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People- & Planet-Friendly Events in Ontario (00/04/27)
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY UPDATE
Revised Thurs. Apr. 27, 2000
Here are upcoming SUSTAINABLE LIVING, ENVIRONMENTAL
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, festivals,
films, broadcasts, resources & jobs in Toronto, Ontario & beyond.
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*** CONTENTS ***
(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO
The following sections will come in a separate mailing:
(B) Recurring, Ongoing & Series
(C) Events Beyond Ontario
(D) RESOURCES, NOTICES, ACTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
(F) JOBS & CONTRACTS
(G) About this Newsletter
This is the *UPDATE EDITION*, which includes NEW events
that have not been mentioned in previous messages (plus a few
reminders of events coming up this week). New listings
(since April 20) are indicated by an asterisk (*).
In order by date.
* Send new events to firstname.lastname@example.org and
please FAX all Toronto-area events to NOW magazine:
new fax: 416-364-1166 (email@example.com) by 5pm
Thursday, a week before the Thursday of publication.
(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO
* Events in Toronto (incl Etobicoke, North York...), Waterloo,
Hockley Valley, Owen Sound, Lion's Head, Ottawa, CBC Radio, World-wide
* CASHING IN: MONEY & INFLUENCE IN CANADIAN POLITICS,
Thurs Apr 27, 7:30pm, Toronto. Aaron Freeman, founding
director of Democracy Watch (Ottawa-based citizen
advocacy group), speaking about the stories in his new book:
Cashing In: Money & Influence in Canadian Politics. (McClelland
& Stewart, April 2000). * "Shines a light on the corrupting
channels of direct corporate influence in Canada: weakly
controlled campaign contributions; revolving doors through which
gov't officials spin on their way to new careers with the firms they
previously regulated; gifts & corporate-sponsored travel; lobbyists
cozy with gov't employees; powerful trade associations" -Ralph
Nader. See excerpt in Macleans magazine, week of April 3. Free.
At OISE auditorium, 253 Bloor St West (at St.George subway)
More info: Aaron Freeman 613-237-9809 or National Interest
* POSTERING & FLYER DISTRIBUTION, Fri Apr 28, 2-4pm,
Toronto. A seminar on poster/flyer design & distribution. Free.
Dr. Jamie's Events Co-ordination, 226 Bathurst (north of Queen).
* CRITICAL MASS RIDE, Fri Apr 28, 6pm, Toronto. A huge
bike ride through Toronto city streets. At last no need to feel
threatened by cars. At last we're bigger & noisier & more
powerful. At last bicycles take over the road, not just the gutter!
Take to the streets in numbers that can't be ignored and remember,
we're not blocking traffic, WE ARE TRAFFIC! Meet at
Temperance & Yonge (just south of Queen). Everyone & anyone
on non-motorized wheels (blades, bikes, skate boards) is welcome.
The last friday of every month.
TREE ADVOCATE PLANTING PROGRAM, Fri Apr 28,
Toronto. Plant a tree! 16 locations across Toronto. Free.
Councillor Joe Pantalone 416-392-4108
MAYWORKS, Fri Apr 28 - Sun May 7, Toronto. A festival of
working people and the arts. Music, theatre, film & video, spoken
word, visual art, workshops. e.g. Sat Apr 29, 7pm: The Electronic
Maypole - workshop on art-making & performing in the age of
digital makeovers. $3-5. At Oakham House, 63 Gould.
http://www.web.net/~mayworks firstname.lastname@example.org 416-599-9096
CN TOWER CLIMB for WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, Sat Apr 29,
6am-11:30am, Toronto. Help protect hundreds of species &
millions of acres of wildlife habitat. $20/$25; free with $75 or
more in pledges 416-489-4567 ext. 303 Register in person at
Roots Stores or at the CN Tower and save $5, or by phone or fax.
