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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - Aug 15th, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
PEJ Events
Monday, 15 August 2005 05:16
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - Aug 15th, 2005

1. Anti-War Play - reader search - for Sept 9th
2. NDP FUNDRAISER with Jack Layton and Carole James - Aug 15th
3. RALLY OUTSIDE THE NDP FUNDRAISER with Jack Layton and Carole James - Aug 15th
4. Movie Monday - Aug 15th, 22nd
5. Community Economic Development on the Street - discussion - Aug 17th
6. Join the Kindness Crew for Compassion in Action Week meeting - Aug 17th
7. WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? - film - Aug 25th
8. Chlorine free recycled office paper - order by Aug 25th
9. SIERRA CLUB NATURE OUTING - Aug 28th
10. SHOP THE WILD - festival - Aug 28th
11. Wilderness Opportunities - Sept 2-5th, Aug 29-Sept 1st
12. Green Educational Opportunities - Sept
13. EcoNews Excerpts
14. Paul Beckow Workshops
15. Olive Picking - Palestine 2005 - October



contributions, considerations, concerns:


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

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


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


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Peace ambassadors are needed to greet international visitors and to respond to current world conflict issues (including disarmament, civilian casualties, nuclear terrorism). Bring your peaceful passion and share it with vigilers from around the world. In October, we will have been talking to Cohoe ferry passengers, other tourists and locals for 4 years. Come and witness with us the change in public opinion. Imagine: War Never Again. (477-1944 )


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


* Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays. Serve your community, and eat good food. 383-5144 extension 1940.


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


Fundraising Consultant Needed: Dogwood Initiative helps people change the balance of power to create healthy, prosperous communities. We have recently been successful in securing funding from EnviroPOD for a consultant to help us draft a "Leadership Commitment Strategy". The aim of the strategy is to combine major donor and high level volunteering in a meaningful way. Consultants who wish to make an expression of interest for this work should contact Moira Campbell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250 370 9930 X24 for a full briefing.

http://www.dogwoodinitiative.org Original news, analysis and inspiring stories about communities and First Nations in British Columbia. Find out what's really going on. Add your comments.


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

FLASH FLASH FLASH ! CHECK THIS OUT! This video is the best thing I have ever done! http://chrisvids.org


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

The use of DU [depleted uranium] by the American military in both attacks on Iraq has had
absolutely horrific catastrophic results. The effects on Iraqi newborn
babies which have been documented by doctors at Basra Hospital can be
seen at:

http://www.web-light.nl/VISIE/extremedeformities.html


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


Dear friends, Please sign this petition http://www.petitiononline.com/Iraqwomn/petition.html Women in the Middle East are rising up to demand equal rights. In Iraq women are mobilizing to end the rape, abduction and killing of females.


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

French animaldefenders started an action to stop the use of living dogs as bait for sharks. Not just dogs, but also cats are used ont the French island La R?union. This already happens for a long time, in spite this is forbidden.

http://www.30millionsdamis.fr/FR/Dossiers/NosPetitions/Contrelutilisationdechiensvivantscommeappatspourlapecheauxrequins/Contrelutilisationdechienserrantscommeappatspourlapecheauxrequins.asp?d=


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

Highlights from the August 10, 2005 Prison Justice Dayrally at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver.
Speakers include ex-prisoners, prisoners rights activists, plus poets and performers.

This year's event was the 30th Annual Prison Justice Day held to commemorate
those who have died in Canadian Prisons.

For more information go to http://www.prisonjustice.ca


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


Hello! The new FIA website is now up and running at our old address: http://www.bcfaithinaction.ca.


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1. Anti-War Play - reader search

Several volunteer readers are still needed for the anti-war play Bush, Blake & Job in The Garden of Eden. The play will be stage-read at


At. Ann's Academy, 835 Humboldt Street,
on September 9th, 2005,
at 7:30 PM.


Admission is free.


Any help in staging the production is appreciated.

Stanley K. Freiberg
Phone #382-9352

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2. NDP FUNDRAISER with Jack Layton and Carole James


The Victoria, Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca and Saanich-Gulf Islands federal
NDP are pleased to invite you to a summer fundraiser and auction with
Jack Layton and Carole James. The event will take place on


Monday August 15,
5:30pm to 7:30pm,
at the Central Bar and Grill (708 View Street, corner Douglas).


Come hear local federal NDP candidates Denise
Savoie and Randall Garrison, plus speeches from Jack and Carole.and a
special auction of NDP memorabilia conducted by Jack Layton himself!!!


