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Monday, 27 November 2006 14:08
Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Nov 27 06

1.  Nov. 29th War Resisters Event CANCELLED because of massive snow in Victoria
2.  THE ROKPA SHOW - TIBETAN REFUGEE BENEFIT CONCERT! - Dec 1st
3.  Urinetown: The Musical Held Over to December 17, and other news
4.  Port Alberni & District Labour Council
5.   VIVA-Raw Potluck - Dec 9th
6.  UVic Sustainability News
7.  Sacred Paths?. Notices from UVic Interfaith Services. 
8.  Values Based Business Events & News
9.  Building Better Relationships workshops
10.  support needed for local First Nations

contributions, considerations, concerns:

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

The Wednesday Night Peace Vigil has changed its meeting time in consideration of the oncoming cold winter, the lack of visibility and the precious ages and health of many of our members.  Beginning Wednesday, November 8th, we will meet in the same place (Cenotaph at the Legislature), but during the NOON HOUR: 12:00 - 1:00. 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.  We will have been talking to Cohoe ferry passengers, other tourists and locals on a weekly basis since October 2001, when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan. Come and witness with us the change in public opinion.  Imagine: War Never Again.  (477-1944 )

*  Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  995-1494, faluninfo.net

*  The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside.  Info: 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: "chaplain" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Sacred Paths. Notices from UVic Interfaith Services. 
At the Interfaith Office we have worked hard to prepare excellent resources for spiritual development at UVic. We offer resources for spiritual learning, practice, community, and service.  Our website has been updated and is full of information on upcoming events, groups, speakers, retreats, student groups and discussion circles. Check it out!  http://web.uvic.ca/interfaith  To book an appointment to see one of the chaplains, phone 721-8338

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

Open Doors Choir, from Our Place, is performing:

Sunday Dec. 10th, Cadboro Bay Village Xmas concert
Sunday, Dec   17th, St. Savior's Church morning service
Monday   Dec  18th  1st Metropolitan Church... Our Place Xmas party, 2-4pm.
Friday    Dec  22nd  City Hall Nativity celebration  (check time)
May 3rd         2007 33rd annual Conference, Canadian Association of Music Therapy

From: "Janet Cho" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
This is a reminder that the closing date for nominations for the 2007
Victoria's Leadership Awards is Thursday, November 30, 2006. Attached you
will find a letter from Al Kemp, Chair of the Victoria's Leadership Awards
and this year's nomination form.
 
*  From: "Michael Coates" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Greater Victoria Water Watch Coalition Meeting, BCGEU Building 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, 7-9pm, December 5, 2006.
Assembly of Cowichan Communities, Sahtlam Fire Hall, Lake Cowhican, 7-9pm, December 5, 2006.

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

The Status of Women Action Group (http://www.statusreport.ca/) is convening a Forum on the National Campaign for Women's Equality and Human Rights in Canada, to be held Saturday, 2 December, from 1 to 3pm at the Downtown Activity Center, 755 Pandora.  Speaker will be Shauna Paull, from the BC Campaign for Women's Equality and
Human Rights in Canada.

*  From: John Luton < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Re:  Action Alert on CRD funding for bikes and pedestrians
 
The CRD meeting on funding hasn't yet been confirmed and the date is going to be December 6th, rather than the 13th (which it would be if they followed the schedule posted on their website).
Executive Director
Capital Bike and Walk Society
Coordinator, Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance

*  From: "Carol Walker" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
HOORAY for women on horseback..!!!!!
http://video.google.nl/videoplay?docid=-4584913278289860160
 
*  From: "Brasscheck TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

If ever a president were impeachable, it's George Bush.  Here's why:
http://www.brasscheck.com/videos/iraq/iraqwar17.html

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

The Australian paediatrician was named by the Smithsonian Institute as one of the most influential women in the world. She is a fervent anti-nuclear campaigner.
Helen Caldicott: Credo Interview by Julia Stuart
The Independent UK
Sunday 12 November 2006
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article1963455.ece

*  From: "Juan Carlos Flores" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
A funny way to look at a serious issue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWiLBjhmyPk

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1.  Nov. 29th War Resisters Event CANCELLED because of massive snow in Victoria

The Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign has CANCELLED their Wednesday Nov. 29 event (see initial call below) because of massive snow accumulation in Victoria, road blockages and fallen trees on UVic Campus belt. These conditions make it difficult to travel to UVic.

