LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - May 24th, 2005 Print
PEJ Events
Tuesday, 24 May 2005 01:19
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - May 24th, 2005

1.  DEATH IN DARFUR - panel discussion - May 24th
2.  AT THE CUTTING EDGE: the crisis in Canada's forests - May 24th
3.  ART EXHIBIT - to June 25th
4.  CONTINUOUS JOURNEY - part of DOXA film fest - May 24th(-29th)
5.  RELATIONSHIP TRAINING ACADEMY - May 25, June 1st
6.  THE OIL FACTOR:  BEHIND THE WAR ON TERROR - May 26th
7.  DOUBLE-BILL FILM EVENT AT PARK THEATRE - May 26th
8.  COMMUNITY FORUM:  WOMEN'S LIBERATION AND IMPERIALISM - May 28th
9.  ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER - May 28th
10.  RALLY AND CELEBRATION TO PROTECT ENDANGERED FORESTS - June 1st
11.  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FREE ZONES - June 2nd
12.  ARGENTINA:  HOPE IN HARD TIMES - June 3rd
13.  NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST SECURITY CERTIFICATES! - June 8th
14.  FREE BCCIC MEMBER WORKSHOPS - June 10th
15.  THINKING THROUGH ACTION:  20TH C SOCIAL MOVEMENTS - June 10-12th
16.  RIGHTS TO ACTION WORKSHOP   - June 11th
17.  BC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK AGM - June 18th
18.  GRANDPARENTS REALIZING AUTISTIC CHILDREN'S INVOLVEMENT, NEEDS, & GROWTH (GRACING) - June 20th
19.  ENVISIONING PEOPLE'S STRUGGLES - June 24-26th
20.  FARMER'S MARKET SOCIETY NEWS
21.  COPE E-LERT
22.  YOUTH CARE PROGRAM FOR TEENS WITH DISABILITIES

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

APC General Meeting Every Tuesday @ 6pm
251 Union Street
(4 blocks south of Hastings, off Main) Ring buzzer 900

Child care and bus fare will be provided.

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Place your orders for recycled chlorine-free office paper on line here
office paper buying club: www.rfu.org

ORDER DEADLINE:  Wednesday May 25th
PAPER DELIVERY: 1st week of May
or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or phone Paper Choice at 1-800-567-4055.

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Hi, a mom has contacted me and would like to make connections with other families in New Westminster with older children.  Her son was just diagnosed on the spectrum.  If you could email me, I will forward your emails to her.  Thanks Cyndi

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1.  DEATH IN DARFUR
 
The Global Justice Program at the Liu Institute in partnership with "NeverAgain: A Call for Action in Sudan" presents

a panel discussion and information night called

DEATH IN DARFUR (**NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE**)

The event will bring together experts on Sudan and survivors of genocide to discuss the genocide in Sudan and the efforts of governments, organisations and individuals to stop it. The event will also focus on how Canadians can get involved to raise awareness about events in Sudan.

The discussion will feature
 * Senator Mobina Jaffer, Canada's Special Envoy to Sudan
* John Currie, Legal Division, Foreign Affairs Canada
* Bruce Broomhall Professor of Law, Universit? de Quebec ? Montreal
* Robert Adamson, Global Justice Program, Liu Institute
* Nouri Abdalla, Darfur Associate of Canada
* The Hon. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament

Moderated by Michael Byers (Liu Institute) and Mark Weintraub (Canadian Jewish Congress)

 * DATE: Tuesday May 24, 2005
* TIME: Panel discussion begins at 8pm
 (Doors open at 7:30 for information session,
 including live music and photo-collage) 
* PLACE: Jewish Community Centre (Wosk Auditorium)
950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver 

All are welcome. For more information, contact Patricia Chu at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604-822-1402

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2.  AT THE CUTTING EDGE: the crisis in Canada's forests.

The Sierra Club of Canada Lower Mainland Group would like to invite
 you to a special evening to celebrate the launch of

 Elizabeth May's,

 "AT THE CUTTING EDGE: the crisis in Canada's forests."
 
DATE:          May 24th, 2005
TIME:           7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION:   Roundhouse Community Centre

 With the purpose of drawing attention to the opportunities and threats
 facing forest ecosystems in Canada, the Sierra Club of Canada is
 planning a cross-Canada book tour promoting the release of the
 revised, updated and expanded edition of "At the Cutting Edge: The
 Crisis in Canada's Forests," by Elizabeth May.
 
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3.  ART EXHIBIT

Please be invited to my upcoming art opening, my first solo show in a gallery!

The show is an installation of car crash pieces, kind of like paintings but made of suspended road-glass pieces. (Pretty but lethal is how I describe it)
 
Xeno Gallery     www.galleryxeno.com
183 east broadway at Dadabase (at Main St)
tel 604.709.9934
curated by: Mo Sa'lemy
music: THE GENTLEMEN'S CLUB
 
The show will be up from May 20th until June 25th.
 
