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Monday, 12 December 2005 04:15
Left Coast Events - Lower Mainland - Dec 12th 05

1. Poets Against War - Dec 12th
2. Women's Working Group meeting - Dec 12th
3. Investing in Health Radio Forum - Tuesdays
5. Rally against VPD's war on the poor! - Dec 14th
6. Music & More On Main - Thursdays
9. LUMINANCE - Multimedia Solstice Event - Sat. Dec. 17
11. Parent Support group meeting - Jan 5th, Feb 2nd
12. The Art of Advocacy - Jan 14th, Feb 11th
13. Are Your Relationships All They Can Be?? - Jan & Feb
14. Hello Vancouver-Fairview! - open house Jan 18th
16. Shared Sacred Space: A dialogue - Feb 9th
18. WORLD PEACE FORUM 2006 - June 23-28th


1. Poets Against War

so we have a wonderful line up of performers for the next Poets Against War,

Dec 12,
920 Commerciall Drive,
Zesty Restaurant,

There is still room for more, so if anyone wants to perform who hasn't already signed up, e-mail me at ameenamayer (at) hotmail.com or call me at (604) 264-9894.

Here is the list so far:

Jim Edmondsun
Ernie Shergold
Oswaldo Perez
Kyle Snyder
Liz Monk
Stephen Buckley
Linda Villareal
Jeremy Williams
Ameena Mayer and Gwen Seaton

enjoy the ivory falls of snow,

From: "Ameena Mayer"


2. Women's Working Group meeting

Attached is a wish list of women to invite to WPF women's program. These
names were put forward at work bee on Friday. Please look them over so we
can discuss them at our meeting on Monday. The World Peace Forum has
committed to paying for delegates from the poor countries and we have
included Africa, Central Asia, Central and South America, and Canada
Aboriginal. We hope that enough money can be raised to also add a women
from the Circumpolar (Arctic) organization. We need someone to add
approximate costs of air fare.

Women's Working Group meeting

December 12, 2005,
5 - 8 pm
115 - 3993 Henning Drive, Burnaby

(Directions: public transit one blk W of Gilmour Skytrain station cross Gilmour at light walk west to first driveway on right 7 minutes from Broadway Stn. By car - Laugheed to Gilmour
first light after Boundary or second light from Willingdon, turn south on Gilmour to first light, turn right and enter first driveway on right.)

Everyone welcome, if you can, please bring some snacks to share.

For more information please phone 604-294-5834

From: "Elsie Dean"


3. Investing in Health Radio Forum

102.7 FM CFRO Radio

A forum by and for health care workers
and everyone concerned about the future
of health care and other social programs.

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
Call-in number: 604 684 7561

Dear Listeners:

Your host for this Tuesday's program, December 13, will be Marie Annharte Baker - published poet, Native activist, mental health worker, mental health consumer. Her guest will be Bill Bertschy, activist in Aboriginal Law, Restorative practices, Medicine wheel facilitator, Keeper of the Circle.

Please tune in to this very interesting discussion this Tuesday, and call in with your comments and questions.

From: anne dosange



If you live in Vancouver, we really need YOU to come to the brief rally
this Tuesday (12:30 pm, 2148 Kingsway) to ban coastal oil and gas
development in BC. See below for more details.

Also, please sign and get your friends and family to sign our online
petition at:


We have about 9400 signatures so far, and want to hand in 10000 by
Tuesday at Emerson's office (ie.600 more to go). You can also circulate
hardcopy petitions for us - that would be most helpful. Please bring
your hardcopies of signed petitions down to our office in Victoria (651
Johnson St.) by Monday evening or in Vancouver at the rally itself.

Also, please volunteer with our relentless push to expand Vancouver
Island's protected areas system (by breaking the 13% ceiling on
protection) by taking part in the preparation and execution of Saturday,
Dec.17's "Santa's Ancient Forest Brigade" event. See below!

