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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - November 15th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Monday, 15 November 2004 10:32
1. Victoria Peace Coalition - meeting - Nov 15th
2. Movie Monday - The Snow Walker - Nov 15th
3. Shock Corridor Cinema - David Lynch - Nov 16th
4. Public Administration - seminar - Nov 16th
5. UVic Greens - gathering - Nov 18th
6. Int'l Day to Challenge Ford - Nov 18th
7. Native Plant Study Group - Nov 18th
8. Immigration & Refugee Conf - Nov 18-20th
9. Green Party - AGM - Nov 19-21st
10. Puente Theatre - Nov 20th
11. Writer's Workshop - Nov 20th
12. VIHA Board Meeting - Nov 24th
13. High Tide Concerts
14. Local Comedy
15. Coastal Oil & Gas Update
16. The Take - now playing across Canada
17. Open Cinema & Amnesty Film Festival
18. Various Peace Events
19. Hide & Go Homeless - amateur documentary
20. Citizens' Assembly Update
21. EcoNews Excerpts
22. Friends of the Nemaiah Valley contributions, considerations, concerns:


* There was a bit of confusion at Islandnet this past week, and I may not have received all the mail that was sent. If you sent anything of vital importance, and want to be sure I receive it, please resend.


* The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside. Info: www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms or http://www.jeffwarner.com


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


Engineers Without Borders weekly educational meetings on Monday's at 7:00 in Hickman (formally CIT) rm 110


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


Don't forget! Tuesday Nov 16 is the deadline to fill in pesticide bylaw
response form. The form can be filled in online: www.crd.bc.ca/rte/pest
Please take a few minutes to support a pesticide bylaw.
Jean Wallace, Sierra Club Victoria Group


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Cafe Spirituality: Open discussions and sharing on a broad range of spiritual topics. Bring your suggestions. Bring your questions. Wednesdays at 7 pm at James Bay Coffee and Books, 143 Menzies (opposite Thrifty's). By donation or buy a coffee. For more information call 360-0052.


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


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


The Canadian Supreme Court decision regarding the Taku River Tlingit First Nation will be brought down on November 18, 2004. The decision will have immense importance for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation with respect to their rights and sustainability on their traditional territory. It will have similar ramifications for First Nations across Canada. The Haida decision will be announced at the same time. My thoughts are with both Nations in the lead-up to these very important decisions.


* A general information session about how the Victoria Car Share Cooperative can meet transportation needs in the Gorge Tillicum area will be held on November 22nd in the Lam room at Pearkes Recreation Centre at 7 pm.


* Victoria Car Share Co-operative - AGM - November 27th -Garry Oak Room at the Fairfield Community Centre, from 1-6 pm. http://www.victoriacarshare.ca


* Cool Aid Society is conducting a homeless count in January
http://www.coolaid.org


* From: "johannes deviet" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


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

I am working on PATH (Promoting Action Toward Health), a community health promotion project in the Hillside Quadra, North Park and Saanich Core areas, which is a partnership with the University of Victoria, Blanshard Community Centre and VIHA. I am writing to you for information on free events and activities that will be going on around Victoria in December and January. I am interested in any sort of holiday activity (i.e.music, art, multi-cultural event or activity, food, activities for kids, etc.).


* From: Berni Pearce < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
http://www.world-crisis.com/analysis_comments/1053_0_15_0/


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


It appears the Ohio recount will go ahead. Cobb has collected almost
enough money ($121k at present).
http://www.votecobb.org/


Here's a good URL that includes a contribution page:
https://www.commondreams.org/news2004/1111-19.htm


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

Check out my website www.dilby.com. It's called The Dilby News
Monitor and it's a news and content website based off the popular
Drudge Report. It list news from CNN, FOXNEW, MSNBC, Reuters, AP and
more. Basically all the major news sources are listed on this site.
It has many features. Just thought I would share it with you.


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

To add insult to injury (e.g. results of the US Election), our PM has apparently officially invited George Bush to visit our country. We think it is wrong for Paul Martin to go against the wishes of a majority of people in Canada by inviting this war criminal, responsible for the deaths of over 14 thousand Iraqi men, women and children (http://iraqbodycount.net/), to our peace-loving nuclear-free nation. On November 30th, a group of concerned citizens will be sending the results of an online petition to our Prime Minister urging him to indefinitely postpone the invitation, thereby keeping with the wishes of a majority of Canadians.


If you feel so inclined, please join us:
http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/keepbushout/


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

This actually made me feel better... good for a smile at least, and at times genuinely touching.
http://sorryeverybody.com/


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1. VICTORIA PEACE COALITION


Next Victoria Peace Coalition Meeting


Monday, November 15
7:30 pm
Member's Lounge, upstairs
BCGEU, 2994 Douglas


The Peace Coalition usually meets every other Monday. If you arrive and find the door locked, ring the second floor buzzer on the wall to your right. You can park in the lot in front of Lifestyles Market.


Susan Clarke Ph: 250-478-6906
2180 Cranleigh Place
Victoria V8R 1E2


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2. MOVIE MONDAY


Monday Nov 15 6:30 THE SNOW WALKER
A new film from our North based on Farly Mowat's 'Walk Well My Brother'. Against the rugged Artic Tundra landscape a bush pilot has crashed with a young Inuit woman passenger and the two have to use their wits to survive. It's a classic scenario but refreshingly well-made by director Charles Martin Smith, a satisfying film with a strong transformation theme. Pg


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


by donation


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


WEDNESDAY Nov 17 8:00 BRAIN INJURY DISCUSSION SERIES ** At UVic's DAVID LAM AUDITORIUM** MEMENTO


Are you ready for a challenge? This is a tough thriller with a twist. We get into the mind's eye of a man who has lost his memory but is determined to avenge his wife's murder. It's not spoiling the experience by telling you ahead of time that it starts at the end and works toward the start, except for the bits that go the other way.
We share Shelby's confused point of view. He suffers from a rare kind of memory loss in which, though he remembers life before the murder, he's been unable since then to recall anything for more then a few minutes. Hence he's forever forced to learn afresh everything he sees and hears. The photos he takes for future reference and words he tattoos into his flesh help, but life remains a mysterious, very risky business. This is a taut and ingenious thriller which displays real interest in how perception and memory shape action, identity and, of course, filmic storytelling, the plot strand even touches the heart. There are top notch performances from all the cast but it's the direction and editing that make this film a new classic.
Warning: R (some violence, there may be lots of discussion after the credits roll.)