The event  "Afghanistan and Iraq:  Why THESE soldiers won't fight! An Evening of War Resistance" is POSTPONED and  tentatively rescheduled for January 17th (to be confirmed) or another date in January.

We hope that those of you who had planned to attend to hear Francisco Juarez and Michael Hanson speak will join us in January!

In Solidarity,

Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign

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

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2.  THE ROKPA SHOW - TIBETAN REFUGEE BENEFIT CONCERT! - Dec 1st

Friday, December 1st (last day of classes for all you students!)
Logan's Pub
Doors at 8:30

Featuring:

Maurice
Aidan Knight
Tequila Mockingbird
Soniferus

All proceeds will go directly to the training of teachers at schools for
Tibetan refugees run by the Central Tibetan Administration.

Minimum donation $7 advance or $10 at the door.
Tickets availabe at Lyle's Place

for more info go to: http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/uvic_sft/

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3.  Urinetown: The Musical Held Over to December 17
"Pants down, Urinetown is the show of the year" Monday Magazine

Urinetown: The Musical, our biggest and silliest production ever has been held over until December 17. The best available times are December 8 - 17.

http://belfrytheatre.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=CWYH7gAuAAH-----AADpOw
My Favourite Play Deadline This FridayLast year we asked you for your thoughts on the Belfry and what it means to you. This year we'd like you tell us about your favourite Belfry play. Tell us in 50 - 150 words and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, November 24.

The 10 best stories will receive two free tickets (value $44) to any show in our Festival 07. All of the stories will be published on a special page on our website.
http://belfrytheatre.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=CWYH7gAuAAL-----AADpOw
Rhyme Rustler: The Ballad of Robert ServiceDecember 7 - 10, 2006
T. Gil Bunch Theatre, Mill Bay

TAG Productions is proud to present Rhyme Rustler: The Ballad of Robert Service, the hit play about the life of one of Canada's best known poets at Brentwood College School's T. Gil Bunch Theatre in Mill Bay from December 7 - 10, 2006.

For more information contact TAG Productions at 250-746- 9940
Elemental - Art Show To November 25
Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney

An exhibition of paintings presented by the Exhibitionists, a group of local artists: Deborah Russell, Casey Fitterer, June Higgins, David Good, Ian Costanzo, Laura Eerkes-Medrano, Rosalie Matchett-Short, and Nuria Constant.  ELEMENTAL will be showing at the Mary Winspear Centre at Sanscha, 2243 Beacon Avenue in Sidney to November 25.
Gift CertificatesThey make terrific Christmas, birthday or anniversary presents. Please call the Box Office at 250-385-6815 and we will send you the certificate (any value.) The recipient can then select the production and dates at their leisure.

Thanks for being part of the Belfry Theatre
From: Belfry Theatre < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

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4.  Port Alberni & District Labour Council
 
 Weekly Calendar
 
 November 24 to December 2, 2006
 
 Website:  <http://www.padlc.ca>www.padlc.ca
 President:  John Young - 250-724-4735      <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 Secretary   Leslie Walerius - 250-724-5134    <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 Monday, November 27
 
 SOVA - Public Education
 7:00PM
 Batstar
 
 For additional information contact Gerry Walerius - <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   724-5134
 
 Thursday, November 30
 
Raw Log Export Review - Report
  BC Government to issue the report.
 
