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People- & Planet-Friendly Events in Ontario (00/06/01)
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY UPDATE
Revised Thurs. June 1, 2000
Here are upcoming SUSTAINABLE LIVING, ENVIRONMENTAL
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, festivals,
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(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO
* Events in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Windsor, Bolton,
Maple/Kleinberg, Hillsburgh, Inglewood, Hockley Valley,
Flesherton, Owen Sound, Bancroft, Ottawa, and Canada-wide.
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* FREE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Thurs June 1, 5pm.
Planning & volunteer meeting. Seeking instructors, facilitators &
learners! Seeking course offerings for the Summer, Fall & Winter
terms. Free, all welcome. At the Hart House Map Room, 7 Hart
House Circle. More info: 416-978-2582 ext. 37338
email@example.com (ask to join the e-mail list). Draft list
of summer courses: http://www.utoronto.ca/acc/freeu
PAY THE RENT OR FEED THE KIDS, Thurs June 1, noon-2pm,
Toronto. A YSM fundraising luncheon with Mel Hurtig on his new
book, Pay the Rent or Feed the Kids - The Tragedy & Disgrace of
Poverty in Canada. At the Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut St.
$45 (charity/not-for-profit $35). Info: Barbara Walkden 416-929-
9614 ext.245 firstname.lastname@example.org
* TOOLS 2000, Thurs June 1, Toronto. For non-profit orgs:
practical, down-to-earth advice from experienced practioners. With
Iler, Campbell (legal services to a large number of non-profit & co-
operative orgs & indivs 416-598-0103); Prentice Yates & Clark
(chartered accountants serving non-profit & co-op sectors). $100
including lunch & reception. At Intntl Conf Centre, Ryerson Univ.
Kit Chapman 416-363-6509 email@example.com David
Robertson 416-366-9256 David.Robertson@pyc.net
* PARKING METER PARTY! Thurs June 1, 5:30pm, Toronto.
An open-air party using downtown parking facilities. Bring snacks,
music, furniture! Putting a coin in the meter entitles the party-goers
to use prime downtown real estate for mere pennies an hour (space
usually for the exclusive use of polluting cars!) Live music (Espin
& Newman, Song Cycles, Ecobuskers), ARCAngel award,
CarTrash contest, bike repairs, face painting. At 7 pm, the party
moves inside Intersection, Toronto's centre for sustainable
transportation, for an open house hosted by Community Bicycle
Network (CBN) and Greenspiration Slideshow (see below).
Location: Parking spaces near 761 Queen W. Advocacy for
Respect for Cyclists. 416-392-7592
- followed by -
* GREENSPIRATION SLIDESHOW, Thurs June 1, 7pm,
Toronto. Transportation advocacy slides & stories from around the
world. Free. At the Intersection, 761 Queen St. W. More info:
DON RIVER BIKE RIDE, Thurs, June 1, 6pm, Toronto. Meet at
King & Sumach for a leisurely ride through the Toronto Port
Lands & up the Lower Don Trail. Stops at Keating Channel &
proposed site of restored river mouth; Chester Springs Marsh;
restoration initiatives. More info: 416-392-7592
BIKE TUNE-UP TRICKS & TIPS, Thurs June 1, 7-9pm, Toronto.
Simple bike maintenance & safety tips & other biking info.
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King St. W. 416-340-2667
* COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR PLANNING MEETING,
Thurs June 1, 6pm, Toronto. Help plan this year's tour of our
community gardens - help make this the best garden tour of the
summer! All welcome. Metro Hall, 55 John St. at King, Room 303.
More info: Jane Hayes 416-392-1560 ext 85695 or Laura Berman
* FIRST NATIONS TEACHING / SHARING CIRCLES,
Thursdays June 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30pm, Toronto. June 1:
"Wisdom in Wampum". What are the teachings and values
contained in First Nations wampum, stories, songs & art? What
are the benefits of oral tradition? Handouts, suggested readings,
smudge medicines are provided. With Brenda (Blackfoot), Zainab
(Cherokee). Downtown Toronto. $25 per circle $90 series of 4.
