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Wednesday, 15 June 2005 06:52
Activist Agenda June 15th

Michael Kalmanovitch, at Edmonton's Earth's General Store (www.earthsgeneralstore.ca), regularly compiles and distributes an awesome list of progressive events.  Very inspiring. 

North Country Fair Tickets now at Earth's General Store


and Summer Solstice Tickets.

 

Check out the New City Holistic Calendar http://cityholistic.com

and submit your events directly.

 

Summary

Index:

 

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JUNE is Bike Month

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00am ? 9:00am: BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: FREE BICYCLE MOVIES AT METRO CINEMA

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm ? 8:00pm: Western Canada For Us: The Sudden Rise and Fall of a Canadian Hate Group in 2004

June 15th, Wednesday @ 12:00pm: Brown bag lunch with MS. TARIRO NHONGO

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm ? 10pm: Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA) office warming celebration and general meeting.

June 16th, Thursday @ 7:00am ? 9:00am: BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST

June 17th ? 19th: The North Country Solstice Celebration

June 17th, Friday:  PRIDE WEEK KICKOFF!

June 17th, Friday @ 3:00pm:  UNESCO Culture of Peace Initiative 2000-2010

June 17, Friday 7 pm - Pride Awards and Flag raising at City Hall. Reception to Follow
June 18th, Saturday @ 2:00pm: Edmonton Pride Parade Day
June 18th, Saturday @ 9:00pm ? 1:00am: Womonspace Unity Dance

June 18th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 2:00pm: Change for Children Annual General Meeting.

June 18th, Saturday @ 12:30pm: Solidarity Action in support of the "No One is Illegal" march

June 18th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Hand knit Alpaca Sweater Sale

June 18th, Saturday @ 2:00pm: Public Forum on Canada's foreign policy and the 2005 Maple Flag War Games

June 18th, Saturday @ 9:00pm: 8th Annual Global Visions Moonlight Jam Fundraiser

June 19th, Sunday @ 11:00am ~ 4:00pm: Father?s Day Picnic

June 20th, Monday @ 1:00pm: World Refuge Day & Day of Support for Survivors of Torture.

June 22nd, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: Bonfire of the Rainbows
June 23rd, Thursday @ 8:00pm: Edmonton Vocal Minority presents "One World Many Voices"
June 24th, Friday @ 7:00pm: Acts Of Pride

June 24th ? 26th: North Country Fair.

June 25th, Saturday @ 12:00pm ? 4:00pm: fourth annual Bikeology Festival!
June 25th, Saturday @ 8:00pm ? 2:00am: Pride Dance

June 26th, Sunday @ 11:00am ? 2:00pm:  Family Brunch & Penny Carnival

June 26th ? 30th: The International Peace Research Association's 21st Biennial Conference

June 28th, Tuesday @ 5:00 ? 10:00 pm: Langano Skies Vegetarian Vibrations

June 29th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: FREE BICYCLE MOVIES AT METRO CINEMA

 

JULY

July 8th, 9th and 10th: Straw Bale Wall Raising.

July 16th, Saturday @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Voice for Animals Society will be holding a WHITE ELEPHANT SALE

July 23rd, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Wiring & Stucco Prep!

July 28th ? 31st: Camp fYrefly: A leadership camp for lgbtq youth

 

AUGUST

August 6th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Stucco Day!

August 6th, Saturday @ 10:00am: Hiroshima 60th Public Commemoration

 

Actions:

?      A Click for the Forest - http://www.ettklickforskogen.se/engelska/ettKlickeng.asp

?      Early childhood education and childcare system

?      Candle Nights" on Summer Solstice - http://www.candle-night.org

?      DARFUR ? the genocide continues! Note ACTION on June 10th, 2005

?      Wilderness Challenge

?      Voice for Animals Society Rummage Sale

 

Volunteering: Hey ? volunteering is very important.

?      PRIDE WEEK ? lots of people needed

?      Edmonton Bicycle Commuters? Society (EBC) Casino August 29th and 30th ? Please sign up.

 

Employment:

?      Administration Assistant - Miistakis Institute for the Rockies

 

Information:

?      Ride Board Launch at Earth's General Store [thanks to Heike].

?      Volunteer Overseas with Canada World Youth



JUNE

JUNE IS BIKE MONTH

And Pride Month

 

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00am ? 9:00am: BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST. Enjoy a power bar, juice/coffee and a doughnut while cycle commuting. Free mechanic checks and plenty of cycling info.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN MUG TO HELP THE PLANET EVEN MORE!

Location: Ezio Farone Park Northwest end of High Level Bridge (97th Avenue and 110 Street)

Cost: FREE

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: FREE BICYCLE MOVIES AT METRO CINEMA featuring Breaking Away & Bicycle Thief.