[Related: http://www.wwfcanada.org 416-489-8800]
THE WHOLE VILLAGE, Sat Apr 29, 10am-noon, Toronto.
Orientation Meeting for anyone interested in / curious about about
the Whole Village. A group of 25 families from a variety of
backgrounds, who have come together to preserve agricultural land
by actively farming in a way that sustains farm families & the rural
economy ...to create an ecologically sustainable & environmentally
sensitive farming community; to protect & enhance natural habitat
through conservation easements & other means. Design meetings,
open to the public, every second Thursday near King City;
orientation meetings monthly. All welcome.
RSVP 416-733-2542. Meeting at 40 Reiber Cr., off Pineway,
north of Finch, west of Leslie. [Related sites:
TREE PLANTING, Sat Apr 29, 10am-noon, Toronto. For
families, indivs & community groups. Shovels & tools provided;
bring gloves & sturdy shoes. Rain or shine. Behind Loblaws at
Millwood Rd btwn Laird Dr. & Leaside bridge; follow Loblaws
driveway (Redway Rd / Crother's Rd on some maps) to south side
of parking lot; down the hill; look for the blue & white Metro
Works signs. More info (groups should preregister): 416-392-7842.
* LESLIE STREET SPIT - NATURE WALK, Sat Apr 29, 10am-
4pm. Toronto's natural oasis. Join Toronto Bay Initiative & the
Toronto Field Naturalists for a guided walking tour. A perfect time
to see the spring migrants! Meet at the foot of Leslie Street at the
parking lot at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park. Bring lunch
& something to drink. More info: Jason Thorne 416-943-8080
BRUCE PENINSULA EARTH DAY EXPO 2000, Sat Apr 29,
10am-5pm, Lion's Head. 60+ exhibitors & vendors of earth-
friendly goods & info. 6 seminars on topics from alternate energy
& organic foods, to disposal methods for plastic hay bale wrap.
Healthy Environment through Cooperation. Activities for children
and adults. Organic Cafe, Eco Theatre, live music, drama, art
show. Free! Lion's Head, 1 hour north of Owen Sound, on Hwy
#6 (halfway between Wiarton & Tobermory). More info:
email@example.com 519-793-4687 or Graham Thomas 519-592-5742
* FAMILY FARM FOOD FARE, Sat Apr 29, noon-2:30pm,
Toronto. With special guest speaker Hon. Allan Rock, Ministar of
Health. With MPP Dennis Mills. At Holy Name Church, 71 Gough
Ave (near Pape subway). $10 (12&under free). Info/tickets 416-
465-7329 or http://www.familyfarmtribute.com
RESOURCE RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS, Sat Apr 29, 7:30-
9:30pm. Public Forum: Treaty & inherent rights cannot be legally
extinguished. Native Canadian Centre, 16 Spadina Rd., north of
AGAINST NEO-LIBERALISM - FOR A WORKERS' AGENDA,
Sat Apr 29, 7pm, Toronto. 14th Annual Socialist May Day
Celebration. Speakers: leading activists from across the working
class movement; various unions; Ontario Coalition Against
Poverty; Labour Council of Toronto. Live calypso & reggae dance
music, six course buffet dinner, cash bar, literature, crafts. $10 -
$20. Cecil Community Centre, 58 Cecil St. (at Spadina, south of
College St.) Info: 416-535-8779
* SPRING TOAD FESTIVAL, Sat & Sun Apr 29-30 & May 6-7,
11am-2pm, Toronto Zoo. Celebrate the life & times of our pal, the
American toad! Meet the Toronto Zoo's "Toad Tracker"; discover
the toad's secret hiding spots; strange & exciting courtship rituals;
immerse yourself in the wonderful Wetland Exhibit; become a
Frogwatcher; colouring & poster contests. Americas Wetland
Exhibit, Toronto Zoo, Hwy. 401 & Meadowvale Rd. Current hours
9am-6pm. Adults $12; Youth (12-17) & Seniors (65+) $9,
Children 11-4 $7; 3 & under FREE. Parking $5. More info: 416-392-5999.
