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Monday, 11 December 2006 16:51
Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - Dec 11 06

1. Upcoming films @ The Fritz - Salt Spring
2. Green Drinks in Victoria on Tuesday, December 12th
3. Rob Fleming's Holiday Open House
4. WALK FOR THE DEAD - HOUSING FOR ALL - Dec 14th
5. CFUV's Break'in Ice - Dec 14
6. A CHANCE TO *DANCE* - Dec 16th
7. An Evening with Reverend Al and Friends - Dec 17th
8. EcoNews Excerpts - Dec 12-17th
9. WINTER SOLSTICE 2006 - Dec 21st
10. A Celebration of Christmas for Students ! - Dec 22nd
11. Bill Bourne Itinerary - December 6, 2006
12. The "Cycle & Recycle 2007" calendars are now available
13. INVITATION TO STUDY PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

www.pej.org
* 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: Democracy Watch < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

OTTAWA - Today [Dec 8], Democracy Watch called on the Senate to close a key gap in Bill C-25 by adding senior Canadian politicians and government officials to the bank account watch-list of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (Fintrac). This change is recommended by the international standard-setting Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Article 52 of the United Nation's Convention Against Corruption (which came into force in December 2005). Tomorrow, Saturday, December 9, 2006, is the International Day Against Corruption, and representatives from countries around the world are meeting in Jordan from December 10th to 14th to continue the development of the UN's anti-corruption program.

To see [the complete] news release with links to all the documents mentioned in the release, go to:

http://www.dwatch.ca/camp/RelsDec0806.html


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1. Upcoming films @ The Fritz - Salt Spring


Playing Dec. 8th-12th:


The Queen with Helen Mirren starring as Queen Elizabeth at the time of Princess Diana's death: this film has all of the critics raving about the genius of Mirren's performance


The U.S. vs. John Lennon a great telling of the tale of how Lennon went from a pop star to an anti-war activist who enraged the U.S. government to such a degree that they sought to have him deported back to England.

Coming in January:


The Journals of Knud Rasmussen was snowed out this time round but I'm going to book it again for January; it is a profound look at the life and death of the Inuit culture that leaves the audience silenced...a follow up film to Atatnarjuat: the Fast Runner that feels almost like a documentary at times due to the verisimilitude of the sets, costumes and actors, if you can call them that...


Manufactured Landscapes follows Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky through China as he seeks to capture the effects of industrialization on film with his large format cameras. His photos are incredibly beautiful, breathtaking studies of man's effect on his environment but are, at the same time, disturbing in their beauty and what they connote about the future of an ever increasing industrialization in China


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2. Green Drinks in Victoria on Tuesday, December 12th

The Who, Why, When, What and Where of Green Drinks:


Green Drinks is a monthly event taking place in 140 cities worldwide.


Green Drinks is an informal networking event for those

passionate about the environment and sustainability.


Green Drinks has quickly become "The Place" for the green and socially responsible to meet up for drinks and conversation in Victoria.


Please join us next Tuesday December 12th at The Queen

Mother Waterside Cafe for drinks between 5-7pm.

Details follow -


OUR THEME: Because Christmas is a time for giving and sharing,

Decembers Green Drinks will have a Christmas theme.

We invite you:


1.To bring a used item you have owned and loved but now

choose to give away for others to enjoy. The item need

not be shiny or new or wrapped but you might attach a

note [anonymous if you like, or humorous if you choose]

explaining its history and why the item has been so

important to you. When you arrive place your "gift" in

the "DOOR PRIZE BOX" so it can be randomly

re-distributed to another person there. - Also


2. Please bring an item for the homeless (Rev. Al Tyssick

says toothpaste and toiletries are valued as are socks,

gloves, scarves and food items - even a message of

hope and encouragement) Place in the "FOR THE

HOMELESS BOX" & contents will be delivered to

shelters.

WHO IS INVITED: Positive, fun-loving people with professional and

personal interests in environment and sustainability.


WHEN: 5-7pm,Tuesday 12th December and every

2nd Tuesday of the month thereafter.


WHERE:The venue - bar and mingling space at the Queen

Mother Waterside Cafe, 407 Swift Street

(directly across from The Canoe Club)

- For the Cafe web site click here

- For parking and access instructions clickhere

COST: There is no cost other than for the food and

drink you yourself consume ( its a no host bar)


WHY COME? For fun, contacts, drinks, snacks, info, gossip,

inspiration, business and pleasure.


