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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - October 18th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 19 October 2004 04:26
1. Movie Monday - Oct 18, 20, 25th
2. Engineers Without Borders - Mondays
3. Faith in Action - general assembly - Oct 19th
4. Housing Affordability - discussion - Oct 20th
5. Good Food Close to Home - Oct 18-24th
6. AntiDote - network for girls & women - Tuesdays
7. Open Cinema AGM - Oct 19th
8. Creating Empowering Supports - workshop - Oct 20th
9. Jazz in the Mansion - fundraiser - Oct 20th
10. Butler Book Prize Award Night - Oct 21st
11. Wuzzup - film series - Oct 21st
12. War of the Worlds - Craigdarroch Castle - Oct 21st - 31st
13. Talking Tables - story telling - Oct 21st
14. Rock Solid Art Auction - Oct 22nd
15. Human Rights Observer Training - Oct 22-24th
16. Dogwood Initiative - Halloween Open House - Oct 22nd
17. Annual Barn Dance - Oct 23rd
18. Eyes in Need - benefit - Oct 23rd
19. Youth Theatre Play Days - Oct 23rd
20. Sierra Club - nature outing - Oct 24th
21. Chiarescuro Theatre - Oct 24th
22. Open Cinema - film premiere - Oct 26th
23. Public Forum - Education - Oct 27th
24. VIDEA - water discussion - Oct 27th
25. Teaching Peace - workshops, conferences - November contributions, considerations, concerns:


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome!


* This week will see second reading of the 'Safe Streets Act,' the latest attempt to criminalize poverty. It'll be a glorious day when they criminalize aggressive corporate advertisers who beg for our money on a daily basis! In 1995 Henry Friedlander, author of The Origins of Nazi Genocide, informed the world that "Nazi genocide did not take place in a vacuum." It had a history, and an ideology, and a "policy of exclusion" which "stood at the center of the Nazi utopia." This "exclusion insitutionalized human inequality" and was extended, first, to "individuals considered antisocial or criminal - prostitues, beggars, vagabonds." If you're concerned about this government's priorities, please contact your MLA and ask them to vote against the 'Safe Streets Act,' or write to Joy and Jenny and express your support.


Find your MLA: http://www.legis.gov.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm
Contact Joy and Jenny - the opposition: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Read more at: http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/10/32504.php


* Falun Gong - http://faluninfo.net/


TIME: 10:00am --12:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays
LOCATION: Across from Petting Zoo, Beacon Hill Park

TIME: 5:00pm-7:00pm Every Wednesday
LOCATION: Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood, Victoria


CONTACT BY PHONE: (250)386-8805 Jane


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


Imagine a spectacular mountain valley, surrounded by snow capped peaks, complete with grizzly bears and dazzling glaciers where you can hike through wildflower meadows in the summer, and ski untracked powder in the winter. Now imagine a $450 million ski resort and a town of 6500 people there. That?s the stark contrast being offered as the final days of a 13 year battle for Jumbo Glacier, in BC?s Columbia Mountains draws to a close.

The BC government extended their decision date on the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort to October 18th, 2004. Already thousands of people have written, and hundreds of people have called BC Premier Gordon Campbell asking that he side with the glaciers and the grizzlies over the Jumbo Resort. Have you made your phone call yet?


Dial toll-free in BC: 1-800-663-7867
Outside BC call: 1-604-660-2421


Let us know you have made your phone call by emailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information please visit Jumbowild.com at http://www.jumbowild.com.


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


US church piles pressure on Israel
U.S. Presbyterian church has initiated selective divestment of shares in certain corporations that do business in Israel.

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


The singer Jewel is behind a proposal to import and burn US garbage in BC.
Burning garbage results in the release of dangerous dioxins and heavy
metals that are harmful to humans in tiny quantities. Meanwhile, BC's huge
wind power potential is going untapped, with BC Hydro being the biggest
barrier.


Use this online petition to tell the BC government to say "no" to importing
and burning US garbage, and instead to get on with promoting green energy
jobs:


http://www.actionstudio.org/public/page_view_all.cfm?option=begin&pageid=5560


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

Media Defers to Pollsters
Posted by: lex on https://www.pej.org Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 09:01 AM
Media's worship of polls is a farce
Arianna Huffington
October 12, 2004

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/241131p-206824c.html


* Mark your calenders - Support Victoria Street Newz and have fun at the same time:


Watch the US Election and view Greg Palast's latest project - Bush Family Fortunes - November 2nd, Vertigo, SUB at UVic. http://www.gregpalast.com/

November 9th - Spilt Milk Comedy Troupe - see item #


November 26th - musical variety at the Solstice Cafe - details to follow


* From: Ian Case & Heather Gropp < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Janine - we have had to postpone this [Oct 17] event [Fall Arts & Craft Show and Tea] until Feb 13 - so if you're able to make that announcement part of your next email that would be swell. Interested artisans and crafters should still contact Susan - Susan Vasilev < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > - to book a table as we're already starting to sell them.


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


CHARITABLE PURPOSES PRESERVATION ACT


This Bill creates an immense layer of bureaucracy in requiring charities to separately administer earmarked donations. "It's appalling favouritism for the Liberals to create a whole ministry to deregulate industry and then pass a bill with the intent of loading red tape onto charities," says Adriane Carr. "BC's charitable societies are doing a good job delivering on their promises. What we need is tighter regulation of the Liberals." Read the press release at http://greenparty.bcca/news/2004/10/90.php


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

For those of you who are new to this list or have not yet placed your order,
Zatoun is expecting a new shipment of fair trade olive oil from Palestine
very soon and is planning to send it out to BC in early November. Eighteen
bottles have already been confirmed (by Kevin, Bobby, Judy, and me); it
would be great if we could get another 6 sold so I can order two cases. The
bottles are $15 each.