Location: Ziedler Hall at Citadel Theatre, 9828 - 101A Avenue

Cost: FREE - Donations accepted for local bike share cooperatives

Website: www.metrocinema.org

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm ? 8:00pm: Western Canada For Us: The Sudden Rise and Fall of a Canadian Hate Group in 2004 with Richard Warman. Glenn Bahr said that dead or alive, Hitler was his Fuhrer, or leader.  Bahr described Justice Minister Irwin Cotler as "a dirty Jew".  Glenn Bahr wrote on the Internet that homosexuals ?should be terminated along with retards and any other degenerates that nature would do away with in the wild."
Peter Kouba dreamed of an all-white homeland that would begin with his goal to organize an all-white municipality in Alberta.  He talked of Aboriginals as "subhumans" and wrote that higher rates of AIDS infection in the Aboriginal community represented "some good news" because it meant they would die earlier.  Mr. Kouba's expressions of hatred also extended to the black, Jewish, and homosexual communities.
Together they and likeminded friends formed the group called Western Canada For Us that exploded onto the
scene in Edmonton and Calgary in 2004 and quickly spread to Manitoba and British Columbia.  The timely
actions of the community (NAARR), media, and police  (Hate/Bias Crime Unit) that led to the group's demise

within a year will be discussed along with a question  and answer session to follow. Presentation sponsored by Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations (NAARR)

Location: University of Alberta, Room 158 Education South

Cost: FREE - donations to NAARR will be accepted Confirm your attendance to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact: 425-4644

            Website: www.naarr.org

 

June 15th, Wednesday @ 12:00pm: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers invites you to a brown bag lunch with MS. TARIRO NHONGO, Training Officer of Housing People of Zimbabwe. Come share and learn about the work of Housing People of Zimbabwe.    

Rooftops Canada ? Abri International has provided technical expertise and leadership in low-cost housing and human settlements development around the world since 1984.

With support from Canadian International Development Agency, Rooftops Canada works with Housing People of Zimbabwe (HPZ) a Harare based service and advocacy organization for housing cooperative members throughout the country. Rooftops Canada?s involvement in Zimbabwe began in 1988, when it jointly sponsored a national workshop on low cost housing with Settlements Information Network Africa. This led to helping a co-op in Bulawayo with its housing project. It was soon discovered that many housing co-ops had formed but were unable to move forward. Zimbabwean stakeholders felt that a local NGO was necessary to provide needed technical and educational support. Rooftops Canada agreed and helped establish HPZ in 1991. This was followed by a series of programs to develop HPZ?s capacity to deliver low-income housing projects and support the emerging co-op housing sector. HPZ staff and Board members have participated in African regional workshops and study visits between our partners throughout the world and Canada.

MS. TARIRO NHONGO is the HPZ Training Officer with special responsibilities on HIV / AIDS. The study visit includes participation in Dialogue IV: Knowledge Exchange, a HIV / AIDS conference focusing on women, organized by Voices of Positive Women. This visit follows a training and support mission from Canada to Zimbabwe when the director of Black-Cap, a Toronto based ASO, reviewed current HIV AIDS work and supported HPZ to plan future interventions. Ms. Nhongo will provide first hand information regarding the work of HPZ, especially as it applies to HIV / AIDS and housing.

Location: Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, 101, 10010-107 A Avenue

Cost: FREE

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

 

June 15th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm ? 10pm: Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA) office warming celebration and general meeting.

Location: Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 6th Floor, Room #9

Cost: FREE - Please RSVP: If you plan on coming please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it directly/off-list by June 13. NOTE: Kid & baby-friendly; refreshments will be served
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-9236

Website: http://www.edmontonsmallpress.org

June 16th, Thursday @ 7:00am ? 9:00am: BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST. Enjoy a power bar, juice/coffee and a doughnut while cycle commuting. Free mechanic checks and plenty of cycling info.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN MUG TO HELP THE PLANET EVEN MORE!

Location: Beaver Hills House Park (105th Street & Jasper Avenue)

Cost: FREE

[This weekend looks like an incredibly busy one. WHEW! Michael]

June 17th ? 19th: The North Country Solstice Celebration will be a completely unique arts festival, ocurring June 17-21 near Joussard, Alberta, Canada. It will take place on the longest day of the year, a powerful turning point in the seasons. As much a workshop/seminar as a music festival, this celebration will make use of music, dancing and drama to create a spectacle of transformation. This is not the North Country Fair, which will be taking place on the following weekend, but we encourage you to attend both, and a package ticket is available. This event is not meant to replace the Fair, but rather to augment, extend and deepen the experience.