WHO WILL COME: Typically, Green Drinks people are those with

personal or professional interests in fields such as

Sustainable energy * Consulting * Green buildings *

Education * Planning * Engineering * Psychology *

Journalism * Law

Students,academics,civil servants and business

people passionate about the environment are

especially welcome.


HOW LONG SHOULD ONE STAY? Attendance varies. Some come for

20 minutes, some for 2 hours. ~ People come and go

as they please.


CONTACT:Questions? Comments? Call Roger Colwill (250)

598-0077. Want to be on the listserve?

Write< This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > with

"subscribe" in the subject line.


RSVPs ENCOURAGED: If you know you will be coming please email
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plan the evening better.


AND THANKS: Thanks for coming and telling others about Green Drinks

Victoria. Participants fuel the continuous healthy growth

of this initiative by inviting their friends and like-minded

people.


TO FORWARD THIS: Please copy and paste into a new email (to preserve the layout)


AN OVERVIEW: Newcomer? Please click on www.greendrinks.org and navigate to Canada and Victoria

WHAT IF I AM BUSY? Please know that Green Drinks in Victoria occur

monthly - on the second Tuesday of the month

and will continue throughout 2007.


SPECIAL NOTE S: Some choose to arrive earlier than 5pm when its

quieter, less busy and easier to chat. Please know

our venue is open any time after 3:30pm . Early

arrival is encouraged because this event will be our

busiest yet.

At 4:00pm there will also be an open meeting for

LEED? users in the building industry.

Details of this and other local events occurring in

Victoria this December feature below.



Grateful thanks to our sponsors and volunteers


The success of Green Drinks in Victoria is due in large measure to the sponsorship, support, and encouragement of Guy Dauncey; Andre Rosenbaum and Kelly St. John, owners of The Queen Mother Waterside Cafe for the venue and partial funding of food costs; to Dr. Bryan Imber of International Composting, for his support; to Valerie Pusey of Fat Cat Art Gallery for door prizes; but most especially to Brian Pinch of the Pinch Group -our lead Platinum Sponsor for Green Drinks in Victoria and, of course, to all those people who forwarded Green Drinks invitations to others. - You are the engine that drives Green Drinks. Many thanks to our volunteers: Teegan Meuser, Renee Simard and J Scott. To help us grow please see the attached "Green Drinks - Call for Sponsors


Other environmental and sustainably focused events planned for Dec.2006 in Victoria.


What: Meet with other industry people engaged in the LEED? process for informal discussions.

Where and When: At the QM Tues. December 12, 2006,4:00 pm (before Green Drinks)

Why: If you've ever wanted to pass along some juicy tidbit of help, had some opinions to share, or

even just wanted to vent your frustrations with that pesky durability credit, then here's your chance!

Who: Contact Wendy Macdonald < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >or Jack Meridith < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


A Call for Green Drinks Sponsors.

If you are an individual or corporation wishing to become a Green Drinks Sponsor, you are invited to read the attached Call for Sponsors and contact the Coordinator Roger Colwill at 598-0077.


Last minute request: If you can find some, please bring mistletoe on the 12th. Thanks, Roger


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


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3. Please attend Rob Fleming's Holiday Open House


Rob's upcoming Holiday Open House


Thursday, December 14,

4-6pm

at the Victoria-Hillside Community Office,

1020 Hillside Ave.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served

No RSVP required

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mustard Seed Food Bank

Please forward this invitation through your distribution lists.

Look forward to seeing everyone

Cheers -

-M

Marni Offman

Constituency Assistant to

Rob Fleming, MLA

Victoria-Hillside

360-2023/office

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4. WALK FOR THE DEAD - HOUSING FOR ALL - Dec 14th


Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 5 p.m.

Meet at Our Place

713 Johnson Street


Please wear black and adequate clothing for an outdoor walk around

downtown ending at Victoria City Hall.

Bring along family, friends and co-workers to ensure a strong turnout.

Also, sign up to address City Council later that evening by submitting

the form at the City Hall Legislative Service desk. The sooner the

better!


COMMEMORATE 4 HOMELESS PEOPLE WHO DIED DURING COLD SNAP


During the recent cold snap, four homeless people died on the streets

of Victoria. These deaths were completely unnecessary. Please attend

this Walk for the Dead, to commemorate these people and those who

passed away before them--and prevent any further deaths this winter.


