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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - May 10th, 2004 (Part II) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 May 2004 00:32
14. Mosaic the City - workshop - June 5th 15. EcoNews Excerpts 16. Van Island Veg Association News 17. Jewish Federation Events 18. Bluegrass News 19. Gettin' Higher Choir Events 10. Navaro Drum/Dance Classes 11. Cathedral Grove Update 12. Fifty Fifty Arts Update 13. Music for Percy Schmeiser 14. David's attempts to attain freedom 15. Saving the Forests 14. MOSAIC THE CITY WORKSHOP Victoria Green City and Community Visions Spring 2004 Learning Series - learn about the beauty and potential of mosaic art to beautifuy our city streets, greenways and sites. Mosaic the City coordinator Shylene Schackl will share the vision and practice of mosaic making. You will design and "grout" your very own take-home tile mosaic! Day includes lunch, materials, and lots of fun! Saturday, June 5th 9:00 - 3:00 pm 3031 Quadra @Quadra Arts Centre/School Cost: $30, subsidies available. To register call: 361-0351 Sponsored by GroundWorks Learning Centre (http://www.gworks.ca) and the City of Victoria Parks, Recreation, and Community Development. Thanks to funders: HRDC Canada, Environment Canada Eco-Action, the Victoria Foundation, VanCity Credit Union, and the Real Estate Foundation of BC -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 15. ECONEWS EXCERPTS May 1-15: "National Fair Trade Weeks" http://www.transfair.ca Every Saturday: 1-Day Cycling Course (free). Call Susanna Grimes, 920-5705 All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations, for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks Every Friday, 9pm: NOW magazine with Bill Moyers, KCTS TV, Channel 7 Every Sat, 6:30am to 8:30pm Rainforest Tours to Upper Walbran Valley. Bring food and drink. $50 Syd 381-114 Every Sat, 1:30pm: Tour of Merve Wilkinson?s Wildwood Forest, Ladysmith. Jay, 250-245-5540 Directions - http://www.ecoforestry.ca/WildwoodMap.htm Every Sat, 3pm. Food not Bombs: Free vegetarian food at Douglas and Yates, Bank of Montreal Every Sun, 6:30 & 11:30pm: EnviroMental, with Briony Penn. NewVI TV, Channel 12 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 May Events: Tue 11, 7pm Open Cinema Victoria premiere of "The Next Industrial Revolution". Beyond recycling, beyond eco-efficiency, a revolution has begun. Documenting the work of William McDonough & Michael Braungart. Second Story Books and Caf?, 579 Johnson. By donation ($5) Doors open 6.30. Limited Seating! http://www.thenextindustrialrevolution.org Tue 11, 7:30pm Dr. Richard Heinzl, Founder of Doctors Without Borders. ?Making a Difference: The Opportunities in a Borderless World?. McPherson Playhouse, $20/$15. Camosun College fundraiser. 370-4233 Tue 11, 7:30pm Innovation in BC Climate Change. KNOW TV 4. Tue 11, 9pm CBC IDEAS (Radio 1). The Ingenuity Project: Fueling The Future. Part 2. See Tue 4th Wed 12, 10pm Global Warming: Climate Change and BC, Part 3. KNOW TV 4. Thur 13, 6pm Join a Voluntary Simplicity or Deep Ecology Discussion Circle! Sign-Up Meeting at UVic Interfaith Centre (next to Bookstore). A discussion circle meets for 1.5 hours a week to discuss a chapter in the resource made available at the first meeting. It?s like a Reading Club! We meet for 8-9 weeks, ending with a potluck. Other possible circles include Choices for Sustainable Living; Discovering a Sense of Place; BioRegionalism. We use the resources published by the Northwest Earth Institute. Students, staff, faculty, off-campus visitors all welcome. Henri Lock 472-4159 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thur 13 to Sat 15 Public Hearings on the BC Moratorium on Offshore Oil and Gas. Help Save the BC Coast! The future of our coast is about to decided. Federal and provincial governments are considering lifting the moratorium that has protected BC's coastline from oil drilling for three decades, forever changing the face of the province. This is your chance to speak your mind. Harbourside Hotel, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Friday 9-Noon, 2- 5pm and 7-9pm. Saturday 9-noon. Encouragement: WCWC, 388-9292. You can register online at http://www.moratoriumpublicreview.ca Fri 14, 10am-2pm CRD Parks Iron Mine Bay Trail, East Sooke Park (adults only). Bring lunch, water, raingear, sturdy hiking shoes. No pets. Meet Pike Road parking lot off East Sooke Road. 478-3344. Fri 14 to Sun 16 Terra Firma Builders Rammed Earth Workshop, Salt Spring. $250 - $290 Meror Krayenhoff. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-537-9355 http://www.sirewall.com/Services-Products/weekend-course.html Fri 14 to Tue 18 TLC Conservation Holiday on South Winchelsea Island, near Parksville. Stellar Sea lions, eagles, Garry Oak ecosystem restoration, guided Kayak trip. $185. 250-479-8053 http://www.conservationholidays.ca Sat 15, 7am VNHS Birding Blenkinsop Lake, Lochside Trail. Meet south end of bridge, end of Lochside Drive. Kevin 658-0940. No pets. Sat 15, 9:30am VNHS Field Trip: Spring plants of Mill Hill with Adolf & Oluna Ceska, botanical adventure. Meet parking lot off Atkins Road, bring lunch. 2-3 hours. Adolf Ceska 477-1211. Sat 15, 10am VNHS Butterfly Walk on Observatory Hill. Meet bottom of the hill. Sat 15, 10am TLC Ecological Covenant Monitoring Training Workshop (5 hours). An opportunity to play an important role in ensuring the protection of ecologically significant landscapes in our area. Learn skills in orienteering, plant identification, landowner contact, dispute resolution and the fundamentals of conservation covenants. Bring raingear, water, lunch, boots, personal first aid kit. Sign up now: call 479-8053. Questions? Call 479 8301. Sat 15, 10:30am CRD Parks Camas Fields Forever, Devonian Regional Park. Meet kiosk in parking lot off William Head Road. 478-3344. Sat 15, 11-3pm 2nd Annual Bioregional Fair, A free family event at Oak & Orca School, 2738 Higgins St. (near Hillside & Cook) 383-6609 Sat 15, 1:30-4pm Citizens Assembly Public Hearing. Your chance to spend 10? sharing your thoughts on electoral reform with members of the Assembly. Holiday Inn, 3020 Blanshard St. http://www.citizensassembly.bc.ca/public Sat 15th 12:30pm Georgia Strait Alliance's AGM, Ladysmith Legion Hall. All welcome, GSA members eligible to vote. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.GeorgiaStrait.org Sat 15, 1:30pm Peninsula Streams Society AGM. Keynote Speaker: Misty Macduffee: Peninsula Streams. Refreshments . Institute of Ocean Sciences 9860 West Saanich Rd. Ian Bruce, Restoration Biologist Peninsula Streams Society, 250-363-6596 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.peninsulastreams.com Sat 15 & Sun 16 Victoria Butterfly Count. We are always looking for keen-eyed volunteers! Call Cheryl Mackie 479-4083. Sat 15 & Sun 16 Vancouver Island Paddlefest, Transfer Beach, Ladysmith. http://www.paddlefest.bc.ca Sun 16, 7:30am VNHS Hummingbird Banding Demonstration, Nature in Trevlac Park, with Joy and Cam Finlay, 270 Trevlac place, off Hector/Conway, off Interurban Rd. Joy/Cam 479-9833. Sun 16, 8:30am CRD Parks Birding at Horth Hill, North Saanich. Meet kiosk in parking lot off Tatlow Road. 478-3344. Sun 16, 1pm Salt Spring Island Conservancy Birding with Bob. Call 538-0318. 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 June issue: May 24th -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 15. VANCOUVER ISLAND VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION NEWS * Sun, May 16th - VIVA-Raw! Potluck, see below for more info * Sat, May 22nd - 12:00 - 3:00 pm, as a celebration for the beginnings of summer we're holding a vegan BBQ. Join us for FREE delicious organic vegan Amy's burgers - just bring your own buns and fixins. Contact 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 to RSVP and for location. * Every Saturday - 3pm, free, hot, vegetarian food provided by Food Not Bombs at Douglas & Yates, 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 or 383-5144 (#1940) if you'd like to help out. Additional Activities: DISCUSSION CIRCLES The next topic for a discussion circle will be Vegetarianism & Peace. If you are interested in attending please contact: 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 Once we have a list of people interested we will decide as a group (by email) when would be a good date and time to meet. SUMMER POTLUCKS For the summer period, we are planning on holding potlucks at outside venues. There will be a brief hiatus of organized speakers, with a focus instead on enjoying the sunshine and some outdoor games. We'll keep you posted re: the June venue. BIKE TO WORK WEEK This year we will have the first Bike to Work Week team for VIVA. Since there is no VIVA office what we will do is count trips to our respective workplaces. To join send an email 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 There is also a discussion forum for the team at http://islandveg.