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Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - January 15, '07

1.  a good way to spend Martin Luther King Day ( Monday 15th January)
2.  BC Sustainable Energy Association, Victoria Chapter - Jan 15th
3.  Campus Cocktails with NAWL: Braving the Anti-Feminist Backlash in 2006-2007 - Jan 15th
4.  Friends of Animals - Meeting - Jan 15
5.  Movie Monday - Jan 15/22nd
6.  Students Against War - Tuesdays
7.  UVic Lecture Series on Climate Change - Tuesday, January 16th / 23, 30th
8.  Negotiating Ethical Dilemmas: workshop Jan 17
9.  Afghanistan: An Evening of War Resistance - January 17th
10.  Dispute Resolution Centre Compass Program - Jan 17-19th
11.  Consciousness-Based education - presentation - Jan 17/18th
12.  Israeli Apartheid: Fact or Fiction? - documentary - Jan 18th
13.  Forum on Homelessness - Jan 18th
14.  Break'in Ice - radio - Jan 18th
15.  KUNDALINI KRIYA YOGA MEDITATION AND HEARTWAYS TRAINING - Jan/Feb
16.  Parents of Apprehended Children support group - meeting - Fridays
17.  Traffic-accident-victim advocate Jill Franklin - Jan 19th
18.  Canadian Premiere of Documentary Film on Genocide in Canada - January 20 (Gabriola)
19.  ICA Immigrant Youth Group - Sundays
20.  Current Environmental Issues in Tibet" - January 21
21.  Council of Canadians Coffee House presents Ian Graeme - Jan 21st
22.  WORLDPLAY  - Sundays
23.  EcoNews Excerpts
24.  BRING HAPPINESS INTO YOUR LIFE WITH "THE ART OF LISTENING WELL" - Jan 25th
25.  Trainings with Joseph Martin, January 25, Feb 8th
26.  2nd Annual UVic Animal Law Conference - Feb 2nd
27.  Playing with a Language Deeper than Words - Feb 8-Apr 26th
Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - January 15, '07

1.  a good way to spend Martin Luther King Day ( Monday 15th January)

On Monday January 15th, ?Martin Luther King Day?, at 2 pm at Arbutus Books, 87 Nicol Street, NANAIMO,  a public letter writing workshop will be sponsored in Nanaimo by the local chapter of the Women?s International League for Peace and Freedom, ( WILPF).

This is to protest the detention of the three Muslim men held in Canadian Federal prison for almost seven years without trial and without being told the allegations against them. They are in a position of indefinite imprisonment or deportation to torture in their own countries. .

These men are not only being denied the right to a fair and transparent trial, opportunity to defend themselves against allegations or the right to appeal but are also being denied the usual prison rights in Canada. All three men have been on hunger strikes to protest the inhumane conditions of their confinement which include denial of medical care.

. They are being held under a process of ? security certificates? , a system criticized by the United Nations, by over 60 Canadian law professors, by Amnesty International and by Human Rights Watch. This local action is part of a national campaign to highlight the plight of these detainees as well as two others who have been released with unreasonably difficult bail conditions. . All five men are subject to deportation to torture in their home countries.

?It is really disturbing that our government is profiling people by race, religion or nationality to suspend their rights,? said WILPF member, Dyane Brown. ?We have done this before to our regret and shame, charging head tax to Chinese , interning Japanese Canadians. You would have thought we had progressed beyond this kind of discrimination.?

Letters will be addressed to Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day and MP?s asking to

1. Immediately close Kingston Immigration Holding Centre (Guantanamo Bay North)
2. Immediately release Canada's secret trial "security certificate"
detainees or provide them with a fair, transparent, open trial.
3. End all proceedings to deport the Secret Trial Five (Mahmoud Jaballah,
Mohammad Mahjoub, Hassan Almrei, Mohamed Harkat, Adil Charkaoui)
4. Abolish security certificates and end deportation to torture.
5. Immediately condemn the illegal Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

For further information, contact 753 3015

BACKGROUND

January 11, 2007 marks 5 years since the official opening of Guantanamo
Bay, a detention and torture centre run by the United States in Cuba that
has been a legal black hole for countless people swept up in the terror of
war. While many have been released (after spending upwards of four or more
years without being charged or given a trial), hundreds of others languish
under illegal detention, facing inhumane conditions without access to the
outside world.

Canada has its own Guantanamo Bay, located in Millhaven Penitentiary,
Kingston, (Ontario). Here, three "security certificate" detainees who have
been held upwards of seven years without charge on secret evidence, are
fighting deportation to torture. All are currently on hunger strike protesting
their conditions of detention, including denial of medical treatment. Two other
men, also held between two and four years, are currently "out" on some of
the most severe restrictions on human liberty ever imposed in a Canadian
bail release. These draconian restrictions also curtail the freedoms of
their entire families. They too continue to live under the threat of
deportation to torture.

Human rights groups in the U.S. are calling for international actions on
January 11 for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We join in that call,
adding our own demand for the closure of Guantanamo Bay North, right here
in Canada. Actions in Canada are planned from coast to coast between
January 11 and 15.