Victoria is a wealthy city, in one of the wealthiest regions, in one

of the wealthiest countries in the world! Surely we can provide

shelter for all. The private-sector market is great at providing

condos for the rich but fails to provide shelter for low-income

people.


That's why citizens and governments have to step up and provide

housing -- both emergency and long-term. Social problems like

substance misuse and mental illness are easier to manage when the

basic right to shelter has been addressed.


Let's commemorate the deceased by refusing to take 'no' for an answer.

Let's provide Housing For All now.



For further information, contact

Ad-Hoc Committee to End Homelessness

c/o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Work party: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7pm, Silver Threads (1740 Douglas at Harold)


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5. CFUV's Break'in Ice - Dec 14

This week on CFUV's Break'in Ice we'll be interviewing Naomi Devine, Director, University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP)

The University of Victoria Sustainability Project is a student-run, non-governmental organization, that envisions UVic leading the development of our region into a healthy and sustainable community.


On Thursday, November 23rd UVSP hosted a forum and launched their initiative to move UVic Beyond Climate Neutral - so that it does more to solve the

climate crisis than it does to cause it. We believe that a network of students, staff, and faculty working with community partners can make UVic a catalyst for the

development of a sustainable and climate.

To learn more visit their website at: http://uvsp.uvic.ca/

My co-hosts for this show will be Annemarie Rindt and Jack Etkin.

Break'in Ice is broadcast every Thursday between 8-9 pm on

CFUV UVic Student Radio

101.9FM / 104.3 CABLE or you can listen on our website at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca/

Thanks for listening

Rick Habgood

Break'in Ice

CFUV UVic Student Radio

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Also take in Chris Cook on Gorilla Radio every Monday at 5PM (podcasts at http://www.atlanticfreeprress.com), and Janine Bandcroft on Winds of Change every Thursday at 11AM (podcasts at http://relativenewz.ca) and Medhi Najari on Hidden News every Friday at 9AM. All on Victoria's finest radio station.. CFUV.

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6. A CHANCE TO *DANCE* - Dec 16th


FUNDRAISER


Saturday, Dec. 16

6:45 to 11 p.m.

Fairfield Church Hall


Where: 1303 Fairfield Rd @ Moss

Why: To raise $$$ for the Dancing Across Borders project in Cambodia (http://www.chance2dance.blogspot.com)

What: Shake it with friends & fellow movers courtesy DJ Joanne Winstanley + a sonically rich downtempo set of live spirit music with Chris Bertin & Craig Paterson

Bonus: Tasty snacks, festive socializing + door prizes from Universal Music Canada + Pacific Seafoods

Cost: $25 suggested donation (more if you can, less if you must ? just be there!)

Don?t Forget: One donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank

Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 250.642.2056

THE PROJECT: Victoria?s 5Rhythms? Dance community is supporting the Paris-based Dancing Across Borders in bringing the healing power of dance to children in poorer countries. Recognizing that creative movement can also benefit kids here, 5Rhythms? teacher Joanne Winstanley is doing likewise with students at Fernwood?s George Jay Elementary. Acting locally & funding globally, the goal is to spread this joyous, fun and empowering practice to a new generation.


We?re raising money so 5Rhythms? teacher Lucie Nerot and Dancing Across Borders can travel to Cambodia?s Mesang District in January ?07. Lucie is returning to again teach at a local orphanage where she spent a month two years ago. All donations will support her trip. Here in Victoria, Joanne is offering free lunchtime classes at George Jay as a thank-you to the community. She's done two classes already and the kids had a blast!

Help us bring this healing form of meditative dance to children in Fernwood, Cambodia and beyond at our fundraiser dance Saturday, December 16!

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All that we did, all that we said or sang [or danced]

Must come from contact with the soil . . .

William Butler Yeats


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7. An Evening with Reverend Al and Friends - Dec 17th


A Christmas Benefit for Our Place


Come join us for an evening of songs, pictures, humor,

stories and visions for the future with Reverend Al Tysick.


Hosted by Bruce Williams from A Channel.


Sunday December 17th 7:30-9:30

First Metropolitan United Church,

932 Balmoral Road


Music by the legendary Louise Rose and the Good

News Street Choir. Times Colonist columnist Jack Knox

will read his Victoria version of "The Christmas Carol"

Visions for 2007 "A Caring Victoria" from Chief Paul

Battershill of the Victoria Police, United Way Chair

Maureen Duncan, Dr. Budd Hall of UVIC's Office of

Community-Based Research, Our Place Board Chair John

Ronald, Acting Mayor Dean Fortin, Street Community

Member Jill Cater and Our Place's

Reverend David Stewart.