Riding Regards,
 RedSara

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"You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is
produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a general election
is produced by the votes of single electors."

~ Bertrand Russell

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4.  CONTINUOUS JOURNEY

DOXA Documentary Film & Video Festival
May 24-29, 2005
Proudly Presents Opening Night Film

CONTINUOUS JOURNEY

May 24, 2005, 7:30 pm
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street

Director Ali Kazimi in attendance

The beleaguered ship, Komagata Maru returns to Vancouver in this powerful
retelling of one of the most shameful episodes in Canadian history. The
film is an ode to the journey of 376 passengers (from British India) who were
aboard the Japanese vessel and then refused permission to land in
Vancouver.

This film is also the story of one man's obsession to capture this piece
of forgotten history on the screen. Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Ali
Kazimi spent eight years researching and documenting this film. A tale of
immigrants, political intrigue and racism, this film is also an insightful
look at Vancouver and Canada at the turn of the 20th century.

"I realized my interest in what happened to the people on the Komagata
Maru has become an obsession; the more I dig through the records, the more
fascinated I become. Maybe because here the history of India and Canada
violently collide. Maybe because few know that people like me were shut
out for decades. Maybe because I see this harbour as a crime screen, haunted
by its ghosts. Maybe because I'm trying to understand how I fit in." - Ali
Kazimi

Please note: The film screens only once at DOXA. To ensure a seat for the
film, we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance.

TICKETS ($15) AVAILABLE AT:
Festival Box Office, 604-257-0366, www.festivalboxoffice.com
Bibliophile Bookshop, 2012 Commercial Drive (cash only)
Videomatica, 1855 West 4th Avenue

Please POST this notice or distribute it to people in your organization.

Full festival details and information: www.doxafestival.ca / 604-646-3200

The DOXA screening of Continuous Journey is made possible by the generous
support of Library and Archives Canada. Mr. Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and
Archivist of Canada and Member of the Order of Canada, will join the
filmmaker and other distinguished guests for this local premiere.

Meghna Haldar

Doxa Community Outreach
#5 1726 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4A3
604.669.1422
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www.doxafestival.ca

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5.  RELATIONSHIP TRAINING ACADEMY

APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TRAINING

Wednesday Evenings May 18th May 25th and June 1st
6 to10 pm each evening     

Cost: $229.00 per person

Imagine what life would be like if you had the confidence, knowledge and skills to deal with all the disturbing events that are part of life. Your ability to handle conflict and stress determines the quality of your relationships whether personal or professional.

The experts and best sellers all tell you: "Don't fight... Resist the urge to get even or one up... Don't take the bait.... Don't react!!

But nobody is telling you how this is done! ... We will!

?      How do you not react?
?      How do you avoid conflict?
?      How do you stay neutral?
?      How do you de-activate others?
?      How do you co-operate?

?We will show you!

Learning this technique will reduce the stress and frustration of any upset whether a major confrontation or a mild annoyance. Your ability to resolve conflict will increase tremendously.

You will learn practical, proven solutions that work! Powerful psychological systems that are easy to use will help you feel strong and confident.  Workbook is included.

?       Identify Personal Buttons
?       How to de-activate Buttons
?       How to change Reactive Behaviour
?       Expectations - How you are controlled
?       Deal with Fear - without Fear

If you want more harmony and cooperation with the people in your life......take this course.

If you would like to be able to handle any conflict skillfully without accelerating the conflict........take this course.

Our clients tell us that these tools are the most useful skills they have. They are easy to learn and easy to apply. You will begin using them on the first day for immediate results.

To Register: contact Relationship Training Academy

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6.  THE OIL FACTOR:  BEHIND THE WAR ON TERROR

Film Showing:

'The Oil Factor: Behind the war on Terror'  After spending three months in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the produces of this new documentary, Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy,  assess the results of the U.S. attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan.  They expose the human cost and examine the bigger geo-strategic picture of these invasions that may lead the world toward the next global conflict.

'The Oil Factor' is filled with solid facts and figures, clear, illustrative maps, original footage shot in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as many  interviews with a large array of prominent personalities including top US officials.

This event is co-sponsored by the Coalition in Solidarity with the People of Iraq, (CESAPI), and the  Peace and Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church, Vancouver.

May 26, 7:30
Unitarian Church
West 49th and Oak,
Vancouver.

Free admission.

Discussion will follow the presentation.
Coffee, tea and cookies served.
For more information visit http://vcn.bc.ca/cesapi or call 604 737-1299.

