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Lkwungen Territories :: Victoria

We acknowledge these events will be taking place on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the L'kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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SEA November Members Meeting

Tuesday Nov 20th, 2018
6pm

711 Douglas St
Below Crystal Gardens

Hosted by Social Environmental Alliance

At this meeting, we would like to explore how we can help make the newly elected progressive Victoria city council responsible to SEA policies, campaigns and actions. This might include lobbying techniques (emails to city council, speaking at city meetings, coffee with councillors, figuring out how to organize to keep and get more people involved, etc).

Once motions are adopted at Victoria city council, we can then lobby with Saanich to get same motion of progress towards "people and planet before profit".

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/190071681918916/

As you may know, workers at Victoria International Airport have been fighting for a decent contract for over a year now. For years they have endured low wages and unreasonably high workloads resulting from understaffing.

Over the last year, they have organized themselves and began a fight for a significant improvement in their working standards. Unfortunately, their employer, Compass, has not gotten that message, nor has YYJ Airport, that has insisted it has no responsibility in this labour dispute. As a way to get the workers message to the Airport Authority, we have put together this online petition, which we ask you to sign, and to forward to any internal lists you are able to send this out to.

You can reach the petition here:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-treating-yyj-airport-food-service-workers-like-second-class-workers

Ultimately, the support of our community, labour, and elected allies is something that YYJ cannot ignore. Please take a moment to sign and forward this petition.

Trans Day of Remembrance: a faith-based vigil

Monday, November 19, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
500 Admirals Road, Victoria
Esquimalt United Church

Hosted by Esquimalt United Church

For the past 20 years the International Transgender community has gathered near the end of November to commemorate those of the world-wide trans community that have died because of transphobic violence. As a congregation we wish to support our trans siblings by holding a faith-based vigil with readings, prayers and hymns that join in mourning and encourage us to follow in the way of love.

Join us for an hour of solidarity and contemplation.

There will be a collection taken at the door for the work of the Rainbow Health Cooperative.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/702471463467908/

Fundraising film screening in support of Heiltsuk vs. Canada

Monday, November 19, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

UVic
University of Victoria Indigenous Law Club

Hosted by RAVEN Trust

The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1932972246782885/

Crossing Cultures & Healing Totem Unveil ~ Victoria BC

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1515 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC
Ministry of Health

Hosted by Steve Sxwithul'txw

RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE!

In May 2017, the Ministry of Health embarked on a new project to support our contribution to the signing of the Declaration of Commitment in 2015. With our partnership with the Royal BC Museum and TimberWest, the themed Crossing Cultures & Healing totem pole has been carved by Coast Salish carvers Tom & Perry LaFortune at the Royal BC Museum.

This totem signifies our commitment to participate and honor reconciliation efforts with all Indigenous peoples of British Columbia. This project is one step on our collective path towards ongoing meaningful reconciliation, better health outcomes for Indigenous peoples, stronger relationships with our Indigenous partners, and ensuring British Columbia’s health system is culturally safe for everyone.

Please join us in witnessing this First Nation unveiling ceremony of the Crossing Cultures and Healing totem pole.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/205492640348621/

The Role & Recognition of Indigenous Legal Traditions in Canada

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Victoria, British Columbia
UVic First Peoples House

Hosted by Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement

Hello everyone! Please join us November 20th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the FPH Ceremonial Hall for a talk with Dr. Sarah Morales. The title of her talk will be, "The Role & Recognition of Indigenous Legal Traditions in Canada: A Coast Salish Example." Coffee and tea will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/488208635007070/

Tools and Approaches for Equity in Active Communities

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:15 PM
400 Herald Street, Victoria
Sunset Labs

Hosted by Stream of Consciousness & BC Healthy Communities & Sunset Labs

How do we ensure equitable access to opportunities for physical activity in our communities?

Join BC Healthy Communities Society for our event and province-wide livestream featuring thought leaders and innovators in conversation about the planning and policy approaches communities can use to ensure healthy communities for all.

This event invites local government officials, planners and recreation programmers, as well as health authority staff and physical activity researchers, to learn about the tools and approaches they can use to ensure everyone in our communities can be physically active.

This event is presented by BC Healthy Communities Society through its PlanH program, and made possible with the generous assistance of a Stream of Consciousness 2020 Vision Grant.

TWO WAYS TO JOIN US!

