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Friday, March 2017

Weekly Performance Program/Group Launch Celebrating Diversity

Friday, March 17 @ 8:00 am - Friday, August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive
Victoria, V8Z 7K2
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The newly formed West Coast Reach Association is launching performing programs celebrating diversity of ages, cultures and abilities (including special needs), Thursday afternoons/evenings at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Please see www.westcoastreach.org/ for full information.

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Affordable Openers, Doors And Gates Operating Equipment Sales

Friday, March 17 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Affordable Openers, 6618 Sarnia Ave
Long Beach, 90805
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Affordable Openers is the gate automation specialists in Long Beach, CA. We offer automatic gates, gate access, gate automation systems, and equipment for residential homes and commercial buildings. Affordable Openers carries all the popular brands of electric and solar powered automatic driveway gate openers. Shop from all the top brands such as All-O-Matic, Apollo, DKS Doorking, Eagle, Elite, Liftmaster, Linear, Platinum, Ramset, Skylink, USAutomatic and Viking's automatic gate openers. Call (888) 444-8123 if you have any technical questions for our…

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Free

Gorge Waterway Nature House Opens (Spring Public Hours)

Saturday, March 18 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, May 31 @ 3:00 pm
Gorge Waterway Nature House, 1070 Tillicum Road
Victoria, V9A 2A1
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The Gorge Waterway Nature House is a educational space operated in partnership with World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt. GWAS provides and manages the human resources for the Nature House through volunteers and summer students. The Nature House was designed to be a local community hub of environmental education and link environmental research with public outreach and youth education. The Nature House has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening and its capacity was further maximized after extensive…

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Symposium on “Climate Change and The Economy”

Friday, March 31 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ramada Duncan, 140 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC V9L 3P7 Canada
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Please pre-register by contacting cerca@shaw.ca $15/person “Ensuring our region is as prepared as possible is critical to maintaining community well-being, environmental health and a vibrant local economy over the long term. The 2014 to 2018 CVRD Corporate Strategic Plan has set a mandate to understand our region’s climate risks and complete adaptation plans to strengthen resilience, reduce risks, and take advantage of potentially emerging opportunities.” Against this background the central theme of the Symposium is a timely and perfect fit…

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Saturday, April 2017

Rally for BC Grizzlies

Saturday, April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

April 1st is the first day of the Spring grizzly hunt in most regions of British Columbia. On that day Justice for BC Grizzlies is holding a rally at the BC Legislature between 1 pm and 2:30 pm. This rally will mark the day with speakers and activities in support of ending the killing of BC grizzlies for sport (trophy). Some signs will be provided. A list of confirmed speakers: Trish Boyum of Ocean Adventures (wildlife viewing guide) http://www.oceanadventures.bc.ca/ Donna…

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Free

Ban the Grizzly Hunt Rally

Saturday, April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Rally at the Legislature starting 1:30. More information at Facebook @justiceforbcgrizzlies

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Auntie Kate Benefit Concert for RAVEN

Saturday, April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
RCL Britannia #7, 780 Summit Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 5C2 Canada
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Auntie Kate & the Uncles of Funk are lined up to give us a rockin fun night of blues and funk on Saturday, April 1st from 7 - 11PM at the RCL Britannia #7 (Britannia Legion), 780 Summit Ave in central Victoria. April Fool's day is RAVEN's 8th birthday and there is so much to celebrate with you. RAVEN's impact is growing in leaps and bounds this year, with three new campaigns launched: Pull Together against Kinder Morgan, Protect the…

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$5

“Spirit of Nature” Walks or Guided Tour at Mary Lake

Sunday, April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s) with no end date
Mary Lake Property, 1772 Millstream Rd
Victoria, V9B 6E4
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We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this special property. This land has been under conservation ownership since 1947 so nature definitely has a strong presence here. The Mary Lake property has 7 different ecosystems, contains a 7 acre lake with various riparian areas and both the Earsman and Millstream creeks which are part of the 13,000 year old watershed flow thru it. There is definitely something special about Mary Lake. 1 - 4…