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7.  DOUBLE-BILL FILM EVENT AT PARK THEATRE

Media Contact: Barb Small
604.228.9599 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Event: Benefit Screening of "Standing in the Shadow of Motown" & "Hardwood"
Date: Thursday, May 26
Venue: Park Theatre (3440 Cambie Street)
Times: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Screenings at 7 pm
Tickets: Adults $15, Youth 16 and under $10, available at the door.
Information: 604.228.9599

Vancouver Folk Music Festival hosts double-bill film event at Park Theatre
Former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis to introduce "Hardwood"

Do you know what band had more #1 hits than Elvis & The Beatles combined... they were the biggest hit makers in pop music history and we bet you don't know their names - they're the Funk Brothers. Everyone has heard of the Supremes & Smokey Robinson, but Motown would never have happened without the musicians that played on all the Motor City hits. 

On Thursday May 26th at the newly refurbished Park Theatre, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival will present "Standing in the Shadow of Motown" a tribute to the Funk Brothers, the unknown musical geniuses behind Motown's classics including the hits of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, the Temptations, Gladys Knight and more.  "What blasts off the screen like a heat wave, burning in the heart, is the sheer toe-tapping, booty-shaking joy of making music" (David Ansen, Newsweek) "Standing in the Shadow of Motown" won 4 Grammy Awards in 200x.

Also on the bill is "Hardwood" the story of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, now a Vancouver resident and coach of young basketball players in the city. Mel Davis will appear in person to introduce the film, which was written and directed by son Hubert and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Tickets available at the door of the Park Theatre, 3440 Cambie Street.  The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with
Mel Davis introducing "Hardwood" and taking questions from the audience following the screening.  "Standing in the Shadow of Motown" will be shown at 8 pm.

Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for adults and $10 for youth 16 and under.

Proceeds from this double-bill  will support the Vancouver Folk Music Festival which takes place July 15 to 17 at Jericho Beach Park.  For information call 604.228.9599.

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8.  COMMUNITY FORUM:  WOMEN'S LIBERATION AND IMPERIALISM

Childcare and the struggle for women?s liberation under imperialism: a
community forum

Please join Grassroots Women for the launching of our timely study entitled
Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which examines the multitude of ways
current childcare policy affects working class women and cements our
underdevelopment, poverty, and exploitation as both workers and mothers. The
community forum will be held in the cafeteria at Britannia High School (1661
Napier) on Saturday, May 28, at 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome.

?With all levels of government using childcare as a trophy issue to promote
their own political party, it is an important time for us to step forward
and assert how childcare policy affects working class women, who are the
primary providers of care and education for children,? explains Rachel
Rosen, a member of Grassroots Women. ?We don?t just want childcare dangled
as an unfulfilled promise in front us; we need to unite and define what
working class women really need in a national childcare program.?

The forum will include highlights of project findings, including a
discussion of how women?s unpaid and unrecognized domestic labour serves the
interests of government and big business. A speaker from SIKLAB (Advance and
Uphold the Rights of Overseas Filipino Workers) will discuss the connection
between a lack of a universal childcare program and the modern-day slavery
of domestic workers under the Live-in Caregiver Program.

The May 28 forum will be an opportunity for those who participated in the
study and others to discuss their experiences with childcare, offer feedback
on the findings of the report, and help develop Grassroots Women?s campaign
for a truly universal childcare program in Canada.

The forum will also include activities for children, a dramatic
representation of women?s experiences with childcare in the form of a
?clothes line,? and snacks.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is a year-long, Participatory Action
Research (PAR) study. Over 70 mothers, childcare workers and domestic
workers from diverse communities participated in all aspects of the study
which was part of Grassroots Women?s ongoing campaign: ?Universal Childcare
is a Women?s Right.? As part of this campaign and arising from suggestions
from project participants, Grassroots Women recently held our Second Annual
Mother?s Day March and Rally and has mobilized over 5000 people to send
postcards to Prime Minister Paul Martin calling for the implementation of a
free and accessible national childcare program.

For more information about the forum or to order a copy of the study, please
contact Rachel at Grassroots Women: (604) 682.4451 /
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Grassroots Women
#304 - 207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1H7
www3.telus.net/grassrootswomen

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9.  ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Riley Park Parenting Group presents a chance for parents, school staff and other professionals to gain an understanding of what it is like to have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The goal of this interactive and entertaining workshop is to further understanding, acceptance and empathy for children living with ASD, as well as to lay the ground work for a follow-up workshop which will be targeted at the children themselves (goal will be to help children understand Autism Spectrum Disorder - age 9+).

