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LEFT COAST EVENTS (Pt II) - Victoria & Islands - April 4, 05 PDF Print E-mail
PEJ Events
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 11:56
1. Town Hall Meeting - STV - April 6th
2. Compost Education Centre Events - April 9 & 10th
3. Scholarship for young journalists - until May 2nd
4. Victoria School of Writing - couress available
5. Island Cycles Newsletter
6. Tre Arrow Newsletter and events


contributions, considerations, concerns:

*? The April/May issue of Victoria Street Newz is now available from vendors: on Douglas at Fort (in front of Coast Capital), at the Market on Yates, at James Bay Thrifty's, and at Douglas & Yates (near Shopper's). Archives are at http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org. For more information (please note phone and email change): Janine at 598-3064 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks for your support!

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

Ongoing meditation group, conducted by Leonard Thornton for the past 25 years. Open to all who are sincerely interested in individual awakening and planetary healing and transformation. Group meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 PM. For more information, call Leonard at 598-4303.

* 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.

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

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

* Fourth Annual Fairfield Artists Studio Tour - April 23rd & 24th, 11-4 pm
Info: 382-4604 or http://www.pacificcoast.net/~mlavallee/tour

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

The horrific Canadian seal slaughter has begun -- 325,000 baby seals to be killed this season alone, 95% of them less than 4 weeks old.
Sea Shepherd Moblog -*new - direct updates and pictures from the field!*
http://www.shepherd.textamerica.com/

* Steve and Metropol put event posters up around town: http://monsterpol.com/

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

Our?right as Canadians to have access to natural health supplements?is?in?BIG BIG trouble, as?once again, supplements are?in danger of becoming?government regulated - with??a resulting huge increase in costs.

Please sign the Bill C-420 petition?: ?http://www.petitiononline.com/engC420/petition.html

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

This animation gives a very clear and useful explanation of the proposed voting system reform for the upcoming referendum. It takes a few seconds to start, so wait for it!!
http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf

* From: "Johannes DeViet" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca

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

Veggie E-Zine
http://www.satyamag.com/

* The United Nations General Assembly agreed in 2003 to proclaim the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action, "Water for Life," beginning with World Water Day on March 22, 2005. http://www.worldwaterday.org/page/130

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

New on the web @ workingtv.com
http://www.workingtv.com/waldenbello.html
Walden Bello on the Anti-War Movement today

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

I am a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. I am doing doctoral research on the perspectives, motivations, and experiences of Canadian international solidarity activists who have traveled to a war zone to protest military violence. The objective of the study is to learn more about the people who participate in this activism and their experiences abroad. I am especially interested in examining the ways activists experience and negotiate issues of race and national identity while participating in this form of protest. For more details about the study, please see the flyer below.

I am hoping you might help me to get in touch with Canadians who have participated in this form activism (i.e. traveled to another part of the world to promote anti-violence). I would be grateful if you would post and distribute my flyer?(pasted below, or the attached Word file) to your electronic lists to help me to recruit volunteer participants. Also, if you know of specific individuals who have participated in such activism, please either send me their names so that I might contact them to request their participation or pass my information along to them and ask them to contact me directly if they are interested in knowing more about the study.

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

I marked March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with a call to end racial profiling in Canada. This month Transportation Minister Jean Lapierre stated his office is working on a no-fly security list for Canada. Joined by opposition MPs I held a press conference in Ottawa calling on the government to ensure peoples rights are protected and that racial profiling is not taking place. I've included some information on this latest initiative. Also, an exciting new website was recently launched (www.stopracialprofiling.ca). I encourage you to check it out!

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

Urgent: Korean dogs and cats need your help.
Please send a letter online available from http://ga0.org/campaign/koreandogs.

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

http://members.shaw.ca/apatten/savvynews.html
I can post your arts ( films ) and entertainment events at zapsavvy .ca
The savvy news page is just a pet project of mine.
I don't get any time to up date it lately.
Z a p s a v v y keeps me busy.

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

Very funny letter from Lloyd Axworthy to Condolezza Rice about Missile Defense
- Winnipeg Free Press
http://uvss.uvic.ca/clubs/greens/news.htm#LloydAxworthy

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

Cycling Solutions for the Workplace ?