If you are interested, please let me know ASAP. For more information on Zatoun, see http://www.zatoun.com


* Some cool and interesting flash sites:


http://www.ericblumrich.com
http://www.bushflash.com
http://burnbush.blogspot.com/


* Photos from Cathedral Grove


http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/10/32311.php
http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/10/32305.php
http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/10/32318.php


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


The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, And Ecological Decline
http://www.utppublishing.com/detail.asp?TitleID=2863


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


AIDS Awareness Week is in the week preceding World AIDS Day - held every December 1. On this day, communities around the world honour and commemorate those lost to AIDS and those who continue to live with the effects of HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is also used to mark the achievements made, and the work still to be done, in the fight against HIV/AIDS. If you want more info, please let me know.

Kealey Pringle
Communications and Research Officer
AIDS Vancouver Island
250-384-2366
1601 Blanshard St., Victoria BC V8W 2J5
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.avi.org


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

Please see what is going on here and let your media, newspapers and everyone know about what is the Israeli Occupation Forces are doing in the North of Gaza..


Show them the human flesh, arms, legs, heads, brains scattered in the streets, show them what is the meaning of life in Gaza Strip.


Please forward this to your newspapers and all media so they can share about what is going on here.. and please REMEMBER that your silence means encouraging the Israeli Army to kill more and more civilians in Gaza Strip.


The "Days of Penitence":
Gaza Sinks in a Sea of Blood
by Mohammed Omer: www.rafahtoday.org


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


You can check out my blogspot. The address is http://rosehenry.blogspot.com


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

I thought this was pretty likely when i tested for a month a Motorola cell
phone. It had about an 80 page manual, forty pages of which were devoted to
telling me that cell phones do NOT NOT NOT cause cancer....

dave


With so very many B.C. activists using cell phones, I thought I'd pass this
item along. Cell telephones could be one of the largest corporate
technological experiments ever perpetrated on society -- with dire
consequences. Cell phones and transmission towers are no longer a noise &
visual quality worry respectively, they may indeed be a serious health
worry for nearby humans and wildlife.


Study finds link between cell phone use, rare type of brain tumor


BY NANCY MCVICAR
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Wed, Oct. 13, 2004
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/9911452.htm?1c


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MOVIE MONDAY


>Monday Oct 18 6:30 CALENDAR GIRLS
A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation. Sound familar? We have some local examples and some we'll have special guests. The fascination with nudity is great way to draw attention and funds to a cause. (Maybe the MM crew can be encouraged by donations to keep our clothes on!) Pg
Women In Need will be revealing their 2005 calendar at the event!


6:30 pm
Eric Martin Pavilion,
Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)


by donation


More info - 595-FLIC or http://www.islandnet.com/mm

>At UVic's David Lam Auditorium **note New Time: 8:00 Wednesday 20 October BREAKAWAY
The second in a series exploring brain injury co-hosted by psychology proffessor Dr Ron Skelton whose specialty is Cognitive Neuroscience.
A multi-award winning, provocative, and inspirational documentary about two guys in Nova Scotia who have had life changing injuries, one pretty much recovered helping the other to maximize his recovery. With discussion including special guests. I'm in touch with Robert and Doug and have more of their story and an update to answer your curiosity. Pg
*www.filmstransit.com/breakaway.html


- Our Hallowe'en Special event! -
>Monday Oct 25 6:30 Guy Maddin's DRACULA: Pages from a Virgin's Diary -
Now for something different. "This silent, black and white film (with touches of red!), adapted from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, is Guy Maddin's dramatic masterpiece (now joined by The Saddest Music in the World). It is an atmospheric, gothic work full of dance and eroticism, accompanied by Gustav Mahler's music. Clearly a modern film that has been styled to mimic the earliest works of cinema, Dracula: Pages from the Virgin's Diary is grainy and its light is often distorted. It uses large, emphatic title cards that introduce the characters, give loose plot structure, and serve as ironically comic punctuation to the action. With Dracula, Maddin has created a truly inspired work that successfully combines ballet, film, and horror."
plus: THE HEART OF THE WORLD - Maddin's acclaimed 5min opus!
***Q&A with Director Guy Maddin PG13
http://www.raindance.co.uk/archive/dracula.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293113/
*Director interviews: http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-68-1420/arts_entertainment/Guy_Maddin/


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2. ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS


The opportunity that you have all been waiting for has arrived......we are now accepting applications for Overseas Volunteers for this summer!!!


If you are interested please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will send you the application form.

Just a reminder as well about our weekly meetings on Mondays 7pm HHB(CIT) rm 110. These meetings are always lots of fun, interactive and informative!

Have a fantastic night!!

Cheryl Williams
EWB UVic Co-president

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3. FAITH IN ACTION GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Next General Assembly will be


19 October,
5-7 p.m.,
St. John's Parish House Lounge.


Reminder notice: please note that the meeting on 19th will be in the upper hall - the building behind the church. People needing elevator will be let into St. John's Court. Otherwise stairs are at the back of the hall - Balmorals Street.


Do remember to bring a snack to tide you over!


http://www.bcfaithinaction.ca

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4. HOUSING AFFORDABILITY WEEK 2004


Learn the Facts and Ask Questions


About What A REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND Means In Your Community and to You As A Tax Payer


How important is non-profit housing to our quality of life?


o Panel discussion on housing trust funds
o Celebration and displays of non-profit housing providers in this region.


An event for taxpayers, developers, community associations, financiers, non-profit housing providers and Capital Region residents.


Wednesday, October 20th,
7 9 pm
Spectrum School Cafeteria,
957 Burnside Road West


Parking is available at the school. Enter the school through main doors, up the stairs from the parking lot. Wheelchair accessible parking and drop off is available at the front doors.


