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Monday, 12 January 2004 11:56
 1. Movie Monday - Protection - Jan 12th; 2. Say NO to transit fare increases - Jan 13th; 3. Missile Defence o­n Talk TV - Jan 13th; 4. Independent Film - Slow Food Revolution - Jan 13th; 5. Saving Land Titles - Rally - Jan 14th; 6. Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives - Jan 14th & 27th; 7. Greater Victoria Seniors - meeting - Jan 14th; 8. Green Party UVic - Adriane Carr - Jan 14, 15th; 9. Awareness Video Night - Plan Columbia - Jan 14th; 10. Activist Video Night - Children of Fire - Jan 16th; 11. Folk Music - Tom Rawson - Jan 18th; 12. Murray Dobbin and Paul Martin - book launch - Jan 19th; 13. Women In Black - Int'l Forum - Jan 19th; 14. Ancient Forests - film & presentation - Jan 22nd; 15. Forgiveness & Faith in Healing - workshops - Jan 25, 26th; 16. Human Rights Workshops - ICA - Feb; 17. EcoNews Excerpts; 18. Wilderness Committee Events; 19. Dancing & Drumming Workshops

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 16:36:15 -0800

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

Subject: LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - January 12th, 2003

Hello All Friends of "Friends of the Nemaiah Valley";

Mark o­n your calendars Thursday, January 15th and/or Saturday January 17th. These are the dates that the documentary "Wild Horses-Unconquered People" will be aired o­n CBC Newsworld (Rough Cuts). Here is a link to the CBC site with a description of the show and the times it will be shown: <http://www.cbc.ca/roughcuts/feature_150104.html><http://www.cbc.ca/roughcuts/feature_150104.html>http://www.cbc.ca/roughcuts/feature_150104.html Note the times o­n the website are ET and should be adjusted according to your own location. In B.C., it will be shown at 7pm & 10pm o­n Thursday the 15th and again at 7pm o­n Saturday the 17th.

This documentary has been filmed over an 18 month period. It examines the close connection between the Xeni Gwet'in and the wild horses of the Nemaiah Valley and Brittany Triangle and the long history of that relationship. It also tells the story of the Xeni Gwet'in struggle for sovereignty and rights and title to their traditional homeland in a very compelling fashion. The work of "Friends of the Nemaiah Valley" is also documented as we build a science based foundation to the argument for preservation of a magnificent wilderness.

We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy this wonderful documentary. Also, for those who are in Victoria, Chief Roger William is still testifying in court and all are welcome to come and witness this historic case.

Chief Roger and David Suzuki will also be speaking at a benefit FONV is hosting in Victoria at the Alix Goolden Hall o­n Feb. 21st, along with Jack Woodward and a slide show by B.C.'s renowned biologist, Wayne McCrory. Tickets are available at Munro's Books and the Western Canada Wilderness store. Phone 595-2393 or email <mailto: 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 more details.

Pat Swift

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<http://www.fonv.ca>www.fonv.ca

contributions, considerations, concerns:

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

* Poetry and Performance Reading Series - a Feature Writer & Open Mike each Friday night - at Mocambo Coffee, 1028 Blanshard, 384-4468, $3.

* Victoria Centre for Survivors of Torture - http://vcst.ca

* Stacy, at ViPirg, is maintaining an email list of people who want to receive employment opportunity announcements. You can add yourself to her list by sending email to "Stacy Chappel" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.

* Cyndi Silverman maintains a list of events for the Jewish Community. Her email is "Cyndi Silverman" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >, her phone number 250 595-7270

www.jewishvancouverisland.ca

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

Peace, Earth & Justice Week - http://pej.ca - follow the Week link.

All types of organizations are invited to submit events to the calendar.

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1. MOVIE MONDAY

MONDAY Jan 12 6:30 PROTECTION with filmmaker Bruce Spangler

Jane (Nancy Sivak) is a child protection social worker o­n the verge of burning out. Betty (Jillian Fargey) is a heroin addicted mother of two children. Jane fears Betty's boyfriend might be abusing the children. As she investigates the case she discovers a loving mother who has lost control of her life. She is confronted with the extremely difficult decision of whether or not to take away the kids. In this line of work, decisions are never black and white, but they can mean the difference between life and death.

Our guest: Bruce Spangler, writer/director of Protection, was a child protection social worker for five years. He was confronted with these life and death decisions every day. In Protection he takes the audience o­n a powerful and explosive journey to the front line.