 Sunday, December 3
 BC NDP Qualicum-Alberni - AGM
  Contact Mike Kuruliak for: Time/Place
 
Come for a coffee and bring your ideas.
 For additional information, contact Keith Wyton <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
"Buy Local"  "Buy Canadian"  "Buy Union"
 ********************************************************************
 
 Upcoming Events:
 
 1.  Monday, December 11
 Basic OH&S Course
 Quality Resort Bayside - Parksville
 Registration Deadline:  Dec. 4, 2006
 8:30-4:30
 Cost: $85.00
 Presented by:  BC Federation of Labour
 
 For additional information:
 Telephone:  604-430-1421
 Toll Free:  1-888-BCFL NOW   (223-5669)
 E-Mail:  <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 2.  Tuesday, December 12
 Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
 Quality Resort Bayside - Parksville
 Registration Deadline:  Dec. 5, 2006
 8:30-4:30
 Cost:  $85.00
 Presented by:  BC Federation of Labour
 
 For additional information:
 Telephone:  604-430-1421
 Toll Free:  1-222-BCFL NOW (223-5669)
 E-Mail:  <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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Numbers of Interest:
 
MLA Scott Frasers Office      720-4515  <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
SOS tips line                          723-5852
 
MP Dr. James Lunney Office  250 390-7550       1 866-390-7550   <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Websites of Interest:
 
Provincial Government:
 For MLA e-mail addresses and access Records of Hansard:  <http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-2.htm>http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-2.htm
 
 Federal Government:
 All MP contacts can be found on the Government of Canada website.   www.canada.gc.ca or by calling 1-800-662-6232
 Below is a link to the MP's, (hint click "Your MP" on the side pane") <http://www.canada.gc.ca/directories/direct_e.html>www.canada.gc.ca/directories/direct_e.html
 
Union Sites:
<http://www.bcfed.com>www.bcfed.com
<http://www.clc-ctc.ca>www.clc-ctc.ca
<http://www.bctf.bc.ca>www.bctf.bc.ca
<http://www.burnabycoalition.com>www.burnabycoalition.com (Bby Teachers)
 <http://www.cope15.ca>www.cope15.ca
 <http://www.vesta.ca>www.vesta.ca (Vanc. Elem Schools)
<http://www.vstaweb.ca>www.vstaweb.ca (Vanc. Sec. Schools)
<http://www.bcbuildingtrades.org>www.bcbuildingtrades.org
<http://www.bcgeu.ca>www.bcgeu.ca
<http://www.bcnu.org>www.bcnu.org
<http://www.caw114.bc.ca>www.caw114.bc.ca
<http://www.ceiu-seic.ca>www.ceiu-seic.ca  (College Educators)
<http://www.cope378.ca>www.cope378.ca
<http://www.cupe.bc.ca>www.cupe.bc.ca
<http://www.1004.cupe.ca>www.1004.cupe.ca
<http://www.heu.org>www.heu.org
<http://www.iaff18.org>www.iaff18.org  (Van Fire Fighters)
<http://www.ibew213.org>www.ibew213.org (Electrical Workers)
<http://www.iuoe963.ca>www.iuoe963.ca
<http://www.psacbc.com>www.psacbc.com
<http://www.twu-canada.ca>www.twu-canada.ca
<http://www.anotherwrongnumber.com>www.anotherwrongnumber.com (TWU-Telus Campaign)
 <http://www.ufcw1518.com>www.ufcw1518.com
 
Ethical Purchasing:
Coffee:
<http://www.ethicalbean.com>www.ethicalbean.com
<http://www.codev.org>www.codev.org
 :
Clothing:
<http://www.americanapparel.net>www.americanapparel.net
<http://www.ethicalthreads.co.uk>www.ethicalthreads.co.uk
<http://www.gossypium.co.uk>www.gossypium.co.uk
<http://www.nosweatapparel.com>www.nosweatapparel.com
<http://www.sweatx.net>www.sweatx.net
 