* Workplace Cycling Facility Design - Bike Parking and More
* Cycling Courses and Workshops for All Ages
* Workplace Cycling Motivation Programs

www.CyclingSolutions.ca??/??Office: 250.721.2800??/??Cell: 250.217.6911??/?? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Join Carmanah Forestry Society?s magic bus through clearcuts on logging roads, eventually arriving at romantic Hadikin Lake in the Walbran Rainforest. The leisurely ?camera walk? meanders through wildflowers and giant Sitka Spruce forests. ?Sunday April 10, 7a.m. - 8pm Cost: $60 Tel. 381-1141 <>www.carmanah.ca

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

Please do your best and set this man free. Human rights defenders have international laws that protect them. Please abide by international laws. I just learned about an Iranian blogger who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for writing about human rights violations on his blog.
http://action.humanrightsfirst.org/campaign/sigarchi_dan?rk=41LKuhY1lcdzW

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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE DR. MARY JOHN

Open to the public

Tuesday April 5th, 2005
1:00 - 3:00 PM (doors open at 12:30 PM)
Prince George Civic Centre
855 Dominion St.

A tribute for the late Dr. Mary John, (June 15th, 1913 - September 30th, 2004) will be held at the Prince George Civic Centre tomorrow from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Dr. John, an esteemed and highly respected Dakelh elder and Order of Canada recipient will be honored during this public tribute that will be co-chaired by Grand Chief Edward John and Mavis Erickson.

For more information contact the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council reception at 250 562 6279 between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

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

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1. TOWN HALL MEETING - STV

Single Transferable Vote - ?TOWN HALL MEETING - moderated by Jeff Bray, MLA Victoria-Beacon Hill

Come out and hear panelists discuss and debate the freferendumg on the STV proposal as presented by the Citizens' Assembly.

. No cost to attend - No advance registration
. 400 seats available to all on a first come basis

Panelists are:
Dr. Norman Ruff - UVic Political Scientist
Bob Plecas - KNOW-STV ?(Jim, please note, he represents the NO-Campaign)
Bruce Hallsor - CoChair YES-Committee

WHERE - VICTORIA CONFERENCE CENTRE LECTURE
HALL, 720 Douglas
When ?- Wednesday, April 6 from 7-9 PM

Who ??- Anyone who wants to learn more about the referendum question.

For more information: please call Victoria-Beacon Hill Constituency Office at 952-4211

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2. COMPOST EDUCATION CENTRE EVENTS

1.?No-Till Veggie Gardening Workshop

Compost Club Workshop

This workshop is for those who want more food and healthier soil for less work. Although repeatedly disturbing the soil is a time honoured agricultural tradition, it's not as romantic from the soil's point of view. In the back yard vegetable patch, regular shovelling, roto-tilling, and hoeing is unnecessary work that often damages the soil in several ways. This workshop?will cover the mulch-oriented techniques and strategies that can be used to establish productive
no-dig vegetable beds.

Topics will include:
The no-dig tradition (Faulkner, Fukuoka, Stout, Hazelip etc?)
Designing the no-dig garden
Various mulching techniques
Seed sowing and transplanting
Living mulches
Utilizing crop residues

Sat April 9,
2-4pm
Compost Education Centre,
1216 North Park St.

Free for members!

Must call 386-WORM to register or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2.?Small Farm: Hot Compost! A Hands-on Workshop

A Hands-on Composting Workshop at Engeler Farm

Sunday, April 10th
10 am - 2 pm?

Stinky compost? Rodent woes? Just taking too long?

Join Chris Wells of the Victoria Compost Education Centre for a hands-on composting workshop to increase the effectiveness and productivity of your compost.

Learn basic and advanced composting skills including:
-sheet-mulching
-hot composting
-compost trouble-shooting and maintenance
-compost harvesting and soil management

Prepare to get your hands dirty as we build a compost pile that can reach temperatures up to 170?F!

Price?includes theory and practical sessions followed by a
pizza lunch from?the outdoor brick oven.

4255 Trans Canada Highway
(South of Telegraph Road, North of Cowichan Bay Road, East side of the highway)
Engeler Farm (www.engelerfarm.com)

Cost: $25

To Register, call (250) 743-4267

We do not sell or distribute our email or membership list
If you wish to be removed from this list, please advise us

Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park Street
Victoria BC V8T 1C9
Hotline ?(250) 386-WORM(9676)
Business/Fax?(250) 386-9678
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Website?www.compost.bc.ca
GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH

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3. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS

Young journalists from developing countries have until May 2 to apply for a
fellowship that would send them to cover the 60th Anniversary Summit of
the United Nations.

The Memorial Scholarship Fund of the UN Correspondents Association
sponsors the Dag Hammarskj?ld Fellowships, of which there will be four this year. The fund
covers airfare, lodging, health insurance and per diem during the fellowship,
which lasts from mid-September to mid-December.