Visit the great web site at http://www.redstorm.ca/protection/ R

6:30 pm

Eric Martin Pavilion,

Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)

by donation

More Info? - Call 595-FLIC (250-595-3542)

Our web site has the most up-to-date and complete info : http://www.islandnet.com/mm

& E-mail : Bruce Saunders - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MONDAY Jan 19 6:30 SHOOTING INDIANS This documentary has a provocative title but refers to photography, as in Edward Curtis and a modern native photographer. There lots of grist for a discussion, the first of a number of films I have coming about the role and ethical considerations of the photographer. It has a great BC hook with a visit to Barb Cranmer in Alert Bay and as well as to the lady who played the princess in Curtis' film Land of the War Canoes (or Headhunters), the film we see a segment of looping in the RBC Museum

http://www.socialdoc.net/kazimi/ali_html_pages2/1AK2Sho.html

With special guest Patricia Vickers Pg

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2. SAY NO TO FARE INCREASES!

Do you support public transit? The University of Victoria Students' Society, UVic Graduate Students' Society, Camosun College Students' Society and the Greater Victoria Transit Alliance are calling o­n all concerned individuals to voice their opposition to regressive fare increases and the user-pay policies of the provincial government and BC Transit!

Join outraged transit users o­n Tuesday January 13th @ 10:00am at BC Transit Head Office o­n 520 Gorge Road East.

On Tuesday January 13, 2004 at 10:00am the Victoria Transit Commission will be having their monthly commission meeting. At this meeting the commission members will be making a decision o­n proposed fare increases.

The proposal is to increase all monthly passes, excepting the Youth Pass, by $10 (from $55 to $65, including the UPass), to increase adult fares by $0.25 (from $1.75 to $2) and increase discount fares by $0.10 (from $1.15 to $1.25).

At the same time transit users will see negligible increases to service (approximately 17000 service hours over two years) at a time when service levels are already inadequate (35000 service hours have been cut in the past two years)!

Access to affordable, efficient public transit benefits everyone in the community - there are proven economic, environmental and social benefits from public transit.

But the provincial government has chosen to ignore these benefits and has continued to cut funding to the Victoria Transit Commission. However, increasing user fees is not the answer to this funding crisis!

On Tuesday January 13 @ 10:00am tell the Victoria Transit Commission, BC Transit and the provincial government that fare increases are NOT the way to fund public transportation in Victoria!

For more information contact:

Scott Payne

Director of Services

University of Victoria Students' Society

(250) 721-8369

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3. MISSILE DEFENCE PROGRAM o­n TALK TV

Host Moe Sihota sits down with an informed and involved panel to explore whether Canada should support a missile defence program. What are the reasons for and against Canada's involvement?

Become part of the live Talktv audience:

Have something to say? To take part in our Talktv discussion, join our live audience. No reservation necessary; just come by The New VI (1420 Broad Street at Pandora) 15 minutes prior to showtime. Audience members will be seated o­n a first-come / first-served basis.

Tuesday, January 13 at 8 pm

Provocative, compelling, and local, Talktv is The New VI's live open forum for vigorous debate. Viewers are encouraged to enter the discussion; ideas expressed via phone (866.242.2484), fax (250.414.6598), and email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) are an integral part of the show. Talktv airs live o­n Tuesdays from 8 to 9 pm from Pandora's Box in downtown Victoria o­n The New VI, Cable 12.

Host Moe Sihota's 18 years in public office proved him to be feisty, tenacious, and controversial. He joined the legislature in 1986 as BC's first Indo-Canadian MLA; later, he served as Canada's first Indo-Canadian cabinet minister. A native of Duncan, Moe has practiced law and worked as a social worker.

For more information - media o­nly

Susan Kerschbaumer

Manager, Community + Public Relations

v 250 414 6487

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General inquiries / 250 381 2484

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4. INDEPENDENT FILM

The Victoria premiere of the sumptuous film "Slow Food Revolution" (2003), followed by discussion with Sinclair Philip, the Canadian representative to the World Slow Food Board, the Convivium Leader for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and Owner of Sooke Harbour House.

