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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Nov 5 07 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 November 2007 13:18

Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Nov 5 07

1.  Postcards to City Hall - to Nov 26
2.  Spirituality and Politics, with Briony Penn - Nov 6th
3.  Victoria School of Writing - town meeting - Nov 16th
4.  green drinks nov 13th and Songs of Hope II - A fundraiser for 'ourplace' - Nov 17th
5.  SATSANG WITH PAMELA WILSON - Nov 19 & 20th
6.  university 102 - Free University Course! - Nov 20th
7.  FANTASTIC FATHERS - Nov 21st
8.  "Community Innovation and Inspiration" - Nov 21st
9.  Where Art is Born: Artists In Their Studios - Nov. 22, 2007 - Mar. 31, 2008
10.  Fishing For Gold on November 23
11.  The Great Climate Challenge - Practical Solutions that Work - Nov 24th
12.  'Our Paper' Dinner and Party - December 2
13.  EcoNews Excerpts - to Nov 10th
14.  Belfry Media Release - Incubator Winner Announced / Leo nominated for GG Award
15.  Honestly stuff
16.  CAP's Petition Calling for a Referedum on the Security & Prosperity Partnership (SPP)
17.  November at Queenswood Centre
18.  No Foreign Ownership of BC Child Care

*  thanks to everyone who voted online at http://www.givemeaning.com/proposal/Newz.  also, thanks to mare lane, susan tychie, and the puente theatre company who, along with generous others, contributed to the production of this newsletter and my survival of the wintery season.

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

Just say "No" to War every Wednesday at noon with the Wednesday Peace Vigil.  We are opposed to the idea that war solves anything.  We know that war kills kids.  Please come take a stand with us for any part of the hour at the Cenotaph at the Legislature some Wednesday soon (Belleville & Government).  Meeting weekly since October 2001 when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan.   (Note:  We no longer meet at 7:00 pm.)  Jane Brett < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >  477-1944

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

Attention all community members - We have some critical issues to talk about at Community to
End All Homelesness meetings - Wednesdays at 7pm at Silver Threads/1740 Douglas St ( at Herald St).

*  From: Open Dharma < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Open Dharma weekly deep relaxation and meditation sessions resume Wednesdays at 7 pm (sharp!) at the James Bay New Horizons Senior Centre, 234 Menzies (between Simcoe and Michigan). Mats are provided, but please bring a pillow and light blanket. Admission fee $5. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

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

Parents of Apprehended Children support group meets every Friday from 1pm to 3pm at the Blanshard Community Center.  Contact Colleen Masur at 388-7696.

*  The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside.  Info: http://victoriafolkmusic.ca/

*  Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.

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

Nov 5th - GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION TO BAN CLUSTER BOMBS
http://www.minesactioncanada.org/home/index.cfm?fuse=Home.Start

*  From: Edward Pullman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Next Wed Nov 7 at 7pm, Adam Giambrone will be speaking
on multi-model transportation. Please follow the link
for more details
http://uvic.commonenergy.org/wiki/Transportation_Public_Lectures

*  From: "Volunteer Coordinator" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
CFUV has a table at the Rebel Rebel X-mas Craft Fair which takes place at the Events Centre on Broad, November 27th,28th,and 29th.
 
*  From: ken frenette < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 7pm at the David Lam theatre, University of Victoria, the award-winning documentary ' Unrepentant ' will be presented and Kevin Annett will be there to answer questions. The promotional trailer is available at Louie Lawless and at www.hiddenfromhistory.org

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

Professional Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist LEE
HAMER, is now offering GUITAR AND HARMONICA LESSONS.
The going rate is $45.oo per hour, But I only charge
$30.00 cash for a 1-hur private lesson, all music
included. All you need is a guitar or harmonica.. All
levels welcome.
I am looking for a few serius, dedicated students.
Please email me at:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Does Mickey Mouse have a conscience? Chinese workers employed by Disney need your help. Please read & sign the petition developed by Korean students and help Chinese toy workers. Please pass the message on. If you don't think petitions like this work just log on to LabourStart and watch the wonderful things we can do together in the world!  http://www.petitiononline.com/wlchan/petition.html

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

Maude Barlow's "Blue Covenant" book launch, this week on working TV
taped Oct. 20, 2007 in Vancouver
http://www.workingtv.com/blue-covenant.html
 
*  From: Lisa Zaza < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20071027103144622

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

There's a documentary that's been created about the horse carriage
industry in New York City, you can preview the trailer here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31GgmMsFzOM

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

Radio FCA, online voice of the Fernwood Community Association, recorded Malalai Joya at the BC Legislature.  Ms. Joya is a Afghan woman of extreme courage, fighting an uphill battle against the human rights abuses of the warlords entrenched in the US-backed government of Harmid Karzai on one hand, and the Taliban on the other. Listen to her full speech here: http://www.fernwoodvic.ca/radiofca.htm
 
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1.  Postcards to City Hall - to Nov 26

By Andrew MacLeod
Monday Magazine, November 1-7, 2007

A couple weeks ago Victoria city councillor Sonya Chandler called with an idea. With her daughter Penelope just three months old, she's not yet ready to return to long meetings, but she is more than ready to get back to fueling our civic conversation while still on leave.

Chandler's idea, at its core, is for you-the readers-to submit photos to Monday of things you think the politicians and staff at city hall need to see, or things you just want to share with the broader city.
"I want to provide an opportunity to residents to inform the council of their priorities and to have some fun, be creative and participate in their community," says Chandler. "What inspires, irritates or impresses you in the good ol' city of Victoria? Your favourite tree? The parking spot where you always get a ticket? Your child's smiling face at the petting zoo?"

Chandler's idea lined up with one editor John Threlfall has been kicking around for a while: a photo essay about what people like or dislike about Victoria. On the wipey board in his office, scrawled in blue marker, it has the working title, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." Chandler's idea seemed a good fit with what he was talking about, and perhaps a way to engage the city in a give-and-take that not every story does.
After some discussion, the three of us settled on a name for the project, "Postcards to City Hall," and some questions to get you started. What's working just fine? What shows community in action? Where is immediate attention needed?

We want to encourage participation, not stifle it, so take these questions as suggestions but follow your own instincts. If you want to include a note about your photo, explaining what it means to you and what you hope people will see in it, please do. Or if the image speaks for itself, don't feel you have to say anything.

Ideally, we'd like you to take your own pictures, as you know better than anyone what you want city hall to see. If you want to participate but don't have a camera, contact us with a description of what you have in mind and we'll see what we can do.

Unlike our annual photo contest, this is more of a conversation than a competition. There will be no prizes other than the satisfaction of revealing something people may have been missing.

We'll print as many of the submissions as we can in the paper. For the rest, Chandler wants to make sure it has some lasting impact, perhaps even inform policy at city hall, so she's working on lining up a gallery space for the new year. Victoria Lens and Shutter photo shop has agreed to help with the printing for the show, as well as for a book of pictures for folks at city hall.

So, get snapping. Aim high, aim low, aim wherever. When you have something you like, send the image to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please put "postcard" in the subject line. We'll welcome submissions up to November 26 and plan to report on what we receive in mid-December.
We're looking forward to seeing what you see. M

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

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2.  Spirituality and Politics, with Briony Penn - Nov 6th

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