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$20

Auntie Kate Benefit Concert for RAVEN

Sunday, April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Britannia Legion #7, 780 Summit Ave
Victoria,
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April 1st is RAVEN’s 8th birthday. Please come celebrate with us! Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk are lined up to play at the Britannia Legion this Saturday night. Doors open at 7PM, the show starts at 7:30PM, birthday cake during the first intermission, and as well, Island Culinary Service are selling delicious snacks for when you’ve danced up a good appetite! The Britannia Legion is a super-friendly private club and they have opened their doors to us ravens this weekend.…

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The True Cost of the Site C Dam

Monday, April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4S7 Canada
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Are you wondering what the big deal is about the economics of the $8.8 billion Site C dam? Join us for a free educational evening and Q&A session featuring Harry Swain, Chair of the Joint Federal-Provincial Review Panel, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), as these respected experts take us through the economic case against the Site C dam and the impacts on British Columbians of continuing this project without a proper…

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English Ivy removal along Swan Creek in Saanich with Colquitz Middle School

Tuesday, April 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Swan Creek, 3950 Columbine Way
Victoria, BC ca
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We will be removing English Ivy from around Swan Creek to help restore this important fish habitat! Meeting Spot We will meet in the grass field on Columbine Way (near 3950 Columbine Way) near crosswalk. Parking along the street.  How to get to the location Transit/Cycling. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to BC Transit or use Google Maps. Carpool. If you need a ride log into your Meet-up account, RSVP and leave a message at the bottom of this…

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by donation

GWI Speakers Series talk – “It was a Very Big Year”

Tuesday, April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria
Victoria, BC v8v 1w9 Canada
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Local birder Ann Nightingale from Rocky Pt Bird Observatory will talk about her adventures during a “Big Year” of looking for birds all over Vancouver Island. This is part of a year-long celebration of urban bird sanctuaries, marking 100 years since Canada signed the Migratory Bird Convention Act. Admission by donation, but please reserve your tickets here: https://batemancentre.org/events/big-year-free-public-talk-ann-nightingale/

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Free

Victoria Leadership Development Program Information Session

Wednesday, April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leadership Victoria Board Room, #306 - 620 View Street
Victoria, V8W 1J6
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Information Sessions Are you curious about the Community Leadership Development Program? Here's an opportunity to get a preview of what the program is all about. We'll explore the principles and basic concepts behind our approach to community leadership development: What is community leadership? What are the attributes and skills of community leaders? Why would developing yourself as a community leader be a good investment for your career? How does the Community Leadership Development Program help you build your skills? What…

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Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6 Canada
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Boiling Point : Who is Protecting B.C.'s Water? Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis and the upcoming provincial election. The evening will include presentations by: - Kumugwe Dancers - David Stapley from Comox Valley Conservation Partnership - Coree Tull from Freshwater Alliance - Tina Filippino from Letz Sing RSVP at https://boiling-point-courtenay.eventbrite.ca This event is co-sponsored by Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Comox Valley Global Awareness Network, Comox Valley…

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Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Friday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bowen Park Recreation Complex, 500 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7 Canada
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Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis, Written by Maude Barlow, September 2016 Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis and the upcoming provincial election. Presented by the Council of Canadians and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition. RSVP at https://boiling-point-nanaimo.eventbrite.ca We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could…

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Pull Together Dance Party

Friday, April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fairfield United, 1303 Fairfield Rd
Victoria, BC V8S 1E3 Canada
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Join us on the dance floor as we raise funds to support the First Nations who are heading to court in an effort to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline! This event is one of many that are happening around the province (and even across Turtle Island) as part of the Pull Together campaign. Find out more at pull-together.ca. Cover: $10-30 sliding scale (If you can afford to pay more, please be generous! If money is an obstacle to attending, please…

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Remove Periwinkle and sheet mulch at Ayum Creek in Sooke