13th January 2004,

7pm at Second Story Cafe

(579 Johnson)

$5 donation at the door (Please note! limited seating, doors open at 6.30)

Speed - the obsession of the modern world - is determining what people should eat and how. Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever. An international eco-gastronomic movement known as Slow Food champions the protection of traditional culture, the environment and bio-diversity while encouraging regional production, food education and pleasure. Slow Food Revolution travels around the globe recording this growing phenomenon. Beautifully photographed, it is a celebration of our natural bounty - a seriously sensual and sustainable journey from earth to table. Directed by Carlo Buralli, produced by Carmelo Musca (Film Australia in association with CM Film Productions)

Open Cinema screens thought-provoking films followed by discussion o­n the second Tuesday of every month. Please visit our web site for more details (www.vifpa.com/opencinema.php)

* editor's note: I recently attended a camera workshop at CineVic. For those who don't know, this is a marvelous resource for people interested in producing documentary or other films. A full yearly membership of $75 plus 7.5 hours of volunteer time provides a person (or organization?) with equipment rentals and training and a community of filmmakers. History is happening, let's document it! For information - http://www.cinevic.ca or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 389-1590.

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5. LAND TITLES OFFICE RALLY

Rally to prevent the historic Victoria Land Titles Office from being moved to New Westminster

Wednesday, 14 January

1:00 pm

at the Legislature

From: "Jane P. Brett" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > (by way of Alan Rycroft < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >)

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6. CENTRE FOR ASIA PACIFIC INITIATIVES

Adoptions of chinese babies & Collaborative research.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004,

12:30 pm,

David Strong Bldg. C130

CAPI Brown Bag Seminar -- "Babies in Transnational Migration: The Case of Inter-country Adoption from China to Canada"

by Dr. Xiaobei Chen, School of Social Work, University of Victoria

Increasingly inter-country adoptions have become an alternative for childless individuals/couples in Canada and other Western countries. In 2000, about 1,700 children were adopted from foreign countries, about four times more than domestic adoptions in Canada. China represents the single largest source of these adoptions. This trend in transnational population mobility incorporates in a condensed form issues of children's rights, immigration, globalization, and racial/ethnic identity.

The presentation provides some analysis about the ways in which adoptions across national borders interact with local, national and global conditions, particularly adoption policies, practices and norms.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004,

4:00 pm,

Fraser Bldg. 158

[refreshments will be served]

CAPI Research Roundtable --

"The Potpourri of Collaborative Research between Canada and China: Processes, Outcomes, and Methodological Growth" by Dr. Lily Dyson, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria

This symposium will examine collaborative research between Canada and China, with a focus upon processes, outcomes, and methodological issues. Topics will include the expansion of a Canadian study to a cross-cultural study, and the creation of research resources drawing upon the strengths of international researchers. Various methodological challenges and an effective resolution will also be addressed. These issues will be elucidated through Canadian-Chinese collaborative studies and an example of participatory research.

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

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7. GREATER VICTORIA SENIORS

The Greater Victoria Seniors are having their Regular monthly meeting next

Wednesday January the 14th

2-4 p.m.

2994 Douglas,

the BCGEU bldg

Please come out to hear Rob Fleming of the Victoria City Council speak about the Hydro situation.

Free admission and refreshments will be served following.

Info 360 1068 Come renew your membership too!!

Thanks,

Barbara Hay

Subject: Greater Victoria Seniors Meeting - Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 2pm

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8. GREEN PARTY - UVIC

Adriane Carr will be coming to Victoria for the 2nd day of clubs days, just

to visit UVic Greens and the students of UVic! She will spend much of the

day Thursday at the clubs-day table, and at 4:30, as clubs days winds down,

will join us in the Grad Lounge for an informal social.

Be sure to bring any questions or concerns you may have, or just come hang

out with us at the grad lounge, or both! Get to know Adriane, get to know

the Greens gang, and be pleasantly surprised by the brief summaries we will

have of the Green platform.

Incidentally, the TAs' strike action has been called off this week, so

fortunately, it appears clubs days will go ahead without any difficulty.

Details:

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Clubs days:

- Jan 14 & 15, 8:30 - 4:30, SUB Multi-purpose Room (Michel Pujol Room)

Adriane Carr:

- Jan 15, Adriane will be at the table around lunchtime, and for much of the

remainder of the day.

- Jan 15, 4:30 pm: Casual social with Adriane in the Grad Lounge, until at

least 6:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome, of course!

ps. If you would like to come join us minding the table for a half-hour or

an hour, we'd love to see you. We'll be conducting non-partisan voter

registration, talking with students about the difference their votes can

make.

We'll also be introducing to students the notion that they have a second,

even stronger vote--that of joining a political party. All groups gain

credibility and clout as their membership rolls soar. And no matter what

party you join, no donations or volunteer work is required. We'll also be

promoting joining other non-political organizations as well, to help further

their causes. We want students to know that, more than anything else they

can do, signing o­n to a group, political or not, speaks volumes to the

media, the government, and to (other) political parties. We can *indeed*

make a difference!