Reduced rate available for people experiencing financial hardship.
(Partial proceeds to Anduyhaun, Toronto's Native Women's
Residence). Zainab 416-368-0348 firstname.lastname@example.org
READY, SET, CIVIC ACTION (interactive theatre), Thurs June 1,
7-10pm, Toronto. The City of Toronto's Civic Engagement series
is using theatre to explore how people define issues & find
solutions. Interactive play by Mixed Company, based on real
experiences, audience participation & shaping of solutions. Free.
Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St. E.
INTEGRATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Thurs-Fri June 1-2,
Ottawa. Innovations & Challenges; Trends; Watershed
Assessments; Assessment & Sust. Dev't; Gov't Report Cards;
Managing, Sharing & Communicating Environmental Info; Health
Issues in Impact Assessment. Beyond Kyoto - TransAlta's
blueprint for sustainable power generation; impact assessment &
political will (Elizabeth May, Sierra Club of Canada); assessment
& planning; integrating environmental considerations into Cdn.
Env. Assessment Agency policies & programs (Robert Connelly);
community impact assessment: an Aboriginal perspective; trails,
water quality & habitat; more. Ont Assoc for Impact Assessment
(OAIA). http://www.oaia.on.ca Ken Provost 613-596-4886
NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING SEMINAR, Thurs-Fri June 1-2,
Toronto. "Protecting the Right to Breastfeed". With Dr. Louise
Galipeau & Lise Montagne from Canada's first and only hospital to
date to be awarded "Baby Friendly Hospital" status by the WHO.
(and others) 416-323-7736 http://www.infactcanada.ca [Also, for
info on the links between breastfeeding, environment & health,
see: http://www.stopcancer.org/conf_ec/transcr/tr_steingraber.html - ed]
NATIONAL TRAILS CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW, Thurs-
Sun June 1-4, Owen Sound. Outdoor workshops & indoor
sessions. Demographics, future of trails, connecting communities,
economic impacts, national trails policy, regional plans, special
events, tourism, working with landowners, fundraising,
environmental integrity, more. Keynote David Foot, author of
Boom, Bust & Echo. http://www.nationaltrails.net
OAS - ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES, June 1-6,
Windsor & Detroit. "The OAS will be meeting in Windsor,
Ontario, Canada to further their agenda of corporate rights through
the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)". Convergences,
teach-ins, civil disobedience training, rallies, Carnival Against
Capitalism, more. With Maude Barlow, Noam Chomsky, Lloyd
Axworthy, Naomi Klein, others. Free buses are being arranged
from many communities including Toronto, leaving Sat & Sun
morning & returning in the evening: Brent Patterson, Council of
Canadians 416-885-6283 or Canadian Labour Congress 416-441-
3710; Montreal (514-848-7585) or call your local labour council.
email@example.com Answering service: 416-643-0837
More info & literature: firstname.lastname@example.org
COHOUSING SLIDE SHOW & DISCUSSION, Fri June 2, 8pm,
Toronto. Slide show & discussion with Kate McCamant &
Charles Durette, architects & authors of "Cohousing: A
Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves". Sidney Smith
Hall, 100 George St. (north of College St.) $10. Info: Dorothy
Mazeau 416-738-0850 email@example.com
- followed by -
COHOUSING WORKSHOP "Getting it Built", Fri-Sun June 2-4,
Toronto. With Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett, authors of
"Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves"
(Ten Speed Press, 1988, 1994) that introduced this housing
approach to the United States. They have designed & consulted on
dozens of communities nationwide and in Canada. $325 ($10 for
friday slide show & talk) At OISE, 252 Bloor St. W (at St. George)
RSVP a.s.a.p. Dorothy Mazeau <firstname.lastname@example.org> 905-
857-6374 or Jeff Gold <email@example.com> 519-941-1099.