Lastly, please do your Holiday shopping at the WCWC's Rainforest store
(651 Johnson St. in Victoria, and 227 Abbott St. in Vancouver), the
funds generated will help determine the scope of our forest and marine
campaigns for the coming year.

- Ken Wu, Cassbreea Dewis, Jen Mackay, Alexander Watson
Western Canada Wilderness Committee


Tuesday, Dec.13
12:30 pm
2148 Kingsway, Vancouver
(Office of Federal Minister of Industry David Emerson)

Speakers include:
Ken Wu and Jen Mackay - WCWC
David Lane - fisherman, T. Buck Suzuki Foundation
Adriane Carr - leader, Green Party of BC
Statement from the federal NDP

Please join us as we present the federal Minister of Industry David
Emerson with a Christmas gift: 10000 signatures of people who want the
government to ban offshore oil and gas development in BC. The petitions
will be placed in a giant gift-wrapped box under our little Christmas
tree, where there will be a giant stocking which will be stuffed with
our "Christmas wish" (Maintain the Moratorium).

Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria office and store
651 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
wc2vic (at) island.net
(250) 388-9292

From: "WCWC Vic"


5. Rally against VPD's war on the poor!

Wednesday Dec. 14th
;@ 12:30
312 Hastings St. (cop shop)

The Anti-Poverty Committee (APC) and the West Coast Aboriginal Harm
Reduction Society (WHARS) will be protesting the Vancouver Police([search])
Department's (VPD) ongoing war against the poor at this month's Police
Board meeting.

The APC, WHARS and other grassroots organizations have been engaged in an escalating campaign against the VPD over the last two weeks. This mobilization is a reaction to the VPD's announcement that they will step up their arrests and brutality targeted at drug users in the Downtown Eastside.

Please support our rally and show your solidarity with the delegation we
will be sending inside to address the new Police Board chair and mayor Sam
Sullivan. We are united in our demands and our struggle against racist
profiling and all other forms of police violence!
van-announce mailing list
van-announce (at) lists.resist.ca



Little Mountain Neighborhood House Society Presents:

6. Music & More On Main

An acoustic open stage with a weekly feature performer.

Admission is by donation; it goes to the feature.

Coffee, teas, hot chocolate, and sweets all under a dollar.

Every Thursday 7:30 - 9:30
;@ LMNH 3981 Main St near 24th Ave

Breakwater put on a lively show for an appreciative large crowd; one of our largest of the season. We sold a dozen muffins. I?m expecting a good turnout this Thursday. Just a reminder, the door opens at 7:00pm. We?ll be starting right at 7:30.As we are suppose to be out of the building around 10:00pm, coming early is the best way to get a bit of conversating in.

Dec 15 Kent Avery

Questions/Comments, to get on/off the mailing list please contact me: timsongs (at) uniserve.com
This newsletter is available in plain text. Just letter me know your preference.

Open Stage Events

? Beats On Broadway! The 3rd Friday of each month at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House, earlbarb (at) vcn.bc.ca

? pandorascollective.com A site for poets with a great events directory.

? The Vancouver Folk Song Society, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Call 604-251-5341 or www.geocities.com/vfss.geo/

? Wednesday Night Live! The 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. For info: Patti at 604-943-9787 Jill at jlegge (at) ccnet.com

From: Tim Mar Music & More On Main timsongs (at) uniserve.com


From the series of Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Latin America
La Surda presents:


On December 18th, 2005, Bolivia will have a crucial election journey. This
day will be of great significance, not only for Bolivians but for all
Latin-Americans as well.

For the first time in history, an indigenous leader is more likely than
other candidates to win the country?s presidency.

La Surda, Latin-American Collective, is inviting you to a multimedia show
with a guest speaker for a night of information and analysis with the
latest news from Bolivia.

Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 pm
SFU ? Harbour Center (room #1600)
515 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC.