Monday 6:30 Nov 22 STYLE WARS 1983 70min


"Filmed in New York in 1982, when hip hop was still in its infancy, STYLE WARS documents a number of young graffiti artists who were transforming the city with their unique art. These artists created a new visual language that was borne out of the hip hop subculture and, using the city's dilapidated subway system as a canvas, let the rest of New York know about it. Unfortunately, graffiti meant vandalism to Mayor Ed Koch, the NYPD, and the MTA, all of whom did their best to oppose the burgeoning movement.
STYLE WARS has become a cultural emblem and ranks among the best hip hop films ever made. Embraced by the culture it depicts as well as by mainstream America, STYLE WARS was one of the first shots fired in the hip hop revolution that took the country by storm."
Winner of the Grand Prize for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival. PG 13
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&id=1808471787&cf=info


We'll connect it to Victoria's scene incl:
The TAG Gallery along the Vic West E&N track: http://www.rocksolid.bc.ca/westside/tag.html


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3. SHOCK CORRIDOR CINEMA

Shock Corridor Cinema Presents by popular demand:


David Lynch's


Rabbits: The First Eight Episodes (2002; 40min)


Featuring Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, and Scott Coffey (all wearing bunny suits).


"In a nameless city, deluged by a continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery."


Rabbits has aired eight episodes of an ongoing series (Lynch has not divulged the exact number of episodes which will comprise the full set), which lasts approximately five minutes each. As with a great deal of Lynch's works, Rabbits is not easy to encapsulate in narrative terms. It may superficially be mimicking the sitcom genre but themes of alienation and connection are the nucleus of this intriguing representation of metaphysics. Ever since his debut feature film Eraserhead, his body of work has been evolving into an ever complex fracturing of the human psyche. Lynch's psychological excursions into inner space have always been a thematic concern for him (see the polarization of opposites in Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks) but it is with the recent movies Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive that he has expanded and taken identity crises into blurred unconfined terrains. A rather minimalist piece, Rabbits uses a fixed set design highlighting only a few requisite props to pad out the ambience: a sofa, a telephone, a lampshade and an ironing board. This d?cor gives the appearance of a theatrical presentation and suits the subtext of artificiality and existentialism.


Followed by:


Eraserhead (1977; 85 min)


A film with cult status that rivals the Rocky Horror Picture show and El Topo in popularity and debate. Lynch's first film explores domesticity in a post-industrial or (depending on whom you ask) apocalyptic wasteland amidst bleak interiors and a sophisticated sound design. Surreal imagery and playful in its narrative approach, this film gives lynch fans a peak into the filmmaker's past (now legendary) creative weirdness.


The film was made with a grant from the American Film Institute, along with donations from family and friends. One famous bit of trivia is that Lynch got a paper route close to the end of filming to secure his budget. Eraserhead was shot deliberately over the course of three years.


Tuesday, November 16; 8pm
2516 Douglas St.


$2


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4. UVIC SEMINAR


School of Public Administration Seminar Event


Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Elliott Building, Room 160, University of Victoria


Map:
http://www.uvic.ca/maps/2dmap.html (map locator: C,3.5)


Title: Engaging Citizens - How do B.C. municipalities engage
citizens in their communities?


This presentation is based on a report that surveys current
local government practices of citizen engagement in British
Columbia. Local governments are said to be the most
democratic level of government in that they are the closest
to the people. Increasingly, however, it appears that the
nature of this relationship is changing. The complexity of
some of the issues facing municipalities, and the demand
for transparency and accountability in government are two
of the main drivers for citizen engagement. This report
examines how municipalities in BC are engaging citizens.


Jill is currently in the Masters of Public Administration
program at the University of Victoria. This past year, she
worked as a research assistant for the Community Social
Planning Council, which sparked her interest in governance
from the citizen's perspective. Jill is currently doing a
Co-op placement with CivicInfo BC.
Please register for this free seminar on-line at:


http://publicadmin.uvic.ca/cpss/lgi/events.htm
If there are any questions, please contact:


Belle Young School of Public Administration University of
Victoria PO Box 1700 Station CSC Human & Social Development
Building, Room A302 Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 PH: (250)
721-8056 FAX: (250) 721-8849 Website:
http://publicadmin.uvic.ca


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5. UVIC GREENS


The Leader of the Green Party of BC is coming to speak about election strategies for 2005, and to chat in general.


Here are the specifics to write on your calendar:


Hickman Building
Room 110
Thurs Nov 18
7:00pm


!!!!------->Free snacks will be provided.<-----------!!!!


Spread the word.


Alright! So we hope to see you there. If you have any questions, or
would like to volunteer (bless your heart), please phone me at 250
514 7801.


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6. INTERNATIONAL DAY TO CHALLENGE FORD


This is a call to action for Canadians concerned about stopping air pollution, global warming, rainforest destruction and oil wars.


On November 18th, activist worldwide unite to demand Ford clean up its act, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop selling gas guzzlers. Help organize a local action in Victoria for the International Day of Action against Ford.


I realize there is only one week left to rally folks, but even a small symbolic action would go a long way in demonstrating that Canadians are concerned about the effects of Ford?s gas guzzling SUVs.


Here in Vancouver we are organizing street theatre outside a local ford dealership - complete with a pedal powered peace tank. We will present the dealership manager with a letter demanding that Ford increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles to 50 miles per gallon (or 4.7 litres/100 km) by 2010 and phase out all tail-pipe emissions by 2020.