RSVP and Information:


Community Council 383-6166 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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5. GOOD FOOD CLOSE TO HOME WEEK


In keeping with our 2004 campaign, LifeCycles is proud to announce the Good Food Close to Home week, Oct. 18 - 24, 2004. Good Food Close To Home is a week-long celebration that utilizes the exciting fall harvest to bring awareness of the importance of eating locally grown and in-season organic food. This week is to promote LifeCycles and our goal of cultivating awareness and initiating action around food, health and urban sustainability in the local and global communities. Look for our banner on Douglas St!


Join Us.........


An Evening All About Apples


at Spinnakers Brew Pub and Guest House 308 Catherine St.
Sunday, October 24 5:00 - 9:30 pm


Enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner with inspired stories of David Grierson, songs from the Paul Minor Dialogue and apples from local growers grafted into every course.


Starter: Grilled Apple, Goat Cheese and Arugula Pesto Bruschetta; Appetizer: Wild mushroom and apple soup; Mains: Grilled apple and organic bell pepper polenta; Metchosin lamb braised in local apple juice; Saanich organic potato and apple latke; White bean, root vegetables and apple cassoulet; Seared BC black cod with an apple and India Pale Ale reduction; Smoked apple risotto. Dessert: Cheesecake, tartletts, fritters, glazed Vancouver Island apples.


Proceeds from this event will support LifeCycles in their goal to cultivate awareness around food, health and urban sustainability in global and local communities. For more information or tickets call LifeCycles at (250) 383-5800. $75 per ticket. We thank Paul Hadfield and staff of Spinnakers for their support.

Grow a Row......


Donate a row of homegrown vegetables to Aids Vancouver Island


LifeCycles is scheduling pick-ups for Thursday afternoon, Oct. 21st
Call 383-5800 to schedule a pick up time.


Come Play at......


Celebration of Apples


A Family Event. Free. Taste the cooking of James Barber the Urban Peasant. Identify your fruit trees. Carve a monster apple. Sample some of the most mouth-watering gourmet apple pies and the crispiest apples ever .


Saturday, October 23 10 am - 4 pm
St. Ann's Academy 835 Humbolt


Learn All About.........


Chickens in the City
Sunday, October 24, 12:30-2:30


Back by popular demand from the workshop series, the workshop will talk about the value of chickens in the garden, coops and housing, city regulations, and what kinds of chickens are available. Call 383- 5800 to book a space.

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6. ANTIDOTE

Antidote is a newly forming network for racialized girls and women in
Victoria. We are now outreaching to girls from cultural and ethnic
minority communities who are immigrant, refugee, Canadian-born,
mixed-race, queer and/or international students.


Antidote is about giving girls a chance to connect with other girls,
talking about identity issues in a comfortable environment,
self-expression, skills and leadership training, and having lots of fun
doing it!


We've got some exciting events coming up for girls who are 12 years old
and up! To register or for more events info contact:


Winnie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(250) 383-5144 box 3138


Media contact person:
Rita This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(250) 474-3452


Our website: www.anti-dote.org


Antidote Fall Schedule of Events:
___________________________________________


Knit and Bitch -


Every Tuesday 4:30-6:30 (October 5th until December 7th)


For Girls 12 and over and Women


Learn to knit and create masterpieces for presents and a group project for
blankets for people in need. Time to network and hang out and chat.


No experience needed
__________________________________________


October 23rd - ANTIDOTE Day of Play
When: October 23rd Saturday
Time: 11am-3pm
Where: University of Victoria Student Union Building
Who: Antidote Youth: Minority and First Nation 12-18 years Girls only!


WHAZ UP?


Get a chance to network with other girls in Victoria who have similar life
experiences being a minority or First Nation girls! It will be an
afternoon of funworkshops exploring topics that people are AFRAID to talk
about:


Dancing- Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Dance Hall#8721;.
Talk about the S word (SEX) with Project Respect!
Drama- exploring racism and your experiences
Multimedia- learn to work the camera behind the scenes and put on a
mini documentary!
Storytelling
Poetry and Writing
And more!


Cost: $5.00 for a day of fun and a great chance to meet other people!
Register today!
___________________________________________


NOVEMBER 19th - Canadian Council for Refugees Conference in Victoria


Antidote will be facilitating a youth workshop in racialization.
___________________________________________


November 25th - Sushi Making Night


SUSHI making night!!! Sign up Cost $20 for food and fun. Learn to make
inside out rolls, california rolls, miso soup, tempura and more!


thirdspace
UVic's anti-racist, feminist publication


SUB B107, University of Victoria
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2
Phone: 721-8353
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: uvss.uvic.ca/thirdspace


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7. OPEN CINEMA AGM


This is to inform you that OPEN CINEMA will be holding its first AGM on


October 19th, 2004
Second Story Books (579 Johnson)
7pm to 9pm.


We invite you to attend this meeting, and to support the OPEN CINEMA board of directors (Garfied L Miller, Erin Brown, Amanda Heffelfinger, Zsolt Sandor, Spencer Estabrooks, Linda Desormeaux and Sandy Mayzell) in shaping OPEN CINEMA's future.


If you are interested in attending please RSVP, so that we can get an idea of numbers.
Agenda will follow.


Mandy


PS The OPEN CINEMA schedule is now available online - www.opencinema.ca - CHECK IT OUT!
It's just the beginning - more website features to come!


Mandy Leith
Founder and Coordinator
OPEN CINEMA
94 Linden Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 4C8
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.opencinema.ca
(250) 385-3003 home
(250) 882-7441 cell


OPEN CINEMA's mission statement is "to screen local, national and international films, inspiring community conversation and grassroots action, furthering the role of filmmaking as a tool for social change." We are a social profit society committed to serving Victoria's growing Arts community, as well as furthering individual social, political and environmental causes. We also hope to reach out to the global community through our website opencinema.ca (in development), providing information, inspiration and a discussion forum.