Tickets are on a sliding scale. Please contact Corrina at

388-0343 for tickets and more information!

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8. EcoNews Excerpts - Dec 12-17th


Tue 12, 9-4pm Vancouver and Gulf Islands Food: Value Chain Management Workshop for farmers and others, to align operatins, combine resources, and match the competition. Wit Martin Gooch. Tamagawa Gakuen of Canada Society, 2677 Holden Corso Rd, Nanaimo. $20 for farmers, $50 others. Includes locally sourced lunch. 250-335-3001 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tue 12, 5-7pm Victoria's Green Drinks Night, Queen Mother Waterside Cafe, 407 Swift St Roger Colwill 598-0077.


Tue 12, 7-9 pm Sacred Circle Dancing into Winter, 1831 Fern, Victoria. By donation. 592-2848


Tue 12, 7:30pm VNHS The Other Side of the Pacific. Bill Merilees has traveled extensively from Japan along the Kamchatka Peninsula to Nome Alaska. Slides, stories about the natural history of these areas. UVic Fraser 159.


Wed 13, 7pm RESULTS CANADA Education & Action Meeting. Discover the difference that you can make towards ending the worst aspects of poverty on our planet. Community Room at 77 Gorge Rd. West (end of the parking lot) Marilyn 598-6326. http://www.results-resultats.ca


Wed 13, 7pm Habitat Acquisition Trust AGM and Christmas Party, Swan Lake Nature House. 995 2428. http://www.hat.bc.ca


Sat 16, Victoria Christmas Bird Count. Call Ann Nightingale 652-6450 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/cbc/


Sun17, Saltspring Island/Sidney/Saanich Peninsula Christmas

Bird Count. Call Ann Nightingale 652-6450 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/cbc/


Sun 17, 1-2:30pm Circle of Attunement with Rainforest Nature Spirits of Vancouver Island for Positive Change. Meets monthly Sunday closest to New Moon in Duncan at 'Paradise' nature reserve on Cowichan River. Outdoors first then visualizing, meditating, singing inside with warm drink and chat. Free. Janet Jephcott 715-1550


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9. WINTER SOLSTICE 2006 - Dec 21st


A Circle Celebration

to Give Thanks and Release the Darkness of the past year and "Old" Reality of Separate and Fear based Consciousness

and

to Greet and Embrace The New Reality,

the Return of the Goddess,

the Female Christ!!!!!

the Divine Feminine,

the "Shekinah",

the Return of The Dove of Peace

the Return of Love, Honor and respect for All Life

2 pm to 5 pm: Womyn's Circle to honour and "Put away" the darkness of the past and the "Dark Goddess for the year, and to "Light the Candle" for the Return of the Goddess and First Daughter of the Mother of Creation, the Feminine Christ and return of ' The Heavenly Hosts of Divine Feminine';

Hailing and honoring the Feminine 'Christ' or 'Light'

in Ourselves; bringing this to the males in our lives, and to the world to rectify the imbalances.

5 pm to 7 pm : Potluck Feast of Celebration for All!Come, bring your favourite Seasonal dishes and goodies to Share with your expanding family of Love and Peace. (Please leave behind inebreants.)

7 pm to 9 pm : Circle for All, Men and Womyn!

Thanking and Releasing the Darkness of the Past, the Chasm of Separateness and lack of understanding and mutual support that previoulsy existed between the Male and Female genders, and to Celebrate the Balance of the male and female within ourselves, the Male and Female Christs that are Now Here and that are now coming together, and the Arisen Christ or Light in All to Light the Way for a New and Loving, Peaceful World.

LIGHTING THE CANDLE AND PRAYING FOR THE DESCENT OF THE DOVE OF PEACE and the coming Gathering of the Dove to take place in Victoria Area at the Summer or Fall Equinox.

When: December 21st, 2006

Where: Victoria Truth Centre, 1201 Fort Street, Victoria, Freindship Room

Donation Requested: $10.00 for One Circle,

$15.00 for all day; $5.00 donation for the Homeless

Bring: All Cheer and Goodwill, Food for the Filling, Candle for the Lighting ( in a candlestick holder to prevent spills!) Instruments for the Merry making.

