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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - Sept 28th PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Wednesday, 29 September 2004 03:11
1. World Social Forum - prep. mtg - Sept 28th
2. Public Forum - wards debate
3. Turbulent Waters - film festival - Sept 29th
4. First Nations - art - Oct 2nd
5. Nat'l Day of Action Against Missile 'Defence' - Oct 2nd
6. Radical Folk - party - Oct 3rd
7. Mel Hurtig - book tour - Oct 4th
8. State of the Fraser Basin - conference - Nov
9. CELEBRACI?N! M?XICO Y CANAD? - Oct 9th
10. Necessary Voices
11. Silent Retreat - Nov 26-28th
12. Peace Forum - Oct 1st
13. 2004 BC Bioneers - conference - Oct 15-17th
14. Public Health - meetings - Sept-Nov
15. Aboriginal Mother Centre Society
16. Bea's Awesome Activist Listing!
17. COP E-Lert about Wards
18. Canadians for Reconciliation contributions, considerations, concerns:


* NOTE: CHANGE OF CONTACT INFO - From: "Phil Lyons" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


In the Seniors' Summit II information, point 17, the out of town number is wrong . It should be 1-877-681-2769. could you please circulate the correction. Thanks. Phil.


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


* The Duncan Garage Showroom - http://www.duncangarageshowroom.ca - a multi-media showcase venue. Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 250-748-RAIN


* http://www.livevictoria.com - local music listings and related information


* Victoria Car Share Co-operative - http://www.victoriacarshare.ca - Save the hassle, save the money, save the planet.


* In case you're wondering, it takes 8 good solid working days of publishing to compile the Street Newz, and 2 good days in recovery. The October/November edition ought to hit the streets of Victoria later this week. I've got a hundred of the August/September edition available for $.50 each, are you involved with an organization that would like to distribute a bundle?


Thanks to Dan, we're building a website - http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org/, and you might write November 26th on your calendar for a fun drazer.


* Julia Butterfly Hill, forest defender website: http://circleoflife.org


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http://thetake.org


* From: Phil N Rossner < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
check this out - http://suetheterrorists.net/page9.html


* From: "Julius Fisher" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > (by way of Alan Rycroft < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >) John Ralston Saul "In Defense of Public Education"
http://www.workingtv.com


* From: "Heather McCracken" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society as just launched a new website at
http://www.friend2friendsociety.org


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Missile defence may not get to a vote: Graham
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1096235652113_37/?hub=TopStories

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

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This month's issue of Tapestry: http://www.icavictoria.org/Tapestry.htm


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Selling Sickness
Air date: Thursday , September 30, 2004, 7 p.m.
Repeat: Sunday , October 3, 2004, 3 p.m.
https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/

Eulogies and Condolences for Tooker and Stories of ecology and activism
http://www.greenspiration.org


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1. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM PREPARATORY MEETING


The World Social Forum meets every year to find alternatives to corporate
globalization and neo-liberal economics. Millions around the world have
participated in hundreds of regional forums. Now the social forum movement
has arrived in our region. Come and find out you can participate in the
Northwest Social Forum in Seattle (October 14 - 17, 2004).


7 pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2004
SPEC Hall, 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver, BC


Organized by the Vancouver Community Social Forum. www.bcsocialforum.org
Or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Co-sponsored by the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation


The SPEC building is located at the corner of 6th and Maple (2 blocks West
of Burrard St.) It can be conveniently accessed by a number of bus routes
(#4, #7, #9, #16, #17) and 2 bike routes (Cypress and 7th Avenue).


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2. PUBLIC FORUM: Will WARDS lead to a greener Vancouver?


Hear Vancouver City Councilors Tim Louis and Sam Sullivan debate how a WARD system of electing Vancouver city council will affect crucial environmental and park issues.


On October 16, Vancouverites vote in a Referendum on WARDS. That decision could determine issues such as: the greening of Hastings Park, completing the RAV airport rapid transit line, limiting hazardous pesticide use, implementing Vancouver?s climate change plan and deciding the future of the at-large Park Board.


WHAT: Debate on WARDS in Vancouver.
WHO: Vancouver Cllrs Tim Louis and Sam Sullivan
WHEN: 7 pm, Wed, Sept 29, 2004
WHERE: SPEC 2150 Maple St, Vancouver


Information: SPEC 604-736-7732,


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3. TURBULENT WATERS


I want to call your attention to a particular film screening at this years Vancouver International Film Festival of interest to anyone working at the Port of Vancouver or interested in issues surrounding maritime work and conditions at our port.


Filmed at the Port of Vancouver and ports of call around the world, Turbulent Waters introduces us to seafarers who toil at the heart of the global economy and inspectors from the ITF (International Transport Federation) who fight for the rights of seafarers wherever they might be. An example instructive for unions of all sectors; Turbulent Waters shows how international solidarity can work to improve the conditions of workers.


Whether it?s petroleum, wheat or computer keyboards, over 90% of the goods we consume are transported by sea on ships where working conditions recall those of the galley ships of another age. The seafarers whose labour is the lifeblood of world trade reap few benefits. In the ongoing struggles to defend seafarers' rights, the ITF networks around the world to monitor and rectify some of the appalling situations seafarers find themselves in.


This feature-length documentary takes us into this murky world where ship owners, (like the family of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin) avoid operating and labour standards enforced in their own countries by flying flags of convenience ? registering their ships offshore in tax havens like Panama, the Bahamas, or Liberia. Seafarers from the Philippines, India, China, or the Ukraine are then hired as cheap labour.


Turbulent Waters tells the story of some of these seafarers - equivalent to 21st century galley-slaves - and of the turbulent seas they inhabit in the world of corporate globalisation. While exposing a harsh reality of corporate capitalism, this engaging film succeeds in giving voice to some of the thousands of seafarers who work deep in the holds of today's cargo ships.