Location: Lesser Slave Lake
Cost: See Website or contact Earth's General Store for more information 439-8725

Website: http://solstice.lslncca.ca

 

June 17th, Friday @ 7:00pm:  PRIDE WEEK KICKOFF! Pride Awards and Flag raising at City Hall. Reception to Follow. Part of Pride Week.

            Location: City Hall

            Website: http://www.prideedmonton.org/2005%20Calendar.htm

June 17th, Friday @ 3:00pm:  UNESCO Culture of Peace Initiative 2000-2010; Edmonton Committee. Replacing the weapons and intimidation culture with the acculturation of the tools for genuine social solidarity between groups and regions.

Location: Second Floor Board Room, Boyle McCauley Health Centre 96 St and 106 A Ave.
Cost: FREE

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

June 18th, Saturday @ 2:00pm: Edmonton Pride Parade Day! Parade starts at 2pm at Oliver Arena (10315 ? 119th Street), goes to Jasper Avenue and ends at Churchill Square and 99 Street. [This is a fun and colourful event]. There will be a Fair at Sir Winston Churchill Square - Earth's General Store will be there (we are one of the sponsors for Pride Week). If you want to enter a float or entry into the parade please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Website: http://www.prideedmonton.org/2005%20Calendar.htm

 

June 18th, Saturday @ 9:00pm ? 1:00am: Womonspace Unity Dance with Licorice Whip.

Location: Hellenic Community Hall, 10450 ?116th Street

Cost: $10 Members ?  $15 Non-members. Tickets at Earth's General Store

 

June 18th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 2:00pm: Change for Children Annual General Meeting.

Location: Change for Children office, #222, 9624-108th Avenue.

Contact: CFCA at 448-1505 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.changeforchildren.org

 

June 18th, Saturday @ 12:30pm: Solidarity Action in support of the "No One is Illegal" march from Montreal to Ottawa. An historical event.

Location: Start at Corbett Hall (University of Alberta. 82nd Avenue and 112th Street) and walking to Gazebo Park (83rd Avenue and 104 Street).

 

June 18th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Hand knit Alpaca Sweater Sale by the Minkha Women's Knitting Co-operative of Bolivia. All proceeds to go directly to this cooperatively owned and run enterprise.

Location: Windsor Park Community Hall, 11840 ? 87th Avenue

Contact: 436-5732 or 433-3206

Website: www.minkhasweaters.com or www.savethechildren.ca
 
June 18th, Saturday @ 2:00pm: Public Forum on Canada's foreign policy and the 2005 Maple Flag War Games. Every year, Canada holds a six week international air combat training program, known as Exercise Maple Flag. This exercise involves 5,000  military personnel from 11 countries, including Canada, Germany,  France, Britain, and the United States. For the first time this year, Canada has invited the Israeli air force to participate as well. By hosting these war games, Canada is giving its support to the illegal occupations of Iraq and Palestine, the grave violations of international law committed by the United States, Britain, Israel and others, to war crimes, and crimes against the peace.
For its part, the Israeli air force in particular has a record of flagrantly violating many critical international laws prohibiting actions such as:
- Illegal assassinations in crowded slums using missiles
- Demolition of civilian homes, schools, temples, and businesses
- Missile attacks on hospitals and ambulances
Canadians have clearly expressed their opposition to wars of aggression and to U.S.-led illegal occupation. It is unconscionable that Canada is giving assistance in training air forces to wage brutal wars of aggression.
U.S., British, and Israeli military, get out of Canada!
Oppose the Maple Leaf Games!

Location: Gazebo Park (104th Street and 83rd Avenue)

 

June 18th, Saturday @ 9:00pm: 8th Annual Global Visions Moonlight Jam Fundraiser! Come hear Bill Bourne, Tippy-A-Gogo, JellyBean & Jazzy G, Rachelle Van Zanten and Souljah Fyah sing folk, reggae, and hop-hop.

Location: Planet Ze Design Centre 10055 - 80th Avenue

Cost: $15 in advance (available at Earth's General Store, 10832 Whyte Ave) or $20 at the door

Contact: 414-1052

Website: www.globalvisionsfestival.com

June 19th, Sunday @ 11:00am ~ 4:00pm: Fifth Annual Family Father?s Day Picnic for Children of Divorced/separated Parents coordinated by the Equitable Child Maintenance and Access Society. Free food, beverages and lots of activities (Potato Sack races, 3 legged races, Tug-A-War, Candy throw, croquet, soccer, and Bocci Ball!

