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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - February 7th, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
PEJ Events
Monday, 07 February 2005 08:10
 
1.  Movie Monday - Flesh & Blood - Feb 7th
2.  Vic Independent Film Fest - Feb
3.  NDP-GREEN co-operation planning - Feb 8th
4.  Fixing Capitalism - the movie - Feb 8th
5.  Ganges: River to Heaven - film - Feb 8th
6.  SPOKES bicycle workshop - Feb 9th
7.  Listening for Healing - discussion - Feb 10th
8.  Saving the Taku Wilderness - info - Feb 10th
9.  About Occupied Haiti - visiting journalist - Feb 10th
10. Art Fundraiser - Feb 10th
11. Theatre - The Great Love of Queen Victoria - Feb 10-13th
12. fifty-fifty arts collective - film party - Feb 11th
13. Puente Uthe/Athe - theatre - Feb 11 - 13th
14. Wave of Love - tsunami fundraiser - Feb 11th
15. Celebrating Girlness - multicultural - Feb 13th
16. Demo the Legislature - Feb 16th
17. Grandma Betty & Civil Disobedience - discussion - Feb 16th
18. Cafe Cultura - ICS youth performance - Feb 17th
19. Green Party Candidate Search - Feb 19th
20. Food Security - workshop - Feb 20th
21. Learning Comedy - workshops - Feb/March
22. Bioregional Rendezvous - earth first! - Feb 26/27th
23. Island Music Awards & Conf - submissions - Feb 28th
24. EcoNews Excerpts
25. Compost Ed. Centre Events & News
26. High Tide Music Concerts
27. Central America Support Committee - events
28. Engineers Without Borders - update
29. UVic Greens - update
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1.  MOVIE MONDAY
Feb 7 MY FLESH AND BLOOD**** A very moving film about a tumultuous year in the life of the Tom household in Fairfield, California. A single mom is managing a vibrant adopted family of 11 special needs children. Exhausting, challenging, a study in self and mutual acceptance.
I think it's the kind of film that can change the world! PG13
6:30 pm
Eric Martin Pavilion,
Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)
by donation
More info - 595-FLIC or http://www.islandnet.com/mm
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2.  2005 VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
 
The National Film Board of Canada invites you to the 2005 Victoria Independent Festival screenings of ScaredSacred and Being Caribou
 
ScaredSacred
a film by Velcrow Ripper
 
Best Documentary,  Whistler International Film Festival
Canada's Top Ten Films of 2004, Toronto International Film Festival Group
Jury Citation, 2004 Toronto International Film Festival
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
 
Directed and Written by Velcrow Ripper
 
Produced by Cari Green and Harry Sutherland of Producers on Davie Inc. and Tracey Friesen of the National Film Board of Canada.
 
Victoria Independent Film Festival
9pm Sunday, February 6th, 2005 -- Capital 6, 805 Yates Street
7pm Monday, February 7th, 2005 -- Star Cinema, 9842 3rd Street, Sidney
Tickets $8 (with $2 festival membership) - 250-216-4647
Amnesty International will introduce the film, with director Velcrow Ripper and producer Tracey Friesen in attendance for both screenings.
www.nfb.ca/scaredsacred
www.vifvf.com
Being Caribou
a National Film Board of Canada Production
People's Choice Award, Calgary Film Festival
 Most Popular Canadian Film (tie), Vancouver Film Festival
Best of the Fest, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City  
The dramatic story of one young couple's daunting 1,500 kilometre journey across the rugged Arctic tundra. Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer keep pace with 120,000 caribou on an epic expedition where hunger, fatigue and pain become routine. At stake is the herd's delicate habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - under threat by proposed US oil and gas development.
 
Directed and Written by Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson 
Produced by Tracey Friesen 
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival
9:30pm, Tuesday February 8th, 2005
Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Tickets $8 (with $2 festival membership) - 250-216-4647
The Sierra Club's Victoria Chapter will introduce the film, with filmmaker Diana Wilson and producer Tracey Friesen in attendance.
www.nfb.ca/beingcaribou
www.vifvf.com
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3.  NDP-GREEN ALERT:  COOPERATE OR SPLIT THE VOTE?