If you are interested in organizing an action or have contacts with folks who would, please contact me either by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 604-374-1391


The Ford Dealerships in Victoria a relocated at:


Glenoak Ford Sales
2829 Douglas Street


Suburban Motors
3377 Douglas Street


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7. NATIVE PLANT STUDY GROUP


Plant Ecologist, Dave Polster, will speak about the Somenos Garry Oak Restoration Project.


Thurs. Nov 18, 7:00pm,
UVic, MacLaurin Bldg,
Rm D-116,
7 p.m.


Non member drop-in fee: $2


iD2 Communications Inc.
branding | strategies | design | advertising | public relations
3530 Richmond Road, Victoria BC Canada V8P 4P8
t 250.598.1999 http://www.iD2.ca


Communications for Sustainable Communities


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8. NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES


Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation, Victoria, November 18-20, 2004


Members of the media are invited to a national conference on refugee and immigration issues taking place in Victoria. The theme of the consultation is ?A Light in the Window ? Is Canada a safe haven ? past, present, future??


Most of the conference sessions are open to the media. Of particular interest:


Children: impacts of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Including release of a report. Workshop Saturday 20 November, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Cuts to legal aid for refugee claimants. Workshop Thursday 18 November, 11a.m.-12:30pm


Release of CCR?s annual status report on Canada?s refugee and immigration programs. Opening plenary, Thursday 18 November, 9 a.m.-10:30a.m.


The evening plenary on Thursday, 7-9 p.m., will feature speakers tackling the question: is Canada a safe haven? Other sessions will highlight pressing issues such as delays in family reunification, protection for trafficked persons, forced displacement in Russia, and the impact of the security agenda on refugees and immigrants.


The CCR consultation will bring together over 250 people from across Canada. Participants, both national and local, will include senior representatives of refugee and immigrant-serving organizations, churches, policy-makers, as well as academics, lawyers, and refugees currently in Canada.


When: 18 November ? 20 November, CCR Fall Consultation 2004


Location: Harbour Towers Hotel, 345 Quebec Street, Tel: (250) 385 -2405


Conference details: At www.web.ca/~ccr/meetings


Contact: Karin Scarth, ICA, Victoria, tel. (250) 388-4728 ext 129;
Catherine Balfour, Communications and Networking Coordinator, tel. (514) 277-7223 ext. 1


The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. The membership is made up of over 180 organizations involved in refugee sponsorship and protection and in newcomer settlement. The CCR serves the networking, information-exchange and advocacy needs of its membership.


(I wonder if you could help us with this. We are having trouble finding
billets for the increasing number of applicants to the CCR conference that
are coming in from the Montreal office. we have 4 people looking for beds,
mostly from the 18-20, although there is one man coming from the 17-21.
this is just accomodation, not food or anything extra.


any ideas???!!?? friends, relations, neighbours? Please let me know if you
have any suggestions.


many thanks!)


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10. GREEN PARTY AGM


Members of the public are invited to the Green Party of BC AGM to hear these exciting keynote speakers:


Chief Stewart Phillip, Head, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and his wife Joan Phillip, Saturday, 20 November, 9:30 am, "A First Nations Perspective of BC Affairs"
BC Nurses' Union president Debra McPherson, Saturday, 20 November, 10:30 am, "Building a Better Healthcare System for the 21st Century"
GMO and human rights activist Percy Schmeiser, Sunday, 21 November, 9:45 am, "GMO and Your Loss of Rights"


The fee for these events is $5.00 each morning (at the door).


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AGM 2004 - Green Party of BC - Friday, November 19 (12 noon) to Sunday, November 21 (1:00 pm)


James Bay Community School Centre, 140 Oswego Street, Victoria


Where else can you:


Debate more than forty key policy resolutions that will guide us into the provincial election
Hear stimulating keynote speakers such as GMO farmer and activist Percy Schmeiser, BC Nurses' Union president Debra McPherson, and Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and his wife Joan Phillip
Attend the business meeting of the Green Party of BC
Eat awesome vegetarian, mostly organic food, lovingly prepared by a local value-based business
Drink organic, fair-trade coffee and tea
Network with all sorts of amazing people


Want to know more?


Go to http://www.greenparty.bc.ca/AGM2004Page.html for registration form, draft agenda, and draft policy resolutions.


Can you billet someone? Call Diane 479-6125 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Do you have something to donate to the silent auction? Call Alan 478-8056 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Non-members can attend the AGM but cannot vote and cannot pre-register.
Non-members can come just to hear the speakers ($5 at the door):


- Saturday am - Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, Debra McPherson


- Sunday am - Percy Schmeiser


Saturday lunch tickets ($10) can be purchased depending on availability.


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10. PUENTE THEATRE


LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
TRADITIONAL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD


Featuring Story Tellers from many parts of the world


Bring your children to listen to stories & tales of adventure rich in cultural folklore


ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAYS


* September 18 * October 16 * November 20 * December 18


La Run Arts Centre, 1983 Fairfield Road
From 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Information: (250) 721-5828


Suggested Donation: Adults $7


For all Ages
Children $5


http://www.puentetheatre.ca


Alvaro Moreno, Coordinator
Multicultural, Community Development
and Public Education Services


ICA
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Phone: (250) 388-4728 ext. 116


www.icavictoria.org


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11. WRITER'S WORKSHOP


5 Steps to Being a Best Selling Author


Saturday, Nov 20th 9:30 to 4:30
Nellie McClung Library
3950 Cedar Hill Road


Professional presenters with tips and information.
Free draws.


$50.


