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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - September 6th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 07 September 2004 01:48
1. Winter Veggies - sale - ends Sept 6th
2. Crystal Garden - vigil - Sept 6th
3. Planning a Food Coop - this week sometime
4. Victoria Peace Coalition - meeting - Sept 7th
5. Pro Walk/Bike Conference - Sept 7-10th
6. Bursaries for Eco-Cultural Restoration Workshop - due Sept 10th
7. Self-Published Authors - meeting - Sept 11th
8. Groove for the Grove - Sept 11th - Coombs
9. Trackside Art Gallery - community art unveiling - Sept 11th
10. Sierra Club Nature Trip
11. 9-11 Emergency Film Festival - Sept 13-21st
12. Community Council - AGM - Sept 14th
13. Canada's Black Community & the Church - documentary - Sept 21st & 28th
14. Folkfest & Open Air 2004 - Juan De Marcos - Sept 22nd
15. Free Tax Clinic - disability related - Sept 28th
16. Creating Balance - rethinking oil & gas - Oct 19-21st
17. Navaro's Dance & Drum Workshops
18. Victoria School of Writing
19. EcoNews Excerpts
20. Gettin' Higher Choir Community Events

contributions, considerations, concerns:


* Victoria's new Street Newz has a website! - http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org/ thanks to Dan Bashaw. Previous editions are available, thanks to Al Rycroft and PEJ.ca, at:
July 2004 - https://www.pej.org/streetnewz/2004_july.pdf
Aug/Sept 2004 - https://www.pej.org/streetnewz/2004_Aug_Street_Newz.04.pdf


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome!


* Victoria Car Share Co-operative - http://www.victoriacarshare.ca - Save the hassle, save the money, save the planet.

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

James Bay Community Project, a non profit community health centre operates
an adult clothing thrift store as one way to support its community and
seniors' programs. The Community Closet is located at 425 Simcoe St in the
Thrift's mall. The Store is run by volunteers; some women getting retail
experience, some E.S.L. students and others who enjoy the community
involvement. The work of sorting, steaming the clothes in the Depot is done
by community living clients from Garth Homer and V.A.C.L.. We appreciate
your support through your clothing donations or your buying our quality used
clothing. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Catriona at
388-7844.


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1. WINTER VEGGIES


By growing our own local organic food through the winter, which we can
in this region (40 varieties in all), as well as getting fresh, healthy
food, we contribute to fewer trucks and fewer greenhouse gas emissions,
thereby helping to stave off global climate change.


The Winter Vegetable Bedding Plants Sale at The Garden Path Organic
Plant Nursery ends this Monday Sept 6th, at 5:30pm; so this is your last
chance! 10am to 5:30pm. See
http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/Winter_Vegetables.htm


Say you saw this in EcoNews, and Carolyn will give you 10% off.


We're at 395 Conway Road (off Interurban, 1 block past Camosun College,
Bus #21 and #8),
See http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/map.htm


Broccoli, chard, garlic, beets, chard, lettuce, brassicas, carrots,
onions... the list of food we can grow during the winter goes on and on.


Cheers!
Guy


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2. CRYSTAL GARDEN VIGIL


The supporters of the Crystal Garden Conservation Centre would like to
invite you to a candle light vigil on monday Sept. 6th, which is the last
day the garden will be open to the public. Please come to the Crystal
Garden at 7:00 PM with a candle and your family and friends to show your
continuing support for our garden.


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3. PLANNING A FOOD CO-OP

Apparently Paul Martin sends us his 'warmest greetings' - well, actually it was in a message he gave regarding National Co-op Week, Oct. 17-23, (yes, there's a week for just about everything!). In it he comments on what a valuable contribution co-ops and credit unions make to the national economy (in case that was a motivating factor for any of you!).

MEETING OF THE MINDS
Politicians aside, my main reason for emailing is to let you know that we will have a short prep meeting for our first buying collective buy. The purpose of the gathering will be to:

1. Discuss what items to include in the order (the distributor's catalogue has finally arrived and we need to make some decisions about which items to put on our list - there are all kinds of great possibilities!).
2. Discuss logistics such as delivery date, 'user fee', getting equipment, 'volunteer honourarium', location, car pooling (Lisa has volunteered to organize this!) etc.
3. If time and interest, discuss future ideas for the buying collective/co-op (e.g., upgrading software, location, co-op development)


We will meet at the Green Cuisine (Market Square) in the small room that is to your left as you come in the door. We'll have a sign up so you know what table. Here are a few possible dates and rough times. If you're interested in attending, please let me know if any of these days work for you and if there are times you'd prefer.

Monday Sept. 6th - afternoon or evening
Tues. 7th - late afternoon or early evening
Wed. 8th - late afternoon or early evening
Thurs. 9th - late afternoon or early evening
Sat. 11th - anytime

We'll try to keep this meeting between 60-90min. There is a play area in the room if you wish to bring your child(ren). Decisions of what to order will be made at this meeting so if you're unable to be there and you have some input which you haven't emailed me about yet, please do so.

Hope to meet some of you soon!

peace, heather

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4. VICTORIA PEACE COALITION


Next Victoria Peace Coalition Meeting


Tuesday, September 7
7:30 pm
Member's Lounge, upstairs
BCGEU, 2994 Douglas


If you haven't come out to our meetings before, please come and find out about our projects and help plan events and speakers for the fall.


Due to the holiday Monday, the Peace Coalition will meet on Tuesday. If you arrive and find the door locked, ring the second floor buzzer on the wall to your right. You can park in the lot in front of Lifestyles Market.


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5. PRO WALK / BIKE CONFERENCE

Perfect Victoria weather is forecast for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference,


September 7-10.


Warm and sunny days are expected for the many optional rides, tours and mobile workshops sprinkled throughout the program.


Conference organizers, The National Center for Bicycling and Walking, report that 550 delegates are registered, making this the biggest conference ever. On-line registrations will be accepted until September 4th and walk-in registrations will be available at Victoriaâs Conference Centre.


Optional workshops have limited capacity, but most still have space for additional registrations. You can reserve a spot by phone or email for the following:


Bike to Work Victoria is presenting "Bike to Workshop - A Community Toolkit," on Tuesday, Sept. 7, as one of the local events for ProWalk/ProBike. This is a great opportunity to learn about North America's most successful Bike to Work Week program.