HOSTED LIVE AT SUNSET LABS!:

In Victoria and want to join us in person? The live event will be held at Sunset Labs: 400 Herald Street, Victoria (behind Value Village): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/physical-activity-for-all-tools-and-approaches-for-equity-in-active-communities-tickets-51338380478?aff=soc

ALSO AVAILABLE VIA LIVESTREAM!:

Can't join us in person? We'll be hosting a digital ticket of this event via Stream of Consciousness. Tickets & details are here!: https://streamofconsciousness.ca/event/2020-vision-bchcs/

For more details on the program, visit:
https://streamofconsciousness.ca/2020-vision/

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/323453218407816/

Healing in the 21st Century - Integrating Tradition & Medicine

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
3800 Finnerty Road, SUB B120 & B122
Uvic Student Union Building

Hosted by Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)

Come hear expert practitioners and researchers discuss traditional healing and clinical medicine! From treating addiction to childbirth to indigenous healing practices - join us for a great event pushing the boundaries of health and medicine!

Speakers:
Kia Pezesh - Ibogaine and Addiction (VIPIRG)
Adrian Oberg - Director of Victoria Association for Psychedelic Studies
Andras Lenart - Psychadelics In Palliative Care (Ministry of Health)
Selina Beltran - Indigenous Health Practices (Victoria Cool Aid Society)
Anu Lotay - Traditional Birthing Practices (Department of Anthropology, UVic)

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/324535268101555/

TALK: Restoring coastal sand ecosystems

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society

Hosted by Victoria Natural History Society

A talk by Pippi Lawn.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/905162406346613/

Net2Vic: How to Get People to Donate on Your Website

Thursday, November 22, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
#300-722 Cormorant Street, Victoria
the Dock

Hosted by NetSquared Victoria & the Dock

Come join us for this special presentation and reconnect with the Netsquared community.

There are so many different reasons a potential donor might land on your website. Learn about how to optimize your website for giving, so even the skeptic is excited to donate. Through this presentation, Anna King will offer insight into how to create a donor experience which is "transformational, not transactional".

Suggested donation: $5.

5:30-6:00: Doors open, schmoozing, juice and snacks
6:00-6:05: NetSquared welcome and program updates
6:05-6:10: Net2Vic Needs Parade
6:10-7:05: Presentation by Anna King w/ Q&A
7:05-7:30: Mingling, talking about next steps

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/694064530969373/

Victoria Preview Screening Dust n' Bones Feature Film

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Student Union Bldg, 3800 Finnerty Rd
Cinecenta Films

Hosted by Dust & Bones

Join us for a preview screening of the feature length version of the though provoking documentary Dust n' Bones at 7 pm Thursday Nov 22nd at Cinecenta in the Students Union Building on the University of Victoria campus Victoria, BC. The screening will be followed by a Q and A. Dust ‘n Bones is a film examining the challenges and mysteries of the discovery, preservation, and re-dedication of First Nations artifacts and remains through the work of Cowichan Archeological Consultant Harold C. Joe.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/641930982875422/

Writing Circle

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2620 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC
Camas Books

Hosted by Camas Books & Infoshop

Come hang out and share any of your poetry, lyrics, stories, thoughts, journal entries, anything!

If you wrote it, you can share it! And if you would like some feedback on what you've shared just say the word! We will also have a designated time for to explore writing exercises with each other during the circle.

Bring your own mug and we will provide tea.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/907850572746987/

Coastal Carnivores: An Evening With Raincoast Conservation

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
616 Yates St., Victoria
Patagonia Victoria

Hosted by Patagonia Victoria & Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores:

Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Coastal First Nations are working to end all commercial trophy hunting in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Join us at Patagonia Victoria for an evening of stories, photography, wolves, bears, and your chance to safeguard coastal carnivores in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landscapes.

Doors at 7:00pm by donation with all proceeds going towards Raincoast Conservation Foundation, beer will be provided by Driftwood Brewery.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2239436786320582/

Fundraising film + DJ lounge supporting Heiltsuk v Canada

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

1620 Blanshard St, Victoria
16:20

Hosted by 16:20 & RAVEN Trust

The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. When the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Witness how, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

$12-20 suggested donation
19+ (ID required)
Nothing for sale
Wheelchair accessible
Gender inclusive bathroom

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/702493066788148/

Savoury Stories

Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
808 Douglas St., Victoria
The Vic Theatre

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

Join us for an evening of storytelling in support of the Good Food Network. Part of The Good Food Summit 2018: Sharing Good Food Stories.