WATER IN THE CITY WALK, Sun Apr 30, 10am, Toronto.
Follow the water flowing through the city's underground sewer
systems to the Don River. Learn about the problems & solutions.
Meet outside Chester Subway. Rain or shine. More info: 416-392-7842.
* DEMOCRACY IN ONTARIO - SLIP, SLIDING AWAY? Sun
Apr 30, 10:30am, Toronto. With John Sewell, former Mayor of
Toronto. North York Central Library, Memorial Hall Rose Room
(lower floor), 5110 Yonge (north of Sheppard; North York Centre
subway). Free, all welcome. More info: Willowdale Unitarian
Fellowship 416-226-0066 or 416-222-1874
MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP ANNUAL GEAR SWAP,
Sun Apr 30, 11am-1pm, Toronto. Reduce, reuse, recycle! Goods
for sale must be brought to our member service desk between April
15- 29th. At Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King St. W. More
info: Chris Ellins 416-340-2667 http://www.mec.ca
FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES, Sun Apr 30, noon,
Toronto. Potluck lunch & discussion of David Suzuki's new book
& radio series. "A real wakeup call to thinking people ... to take
stock of what is happening all around them." Co-op party room, 40
Homewood Ave. (buzz 364). George Cernauskas, Humanist
Assoc. of Toronto, 416-967-7284 firstname.lastname@example.org [Audio tapes
available from CBC Radio, 416-205-7367, for $39.95]
EARTH DAY in HIGH PARK, Sun Apr 30, noon-4pm, Toronto.
Nature poetry workshop, native plant sale, environmental displays
& tours. By Colborne Lodge, near the south entrance to the park.
Free (tour $2). Cheryl Hart 416-392-6916
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EARTH DAY at HIGH PARK CHILDREN'S GARDEN, Sun Apr
30, noon-4pm, Toronto. Planting, spring garden preparations,
storytelling, garden games, more! At High Park Children's
Garden, south end of Colborne Lodge Drive. Limited parking.
More info Jane Hayes 416-392-1560, ex85695
* ENVIRONMENT YOUTH AWARDS, Sun Apr 30, 7:30pm,
Ottawa/Hull. Celebrate the environmental achievements of our
local youths with food, music & awards. St-James Anglican
Church, 60 Promenade du Portage, Hull. More info PERC/Arbour
- Rémi email@example.com.
COMPOSTING AWARENESS WEEK, Apr 30 - May 6.
Composting Council of Canada, Toronto.
* RALLY AGAINST CORPORATE GREED, Mon May 1, noon,
Ottawa. Rally at the Business Council on National Issues, the
home of corporate greed in Canada. 90 Sparks St. at Metcalfe.
Ottawa District Labour Council, Ottawa-Carleton CUPE District
Council, Canadian Union of Postal Workers. More info 613-228-
9800 http://www.nupge.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
RECLAIM THE STREETS! / MAYDAY 2000, Mon May 1, 4pm,
Toronto. Toronto's 3rd & largest yet Global Street Party: a festival
of ideas & actions against corporate rule. Following in the
footsteps of international protests like May 16th 1998, June 18th
and November 30th 1999, May 1st 2000 will be a global
celebration of our diverse struggles against capitalist exploitation
and the destruction of the planet's ecology. Speakers, tripod
squatters, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, jugglers & street performers,
break-dancing, guerilla gardening, Critical Mass bike ride, free
food, childcare & kids activities, live DJs spinning to a solar-
powered sound system, street art, anti-corporate street bowling &
the world's largest maypole. The Global Street Party has a history
going back to the earliest neolithic solstice & equinox celebrations,
to the Roman Bachanal, the medieval Feast of Fools and the Dance
of Death, and to the Carribean Carnival, all of which feature an
element of social inversion and the ridicule of unjust authority.