Location: Site #1, Capilano Park, 50th Street just north of 106th Avenue, left at the end before you drive into the river (South side of the river)

Cost: FREE

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 416-8342 or Joe Kroestch (Education Committee) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ph:439-2326, cell 901-5200

Website: www.ecmas.org

 

June 20th, Monday @ 1:00pm: World Refuge Day & Day of Support for Survivors of Torture. Join in showing Edmonton is a welcoming community for newcomers. Join others around the world celebrating and honouring the spirit and resilience of Refugees and Victims of Torture. Stories by refugees from around the world with poetry and music by refugee artists. Key issues affecting lives of refugees in Edmonton. Action recommendations for Edmonton to be a city where refugees succeed.

Location: Stanley A Milner, Sir Winston Churchill Square (102nd Avenue and 100th Street).

Contact: Maria at 423-9517 or Tatjana 423-3737

 

June 22nd, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: Bonfire of the Rainbows featuring TEENAGE SURF INVASION, AGAPERAYGUNEXPEREYMENT, and FALCONHAWK. Part of Pride Week.

Location: The PowerPlant on U of A Campus
Cost: $10.00

Contact: Not Known

Website: www.prideedmonton.org/

 

June 23rd, Thursday @ 8:00pm: Edmonton Vocal Minority presents "One World Many Voices" with The Derivative Duo. Part of Pride Week.

Location: Provincial Museum of Alberta Theatre (12845 ? 102nd Avenue)
Cost: $12.00/$10.00 (low income) from Earth's General Store (10832 Whyte Avenue)The Front Page
(10356 Jasper Avenue) and TIX on the Square (3 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Contact: 479-2038

Website: http://www.evmchoir.com/

 

June 24th, Friday @ 7:00pm: Acts Of Pride - featuring The Derivative Duo, Bryce Kulak and many more!

Location: La Cite Francophone ? 8627 ? 91st Street. Part of Pride Week.
Cost: Not Known

Contact: Not Known

Website: http://www.prideedmonton.org/2005%20Calendar.htm

June 24th ? 26th: North Country Fair. Check out http://lslncca.ca/current/current.htm. Tickets are available from Earth's General Store.

 

June 25th, Saturday @ 12:00pm ? 4:00pm: fourth annual Bikeology Festival! Celebrate bicycles and ecology with displays by local cycling groups & retailers, free mechanic checks, bike art, giveaways, riding demos, pedal-powered smoothies, solar-powered music, environmental fair and more. Performers this year include Dale Ladoucer, The Elevators, Quartette Incognito, Rob Barnes & Anna Sewell, the 'bike-nic' poet.  Fun for all cyclists of all ages! Sponsored by Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, City of Edmonton, Rainbow Bridge Communications, Mountain Equipment Coop, Metro Cinema and the #2.

Location: Beaver Hills House Park (105th Street & Jasper Avenue)

Cost: FREE

June 25th, Saturday @ 8:00pm ? 2:00am: Pride Dance at the Citadel. Part of Pride Week (volunteers needed). Part of Pride Week.

            Location: Citadel Theatre

Cost: Unknown at present

Contact: Earth's General Store should be selling tickets shortly

Website: www.prideedmonton.org/

 

June 26th, Sunday @ 11:00am ? 2:00pm Family Brunch & Penny Carnival - hosted by The Big Fresh. Part of Pride Week.

Location: The Big Fresh @ 12120 Jasper Avenue

Cost: FREE
Website: www.prideedmonton.org/

 

June 26th, Sunday @ 12:00pm Change for children - Annual Brunch Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Location: Upper Crust Cafe - 10909-86th Avenue

Cost: $40 

Contact: CFCA at 448-1505 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.changeforchildren.org

 

June 26th ? 30th: The International Peace Research Association's 21st Biennial Conference.

Location: University of Calgary

Cost: Unknown

            Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone/fax: (403) 210-3184

 

June 28th, Tuesday @ 5:00 ? 10:00 pm: Langano Skies Vegetarian Vibrations a yummy vegetarian offering of Ethiopian food.

Location: Langano Skies ? 9920 Whyte Avenue

Cost: $12.99 all you can eat buffet

Contact: 432-3334

Website: www.langanoskies.com

 

June 29th, Wednesday @ 7:00pm: FREE BICYCLE MOVIES AT METRO CINEMA featuring Beijing Bicycle & The Hard Road.

Location: Ziedler Hall at Citadel Theatre, 9828 - 101A Avenue

Cost: FREE - Donations accepted for local bike share cooperatives

Website: www.metrocinema.org

 


JULY

 

July 8th, 9th and 10th: Straw Bale Wall Raising. Experience a profound sense of accomplishment as we raise the straw bale walls in one day!  Discover the details before you begin to plan your own structure.   Learn window installation, roofing, corner structure detail and moisture protection.  Elements used are those suggested through CMHC studies.  Gain tips that come from over 10 years of straw bale building experience.  