The Broad Coalition  invites you to an interactive meeting to collaborate on election strategies to avoid splitting the progressive vote.
Tuesday, February 8
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Downtown Public Library (Broughton St)
Further strategizing at the pub 9 pm
Last year, many progressives helped develop options for cooperation between Greens and NDP in the 2005 provincial election. The Broad Coalition also surveyed BC voters about cooperation. We will take a look at the most popular options and the results of our voter surveys, and then work together on strategies to elect as many progressive candidates as possible.
We are proud to announce the launch of our new Web site www.broadcoalition.net
WHO WE ARE
The Broad Coalition:
Grassroots Democracy at Work
In 2002, The Broad Coalition, an organization of partisan and nonpartisan progressive women, began exploring
positive alternatives to vote splitting in preparation for
the 2005 election.
WHY WE ORGANIZED
We envision, and are working for, a positive alternative to another four years of Liberal cuts, selling of our public
assets, and privatization. We want to see a commitment from progressive parties to increased economic and social equality, environmental sustainability, and a willingness to work together for the good of BC.
OUR GOALS
Our first goal is to ensure that the progressive vote is not split on May 17, 2005. We are appealing to the Green Party and the NDP to cooperate through electoral accommodation.
Our second goal is to promote progressive platforms in the Green Party and the NDP and ask that they provide voters with a clear alternative to four more years of corporate give-aways, subsidies and tax breaks.
Our third goal is to ensure that the progressive vote is not split even if the parties do not cooperate.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
*       Write letters to Carole James and Adriane Carr asking
        them not to criticize each other, and to work together for
        positive, progressive solutions
*       Encourage local organizers in both parties to consider
        cooperation
*       Write to your local newspaper and say that you want Greens
        and NDP to cooperate in the next election
*       Donate money so we can continue polling in critical
        constituencies
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(250) 478-6906
www.broadcoalition.net
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Susan Clarke                            Ph: 250-478-6906
2180 Cranleigh Place
Victoria V8R 1E2
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4.  FIXING CAPITALI$M: The movie
~Information Session~
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Tuesday Feb 8th
SUB B110b
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Are you concerned about the current direction of capitalism?
Do you believe that Business has the power or responsibility to make the world better?
We need your help.
Fixing Capitalism is a documentary film, currently in development, about the movement to evolve the economy so that it bridges the gap between profit and sustainability - making the world a cleaner, healthier and safer place. The film proposes that in the next few years, as the environmental crisis hits full force, the cost of doing business will rise for everyone, except those who take the initiative and adapt their business to the NEW ECONOMY.
We are looking for keen people to join the project as researchers, promoters and advisors.
The Film will be a production of The Fixing Capitalism Foundation and will be followed by a sequel formed in an open-source medium over the Internet. The Foundation will be based in Victoria, BC.
Please check out the website (which is being re-done) and view the 5-minute introductory video:
www.fixingcapitalism.ca
View Some Initial Footage! Ask Questions! Get Involved!
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www.fixingcapitalism.ca
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5.  GANGES: RIVER TO HEAVEN
The Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival is hosting the North American premiere of Ganges: River to Heaven
Tuesday, February 8th 7:15 PM    Victoria Conference Centre.
Produced by Gayle Ferraro:
 "One of the finest additions to this year's festival, GANGES offers both a historical lesson on the nature of Hindu spiritual ceremonies and an in-depth examination of an essential aspect of the Hindu life cycle. As elders in India approach death, their families transport them to the city of Varanasi (Kashi), where they live out their final days at the hospice Mukti Bahwan. Upon death, the ceremonies that bring the deceased to the afterlife are respectfully shown in GANGES.