More info: <http://www.cohousingco.com/wkshop.htm>. [related
sites http://www.cohousing.ca http://www.cohousing.org]
ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, 8am-2pm
(weekdays soon!), Toronto. Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs,
pasta, bread & treats from local, organic farmers. WEEKDAYS:
all organic farm store & cafe. New location: Queen St. Market, 238
Queen St. W. at John (indoors, will be outdoors soon). Across the
road from City TV. More info: Sam 416-703-4975
firstname.lastname@example.org [Another great location for organics is
Karma Co-op, 7 days a week, near Bathurst subway, 416-534-1470 -ed]
CANADIAN COMMUNITIES & CLIMATE CHANGE, Sat June
3, Toronto. For reps from community groups, local agencies &
schools. Explore the relationship between values & behaviour;
gain a greater understanding of climate change; learn how to take
concrete action in your community by planning & leading a
Community Action Workshop on climate change. $125. 250-380-
* SENIOR'S COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK-BEE, Sat June 3,
10am-3pm, Toronto. Over 50 of the seniors at Parkdale's May
Robinson apartments have signed up for garden plots - but they
can't handle the heavy initial work themselves. Help removing the
sod (June 3) and lay out the plots (June 10). Rain dates: Sundays
June 4 & 11. At 20 West Lodge, May Robinson Apartments, at the
back of the building, off Seaforth, near Landsdowne & Queen.
Laura Berman email@example.com 416-392-1668
(FoodShare & Toronto Community Garden Network)
Build Your Own SOLAR HOT WATER HEATER, Sat June 3,
9am-4pm, Hillsburgh (1 hr NW of Toronto). Use the sun to reduce
your energy bills and walk more softly on our planet; learn how to
design & assemble a working domestic solar hot water system;
overview of different systems; sizing your system; the economics
of installing a system in your home or cottage. At the Everdale
non-profit Learning Centre (one hour northwest of Toronto). $60.
Other upcoming workshops on healthy food sources, herbs,
renewable energy, food storage, strawbale construction,
permaculture, more. More info: Gavin Dandy 519-855-6533
BIG CARROT PHASES OUT GMOs - CELEBRATION! Sat
June 3, 11am-3pm, Toronto. The Big Carrot Natural Food Market
is removing all genetically modified organisms from its grocery
shelves. A celebration of alternative agriculture & sustainability:
free GMO-free foods, guest speakers, NGO booths, music,
puppetry, all other Natural Foods Retailers welcome! Donations
go to grassroots group, GeneAction. Free. At Carrot Commons,
348 Danforth (Chester subway), More info: Julie Daniluk
firstname.lastname@example.org 416-466-2129 Ramsey 416-466-2129
ext.226 http://thebigcarrot.ca http://ecoexplorer.com/geneaction
* PEACE FESTIVAL, Sat June 3, 11am-4pm, Toronto. Interfaith
universal peace festival with music, dance, drama and more. Free.
Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen W. 1-800-222-6000.
* PERMACULTURE DROP-IN, Sat June 3, 7pm, Hockley Valley
(near Orangeville). Drop in on the Fundamentals of Permaculture
Design Course at the Ecology Retreat Centre. Meet the teachers
and students, get an introduction to permaculture and view a no
till, no weed mulch garden ("how to have an green thumb without
an aching back!"). Info: Russell Scott 519-941-4560
* ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS FAIR, Sat-Sun June 3-4, 11am-
6pm, Toronto. Environmental-themed art & recycled creations.
Music, theatre, hands-on art-making, environmental discourse.