You or one of your colleagues is invited to attend this workshop free of charge, thanks to funding we have recently received from the Sport Secretariat of the Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development and the Ministry of Management Services. Space is limited to Canadian delegates on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the Bike to workshop, please visit http://www.biketoworkvictoria.ca/d/BTWV_Workshop.pdf


Velo Quebecä Workshop on their Technical Manual of Bikeway design has spots left for the Victoria workshop (Tuesday, Sept 7). The Vancouver workshop is full.


More info at www.capitalbikeandwalk.org


Register at: http://www.velo.qc.ca/bikewaydesign/training_form.lasso


3 other local workshops are also on the program:


Walking Security Index with professor Dr. Barry Wellar (Friday, Sept 10)
Cycling tourism and local economies seminar (Friday, Sept 10)
Galloping Goose facilities tour and Sooke Salmon BBQ, (Saturday, Sept 11)


Info at: www.capitalbikeandwalk.org Reservations to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For those traveling through Vancouver ö a walking or cycling tour of downtown facilities (Saturday, September 11): http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/engsvcs/transport/tour/index.htm


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6. BURSARIES FOR ECO-CULTURAL RESTORATION WORKSHOP


We are very fortunate to have received some funding for bursaries for
our Eco-Cultural Restoration Workshop, scheduled for October 25-28,
2004. Funding has been generously provided by the Georgia Basin Action
Plan (Environment Canada) and the Endswell Fund of the Tides
Foundation. The deadline for application and registration is September
10 and is fast approaching. If you are interested in attending this
workshop, please return your registration to the Galiano Conservancy
Association by email, fax or mail to the address below. Bursary
applications can also be returned to the address below. (please see
attached)


Galiano Conservancy Association
Attn: Kate Emmings
RR#1 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, B.C. V0N 1P0
Phone/Fax: 250-539-2424
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This workshop will be an amazing opportunity to learn from two
wonderful instructors as well as from individuals working in
restoration around the Georgia Basin and the entire province. Room and
board at Galiano's Bodega Resort is included in the workshop price and
all are welcome to attend.


For more information contact please contact Kate Emmings at
250-539-2424 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Eco-Cultural Restoration
Using First Nations' Management Systems to Heal the Land and Ourselves


A 3 DAY, 1 EVENING WORKSHOP
October 25-28, 2004
Galiano Island, British Columbia
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2004


Presented by: the Galiano Conservancy Association in partnership with
the Silva Forest Foundation


INTRODUCTION
When the first colonists arrived in what is now North America the
landscapes were fully functioning ecosystems with all of their parts
and processes intact and healthy. However, these landscapes and their
component ecosystems were being intensively managed by Indigenous
People to meet their spiritual, sustenance, and economic needs. This
management occurred within a value system where people were
inseparable from the land, water and all life what you did to the
land and water, you did to yourself. Ecosystems were managed with an
ecosystem-based approach, where people are responsible for meeting
their needs, while respecting and protecting all parts of the land and
water.


Today, most of us live in stressed, degraded ecosystems the result
largely of industrial resource exploitation and the growth of
consumer-based cultures. If sustainability is to be other than
political rhetoric, we need to assist natural processes to restore
healthy, fully functioning ecosystems across the landscapes where we
live. This process of restoration will not only assist Nature to heal
ecosystems, but will also assist in healing ourselves and our
communities. Eco-cultural restoration is well rooted in wisdom, is
practical, and offers us decades of meaningful work as we reconnect
with each other and the ecosystems that sustain us.


The Galiano Conservancy Association, in partnership with the Silva
Forest Foundation, is pleased to offer a three-day workshop in the
scientific, cultural, and spiritual basis for eco-cultural
restoration.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
ØThe scientific and spiritual basis for culturally-centered
restoration.
ØEthnoecology: What is it? How does it provide the basis for
management systems that maintain fully functioning ecosystems, while
meeting peoples' needs? How can it be applied to "modern" restoration
needs?
ØHow indigenous management systems, like fire and cultivation, can be
reintroduced as part of restoration programs, and as part of
long-term, ecologically sustainable management systems.
ØHow to carry out field analysis to determine restoration needs.
ØHow to plan and implement eco-cultural restoration, considering
different cultural and ecological situations.
ØWhat are the economics of eco-cultural restoration? How to make it
work financially.


INSTRUCTORS


Dennis Martinez, an Indigenous Person from the Pacific Northwest, has
decades of experience in "hands-on" study and application of a variety
of eco-cultural restoration techniques. Dennis is the Director of the
Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network of the Society for Ecological
Restoration.


Herb Hammond, forest ecologist and forester, is a founding director of
the Silva Forest Foundation, and has worked with Indigenous People for
nearly 30 years to develop ecosystem-based forest use as a practical
tool for protection, restoration, and responsible use of forests and
associated ecosystems.


PROPOSED WORKSHOP OUTLINE
An important part of the workshop will be to develop a restoration
planning framework. The planning framework will be a practical tool
for participants to develop eco-cultural restoration in their
territories or communities. We encourage participants to bring
information about land and water restoration needs in their areas.
This information will help participants to develop a restoration
framework that can be applied at home. Valuable information includes
traditional ecological and management system knowledge, skills of
people in your community, the extent and type of past and planned
industrial development, (eg. logging & mining), the condition of fish
and wildlife habitat and populations, the condition of foods and
medicines.


Monday night: Spiritual and Scientific Basis for Eco-cultural
Restoration
Both wisdom and science will be used to understand why "what we do to
the land and water, we do to ourselves." This is both a spiritual and
practical understanding that is necessary to guide appropriate
restoration efforts restoring ourselves to restore ecosystems. A set
of principles will be developed for eco-cultural restoration.


Tuesday: Field Observations and Eco-cultural Restoration Techniques
On Tuesday morning forest plantations and healthy mature forests will
be examined to develop a set of practical observation methods. This
will include contrasting the forest composition, structure and
function of both forest types. In the afternoon, practical
restoration techniques will be explained and discussed, including fire
and plant cultivation. How to reintroduce these techniques into
industrially managed and settled landscapes. How to restore plant,
animal, and micro-organism habitat and populations. How to modify
conventional silviculture or forestry treatments to develop effective
eco-cultural restoration. Restoration techniques will be discussed
in the field where a community-scale forest restoration project will
be examined.