Turbulent Waters is directed and written by Malcolm Guy and Michelle Smith of Productions Multi-Monde and co-produced by Germaine Ying Gee Wong for the National Film Board of Canada. The filmmakers will be in attendance at both screenings and a Q&A will follow.


Screening Times:


Wednesday, September 29th at 8:45 pm
Friday, October 1 at 1:40 pm
Both screenings are at Granville 7, 855 Granville Street (Cinema 5)


Visit the Turbulent Waters Websites:


www.pmm.qc.ca
www.nfb.ca/turbulentwaters


For ticket information visit: www.viff.org


For media information:


Kirsten Andrews
NFB Publicity Department
604.666.1151
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To contact the filmmakers:
Production Multi-Monde
(514) 842-4047

Rachel Rocco
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604.253.7303
102-224 North Garden Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 3E7


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4. FIRST NATIONS NOW AKA OUR REMEMBERING


please join us for the opening of this latest exhibit


October 2, 100 to 400 PM
at the Burnaby Art Gallery 6344 Deer Lake Park Burnaby BC V5G 2J3


featuring new works by
Janice Toulouse Shingwaak
Tania Williard
Terrance Houle
Judy Chartrand
Charlene Vickers


and


works from the permanent collection of the Burnaby Art Gallery.


for more information call


Redwire 604-602-7226
Burnaby 604-205-7332


RedwireNativeYouthMedia
www.redwiremag.com
our stories, our voices, ourselves


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5. CROSS CANADA DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MISSILE DEFENCE

On October 2nd we are urging all CPA member groups, coalitions and peace
loving organizations in Canada to organize actions against the Ballistic
Missile Defence plan. October 2nd has been chosen as the day of action for
a number of reasons. It is one day after BMD officially goes on line in the
United States, it is two days before the Parliament of Canada resumes and
it is the final day of the International Keep Space for Peace week.


the remainder of this article is posted on pej.org


NOTE TO RESIDENTS OF VANCOUVER, LOWER MAINLAND & VANCOUVER ISLAND: As your October 2 Action Against Missile Defence and the Weaponization of Space, we invite you to:


1. WRITE A PERSONAL LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL M.P., EXPRESSING YOUR DESIRE THAT SHE/HE WORK & VOTE AGAINST MISSILE DEFENCE AND WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE.


You can find your local MP's Name at:
http://www.parl.gc.ca
Mailing Address (Postage-free):


House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6


2. WRITE A PERSONAL LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF YOUR CITY NEWSPAPER AND NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWSPAPER EXPRESSING YOUR VIEWS WHY MISSILE DEFENCE AND
THE WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE MUST BE PREVENTED.
EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THE 2006 VANCOUVER WORLD PEACE FORUM & SPACE TREATY CONFERENCE.
(A kudo to Murray Dobbin for his Word Warriors strategy)


You may find your City Newspaper at:
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/index.html


Thank you!
Campaign for Cooperation in Space (CCIS)
peaceinspace.org
http://peaceinspace.blogs.com/
Vancouver, BC




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6. RADICAL FOLK OF THE GREAT NORTH

!!!ATTENTION!!!all anarchists, hooligans, dissidents and freaks!!! Raven
Hymn Productions presents the official CD release party for:


RADICAL FOLK OF THE GREAT NORTH
JOEY ONLY AND THE COMRADES


sunday, october 3rd, 7:30PM, 324 cambie ST.
the afro-canadian restaurant


Comrades this is bound to be a dandy production, prob'ly the only one like
it on this side of hell. I am releasing a brand new CD and I want you to
all be part of the occasion. I have dreamed for a long time about the day
that I would release a CD of my work, that dream is about to pass, and you
must be there to share it with me. This party also commemorates the 37th
anniversary of the passing of Woody Guthrie. Vancouver Eastside's most
anticipated new three peice punk rock group is going to get things
underway later in the evening, they are called THEE ARRESTED. Thee
Arrested features Stiff Josh on guitar, Punk Sean on bass and me (joey
only) on the drums. Why won't you come hang out in the Afro-Canadian
Restaurant, drink some beer in the basement, and come along for the ride.


FEATURING THE PERFORMANCES OF:
Andy Mason and the Tricksters - folk rock
Thee Arrested - anarcho-punk metal band
David Roy Parsons - working class songwriter
Beto - Latin American Folk
Lukka - and friends
Joanna Chapman Smith - Modern Folk
plus more...


and...JOEY ONLY with his new CD:


RADICAL FOLK OF THE GREAT NORTH
I, Joey Only, have been playing in punk, rock, blues, jazz, and folk
groups for over 10 years. For the last four years I have been singing
politicized folk music to happy audiences first in Belleville Ontario as a
member of the Tenant Action Group. Since then I have travelled the
country singing songs that fit with my red-green-Zen-and-black
anarchist-worldview, playing with David Rovics, Flying Folk Army, Anne
Feeney, Chris Chandler, Rae Spoon, Bakunins Bum/One Speed Bike/Norman
Nawrocki and many more. My unique style of playing and singing are
sometimes put away to do my infamous Johnny Cash impressions, to sing
Woody Guthrie, Utah Philips or any of the old songs.


RADICAL FOLK OF THE GREAT NORTH is perhaps the most radical record to ever
talk about the Canadian situation. As it is a gift to radicals I fought
alongside this record tells the story of organizers, fighters, tragedies
and more. If you don't know which song to play on your show read these
write-ups of every track. This record features the vocals of Lukka, the
violin and vocals of Megan Adams, David Roy Parsons and Andy Mason on the
banjo, harmonica, mandolin and more. It was produced by David Roy
Parsons, Engineered by Roger X


1.THE BEST YEARS, 2:28 - solo - A song about going to jail too young and
coming out too old. A song about missing mom and all the good things she
does, especially when a pile of slop is put on yer prison tray! This is a
stomping and plucking fun number.


