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Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - July 9th 07

1.  Mutiny- members of self rule, iskra, & leper -  when?
2.  Help stop the layoffs at Nanaimo Seniors Village - July 9th
3.  Free Foot Castings & BBQ - July 9th
4.  Movie Monday - July 9 & 16th
5.  John Graham evening of support - July 10th
6.  Green Drinks BBQ at Royal Roads campus on Tues. July 10th (6-8)
7.  BREAK'IN ICE / CFUV / UVic  Radio/ Interview - July 10th
8.  VIVA-Raw Vegan Potluck - July 14th
9.  EcoNews Excerpts - July 10-15th
10.  Invitation to next public screening of UNREPENTANT,  July 18
11.  WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO SWING ON A STAR? - Benefit Dance & Silent Auction - July 21st
12.  Oxfam Youth Conference - August 11th
13.  Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering Summer Gathering, August 18-24
14.  Queenswood Centre - Retreats
15.  Belfry E-News - The Number 14 Tickets on sale / Ivan Coyote / Tegan & Sara


1. Mutiny- members of self rule, iskra, & leper - when? Iksra- Blackened crust

Blood Nasty- Local chaos punks + 1 more band.
ALL AGES! Vegan Potluck, workshops, tons of distros and tables!

Doors @ 6:30 @ the sunset room (behind value village, 1810 b store street) Victoria BC Coast Salish Territories

$6-10 sliding scale, $1 off with VEGAN food for the potluck! Kids under 12 get in free!

ALL MONEY RAISED will be donated to the VICTORIA ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR (september 7-10, with resist and exist, leper, iskra, eleutheros, joey only, lex mckie, ursula, the rough sea, cap n'kops, a hip hop night, 2 days of workshops and book sellers, free food and more!)

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2. Help stop the layoffs at Nanaimo Seniors Village - July 9th

HEU members and their supporters in Nanaimo are ramping up the union's petition campaign on Monday, July 9 with neighbourhood and worksite canvasses.

And they are asking everyone to wear a white arm band to show their support for the 168 care staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village who were pink slipped two months ago on May 9.

HEU local unions are working closely with the Nanaimo and Duncan District Labour Council who have thrown their support behind the laid off workers.

If you would like to get involved in the campaign to stop the layoffs, or need more information, call 716-0495; or contact union representatives on line at heu-nanaimo@ telus.net

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3. Free Foot Castings & BBQ - July 9th

Make your mark

...on the Burnside Gorge community by dropping by our FREE Foot Castings BBQ

DATE: Monday, July 9, 2007
TIME: 6pm - FREE Foot Castings & BBQ
VENUE: Burnside Campus Courtyard
3130 Jutland Rd.


That's right - you and your family are invited to participate in our Public Art Project. Footprints big and small, from grandpa to newborn baby, will be used to create an art piece displayed at the new Burnside Gorge Community Centre. Artist Tyler Hogins needs your foot mold to help make this the most community- involved art project yet!

So, come on down to our summer BBQ this July 9. Burnside board members will be flipping burgers and dogs starting at 6:00 p.m. Have your foot impression taken, enjoy a grilled dinner, and meet your community centre's board members at the same time.

Sakya Newman
Community Development Assistant
Burnside Gorge Community Association
484 Cecelia Road, Victoria, BC V8T 4T5
Ph: (250) 388 5251
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4. Movie Monday - July 9 & 16th

>Monday 6:30 July 9 FACING THE DEMONS with guest - by phone from Australia - Terry O'Connell
FACING THE DEMONS documents the effort to create an extraordinary event - a "conference" between those responsible for a terrible murder, and the family and friends of the victim.
Restorative justice is gaining attention as a method of healing and reconciliation. Conferences such as the one documented in this film can help criminals confront the enormity of their actions, perhaps preventing them from relapsing on the outside. For victims and their families, it can be a way of helping to end the ordeal. Capturing on film the emotionally charged confrontation between a murderer and his victim's family, FACING THE DEMONS takes us through the entire process to bring about such communication.

"Powerful and deeply moving... A very vivid rendering of the complexities and pain flowing out a real crime when put through the lens of a restorative justice effort."
Our guest is a world leader in the restorative justice practice. He says,
"I was attracted by the idea that you show films at your local psych hospital
and given the nature of the film 'Facing The Demons', there could be some
very interesting and challenging issues arise in our conversation.

