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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - November 8th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 09 November 2004 02:21
1. Co-op Housing Opportunity - apply by Nov 10th
2. Public Forum - Citizens' Assembly - Nov 10th
3. The Monument - premiere performance - Nov 11-27th
4. The Wall Must Fall - discussion - Nov 12th
5. A Century of Sound - chamber choir - Nov 12th
6. Youth Empowerment Concert - Port Alberni - Nov 13th
7. Feng Shui Seminar - Nov 13th
8. Help Stop Oil and Gas Development - Nov 13, 14, 20, 21
9. Autism Community Training - register by Nov 14th
10. 20/20 Vision - environment & peace - Nov 16th
11. Revolutionary Socialism - history - Nov 17th
12. Save HandyDart - Nov 17th register for 19th meeting
13. World Federalist Meeting - future - Nov 18th
14. Women in the Woods - Betty court date - Nov 25th
15. Grassroots Women - study - Nov 15th
16. Anti-Olympics - strategy session - Nov 25th
17. Liu Institute Events
18. Shared Vision - call for events
19. Christmas Wish List - DTES Womens' Centre
20. Help Save the Walbran Valley
21. Penticton Band Request contributions, considerations, concerns:


* Check http://www.ran.org/ran_campaigns/old_growth/wakeup/ for information about sending email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


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If you're computer literate, with an international focus, and interested in being part of a new team of international editors providing a non-partisan voice through a website and on-line radio, contact John at 250-381-7843 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . http://humanhorizons.net/

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Safe Food Pt. 1
LABOUR ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE series #5 of 8
Webcast online @ http://www.workingtv.com/leas.html


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A special Straight Goods Bulletin from Canada's independent on-line source of news, analysis, information and fun.
http://www.straightgoods.com


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


Information Overload? Meaningless Media Chatter?


The Peace, Earth & Justice News has provided a free daily news service
since 1996, and is experiencing remarkable growth at our new web site
http://pej.org, where you can read and search the news, anytime, anywhere.
Last month we had over 5,000 unique visitors. This month traffic is
climbing to an impressive 12,000 visitors. PEJ News also offers free email
subscriptions that deliver the top daily stories, opinion and analysis
right to your email box.


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More photos from the Tree of Life celebration:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35468142546@N01/sets/31532/


you likely know that , starting tomorrow , Nov 7-13 is Random Acts of Kindness week http://compassion.seedwiki.com/page.cfm?doc=Calendar&wikiid=7505&wpid=157066


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


The Suzuki Foundation has recently published a scientific paper based on the
stand-level results from our online, interactive, 2004 Status Report on
logging (http://www.canadianrainforests.org).


Our paper, titled: The Coastal Temperate Rainforests of Canada: The need for
ecosystem-based forest management, was published in the peer-reviewed
scientific journal Biodiversity 5(3): 9-15, 2004. In April 2001, government
and industry promised to explore how to implement environmentally-responsible logging practices and planning in British Columbia's magnificent coastal rainforests. Recently completed land use planning processes have recommended improving forest management practices to more environmentally responsible methods defined as Ecosystem Based
Management (EBM). To determine how current logging practices compare to
EBM, the David Suzuki Foundation conducted an audit of recently approved
logging plans within four Forest Districts: North Coast, Central Coast,
Kalum and Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Our assessment underscores
the degree to which current logging practices fail to meet agreed-upon EBM
standards; firstly, clearcutting remains the dominant method of logging,
and, secondly, small fish-bearing streams remain unprotected.


To download a copy of the paper, please visit our website:
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Forests/Publications.asp


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


NORTH AMERICAN MULTI-FAITH CALENDAR 2005


This calendar is used across North America but made here in B.C. The theme for 2005 is "Seasons of the Soul". It is large with glossy pages, with original artwork on the theme - religious holy days and international 'social concerns' celebrations are noted on the calendar itself, and short explanations of them given on the right side. At the back, it has an overview of all the religions included, and listing of their particular holy days (including Aboriginal Spirituality, Bahai'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Janism, Judaism, Shinto, Skihism, Unitarianism, Wicca, and Zoroastrianism).


You can check the calendar out at the AMSSA site and order through the internet (at slightly higher prices) at http://www.amssa.org/calendar/index.htm. Through Pashta (one of FIA's members), 1-2 calendars are $16, and for orders of 3 or more, $13 a piece. Pashta will bring them to meetings or you can contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 383-4065.


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

We purchased several beautiful 2005 Palestinian wall calendars from a
Toronto group called Resistance Art. Each month has a 12" by 12" colour
painting by a Palestinian artist. We paid $16 each for them and would
re-sell them for the same price with any extra donations being passed along
to the Resistance Art group. The project's profits go towards Palestinian
cultural groups. If you're interested check out thier website at
http://www.resistanceart.com and if you would like a calendar please call me at
595-3991.


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


Teachers Not Invited to Campbell's latest "Literacy" Photo-op.
Excerpt from the website of www.haveyouhadenoughyet.com


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


The wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) is a large collaborative effort at building
an on-line encyclopedia entirely by volunteer effort. It has grown in three
years from zero to over 1,000,000 articles; about 300,000 of these are in
english, the others in a wide variety of languages.


Recently I checked out the article on air pollution. It is basic and ok as far
as it goes, but makes no mention of conditions specific to BC. So I've added
an article about air pollution in BC. Its at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution_in_british_columbia


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


As you may know, the codex meetings are on this week in Germany and Peter Helgeson and Dr Carolyn Dean are there as members of the Canadian delegation...

There is an email action letter on the www.friendsoffreedom.org website at the top of the page...It takes about 1 minute and about 300 emails will go out to all codex delegates...