Wednesday: Eco-cultural Restoration Planning Framework
Relying on Tuesday's understandings of the principles and techniques
of eco-cultural restoration, and on a system to observe and describe
ecosystems, a restoration planning framework will be discussed and
developed. The planning framework will help in the discovery of what
restoration is necessary, where and how restoration should occur, and
who will do the restoration. This planning framework will be specific
to the land and water of participants' homes, and will be more
complete if participants bring relevant information with them to the
workshop. The planning framework can also be developed further
following the workshop.


Thursday: Cultural and Economic Aspects of Eco-cultural Restoration
Participants will discuss how various cultural differences will
influence the types and ways of restoration appropriate for their
communities. As well, cross-cultural restoration needs and the
politics of restoration will be discussed, with suggestions for
effectively and respectfully dealing with these issues. Employment
and financial aspects of restoration will be discussed, with practical
examples. Understanding cultural and economical aspects is necessary
to make eco-cultural restoration work for people and for communities
to make it real.


WORKSHOP FORMAT: The workshop focuses on interactive, experiential
learning with frequent discussions. Sessions include a blend of
office and field settings. Workshop leaders adjust the content and
workshop procedures to better meet the needs of participants.


THE PARTICIPANTS: This workshop will be of interest to First Nations,
rural communities, foresters, biologists, and anyone interested in
using ecosystem-based approaches to restoration.


FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Workshop fee is $850 (CDN) and includes
tuition, accommodation, syllabus, use of field and office equipment,
as well as all meals from Tuesday breakfast to Thursday lunch.
Payment of fees must accompany registration. If you cancel at least
30 days before the first day of a session, we will give you a full
refund. If you cancel after 30 days, there will be a late
cancellation fee of 50%. Substitutions are accepted.


CLASS SIZE is limited to 20 people, with a minimum of 18 registrations
required. Classes with less than 18 paid registrations by the
registration deadline will be canceled. Registration deadline is
September 10, 2004.


LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION: The workshop will be held at Bodega Lodge
on Galiano Island, British Columbia. Participants will be
accommodated in cabins that sleep five people and contain washroom,
kitchen and living areas. The lodge will provide all meals. Galiano
Island is located mid-way between Vancouver and Victoria in the Strait
of Georgia and is accessed by BC Ferries from Tsawwassen terminal near
Vancouver or Swartz Bay terminal near Victoria (Info: 1-888-BCFERRY).


SYLLABUS AND SUPPLIES: A detailed syllabus will be distributed at the
workshop and will provide additional references and background
information. The course fees cover field and classroom supplies.


This workshop is presented by the Galiano Conservancy Association and
the Silva Forest Foundation Education Program, registered under the
British Columbia Private Post-Secondary School Act.


For more information contact:


Galiano Conservancy Association
RR#1, Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island, B.C. V0N 1P0
Phone/Fax: 250-539-2424
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7. SELF PUBLISHED AUTHORS

The next meeting for self-published authors will be Saturday, September 11th, 2004 at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room at Nellie McClung Library in Victoria. It is open to the public, bring a brown bag lunch, refreshments provided. No charge. Topic promotion for authors books and a speaker: Guy Verreault on Î Evolving from Ebooks to Paperbackâ . Contact: Toni Graeme, 656-0537 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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8. GROOVE FOR THE GROVE


A benefit for the Cathedral Grove Ground Crew and Peace Camp


Saturday, September 11, 2004
3:00 - 11:00 pm
Coombs Fairground Hall

We're hoping to open the evening events with a First Nations' prayer.


3:00 A tour departs for the Grove to view the proposed parking lot site and alternate sites (led by Pacific Rainforest Tours)
3:00 - 5:00 Violin by Paul Jackson Face painting & Kid Shows
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner---Pot luck or by donation
Music by Sue Irwin and The Owl & the Pussycat
8:00 Tambika Marimba Band from Errington

Charlie Fox will perform a song he's written about Cathedral Grove


Maybe Joni Mitchell will show up !?!


Informally, throughout the day, you can meet, watch, listen to, and talk with

INGMAR LEE about Forest Activism (he hopes to be out of hospital and wants to be with us)
MERVE WILKINSON Eco-Forester, on the vulnerability of the Grove forest
IAN BAIRD Cathedral Grove cabin-owner, on Rail AmericaÕs plan to log into the Grove
RICHARD BOYCE with some of his Grove Videos


! Everyone welcome !


ADMISSION: DONATIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED


Information: 250-753-6204 or 248-8809
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9. TRACKSIDE ART GALLERY THIRD UNVEILING


Food, music, fun and dancing


Saturday September 11th, 2004
4pm until 9pm


8:30pm Fire Dancing
9pm Unveiling


http://www.rocksolid.bc.ca/
386.7625 For more information


Hope to see you there!


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10. SIERRA CLUB NATURE TRIP!

Take a trip to a floating dock with Sue Staniforth. She will
get you hooked on a rich and diverse habitat that is easily
overlooked. Visit the Marine Ecology Station for a
great hands-on experience with intertidal life.
Wear non-slip footwear and bring a lunch.


Pre-register at 386-5255 x241.
Fee: $4.50 per person

Wildy interactive events!
Every second Sunday.
Everyone welcome!

Contact Nikko at 386-5255 x241 for more details!
www.sierraclub.ca/bc

Nikko Snow
Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
(250) 386-5255 x241
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www.sierraclub.ca/bc


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11. 9-11 EMERGENCY FILM FESTIVAL


Black Cat Productions Presents:


9-11 EMERGENCY Film Festival Conspiracy Theories or Conspiracy in Practice?


An evening of thought provoking films designed to challenge your perceptions
about the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


A week-long multi-city road show bringing to your community the issues and
the questions that Michael Moore fails to address. The 911 EMERGENCY Film
Festival will be stopping in five cities between Sept. 13 through Sept.
21, beginning in Cumberland, travelling through Nanaimo and Victoria, across
the Straight to Vancouver and up to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast.