Tickets are a bargain at $35 - please buy your tickets in advance so we
can tell the venue how many appys to make. Free appys will be served;
no-host bar.


To buy your tickets, please contact Betty Muller at 383-6471 or at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Hope to see you with Jack and Carole on the 15th!


Erik Kaye, president
Victoria federal NDP


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


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3. RALLY OUTSIDE THE NDP FUNDRAISER with Jack Layton and Carole James


Rally before Jack Layton and Carole James' appearance:

Jack and NDP--We call on you to demand Justice in Haiti!

Monday, August 15th
5-6:30pm
In front of Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St.

"...President Aristide was forced out [of Haiti] because he had a
preferential option for the poor," it states at the website
<http://www.aristide.org/>.

As supporters and members of the NDP, and concerned Canadians, we will
be calling on Jack Layton to make the following three appeals the
official NDP position:

1) Canadian Troops Out of Haiti Immediately
2) Restore President Jean Betrand Aristide's Democratically Elected
Administration Immediately
3) Arrest and prosecute those responsible for the recent massacre


This will be respectul of the NDP and Jack Layton, while challenging
Jack to go beyond the current NDP position on Haiti
(http://www.ndp.ca/page/1157). Placards will be available. Create your
own msg. and bring if you like as well.


Thankyou for your Support!
--Larry
NDP's Democratic Caucus;
SEED


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4. Movie Monday


>Monday Aug 15 6:30 MANIC with guest director Dr. David Dawson
MANIC is a drama dealing with the onset of bipolar disorder in a husband and
father and the impact that it has on his family.
It was written produced and directed by Dr David Dawson, a psychiatrist,
novelist, artist, now gallery owner and filmmaker living in Hamilton
Ontario. He was born in Victoria. See
http://www.drummerboyfilm.com/director.php
The film tackles some important ground that, with discussion, Dr Dawson and some of us who live with the condition there as a resource, should make for a good, informative event. PG13
>Plus TOM, DAVID , AND EMILY, a 13min short, a meditation on another of Dr Dawson's artistic pursuits, on location landscape painting.

>Monday Aug 22 6:30 Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
"Set against the backdrop of the Canadian wilderness, a young boy and his dog forge a special bond that neither time nor distance can break.


6:30 pm
Eric Martin Pavilion,
Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)


by donation


More info - 595-FLIC or http://www.islandnet.com/mm

When their boat capsizes in turbulant waters off the Pacific Northwest, John McCormick (Bruce Davison) is rescued, but his 14-year old son Angus (Jesse Bradford), and recently adopted stray Golden Labrador, are washed ashore. Resourceful and courageous, Angus and his faithful dog fight to survive in the rugged wilderness. Though his terrified mother (Mimi Rogers) and father never give up hope he will be found alive, Angus begins to fear he and Yellow will not last on their own much longer.
Praised from its remarkable realism, wisdom and suspense, this winning family adventure story with its irresistible four-legged star is ideal" PG

Made by the late great BC based filmmaker Philip Borsos, the director of The Silver Fox and some terrific short films, including Spar Tree and Nails.
>With NAILS and early, classic Borsos doc.


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


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5. Community Economic Development on the Street


Join us for a potluck dinner and the updating of a new CED program at the OPEN DOOR aiming for a "HAND UP" approach toward greater economic opportunities for people on the street.


Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 6pm
Place: Open Door (935 Pandora Avenue)


WE ARE SEEKING PEOPLE TO:


JOIN AN ADVISORY BOARD
PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORK AND OPPORTUNITIES

*bring your ideas, your questions and a food contribution!


*Rsvp to Nathan Popp at 388-3824 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Vanessa Hammond at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Canadian CED Network


Ellie Langford Parks
Regional Coordinator BC/Yukon
PH: (250) 653-9612
EM: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Head office: #610, 620 View St. Victoria BC V8W 1J6
http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca


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


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6. Join the Kindness Crew for Compassion in Action Week meeting!

We need passionate, caring and kind volunteers interested in community development to help us co-create a week of celebration and demonstration of the power of Random Acts of Kindness! Our next meeting is


Aug 17th
at 6:30-8:00
at The James Bay Community Project
at 547 Michigan St.


Come join us and bring out any friends who might be interested! For more information, please call mark at 592-5122.

Care2 make the world greener!

700 women are abused by their partners every day in the U.S.
Sign the petition to stop violence against women: http://go.care2.com/700women


http://www.Care2.com Free e-mail. 100MB storage. Helps charities.