Bows and branches of the Season, Crystals, Status for the Alter; songs, chants, poems, invocations, visualizations of Healing, Light, Love and Peace and Merry making! Comfy cushions and blankets if you need them. Be prepared to Share!

Facilitated by Sophia "Golden Eagle". Special Guests:

Jalquin and Saynana Ra'El, Peter and Marion Tongue,

Durga White Buffalo Calf Woman, "Celu" Corn Woman

and YOU!


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10. A Celebration of Christmas for Students ! - Dec 22nd


Friday, December 22, 2006

4:30 - 8:30 pm

Cadboro Bay United Church

2625 Arbutus Road


The congregation would like to invite students at UVic to join them for an evening of Christmas activities:


- Christmas Crafts

- Traditional Christmas Dinner

- Christmas Carol Singalong


Tickets can be purchased from the UVic International and Exchange Student Services Office located in Room A205 on the second floor, University Centre.


Cost: $5.00 minimum donation towards African AIDS Angels.


Tickets are available until 4:30 pm on Monday, December 18.


Hosted by Cadboro Bay United Church, UVic Interfaith Chaplains Services, and UVic International and Exchange Student Services Office.


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11. Bill Bourne Itinerary - December 6, 2006


December 8 - House Concert, Kelowna, B.C. w/Aysha Wills

December 9 - House Concert, Salmon Arm, B.C. w/Aysha Wills

December 10 - Fair Exchange Concert, Salmar Theatre, Salmon Arm, B.C. w/Aysha

Wills @ 2pm and 7pm.

December 19 to 23 - The Christmas Carol Project, The Roxy Theatre, Edmonton, AB

http://www.brassmonkeyproductions.com


The Carol Project Television Premiere:


Tune in to see Bill?s acting debut...


December 19 - CITY TV in Calgary & Edmonton at 8pm, Winnipeg at 9pm & Toronto &

Vancouver at 10pm

December 20 - BRAVO! Television at 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET/9pm AT

December 21 - ACCESS across Alberta at 10pm

December 24 - ACCESS across Alberta at 8pm

December 25 - CITY TV in Toronto & Vancouver at 4pm, Winnipeg at 8pm, Calgary &

Edmonton at 10pm

December 25 - A-CHANNEL in Victoria & across Ontario at 10pm


For more details check out:

http://www.brassmonkeyproductions.com/carol/CarolProject.html


December 31 - A VAUDVILLIAN NEW YEARS EVE, The Roxy Theatre, Edmonton, AB

Doors 8 pm, w/ Bill Bourne, Tippy Agogo, Nerklewerks, Mile Zero Dance,

Laurelle, Leo.Fx (didge & Theramin;Vin Sanregret & John Armstrong

respectively), visuals by Tim Folkmann, and more!!!

Tickets @ the ROXY THEATRE, 10708 124 St., Edmonton, Canada

Phone (780) 453-2440 Roxy Theatre for tickets ...


Best dancing to all...


Cheers - Bill


http://www.billbourne.com


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TheDance mailing list

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https://www.hardrock.org/mailman/listinfo/thedance


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12. The "Cycle & Recycle 2007" calendars are now available.


This is a fundraiser for the Tooker Gomberg Activist Fund. Get your copy today!


Toronto: Grassroots, 408 Bloor St. W. OR 372 Danforth


Edmonton: Earth's General Store, 10832 Whyte Ave.


Nelson, BC: Still Eagle, 557 Ward St.


Vancouver: The Bike Doctor, 163 W. Broadway OR 4093 Kingsway, Burnaby


Halifax: Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane


Or you can order one (or more) by mail by sending a cheque for $15 Cdn plus $2 postage to:

Tooker Gomberg Activist Fund

92 Manor Drive, Sherwood Park

Alberta, Canada T8A 2J1


This 11" x 17", full-color, wall calendar celebrates the bicycle as an everyday transportation vehicle, in every season, throughout the world. Included with each month are remarkable photos of the bicycle as art and utility, captions, and provocative quotations and illustrations. In keeping with its title, the calendar can save us trees and paper -- it is reusable again in 2018 and 2029, when the 2007 calendar "recycles".


It is a perfect Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and Eid al Fitr gift for all cyclists.


The 2007 edition conveys a bicycle culture without borders - from the streets of Rotterdam, London and Cairo, to remote, near mystical, landscapes of Mongolia & Peru. This edition's centerfold pays tribute to "Meals on Wheels" delivered by bicycle.