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=210 From: "Dave Shishkoff" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 17. EVENTS FROM THE JEWISH FEDERATION Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Society Contact Person: Cyndi Silverman 250 595-7270 http://www.jewishvancouverisland.ca Federation sends one e-mail annouuncment per month, requests must be received by the third of the month to be included! Events at the JCCV 3636 Shelbourne Street 477-7185 Tuesday Evening May 11th, 2004 JFVVIS Annual General Meeting 7:30 PM Community Events May 14, 2004 Congregation Aish Hatorah Presents Roy and Leah Neuberger Friday evening - 7:00 pm at the Silverman's 1064 Bank St. Time: 7:00 pm - Service followed by Dinner and Lecture: "Searching for Meaning in Life" Cost: $12 adults $6 students and children Shabbat evening May 15 - 6:00 pm at the Gelb's 449 Moss St. Time: 6:00 pm - Lecture: "Raising Jewish Children in a Secular World" 7:00 pm - light dinner 8:00 pm - Lecture: "The Role of Women in Judaism" Cost: no charge Info: 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 > Rabbi Gelb 250-514-8746 E. Silverman 250-598-2676 Sunday, May 16th 2004 Sing-a-long Fiddler on the Roof! The Movie! Special show to benefit Congregation EmanuEl Hebrew School and Shalom Preschool Where: The Roxy Cinegogue, 2657 Quadra Street Time: 6:00pm Price: $15 Adults, $10 Children 16 & Under Costumes Encouraged! Win prizes in the Costume Contest!! Popcorn, Pizza and Home Baked Goodies for sale. info @ 382-0615 you can also call RaeAnn for tickets. just leave a message at the synagogue. Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m., Isa Milman will launch her new book, "Between the Doorposts" at Mocambo Poetry Cafe on 1028 Blanshard St., $3 at the door. From: Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 18. BLUEGRASS NEWS BluegrassNorth magazine is about to roll off the presses. The exciting new publication, a joint venture of Connie Jean and Graham Blair of Vancouver, is expected to hit the mailroom as a September/October issue. BluegrassNorth will be Canada's only national bluegrass magazine. For update information and a subscription form, check out the website at www.bluegrassnorthpublishing.com. The BC publishing firm is a member of the IBMA. Subscription enquiries 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 . VBA Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jam May 11th, and 18th, 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 Andrews + Lawrence Saturday - May 15 at 7:30 p.m Brechin United Church on Estevan, Nanaimo Tickets available at Arbutus Music, Ferguson's Music and the Christian Book and Music store or call 250-748-3120. The Clover Point Drifters Thursday - May 20, 2004 Union Club of BC 805 Gordon St., Victoria PRIVATE CLUB - Members Only Fort Flagler Bluegrass Picking Party May 21, 22 and 23 2004 http://www.msnusers.com/FortFlaglerBluegrass The VBA hosts the 3rd annual VBA Showcase Night with an all open stage Tuesday May 25th at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, doors open at 7:30 PM. Admission is $7. Contact: Larry Lawrence Statland 472-6483 Mandolin Workshop With Michael Brooks May 16th, 2:30 PM The VBA host a Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop with Michael Brooks at the Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood, Sunday May 16th at 2:30 PM. Registration is $12. Space is limited so register early. Contact: David Klassen 920-2088 Michael Brooks has 25 years experience playing mandolin, 15 years teaching experience, and 12 years experience as Program Director of the BC Bluegrass Workshop. The workshop is targeted towards intermediate players, and will include: ? Scales and intervals ? Chord positions (major, minor and dom 7th) ? Patterns for improvisation ? Double stops ? Rhythm variations From: Larry & Catherine < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > AND "Tjac IBN" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 19. GETTIN' HIGHER CHOIR COMMUNITY EVENTS ENERGY MEDICINE - May 18 ?Understanding the Science of Alternative and Complementary Therapies? A Power-Point, illustrated and experiential lecture. with Karen Ledger RN BScN Health Educator and Nurse Therapist Tuesday, May 18th 7 - 9:30pm Cost: $10 or 2 for $15. Tickets at the door. Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health, 2400 Arbutus Road. Come and Learn in simple, easy-to-understand terminology, how Alternative and Complementary Therapies work. Scientific exploration in mind-body interactions, cellular biology, quantum physics and psycho-neuroimmunology are now proving what healers in cultures around the world have known for thousands of years, we are ?energy? beings. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it tel. 413-3273 or visit <>www.at-one.ca Submitted by: Karen Ledger, GHC Tenor ************** FLOWERING OF RELATIONSHIP COURSE May 19 A course for couples. The practice of relationship is one of our greatest, most wonderful challenges in life. Relationship is a source of rich and powerful learning about ourselves and about being a human being. Join Paul Beckow, certified marriage therapist, in this powerful eight session course as we distinguish and dissolve the barriers to our separate ways, and discover the keys to creating magic, play, and effectiveness in your primary relationship. The next Flowering course begins Wednesday evenings May 19. For more information refer to <>www.paulbeckow.com under Seminars/ workshops. Call Paul Beckow at The Victoria Family Institute Counselling Centre - 250 721 2477. Submitted by: Paul Beckow, GHC Tenor ************** THE NAUTICAL SONG CIRCLE May 22 There is a Nautical Song Circle taking place every other week at the Bent Mast (512 Simcoe in James Bay) on Saturday evenings starting at 7:30 pm, going to about 9:30 or whenever.? Please see the web site for directions and more information. http://victoria.tc.ca/Culture/Vnsc/ Submitted by: Bill Hanson, GHC Bass (just because it?s there) From: Bill Hanson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 10. NAVARO DRUMMING/DANCE CLASSES Please note Victoria that Thursday drumming is cancelled due to low registration. "Learning to dance from deep within the body is like learning to swim in the ocean of rhythm. Dancing is a way for Spirit to be heard and felt, a way of letting the soul speak about being in the body."????Zuleikha ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ VICTORIA? Sunday Drumming 6-8pm Orange Hall: Classes May 9 ????????????May 16 No Class May 23 (long weekend) Classes May 30 ?June 6 June 13 June 20 If you haven't joined yet and wish to drop in or try a class, please feel welcome to do so. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Thursdays Live Music for Open Dancing / Ecstatic Dance:? with Chris Bertin, Navaro & guests Every Thursday 7-830pm May through June at 1110 Caledonia at Cook (enter at rear). We will be joined on Thursday May 27 by? Drumboot!?Rhythm?Ensemble We will be inviting other guest musicians to play with?us on a weekly basis for your dance journeys. Come and join us for an ecstatic journey of ebbs, flows, and cycles. Dance your bliss, de-stress,?& be nourished by live music played with a healing intent. All are welcome Didjeridu, African drums, thumb piano, voice, percussion, and more! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Coming up in Duncan in June: ~ WAVES of Healing Sounds Dance Call in Summer Solstice and Dance Into Ecstasy! at the Mercury Theatre June 19th in Duncan With musical dynamo from Vancouver, Joseph Pepe Danza, also Chris Bertin, Navaro Franco, Drumboot! Moving Rhythm Ensemble, Japanese Taiko, and Rivendell Rhythm. We will be treated to an evening of dynamic music for dance, with Percussion, African & Japanese Drumming, Shakuhachi Flute, Zimbabwean Thumb Piano (Mbira), and more! Pepe will be teaching drum workshops on this weekend, with an option for the students to perform workshop material at the dance. Place and time for workshops tba. Please let me know if you are interested. Navaro: long distance from Vic: 250-701-0002 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ DUNCAN Monday Drumming (Daytime class may shift to join the evening group. Stay posted. If you have been intending to come to either class but haven't made it yet please contact me.) Monday class will meet every Monday from now until & including June 14th, except May 24, Victoria Day long weekend. Wednesday Dancing River class every Wednesday from now, until & including June 9 ~dancers take note of the Thursday evenings in Victoria, live music for Ecstatic Dance (described above in Vic schedule). African Gumboot Dance/Body Percussion Workshops Dates tba in June ~ WAVES of Healing Sounds Dance Call in Summer Solstice and Dance Into Ecstasy! at the Mercury Theatre June 19th in Duncan With musical dynamo from Vancouver, Joseph Pepe Danza, also Chris Bertin, Navaro Franco, Drumboot! Moving Rhythm Ensemble, Japanese Taiko, and Rivendell Rhythm. We will be treated to an evening of dynamic music for dance, with Percussion, African & Japanese Drumming, Shakuhachi Flute, Zimbabwean Thumb Piano (Mbira), and more! Pepe will be teaching drum workshops on this weekend, with an option for the students to perform workshop material at the dance. Place and time for workshops tba. Please let me know if you are interested. Navaro: long distance from Vic: 250-701-0002 or 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: Navaro Franco < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 11. CATHEDRAL GROVE UPDATE We have five young people up in the Cathedral Grove campsite now, two of whom walked all the way from Victoria on the railroad. They