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This "Indigenous News Network" is worth checking out,
News of interest to Native Americans, Hawaiian Natives & Alaskan Natives (Indigenous News).
Just click this link (or cut and paste it into your browser) and we'll immediately begin your
new subscription! It's quick and easy:


http://www.topica.com/sysmsg/?cid=1.NeTNnbiNG.NiEbfMEb&p=ConfSub011


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Please see Rafa today and forward to your friends, government, and all your people and let them know about what is happining here. please visit : www.rafahtoday.or


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1. CO-OP HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

The Emma G Housing Co-op in Vancouver has a 2 bedroom suite
available Dec. 1.


The co-op:
- has 17 units
- is located at 7th and Fraser
- is close to a community garden, park, bike and bus routes
- has a common roof-top garden with 270 degree view
- has a common room with kitchen
- has underground parking
- does allow pets
- requires attendance at general meetings and monthly participation


The suite:
- faces north and east with mountain and city views
- is carpeted with tiled kitchen and linoleum in the bathroom
- has a balcony
- is approximately 800 square feet


The cost:
- monthly housing charge is $844 (subject to change yearly with the
budget)
- unfortunately, subsidies are not currently available
- initial share purchase of $1000 for the principal member and $10
for associate members is required


To apply:
- reply to this e-mail to receive an electronic application form
( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
- requests for applications should be received no later than Nov. 10
- for more information, contact Kelly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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2. PUBLIC FORUM


On November 10, Citizens' Assembly chair Jack Blaney, and Gordon Gibson, founding architect of the Assembly, will take part in a public forum on "What Leaders Need to Know about Citizen Assemblies".


This is part of the three-day "North American Summit on Citizen Engagement" being staged in Vancouver and Whistler during November 10-12 by the Whistler Forum for Dialogue.


The event runs from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.


Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To register, phone 604-291-5100.


More information about the event is available from http://www.whistlerforum.com/collateral/documents/gibsblanmend.pdf


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3. THE MONUMENT

Felix Culpa and Rumble Productions
present the West Coast premiere of


The Monument
by Colleen Wagner


November 11 - 27 8pm $24/$20
at Performance Works on Granville Island


Free Preview November 11
2 for 1 Preview Nov. 12 2 for 1 Tuesday Nov. 16, 23 2 for 1 Matinee Nov. 20, 27
No performances Sunday and Monday


Single tickets & info, call Festival Box Office: 604.257.0366
For group rates call Vic @ Rumble: 604.662.3395


"The next thing you know I'm being tried for war crimes. Makes me laugh. If war is a crime, why do we keep having them?" The Monument


An unnamed country. A young soldier convicted of war crimes. A middle-aged woman who is both his saviour and tormentor. Colleen Wagner's Governor General's Award winning play is a brutal and timely testament to the passions of ordinary people in not so ordinary circumstances. In unflinching detail, The Monument dissects the roles of victim and perpetrator, leaving us with the question of how, and at what price, do we honour the victims of civil and ethnic strife.


The Monument is directed by David Bloom and stars Stuart Pierre and Linda Quibell. Pierre, a recent Studio 58 grad, and First Nations actor, turned down a juicy film role to take on this demanding piece of theatre. The companies have developed a Study Guide for secondary school students to accompany this production.


Designed by Barbara Clayden, Noah Drew, Andreas Kahre and Del Surjik. Stage Management by Joanne P.B. Smith with technical direction by Craig Hall. The production team of The Monument is joined by Studio 58 production intern Joel Etkin (assistant stage manager). A See Seven show.


Felix Culpa and Rumble Productions gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver - Office of Cultural Affairs, BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Granville Island, Studio 58, Georgia Straight, RBC Foundation, and our individual donors, members and volunteers.

Ellie O'Day
O'Day Productions
(604)731-3339


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4. THE WALL MUST FALL


Forum


Friday November 12, 2004,
7pm
Vancouver Public Library, Alice Mackay Room


Organized by Canada Palestine Support Network


Join in the discussion on how we can develop the popular strength to compel the Canadian government to implement the recent decision of the International Court of Justice.


The world?s highest court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled July 9th 2004 that the massive wall Israel is building not only is illegal, but must be demolished. The Palestinians whose lives have been damaged must be compensated. Most important of all, the Court ruled that all nations have an "obligation ? to ensure Israel complies with international law".


How did Canada respond? When it came to a vote at the United Nations General Assembly to implement the decision of the ICJ, Canada abstained. We joined with Cameroon, Uganda, Papua and New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, El Salvador and Uruguay. We were not with the 150 who voted in favour. As for those against, no surprises there. The USA, Israel, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Australia, Palau.


Even worse. This October Canadian foreign service officials warned that the Martin government is intent on aligning itself completely with Israeli and US policy in the Middle East.


We invite to this forum all those who believe international law, based on human rights, is indispensable if we are to escape from unending wars. No conflict can be resolved so long as one party is given special exemption from the law.


Speakers:


Linda Bevis,
Seattle area teacher and attorney, who worked in Ramallah for several years with the human rights organization Al Haq, will speak about the wall, collective punishment and the implications of the ICJ decision. Bevis is an active member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee and of ISM Seattle.


Erica Lamacraft will speak about the Government of Canada?s position on the wall and Israel?s occupation, as well as current debates on this issue in Canadian political parties.


Derrick O?Keefe will discuss opportunities for cross-Canada organizing that can get the Canadian Government to implement the International Court of Justice decision on the Israeli wall.