What really happened on Sept. 11, 2001? Did Flight 77 really crash into the
pentagon? Did the World Trade Center buildings really fall down as a result
of the plane crashes? Were these events really caused by Islamic
fundamentalist terrorists?


After watching these films, your own answers to these questions may very
well be: "no, no, and no!" This film festival will turn preconceived
media-nurtured notions on their heads. By examining these questions in the
greatest of detail, the viewer is invited to take a deeper look at the
so-called facts.


Using publicly available footage and documents, Black Cat will take the
audience on an odyssey of video exploration with detailed examination of the
events of 9-11. Evidence and analysis from several recent documentaries will
be presented and juxtaposed to give as much information as possible, with
the intent of enabling the viewer to consider all the available
documentation and arrive at one's own opinions and conclusions.


This evening will last between four and five hours, plus time for
discussion. The images and events of Sept. 11 are devastating and horrific.
This program in its entirety may very well be too overwhelming for some.


Segments of the following films will be presented:


The Great Deception - The War on Terrorism, An Alternate View (2002) Media
critic Barrie Zwicker offers provocative commentaries that challenge the
official explanation for the Sept. 11 attacks and considers the troubling
implications of America's new war.


911, The Road To Tyranny (2002) This film by Alex Jones documents the
ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against
their own people to scare them into submission.


Painful Deceptions (2003) A video supplement to Eric Hufschmid's book,
"Painful Questions: An Analysis of the September 11th Attack." The U.S.
government's assertion that 19 Arabs conspired to attack the USA on Sept. 11
is a conspiracy theory with almost no supporting evidence.


911 In Plane Site (2004) Hosted by Dave vonKleist of The Power Hour radio
show, this astonishing film asks dozens of questions and presents video and
photographic evidence, eye witness accounts and first-hand testimony
revealing the largest cover-up in modern day history.


Aftermath: Unanswered Questions From 9/11 (2003) Presented in the Guerrilla
News Network's trademark beat-diven style, this film features the most
pressing questions surrounding 9-11 that continue to overshadow and
critically challenge the government's official story.


Conspiracy Theories? (2003) CBC-TV's Fifth Estate program has
repeat-broadcast this episode numerous times due to popular demand. This
documentary examines in detail the extensive relationship between the Bush,
Bin Laden, and Saudi royal families.


Mohamed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus (2002) Investigative journalist
Daniel Hopsicker probes the conspiracy in Florida, revealing the astonishing
connections between the hijackers, the Venice flight schools, the Saudis,
the CIA, and organized crime.


Guerrilla News Network shorts (shown in their entirety):


S-11 Redux: (Channel) surfing the apocalypse (11 minutes) A sound-bit
blitzkrieg challenging the messages we have been fed from our mainstream
media and the government it serves.


The War Conspiracy (4.5 minutes) The CIA suppression of Peter Dale Scott,
whose book of the same name, points to sustained patterns of collusion and
deceit involving diverse powerful players and hidden powerful forces within
the U.S. government.


Profile: Robert Sterling (4 minutes) Guerrilla warfare in the information
age. The web's pre-eminent conspiracist Robert Sterling breaks down the
nature of info-war.


Dates, Location and Venue Details


Sept. 13 - Cumberland The Abbey, 2689 Penryth Ave. Doors open at 7 PM, $10
admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 14 - Nanaimo Malaspina University-College, Bldg. 356, Room 109 Doors
open at 7 PM, suggested donation $5 - $10


Sept. 15 - Victoria University of Victoria, Hickman Bldg., Rm 105 Doors open
at 6:30 PM, $10 admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 16 - Victoria Comosun College, Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd.,
Fisher Bldg, Room F100 Doors open at 8 PM, free or by donation
*this screening will be an abridged version of the film festival


Sept. 17 - Victoria Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Doors open
at 7 PM, $10 admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 19 - Vancouver BLIM, 600 - 23 West Pender Doors open at 7 PM, $10
admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 20 - Vancouver SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastigs St. room, time, and admission tba


Sept. 21 - Gibsons Gibsons United Church Hall, 724 Truman Rd. Doors at 7 PM,
$10 admission, $8 low-income


Project-X list: initiated for the (re)building of the Left.


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12. COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM


The Annual General Meeting of the Community Council will take place at noon on Tuesday September 14th. There is an AGM announcment attached to this email. Now we are reviewing the achievements and challenges of the past year, and laying out our future plans and priorities. I would like to share just a few of our recent accomplishments.


á Over 600 people are engaged in the Quality of Life CHALLENGE focused on housing, sustainable incomes and community connections. Supported by a full time Employer Liaison, local employers are learning how they can reduce poverty; 1500 local employers now receive a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Many who are engaged in this bold initiative have expanded their understanding about this community and about poverty. Our national partners in Vibrant Communities are learning from our progress.


á The publication Making Room: The Human Face of Housing Affordability in BCâs Capital Region presented new local research in an easy to understand format. Fifteen hundred free copies were distributed and widely used during the development of the Regional Housing Affordability Strategy.


á A Baseline Assessment of Food Security in BCâs Capital Region established a baseline that can be used by decision makers, producers, retailers and consumers to strengthen our regional food security.


á Important new information is gathered and widely shared about the impact of government changes on community agencies and the people that they serve.




The Community Council is a nationally-respected charitable organization. We are making a difference. Our leadership is bringing together people from all sectors to work in new ways to address some critical issues. Our work is being used by the media, decision-makers and community leaders. Our websites - communitycouncil.ca and qolchallenge.ca - and newsletter, The Indicator, keep thousands of people up to date on community concerns and innovative solutions.


Membership in the Community Council is open to all individuals, businesses and organizations. The strength and diversity of our membership indicates the relevance of this not-for-profit society. A membership form is attached in this email. Thank you for taking out a membership to support this important, strategic work.


The Community Council and its projects are supported by the donations and grants from generous partners. A donation will help to sustain this valuable organization. Thank you for your interest in improving the quality of life for everyone in this region, and for your support as we work together to make that happen.


