Left Coast Events - November 26th to December 2nd

People's Assembly #2 to Protect the Planet Stop TMX

Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 19:00 PST-20:30 PST

The tactical retreat of Aug-September is history; Trans Mountain is planning to begin tree clearing in Coast Salish territory on Dec. 10. Join land &... water defenders on Zoom from across the TMX pipeline route to learn what YOU can do to HELP BLOCK Trudeau’s pipeline!Register Here:
(after registering you will receive a link to join the zoom meeting)



B.C.’s Site C dam: where do we go from here?Thursday Nov 26 2020It’s the most expensive public infrastructure project in B.C.’s history and yet the future of the Site C dam has never looked so uncertain.

Join The Narwhal and our panel of guest speakers for an hour-long discussion on reporter Sarah Cox’s recent investigation into the project’s geotechnical problems and escalating budget.

We'll hear from Clean Energy BC board member Judith Sayers, West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson and former BC Hydro president and CEO Marc Eliesen.

You don’t want to miss out on this doozy of an event. Sign up below!
Nov 26, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Herstory in Focus 2020
Thursday Nov 26th at 19:00 PST
Herstory in Focus is the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s fifth annual gala and first virtual event, aiming to raise support and awareness for the work of DEWC and celebrating the strength and resilience of the women we serve.Reserve your spot at this year’s event: https://dewc.ticketleap.com/herstoryinfocus/Ticket purchases will directly benefit the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s essential meals program.Due to COVID-19, Herstory in Focus 2020 will be an online event. This evening will include incredible speakers, performers, stories, and as the highlight of the night, women of the community performing in a fashion show, expressing their style and inner power. The event will also include an online silent auction, which will be opened for bids a week before the event.Our fundraising goal this year is $50,000, which will directly support our meal program and drop-in centre, which has continued to support up to 500 women daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of a terribly tough time in our community, there are countless stories of women who have found empowerment and strength at DEWC. We look to celebrate and honour these stories with this year's virtual event.For more information, please visit: www.dewc.ca/herstoryinfocusContact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-681-8480 x 350


Advancing Natural Building & Ecological Design Colloquium 2020 (Online!)
Friday - Sunday 27 Nov at 19:00 PST – 29 Nov at 22:30 PST
O.U.R Ecovillage & Stream of Consciousness Proudly Present...Advancing Natural Building & Ecological Design Colloquium 2020 (Now Online!)---------------------------------------------------Registration is NOW OPEN!
Book your place & find more information here:
anbc2020.heysummit.com/---------------------------------------------------We’re inviting the natural building community & friends of the movement to join us November 27th-29th! Learn from 22 captivating, word class presenters with an available 20+ hours of content! ANBC 2020 also features opportunities to engage in a digital Community Marketplace, digital networking & social environments, and more unique offerings.The Advancing Natural Building Colloquium is a cutting-edge online gathering of natural building enthusiasts: builders, teachers, professionals, and those who are passionate about natural building. It’s a place to immerse yourself in the latest natural building developments, practical applications and technology, and to share ideas with other people in the field. We will also look at where the ecological design movement stands in regards to professional support, permits, and finding qualified builders.
Whether you are a green builder, regulatory official, designer, home owner/builder, or an interested newcomer, this (un)conference will open the doors for whole new ways of understanding ecological design and building.*Tickets are available on a sliding scale to increase the accessibility of this digital event.
PRESENTERS---------------------------------------------------Brandy Gallagher
Chris Wright
Elke Cole
Graeme Verhulst
Jack Anderson
Meror Krayenhoff
Anthony Spick
Ben Garratt
Chris Magwood
David Eisenberg
Gord Baird
Mark Fleischaker
Mark Lakeman
---------------------------------------------------> Community Marketplace
> ‘Campfire’ Social
> Storytelling


Bring your Bubble to the best of the Nature Sanctuary!
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature SanctuarySunday from 12:00 PST-15:00 PST
We will be hosting an in-person (wow!) special event on the tented lawn of the Nature House on Sunday, November 29th. REGISTER NOW by calling 250-479-0211 ext. 3 to reserve your very own timeslot for a safe and fun 20 minute program with a Naturalist.