OPEN CINEMA gratefully acknowledges support from the National Film Board of Canada, Capital Regional District, the City of Victoria, CineVic, MediaNet, Hollyhock and Media that Matters.


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8. CREATING EMPOWERING AND HIGHLY PERSON CENTRED SUPPORTS


_ Discovering the Potential
_ Understanding the Challenges and Operational Issues


The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) and the Nanaimo Association
for Community Living (NACL) welcome Michael Kendrick to Nanaimo
Michael J Kendrick, PhD is a well known international consultant whose work is familiar to
many people in British Columbia on a wide range of leadership issues including quality,
advocacy, safeguards, empowerment, person-centred approaches and many other timely
subjects.


About the event


This event is intended as an overview of the potential that now exists to create highly
personalized supports for people, including persons whose needs are very intense. British
Columbia is moving forward in developing highly individualized and relevant supports in
which people with disabilities themselves play a significant role in designing and governing
their own individualized services.


This type of effective person centered practice requires considerable changes in the
underlying ethics, theories and approaches that are presently used, and may require many
years of conscientious work and commitment in order to ensure suitable impact. While
many services have adopted the goal and language of person centered practice, they may
still be unable to make the kind of progress they hope for due to an inability to address
the difficult challenges that are implied in high quality personalized arrangements.


Who should attend?


This event would be most interesting to people whose interest in this subject is likely to
extend many years into the future such as service users, advocates, families, progress
minded professionals, board members, public servants and others.


Cost of the session: $90 (includes lunch)


Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Time: 9:00 am ? 4:00 pm
Location: Malaspina University-College
900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC
Room 170 in Building 255 (The International Building)


For a copy of the Malaspina University-College Map, please check their website
at: http://www.mala.ca/campusmap.htm




Please complete a separate registration form for each person attending. Please return
the form along with your cheque no later than October 15, 2004 to BCACL, 3rd
Floor - 30 East 6 th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 4P4.


Personal information provided on this form will only be used for the purposes of
room set-up, meal requirements and any post-meeting follow-up.


Clair Schuman
Coordinator for Education & Family Support
BC Association for Community Living
300 - 30 East 6th Ave.
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4P4
tel: 604-875-1119 local 520
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
check out our website: www.bcacl.org


October is Community Living Month


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9. JAZZ IN THE MANSION

Hey everybody! I'm a radio club member and I wanted to send some info to
you all about Jazz in the Mansion, a great event coming up at the Art
Gallery of Greater Victoria next week - especially to jazz hosts and
jazz connoisseurs. It's a fundraiser for the Art Gallery, which means
the more the merrier, so if you can make it, I'd love to see you there.
The poster for the event is attached (if you don't have Acrobat Reader,
here's the link to download it http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html). Here's a few words from the press
release to give you a more detailed description:


If smoking were allowed in public places, there would be a low haze
hanging in the Art Gallery for the Young Associates' Jazz in the Mansion.
Among small tables set club-style, drifts very smooth jazz music from
The Paul Minor Dialogue, a trio of guitars and flute, who evoke the
wondrous picking styles of Kenny Burrell or Mark Atkinson. Like
cigarette gals of old, the Young Associates mingle with Victoria's arty
types, serving up delectable hors d'oeuvres, sating the appetite of this
after work (or after class) crowd. Then, in the mansion lobby stands the
friendly barkeep, who serves delicious wines and Lighthouse draft brew.


Jazz in that Mansion, a laid back, chilled-out fundraiser held by the
Art Gallery's Young Associates on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 (5 - 8pm),
provides a chance to enjoy the Art Gallery in a relaxed atmosphere while
meeting others with a common interest in the Arts. It offers the unique
experience of diving into one of the Gallery's current exhibitions
Herbert Siebner: A Celebration through an informative guided tour of
this retrospective Siebner's life work. And, for the opportunity to go
home with gifts to remember the evening by, the Young Associates will
hold an armful-of-goodies raffle for sought-after prizes such as gift
baskets from Silk Road Tea Company and Mark Anthony Wines among others.


If you can, please let others know about this event. Advance (cheaper)
tickets can be purchased through the Art Gallery (384-4101). Thanks kids!
Louise Bradbury


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The Victoria School of Writing warmly invites you to?
10. THE INAUGURAL CITY OF VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE AWARD NIGHT

Thursday, October 21
7:30pm - 9pm, Doors at 7pm
Central Bar & Grill (708 View St.)


Free/Public Welcome

Featuring:
Readings by the five finalists
Announcement of the winner and presentation of $5,000 prize
Book Signing

With emcee John Gould

2004 Finalists for Best Book By Local Author:

SAMUEL BAWLF
"The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake"
Douglas & McIntyre

JACK HODGINS
"Distance"
McLelland & Stewart

POLLY HORVATH
"The Canning Season"
Groudwood Books

TOM KOPPEL
"Lost World"
Atria Books

KEVIN PATTERSON
"Country of Cold"
Vintage Canada

The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize has been established to honour Victoria's vibrant literary community, with its renowned writers and passionate readers. It is a public/private partnership funded by the City of Victoria and Brian H. Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. The prize is overseen by its founder, the Victoria Book Prize Society, and administered by the Victoria School of Writing Society.

For more information contact the Victoria School of Writing: (250) 595-3000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Victoria School of Writing
306-620 View St.| Victoria, BC | V8W 1J6
Phone/Fax: (250) 595-3000
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Web: www.victoriaschoolofwriting.org

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11. WUZZUP ?


eye-opener film series - Duncan


A series of documentary and thought-provoking films will be showing in the Social Lounge in Duncan?s "Cowichan Centre" beginning Thursday, October 7th, at 7 pm, continuing through November until December 2nd, with a second series resuming in January 2005. This big-screen presentation is sponsored by a community support group, the Cowichan Citizens Coalition. The intent is to bring to people the true stories of current events and history, stories which are often by-passed in the regular mass media sources we often are forced to rely upon for "news".