Limited spaces available.  Gather and meet on Friday evening.  We'll begin at 8 am on Saturday morning.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Saturday. Sunday we'll begin at 9 and finish around 3:30. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Sunday. Camping and bed & breakfast facilities are available near by.  Some camping space available on site. An excellent weekend as owners are very organized. It is a Nebraska style garage, designed to match the architecture of the owners' solar home. Earth's General Store has some excellent books on stucco/plastering and straw bale building.

Location: Building is located in southeast of Sherwood Park. ? directions will be given with registration.

Cost: $250 each

Contact: Register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 780-963-0611

 

July 16th, Saturday @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Voice for Animals Society will be holding a WHITE ELEPHANT SALE fundraiser to support our work in helping animals.  This year's campaigns include: Wear Fur?  Share the Blame; End Canada's Annual Seal Hunt; Free WEM's Sea Lions; Support Anti-cruelty Bill C-22; Shut Down Guzoo  - the worst zoo in Canada; Bylaw to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses. If you are unable to attend the sale but wish to make a donation, please call the contacts below.

Location: Corner of 99 Street and 79 Avenue
Contact: Elena at 490-0905 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.v4a.org

 

July 23rd, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Wiring & Stucco Prep! Preparation for stucco and finishing is one of the most important steps. A great day for those who understand the basics and want some details on preparing for finishing. Stucco wire installation, sewing, window and door detailing, electrical and general stucco prep.  We'll carve niches, look at shelves, check compression and get ready for the next stage.  No straw bale experience required  for this one day course.  Lunch provided. Earth's General Store has some excellent books on stucco/plastering and straw bale building.

Location: Building is located in southeast of Sherwood Park. ? directions will be given with registration.

Cost: $100 each

Contact: Register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 780-963-0611

 

July 28th ? 31st: Camp fYrefly: A leadership camp for lgbtq youth aged 14 ? 24. For more information about attending, volunteering or sponsoring, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 492-0772

 



AUGUST

 

August 6th, Saturday @ 10:00am ? 4:00pm: Stucco Day! Stucco is an essential element of this natural building method.  As both the moisture protection and part of the structure, stucco must be applied to all walls.  Gain first hand knowledge of colour mixing, trowel application and the proper mix for each coat.  We'll discuss other methods as we go and explore the reasons why stucco is superior.  Come dressed for outdoor mud fun!  No prior straw bale experience required.  Lunch provided. Earth's General Store has some excellent books on stucco/plastering and straw bale building.

Location: Building is located in southeast of Sherwood Park. ? directions will be given with registration.

Cost: $50 each

Contact: Register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 780-963-0611

 

August 6th, Saturday @ 10:00am: Hiroshima 60th Public Commemoration - This year marks the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Project Ploughshares Edmonton calls on citizens of the Edmonton Capital Region to reflect on the consequences of that horrible event that changed the world forever. Project Ploughshares Edmonton is sponsoring and organizing a public commemoration that will honour the victims, expresses our sorrow, raise awareness, work towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and promote lasting peacemaking actions.

The program will include visiting dignitaries; civic, faith and community leaders, as well as prayers, music, dance and interactive activities. There will be an opportunity to see a number of exhibits including Junior and Senior High School Essay Winners, and the Elementary ?Schools for Peace? art work with 18,000 peace cranes. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to this Public Commemoration Event.

Location:. Edmonton?s City Hall.

Cost: FREE

Contact: Melle Huizinga (780) 454-3452 or Lois Evans (780) 434-4330

 

 
ACTION

 

A Click for the Forest

A Swedish group called Ett Klick for Skogen (i.e. A Click for the Forest) needs your clicks! They have to raise approximately 24,362.25 Euro before the end of June 2005 to raise enough money to purchase piece of old growth forest in northern Sweden so it can be protected. Every click they receive
generates a small amount of money donated to their purchase by funders. Also, until June 20, every tree "purchased" will matched by an American donor - it's a 2 for 1 deal for the forest!

Please take 20 seconds and click the button on the following page:
http://www.ettklickforskogen.se/engelska/ettKlickeng.asp

Ett Klcik for Skogen is a TRN Participant Organization. I have made their webpage my homepage so I click everyday!
www.taigarescue.org



early childhood education and childcare system

I am sending you this message to tell you about an important campaign that is being coordinated by Public Interest Alberta. As you have probably heard, the Alberta government has been negotiating an agreement with the Canadian government on an early childhood education and childcare system. While the Alberta government had initially questioned signing on to a national childcare agreement back in February, they are now finally moving ahead with the negotiations.