The fellowships offer journalists the chance to inform their audiences with
special-assignment coverage from UN Headquarters. Applicants should be
full-time, professional journalists aged 25 to 35 and employed by a recognized print or
broadcast media organization. Candidates also must be proficient in English.

Last year?s fellows hailed from Benin, Costa Rica, Peru and the
Philippines. This year the organizers hope to select one journalist from a country affected
by the Asian tsunami.

The application is available at
http://www.unjournalismfellowship.org/app_eng.htm. The completed form should accompany work samples, a diploma photocopy, letters from references and employers, and a summary statement. The package should go to
Secretary, Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 20314, New York, New York 10017,
USA.

For more details: http://www.unjournalismfellowship.org/.

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4. VICTORIA SCHOOL OF WRITING

1. THE DOWN & DIRTY INTRO TO THE ART OF SCREENWRITING
There are only a few more days left to register for Charles Tidler's screenwriting workshop, which will take place at VSW Headquarters (Suite 306 - 620 View Street) starting this Saturday. If you're interested, please see the course description and instructor biography below. For more information or to register, please contact Charles directly at the email address provided.

The Down & Dirty Intro to the Art of Screenwriting
2 Saturdays | April 2 & 9 | 9:30am to 4:30pm
Instructor: Charles Tidler | Cost: $120 | Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

With videos, lecture, and class exercises, students will learn the essential elements of good dramatic storytelling and the screenwriter's strategy of writing visually-active language. In workshop, students will develop an idea for a short film script into an outline, a verbal pitch, write the first draft of scenes from the story in professional screenplay format, and also learn skills for self-editing and rewrites.

Charles Tidler is a poet, novelist, librettist, spoken jazz artist and playwright who has written scripts for stage, radio, TV and film. Honours include National Radio Awards, a Chalmers Outstanding Canadian Play Award, Canada Council and B.C. Arts Council awards, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

2. SUMMER SCHOOL - EARLY BIRD REMINDER
Just a quick reminder that April 29th is the deadline (postmarked) for the early-bird registration rate for the Victoria School of Writing's five-day summer intensive session (July 17-22) - $535, or $510 for members of the Federation of BC Writers. Most workshops are at least half full, so if you're planning to attend we encourage you to apply early to get your first choice.

Workshop offerings are as follows:

Caroline Adderson - Fiction - "Emotional Autobiography"
George Bowering - Poetry - "Come In, the Poetry is Warm"
John Gould - Fiction - "Headlights"
Bill Richardson - Fiction/Humour/Personal Essay - "To Whom It May Concern"
Margaret Slavin Dyment - Work-in-progress - "I Have So Much to Say"
Lynne Van Luven - Creative Non-fiction - "Finding Shelter Under the Creative Non-fiction Umbrella"
Sheri-D Wilson - Poetry/Spoken Word - "Words Alive"

To learn more about the summer session please contact VSW at (250) 595-3000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

3. POSTCARD STORY COMPETITION
Don't waste a word! You've got only 300 of them to tell your story for VSW's annual Postcard Story Competition. First prize is full tuition ($585) to VSW's five-day summer intensive session (July 17-22, 2005). Second prize is one half tuition, third prize is one quarter tuition. The submission fee is $10 if you mail in your story (postmarked on or before April 29th), or $4 if you deliver it (with optional illustration) to our Literary Info-Fair (see below). For competition rules please check www.victoriaschoolofwriting.org/contests/rules.html.

4. LITERARY INFO-FAIR - TABLE RENTALS
If you want to communicate with local writers - inform them about a service or product you offer, a book or magazine you're promoting, a group you're involved with - VSW's tenth annual Literary Info-Fair is the place to do it. Only a couple of tables are left! The cost to rent a full display table is $45 for non-profit groups and $60 for commercial vendors. Half-table rates are also available. This modest investment will grant you access to all the writers who'll flood through the First Metropolitan United Church Hall (Balmoral and Quadra in Victoria) on Saturday, May 14, 11am to 3pm. They'll be there to receive on-the-spot editing, take in a mini workshop, enjoy a reading, enter VSW's Postcard Story Competition, discover services and products available in the community, and just generally mix with like-minded literary folks (all for $4). To learn more about the Fair, or to register for a table, please contact VSW at (250) 595-3000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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5. ISLAND CYCLES NEWSLETTER

Weather Reports from the Island:
The approach of spring on the calendar signals pink snowfalls in Victoria and other communities on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Drifts of cherry blossoms can be found along the many streets adorned with the Japanese flowering cherry trees that were donatedto the city in 1937?by the local Japanese community. Find out why Victoria is the city of Gardens at: www.butchartgardens.com/ The world famous Butchart Gardens just north of the city is always in bloom. Ride your bike to the city's Abkhazi Gardens and get $1 off admission. www.conservancy.bc.ca/abkhazi