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society presents:

What Does it Feel Like to Have Autism, presented by Heather McCracken

Topics of the day include:
Simulation Game
5 senses & ASD
Communication & ASD
Self Regulating Behaviours
Kinds of Minds
Basic Friendship Tips

See attached brochure for more details or visit Friend 2 Friend?s website at www.friend2friendsociety.org

PLUS:
Meet others dealing with ASD in one respect or another
Chance to connect to other resources in your community
Promote your resources to others in the community

Date: Saturday May 28
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Location: Riley Park Community Centre (50 E 30th Ave, Vancouver - across from Nat Bailey Stadium & Queen Elizabeth Park)

RSVP: by Thursday May 26 to Nicholas Najda ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) so we know how much snack food to prepare & the size of room required

Cost: FREE

Hope to see many of you there and to meet many new faces.

Nicholas Najda
Community Youth Development Worker
Riley Park Community Centre
ph. 604.257.8645

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10.  RALLY AND CELEBRATION TO PROTECT ENDANGERED FORESTS

Concerned citizens from across North America are converging to celebrate and defend our remaining intact natural treasures and expose the hypocrisy of today?s ?sustainable? forest industry

Wednesday, June 1st - Vancouver

Speak out against the Global Forest and Paper Summit!

500 of the top forest executives from 27 countries, including over 60 CEOs and government representatives, are meeting in Vancouver from June 1-3 to discuss their ?vision? for the next decade of the timber industry. The forests can?t take ten more years of the forest industry!

Help send a strong message to the conference delegates that we have a better vision, a vision of true sustainability for forests, wildlife and people.

Join us for a Large Rally and Endangered Species Migration!

When: Wednesday, June 1st at noon
Where: Meet at the corner of Cardero and Georgia
Rally is at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive

Why: Critical decisions about the future of the world?s forests are being made behind closed doors. Together we will raise our voices for forest protection, not forest destruction.

Endangered Species Migration: Please come prepared to take part in mass action to save endangered species habitat. Join the spectacular image of over 100 salmon, owls, bears and caribou converging outside the conference location. If you?d like to be a caribou, wear brown or grey: we?ll provide the rest! Enjoy musicians, speakers and performers. Bring your own noise-makers!

For more information or to get involved with the organizing committee, please contact:

Kate at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Omi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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From: "helen michell" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >:  AS canadians we need to stand up together to protect our canadian forests. Without our forests we will end up with no more water. Global warming is here already, and without our forests the weather will get even hotter. Pollution is on the rise. Protect our forests, our waters and our airs.

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11.  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FREE ZONES

Thousands of communities around the globe have declared themselves Genetically Engineered (GE) Free Zones. The Council of Canadians presents Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and renowned Canadian scientist Dr. Shiv Chopra to talk about a GE-Free future for Canada at the launch of the Council of Canadian's ?GE-Free Canada? Campaign.

Thursday, June 2,
Maritime Labour Centre
111 Victoria Drive at Triumph;
doors at 6:30,

admission free.

For more information: 604.688.8846

Tara Scurr, BC-Yukon Regional Organizer
Council of Canadians
#700-207 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
(Toll free)1.888.566.3888
(Phone) 604.688.8846
 
"The Dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself" Archibald MacLeish

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12.  ARGENTINA:  HOPE IN HARD TIMES

Argentina: Hope in Hard Times will screen at

UBC
on June 3
at 9 pm

during the conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.  See the website [Balle-BC] for full details about this screening [which is open to the public] and the rest of the conference where David Suzuki will deliver the closing keynote address on Saturday June 4.

Thanks, and I hope you will have an opportunity to come and see our film.
 
Mark Dworkin
Moving Images Video Project
2408 East Valley Street
Seattle, Washington 98112
360/341-1269

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13.  NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST SECURITY CERTIFICATES!

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                  WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 FROM 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM
               GATHER AT VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (ROBSON SIDE)

                          Contact No One is Illegal
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This action is part of a pan-Canadian day to Stop Secret Trials in Canada.
Canada?s Secret Trial Five are five Muslim men whose lives have been torn
apart by accusations that they are not allowed to fight in a fair and
independent trial. All five men were arrested under "Security
Certificates," a measure of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(IRPA) that has been described by Amnesty International as "fundamentally
flawed and unfair". Security certificates and secret evidence reverse the
fundamental rule of innocent until proven guilty. Neither the detainee nor
his lawyer are informed of the precise allegations or provided with the
full information against him. They are imprisoned indefinitely without
charges on secret evidence and face deportation to their countries of
origin, even if there is a substantial risk of torture or death.

June 8 is the anniversary of the day on which Canada signed the Convention
against torture. It is an appropriate day to bring attention to the fact
that the Canadian government, using security certificates, is trying to
deport five men although the Immigration department recognises they are at
risk of torture if forced out. It is also a good opportunity to highlight
the numerous other ways in which Canada, using other anti-migrant tools,
is engaging in forcing people into situations where they will be tortured;
is using information extracted under torture in security certificate
cases; is exchanging information with secret services recognised as
complicit in physical and psychological torture; is failing to criticise
the use of torture by its allies in Iraq, Guantanomo, Palestine,
Afghanistan and Europe; is enabling the use of torture facilities in
Afghanistan; and is itself using police tactics and prison conditions of
physical and psychological torture.