Saturday, April 8 @ 9:45 am - 1:15 pm
Ayum Park, 5570 Juan de Fuca Hwy
Victoria, BC ca
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We will be removing invasive plants and planting riparian native plants and forest understory. We will be working with the Land Conservancy on this project! Working rain or shine!  Meeting Spot and Parking We will meet at the entrance to Ayum Regional Park - past shell station on your left near 5570 Juan de Fuca Hwy How to get to the location Transit/Cycling. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to BC Transit or use Google Maps. Carpool. If you need…

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Free

Spring into Summer Craft Sale & Market

Saturday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeley Hall, Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Road
Victoria, V9A 2N4
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Presented by Juan de Fuca Arts & Crafts Guild and Friends. There will be a variety of unique artisans including Aromatherapy, Unique Chocolates, Jewelry, Sewing, Quilting, Baking, Pottery, Catnip... something for everyone. Free Admission, wheelchair & stroller friendly. Entrance to the Wheeley Hall is off Lyall Street near Constance Avenue.  Ample street parking.

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Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Saturday, April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Victoria, Sinclair Rd
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis, Written by Maude Barlow, September 2016 Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis and the upcoming provincial election. Presented by the Council of Canadians, The University of Victoria, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, and The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). RSVP at https://boiling-point-victoria.eventbrite.ca University of Victoria, Rm A240, Human and Social Development Building, Victoria, B. C. We are complacent. We bask in…

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$75.00 - $90.00

Connecting With the Sacred

Sunday, April 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Island, + Google Map

“We’re all one.” “We’re all connected.” This truth spoken about in spiritual traditions around the world, is now backed by science. Yet how often do we experience this oneness, this divine connection which is our birthright? In particular, how can we maintain our heart-centered awareness when times become challenging? Spirit flows in, around and through each of us, and also through the world around us – stones on the beach, giant cedars – and even in ordinary objects. Experiencing this…

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Scotch Broom removal at Little Mount Douglas Park (PKOLS) in Saanich

Sunday, April 9 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Little Mount Doug, 4400 Blenkinsop Rd
Victoria, BC ca
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Mount Douglas is a very large park, (approximately 500 acres), and thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers who put in phenomenal hours in the park each year, this group has managed to clear approximately 125 acres of invasive plants. Let's contribute to this amazing volunteer work and get some of the Scotch broom out of there!  Meeting Spot and Parking We will meet at the Mercer Trail trailhead (just across the road from the driveway into Galey Morning Fresh Eggs)…

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Monthly Beach Cleanup – Whiffin Spit

Sunday, April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us Sunday April 9th at Whiffin Spit in Sooke starting at 11:00 am for our April Beach Cleanup! We have collected over 3,900 lbs of debris over the last 2 years at Whiffin Spit (1,600 in 2015 and 2,300 in 2016). This beach always needs a LOT of cleaning! Reusable gloves and bags/buckets will be provided, just bring yourself and a friend!! Post cleanup snacks will be provided by Whole Foods Market Victoria! Thanks to our sponsors: Vancouver Island…

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Pints Not Pipelines!

Sunday, April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Canada
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Beer! Tacos! Human Rights! We will have local craft beer, food trucks and live music. Try the best of West Coast brews for an awesome cause! EARLYBIRD: $20 dollar admission gets you three beer tickets! TICKETS AT THE DOOR $25 You get to vote on the best craft beer, all admission goes directly to Pull-Together- a fundraiser for First Nations lawsuits against the Kinder Morgan transmountain tar sands pipeline. For more information see https://pull-together.ca/ Sponsors include Faculty Brewing Strange Fellows…

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BC Election: Let’s Elect a Government Committed to PR!

Sunday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join our Fair Vote Canada team leaders in BC to talk about how you can get involved in making proportional representation an issue in this election! On May 9, voters in British Columbia go to the polls! Although the official details have not been released, we expect at least two parties - the BC NDP and the BC Greens - to make platform commitments on electoral reform. This election is our chance to elect MLAs committed to making every vote…

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Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Monday, April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, 525 Proctor Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 4J1 Canada
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Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis, Written by Maude Barlow, September 2016 Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis and the upcoming provincial election. RSVP at https://boiling-point-williams-lake.eventbrite.ca We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow…

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Free

Defend our Coast: Using a Citizens Initiative to Block Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doing Centre, 1307 Fairfield Rd.
Victoria,
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April 11 we’ll hold an information session in Victoria to help people become more knowledgeable about the Citizens’ Initiative process. Come along and find out more about how the process works, how you can get involved, and what to expect in the coming months.