2.PERSISTENT PETERBOROUGH POVERTY PROBLEM, 2:22 - full ensemble of
electric guitar, bass, whistling, accoustic, djembe and more. A rock'n
tune about the town with the highest rate of homelessness in Ontario.
Mentions the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty and the Water Street
Squat of 2003.


3.SONG FOR A BC FIGHTBACK, 6:03 - solo with gang vocals in final chorus.
This is the ultimate song about the BC political situation. Each verse is
crammed full of what people have done to resist colonization and the
Campbell Government. There is a good chance that if you did something
radical in BC it will get mentioned here!! This song is my mom's favorite
and is very funny yet country-folkish!


4.MEETING NIKI, 3:53 - 2 guitars and Andy Masons harmonica work. This is
a very lovely sounding number about how Direct Action Casework is the tool
poor people use to fightback against beauracracy. In Belleville Ontario
the Tenant Action Group prevented 1263 Hydro Cut-offs. It all began when
Niki came to TAG for help, soon she was their best warrior!!


5.THE WORKING POOR, 4:12 - guitar, bass, piano - The Mike Harris
Government in Ontario did away with the 40 hour work week. That's
bullshit because I think that a 20 hour work week is too long, 60 hours is
legalized insanity! I deserve more, you deserve more, that's what this
song is for.


6.I DREAMED I SAW DUDLEY GEORGE LAST NIGHT, 5:05 - solo - There is an old
song called I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill, which was also sung for Phil Oakes,
which was also sung for Judi Bari, and now is sung for Dudley George. He
was sub-machine gunned down in Ipperwash Provincial Park on Sept.6th 1995
and we know that the Ontario Government intended to send a message to all
native soveriegntists that day.


7.OCTOBER 16th 2001, DEFEAT HARRIS, 4:17 - solo - this song is about how
the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty began greater movement of the
Ontario Common Front. This is a song about the day Mike Harris announced
his resignation from Premier and how a militant march through Toronto's
economic core met the riot cops and tactically defeated them.


8.FIRE ON ANARCHIST MOUNTAIN, 4:05 - full ensemble of violin, gang vocals,
harmonica, mandolin, banjo, bass. There is a place called Anarchist
Mountain near Osooyoos British Columbia that caught on fire last summer.
At first I thought it happened so that the fire would blow into the US and
burn it all up, and it would be a sign of the revolution because it began
on Anarchist Mountain. This year I think that the fire happened just so I
would have a great bluegrass song on my record.


9.NO ONE IS ILLEGAL, 5:46 - full ensemble, violin, harmonica, bass,
vocals, mandolin. This is certainly the most powerfull song on the
record. It lyrics tell people to tear down the borders as they are just
constructs of tyranny and oppression. The moving music, anti-racist
message, touching lyrics, and fabulous ending have made people say that
this is their favorite on the record. It's certainly my favorite!


Your help is greatly appreciated.
joey only, 604-872-5153
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JOEY: www.freewebs.com/joeyonly
RAVEN HYMN PRODUCTIONS: www.ravenhymn.com


www.freewebs.com/joeyonly
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7. MEL HURTIG'S BOOK LAUNCH TOUR

Mel Hurtig's
Rushing to Armageddon
National Book Tour

Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig exposes Paul Martin's secret commitment to
George W. Bush's weaponizing of space.

Mel Hurtig has five best-sellers to his credit but this is easily his most
important book. Readers will be shocked to learn how both the American and
Canadian governments are intentionally misleading their citizens about the
Pentagon's unprecedented plans to weaponize space; about the huge new
Russian and Chinese nuclear missile buildup resulting from U.S. Star Wars
plans; about the destruction of vitally important, long-standing arms
control agreements; and about the rapidly increasing danger of a nuclear
apocalypse.

Hurtig provides remarkable and often devastating new information that will
shock, anger, and appall readers. This is a book that every Canadian must
read before Ottawa becomes an active partner in a tragic and potentially
cataclysmic blunder.

4 October
Vancouver: Speech and signing 7:30 p.m. Canadian Memorial United Church
Centre for Peace at 15th & Burrard St.

5 October
Victoria: Speech and signing in the evening, sponsored by Bolen's.
Alix Goolden Hall, Pandora & Quadra


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8. STATE OF THE FRASER BASIN CONFERENCE


Fraser Basin Council Announces the 2004 State of the Fraser Basin
Conference and Seeks Nominations for the 2004 Sustainability Awards


2004 State of the Fraser Basin Conference


Mark Your Calendars! Register Early and Save!


Theme: Sustainability Works!
Dates: November 26 & 27, 2004
Location: Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Vancouver
Register Online: www.fraserbasin.bc.ca

The theme of the 4th biennial State of the Fraser Basin Conference - "Sustainability Works!" - is sure to provoke much thought and discussion. While there are still many challenges to be met and choices to be made before we can say we are living sustainably, the Fraser Basin Council believes that when collaboration and joint action are chosen over confrontation and inaction, sustainability does, indeed, work. The 2004 State of the Fraser Basin Conference will be a place where such successes can be shared to stimulate join action on the challenges that remain.

Highlights of this year's Conference include:


The "State of the Basin" address by Fraser Basin Council Chair Patrick Reid.
The release of the State of the Fraser Basin Report 2004: Snapshot 2.
"A 2020 Vision for 2010: Going for Sustainability Gold": Saturday morning special session featuring 2010 Winter Games CEO John Furlong, Man In Motion Rick Hansen and other notable speakers.
Thought provoking keynote speakers.
Seven concurrent sessions on hot sustainability issues.
2004 Sustainability Awards with Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo.




For more information on the 2004 State of the Fraser Basin Conference, go to: http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/


2004 Fraser Basin Council Sustainability Awards


The Fraser Basin Council is seeking nominations for the 2004 Sustainability Awards. Nominations are welcome for organizations, businesses, community groups, government agencies, individuals and institutions for work or activities that advance sustainability throughout the Fraser River Basin, the area drained by the Fraser River and its tributaries. Lieutenant-Government Iona Campagnolo has confirmed her attendance at the Awards ceremony on Saturday, November 27.