It is no coincidence, in a situation like the present, where the "war on
terror" is being used to advance an agenda of economic and political
domination, that norms against torture are coming under deliberate and
concerted pressure. Security Certificates are a tool that has been put to
use in the post-9/11 climate of racist hysteria around "national security"
to attack the Muslim and Arab communities, migrants and broader civil
liberties. The historical parallels are clear:
Japanese-Canadians interned and deported from Canada during World War II
and the "red scare" of the McCarthy era. These should stand as warnings to
us.

For more information: http://noii-van.resist.ca

ABOLISH SECURITY CERTIFICATES NOW!
NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!

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No One is Illegal- Vancouver
web: http://noii-van.resist.ca
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(604)682-3269 x 7149

The No One is Illegal campaign is in full confrontation with Canadian
colonial border policies, denouncing and taking action to combat racial
profiling of immigrants and refugees, detention and deportation policies,
and wage-slave conditions of migrant workers and non-status people.

We struggle for the right for our communities to maintain their
livelihoods and resist war, occupation and displacement, while building
alliances and supporting indigenous sisters and brothers also fighting
theft of land and displacement.

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14.  FREE BCCIC MEMBER WORKSHOPS

You are invited to attend a FREE 2-part workshop for BCCIC Members, in particular staff and board members of Canadian International Development Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations:

June 10, 2005
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch provided)
2150 Maple Street
(BCCIC Offices)

(Maple and 6th Avenue - Parking available on side of building or along 6th Avenue on the north side of street).

If your organization has struggled with making sense of CRA Regulations, making sure you are prepared for sudden audits or if your organization is unsure about compliance procedures or penalties involved in the financial management of your organization, this workshop is for you.

In Part 1 of the workshop, you will learn:

  • what your organization needs to be aware of regarding the new Canada Revenue Agency
  • guidelines  
  • how to apply these guidelines to your overseas partners
  • how to get more involved in shaping the policies that affect your organization's
  • ability to deliver service and work effectively in your community
  • how to help your Board or senior leadership be knowledgeable about compliance and penalty procedures
  • how to work more effectively with the CRA

Facilitator:
Chris Richardson, FCA, Consultant to Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

In Part 2 of the workshop, you will learn:

  • what your charity can and can't do within the new Canada Revenue Agency
  • guidelines on "political activities"
  • how to apply these guidelines to real-life scenarios
  • how to get more involved in shaping the policies that affect your organization's
  • ability to deliver service and work effectively in your community
  • how to help your Board or senior leadership get involved in public policy development
  • how to work more effectively with the CRA

Facilitator:
Cathy Beaumont, Manager, Charities and Democracy Project


BCCIC
2150 Maple Street
Vancouver, BC
V6T 3T3
Tel: 604-899-4475
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website: www.bccic.org

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15.  THINKING THROUGH ACTION:  20TH C SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
 
Organizing Change, Building Internationalism, Linking Struggles

Thinking Through Action: Twentieth-Century Social Movements and Their Legacy

A Conference at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre: June 10-12, 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The History Department of Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce
?Thinking Through Action: Twentieth-Century Social Movements and their
Legacy,? a conference to be held at SFU?s Harbour Centre campus in
Vancouver, British Columbia, June 10-12, 2005. Please join TransAfrica
Forum founder and keynote speaker Bill Fletcher, Jr.,   Canadian women?s
movement leader and Rabble.ca editor Judy Rebick, peace movement organizer
David Cortright, Vancouver peace activist and union organizer Mable
Elmore,  along with distinguished movement scholars Michael Honey, David
McNally, Audra Simpson, Mark Solomon, Nikhil Pal Singh, and Michael Zweig
in  this important and timely event.

The conference is bringing a diverse group of scholars and organizers from
across North America to discuss how the history of social movements in
Canada and the United States can broaden our vision of the challenges
facing today?s struggles, including the globalization of social justice
issues, the ongoing retrogressive clawback of twentieth-century social
movements? policy achievements, and a hostile political climate.        Our
program includes panels on issues vital to organizing today, including
ones on building a democratic culture, the necessity and challenges of
coalition building, the impact of movements on electoral politics, labour
and social justice, and organizing poor people?s movements, among many
others.

We are organizing this conference in honor of Jack O?Dell, a social
justice activist now living in Vancouver. O?Dell worked closely with
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesse Jackson, and has played an important
organizing role at different periods in the labor, civil rights and peace
and justice movements from the 1940s to the present. Inspired by O?Dell?s
organizing experience and vision, the conference is focusing on the three
processes we have identified as essential to the often unprecedented
successes of
twentieth-century movements:  ?organizing change,? ?building
internationalism,? and ?linking struggles.?