Sincerely,


Sandy Bjola
President


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13. CANADA'S BLACK COMMUNITY AND THE CHURCH

Let the church roll on
Seeking Salvation tells the inspirational story of the
Black church in Canada


For generations, the church has been the heart and soul of the Black
community in Canada. It is a place of belonging for those who have been
excluded from society, a source of dignity and strength for those who feel
downtrodden.


The rich history of the Black church in Canada is the subject of Seeking
Salvation, a new documentary making its world television premiere on
VisionTV. The two-part program airs on consecutive Tuesdays, Sept. 21 and
28, at 10 p.m. ET.


Scripted by author Lawrence Hill (Any Known Blood) and directed by Phillip
Daniels, Seeking Salvation begins its story in 1632 with the arrival of
Oliver LeJeune, Canada's first black resident, and proceeds to trace the
evolution of Black Christianity in this country through four centuries.


Rare archival images, glorious gospel music and compelling interviews with
black clergy and other experts serve to bring this epic tale to life. Actors
Maurice Dean Wint (Blue Murder) and Tonya Lee Williams (The Young and the
Restless) provide the narration.


For more information about this documentary, please visit our website at
http://www.visiontv.ca/HTML/Programs/salvationDoc.html


If you need additional assistance, please contact us at the address below.
Best regards,


Eloisa Stella
Communications Coordinator
VisionTV and One: the Body, Mind & Spirit Channel
80 Bond St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1X2
Tel. (416) 368-5530 ext 298
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
website: www.visiontv.ca


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14. FOLKFEST & OPEN AIR 2004 PRESENTS


Juan De Marcos - The creator behind the Afro Cuban All Stars and the man behind the Buena Vista Social Club

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Doors @ 7:30pm / Show @8pm


All tickets available at McPherson Box Office, Lyle's Place and A&B Sound or charge by phone 386-6121


FolkFest & Open Air 2004

ICA
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Phone: (250) 388-4728 ext. 116


http://www.icavictoria.org


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15. FREE TAX CLINIC


The Action Committee of People with Disabilities and The Disability Resource Centre of Victoria
are hosting a tax clinic.

The tax clinic will be presented by the firm of Ken Lagasse Professional Corporation, Chartered Accountant (KLPC) - specialists in tax retrieval and reduction regarding disabilities and medical expenses. The free tax reduction clinic is part of TaxAid, a service developed by the firm to ensure that people with disabilities (and their families and support providers) receive all of the tax reductions and refunds to which they are entitled.

Tuesday September 28
7 pm
Central Library - Board Room, 735 Broughton Street, Victoria.

With Tom OíDwyer, Tax Retrieval Specialist and Managing Director of TaxAid.


REGISTER NOW. RSVP. Limited Seating. Please register. Registered attendees will receive priority for free personal tax reviews that are being offered by KLPC (see below). To register, call toll free 1-866-829-4446 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


More information: 1-866-829-4446
http://www.taxaid.ca

IMPORTANT NOTE ON APPOINTMENTS FOR FREE PERSONAL TAX REVIEW
Appointments (approx. 40 minutes) for a free personal tax review of people with disabilities (and family members) can be booked at the clinics or by calling TaxAid before the clinic. They will be held at the E-biz Centre at 933 Douglas St., across from the main library on the days immediately following the tax clinic. As well as analyzing personal tax situations (to identify unused tax credits, reductions & refunds) this review will help establish personal eligibility, financial benefits and best processes for obtaining the Disability Tax Credit Certificate. Many people who qualify are not receiving this tax credit worth almost $1500 per year.

WHO IS THE TAX CLINIC FOR? INCOME LEVEL NOT IMPORTANT


Anyone who has suffered a mental or physical illness or injury that markedly affects daily living during the last ten years.
Anyone under prolonged medical care.
Those who are providing financial support of any kind to a person with disabilities or infirmities.
Anyone with significant personal medical expenses.


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16. CREATING BALANCE


Treaty 8 will be hosting a Conference, Creating Balance: Rethinking Oil and Gas on First Nations Lands on October 19, 20, and 21st. The Conference is intended for Treaty 8 to share its first hand experience with this industry, and as an opportunity for other First Nations in BC, western and northern Canada to come together to discuss issues of mutual concern.


The invitation is attached [please write to Karen and request it], it would be great if you could pass this on to any of the First Nations communities you work with who are, or may be dealing with terrestrial oil and gas development. I'm also working with Treaty 8 to organize this conference, and can answer some questions about it, though the conference is being organized and coordinated by Treaty 8.


Thanks, Karen


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Karen Campbell, Staff Counsel
West Coast Environmental Law
1001 - 207 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
604.601.2508 Direct Line
1.800.330.9235 Toll Free In BC
www.wcel.org

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17. NAVARO'S DANCE AND DRUM WORKSHOPS


Dancers, drummers!


Fall is here and I am looking forward to being in community again with you all, in the depth and joy of music and dance!


Below is a Personal Letter from me about new happenings, followed by a
Quick View calendar of classes & performance, Duncan & Victoria, and a
Detailed Description of Events with prices, locations etc.


please let me know if you want to be taken off my e-mail list, or feel free to pass on my email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , to anyone interested in my work.


I have moved, and have a new phone number in Duncan.
Remember, it is long distance from Victoria (250) 701-0438


please do not reply to sender


Peace, Navaro


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A personal note...


MUSICAL MOVING TRIBE! There have been some new developments over the summer, with Chris Bertin, myself, and members of Drumboot beginning to perform with Pepe Danza. We did some very inspiring shows at the Garage in Duncan, and at Soundwave Rave / Music Festival in Ucluelet. We have geled as a group and become Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective. Our show includes music in the moment, spoken word, ritual theatre, dance, moving percussion, and of course, hot drumming for dancing! The music offered combines Pepe's virtuosity & multi-instrumentality on many instruments from around the world...percussion and string, with Chris Bertin's finely made drums and didjeridus, and my offerings of dance, mbira, moving percussion, and poetry. We will be performing with Pepe in Sept in Duncan and Parksville, with monthly ~WAVE~ Collective evenings at the Garage in Duncan, for dancing. It has been amazing to bring together all of our talents, and create this musical moving tribe. We will be offering more shows to the Island communities this coming year.


