the site. We are also looking for writers to contribute to the online ezine.

Hey, why not visit my web site: http://members.shaw.ca/ambiance
Songs that paint musical landscapes of our interaction with Nature. Soothing and easy to listen to, the music promotes a psychological movement inward, a sonic mirror to human emotion.

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


New on the web @ http://www.workingtv.com
Women in the Cuban Revolution
with Alicia Gonzalez
Federation of Cuban Women


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


The simple act of breathing should not be dangerous to our health! Please tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today that mercury pollution remains a serious
problem that warrants immediate action. As a recipient of WomensWire from Care2, I know that you care deeply about issues affecting the health of women and children. Please
sign here: http://www.care2.com/go/z/18759.


* Victoria Car Share Co-operative - http://www.victoriacarshare.ca


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1. BUY UNION WEEK


Did you know that Nov 26 to Dec 5 is Buy Union Week?


This is your chance to make sure what you're buying is union made. It's your chance to says no to sweatshops and yes to good jobs with decent benfits so families can live and thrive around the world.


Take the time to query the stores as to where their products come from, how much the workers who made them are paid, what their working conditions are etc. Don't assume something made in North America is not made in a sweatshop either! We're no angels and this is especially true of the clothing industry.


Use this week to wear you union pins, political party pins etc. Flag you philosophy. We can't win if we don't fight back against what sometimes seems like a tsunami of right wing gibberish.


Buy Union. Make working people happy!


Let me know what your union is planning for Buy Union Week and I'll spread the word. We've got lots of time to plan so lets get started!!


Sue

Here are some sites of interest:


www.michaelmoore.com
www.truthout.org (real news)
www.strategicthoughts.com (David Schreck- election countdown)
www.policyalternatives.ca (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
www.victoriacarshare.ca (car share co-op)
http://pej.org (Peace Earth Justice Victoria)
www.electionsbc.ca (REGISTER)


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


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2. ECONEWS EXCERPTS


Wed 1, 7:30pm Conserve our Blue Gold. Pete Dixon, Veins of Life. Learn about our water supply from source to tap. Discover ways to better utilize this precious resource. Discuss water consumption patterns and how can we conserve and recycle water. Workshops for Sustainable Living. Cedar Hill Rec. $20 595-7121


Hi folks, I need some extra voluntary help this Monday evening, November 29th, to finish off the EcoNews mailout process for the December issue. Can you help? We're more than half way through, so it's not a big task, but I do need to get them in the mail on Tuesday morning.


7pm at our place, 395 Conway Road, off Interurban, one block past
Camosun College.


(Bus 21. Map http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/map.htm)


If you can come and help, many thanks!!!!


best wishes,
Guy
881-1304


EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304
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http://www.earthfuture.com/econews


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


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3. MOVIE MONDAY


Monday 6:30 Nov 29 RENDEZVOUS - a short film by Victoria's Passia Pandora "A woman's passion is awakened when her waiter invites her to tango." One clever 6 min continuous take.


& REPUBLIC OF LOVE
Deepa Mehta's latest film "This enchanted romance set in the coldest city on earth is a contemporary look at the awkward road to love. As quickly as the protagonists meet, nerves tear them apart. Will they be able to abandon themselves to love, to something greater than they know?" PG13


6:30 pm
Eric Martin Pavilion,
Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)


by donation


More info - 595-FLIC or http://www.islandnet.com/mm


Monday 6:30 Dec 6 IMAGINE
- with a hanging of Gerry Deiter's photos from the Montreal "Bed In"
Just a few days before the anniversary of John Lennon's death and 35 years after the famous Bed In in Montreal, we'll show this great 1973 documentary of John's life.
Our guest will be Gerry Deiter who was a photographer back in those heady days in Montreal, hanging out with the bedding couple, capturing a wonderful, intimate series that will be on display in our gallery for the evening. Imagine! R (for some nudity and language)
http://www.mahood.com/lennon/
http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/news/2004/05/26/Arts/bedinphotos040526.html


BED-IN PHOTOS FEATURED AT MONDAY MOVIE'S SHOWING OF JOHN LENNON'S IMAGINE


Victoria, BC., 22 November 2004 - A exhibition of photographs of John
Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 Montreal Bed-In for Peace by Gerry Deiter will
be featured at the December 6 showing of Imagine at Movie Monday, the
weekly free movie at the Eric Martin Pavilion of Royal Jubilee Hospital.