For registration information, the conference program, and a biographical
sketch of Jack O?Dell, please visit our website:
http://www.sfu.ca/~thinkact/ Contact: Karen Ferguson, Associate Professor
of History, Simon Fraser University   Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Phone:
604-268-6681.

**Also please check out our companion conference: http://www.pnlha.org/**

Thinking Through Action
June 10-12, 2005
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

Info and registration: http://www.sfu.ca/~thinkact
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Phone: 604-268-6681

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16.  RIGHTS TO ACTION WORKSHOP 

Are you confused about your child's rights within the school system?/**

Are you uncertain how to bring forth your concerns to administrators?/

If so, then join us for the

*"From Rights to Action" Workshop*

*SATURDAY, JUNE 11th *
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
3644 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC
Cafeteria Conference Room
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Registration: $20

$15 for FIDS members

FIDS' Annual General Meeting will precede the workshop.

This popular workshop, facilitated by Cathie Camley, will highlight
school law in BC and how it affects children with special needs and
their families. We will then take it one step further, teaching parents
practical skills to ensure that their child's rights are actualized.
Participants will learn how to develop a strategy for bringing their
concerns and goals forward to school officials so they will be acted upon.

*/The Presenter: /*

*/Cathie Camley/*/ is well known for her advocacy work and is the author
of "Becoming an Effective Advocate for Your Child." She is also the
author and facilitator of the "Parent Advocacy Training Program" and
co-author of the "Parent Reference and Resource Kit." Cathie is the
mother of three children, two of whom have Learning Disabilities./

1524 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8S 5J2
Toll Free: 1-800-549-1999

Visit us online at _www.fids.bc.ca

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17.  BC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK AGM

Dear Members of the British Columbia Environmental Network,

RE: BCEN AGM June 18th 2005

Please Note the following attachments with this message:

1) BCEN AGM Notice 2005 (.pdf includes Notice, Nomination of Directors form,
and Director's Code of Ethical Conduct);
2) AGM Representative Form
3) Full Member Form (for new members and renewals/ please return with
cheque)

Please find attached (#1) the Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the
BCEN to be held on Saturday 18, June 2005 commencing at 9.00am (Registration
9-10am).

The meeting will take place Saturday, June 18th at the Society Promoting
Environmental Conservation (SPEC) Building at 2150 Maple St., Vancouver.

Member groups are encouraged to nominate and send a designated "Member
Representative" who votes on its behalf
and has voting rights at the general meeting. [Membership renewal fees must
be paid up by June 18th AGM. Annual fees are $40 <100 members - $80 100+
Members / a Full Member Form (#3) is attached for new member & renewal
purposes. New member organization applications must be received no later
than May 23rd.]

Please complete the attached Member Representative form (#2), and return
prior to the Annual General Meeting to advise of your organization's
delegate. Completion of the Member Representative form is required for
presentation on or before commencement of the Annual General Meeting June
18th.

Each Member group is entitled to nominate one delegate who may speak and
vote on the organization's behalf at the general meeting. Each Member group
is entitled to send alternate(s) and if the designated Member Representative
is unable to
attend the meeting, a designated alternate may vote in their absence.

Nominations for new Directors on the Board are welcome to fill a minimum of
four vacancies. A Nomination Form is included in the BCEN AGM Notice 2005
document (#1). Candidates may if they wish also supply a brief written
presentation setting out their reasons for seeking election as a Director.

Members should forward in writing any motions or resolutions that they want
presented during the Annual General Meeting  by Monday 23rd May 2005 (to
meet the obligatory 14 day notice period). No motion or resolution received
after this date can be put to the Annual General Meeting.

If you are travelling in from out-of-town and require billeting do not
hesitate to call or email.

For the earth,

Howard Breen
Executive Director
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250.247.7467
Vancouver area# 604.879.2279
Mail- 2300 Windecker Road,
Gabriola Island, B.C.
V0R 1X7
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18.  GRANDPARENTS REALIZING AUTISTIC CHILDREN'S INVOLVEMENT, NEEDS, & GROWTH (GRACING)

our grandchildren's lives.

As grandparents of autistic children we have questions about where we fit in our grandchild's routine, we need to talk with other grandparents for feedback, we wonder about our own effectiveness as a grandparent in this 'new arena', along with many other concerns.

"GRACING" is about grandparents helping each other through the understanding & learning process to enhance our grandchildren's lives.? We welcome any and all views and understand the need for individuals to make their own informed decisions without pressure.

"GRACING" is a new idea that does not require a membership. We meet in informal settings to talk about our feelings, available resources, etc. and to support each other as we learn and grow.

