812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Kinder Morgan has given the governments of Canada a deadline of May 31st to ensure that the Trans Mountain pipeline can go forward. The federal and Alberta governments will put billions of tax-payer dollars on the line to prop-up this failing project.
In the evening of May 31st the people of Victoria, Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, will gather at the Inner Harbour to say #NoKM and #NoPipelineBailout!
Please bring: your pots, pans, musical instruments and noise-makers of any kind; signs and symbols of resistance; your friends, neighbours, family, and children; your love of the coast and your willingness to defend it.
Our actions are meant to be a show of hope, anger, and solidarity with Indigenous leadership. We are working together with the Protect the Inlet coalition on the front lines on Burnaby Mountain.
Victoria is making it clear: Kinder Morgan will not be built.
* We acknowledge with respect that this event is taking place on the territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, and that many of our participants will be travelling from the territories of neighbouring nations, all of whose relations to each other and to these lands and waters long predate the City of Victoria, British Columbia, or Canada. *
All Together Healthy
PEDAL De-Colonization Community Workshop
Anna Soole, is Métis – of the Cree, Ojibwe and Lakota First Nations, and French, Celtic, Gaelic, Welsh, and German heritage. She currently resides on the unceded and occupied traditional homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
As an agent for transformative justice and liberation, and senior trainer, speaker, and educator for nearly two decades, she has practiced as a Social Justice Facilitator, Assertiveness Coach, and Forum Theatre Practitioner at provincial, national, and international levels. She has worked with tens of thousands of children, youth, adults, teachers, social workers, and service providers along their personal educational, and professional journeys.
Her practice is founded in experiential education and arts-based social and ecological justice with focus on gender, sexuality, gender based violence prevention and justice, fat politics, transformative communication, assertiveness, intersectional anti-oppression, and Indigenous feminism. Her work is firmly rooted in decolonization, agency, interdependency, and transformation. As the movement for liberation deepens and grows, she remains dedicated to community healing, compassion, courage, integrity love and dignity for all of life everywhere.
This workshop is made possible by the BC Multiculturalism Grant.
Learn to Meditate
31 May at 16:30 – 17:15
Fundraising Dance with Kumbia!
1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 2Y6, Canada
Admission: By donation. All donations are tax deductible and will go to Cuso International.
One of our band members – Álvaro, has accepted a one-year placement with Cuso International in Colombia!
Álvaro will be working as an Organizational Development Advisor with 6 small fruit producer associations supported by Fruandes, a Colombian fair trade company producing organic, dehydrated fruit for export.
As part of his journey with Cuso International,Álvaro is fundraising $2,000 to help sustain their vital work and enable Cuso to mobilize volunteers in the Global South.
Right now, for every $1 you donate the Canadian Government will provide $9. That means a $25 contribution becomes $250 and a $100 gift becomes $1000!
Wakanda Summer Gala
2 June at 18:00–0:302 June at 18:00 to 3 June at 0:30
African born Designers from living on the Island and various parts of Canada are coming together to showcase their creations.
Join us for this unforgettable night and enjoy one of the biggest African fashion show in Victoria!
This event is for everybody regardless of ethnicity. If you love fashion, if you love culture, if you love to explore creative ideas, you are an epicurean, love dance and music, This night is for you.
Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 6:30 June 2nd, 2018
Dress to impress. Cultural attire welcome.
Expect a delicious 3 course African meal.
Student (advance): $20
General Admission (advance): $25
Afrobeat, Afro House, Afro latin,
Thanks for your support:
– OKO Dance Vancouver
– Afric Style Fashion
– Safari Kakumbe
– Vibe Tribe Fashion
Diversity Film Festival
Admission is by donation at a sliding scale of $5-$20 (no one will be turned away).
We invite young film makers across BC to submit their ~5 min short films to showcase their story of culture, ethnicity, and roots. Submissions can be emailed or shared to diversityfilmfestival@gmai
This event is taking place on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen, Esquaimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ nations.
Indigenous Foods Gathering (Vancouver Island)
1 June – 2 June1 June at 12:00 to 2 June at 20:00
Indigenous Foods Gathering
“Our Foods, Our Waters, Our Power”
June 1-2, 2018 hosted by SȾÁUTW
EVENT TIME & WORKSHOPS TBD
Please RSVP to receive updates leading up to the gathering
Victoria National Animal Rights Day 2018
This year the event will take place along Dallas Rd near Clover Point.
We will be meeting outside Ogden Point Cafe at 11am to prepare and then will walk down to our stopping point near Clover Point.
Protest #Israel70 Celebration at JNF Gala
3 June at 17:00–18:30Next Week
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St. at Howe, Vancouver
As in previous years, the JNF is attempting to hide its policies and history behind a charitable project, this time to “Help Improve the Lives of Children with Disabilities”. The grotesque irony of this particular project at this time, as Israeli snipers maim and disable hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza, including children, doesn’t seem to bother the $300/ticket gala-goers. UNICEF stated on May 16, 2018, that “since 30 March 2018, over 1,000 children have been injured in violence in the Gaza Strip. Many of these injuries are severe and potentially life-altering, including some resulting in amputations.”
Call on the Canadian Government to revoke the tax deductible status for the JNF, and stop being complicit in these WAR CRIMES.
Stop maiming Palestinian children.
No to 70 years of celebrating Palestinian dispossession!
No to “greenwashing” ethnic cleansing.
Groups wishing to endorse the action, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message this page.
Voices of Saanich Speaker Series 5/5
5 June at 18:30–20:00