Doors at 6:45pm. Show starts at 7:30.

Tickets are available on EventBrite and will be available at the door for a $15 - $20.

Savoury Stories

Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:45 PM to 10:00 PM
808 Douglas St., Victoria
The Vic Theatre

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

Join us for an evening of storytelling in support of the Good Food Network. Part of The Good Food Summit 2018: Sharing Good Food Stories.

Doors at 6:45pm. Show starts at 7:30.

Come early to peruse the silent auction items and buy a raffle ticket. There will be a short intermission around 8:30 with tasty finger foods available by donation.

Check out our website: www.crfair.ca/goodfoodsummit/

~~*-STORYTELLERS-*~~

-> JEREMY LOVEDAY Jeremy Loveday - Victoria City Councillor & CRD Director

-> LifeCycles Project Society GROWING SCHOOLS YOUTH

-> JENNIFER FERRIS of the Victoria Storytellers' Guild

-> SHOSHANNA LITMAN http://www.maggidah.com/

AND MORE...

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Ticket Information:

Tickets are available on EventBrite and will be available at the door for a $15 - $20.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/good-food-summit-2018-sharing-good-food-stories-tickets-50370591796

A few sponsored spots are available if the ticket price is a barrier. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This is an all ages event.

There will be no alcohol served at this event.

The Vic Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any accessibility questions or direct message Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

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CRFAIR promotes healthy and sustainable food systems. This considers our relationships with each other, and the land and waters of this region. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Tsartlip/W̱JOȽEȽP, Tseycum/WSIḴEM, Tsawout/SȾÁUTW, and Pauquachin/BOḰEĆEN Nations).

The presence of settlers (non-Indigenous peoples who live on these lands) is not neutral; it has had and continues to have devastating impacts on many aspects of life for Indigenous peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate, and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of colonialism. Settler colonialism has suppressed local well-being by harming Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ food systems, whether they be land-based or of the sky and sea. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1816277218469030/

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For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1816277218469030/

Student Food Activism at UVic-part of the 2018 Good Food Summit

Friday, November 23, 2018
2:20 PM to 3:20 PM
Uvic, Clearihue Building
UVic, Clearihue, Room C113

Hosted by Uvic Meal Exchange & UVic Community Cabbage & UVSS Food Bank & Free Store

The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store, Uvic Meal Exchange, UVic Campus Community Garden, and UVic Community Cabbage will be coming together to address student food insecurity and access in Victoria, and how we can work to increase the availability of healthy food to students. Each group will share their unique perspective on how their activities are creating spaces in the student community where we can come together and focus on creating change within the current food system and drive forward a sustainable food future.

Entry to this session of the Good Food Summit is FREE to all individuals. The panel will consist of a student representative from each organization answering questions on a series of topics including food justice, food insecurity, and food literacy, as well as time for audience question.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1282987808505650/

The Good Food Summit 2018:
Sharing Good Food Stories

Friday, November 23, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Student Union Building 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
University of Victoria Students' Society (UVSS)

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

Each year our Good Food Network gathers to celebrate and strengthen our efforts towards creating sustainable, healthy, just food systems in the Capital Region.

The Good Food Summit emphasizes cross sector collaboration, networking, skill building, and highlights the Good Food work happening in the Capital Region. This event draws educators, farmers, students, health care professionals, politicians, funders, and more.

Good Food is: good for the planet, good for the provider, good for the health and well-being of all

The Good Food Network launched in 2015 as a way of connecting across sectors and silos to engage the whole food system. Strengthening diversity and collaboration are critical to achieving system change.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/295754024572180/

Boycott Black Friday - Free classes all day

Friday, November 23, 2018
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
895 Langford Pky, Victoria
The Lab - Yoga and Mindful Fitness

Hosted by The Lab - Yoga and Mindful Fitness

Every year we refuse any form of payment on Black Friday as a reminder that we don’t need to succumb to the over-consumption around the holidays. Too many families go into greater debt getting swept up into the urgency of buy now, buy now. We want to offer a small reprieve from the chaos by offering our space for an entire day, where you are encouraged to leave your wallet at home. Enjoy mat and towel service on us, try out a class you’ve never had before, or just come in and be in the stillness of the room. We may not be able to stop Black Friday from picking up momentum here in Canada, but we sure can balance it out!

