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PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY UPDATE
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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 27) 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, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Waterloo, London,
Grand Bend, Owen Sound, Wiarton, Hockley Valley,
Maple/Kleinberg, Peterborough, Ottawa.
* FESTIVE EARTH SPRING FAIR is this Sunday -- Toronto's
largest eco-festival! (details below).
* KOSOVO: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE, Thurs May 4, 3:30-
5:30pm, Toronto. In the aftermath of the bombing, Kosovo is in
chaos. What went right, what went wrong, what can be done to
assure a more peaceful future? International Student Centre,
33 St. George. Free - all welcome - refreshments. More Info:
Lianne Black, Science for Peace 416-978-3606
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
* PERENNIALS, GROUND COVERS, NATIVE PLANTS &
CLIMBERS, Thurs-Sun May 4-7, Toronto. Sale & compost give-
away. Thurs-Fri 9:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun noon-5pm. Free. Civic
Garden Centre, 777 Lawrence E (at Leslie, in Edward's Gardens).
INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - RESEARCH
DAY, Fri May 5, 8:45am - 12:10pm, Toronto. An eclectic mix of
topics & people that reflect research conducted by members of
IES. "Carbon dioxide inhalation challenges in idiopathic
environmental intolerance"; "A 'green' strategy for adapting urban
areas to atmospheric change"; "Water quality in the Credit River:
1965 - 1998"; "Developing green technologies for a healthier
planet"; "Ecosystem-based protected area management in a
municipal landscape: the case of the Rouge Park"; "Child neuro-
development following in utero occupational environmental
exposure to organic solvents"; "Introducing WASTE-ECON: a 5-
year project on waste management in Vietnam, Laos &
Cambodia". Room 113, Koffler Inst. for Pharmacy Mgt, 569
Spadina Ave (at Bancroft), U of T. No reg. req'd; all welcome.
More info: Mona El-Haddad 416-978-6526
* FOOD & THE ENVIRONMENT, Fri May 5, 10am-noon,
Toronto. Learn about genetically modified foods, contaminants
(pesticides, additives, preservatives) -- and how to choose safe
alternatives. Free. At South Riverdale CHC, 955 Queen St. E.
* ONTARIO ALTERNATIVE BUDGET, Fri May 5, 10am-
12:30pm, Toronto. Presentations by experts on health, education,
social services, childcare & environment. Free. Elementary
Teacher's Federation, 480 University. Reserve 416-441-3714
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
GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL, Fri-Sun May 5-7, Toronto. At the
National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place (enter "Princes Gates" off
Strachan Rd., first building on right; also accessible by Bathurst
streetcar). Fri 12-9pm; Sat 10-9pm; Sun 10-6pm. $9. 416-263-
3000 416-977-6740 [Ask vendors about the pesticide content of
their products, their policies towards genetically modified foods,
and whether they buy from Ontario farmers. - ed]
STRAWBALE CONSTRUCTION, Fri 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
* 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)
-- and --
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
* ORGANICALLY GROWN HERBS, Sat May 6, 10:30am-3pm,
Toronto. Sixth annual sale at Trinity St. Paul's United Church, 427
Bloor just west of Spadina. More info: Richter's Herbs, Plants &
BACKYARD HABITAT! Sat May 6 (rain date May 13), 10am-
4pm, Etobicoke. Promoting native backyard wildlife habitat
creation/restoration; 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 (CWF approved);
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
* HOT DOCS: "Fragments of Lost History" & "Forest Alert", Sat
May 6, noon, Toronto. Forgotten Hudson's Bay Company rival is
artfully rediscovered; Big business plunders Quebec's boreal
forest. Two films for $5 / FREE daytime students & seniors.
Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton St., E of Yonge. Many other great
screenings! http://www.hotdocs.ca 416-203-2155
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
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.