We look forward to seeing you all out, even just to say hi!

Orion Carrier, for

UVic Greens

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9. AWARENESS VIDEO NIGHT

Plan Columbia - Cashing-in o­n the Drug War Failure

Twenty years of drug wars in the Andes have resulted in a two-fold increase in cocaine imported into the U.S. over the past 10 years.

Is the U.S. still concerned with fighting drugs?

Narrated by Ed Asner, this 2003 video explores many questions about the "war o­n drugs".

Wednesday January 14th -

Awareness Video Night

7 p.m. Edward Milne Community School,

Sooke Rd., Sooke.

Columbia is the third largest recipient of U.S. military aid. Could there be alternate purposes to a plan focused o­n beefing up the Columbian military? Is there an oil connection? Does aerial spraying of Round-Up actually keep coca production down? How is it affecting the health of the people of Columbia? Do U.S. banks benefit from narco-trafficking?

This hour long video features interviews with Noam Chomsky, the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Columbian Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, U.S. State Department officials and many Columbians from all walks of life.

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

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10. ACTIVIST VIDEO NIGHT

Tired of the usual Hollywood movies, want some political videos with bite! Then take in the Activist Video Night and see independent videos that promote justice, challenge the system and make people think.

The upcoming feature will be...

CHILDREN OF FIRE

The FRIDAY January 16th AVN will be "Children of Fire" which takes you into the lives of Palestinian children of the West Bank city of Nablus with it's Israeli occupation, Intifada, curfews, arrests and deaths. In the middle of all this kids try to go to school, do home work, and play games of "freedom fighters Vs soldiers". Following the video we'll have a report about two Victoria human rights observers who are now in Palestine and Mid East expert UVic Prof. Laurie King Irani will speak and answer questions about Palestine. We'll also be putting o­n an art display of 50 drawings by children from Bethlehem (their content is thought provoking to say the least).

7:00, FRIDAY, January 16th, Camosun College (Lansdowne Campus), Fisher Building Theater (room 100), free, info - 595-3991.

Note that future AVN's will now be o­n Fridays instead of the usual Tuesdays.

Thanks

Kevin Neish, 595-3991

PS- My email list got corrupted so I had to revert to an older list so if anyone who shouldn't have got this email wants to be removed from this list please let me know.

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11. VICTORIA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

Tom Rawson - a friendly, charismatic banjo playing lover of folk music

Sunday, January 18th

7:30 p.m.

Norway House

1110 Hillside (between Quadra & Cook)

$4/ free for volunteers and members

Sign up for the open stage during the first half.

Features info: 413-3213 - 24 hrs. a day

General info: 475-1355

http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms

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7. MURRAY DOBBIN AND PAUL MARTIN

Where will Paul Martin take Canada?

featuring well-known author Murray Dobbin, who will be launching his latest book "Paul Martin: CEO for Canada?"

January 19th

7:30 pm

Downtown Activity Centre

755 Pandora

Sponsored by the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians

contact: 383-5878 (Saul Arbess)

NOTE: TABLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PROMOTE LITERATURE OR

UPCOMING EVENTS RELATED TO TAKING o­n PAUL MARTIN'S AGENDA. IF YOU WISH TO

HAVE A TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT SAUL ARBESS AT 383-5878.

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13. WOMEN IN BLACK

Resistance to War

Circles of Peace

January 19, 2004,World Social Forum

8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Dear friends,

We are sending you this letter from the Women in Black in India to confirm that together with the Women in Black Worldwide, we will be holding the Women in Black vigil of Resistance and Hope at the World Social Forum o­n January 19 from 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Please note the change in date since we had written earlier saying that the vigil would be o­n January 17. We shifted the dates since the Cultural Committee of WSF offered a wonderful space that could hold more than 10,000 people; the same venue, which is being used for the Opening of the WSF. We are told that there will be a large stage and some place to sit, most places to stand. The stage will have sound and light equipment and facilities and a large screen. So some of our ideas are to project o­n the screen images/ messages of Women in Black groups worldwide. The theme of the event will be resistance to war and violence and the need to cultivate hope.

We request each group / individual to come dressed in black with banners written in your own languages, lights/ diyas/shamas/candles (please bring enough for yourselves and more for those who will not bring) and strong placards against war and violence.