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Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thompson Rivers University – TRU World, 900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8 Canada
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Kamloops stands on the proposed path of two major projects: the Ajax Mine and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Both projects face strong opposition and both threaten local watersheds. Join Maude Barlow, author of the recently released book "Boiling Point," as she and others discuss how these projects could deepen the developing water crisis. RSVP at https://boiling-point-kamloops.eventbrite.ca Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis, Written by Maude Barlow, September 2016 We are complacent. We bask in the…

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Free

Farm and Film Gala

Wednesday, April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Rd.
Sooke, British Columbia Canada
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Awareness Film Night and Sooke Region Food CHI present their 7th annual Farm and Film Gala.  The evening will begin at 6:30 in the foyer of the Edward Milne Community School theatre with vendors of local seeds, plants, produce, planting supplies, food and herbal products, information tables from regional non-profits concerned with land, growing and sustainability, local herb teas and goodies baked by the EMCS Culinary Arts class (by donation) and gift baskets filled with items donated by the vendors.  The…

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Tri-Cities Water All Candidates Meeting

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Douglas College – David Lam, 1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3 Canada
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Real estate is booming in the Tri-Cities and the region is bracing for exponential growth over the next 10 years, but an underlying reality is the stress that this places on our land and water. Is the Province doing enough to protect water for our quickly growing communities? What role does climate change play in how decisions are made at the local and provincial level? Are the Tri-Cities resilient enough to withstand drought or flooding? And what about those we…

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$12

The Rock The Salish Sea

Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Farquhar Auditorium, B115 Ring Rd
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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The Rock The Salish Sea Tour 2017 is travelling to seven communities located in watersheds around the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound. Victoria, Squamish, Surrey, Quadra Island, Saltspring Island and New Westminster between March to June. Community concerts celebrate our precious inland ocean and its ecosystems and wildlife. Rock The Salish Sea! concerts feature Holly Arntzen, Kevin Wright and The Wilds Band and students from local elementary schools performing original eco-rock songs about oceans and watersheds, salmon and climate…

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Baba Brinkman: The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos.

Friday, April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring, 100 Jackson Ave
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2V8 Canada
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An invigorating show with the exceptionally talented Baba Brinkman. Through rap, music and spoken-word poetry Brinkman leads a smart, funny and compelling mashup of climate change research, pop culture and call-to-arms. Called "an artist at the top of his game", Brinkman has wowed crowds from New York City to Edinburgh. One night only on Salt Spring Island; don't miss it! A benefit for Pull Together, funding First Nations legal challenges to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Bill Nye, the science…

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$100.00

Shaman Healing Sessions

Saturday, April 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
James Bay, 123 Simcoe Street
Salt Spring Island, V8V 1K5
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Peter comes to Victoria, BC from Olympia, WA to offer shaman healing sessions. He draws upon formal initiation in both the Huichol and Nahuatl ancestral traditions. Through his years of apprenticeship and pilgrimage, Peter has relationship with certain Divine Beings whom he calls upon to bring healing. Some of life’s challenges yield to our effort, but some require something beyond what self-effort alone can muster. Examples are:     To discover our purpose     To improve our relationships     To…

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Repair Cafe Victoria

Saturday, April 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street
Victoria, V8W 3H2
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What do you do with a holey sweater, a broken toaster, or a busted teddy bear? Don’t toss it! Bring it in to Repair Café Victoria where volunteer repair experts will be on hand to teach you how to fix your broken household items. By donation. Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street. www.facebook.com/repaircafevictoria

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Prince George Toad People showing