Bear in mind that I have [over the last 17 years] facilitated restorative
conferences for a range of serious crimes and incidents - many involving
death, suicide, sexual abuse, rape and so on. Many of those folk who
participate have had a long history of involvement with counsellors,
psychologists and psychiatrists. Apart from being a cop for nearly 30 years,
I also graduated with a social welfare degree in the late 1980's [majoring
in psychology]. My experience reveals there is a lot of questionable
practice happening that I think frankly offers very little."
More at - http://www.restorativejustice.org/resources/leading/oconnel/
Study Guide - http://fp.enter.net/restorativepractices/FacingTheDemonsStudyGuide.pdf

Movie Monday is a weekly program of film screenings (on Monday evenings), by donation, at a 100 seat auditorium in Victoria's psychiatric hospital, the Eric Martin Pavilion. We show an eclectic range of titles, from Hollywood to indie with and accent on recovery stories of all kinds, especially mental illness and addiction. Often we have discussions including filmmakers and local people involved in the films' subjects.

Movie Monday is an accessible, interactive venue for people who are socially and financially challenged and for the general public - anyone who wants to enjoy a well chosen film in welcoming surroundings. Refreshments at very reasonable prices.

More info on films, background, location at www.moviemonday.ca or call the info line 595-FLIC.

>Monday 6:30 July 16 THE MATADOR
"A hit man and a salesman walk into a bar..." This is an off-beat, dark, comedy/drama that I thoroughly enjoyed. How could you become sypthetic with a cold blooded killer-for-hire? A regular family guy, Greg Kinnear, briefly meets a very good but lonely hit man brilliantly played by Pierce Brosnan. When this "facilitator of fatalities" shows up in a life crisis on the compassionate and intrigued salesman and his wife get swept up in his world.
97min 14a language and some violence, sexual content

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5. John Graham evening of support - July 10th

In support of John Graham there will be a film viewing and discussion next

Tuesday (July 10)
at 7:30pm
in Fernwood
at 2630 Victor st (@ Haultain ave).

All friends and supporters are welcomed. Please read further for
more information.

"Our Sacred History and White Man Lies" - by Billy

"A documentary about the history of AIM and political repression from the FBI. Included in this documentary are contributions made by Warrior JohnGraham. The Anna Mae Aquash murder case is analysed with a magnifiying glass, and is proving to be more white man lies. Ultimately the ball is in
the courts of today's generation of Warriors to stand strong with our Sisters and Brothers who are being targetted in the Anna Mae murder case. Anna Mae was an inspiring leader of AIM, and we need
to open our eyes to the fact that her contributions and her memory are being exploited by the FBI to trash AIM, her own organization." - Vancouver NYM, June 2006.

They are currently are trying to extridite John Graham (who has been under house arrest in Vancouver since december 2003) to a South Dakota cowboy court where he would be most likely put away for
life for the killing of Anna Mae. There is absolutely no evidence of John's guilt and ample evedence
that she was killed either by FBI agents or by the Gaurdians Of the Oglala
Nation (GOON's), funded and trained by the U.S. state.

"I have been in prison for over 27 years because of lies about myself, my
people and my culture so I am sensitive to those who would make quick
judgments without knowing the facts of a case."
- Leonard Peltier. (leonard was extradited from Vancouver, based on
falsified evidence, to South Dakota in the mid 70's and was sentenced to
life in prison!)

More Info:

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6. Green Drinks BBQ at Royal Roads campus on Tues. July 10th (6-8)

Concerned about the environment, want to make a difference?

If so, we plan a BBQ for 300+ people just like you. Its to be a light-hearted, fun-filled event with a serious purpose held on the Lower Lawn of the Royal Roads Campus. See details below:

WHERE: On the gracious Royal Roads campus Lower Lawn (Below the castle)
WHEN: Tuesday July 10th ( from 6-8 pm) Hopefully a warm summer's evening.

WHO: This event is open to all, whether you attended Green Drinks before, or not.

WHY COME: For fun, critical connections, to chat, make friends and play

WHAT: World-famous Green Drinks is an informal, self-organizing network,
active in 232 cities worldwide (more)

RATIONALE : No ordinary BBQ - this one's designed to demonstrate that a more connected, sustainable, enjoyable, healthy and fun-filled world's possible, if we choose it. - Therefore we challenge you to travel to this BBQ in the most sustainable fashion you can possibly dream up.