From: "German Fernandez"





The history of the Canadian anti-war organization, Voice of Women, from its beginnings in 1960 in reaction to the nuclear threat of the cold war through its fight against the Vietnam War to its more recent concerns with broader issues of peace.

With commentary by Marjorie Stewart, longtimeVOW member, and editor of BC Voice.

Followed by discussion and refreshments.


Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:30 pm


Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church Centre, 949 W.49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver.

All welcome. Free Parking. No charge.


Or to add your name to the meeting reminder e-mail list,
contact Larry Kazdan at (604) 874-9982,
or e-mail: lkazdan (at) shaw.ca.

The World Federalist Movement Canada -Vancouver Branch meets at this location the third Thursday of every month. The general public is cordially invited to attend.

World Federalists support the development of a global community based on the rule of law and democratically accountable international institutions.

World Federalist Movement Canada - Vancouver Branch
e-mail wfcvb (at) vcn.bc.ca
URL: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/wfcvb/meetings.htm

From: Larry Kazdan


9. LUMINANCE - Multimedia Solstice Event - Sat. Dec. 17

for the second year luna ad i are co-creating this solstice celebration in vancouver, and this year it's more multi-dimensional and collaborative! i hope to see all your beautiful faces there! we do expect advance tickets to sell out so get yours soon!

love, blessings,
[Please forward]

Black Cat Productions and Ekstasis Dance present

A Winter Solstice Multimedia Event
Celebrating Unity In Diversity

Luminance is an all-ages event held in the beautiful Faris Studio at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in downtown Vancouver.

Saturday December 17
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Faris Studio
Doors @ 8:30
Film @ 9:00
Performance and Music to follow
5:00 am closing circle.

Advance tickets $20 at Highlife, Boomtown, Zulu; $30 at the door.
More information is available from www.luminance2005.ca or call 604-886-2780 (Sunshine Coast) or 778-868-7534 (Vancouver).

Film: 1 Giant Leap
Solstice Dance Ritual by the Ekstasis Dance Collective
Live music and djs
Dance Performance, Live Painting, Projections, Chai & Treats

Luminance is a multimedia exploration of film, visionary art, music and dance. Presented for the second year in a row by Black Cat Productions and Ekstasis Dance, Luminance brings together artists, musicians, dancers and lovers of life to create a night of magic and inspiration, and to celebrate the return of the sun.

For the first hour and throughout the evening portions from the film "1 Giant Leap" will be interspersed and woven through music and performance. Offered as 11 short pieces, each segment is an explores music, images, spoken word and culture from numerous countries; an intricate collaboration with some of the most culturally significant musicians, thinkers, authors, and scientists who search, and find, unity in diversity. Featuring Dennis Hopper, Ram Dass, Brian Eno, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Baaba Maal, Tom Robbins, Gabrielle Roth, Michael Stipe, Kurt Vonnegut, plus many others. Producers and directors Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto travelled to 25 locations in 20 countries to make this film (www.1giantleap.tv).

Luna Ravenchilde and the Ekstasis Dance Collective will lead a Winter Solstice Dance Ritual at 11:00 pm, accompanied by Solus. It will be a celebratory way to dance through the darkness and call back the light - letting go of what does not serve us from the previous year, and bringing in the new. This trance-formative experience is open to all, no previous dance experience required. As well, dance performances will be presented by Damaru, Nathalie La Chispa, and other guests during the evening.

From midnight on we will dance to some of Vancouver's finest electronic and world music musicians, producers and djs, celebrating the rebirth of our selves and the return of the sun. Featured performers include:
- Abheeru, creator of Vancouver's Just Dance community, opening the evening at 8:30 pm spinning worldbeat
- Tarun, from Beats Without Borders, playing electronic fusion beats at midnight, from the asian underground and beyond
- Andabeat from Revolutionists, playing highly-charged afrobeat, dub, and reggae rythms at 12:40 am
- Kytami, electronic violinist extraordinaire, performs to her own mix of drum 'n bass, hiphop and downtempo at 1:40 am
- Shen plays live at 2:22, exploring electronic dub and mechanized funk, through resonant chords, a lush textural atmosphere and with an infectious beat-driven groove
- Plus special guest from Los Angeles, Rara Avis from Shaman's Music Records, bringing us original downtempo, weaving intricate tapestries of fluent world rythms.