Gerry Deiter was assigned by LIFE magazine to photograph the famous couple
as they focused the media's attention on their message of peace. His
photos have most recently been exhibited at Vancouver Island MusicFest in
July, and at gallery shows in Vancouver at the Elliott Louis Gallery and in
a special gallery in the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montr?al in May,
as part of the Bed-In 35th anniversary observations. They have been
described as "an evocative and emotional peek into the intimate
communication that existed between John and Yoko."


Movie Monday began as an idea in the mind of a recovering patient at Eric
Martin Pavilion, and has grown into a weekly showing of films, often about
mental illness, but now in its 12th year, having presented nearly 800
shows, presents nearly every film genre. At the Eric Martin Pavilion
Theatre, 1900 block of Fort Street, kitty-corner to Safeway and Starbucks.


The showing of Imagine and the Bed-In Gallery coincide with the 14th
anniversary of the musician's murder and with the recent release by Yoko
Ono of many of his hitherto-unheard tapes.


"Imagine there's no countries - nothing to kill or die for."


Come and remember John's legacy.


For more information, see http://www.islandnet.com/mm/ or call Bruce Saunders at (250) 595-5977


For more information about the photographs and low-resolution media
samples, go to www.elliottlouis.com/dynamic/categories/Gallery_Artists_Photography.asp

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4. BUSH TERROR FILM TOUR


Contact: David Barbarash 604-886-2780 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Black Cat Productions presents:


BUSH TERROR Film Tour
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushterror.pdf


Nov. 29 - Dec. 9, 2004
8 Cities / 9 Screenings
Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Cumberland, Courtenay, Vancouver, Gibsons,
Roberts Creek


VICTORIA


Monday Nov. 29 and Tuesday Nov. 30
Camosun College
Lansdowne Campus
Fisher Bldg, Room F100


Doors open at 8 PM, films begin at 8:30
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushvictoria.pdf


See below for full tour date and venue details.


Following up on the public's overwhelming thirst for infomation
surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, Black Cat Productions
continues its mission to spread critical information, analysis, and
awareness through film and discussion. We are pleased to announce the
"Bush Terror Film Tour" beginning in Victoria on Nov. 30th. The tour heads
up-island to Nanaimo and the Comox Valley before heading to Vancouver and
the Sunshine Coast.


Black Cat's previous road show "911 EMERGENCY" toured the lower mainland
and Vancouver Island in mid-September with a three and a half hour film
presentation which seriously questioned the official story of Sept. 11.
The tour was an overwhelming success with sold-out screenings and
near-capacity crowds at every venue. The Bush Terror Tour follows up with
new and updated information about 9-11, and uncovers the insidious agenda
of the neo-conservative Bush administration who are using Sept. 11 to
usher in their global plans.


Two films will be screened, followed by discussion on the questions:
"Where do we go from here?" and, "What can we do?"


The first film, "THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 News Special You Never
Saw" is the sequel to The Great Deception, the ground-breaking video by
Barrie Zwicker, much of which was featured in the 911 EMERGENCY tour.
Zwicker was the first mainstream journalist in the world to ask hard
questions, in early 2002, about the official story of the events of 9-11.


In The Great Conspiracy, Zwicker analyses the use of fear to befuddle the
public, and deconstructs the so-called "war on terrorism" as a public
control mechanism. He then examines in depth the failure of the military
to function on 9-11 and the entirely inappropriate behaviour of the
president and his aides that day. Finally, the resistance of the White
House to any proper investigation, the extreme taintedness of the 9-11
commission and its drastic underperformance are examined.


Throughout, the compliance and complicity of the mainstream media in
maintaining a trance of ignorance is addressed. And the responsibility of
each thinking citizen emphasized at the end.


The second film, "HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of
American Empire" examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party has
used the trauma of the 9-11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing
agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back
civil liberties and social programs at home.


The documentary places the Bush administration's false justifications for
war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by
neo-conservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake
of the Cold War, and to expand American power globally by means of
military force.


Narrated by Julian Bond, Hijacking Catastrophe features interviews with
more than twenty prominent political observers, including Pentagon
whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who witnessed first-hand how
the Bush Administration set up a sophisticated propaganda operation to
link the anxieties generated by 9-11 to a pre-existing foreign policy
agenda that included a preemptive war on Iraq.


Joining Kwiatkowski in a wide-ranging, accessible, and ultimately
empowering analysis of American foreign policy, media manipulation, and
their global and domestic implications, are former Chief UN Weapons
Inspector Scott Ritter, former Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg, Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, author Norman Mailer, MIT professor
Noam Chomsky, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, defense policy analyst
William Hartung, author Chalmers Johnson, and Army Special Forces Master
Sergeant Stan Goff (Ret.).