2004 Sustainability Awards Nomination Deadline - October 8


Nominations must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday October 8.


A panel of judges will announce a shortlist on Friday November 5.


Award winners will be announced on Saturday, November 27 at the 2004 Fraser Basin Council Sustainability Awards luncheon.

For 2004 Sustainability Awards nomination information, criteria and application form, go to: http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/awards


HELP US GET THE WORD OUT
Please pass this notice on to your colleagues or others who may be interested in attending the Conference and/or submitting nominations for the Sustainability Awards. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Conference.


Media Contact:
Raymond McAllister
Fraser Basin Council Communications
Tel: 604-488-5356
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The Fraser Basin Council is a non-profit society established in 1997 to bring people together to find solutions to long-standing issues and conflicts, and take advantage of opportunities to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin. The mandate of the Council is to ensure that the decisions we make about the Basin today will protect and advance its economic, environmental and social sustainability into the future.


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Phone: 604-488-5350


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9. CELEBRACI?N! M?XICO Y CANAD?

MEDIA CONTACT
Marnie Wilson at 604.685.5575 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Vancouver Chamber Choir & Harpist Angel Padilla Crespo
Commemorate 60 Years of Mexican-Canadian Relations
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Date: Saturday, October 9, 2004 Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver


Tickets: $10-$40 at TicketMaster,
call 604.280.3311 or visit ticketmaster.ca

Vancouver, BC... Renowned Mexican harpist Angel Padilla Crespo joins Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for the first home performance of the Choir's 34th season.

For the concert, CELEBRACI?N! M?XICO Y CANAD?, Washburn and his twenty singers are collaborating with Consul General of Mexico Hector Diaz to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Mexican-Canadian diplomatic relations. This follows shortly after another multicultural partnership. In September the Choir sang in Tokyo's amazing new Opera City Concert Hall, under the auspices of The Cultural Agency of Japan, and were the first Canadian ensemble invited to participate in that country's exciting International Performing Arts Festival.


CELEBRACI?N! opens with historical music from the colonial periods in both Mexico and Canada that should be of particular interest to listeners who enjoy Renaissance music. From Mexico, Hernando Franco's masterly Magnificat sexti toni (circa 1580); Chapelmaster at the Cathedral in Mexico City in the 16th century, he composed sixteen of these beautiful works. The VCC has sung others in the past, but this work is new to their repertory.


From early Qu?bec, the Choir sings Missa Grata sum Harmonia (circa 1650) by Artus Aux-Cousteax, some of the earliest music ever discovered from Canadian sources and a fine example of early 17th century French style.


Senor Padilla is featured in a portion of the programme for solo harp, including the song cycle Dibujos Sobre un Puerto by lyrical Mexican composer Arturo M?rquez as well as pieces from Isaac Ab?niz: Granada and Asturias.


Everyone combines for one of the most famous pieces in the repertoire - Brahms' beautiful Songs for Women's Voices, Horns and Harp. And they close the concert with the world premiere of Jon Washburn's Ensalada! - a new set of harp/choir arrangements of familiar Mexican and Canadian folksongs, including Un canadien errant, Las mananitas, She's like the swallow and Chiapanecas.


About The Choir
The Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canada's premiere professional choir, has been performing, touring, recording, broadcasting and teaching since 1971. Under Jon Washburn's leadership the Choir has become established as a leader in multi-cultural programming. Outstanding examples include performances (with the composer's troupe) of Paco Pe?a's Misa Flamenca, concert exchanges with To?u Kaljuste's Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Johann Roman's Swedish Mass with the Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra (in France), the joint concert with the Moscow Chamber Choir on the stage of the Bolshoi Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the Russian capital, Cecilia Chueh's Taiwanese Music Festival with the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus, a Christmas CD with Latino ensemble Ancient Cultures and the all-Brazilian concert with the WorldFest Ensemble.


The VCC is also British Columbia's number one international touring ensemble having performed in China, Hong Kong, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Mexico and Taiwan.

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


Kevin Dale McKeown (mick-yone)
Managing Director


PublicityPlus Event Marketing
317A Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 2N4
Phone: 604.688.2478
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10. NECESSARY VOICES


I have included a QuickTime demo of a TV PSA. I would appreciate any
feedback.


MP3 DVD-R is available at all the events below for $10.00.


Radio broadcasts continue Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 PM on CiTR 101.9
FM(best received in cable or www.citr.ca)


Necessary Visions Documentary Film Series and Necessary Voices Lecture
Series. Both at 7:30 PM in the Alice MacKay Room of the Central VPL.
Other


Necessary Visions Series


October 16 - Army of One by Sarah Goodman


In the wake of 9/11 three young people join the U.S. army, seeking
direction in their lives. They discover that unless they conform fully
to the army values, their personal issues are only magnified within the
military. What unfolds is an intimate and heartbreaking account of
their two-year wayward journeys. In stark contrast to the portraits of
willing patriotic soldiers that America sells at home and abroad, these
(rest of message didn't transfer).


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11. SILENT RETREAT WEEKEND

with Canela Michelle Meyers


Gift yourSelf Space?


Space to meet with a very special and important person in your life: YourSelf.


Spend some time with the One who is With you; no matter where you are,
no matter when, there ?You? are!! Always With you, however You Are Now.


Spend some time in quiet space, without so many directions pulling you: ?do this, do that??


What about a quiet space to just ?Be?? For a few days, make a commitment to ?Be With? yourSelf.


November 26-28, 2004 at the lovely, intimate,
Springbrooke Retreat Centre in Langley.


Meals and accommodation included.