need to be fed and we need to keep a presence by the gate as much as possible too. Jim & I have been going up a couple times a week, staying all day, and bringing food. Sunshine has too. I know some others have too. But we need more people to commit to being in the Grove, as well as more food or money for food. It's good to bring basics like rice(brown), honey, peanut butter, fruit, green vegetables. They like to cook out there. If you leave money with Cliff or Nick, they will give it to someone they know is going to shop for them. Or if you can't make it out, you could give some money to someone you know is going out there. Or just come out. Please let me know if you plan to be there on any specific day. Right now there's only Sunshine and us for this week. We'll be out again Friday. And Greg is in Victoria working for a while. Let's keep the Grove occupied. Janette Briere ------------------------------------ Still no word from the Judge but she did say "It will be weeks but not months!" This is week 7 so we are expecting a ruling anyday now, but today it is still very legal for anyone to enter the area in question which is 1.5 km past the regular parking area in Cathedral Grove. Hope to see you there. Richard From: richard boyce < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 12. FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE the fifty fifty folks are pleased to report we have located a new space to accommodate our multi purpose art and music programming. it is a large retail/warehouse space located on douglas st. just north of bay in the same complex as the middle eastern establishment "seven valley foods." primarily an industrial area on the fringes of downtown which should be suitable for our rock/punk shows and beyond. our group is excited about the possibilities of this space - it is perhaps as much as double the size of our former location on craigflower and boasts a fabulous "industrial" interior. suitable for post-industrial events! however, like all great finds, that have managed to say clear of gentrification it does require some general work. given our busy schedules at the moment we are hoping some of you could offer us some time with general painting, cleaning and small scale carpentry. with your help we could potentially be up and running by the third week of may and begin our barrage of programming. if you have a few hours to spare over the next two weeks and are at least somewhat capable of handling a paint brush, please get in touch asap via email. once we hear from you we will offer some times in which we can use your help. thanks and hope to see the bulk of you out for our re-opening soiree. more info to follow. the fifty fifty folks This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://thefiftyfifty.org/ From: "the fifty fifty arts collective" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 13. MUSIC FOR PERCY SCHMEISER Dear Island Natural Growers As some of you know, I wrote a song for Percy Schmeiser after hearing his inspiring talk on Salt Spring last year, and last month recorded it with back-up from some of Salt Spring's finest musicians. My hope is that the song will increase awareness of what may be the most crucial issue ever in Canadian farming, and to help Percy pay some of his enormous legal expenses and fines he has incurred in his fight against Monsanto and genetically engineered seeds. I've sent the CD out to many of CBC's radio programs, and I know it's been played at least twice now -- and the ruling from the Supreme Court on his case may be coming any day. Also, you should know the CD single is now available for sale for $5 locally as well as on-line at http://www.festival.bc.ca. My request to your organization is for some help covering recording and production costs, so more of the $5 price of the CD can go directly to Percy. In the meantime, I'm carrying all the costs! As a suggestion, the local group Saltspringers for Safe Food has already donated $100 toward costs -- a much appreciated vote of confidence! Thanks for your consideration! Phil Vernon *Growing Circle Food Co-op, Acoustic Planet, Starbooks From: phil vernon [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ] -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 14. ON ATTAINING FREEDOM letter to the B.C. Civil Liberties Association- RE: on attaining freedom Hello. My name is David Arthur Johnston and I have been occupying the grounds of a provincially 'owned' property for a few months now. It started as an attempt to get arrested for 'Assault by Trespass' so I could challenge it in court (so I could get a ruling on the 'right to sleep' or have a judge officially say that everyone