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNBC University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada
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Join the Prince George Naturalists Club and Wilderness Committee for a screening of the uplifting and motivating wildlife film, "Toad People," at the Weldwood Theatre (7-238) on UNBC campus. There will also be a special screening of "Their Land: Last of the Caribou Herd," a 10 minute film. This event takes place on unceded, ancestral & traditional Lheidli T’enneh territory. "Toad People" is a 75 minute inspiring new documentary produced by the Wilderness Committee about people in communities across British…

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“Home, Sweet, Affordable Home” Personal-Political Art Contest

Thursday, April 20 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm

$1,200 in Prizes! Theme: Home is where we can feel comfortable, safe and productive. Many artists, students, workers and seniors struggle to find affordable housing in walkable urban neighborhoods where they can get around without a car. This is both a personal and a political issue. It affects everyone, and is influenced by political decisions that determine the housing and transportation options available in our community. Many existing municipal and provincial policies reduce housing and transportation affordability. Why? In part,…

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Free

Community Leadership Development Program Information Session

Thursday, April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Victoria Sedgewick Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd Sedgewick Building B127
Victoria, V8P 5C2
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Are you curious about the Community Leadership Development Program? Here's an opportunity to get a preview of what the program is all about. We'll explore the principles and basic concepts behind our approach to community leadership development: What is community leadership and how does it relate to workplace leadership? What are the attributes and skills of community leaders? How does the Community Leadership Development Program help you build your skills? What kind of commitment does the program need from you,…

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Seattle v. Kinder Morgan

Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballard Elks Lodge #827, 6411 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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DATE CHANGED TO THURS. APRIL 20 Kinder Morgan's pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, our climate, economies, and communities. It must never be built. Washingtonians are pulling together to stop it! Pull Together is cross-border community fundraising effort. It's a tangible way we can provide financial support to First Nations legal cases and moral support to everyone on the front line of this project. The Lummi Nation is leading this community-building event. We…

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A Plastic Ocean Film Screening

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC V8W 2B6 Canada
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SAVE THE DATE! Surfrider VI and MEC presents an Earth Day Screening of the film: A Plastic Ocean on April 20th. This is a must see film with an important message. Please join us! About the film: A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how…

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Scotch Broom removal at South Prospect Lake Park

Saturday, April 22 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
South Prospect Lake Park, 4675 Prospect Lake Road
Victoria, BC ca
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Join the Greater Victoria Green Team for an educational and productive morning of helping restore a section of South Prospect Lake Park with the Friends of Tod Creek Watershed! Meeting Spot and Parking We will meet in the parking lot south of Estelline Road off Prospect Lake Road around HERE. The park entrance and parking is just south of this point and just past the Prospect Lake Golf course. Please look out for the park sign and the Greater Victoria Green…

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Free

Esquimalt Clothing & Toy Exchange

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Once on Saturday, April 22, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, May 20, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, June 3, 2017
Wheeley Hall, Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Road
Victoria, V9A 2N4
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This is a once a month event where people can go and take some clothes to swap for something new-to-them. The clothing swap is held in a casual setting where people can peruse at their leisure. Bring a bag of clothing, take as much or as little as you want. Clothing Exchange Info: Bag(s) of clean, gently used clothes to swap/exchange for new-to-you items. Please no ripped, torn or stained items. Toy Exchange Info: Please ensure if the item has…

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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun sums up what people can expect at the Creatively United 6th Annual Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC. History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars. University…

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Campus View Tire Recycling Round Up

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kal Tire, 2882 Dougas St
Victoria, BC Canada
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Do you know where there are old tires? Maybe in your garage, back yard, neighbourhood, a stream bed or a vacant lot? They can be recycled and made into things like playground surfaces! Make note of where they are and talk to an adult about getting them brought to your tire recycling location! Make sure to tell them the name of your school. YOUR school will receive a $500 prize, plus $1 or every tire over 100 collected. Help your…

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Net Zero Buildings – How to Reduce Energy Costs