For more information contact:


David Barbarash
604-886-2780
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Dates, Location and Venue Details


VICTORIA - Nov. 29 and 30
Camosun College
Lansdowne Campus
Fisher Bldg, Room F100
Doors open at 8 PM, films begin at 8:30
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushvictoria.pdf


DUNCAN - Dec. 1
Duncan Garage Showroom
201-330 Duncan St.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushduncan.pdf


NANAIMO - Dec. 2
Malaspina University-College
Bldg. 355, Room 203
Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00
suggested donation $5 - $10
A special Worldbridger presentation sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology
and Dept. of Political Science.
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushnanaimo.pdf


CUMBERLAND - Dec. 3
The Abbey
2689 Penryth Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushcomoxvalley.pdf


COURTENAY - Dec. 4
BCGEU Building
910 Fitzgerald Ave., Room 210
Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushcomoxvalley.pdf


VANCOUVER - Dec. 7
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St.
Labbatt Hall, Room 1700
Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushvancouver.pdf


GIBSONS - Dec. 8
Heritage Playhouse
Doors open at 7 PM, films begin at 7:30
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushsunshinecoast.pdf


ROBERTS CREEK - Dec. 9
Roberts Creek Hall
Doors open at 7 PM, films begin at 7:30
$10 admission, $8 low-income
http://users.resist.ca/~blackcat/bushsunshinecoast.pdf


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5. VIDEO IDEA JAMBALAYA


Invitation:


Diversity- n. being varied; a wide range.


The Project: To create a video with a diverse voice, representing unique
identity.


If you are interested in contributing your unique perspective, please attend
an idea jambalaya on


Tuesday November 30
7-9pm.
We will meet at the CineVic office (2022 Douglas Street just south of Pembroke)


and take the first steps towards creating a video...the possibilities are endless.


Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are planning to attend or if
you'd like more information.


Thanks,
Arwen, Kemi, and Suki
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
(250) 388-4728 ext.123


Please note that there is no age requirement or restriction on who can
attend. If you have experiences or perspectives that are under (or not)
represented in mainstream media, here's an opportunity to create something
different--absolutely no video experience is necessary!


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6. TERROR ALERT!


Call out for ACTION


Terror Alert! George Bush coming to Canada! Join with protests in
Ottawa and across the country that day to say No To Bush.


Protest George Bush's Visit to Ottawa


5 pm Tuesday, November 30
Centennial Square (by City Hall at Pandora/Douglas)


Called by STUDENTS AGAINST WAR in the name of peace, freedom,
democracy, justice


Please Contact Dave Kopp 217-0040 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Eric
Lescarbeau 385-7087 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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FOR EVENT INFORMATION ACROSS CANADA


We continue to get postings for events on November 30th around Canada.
Just this morning we recieved notices from Grand Forks and Yellowknife.
Please check out all the listings at
http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/NOBUSHCANADA.htm

There are also more buses being booked from Ontario and Quebec. For all
those in Southern Ontario who are planning to come to Ottawa for the
actions there is a new option. If there is no bus coming form your area
(please check listings first at http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/NOBUSHBuses.htm) then you can come into Toronto on the evening of the 29th. We have
secured space at Bloor St United church to sleep over night and then you
can get on the TCSW buses on the morning of the 30th.


Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for info.

And as always see http://www.nowar-paix for the latest updates from Ottawa

Peace
Sid Lacombe
Campaign Coordinator
Canadian Peace Alliance
416-588-5555
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http://www.acp-cpa.ca


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CANADIANS ARE ASKED TO MARK BUSH'S VISIT WITH DISPLAYS OF MOURNING


A project of STUDENTS AGAINST WAR:


When Bush is in Canada, we are a country in deep mourning -- in mourning
for Margaret Hassan, for the innocent dead of Iraq, for the poor, for the
environment he plans to butcher...for the rule of international law,
democracy, human rights and a respect for the dignity of each human being
and life form on this sacred planet.


Bush represents Death. We call on Canadians to greet him by tying black
crepe or cloth ribbons to everything in sight -- our front porches, our
trees, our lampposts, car antennas ...Christmas decorations. Wear black arm
bands....hold vigils. Pray.


Please circulate as widely as you can.


Please share your ideas. contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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MOCK TRIBUNAL OF BUSH


November 29
7:30 pm
2994 Douglas St. BCGEU Building
First Floor


Please note that we will not be meeting in thesecond-floor Member's Lounge.


At the meeting tonight, there will be a rehearsal of a mock tribunal hearing of G W Bush.


The skit is in two parts - the first part is the actual tribunal determination without the suspect. Then Bush is brought from a waiting car, up the stairs, with a guard on either side. Bush protests but the tribunal judge denies his requests and gives him no information except that he is being sent to Ottawa for trial.