These classes fill up rather fast, so be sure to pre-register for classes!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=154284&stype=-7&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=11/23/18

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1208917689259725/

Explore Your Roots:
Researching Indigenous Genealogy

Saturday, November 24, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3110 Tillicum Rd, Victoria
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch

Hosted by Royal BC Museum

Learn about resources related to Indigenous genealogy held in Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) vast collection! This workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of LAC's holdings, how to use LAC's website and genealogy resources, as well as tips and tricks to help you delve into your Indigenous genealogy. An archivist from BC Archives will also be on hand to discuss how LAC’s tools and resources complement provincial collections. Beginners welcome.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/318622505584601/

Indigenous Pedagogy Workshop

Sunday, November 25, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Uvic, MacLaurin Building
UVic, MacLaurin Building, Room D287

Hosted by Reegan Mackenzie

This workshop is for teacher education students at the University of Victoria, looking to delve into the First People's Principle's of Learning. It is co-curricular and lunch will be provided. It will be facilitated by Indigenous artist and Emily Carr student, Megan Jensen. (bio can be found below) It will be held in MacLaurin, D287. We would like to acknowledge that we are grateful to be learning on the Lekwungen-speaking peoples land whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

"This workshop will examine the westernized pedagogical structures North American institutions have prescribed to and how these structures directly correlate with indigenous students being subjected to prejudice from staff, faculty and fellow students. By engaging in stories and experiences by both indigenous and non- indigenous members both within and outside of academia, participants will become acquainted with indigenous methodologies and when utilized, how drastically different the academic experience has the potential to be. The role of pedagogy carries a unique liberty in comparison to the policy constraints of academia. By sharing my own story of navigating through my undergrad, I aspire to help students to reconsider the level of agency they truly have within the institution. Through stories of perseverance and self determination, I aspire to empower students to devote themselves in understanding not only what decolonizing pedagogy means, but how it can be practically applied in their everyday lives and their own institution."

-Megan Jensen

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2258120367810877/

Rally for Victoria tourism workers

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC
Outside the Coast Harbourside Hotel

Hosted by Unite Here! Local 40

Tourism is booming in Victoria but tourism workers are struggling.

Coast Hotels should be leading the way! Instead...
• Workers are living paycheck to paycheck
• Housekeepers’ workload is too much
• No one can afford to retire
• Coast Hotel takes our tips!

Join us at a rally outside the Coast Harbourside where housekeepers and tourism workers demand our fair share!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/321136635283763/

The Heart of Cultural Appropriation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
380 Cook St, Victoria, BC
“Cook Street Village Activity Center” - Unceded Territory of the Lekwungen First Peoples

Hosted by Heart to Heart - Indigenous Relations Consultation & Indigenous Solidarity Working Group

$20 before November 2nd > $25 before November 26th > $35 at the door

Doors Open 5:30pm / Doors Close 6:00pm / No Entry After 6:15pm

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/553697808404077/

RAN Monthly Meeting & Worker's Wednesday Social

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
#5 - 560 Johnson St, Victoria
Green Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant

Hosted by Retail Action Network

Come join us for our general meeting, social & open house, hosted by the Retail Action Network!

5:00pm-6:00pm - Drop-in Open House
Drop-in to learn a bit about the Retail Action Network, and how you can get involved!
6:30pm-8:00pm - General Meeting & Social

We will cover a round of soup for attendees. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/709966936030835/

Queer Peers Presents: lgbtq2+ History and Liberation

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
Greater Victoria Public Library

Hosted by Queer Peers

The Queer Peers youth collective, run out of AIDS Vancouver Island, is excited to present the first of a 6 part workshop series for queer and allied youth 12-25 in our community.

November’s workshop will focus on exploring the relationships between queer community and the police, the war on drugs and poverty as well as the influence of queer history on current events. We hope to dig in critically to some of the current issues in queer community such as police participation in Pride.

The workshop will be taking place at the Central Library branch in downtown Victoria. We will be meeting in the second floor meeting room (Meeting room 2). To get to the room either go up the stairs (to the left, just inside the main entrance) and turn around on the landing at the top - you will be facing the elevator. The room will be to the left and just behind the elevator. If you get the elevator up it is a right-turn and then an immediate right-turn again.