WUZZUP?s aim has always been to stimulate thought and serious examination of issues in the world and in our local communities. This "eye-opener" series should give us plenty to think about, question, share and discuss with others. We must not continue to be sheep who follow blindly and obey the manipulations of the world?s "leaders". As noted historian, Howard Zinn, has told us:


"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience."


October 21 ? INSIDE THE COUP ? real-time filming of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela
? PALESTINE IS STILL THE ISSUE ?John Pilger films the real Israel


Some coming attractions:


History of Money and "Money" (chaos in Argentina and Turkey}


- Supersize Me ? Morgan Spurlock?s experiment with fast food
- Secret Societies ? History Channel?s expose of "The Skull and Bones"
- The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: the Bush family fortunes ? by investigator Greg Palast
- The Big One ? Michael Moore?s book tour with Downsize This
- Manufacturing Consent ? a look at the life of Noam Chomsky
- Fahrenheit 911 ? Michael Moore?s blockbuster movie.
- Horns and Halos ? about the author/suicide of the man who wrote The Fortunate Son ? the life of G.W. Bush
- Roger and Me ? Michael Moore?s encounter with General Motors
- Frank Dorel?s ? What I have learned about American Foreign Policy
- Colombians speak out about Violence and U.S. Policy ? films made by visiting members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship


PLEASE WATCH FOR postings of DATES AND TITLES or call 250-748-8992 for more information


Admission to all presentations is FREE (donations are welcomed.)


info/news extra celia@ 250-748-8992


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12. WAR OF THE WORLD MARTIANS AT CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE

Giggling Iguana Productions is at it again. Following four years of sold
out Halloween performances of The Fall of the House of Usher as well as
numerous other sold out site-specific theatrical treats at Craigdarroch
Castle, Iguana is ushering in a new site-specific spine-tingler at the
Castle for Halloween!

From October 21 to 31, Giggling Iguana Productions presents an original
adaptation of H.G. Welles' apocalyptic tale of science fiction and horror,
The War of the Worlds at Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 John Crescent. The
adaptation is by Iguana's actor/manager Ian Case, responsible for the Iguana
Usher and Holmes adaptations. The cast features Paul Terry, Erin Ormond,
Kate Rubin, Clayton Jevne, Rod Peter and Ian Case.

In the vein of The Fall of the House of Usher, audiences will experience a
site-specific and unique vision of this literary masterpiece with the
grounds and interior of Craigdarroch Castle as backdrop to Welles' turn of
the 19th to 20th Century Martian invasion.

Audiences will be guided through both the Castle's interiors and ground to
experience the days leading up to the coming of the Martians, to see the
terrible power of the Martian Heat Ray, to shudder in horror at the first
sight of the Martians, to learn of their rampage through England and swift
overthrow of humanity, to witness the terrifying sight of a Martian tripod
towering above them and much, much more.

Giggling Iguana Productions' The War of the Worlds promises to be an evening
full of excitement, surprises and adventure. Iguana's Halloween productions
often sell out one to two weeks in advance of opening. Please reserve
tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are $20 and $18. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be
purchased by phone at (250) 592-5323. Performance dates and times are:

October 21 at 8pm
October 22 at 7pm and 9pm
October 23 at 7pm and 9pm
October 24 at 8 pm

October 27 at 8pm
October 28 at 8pm
October 29 at 7pm and 9pm
October 30 at 7pm and 9pm
October 31 at 7pm and 9pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a seated performance. Craigdarroch Castle is a
historic house museum so there are 87 stairs without ramps or elevator.


Interviews and tapings will be available at Craigdarroch Castle starting
Monday, October 18 through Wednesday October 20. Review tickets will be
available on request to the October 20th preview (9pm).

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13. TALKING TABLES


Friendly folk sharing stories


Join us first and third Thursdays
(October 21st, November 4th)


Admission - buy a coffee or tea at


Poundmaker Coffee
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1501 Haultain at Belmont


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14. ROCK SOLID ART AUCTION


The original art work is graciously donated by local professional and youth
artists. Thank you.


Sol Food Caf?-2955 Jutland Rd
Friday October 22nd
6pm: Cocktails and Appetizers
7pm: Auction Begins


Proceeds go to our k-5 violence prevention program.


Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.


Thank you,


Kim Coyle
Intern Executive Director
Rock Solid Foundation
Factory Print Shop
386.7625


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15. HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVER TRAINING

Oct 22 to 24 will be the dates for a seminar to train
human rights observers, sponsored by the Building Bridges
Human Rights Project for Chiapas.


The seminar will start at suppertime on Friday, and run
until late afternoon on the Sunday, and will be led
mostly by veteran human rights observers that have worked
in the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas. Meals and
accomodation are provided.


The seminar will include such things as role plays that prepare
the participants for realistic conflicts with officialdom and
paramilitary forces, background studies of the confict between
the Zapatistas and the federal Mexican Government, cultural
sensitivity training, and issues such as personal safety and
health measures.


For more information and application forms, contact
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Phone contact can be at 652 1948 or 385 1307.


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16. DOGWOOD INITIATIVE'S HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE


Please come down to meet our staff and friends, enjoy potluck food, hear about our work and celebrate this year's successes. For further info contact Zach Robertson 250 370 9930


"Working for sustainable land reform in BC."


October 22nd,
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm.
1422 Fernwood St (corner of Fernwood and Rudlin).