If you are available, please come and support this action at 10 am Tuesday morning. Please also support the rally at 5 pm organized by UVic's Students Against War.


MEDIA ADVISORY


VICTORIA November 29, 2004


BUSH DETAINED AT BORDER UNDER ANTI-TERRORISM ACT


President George W. Bush was detained, under the Anti-Terrorism Act when he attempted to enter Canadian airspace. His flight to Ottawa was diverted to Victoria B C where he will be processed.


Reasons and details for his detainment have not been divulged but evidence will be examined at a tribunal in Victoria.


The tribunal will be set up at
10 am, November 30, 2004
in front of the Provincial Court House in Victoria


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7. INDYMEDIA CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS


it is the 5 year birthday of indymedia....


Victoria INDY-MEDIA will be marking this occassion by showing the film,


"This Is What Democacy Looks Like".


The film is a collaborative effort from paid-media, street reporters, film
makers, protesters, and indy-media activists...


Un-like other documentaries,
the film gives you a sense or feeling for "WHAT IT WAS LIKE ON THE STREETS
during the protest..


----- Tuesday November 30th.... 7pm. --------
camosun college (landsdown-campus)
Young-216...


thats the building with a clock-tower on it...!


Watch the film & learn the history of victoria.indmedia.org


7-10pm.


ted... (see ya there)


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8. PEACE ACTIVIST FROM COLOMBIA TO SPEAK


On Tuesday, November 30, Ana Teresa Rueda Lozada, an activist for peace and human rights in Colombia, will speak at Malaspina College, Building 356, Room 111.The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a dessert party and music, followed by Ana Teresa who will also show a video.


Anna Teresa works with Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. She coordinates two women's centres (Casas de Mujer) and is a member of the general secretariat and the leadership team of the OFP.


The Popular Feminist Organization, OFP, was founded in 1972, and works at a grassroots level with more than 3,000 women in the region of Magdalena Medio in programs which include integrated community development, human rights of women, education and advocacy. In the last three years, the OFP, seen as a model in Colombia of women's resistance against the war, has opened offices in other parts of Colombia including Bogota, Cartegana and Neiva. Since 1999 the OFP has built a national movement of women against the war, based on its work with grassroots women including Indigenous women. The OFP is also active in national and international movements of women against the war including la Ruta Pacifica, a national feminist peace movement, and the international movement, Women in Black.


In August, 2001 OFP and la Ruta Pacifica organized the International and National Mobilization of Women Against War. In July 2002 Ana Teresa helped the National Movement Against War to mobilize 30, 000 women from throughout Colombia. In the present context of increased repression and reprisal against social organizations, Ana Teresa will bring an exciting and challenging account of her work.


Nanaimo is the first stop in a cross-Canada tour with stops in Vancouver, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. The tour, sponsored by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, aims to inform Canadians about the war and human rights situation in Colombia and the particular impact upon women. Ana Teresa hopes not only to make us aware of the Colombian situation and of OFP's work but also to build solidarity connections with KAIROS groups, community groups, peace groups and women's groups across Canada. By looking at the OFP and its grassroots approach in building a social movement of women, Canadians can also learn valuable lessons that relate to our own struggles for peace and justice.

Photos on request.
For more information contact: Eva Manly at 250-758-0966


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9. AN OVERVIEW OF THE GLOBAL SITUATION


An inspiring video: Stephen Lewis, UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS speaks to
the Anglican Church of Canada:


"An overview of the Global Situation - Toward a generation without AIDS"


Wednesday December 1st
7:30 pm
St John's Church Lounge, 1611 Quadra St at Mason.


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10. IN THE SHADOW OF EMPIRE - NEW PATHS TO A BETTER FUTURE


Event: Public Lecture
Title: In the Shadow of Empire, New Paths to a Better Future


Speaker: Dr. R.S. McCoy, President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize, 1985)


Date: 1 December, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Clearihue Building, Room A127


Information: Dr. John Price (History) at (250) 721-7386 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


UVic media releases and other resources for journalists are available at communications.uvic.ca/media


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11. TALKING TABLES

For a casual, interesting discussion.


Sidewalk Cafe
Fairfield Plaza, Fairfield Rd. and St. Charles St.
Thursday, 2 and 16 Dec, 7.30 - 9.00 pm


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12. CROSSING THE LINE: A CITIZENS' INQUIRY INTO CANADA-U.S. RELATIONS


CALL FOR CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND TESTIMONY


Missile Defence and Canada-U.S. Relations


Thursday, December 2nd, 2004
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
University of Victoria
Campus View Room, Cadboro Commons
Use Parking Lot #5 off Sinclair Rd.