Bus tickets and snacks will be provided.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/553004235123003/

The Future of Co-operative Housing - Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
1 Centennial Square, Victoria
Victoria City Hall

Hosted by Jeremy Loveday - Victoria City Councillor & CRD Director & Ben Isitt - City Councillor and Regional Director

What role can the co-operative housing model play in the expansion of nonmarket housing in Victoria and the Capital Region? What benefits do co-ops offer over rental housing and private housing? What partnership are happening in BC and beyond to expand access to co-op housing and help build inclusive communities?

It's been decades since new co-op housing has been built in the City of Victoria and the Capital Region. We now have an opportunity through federal, provincial, regional and municipal funding and partnerships to create a resurgence of co-op housing and extend the benefits of this model to people in the city and region.

Join us for this Town Hall meeting on November 28 and learn more about the co-operative housing model and the role it can play in expanding housing affordability!

Sponsored by the City of Victoria, the Capital Regional District, the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC & Neighbourhoods United For Fairness

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2868865346472605/

Saanich Climate Plan
public workshop no. 1

Thursday, November 29, 2018
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4100 Lambrick Way, Victoria
Gordon Head Rec Centre

Hosted by District of Saanich

Help shape the updated Saanich Climate Plan!

This free event includes an open house drop-in and interactive workshops on mitigation (reducing our climate impact) and adaptation (responding to a changing climate). You can register for the workshops in advance, and there may be drop-in spots available. Light refreshments will be provided.

Find out more information and how to register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/saanich-climate-plan-public-workshop-nov-29th-tickets-51555832884

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/324404594808440/

Ancient Forest Alliance Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser!

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1415 Broad Street, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Hosted by Ancient Forest Alliance & Victoria Event Centre

Join us Thursday, November 29, at the Victoria Event Centre for the Ancient Forest Alliance's year-end celebration to honour our 9th year of operation and the amazing community that has helped us get to where we are today!

Enjoy some appetizers, drinks, and socializing with AFA volunteers, staff, donors, and supporters! The night will feature a fun and informative slideshow presented by the AFA's TJ Watt and Andrea Inness followed by a silent auction fundraiser. This is also a great chance to pick up Christmas gifts like our 2019 calendar. Come join us for a drink, relax, and have some fun!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920660948000145/

BCSEA Victoria Chapter AGM 2018 featuring Jeremy Loveday

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
103-300 Gorge Road W, Victoria
Gorgeous Coffee

Hosted by BC Sustainable Energy Association: Victoria Chapter

The BCSEA Victoria Chapter invites you to its Annual General Meeting and social!

Join us on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00pm, at Gorgeous Coffee, 103, 300 Gorge Rd W, Victoria for a night of informative speakers, and thoughtful, inspiring conversation! And we will elect a new Steering Committee for 2019.

Our keynote speaker will be newly re-elected Victoria Councillor Jeremy Loveday speaking on Victoria’s efforts to improve energy efficiency in housing and buildings. And Jess Dawe, Energy & Climate Action Manager for Victoria will tell us about the city’s new Climate Leadership Plan.

And finally you can help our chapter through the next year by participating in our silent auction! Bring a donation of something useful or interesting that you no longer want yourself, bid on items that others bring or both! (Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to bring something.)

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/353818578524675/

Fundraising film screening in support of Heiltsuk vs. Canada

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
246 Ingram St., Duncan
Duncan United Church

Hosted by Raven People Rising & RAVEN Trust

The Nathan E. Stewart sank: but the Heiltsuk are rising.

Stunning footage combines with compelling storytelling to paint an urgent picture of a Nation poised to change the conversation about rights and reconciliation in this country.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2156489481041472/

Fundraiser for Ƚel,tos: an Evening of Art & Gratitude

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton
Tsawout First Nation

Hosted by Meena Ahmed & Sarah Robinson

Join us to acknowledge the ȽEL,TOS paddlers, and to raise funds for Tsawout's legal claim!

WSANEC knowledge-holders will explore important elements of Tsawout's culture, arts and traditions, and explain Tsawout's ownership of ȽEL,TOS (James Island). Video footage of the Sept. 2 Paddle for ȽEL,TOS will be on display.

Bring cash for 50/50 tickets, Paddle for ȽEL,TOS posters, raffles and gift-basket draws! 100% of profits will go to Tsawout's legal claim.

Tickets are by donation, starting at a minimum of $10. Suggested donations:

-student: $10
-professional: $100
-firm or organization: $500
-FREE for WSANEC people!