Sponsored by Independent Authors Network.
Contact Toni at 205 656 0537
Founder of Independent Authors Network
and Beaconhill Books Catalogue


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12. VIHA BOARD MEETING


The Vancouver Island Health Authority Board of Directors is holding its regular General Board meeting: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 12:15 pm Woodward Room, Begbie Hall Richmond Avenue, Victoria, BC


In addition to conducting its regular business, there will also be a limited amount of time set aside for scheduled presentations from the public and to respond to questions submitted in advance of the meeting


Wed., Nov.24th, 2004
RJH, Begbie Building, 2101 Richmond Ave
12 noon.


http://www.viha.ca


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13. UPCOMING HIGH-TIDE CONCERTS


Long John Baldry and Band with backup vocals by Kathi McDonald
with opening guest... Gene Grooms
Saturday, Nov. 27th, 2004
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Tickets: $21 Advance
Showtime: 9:30pm
www.longjohnbaldry.com

(Waiting for contact info for interviews)

Jane Siberry
with opening guests... Adrienne Pierce
Sunday, November 28th- Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria
Tickets: $25 Advance
Showtime: 8pm
www.sheeba.ca
www.adriennepierce.com

For interviews with Jane and/or Adrienne contact:
Kim Blake
Sheeba Music Inc.
604 221 9216
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"The World's Greatest Uncensored Comedic Hypnotist"
Anthony Cools

Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2004
The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street, Naniamo
Showtime 7:30pm
Tickets: $27 Advance / $30 Door
Available at: The Port Theatre Ticket Centre: 250.754.8550

Friday, Dec. 10th, 2004
UVIC Centre Auditorium
Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 Advance / $28 Door
Available at: Lyles Place (cash only) & McPherson Box Office (service charge)

*For Mature Audiences Only*
www.anthonycools.com

For interviews with Anthony Cools contact:
Management: Mike Mascioli
2202 Curry Ford Rd. Suite E
Orlando, FL. 32806
PH: (407)897-8824
FAX: (407)897-8828
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For high-res press photos, press-kits, cd's, tickets (for giveaways) or any other info contact:
Matt Laundrie - High Tide Entertainment
ph. 250-478-1888
cell.250-686-1103
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tickets available at: Lyle's Place 250-382-8422 or McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121
For concerts happening at Central Bar, tickets can be purchased there.

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14. THAT'S SO FUNNY I FORGOT TO LAUGH


1. The Impromaniacs, Victoria's original Improv comedy group, will be bringing their unique style of story telling to the Old Bailey Pub, 777 Courtenay Street on Tuesday, November 23 at 8:00 pm. Join them as they use your suggestions to create a rollercoaster ride of laughs and fun. No charge but donations gladly accepted.


For more information about the IMPROMANIACS please contact Peter Abrahams @ 383-9463 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


2. Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre's Family Fun Series appears mostly live and in occasionally in colour up at the Gibson Auditorium on the last Sunday of every month. This month's interactive family show will explore the magic surrounding Christmas. Children are encouraged to bring their parents, particularly if their parents are grumpy and could use a good chuckle.


The Family Fun Series will present Another look at Christmas, @ 2:00 pm Sunday, November 28th in the Gibson Auditorium. The Gibson Auditorium can be located in room 216 of the Young Bldg. on Camosun's Lansdowne Campus. Tickets can be reserved by calling 479-3374 or can be purchased at the door for $5.00 each.


3. Spilt Milk Comedy, presents The MILK JUGgernauts, who seem to appear regularly at the Old Bailey Pub. The MILK JUGgernauts will be at the Old Bailey on November 16th and November 30th at 8:00 pm.


On Tuesday November 23rd Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre welcome their special guests, THE IMPROMANIACS.


The November 30th performance will be an all female comedy showcase, with, strangely, all female comics. The fun starts at 8:00 pm. The Old Bailey Pub is still located at 777 Courtenay Street. There is no laughter but no cover charge!


4. If you are interested in joining the Spilt Milk Comedy Team please call them for an audition. They are seeking actors for both the The MILK JUGgernauts and the Family Fun Series. Auditions are by appointment only.


Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre are currently seeking keyboard players for various musical theatre projects. They are also seeking actors with theatre or improvisational experience. For more information or to book an appointment please call 479-3374 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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15. COASTAL OIL AND GAS UPDATE


The threat of coastal oil and gas development looms over BC's wild and
beautiful Pacific coast. For over thirty years there have been both
provincial and federal moratoria in place to protect Canada's Pacific
coast from oil and gas development. Currently, the BC government is
intensively pressuring the federal government to lift their moratorium
in order to open up the Pacific coast to Chevron and Shell.


The environmental and economic consequences of a major oil spill or
blow-out in Canada's most earthquake prone region would be devastating
to coastal communities, as was the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
Earthquakes 8.1 (1949) and 7.0 (1970) on the Richter Scale have occurred
in the Queen Charlotte Islands region. Also, the fiercest winds in
Canada, recorded at almost 200 km/hr and the resulting giant waves there
could demolish oil rigs and tankers.


In order to locate oil and gas deposits, seismic tests must be done
using air gun blasts that send shock waves through the ocean that deafen
whales, kill fish and invertebrates, and drive fish and whales long
distances away from their feeding areas and migration routes.


Few direct jobs would be created for coastal communities. Foreign work
crews with the necessary specialized skills would be brought in from
around the world, as is normally the case. Oil rigs would be constructed
where labour is cheapest and the facilities exist, likely in South Korea
or China. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) forbids any
laws that give first dibs on jobs to local people.


How YOU Can Take Action!!


As A Concerned Individual You Can:


1. Sign our online petition and download copies to circulate at:
www.bcoilslick.org


2. Write a letter to:


Prime Minister Paul Martin
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Also, write to:


Minister of Natural Resources John Efford (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Minister of Environment Stephane Dion ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Same addresses as above.
(no postage needed if mailed in Canada)


As importantly, write to your local federal Member of Parliament (MP)
who you can find at: http://www.gc.ca/directories/direct_e.html
or call your local MP toll-free at: 1-866-599-4999


As an Organization You Can


1. Write the government on behalf of your organization. See the contact
info above.


2. Get your members and supporters to also write letters, and to sign
and circulate the petition available at www.bcoilslick.org
Mail and email your members this action alert/info sheet, and get it on
to your website.


