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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Jan 21 08 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 January 2008 18:21

Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Jan 21 08

1.  CAN-BIKE courses in Victoria - Jan & Feb
2.  Socially Responsible Investing Seminars, Jan 31st, Feb 5, 12, 19th
3.  UVic Centre for Studies in Religion and Society -  Film and Lecture Events
4.  Sacred Paths

contributions, considerations, concerns:
*  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 Homelessness meetings - Wednesdays at 7pm at Silver Threads/1740 Douglas St ( at Herald St).
*  Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  995-1494, faluninfo.net
*  From: colleen deroache < 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 Deroache at 250-857-7404.
*  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: naomi simpson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
New Orleans Jazz
http://www.bastionjazzband.com/
Every Sunday night from 6pm - 9pm @ The Blethering Place Oak Bay Ave & Monteray.  near Theatre Alley
*  From: Victoria Peace Coalition < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 22, 7 pm at 1005 Leeds Place. We will be  organizing two speaking events on February 19 and 20 with Ralph Schoenman.
*  From: Hanna Kawas < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Voice of Palestine www.voiceofpalestine.ca will be interviewing Cindy and Craig Corrie on Tuesday evening Jan. 22, 2008, from 8:00-9:00 pm PST. Cindy and Craig are the parents of Rachel Corrie http://www.rachelcorrie.org/ who was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003. We will talk with them about the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie" that will premiering in Vancouver at the Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver from January 24 - February 9 http://neworldtheatre.com/. We will also talk with them about their efforts to keep the memory of Rachel alive and about the Rachel Corrie Foundation http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/site/
 
Voice of Palestine broadcasts weekly on Vancouver Cooperative Radio (CFRO) 102.7 FM, Vancouver. The show broadcasts for one hour every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 pm PST (Wednesday morning 6:00 to 7:00 am Palestine time). It first went on the air in September, 1987, and has hit the airwaves every week for the past twenty years. People outside of Vancouver can listen to the show live on the internet http://www.coopradio.org/listen/
*  From: Sharon Alder < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
VOTE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PEACE
Please go to this website using the link <www.GiveMeaning.com/proposal/peacefulnation> and register your vote for our initiative. There is no financial obligation. We have only until February 2 to receive 100 votes to allow the project to remain on their site.
Join me for A New Architecture of Peace for Canada and the World  Workshop at Royal Roads University on Feb 9th, 2008
http://www.royalroads.ca/continuing-studies/GLGI1282-Y07.htm
*  From: "Lee Hall" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Before the Bush administration goes, its many assaults to basic decency will include putting cloned farm animals on the planet. On the 15th of this month, the Food and Drug Administration made the United States the first country to approve animal cloning for the retail food industry. The European Union is poised to follow along, clearing the way for international trade to accept clone-derived flesh and dairy products. The European Food Safety Authority has announced, "[A]ssuming that unhealthy clones are removed from entering the food chain, it is very unlikely that any difference exists in terms of food safety between food products originating from clones and their progeny compared with those derived from conventionally bred animals."  What are these people thinking?
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/01/brutal-bureaucracies-cloning-animals-for-meat-and-milk-okayed/
 
*  From: Grace Draper
100 Years of Homelessness
Sympathizing with the homeless (while doing nothing) is a Vancouver tradition.
View full article and comments here http:///Books/2008/01/09/100YearsNoHome/
By N. Newman and M. Barnholden
Published: January 9, 2008
TheTyee.ca
*  From: "Brasscheck TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Who was in charge of national defense on 9/11 while
the so-called president flied aimlessly from one
place to another? Who met in secret with oil company representatives
early in the administration and briefed them on
the "inevitable" invasion of Iraq? But who runs Cheney?
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/256.html
*  From: EdmontonSmallPressAssn-Lyn < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
More on the Canadian-made ZENN Car (Zero Emissions, No Noise) - see these great YouTube clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb9ypkc9Uvs&eurl (CBC News Clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M88k6Ipp3c (Rick Mercer Show)
The ZENN is ILLEGAL to buy in Canada except for B.C., which is nuts... please write your MLAs & MPs to get legislation passed to allow the sale of these in every province! (And please forward this to other Canadians who are concerned about auto pollution and frustrated by our lack of affordable, eco-friendly choices.)
Sign a petition: http://www.zenncars.com/letsgo/
*  From: "Naava Smolash" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
could you post this to the lists for both the lower mainland and the islands?
It's a request to support CBC Radio One's request to move to the FM dial where there will be better reception for listeners - support public radio
open this in two separate windows so you can follow the directions while you navigate through the CRTC site:
http://democraticmedia.ca/radioforall
*  From: Greta Taylor < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten
friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble
getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of
getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site
and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This
doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the
number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals
in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. Thanks so much
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
*  From: Hospital Employees Union < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >  