For further information contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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5. A CENTURY OF SOUND


Media Contact
Marnie Wilson at 604.685.5575 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For Immediate Release / Photos & Interviews Available Upon Request


Vancouver Chamber Choir Explores the Richness
and Variety of 20th Century Choral Composition


Event: Vancouver Chamber Choir: 20/20 A CENTURY OF SOUND


Date: Friday, November 12, 2004 Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Ryerson United Church (45th Ave. & Yew St.), Vancouver


Tickets: $10-$23 at TicketMaster, call 604.280.3311 or visit ticketmaster.ca

Vancouver, BC... Conductor Jon Washburn guides the Vancouver Chamber Choir through a retrospective of the last hundred year's greatest composers as 20 singers present 20 choral pieces by 20 composers of the 20th century. There is great richness and variety of sound to be found in 20/20 A CENTURY OF SOUND - a concert comprised of works from each decade, conveying some of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in choral music.


From the first quarter of the century, we'll hear The Sixty-Seventh Psalm (1894) by Charles Ives, Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder! (1908) by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov's Bogoroditse Devo (1915) and Maurice Ravel's playful Nicolette (1916).


In 1926 one of the era's finest colourists Igor Stravinsky composed Otche nash' (1926). The thirties brought a flurry of artistic expression including: Healey Willan's A Clear Midnight (1930); Zolt?n Kod?ly's Evening (1931); Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin (1934); Olivier Messiaen's O Sacrum convivium! (1937); and Paul Hindemith's Puisque tout pass? (1939).


From 1941 Washburn has selected Samuel Barber's Mary Hynes, Francis Poulenc's Salve Regina and Aaron Copland's Lark. Carl Orff's Laudes creaturarum was composed that same year. And, taking the musical tour into the latter half of the century, are Maurice Durufl?'s Ubi Caritas (1960) and Epitaph for Moonlight (1967) by Canadian iconoclast R. Murray Schafer.


The program rounds off in recent years with John Tavener's The Lamb (1982), Krzysztof Pendereki's Veni creator (1988), Arvo P?rt's O Immanuel (1988) and Eric Whitacre's Cloudburst (1993).


"Perhaps it is still too soon to attempt such an evaluation of our formative century with 20/20 hindsight," says Washburn, "but it is certainly a provocative approach to the shaping of a concert programme. In thinking about what happened to choral music during the 1900s one of the things that comes to my mind is the expansion of the palette, opening up the traditional parameters of harmony, rhythm, melody and timbre until just about any sound could be included. The reinvention of past musics, embracing the music styles of the Baroque, Renaissance and even Middle Ages into our daily listening life made it seem as though we were expanding into the past as rapidly as we were into the future. And of course the internatinalization of music, incorporating folk and other musics from all corners of the world has expanded our musical consciousness. Another, inescapable, development in music through the 1900s was what I call the 'freez-frame effect', the ability, through technology, to capture a musical performance and to repeat it over and over and leading to today's mass-marketing abilities.


"In our retrospective concert the listener will re-experience that expansion of the palette, the reinvention of the past and, to a lesser extent, the influence of world musics," concludes Washburn. "What you won't hear is any 'canned' music. Each piece will be unique -- sung as it has never been sung before and never shall again. That's the glory of a live concert!"


20/20 A CENTURY OF SOUND will also feature the youthful voices of Focus!, the Vancouver Chamber Choir's award winning professional development program for Lower Mainland college and university singers. Graduates of the program join the Choir for the Orff, Durufl? and Whitacre works.


About The Choir
In addition to touring and a busy season of concerts, broadcasts and recording in Vancouver, the Choir offers an annual array of educational programmes: the National Conductors' Symposium for advanced choral conductors, Interplay workshops for choral composers, Focus! for college and university music students, OnSite for elementary and secondary schools, Neverending Song for elementary students, the biennial Young Composers' Competition and various on-tour residencies and workshops.


For further information about the Choir, its 34th concert season, educational programs, group bookings and subscription offers call 604.738.6822 or visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com.


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6. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT/FEAST


GOIN' COASTAL your Indigenous Revolutionary radio presents:
NUU-CHAH-NULTH YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CONCERT/FEAST


warrior flag only ...no wws propaganda...maybe some Nuu-chah-nulth artwork if you have it...


Nov.13 2004,
Port Alberni, Maht Mats
gym 5000 Mission rd.


FREE ADMISSION


Everyone Welcome, absolutely no drugs/booze anyone caught with either will be asked to leave


CONTACT TERRY @ 250-731-4271 OR GAIL K. GUS AT 250-724-1225 OR EMAIL


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* editor's note: this would be better on the Victoria & Islands list, but i filed it wrong. please forward if you know folks in the area.


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7. FENG SHUI SEMINAR

The Biggest Feng Shui Secret of All


Learn what all old wisdom cultures knew. how you can transform Places and Circumstances in the World Today!


Saturday, November 13, 1 - 6 p.m


This seminar is open to 12 visionary people. Henry Dorst will tell instructive stories of how the amazing, potentially world-transforming secret was revealed to him over the past 20 years as student and practitioner of Feng Shui, Dowser and 'Medical Intuitive'. Hear the stories, participate in key visualizations and you will be initiated and enabled to put his discovery into practice wherever and with whomever you are, as healer, nurse, teacher, counselor or someone wanting to make a difference in the world. Reserve one of ten places in this class by sending a Donation ahead to Henry Dorst, 1401 - 1188 Quebec Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4B3.


Open to anyone. Recommended for those who would like to positively affect the drift of events in the spheres in which they live and work. Excellent for health providers, teachers and others working in public venues such as schools and hospitals.


v Transform the Mood of Places
v Have Healthier Pets and Plants
v Deepen Your Yoga and Meditation
v Help Produce a Positive Drift of Events
v Bring Higher Energy into All Your Projects
v Support Your Healing and Recovery Process
v Cleanse Your own or someone else's Auric Field
v Enhance the Harmony of Home, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, etc.
v Neutralize Discordant Geopathic Energies from Habitats and the Landscape


Where will the seminar be held? At a central Vancouver location. Accessible by transit. Bring light and nutritious potluck snack food.