Kriya and will create visionary art on canvas throughout the night, while Adriane Dawn will facilitate shared creative Mandala majick. Ariel and Onbeyond Metamedia will be creating the visual atmosphere through fabric, altar, and projection. E13 Sound will be bringing clear and perfect aural stimulation. Ianna will offer chai goodness and treats for sale. Elfintome will offer you texts, tomes, and cds to purchase.

From: david




SATURDAY DEC. 17, 2005

(I think this is the Unitarian Church, but I'm not sure - CW)

As the movement to Bring the Troops Home grows, more and more people of conscience are leaving the American military services and seeking refuge in Canada. They have left family and friends behind, refusing to be part of the illegal occupation of Iraq([search]).

Some came by themselves, others with partners and children, to take a stand for peace and justice. What better opportunity to show them they are welcome in Canada - that they have our support and are not alone, no matter how far from home they may be. Canada will be there new home, as it was for tens of thousands of Vietnam era war resisters. There will be music, merriment, refreshments and gifts.

Rumours are that Santa Claus may make an appearance to welcome Josh and Brandy Keys' four young children, and the other resisters as well. Everyone is welcome - in lieu of admission or gifts, donations to the War Resisters Support Campaign will be gratefully accepted.

From: "Calvin"


11. Parent Support group meeting

I have attached two flyers, one that describes the topic for the Parent
Support group meeting on Thursday December 1, 6:30 to 8:30 on Wellness
'n Health and one that describes the next two gatherings on January 5,
and on February 2, 2006.

If you cant open the documents please email or call Anne ( below ) and
ask her to send you the information via another email or via postal mail.

Please also pass this onto anyone you think might be interested, their
child does not have to have Down Syndrome to attend, all are welcome!!!!
Many thanks
Barbara Laird

Anne Eichmann

Research and Clinic Coordinator
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
1409 Sperling Ave.
Burnaby, B.C.
V5B 4J8
(604) 444-3773
Email: anne (at) dsrf.org

From: "Barbara Laird"


12. The Art of Advocacy

The early bird deadline for the Comox Valley event has been extended to December 16, 005

The early bird deadline for Vancouver is January 5, 2006.

The Art of Advocacy
A parent's guide to developing pro-active skills in working
collaboratively with teams in the home and school environment

Presented by Clair Schuman, Executive Director - ACT

January 14, 2006 - Comox Valley
February 11, 2006 ? Vancouver

Are you confused as to what your rights and responsibilities are as the parent of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or another disability?

Would you like to better understand how to effectively protect your child's interests in the education system? Would you like to learn how to build a team approach to intervention for your child?

Would you like some insight into how to deal appropriately with service providers when you have concerns?

Are you a professional looking for more insights to help the families you are supporting who are facing problems having their child's needs supported within the education system?

Learning how to advocate effectively is a vital skill for a parent who has a child with special needs. Come and join Clair Schuman, E.D. of ACT for a day of humour and insight into this important topic. The parent of a child with ASD, Clair has over a decade of experience as an advocate for parents with children with special needs. She offers parents an overview of how to develop the skills they will need to overcome the hurdles they may sometimes meet. Using the school system as an example, Clair will guide participants through the components of empowerment necessary to become an effective advocate for their child. Specific guidelines will be provided in this positive, practical, user-friendly and interactive seminar.

Also covered will be ways of avoiding and resolving issues that parents sometimes face in contracting with professionals providing therapeutic interventions to children with ASD.