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


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7. WHO IS BOZO TEXINO?


Touring Film Screening from Portland, Oregon filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel.

Thursday, August 25th. 9pm; $5.
The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective. 2516 Douglas St.

Portland filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel brings his completed Hobo Film, first screened in a different and memorable incarnation (a campfire instllation) two summer's back as part of the Lucky Bum Film Tour. also featuring works by Vanessa Renwick and Saul Rouda.

"Daniel and Renwick make some of the liveliest work on the microcinema circuit, wherein film, video art, and music collide with edgy, confrontational, unpredictable and often exuberant intensity"--- Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

The Program:

Headlining is Daniel's just-completed 56min documentary on the secret history of hobo and railworker graffiti, called WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? Shooting over a period of 16 years, Daniel rode freights across the west gathering interviews and clues to the identities of many of the most legendary boxcar artists while discovering a vast underground folkloric practice that has existed for over a century.

WALDO POINT, by Saul Rouda, 1970, a 20 min stoned and song-filled documentary shot in Sausalito's hippie houseboat community. An utterly unique and authentic snapshot of 60's idealism set in a floating utopia of hand-made houseboats.

Vanessa Renwick (the Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass; Lucky Bum Film Tour) presents two shorts: BRITTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, a series of haunting images of depression-era children, and CASCADIQA TERMINAL, a mezmorizing portrait of Vancouver's towering industrial facility.

"We very, very rarely list a simple film screening. But we recently saw this recently completed documentary in San Francisco and loved it. We wanted to promote it here because it's highly unlikely that you'll get many chances to see it; it's too raw to get picked up at your local art house. Who is Bozo Texino is a homemade black and white documentary about riding freight trains across the country, and it touches on hobo culture from the old days to the punk resurgence without ever appearing clueless or exploitative. The only thing it's missing? Something about the dead language of icons used to communicate among fellow train riders. But we love it anyway."
Jeff Starkfull

more on Who Is Bozo Texino? at: http://www.billdaniel.net

http://www.texaspunkpioneers.com/texaspunk.html
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the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay)
contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
the fifty fifty web site is updated regularly.
http://thefiftyfifty.org


thanks for reading.


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8. Chlorine free recycled office paper


Summer's almost over, and it's time to prepare for our September work! Do that good work with chlorine free recycled office paper.


NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: Thursday August 25th


PAPER DELIVERY: 1st week of September

Place your orders for the monthly buy on line here office paper buying club: http://www.rfu.org

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

or phone Paper Choice at 1-800-567-4055.

THE PAPER: Rolland New Life, union made in Quebec by Cascades. NOW 100% post-consumer recycled fibre, process chlorine free, with new packaging which explains the benefits of this paper. 89 brightness, 20 lb.
PRICE: $61.50 per case of 5,000 sheets, plus taxes and delivery

DELIVERY: by courier in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada Post everywhere else

PAYMENT: You will receive your invoice by fax or email. The Buying Club operates on PRE-PAYMENT only.

After you receive your invoice, Mail your cheque, made out to Reach for Unbleached! to:

Reach for Unbleached! Buying Club,
c/o Paper Choice,
Box 224, Gabriola BC V0R 1X0

Using recycled chlorine free paper is a first step to sustainability. It saves energy and water as well as trees and air pollution, so using it also helps achieve your personal One Tonne Challenge!


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9. SIERRA CLUB NATURE OUTING!


DRAGONS & DAMSELS


at Beaver Lake Park
on Sunday, August 28
at 1pm.


Join naturalist and bug enthusiast Claudia Copley to explore pond life through
Dragonflies and Damselflies. Find out some tricks to catching these jewelled predators,
about the various field guides that are available and how to key out difficult species. Bring
binoculars, insect nets, hats, and sunscreen. Meet in Beaver Lake Park at the Retriever Ponds.


For more information visit http://www.sierraclub.ca/bc or call 386-5255 ext. 241.


Wildly interactive events!
Every second Sunday.
Everyone welcome!


Sponsored by the Nature Canada Parks and People Program


Nikko Snow, Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
#302-733 Johnson St.
Victoria BC V8W 3C7
(250) 386-5255 x241
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.sierraclub.ca/bc


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


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10. SHOP THE WILD - festival


Hosted by Centre for Non-Timber Resources, Royal Roads University


Sunday, August 28, 2005, 10am-6pm.


A one day festival to celebrate the wonderful range of products harvested from wild areas of BC and beyond.