Weather permitting. Free. Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen W. &
Bellwoods Ave. More info/contributions: 416-766-0790 416-979-3258
STRAWBALE CONSTRUCTION WORKBEE, Sat-Sun June 3-4,
Bancroft. Strawbale construction combines the traditional &
modern to create structures that are strong, durable, super-
insulated, cool in the summer, acoustically quiet, aesthetically
appealing, and environmentally sustainable. Help with plastering
& maybe building an interior bale on a recently constructed straw-
bale home. No experience necessary. See also June 17-18 event. If
you are building your own strawbale structure & need help, please
let us know. We'll be happy to spread the word; we have a large
database of keen & capable volunteers. Info/directions: Tina,
email@example.com Camel's Back Construction, Ontario's
only strawbale construction company.
STEWARDSHIP & CONSERVATION - CARING FOR OUR
LAND, Sat-Tues June 3-6, University of Guelph. Diverse audience
of gov't and NGO reps from all sectors across Canada. Sharing
experiences, techniques & approaches, identifying needs for future
success, and developing new visions of organization & partnership.
Land trusts & community groups in conservation; Working with
private landowners; Stewardship policies & programs; Legislative
& securement tools; Applying science, local & traditional
knowledge; Sustaining your organization. Peter Mitchell 519-824-
4120 ext.8329, http://www.uoguelph.ca/~claws/conference
* BIG BIKE PARADE & HAMILTON-WENTWORTH
COMMUTER CHALLENGE Opening Ceremonies, Sun June 4,
1:30pm, Hamilton. Bike to City Hall and revel in being a road hog!
Parade leaves McMaster University, Sterling St. entrance,
1:30pm.; proceed to City Hall. Opening Ceremonies including
"Unsung Commuter Heros", freebies, Honda Insight hybrid
vehicle, bike displays, expert tips on biking & bike repair. For
kids: Best Decorated Bike competition, fresh air; face-painting,
and Cyclemania, hosted by the H-W Regional Police, in the south-
east parking lot of City Hall. Parade returns to McMaster at around
4 p.m.. Free. More info: Jennifer Dawson
firstname.lastname@example.org 905-540-8787 x 16
* COALITION ON THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT & OAK
RIDGES MORRAINE, Sun June 4, 1-3:30pm, Inglewood. Panel
discussion: What is the most effective way to protect the Niagara
Escarpment? Legislation? Land acquisition? Private land
stewardship? Keynote (2:30pm): John van Nostrand, president of
Planning Alliance, architect & planner, on the Niagara Escarpment
and the Oak Ridges Moraine: End of the Line for Urban Sprawl or
Just "Bumps in the Road"? Inglewood Community Centre, 1/2 km
north of the church on the main street, Inglewood. Free, all
welcome. More info: Linda Pim Inglewood at 905-838-0442.
HERB FAIR 2000, Sun June 4, 10am-5pm, Toronto. Admission
free. York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay
W. 416-536-1509 416-973-3000 http://www.herbalists.on.ca
* DRUM FESTIVAL, Sun June 4, 10am-10pm, Toronto. Drummers
from around the world, drum circle, workshops. Free. Queen's Park,
north of Parliament Bldg. 416-338-5466.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT WEEK, Sun June 4 - Sun June 10,
Canada-wide. World environment day, Mon June 5. Community
action on clean air and climate change; start a community action
project; plenty of ideas available on the web site.
* COMMUNITY FORESTRY MOVEMENT, Mon June 5, 6-
8pm, Toronto. In Thailand, most of the remaining natural forest is
in the northern region, where ethnic minority communities have
settled. These communities & NGOs are promoting the concept of
community forestry to sustainably manage watersheds & mitigate
conflicts. With Kingkorn Narintarkul, who has been working to
strengthen community orgs in northern Thailand for over ten years;
participant World Rainforest Conference; People's Forum 2000,
critiquing impacts of Asian Development Bank. Boardroom,
Women's Health in Women's Hands, 2 Carlton St., 5th Floor (at
Yonge). More info. 416-596-2266 ext. 23
* TTC & ENVIRONMENTALISTS, Mon June 5, 6pm, Toronto.
Rocket Riders and Environmentalists Plan Toronto meet to plan
how to fund public transit. Free. Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen W.