Similar events in Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton,
Ottawa, and over 80 other cities worldwide. The People's Global
Action, a decentralized, international body of indigenous peoples,
farmers, labour activists & environmentalists fighting capitalist
globalization. Supported by labour councils & community groups.
Starts 4pm at the south side of the CN Tower. More info:
email@example.com 416-760-5519 http://rts.toronto.tao.ca
CARNIVAL AGAINST CAPITAL! Mon May 1, 4:30pm, Toronto
& other cities. Rally against the World Trade Organization & the
global capital that drives it! Rally: 4:30pm, Nathan Philips Square;
march: 5:30pm; meet with other activist groups also engaging in
celebratory rallies for a grand carnival on the streets of Toronto.
Show your support for the millions of workers, who constantly live
under the oppression of global capital, which is continually given
more rights than the citizens of this planet. We believe the World
Trade Organization, as the most significant mechanism of
corporate globlization, must be stopped. Toronto WTO ACTion
Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org 416-535-2335 x127 Related
* OUT FROM UNDER THE CORPORATE THUMB, Mon May
1, 7pm, Toronto. An interactive, festive forum on building
effective & powerful labour & social justice movements that can
provide real alternatives to capitalist globalization. The provincial
Tories threaten to impose more regressive labour legislation, the
good-for-business federal budget threatens our social programs,
global capitalism is on a rampage. In the face of renewed attacks,
people's movements are fighting back, in Seattle, in Washington
and around the world. With Joan Grant Cummings (NAC),
Deborah Bourque (CUPW), Chris Ramsaroop (UT) & Malcolm
Buchanan (OSSTF). Free admision; cash bar. Oakham House, 63
Gould St at Church. Part of "Mayworks" (see Apr 28)
http://www.web.net/~mayworks email@example.com 416-599-9096
JANE JACOBS - THE NATURE OF ECONOMIES, Mon May 1,
7:30pm, Toronto. The connection between economy & nature.
Jane Jacobs, author of The Nature of Economies; Death & Life of
Great American Cities; Systems of Survival. John Stackhouse,
development issues reporter, Globe & Mail; author of Out of
Poverty. $5/$3. Tickets on sale now: 416-978-8778. At Hart
House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle (near College & University).
* HOMELESSNESS - WHO BENEFITS? Mon May 1, 7:30pm,
Toronto. With Michael Valpy (Globe & Mail columnist); Sister
Susan Moran (founder of out-of-the-cold); Armine Yalnizyan
(national disaster economist); Paul Hellyer (leader, National
Action Party); David Hulchanski (Professor of Housing &
Community Dev't) At OISE, 252 Bloor West (at St. George
subway). More info: 416-226-5228 416-703-8482 x411
* CITIZENS FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY, Mon May 1, 7:30pm,
Toronto. Discuss the voter's list, community councils, referenda
and initiatives for the November city elections. Free. City Hall,
100 Queen W (at Bay). 416-977-8736
CBC Radio: LESSONS OF CLAYOQUOT, Mon May 1, 9:05pm,
world-wide. Twenty years ago citizens challenged government &
industry to stop clear-cutting in Clayoquot Sound. Today,
Clayoquot is the site of an innovative native-local-forest-industry
experiment. Bob Bossin talks to the people who fought the
Clayoquot Wars to discover what happened. On "Ideas", CBC
Radio One, across Canada (FM 99.1 in Toronto; also shortwave,
satellite & internet RealAudio)
http://www.radio.cbc.ca/programs/ideas/ "Ideas" airs Mondays-
Fridays 9:05pm Eastern time.
* ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES - Public Info Session, Mon
May 1, 7pm, Aylmer. Dr. Nicole Bruinsma, VP of Canadian
Assoc. of Physicians for the Environment, will speak about the
effects of pesticides on health; Luc Simard, a member of the
Conseil régional de l'environnement et du développement durable
de l'Outaouais (CREDDO) will speak on lawn maintenance
without pesticides. At The Barn, 94 Albert St. Craig Gaston 819-
684-6211 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Christie 613-228-7499
* HOT DOCS! DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Mon-Sun
May 1-7, Toronto. Over 70 of the years most exciting, provocative
& audacious non-fiction films from around the world. Screenings;
filmmaker discussions; industry programs; workshops. Two films
for $5 / FREE daytime screenings for students & seniors.
* HOT DOCS: "Heart of the Wilderness" & "THE GENETIC
TAKE OVER / MUTANT FOOD", Tues May 2, 11am, Toronto.
Stunning natural land needs protection from encroaching mining
companies; Scientists ignore disturbing questions raised by genetic
tinkering. Two films for $5 / *FREE* daytime students & seniors.
Royal Cinema, 609 College, west of Clinton. Many other great
screenings! http://www.hotdocs.ca 416-203-2155 [Related sites:
http://www.greenpeacecanada.org (click on "campaigns", then
"genetic engineering") http://www.consumerhealth.org (click on
"articles", then do a "keyword" search on "genetic engineering".
GENEaction (Toronto) Geneaction@graffiti.net 416-438-1254
http://www.biodev.org/index2.htm (click on "resources", "general
biotech info") http://www.rafi.org/web/action.shtml
* HOT DOCS: "Prescription for Disaster" & "Village of Widows",
Tues May 2, 3pm, Toronto. Thalidamide has disastrous fallout for
women, babies & Canada's social landscape; Northern native
uranium mining community poisoned by radioactivity. Two films
for $5 / *FREE* daytime students & seniors. Royal Cinema, 609
College, west of Clinton. Many other great screenings!
* TRANSIT USER GROUP, Tues May 2, 6pm, Toronto. The
Rocket Riders discusses TTC funding & better transit service.
Free. City Hall, 100 Queen W. (at Bay) 416-762-8977
* McWORK SUCKS! Tues May 2, 7pm, Toronto. Panel
discussion on the struggles of young workers. Free. Oakham
House, 93 Gould (near Yonge & Dundas subway). 416-599-9096
NOT-FOR-PROFIT MARKETING STRATEGIES, Tues-Thurs
May 2-4, Toronto. Experts in the branding, marketing, advertising
and communications fields on how they've taken business sector
strategies & made them work in the not-for-profit sector.
Including: branding; online & e-mail marketing; database mining;
segmentation; promoting special events.
arkStrat.htm 416-665-6868 1-800-363-0722.
* AIR POLLUTION & MORTALITY, Wed May 3, 5pm, Toronto.
Populations susceptible to the short-term effects of ambient urban
pollution: a novel investigation of air pollution & mortality in
Montreal. With Mark Goldberg, Universite du Quebec. All
welcome, free. Conference room, Gage Occupational &
Environmental Health Unit, 223 College (enter at Ross St.) More
info: Pat Brown 416-978-4353 email@example.com
CANADIAN POLLUTION PREVENTION ROUNDTABLE,
Wed-Fri May 3-5, Toronto. "Pollution Prevention (P2) in Action".
If you think P2 is "passe", join us & learn how orgs are moving
from P2 activities to creating lasting prevention cultures. Wkshps
& roundtables: fostering sustainable behaviour; measuring P2
progress; self-assessment; case studies (e.g. green cement
revolution); communication; implementation; pecticide reduction;
extended producer responsibility; more. $65-$385. Delta Chelsea
Inn, 33 Gerrard. 1-800-667-9790 http://c2p2.sarnia.com (click on
* KIDS GREEN THUMB CLUB, Wed May 3 (6 wks), 4-5:15pm,
Ottawa. EGG-zactly what the doctor ordered for healthy children
& a healthy planet. Learn about Ecology, God & Gardening!