Cross-Canada Day of Action to Free MENG Wanzhou
Tuesday, 1 December 2020 from 09:00 PST-10:00 PST
On the second anniversary of her arrest, join our cross-Canada movement to FREE MENG WANZHOU, unjustly incarcerated by the Trudeau government at the request of the Trump Administration.Meng was picked up by the RCMP, with the foreknowledge of the prime minister, while she was in transit at Vancouver Airport on Dec. 1, 2018, so that Trump could use her, as he explicitly admitted, as a bargaining chip in his trade war with China. The US government also put pressure on Canada to prohibit Huawei Technologies, of which Meng is CFO, from participating in the deployment of the Canadian 5G network. Under Trump, these unfair trading practices were part and parcel of a deliberate attempt to stir up a new cold war against China.Canada-China relations have deteriorated markedly since Meng's arrest causing hardship for many Canadians.We call on the Minister of Justice to use his discretionary power to end the extradition process against Ms. Meng and to release her from house arrest at once. Doing so would positively reset Canada-China relations and would show some welcome independence in foreign policy by the Trudeau government.On Dec. 1, 2020, we will have informational pickets across Canada at Liberal MP's offices, including Trudeau's, and at various government offices.The cities, in which socially-distanced and masked protests are currently scheduled, are the following:MontrealTorontoHamilton, ON: 11 am to noon, in front of MP Bob Bratina's constituency office, 42 King St E, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1K1. Please dress warmly and bring a sign: "Free Meng Wanzhou!"LondonWinnipegReginaVancouverMore info to follow...To sign our parliamentary petition e-2857 in either French or English, please click on:https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details...https://petitions.noscommunes.ca/fr/Petition/Details...For more info on the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, please join our Zoom to FREE MENG WANZHOU on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 pm
Registration link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/free-meng-wanzhou...or click on:http://hamiltoncoalitiontostopthewar.ca/campaign-to-free…/https://www.facebook.com/events/366500657946207


Addressing the Gaps

December 1, 2020 | 12:00-1:30 PM

Hosted by Council of Canadians - Pacific Regional Office and BC Health Coalition

Click here to register

The elements of the seniors care system should fit together in a seamless continuum of support that maintains or improves the health of seniors. Home Support, Assisted Living and Long-Term Care are interdependent elements of seniors care. Not only do they impact where seniors live and the degree of health care provision they have access to, but they also share and draw from the same labour force. However, operators and governments have often played these sectors against each other. While systemically addressing issues in Long Term Care, we also need to address the gaps and growing issues in home care, home support and assisted living. See our Facebook Event page for more details and latest updates.

Speakers include:

Sheila Pither
President, COSCO
Scott DeLong
VP Community Health, BCGEU
Anita Dixon
LPN Association



Digital Rally to keep transit moving
Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 16:30 PSTHosted by The Council of Canadians
Digital Rally to keep transit moving
7:30PM ET, December 1, 2020Sign-up to join the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_ccTLq6PwQIWch-uujy5CVgSPEAKERS:John Di Nino (ATU Canada)
Zainab Hussein (TTC Riders)
Sony Rai (Sustainable Vaughan)
Laura Kruse (Free Transit Edmonton)
Nick Kynoch (Guelph Transit Worker, member of ATU 1189)Across the country, transit agencies are on the brink of collapsing or being forced to cut service routes and jobs because of the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic has added additional pressure to our transit systems, compounding decades of neglect, cuts and privatization. Now that the second wave of COVID-19 is here we need to work to protect our public transit agencies for the future.Public transit isn’t just about how we can get from one place to another. It’s about accessibility and disability; bridging divides between urban, suburban and rural transportation; policing, racism and migrant justice; workers’ rights; austerity cuts and privatization of public services; public health in a time of pandemic; Indigenous rights; social injustice; and the climate crisis. We need a strong public transit system to keep our cities moving and access jobs, groceries, and health care. We need intercity transit to visit our families or get to medical appointments.We’ll hear from grassroots organizers about these important intersections and the work that’s happening in many communities to build a just recovery and a GND for public transit, as well as how people can get involved.This digital rally is organized by the Keep Transit Moving Coalition, which brings together organizations from coast to coast working toward a just recovery and a Green New Deal for public transit. For more info visit:


VIDEA’s Fairtrade Fair is online this year. As you know, this year's Fair Trade Fair is a bit different. In an effort to support Fair Trade vendors, adapt to the pandemic, and celebrate a longstanding event we love, we wanted to take the Fair Trade Fair online. Through an incredible partnership with Camosun College, we've created a Fair Trade Fair website where you’ll be able to purchase unique gifts for all of your loved ones! You have one full month to support these amazing socially conscious vendors!
· https://fairtrade.videa.ca ·


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