ANNUAL VALLEY CLEAN-UP, May 6, 9am, Hamilton. Red
Hill Valley. Free. Friends of the Red Hill Valley, Hamilton
Naturalist's Club - John Struger 905-547-5116
* TIMESCAPE NATURE WALK, Sat-Sun May 6-7, 10am-5pm,
Toronto. Family nature wetland walk explores how to monitor &
assess environmental changes over time. $10/$6. Ontario Science
Centre, 770 Don Mills (at Eglinton) 416-676-3127
YOUTH WEEK EVENTS - TORONTO & AREA - Sat-Fri May
6-12. 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 Intnt'l
Green Summit (May 11); Naomi Klein & youth labour activism
Speak-out (May 12); Metro Network for Social Justice Activist Fair,
Toronto super student council annual meeting, community
clean-up day, Youth Week closing bash (May 13). Welcoming
volunteers, organizations & participants! Youth Action Network
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
-- and --
DON RIVERWALK FOR RENEWAL, Sun May 7, 10am,
Toronto. Starts at Todmorden Mills Museum, Pottery Rd. (to
Riverdale Park East) http://www.festiveearth.com 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
* 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 email@example.com
* ENVIRONMENT DAYS, Sun May 7 (and other dates all
summer & fall in neighbourhoods around Toronto), 2pm-6pm.
Community waste reduction: grey/blue boxes; free finished leaf
compost; buy a backyard composter or rainbarrel; water-efficiency
kits, drop off household hazardous waste, reusable books, small
appliances, computers & electronics, clothes. Free pesticide-free
lawn signs. This week, at St Thomas Aquinas School, 636
Glenholme (on Eglinton just East of Dufferin) To find a date closer
to your neighbourhood: 416-392-9585
More info: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/envirodays/index.htm
Related info: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/garbage/index.htm
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:
* ADOPT A POND, Sun May 7, 2pm, Toronto. A talk on wetland
conservation. Free. At Northrop Frye Hall, 73 Queen's
Park.Toronto Field Naturalists 416-593-2656
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
* PADDLE THE DON RIVER, Sun May 7, 9am-noon, Toronto.
From Eglinton Ave to Toronto Bay. Toronto & Region
Conservation Authority & the Wilderness Canoe Assoc. Bring
your own canoe, paddles & life jackets. Leave Serena Gundy Park
between 9am & noon (transportation back to cars provided).
Register: Marta Soucek 416-661-6600 x5283
* WTO VERSUS DEMOCRACY: Politics of Globalization After
Seattle, Mon May 8, 7pm, Toronto. With Member of Parliament
& NDP Trade Critic Bill Blaikie, People Against the MAI,
Canada's National Interest Council, Toronto WTO Action
Coalition. Free. At George Ignatief Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place
(Bedford exit of St. George subway) Free. More info: 416-535-6605
* YOUTH WEEK: RUCKUS 2000 Mon May 8, 9am-2:30pm,
Toronto. Free youth workshops on sweatshops, anti-oppression,
drugs, body image, influencing policy, media. Lunchtime
community fair. Metro Hall, 55 John at King, rooms 308-309.
Bring food bank donations. Register: 416-368-2277 More Youth
Week events: http://www.youthweek.org/toronto
* BEFRIENDING THE EARTH, Mon May 8 (8 wks), 7-9:30pm,
Ottawa. An 8 week learning circle using Michael Dowd's book,
"Earth Spirit: a handbook for nurturing ecological Christianity".
Includes reflection on home readings, videos, and suggestions for
eco-action. $40 for 8 sessions (includes book & handouts). At
Bethany Baptist Church, Baseline Road & Centrepointe Drive W.
Pre-registration required: 837-7750 (evenings), 820-0598.
* HOW DO WE MAINTAIN OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY
when the boundaries of the former City of York no longer exist?
Mon May 8, 12:30-2pm, Toronto. What are the implications for
our Residents, Service Providers, & Political Representation? Info-
sharing & networking. Speakers: Councillor Joe Mihevc & Peter
Clutterbuck. At the Cdn Red Cross, 2480 Eglinton Ave. W. More
info: Yasmin Khan 416-652-9772
* GM FOODS - KAWARTHA FORUM, Mon May 8, 7:30pm,
Peterborough. With Trent Univ. Biology Professor Michael
Bidochka, on the Canadian regulatory system on GM Foods. At
Peter Robinson College Lecture Hall, 751 George St. N. (near
corner of Parkhill). More info: Peggy Immel 705-939-2288
* HEALTHY UNIVERSITY DAY, Tues May 9, 1-4:30pm,
Toronto. Tables & networking: employment & working
conditions, food bank, pollution & toxics, health & lifestyle. Croft
Chapter House, U of T. 416-978-2182 firstname.lastname@example.org
* NATURE IN SMALL PLACES, Tues May 9, 7:30pm, Toronto.