We have a couple of new volunteer positions we'd like to publicise:


"Dogwood Initiative, a non-profit environmental land reform organization in Victoria, BC seeks two volunteers to assist with innovative grassroots organizing on the internet. There are two positions: Volunteer Web Designer/Co-ordinator or Flash Animator / Volunteer Web Marketing Assistant.? For further information please visit our website www.dogwoodinitiative.org "


Dogwood Initiative
PO Box 8701
Victoria BC
V8W 3S3
Tel 250.370.9930
www.dogwoodinitiative.org
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17. ANNUAL BARN DANCE


The whole family can kick up its heels and join the fun at the seventh annual Linking Land and Future Farmers Barn Dance!


On Saturday, October 23rd the Saanich Agricultural Hall at the Saanich Fair Ground, 1528 Stelly's X Rd will be the site of this wonderful harvest celebration.


"The Barn Dance has become a Victoria tradition", said Joshua Craig, a Linking Land and Future Farmers (LLAFF) board member and one of the organizers of this year's event. "The farms and gardens of our community have been very productive this year, and what better way to celebrate this than to come and dance to Odd Hack Band and their caller, have a chili supper with local organic ingredients, and support LLAFF", he continued. LLAFF is a local not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the economy and food security of our community by creating lasting agreements with organic farmers who need land with land-owners who have land they wish to share.


"LLAFF has helped several farmers, including me, find land and build a business as an organic farmer" stated Robin Tunnicliffe, another board member and organizer. "All of the proceeds from ticket sales, auctions, and bake sale will support LLAFF. Dress-up for the farm, bring a pie for the pie contest and join me at the hoe-down!" The Barn Dance will have games, face painting, and dances for children and is truly a family event. Tickets are 20$ for adults and 10$ for children under 12. Children under three are free. The ticket includes the chili supper and all the fun your family can handle. Tickets are available at the Moss St. Market, UVIC VIPIRG or reserve at 361-1747 ext. 1. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Joshua Craig at (250) 380 9972, or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Linking Land and Future Farmers Present:


The 7th Annual Barn Dance Featuring:


The Odd Hack Band and Caller
Dances for the whole family
A Chili Supper
Auctions
Bring a pie for the pie contest
Face painting and family games


Saturday, October 23rd , 2004 6 pm to Midnight
At the Saanich Agricultural Hall at the Saanich Fair Ground 1528 Stelly's X Rd


Tickets $20 Adults, $10 for children under twelve
Includes Chili Supper


TICKETS: Moss St. Market, UVIC VIPIRG
Reservations@ 361-1747 ext. 1. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Contact: Joshua Craig, (250) 380 9972 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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18. EYES IN NEED


Benefit Concert and Silent Auction


It's really happening! Plans for the benefit concert and silent auction to raise money for Sabine's medical treatments are well underway. We have had fabulous support from members of the Gettin' Higher Choir and would like to thank everyone who is contributing to make this event a success. You have been unbelievably generous.


The benefit concert and silent auction will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 23rd at St. Mary's Church Hall, 1701 Elgin.


It promises to be the event of the season! Tickets for the "Eyes in Need" event are $18 with a reduced rate of $15 for students, seniors and the unwaged. You can purchase tickets at choir. You can also purchase them at Munro's Books or at Ivy's Books.


Many members of the choir will be performing at the concert. Some of the GHC performers include:


Denis Donnelly and Rosemary Beland - Irish harp and hammer dulcimer duo
The Flannelettes - 7 altos from soundings, performing a fun number in costume!
John Brown- Monday tenor, guitar, harmonica and vocals
Geoff Stagg - Tuesday/Thursday bass, vocals
Bill Huot - Thursday bass, leading the audience in some rousing sea shanties
The Rainbows - a 40 voice choir formed especially for this event and conducted by Denis Donelly
Point Three Vocal Trio - Kim Willoughby and friends sing upbeat mountain soul bluegrass and gospel
Also performing will be:


Marda Paterson and Alexandre Curnow Wicks - piano and sax duo will play items from 6:30 - 7:20, while you browse the silent auction items
Kariatis - live music and dance from the Balkans
Some generous donations from the choir have also been made for the silent auction. Here are just some of those items:


Shivon and Denis -a gift certificate for one term in the Gettin' Higher Choir
Ada Harrison - reflexology treatment; specialized gardening tools
Heather Fox- hand painted hat
Karen Ledger - 1 hr. counseling session or tuition discount
Joyanna Wilkinson - pranic healing treatment; a copy of her book; Teresa Doyle CD
Leslie Wicks - afternoon tea for 4
Ria Bos - original art work
Anne Forester - yoga classes; red leather jacket; latest Maeve Binchy novel; fleece top
Jill Kirby - astrology session
Trish Simpson - photographic greeting cards
Dan Curtis - 1 hour video interview
Val Sharp - half day redesign of a room
Altogether, over 90 items have been donated, including a 2 night stay, all food included, at Yellow Point Lodge, original art work, a weekend getaway at a wilderness resort, 2 hours of de-cluttering or organizing, and many smaller items great for Christmas gifts or for yourself.


A website has been generously donated by Ronald Nye and Anne Forester which allows you to review all the auction items and even bid on line. Go to www.ronaldnye.com/eyesinneed. You can also find out more information about Sabine's story, Dr. Yu, and Retinitis Pigmentosa on the site.


Direct donations are also gratefully accepted. Cheques can be made out to "Eyes in Need" and dropped off at any Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. All proceeds and donations will go directly toward Sabine's eye treatments in Vancouver.


Thanks again for everything you have done to help Sabine with this cause. Our hearts are full with the outpouring of love from members of the Gettin' Higher Choir.