"GRACING" meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. for an hour or so. If you would like to get together with other grandparents on an informal basis, please call for more information. We'd love to hear from you!

"GRACING"
Dan & Jacquie Bye - Grandparents.
604-583-3502
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19.  ENVISIONING PEOPLE'S STRUGGLES

                   Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26
                          SFU Harbour Center
                 Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Envisioning People's Struggles is a conference being organized on the
weekend of June 24 - 26 to bring together issues and analysis from the
many struggles against war, capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism.  The
conference will also explore and discuss the history of resistance
movements locally and around the world to broaden and contextualize our
understanding of current struggles, while emphasizing the need for
long-term strategy and vision through open dialogue that builds solidarity
between diverse organizing communities.

Envisioning Peoples Struggles will bring together those at the forefront
of self-determination struggles, and organizers and activists
participating in active movements for indigenous sovereignty, against
occupations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Haiti and elsewhere; for
justice for immigrants and refugees; for workers rights; for women?s
liberation; against the prison industrial complex; against
capitalist/imperialist globalization; anti-poverty organizing, and more.

It will be a weekend of workshops, panels, film screenings and strategy
sessions including:

* Resisting 2010 Olympics
* The Possibilities and Limitations of Electoralism
* Rethinking the Labour Movement
* The Globalization of War & the assault of globalization
* Confronting Fortress North America
* Struggles for Indigenous Self-Determination: fighting mining and
forestry destruction
* Local and International Health
* History matters: Past resistance
* Two strategy sessions to forge links of resistance

SCHEDULE:
-Friday June 24 @ 6 pm.
Opening Panel at SFU Harbour Center. By donation.

-Saturday June 25 from 10 am to 6 pm at SFU Harbour Center
Eight workshops and two film screenings

- Sunday June 26 from 10 am to 4 pm at Lore Krill (65 West Cordova) Two
strategy sessions

Childcare available. Lunch and snacks provided at the Lore Krill.
For more information:
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Website: http://resist.ca/~eps2005
Call: 778-552-2099

==> GET INVOLVED:

- To get involved in the organizing, please contact us at
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- We are in need of funding to meet the various costs associated with this
conference, including transportation for out-of-town guests, and making
sure the conference is accessible to participants. If you can donate,
please get in touch.
- Help publicize the event through your networks.

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20.  FARMER'S MARKET SOCIETY NEWS
 
East Vancouver Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 14th, 2005
9am - 2pm

Celebrating our 10th Year!

****

Announcing?

YLFMS' 2005 Annual Membership Drive
...this year's goal is 500 New Members!

What a great way to support your local farmers' market!

YLFMS members receive weatherproof membership cards & lanyards, plus membership information, voting privileges at the 2006 Annual General Meeting and discounts on upcoming YLFMS promotional items! Three types of membership are available: Family: $40; Individual/vendor: $25; Youth/Fixed Income: $15. Buy your membership at any of our 3 local markets!

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YLFMS' Wednesday afternoon Farmers' Market
?now in its 3rd season
at
Nat Bailey Stadium
Opens
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
1:00pm - 6:30pm

*****

YLFMS' Saturday West End Farmers' Market

On Comox St. (between Bute & Thurlow)
At Nelson Park
Opens
Saturday, June 18, 2005
9:30am - 2:00pm
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YLFMS Opens New Office on Commercial Drive!

Thanks to all of you who contributed ideas and leads as we searched for a new office space. After a month of searching, we found an ideal location right in the heart of Commercial Drive. The new Farmers' Market office is now located at 1163 #2 Commercial Drive (upstairs). This space will provide a meeting space for all of our Board and committee meetings, not to mention exposure for the Farmers' Markets on one of Vancouver's busiest streets 365 days a year! Look for permanent signs on the street-front and an official Open House coming soon!

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YLFMS Vendor Announcements:

Salt Spring Flour Mill is happy to be back at Trout Lake market this year.  Our first date is Saturday May 28.  If you'd like to place a bulk order and pick it up at the market on the 28th give us a call at 250-537-4282 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 18.  And on the 28th check out the new pancake mix that we developed this winter in our "flour mill kitchen."  It's wheat-free and absolutely delicious!

Salt Spring Flour Mill
169 Dogwood Lane
Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K 1A4
250-537-4282

SEE YOU AT THE MARKETS!!!

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21.  COPE E-LERT

The Coalition of Progressive Electors

COPE Fundraiser - Encouraging Women in Politics

Event: May 27th, 2005

Women make up 52 per cent of the general population, yet a mere 21 per cent of elected officials are women. If the recent Provincial election is any indication of trends, it is clear that there is a need for more women to get involved in politics.

Join Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth and COPE to help raise awareness of this issue on Friday, May 27th, at the Wise Hall. This event will be a fun filled night, with special guests Libby Davies - Vancouver East MP, and Todd Wong - local troubadour. Musical Guests include The Joni Miller/Eastman Band, a cappella group No Shit Shirleys and rap artist Sara Kendall!