How to work with sun, soil, native plants & rainwater to help
nature thrive in your own backyard. With landscape designer
Trish Murphy. Free. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia (Bloor &
* OAS TEACH-IN, Tues May 9, 7pm, Waterloo. If you've
followed Seattle & Washington DC with interest, then get ready
for .... Windsor! On June 4-6, 2000, the Organization of American
States (OAS), parent of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA), will be conducting its annual meetings in Windsor. There
will be parallel conferences & direct actions. What is the OAS?
What is the FTAA? What is being done locally to organize
opposition? Adult Recreation Centre, 185 King St S, Waterloo (at
Allen). email@example.com [See May 27 event (Toronto;
firstname.lastname@example.org) June 1-6 events (Windsor) and
http://www.tao.ca/~stopftaa for related info]
* BUILDING NEW NEIGHBOURHOODS, Tues May 9, 6pm,
Toronto. Who does the building and to whom are they marketing?
(esp. West Don Lands, Portlands, Waterfront). Forum on housing
options. Free. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity (near King
& Parliament). 416-861-1793
* BUILDING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES, Wed May 10, 10am,
Toronto. Building livable communities for the new millenium. $5.
Emmanuel Collegee, 73 Queen's Park. 416-585-4575
* GENETIC ENGINEERING & THE SECRET LIFE OF
"CODEX", Wed May 10, 7:30pm, Ottawa. With world-renowned
Canadian author & activist Brewster Kneen (author of
Farmageddon & other books - see http://www.ramshorn.bc.ca) All
welcome. By donation. At Rideau Branch - Ottawa Public Library,
377 Rideau Street (downstairs meeting Room). More info: Lucy
Sharratt, Sierra Club, 613-241-4611 email@example.com
SCIENCE AS IF THE WORLD MATTERED, Wed-Sat May 10-
13, Toronto. Presented by "Biology as if the World Mattered
(BAITWorM), professors in the natural & social sciences,
women's studies & health professions. At UofT/OISE.
firstname.lastname@example.org 416-923-6641 ext 4490.
WHO'S COUNTING? SEX, LIES & GLOBAL ECONOMICS,
Thurs May 11, 7-9pm. Marilyn Waring's film; presentation &
discussion with Judy Rebick, CBC Journalist. Film for a Greener
Planet series. Free. Metro Hall room 302, 55 John St., Toronto.
Women's Network on Health & the Environment, 416-928-0880
* SEATTLE & WASHINGTON - JUST THE BEGINNING?
Thurs May 11, 7:30 pm, Toronto. After the mass protests against
the IMF & WB, how can we build a larger, stronger movement
against global capitalism? With New Socialists - working to
promote socialist democracy as an alternative to capitalism;
rejecting authoritarian ways of organizing. All welcome. Oakham
House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould St (one block NE of Yonge
& Dundas) http://www.web.net/~newsoc 416-969-3209
* YOUTH WEEK: YOUTH ACTION NETWORK OPEN
HOUSE, Thurs May 11, 12-5pm, Toronto. Learn about YAN's
projects & resources, and make a mural! All welcome. 67
Richmond St. W., Suite 410 (at Bay). Bring food bank donations.