Interest:
<http://www.thetyee.ca>www.thetyee.ca
<http://www.2020vision.bc.ca>www.2020vision.bc.ca
<http://www.rfu.org>www.rfu.org
 <http://www.bccic.org>www.bccic.org  (BC Coalition of Int'l Cooperation)
<http://www.cope.bc.ca>www.cope.bc.ca
<http://www.codev.org>www.codev.org
<http://www.bc.ndp.ca>www.bc.ndp.ca
<http://www.ndp.ca>www.ndp.ca
<http://www.libbydavies.ca>www.libbydavies.ca
<http://www.policyalternatives.ca>www.policyalternatives.ca  (CCPA)
<http://www.sfss.ca>www.sfss.ca (Simon Fraser Student Soc)
<http://www.vcn.bc.ca/srsnetbc>www.vcn.bc.ca/srsnetbc (seniors  network)
 <http://www.saveourvalley.ca>www.saveourvalley.ca
 <http://www.pej.org>www.pej.org
 
 Vancouver Community Television Association
Shaw TV, Channel 4 - Saturdays, 4 and 7 pm
(repeats Wednes 12 am, Thurs 11 am)
Novus TV, Channel 33, six times a day, every day
Online video - <http://www.globaljustice.ca>www.globaljustice.ca

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

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5.   VIVA-Raw Potluck - Dec 9th

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 VIVA-Raw Potluck
 Date: Dec 9th
 Details: Bring a raw vegan dish (containing no animal products,
 including meat, dairy, eggs, butter, cheese, whey, honey, casein) of 6-8
 servings with your ingredient list. You will need to bring your own
 dishes and utensils plus a serving utensil for your dish.
 Plan to attend all of our Rawsome gatherings, our guest speakers are
 informative and amazing, the feast of Rawsome vegan foods, fantastique!
 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm; dining begins at 6:30
 Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Craigflower Room
 We request a donation of $2.00 for Adults which goes to purchase Books,
 Videos, and DVD's for our VIVA-Raw lending library. Anyone who comes to
 our potluck gatherings is welcome to borrow from the library which is
 brought to every potluck.
 Check out: http://islandveg.com/viva/node/15 for more information

 Volunteers Needed

 VIVA is looking for volunteers to help with the Newsletter.
 If you are interested please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 Notices

 That there's now a monthly publication for the city called The Victoria
 Vegan, featuring various items that might be of interest to vegans,
 vegetarians, and the veggie-curious! This includes recipes, new vegan
 products in town, events, veggie venues, and more! Check out the online
 copy, and be sure to sign up to our list to have a reminder sent when
 new issues come out: www.TheVictoriaVegan.com
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 Left Feet, Canada's first fair-labour all vegan shoe store, is hitting
 the road and we're taking the shoes to the people! Our mobile vegan shoe
 party is heading west complete with Soul music, vegan prizes, and a ton
 of footwear samples from Vegetarian Shoes, Blackspot & No Sweat. The
 online store will open this December so please join our mailing list at
 leftfeet.ca and stay in the know!
 Here are the dates, cities & venues:
 Nov 27th - Regina - Abstractions Caf?
 Nov 28th - Edmonton - Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant
 Nov 29th - Kelowna - House Party with Brenda Davis
 Nov 30th - Victoria - Green Cuisine
 Dec 1st - Vancouver - SPEC Building
 Dec 2nd - Calgary - West Hillhurst Go-Getters (calgaryveg.ca Potluck)
 Dec 5th - Winnipeg - Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse
 Dec 9th - Toronto - Fressen
 www.leftfeet.ca

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

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6.  UVic Sustainability News

The University has sent out its draft Strategic Plan. This is the document
that will guide the university's development over the coming years so it's
obviously quite important for anyone interested in sustainability.