Morning: Expert presentations to a panel of commissioners
Presenters: Steve Staples of the Polaris Institute
Dr. Michael Wallace, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Peggy Mason, International Security Policy Expert
Two more to be confirmed
Afternoon: Citizen presenters to the commissioners.


Evening panel
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Victoria
Fraser (Law) Bldg., Rm. 159
Use Parking Lot #8 off McGill Rd.


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The CEOs are at it again. Fifteen years after the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and 10 years after NAFTA, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives is lobbying the federal government to push for deeper integration with the US.
The C.D. Howe Institute calls the "Big Idea." The CCCE calls it "re-inventing the border."
It should be called trading away our independence.


The Council of Canadians is launching a 10-city series of speaking tour and teach-in called Crossing The Line: A Citizen's Inquiry on Canada-US Relations. We are seeking to raise awareness of the corporate lobby's push for more economic and social integration in areas such as: culture, immigration, defence, environmental standards, trade, health care, etc. It's kind of like NAFTA on steroids, and CEOs are pushing the federal government to make some astounding policy decisions in a piecemeal, behind-closed-doors fashion. We are crossing the country to spread the word, discuss key issues, and explore ways that people can foster resistance in their communities.


The Inquiry is coming to Victoria on Thurs. Dec. 2nd, and our discussion will focus on missile defence. We want to hear what you have to say about weapons in space, Star Wars, the war in Iraq, and the relevance of NORAD in the 21st century. Tell us about local peace initiatives and efforts to prevent Canada from signing on to a national missile defence system.


Presentations will be made to a panel of commissioners, including Maude Barlow and Mary-Wynne Ashford. We will be collecting the information that we glean "on the road," and incorporating it into our final report, which we will use to lobby the government and inform citizens.


If you would like to make a presentation, please contact Ariel Troster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 1-800-387-7177, ex. 296 for more information.
For local information, contact Freda at 642-5120.


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13. VANCOUVER ISLAND VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION


* Thu, Dec 2nd - Demo against Suzy Shier for their fur promotion, see ARK II section


* 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:


DISCUSSION CIRCLES
If you are interested in attending please contact the following for these topics:


Vegetarianism and Peace: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Speciesism: 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.
To 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:
www.IslandVeg.com/forum


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ETHICS BUYING COLLECTIVE


Guess what?! The Ethics Buying Collective website is ready (thanks Dave!) and we're all set for our first order. All we need now are some people to order! To do so, you can go to www.ethicscoop.ca and follow the instructions listed there - all the information you need should be there and if it isn't, please send an email or call 380-1865 (I'll be away until Friday night but will reply when I return). The pick-up date will be Wednesday December 15th, from 4 - 7:30pm and the location will be The Blanshard Community Centre (901 Kings Road, between Bay & Hillside, access from Quadra St). We'll give more specific pick-up instructions when we send out order confirmations.

In order for this first order to happen, we need two things:

1) A minimum order of $750 from our group (this shouldn't be too difficult given that our listserv has over 120 people).

and

2) VOLUNTEERS!!! (to help out on pick-up day) In exchange for the help they offer to the group, pick-up day volunteers will receive 10% off their order. The collective is supported entirely by volunteer labour and, therefore, we need a strong volunteer core to be sustainable. There are many areas where volunteers can share their abilities and, in the not too distant future, we will have these posted on the website. For this first order, we need volunteers to help with sorting the large order into piles for individual orders, weighing and measuring bulk items, and checking member orders with invoices. Instructions and guidance will be provided for each job. There will be three shifts: approx. 2-4pm; 4-6pm; and 6-8pm. The number of volunteers required will depend on how large our order is. If you're able to help out, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We have a third request which is more of a 'want' than a 'need', but it would be wonderful to be able to realize it:

3) CARPOOLERS are needed to help those without vehicles or bike trailers to transport heavy bulk orders. The carpool system will be a simple one ... people will send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it specifying one of the following:
a) ride OFFER + location (e.g., James Bay, Fernwood, etc.) + name + phone number
b) ride REQUEST + location + name + phone number
We will then put 'offers' and 'requests' from the same general area in contact with each other and they can make the necessary arrangements. All orders are pre-paid so the pick-up should be fairly simple and straightforward. So if you are driving and willing to offer some space in your trunk, PLEASE send an email - it could be a huge help to someone.