3. Organize public forums, slideshows, and garner media interest in your
area. Contact us (below) for advice.


4. Please help us circulate the petition in your communities and through
other local groups.


For further information please contact:


Pearl Gottschalk, Campaign Assistant
Phone:(250) 388-9292
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Victoria chapter
651 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1M7


For more info visit:
www.bcoilslick.org
www.oilfreecoast.org


1.
Tuesday, Nov.16
Stop the OOG Monster!


Join the University of Victoria's WCWC Club for a brief street theatre
protest aimed at defeating the giant Offshore Oil and Gas (OOG) Monster!
The monster "oil spill" will be in the Fountain behind the library,
looking for victims, along with a number of small oiled animals. There
will also be a 3 metre high portable wind mill! Speakers will include
Graeme Verhulst (WCWC UVic Club), Guy Dauncey (President, BC Sustainable
Energy Association), and Kevin Pegg (Owner, Energy Alternatives). Help
leaflet passersby with us and garner signatures on our new petition
(download at www.bcoilslick.org).


11:30 by Fountain behind Library, University of Victoria


(Note: If it's raining really hard, the event will head into the
Michelle Pujol Room in the Student Union Building)


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3.
Monday, Nov.22, 2004
WCWC Victoria New Volunteer Night


Would you like to volunteer with the WCWC in Victoria but don't know how
to get involved? Join the WCWC's Ken Wu, Cassbreea Savage, and Pearl
Gottschalk for an overview about the organization, it's history,
philosophy, tactics, and role in the greater movement, about the main
issues we're working on (Vancouver Island ancient forests, coastal oil
and gas development, government's Working Forest proposal, and defending
BC's provincial parks), and how you can get involved!


We need volunteers for:


- Research
- Outreach/Education
- Campaign tasks/ events organizing
- Office/store work


We'll go more in detail on what all these entail.


Cookies, juice, and beer provided!


7:00-9:00 pm
651 Johnson St., Victoria


Any questions call (250) 388-9292 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


If you're in Vancouver, contact us and we'll also get you hooked up with
our Vancouver campaigns and office.


Join 60 000 Canadians and become a member or donor to the Western Canada
Wilderness Committee ($30/year for individual memberships, $52/year for
household memberships)


WCWC Victoria
651 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
(250) 388-9292
Wc2vic2island.net
www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org
www.workingforest.org
www.bcoilslick.org


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16. 'THE TAKE' OPENS ACROSS CANADA


"THE TAKE" a film by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis NOW PLAYING ACROSS
CANADA


Check local listings and click on Tribute.ca http://www.tribute.ca/ for
showtimes.
Join our maillist to help us spread the word and find out where the
film is playing near you! http://www.hellocoolworld.com/thetake/maillist.cfm


ARE YOU READY TO FIRE THE BOSS?


In Argentina, groups of workers are taking over bankrupt workplaces and
running them democratically ? without bosses. The Take, a political
thriller directed by Avi Lewis and written by Naomi Klein, is one
answer to the question posed by both critics and supporters of radical
movements worldwide: "We know what you?re against, but what are you
for??


Occupy. Resist. Produce. See This Film.


To view the trailer & for more information on the film, visit: http://www.thetake.org


Organize a discussion! Grassroots organizing tools for download here: http://www.hellocoolworld.com/thetake/grassroots/


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. To find out more please email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or sign up to volunteer at
http://www.hellocoolworld.com/thetake/maillist.cfm


Please forward widely!

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17. OPEN CINEMA AND AMNESTY FILM FESTIVAL


OPEN CINEMA's next screening is on Tuesday December 7th (details below).
Please note that the launch of Desert Island Pics (originally scheduled for Nov 16) has been postponed until Spring 2005. Please stay tuned for further info.


1. OPEN CINEMA presents "Deconstructing Supper" directed by Marianne Kaplan
$5 suggested donation at the door


Tuesday December 7th at 7pm (Doors at 5.30pm)
Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View St (388-9166 for dinner reservations)


Local farmer and chef Mara Jernigan will lead the post-screening discussion
Small Potatoes Urban Delivery is donating organic BC potatoes for potato latkes in celebration of Hannukah.


2. Cinema With A Conscience


Amnesty International 3rd Annual International Film Festival


Nov 19 - 21, 2004
UVIC David Lam Auditorium


By donation


For more info, contact: Mariko Miller at 418-1235, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.amnestyfilmsvictoria.ca


Festival Program:


FRI NOV 19 2004


7:00 pm
brief speaker from Canada Tibet Committee


7:10 pm
Escape Over the Himalayas
Maria Blumencrom / Munich / 2003 / 29 min


Over the past forty years more than 80,000 Tibetan refugees have fled their homeland to seek religious, cultural and economic freedom abroad. Every year, over a thousand Tibetan children and adolescents are sent on their own across the icy Himalayan pass, in the hope of reaching Northern India and the promise of education in the schools run by the Dalai Lama. Many of these refugees will never return to their homeland or ever see their parents again. This film recounts the extraordinary story of one group of children and their guide. Ranging in age from six to eleven, each child has to face the enormous physical strain of crossing the 6000-metre Himalayan pass. Badly equipped, wearing flimsy sneakers and carrying only as much food as their small frames will allow, they set off on the gruelling 14-day journey. Often the children can barely go on: they fight against the snow, hunger, and exhaustion. Despite the terrible risks and the pain of separation, the parents know that! this is the only way for their children to have a better future.


8:00 pm
Against My Will
Ayfer Ergun / The Netherlands / 2002 / 50 min


According to reports by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Women's Action Forum, an estimated 1,000 "honour killings" occur annually. This documentary focusses on three women who have taken refuge in a relief centre in Lahore. Anita was married off at 14 to a man in his seventies and after seven years of marriage decides to run off. Razia, a woman of 34, was burned by her husband some years ago. After roaming for several years she receives shelter in the relief centre. Kubra has been abused by her husband and refuses to return to him. The three women are all threatened with death for violating the family honour. Kubra's brave choice is fatal: by murdering her the family honour is repaired.