Info: 416-368-2277 More Youth Week events:
* HEALTH PROMOTION ONTARIO, Thurs-Fri May 11-12,
London, Ontario. Annual Spring Meeting. Health Promotion in
the Workplace & Beyond. Register by Mon Apr 24.
http://www.lambtonhealth.on.ca Kevin Churchill 519-383-8331,
ext. 524 email@example.com
* CORPORATIONS SUCK: SPEAK OUT! Fri May 12, noon-
2:30pm, Toronto. A public speak-out on corporatization & its
effects on our everyday lives - you're the expert, so come out &
have your say! With Naomi Klein (author of bestseller "No Logo:
Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies"), Mixed Company's Cobblestone
youth theatre troupe, others. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City
Hall, 100 Queen St. W (at Bay). Ontario Young Peoples' Alliance;
Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario; Ontario Secondary
School Students' Association; Operation 2000; Youth Action
Network. Info: 416-564-9308 More Youth Week events:
* ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Fri
May 12, 7-10pm, Toronto. Learn how political, economic & legal
systems actually work. How do power structures & the global elite
rule us? How do we give our power away unconsciously everyday?
Liberate yourself from these mental & emotional prisons. Expand
your imagination of yourself & explore freedom technologies that
really work. Pursue your uniqueness & dare to express it! With
Johnny Liberty, founder of the Institute for Communications
Resources, and an emerging network of 144 resource centres
worldwide aiming to research, publish & distribute information,
news & media, shaping new thought on the leading edge of social,
political & economical change. John Basset Theatre, in the
Toronto Convention Center (North Building), 255 Front St. W.
$65/$50 More info / register: Toronto Resource Center 416-730-
1395 1-888-452-8882 (see also May 13 event)
* LANDMINES & GLOBAL ISSUES - YOUTH CONFERENCE,
Fri-Sun May 12-14, Ottawa. For high school students interested in
learning more about landmines & what they can do to help. $35.
Applic deadline April 15th. Carla Potts, Mines Action Canada
* COUNCIL OF OUTDOOR EDUCATORS OF ONTARIO, Fri-
Sun May 12-14, Grand Bend. At Pinery Provincial Park. $110
incl 2 nights accom. & 5 meals. Carl Freeland 519-539-2704 Jim
* NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY SPRING
WILDFLOWER SALE, Sat May 13, 10am-4pm, Toronto. Come
early as a great selection of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs
sells out fast. Civic Garden Centre, Edwards Gardens, 777
Lawrence Ave E. More info: 416-261-6272.
SOLAR & WIND ENERGY WORKSHOPS (level 2), Sat May 13,
Maple/Kleinberg. One-day workshop: component testing,
installation guidelines, wiring, codes. Held in Kortright's
renewable energy cottage, powered by wind & sun! An invaluable
source of unbiased info. Dates: Sat May 13, Aug 19, or Oct 21
(10am-4pm). Location just north of Toronto. $85 incl lunch.
Advance reservation & payment req'd: Kortright Centre 905-832-
* RIDE FOR ROUGE, Sat May 13, 9:30am, Toronto. Starts at
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, opposite main entrance to
Toronto Zoo. 25 or 50km. TTC accessible; rain or shine; helmets
mandatory; bicycles only. Proceeds to Rouge Valley Foundation,
for education & rehabilitation. $10/$15. (free with $25 or more in
pledges) http://web.onramp.ca/revernen 416-282-8265
* ANNUAL BRING BACK THE DON WALK, Sat May 13,
noon-3pm, Toronto. See the Don from a bio-regional perspective.
What is the river's place in the city? Meet at Queen & River St, NE
corner, beside Toronto Humane Society. Rain or shine. More info:
* LEADERSHIP EDUCATION SEMINARS, Sat May 13, 9am-
5pm, Toronto. Workshops on Prosperity, Vision, Global Economic
Change, Free Enterprise, Life Reorganization, Constitutional
Foundation, Leadership, IBC's & Trusts, the Income Tax Act,
Common Law, LETS Money System, Project & Business
Development, Personal Sovereignty, Canadian Sovereignty, Global
Sovereignty. With Johnny Liberty (founder of the Institute for
Communications Resources and 144 resource centres worldwide),
Alex Muljiani (http://www.untaxman.com), John C Turmel,
Charlene Day, others. Toronto Convention Center (North
Building), 255 Front St. W. $140/$110 More info / register:
Toronto Resource Center 416-730-1395 1-888-452-8882 (see also
May 12 event)
* AIR QUALITY FESTIVAL, Sat May 13, 10am-3pm, Waterloo.