If you have photographs and video clips of Women in Black vigils that you may have had and want to share please send them to us urgently, with a message which we can project o­n the screen during the vigil. This way those who can not be with us will be standing right there with us.You could send them o­n CD/JPEG/TIFF formats which you should please reach to us latest by January 10.

Apart from the lights, images, poetry and songs of resistance women from Women in Black and resistance movements from different parts of the world will speak. So far we have Luisa Morgantini, WIB Italy, Ditta Bitterman and Khulood Badawi, WIB, Jerusalem, Patricia Lister, WIB U.K., Nelia Sancho, WIB, Philippines, Fadua Barghouti, Palestinian Intifada, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Hilda Lini, Nuclear Free Pacific, Magalys Arochas, Federation of Cuban Women and women from Women in Black in India and others.

Please look in the programme of the WSF to know the exact venue. While the action will start at 8 p.m. we would request that we please start assembling by 7.30 p.m.

If you need to contact us when in Mumbai you could reach us at:

Hotel Lotus

Andheri Kurla Road

International Airport Zone

Andheri (E)

Mumbai 400056

Tel: 28270707

Fax: 28270345

Mobile: 9886351667

Let us hear from you soon.

Kind wishes

Corinne Kumar/Celine Suguna

Women in Black - India

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14. THE ANCIENT FORESTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

Come see a film and presentation by forest activist, Ingmar Lee, about East

Creek, o­ne of the last intact watersheds o­n Vancouver Island. Come hear

about Ingmar's recent European tour to raise awareness o­n the issue of

disappearing old growth forests.

Thursday, January 22, 7:30 pm

Room A240, Human and Social Development Building,

University of Victoria

Co-sponsored by Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group and the

Sierra Club Victoria Group

Admission by donation

For more information call: Michael 595-2393.

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15. FORGIVENESS AND FAITH IN HEALING

Give yourself the gift of happier, healthier living

New studies probing the connections between mind, spirit and body suggest that forgiveness can boost the physical health of the forgiver. While it?s a controversial idea, scientists studying forgiveness in the field of healing in medicine and neuroscience are increasingly convinced that forgiveness is linked to health.

In her workshops, inspirational speaker Patti May Cangiano discusses how she and others have taken a spiritual approach ? including forgiveness ? to solving problems that stand in the way of peaceful nights and worry-free days. In her talk you?ll find ideas that help you:

Learn to ?keep going!?

Find there is another side to o­ne of the most difficult things we all face at some point ? forgiveness.

See the role of spirituality in the issue of forgiveness and why to forgive heals.

"The Spiritual Aspect of Healing" - Workshop

Sunday, January 25, 2004

4:00 pm

Victoria Health Show, Victoria Conference Centre

720 Douglas St.

"The Healing Power of Forgiveness" - Workshop

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 7:00 pm

Holiday Inn

3020 Blanshard St.

Victoria, B.C.

The $20 workshop fee includes the text and materials

One-time business owner and entrepreneur, Patti May Cangiano is now an inspirational speaker. She brings with her over 16 years experience in the practice of prayer based healing ? helping others find spiritual solutions to everyday problems. Cangiano travels nationwide talking to groups at spirituality and current events expos; health conferences; colleges and universities; bookstores and libraries; community and cultural centers; interactive o­n-line events; and interfaith forums.

For an interview or more information please contact Debrah Dubay 800-417-1595.

Patti May Cangiano

Shasta Lake, CA

Peer pressure, stress and responsibilities compounded Patti May?s nicotine addiction as a young working mom and business owner.

Responding to the impact of spirituality in her daily life and business, this successful entrepreneur sold her businesses to begin the professional practice of spiritual healing.

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16. HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOPS

Creating Meaningful Practices to Welcome Diversity & Eliminate Racism: Human

Rights for the Employer & Community Organization:

A four part workshop series designed to equip participants with the

knowledge and tools to recognize and eliminate discrimination, harassment

and racism while promoting diversity and human rights in the workplace or

community organization. This four part workshop series runs each Thursday

evening from February 5th-26th 2004 at the ICA offices.

For more information about the workshops or to register please

visit: http://www.icavictoria.org/TapestryforDecember.htm

or contact Steven Baileys at 388-4728 extension #123 or email:

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17. ECONEWS EXCERPTS

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

Every day, 9-4:30pm. Eagle Extravaganza at Goldstream Provincial Park 478-9414

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

Every Sat, 1-3pm. Free, vegetarian food o­n Wharf St, between Johnson & Yates.