 From purchasing the cloth in which the deceased will be wrapped, to the acquisition of the wood for the cremation and spreading of the ashes, this rare look at Hindu traditions is unlike any other film of its kind.  Here in the Ganges, the dead find Moksha, or peace, which is based on the deeds of one's life, the notion of Karma.  Coming to Varanasi is an essential element of achieving Moksha.
 Beautiful and lyrically shot, GANGES offers an in-depth look at caste and gender roles in India, and how ceremonies, particularly those in death, are essential for one's peaceful journey through the afterlife. The role of the Ganges in Indian culture is revealed as important as an aspect of ceremony"
www.vifvf.com  page 53 on the program
tickets $8 plus $2 membership at Bolen Books, Hillside
VIVFA festival office 808 View Street, or 250 216-4647 chargecard
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6.  SPOKES BICYCLE WORKSHOPS
The SPOKES Bicycle Bursary Program is looking for volunteers!
SPOKES is a Bike Bursary Program that is run jointly by the UVic
Students' Society and the UVic Sustainability Project, with support from
the University of Victoria. The aim of the program is to fix up old
bikes to lend out to students in order to introduce folks to the
benefits of commuter cycling and divert wastes from Hartland Landfill.
To date we have given out over 50 bicycles!
Upcoming Bike Fixing Sessions:
February 2nd 12:30-2:30pm
February 7th 12-2pm
February 9th 12:30-2:30pm
All sessions are held at the University of Victoria. Meet at the SPOKES
storage cage located in the underground parking lot of the University
Center. Workshops are both instructional and peer education format.
Bring any tools you have handy and wear clothes you can get dirty. For
more info call 472-5011.
 
To change your subscription options, view list
information and archives, visit this list's Web page:
    http://lists.onenw.org/lists/info/sustainuvic
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7.  LISTENING FOR HEALING
"LISTENING WELL TO EACH OTHER
AN ART, A SKILL, AN INVALUABLE GIFT"
Free Introductory talk:
Thursday, 10th of February
at 6.30 p.m.
Fairfield Community - Portable Room
1335, Thurlow rd.
Presented by Marina Caroulias, CH., SEP.
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8.  SAVING THE TAKU
IMPORTANT Taku Wilderness Presentation event in Victoria
Thursday February 10, 2005
6:30pm to 8:30 pm
Room 116, Hickman Building HHB (formerly the Centre for Innovative
Teaching CIT)
UVic
Closest vehicle parking is in Lot D.
Free
Never heard of the Taku Watershed? Don't let that be the case any
longer or this incredible watershed will be devastated by rapid and ill-planned
heavy industrial development. Come to this public event where Nola Poirier of
the Transboundary Watershed Alliance will give a slideshow and power point
presentation about this magnificent region - the largest unroaded
watershed on the Pacific coast of North America, the most abundant salmon bearing
region after the Fraser and the Skeena Rivers - and learn how you can take
action on this issue!
Tell the government whether or not you think they should reject the
Tulsequah Chief mine and road project in this area since they have not adequately
assessed the damage that will follow. Many more mines and other
industrial projects are waiting in the wings and are sure to be approved if the
Tulsequah Chief road carves its way through traditional Taku River Tlingit First
Nation land and opens the area up for easy hunting, mining and industrial
logging.
Even if you just come for the delicious snacks and refreshments, you
will leave inspired by stories and images of the Taku, and concerned that
government bureaucrats and politicians are trying to quickly and quietly approve
the devastation of this important, unrivalled watershed.
For more info call Pearl or Cassbreea at (250) 388-9292 or email Nola
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Sponsored by the WCWC UVic Club and the Transboundary Watershed Alliance
If you can't make it out, please send a letter from the action alert
below.
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9.  Democracy Betrayed: OCCUPIED HAITI
Sponsored by Victoria Peace Coalition, UVic Faculty of Education, UVSS, Armed with Understanding, Central American Support Committee.
 
Thursday, February 10
7:30 pm.