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QUICK VIEW CALENDAR


~CLASSES~


Mondays 630-830pm Hand Drumming Class
7 week session, starts Sept 13, Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


Wed nesdays 7-830 Ecstatic Dance Classes with live music
7 week session, starts Sept 15, Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


Thursdays 7-9/30pm Sacred Drum Circle,
7 wk session, starts Sept 16, Ukr. Church Hall, VICTORIA


~WORKSHOPS~


Sundays once monthly African Gumboot Dance
Sept 1 9 2-430pm
Oct 17 "
Nov 14 "
Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


Sept 25, 26 Drumming & Dance with Pepe Danza & Navaro
Errington Hall, ERRINGTON


~PERFORMANCES / Tribal Bliss Dance evenings ~


Sept 2 & 3 8-11pm Zincgizmo (Oliver Mitchell, Alexis Puentes, Navaro)
Belingo, 1140 Gov't st. VICTORIA
Eclectic music for dancing


Sept 24 8-11pm Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
Duncan Garage Showroom, DUNCAN
Music for listening and hot dancing


Sept 25 8pm-12 DANCE! Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
Errington Hall, ERRINGTON


Fridays monthly 8-11pm The ~WAVE~ Collective
dates TBA
Duncan Garage Showroom, DUNCAN
Evening of worldbeat music for Dance ! !


Oct 22 & Nov 19 730-1030pm Tribal Bliss
Evenings of Music for Ecstatic Dance, Trance Dance, Your Dance
Ukrainian Church Hall, VICTORIA


Sat Dec 18, 8pm-12 Winter Solstice Dance
Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
White Eagle Hall, VICTORIA


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DETAILS for QUICK VIEW CALENDAR


~CLASSES~


Mondays 630-830pm Hand Drumming Class
7 week session, starts Sept 13, Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


Traditional & original world rhythms & songs, hand technique, rhythm fundamentals. Extra drums available, mixed level class, all welcome.
New material each session arising out of group level & process.
Session sign up encouraged. 7 weeks, $85 / 95 with drum use. Drop-In price is $15
Contact me for directions to the yurt


Wednesdays 7-830 Ecstatic Dance Classes with live music
7 week session, starts Sept 15, Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


This healing movement space is full with sensitive, dynamic LIVE music on drums, didj, percussion, and is led in a way that you are guided to move deeply from your own dance, the dance that arises from you in response to the moment and the music. Any or no previous movement experience is fine. This dance is an opportunity to feel your own creativity, as well as to be part of a moving community.
Sweat, de-stress, connect with yourself.
Session 7 weeks $75, $13 drop-in 10 minutes from downtown Duncan.
Contact me for directions to the yurt


Thursdays 7-9/30pm Sacred Drum Circle,
7 wk session, starts Sept 16, Ukr. Church Hall, VICTORIA
Sacred Rhythm, Sacred Song, Sacred Circle
A weekly gathering combining African hand drums & percussion with exploring the sacred aspects of the drum and drum circle...Rhythm & Song for Healing of Self & Earth.
Bring your own instruments or use mine.
Session sign up encouraged: 7 weeks $85 / 95 with drum use, $16 drop-in
1110 Caledonia at Cook, parking and entrance at rear


~WORKSHOPS~


Sundays once monthly African Gumboot Dance
Sept 19 2-430pm
Oct 17 "
Nov 14 "
Rivendell Yurt, DUNCAN


Come & experience this fun form of stomping, clapping & calling BODY MUSIC!
A dance form that originated in the mines of South Africa, it uses the body to make rhythm. We will learn a complete dance each workshop.
$20 each workshop


Sept 25, 26 Drumming with Pepe Danza,
Dance with Navaro
Errington Hall, ERRINGTON


An opportunity to dive deeply into rhythm and being in the body in rhythm.
All levels welcome.
August's drum workshop was with a strongly focused group of people, playing 1-5pm on Sat & Sun. This month's workshop will be another in depth exploration of drumming led by Pepe. Navaro will offer one hour of dancing on both days, within the 4 hours.. Workshop participants are invited to experience playing for the dancers, or to dance themselves. Exerience the other side of the music: Drumming is always accompanied by dance in traditional settings. Navaro will guide both tribal dance, with traditional African movement, and Ecstatic Dance, ie your own body moving in spontaneous response to the live drumming. Find the roots of the rhythm within your body.
contact Helena in Errington for info This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (250) 954-0641


~PERFORMANCES / Tribal Bliss Dance evenings ~


Sept 2 & 3 8-11pm Zincgizmo (Oliver Mitchell, Alexis Puentes, Navaro)
Belingo, 1140 Gov't st. VICTORIA
Eclectic music for dancing. Admission free


Sept 24 8-11pm Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
Duncan Garage Showroom, DUNCAN
Music for listening and hot dancing
$12 advance tix, $14 at door
contact Long John at (250) 748- 7246 for tix, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
see personal note for description of group, & check out Pepe at www.pepe-music.com


Sept 25 8pm-12 DANCE! Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
Errington Hall, ERRINGTON
contact Helena in Errington for info This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (250) 954-0641


Fridays monthly 8-11pm The ~WAVE~ Collective
dates TBA
Duncan Garage Showroom, DUNCAN
Evening of worldbeat music for Dance ! !
these shows are The ~WAVE~ Collective group, without Pepe.... That is, Navaro Franco, Chris Bertin, Robin Gilmore, Craig Paterson...playing hot rhythms for dance on drums, percussion, didj, mbira, etc.
Tix: contact Long John at (250) 748- 7246 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Oct 22 & Nov 19 730-1030pm Tribal Bliss
Evenings of Music for Ecstatic Dance, Trance Dance, Your Dance
Ukrainian Church Hall, VICTORIA
Tribal Bliss evenings are nights of music in the moment played by Chris Bertin, Navaro Franco, Craig Paterson & guests. Ebbs & flows of world music sounds on tribal instruments, for your healing dance. Free and open dance space, with an opening and closing circle. A safe space to express yourself, de-stress, connect body and soul, and generally have a good time with a like minded community of people. $15


Sat Dec 18, 8pm-12 Winter Solstice Dance
Pepe Danza & the ~WAVE~ Collective
White Eagle Hall, VICTORIA
~WAVE~ Rave. Call in the light on Winter Solstice. A huge gathering of community for celebration & dancing, with dynamic and sacred sounds.. Organic Rave. Plans are in the works for creating an evening of world music combined with rave music wizard Adham Shaikh's trancey sounds. Details will be announced closer to the time.