We're looking forward to our first collective order and establishing our collective community! As this is our first large order, there will likely be a few glitches along the way - please be patient! =) As we get more proficient, we intend to expand our inventory and improve our website and ordering system to make things even simpler. We welcome any comments or suggestions you have and hope to hear from some volunteers and carpoolers too!

with peace,
heather

Ethics Buying Collective
www.ethicscoop.ca
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Be the change you want to see in the world.
--- Mahatma Gandhi


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14. PLANNING YOUR VEGGIE GARDEN


Dreaming of a plentiful garden you can eat? Start planning next year's garden by learning about seeds, garden designs and plantings, with Master Gardener Amy Crook.


On Dec. 2nd, Victoria's LifeCycles Project is offering Planning Your Veggie Garden -- an adult-oriented, hands-on workshop - that will give you the tools to easily grow organic food right here in Victoria.


Planning Your Veggie Garden runs Thursday, Dec. 2nd from 6 to 7:30 PM, and costs $5 to $10, on a sliding scale.


For complete informationandregistration, please call Jacinda, at LifeCycles - 383-5800 - by Wednesday,Dec.1st.


Media contact:


Su Everts
Communications & Program Resources
LifeCycles Project
527 Michigan St.
Victoria, BC V8V 1S1
Ph: 250.383.5800,
Em: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: www.lifecyclesproject.ca


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15. MAINTAIN THE OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS MORATORIUM!


Defend BC's Wild Coasts from the Oil Slicksters!


The Wilderness Committee hosts the David Suzuki Foundation's marine
campaigner, Jay Ritchlin, and offshore oil specialist Ian Bruce, 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
7-8:30 pm
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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Join 60 000 Canadians and become a member or donor to the Western Canada
Wilderness Committee! Power to defend and create a clean, green world
comes through the involvement and support of as many people as
possible...


Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria chapter
651 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 250-388-9292
www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org
www.bcoilslick.org
www.workingforest.org


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16. THE MONTREAL MASSACRE


OTTAWA - This December 6 will mark 15 years since 14 young women were murdered at Montreal's ?cole Polytechnique because they were women.


Starting today and for each of the 15 days until December 6, Canadians can send a postcard a day to the Prime Minister to remind him that his government needs to do more than just make promises to help end violence against women.


"We want to remind the Prime Minister that for 15 years we have remembered these women and all women who die as a result of violence," says Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker.


"Promises have been made to help end violence against women, promises that need to be kept. While domestic violence claimed fewer women's lives in Canada last year, one woman is too many. To be safe at home and at work, women need social and economic equality as well as funding for shelters. It's time to act," says Clarke Walker.


The postcards are available from the Canadian Labour Congress. Canadians also have the option of sending a fax each day to their Member of Parliament through the Canadian Labour Congress web site. Fax messages contain the same messages as all 15 postcards with a note asking MPs to forward copies of each fax to the Prime Minister.


The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Web site: www.clc-ctc.ca


Jeff Atkinson, 613-526-7425 and 613-863-1413
Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Victoria Memorial


Friday, December 3rd,
11:30 pm
outside Mclaurin building
UVic


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17. MILITARIZATION AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TO PEACE


The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians has invited Sen. Doug Roche to be the keynote speaker on Saturday, December 4th at the University of Victoria for the public conference/workshop "Militarization and the Human Right to Peace".


Saturday, December 4
1 - 5 pm
UVic David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Bldg.


WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSION


Featured presenter will be Doug Roche, former member of parliament and peace activist.
He will be in town one day only, arriving by noon Saturday and leave on Sunday for home in Alberta. He will be available for interviews and book signing at the University before and after the 1:00 - 5:00 event that afternoon.


Appointments can be made through Freda Knott 642 5120 for interview times.
Stacy Chappel of VIPIRG will be a presenter at one of the workshops.


Sponsored by Council of Canadians, V.I. Public Interest Research Group, Victoria Peace Coalition,World Federalists, Social Responsibility Committee or Unitarian Church and others.


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18. RECYCLISTAS PARTY AND SCAVENGER RIDE


Recyclistas, the great used bike co-op of Victoria, is having their first year anniversary party!


Saturday December 4th
take part in:
*** The Great Pedal Powered Obstacle Race Scavenger Ride!! ***


Meet at 8:00pm at Recyclistas
The race begins at 8:30pm.


If the Scavenger Ride is not your cup of tea
then join the party at 10:00 at Recyclistas for music and more!


Just off the Galloping Goose by the switch bridge. 25 Crease Ave.


Let the world know!
More info: 418-8867


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19. SIERRA CLUB FUNDRAISER


The Sierra Club of BC Foundation would like to invite you to a fundraiser


at the Belfry Theatre on Sunday, December 5th.