HOW WILL YOU GET THERE? Many will come on bikes, some by kayak, some on foot, some in hybrids, a few perhaps in fuel cell or electric vehicles, by car pooling or busing. (Last scheduled #39 bus arrives on campus at 5:05pm)

But however you come, do it with style. To participate in this Challenge click here

If, however, you are not up for all that exercise, simply bring the "Oldsmobile" with your own original bumper sticker slogan addressing climate change written on it and you will gain admission free of charge. Bumper Sticker prizes will be given. Rules shown here

WHAT ELSE: There will be exhibits by green companies about their products and services. Even an enclosure featuring innovative transportation solutions.

i) Admission by donation.
ii) Food cost will range from $8-$10+ depending on what you yourself eat or drink.
iii) Our objective is to minimize our footprint by limiting waste and emphasizing
vegetarian cuisine.
iv) Bus transportation for the return trip to Victoria will be made available courtesy
of the Pinch Group
v) All ages are welcome.

WHAT TO BRING: evenings can be cool by the ocean so bring a sweater. Other things - your own name badge, coffee cup, rug and frisbees, remembering to dress with reflective gear to be visible on your way home

RSVP: only if you intend to bring a party of 7 or more

VOLUNTEERS: are invited to arrive at 4:30 for a briefing. Earliest arrivals expected at 5:00pm

Green Drinks is the fastest growing network because people like you forward invitations like this to others. This invitation will interest hybrid car clubs, running groups, walking groups and kayaking buddy networks.
Fuller details for Volunteers, Sponsors, or Exhibitors will be posted to this link this week

Questions or concerns, offers of help or financial support should be directed to Roger Colwill at < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone (250) 598-0077.

Our grateful thanks to The Royal Roads University Foundation and our six generous partners and sponsors each of whom will be publicly acknowledged at our event.

-Green Drinks -
bringing green people and good ideas together

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7. BREAK'IN ICE / CFUV / UVic Radio/ Interview - July 10th

with Derek Skinner of the Canadian Action Party/ North Amercian Union / 4:30-5:30pm / July 10th, 2007

This week on Break'in Ice Jack Etkin will interview Derek Skinner of the Canadian Action Party. The issue will be the North American Union, which is the ongoing but secret merger of Canada, the US and Mexico being carried out right now by the business and political elites of the 3 countries - behind closed doors. This is VERY BIG!!! Bush is coming to Quebec in August to meet with Harper and Calderon of Mexico to move things along.

HOPEFULLY we will have a second guest to talk about TILMA, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Act passed, again in secret, by the governmens of BC and Alberta about a year ago; it will soon come into force. It has some good parts, but the poison is that all regulations will come down to the LOWER of the regulations for the 2 provinces because of this. So if some logging regulation in Alta is weaker than a logging regulation in BC, a corporation can sue to get the lower regulation in BC too. AND as more provinces join, the regulations will ALWAYS come down to the lowest level.... and companies can sue to make it happen. ?????

For more info please google TILMA...

Plus google the North Amercian Union .... or Corporate North American Union..(at this site the first item is a film of CAP leader Connie Fogal speaking about the NAU in Victoria back in April. It was a very good talk, 40 minutes long,hard hitting, followed by questions.
Or you can google SPP which is the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

for the latest updates on climate change go to: http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/

for the latest articles by the alternate media go to: http://www.alternet.org/


Break'in Ice is broadcast every Tuesday between 4:30-5:30 pm on CFUV UVic Campus/Community Radio 101.9FM / 104.3 CABLE or you can listen in on our website at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca/

Thanks for listening
Jack Etkin/ Richard Habgood
Break'in Ice

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8. VIVA-Raw Vegan Potluck - July 14th

Our Guest Speaker will be Stephen Cochrane from Courtenay who will speak on Sustainable Living Foods on Your Balcony or Porch! Weight gain on the Raw Diet and other topic areas of interest to people attending this potluck will also be addressed.

Bring a raw vegan dish to serve 6 to 8 people and an ingredient list as well as your own serving utensil(s), dishes and cutlery. Fruit or a vegetable salad with dressing on the side is always welcome.

Date: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. [Food at 6:30 p.m.]
Location: Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Community Centre, 1335 Thurlow
Cost: A donation of $3.00 per adult is appreciated to help with expenses.

Most recent VIVA-Raw Newsletter: http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/viva-raw/newsletter_7_-_july_2nd?t

Bring your family and friends. Children are welcome!

For additional information, please visit www.seedwiki.com/wiki/viva-raw or phone Linda at 380-6383.