For complete information on the Island's weather: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/weather.html

New Trail Opens in Saanich:
The new Interurban Rail Trail in suburban Saanich links some of the?area's bike laned routes to destinations along the Saanich Peninsula. Mountain bikers riding to the popular mountain bike parking at Hartland are now able to get most of the way from downtown Victoria on dedicated trails. The new route will also provide a quieter ride for cyclists head to the Butchart Gardens or Mill Bay Ferry. For more on the Saanich Centennial trails project visit: www.gov.saanich.bc.ca/resident/centennial/trails/trails.html For more on mountain biking check: www.simbs.com

Mapping New Routes:
Requests for route information, cycling maps and other guides are keeping the Cycle Tourism Alliance busy. Requests from cyclists socked in by prairie winters or drowning in California rains are coming in at a brisk pace.??Free copies of the Vancouver Island Cycle Map and Guide are still available (but supplies are dwindling fast).??Send your request?to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For a?more comprehensive list of commercial maps visit: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/maps.html

Looking for a Ride Partner?
Dave Schwartz is a cyclist in Kenora, Ontario. Winter will probably be still hanging on when he flies to the coast on April 10th, so he's planning a ride long enough for the snow to melt before he heads home again. If you want to hook up with him for a tour of Vancouver Island's east coast, a handful of Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast on the mainland, send him a note. And prepare for a ride with a fit 60 year old. Find him at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Seattle Bike Expo Winners:
The Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance hosted a booth at the Seattle Bike Expo in February. More than 10,000 attended and hundreds paid a visit to our booth. A prize draw was held for?folks filling out our cycle tourism survey. Winners include: C. Vanderlinden of Sammamish (WA), Dave Bratzel of Richland (WA), Nathan Schimke of Seattle, Thomas Howard of Burnaby (BC), Allan Seeger of Seattle, Cindy Bearn of Port Orchard (WA), Dale Franklin of Bothell (WA), Vicki Martinez of Seattle, and Jerry Morin of Seattle.

Many thanks to our sponsors who helped support the booth and rounded up prizes for booth visitors. Sponsors included: Oak Bay Beach Hotel (www.oakbaybeachhotel.com/); South Bay Pub and Restaurant (www.emenus.ca/southbay); Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouse (www.spinnakers.com/); the Strathcona Hotel (http://strathconahotel.com/); the Chateau Victoria Hotel?(www.chateauvictoria.com/); Warm Rapids Inn in Lake Cowichan, (www.warmrapidsinn.com/wri_index.php); Cottage Pirouette Bed and Breakfast (www.cottagepirouette.com/); A B&B at Swallow Hill Farm (www.swallowhillfarm.com/); Cycle BC Rentals (www.cyclebc.ca); the Butchart Gardens (www.butchartgardens.com/)?and the Iguana Ranch (www.iguanaranch.com/).

Events Round-Up:
Cycling calendars are filling up with races, rides and other events on Vancouver Island. The Island hosts the BC Senior's Games (Cowichan Valley - August 24-27 and the BC?Disability Games (Nanaimo - July 13 - 17). No schedules are up but past games have featured bike racing. Keep an eye on: www.bcgames.org/index.html

For those that can't get enough, there's the 3rd Annual Sooke Spring Sprint Triathlon on Sunday May 15th. It will be a fast 20 km squeezed in between a swim and run course. Find out more about Triathlons at: www.tribc.org/main.htm

For more sedate rides, check out the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition's Fairfield Artist Tour spring ride (April 23) at: www.gvcc.bc.ca/?or join hundreds of other riders (and raise funds for?heart health) at the "Bike for Your Life" ride in Parksville, Saturday August 6, 2005. You can choose?routes from 15 - 120 km.??More at: www.island.net/~bikelife/

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Island Cycles is published by:

John Luton, 22 Philippa Place; Victoria, BC; V8S 1S6; 250-592-4753/250-886-4166 (cell) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Coordinator, Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance. Visit us at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca

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6. TRE ARROW NEWSLETTER

1) - A message from Tre - April 1st, 2005

Greetings to everyone,

This is Tre and I am surviving here in prison. Some disconcerting new about seal hunting; on Tuesday March 29t, the seal hunt began in the gulf of St. Laurence and hundreds of thousand of innocent, sentient seals are in jeopardy of being ruthlessly killed. For more information and to find out about what we can all do to stop this atrocities please visit www.stopthesealhunt.com or www.harpseals.org

Some thoughts on letters I've received; firstly, I've would like to extend my utmost gratitude to each and everyone who has blessed me with their writings. The words of love and support, art and pictures have brought me such joy and have given me continued strength to endure this hardship. Secondly, I want you to know that it is extremely difficult for me to write letters, but I haven't forgotten about you. Please know that I treasure all the letters I receive and even if you don't receive a letter in return, I don't take any of the correspondence for granted. Thank-you for your understanding and when I am more able, I will write you. Lastly, a friendly reminder to all who do write, to please use scrap papers and envelopes in order to help save our precious tree and other sacred resources. A huge thank-you to all of those who have been using scrap paper and envelopes or 100% post-consumer paper or tree free paper.