The show is "A Twisted Christmas Carol" and using the audience's suggestions Vancouver's improv masters, Rock-Paper-Scissors present a special take on the Dickens' classic.


There are three great 'Getaway' door prizes and the reception catering is generously sponsored by Spinnakers Brew Pub.


Tickets for this show are only $50 and are eligible for an official tax receipt for the charitable portion. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a great night at the theatre and support the environment as well! We hope to see you there.


For tickets call the Belfry box office at 385-6815 or the Sierra Club at 386-5255.


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20. DOWN TO EARTH CHRISTMAS SHOW


I would like to invite you to the Down to Earth Pottery Studio's 2nd Annual Christmas Show and Sale on Sunday, December 5, 2004 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3065 Albany St in Victoria.


Admission is free. Complimentary mulled wine, hot apple cider, and Christmas desserts will be available for your pleasure.


There will be 13 hand-picked artisans showing bath products, pottery, delicious food, jewellery, folk art, watercolor paintings, funky cards, wrought iron art and blown glass jewellry.
The funky cards are me. I'm hoping to have two new lines ready for launch that day -- fridge magnets and wall hangings.


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.innersea.ca


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21. FIFTY FIFTY COLLECTIVE


our website will be down over the next couple of weeks for maintenance. do check our emails for upcoming event information or head to livevictoria.com for quick access.


the fifty fifty folks


[a note from the programmer: apologies to those who stayed for the ERASERHEAD screening. the sound synch problem was both unexpected and unfixable in the moment. for those who stuck it out i would say you are true Lyncians and could perhaps, as one patron suggested, appreciate the added wierdness it brough to the film. such technical difficulties will not happen in the future as shock corridor does everything it can to bring you quality entertainment. thanks for your understanding].
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a note to our patrons/members:


as of late we have encountered some difficutly with folks who choose not to acknowledge some rules the fifty fifty must impsose in order for our space to operate efficently. while we do not wish to take the fun out of our events, it is critical that we ask patrons to accept some restrictions with respect to mobility while at the space (all of which are clearly posted in and around the venue). these restrictions are in place to help the fifty fifty operate efficently and alieviate addtional stress for staff members who must focus on multiple tasks during our events. while we do not enjoy policing the boundries of the venue some rules need to be in place for the programming to function in the manner that it does. please remember that the fifty fifty functions exclusively on volunteer labour.


our hope is you will consider your own responsibility while at the space if for no other reason than to help maintain the community environment the fifty fifty has helped to promote since its inception. this plea could not come at a more critical time as we will be monitored by the city over the next month as we seek a business license (an unfortunate endevour but one which is being imposed on us). thanks for your consideration and we will look forward to seeing you out soon.


the fifty fifty folks.
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upcoming and noteworthy


Friday, December. 3rd. 8pm. Art Opening: Eric Nielsen - New Work. recent collage work all assembled in 2004, obtained from vintage National Geographic magazines, circa 1955- 1965.


Saturday, December 4th. 9pm. Slight Return. An evening of performance, music, and visual art. The soundscape layers peel back to reveal 2bears and Roos as the generators; live electronic and acoustic music sets the mood. Ahcri electronically constructs his tempo in tandem. Serin takes a taxidermic turn on a common cultural phrase, while Hiebert's audio installation instructs self hypnosis...for flying; try your luck, there is photographic proof (provided by Kuras and Hiebert) that it can be done. Nykvist presents illustrative art of a fantastic ilk, and the softly surreal creatures that evolve from Campbell's imagination circulate throughout the space.


Wednesday, December 8th. Ekstasis book launch for seven recently published writers. Readings by: Elizabeth Woods; Patrick Jamieson; Mike Doyle; Tanya Kern; Isa Milman; Walter Hilderbrant and Dennis Ried.
Ekstasis is an independent Victoria-based literary publisher, specializing in poetry, fiction, literature in translation for over 22 years.


more info at: www.ekstasiseditions.com


Friday, December 17th. 9pm. Hank & Lilly + guests. Freak Show Event. Dress up as yr favourite freak of nature and get 2 dollars off. celebrate diversity.


Sometime in December:


- Shock Corridor Cinema: First Marathon Screening Program - Six Feet Under, Season 4.
- People's War + One Drop
- Ghosts
- New Year's Show - Line up TBA.


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the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay)
contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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22. SUSTAIN UVIC NEWS


1. On November 3rd the UVSP members elected their new board. We'd like to welcome the new directors for 2004-2005:


Undergraduate Members:
- Jessie Cowperthwaite: Double Major Chemistry & Environmental Studies.
- Genevi?ve Murray: Major Political Science, focus on Environmental Politics.
- Madeline Hargrave: Fourth Year Sociology.
- Rae St. Arnault: Double Major Geography & Environmental Studies, Minor Sociology.
- Graeme Verhulst: Major Political Science
- Jeff Brown: Restoration of Natural Systems.
- Magnus Bein: Restoration of Natural Systems.