* TRANSFORMING OURSELVES, TRANSFORMING THE
WORLD, Mon June 5, 7pm, Ottawa. Release celebration of Brian
K. Murphy's new book. "This book is for all those - community
workers, adult educators, social activists of every kind - who want
to overcome pessimism and play a part in changing society in the
direction of peace, justice and dignity for all human beings." At
The New Octopus Bookstore, 116 Third. Ave. (at Bank) 613-233-2589
* AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE, Mon-Thurs June 5-8, Toronto. "The Dawning of
a New Age" ...for the science of agbiotech. Make important
business & research contacts; learn about groundbreaking
scientific developments worldwide; take part in discussions key to
the advancement of the industry. Over 1,000 participants from 30
countries. Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen W.
http://www.abic.net/events.html Sharon Murray 1-877-925-2242
or 306-934-1772 email@example.com
- countered by -
* RALLY AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD, Thurs
June 8, 4-6pm, Toronto. At the Biotech Industry Annual
Conference - show the biotech bullies what Canadians really think
of Genetically Modified Food. Sheraton Centre Hotel (Queen &
York) More info: Gene Action (416-406-2481) or Greenpeace
(416-597-8408) [Related sites: http://www.canadians.org/ge-
("campaigns"); GENEaction (TORONTO) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ottawa); http://www.rafi.org http://www.ramshorn.bc.ca;
* RECOVERY RECYCLING RE-INTEGRATION - 5th WORLD
CONGRESS & ENVIROTECH CANADA TRADE SHOW, Mon-
Fri June 5-9, Toronto. First time ever being held outside of Europe.
Integrated Energy, Air, Water, Waste & Land Resources
Management & current global trends. Balanced dialogue between
industry & trade, science, academia, the public sector, legislation,
ecology, economic sustainability, psychology, social acceptance &
politics. Practical solutions, successfully implemented waste
management strategies, technical & economic feasibility studies,
info on sust. dev't, success stories, latest applied & academic R&D,
new strategies, all kinds of materials & products, resources &
processes will be presented as oral or poster presentations.
Envirotech Canada Trade Show (416-385-2030) being held
concurrently, displaying the newest technologies and equipment
from around the world. For practitioners, industry & trade reps (i.e.
engineers, commercial responsibles, recyclers, traders), CEOs,
decision-makers, managers, technicians, economists, politicians,
representatives of municipalities, scientists & students. With
Maurice Strong (Chairman Earth Council and Under-Secretary-
General of the United Nations on the Environment), Romeo
LeBlanc (former Governor General of Canada), other dignitaries &
an enormous scientific panel. $100-$1300. Toronto Convention
Centre, 255 Front St. W. http://www.rrr2000.com
* COMMUTER CHALLENGE 2000, Mon-Fri June 5-9, across
Canada. Annual competition to see which city can reduce its
pollution the most by using ''green means'' of transportation. Walk,
cycle, skate, telecommute, bus, carpool... last year's participants
diverted about 157 tons of pollutants from our air (in Ottawa
alone)! http://www.commuterchallenge.net/ Sharon Boddy: 613-
237-2936 email@example.com Dennis Whitfield: 613-565-0578
* NATIONAL WATER QUALITY WEEK, Mon-Sat June 5-10.
* A LAND SO RICH, WHY MUST IT BE POOR? Tues June 6,
6:30pm, Toronto. Nigerian activist Owens Wiwa on the experience
of the Ogoni people. Free. Timothy's Coffee, 2098 Yonge. 416-961-6981.
* THE DECLINE OF CAPITALISM, Tues June 6, 7pm, Toronto.
With political science professor Rob Albritton. Free. International
Students Centre, 33 St George, north of College. More info: 416-406-1684.
* WATER QUALITY, Tues June 6, 7-9pm, Ottawa. Several local
environmental groups will present their ongoing work concerning
water quality. At the Ottawa Public Library.