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

Every Sun, 6:30 & 11:30pm: EnviroMental, with Briony Penn. NewVI TV, Channel 12

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday, 7- 9pm Healing Drumming Circles. 353 Windermere. Space limited. Call Marianne S"mann-Wyss 382-3582. $10 donation or other exchange

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 7- 9pm Freeing Your Soul's Song Circles. 353 Windermere. Space limited. Call Marianne S"mann-Wyss 382-3582. $10 donation or other exchange

Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Thur 5-6, No Name News. Fri, 9-10am The Real News. CFUV101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca

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

WEEK THREE

Mon 12th, 9pm ?Fix: The Story of an Addicted City?. TV KNOW, Channel 4.

Mon 12th, 10:30pm ?A Force More Powerful Pt 1: Nashville?. Powerful TV series tells o­ne of humanity's most important and least understood stories, how, during a century of extreme violence, millions chose to battle brutality and oppression with nonviolent weapons, and won. TV KNOW Channel 4. http://www.pbs.org/weta/forcemorepowerful

Tue 13th, 9:30am RetScreen. Free all-day renewable energy workshop. http://www.retscreen.net/ang/11_form1.php Contact Steve Lapp, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Repeats Wed 14th.

Thur 15th 6:30pm SIOPA AGM at the Emily Carr Library, 3500 Blanchard (Saanich Rd). Cheryl Lans will give a talk o­n her o­ne year study of folk medicine for livestock; Chris Wells and Mary Alice will report o­n John Navasio's Seed Saving Symposium; David Weibe, Marika and Mary Alice will give some of the jewels they gathered at the Tilth conference. Free, 642-3671

Thur 15th, 7pm Native Plant Study Group with guest speaker Nikki Wright, SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, o­n Conservation Issues. UVic MacLaurin D-116, $2 drop-in. 658-8993. http://www.seachangelife.net

Fri 16th, 4-7pm Sierra Club Open House, #302, 733 Johnson St. Speakers, refreshments, music. RSVP, 386-5255

Sat 17th, 7pm Iraqi Family Reunification Project concert. Middle Eastern Food, Zimbabwean and Arabic Music, Belly Dancers, poetry, lots of room to dance. White Eagle Hall, 907 Dock Street, James Bay. Leila Durzi 386-5460, Deanna Dean This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sun 18th, 9am CRD Parks birdwatching at Island View Beach,hawks, owls, sea ducks, loons Meet kiosk end of Homathko Road, off Island View Road. 478-3344.

Sun 18th, 10-noon Garry Oak Restoration Project Workparty at Chatterton Hill (across from Rithets Bog). 595-5600

EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.earthfuture.com/econews

Deadline for February issue: Jan 24th.

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18. WILDERNESS COMMITTEE EVENTS

1. Jan.17: Free Betty Krawczyk - music concert!!!

2. Jan.26: MLA Day of Action against Campbell's Working Forest

3. Feb.3: Briony Penn, Ken James, Ken Wu o­n Working Forest

4. Feb.25: MLA Day of Action against Campbell's Working Forest

5. Mar. 20: Rallies in Vancouver and across BC

6. Mar. 27: Major rally in Victoria

For more info o­n the government's proposed "Working Forest Initiative",

go to www.workingforest.org In short, it's an Anti-forest Protection

Act and a move towards the privatization of our public lands.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE BETTY? BALL

Formal(ish) Ethical Grooves

Celebrate B.C.?s devoted defender of our public forests.

Betty Krawczyk ~ a 75 year old elder ~ has resisted unethical logging

for over fifteen years in Clayoquot Sound, the Elaho Valley, and the

Walbran Valley.

A visionary for the ages, Betty is being released from prison February

13, 2004. Betty will have spent seven months in jail for standing o­n a

logging road and criticizing the government?s forest policy.

The "Free Betty" Ball is being held to build positive momentum for her

release.

Betty?s daughter, lawyer and representatives from the Council of

Canadians and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee will be speaking.

Sign Betty?s Valentines Day card!

Get cuffed by the fun patrol!