Features an open air market, performances by Ann Mortifee and Daniel Lapp,
lectures, demonstrations, a ?Wild Chef? cook-off, garden and forest tours,
children's activities and much more.


Admission is FREE


At the Mews and Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Rd., Victoria BC
Phone: (250) 391-2600 ext. 4328
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web site: http://www.shopthewild.com


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11. Wilderness Opportunities


Eco-Defense Rendezvous


September 2-5th, 2005


Camp with us along the Wenatchee River!
Rainforest Action Network - Greenpeace - Earth First!

Join us in a forest east of the Cascades for labor day weekend! Bring
all your musician friends for some wild sounds around the campfire.
There will also be many workshops and trainings: tree-climbing,
self-defense, edible and herbal plant walks, gorilla theater, radical
cheerleading, map and compass, timber monitoring, non-violence, gender
dynamics and much more. (Note: if you attend these workshops you?ll be
considered trained and ready to work on Greenpeace, RAN, EF! campaigns.)
For Directions to the Rendezvous site, or for more info:
http://www.olyecologycenter.org, mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.ran.org/, http://www.greenpeace.org,

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Announcing the Northwest Regional "Not Your Soldier"
Camp - a student activist training camp for youth 13-22
years old.

August 29- Sept. 1, 2005 near Goldendale, WA
sliding scale,


$25-$250 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
price includes meals, housing, transportation,
activities and workshops

to register, go to http://www.notyoursoldier.org

Local contact for this camp is:
Committee for Countering Military Recruitment
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
343-8548 ext. 1

We are arranging for bus transportation to bring folks to the camp.
One bus will depart from Port Townsend and head south,
picking up campers on the way to Goldendale. The other bus will
begin in Eugene and head north to meet us there.

The camp is being hosted by the Teen Peace Project
in Port Townsend, WA, assisted by students from Seattle and Eugene,
Oregon. The camps are a joint project of the Ruckus Society, Code Pink,
War Resisters League and Teen Peace. This will be the first of several
camps offered across the country. For more information, visit-
http://www.notyoursoldier.org


Students have been involved in planning the camp-selecting the location,
workshops and activities.
The focus of this event is to empower young people to return to high
school and college campuses
Ready to oppose military recruitment and work to demilitarize their
schools.

We need financial support, and any contributions will be used to offer
student scholarships.
We also need help to spread the word- we are nearing our first day of
camp!

For questions about the northwest camp, contact Liz at
360-379-9094.

Peace,
Liz Rivera Goldstein
http://www.teenpeace.org

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12. Green Educational Opportunities

Two educational opportunities coming up in the green,
fun, gardening world!

Gaia College presents:

Certificate Program in Ecological Landscape Design!
An eye-opening experience that will leave you
empowered with a new understanding of how garden
design works.

A two term, part-time access program for homeowners
and landscapers interested in professional landscape
design. Working WITH nature for healthy, vibrant, and
ecologically sound landscapes! Design principles,
drafting exercises, lectures, field trips, and lots of
hands-on practical application.

Location, dates and times:

Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Road,
Victoria, B.C.
Starting Thursday September 29.
Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.
Two terms: fall of 2005 and spring of 2006, for nine
weeks each.

Registration Deadline: Monday September 12

Free Information Session:

Thursday September 8, at 6:30pm, at Fairfield Place,
1330 Fairfield Road

**Maximum class size is 20 persons. Register now to
reserve your space!**

No experience is necessary; however, internet access
is essential.
For detailed information on schedule, curriculum,
requirements, fees, and to register, please visit
http://www.gaiacollege.ca/design or call Christina at (250)
382-4450.

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Gaia College and the Society for Organic Urban Land
Care (SOUL) present:

The Organic Garden Expert Course!
A refreshingly new approach to gardening for all
environmentally conscious: Garden Enthusiasts, Master
Gardeners, or Landscape Professionals!

A comprehensive ORGANIC gardening course for
ornamental and food gardens. Includes the opportunity
to achieve SOUL accreditation through an optional
exam!

Location, dates and times:
Queenswood Center, 2424 Arbutus Road, Victoria, B.C.
Starting Wednesday September 14. Various dates and
times to choose from between mid-September 2005 and
mid-April 2006.

Free Information Session:
Monday September 12, at 7:00pm at Queenswood Center,
2424 Arbutus Road, Victoria B.C.

**Maximum class size is 20 persons. Register now to
reserve your space!**

No experience is necessary; however, internet access
is essential.
For detailed information on schedule, curriculum,
requirements, fees, and to register, please visit
http://www.gaiacollege.ca/expert or call Heide at (250)
709-2229.