Find out more: 604 731-1061


Cheers and Good Fortune from Henry Dorst


Ph. 604 731-1061


http://.blogstudio.com/merlinsolutions


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8. HELP STOP OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN BC


Request for Volunteers in Vancouver:


Help Stop Coastal Oil and Gas Development in BC!


Sat. and Sun., November 13-14 & November 20-21


Join us for a fun and important volunteer event and meet other activists
involved in the campaign against coastal oil and gas development. WCWC
and Greenpeace are teaming up on a public education campaign in
Vancouver on the weekends of November 13-14 and 20-21. We are inviting
all willing volunteers to join us on some outings in Vancouver to help
us go door to door to educate the constituents in the federal Minister
of Industry David Emerson's riding of Vancouver/Kingsway. Emerson is a
pivotal decision-maker in the federal government on whether oil rigs
contaminate BC's wild coast.


The federal Liberal government is contemplating lifting the 30 year
moratorium on offshore oil and gas developments in the Queen Charlotte
Basin. Such developments will lead to inevitable chronic daily
pollution, harm whales and fish over vast areas through seismic testing,
and contribute to global warming. Their decision might come within the
next 2 months. Your help is greatly needed right now to keep B.C.'s
coast safe from oil and gas developments!


You can also send a fax to the federal government's decision makers (and
find out lots of new info) at: http://www.oilfreecoast.org/


Each day will involve 4 to 5 hours of time commitment and a briefing is
provided. We'll go for beers and food afterwards.


Contact Dave Fields, Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Vancouver at
(604)253-7701 ext. 11, or (604)722-4775 (cell) or email
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NOTE: Dave is gone until Nov.9, so he'll get back to you on Nov.10 or 11
if you sign up!


Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria chapter and store
651 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
250-388-9292
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www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org


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9. AUTISM COMMUNITY TRAINING


Early Bird Deadline November 14th


ACT - Autism Community Training & The Consortium for the Advancement of Child Health - Simon Fraser University


presents


Dr. Pat Mirenda - Augmentative Communication & Visual Support Strategies for Communication and Problem Behaviour


Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4, 2004
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre, Harbour Centre Campus
Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver


Why are Augmentative Communication Techniques and Visual Supports Useful?


Both augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and visual support strategies can be very useful for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who experience challenges in the areas of communication and/or problem behaviour. Research has demonstrated that problem behaviour can be significantly decreased if individuals with ASD can communicate their needs effectively. AAC techniques such as communication books, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and speechgenerating computer devices can be used to help individuals who are unable to speak to communicate with others. AAC can also be useful for individuals who speak but have difficulty using their speech appropriately when they are stressed, frustrated, or anxious. Visual support strategies can also be useful for people with ASD who have a high need for predictability or who learn best when presented with visual information. These strategies provide support to individuals who engage in problem behaviour because they have difficulty understanding or retaining verbal language, whether or not they are able to speak.


The Goal of this Workshop


The goal of this workshop is to present a number of practical AAC and visual support strategies that are supported by research.


Who Should Attend this Workshop?


Practical examples from the research literature and case studies will be used to illustrate each technique. This workshop will be appropriate for parents, teachers, special education assistants, child care workers, group home staff, speech-language pathologists and others who support children, adolescents, and adults who experience ongoing difficulty with either expressive or receptive language or both.


About ACT-BC


The mission of Autism Community Training-British Columbia is to provide excellent information and training, in accordance with international best practices. Our goal is to enable parents, professionals and para-professionals to support children and adults on the autism spectrum to live productive, satisfying lives within their families and communities. For more information on upcoming ACT offerings, visit www.actbc.ca or contact us by phone at 604-982-3211 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


ACT-BC is committed to respecting your privacy. We do not share information with any other organization or individual. See www.actbc.ca for full privacy policy.


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10. 20/20 VISION


A Small Commitment - A World of Difference


Everyone's invited!


Tuesday, November 16, 2004
7:00 - 9:30pm
Centre for Peace - 1825 West 16th, Vancouver (at Burrard)


Interested in environmental and peace issues?


Feel like there's no time to make your views known to decision makers?


Find out how you can make a difference in as little as 20 minutes a month.


Hear prominent advocates tackle issues of importance for Lower Mainland residents.


1. Eric Doherty from SPEC will talk about highway expansion
2. Ian Howard of Sierra Legal Defense Fund will discuss the Sumas 2 project


I think this must be Tim Howard


3. Christianne Wilhelmson of the Georgia Strait Alliance will uncover a new Sewage Report
4. Kelly Ross of the David Suzuki Foundation will speak about the importance of citizen engagement


Enjoy the satiric vocal stylings of the Rainforest Raging Grannies


Enjoy refreshments courtesy of Capers Community Markets


No admission fee


For more information: Wayne Cullen: 604-929-3067, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Visit our web site at: www.2020vision.bc.ca


Backgrounder: 20/20 Vision: Grassroots Activism for Busy People


? 20/20 Vision is a grassroots, non-profit society, composed
entirely of volunteers committed to enabling concerned individuals to
influence policy makers, to protect our environment and promote peace.
20/20 Vision sends a monthly action-alert (postcard) to subscribers
describing a relevant environmental or peace issue. We endeavor to simplify
complex issues and try to offer an alternative positive vision to the
problem we describe.