Contact the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada at "mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " or
(416) 651-5800

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2.  BC Sustainable Energy Association, Victoria Chapter - Jan 15th

Monday 15 January 2007
7:15 to 9:15pm
Caffe Fantastico - 965 Kings (at Quadra)

Common Energy: Creating Effective Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Presenters: Naomi Devine and Jamie Biggar

A group of students at the University of Victoria are leading an exciting new initiative to take the University of Victoria "Beyond Climate Neutral" - where we do more to solve the climate crisis than create it. We will achieve this by facilitating the collaboration of faculty, staff and students with regional partners to create plans to effectively respond to the climate crisis right here, right now. Beyond Climate Neutral is best understood in contrast with other climate crisis goals. One popular goal is absolute reductions in GHG emissions. UC Berkeley has committed to 80% reductions by 2050 and established a multi-stakeholder committee to plan the transition. Climate neutrality is another popular goal. This can be achieved by emissions reductions, followed by carbon offset purchases to achieve a net-zero impact on the climate crisis.

Instead of offsetting our emissions with money, we want to do it with the University's primary assets: good ideas and creative thinkers. In Kinsale, Ireland, students in a Practical Sustainability class were asked to create a plan to wean their town off fossil fuels. They went out into the town and created the plan in collaboration with civic leaders, businesspeople, and the broader public. The result of that engagement was a plan that was realistic and had won deep support. As a result of that, the plan became official town policy. Kinsale College deserves credit for the positive impact it had in the region - and will rapidly move Beyond Climate Neutral as the town weans itself off fossil fuels.

Unique to Common Energy's strategy is the philosophy it bases itself on: the principles of self-organization. This presentation will introduce the "beyond climate neutral" idea as well as the principles of self-organization that Common Energy uses to create the unique network of students, staff, faculty and regional partners in order to achieve its goal and how this strategy applies to the organizing of the BCSEA.

Want more information on Common Energy: www.commonenergy.org/pmwiki

For the second half of the meeting, we will be breaking out into smaller groups, based on people's interests as it relates to sustainable energy. The advantage to being a member of the BCSEA is access to the network of interested and talented people that make up the organization in order to work on common projects. I will follow this email with a detailed agenda and some of the ideas put forward by members in the summer, where we brainstormed the ideas that people would like to work on together. These, as well as new ideas, will be the basis for the small groups.

Please note: Caffe Fantastico will be closing at 7:00pm that night. Please come early if you would like to purchase a drink for the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Best wishes for a happy and climate friendly 2007,

Naomi Devine
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BCSEA Director and
Chair - Victoria Chapter
BC Sustainable Energy Association

www.bcsea.org
www.bcsea.org/victoria

Seeking Sustainable Solutions for all of BC's Energy Needs

Not a member? To join the BC Sustainable Energy Association see: www.bcsea.org/getinvolved

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3.  Campus Cocktails with NAWL: Braving the Anti-Feminist Backlash in 2006-2007 - Jan 15th

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Monday, January 15th, 12:30pm
Where? Law School, Fraser Building, Room 142

Speakers: Professor Maneesha Deckha, Faculty of Law / NAWL Steering
Committee Member
Jackie Steele, NAWL Communication

The National Association of Women and the Law invites you to a funky
feminist shindig entitled:

"Campus Cocktails with NAWL: Braving the Anti-Feminist Backlash in
2006-2007"

GET THE SKINNY ON:
             ? recent cuts to Status of Women Canada;
             ? constraints on feminist advocacy in Canada;
             ? December 10th /2006 Rally and March in Ottawa.

GET THE NAWL ZINE (magazine) and PARTICIPATE IN:
             ? the feminist fun by becoming a member of NAWL;
             ? our reflection on current issues, such as pay equity,
family law,
religious arbitration, maternity/parental benefits;
             ? talking back by writing to Harper and your local MP;
             ? the NAWL conference in May 2007.

Most importantly... NAWL wishes to hear from young women (young in age
and/or young to feminism) about their priorities and hopes for
feminist advocacy in Canada in 2007!

JOIN NAWL AND OTHER LOCAL FEMINISTS IN YOUR CITY for a (virgin!)
cocktail & snacks at one of the following campus locations:

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Monday, January 15th, 12:30pm
Where? Law School, Fraser Building, Room 142

Speakers: Professor Maneesha Deckha, Faculty of Law / NAWL Steering
Committee Member
Jackie Steele, NAWL Communications

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007, 5:00pm
Where? Faculty Lounge (Room 3390), 3rd Floor of the
Murray Fraser Hall (Law School Building) 2500 University Dr. N.W.

Speakers:
Kerry Lynn Okita, NAWL Steering Committee Member
Jackie Steele, NAWL Communications


UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
Friday, January 19th, 4:30pm
Where? C-FIR Board Room, 4th Floor, Centennial Mezannine, Room 41
(Take the Centennial Hall elevator across from the
"Beyond Words" University of Winnipeg Bookstore up to floor 4CM. Exit
the elevator and walk directly forward to 4CM41 on the left side of
the hall.)

Speakers:
Yvonne Peters, NAWL Steering Committee Member
Mona Brown, MAWL / Former NAWL Steering Committee Member
Jackie Steele, NAWL Communications

For more information, please contact Jackie Steele at 613-261-9649 or
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4.  Friends of Animals - Meeting - Jan 15

Hi all!  With this snow, it's like deja-vu all over again!

A reminder of the meeting on Monday - 6:30pm at Green Cuisine, come at 6pm
if you'd like to grab a bite to eat and chat beforehand.  We'll be
discussing the 'regular' issues, including the horse carriages and the east
coast seal hunt, as well as vegan activism in the city (Alysha and i gave
out over 100 Vegan Starter Guides on Dec 28th, many people were happy to
receive these, and we had interesting discussions!)  The new Victoria Vegan
will be printed as well, and i'll need help with 'stuffing' these during the
meeting.  =)

Also, on January 20th and 21st (10am-5:30pm Sat & 11am-5pm Sun) is the
Victoria Health Show, and FoA will have a table there.  If you'd be
interested in sitting at the table for a few hours to help out, i'd love to
have the company!  As well, you'll be able to save the $10 entry fee, and
pick up lots of free samples.