You can download a copy of it here:
http://web.uvic.ca/strategicreview/assets/StrategicPlan2006_2006-11-02.pdf

Give it a read through - you'll find sustainability under the Resources
section at the back of the bus. We encourage you to think about how the
strategic plan is treating sustainability and then write your thoughts down
and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ("cc" us as well if you like) by December 1st.

Here are some questions to consider when you look through it:

1. Does it make sense for sustainability to be under "Resources"? Are there
places in the other sections where it is missing?
2. The plan indicates that a sustainability policy and plan will be created
for the University. Who should create that plan? What would be a good process?
3. Are there specific things that you think are missing or are not worded
strongly enough? How could the sustainability goals be improved to make sure
they lead to tangible improvement?
 
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The SustainUVic Listserv is brought to you by the UVic Sustainability Project and the UVic CommUnity for a Sustainable Campus.  It was created to encourage dialogue, information-sharing, and stakeholder to stakeholder communication about sustainability issues at UVic. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 721-7355)

The UVSP also hosts several interactive discussion lists, where each subcriber can post directly to the listserv and engage in more in-depth conversations about a specific topic.  Great for getting questions answered fast and coming up with new ideas!  UVSP Discussion Topics include:

-  Campus Planning Monitor Discussion Group [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
-  The Paper and Ethical Purchasing Discussion Group [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
-  Transportation and Climate Change Discussion Group [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
 
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7.  Sacred Paths. Notices from UVic Interfaith Services. 

Let Your Spirit Soar!
 
Upcoming Events
 
Sessions in Spirituality
 
The next (and last of this term) Session in Spirituality is entitled:
 
How to find out what you really want out of life!
 
Time: Tuesday, November 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Place: UVic Interfaith Chapel
 
Do you know what you really want out of life? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the choices you face? Do you secretly long for a change in direction but feel stuck? Join Terry Dance-Bennink and explore your hidden hopes and dreams - what truly nourishes your soul. In sharing her story, Terry will encourage you to trust your early instincts and divine guidance in order to unlock your true desire.
 
Terry Dance-Bennink is the former program director of the Spirituality Centre in Peterborough, Ontario. She also was the former academic vice-president of Fleming College in Ontario for 17 years and chose to leave her high-powered job to follow her deepest desire - and is happier and healthier for it! Terry is an accredited spiritual companion/director. She has a Masters in Adult Education and a diploma in Spiritual Direction from the University of Toronto.
 
FREE!
 
Workshop: Meditation Intensive
 
The Practice of Centering Prayer
 
Sunday, December 3, 2006 ~ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Interfaith Chapel
Free
 
Start or strengthen a meditation practice! No previous meditation experience is necessary for this workshop. If you have never meditated before, this is an excellent opportunity to get started. There will be time for practice, questions, teaching and exploration.
If you have been attending the Monday and Thursday meditation circles at the Chapel, this workshop will offer another form of meditation known as Centering Prayer. In this practice, we work with intention, the act of letting go and opening to the divine at the centre of our being. This practice of gently letting go cultivates an inner peace and centeredness. Come explore this form of meditation and deepen your spiritual practice.

 

Workshop: Labyrinth
An Interfaith Training in Energy Healing
Walking the Labyrinth
December 4, 2006 ~ 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Interfaith Chapel
 
Free
 
Henri Lock, United Church Chaplain, will lead this workshop on walking the labyrinth. The mysterious path that takes us to the center of the labyrinth becomes a metaphor for our own spiritual journey. Come learn about the history of the labyrinth, how to meditate while walking the labyrinth, and to reflect on your own process and journey.
 
 

The Labyrinth Returns
 
The Labyrinth returns to the Interfaith Chapel December 4!
 