 

Pubic Interest Alberta is advocating for both levels of governments to get on with signing an agreement that is based on the four principles of Quality, Universally inclusive, Accessible with a Developmental focus (QUAD). Many organizations are supporting the campaign by asking their members to go the Public Interest Alberta website where you can send an electronic message on this topic to the Minister of Children?s Services and your MLA. If you have not already done so, please go to www.pialberta.org to send a message in support of quality, affordable childcare.

 

Many post card messages to the Minister have also been distributed for people to sign and hundreds have been sent in to the office.  Public Interest Alberta will be delivering the first strings of cards to the provincial legislature on Friday, June 17th.  As we launched this campaign on the Friday before Mother?s Day, they feel it is appropriate that just prior to Father?s Day we say that ?Fathers want a quality affordable childcare system too!?.  If you are near the centre of Edmonton and half an hour for a nice walk on June 17th, please join us at the front of our office building (9912 ? 106 Street) at 12:10, to help us walk the long string of cards over to the legislature (3 blocks away). 

 

While we want to get as many signed cards back as possible for our media event on Friday, we know we will still need to keep the pressure on the government over the next few weeks. So if you would like to order more cards for your friends, family and co-workers to sign, please contact Public Interest Alberta at (780) 420-0471 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to place your order.

 

 

Bill Moore-Kilgannon

Executive Director

Public Interest Alberta

780-420-0471

 

"Candle Nights" on Summer Solstice

The first Candle Night took place in Japan on June 22, 2003 on the night of summer solstice. Candle Night encourages people to turn off the lights for two hours from 8 to 10 p.m. on the night of summer solstice.
This event was originally initiated by several of Japan's environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The movement is spreading to other countries as well, including Indonesia (Bali), Brazil and Ecuador, where some "Candle Night events were held.

To subscribe to the Candle Night Newsletter in English or to obtain information on future developments of the movement both inside and outside Japan, please visit the Candle Night website.
http://www.candle-night.org/2005summer/english/index.html



DARFUR ? the genocide continues!

There is a plan for an action on June 10th but I have not received the details yet. Please contact the store next week if you are interested in being involved or attending.

Please take a few moments to write to Prime Minister Paul Martin to let him know how you feel about the situation in Darfur and Canada?s official response to it ? pathetically slow and little. Now, the small contingent of peacekeeper/advisors that Canada was intending to send to the area will not be allowed to enter Darfur. Canada must act to safeguard the hundreds of thousands of lives at stake here. It needs to be a catalyst for international pressure to bring an end of acts of violence in Darfur ? NOW! Email Paul Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It has also been suggested that David Kilgour be asked to support the Liberal/NDP budget so that the government stays in place so that it can carry out some of the promises it has made over the past few weeks/months. I support David?s call for more Canadian peacekeepers for Darfur. Mr. Kilgour has done some pretty excellent action on global justice. You can write to him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please visit the following websites:

http://genocideinterventionfund.org/

http://www.sudanreeves.org/

http://www.darfurgenocide.org

http://www.hrw.org/

http://www.unsudanig.org/

http://www.freedom-quest.ca

http://www.standarfur.org/learn.htm

www.msf.ca




Take ACTION to Conserve Nature

The David Suzuki Foundation has researched the 10 most effective ways we can help conserve nature and improve our quality of life.

1.      Reduce home energy use by 10%
2.      Choose an energy-efficient home & appliances
3.      Don't use pesticides
4.      Eat meat-free meals one day a week
5.      Buy locally grown and produced food
6.      Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle
7.      Walk, bike, carpool or take transit
8.      Choose a home close to work or school
9.      Support alternative transportation
10.     Learn more and share with others

The Challenge is to pick at least three steps and sign up by clicking the button below. It's an easy and effective way to make a difference.

Already doing these 10 steps? Great! But we still need you to sign up and join thousands of people who are making a commitment to a better future. Let's send a powerful message to our leaders that we want a clean, healthy Canada.

 

Please consider signing up under Earths General Store at http://www.davidsuzuki.org/WOL/Challenge/.



Voice for Animals Society Rummage Sale

              
We are looking for items to sell in our White Elephant rummage sale fund-raiser on July 16. So, if you have some stuff cluttering up your house that you want to get rid of, and if you would like to support our work for animals,  please give us a call.
phone: 490-0905
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P.O. Box 68119, 162 Bonnie Doon Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, T6C 4N6, Canada
Phone: 780-490-0905 Fax: 780-922-5287      Web: www.v4a.org Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Check the web site for alerts, news, resources, links and ideas on how you can help animals!