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Christina Nikolic
STEWARDSHIP Natural Landscape Design
Now on the web: http://www.stewardshipnld.com

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13. EcoNews Excerpts


All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/brochure2.htm

Every Fri, 9pm: NOW magazine, KCTS TV, Channel 19

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, 3pm. Free vegetarian food at Pandora (Harris Green) between Open Door and McDonalds This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Every Sat 10-2pm Moss St. Market (Fairfield & Moss). Local organic produce, hand crafted works, mouth-watering food, toe-tappin' music, fun kids tent. 361-1747. http://www.mossstreetmarket.com

Mon 5-6 pm, Gorilla Radio. Thurs 11-noon, Winds of Change. Thurs 1:30-2 pm, Nature Boy. Fri 8-8:30 am, Not-For-Profit Radio. Fri 9-10 am, The Hidden News. CFUV 101.9FM/104.3 cfuv.uvic.ca

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


Mon 15 to Fri 19 Biological Invasions: Ecological, Social & Economic Impact of Introduced Species, with Dr Purnima Govindarajulu. . UVic course, on campus. $550. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 721-6477

Fri 19 Family Cob Day with Elke Cole and the natural building team at O.U.R. Ecovillage $75 for the whole family This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.ourecovillage.org

Fri 19-21 + Sat 27-Sun 28. 4-day Yurt Building Workshop, near Victoria, with Jyoti Douglas master craftsman, artist and founder of Yurt Mandala. $450 Camping optional. Koi Neah 474- 4324 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sat 20, Sun 21 Victoria Butterfly Count. Call James Miskelly 477-0490 if you would like to help out.

Sat 20, 8-11am CRD Parks Morning Mist Canoe Adventure, Elk/Beaver Lake. Pre-register: $15. 478-3344.


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 September issue: August 24th

To stop receiving EcoNews, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
To sign up for EcoNews (monthly, once per month), go to http://www.earthfuture.com/econews

"Man talks of a battle with Nature, forgetting that if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side." -- Economist Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful


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14. Paul Beckow Workshops


July Article:
The Saanich News article July 27 is entitled "Why cant we all just get along ?" Because children are out of school and at home for the summer, this article is a reminder to parents of some of the basic principles of responding to our children as siblings, the fusses and conflicts they can have together.

August Article:
The Saanich News article August 10 explores some powerful actions of relationship. This article focuses on " Cleaning up the mess " - and includes some clear and simple actions we can take when we have caused unhappiness or misunderstandings with our partner.

To read either of these articles click - http://www.paulbeckow.com
And click on: Column - LETS TALK

CONVERSATIONS
An Exploration into the work of Byron Katie ( from her book - Loving What Is)

We've have been away from our CONVERSATIONS gatherings for over six weeks. Three more weeks in August, Summer's almost done, and it's time to bring ourselves back to creating some explorations together that make a difference in the quality of our life.

The work we have been doing together with the examination of Byron Katie is awesome. It's new. It's fun. It's exciting !

This work provides us all with the opportunity to become more familiar and practiced with the fundamental principles of transformation and to learn and practice an special inquiry that we can bring to our life whenever we feel stopped or stuck.

In our sessions together we learn and practice a specific set of questions that are magical, and transformative - that can restore us to our natural state of ease, fullness, and satisfaction - that place in our experience where " all is well / "nothing is wrong". Our birthplace. This course explores what it means to be empowered in looking after, being the cause of, our own experience of well being - no matter what !

I am beginning this next CONVERSATIONS August 31 for five consecutive Wednesday evenings completing on September 28. The cost for the course is $ 100.00.

The group will be limited to 10. It is first come, first serve. So call 721 2477 if you would like to join us for this opportunity beginning Wednesday evening August 31.

OCTOBER 05

Frani and I have a few very exciting things planned for October. We will be going to Las Vegas for Simon and Alex's wedding. We will be spending time with our grandbaby Emma, and Tasha as well as some of Simon and Alex's close friends. Then we are off to China - to Beijing and Shanghai - to visit our friends Michael and Sandy for several weeks. We end our adventure with four days in Hong Kong!

Given that I will be away in October , the Flowering of Relationship course will not be starting in September as scheduled.
The next Flowering Course for couples will be offered in January of 06.

Take care everyone. Enjoy life !

Paul

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15. Olive Picking - Palestine 2005


A program for Civil International solidarity with Palestinians


In Palestine, the last ten days of October in Palestine are marked by the celebration of the olive harvest season. This agricultural event is of special significance to the Palestinian economy where all energies and efforts are mobilized during this period.