* Grand Prize, International Festival of Human Rights, Geneva


2003 Prix Italia, Best Human Interest Documentary


9:00 pm
To Free the Slaves
Hilary Pryor / Canada / 2002 / 72 min


Over 28 million men, women and children live in slavery around the world. To Free the Slaves looks at ordinary men and women in four different countries who are determined to bring an end to the suffering of the weak caused by the economic concerns of the powerful. An ordinary Canadian couple redeem slaves caught up in a brutal civil war in Sudan. In Mali, Save the Children Canada reunites young people with their families after they have been kidnapped and forced into slave labour in the Cote d'Ivoire. In Canada, ex-prostitute Cherry Kingsley helps young people enslaved in prostitution re-integrate into society. And in the brickyards of India, the Pandits free and rehabilitate slaves from bonded labour and re-educate the slave-owners.


SAT NOV 20 2004


7:00 pm
Death in Gaza
James Miller / UK / 2003 / 77 min


After director James Miller was shot and killed during the making of this documentary, his film partner and narrator Saira Shah completed his riveting and thoughtful look at the life of youth on the streets of Gaza. Ahmed and his friends like to play "Israelis and Palestinians" on the street with toy guns carved from wood. Mohammad wants to be just like his friend and become a "martyr," though his mother would rather he attend a university and raise a family. Nailja lives near the border where Palestinian homes are routinely destroyed by armed bulldozers. Documenting a place where bullets are constantly firing, tanks roam the streets, and families search for bodily remains among the rubble of attacks, this bold and provocative film offers a raw look at life in Gaza, while preserving the memory and dignity of James Miller.


* Hot Docs 2004 Audience Award


Silver Docs 2003 Sterling Award
8:30 pm
Guest speaker, Mark Masongsong


Cry Freetown


Sorious Samura / UK / 1999 / 30 min


WARNING FOR VIOLENT AND DISTURBING NATURE OF THIS FILM. Audience restricted, must be older than 16 yrs.


Sorious Samura's "Cry Freetown" has become a phenomenon. A brutal portrayal of what happened in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone in January 1999, the film has succeeded in making the horror of this country's civil war a matter of international outrage. This film is a unique and harrowing account of the innocent victims of a civil war that was largely ignored by the West. Featuring Sorious Samura's extraordinary and horrific footage of the battle for Freetown, the film challenges a world to witness the growing crisis in Africa. A shocking yet deeply personal account of the trials of a continent. This film is the original uncut English version and is not suitable for children. Sorious Samura shot the film at great risk for his own life, keenly aware of the fact that the strong images he recorded were the only thing that could shake the world from its indifference to the plight of his countrymen, women and children.


NOTE: See www.CryFreetown.org for background about this film and an interview with Sorious Samura.


9:00 pm


Follow up/debrief with members of War Child and Red Cross.


In this workshop, we will debrief on the background of Sierra Leone and the political landscape of the country and discuss the social, political and economic factors that are causing the suffering of the child soldiers, looking at the International diamond industry and the effects on weapons access, arms proliferation, political apathy and difficulties in development. We will review a couple case studies and we will follow up with international humanitarian law, the UN conference on small arms and weapons, and the child soldiers protocol that needs to be raitified.


SUN NOV 21 2004
7:00 pm


I Promise Africa


Jerry A. Henry / USA / 2003 / 3 min


Touching short video that makes the AIDS crisis in Africa feel very personal. The director, Jerry Henry, films a group of HIV-positive children in a remote village in Kenya. The children have never seen a camera before and Henry becomes a close part of the village. He promises to return to show the children the finished documentary. Only later does he realize that most of the children will be dead by the time he will be able to return.


Followed by speaker from Rwanda, Andre Ruhigisha.


7:10 pm
The Triumph of Evil
Ben Loeterman / UK / 1999 / 60 min


This film is a vivid and revealing report on how the 1994 Rwanda genocide could have been prevented. Drawing on dramatic footage, previously confidential cables and interviews with U.N and U.S officials, this film investigates how months earlier the U.S and U.N had been warned by a key Rwandan informant about the coming slaughter. Despite the warning, the West didn't try to prevent it. And once the genocide started, didn't try to halt it. In just 100 days, the Hutu majority of Rwanda murdered an estimated 800,000 of their Tutsi countrymen--a rate of killing that was faster than the Nazis.


NOTE: The official film web site has a chronology of events, interviews with U.S. and UN officials, readings and a discussion forum. See www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/evil


8:20 pm
Sudan: A Path to Peace
Andrea Palpant / US / 2004 / 30 min


Photographed on location in war-torn regions of south Sudan, SUDAN: The Path to Peace provides a compelling and intimate window into the current crisis in Sudan--the people, the politics and the path to peace. Experience first hand the personal side of a civil war that has besieged the largest country in Africa and impacted innocent lives: a "Lost Boy" who fled into exile before he was 10 years old, a woman who lost her husband and daughter to enemy territory, a chief who lost his right arm during an attack by government forces. Featuring footage of the rebel front and interviews with aid workers, refugees and leaders involved in U.S. foreign policy, SUDAN: The Path to Peace explores the hope of peace for a nation in the heat of crisis.


9:00 pm Guest Speaker:


Eileen Skinnider (Medecins Sans Frontieres)


Eileen will discuss the legal aspect of genocide and how different classifications of genocide affect international obligation. Also update on crisis in Darfur, Sudan.


9:15 pm
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without A Pause
Will Pascoe / Canada / 2003 / 73 min


Best-selling author, linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky continues to sell out huge venues and top bestseller lists with his alternative views. In this film Prof. Chomsky discusses the state of the world today, ranging from America's War on Terror to its hidden motives in Iraq. Other topics include his views on the role of social activism for positive change, political control by government agencies, and media manipulation. A look at Chomsky through the eyes of his wife and other activists and intellectuals offers an unparalleled glimpse into the thinker and his motivations for speaking out about issues in a post-September 11th world.