ECONOMIC CRISIS & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT (course), Tuesdays & Thursdays June 6-29, 7-
10pm, Toronto. Economic globalization, unprecedented inequality
& exploitation, undermining communities & the environment...
these trends are NOT inevitable ...great & growing potentials for
human development ...creating community-based ecological
alternatives... Critically examine the development of capitalism
this century ...how it has been able to maintain itself primarily
through the creation of waste ...culminating in today's global
Casino Economy. New forms of eco-efficiency & regenerative
development ...redefinition of wealth ...alternative paradigm of
economic development. With Brian Milani, author of "Designing
the Green Economy: the Post-Industrial Alternative to Corporate
Globalization". $195 (up to 50% in LETS dollars) At OISE, 252
Bloor W. (at St. George Subway), room 7-216. Transformative
Learning Centre, OISE/UT. 416-968-1282 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEAN AIR DAY CANADA, Wed June 7, Canada-wide. Join
other Canadians in doing something as a family or community to
reduce the emissions from energy & transportation that cause air
pollution & climate change. For clean air and climate change
benefits all year round, try to drive less, and bike or walk more
often, use carpools or vanpools, support public transit, plant a tree,
reduce engine idling and check on the energy efficiency of your
home and office. http://www.ec.gc.ca/eco/eweek_e.htm
* OCEANS DAY, Thurs June 8, 10am-3pm, Ottawa. Learn all
about Oceans & the problems they face. Discouver all the ways
you & your community are connected with the ocean - and how
your actions can help or harm marine ecosystems - no matter
where you live. See pictures of many beautiful sea creatures.
Create your own (students can win Corel software or an oceans
game from the Canadian Wildlife Federation). Free, Bayshore
Shopping Centre, Ottawa. More info: Angela, Ocean Voice
International email@example.com 613-721-4541 http://www.ovi.ca
NESTLE, NOVARTIS & OTHERS SPONSOR A FOOD
BIOTECHNOLOGY & "INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION
SYMPOSIA", Thurs June 8, 1:30-6:30pm, Toronto. $20
(students free). Register: Marcia Cooper 416-813-5142
firstname.lastname@example.org. Medical Sciences Bldg Auditorium,
UofT, 1 King's College Circle. (Also, grad student & sponsor exhibits
June 9, 10am-noon, Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, UofT).
* RALLY AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD, Thurs
June 8, 4-6pm, Toronto. At the Biotech Industry Annual
Conference [June 5-8, above] - show the biotech bullies what
Canadians really think of Genetically Modified Food. Sheraton
Centre Hotel (Queen & York) More info: Gene Action (416-406-
2481) or Greenpeace (416-597-8408)
* OAS-WINDSOR CELEBRATION & DEBRIEFING, Thurs June 8,
7:30pm, Toronto. Those who went to Windsor for the OAS events are
invited to share their experiences with those who did not go. Help plan
for the future. Sid Smith Building rm 1083, UofT, 100 St. George,
south of Harbord. More info: Sid Lacombe, Toronto WTO Action
Coalition 416-535-2335 ext 127
* FREE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ORIENTATION, Thurs
June 8 (evening). Display tables, course calendars, art, food &
film. Seeking instructors, facilitators & learners! Includes courses
which "highlight the history, cultural perspectives, political issues
& knowledge of a diverse range of communities; in particular,
those who have been traditionally excluded from the existing
university curriculum ... basic & advanced studies from all
disciplines ... offer creative & alternative educational forums,
styles & topics ... examining & addressing critical social &
political issues". Free, all welcome. Sidney Smith Hall lobby, 100
St. George, south of Harbord. More info: 416-978-2582 ext. 37338
email@example.com (ask to join the e-mail list). Draft list
of summer courses: http://www.utoronto.ca/acc/freeu
* FREE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Thurs June 8 - Fri June
16. Introductory seminars & workshops. More info: 416-978-2582
ext. 37338 firstname.lastname@example.org (ask to join the e-mail list).