Entertainment: Beluga, Big Head Project, Jeremy Williams Slide Show and

DJ Flip-Flop

Speakers: Marian Krawczyk, Cameron Ward, Claudia Medina-Culos (Council

of Canadians), Ken Wu (Western Canada Wilderness Committee)

Date: Saturday January 17, 2004

Location: Anza Club 3 W 8th Ave. Vancouver

Cover: $8 cover, $5 if in Funky Dress Attire

Schedule: Slide Show: 8 PM, Music / Speakers: 9 PM, Silent / Live

Auction: 10 PM

Event Info: (604) 871 ? 0353

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

Presented by: B.C. EcoEvents

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Mon., Jan. 26 ? MLA Day of Action

Help leaflet and petition in front of a local BC Liberal MLA office to

stop the Working Forest Initiative, rescind the Forestry Revitalization

Act, and ban raw log exports.

30 MLA offices targeted. We need YOUR help. Contact us to get involved

at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Teresa Rooney at 250-388-9292

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3.

Tues., Feb. 3 - "A Working Forest is a Wild Forest" Public Presentation

With:

Dr. Briony Penn (NewVI TV host) "Wild tales from BC's public lands"

Ken James, Youbou TimberLess Society "Campbell's Working Forest doesn?t

work for Working Families"

Ken Wu (WCWC) "Campbell's Working Forest - the details o­n how it

(doesn't) work" 7-9 pm, St. Anne's Academy, Blanshard and Southgate,

Victoria. Free.

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4.

Wed., Feb. 25 - MLA Day of Action

Leaflet and petition in front of a local BC Liberal MLA office.

50 MLA's targeted. Contact us to get involved at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

call Teresa Rooney at 250-388-9292

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5.

Sat., Mar. 20 - BC-Wide Rallies (rural communities and Vancouver)

Rallies against the privatization of public forests (Working Forest,

Forestry Revitalization Act, raw log exports). Locations TBA

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6.

Sat., Mar. 27 - Victoria Legislature Rally

Major convergence and demonstration against the Working Forest

Initiative with speakers, music, theatre at the Provincial Legislature.

12:00 - 2:00 pm. All out for this o­ne - come o­n down!

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Western Canada Wilderness Committee

Victoria Office and Rainforest Store

651 Johnson St.

Victoria, BC V8W 1M7

250-388-9292

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

websites: www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org

www.workingforest.org

website (Vancouver office): www.wildernesscommittee.org

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

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VICTORIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION UPCOMING EVENTS

VBA Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam

January 13th and 20th , 7:30 PM

Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, 7:30 PM.

Players of all levels welcome. Players $2, listeners free.

Contact: Larry Lawrence Statland 472-6483

VBA Open Stage/Feature Night

Showcasing Blue Fox

January 27th, 7:30 PM

The VBA hosts an Open Stage/Feature Night showcasing Blue Fox Tuesday

January 25th at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, doors open at 7:30 PM.

Admission is $4 for members and $5 for non-members.

Contact: Larry Lawrence Statland 472-6483

Harmony Singing

With Dale Rasmussen

January 30th, 7:30 PM

The VBA hosts a Harmony Singing Workshop with Dale Rasmussen Friday

January 30th at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, at 7:30 PM. Admission is

$8 for members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited so register early.

Contact: Colleen O'Brien 388-4520

"This will be a participatory workshop for singers of all levels, where

everyone will get to sing and try different harmony parts o­n some

well-known tunes as well as some new o­nes. We'll work to de-mystify how

harmony singing works by getting you singing right away."

VBA Hosts a Special Concert

With Phillips, Grier and Flinner

February 3rd , 7:30 PM

The VBA hosts a special concert with Phillips, Grier and Flinner Tuesday

February 3rd at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, doors open at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members, and are available at

VBA events.

Contact: Larry Lawrence Statland 472-6483

Additional info at www.phillipsgrierflinner.com

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

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19. DANCING AND DRUMMING

Greetings drummers, dancers!

Peace and Joy into the New Year

Thank you for helping make the last WAVE evening a huge success of community gathering in joy, movement, & music! Next WAVE Collective dance with guest performers DRUMBOOT! is in the works for sometime in the Spring in Duncan.

A note to update you o­n the new session of drum and dance in Duncan, as well as some special events in Duncan & Victoria:

-next African Hand Drumming Session with Navaro Franco is starting Monday January 26th, with a daytime class 1230-2, and a night class 630-830pm

-Ecstatic Trance Dance Classes will now be o­n Wednesday nights, 7-830pm, starting January 21st, with a daytime class 1230-2

- the wonderful opportunity to study Samba and African Hand Drumming with Joseph Pepe Danza is coming right up o­n the 17th and 18th of January. Please do let me know if you are interested so I can have an advance sense of workshop size.

Pepe will also be performing in Night of the Spirit -an evening of worldbeat music for dance the evening of Jan 17th, at the White Eagle Hall in Victoria.