UVic, David Strong Building 
Room C103
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Kevin Pina (bio)
Kevin Pina, an American journalist based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of the few sources of critical reporting on the recent political crisis in Haiti. He is currently on a speaking tour of the U.S. and Canada, and will be here to speak and present his latest documentary Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy.
Kevin will describe the terrible social cost of the coup d'?tat, sponsored by the U.S. (with critical support from Canada and France), which deposed Haiti's elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide in February 2004.
Kevin Pina is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Caribbean Harvest, a California-based company that sells and markets products from farmers' cooperatives in Haiti. His filmography includes El Salvador: In the Name of Democracy (1985), Berkeley in the Sixties (1990), Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest (1991), and Haiti: Harvest of Hope (1998).
For more information see www.rabble.ca and www.haitiaction.net.
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Susan Clarke                            Ph: 250-478-6906
2180 Cranleigh Place
Victoria V8R 1E2
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10.  ROMANTIC ART TSUNAMI FUNDRAISER
The Romantic Art Collection, by Dwaine Kim Andrucko
Hosted by Azaris Studios Inc.
Date:           Thursday, February 10th, 2005
Time:           7-9pm
Location:     #114-21 Erie St. Victoria BC, V8V 5A8 (Entrance on Ontario St.)
Contact:      Carey Hooge at 661-3072 or Robert Taylor at 383-1023
Join us to celebrate life, love and to pay tribute to those who experienced great loss during and after the Tsunami.
Cash bar with complimentary wine, cheese and appetizers. Art gallery of Dwaine Kim Andruko's Romantic Collection.  Donations will go to the Royal Oak Rotary Club to assist in the Tsunami Relief efforts.
The Romantic Collection
 "I'm in love with drawing.  Always have been, always will.  I just can't get enough of the flow, rhythm and grace of line art.  It's beautiful.  If one could maybe imagine all the thoughts and ideas that float in the air around us, perhaps this is what it would look like.  If you have a passion for romance and a lust for life, I am absolutely convinced that you will connect with the Romantic Collection.  Embrace and interpret each image as an idea or special story of your own.  After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder."   Dwaine Kim Andruko
This art show is one of a series that will take place to raise funds for the Tsunami Relief efforts.
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11.  THE GREAT LOVE OF QUEEN VICTORIA
Giggling Iguana Productions proudly presents
The Great Love of Queen Victoria
Performed and Written by Danette Boucher
Directed by James Douglas
Queen Victoria visits Victoria Heritage Landmark
Giggling Iguana Productions, the producers of The Fall of the House of
Usher, The Mysterious Mr. Love, The War of the Worlds, and Sherlock Holmes:
the Case of the Speckled Band is very pleased to present Danette Boucher in
The Great Love of Queen Victoria, February 10, 11, 12 and 13 at Craigdarroch
Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent.  Performance time is 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15
general admission and $13.50 for Castle Society members.  Tickets must be
purchased in advance by calling Craigdarroch Castle at 250-592-5323
extension #31.
Director James Douglas and performer Danette Boucher will be working with
Giggling Iguana founder, Ian Case to adapt The Great Love of Queen Victoria
specifically for Craigdarroch Castle.  As with previous Iguana productions,
the audience will experience the play as they are guided through the
magnificent interiors and exterior of Craigdarroch Castle, the perfect
setting and backdrop for this regal journey. Audiences will have a unique
opportunity to experience the story of Queen Victoria as the widowed Queen
relives her coronation, her first years on the throne, and the headlong rush
into blind love with her cousin, Albert.  At the evening's end the audience
will be offered a selection of sweets and the unique opportunity to take tea
with a former Queen of England!
Nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for the 1999 Vancouver theatre
season for Outstanding Production, chosen as top ten of the Vancouver
Fringe, sold out at the 2001 Uno Festival, nominated for best solo
performer, best actress and best overall production at the 2004 Victoria
Fringe Festival, veteran historical interpreter Danette Boucher performs
this one woman historical monologue with honesty, tenderness and humour.