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19. YOUTH THEATRE PLAY DAYS

WANTED: Immigrant, refugee, aboriginal, and Canadian-born youth to form a new group that designs and delivers creative presentations and workshops about identity, racism, diversity, and other youth issues. If you're in grade 8-11, we'd love to hear from you. All English levels welcome-NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
? CAPP/Planning 10/community service hours
? New friends and great experiences
? Fantastic theatre, leadership, and facilitation skills
? Theatre experience for your portfolio
? A place to share your stories and explore issues
? An opportunity to tell it like it REALLY is
? $$Honorarium provided$$

CURIOUS? Come check out our theatre play days-No commitment required-Just a fun, casual way to see what it's all about!


? SUNDAY OCTOBER 17: 3:30-5:30PM (Inter-Cultural Association)
? SATURDAY OCTOBER 23: 11AM-3PM (UVic-Student Union Bldg)

For more information contact:
Suki Athwal at 388-4728 ext. 123 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
930 Balmoral Road (corner of Quadra in the First Metropolitan Church)


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20. SIERRA CLUB NATURE OUTING!

WINGED MIGRATION at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sunday, October 24 at 9am.
Witness Victoria's own Winged Migration at Esquimalt Lagoon, a wonderful
federal migratory bird sanctuary. Bruce Whittington will show off many
seabird species. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and meet on
Ocean Boulevard at the south end of the lagoon bridge.
Free.

Wildly interactive events!
Every second Sunday.
Everyone welcome!

Contact Nikko at 386-5255 x241 for more details!
www.sierraclub.ca/bc


Nikko Snow
Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
(250) 386-5255 x241
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21. CHIARESCURO THEATRE


presents a play


Bed Among The Lentils By Alan Bennet


SUNDAY OCTOBER 24
3:00 pm, 7:30pm
@ THE DUNCAN GARAGE SHOWROOM


tickets $10 at the door & Ulla?s Bookshop


Performers OLIVIA OLSEN & SEAMAS MANLY


A small English town in the 1950?s. A brilliant, witty, poignant story whose theme is groups and their orders of conduct versus those who don?t fit the pattern.


A wry, rebellious, sarcastic, intelligent, lost woman struggles with invisibility, finds ?bad behaviour? which leads her to truthfulness and her own voice.


There is humanness, compassion, a scathing questioning which makes the five act, two performer play a theatre experience both humorous and moving.


The artists are: Olivia Olsen acting the role of Susan, the vicar?s wife, and Seamas Manly acting through a musical score the role of the silence that always knows us.


Olivia Olsen Bio


Currently in Chemainus Festival?s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Olivia produced and acted in Night Breath which won the Fringe Festival award for best drama in 2003. Olivia studied theatre in London, England. She performed in Britain, and in Scandinavia, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Croatia and Serbia. Her most loved roles include Valentina in The Bay at Nice, Louisa in Hard Times, and Lettice in Lettice & Lovage and Shakespeare.


Seamas Manly Bio


On solo acoustic guitar and voice, Seamas Manly has many moods, tonal colours and textures. Playing originals and covers on acoustic guitar, he combines many influences into a unique style featuring percussive rhythms, airy harmonics and, inspiring vocals. His influences range from Gershwin to Zappa, Ani Difranco to Winnie the Pooh.


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22. OPEN CINEMA BRINGS WESTERN CANADA PREMIERE TO VICTORIA!


Victoria, BC October 12th 2004 - On Tuesday October 26th, a special OPEN CINEMA event will give Victorians the opportunity to attend the Western Canadian Premiere of the much anticipated documentary from New York's Guerrilla News Network (GNN) BattleGround: 21 days on the Empire's Edge. Canadian filmmaker and GNN co-founder Stephen Marshall will be in town especially for the screening.


In October 2003, shortly after the American occupation of Iraq, Marshall and his producer went to Iraq to cover the war from all sides of the conflict. This superb documentary chronicles their eye-opening journey and gives the viewer a perspective that most news sources ignore: the average Iraqi citizens' experience.


"Intense, emotional and fascinating from the first frame to the last," says the Mill Valley Film Festival, where the film will premiere on October 9th, 2004. "BattleGround goes beyond media madness and political posturing into the hearts and minds of both the Iraqi people and American soldiers stationed on the front lines." With Farhan al-Bayati, a former resistance fighter of Saddam Hussein's regime as the guide, the film chronicles the condition of Iraq and addresses the implications of widespread contamination from US deployed depleted uranium shells.


Marshall is the Creative Director at GNN, whose mission is to expose people to important global issues through guerrilla programming on television and the web. GNN won the 2001 Streaming Media Festival Audience Award and 2002 Sundance On-Line Film Festival for their political documentary Crack the CIA. Marshall is also a writer , video director and creator of Channel Zero, the world's first global VHS news magazine.


This fall, Marshall and GNN have released a new book, True Lies (Plume, Sept/04), and are in the process of completing a feature film, This Revolution starring Rosario Dawson. During his stay in Victoria, Marshall will also give a Media (R)evolution Workshop at CineVic on Thursday October 28th at 7pm. For more information on the workshop visit www.cinevic.ca.


"We are very excited about hosting this Western Canadian Premiere!" says Mandy Leith, OPEN CINEMA's founder and coordinator. The screening, followed by an open forum discussion with Marshall, will take place at Hermann's Jazz Club where viewers can dine, drink and think. For more information about OPEN CINEMA's schedule, visit www.opencinema.ca.


What: OPEN CINEMA presents BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge
When: 7pm, Tuesday, October 26th 2004 (Doors at 6pm. Limited seating)
Where: Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View Street (for dinner reservations call 388-9166)


Cost: $5 donation


Contacts


For OPEN CINEMA inquiries: For Media inquiries:
Mandy Leith Sandy Mayzell
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(250) 882-7441 (250) 883-5194


OPEN CINEMA's mission statement is "to screen local, national and international films, inspiring community conversation and grassroots action, furthering the role of filmmaking as a tool for social change." We are a social profit society committed to serving Victoria's growing Arts community, as well as furthering individual social, political and environmental causes. We also hope to reach out to the global community through our website opencinema.ca (in development), providing information, inspiration and a discussion forum.