? Using the information we provide, our subscribers write
personalized letters (not form letters, e-mails, petitions, etc.)
expressing their views in a spirit of goodwill to public officials who have
the power or influence to make a difference. We provide the name and
address of the public official selected.


? Our monthly topics are chosen by five of our core volunteer
members from a list compiled by asking dozens of prominent environmental
and peace organizations for their "hot topics." We try to make sure our
once-a-month alerts are timely and focused on who, what and where it will
make the most difference. By linking with many groups with differing
emphases, we bring our subscribers a broad spectrum of issues.


? Resource groups we contact every month include The David Suzuki
Foundation, West Coast Environmental Law, SPEC, Sierra Club, Georgia
Straight Alliance, Sierra Legal Defense Fund, Project Ploughshares,
Canadian Parks and Wilderness (CPAWS), Canadian Peace Alliance, Living
Oceans Society, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, and more.


? Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2005, 20/20 Vision BC has never
missed issuing a postcard each month - that's over 160 postcards to date!
The topic for the first postcard in October 1990 was: "Logging in
Clayoquot." 20/20 Vision U.S. began in 1986 and has its international
headquarters in Washington, DC. Although we have a philosophical connection
to the U.S. offices, 20/20 Vision's BC chapter offers a purely Canadian
perspective.


Delores Broten
Senior Policy Advisor, Reach for Unbleached!
Ph: 250-935-6992
c/o Box 39, Whaletown BC V0P 1Z0
http://www.rfu.org


"Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Paper"


--
Reporter (to Mahatma Gandhi): Mr Gandhi, what do you think of Western
Civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.
---


check out http://www.cdbaby.com/choked


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11. THE ROOTS OF REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALISM IN CANADA


Hear author Ian Angus, speaking on the new edition of ?Canadian Bolsheviks?, a history of the early socialist and communist movements in Canada.


With other invited speakers


Wednesday November 17, 7:30 PM
At: Little Mountain Learning Center, 3957 Main St. (at 24th)


Sponsored by: Socialist History Project


Endorsers: International Socialists, leftturn.ca, New Socialists, Rebuilding the Left, Seven Oaks Magazine, Socialist Voice


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604-322-5113


Project-X list:
initiated for the (re)building of the Left.


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12. SAVE HANDYDART

There is a very real that the 23 year bridge of trust and service that has been built by the users of Pacific Transit Co-operative HandyDART disability transit in Vancouver, the Pacific Board and staff, and Translink, is being dismantled.

There are 7,700 registered HandyDART users in Vancouver. Can anyone of us
afford a reduction in the quality of this service? That is unfortunately
what will happen if we do not deliver a strong message very soon to
TransLink. We would appreciate people speaking to the Translink Board at the
meeting.


To do so, one must register before 8:00am Wednesday, Nov. 17 by
phoning 604-453-4625.


Speak out now to prevent this proposed change, which attacks the interests of Handidart users, the long serving and experienced staff of Pacific Transit Co-operative and the principle of user control of services to people living with transit challenges.


(If you need a ride or can provide space in your car to others please call the Coalition at 778-889-3248 and we'll arrange for people to come together.)

TransLink offers the task of delivering an essential transportation service for passengers living with disabilities and transit challenges to an open bidding
market process every 3 years. Anyone can bid on it. Recently TransLink
staff recommended to TransLink's Board of Directors that they not give the
Vancouver HandyDART contract to PTC. They recommended giving the bid to
another firm, which will cost less because they will pay their employees
less. This race to the bottom will have great impact on the users.

Pacific Transit Cooperative employees have served Vancouver HandyDART users
very well for 23 years. PTC employees are thoroughly trained, and know the
needs of passengers with disabilities. PTC's Board of Directors consists of
100% users of Vancouver HandyDART.


The threat is upon us; timing is crucial. On November 19 TransLink
Directors vote on a motion concerning Vancouver's HandyDART contract. Let's
send them a clear message that:
1) TransLink should immediately cease the Vancouver HandyDART Request for
Proposal (RFP) contract bidding process, and
2) TransLink ought set up a planning table, including consumers, to develop
a Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) - wide plan that coordinates
rides and removes jurisdictional boundaries.

We urge all concerned citizens to come to the Translink meeting on Nov. 19, sign the petition and/or call your mayor/Translink rep so that we can send TransLink a clear
message: "Stop threatening the high quality of service that is being given
by Pacific Transit Cooperative to 7,700 HandyDART users in Vancouver".

Sincerely,

Coalition of HandyDART Users (CHU)
(778-889-3248)


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13. WORLD FEDERALIST MEETING

TOPIC:

The Future of Federalism from the EU Perspective
Dr. Ljiljana Biukovic, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law at UBC talks about the new political landscape in Europe - the Constitution of the European Union, EU enlargement, and the role of the EU in the World Trade Organization.

Followed by discussion and refreshments.


TIME:


Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 7:30 pm


LOCATION:

Unitarian Church Centre, 949 W.49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver.


All welcome. Free Parking. No charge.




MORE INFORMATION:


Or to add your name to the meeting reminder e-mail list,
contact Larry Kazdan at (604) 874-9982,
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The World Federalists of Canada -Vancouver Branch meets at this location the third Thursday of every month. The general public is cordially invited to attend.


World Federalists promote the development of democratic world institutions to make and enforce world law.


World Federalists of Canada - Vancouver Branch
e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


URL: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/wfcvb/meetings.htm


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14. WOMEN IN THE WOODS (and supporters) ALERT!


Betty Krawczyk?s court appeal will be heard on November 25 in Vancouver in the BC Supreme Court in the morning (probably the first on the docket.) Women in the Woods members will be on hand in front of the court house with banners and singing and pamphlets and we cordially invite other environment groups and citizens at large to join us.