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"Think Globally, Act Locally and Change Personally" - Month of July
Come to the Church of Truth - Community of Conscious Living at 111 Superior St. for their Sunday Services starting at 11:00 a.m. Everyone Welcome. Child care available during the service and refreshments afterwards.
July 15th - Moneca Gabriel - "Standing in a Possible Future"; June 22nd - Janeece Ebroff, Jean Claude Foumena, Jorge Villanizar - "Young People Making a Difference'; July 29th - Brian Gordon - "The Climate Project"
For more information, please visit: http://cot.seedwiki.com/

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Telephone: 380-6383

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9. EcoNews Excerpts - July 10-15th

Tue 10, 6-8pm Green Drinks, BBQ and Sustainability Challenge at Royal Roads. Admission by donation plus cost of food $5-10. www.greendrinks.org or Roger 598-0077

Tue 10, 7-9pm Sacred Circle Dancing into Summer, 1831 Fern, Victoria. By donation. 592-2848

Wed 11, 6:30pm OrganicAthlete Victoria meeting - plant-based nutrition for athletes. Side room at Green Cuisine, (6pm or food). RSVP: organicathletevictoria AT gmail.com www.OrganicAthlete.org

Wed 11, 7pm RESULTS Canada meeting: Millennium Development Goals - Half-Way There? Joan Ormiston will be speaking on her experiences in Settlement Camps for Liberians in Ghana. Community Rm, 77 Gorge Rd. West Marilyn 598-6326 www.resultscanada.ca

Fri 13, 10:30am Forests of the Sea at Witty's Lagoon. All ages. Meet info kiosk end of Witty Beach Rd.

Fri 13, 6pm Savoie Spaghetti Social. Fabulous food and conversation with Denise Savoie and the Victoria Federal NDP. Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. $20, children under 10 free. No host bar. Reserve: 370-9199 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fri 13 - Sun 15 VNHS Mount Washington Weekend, hiking in search of alpine wildflowers. 20 people; $50 deposit by July 6. Agnes Lynn 721-0634 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sat 14, 2-4pm, Building Healthy Soils Workshop. Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St. $15. Call 386-WORM to register.

Sat 14, 6pm VIVA-Raw Potluck. Stephen Cochrane - Sustainable Living Foods on Your Balcony or Porch! Bring raw vegan dish, ingredients list, dishes and utensils. $3. Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow. www.seedwiki.com/wiki/viva-raw or 380-6383.

Sat 14, 7pm Victoria Vegan dine-out at The Joint, 1219 Wharf ST. Please RSVP: dave AT friendsofanimals.org

Sat 14, 10:30am Life on the Rocks at East Sooke Park. All ages. Meet info kiosk, Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road. CRD Parks

Sun 15, 10:30-1:30pm Seals! Seals! at Witty's Lagoon. Binoculars and spotting scopes provided. All ages. Enter at the Tower Point parking lot off Olympic View Drive.

Sun 15, 11am High and Dry at Witty's Lagoon. All ages. Meet in Tower Point parking lot off Olympic View Drive.

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10. Invitation to next public screening of UNREPENTANT, July 18

Please accept this invitation to attend the next local screening of our film UNREPENTANT, on genocide in the residential schools, which will be held on

Wednesday, July 18
at 7:00 pm
at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

near Victoria on Vancouver Island. Admission is by donation.

I hope that even though you may have seen this film already, you will nevertheless attend this screening, since we can use the evening as a way to continue our dialogue and organizing efforts to bring justice and recovery to bear on this great wrong. The growing media and public awareness of the crimes in the residential schools can only help us in this.

I also am hoping that survivors of Indian residential schools and hospitals, and local elders, will be in attendance to help us with this effort.

Please extend this invitation to your friends and family, and I look forward to seeing you at the screening on July 18,

many thanks,

Kevin Annett, co-producer, UNREPENTANT

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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11. WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO SWING ON A STAR? - Benefit Dance & Silent Auction - July 21st

Swing On A Star Benefit Dance & Silent Auction

Victoria - Dance the night away and help make a dream come true!

Emily Butler, in conjunction with Scott Fidyk (Spilt Milk Comedy) and Kevin Savage (Red Hot Swing), is pleased to announce the Swing on A Star Benefit Dance and Silent Auction on July 21st at the James Bay Athletic Association Clubhouse (205 Simcoe St) . Swing on a Star is part of campaign by one young lady to raise funds to continue her theatrical education and as such, proceeds will be invested towards Emily's future at Hertfordshire Musical Theatre School in London, England where she has been given unconditional acceptance to begin her graduate degree in October 2007.