Snacks, games, stories, gardening fun. Grades 1-6. $5 for 6
sessions. At Bethany Baptist Church & Centrepointe House. Pre-
* HOT DOCS: "Sea Birds of Gaspe" & "Life Upside Down",
Thurs May 4, 9Am, Toronto. Many species struggle for existence
amidst natural beauty of the Gaspe; When upside down is right
side up; the misunderstood world of bats. Two films for $5 /
FREE daytime students & seniors. Royal Cinema, 609 College,
west of Clinton. Many other great screenings!
VOLUNTEER MANAGERS - Nuts & Bolts Tools, Thur May 4,
9am-4pm, Toronto. Learn how to use a comprehensive range of
resources that will help you streamline your program and save you
time. $95. At Ontario Community Support Association, Dufferin
& Lawrence. Info/Register; Catherine Stevens 416-256-3010
WHY IS CAPITALISM DESTROYING THE PLANET? Thurs
May 4, 7:30pm, Toronto. With Jennifer Story (Council of
Canadians); Owens Wiwa (Movement for the Survival of the
Ogoni People); Michelle Robidoux (International Society). At
Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould St. 416-924-9042
* PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS - DAISHOWA VERSUS FRIENDS
OF THE LUBICON, Thurs-Fri May 4-5, 10am, Toronto.
Daishowa is appealing the right of Canadians to boycott any
company whose practices they disagree with. They are asking the
court to forbid future boycotts, removing one of the last rights
citizens can use to fight for responsible corporate behaviour.
Please come to court to show your support for Friends of the
Lubicon and our rights as citizens! At Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen
St. W. (at University Ave / Osgoode subway). Call the hotline on
May 3 to check for last minute changes in time & date: 416-763-
7500 or check http://www.tao.ca/~fol/
INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - RESEARCH
DAY, Fri May 5, 8:45am - 12:10pm, Toronto. An eclectic mix of
topics & people reflecting the research of IES members. Room
113, Koffler Inst. for Pharmacy Mgt, 569 Spadina Ave (at
Bancroft), U of T. Free, all welcome. More info: 416-978-6526
* TEACHING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, Fri-Sat-Sun
May 5-7, Waterloo. Looking for help, ideas, and materials to teach
the new elementary or secondary curriculum? Concerned that
environmental expectations are not as prominent or explicit as you
would like them to be? This conference will inspire & help you to
maintain a focus on environmental education in your school.
Curricular & cross-curricular; practical classroom materials;
elementary, secondary, general outdoor sessions; hands-on
activities; certificate of participation; exhibits & displays; tour of
the YMCA EL Centre; dinner & evening events; meet others &
share ideas; hiking, canoeing, campfire. At the YMCA
Environmental Learning Centre, Paradise Lake, just north of
Waterloo. Costs $25 to $130 ($30 surcharge for on-site
registration) Accommodation & camping available. Ontario
Society for Environmental Education
STRAWBALE CONSTRUCTION, Fri-Sun May 5-7, Hockley
Valley. Learn to build your own innovative, superinsulated
Strawbale home. With Peter Mack & Chris Magwood, two of
Canada's most experienced Strawbale home builders. Hands-on
workshop; visit a Strawbale home; manual included. At the
Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville. Russell 519-941-4560
* WATERFRONT CLEAN-UP, Sat May 6, 9am-noon, Toronto.
Pitch-in for a cleaner Toronto Bay. Join us for our annual walk
along the waterfront to remove garbage & debris from the water &
surrounding natural areas. Snacks & refreshments afterwards. Meet
at the front entrance to Queen's Quay Terminal, 207 Queenís Quay
West (at the foot of York Street). Please R.S.V.P. Jason Thorne
* TREE PLANTING & WORK DAY, Sat May 6, 10am-noon,
Toronto. Planting trees, weeding, mulching & cleaning up. Meet
at the top of the hill at the south entrance to the Riverdale Park,
Broadview Ave, north of Gerrard. Rain or shine. More info: 416-392-7842.