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Net zero buildings offer numerous benefits. Learn from this expert panel how to reduce your individual carbon emissions by 25% by eliminating fossil-fuel energy use for heating, appliances, lights and plugs using the latest technology. Moderator: Tara Zajac, Cascadia Collaborative Overview on Energy Use and Carbon Emissions: Richard Iredale, Iredale Architect Latest Heat Pump & Heat Recovery Unit Technology: Trevor Curtis, Electronics Instructor, Camosun College Electronic Controls Technology: Tom Zaban, Reliable Controls Solar PV Technology: Michael Goldreich, Power to the…

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Becoming Intimate with the Earth with Pauline Le Bel

Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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There’s a compelling new narrative for the world – a soul-stirring story that recreates the role of humans and offers hope in these challenging times. Engage in Pauline Le Bel’s interactive musical, poetic telling of the birth of the Earth. With wisdom, wit, poetry and music, she guides participants through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth. Experience how you are embraced by, and embedded in, the natural world. And come away with your…

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Cross Canada Trip in an Electric Car with Camping Trailer

Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Meet Rolf and Silke who crossed Canada in 2016 with a 100% electric car towing a solar-powered camping trailer. Learn what motivated this local husband and wife team to go on this three month/15,000 km 'sustainability journey' from Victoria BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Find out about the challenges they faced during those three months and hear about the amazing Canadians they met along the way. View their car and trailer at the Electric Love and chat with Rolf and…

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Invisible Influence – How Architecture Effects Everyone

Saturday, April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Our buildings and cities both reflect our culture, and shape it. Design can encourage beautiful sustainable communities, or can make the right choices the most difficult ones, leading to social isolation and unsustainable lifestyles. At worst, according to one analysis, the way cities were designed in Syria laid the foundation for the ongoing conflict there. At best, a thoughtful approach to the growth and change of our cities is essential to facilitate social connection, vibrant community, and real solutions to…

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Forests and Communities for the Future

Saturday, April 22 @ 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Ann Mortifee, Order of Canada recipient, singer/songwriter, author, and founder of the Trust for Sustainable Forestry, longtime sustainable forestry consultant Ray Travers, Kathleen Code of the new Wildwood/Ecoforestry Institute team, and Ancient Forest Alliance Campaigner & Photographer TJ Watt will share in a multi-media presentation on sustainable forestry and living forest communities. This new paradigm is needed to replace the destructive environmental, social and economic impacts of the current system of forest management and tenuring on the public and private…

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Creative Upcycling – The Life of a T-Shirt with Jaime Murdoch

Saturday, April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Creative Upcyclist and SaltSpring Island textile artist, Jaime Murdoch, leads this fascinating workshop that explores the question: Where do T-shirts come from? And where do they go? By following the trail of the cotton t-shirt, we can raise our global awareness about where clothing factories are in the world, who makes our shirts, where the cotton comes from and what impact growing and processing cotton and manufacturing garments has on textile workers and the earth. Participants will be given a…

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Birds, Beauty and the Salish Sea

Saturday, April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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Learn about our very own migratory bird sanctuaries, rare plants, waterways and how to be a steward of the beauty that surrounds us. This incredible group of local experts will share their wealth of wisdom and brainstorm with the audience solutions for protecting and preserving what makes our region so special. Panelists include: Jacques Sirois – Friends of Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary – member of the CRD’s Gorge Waterway Initiative Charles Campbell – Dogwood Initiative, Communications Coordinator Dorothy Chambers…

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Nature-Based Poetry: Igniting the Muse

Saturday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rob Abbott’s Private Residence, 1-525 Maple Mountain Road
Duncan (Maple Bay), V9L5X7
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You are invited to join Rob Abbott, a pioneering sustainability catalyst, nature-based poet, and Co-Founder of Soul Quest Canada as we cultivate the muse that enables our poetic expression during this monthly poetry group - come with your imagination, come with your curiosity, come with your soul-stirred from wanderings on the land. During these monthly gatherings, we will explore how poetry comes from and can take us deeper into a conversation with soul. Equally, we will write and share poems…

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