Please RSVP with me for either item, thanks!

- Dave

Canadian Correspondent
Friends of Animals
www.FriendsOfAnimals.org
www.TheVictoriaVegan.com - new issue online later today!

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5.  Movie Monday - Jan 15/22nd

>Monday Jan 15  6:30 LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Here's a small budget movie with a big heart - one of those gems that everyone loves.
Great characters, unusual situations but ones that we can all identify with. No CGI, no evil villains, not even any bad guys - just human nature in all its glory.
  14A for language, some sex and drug content (just like real life)  101 min

>Monday Jan 22 6:30 SOMETHING NEW  60 min
> & WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? 92 min
A 1920 silent Western starring (and directed and produced by) Victoria's own Nell Shipman and a new doc about a possible solution to our automobile addiction that was squashed like a bug. Pg

Movie Monday is a weekly, community film program. All events are always by donation and everybody is welcome. Located at the Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre in the 1900 Block of Fort Street.
For more information -  website www.islandnet.com/mm or call the info line 595-FLIC.

"Something New" (1920, 60 min.) is a thrilling and hilarious Western where the hero comes to the rescue of the kidnapped girl--in a 1920 Maxwell sedan! Chased by bandits on horseback across rocky terrain, Shipman and co-star Bert Van Tuyle survive some of the most amazing stunts ever attempted in a roadster" Complete with title cards and thrilling instrumental soundtrack.

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6.  Students Against War - Tuesdays

Hi everyone, welcome back to UVic for the spring semester, the Students Against War club is having a meeting this coming tuesday that hopefully you can join us at! Last semester our club had events on campus and around the community against war and imperialism. The focus of the organisation is on Canada and the US's wardrive in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, and Palestine, as well as calling for the self determination for indigenous peoples, hands off Cuba and Venezuela, and this semester we will be introducting the topics of Somalia and Sudan.
 
We have our meetings every tuesday at 2:30 in the SUB basement in room B028. So please come check out the meeting this upcoming tuesday to see what the group is doing and what we can do to build an anti-war, anti-imperialist movement here in Victoria!
 
In Solidarity,
 
The Students Against War club (SAW)

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7.  UVic Lecture Series on Climate Change - Tuesday, January 16th / 23, 30th

with Dr. Andrew Weaver

UVic Common Energy Lecture Series- Climate, Energy and Society

The first of these three conferences is with University of Victoria's, Dr
Andrew Weaver and the date was just scheduled a few days ago. Thus far, news
of this event has not been circulated. Please circulate this notice widely
to your networks.

Andrew Weaver is a world renowned climatologist and one of the lead authors
of the UN's new IPCC report (the most prestigious report on climate
change in the world) is going to be speaking at Uvic as the first of three
local experts on the issue of climate change.

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What's the latest science on the climate crisis? What are the
opportunities and the threats that it poses to the way we harness and
use energy? And, what are the implications of this for our society and
government?

Common Energy presents a public lecture series to explore these questions;

Climate, Energy & Society

Climate,
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Weaver
Time: Tuesday, January 16th - 7:30-9:00PM
Bio: Dr. Weaver is the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and
Analysis at the University of Victoria. He is a lead author of the
UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, the next of
which is due within months.

Energy,
Presenter: Dr. Ned Djilali
Time: Tuesday, January 23rd - 7:30-9:00PM
Bio: Dr. Djilali is the Director of the Institute for Integrated
Energy Systems at the University of Victoria. IESVic's mission is to
chart feasible paths to sustainable energy with an empahsis on fuel
cells, cryofuels, energy systems analysis, and energy policy
development.

& Society
Presenter: Dr. Kara Shaw
Time: Tuesday, January 30th - 7:30-9:00PM
Bio: Dr. Shaw is an Associate Professor at the School of Environmental
Studies. Well known for her interdisciplinary approach to the complex
challenges of the climate crisis she is currently working on the
intersection of climate change, energy systems, and government policy.

All lectures are in the Elliot Building at the University of Victoria,
Room 168. The lectures will be between half an hour to an hour in
length and will be followed by an opportunity for dialogue on the
topic.

The public lecture series frames the context for the Common Energy
Conference: Finding Common Ground on the Climate Crisis. It is coming
soon - Monday, February 5th, from 1:00PM to 9:00PM in the Michelle
Pujol Room of the Student Union Building. For more information, visit
www.commonenergy.org

Common Energy is a network of students, staff, faculty and regional
partners centered at the University of Victoria working to create
solutions to the climate crisis in Victoria.

We want to move the University of Victoria Beyond Climate Neutral - so
it does more to solve the climate crisis than it does to cause it. Our
goal is to spark a transformation in the region through our collective
creativity and practical will.

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Common Energy - www.commonenergy.org
MA Candidate in Environmental Studies
Board of Governors, University of Victoria
Board of Directors, University of Victoria Sustainability Project
(250) 858-6057

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8.  Negotiating Ethical Dilemmas: workshop Jan 17

VIPIRG presents the following workshop as part of Researching for Change (a workshop series featuring Community-Based Researchers).

Wednesday January 17  |  12:30-2:20pm
University of Victoria   |  MacLaurin Bldg room D111
Presenter: Jane Worton

Community-based research brings a whole host of ethical challenges not easily answered by consulting the Tri Council Policy Statement on Ethics. Community-based researchers must often find their own ethical compass to guide them through this work, but can be supported by talking together. This workshop will present a series of practice-based dilemmas for participants to work through in small groups, followed by an opportunity to present questions from your own experiences.