Draft list of summer courses: http://www.utoronto.ca/acc/freeu
INSPIRING CHANGE - HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 2000, Fri
June 9 - Sun June 11, Bolton. A "Healthy Community": provides a
clean, safe physical environment; meets the basic needs of all its
residents; has residents that respect & support each other; involves
the community in local gov't; promotes & celebrates its history &
culture; provides easily accessible health services; has a diverse &
innovative economy; rests on a sustainable ecosystem. Come
imagine, explore, share, and learn about building healthy
communities... hear what communities are doing to lead the way!
For adults, children, youth, educators, business leaders,
environmentalists, politicians, social service providers, health
organizations... Enjoy a relaxed weekend get-a-way for yourself
and/or your family on 265 acres of coniferous forest, quiet
meadows & rolling hills; a variety of imaginative topics &
workshops, small group learning, networking & sharing. An
Artist's circle, a group of highly creative facilitators, will animate
the entire weekend with music & activities that will ignite creative
ways to building healthier communities. Children's Activity Centre,
Learning Marketplace. Workshops include: Diversity & Inclusiveness
Training; Business Leadership; Community Economic Dev't;
Community Leadership; Latest Research; Youth Leadership.
$100-$390 (some subsidies available) At the Cedar Glen Conference
Centre, just north of Toronto. Camping & rooms available. Ontario
Healthy Communities Coalition - Rudy Ruttimann 1-800-766-3418
ex2338 email@example.com http://www.opc.on.ca/ohcc
* SOLIDARITY SUMMER KICK START - GET YOUR
HANDS INTO THE SOIL! Fri-Sun June 9-11, Flesherton.
Celebrations, music, campfires, saunas - and, yes, lots of work
(like planting, weeding, etc.). All welcome to visit, hang out, help
out. Student Christian Movement. More info:
m Rob Shearer or Lisa Nafziger firstname.lastname@example.org 416-
736-2100 x 77275
* GARDENING WORKSHOPS, Saturdays June 10, July 8, Aug
12, Sept, Oct. Eglinton park heritage community garden. Helen
* NO DIG, NO-WEED GARDEN DESIGN & EARTH HOME
TOUR! Sat-Sun June 10-11, 2:30-6:30pm, Gilmour. Hands on,
two-day permaculture workshops at the Turtle Earth Home, on
Hwy 62 near Bancroft. Energy-efficient organic gardening.
Includes a grand tour of a solar-powered earth home as well as tips
on companion planting, mulching, and composting. On-site
camping available. Will be repeated on request. $35. Also: Herb
Spiral (June 17&18); Greywater Recycling (July 15&16). RSVP
Gabriella Mihalik email@example.com 905-893-0495
http://www.suspace.org/turtle/turtle_home-t.html Pat Potter: 613-474-0435
* SOLAR HOT WATER HEATING WORKSHOP, Sat June 10,
10am-4pm, Maple/Kleinberg. One-day workshop: theory, system
components, costing, sizing, installation practices. Location just
north of Toronto. $85. Advance reservation & payment req'd:
Kortright Centre 905-832-2289 http://www.kortright.org
ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS FAIR, Sat June 10, 10am-2pm,
Toronto. Showcase your alternative business: fair trade,
community banking, environmental sustainability, skills exchange,
complementary health, etc. Free. (tables $25). Emmanuel-Howard
Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave at Roncesvalles. (parking lot
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WOMEN & GLOBALIZATION LEARNING EXCHANGE, Sat-
Sun June 10-11, Toronto. Women-only event to provide the
opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds & experiences to
share & increase their knowledge of globalization & its impacts on
their lives... to network & strategize for resistance. Free; lunch is
$5. 519 Church St. Community Centre. Access needs (ASL,
childcare, interpretation, attendant, tokens, etc.). Register: Lisa
416-351-0095 ext. 255. Women Against Corporate Globalization
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