This acclaimed, funny and touching production is sure to provide the perfect
warm up for Valentines Day.
As a historic house museum, the Castle is NOT wheelchair accessible and the
performance will require the audience to navigate the Castle's many
staircases.  During most of the performance, the audience is not seated and
will be required to stand in areas where seating is not available..
Media Contact only:  Ian Case or Heather Gropp at 479-5405 or
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Digital Press photos are available on request.
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12.  FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE
Friday, Febuary 11th; 9pm. $6. Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival Shin Dig: GODZILLA vs. TATU.
An  evening of video mixing, live soundtracks,  music video installation and triple-screen-projected shorts influenced by the likes of James Bond, Godzilla, and our favourite Russian duo, Tatu.
* POP SONGS PLUS >> music video installation by MEESOO LEE (Luna, Young & Sexy, p:ano,  Mr.Rogers...) >>  Live video mixing & music by Vancouver's INTERMISSION (Mark Brady & Steve Calvert) * Murder & UFOs >> Brian MacDonald's  latest movie starring Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedy's with live music by SHUTTLEBUS with DjBj  (featuring members of The Fine Options & Woolly Mammoth)  * it is what it is >> new art work by artist Matt Morgan  * Grand finale of Fog & Video by LAZERS (Dancing permitted) * Curated by Brian MacDonald.
http://www.vifvf.com/
NEW SHOCK CORRIDOR CINEMA POLL ADDED TO OUR WEB SITE. YOU PICK THE NEXT FILM PROGRAM: PASSONLINI'S SALO, RARE JARMUSCH OR TWISTED BOB DYLAN . . .CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY.
the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay)
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the fifty fifty web site is updated regularly.
http://thefiftyfifty.org
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13.  PUENTE UTHE/ATHE
www.puentetheatre.ca
UTHE/ATHE (There/Here)Victoria, BC....PUENTE Theatre is proud to present the Third Run of Uthe/Athe,a one-woman show written and performed by Raji Basi at La Run Theatre, 1983
Fairfield Road at 8:00 PM on the following days; Friday February 11,
Saturday February 12 & Sunday February 13, 2005.  There and Here is based onRaji's personal experiences, a young woman born in India and raised in
Canada, struggling to find her identity while living in two cultures. It isa colorful, humorous & moving story, told with song and dance.Raji Basi is an accomplished actor, singer and dancer, with impressivecredentials in terms of training and performance. She is directed by Lina deGuevara of PUENTE, whose long career in theatre has focused on theexploration of issues of displacement and identity. Working with the rawmaterial of Raji's script, the two have managed to craft a personal andintimate show, which traces Raji's search for her authentic self in hertraditional family upbringing and in her community today - a journey shetries to make without abandoning the culture she loves, the traditions sheadmires, her deep roots.Uthe/Athe dramatizes the sometimes funny, sometimes exasperating predicamentfaced by immigrants living in Canada today - a multicultural reality ofmodern Canada - and so invites its audience to reflect on issues of identityand tradition, issues which involve us all. It is a production that willappeal to all ages, especially young people, as it offers a freshperspective on their own struggles for identity and a new understanding ofthe experience of difference.Raji's performance is supported by Sound Technician Enrique Rivas and StageManager Sharon Bell. Uthe/Athe is produced by Paulina Grainger of PUENTE.Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets are$12, with a special rate of $10 for Seniors and Students.For more information, please contact PUENTE Theatre Society, 1647 FellStreet, Victoria, BC V8R 4V9. Tel (250) 592-4367 or (250) 721-5828. Email:
rpgrainger@shaw.caPUENTE Theatre wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Capital
Regional District and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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14.  A WAVE OF LOVE AID TO ASIA
A Wave of LOVE Aid to Asia Benefit for UNICEF will take place
7pm til midnight on Friday, Feb 11th at the White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street in James Bay, Victoria.Opening our hearts to the World, many talented people will be sharing their artistic gifts, featuring an almost three hour live performance set which includes traditional songs and dances from India, Sri-Lanka and Thailand, singer-songwriters, spoken word-improv, a speaker/representative from UNICEF sharing more about this well-established children's charity (Did you know that little more than 9% of all monies raised by UNICEF go to administration?). We have a fantastic drum and dance troupe, a live band and a late evening World Beat Dance Party!Refreshments will be available and will include yummy traditional SE Asian delights.  Also, we will have some great prizes for a raffle.  The door for this event is by donation, although $20.00 has been suggested.  We are encouraging people be as generous as they are able, as we each become a drop in this WAVE of LOVE to SE Asia and the World, and raise as much money as we can for UNICEF!  (All proceeds go to UNICEF)
Thank you for your time and thought and support. Thank you in advance to all volunteers. If you would like to contact me, please phone 250-655-1735 or e-mail dianalindley@yahoo.comSincerely,
Diana LindleyCoordinator WAVE of LOVE Benefit
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15.  CELEBRATING GIRLNESS
A Day to Love being a Girl!