Free car emissions testing; tour an air monitoring station;
exhibitors; speakers; "Singing Cyclists"; Can-Bike Festival (ages
8-13 register 883-2008 x5324); Honda Insight car; Ford natural gas
vehicles. With Lois Corbett (Toronto Environmental Alliance); a
representative from the Drive Clean Program; George Bechtel
(Transport 2000). Mayors of Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge &
Regional Chair will talk about municipal strategies. At the
Waterloo Recreation Complex [Erb St. west of Caroline.] More
info: Alida Burrett (Citizens' Advisory Committee on Air Quality)
http://www.home.golden.net/~gaburrett or Jennifer Yessis 519-
883-2008 x5396 (Waterloo Region Health Department).
* ESCARPMENT BIOSPHERE - RURAL ROCKS NATURE
RESERVE, Sat May 13, 11am, near Wiarton. Grand Opening &
short hike (11am) followed by outdoor AGM's: Escarpment
Biosphere Conservancy & Escarpment Biosphere Foundation (1-
5pm). Free. http://www.escarpment.ca Bob Barnett 416-960-8121
or Rick Procter 705-434-1175 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
* MNSJ YOUTH ACTIVIST FAIR, Sat May 13, 11am-5pm,
Toronto. Tune in & act out at a day of info tables & hands-on
workshops from a wide range of activist groups. Workshops
include: popular theatre, police issues, non-violent civil
disobedience, anti-racism in schools, guerilla gardening, Greed
gameshow parody, popular education exercises, radio/newspaper,
women's issues, human rights, globalization. Learn the skills you
need to make change in your world! At Eastminster United
Church, 310 Danforth Ave (1 block West of Chester subway).
Bring food bank donations. Metro Network for Social Justice.
Info: 416-691-9993 or firstname.lastname@example.org More Youth Week
events: http://www.youthweek.org/toronto 416-368-2277
* YOUTH WEEK WRAP-UP, Sat May 13, 3-8pm, Toronto.
"Sounds of Fusion": Battle of the Bands, DJ spin-off, breakers,
hip-hop dancers, contests, sports, art, much more. Bring food bank
donations. Trinity-Bellwoods Park (Dundas & Crawford). Info:
416-438-3416 More Youth Week events:
* GLOBALIZATION & HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Sun May 14,
2-4pm, Toronto. A public forum with Victor Wong (Director,
Vancouver Assoc. of Chinese Canadians); Peter Kwong (Director,
Asian American Studies Program, Hunter College); Magaly San
Martin (Parkdale Community Legal Worker); David Onyalo
(Director, Anti-racism & Human Rights, Canadian Labour
Congress); Sharryn Aiken (former president Cdn council for
Refugees). At Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE),
252 Bloor W, Room 2-214 (2nd floor) (St. George exit of St.
George subway) More info: 416-977-9871
SOLAR (PV) INSTALLATION WORKSHOPS (level 3), Sun
May 14, Maple/Kleinberg. Dates: Sun May 14, Aug 20, or Oct 22
(9am-4pm). Just north of Toronto. $160 incl lunch. Advance
reservation & payment req'd: Kortright Centre 905-832-2289
* FOOD SECURITY & FOOD POLICY - INTENSIVE COURSE,
Mon-Fri May 15-19, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Toronto. The food
insecurity that currently exists in advanced industrial societies;
specific Canadian examples; the forces that have created it; role of
income, employment, social assistance, urban planning, food
production & distribution systems; critically analyze government,
business & NGO policy & programs; strengths & limitations of
charitable work & community food access programs;
multicomponent strategies for increasing food security in Canada;
evaluation of "Canada's Action Plan for Food Security"
<http://www.agr.ca/cb/fao/fsap/fsape.html>. For 4th year &
graduate students & working professionals (social sciences, social
work, urban studies, nutrition, dietetics, food policy, health care,
environmental studies, and NGO food access programming).
Active discussion, guest speakers, local tours, readings. With
Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Jennifer Welsh. Registration deadline
May 1, in order to do the readings prior to the course. At Ryerson
University, W 259. $499. More info: Jennifer Welsh 416-979-
5000 x6931 Related sites: <http://www.acs.ryerson.ca/foodsec>
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