* GREENING FOR HABITAT CREATION, Sat May 6 (rain date
May 13), 10am-4pm, Etobicoke. Promoting native backyard
wildlife habitat creation; help wildlife regain vital habitat that they
have lost due to urbanization; inspired by the Canadian Wildlife
Federation's book, "Backyard Habitat for Canada's Wildlife."
Non-profit sale of native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers &
grasses; birdbaths, birdfeeders, hummingbird feeders, suet;
instruction & advice. Also: self-guided backyard wildlife habitat
tour; create your own amphibian pond demo; tree doctor
consultations; kid's "building for wildlife" craft table & yard tour,
info on various environmental & wildlife orgs. Aiming to create
local groups dedicated to "greening" projects & wildlife
corridor(s). 105 Laurel Ave near hwy 427 & Burnhamthorpe.
Christina Sharma firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH TO END HOMELESSNESS, Sat May 6, 11am, Toronto.
Gather at Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen W.); march to
Queen's Park. Bring signs, banners, slogans, group identification.
Food provided. Join us to demand a National Housing Policy &
immediate allocation of resources to end the national shame of
homelessness. Info: 416-226-5228.
* ORGANIC PLANT SALE, Sat May 6 & 13, 9am-4pm, Toronto.
Organic vegetable & herb transplants. At FoodShare's Field to
Table warehouse, 200 Eastern Ave. near King & River St. More
info: Lauren Baker or Vera Topp 416-363-6441 x25 (three blocks
walk to Cherry Street Garden event, below)
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* CHERRY STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTY, Sat
May 6, noon-2pm, Toronto. Music, dance, refreshments, garden
info, work parties, "name that garden", sowing parties, May Pole
dancing, door (field?) prizes. Opening party with Pat Ciufo; Susan
Antler (Composting Council of Canada); Mary Lou Morgan (Field
To Table); Laura Berman (Toronto Community Garden Network);
Lauren Baker (FoodShare's Seeds of Our City); Gene Action;
Speaking Together For Sustainability; Stepstone To The Don. At
Cherry & Front, SE corner behind Canary Restaurant. (3 blocks
walk from Organic Plant Sale, above). More info: Pat 416-868-
0732, Lauren 416-363-6441 x25, Laura 416-392-1668
* CAN THE MARKET BE REFORMED? Sat May 6, 7:30pm,
Toronto. Reshaping work & the workplace. Oakham House,
Ryerson University, 63 Gould, NE of Dundas subway.
International Socialists 416-924-9042
YOUTH WEEK EVENTS - Sat-Fri May 6-12, Toronto & world-
wide. National ecovillage camp &conference (Ecology Retreat
Centre, Hockley Valley) (May 4-8); Landmines Activism
conference (May 5-7); AIESEC national leadership conf. (May 7-
12); free activist workshops by Oxfam, Planned Parenthood,
Delisle Youth Services, NAC, etc. (May 7); Ruckus 2000 - free
workshops for high school students on Greenspace, Youth &
Governance, Drugs & Drug Abuse, Body Image, Globalization,
Media, Sweatshops, Anti-Oppression, community fair /
organization tables (May 8); Substance Use & Violence in Youth"
(May 9); Beat the Street - Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Open House (May 10); Youth Challenge International Green
Summit (May 11); Naomi Klein & youth labour activism Speak-
out (May 12); Metro Network for Social Justice Activist Fair for
youth, Toronto super student council annual meeting, community
clean-up day, Youth Week closing bash (May 13). Welcoming
volunteers, organizations & participants! Youth Action Network
YOUTH WEEK TORONTO, Sun May 7, 1-5pm; Mon May 8, 12-
5pm, Toronto. Seeking youth orgs & eco/activist orgs for tabling
& workshops. Metro Hall rooms 308 & 309, 55 John St. at King.