It will be open:
December 4-7, 11-14, 18
Mondays 9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesdays-Thursdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
 
Stressed?? Come Walk the Labyrinth!
Find some calm in the midst of a stressful day
Come after a tough exam
Come to re-connect with your divine centre
Come alone or with a friend.
Simple instructions for meditative walking of the labyrinth are posted
 
Weekly events
 
Monday
The Acts of the Apostles: Interfaith Centre ~ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to Meditate: Interfaith Chapel ~ 4:30 - 5:15 pm
 
Tuesday
Table Talk: Interfaith Centre ~ Noon - 1:15 pm
Buddhist Meditation: Interfaith Chapel ~ 7:00 - 8:00 pm
 
Wednesday
Midweek Morning Prayer: Interfaith Chapel ~ 7:30 am
Decoding Jesus Discussion Circle: Interfaith Centre - 2:30 pm
Catholic Mass: Interfaith Chapel ~ 11:30 am
 
Thursday
Learn to Meditate: Interfaith Chapel ~ 4:30 - 5:15 pm
Matins: Interfaith Chapel - 7:00 am
 
Friday
Rosary: Interfaith Centre ~ 11:30 am
Muslim Friday Prayer: Interfaith Chapel ~ 1:30 - 2:30 pm
 
Upcoming Workshops
 
For detailed description of each of these workshops go to: http://web.uvic.ca/interfaith/learning/workshops.html
 
For a full description of Interfaith Chaplain Services events go to:
 
To book an appointment to see one of the chaplains, phone 721-8338
 
Drop by the Interfaith Centre (next to the Bookstore) to rest, read some of the literature, fill up your water bottle, book an appointment, to pick up our information flyers, or just to say hi!
 
 From: "chaplain" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

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8.  Values Based Business Events & News
(excerpts)

Where Sustainability and Business Meet
http://www.vbnetwork.ca

Upcoming VBN Events

VBN Caf?: Networking Event and Seasonal Soiree.

When:             Wednesday, December 6th, 2006, 5:00 ? 7:00 p.m.
Where:             Queen Mother Waterside Caf?
407 Swift Street,
At the water?s edge directly across the street from The Canoe Club

Admission:        Participants pay for their own food and drinks.

Parking:           For parking and access instructions click here

Watch the Web site for more details to follow: http://www.vbnetwork.ca

Interested in continuing the Community Dialogue?

From the Korten report:  ?A nexus of individuals and groups interested in collaborating at a new level toward societal transformation in this Region is emerging?

This self-organizing group will meet on November 30, from 4:30-8:30 at Fernwood Community Centre.  The intention is to create the conditions for change in this bio-region and add fuel to the fire of the many initiatives which are already occurring Each and everyone interested in contributing to building the connections is invited to participate. More information: http://www.vbnetwork.ca, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
http://www.davidkorten.org/.

News and Other Events

Member Reminder! Update your Business Information in the Marketplace Directory

We are often asked do you have a member who does this?; Can you refer me to a business can provide this service?; I am looking for a ?green? whatch-ma-call-it. So ADVERTISE and promote your services and products for FREE, input your data on our website Market Place. In fact do it now. Go to   http://www.vbnetwork.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=65

As a member of the VBN, one of the benefits of membership is being able to list your business in the online ?marketplace? directory. This purpose of this directory is to inform Greater Victoria consumers of what ?values-based? businesses are available. To add your business information, see the ?help file? on the website (http://www.vbnetwork.ca/LinkClick.aspx?link=1Helpfile_VBNMarketplace.pdf&tabid=62&mid=423).  You can also email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions.

 VICTORIA DRY CLEANER WINS BIG
ELITE EARTH-FRIENDLY CLEANERS AWARDED (AGAIN) AT
ETHICS IN ACTION CEREMONY

The gala event applauded thirteen do-good award finalists at the 13th Annual Ethics in Action Awards.  Among them was Rick Nathorst, VBN member, owner and co-founder of Victoria?s Elite Earth Friendly Cleaners to accept the business?s second EIA award in two years.

Can you say perchloroethylene?  It?s that peculiar smell on your clothes after they?ve been dry-cleaned.  This and other dry-cleaning solvents are known toxic hazards to both the environment and human health.   Rick and his wife, Laurel (former board member), set out to change all that by putting everything on the line to finance ?greening? their dry-cleaning business, a little over two years ago.