See the attached registration form or download from www.actbc.ca Call ACT at 604-205-5467 or toll free at 1-866-939-5188 to register or for more information. We are able to accept Mastercard or Visa. Parents may use up to 20% of their autism funding for training opportunities. ACT has bursaries available for low-income parents. We are a not-for-profit society that prioritizes parent training. Early bird registration costs: $35 for parents and paraprofessionals; $50 for professionals.

From: Deborah Pugh


13. Are Your Relationships All They Can Be??

Improving the quality of all your relationships whether Personal, Family, Friendships or Business is easlily achieved with the right knowledge and tools.

The main source of upset and breakdown in Relationships is:


Everyone experiences stress and conflict in their lives, it is inevitable for all of us.

Let's face it, life can be a "button pressing event".

Did you know, that when your "Button is Pushed" it takes you 5 to 7 times longer to accomplish anything? Your energy and focus is sent to the problem and the person that you feel upset with. While you are spending your time in "Upset" you are not doing what YOU really want
to do.

Wasted energy and wasted time can be a thing of the past!!

If you are ready to make some changes and break free of the negative impact of reactive behaviour, (whether it is you reacting or another person), join us for our next training!!

You will feel clear, powerful, in control and confident in yourself and your ability to respond to life in a new way.

The methods taught in this course are unique and not taught in any other course available today.

We guarantee that you will learn and implement the tools and skills taught during the course.

Appropriate Response Training

Tuesday Evenings 7-10pm
January 17 - 24- 31 and February 7th

Cost $229.00 per person

All classes must be attended to receive full benefit.

For more information and to register please contact:

Relationship Training Academy
Dennis and Diane Jennings
relationshipacademy (at) shaw.ca
604-664-1012 Voice Mail
604-945-7799 Direct Line

From: "SunWolf"


14. Hello Vancouver-Fairview!

The Fall sitting of the Legislature is complete, and it's great to be back home after an intense session. I was very active in my first months in the House, speaking at every opportunity. For a full index of my speeches with video links, check out http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/hansindx/38th1st/2005-fall-membr-ndxr.htm#mh63

Speaking of video, I'll be on television this weekend - "Constituency Report" on ShawTV Channel 4, Sunday at 8:30am and again at 5:30pm. It's a 30 minute show and I'd love your feedback for making future episodes even more riveting.

I have three distinct roles as your MLA, the first and most important being the representative for this community. I'm also the Opposition Critic for Advanced Education, and now serve on two Parliamentary Committees - Education and Sustainable Aquaculture.

Highlights from the House

November included the Budget Estimates debate with the Advanced Education Ministry, where I grilled the Minister on a wide range of post-secondary education issues. We have an excellent system, but with tuition doubling, grants eliminated, and long waiting lists for skills training, there are huge challenges for access and affordability.

(To see the estimates debate click http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/38th1st/h51027p.htm#1344)

In Question Period, I challenged the government on the deep funding cuts and restructuring that are inflaming the skills shortage. An action plan is urgently needed to accelerate training and completion of apprenticeships for our young people so they can benefit from our growing economy.

I also questioned the Transportation Minister about RAV line costs and taxpayer liabilities. Please be in touch if you have concerns related to the RAV line; I'm in regular contact with RAVCo and InTransit BC, making sure that community voices are heard.

(To read the full text click www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/38th1st/h51026p.htm#1282 )

I addressed the House about the necessity of making our schools and daycares healthy, non-toxic environments. From building materials to industrial cleaners, contaminants are a major health concern, and children are especially vulnerable. The provincial building code for daycares and schools fails to address known toxins and changes are needed to improve the standards.

(To read the statement click http://www.legis.gov.bc.ca/hansard/38th1st/h51122p.htm#2097)

The Kitsilano Area Child Care Society approached the government for matching funding on their pilot project for a toxin-free daycare portable, and I've been working to get government support. See www.leas.ca for more info on taking toxins out of our schools.