All films will be screened at UVIC's David Lam Auditorium (MacLaurin building).


Admission is by donation


Disclaimer


The Amnesty International Film Festival presents stories and moving images of worldwide human rights concerns. Amnesty International does not necessarily hold the opinions expressed in these films.


Mandy Leith
Documentary Filmmaker and Editor
OPEN CINEMA Founder and Executive Director
94 Linden Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 4C8
(250) 385-3003 home
(250) 882-7441 cell


www.opencinema.ca


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18. EVENTS FOR PEACE


Upcoming Events in VICTORIA


1. RALLY: Keep Canada Our of Star Wars


Tell David Anderson to vote no to missile defence.


Thursday, November 25 4. 00 p m
MP David Anderson!s Office 970 Blanshard St.


Organized by Students Against War


2. WEAPONS IN SPACE NO THANKS


Friday, November 26, 7.30pm
St. Saviour's Anglican Church
310 Henry St.


Keep Space for Peace, produced by Bruce Gagnon of Helen Caldicott's Nuclear Policy Research Institute gives a detailed account of the US space program since WWII and the intentions of the US Space Command for the future. The video will be followed by a discussion of positive and practical things that ordinary citizens are doing to stop weaponization of space and joining the US national missile defence program.


Find out what BC municipalities are doing to ban weapons in space. Find out how ordinary citizens are taking a Space Preservation Act to the Canadian government. Find out what YOU can do.


Co-sponsored by St. Saviour's Anglican Church and The Victoria Peace Coalition
For more information see the Campaign for Cooperation in Space www.peaceinspace.org


3. CROSSING THE LINE:


A Citizens' Inquiry on Canada-US Relations (U. VIC ~location to be determined)


The Council of Canadians is convening public inquiries across Canada. Victoria is hosting the Missile Defence Inquiry.


Thursday, December 2,
9.00-5:00 p.m.


Presenters: Steve Staples (Polaris Institute), Peggy Moore. and more
Panel: Maude Barlow, Michael Wallace, Mary-Wynn Ashford and others
1:15-4.00pm Open mike for submissions from the floor We want to hear from you!!


4. PUBLIC MEETING ON MISSILE DEFENCE With MAUDE BARLOW


December 2, 7:30 - 9:30pm (Thursday evening)
Room 159, Fraser Bldg UVIC


Sponsored by Council of Canadians and VIPIRG

5. MILITARIZAT1ON AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TO PEACE


Saturday, December 4, 1:00-5. 00 pm
David Lam Auditorium Maclauren Bldg UVic


Keynote speaker Senator and author Doug Roche.
Three workshops led by special guests.
Doug Roche will be signing his new book The Human Right to Peace.


For more information 642-5120.


Sponsored by Council of Canadians, VIPIRG, Victoria Peace Coalition


"The noise of weapons, of the menacing language, of the haughtiness on the international scene must cease. Enough of the illusion that the problems of the world can be solved by nuclear weapons. Bombs may kill the hungry, the sick and the ignorant, but bombs cannot kill hunger, disease or ignorance. Nor can bombs kill the righteous rebellion of the people"
- Fidel Castro, UN 1979


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19. HIDE & GO HOMELESS

"Hide & Go Homeless" is an amateur documentary film made by young people in the Victoria area who have absolutely no experience with film-making. The film evolved from a federally funded project that provides young people with the opportunity to gain work experience by developing and delivery workshops that address poverty issues. As part of their research, the participants of this program set-out to acquire a frontline perspective of the realities facing homeless people in the Victoria area by documenting their stories, as well as the experiences and perspectives of the frontline practitioners that work to alleviate poverty. The result was the creation of a documentary film that questions the actions/inactions of our current government and its citizenry.

What makes "Hide & Go Homeless" so unique is not so much its subject matter but, rather, the process in which it came to being. The perspective of this film is quite reflective of the filmakers themselves; young, angry, critical, and in one way or another directly effected by circumstances related to poverty. Despite each of the filmakers having no experience in filmaking or any of its related technical or academic disciplines, each of them pushed all caution to the side and set forth to capture what they felt was a 'true' account of why poverty and homelessness exist in Victoria. The end result is a sad but true documentary that leaves one questioning the moral, social, and political fabric of our society.

Because "Hide & Go Homeless" points too much of an accusing finger at our current government for not effectively dealing with the poverty issue, the non-profit agency that oversees the delivery of this federally funded project decided to pull the plug on production funding at that last minute. Like many other non-profit agencies that depend on government funding, they feared that having their name attached to a politically charged film could jeopardize thier charitable status as a non-profit agency. Nonetheless, the filmakers decided to reach deep into their own pockets in order to make sure that the film could be produced. "Hide & Go Homeless" is scheduled for release in community centre's and other amateur film venues in the near future.

Further questions or concerns, or copies of "Hide & Go Homeless" can be acquired from Mask Removal Productions, (250) 360-2914, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Roderick Taylor,
Mask Removal Productions

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CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY UPDATE


Assembly meetings are held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue,
580 West Hastings St., Vancouver. All plenary sessions are open to the
public, but seating is limited. We anticipate that seating will be
especially tight this coming weekend, so please do arrive early.


Saturday meetings usually run from 8:30am to 5pm with breaks. Sunday
sessions are usually held from 8:30am to 12:30pm.


The Assembly's schedule of future meetings is:


November 13-14
November 27-28


HANSARD TV
Hansard TV is, once again, broadcasting our plenary sessions. All
broadcasts of Assembly sessions will take place on Saturdays and
Sundays, starting at 9am, and will be broadcast on a continuous loop.
(The two September Assembly sessions were broadcast this past weekend.)


Here's the schedule of upcoming broadcasts:


On Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21, our November 13-14
sessions will be broadcast.


On Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 5, the Assembly's November
27-28 sessions will be broadcast.


Future broadcast dates are also being considered.


Do you know of others who might like to follow the Assembly by signing
up for this newsletter? They can go to www.citizensassembly.bc.ca,
select News & Events, then CA Newsletter - or call 1-866-667-1232.


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21. ECONEWS EXCERPTS


Mon 15, 9pm CBC Ideas, Radio One. Was Small Beautiful? 1970s eco-visionaries try to turn Prince Edward Island into a utopia, building The Ark.


Tue 16, 11:30am Offshore Oil and Gas: Stop the OOG Monster! Rally and speakers at the UVic Fountain, outside the McPherson Library. Naomi Devine, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tue 16, 7:30pm VNHS Botany Night; Summer 2004 in the Yukon and Atlin. Join Judith Holm, Adolf Ceska and Oluna Ceska for an update on their floristic work in southern Yukon and northern BC. All welcome. Swan Lake Nature House.


Tue 16, 7:30pm "Life Beneath the Salish Sea". Activist Peter Ronald and diver/photographer Derek Holzapfel present visions of marine protection. Anglican Hall, Pender Island. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wed 17, 7pm Social Justice Film Night (nr Wilkinson, Interurban). ?Crisis Zone?, about Doctors without Borders missions in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Ethiopia. $5. 479-9491.


Wed 17, 7:30pm Site and Sun. Tracey Mellor, City Green. Practical exercises to help you better utilize the assets of your property. The sun's energy, lie of the land, water resources, trees, and even your neighbourhood culture. Workshops for Sustainable Living. Cedar Hill Rec. $20 595-7121


Thur 18, 7pm Canadian Organic Growers, Vancouver Island Chapter. Growing salad mix year round, 851 Cormorant St. Free. 642-3671.


Thur 18, 7pm "Appropriate Incentives". FORE BC's "Experiencing Renewable Energy" series. Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone.


Thur 18, 7pm VNHS. Chris Czajkowski, who lives on the east side of the Coast Range around Nimpo Lake, and authored several books about her adventures, gives a slide show at UVic David Lam Auditorium. $6


Thur 18, 7:30pm Wade Davis, explorer, ethnobotanist and author, speaking on his new book ?The Last Amazon?. Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora. Tickets $7 from Bolens Books, Hillside Centre, 595-4232.


Fri 19 to Sun 21 BC Green Party AGM, James Bay Community School Centre, 140 Oswego St. http://www.greenparty.bc.ca


Fri 19, 1-4 pm Blending the Disciplines: Case Studies in Stormwater Management. Join engineers, architects and landscape architects as they discuss their role in the design of 3 coastal buildings which demonstrate true integration of professions to manage stormwater on-site. Learn how art, sound, native plants and toilets became components of stormwater management for these unique buildings. Vancouver Island Technology Park, off Interurban road. http://www.saanich.ca. To register call 475-5494 local 3408 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Fri 19, 7pm The Village Lives. Presentation by Mark Lakeman from The City Repair Project in Portland. Mark is the principal of Communitecture, a design form specializing in ecological building and planning projects. City Repair is a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization which works with place-based communities to effectively recreate the infrastructure of the public commons where people live. http://www.cityrepair.org. Community panel from the city, design and neighborhoods.


Fri 19, 7- 9pm Rare Plants and Ecosystems of Salt Spring, Terry McIntosh. Free, SSI Conservancy 250-538-0318 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sat 20, 9-1pm Mt. Maxwell Walk, Salt Spring, SSI Conservancy 250-538-0318 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sat 20, 9-1pm Green Spaces and Public Spaces in Victoria: Re-Creating the City Conference. Community-Led Workshops on Design, Watersheds, Food, Mapping, Neighborhood Villages, Downtown Walkabouts and more. Great networking and food. Victoria City Hall. Coordinated by Victoria Green City Network, Common Ground and GroundWorks Learning Centre with support of City of Victoria Parks, Recreation and Community Development dept. Registration, Info 360-0799 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Donation $25 or what you can afford. http://www.gworks.ca


Sat 20, 1pm CRD Parks Hidden Middens. What is a midden, and what might you find in one? Join a naturalist to discover human and non-human middens. at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road. All ages.


Sun 21, 6am VNHS Snow Geese at Riefel Bird Sanctuary. Every November thousands of Snow Geese stop over in this part of the Fraser River Delta. Carpool from the Elk-Beaver Lake Regional Park sign, Elk Lake Drive, for 7am ferry. Return on 5pm sailing. $40. Bring lunch. (652-3326)


Sun 21, 10am Sierra Club Mushroom Magic Walk. Enter the magical world of mushrooms with local experts Oluna and Adolf Ceska. Explore the layers of a forest for fantastical local fungi. Meet at Metchosin Wilderness Park by the entrance sign off Clapham Drive.


Sun 21, 1pm CRD Parks Mystery Creature. Solve the riddles to find the clues along the trail, then piece together the identity of the mystery creature. Mill Hill Reg Park, meet kiosk in parking lot off Atkins Ave. All ages


EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304
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http://www.earthfuture.com/econews
Deadline for December issue: Nov 24th.


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22. FRIENDS OF THE NEMAIAH VALLEY

LATEST NEWS


Our website has been updated and the Fall 2004 Newsletter is now online
at http://www.fonv.ca/newsletters/04_fall.html.


FONV Director David Williams has been nominated to receive an
Environmental Award from the Skies Above Leadership Foundation. The winners
will announced at a ceremony later this month at Royal Roads University.


COMING EVENTS:


1. FONV AUCTION!!! Sunday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. at 568 Starling Lane,
Victoria (near Elk Lake).It's not too early to donate an item to this very
worthwhile event...in fact, it's the perfect time. This is our Annual,
Pre-Christmas, Holiday Goods and Services Auction. If you have attended any
of these in the past years, you know that they are a HUGE amount of fun (and
we like to collect your money as well!).
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