Pauline 416-368-2277 email@example.com
* GREEN ENERGY IN A GREY WORLD, Sun May 7, 9:30am-
3:30pm, Owen Sound. A variety of expert presentations on how
renewable energy (solar, wind) & conservation can be incorporated
into your life. With Charlie Middleton (Ryerson U.); Karl
Backhous (Grey County Conservationist); Bruce McCreath
(Solwind Enerco); Grey-Bruce Power Council. At the beautiful
Inglis Falls Conservation Area Administration Centre. $25/person,
$40/couple, $15/students (10- 16), children free. Pre-register by
Apr 29. Citizens for Renewable Energy (CFRE) Ziggy Kleinau
519-795-7725 or Karen Gventer 519-376-3272 firstname.lastname@example.org
* GLOBALIZATION - WHO WINS, WHO LOSES? Sun May 7,
10:30am, Toronto. Despite a booming economy, the latest report
shows that 28 to 40% of Canadians in our five largest cities are
living in poverty, including 1 in 3 children. Is our government
doing everything possible to increase profits for our large
corporations, but ignoring the needs & wishes of the majority of
Canadians? If so, what can be done to change this policy? Free,
all welcome. More info: Willowdale Unitarian Fellowship 416-
226-0066 or 416-222-1874
** FESTIVE EARTH SPRING FAIR, Sun May 7, 11am-6pm...,
Toronto. Toronto's largest eco-celebration!! Green Market (earth-
friendly lifestyle products & services); Organic Market (plants,
produce, gardening & food issues info); Resources & Info for
Sustainable Living; EcoStage; Spring Welcoming Ceremony;
Birds of the Don; Body & Soul Holistic Market & Spa; Spiritual
Centre; Art Park; Children's Imagination Garden; Wagon Rides;
Enviromental Awareness Walk (10am, see website), Pottery Road,
10am); live music (incl. Jack deKeyzer); much more! Free
admission. Rain or shine. Riverdale Park East (the large park on
Broadview, south of Danforth; just a few blocks from Broadview
subway) http://www.festiveearth.com (more details on the web site
in the next few days) 416-469-2977
* DANDELION FESTIVAL, Sun May 7, 11am-4pm, Waterloo. A
family celebration of bio-diversity in your own backyard! Music,
entertainment, dandelion-based food, earth-friendly exhibitors,
crafts, creative amphibian project, maypole, dandelion dance, info
tables. Take home material on pesticide-free lawn care, lawn signs,
dandelion recipes. In pesticide-free Waterloo Park. From hwy.
401, hwy. 8 to Kitchener/Waterloo; hwy. 8/86 to Waterloo; exit
University Ave. W.; to University of Waterloo - left on Seagram
Dr. (across from UW main entrance; follow to park. Follow signs
through woods from the parking lot (uphill from bandshell area).
Rain or shine. Free/donation. 519-578-8508 Lgoerzen@golden.net
* IMAGINE DEMOCRACY, Sun May 7, 12:30pm, Toronto.
Judy Rebick, Host of CBC-TV's Straight from the Hip & Past-
President of the National Action Committee on the Status of
Women, talks about her new book on citizen activism &
participatory democracy. Free, all welcome. At Frankland
Community Ctr (grnd flr Meeting Room or 2nd flr Staff Room),
816 Logan Ave., (1 block E of Chester subway). Please confirm
time & place: http://www.humanist.toronto.on.ca 416-966-1361
* SOJOURNERS - CHRISTIAN PEACE & JUSTICE, Sun May 7,
7pm, Toronto. With Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and
convenor of Call to Renewal, a coalition of 160 U.S. churches to
fight poverty & achieve political accountability. Along with reps
from local social justice initiatives. Free. Inviting social justice
groups to have display tables. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10
Trinity Square (at the Eaton Centre). More info: Friends of
Sojourners 416-767-0626 http://www.sojourners.com
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