Critic on tour

While I regularly visit our local campuses, over the coming months I will be traveling to campuses across BC and meeting with students, faculty, staff and administration. This past month I was at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, North Island College in Ucluelet, UBC and SFU.

Here at home, I attended Emily Carr Institute's 80th anniversary ceremony and Community Open House. The Institute is a hub of creativity in the centre of our city, and an integral part of the rich cultural landscape on Granville Island. The Open House provided a great opportunity for my kids and I to explore the nooks and crannies of the whole campus.

The Rise and Fall of Bill17

Many of you were concerned about the timing and process of the proposed MLA pay raise. Thank you to all those who took the time to get in touch with me to share your opinions about this proposed legislation, your voices were heard.

Our caucus was focused on improving resources available to our constituency offices (the main expense component of the Bill), and not on the implications of salary increases without public process. It was a major mistake, and the reaction was swift and appropriate. The bill was repealed, which was a necessary step, though in no way redressed the error and disappointment caused.

I want to personally apologize for the lapse in judgment, and also let you know that I share the sense of disappointment many of you expressed in both the government and Opposition. There are big lessons our caucus needs to draw from this experience, and that process is well underway.

The Fall session was an otherwise successful sitting for the Opposition - we've been a strong and constructive team, and effective in holding the government to account. We exposed the government's brutal failings with child death investigations, the ongoing scandals from the BC Rail sale to CN, and inaction on both the Mt. Pine Beetle crisis and the skills shortage.

Parliamentary Committees

My job just keeps getting bigger! I am now Deputy Chair of the Education Committee, tasked with finding effective strategies to address literacy challenges. I am also on the Sustainable Aquaculture Committee, which will make recommendations on necessary steps toward sustainability for the fish farming industry. The Opposition has the majority of members on this Committee, a first in BC government, so it's a great opportunity to make positive change happen on a very controversial issue.

(For more info on Committees see http://www.legis.gov.bc.ca/cmt/index.htm)

'Tis the season

Winter is here and our Community Office is accepting donations for the Vancouver Food Bank. We have boxes for you to drop off your non-perishable food donations - please get them in by Monday December 19.

During the holidays, our Community Office will close at noon on December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd.

Open House

Our office will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday January 18, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The format will be a discussion forum; an opportunity to raise issues of concern, ask questions and to discuss some new directions for the new year. I hope to see you there.

I wish you and yours a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. It's been a very exciting year for me and my family, and we'll be raising a glass to toast all of you who make our community so vibrant!

Cheers, Gregor

Gregor.Robertson.MLA (at) leg.bc.ca
104 - 1245 West Broadway
(604) 618 -1844

From: "Robertson.MLA, Gregor"



P.O. BOX 5464
TACOMA, WA 98415-0464
Tacoma-lpsg (at) ojibwe.us or bayou (at) blarg.net

As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist.
--Sitting Bull?



Portland Ave. Park (on Portland Ave. between E. 35th and E. Fairbanks Ave. Take Portland Ave. exit off I-5 and head east)


U.S. Federal Court House, 1717 Pacific Ave.


Around 4:00 pm. At the First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way. From the rally go south up the hill to Martin Luther King Jr Way and turn right. The church is right next to a large hospital. The meal and gathering is hosted in support of Leonard by the local Tacoma group People for Peace, Justice and Healing.



Harold Belmont: Coastal Native Elder, Native People?s Alliance With Friends and Allies
Pete Sanchez; Ktunaxa (Kutenai)
Spiritual Opening and Closing Words:
Dorothy Ackerman; Lakota Elder
Performances by:
The Aztec Dancers
United Nations: Native Rap Activists



Shelly Vendiola: Indigenous Women?s Network/Indigenous Environmental Network

Words From The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee:

Russell Redner: Director, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Legal Up-Date:

Barry A. Bachrach; Attorney for Leonard Peltier
Carter Camp; LPDC Broad member, Wounded Knee II Vet, Oklahoma AIM
Matilaja: Yu?Pik/Yakama
Arthur J. Miller, Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group
Kerwin Hemlock: Longtime Native Activist
Debbie White Plume: Wounded Knee II Vet, Director of Owe Aku, Pine Ridge
Juan Jose Bocanegra: Every Worker?s Movement
Donna Denina: Chair of the Gabriela Network
Zoltan Grossman: Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, Faculty Evergreen's Native American Studies
Fr. Bill Bichsel: Catholic Worker, JWJ, IWW, SOAW


Steve Hapy: MC, Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group
Vic Camp: Youth leader of Owe Aku, Pine Ridge
B.J. Gleason: Turtle Mountain Anishinabe

Performance by:

United Nations: Native Rap Activists

Closing words:

Dorothy Ackerman; Lakota Elder.


The Caravans for Justice are open to all people who want rides or can provide rides or who wish to join the caravans. Bring ?Free Leonard Peltier? signs for car windows if possible.

BELLINGHAM: Will be meeting at Fairhaven College parking lot at 9am, and leaving at 9:30am. Directions: When approaching Bellingham from the north or south on Interstate 5, take Exit #252, marked Samish Way and W.W.U. Turn west onto Samish Way and follow the signs to Bill McDonald Parkway. At South College Drive, take a right. Fairhaven College and its gravel parking lot will be on the right.

SEATTLE: Meet at the Red Apple parking lot at 23rd and Jackson. Will be leaving at 10:00 am.

OLYMPIA: There will be a carpool leaving from the parking lot at Harrison and Division at 10:30.

EUGENE: Drivers and people needing rides meet at the Grower's Market parking lot (454 Willamette, by the Amtrak station) at 7:30 am. (The Eugene Caravan will be meeting up with the Portland Caravan).

PORTLAND: Drivers and people needing rides, meet in the main parking lot (entrance just north of Killinsworth from Albina, parking lot entrance on the right, behind the student services building)at PCC Cascade Campus at 9:30 am.



We need supporters who are willing to get out fliers and posters. If you are willing to help please send us a mailing address so that we can get fliers and posters to you. Please send responses to: bayou (at) blarg.net.


We need people to forward information on the event to their families, friends, fellow activists, e-mail lists and post information on web sites. All you need to do is take what is sent out, like this message, and pass it on.


We received no grants or any other money than what we get from grassroots supporters. Donations are needed each year to pay for the needs of the event. No one gets paid for their work so every cent goes directly into such needs as printing fliers and posters and our mailings. Some times supporters are able to organize benefits for the event. If you are willing to make a donation please send it to: Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415-0464, (please make checks out to the Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group).

Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group
P.O. BOX 5464
TACOMA, WA 98415-0464
Tacoma-lpsg (at) ojibwe.us or bayou (at) blarg.net

For up-dates and notices on helping Leonard Peltier please sign up on the NW Peltier Support e-mail list by sending an e-mail to: nwpeltiersupport-subscribe (at) lists.riseup.net

From: "Arthur J. Miller"


16. Shared Sacred Space: A dialogue

Friends this is a first notice about an event that the InterSpiritual Centre is co-sponsoring with Simon Fraser University?s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. I?ll send more details next week. Please share this with anyone you think would be interested.


Rabbi David Mivasair

Shared Sacred Space: A dialogue

Thursday, February 9, 2006, 6:30-9:30pm

$55, refreshments provided
SFU's Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall, 580 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Creating shared sacred space begins in the give and take of dialogue. Part of the Dialogue Maker's Series, this forum is an invitation to spiritual practitioners (both members of groups and those who explore the spiritual on their own) and dialogue practitioners with an interest in the deep interpersonal experiences that dialogue can bring about, to gather and examine what it means and what it takes to create shared sacred space.