February 13th Sunday
WANTED:  Immigrant, refugee, aboriginal, and Canadian-born youth to form a group to hang out and celebrate being a Girl! Join us for an afternoon of spa activities, valentine crafts, and fun talks about relationships!  If you're in grade 8-11, please contact us to sign up!
What's in it for you if you join the Girls Club:
CAPP/Planning 10/community service hours
?        New friends and great experiences
?        Develop leadership, and facilitation skills
?        A place to share your stories and explore issues honestly
?        An opportunity to tell it like it REALLY is
?        Try making a documentary film, learn how to create a website, create your own zine, dance, cooking, arts and crafts and much more!
 
Time and Place:  1-5pm at 930 Balmoral (Quadra and Balmoral) Intercultural Association building.
For more information contact:
Sylvia Chen (250) 216-5177
Antidote: Multiracial Girls and Women's Network
www.anti-dote.org
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16.  DEMO THE LEGISLATURE and NEWS FROM ROSE HENRY
James and I will be out this weekend flogging the new to us Streetz Magazine. So I might see a few of you downtown or out by tillicum. James has his foot massage ad in this addition so hope fully he will be able to get some business. The phone number that is listed in the add unfortunately is not working because we are so strapped for cash that we had to let the phone be shut off. We are both actively looking for work so that our bills can be paid and that we won't end up on Income Assistance (welfare/IA). I am getting carried awawy now. Think the moralof this story is you can only reach james by the e-mail posted in the ad or you can reach him through me.
                           DEMO THE LEGISLATURE!                           Tuesday, February 15th
           Vancouver: Meet at Victory Square (Cambie & Hastings)                          9:30am - Buses leave 9:45am
                 Victoria: Meet at Centennial Square 1:30pm                 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
APC is continuing to organize for the demonstration in Victoria onTuesday, February 15th.  In terms of logistics and finances, the biggestproject is the transportation of activists and supporters from Vancouverto Victoria and back on that day.
FOR THOSE WHO INTEND TO TAKE THE BUS:
We are requesting that anyone who is planning to take the bus fromVancouver to Victoria on the 15th please let us know, so that we can besure to have enough room for everyone.  Please contact us by e-mail orphone ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604-682-2726) to let us know if you would like aspot on the bus.
FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO GO BY CAR:
If you are taking a vehicle to Victoria and have any spaces available,please contact us and let us know.  Again, e-mail or phone ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,604-682-2726).
FOR ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE A DONATION:
Please send a cheque or money order made out to "Anti-Poverty Committee"to P.O. Box 1, 12 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1N1.  If it ismore convenient, money can be deposited directly into our bank accountatany branch of VanCity Savings Credit Union (the account is listed underAnti-Poverty Committee).
If you have fundraising suggestions or ideas, please feel free tocontact
us by e-mail or phone ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 604-682-2726)
Get Ready!next election is May 17/05. There is also a referendum vote being presented to us on this day.Only 112 Days to go.