Early Registration before November 6, 2004 - $348.00
Regular Registration - $388.00


Contact: Steve Clippingdale @ (604)990-3464, or Zosia Miller @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


www.canelamichelle.com
www.springbrookeretreat.com
www.satsang-worldwide.info
www.nonduality.com
www.satsangteachers.com


About Canela:


I was attuned and received Level 1 Reiki with Canela - she is a peaceful woman who truly walks her talk. The benefits of going into silence are numerable, and with the gentle guidance of this lovely woman you are sure to come to your centre. Laura
Canela Michelle Meyers was born in Calgary, Alberta. She has been practicing and teaching ReiKi in Canada, Australia, Indonesia and the U.S. since 1994, and is also a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. Canela now resides in North Vancouver with her two sons.


Having woken up to Self in 1998, her main support in all settings is one of Self acceptance - of finding the love that exists in everything; supporting people to finding this in themselves, and in their relatings with others and their world. Satsang with Canela has happened in Tucson, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver.


Canela?s journey to Self included a direct experience of White Light within her first experience of ReiKi in 1994. This was with her cousin, ReiKi practitioner, Donalda Meyers. Everything disappeared, no table, no cousin, no Canela Michelle, no world at all, only White Light and something that was aware of it. This experience supported a letting go of struggling as here was a factual experience of something bigger than the mere human and how things appeared to be. Canela took the ReiKi training in an attempt to find out what happened. Prior to this experience, Canela had always been very direct, and straight forwardly honest with herself and others ? this was amplified. She had also come to understand and experience life as heaven on earth; that there was no place to ?get to?, heaven is actually Here if we choose it.


Realizing, in her honesty with herself, that she was ?using? her husband and children as an excuse to not Be With something that was calling her inside, she let go of her world as she knew it and travelled, attending several gatherings with Paul and Ava Lowe and the people who they attracted around them. After approximately one month of having left her world, she met Isaac Shapiro. She then found herself attending a week long retreat with Isaac which started the day after meeting him. On the first night of that retreat, in direct connection with Isaac, perception shifted to know itself directly in each moment. She Realized That which had always been. More accurately: Awareness became aware of Itself completely.


Canela has travelled around the world, offering ReiKi and assisting people spontaneously with whatever is happening in the moment. Canela is open to the moment, which creates an invitation to support anyone to relax more deeply and lovingly into who they already are.

Laura Fluter, Founder
Whitelight Corporate / Whitelight Promotions
for Leading Spas of Canada (formerly the Canadian Spa Association)
www.spacanada.com
1-800-704-6393
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604-929-7961
"Creating opportunities for inspiration and transformation"

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PEACE FORUM


Dear Friends --


I'm forwarding a notice about an upcoming peace forum in Vancouver which I hope those of you in the Lower Mainland will be able to attend -- and please pass the word about. Also, a note urging everyone who hasn't already got one to buy a copy of the October issue of The Walrus magazine and read Marci McDonald's article "The Man Behind Stephen Harper." It's a fascinating and illuminating piece of investigative journalism, a must read for everyone who wants to understand the rise of "the Conservative movement" in Canada.


Best wishes,


Rose-Marie Larsson
David Orchard's Campaign for Canada
tel (604) 215-5580
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1) Friday, 1 October, 2004
7 - 9 p.m.
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.
Orthodox Christian Peace Forum


Speakers: Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Canadian Orthodox Church
Rev. Judith Hardcastle, United Church and Secretary, Thomas Merton Society
Leonard Yehuda Angel, Professor of Philosophy, Douglas College
David Goa, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Alberta
Rev. Dr. Brad Jersak, Evangelical Free Church, Abbotsford and Editor of Clarion: the Journal of Faith and Justice


All welcome. Free Admission. Sponsored by the New Ostrog Monastery and the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship. For more information please contact Archbishop Lazar at tel 604-826-9336, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (A long time Canadian nationalist, peace activist and avowed "Red Tory," Archbishop Lazar is a strong supporter of David Orchard. He is the editor and publisher of The Red Tory Journal, a magazine devoted to exploring the Canadian "red tory" tradition. Back issues are available -- please inquire by return e-mail.)


2) In magazine & book stores now: THE WALRUS, October issue ($5.95), "The Man Behind Stephen Harper" by Marci McDonald


This must-read article by veteran journalist and author Marci McDonald (Yankee Doodle Dandy: Brian Mulroney and the American Agenda, Stoddart, 1995) chronicles the academic and political career of University of Calgary political science professor Tom Flanagan, the man in charge of Stephen Harper's and the Conservative Party's 2004 federal election campaign and Harper's political mentor.


Not well known to Canadians in general, the U.S. born Flanagan made his academic career on discrediting Aboriginal history (his latest book is First Nations? Second Thoughts, McGill's-Queen's University Press, 2000) and providing expert testimony against Native land claims. McDonald brings to light in vivid detail how over the past twenty years Flanagan and his academic-political confreres in the "Calgary School" became the brain trust behind the right-wing, pro-American "Conservative" movement in Canada culminating in the Canadian Alliance's takeover of the Progressive Conservative Party. McDonald quotes David Orchard about the Orchard-MacKay leadership convention deal and MacKay's subsequent betrayal , but doesn't delve into how the take-over of the PC Party by the Alliance occurred (leaving the door open for a follow-up investigative piece!). Do buy a copy, read it and circulate it widely! (Her article is not available on The Walrus's web site -- but may be in the future; worth checking back for it at http://www.walrusmagazine.com.)


Here's an excerpt:
'What brought Flanagan to Alberta where that bootstrap ideology [Barry Goldwater's policies] would find such fertile grounds? He says only that he needed a job: he and his wife had already started a family (last year his daughter Melissa, retired from a twelve-year communications career with the U.S. Army). At the time, new Canadian universities were hatching across the country, prompting a hiring spree that outstripped the national crop of PhDs. But Flanagan didn't apply for the post. In the spring of 1968, when he was offered an assistant professorship -- just as Pierre Trudeau came to power -- he was researching his thesis on an obscure German novelist in the turbulent compound of the Free University of West Berlin, a U.S.-funded institution briefly shuttered by anti-American protests. When the offer arrived Flanagan had to go look up Calgary on a map.