For the past five years, the olive harvest has been overshadowed by the Israeli policies of repression, closure, blockage of streets, confiscation of agricultural lands, as well as repeated attacks against Palestinian farmers by Israeli settlers. Now with the construction the Apartheid Wall at the expense of the agricultural lands, many farmers are separated from their lands.


This year, the Joint Advocacy Initiative of The East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, in coordination with the Alternative Tourism Group and the Environmental Education Center, has planned a program for civil international solidarity with Palestinian people and farmers. The objective of this program is to mobilize as many people as possible for olive picking, especially in areas that are situated in proximity of Israeli settlements, and by-pass roads in order to help Palestinian farmers harvest their olive trees that they might be unable to harvest without international support.


Picking olives in Palestine is considered to be a remarkable experience because Palestine is the country of olives; about 13 million olive trees grow in Palestine on more than 70% of the agricultural lands. The olive tree in Palestine is an ancient source of basic livelihood and a great symbol of peace to the Palestinians. It is considered a holy tree being mentioned sixteen times in the Bible and eleven times in the Qur?an.


We are calling for an international mobilization of activists that support Palestinians and their legitimate rights. This program is designed to break the isolation of Palestinian villages and to bring about an effective help to the Palestinian farmers through international solidarity.


The program will take place in the Bethlehem area, primarily in villages and areas that are threatened to be confiscated or are close to Israeli settlements that they are difficult for Palestinians to reach alone due to the current situation. The program will run from October 21st until the 30th and participation is open for any interested individuals or organization.


Besides picking olives, the program will feature introductory presentations about the organizing institutions, current situation in Palestine, effect of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the old city of Jerusalem and the nativity church in Bethlehem, a tour in Hebron, and cultural evenings and social gatherings. Below is a suggested tentative schedule for the program:


Olive Picking ? 2005 tentative schedule:


21/10/2005: Arrival to the airport and transfer to Beit Sahour to meet representatives from the organizing institutions for an overview and discussion of the program. Dinner and overnight in Beit Sahour.


22/10/2005: Half day picking olives in a selected field followed by lunch. Meeting at ARIJ (Applied Research Institute Jerusalem) for a presentation about the situation of the wall, land confiscation. Dinner and overnight in Beit Sahour.


23/10/2005: Picking olives in a selected field followed by a lunch break. Cultural evening at Jadal / Alternative Information Center (AIC), dinner will be served. Overnight in Beit Sahour.


24/10/2005: Half day picking olives in a selected field. A tour in the Bethlehem area to show realities of the Israeli occupation such as refugee camps, the Apartheid Wall, by-pass roads and fences, settlements, destroyed houses, etc. Dinner and overnight in Beit Sahou


25/10/2005: A tour in the old city of Jerusalem. Welcoming and lunch at the YWCA headquarters in Jerusalem followed by a settlement tour around Jerusalem and overnight in Beit Sahour.


26/10/2005: Half day picking olives in a selected field followed by a meeting with a political figure for an overview of the current political situation. Dinner and overnight in Beit Sahour.


27/10/2005: A tour in the old city of Hebron through the market and how it is affected by Israeli settlers. A meeting with a co-organizing institute followed by dinner and overnight in Beit Sahour.


28/10/2005: Half day picking olives in a selected field. Meeting with Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine advocacy officers for an introduction and overview of their campaign. Dinner and overnight in Beit Sahour.


29/10/2005: Half day picking olives in the fields. Evaluation meeting with association representatives of the program followed by dinner at a local restaurant with members from the organizing institutions.


30/10/2005: Transfer to the airport for departure.


More Information:


v The cost of the program including accommodation, meals, and transportation is $460.


v Accommodation can be arranged at a hotel or with a local family.


v A tour guide will be present with the group at all times for facilitation purposes.


v Travel to and from the airport is not included in the cost but can be arranged for groups.


v In gratitude to their participation, and through the Olive Tree Campaign and the Good Earth Campaign of the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, participants can choose to have a young olive tree planted in their name with a certificate of appreciation issued (a $20 value) or receive the Good Earth Campaign Bag (a $20 value).


For any other information, questions, concerns, or to make reservations, please contact:


v Rami Bahbah, the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine campaigns officer via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (+972) 2 6282593.


v Rami Kassis, Alternative Tourism Group executive director via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (+972) 2 2772151.


v Visit our websites: http://www.ej-ymca.org and http://www.atg.ps.


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