The event runs from 7:30pm - 12am, and will feature performances by Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre's Half Pints, More Cow Bell and The Milk Juggernauts. The Red Hot Swing professional dance team will be there as well as the services of a professional swing DJ. There will also be a licensed bar as well as non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. The organisers are providing a small dessert and snack bar.
The generosity of sponsors to the event has resulted in a silent auction table that includes tickets to Belfry Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre and Where's Noonan Production shows, as well as private dance lessons and designer accessories. In addition to the silent auction, there will also be a door prize, and a 50/50 draw.
Tickets for the event are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 592-4578 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. We apologise that at this time we are unable to accept credit card payment for ticket purchases.

For more information contact: Emily Butler, 592-4578 (home) 818-0250 (cell), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


12. Oxfam Youth Conference - August 11th

Oxfam Canada is holding its second annual Youth Conference in Victoria on August 11th at the Fairfield Community Centre. The conference was created to inform, educate and inspire Canada's youth about Oxfam's activism. This summers event will focus on gender equality as well as Oxfam's 'Public Services and Poverty' campaign. In addition to Oxfam's activities, local activist groups will attend to share their experience with issues in Victoria.

The day will be filled with interactive workshops (local as well as Oxfam oriented) and an Oxfam Hunger Banquet. Delegates are invited to donate their opinion, stretch their minds, learn about striving issues and become part of the Oxfam community. It will be fun and interactive, giving them every opportunity to get involved with Oxfam Canada.

Attached to this e-mail is a poster that you might see around the city and a registration form. If you are interested please drop it off your form #407-620 View Street.

Emily Skey
Conference Coordinator
Oxfam Canada
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13. Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering Summer Gathering, August 18-24

Oak Bay Green Committee Youth Member Maggie Knight is organizing the Sierra Club Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering:

Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering, August 18-24th
Call for Participants and Volunteers

The Sierra Youth Coalition, the youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada, is organizing a Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering, August 18-24. As well as inviting participants to register (at www.sustainablehighschools.info), there are opportunities for post-secondary mentors/workshop facilitators and other volunteers who would like to be part of this amazing experience.

Here's the blurb from the registration form:

"Come camp out at Wildwood, a beautiful and inspiring eco-forestry education and demonstration centre on Vancouver Island [near Nanaimo]. Accommodation, safety, food and fun will be provided for 7 days and 6 nights, with time for games, sports, swimming, art, dancing, music, solo time and just hanging out. The gathering will feature hands-on, dynamic workshops on school sustainability issues such as sports equipment made in sweatshops, cafeteria food produced on factory farms, bullying fuelled by racism and homophobia, and how schools can help to address climate change through transportation and energy consumption choices. Enjoy great food, beach walks, late night jams, funky art and crazy games. Meet other cool youth from throughout B.C. who are working for sustainability and learn how to take action to make your school the kind of place you need it to be! Don't miss this amazing opportunity - space is limited, so apply today!

Students old and new to the Sustainable High Schools project from around BC will meet in person to share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned while participating in school sustainability initiatives. You will evaluate and revision the SHS Project for implementation in the 2007-2008 school year, creating a new Youth Steering Committee and leaving the program infused with the awareness and ability to create transformative change in your high school community."

The Sustainable High Schools Project aims to improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of Canada's high schools by engaging students and empowering them to measure and improve their school's level of sustainability.

The registration fee for participants is $200, which includes SYC membership. All registration fees are subsidized, and a limited number of bursaries will be made available for those requiring financial assistance.

A wide range of volunteer positions are also available - something for everybody's passions and skill set! These positions include free camp attendance, of course! Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a brief letter of interest.

Food Donations Coordinator (are you into getting organic, local, fair trade, vegetarian food?)
Cooking Coordinator (how about planning and cooking delicious meals? - honorarium provided)
Travel Coordinator (are you super into all things biking?)
Equipment Coordinator (into tents, stoves and helping to build a solar oven?)
Venue Prep Coordinator (designing and prepping kitchen/camp shelter/solar shower etc)
Lifeguard (we have a lake! - honorarium provided)
First Aid Attendant (previous experience in a camp situation ideal - honorarium provided)
Transportation God/ess (able to pick up supplies/people before, during and/or at end of camp)
3 Gathering Facilitators (into facilitating gathering games, discussions, and activities)
Interactive Workshop Leaders (have info or a project on sustainability you'd like to share? - honorarium provided)
Programming Coordinator (like planning, creating and/or booking hands-on sustainability activities?)
If you are interested in contributing in a smaller way, please let me know and we can work something out.