OPEN CINEMA gratefully acknowledges support from the National Film Board of Canada, Capital Regional District, the City of Victoria, CineVic, MediaNet, Hollyhock and Media that Matters.


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23. PUBLIC FORUM ON EDUCATION


Former BC Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, Summer McFadyen, keynote speaker at Parksville Education Forum


What's happening in our public education system? How far have we moved from the founding principles of access and equity for all? How does a strong and stable public education system benefit everyone in BC?


The Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities invites the public to have their voices heard in a forum on public education to be held on October 27th.


The keynote address will be given by Summer McFadyen, former BC Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. "With so much concern being expressed about education at this time, McFadyen will bring an important voice to the debate, the voice of the student," said Coalition spokesperson Rick Sullivan.


McFadyen will express her concerns to the meeting, and participants will be able to join in a unique process to identify specific concerns. Called Open Space Technology, this process is an empowering and dynamic way to make sure that everyone is heard and has a chance to discuss her or his own issues in small group sessions.


Reports from the small groups will provide the Coalition with a record of what is important to citizens of this community, and will be used to form the basis of a questionnaire for all candidates in the next provincial election.


"This process is about the grass roots identifying their issues, not about government spin," said Sullivan. "We expect participants to bring forward a wide variety of concerns, such as the shortened school year, fees for busing, class sizes, the cleanliness of schools, and tuition fee increases for post-secondary education.


This forum is a 'must' event for anyone who has an interest in education: students, parents, teachers, community leaders, school district officials, all citizens."


The forum will be held at the Parksville Community Centre on Wednesday, October 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


There will be no admission charged; tea and coffee will be available.


Future forums in this series are being planned on such topics as health and seniors care, people living in poverty, and privatization of public services.


For more information, contact Rick Sullivan, OCSC spokesperson, at 250-248-1174 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested, and please accept my apology for any duplicate mailings you may receive. Thank you, Rick


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24. FREE PUBLIC PRESENTATION


VIDEA: Brick Mokolo Visit


October 27th,
7pm


Richard "Bricks" Mokolo


Bricks is an activist from South Africa who challenged the privatization of water during Apartheid.


(see attached bio)


This will be a free public presentation organized by Development and Peace, Kairos and VIDEA


We are also assembling a panel of local water 'experts' who will meet with small groups in breakout rooms to discuss issues in depth.


Location to be decided.


Hope to see you at these events. Thank you for your support.


Elizabeth Wallace
VIDEA Education Outreach Assistant


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25. TEACHING PEACE

I would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date with the developments, and invite your feedback, etc. This year we have expanded the program and we are hosting 3 major upcoming events at Mac:


1. Peace and Leadership 3-day workshop November 15 - 17, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/leadershipworkshop.htm ,


2. Third Annual Peace Education Conference in Canada November 18 - 21, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/CanadianAgenda2004.htm , followed by a


3. National Culture of Peace Program Symposium November 21 - 23, 2004 http://www.peace.ca/nationalcultureofpeace2004.htm .

As you might imagine, it has taken some effort to put together programs that I think will catch people's interest, and provide good value to participants in terms of benefits (eg. educational, networking, information, action planning, etc.). Leadership in our countries' governments, peace and other organizations, and peace education leadership is of vital importance in building a Culture of Peace, as is the initiation of a National Culture of Peace Program. So you have a lot more to choose from this year. I have also attached a copy of our latest press release below.

I hope that you will be able to join us again this year, and help advance peace education in Canada.

I would appreciate any assistance that you can provide in spreading word about our conference. It is an excellent event.

I would be pleased to respond to any questions or provide further information.

Regards,
Bob Stewart
http://www.peace.ca
ANNUAL PEACE EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN CANADA http://www.peace.ca/CanadianAgenda2004.htm

"The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything." - Albert Einstein

WHAT FUTURE WILL YOU CREATE?

Making an Impact: Your gift to the Canadian Peace Education Foundation will do much to reduce the human cost of violence in our communities and world through education about peace and the future in classrooms. Your gift will have a critical impact on future generations. You will enable youngsters to widen their sights by exploring alternate paths to transforming conflicts and building a better world. Gifts of cash, securities, and planned gifts are welcome and may be sent to the Canadian Peace Education Foundation, Box 70, Okotoks, AB, Canada, T1S 1A4. For more information, visit the website at http://www.peace.ca/foundation.htm


Peace Education Conference brings International attention to McMaster University


HAMILTON, ON, October 7, 2004 - If there is to be peace in our time, it is up to the educators to teach it to future generations. Of course, who will teach the educators? This is the main purpose behind the Third Annual Peace Education Conference in Canada at McMaster University, presented by the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace this November.


This four-day conference has been a much-needed gathering place for the last two years - for not only peace researchers, educators, and activists - but people from all backgrounds, who recognize that the responsibility to cultivate a culture of peace in society belongs to all. Participants in the past have ranged from those who live in residence at McMaster to guests flying in from places as remote and distant as Cyprus.


This year's conference is preceded by a three-day "Leadership and Peace Workshop" and is followed by a two-day "National Culture of Peace & Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium" totalling an unprecedented nine-day period of peace education seminars, discussions, workshops, and more.


Previous years' conferences have led to the initiation of provincial and regional conferences across Canada over the last two years. Guest speakers have included: David Adams (http://www.culture-of-peace.info/adams.html), Shall Sinha (http://ssinha.com/bioss.htm), and Senator Douglas Roche (http://www.douglasroche.ca/) - all of whom are returning this year, with many other speakers.


Not only are established peace researchers and established educators attending, but many students from across the cou
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