This gathering will explore the meaning of 'sacred space' from the viewpoints of diverse spiritual traditions and rituals. Further, we will examine the notion of 'shared' and how sharing what we hold as sacred across traditions and experiences enables us to appreciate what is both unique and common about this understanding.

Sponsored by The InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver, and Simon Fraser University's Institute for the Humanities, and J.S. Woodsworth Endowment.

To keep in touch and continue to receive info about multifaith and interspiritual events, please subscribe to one of the InterSpiritual Centre?s two e-mail lists. The ?discuss? list enables all subscribers to post their own messages to the list, to reply and discuss with one another. The ?notices? list has only announcements from me, no discussion among the subscribers. Send an e-mail to either ISC-discuss-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com or to ISC-notices-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com.

Interfaith Vancouver bc Beliefs Religion Beyond belief Interfaith marriage

From: David Mivasair



Trade Fair 75% Booked, Registration Deadline Approaching

For Immediate Release:

Vancouver B.C. ? Preparations are underway for GLOBE 2006, the must-attend conference and trade fair on the business of the environment, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from March 29-31, 2006. The Globe Foundation announced today that executive-level speakers from companies and organizations such as the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), General Electric, Home Depot, and Unilever will be in attendance. Organizers are also pleased to announce the participation of Elliot Morley, Minister of State, Climate Change and Environment, Government of the UK.

More than 10,000 participants, 2,000 conference delegates and 400 exhibitors representing 75 countries will attend GLOBE 2006 this March. This is the 9th biennial gathering of the world?s leading experts on the business of the environment, and is one of the largest and most important international gatherings of environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers.

GLOBE 2006 will centre around four main conference themes including the new track on Finance and Sustainability where relationships between sustainable development and finance will be explored with a focus on the investment industry, corporate reporting, regulation and policy, and business practices. Other themes include Corporate Sustainability, Energy and Environment, and Building Better Cities.

Confirmed Speakers for GLOBE 2006 include:

Annette Verschuren, President of Home Depot Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Elyse Allan, Chief Executive Officer, General Electric (GE) Canada, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Avrim Lazar, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Ottawa, ON, Canada
Linda Coady, Vice President, Sustainability, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bob Elton, President and CEO, BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bruce Fowle, Founding and Senior Principal, FXFOWLE Architects PC, New York, NY, USA
Michael Gallagher, President and COO, Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Peter Head, Director, ARUP, London, United Kingdom
Gil Kelley, Director, Bureau of Planning, City of Portland, OR, USA
Gordon Lambert, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada
Steven Lydenberg, Chief Investment Officer, Domini Social Investments, New York, NY, USA
Elliot Morley, Minister of State, Climate Change and Environment, Government of the UK, London, UK
Brigitte Tantawy-Monsou, Vice President, Organization Effectiveness, Unilever SV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ralph Peterson, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, CH2M HILL, Englewood, CO, USA
Chunfeng Wang, Deputy Director, Carbon Sequestration Management Office, Chinese State Forestry Administration in Hangzhuo, China.

The GLOBE series is not only an international crossroads and marketplace for developing the business of the environment, but since its inception in 1990 it has also become Canada?s most important showcase for demonstrating our innovative environmental technologies and our leading edge capabilities in environmental expertise and management. The Trade Fair at GLOBE 2006 promises to be the best yet, with over 75% of exhibit space already spoken for, including large exhibits planned by both Toyota and Honda in the Advanced Transportation Technologies & Solutions Showcase.

The first registration deadline is approaching with the Earlybird Registration Special ($500 off conference registration fees) expiring on Thursday, December 15th. Visit www.globe2006.com for more information and to register.

GLOBE 2006 is produced by the GLOBE Foundation of Canada. It will be held at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre from March 29 to 31, 2006. For further information, visit http://www.globe2006.com .

Jeremy Dunn
Curve Communications Group
Tel: 604-684-3170
Fax: 604-684-3171
globe (at) curvecommunications.com

From: Jeremy Dunn / CURVE



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