 



Volunteering ? It?s important

 

PRIDE WEEK

All shifts are 2 hours long innless otherwise stated

 

Friday June 17

Festival Tent Pickup - 12:30

Beer Tent Set-up: We are starting at 10:00 am and depending on the # of people, may be here as long as 4:00. If you can't be there that long, or get there that early, that's fine, but any help at all would be appreciated.

 

Saturday June 18

Churchill Square

Set  up help - 9:00 and 10:00

Bartenders - 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 4:45 and 6:15

Liquor ticket sales -- 2:30

Teardown - 7:00

 

Parade help - starting at Jasper ave and 108 Street - 1:00

 

Saturday June 25

Pride Dance - Citadel Theatre

2 hours volunteering gets you in the dance for free.

Set up - 5:00-8:00

Liquor ticket sales - 9:00. 10:00 and 11:00

Security - 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30

Tear Down - 2:00

 

Please contact Lance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to volunteer. Your hours can help raise funds for local groups like HIV Edmonton, Pride Centre, Lambda Church and EVM. please let me know in your e-mail if you would like to put your time toward a specific group.

 

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters? Society (EBC) has been granted a casino for Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th 2005.

 

Money that is generated from this fundraising event is used for rent, facility upkeep, BikeWorks, wages, the hiring of a coordinator and educational courses. EBC is not dependent on the casino to survive but it does make operating our facility and carrying out our mandate a little less stressful.

 

To operate the casino we need to have about 25 people volunteer for 38 positions/shifts. Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) requires us to submit the names of these volunteers 60 days in advance therefore it is very important that any person that may think that they would be able to volunteer ANY time for this worthwhile (financially) event that they let me know as soon as possible so I can start working out the schedule. Though you don?t need to fill in a volunteer form for AGLC unless you are volunteering for key volunteer positions (General Manager, Alternate General Manager, Banker and Count Room Supervisor) it would help me to better organize the volunteers if each person filled in a form. The volunteer form can be obtained at: http://www.aglc.gov.ab.ca/pdf/gaming/gaming_forms/5400.pdf. Please email the form once you are done.

 

These volunteer application forms are also available at Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' (10047 - 80 Avenue) and at Earth's General Store (#201, 10832 Whyte Avenue). I can also email you the form if you would like it sent to you this way.

 

No experience is necessary and all training is provided. A variety of positions, shifts and duties are available (Chip Runner, Cashier, Count Room, Banker, General Manager and Count Room Supervisor). The time commitment ranges from 5 1/2 to 9 hours - depending on the position you volunteer for.

 

Casinos can be fun and educational. Food (full restaurant with vegetarian options) and refreshments are provided at the casino and paid for by EBC in appreciation of your volunteer time.

 

The event will be held at the Baccarat Casino 10128 ? 104th Avenue.

 

Please bring photo identification with you when you turn up at the casino for your shift.

 

If you require more information please contact Michael Kalmanovitch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 439-8725 (Earth's General Store).

 

 

Employment

Administration Assistant (Part-time)
Miistakis Institute for the Rockies
Location: University of Calgary, Alberta
Deadline for applications: June 23, 2005
Start Date: July 4

Organization
The Miistakis Institute for the Rockies is an affiliated institute with the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Miistakis requires a part-time Administration Assistant - an energetic individual with a strong administration and secretarial background. The Miistakis Institute for the Rockies is a non-profit charitable organization that undertakes and supports pure and applied research respecting the ecosystems of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding regions, and assists in the development and implementation of collaborative ecosystem management. The Institute's mandate is to bridge the gap between science and decision-making, using technology to deliver decision-ready information.

Position
The Administration Assistant, working under the direct supervision of the Executive Coordinator, will perform general administration duties for Miistakis. More specifically, he or she will be expected to:
?        Perform general administration duties including filing and electronic file management;
?        Assist with financial and administrative coordination between Miistakis and the Faculty of Environmental Design;
?        Complete semi-monthly payroll for Miistakis staff;
?        Assist with project accounting and financial reporting;
?        Provide research and clerical support to Miistakis staff and Board;
?        Assist in the preparation of reports, meeting notes and communication materials;
?        Perform other duties as determined by the Executive Coordinator.

Evaluation
The successful candidate will possess:
?  A strong background and/or aptitude in administration and financial tracking;
?  Strong communication and presentation skills;
?  Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel);
?  An ability to network and form relationships with a variety of agencies and organizations;
?  An ability to work in a close working environment with Miistakis staff;
?  Exceptional organizational skills;
?  An ability to ensure a high degree of confidentiality and demonstrated discretion and good judgment;
?  Preferably an interest and passion for ecological conservation.

TERMS OF CONTRACT
This part-time position will be located at the Miistakis office located at the University of Calgary.  Rate will be commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:
Applications should be received no later than June 23, but we will continue to entertain queries until the position is filled. Interviews for successful candidates will be held at the Miistakis office. Anticipated start date is early July.