       

Information and application forms for the HEU Annual Work Opportunity 2008 are now available on our website. Packages have also been mailed (January 18, 2008) to our local secretary-treasurers to be posted at work sites across the province.
Check our website  http://www.heu.org for more information. Deadline is February 15, 2008.
       

  *  From: renate herberger < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
"Swimming the length of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is akin to the migrations that we usually associate with marine life such as humpback whales. By placing myself in this environment, I will become one with their world and will be able to experience the interconnectedness of ocean life..."
[Renate left Saturday for Costa Rica, "Swimming for wildlife preservation"]
Website: http://www.costaricamermaid.net
*  From: "Naava Smolash" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
could you post this to the lists for both the lower mainland and the islands?
It's a request to support CBC Radio One's request to move to the FM dial where there will be better reception for listeners - support public radio
open this in two separate windows so you can follow the directions while you navigate through the CRTC site:
http://democraticmedia.ca/radioforall
*  From: ccss / john < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Excellent - Japanese MP Questions existence of Al Quaida, the Pentagon and the missing plane, building 7, and more
Videos with English Subtitles - Just Released!
http://www.911blogger.com/node/13392#comment
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1.  CAN-BIKE courses in Victoria - Jan & Feb
Have you made a New Year's resolution to get out and ride more? Is commuter cycling something you've wanted to do but haven't known where to start? Maybe you're an experienced cyclist who would like to expand your skills to let you ride comfortably in more challenging conditions, and possibly even take the steps toward becoming a certified instructor.
 
After a number of years of being based in Victoria, we recently expanded our operations to the United States. Cycling Solutions will be returning to Victoria for several weeks to offer a full range of cycling courses, beginning January 30, 2008.
 
These will range from the 8-hour CAN-BIKE Traffic Skills course and 'Workshops for Kids' Leader course, through the advanced 23-hour CAN-BIKE 2 course, to the 24-hour CAN-BIKE Instructor training program.
 
If you know anyone else who may be interested in taking part in any of these courses, please pass along the details to them.
 
We will be making details of our other public courses available shortly. These will include kids' courses, family courses and more. If you would like to receive information on these, please let me know and I will add you to the recipient list.
 
Basic details on each of these courses are as follows:
 
CAN-BIKE Traffic Skills course:
"I ride on the road, but I want to become more comfortable and safer in traffic."
Duration: 8 hours (9 am to 5 pm)
Dates: (choose one session)
- Wednesday, Jan. 30
- Saturday, Feb. 02
- Sunday, Feb. 10
Cost: $65 per person (maximum of 12 participants per course)
Notes: This (or a more advanced course such as CAN-BIKE 2) is the prerequisite for taking the 'Workshops for Kids' Leader course (below).
Course details...
 
CAN-BIKE 'Workshops for Kids' Leader course:
"I'm an adult who would like to teach helmet fit, bike safety checks and basic bike handling skills to children, and teach basic traffic theory to kids who currently ride on the road." (note: this course does not qualify participants to conduct on-road training)
Duration: 8 hours (may be scheduled over two or three sessions)
Date: TBD
Cost: $65 per person
Course details...
 
CAN-BIKE 2 course:
"I ride in traffic and want to know how to deal with more complex traffic, roadway and weather situations. I'd also like to know more about bike maintenance & repair, cycling techniques and how to make emergency manoeuvres."
"I've been riding all my life, but I know there's more to learn

Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2008 18:21
 

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