Get your tickets today at: https://leltosfundraiser.eventbrite.ca

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/312070036063060/

Celebrating Local Impact! CML's Annual Fundraiser

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
1315 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Odd Fellows Hall

Hosted by Community Micro Lending

Community Micro Lending Society (CML) is excited to announce our annual fundraising event!

We look forward to this annual opportunity to thank our donors, lenders and partners and to celebrate our success. This year’s event will feature the theme More Than Loans: Celebrating Local Impact and we look forward to sharing a few stories from our work with the community this past year. Guest speakers (to be announced soon) will also speak to this theme.

Big things have small beginnings and we will also be announcing exciting developments for the organization for the coming year. We hope you can join us!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/742084496145304/

Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts Panel Discussion

Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
630 Yates Street, Victoria
University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries

Hosted by University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries

Join UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and Vancouver Island University Chancellor Louise Mandell

What role do Indigenous laws play in ensuring reconciliation doesn’t morph into recolonization? As part of this season’s Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts exhibition this panel discussion with members of the Testify collective reflects on how we can recognize Indigenous law in true and meaningful ways. The discussion will be moderated by UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and Vancouver Island University Chancellor Louise Mandell, who is part of the Testify collective.

Free & open to the public

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2384556611559854/

Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
471 Cecelia Road, Victoria
Burnside Gorge Community Centre

Hosted by Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative

The Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative is launching its "I Invest Local" Fund for 2018/19 followed by the Cooperative's AGM. Come and join us to hear how we are investing in our Island communities and how you can contribute to a unique fund that gives you a financial return while creating sustainable social, economic and environmental impacts for our people, planet and communities.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/176037303327568/

Richard Wagamase’s Starlight:
A tribute with Shelagh Rogers

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
University of Victoria

Hosted by UVic Writing

Richard Wagamase was one of Canada’s most beloved and multi-talented journalists, novelists and memoirists. His death at the age of 61 left a profound loss in our country’s literary culture.

Join his friend UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and fellow writers Monique Gray Smith, Troy Sebastian, Lorna Crozier and Darrel McLeod as they celebrate the posthumous release of his novel Starlight (the story of an abused woman who discovers sanctuary on the farm of an Indigenous man) and remember the life and art of Richard Wagamase.

Free and open to the public. Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House, University of Victoria

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1918503525111707/

What's Up in the Woods?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1415 Broad Street, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Hosted by Ancient Forest Alliance & Victoria Event Centre & Sierra Club BC

Join the Wilderness Committee, Ancient Forest Alliance and Sierra Club BC for an update on Vancouver Island's remaining old-growth rainforests and the movement to protect them!

Come hear what our organizations are doing to address this crisis and how you can get involved. We want to hear you concerns and share ideas on how we can protect these vital ecosystems before it's too late.

So join us, and bring a friend!

Event info:
- doors at 6:30pm
- hear from Ancient Forest Alliance Andrea Inness, Sierra Club BC's Mark Worthing and Wilderness Committee's Torrance Coste, followed by Q+A and community discussion starting at 7pm

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1998497023578160/

Conservation at the Interface of Indigenous Knowledge & Ecology

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9811 Seaport Place, Sidney
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Hosted by Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Diving Back in Time: Conservation at the Interface of Indigenous Knowledge and Ecology

Yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) are a marine species of immense ecological, economic, and cultural value. The fish, which can live more than a century, are relied upon by commercial, recreational, and First Nations fishers alike. Like many species that are valued by multiple user groups, yelloweye rockfish have faced massive stock declines in British Columbia throughout the last century.

Coastal Indigenous peoples worldwide have relied on fish and other marine resources for millennia, and continue to do so despite recent degradation of ocean systems by external forces. Their Indigenous knowledge and law, comprised of experiences, observations, beliefs, and lifeways, is relevant for modern marine management and conservation. In BC, Coastal First Nations are in the process of developing proprietary Marine Use Plans, that combine Indigenous knowledge with independently conducted ecological studies to inform local marine management decisions.

One key hurdle to managing yelloweye rockfish is a dearth of baseline data – no fishery-independent data is available for the species prior to 2002, confounding the setting of meaningful management and conservation goals. In partnership with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk, and Heiltsuk First Nations, our narrative endeavors to overcome these data limitations and inform management and conservation of yelloweye rockfishes by interweaving Indigenous knowledge and scientific data towards fuller understanding of the species. Ultimately, we documented important historical changes in yelloweye rockfish size and abundance, and emphasize the value of Indigenous-led management.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1894760850833788/

Idle No More 6 Year Anniversary

Monday, December 10, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Metropolis at Metrotown

Hosted by Jean Gray & Janice Combes & Alexandra Perich

This will be 6 years of Idle No More!!