For those who do wish for a response I offer these two options: phone calls are the easy and most practical way for me to keep in touch with folk, therefore, if would like to receive a call from me, please include your number in your letter or send your phone number to my support crew at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you will defiantly be hearing my voice in the near future. Secondly, with the help of my support crew, I can send responses via email. If you wish to receive a reply from your letter via email, please including your email address in your letter and/or send your email address to my support crew at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the request to receive an email response.

Here are some more great books I highly recommend:

Living in the raw - Rose Lee Calabro
Cunt - Inga Muscio
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Grandfather - Tom Brown Jr.

In addition to these fabulous books, I highly recommend on getting your hand on the documentary The Corporation. I feel that everyone in North America (and in the western world) needs to see this film. I feel that this is a key element in raising the awareness about what is truly going on in our society and what we can collectively do about it.

Thank-you again to all of you for your continuing support and a reminder that my extradition hearing has been moved from April till June 27th - 29th. I will keep you all posted on all future update and have a beautiful day.

Namaste ~ Tre

2) - Victoria Musical Benefit Show for Tre ~ Friday, April 8th, 2005

On Friday, April 8th, 2005, the Solstice Cafe - located in the heart of old town Victoria (529 Pandora) - will play host to the first in a series of Victoria benefit shows, which will help raise funds and awareness for Tre's case. This inaugural show will feature a jampack'd lineup of local musical and spoken word talent, along with an information sessions by the Tre Arrow Defense Committee. Admission is by donation ($3-7 suggested) and all proceeds will go to the Tre Arrow Legal Defense Fund.

The lineup:

Sarah Metzner (www.sarahmetzner.ca)
Glenna (www.glennathestar.com)
Ollie Swain
Neil Conway (http://neilconway.ca)
Vivienne Mcmaster (http://www.vivienne.ca/)
ory no man
shayne avec i grec

3) - Media as the Judge: SunShine Coast Event

On Thursday, April 14th at Chaster House in the village of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, the Media as the Judge tour will make a stop. We will be speaking about the role the Corporate Media has played in charging, convicting and sentencing Tre Arrow to the crimes he so adequately denies. With the upcoming extradition set for June 27th, the Tre Arrow Defense Committee is working hard to connect with as many communities in the BC area

4) - Volunteers NEEDED in Tre's struggle

Currently, the Tre Arrow Defense Committee is seeking a number of volunteers who can help with the large list of work that needs to be completed. We, as a defense committee, are only some many people and we really could use more help in certain tasks. There are a variety of different projects which need to be worked on; if you can lend even one hour a week to work for Tre, please email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible. Your efforts will be well placed!!!!

In solidarity,
-The Tre Arrow Defense Committee

5) - Recent articles about Tre Arrow

Below is a list of recent articles concerning Tre and his case. Included as well, is a rare interview with brother Tre.

WRITTEN ARTICLES

~ Q&A: Tre Arrow, The Straight Arrow Imprisoned activist talks about extradition, raw food and bolt cutters.
http://www.wweek.com/story.php?story=6156#

~ Activists fight Tre Arrow's 'trial by media'
http://www.martlet.ca/archives/050210/news5.html

~ Media as the Judge: an interview with Ben Shannon, Spokes Person for the Tre Arrow Defense Committee.
http://maritimes.buffaloimc.org:8080/news/2005/04/10040.php

~ Organizing terror? Painting protest as terrorism, and the case of eco-activist Tre Arrow
http://thelink.concordia.ca/article.pl?sid=05/03/01/0741217

A RARE AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH TRE ARROW

~ Chris Arsenault speaks with Political Prisoner Tre Arrow about his case, prison life & environmentalism.
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=11282

the Tre Arrow Defense Committee
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902-452-4334 (c)

www.trearrow.org

"I am innocent of the charges the US government is trying to pin on
me. Just as many activists have experienced, I am being targeted by
the US government and the FBI, not because I am guilty, but because
I have chosen to challenge the status quo."

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