You can check out my blogspot. The address is http://rosehenry.blogspot.com
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of greatmoral crisis, maintain their neutrality." Dante, 1265-1321Remember that casting our vote is now our privilege that has cost many lives.
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.
 
I'll See You There Rose.
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17.  GREAT GRANDMA BETTY SPEAKS
Women in the Woods presents Author and Activist Betty Krawczyk
"When Citizens Say No!"
A Victoria grandmother speaks out on civil disobedience and the liquidation of our public forests
Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 7pm
Greater Victoria Public Library,
Central Branch, Multi-purpose Room
735 Broughton St.
By Donation
For more info. call 592-6484 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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18.  SECOND ANNUAL CAFE CULTURA COFFEE HOUSE
Organized and Hosted by Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Youth Groups
in Celebration of BC Multiculturalism Week
The tremendous success of last year's event has motivated over 40 youth to organize and host another coffee house on Thurs Feb 17, 2005 at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora Ave). Doors will open at 7 pm, the show will begin at 7:30pm, admission is free and donations are welcome! The theme this year is anti-racism as youth have been challenging themselves to take a more critical look at racism in Victoria.
We are excited to share, for the first time, some theatre pieces by the "Youth against Racism" theatre group. The members of this newly formed group look forward to their first public performance and appreciate your support!
Last year we had many outstanding performances including dance, spoken word, video, music, and theatre. We are looking for more of the same this year so please contact Suki Athwal at 885-1310 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you're interested in performing or would like more information. Priority will be given to youth performers.
Community support played a large role in making the event a success last year and we hope you will be able to promote and attend this event and support our youth. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to create something positive and learn together. Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.
From: ica youth group < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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19.  GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE SEARCH
We made a small error in the address of Norway House. It is 1110 Hillside Ave., not 3110 Hillside.Corrected Notice:
Three Victoria area Constituency Associations are holding a joint meeting on Saturday, February 19, 2005, at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave., from 1-3 pm. Members from Beacon Hill, Hillside, and Oak Bay will be invited to choose their Green Candidate for the May 17th Provincial Election.We need your help to find strong candidates. Perhaps you are one of them, or know someone who might be.If you would like to run, please let your constituency association contact person know as soon as possible! (see the list at the end of this message). Or let them know if you have an idea of who would represent the Green Party well.Candidates for nomination must be members of the Green Party of BC as of the date of their nomination. They must be nominated in writing by at least two members of their constituency association, and must deliver their written nominations to their association at least 14 days before the 19 February nominating meeting. Prospective candidates must be interviewed by members of the Green Party candidate screening committee before the formal nomination process begins.
Please note that organizing the screening can take a few days.To conform to our constituency by-laws, candidate nominations must be received by February 5th 2005. Hillside nominations must be in on Jan 30th 2005.Please give this notification your serious attention.Sincerely,Walter Meyer zu Erpen On behalf of the South Island Green Party Constituency AssociationsConstituency Association Contacts:Esquimalt - Metchosin Garth Woodworth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-478-3176Malahat-Juan de Fuca Michael Brinsmead This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-642-2870Oak Bay - Gordon Head Kelda Cobham This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-385-0091Saanich South Diane Perry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-479-6125Victoria - Beacon Hill Denise Stocco This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-598-0542
Victoria - Hillside Ariel Lade This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-380-1050
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20.  FOOD SECURITY WORKSHOP
Food is one of the basic requirements of life.  For some people today, it is easy to forget this reality. However, many people in our community have difficulty accessing safe, nutritious, culturally acceptable food. What is food security? Are any of us food secure? How does food security affect our communities?  Take part in this workshop, hosted by VIPIRG's Urban Agriculture committee and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Center, to explore the concept of food security and begin examining ways in which we can use policy to address these issues.