SEND BY EMAIL : a cover letter, a resume, names and contact information for three professional references.
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 Miistakis thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Much appreciated,
Danah Duke M.Sc.
Executive Coordinator
Miistakis Institute for the Rockies
c/o Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW Calgary T2N 1N4
T: 403-220-8968
F: 403-210-3859
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www.rockies.ca



Information

 

Ride Board Launch at Earth's General Store

Needing a ride somewhere? Want to have company on a trip? Check out the new Ride Board at Earth's General Store.

Thanks to Heike for putting this together.



Check out the following website for some great short videos of relevant subjects:

http://mediathatmattersfest.org

 
Also http://www.markfiore.com/animation/why01.html is pretty funning in a perverse way because it is so true.


Volunteer Overseas

We also have options with Fall NetCorps IT internships: Ecuador, Guatemala, and Ukraine.  Contact CWY today!

THE PRAIRIES/MEXICO RURAL DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE 2005-2006

AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - www.augustana.ca/rdx/

Full academic credit -- Students of all faculties

 

Application Deadline: Apply now for September 2005 placement ? limited space!

Canadian Phase: September - December 2005
Mid-program Break:
December, 2005 - January, 2006
Mexican Phase:
January - April, 2006

 WHAT IS THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE?

The Rural Development Exchange is an opportunity to focus specifically on critical issues in rural development.

For 34 years, Canada World Youth (CWY) has been organizing Youth Exchanges between Canada, developing countries, and societies in transition.  Participants from all over Canada and the world have been profoundly affected by their experience of living with host families and working in various volunteer placements in rural communities in Canada and in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

In counterpart pairs (1 Canadian and 1 Mexican) participants will work in volunteer work placements in the rural sector both in Alberta and in Mexico (the state of Morelos).  As well, participants will live with host families during the community stays.

An integrative seminar will take place during the final week of the exchange with faculty members from both Augustana and UAEM joining the Project Supervisors.  It will help to integrate and deepen the critical reflection on the challenges of creating or maintaining sustainable rural communities.

WHAT DOES THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE OFFER PARTICIPANTS?

?       24 to 30 university credits
?       experience in group facilitation and collective
?       decision making
?       direct, personal and often intensive insights into rural culture, family and community
?       an opportunity to build skills, knowledge, and
?       strategies regarding rural development
?       Spanish language skills
?       development of skills in educational planning, social animation, and cross-cultural communication
?       networking and international linkages
?       increased employment possibilities

Note:  All applicants are eligible for academic scholarships from Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta, as well as regular student loans.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The participants will be women and men, ages 19-29, who are committed to addressing the focus issues. They must possess good communication, interpersonal and group skills. Tolerance, flexibility and adaptability are essential given the cross-cultural context.

WHO IS ORGANIZING THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE?

CANADA WORLD YOUTH is the non-profit, international organization coordinating and sponsoring the exchange in conjunction with Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta and UAEM. CWY has been organizing international exchanges between Canada and developing countries for more than 30 years. Programming has recently expanded to include a wide range of special training and education programs, such as the Rural Development Exchange.

AUGUSTANA FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA is a liberal arts and sciences faculty.  It is located in Camrose, an important centre for east central rural Albertans. It has piloted a variety of work/study development studies programs in Ghana and in Mexico.

UNIVERSIDAD AUT?NOMA DEL ESTADO DE MORELOS (UAEM) is the state university of the State of Morelos dedicated to scientific and cultural exploration.  It provides educational opportunities to a student population of over 18,000 for three levels of degrees.  UAEM is located in the city of Cuernavaca.

COST:  Full tuition plus international program fees & fundraising

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Karsten M?ndel
Academic Program Manager
Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta
(780) 679-1557
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or
Zane Hamm
Program Officer
Canada World Youth
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First on-line worldwide register of GM contamination incidents

GeneWatch UK and Greenpeace International launched the first on-line register of genetically engineered (GE) contamination incidents.

To view the register, please visit: www.gmcontaminationregister.org

The searchable web site gives details of all the known cases of GE contamination of food, animal feed, seeds and wild plants that have taken place worldwide.

 

Please send me any events that you think should be listed in the Activist Agenda. Please try to send me the information in the same format as I tend to us. This will make it easier for me to compile the AA.

All items to be listed in Our Voice Magazine need to be in before the middle of the preceding month ? i.e. April 15th for the May issue. Thank you ? Michael This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Michael Kalmanovitch
Earth's General Store
10832 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3
780/439-8725
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www.earthsgeneralstore.ca
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