We will have some speakers, and are encouraging for ALL drummers and singers to come out, as well as dancers in regalia.

More information will be added as the date comes closer.

This event is being held on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

T'oyaxsut 'nuun, ha'miya, nia:wen, miigwetch!!

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1032623366922306/

Ancestral Healing Full Day Workshop

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
729 Finlayson Arm Rd, Victoria,
District of Highlands Community Hall

Hosted by Sacred Grief - Shauna Janz & Ancestral Medicine

This offering follows the ancestral lineage repair method created by Dr. Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine, and is led by Shauna Janz, MA.

For more information, please visit: https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/day-long-victoria-12-8-2018/

To register, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: $135. Some sliding scale spots available – please inquire if needed.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2140918562899370/

A Night to Ignite - Resistance Rising Choir Concert

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
1415 Broad Street, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Hosted by Resistance Rising Choir & Victoria Event Centre

During the darkest time of the year join us for A Night to Ignite!

The Resistance Rising Choir's choral concert and fundraiser for Wild Salmon Defence.
Tickets are $20. Available online, or through choir members. Get your tickets today as we expect to sell out!

https://resistancerising.brownpapertickets.com/

Performing live on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, we are proud to present the culmination of our season's work.

Over the last 12 weeks we have been working on songs to uplift, inspire and ignite the kind of care that is so desperately needed in the world today. In the face of the overwhelming social and environmental catastrophe, Resistance Rising Choir comes a singing! Joyfully raising our voices to honour and protect that which is most sacred to us. Igniting inspiration by bringing magic of harmony to front line resistance.

The night will feature the harmonious offerings of the Resistance Rising choir as well as poetry and performances by Betty Supple and other special guests. We will also hear from renowned and relentless First Nations elder and matriarch, Tsastilqalus Ambers Umbas as she shares about the critical state of BC Wild Salmon and what she's been doing to help save wild salmon from systematic eradication and the domino effect of ecosystem collapse. And she'll share about what you can do to help protect this keystone species and lifeblood of the BC coast, our wild pacific salmon.

Our silent auction will feature unique items for you to bid on and our concession will offer tasty hand made goodies for you to enjoy.

Funds from our concert, concession and silent auction will benefit front line Wild Salmon Defence through Matriarch Camp. Learn more by visiting here:

https://m.facebook.com/Matriarch-Camp-Food-and-Supplies-142454759833463/

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/351612895415691/

Clearcutting ALERT!


This is alarming. Billionaire logging companies are clearcutting Vancouver Island’s last old-growth rainforests at a rate of 2 soccer fields an hour -- and the BC government is just letting it happen. [1]

More than 90% of the island’s biggest trees have already been logged, and we can’t afford to lose the last ancient forests. [2]

The BC NDP made a commitment to sustainable forest management practices in the last election [3] -- and we’ve got to hold their feet to the fire. A flood of emails could show the BC government that voters won’t let them get away with destroying Vancouver Island’s last ancient forests.

Supa, logging corporations are chopping down trees that are almost 1,000 years old, and they could start cutting the next patch any day now, so we have to act fast. [4] Will you send a message to BC’s Minister of Forests, Doug Donaldson, calling for an immediate ban on logging in critical old-growth hotspots?
SEND A MESSAGE

There’s no excuse for old-growth logging. Some of these trees are almost 1,000 years old, and once they’re cut down they can never be replaced. And we don’t need to clearcut ancient trees -- if we stopped raw log exports we could support thousands more long-term forestry jobs without cutting a single ancient tree. [5]

BC’s NDP government is already under pressure from scientists and environmental groups to put an end to the massacre of BC’s ancient forests -- and a huge outcry from voters could be the final straw that forces them to take action.

We’ve created a tool to help you send a message to the Minister of Forests urging him to immediately ban logging in critical old-growth hotspots, and then work with First Nations and impacted communities to implement a science-based Old-Growth Protection Act.

But with more old-growth trees being cut every day, we need to act now. Will you send a letter urging the Minister of Forests to put an end to the massacre of Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth forests?
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