This workshop is intended to be useful for anyone. Agencies and frontline workers, students and teachers, government and health board representatives, those working and volunteering in the community at all levels, and those who could benefit from information on how to improve their own or someone else's food security. All interested parties are welcome.
Sunday, February 20th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SUB b025, Student Union Building, University of Victoria
Contact Greg Awai at 721-8629 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register or for more information
If you would like to attend but are concerned about childcare or transportation costs, please contact us.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
From: "Stacy Chappel" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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21.  LEARNING COMEDY
Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre Productions are preparing to facilitate another ADULT IMPROV CLASS beginning Monday, 21 February 2005.  We could use your help in spreading the word as we are close to the minimum number of participants. The last two times we tried to run this class we came up just a little short. We are looking forward to teaching and sure could use your help in spreading the word about this class .  Thank you.
Releasing the Performer
Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre instructors thrive on creating. Improvisation is a wonderful reflection of the improbable, the magical and the amazing! We offer improvisation training for actors and non-actors of all skills regardless of background. We believe you will discover why improvisation is one of the most powerful means of creative expression. If you're an actor, improvisation is one of the most valuable tools you can have in your actor tool belt as it is useful for film, television, stage and stand up comedy. If you're not an actor, you will find that improvisation applies to your life in many surprising ways.
These classes will help you find your individual path to spontaneity, emotional and physical commitment, and pure improvisation - i.e., the ability to find "neutral" and simply discover your own sense of humour. Your unique humour will become self evident as you settle into the understanding of what it takes to relax into the present. We want to help you become a truthful and passionate improviser and artist, to help you find ways to purely and truly "stay in the present" both on stage, and off. Within a safe learning environment for creative growth you will explore the dynamics of improvisational performance.
 We want to go as far as your group potential will allow. This process is an investigation in group trust dynamics and a journey of imagination. Whether you're an actor, or someone just trying something different, you will find these classes stimulating and fun.
Skills we will be developing:
Improve your ability to think on your feet
Lateral thinking ( thinking outside of the box )
Improv games
Short and long form improvisation
Improv Competition
Listening
Focus
Commitment
Physicality
Showing vs. telling
Staying in the moment
Endowing
Storytelling
Enhancing vs. Advancing
Mental flexibility
Spontaneity
Relaxing Controlling behaviour
Letting go and saying "yes" to ideas
Reacting vs. Judging and stifling oneself
Cooperation
Teamwork
Sharing the stage?
Releasing the performer
Sketch vs. Improv vs. Soap Opera vs. Murder Mystery
Debunking the "need to have a quick wit myth"
Kitchen humour, bathroom humour & Stage humour
Criticism - giving and taking
Talent & Skill identification
Warming up
Debriefing
Building a production
Building a series
?     Registration is $120.00.
?     Classes will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, starting on Monday February 21, 2005.
?     Your instructor will be 14 year Improv Veteran, Scott Fidyk.
?     Classes will take place up in the Young Bldg on Camosun's Lansdowne Campus ( room # yet  to be determined ).
?     Performance tickets will be included for registrants.
?     Contact information follows. Please scroll down.
THE MILK JUGgernauts are a group of Vancouver Island comedians. They appear to be quiet and polite when left in their own environment.  They are able to deliver some strangely compelling comedy on Tuesday nights from 8:00 - 10:00 pm at The OLD BAILEY Pub, located at 777 Courtenay Street.  There is laughter but no cover charge!
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22.  BI0REGIONAL RENDEZVOUS
Puget Sound - Olympic - Vancouver Island Bioregional Rendezvous
There will be much merriment, education and music when we celebrate the return of our local Earth First seasonal gatherings
Feb.26/27!
Join us in a threatened old growth forest. on the eastside of the Olympic peninsula.
This is your chance to join the family and help make it all happen big.
Help: Photo copy this flyer, bring food, help us cook food, bring your eco knowledge / curiosity, help us plan a Spring campaign!
Campfire at night - Workshops during the day--->
Last Updated on Monday, 07 February 2005 08:10
 

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