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that's all for now!
contact me, Navaro, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call (250) 701-0438
please do not reply to sender


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18. VICTORIA SCHOOL OF WRITING


VSW NEWS: Fall Courses Announced & New Executive Director


The first piece of news is that we have a new batch of stellar writing courses starting in September and are now accepting registrations. Our instructors are accomplished writers and authors who are well versed in the craft of writing. These courses are guaranteed to get your pen moving!


Introducing the Story with Julie Paul | $195
8 Wednesdays | September 15 to November 3 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Writing for Children with Nikki Tate | $120
2 Saturdays | October 9 & 16 | 9:30am to 4:30pm


The Memoir: the Story Only You Can Tell with Sid Tafler | $120
2 Saturdays | October 23 & 30 | 9:30am to 4:30pm


Exploring Creative Nonfiction with Kitty Hoffman | $120
2 Saturdays | November 6 & 19 | 9:30am to 4:30pm


Introduction to Writing Poetry with Tanis McDonald | $180
6 Wednesdays | November 10 to December 15 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Freelance Fundamentals with Sara Cassidy | $120
2 Saturdays | November 20 & 27 | 9:30am to 4:30pm


All courses will take place at VSW Headquarters in Suite 306, 620 View Street (the Central Building) in downtown Victoria. It's a warm and friendly space, staffed part time by volunteers and part time by our Executive Director.


Speaking of our Executive Director, we have a new one - yours truly. After nearly two years of dedicated service in this position, the excellent John "Giller" Gould has chosen to step down - in part to dedicate more time to his own writing. Lucky for us, John will keep in touch as a volunteer. Meanwhile, I'm thrilled to be taking on the position. I've been involved with VSW for the past few years - first as a member of the Board of Governors, and most recently as the Associate Director. I love the literary arts and can't think of any other place I'd rather be.


Among the many great things about working with this organization is the group of people involved, in particular the fabulous gang of volunteers who are its driving force. An outstanding volunteer Board of Governors leads VSW's volunteers: Audrey Wild, Kristin Reed, Brian Grant, Janet Comstock, Ruth Slavin, Andreas Jensen, Karla Dolinsky and John McFetrick. Collectively, this group has the energy and vision to build on VSW's impressive nine-year history, and to vigorously pursue its mandate: to offer excellent, accessible instruction in the craft of writing, and to support the community of writers.


If you're interested in joining VSW as a volunteer in any capacity, please let us know. And if you're ever in a position to contribute to the School financially, please bear in mind that we're a charitable organization, and can offer you a tax receipt.


That's all the news for now, but please keep an eye out for future news pertaining to the new and exciting City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, which is administered by VSW. There'll be a great event happening in October that we'd love to see you at and you won't want to miss. In the meantime, don't forget to learn more about our new fall writing courses by visiting our website, picking up a brochure, or contacting VSW directly.


Hope to see you soon.


All the best,


Jill Margo, Executive Director
Victoria School of Writing
306-620 View St.| Victoria, BC | V8W 1J6
Phone/Fax: (250) 595-3000


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http://www.victoriaschoolofwriting.org


VSW Advisory Board: Don Bailey, Peter Baillie, Margaret Slavin Dyment, Jane Heffelfinger, Lynn Henry, Carol Matthews, PK Page, Patricia Young


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19. ECONEWS EXCERPTS


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


Every Friday, 9pm: NOW magazine with Bill Moyers, KCTS TV, Channel 7


Every Sat, 1:30pm: Tour of Merve Wilkinsonís Wildwood Forest, Ladysmith. Jay, 250-245-5540
Directions - http://www.ecoforestry.ca/WildwoodMap.htm


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


Mon 1-2, Winds of Change. Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Fri, 9-10am The Real News.
CFUV 101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca/word.html


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


Until Mon 6 10am to 5:30pm. Winter Vegetables Bedding Plants Sale at Garden Path Organic Plant Nursery, 395 Conway Rd. 881-1555.


Tue 7 to Fri 10 Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike, big North American conference, right here in Victoria. http://www.capitalbikeandwalk.org

Wed 8, 9-3pm Earth Fest, UVic. An outdoor event at the Petch Fountain, in front of McPherson Library. Come one, come all!


Wed 8, 9-4pm Blackberry Jam & Pie Making, at Glenairley Centre for Earth and Spirit, 6040 East Sooke Rd, with our Farm Manager and Chef, Rebecca Jehn. 642-3546, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.centreforearthandspirit.com


Thur 9, 4-6pm GroundWorks Open House, 521 Superior. Good Food - Snacks and Drinks by Urban Temple Catering. Good Music - Sustainable Energy by Sam Torrance (evocative and edgy folk and pop!) and "Red Roots Music" by Art Napoleon (contemporary folk with tribal twist). Good Friends, community volunteers, local youth entrepreneurs. Projects/Garden Tours 4:15, VanCity Presentation at 5pm 360-0799 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thur 9, 6pm Introduction to Permaculture. Lifecycles HIVE, corner of Holland and Blue Ridge Roads. Bus #22. Jen, 383-5800


Thur 9, 9pm CBC IDEAS: Two Centsí Worth, Cocoa farmers receive as little as two cents for every chocolate bar sold. Richard Phinney travels to Ghana, where cocoa is grown, to consider whether Fair Trade has the potential to change relations between the world's rich and poor. CBC Radio One.


Fri 10 to Sun 12 Rammed Earth Workshop, Salt Spring. $250 - $290. Meror Krayenhoff, Terra Firma Builders Ltd. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.sirewall.com 250-537-9355


Fri 10 to Sun 12 TLC Working Holiday on Cowichan River, $75. http://www.conservationholidays.ca


Sat 11 to Sat 19 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. There are many groups of volunteers planning to get down and dirty this week, to pull garbage and old supermarket trolleys off our local shorelines. To find out where, and to volunteer to join, go to http://www.vanaqua/cleanup, click ëRegisterí, and create an account. Then click on BC, go to Capital Regional District, and youíll see the full list.