Betty?s appeal results from the Women in the Woods blockades in the Walbran Valley against Campbell?s Working Forest proposals. We feel we made a legal difference in the trail itself as Judge Pitfield at one point in preliminary hearings altered the injunction to read that if Betty Krawczyk or Jen Bradley were to blockade in the Walbran again under the injunction brought by Hayes Logging (in the service of Weyerhaeuser) that we were not to be arrested under the injunction. Which leaves the question of the use of injunctions against citizen activists swinging in the breeze and is one our group will pose to the court again and again.


Betty?s lawyer, Cameron Ward, will argue at her appeal on Nov. 25 under the protection of the Constitution that citizens have a right to peacefully protest the liquidation of their own public property. The other issues to be argued are ones of the state?s right (BC being the state in this case) to hold citizens indefinitely without charge (Betty was held for three weeks in prison before she was ever charged) and other issues that deal with the right to freedom of expression.


We feel this trial is a very important one for activists of all stripes and very important for democracy. We as citizens must claim and reclaim our right to protect what is legally, morally, and spiritually ours?this wild earth, these wild streams, these wild animals which together compose our ancient forests of British Columbia. Mark Betty?s appeal date on your calendar and try to come over and lend support. You can call Betty at 250-388-5739 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Krista at 250-721-9445 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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15. GRASSROOTS WOMENS' STUDY


We hope you can make it to the next Grassroots Women study. We will be
reading and discussing a really interesting article by Marlene Dixon called
"The Subjugation of Women Under Capitalism".


It should be a good discussion on capitalism, gender, family,and sexuality.


THe study will be on Thursday,
November25 at 6:30 at our office (#304 - 207 West Hastings).


PLease let us know if you can make it!


Rachel
Grassroots Women
#304 - 207 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7
(604) 682-4451
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16. ANTI OLYMPICS STRATEGISING


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Thursday November 25th
6:30 pm SFU Harbour Centre Room 1600
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Invitation to all groups and organizations and individuals fighting the
onslaught of the Olympics in various forms: gentrification of
neighbourhoods, privatization of public services such as transit, the
expansion of sport tourism on unceded indigenous lands, union busting, and
exploitative conditions for temporary migrant labour.


The Olympics, another mega development project with devastating effects for
local communities, must be exposed and confronted. The effects of the
Olympics are far greater than the games itself, and while we have no
illusions about "stopping" the games, we can certainly fight to oppose
various draconian policies that are being implemented in its wake e.g. the
Safe Streets Act, the increased land tenure to corporations on indigenous
lands etc.


We hope to build a strategy around the Olympics that integrates much of the
work already being done and build alliances and an analysis that strengthen
our collective struggles.


Organized by Land, Freedom, Decolonization Coalition


For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 604-317-5346


Land, Freedom, Decolonization Coalition is a network of groups and
individuals in Vancouver from Native Youth Movement, Native Solidarity
Network, No One is Illegal, South Asian Network for Secularism and
Democracy, Palestine Community Center, Anti-Poverty Committee, International
Solidarity Movement, Bus Riders Union, South Asian Youth Alliance, Friends
and Families of Mexican Political Prisoners, Committee for Solidarity with
Columbia, and others.


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17. LIU INSTITUTE EVENTS


Night of a 1000 Dinners
~ a presentation on the music of human security ~


* North Indian Buffet * Music * Short Films *


Date: Thursday, November 24, 5:45pm - 9pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute
Donations: $12 Minimum (Charitable tax receipts for donations over $25 )
Seating is limited. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604.822.1402


The Liu Institute invites you to a special evening on the images and sounds of human security. Through films, photos, musical interpretations and commentary by acclaimed percussionist and composer Sal Ferraras, pianist Rena Sharon and the Infinitus Quartet , we will experience a visual and musical interpretation of conflict in four stages: catalyst; sustainer; reconciliation; renewal. Click for more info


ALL PROCEEDS TO THE CANADIAN LANDMINE FOUNDATION


simons centre for disarmament and
non-proliferation research:


The Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Research, sponsored by The Simons Foundation, is pleased to host the closed third meeting of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission at the Liu Institute from November 9 - 11, 2004.


In addition to the closed meeting of the WMD Commission, the two events listed below are open sessions that are all are invited to attend. Click here for more information


PANEL DISCUSSION
Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction: Compliance and Verification


Date: Tuesday, November 9, 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute
Click here for more information


________________________________________


PUBLIC SEMINAR
Biological Weapons: Coping with Current Threats


Date: Friday, November 12, 9:30am - 12pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute
Click here for more information


For further information, contact Elaine Hynes at the Simons Centre
Phone: 604-822-0483
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seminar series: migration studies


Conceptualizing the Political Economy of Pacific-Rim Migration:
Policy Developments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore
Dan Hiebert (Department of Geography)


Date: Wednesday, November 10 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 2nd Floor, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies


For more information contact Dr. Greg Feldman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


announcements


It is with deepest regret that we convey the news that Dr. Ivan Head passed away on the afternoon of November 1, 2004. Dr. Head was a Professor Emeritus of Law and the Founder of the Liu Institute. He received the Order of Canada in 1990.


We are working with his wife Ann and colleagues at UBC in organizing a celebration of his life to take place on campus in early December. Details to follow. For further information please contact 604-822-1402


If there is something you would like to convey to the family please let us know, we will be arranging a collective expression of condolences later in the week.


beyond the institute...


2005 World University Service of Canada Summer Seminar to Burkina Faso
WUSC Summer Seminar


Join 19 other Canadians from post-secondary institutions across Canada for a six-week summer seminar in Burkina Faso in 2005. The six-week seminar emphasizes a grassroots approach to learning and will allow students the opportunity to study HIV/AIDS, agriculture or gender equity.


