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Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:05
Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - December 17 07

1.  Denise's Holiday Open House - Dec. 17th
2.  Friends of Animals Meeting this Wednesday, Dec 19th
3.  Richard Walpole, Rest in Peace, 1944-2007 - remembrance Dec 23rd
4.  EcoNews Excerpts
5.  FRITZ FILMS - Salt Spring
6.  Art for the Rainforest Dec 15-21 - a benefit  - Salt Spring
7.  Free Yoga !! - January
8.  January events at Queenswood Centre
9.  War Resisters' Update from Courage to Resist - Jan 25/26th
10.  Santa Cruz Media Strategy Summit: January 25th - 27th, 2008
11.  Intrepid Theatre's Jan/Feb 08 Season
12.  queer hip hop (scream club) in victoria feb 16th
13.  Call for Submissions EXTENDED! - Youth Reinventing Co-ops Book Volume 2  - to Feb 28th

1.  Denise's Holiday Open House - Dec. 17th

Dec. 17,
4 to 6pm
970 Blanshard St.

Please drop by my Victoria office to share some holiday cheer and enjoy some light refreshments.

All welcome.

No need to RSVP.

*In December we will be collecting toiletries for donation to Sandy Merriman Emergency Shelter for Women. You are welcome to bring contributions of shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes etc. to the open house.

Victoria street and mailing address:
970 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 2H3

Phone: 363-3600

From: "Denise Savoie, MP" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


2.  Friends of Animals Meeting this Wednesday, Dec 19th

Hey everyone, a reminder that the next Friends of Animals meeting is this
coming Wednesday, December 19th, 6:30pm at Green Cuisine, downtown.  Come by
6pm to grab a bite to eat first.

We'll discuss the regular issues, including the successes that FoA has had
in New York City with the horse carriages, and how we can use this momentum

Also, I've been reticent in reminding people that the latest issue of The
Victoria Vegan is online (and around town).  We're temporarily shifting down
(or up?) gears for a few months, and will be publishing it bi-monthly as my
focus has been directed mainly towards writing content for an exciting new
project: a new vegan information website that Friends of Animals is
producing, and so don't have the time to spend on the newsletter.  So
currently we're looking at the November/December 2007 issue, and the next
will be published mid-January, and will likely cover January and February
2008. After that we should return to our regular monthly schedule. Reminder
that submissions are always welcome!

The current newsletter includes an editorial on 'The State of the Movement',
taking a critical look at where animal rights and veganism are in the world
today, as well as a couple thought provoking pieces on Non-Violent
Communication.  Also, you won't want to miss the latest place to spring up
with many vegan options: Detour the Dessert Lounge.  I review many of their
delicious offerings, and am told that there's even more now!

Find a copy in over 20 shops downtown and more around town, or read it
online: www.TheVictoriaVegan.com

Hopefully see you Wednesday, please let me know if you're planning to
attend, thanks! (Due to the holidays, I'm not expecting much interest, so if
no one responds, I'll be cancelling, so please do RSVP.)

Peas out,

- Dave

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


3.  Richard Walpole, Rest in Peace, 1944-2007 - remembrance Dec 23rd

PEJ News - Victoria, Canada has lost a thoughtful, visionary humanitarian
who cared a great deal about his community, nation and planet. John Richard
Walpole was a political intellect and active world citizen who was fluent
in Spanish and English. He lived in ten countries and learned a deep
understanding of multiculturalism, the challenges of living in a foreign
culture, and global politics.

He was born on December 26th, 1944. Richard passed away peacefully in
Victoria on the early morning of Wednesday, December 12th, just shy of 63
years. He was a victim of cancer. He died quickly and with little pain,
surrounded by his family, friends and the compassionate care givers at
Jubilee Hospital.

Richard was educated at Ridley College and the University of Victoria. He
studied anthropology and creative writing and later spent time working as a
journalist, and with Caravan Theatre Company and Kaleidoscope Theatre.

He volunteered time to Earth Week, Royal BC Museum, James Bay Community
Project, Peace, Earth & Justice News, and his strata council. Richard was
passionate about justice and advocated for human rights, world peace and a
healthy environment.

He is predeceased by his loving British father Leonard and Mexican mother
Evila, whom he cared for in their old age, and his older sister Anne. He
leaves behind brother Robert, beloved Kim, Ashley, Brandon and David, and
relatives in Mexico and USA. Before his death, Richard enjoyed a short
re-union with his 40-year old, biological son Adam, whom he had not seen
for 33 years.

In lieu of flowers, friends and colleagues may make a donation, in Richard

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