The "Cycle & Recycle" calendar is co-published annually by the International Bicycle Fund and 17 other bicycle organizations from around the world. Proceeds support bicycling. Buy a supply today!


View sample pages here: http://www.ibike.org/calendar/2007/2007.htm

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13. INVITATION TO STUDY PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION


at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU),

Stadtschlaining, Austria, Website www.epu.ac.at, Email

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tel +43-3355-2498-515. Please share this with

anyone who may be interested! Thank you.


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We wish to invite you to join a select group of 40 students from

around the world in an intensive course in peace and conflict

studies at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU)

in Stadtschlaining, Austria. All the courses are taught in

English, by leading specialists in their field from around the

world, including Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the

academic discipline of peace research and frequent mediator in

international conflicts. Studying with the founder of a new

academic discipline is a rare opportunity, like studying

psychology with Sigmund Freud. EPU offers students a

well-rounded program covering Peace with Security, Development,

Freedom, Nature and Culture.


The Program, established in 1988 by Dr. Gerald Mader, Founder and

President of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict

Resolution, received the 1995 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.


In addition to attending courses, students get to know each other

closely and conclude friendships for a lifetime. In spring of

2006, we had 42 students from 29 countries from five continents,

half from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Many former students

said that studying at EPU was the best time of their life. Peace

Studies are a highly interdisciplinary and growing academic

field. Students who have successfully completed our program are

well grounded in both theory and practice to face the challenges

of global conflict transformation. We are happy and proud that

many of our former students now have thriving careers in

international organizations, NGOs, business, universities, or

work with their governments.


TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to Peace Studies, Cross-Cultural

Communication, Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Human Rights,

International Law, Governance, Participation, the Global Economy,

Peacebuilding and Development, Safeguarding a Livable

Environment, Demilitarization, Nonviolence, Security, United

Nations Reform, Mediation, Peace Education, Peace and the Media,

Reconciliation after Violence, Peace and Deep Culture. In

addition, there are several academic excursions. For a more

detailed explanation of the program, a course calendar and a

catalogue with course descriptions, see www.epu.ac.at


Summer term 2007: 3 June - 25 August (Apply by 15 Jan. 2007)

Fall term 2007: 1 Oct. - 22 December (Apply by 15 March 2007)

Spring term 2008: 3 Feb. - 26 April (Apply by 15 Sept. 2007)


LOCATION: Stadtschlaining is a beautiful, small and quiet

medieval town with an old castle hosting a peace museum, in the

foothills of the Alps, between Vienna and Graz, surrounded by

hiking trails, with a hot spring and spa nearby. Classrooms and

44 single rooms with private bath are located in a new building.


PEACE LIBRARY: next to the castle is a famous peace library with

25,000 books and many films, most of them in English.


WHO SHOULD APPLY: Students from any discipline interested in

peace and conflict resolution, young diplomats, government

officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social

workers, officers, psychologists, and anyone interested in

solving conflicts by peaceful means. A first university degree

(bachelors or equivalent) is required, and preferably some

professional experience.


DEGREES: Those who successfully complete one trimester obtain a

Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. Those who complete

three trimesters (Fall, Spring and Summer) and write a thesis

obtain a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, approved

by the Austrian Ministry of Education. Students can begin in any

of the three trimesters. The three trimesters need not be taken

in succession and can be spread over several years if preferred.


COSTS: Euro 2500 tuition + Euro 1400 room rent per trimester,

plus a Euro 700 fee for two thesis advisers for the Master of

Arts program, or 12'400 Euro for the entire MA program. Those who

pay in one installment pay a reduced fee of 11'500 Euro. A few

highly competitive full scholarships are available for applicants

from focal countries of Austria's development cooperation, but

there are many more applicants than scholarships. Some partial

scholarships are also available. You can indicate with a

checkmark on the application form if you wish to apply for one

of those scholarships. Self-payers or those who can pay a

partial amount have a higher chance of being accepted.


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: see www.epu.ac.at, and click

on "European University Center for Peace Studies", second on the

left. If you have further questions, please contact Anita Flasch,

EPU Administrative Assistant < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >, Telephone

+43-3355-2498-515 (mornings). We will be happy to answer your

questions and help you.


EPU does not discriminate on the basis of (among others) gender,

race, class, age or national origin.


With best regards, Dietrich Fischer, Academic Director, EPU


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