Jane Worton is a community-based researcher currently working at the Community Council. She is completing her Master's degree in the UVic Studies in Policy and Practice program.


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9.  Afghanistan: An Evening of War Resistance - January 17th
 
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Afghanistan:  Why this soldier won't fight!
An Evening of War Resistance in Victoria
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As the Conservative government aggressively pursues its military campaign in Afghanistan, a growing number of soldiers are refusing to fight in the so-called ?War on Terror?.  Come hear why this former officer cadet refused to fight in Afghanistan.  Join us for an evening of war resistance with:

FRANCISCO JUAREZ - Canada's first ex-military to oppose the combat role in Afghanistan
Also speaking on wider issues related to the Canadian combat role and occupation
forces in Afghanistan:
Nikolai Lanine - Former Russian soldier who fought in Afghanistan  in the 1980s,
questions the Canada/NATO intervention
Zainum Bahadshah - Muslim woman concerned with the impact of the military
intervention on Afghan women and children

Date: Wednesday, January 17th
Time: 7pm
Place: University of Victoria - Engineering and Computer Science Building - Room C125

Organized by the Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign

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CANADA OUT OF AFGHANISTAN:
RESISTANCE IS GROWING!!
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Despite Bush and Harper?s military propaganda campaigns, resistance to military operations in the name of the ?War on Terror? continues to grow. Last October, thousands took to the streets in Canadian cities demanding an end to Canada?s  military intervention in Afghanistan. In Victoria, home of Canada?s Pacific Naval Fleet and site of an ambitious military recruitment campaign (like November?s Navy Days), more and more people are opposing the Canadian military occupation of Afghanistan. Join us for an evening of education and resistance.

Please help promote this event! You will find attached a flyer and poster (8.5" by 11") to print and distribute widely.

This event is organized by the Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign

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10.  Dispute Resolution Centre Compass Program - Jan 17-19th
 
The Dispute Resolution Centre has set the next dates for the next offering of our Compass Program, a 3 day workshop for individuals with low incomes to learn about conflict and effective ways to deal with it in their daily life. It will be held  

Wednesday, Jan 17  to  Friday, Jan 19, 2007 
at St. John the Divine Hall,
corner of Balmoral and Quadra.

Attached is an informational poster and a brochure with the registration form. Please display this information in your office or public areas and pass this on to anyone you think may be interested. I'd appreciate it if you would also pass this on to your distribution lists where appropriate. The workshop has a limited number of openings that fill up quickly so please encourage anyone who is interested to register as soon as possible.
 
 My apologies if you have received this email more than once from various points of distribution. Thank you.
 
Esther Wiebe
Office Manager, Dispute Resolution Centre
108-1218 Wharf Street
Victoria BC  V8W 1T8
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www.disputeresolution.bc.ca
 
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11.  Consciousness-Based education - presentation - Jan 17/18th
 
We will be holding a free presentation on Consciousness-Based education and world peace at UVic on the evening of January 17th or 18th. Following is information on Dr. Deans and Dr. Gagne who will be coming to Victoria to give this presentation. Although the speakers have other engagements in Victoria, they may be available for an interview. Please contact me at your earliest convenience if you would like to arrange an interview for them, and also let know if you or someone you know would be willing and able to sponsor a room for us for this event. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you. Stan Lamothe, Director Consciousness-Based Education programs 250 383-9822 Phone 775 490-7124 Fax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.stressfreeschools.ca Ashley Deans, PhD Guy-Paul Gagne, MD

Stan Lamothe, Director
Consciousness-Based Education programs
250 383-9822 Phone
775 490-7124 Fax
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12.  Israeli Apartheid: Fact or Fiction? - documentary - Jan 18th

along with this week's links, a reminder that this

thu., jan.18
;@7:30pm,
in david strong bldg.
rm c103,

the vpc in a program titled "Israeli Apartheid: Fact or Fiction?" is featuring the palestinian documentary "The Iron Wall" (58min.), followed by a brief report on the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid conference held last oct. in toronto to kick-start the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction (BDS) campaign in canada.  i attended the conference and will give the report, followed by a q. & a.

apologies for the inadvertent scheduling conflict with the homelessness  meeting scheduled for the same time, to those who will be attending that.

fyi--john

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Bush's Legacy: The President Who Cried Wolf (contains a You Tube video stream plus text)
By Keith Olbermann, MSNBC "Countdown", 11 January 2007
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011206A.shtml

The Iraq War and America's Economic Imperialism
by Manning Marable; MR Zine; January 13, 2007
http://www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=11844&sectionID=11

US offensive in Baghdad begins surge of killing and repression
By James Cogan, 12 January 2007
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/jan2007/iraq-j12.shtml

The Architect of Mr. Bush's Plan
By Jason Leopold, 11 January 2007
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_011107J.shtml

Coalition of the Lunatics vs. Iran, Iraq and Everyone Else
Trying to Create a Next World War
By Ron Jacobs, Jan.10, 2007
http://counterpunch.org/jacobs01102007.html

Shock and Oil: Iraq's Billions & the White House Connection
by Stephen Foley, Jan.14, 2007
http://www.commondreams.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines07/0114-02.htm

Illan Pappe': The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians (audio stream without text)
http://kabobfest.com/interview/IlanPappe111906.mp3

Controversy (1st Part)
Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
by Jeffrey Blankfort
http://www.voltairenet.org/article143519.html

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13.  Forum on Homelessness - Jan 18th

Please find attached an invitation to participate in a forum about Homelessness:
 
Thursday, January 18th
 7:30 pm
 Alex Goolden Hall (907 Pandora Avenue)
 
The general intention is to gather community agencies and individuals to talk about solutions to Homelessness.  For further information there is a full article in this month's Focus Magazine.
 