Sat 11, 8am Sunrise Seekers Canoeing at Elk/Beaver Lake. Paddle through early morning mist searching for eagles, herons, bullfrogs and other lake life. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided. Pre-register: $15/$8.50 + GST CRD Parks. 478-3344. Bus #70 or #75


Sat 11, 10-2pm Will-derness to Survive, in East Sooke Park. This introductory course will teach you how to stay warm, dry and alive in emergency situations. Pre-register $10. CRD Parks 478-3344.


Sat 11, 2-4pm Composting Basics. Compost Ed Centre, 1216 North Pk. St. Free. 386-WORM


Sat 11, 7pm-1am Struck By Lightning 'inspired by oak'. Artworks by Peter Allen. Victoria Multi-cultural Centre 1415 Broad Street. "It is to raise awareness for our beloved Garry Oaks, which have been an inspiration since childhood. The paintings are in oil on raw canvass," says the artist. Refreshments by the Urban Temple. Musical Guests: Take 5 & the Phonograff . Tickets available at Coastline, across from the New VI. All of this years Lifecycles entrepreneurs will be there promoting themselves.


Sun 12, 7:30am VNHS Field Trip, Exploring the Victoria Shoreline for Shorebirds. Marie O'Shaughnessy (598-9680) will lead this search for migrant shorebirds. Meet at Clover Point.


Sun 12, 10-1pm Sierra Club Floating Marine World Trip to the Marine Ecology Station floating dock in Sidney, with Sue Staniforth. Get hooked on a rich and diverse habitat that is easily overlooked. Hands-on experience with intertidal life. Wear non-slip footwear, bring lunch. $4.50. 250-386-5255 ext.241 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Coming up: Nov 11-14. Reconnecting to Life: 3rd annual winter residential retreat for planet-lovers on the banks of the Cheakamus River north of Squamish, with Jackie Larkin and Maggie Ziegler. $335. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.earthfuture.com/econews Deadline for October issue: September 27th.


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20. GETTIN' HIGHER CHOIR COMMUNITY EVENTS


DR. MARSHALL ROSENBERG,
International Peacemaker and author of Nonviolent Communication:

A Workshop for Parents and Educators: Royal Roads Univ., Sept 25, 9:30-4:30, $150 or $125 earlybird (Sept 12), $75 students/seniors

An evening with Dr. Rosenberg: David Lam Auditorium, Sept 25, 7:30-9:30pm, Advance tickets $15, $10 students/ seniors. At the door, add $5.00

Intimate Relationships: Royal Roads Univ., Sept 26, 9:30-4:30, $150 or $125 earlybird (Sept 12), $75 students/seniors

Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Dunsmuir Lodge*, Sept 27, 9:00-4:30, $185 or $160 earlybird (Sept 12), $110 students/seniors, *includes lunch

For those who have friends in Vancouver, there are workshops on Sept 21 and 22 focused on communication in the workplace. There is also a 2 day workshop on Effective Social Change Sept 23/24. Full details are posted on the BC Network for Compassionate Communication website at www.bcncc.org.

Tickets are available at the McPherson Box Office at 386-6121

Submitted by Rachelle Lamb, former GHC and Soundings Soprano


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HOUSE & SUITE FOR RENT

Lovely, charming small house at end of quiet cul-de-sac in Fernwood, avail. anytime in Sept., or Oct. 1st by the latest. Suits a considerate, responsible, quiet person or couple.

Fully furnished.

Upstairs has a large bedroom, bathroom with soaker tub and shower, an open study, and Washer and Dryer. Downstairs has a gas fireplace in living room, French doors off dining room opening to patio, and a gas stove in kitchen. Has parking space for one vehicle, and a tiny yard. No pets or smokers, please. References appreciated.

Rent is $850 per month plus utilities, btw. $45 - $75 per month.

I also have a BASEMENT BACHELOR SUITE in the same house avail. Oct. 1st. It has a full fridge and stove, and shower/tub in bathroom. High ceilings, carpeted, with two large windows. It rents for $475 which includes utilities. If someone wants to rent the whole house together (there is a stairwell connecting the suites) it rents for $1300.

Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 592-6870. or call 592-6870.

Submitted by: Camilla Morrow, former GHC Soprano


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EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE TM,
Professional Level Training
with Karen Ledger RN BScN, Certified Trainer

A Self-Help to gain inner peace and physical wellness.

2 Tuesdays ~ Sept 14th & 21st ~ 4pm - 9:30pm (10 hrs total)
CE Credits for Massage Therapists and other professionals

#3 - 1462 Rockland Avenue, Victoria

Cost $185 includes text and 3 official training CDs from Gary Craig
$20 off for GHC choir members and families!
(installment payments possible)

Course content includes an overview and history of the Energy Psychotherapies, including Thought Field Therapy, EMDR, Tapas Acupressure Technique & EFT.
The major focus is on skill development and practice on self and others.

To register call (250) 598-44126 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
More information at www.at-one.ca

Submitted by: Karen Ledger, GHC Tenor

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TAPAS ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE TM (TAT) ,
Professional Level Training
with Karen Ledger RN BScN, Certified Trainer

Saturday Sept. 25th 9am - 5pm & Sunday Sept 26th 9am - 3:30pm
#3 - 1462 Rockland Avenue, Victoria

Cost $185 includes official textbook.
$20 off for GHC Choir members and families!
(Installment payments possible)

This course demonstrates the profound connection between thought and energy. Using 5000 year old wisdom of Chinese Medicine and new understandings of Quantum Physics, students will experience firsthand, the healing power of Intention using TAT. Focus is on skill development through practice on self and others. NOTE: This course is recommended as preliminary preparation for a workshop Feb. 4/5, 2005, with Tapas Flemming on Healing the Emotional Aspects of Cancer and Illness.

To register call (250) 598-4126 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information at www.at-one.ca

Submitted by: Karen Ledger, GHC Tenor

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BASEMENT SUITE FOR RENT SEPT 1

One bedroom unfurnished suite with separate entrance. Non smoker but cat OK.
$650 includes laundry and all utilities except phone and cable.
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