The invitation came from E. Burke Inlow, another American, and the first head of U of C's political science department. An expert on Iran and the Far East, who died last year, Inlow himself had been recruited directly from an assignment with the Pentagon. There, according to his son, Brand, a Calgary lawyer, he was engaged in "cultural work -- providing intelligence to people we (the U.S. government) were sending to the Middle East."


For Inlow, Flanagan's conservative inclinations were no coincidence. He and his successors set out expressly to counter the prevailing leftist currents on the country's campuses. "Canadian universities were almost the fiefdom of Karl Marx," says Anthony Parel, a Jesuit-trained expert on Machiavelli, whom Inlaw hired from Radio Vatican in Rome. "We wanted balance." '


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13. 2 0 0 4 B. C. B I O N E E R S C O N F E R E N C E


Media Release


Dates: October 15 - 17, 2004
Venue: Maritime Labour Union Hall (1880 Triumph Street at Victoria Drive)


Tickets: Regular $30 day / $75 weekend Youth & Senior: $20 day / $55 weekend
Available at Banyen Books (3608 West 4th Ave.) and Shared Vision ( 203 - 873 Beatty Street)
Information: 604.605.1615 Web Blog: http://bcbioneers.blogcatalyst.com


Creating The Next Golden Age - Believing It Can Be Done


Local Activists & Visionaries Connect With International Event


Virtually everyone today considers themselves environmentally aware. What, then, do we do to fulfill the vision of an enduring, sustainable culture that is simultaneously just and peaceful?


That far-reaching question is the essence of the three-day BC Bioneers Conference taking place October 15 through 17 at the Maritime Labour Union Hall (1880 Triumph at Victoria Drive). Bringing together a host of environmentalists, business community leaders, politicians, spiritual mentors and social activists, the BC Bioneers Conference will present a series of keynote talks and panel discussions on such topics as corporate responsibility, the role of personal spirituality in public life, preserving the integrity of our food sources and the latest developments in environmental activism on the BC coast.


The BC Bioneers Conference is one of 15 such events taking place throughout North America, all featuring local themes developed around the Plenary Sessions of the 15th annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. Each day's morning of plenary talks will be broadcast live to the satellite Bioneers venues, followed by an afternoon of local programming with speakers, panel discussions, food and entertainment.


BC Bioneers keynote speakers and panelists will include environmental lawyer David Richard Boyd, award-winning journalists Ben Parfitt and Rex Weyler, Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lama Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Vancouver City Councillors Tim Louis and Peter Ladner, David Suzuki Elders Council member Amy Wuttunee Eustergerling, Natures Path Foods founder Aaran Stephens and former Shell Oil advisor Anita Burke.


Also participating will be Graham Currie, who leads the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Sustainable Businesses program , Arthur Manuel, the spokesman for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade, and Alan Clements, author of Burma: The Next Killing Fields? and The Voice of Hope, the acclaimed book of conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma's non-violent struggle for freedom.


In addition to challenging and provocative talks and discussions, the BC Bionners Conference will offer participants workshops by Headlines Theatre Company and entertainment by Ann Mortifee, Shivon Robinsong and One Voice Choir. Capers will offer reasonably priced lunches and Saturday night will feature a catered dinner created by Chris Iverson of Living Source Cafe and Oliver Rathmann of RAW Cafe.


Tickets to the BC Bioneers Conference are $30 each day and $75 for the weekend. Student and senior admissions are $20 each day and $55 for the weekend. Tickets are available at Banyen Books (3608 West 4th Ave.) and Shared Vision Magazine( 203 - 873 Beatty Street). For information call 604.605.1615 or visit http://bcbioneers.blogcatalyst.com for complete programming details.


Kevin Dale McKeown (mick-yone)
Media Relations & Community Outreach Coordinator


BC Bioneers Conference
October 15 - 17, 2004


PublicityPlus Event Marketing
317A Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 2N4
Phone: 604.688.2478
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14. PUBLIC HEALTH MEETINGS


Public Meetings of the Board by Health Authority Region


Fraser


October 27, 2004
6:30 ? 8:30 pm
Tri-Cities (site TBA) Town Hall meeting


http://www.fraserhealth.ca/ 1-877-935-5669


Fraser


October 27, 2004
TBA
Tri-Cities (site TBA)


Open board meeting


http://www.fraserhealth.ca/ 1-877-935-5669


Vancouver Coastal


October 20, 2004
9:00 am ? 1:00 pm
Q&A: 10:00 ? 11:00 am
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
50 East Pender Street, Vancouver


https://www.vcha.net/ Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Vancouver Island


September 29, 2004
1:30 pm
Eagles Hall
29 French Street, Ladysmith


http://www.viha.ca/ 1-877-370-8699


Vancouver Island


November 24, 2004
TBA
Woodward room at Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital 2101 Richmond Avenue, Victoria


http://www.viha.ca/ 1-877-370-8699


Northern


September 27, 2004
1:00 ? 4:00 pm


Presentations:


3:00 ? 4:00 pm
Kitimat Hospital and Health Centre
920 Lahakas Blvd. South


http://www.northernhealth.ca 250-565-2922


Interior


November 17, 2004
TBA
Merritt (site TBA)


http://www.interiorhealth.ca 250- 862-4200


Provincial Health Services


October 21, 2004
10:00 am ? noon


Presentations:


9:00 ? 9:45 am
Marriott Inner Harbour
728 Humbolt Street, Victoria


http://www.phsa.ca 604-675-7474


Note: those who wish to make presentations must usually give 2-3 weeks advance notice.


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15. ABORIGINAL MOTHER CENTRE SOCIETY


Transitions.


Greetings caregivers. I am using the term caregivers in the broadest sense of the word to be inclusive to all individuals and organizations whom include the well being of children in their daily activities and long term strategies.