Selected students will be expected to fundraise $3,000 as their contribution, a cost UBC will help offset significantly. Students will be expected to be able to communicate in French as the working language of this year's seminar, and must be registered students at UBC. Applications available at the International House or at www.wusc.ca .


For more information, contact Madeleine Lyons at (604) 725 0699 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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UBC Model United Nations Conference


The UBC Model UN Conference is a forum where students from numerous universities and diverse academic field develop a greater understanding of global affairs and the inner workings of international diplomacy. By taking on the roles of UN ambassadors, NATO representatives and ICC lawyers and judges, student delegates develop a strong understanding of the challenges of international decision-making.


For more information, or to register, go to www.ubcmun.com or contact Travis Allan and Elizabeth France at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (604) 822-1604.
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Activists of the First Hour: The Mobilisation of Reformist Voices in the East German Revolution
Stephen Pfaff (Professor, Dept of Sociology, University of Washington)


Date: Monday, November 8, 12pm-2pm
Location: Room 120, CK Choi Building
(a light lunch will be served from 12 - 12:15, with the talk following) 2pm
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From Paparazzo to Page: The Photograph and the Photographer in Italian Fiction
Sally Hill (Professor, Victoria University of Wellington)


Date: Tuesday, November 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Buchanana, D305
Brought to you in conjuction with the Italian Cultural Institute of Vancouver 2pm
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18. SHARED VISION EVENTS LISTING


We are interested in enhancing our Shared Events listings, and we would like to include your community events. If you have an event you would like included, please send us a 50-75 word write-up that includes information in the following order:


Name of event
Brief description
Date
Time
Place
Cost, if any
Contact information (phone number, e-mail address, website etc.)


The deadline for submission is the 5th of the preceding month (eg. Listings for December should be submitted by Nov. 5). Commercial events are rarely listed. Priority goes to events that are free, non-profit or fundraising. Please feel free to pass on this message to any groups or organizations that you feel may be interested in being included in Shared Events.


Please send listings to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax us at 604-731-1050.


Thanks,


Jon Azpiri
Editorial Assistant
www.shared-vision.com


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19. REQUEST FOR CHRISTMAS SUPPORT FOR DTES WOMENS' CENTRE


The Downtown Eastside Womens Centre is a drop-in centre for women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. We provide a safe, comfortable space for approximately 250 women and children, seven days a week. Many women in this neighbourhood experience extreme poverty, violence, addiction, racism, classism, and homelessness. To alleviate the impact of socio-economic disadvantage, we provide basic needs services in conjunction with long-term supports.


The Christmas season is just around the corner and DEWC is starting our annual fundraising quest for donations so we can provide a Christmas celebration for approximately 650 women and children living in this area. Each year we depend on donations from the community so we can provide each women and child with a Christmas dinner, a food hamper, and a gift.


We ask that you consider a contribution to this special holiday event. We are able to provide a charitable tax receipt for new items donated (with attached invoice) and for cash donations. We have attached a wish list of items for your consideration.


The Downtown Eastside Womens Centre very much appreciates all donations and wishes to acknowledge all those that have contributed in the past. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (604) 681-8480 x 223.


Yours,
___________________
Alice Kendall
(Interim) Centre Coordinator

Wish List


Women's Christmas Gifts (New Items)
Mitts/gloves/scarves/hats, Socks/slippers
Toiletries/make-up/bath kits, Aromatherapy
Blankets/pillows/sheets, Towels/Robes
Candles/holders, Candy, Umbrellas
Jewellery, Gift certificates


Food Hampers
Non-perishable food items
Tea/coffee/sugar/powdered milk, Cereal/pasta/rice
Root vegetables, Plastic grocery bags
**food hampers are given to women on Christmas Eve to ensure they have enough food to get them through the holiday season -- when so may services are closed.**


Wrapping Day
Wrapping paper, Gift boxes, Scotch tape
Ribbons, Gift tags
Volunteers - to wrap gifts. On December 11 and 12 we will spend the weekend wrapping the 650 gifts


Children's Christmas Gifts (New Items)
Children's toys (all ages)
Gift certificates for pre-teens/teens (ie) HMV/Virgin Records/Future Shop
Mitts/gloves/hats
Socks/slippers


Volunteer Dinner/Gifts


Sponsor a woman for a meal out
Gift certificate (ie) Safeway, London Drugs, Army & Navy
** We have a dedicated group of about 40 volunteers who are mainly women from the community. Without their support the Centre would not be able to operate the drop-in or food services. At Christmas we show our appreciation by taking the volunteers for a meal and presenting them with a gift certificate. **


Card Day


Unused Christmas cards, Stamps (49c)
Every year we provide women with Christmas cards and stamps so they can send messages to friends and family.


Christmas Dinner - December 15th


Turkeys (25)
Potatoes (150lbs)
Brussel Sprouts (60lbs)
Carrots (75lbs)
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing Mix
Gravy mix
Pie (apple)


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editor's note: turkeys? please reconsider - women participating in the torture of animals - is that feminism? do you mean tofurky? for more info: http://www.peta.org/


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20. HELP SAVE THE WALBRAN VALLEY


Take Action: Upper Walbran Valley Info and Action Guide


The Walbran Valley lies on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island by
the world-famous West Coast Trail. With record-sized red cedars, Douglas
fir, and Sitka spruce trees, the Walbran is among BC's most spectacular
remaining ancient rainforests. Cougars, wolves, black bears, and
Roosevelt elk roam the valley, as do 'species at risk' including marbled
murrelet seabirds, Queen Charlotte goshawks, Vaux's swifts, Keen's and
Townsend's long-eared myotis (bats), red-legged frogs, and threatened
runs of steelhead trout and coho salmon. The Walbran is in the
traditional territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation.