Please feel free to circulate to your networks and to whoever you think may be interested.
 
See you next week.

Danella Parks
 
Community Investment Manager
Victoria Community Branch
Vancity
 
Tel. 250.519.4240

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14.  Break'in Ice - radio - Jan 18th

Greetings Everyone,
 
This Thursday, Jan. 18th on Break'in Ice, we'll be interviewing Naomi Devine,  Director, University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP)
 
The University of Victoria Sustainability Project, http://uvsp.uvic.ca/  , 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/06, 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. They 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-friendly region
 
Naomi is also involved with Common Energy, which is a UVSP project. " Common Energy " is an emerging network of students, staff, faculty and regional partners at the University of Victoria that have found common ground on the climate crisis.
 
Here's a fascinating read on an electricity storage system that promises to transform the role of wind energy:
http://environment.newscientist.com/article/mg19325861.400;jsessionid=NEMKPDICEKAI

My co-hosts for this show will be Annemarie Rindt and Jack Etkin.
 
Break'in Ice will broadcast this Thursday, Jan.4th between 7-9 pm on
CFUV UVic Student Radio
101.9FM / 104.3 CABLE or you can listen in 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 ( http://www.atlanticfreeprress.com )every Monday at 5PM , and Janine Bandcroft on Winds of Change ( http://relativenewz.ca ) every Thursday at 11:30AM and Medhi Najari on Hidden News every Friday at 9AM. All on Victoria's best radio station.. CFUV.

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15.  KUNDALINI KRIYA YOGA MEDITATION AND HEARTWAYS TRAINING - Jan/Feb
 
THURSDAYS,  JANUARY 18,  FEBRUARY 1 AND 15
7 ? 9 PM
FEE:   $20
 
at the Quantum Healing Centre
   691 Burnside Rd. East, west off Douglas, immediate left on Dunedin
Call Christina to book your spot, space is limited to 12:   389-6003
Joseph at 474-4176   www.sourceco-creations.com
 
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16.  Parents of Apprehended Children support group - meeting - Fridays

We meet every Friday
from 1pm to 3pm
at the Blanshard Community Center.

Contact: Colleen Masur at 250-384-6554 ext 126 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I met with two other women last Friday, January 12, to discuss the structure of the support group which will begin meeting every Friday starting next Friday.

Because of the unique concerns aboriginal parents face with the Ministry of Children and Families, I have invited three aboriginal women to attend: one is an aboriginal social worker and one is a mother of four who has had dealings with the Ministry in the past. The third aboriginal woman grew up in residential school, has four adult children that were apprehended and nine grandchildren, two of which have been apprehended from their parents. These women are familiar with the process of child protection, with the aboriginal culture and can provide support for other parents.

The goals of the group are:
-       to educate parents on the importance of maintaining a healthy attitude and relationship with apprehended children and to provide support in doing so.
-       To encourage parents to educate themselves on the adverse emotional reactions for children in care and to look at ways to reduce fear, anger, and anxiety.
-       Discuss how to prevent or repair broken bonds between parents and children.
-       To provide support and advocacy in the court room: help -parents realize the importance of knowing the laws and regulations that pertain to the Ministry of Children and Families (CFCSA, FRA, etc?)
-       To collect as many stories as possible to identify priority concerns in the child protection system.

We will also discuss statistics on the lives of foster children based on Jane Morley's (Child and Youth Officer of British Columbia) Joint Special Report: Health and Wellbeing of Children in Care in BC: Report 1 on health Services Utilization and Mortalitiy, 2006.

Because the Ministry only supports children until 19 years of age (a bit longer in some cases), many of the foster children end up leaving foster care, living in poverty or being homeless. Of the 9080 children apprehended in BC last year, how many run away's ended up on the street? How many will contribute to the already overflowing population of homeless? And how many will turn to drugs and add to the crumbling health care system? 

By collecting people's stories, we as a group can begin to look at healthier solutions to child protection in Canada.

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17.  Traffic-accident-victim advocate Jill Franklin - Jan 19th

Just letting you know about an author coming to Victoria on Friday, January 19th. Jill Franklin is the author of Auto Accident Survivor's Guide for British Columbia and will doing book store events at Save-On-Foods Saanich (Friday, January 19th/time tba) and Save-On-Foods Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo (Saturday, January 20th /time tba). Below is some more information about Jill and her beneficial book. Jill is available for interviews in person on the 19th or a head of time via phone. Books are available - will be happy to send them to you asap. Just let me know how many you would like. Please contact Kimberly Plumley at Publicity Mavens at 250-390-9285 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If 2007 is like previous years, we can expect over 6,000 people in B.C. to be injured in traffic collisions in January and over 30 people killed. About 200 of these people will be pedestrians and over 800 will have brain injuries with long-term or permanent consequences.  The risk of having a collision more than doubles when it?s snowing, and there?s an 80% greater chance of being injured.

Unless we change the pattern of the past, one in ten B.C. drivers will be involved in an accident this year. By learning from the past and moving beyond it, we can reduce the number of traffics collisions that happen in 2007 and minimize the devastating effects of those accidents that do occur.

More bad weather is inevitable. We need to be prepared for this as drivers, pedestrians, and parents. We also need to understand how the medical-legal-insurance system in B.C. works so if we are involved in an accident we can deal with the repercussions without further trauma to ourselves and our families.