must 'pay to dream' (and send me to prison, where I would not eat). The fun part is- the crown knows of my intent and does not want me to get in front of a judge- they've told the police and the PCC (Provincial Capital Commision), and the security guards of St. Ann's Academy that they will not prosecute me- so, in liu of that- they've hired a security guard to, nightly for an 8 hour shift (from 11PM-7AM), not let me sleep. Essentially, instead of acknowledging my right to 'due process', they've resorted to torture. I know I am the one going there, yet they are the one's not arresting me- instead they stand above me for 8 hours and stomp their feet, clap their hands, play a radio very loud inches away from my head, shine a flashlight on my head and suggest things like 'If you would just hit one of us, mister Johnston, you would expediate the process.' I've been keeping a journal at- http://www.angelfire.com/apes/hatrackman/welcome.htm ... at a quick glance, I would suggest reading the last week, or so as well as the initial entry. Just though I would let you know what's going on, over here on the island. in justice, David Arthur Johnston One hand can hold a thousand seeds. http://www.angelfire.com/apes/hatrackman From: David Arthur Johnston < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ 15. WE COULD LOSE OUR FORESTS AND PARKLANDS BC Liberals plan to designate Working Forest at the end of June Help us collect signatures on our petitions about the BC government's Working Forest proposal. So far, about 10 000 signatures have been collected - we need tens of thousands more by mid-June when we'll hand them in. Circulate them among friends, family, classmates, co-workers, roommates, or at busy public places to passersby. Download the petition on the top right side of the website: http://www.workingforest.org or come to the Wilderness Committee office (In Victoria: WCWC, 651 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M7 250-388-9292 or in Vancouver: 4th floor, 341 Water St., Vancouver BC 604-683-8220). In addition, hundreds of volunteers have yet to turn in their petitions - be sure to mail them to our Victoria address or drop them off at either office by early to mid-June. The BC government recently stated that they are still planning to designate 45 million hectares of BC's public forests, or 100% of our unprotected public forests, as part of its "Working Forest" Initiative. They hope to implement the first "order in council" (legally-binding Cabinet or executive decision) for the Working Forest in late June, about two months from now. This first Working Forest order in council will likely be an empty "shell" with little substance. However, subsequent orders in councils will be used 'fill in the shell', that is, to strengthen the Working Forest designation over time. The subsequent orders in council will establish legally-binding Timber Targets (ie. guaranteed logging zones) that exclude future protected areas, and then even later, will attach minimum numeric figures to the Timber Targets (in percentages or hectares of land that must be covered by Timber Targets in each region). The Working Forest Initiative is an "Anti-Forest Protection Act" designed to give "landbase certainty" on public lands to private timber corporations by undermining the main causes of "landbase uncertainty" for the companies - new protected areas and First Nations land settlements that "take" public timber out of the hands of corporations. It would also simplify the process for selling-off Crown lands outright to private real estate developers by eliminating the Provincial Forest designation, thus eliminating the role of the Ministry of Forests in most cases when reviewing applications by private developers to purchase Crown lands (thus leaving Minister of Resources George Abbott as the sole decision-maker). Thank you for your help! Everyone counts at this late hour. Our public lands need all the help they can get ASAP. This is the fight for all time for our public forests. - Ken Wu, Western Canada Wilderness Committee ----------- Western Canada Wilderness Committee Victoria office and store 651 Johnson St. Victoria, BC V8W 1M7 250-388-9292 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 www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org www.workingforest.org From: "WCWC Vic" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ -- -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ corporate privatization doesn't guarantee personal privacy -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ "Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers." 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