Check out Pepe's website at www.pepe-music.com for more info about him and his work.

- Navaro's group DRUMBOOT! Moving Rhythm will be creating o­nce a month Evenings of Music for Trance and Ecstatic Dance, dates to be announced, at the Orange Hall in Victoria, starting in February.

Scroll down for more details:

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Navaro and Rivers of Rhythm are producing the following workshops in Duncan and Victoria with Pepe:

Joseph Pepe Danza is a gifted teacher and performer who began his professional musical career in his native Uruguay at age 13.

His path of music and spirit then led him around the globe, studying, performing, and teaching, to finally settle in Vancouver, BC. Pepe is an active studio musician, composer, arranger, producer and musical director, presently working and touring with Vancouver Moving Theatre, jazz-funk supergroup Soulstream, as well as with his world music group JouTou. He is also Artisitic Director for the Vancouver Sacred Music Festival, now in its fifth year. He has recieved countless award nominations including Musician of the Year in 1999 (West Coast Music Awards), Juno for his work with Asza, Leo awards for his work in film music, and Jessie awards for his theater scores.

Workshops with Pepe:

BRAZILIAN SAMBA

Saturday Jan. 17th, 10am - 1pm, $30

In Victoria at the White Eagle Hall in James Bay, 90 Dock St. corner of Niagara

mixed levels. Bring your percussion instruments or use those provided.

AFRICAN HAND DRUMMING

Sunday Jan. 18th at Rivendell Yurt in Duncan

Advanced 1130-230, Beginners 4-7pm. $30 per workshop

Potluck break at 230-4, invitation to morning workshopers to lunch and gather in community, and same to afternoon workshopers: Come early to share food and be together in this beautiful wild setting beside the Cowichan River.

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2 workshops for $55

please contact Navaro for info & registration in Duncan at 250-701-0002, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Catch Pepe performing o­n Saturday night Jan 17th at the White Eagle Hall 90 Dock St. in James Bay in NIGHT OF THE SPIRIT , a dance evening of World Beat Music with Joseph Pepe Danza, Niel Golden, Mohammed Ahmed, Wynn Gogol, Ken Hall, Navaro Franco, as well as Zimbabwean Music and Dance Ensemble JAMBANJA.

Night of the Spirit is a benefit evening for an Iraqui family's re-unification. 730pm, tickets $20 at the door or advance sales at 7 valleys shop 2506 Douglas St. 382-9998 Doors open 630pm. Middle Eastern food, many entertainers...

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RIVERS OF RHYTHM AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES with Navaro Franco

Depth and fun in the community drum circle!

Two weekly classes, Jan 26 to March 8. ( RIVENDELL YURT)

Daytime Mondays 1230-2pm By the 7 week session: $70, or drop-in welcome $13

Evenings Mondays 630-830pm By the 7 week session: $80, or drop-in welcome $15

choose either class. Make-ups possible from class to class.

Spring 7 week session will start March 29th thru end of May

mixed levels, extra drums are available

Payment can be broken up in postdated cheques if necessary

Navaro's classes are designed to meet the specific needs of the individuals that make up the group / community body. Classes are mixed levels, with a focus o­n understanding rhythm as deeply as possible from the body as well as the mind. Navaro has a particular interest in community and healing that brings a safety, cohesiveness, and dynamism to her teaching of traditional and worldbeat material.

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Please contact Navaro at (long distance from Victoria) 250-701-0002, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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ECSTATIC TRANCE DANCE - NIGHT CLASSES

Wednesdays 7-830pm Jan 21-March 10, ( RIVENDELL YURT)

8 weeks: By the session $80, or $13 drop-in welcome also

next session March 31 - May 19th

dance to live drumming accompaniment.

~ Ecstatic Dance is a workout for body and soul . . . a journey undertaken through the body . . . spontaneous movement to live or recorded music calls forth your natural dance and inner vitality. . . for health, strength, and healing. . . within a community space that is safe and connected. Dance the waves of your inner rhythms and connect with your joy and your depths!! All are welcome, any or no dance experience is perfect. ~

DAYTIME ECSTATIC DANCE WORKOUTS

Wednesdays 1230-2pm Jan 21 - March 10 (RIVENDELL YURT)

8 weeks $70, or $12 drop-in welcome

dance to recorded music

SOUTH AFRICAN GUMBOOT DANCE WORKSHOPS

Come and experience this fun form of body music! Monthly workshops, dates To Be Announced.

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