Traffic-accident-victim advocate Jill Franklin (author of the Auto Accident Survivor's Guide for British Columbia) warns: ?You can?t rely on the ?system? to work for you. You need to know what to expect at every step along the way so you get good medical care and rehab treatment, and the benefits and compensation you?re entitled to.?

Jill Franklin will share her vast knowledge of B.C.?s medical-legal-insurance system with your viewers and listeners, offering advice on accident prevention as well as explaining the legal rights British Columbians have when they?re injured in traffic accidents, the legal obligations ICBC has towards them, and how they can deal effectively with ICBC, doctors, and lawyers so they survive their accidents with their sanity intact and their needs met. To arrange an interview with Jill, contact Kim Plumley at 250-390-9285 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Publicity Mavens
6955 Leland Rd RR 1
Lantzville, BC  V0R 2H0

Phone numbers:
Vancouver Island - 250-390-9285
Cell - 604-781-9847
Give us a call or visit www.publicitymavens.com
 
Kimberly Plumley
Maven-in-Charge


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18.  Canadian Premiere of Documentary Film on Genocide in Canada - January 20 (Gabriola)
 
 Award-winning documentary film on Canada's Untold story of Genocide to be premiered in Canada at the Gabriola Island Film Festival, January 20, 2007
 
"It's changed forever how I view my own culture and my country. I can't find the words to describe the power of this film" commented a Malaspina College instructor on December 18 after she viewed UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide.
 
UNREPENTANT airs for the first time the living accounts of survivors of torture and ethnic cleansing in Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, woven into a stirring "David and Goliath" tale of one man's struggle to bring to light the crimes of his church and country.
 
This is the story of Kevin Annett, formerly a United Church minister in Port Alberni, B.C., and how he came to bear witness to crimes against humanity in native residential schools. This deliberate genocide against our indigenous populations was sanctioned by the Canadian government until 1984, and perpetrated by the Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Churches, who oversaw the running of the schools.
 
Despite media coverage of the litigation surrounding the residential schools crimes, the deaths and disappearance of more than 50,000 children in these schools have never been documented and exposed - until this film.
 
In the early 1990's as a new minister in Port Alberni, B.C., Kevin Annett observed how in a town where 30% of the population was native, none of them ever came to church. He started asking questions, and from there he embarked on years of research and true Christian activism for justice, a "calling" that would change him forever.

This made him many powerful enemies, including the corporate benefactors of his church, like powerful west coast logging companies. The United Church broke its own rules in order to take away his ministry after firing him without cause and then expelling him from his profession in the only public "defrocking" of a United Church minister in history, at a cost to the Church of over $250,000. The Church also paid for his wife to divorce him and take custody of their two small children. Kevin Annett has been subjected to repeated death threats, blackballing and harassment that continue to this day.
 
UNREPENTANT took 19 months to film, primarily in BC and Alberta, and is based on Kevin Annett's book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust. The entire film was a self-funded, grassroots effort, which is reflected in its earthy and human quality.
 
Bear witness to this Canadian holocaust in our own backyard by hearing the stories that for years these survivors were afraid to tell. The film is 105 minutes in duration, and was awarded the prize for Best Director of an International Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival on November 16, 2006.
 
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 UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
at
 The Gabriola Island Film Festival
(offshore from Nanaimo, BC)
held in the Community  Hall (on the south road)*
on:

Saturday, January 20, 2007
11:00 AM

(* for rides, ph: 250-753-3345)

Cost: $5
Doors open at 10:30 AMUNREPENTANT
For more information see the website: www.filmgabriola.com
or contact Kevin Annett at 250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007 or through
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or see his website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org
 
Meet the film makers, including Kevin Annett, at this screening!

Released 9 January, 2007

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org ...
... and on this radio program: "Hidden from History", every Monday from 1-2 pm (PST) on CFRO 102.7 FM (www.coopradio.org) (Vancouver)

"When the desire for Truth and Virtue becomes the only bias in our mind, only then can we know in ourselves what is right."
Peter Annett, Humanist and dissident, 1769 (jailed and persecuted by the Church of England for his questioning of the Bible and the church)

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19.  ICA Immigrant Youth Group - Sundays
 
The ICA Immigrant Youth Group starts again this Sunday, Jan 14, 1 - 3pm.
We are now recruiting for our Youth Buddy Program.
 Please find more information below and in the attachment.

Immigrant Youth Group
 
what? recreational youth drop-ins
 who? immigrant youth between 12-18 years old who have recently moved to Canada
 when? every Sunday except for holidays, 1-3pm
 where? at the Inter-Cultural Association, 930 Balmoral St. (corner Quadra), Victoria
 
 
Youth Buddy Program
 
Wanna become a youth buddy for newcomer youth?
Excited about making friends from all over the world?
Interested in developing your leadership skills?
 
You might just be THE PERSON we are looking for!
 
If you are
?        between 15 - 20 years old
?        born in Canada or living here for more than 5 years
?        responsible, sociable & creative
?        available on Sunday afternoons
?        and interested in helping as a youth buddy in our Immigrant Youth Group
 
 
Feel free to forward this information to your contacts.
 Please let me know if you don't wish to stay on our contact list.
 
Best wishes,
Anna Escher
Youth Group Facilitator
 
Inter-Cultural Association
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Phone: (250) 388-4728 ext. 112
 
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20.  Current Environmental Issues in Tibet" - January 21
 
The Victoria chapter of the Canada Tibet Committee is sponsoring a talk on
"Current Environmental Issues in Tibet"
By Tashi Tsering

Sunday, January 21, 2007
starting at 2:00pm,
James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies St.