I have a personal announcement that will not doubt come to a surprise to many.


I have accepted to be employed by the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society. Many community members are well aware that I have a history of advocating. My advocacy skills are the reason Penny Kerrigan approached myself an asked if I would consider being a part of the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society.


I hope I will be an effective member to both the AMCS cliental and the Community.


The Aboriginal Mother Centre Society is located at 2019 Dundas Street. I will be available at the Mothers Centre between the hours 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Mon - Fri.


Tel:604.253.6262.


Sincerely,
Debbie Krull


PS. It is important for the community to know that the Aboriginal Mothers Centre is open to all nations and fathers too! The Aboriginal Mothers Centre has chosen to honour the Aboriginal Way of Parenting and encourages both Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal Caregivers to learn the many traditional ways that co exist in urban settings.


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16. BEA'S ACTIVIST LISTING


Bea can be heard on SFU radio 90.1 FM
http://www.cjsf.bc.ca/


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Friday Oct. 1, 1:30 PM
Room B144, Langara College
WAR RESISTORS SPEAK OUT


Brandon Hughey, a 19 year old American soldier, arrived in St.
Catherines, Ontario in March of 2004. Along with three other US war
resisters, he is seeking refugee status in Canada. Hear him speak about
the growing number of US servicemen and women who are opposing the war
and how we can support their campaign
.
Peter Prontzos teaches Political Science at Langara College. He is one
of more than 50,000 American war resisters who came to Canada and
refused to participate in the U.S. attack on Vietnam. He will speak
about the war resisters support campaign during that war.


Organized by the War Resisters Support Campaign and the Langara Students
Union
For more info: www.resisters.ca or call (604) 765-2580


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Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd
MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAY


Vancouver Public Library, Downtown Branch (350 West Georgia)
** FRIDAY EVENING: 7:30 9:30pm
Join us for Vancouver's premier screening of "OUTFOXED", the critically
acclaimed documentary exposing Rupert Murdoch's war on Journalism. The film
will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local journalists: James
MacKinnon (Editor, Freelancer), Deborah Campbell (Educator,
Freelancer), and
Elaine Briere (Photojournalist).
** ALL DAY SATURDAY: 10:00 5:30pm
Come experience Vancouver's largest INDEPENDENT MEDIA FAIR, WORKSHOPS, and
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING.
MEDIA FAIR: 11:00 5:00pm
A showcasing of Vancouver's best in independent media. The fair is an
annual MDD favourite, taking over the main foyer of the library to
spread the word about local alternatives to corporate news.
WORKSHOPS: 11:00am - 12:30pm / 1:30am - 3:00pm
1. Canadian Media Policy and the Need for Policy Activism
2. Blogging: The New News?
3. Who?s Taking the 'Community' out of Community Television?
4. Captive Audience: Corporatized Media Education
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: 3:30 - 5:00
Hijacking Democracy: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire


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Weekend of October 2nd 2004
Event: The DRIFT - art on main


An exciting weekend event to tour 'art on main'. The local shops and
artist's
studios welcome you to view their art and/or ware over the course of the
weekend. Maps will be available soon!


Location: Main Street Business Area & Artist's Studios
Cost: FREE.
Contact: Sonja, 604-730-5416, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Posted on: Monday, July 05, 2004 at 09:27:49 (PDT)


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October 2, 2004 7-11pm
Event: Wine Festival Under the Stars


Tickets include unlimited tasting of wines, appetizers, and live music and
dancing. All proceeds donated to the Kids Can Free the Children and their
school building campaign in Africa. Proudly sponosred by Commercial
Electronics
Ltd.


Location: Science World
Cost: $32.50 Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Contact: Christina Adam, 604 790 4031, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
www.commercialelectronics.ca/event


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Saturday, Oct 16th
MASSIVE CHANGE
see: massivechange.com ) and the Bioneers conference is being Sat-linked by
Shared Vision magazine at the Maritime Labour Centre. Hopefully we can bring
some of these incoming folks together at mutual events.


Saturday, Oct 16th at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph)
there will be a $15/ticket public dinner and dance as part of BC Bioneers,
featuring The Carnival Band (www.thecarnivalband.com) and DJs.


SEE: sharedvision.com
TICKETS AT: bcbioneers.blogcatalyst.com
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Tuesday, October 19 - Sunday, October 24
Event: West Coast Chocolate Festival


West Coast Chocolate Festival - for the senses and the soul... Where
arts and
culture meet nature and chocolate is magic! 12 festival events at 8
locations
around the Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody area of Greater Vancouver.
Chocolate demonstrations and tastings, performances, factory tours, movie
night, chocolate dessert buffet, library programs, poetry slam,
photography &
more. Savour, learn, enjoy, and be inspired by "the food of the gods".
Funds
raised support youth art programs.


Takes place at various locations in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port
Moody.
Info: (604)469-0759
http://chocolatefestival.ca
http://festivalduchocolat.ca


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October 20 and 21
Event: Lecture Series featuring Margaret Visser


On October 20 and 21, Regent College presents the Laing Lecture Series
featuring Canadian writer, radio and television broadcaster, and lecturer
Margaret Visser on The Meaning of Saints. This three-part lecture series,
examining how our understanding of heroism has revolutionized our world
throughout the ages, will be held on the campus of the University of
British
Columbia. Regent College professors Loren Wilkinson and Maxine Hancock
will be
providing responses to the lectures with John Stackhouse moderating. All
lectures in this series are free and open to the public but tickets must be
obtained in advance for Visser?s final lecture in the series. Please visit
www.regent-college.edu/laing for venue locations, times, ticket
information and
more details about each lecture or call Regent College at 604.224.3245.