One of our newest Board Members, Laurel?s Daughter Chelsea, says? I don't think there was a dry eye in the room when Rick finished the interview.  He was quite choked up (we all were) when he was explaining how my mom had created the Winter Warmth campaign. ?  See full article in the web site: http://www.vbnetwork.ca

The ?Laurel Nathorst Scholarship Fund? Donations will be accepted at VBN events or cheques can made out to the scholarship fund and mailed to the VBN: PO Box 8716, Victoria, BC, V8W 3S3.

Networking Event: Green Drinks International

YOU?RE INVITED?

Every month people interested in the environmental and sustainability fields meet up for a drink at informal sessions known as Green Drinks Victoria. A lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, and business attend. The crowd varies at each event, so Green Drinks is an evolving, organic, and self-organizing network. While these events tend to be simple and unstructured, many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity.

http://www.biothinking.com/greendrinks/index.php?country=Canada&city=Victoria,%20BC

When:              Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5-7 pm ? the next one is December 12  
Where:             Queen Mother Waterside Caf?
407 Swift Street
At the water?s edge directly across the street from The Canoe Club

Admission:       No cover charge, just for drinks and food you consume

Parking:           For parking and access instructions click here

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GREEN DRINKS VISIT http://www.greendrinks.org

A Sustainable Feast.  Featuring TLC?s Conservation partners

When:              December 2  

Where:             Gary Oak Room, Fairfield Community Centre
1335 Thurlow Street

Appetizers, dinner, dessert, Local Blue Grass Band

Admission:       $25 call 479-8301 or 385-7974

Royal Roads University and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Sustainable Canada 2030/Just Imagine Discussion

Following a brief armchair discussion by some of the Trudeau Fellows, Mentors and Scholars on the Quarterdeck of the Grant Building, there will be dynamically interactive dialogue with the audience.  Come and join us and envision a more sustainable world!

Length:                         2-3 hours
Date:                         Jan. 27, 2007
Time:                         7 - 10 p.m.

Cost:                         Free!

To Register, call us at 391-2600, ext. 4801, or Toll Free at

1-866-890-0220 to let us know you plan on attending.

Winter Recipes ? 100 Mile Diet

A good number of the responses to the Dr Korten?s presentation at our AGM were about food sustainability.  For those of you interested here is a link to the latest news in the ongoing story of the 100 mile diet including winter recipes.   http://thetyee.ca/Life/2006/11/03/WinterMenu/

This Just In

from the BC Yukon Economic Development Network:  The first annual BC Women?s Economic Institute on December 1 ? 5, 2006 in Vancouver, BC at the YWCA.

The Conference, ?Starting with Women?s Lives: Changing Today?s Economy?, is co-hosted and sponsored by Atira Women?s Resource Society and the Canadian Women?s Foundation with support from the Vancouver Agreement.

For the Conference Invitation, Registration Form, Bursary Application, and Case Study Application please visit. http://www.atira.bc.ca/wei/

VBN Board co-chair Forrest Smith has been representing the VBN on the steering committee for the ?Social Portal?. Similar to our ?Market Place?, the Social Portal is focused on supporting the hard to employ, a commitment Suppliers make when they sign up, predicated on an increase in business as a result.   To sign up as Purchasers, go to www.sppvi.org and click on ?For Purchasers? and then fill in the blanks PLUS download the ?agreement letter? fill it in and fax it to the number listed at the bottom of the page.