Admission by donation

?Tashi Tsering will give a general overview of current issues relating to environment and development in Tibet.  He will connect local Tibetan issues to larger trends in China, and to even still larger global issues.  With the headwaters of many of Asia?s rivers being in Tibet, any degradation of its environment will directly affect that of its neighbours.  He will also discuss how larger global trends, such as climate change, have direct and fundamental implications on lives of ordinary Tibetans.  In doing all this, he will question certain assumptions that have been made about environmental and developmental issues in Tibet.?

About Tashi Tsering:

Before joining UBC as a PhD student, Tashi Tsering was the Director of Tibet Justice Center?s Environment and Development Program (www.tibetjustice.org) . Tashi currently serves on the board of Dharamsala based Tibetan environmental NGO, Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement and Assam based NGO Brahmaputra Barak Watch. He has also served on the International Board of Directors of Students For A Free Tibet and on the Steering Committee of the International Tibet Support Network. Founding editor of Trin-Gyi-Pho-Nya: Tibet?s Environment and Development Digest, Tashi has written extensively on Tibetan environmental issues, and China?s development politics (www.tibetjustice.org/tringyiphonya). Tashi holds a BA from Bangalore University and MA's in Economics from Garwhal University and International Politics from Portland State University.

 
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21.  Council of Canadians Coffee House presents Ian Graeme - Jan 21st

Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Black Stilt Coffee House 103-1633 Hillside Avenue
(across from the Mall)

& situated right in the middle of the Bowker Creek watershed

Ian Graeme

Local professional forester and community organizer Ian Graeme will be
speaking on water and watershed planning in 2 very different watersheds on
Vancouver Island.  Ian will present a slide talk on Victoria's Bowker Creek
Initiative and discuss the many opportunities and challenges of urban
watershed renewal.

Ian will also provide an overview of water management and planning in the
Cowichan Basin. The Cowichan Basin includes the world famous Cowichan River,
one of only three rivers in B.C. with Heritage River status.  In recent
years, low summer water levels in the Cowichan together with competing uses
have put salmon populations at serious risk and threatened local industry,
tourism and domestic water supply.

Questions and discussion to follow.

For further information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or call : 220-5355

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22.  WORLDPLAY  - Sundays

PUENTE Theatre present WORLDPLAY: staged readings of plays from around the world, four

Sunday evenings at 8 pm, at The Belfry Studio A, 1291 Gladstone, Victoria.

Admission by donation. More info: www.puentetheatre.ca

PUENTE Theatre Society, with the support of The Belfry Theatre, presents its 9th annual WORLDPLAY season, four evenings of staged readings of plays from around the world, every Sunday at 8 pm from January 21 to February 11, 2007, at The Belfry Theatre, Studio A, 1291 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, BC.

WORLDPLAY is an excellent way to learn about other cultures and new trends in theatre. Admission is by donation.

This 9th season, we present:

January 21: we open with The Dark Night of Marguerite de Roberval       written by Chilean Jaime Silva, translated and directed by Lina de      Guevara.

January 28: we present Shine, My Dear Planet Earth by   Japanese Soh Kuramoto, translated by Yoshi Yoshihara, and directed      by renowned Victoria director Judith McDowell.

February        4: we present two plays, Boss Kanduz's Apartment Building       and War & Peace, both by distinguished  contemporary-Egyptian playwright Tawfik Al-Hakim, directed by   Egyptian Director and UVic student Yasmine Kandil.

February        11: we close this year's season with The        Victim, a musical telling the   story of Mexican immigrants to the USA, by Chicano Teatro de la Esperanza, directed by Lina de Guevara.

In the past eight years, PUENTE has brought to Victoria audiences more than forty plays from countries around the world, including Japan, Lithuania, Bosnia, Nigeria, Chile, Mexico, India, Portugal, Kenya, the Caribbean, Russia, the UK, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, and The Netherlands.

Plays range from the Jewish classic The Dybukk, to comedies such as Chilean Three Marias and a Rose ,and Japanese The Happy Lads, and to current political dramas including Guantanamo: Honor-bound To Defend Freedom, The Boxcar, and The Trial.

Some of the plays are presented in English for the first time during WORLDPLAY, such as Happy New Century, Doctor Freud by Mexican Sabina Berman, translated by Kirsten Nigro; The Dark Night of Marguerite de Roberval by Chilean Jaime Silva, translated by Lina de Guevara, and The Happy Lads by Tsuchida Hideo, translated from the Japanese by Cody Poulton.

The plays are read by volunteer-actors from theatre groups and theatre schools in Victoria, directed by volunteer-directors from the community. Usually, plays are introduced by a person representing the culture from which the play hails, who can provide cultural, historical, and literary background. Sometimes the author or translator is able to attend the readings.


We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts and CRD Arts Development

PUENTE Theatre Society
1647 Fell Street
Victoria, BC, V8R 4V9
(250) 592-4367 / (250) 381-0190

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23.  EcoNews Excerpts


Mon 15, 7pm Voluntary Simplicity. Start of 8-week Royal Roads course with Beth Cruise, Canadian Earth Institute. Explores the personal and environmental benefits of voluntary simplicity, deepens understanding. $25. To register, call 391-2600 ext 4801 or http://www.royalroads.ca/continuing-studies/GLDF1112-Y06.htm

Tue 16, 7:30pm VNHS Alpine Flowers of Mongolia. Jules Thomson will talk on the heart of north central Asia, offering beautiful wildflowers in the Altai mountains, a vast landscape. Swan Lake Nature House. Everyone welcome, bring your friends.