Location: University of British Columbia
Cost: Free.
Contact: , 604-224-3245, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
www.regent-college.edu/laing




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October 21st, 2004 7:30pm
Dr.Jane Goodall presented by The Spirit Bear Movie & Spirit Bear Youth
Coalition


Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the most celebrated and respected
primatologists of all time, United Nations' Messenger of Peace: Dr. Jane
Goodall. Since arriving in the summer of 1960, as a young 26 year old
on the
shores of East Africa, Dr. Goodall, through her work for her beloved
chimpanzees, has served as a model for environmental stewardship, and her
lectures have given hope to millions, world over, that together we can
create a better world.


Orpheum Theatre
More Info: Tickets are $30/25/20 available through Ticketmaster,
604-280-4444


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October 22-25, 2004
HIV FORUM AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Vancouver Airport Marriott


CLICK HERE to download your PDF registration pack for PAN's HIV Forum and
General Assembly (October 22-25, 2004 -- Vancouver Airport Marriott).
http://pan.ca/referencelibrary/2004-oct/Registration%20Package%20-%20October%202004.pdf
For more information and for minutes from the previous meetings in February,
please visit PAN's website at www.pan.ca
NOTE: Registration forms MUST be submitted to us no later than Friday September
24th!! The earlier the better, however, so get your forms in as soon as
possible.




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Tel: 250.704.2990


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Saturday, October 30
Event: Pumpkin Event at Maplewood Farm
The first 101 families to arrive with kids in costume receive a free
pumpkin.
There will be a home-grown pumpkin judging in four categories. The day also
includes a food concession and pony rides.


Held at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver.


Hours of operation are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday and
Holiday
Mondays.


Info: (604) 929-5610 http://maplewoodfarm.bc.ca


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November 12, 2004 5pm-11pm
Event: Hopscotch - Vancouver's Premier Scotch, Whiskey and Premium Beer
Festival


What do you get when you mix whiskey and beer? Vancouver's premier scotch,
whiskey and premium beer festival, HOPSCOTCH Join 1500 other
connoisseurs on
November 12th, at The Roundhouse in Yaletown, for the 8th annual Hopscotch
Festival. More than 30 exhibitors will be showcasing over one hundred
of the
world's finest scotches, whiskeys and premium beers. Learn how to properly
taste and appreciate the samples while enjoying live Jazz and Celtic music.
When: 12 November 2004 Where: The Roundhouse, Yaletown, Vancouver, BC Time:
5:00pm to 11:00pm Cost: $30 for entry, $1 tasting tickets (1oz whiskey
samples,
4oz beer samples) Tunes: Live Jazz & Celtic Music Extras: Tasting Sessions
(learn to taste like an expert!) Tickets: On sale from October 10, 2004
Ticketmaster 604.280.4444 (entry tickets only) Hopscotch Productions
604.742.1706(entry & tasting tix) Tasting tickets will be available to
purchase
on the day For further information call Hopscotch Productions
604.742.1706 or
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Location: The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Yaletown, Vancouver,
BC, Canada
Cost: $30/ticket + $1 tasting tickets.
Contact: Hopscotch Productions, 604.742.706, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.hopscotchfestival.com


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Tuesday, November 16
Event: Salmon Festival Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam


Information: 604-927-5236


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TO WARD, OR NOT TO WARD


CAMPAIGN Elert 22/09/04: Conservative-backed "No Side" Opposes Neighbourhoods Having a Greater Say at City Hall


WHAT'S HAPPENING?
- Vancouverites will vote in a wards plebiscite on Saturday, October 16.
- Following an extensive neighbourhood consultation process this past winter, the Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission concluded ward elections would significantly improve our civic democracy.
- Commissioner Thomas Berger recommended the city adopt 14 wards in time for the next civic election in 2005 because wards would:


allow citizens to cast an informed ballot;
ensure representation of neighbourhoods and ongoing accountability to neighbourhoods between elections;
open up the electoral process to independent candidates;
provide fairer representation to the Eastside; and
maintain council at a manageable and effective size.


- Prominent Vancouverites like Darlene Marzari, Larry Campbell, Bill Saunders, Nancy Chiavario, Fred Mah, Kerry Jang, Michael Francis, Charles Ungerleider, Nick Panos and Carmela Allevato are supporting the Yes For Wards campaign.
- The Non-Partisan Association (NPA), the right-wing Fraser Institute, prominent Stephen Harper Tories Colin Metcalfe and Gary Mitchell, the Vancouver Board of Trade and other conservative individuals and organizations are urging Vancouverites to vote against wards.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Read why Commissioner Thomas Berger is recommending wards, by viewing his report at http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/erc/ on the internet.
- Learn more about the Yes For Wards campaign, by visiting http://www.yesforwards.ca or call 778-889-3248, to volunteer or donate.
- Vote for wards on October 16 - see the City of Vancouver at http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/decision2004/ for details on how to cast your ballot.
- Find out why COPE is supporting the Yes For Wards campaign, by visiting our web site at http://www.cope.bc.ca on the internet.


QUESTIONS?
-For more information, contact the Yes For Ward campaign at 778-889-3248 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or contact COPE Organiser Neil Monckton by calling 604-255-0400, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Mailing Address: 140-111 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
Web Site: http://www.cope.bc.ca
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Telephone: (604) 255-0400


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CANADIANS FOR RECONCILIATION


Canadians For Reconciliation deplored the heavy handed means the BC
government used to acquire aboriginal land for which it has signed no
treaty. Apart from putting a black mark on all Canadians, such action is
of particular concern to the Chinese-Canadian community, since a recent
trip and discussions revealed many among the aboriginal community are
1/4, 1/8 Chinese, and that a prominent chief in the province is half
Chinese. It reminds the Chinese community of all the insults and
injustice that it and the aboriginal received less than a century back.
We call for a termination of such cowboy justice and a return to sincere
treaty negotiation. Furthermore CFR demands for the immediate release of
those aboriginals whose only crime was defending their own traditional
land.


Bill Chu
Canadians For Reconciliation


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"I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blod running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war."


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1858-1919)


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