Sustainable Saanich Series

This is a great opportunity to learn and to encourage Saanich to build more green, and to eliminate some of the barriers and hurdles to building green.

and more: eco news www.earthfuture.com/econews

This newsletter made possible through help from Coast Capital and Vancity

From: Christie Eng < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
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9.  Building Better Relationships workshops
 
There has been a tremendous response to the Building Better Relationships workshops so another series has been added to accommodate everyone wishing to participate. The additional dates of the workshops have been listed below. Anyone in the community who is interested may participate. These free workshops will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm at several locations in downtown Victoria. Participants may choose to attend any or all of the following:

1. Handling Strong Emotions
Tues, Nov 28 & Thurs, Nov 30 at Separation & Divorce Resource Centre,
812B Broughton St. (opposite the Royal Theatre)
What's Behind Anger? - Whose anger is it anyway?, Communicating anger
Understanding Your Emotions - Why we respond the way we do, Old habits are hard to break
 
2. Problem Solving and Conflict Management
Tues, Dec 5 & Thurs, Dec 7 at Separation & Divorce Resource Centre,
812B Broughton St. (opposite the Royal Theatre)
Who am I When in Conflict? - What is my conflict style? The Conflict Cycle
Dealing with Others in Conflict - Positions versus Interests, Conflict resolution model
 
3. Successful Co-Parenting
Tues, Nov 28 & Thurs, Nov 30 at Sunrise Senior Living,
920 Humboldt (opposite St. Ann's Academy)
or Tues, Dec 12 & Thurs, Dec 14 at Separation & Divorce Resource Centre,
812B Broughton St. (opposite the Royal Theatre)
What is Successful Co-Parenting? - Family friendly co-parenting guidelines, Child centred co-parenting
Practical Ideas for Successful Co-Parenting - Coping with parenting schedules & activities,
How to maintain 2 sets of rules, routines and belongings
 
Call 386-4331 to register. Inquire about childcare if needed.
 
A poster is attached for your information and to pass out to anyone you think would be interested. I'd appreciate it if you would also pass this on to your distribution lists where appropriate. My apologies if you have received this email more than once from various points of distribution.
 
Thank you so much.
 
Esther Wiebe
Office Manager, Dispute Resolution Centre
108-1218 Wharf Street
Victoria BC  V8W 1T8
Ph 250.383.4412
Fax 250.383.9536
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www.disputeresolution.bc.ca

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10.  support needed for local First Nations

I am writing to you because members of the Songhees and Tsartlip First Nations have asked for support.
 
Last week, a sacred cave near the summit of Spaet Mountain (Skirt/Bear Mountain in Langford) was excavated and filled with tires and trees stumps to make way for the Bear Mountain development. Construction workers were instigated by their employer into a confrontation with First Nations chiefs. The province intervened and brokered a 2-week halt to construction, which expires on December 1st.
 
This episode threatens to polarize relations between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals throughout the CRD. Progressives need to make their voices heard now, to apply pressure on decision-makers for a permanent halt on construction in the vicinity of the cave, and firm boundaries on any further expansion of Bear Mountain. Local and provincial regulations must be changed to protect Aboriginal cultural sites from development and involve First Nations in a meaningful way in land use decisions.
 
The Songhees Nation is asking that citizens contact Mike de Jong, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, and the BC Archeology Branch (contact information below). Even a short email, letter or phone call can make a difference at this stage, since the status of the site has not yet been determined. Correspondence can be cc'd to Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Land Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 1100 Admirals Road Victoria BCV9A 2P6.
 
Yours in solidarity,
 
Ben
382-8494
 
PLEASE CONTACT THESE OFFICIALS:
 
Mike De Jong
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
PO Box 9051
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC
V8W9E2
tel. 250 953-4844
 
Justine Batten, Director
BC Archeology Branch
PO BOX 9816
STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC
V8W9W3
CANADA
tel. 250 952-4305

From: "Ben Isitt" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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If we are serious about ending poverty, we have to be serious about ending the systems for wealth creation which create poverty by robbing the poor of their resources, livelihoods and incomes. Before we can make poverty history, we need to get the history of poverty right. It's not about how much more we can give, so much as how much less we can take.

Vandana Shiva

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