The deadline for participant and volunteer applications is July 6 th.

More info on the Sustainable High Schools BC Pilot Project is located at www.sustainablehighschools.ca and more information about the Youth Action Gathering can be found at www.sustainablehighschools.info.

If you're interested or would like any more details, please let me know!

Maggie Knight
Sustainable High Schools Youth Action Gathering Coordinator,
Sierra Youth Coalition
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14. Queenswood Centre - Retreats

GUIDED RETREAT: Prayer of Heart and Body with Tom Ryan, csp. (author of Yoga Prayer: An Embodied Christian Spiritual Practice) starts July 28 - August 4 (Saturday to Saturday) Queenswood Centre (www.queenswoodcentre.com). Fee: $455 live-in includes meals. Do you want to integrate your present prayer with the expression of your body? This retreat will introduce meditative prayer in the Christian tradition and the role of the body in prayer. We have been gifted with this planet and these bodies because this is where God dwells. All flesh is holy and the ground of all human endeavours is sacred. A devotional approach to meditation and to yoga postures sequentially linked is taught as a way of anchoring one's practice in the soil of Christian faith, and praying through the full expression of one's being. Enroll by July 18. Call 250-477-3822 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TYPE & SOUL Exploring Spirituality with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator w/Dawn Schell, MA and Flo Follero-Pugh, Med July 27-28 at Queenswood Centre (www.queenswoodcentre.com). Fee: $80 commuter or $140 live-in. Explore personality type as it relates to the greatest gifts we have to offer, our role in community and our soul-work; learn how our personal preferences translate into the many ways Enroll by July 17. Minimum of 10 participants.

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15. Belfry E-News - The Number 14 Tickets on sale / Ivan Coyote / Tegan & Sara

The Number 14 Tickets on sale now
Dates: July 31 - August 18
Where: Belfry Mainstage

Prices: $21 - $36 (student discounts available)
Tickets: 250-385-6815

The bus is back! This extraordinary comedy has toured the world and this summer returns to the Belfry for a limited engagement. The premise of this comic jewel is simple - it's a day in the life of a city transit bus, one that just happens to carry some of the quirkiest and most delightful characters you'll ever meet. Part Monty Python, part Mr. Bean, The Number 14 is all fun.

An Axis Theatre Company production

Season Tickets
Our Mainstage Season kicks off in September with Joan Macleod's new play Homechild. There is still time to get your season tickets. Click here to learn more >

48 Hour Art Factory
Dates: Sunday, July 29
Where: Victoria Event Centre

Twenty four local artists are given a limited budget and 48 hours to create an original piece of art. All of the art will be for sale in a gallery show (with wine!) on Sunday, July 29 at the Victoria Event Centre. This event is part of Atomic Vaudeville Sweatshop Festival: The Best and Only Festival in Victoria this summer running from July 25 to August 5.

Ivan Coyote
Dates: Sunday, July 8 at 8 pm
Where: Belfry Mainstage

Prices: $18 (in advance) / $22 (at the door)
Tickets: 250-385-6815

You Are Here is a full-length performance that combines live storytelling, music and visuals to tell one story in three dimensions. The words are spun by the dangerously engaging Ivan Coyote, acclaimed tale-winder who hails from Whitehorse, Yukon. Lyrics and songs are stirred in by Alberta's bravest bluegrass banjo player, songwriter Rae Spoon. The narrative and music are performed live against a backdrop of images created by visual artist Valerie Salez, a born and bred Yukoner who was recently voted the resident of Dawson City most likely to be somewhere else for the summer doing something else instead of selling I Drove the Alaska Highway memorabilia to tourists. The three of them tell the same story three different ways together.

Tegan & Sara

Tegan & Sara's July 14 & 15 shows here at the Belfry are sold out but fret not. Tegan & Sara are returning to Victoria in September - details below:

Tegan & Sara
Friday September 21 at 7 pm
The McPherson Playhouse

Tickets are available at The McPherson Box Office - Charge By Phone 250-386-6121 or online at http://www.rmts.bc.ca/

Thank you for being part of the Belfry.

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Martin Luther King Jr.


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Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2007 07:23

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