The night will include discussion, food, music, a dance and a silent auction.

Tickets are on a sliding scale, $20 ? 100.00, no one turned away, and everyone is welcome!

What: Women in Politics Fundraiser and Dance

When: Fri, May 27, 2005
8 PM, doors open at 7:30pm
Where: WISE Hall 1881 Adanac St, Vancouver

For Tickets contact the COPE office at 604-255-0400 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JOB POSTING

Events Coordinator and Youth Outreach Worker

The Coalition of Progressive Electors is a civic reform organization which unites individuals and groups seeking a progressive orientation in Vancouver?s civic life, by means of organizing and campaigning around issues affecting the people of Vancouver, and by nominating and electing candidates to civic office.

Reporting to the COPE Executive, this is a contract position accountable for coordinating and developing fundraising and public outreach events with a focus on involving progressive youth in COPE activities. Contract service fee subject to negotiation.

Responsibilities:

?         Organize and coordinate fundraising and public outreach events;
?         Create flyers, brochures and other related materials;
?         Prepare press releases and public service announcements;
?         Develop volunteer base particularly among youth;
?         Conduct public polling campaign;
?         Other related tasks as required.

Qualifications:

?         Commitment to the goals of COPE;
?         Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
?         Good organizational skills;
?         Ability to work independently and in coordination with COPE Staff and Executive;
?         Excellent presentation, group facilitation and public speaking skills.

Please submit your resume by email, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Auction Items Needed!

If you or anyone you know can donate items for silent auctions that will be held throughout the year, including our May 27th fundraising event mentioned above, please contact us!

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities!

As we gear up for the upcoming election, COPE is looking to recruit volunteers for a variety of tasks, including fundraising, event coordination, and general office work. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the COPE office.

Contact Information

The Coalition of Progressive Electors
140 ? 111 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
Phone: 604-255-0400
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COPE newsletters update our supporters about upcoming civic activities. To learn more about our organization, please visit the COPE web site at http://www.cope.bc.ca.

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22.  YOUTH CARE PROGRAM FOR TEENS WITH DISABILITIES

Are you a parent or guardian of a tween or teen child with special needs?

Will you be facing a child care crisis when your child reaches 13 years OR? grade 8?

I am a single parent of two pre-teen sons with disabilities. As families are juggling careers and parenting children who require additional support, we face the challenge of finding care after school, professional days, and Xmas, spring, and summer breaks. We need help! We need a home base for our children to hang with their peers and support to their friendships with other youths in their community. The transition into adulthood and into their adult lives may be smoother when they develop other long-term relationships outside their primary home support network.?

A community based program is needed for youths with disabilities, that would include activities and outings that meet their needs and interests. As well as, connecting with other recreational, academic and adapted programs within the community. The tenative vision includes;

-a 'Den' or 'Rumpus Room' with a kitchen
-a? loose mix of youths with the support needs of a 'high ratio' of adult to youth group to a 'low ratio' group of adult to youth group.?
-experienced staff with skills in adapting the world to help our children become more independent and enjoy their adolescence.???

As our children require supervision in their teen years and in hopes of providing stability for our families, and community connections for our kids,

we are researching how to develop this vision. If you have experience with non profit boards or grant writing and would like to help to make this program fly?.we need you.

This questionaire is aimed at gathering information about our community's need for this type of program. Please complete and email or mail to:

Stephanie Martel
389 Beachview Drive
North Vancouver,B.C.
V7G-1P5
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Thank you for your consideration.

(Optional) Name and address of family (please put me on the mailing list?)

School and Grade of child/ren?

Future secondary school, if known?

Does your child/ren presently attend an out-of school (OSC)care/teen program, how many days/hours?

Does the hours of an OSC/teen program work for your family?

(ie. 7:30-9:00/3:00-6:00 M-F, all school pro-d days and holidays) any other hours?

What ratio would best support your child both in a familiar environment and in the community? Circle one; note out of school care for children 6-12yrs is 1:15.

Would you consider giving up your current Ministry funded childcare worker (ie. NSDRC) or (AMH) as part of the Community Living Re-structuring Plan, in exchange for a Program that provides the same support as an OSC for 6-12 yrs? If yes, what is your current service?

Would you prefer your child to attend 1,2,3,4,5 days per week? Pro-d days? Summer/spring/winter breaks? Weekend activities? AM and/or PM? Evening events?

What would you pay monthly for your teen to attend a program suggested above, with the hours of an out-of-school care? Note: OSC is about $350.00/month

As many typical children do not attend OSC when they are 12 and 13 years old. Would you consider the Program for your child at age 12 (grade 6) to keep your children the same-age group?

Comments:

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