Associate Members:
- Briony Penn: Environmental Journalist and UVic Professor.
- Jessica Boquist: UVic Alumnim - BA Sociology.


2. UVSP is also recruiting new members! Sign up today for only $1, and support sustainability at UVic! To register, contact:


Nathan Popp - Coordinator
UVic Sustainability Project
Student Union Building- B007
University of Victoria
PO Box 3035, Stn CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8W 3P3


Ph: 250-721-7355
Web: http://uvsp.uvic.ca
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3. Campus Planning Committee Update and Meeting Dates


The last meetings of the "Campus Planning Committee" was held on October 6th, 2004, and that of the "Facilities Development and Sustainability Sub-Committee" on October 22nd, 2004. The minutes for both of these meetings can be found at: http://web.uvic.ca/univsec/planning.


Next Meetings:


- Facilities Development and Sustainability Sub-Committee: November 26th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Business and Economics, 402.
Important Agenda Items: Program of Requirements for the Science and Classroom/Faculty Building and the Collaborative Planning Process.


- Campus Planning Committee: December 6th, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. in Senate Chambers, University Centre, A180.


Important agenda Items: Village Centre Planning, the Collaborative Planning Process and Capital Plan Development.


4. UVic's "Reward a Cyclist" Day!


The UVic Bicycle User's Committee invites you to attend "The First Annual Winter Celebration and Reward-A-Cyclist Day" on December 2, 2004.


Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join the Bicycle User's Committee for a celebration with snacks and beverages then head out on campus to send warm winter greetings to cyclists around campus.


When: Thursday December 2nd 2004
Where: Saunders Building, Room 104 (located on McKenzie Avenue, kiddy corner to Family Housing)
Time: 10am - 11:30am


Mark your calendars! For more information please contact Sarah Webb in UVic Facilities Management at 472-5011.


5. New Initiatives at the POLIS Project


The POLIS Project seeks to discover and implement solutions to pressing issues that can build healthy and sustainable communities. With that aim, researchers from POLIS have begun studying the possibilities for an urban village at the University of Victoria, as well as the potential uses of the Mystic Vale Farmlands (CJVI Lands). Both of these initiatives have been outlined in the 2003 Campus Plan, and will be undertaken by the university in the near future.


Questions that these projects will consider:


- How can UVic accommodate a growing student population while maintaining greenspace?
- What areas on campus should be used for development of new buildings?
- What type of facilities do we need to foster a complete community?
- What innovative financing mechanisms could be used to develop them?
- Could the University incorporate more outdoor research and teaching opportunities?
- What is YOUR vision for a village centre and other land-use patterns at UVic?


For more information on the projects, and to contribute, please contact:


Jason Found
Sustainable Campus Initiative
POLIS Project on Ecological Governance
www.polisproject.org
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23. UNITED WAY EVENTS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS


? Seven Principles of Successful Relationships
Non profit groups are recognizing the importance of building and nurturing relationships with funders, government, organizations and other external groups. This interactive workshop will explore the principals of successful relationships. Participants will be able to identify their key stakeholders, examine challenges and barriers to developing relationships, and explore ways to work through these challenges.
Presented by: VLDP Facilitators Richard Lloyd and Bill Dexter
December 2nd, 2004 6-8 PM


? Financial Survival Strategies: How to avoid getting voted off the (Vancouver) Island
Are you searching for ways to build the long-term financial sustainability of your organization? Three Executive Directors from local non-profit organizations share their survival strategies in this informative panel discussion. Bring your questions.
Presented by: Deirdre Speers, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Paul McNamara, MS Society; Dean Fortin, Burnside Gorge Community Association
December 7th, 2004 6-8 pm


? Getting The Word Out: Promoting Your Organization to the Community
This workshop will examine the building blocks of communication plans, help you design tools, and offer some practical tips and ideas for effectively promoting your organization to the community.
Presented by: Katie Burke, Associate Marketing and Communications, United Way
December 9th, 2004 6-8 PM


Folks will need to register for these workshops and can do so online at www.unitedwayvictoria.bc.ca click on What's New. They can also call 385-6708 for information.
The cost is $25 for each workshop.


Thanks,


Shaleen Jones
Community Programs Coordinator
United Way of Greater Victoria
1144 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3K8
Phone: (250) 385-6708
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.unitedwayvictoria.bc.ca


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24. REQUEST
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