Wed 17, 9pm. Global Dimming - the role that air pollution plays in restraining global warming. KNOW TV 4

Thur 18, 7pm Native Plant Study Group. Mycological Meanderings with Dr. Richard Winder, director of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society (ie mushrooms). UVic, MacLaurin D-116 $2. 595-5820 http://www.npsg.ca

Sat 20, 8am VNHS Birding Jocelyn Hill. Join Mike McGrenere in birding Jocelyn Hill in the Highlands. Meet by entrance to Beaver Lake Park on Elk Lake Drive. Bring a lunch. Mike 658-8624.

Sat 20, 9-11am Winter Birds of Island View Beach. Meet info kiosk off Homathko, off Island View Rd. CRD Parks. 12 yrs+

Sat 20, 7pm Battling Himalayan Antelope Poachers: Stories of Those Volunteers with Zhenyi Li. You'll come out a different person than when you went in. $10. Royal Roads. To register, call 391-2600 ext 4801 or http://www.royalroads.ca/continuing-studies/PAGI1211-Y06.htm

Sun 21, 2pm The Threatened Tibetan Environment, with Tashi Tsering (UBC Environmental Studies). James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies. Canada Tibet Cte. 380-1235

Sun 21, 6:30pm Council of Canadians Coffee Night. Ian Graeme will speak about Bowker Creek, and urban watershed renewal. Free.  Light suppers available for purchase. Black Stilt Cafe, 1633 Hillside (across from Hillside Mall) (250) 381-5120. http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca

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24.  BRING HAPPINESS INTO YOUR LIFE WITH "THE ART OF LISTENING WELL" - Jan 25th

Experiential Workshop with Marina Caroulias, CCH., SEP., EFT. , designed for couples and close friends.

Place : Queenswood, 2494 Arbutus Rd.
Dates:  Thursday Jan.25 (7pm - 9 pm)
              Saturday Feb.3 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Fee: $ 80.-- (lunch included)

Info and registratiion: Call 477-3822 or online http://www.queenswoodcentre.com/programs/550/index.html

Be the change you want to see.
-- Mahatma Gandhi --

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25.  Trainings with Joseph Martin, January 25, Feb 8th
 
There will be traditional Native drumming, Spirit honouring, sharing with the Ancestors, and a Journey to the Sacred Earth Heart Cave of Dendreah, the White Buffalo Woman.
 
Planning on BEING there, Blessed of the OneHeart!

HEALING HEARTWAYS TRAININGS AND MEDITATIONS
 
QUANTUM HEALING CENTRE
 JANUARY ? FEBRUARY 2007
 
OFFERED BY JOSEPH MARTIN
 
TRADITIONAL FIRST NATIONS
HEALING JOURNEYING
AND HEARTWAYS MEDICINES
 
THURSDAYS,  JANUARY 25,  FEBRUARY 8
7 ? 9 PM
FEE:   $20

at the Quantum Healing Centre
   691 Burnside Rd. East, west off Douglas, immediate left on Dunedin

Joseph at 474-4176   www.sourceco-creations.com
 
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26.  2nd Annual UVic Animal Law Conference - Feb 2nd
 
Alert Status Red: Animal Rights at the Epicentre of Law, Morality & Terror
2nd Annual UVic Animal Law Conference

Friday February 2, 2007 9am - 4pm
UVic Fraser Building Room 157

All are welcome and admission is by donation.

More information is posted on our website at www.law.uvic.ca/saldf.

Register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A free vegan lunch will be provided for the first 40 registrants.

Speakers from across Canada and the United States will address legal issues that are currently impacting the animal rights movement throughout the world.

Coming to us from south of the border are Lee Hall and Matthew Penzer. Lee Hall, author and legal director of the abolitionist animal rights organization Friends of Animals (www.friendsofanimals.org), will present Animal Rights Advocacy in the Time of 'Eco-Terror'. Matthew Penzer, a prominent US animal law attorney, will discuss the real world application of the law to animal issues in Courting Legal Protection for Animals: Litigating Animal Rights Issues.

From within Canada we will be hearing from two animal law graduate students, Valery Giroux and Amber Prince, and UVic's own animal law professor, Maneesha Deckha. Coming from Montreal, Valery Giroux will be addressing the abolitionist animal rights philosophy in her presentation Toward Animal Equality: Are We Morally Justified to Exploit Nonhuman Animals? Amber Prince, currently a LL.M. candidate from UVic, will be tackling the clash between animal and aboriginal rights in Animal Law Reform and the Aboriginal Question in Canada. Uvic's resident animal law professor, Maneesha Deckha, will present her latest work entitled Disturbing Images: PETA and the Intersectional Ethics of Animal Advocacy.

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27.  Playing with a Language Deeper than Words - Feb 8-Apr 26th

Engaging the power of mindfulness, voice, dance, mask, poetics and story-telling, we will co-create bridges between the local and the global, the mythic and the immediate. We will primarily explore Playback Theater (www.playbacknet.org), an internationally acclaimed body-based art form that will boost your immune system and challenge your lateral thinking, non-violent communication, creativity and team-work skills.

All women welcome.....In a cozy, warm heritage Fernwood house

Ten week Series begins Thursday Feb. 8th  ends April 26th 4-6:30 p.m.

To reserve your spot send me a $ 100.00 cheque, 1554 Pembroke St. v8r 1w2, dated for Jan. 30th.
Drop-in (by prior arrangement) cost: $ 15.00

For more details : Esther Muirhead at Incite Theater Collective  (250) 380-0036.

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Hope is the thing with feathers - that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickenson

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