For well over a decade, the Walbran Valley has been a focus of concern.
Due to intense public pressure, in 1994 the BC government protected the
5500 hectare Lower Walbran Valley. However, they left the 7500 hectare
Upper Walbran Valley - with the most spectacular red cedar and Douglas
fir forests - open to logging, with giant clearcuts now marring several
parts of the valley.


The Western Canada Wilderness Committee is working hard to educate and
mobilize the BC public on this most important wilderness issue. American
logging giant Weyerhaeuser and BC-based Teal Jones are now logging the
upper valley. About 40% of the Upper Walbran has already been logged,
while the remaining 60% contains some of BC's most magnificent ancient
forest. Traditionally, campaigns for wilderness preservation have
focused on intact, pristine valleys. However, with 87% of southern
Vancouver Island's ancient forests already lost and no pristine valleys
remaining south of Barkley Sound, all of what remains here is precious!


Logging our ancient forests and replanting them with young trees does
not replicate the original, structurally-diverse habitat needed by
old-growth dependent species like marbled murrelets and goshawks.
Second-growth tree plantations lack the lush understories, the
large-diametre woody debris (standing and fallen dead trees), the
multi-layered canopies (trees of different heights), and the
well-developed moss/soil layers on the branches in the canopies of
ancient forests. Nor does "variable retention" logging (which is
essentially clearcutting while leaving a few individual trees or small
clusters of trees standing) replicate the natural disturbances of
windthrow and forest fires.


Conservation of our old-growth biodiversity will only be achieved
through the full protection of our most important ancient forests like
the Upper Walbran Valley, and by a major reduction in the rate of cut in
other, non-protected areas so that forests are allowed to become
old-growth again by the time cutting resumes. To retain forestry
workers' jobs, the BC government must ban the export of raw logs,
establish extensive Community Forest tenures, and create log markets
where wood is made available for purchase by value-added manufacturers
who employ more people per volume of wood used.


What can YOU do to help save the Upper Walbran Valley?


The WCWC believes that an educated and involved citizenry exerts the
ultimate pressure on government for better laws and policies. The
involvement and support of thousands of people like YOU is the
fundamental basis for protecting the environment and, in fact, of all
positive social change.


1. Do letters help? Yes!!! The government knows that every letter you
write represents another 500 people who feel the same way but haven't
gotten around to writing. Letters are indicators to government about how
much of a risk it is for their ability to stay in power if they allow
the continued destruction of ancient forests. Phoning the government and
leaving your name, address, and opinion also greatly helps. Call and
phone:


Premier Gordon Campbell
Legislative Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
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Phone: (250) 387-1714
Fax: (250) 387-0087


And your Provincial MLA Representative (Member of the Legislative
Assembly)


Find your MLA and his/her contact info at:
www.legis.gov.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm
OR call Enquiry BC at: (250) 387-6121 in Victoria; (604) 660-2421 in
Vancouver, or 1-800-663-7867 elsewhere in BC


2. Visit the valley. Take a group of friends. Get everyone to write a
letter while there.


3. Write a "letter to the editor" to your newspaper. After the front
page, the letters section is the most widely read part of a newspaper.
Informing the maximum number of people is vital in winning any campaign.


4. Organize a slideshow presentation, with letter-writing during the
break, for your church, class, community group, or any other
organization to which you belong. Call us at 250-388-9292 if you want us
to give a slideshow, or give your own presentation (you can call us for
info and advice).


5. Attend rallies and protests. They help garner media attention and
build the movement by creating a public face for those involved in the
campaign.


6. Be ethically selective of what wood and paper products you buy.
Weyerhaeuser and Teal-Jones are the two companies logging the Upper
Walbran Valley. Let Weyerhaeuser's CEO Steve Rogel know about what you
think about his logging in the Upper Walbran. Visit the action page on
the Rainforest Action Network's website at:
http://action.ran.org/action/


7. Volunteer with the WCWC - in the office, in the campaigns, doing
research.


8. Donate and/or become a member of the WCWC (Make cheques out to "WCWC"
and mail to 651 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M7 or call us at
250-388-9292). The more members we have behind us (27 000 now), the more
power we have to influence the world. We've achieved great success over
the years through our members and donors, including defeating the
Working Forest Initiative recently, and protecting the Carmanah Valley,
Sooke Hills, South Moresby, Stein Valley, large areas in Clayoquot
Sound, and dozens of other wilderness areas.


9. Get your friends and family to do all of the above


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Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria chapter and store
651 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
250-388-9292
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www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org


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PENTICTON BAND "VICTIM'S FAMILY RELIEF FUND"


On October 30th, 2004 the lives of three young men were suddenly and tragically taken from us. This tragic event has sent a sense of shock and disbelief throughout the Okanagan Nation and the Province of BC.


The generosity and support shown by friends, other bands, organizations, and businesses have been overwhelming and is genuinely appreciated and heartfelt by the families and the communities.


In an effort to help the families of these three young men, deal with their tragic loss, a "TRUST FUND" has been set up by the Penticton Indian Band on behalf of the families.


If you wish to contribute towards the "Penticton Indian Band Victim's Family Relief Fund" you can send your donations directly to the Penticton Indian Band Administration Office or go to any Royal Bank and make a deposit to the following Account:


PENTICTON INDIAN BAND
"VICTIM'S FAMILY RELIEF FUND"


Account # 101445-5
Transit # 4160


Contacts:
Marnie Kruger
Work: (250) 493-0048
Cell: (250) 490-7225<
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2004 02:21
 

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