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Feb
4
Mon
2019
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Roundtable Discussions for Clarification of Thought — @WorkingCentre @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Weaving Ecology | A year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits

Every Tuesday The Working Centre logoThe Working Centre holds a roundtable discussion on various topics:

  • 5 February 2019: Inhabit Place
  • 12 February 2019: Expand Community
  • 19 February 2019: Use Tools Wisely
  • 26 February 2019: Honour the Indigenous Worldview

It’s free, so please drop in and chat a while.

Also supported by the Waterloo School for Community Development

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Rally Against Cuts to Education @ Amy Fee's Office
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Protect Public Education | No Cuts to Education | Information Rally Supporting Education Funding

Protect Public Education
No Cuts to Education
Information Rally Supporting Education Funding

When: Thursday, 7 February 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: MPP Amy Fee’s Office, 4281 King Street East, Kitchener, N2P 2E9 Map
Why: Supporting the Education Budget from a proposed $1 billion cut

Please pledge your support at
OSSTF District 24 MPP Information Rally Against Cuts to Education

OSSTF/FEESO logoOSSTF/FEESO

Our Water Our Future @ First United Church
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Water | Our Future | no Bill 66 Doug Ford’s government for the developers has introduced a new disturbing piece of legislation. Bill 66 would allow developers to bypass important environmental protections and land use controls established under other provincial laws, plans and policies, such as the Clean Water Act and the Greenbelt Act, that protect our environment and our health.

The Canadian Environmental Law Association has said that Bill 66 together with other recent “laws to eliminate or dilute important environmental statutes, regulations and programs … constitutes the biggest and most significant environmental rollback to occur in a generation in Ontario.”

Join us to learn more about the implications of Bill 66 for our water and for our future.

First United Church
16 William St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 1J3 Map

Please REGISTER — admission is free

While we appear to have made important progress on turning back one of the most egregious components of Bill 66, there remain significant problems in this bill, including Schedule 5 repealing the Toxics Reduction Act. Major concerns remain that the Ford ‘government for the developers’ may reduce the support for monitoring and enforcement of legislation that protects our water, land and air quality.

Join us on February 7th at First United Church in Waterloo at 7pm to celebrate our progress on Bill 66 and to engage with experts as they explain other current dangerous proposals and corresponding calls for action.

We have two powerful keynote speakers: Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, former water policy advisor for Ministry of the Environment, and legal representative for citizens in the Walkerton Inquiry; and Bruce Davidson, Co-founder and Vice-Chair of Concerned Walkerton Citizens.

There will be lots of time to have your questions answered, as well as presentations from Susan Bryant of APT Environment on Elmira’s ongoing water contamination; Kevin Thomason of Grand River Environmental Network on countryside protection; and Arlene Slocombe of Waterloo Wellington Water Watchers on source water protection.

Refreshments will be served; please bring along your travel mug or water bottle.

This event is being organized by the following community partners:

Feb
9
Sat
2019
ECO DAY @ Idea Exchange - Preston
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm

Drop in during our Repair Café for hands-on activities to make your everyday more eco. Upcycled jewelry, DIY junk drawer organizers, fermented foods, paper making, sewing projects and more! We will also have our Learn to Solder with Tinker Truck program (registration required).

 

Full schedule here: https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/eco-day

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Alliance Against Poverty Regular Meeting @ The Working Centre
Feb 11 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

We are an alliance of individuals from a variety of economic and social situations who strive to end poverty within our society by:

  • practicing solidarity between those who have enough and those who do not have enough
  • learning from one another through experience, reflection, and action
  • applying direct political pressure to all three levels of government
  • a personal commitment to group values and actions
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Waterloo Region Health Coalition monthly meeting @ Heather Room, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Waterloo Region Health Coalition is the local chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting Public HealthOntario Health Coalition. The chapter meets on the second Monday of every month, except on holidays, when the meeting is on the first Monday of that month.

Meetings are held in the Heather Room of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Map

Contact:
Jim Stewart <jim.stewartgo@gmail.com> or +1-519-588-5841
Riani de Wet <dewetriani@gmail.com> or +1-226-606-1623

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Roundtable Discussions for Clarification of Thought — @WorkingCentre @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Weaving Ecology | A year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits

Every Tuesday The Working Centre logoThe Working Centre holds a roundtable discussion on various topics:

  • 5 February 2019: Inhabit Place
  • 12 February 2019: Expand Community
  • 19 February 2019: Use Tools Wisely
  • 26 February 2019: Honour the Indigenous Worldview

It’s free, so please drop in and chat a while.

Also supported by the Waterloo School for Community Development

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Prayers and Conversations for the Soul @ Home of Barry and Tracey May
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Spirituality Unity Devotion and Soul
Detox Thoughts and Expand Souls

Where Religions Meet: Anne Pearson — Chair of Hamilton Interfaith Group and retired Religious Studies Professor McMaster University will be here to open this ongoing 1st Sunday Per Month Gathering.

Share prayers and inspirational readings. Engage in conversations about what we have in common in the spiritual values and principles about how we ought to live our lives. Explore Unity in Diversity.

Join an open discussion about the distinctions and overlaps between the world’s religions. What does it mean to be good? What are the fundamental qualities of character that religions teach to advance human development?

Some themes to share from your religion include Self-Knowledge, Justice, Mercy, Peace, Reciprocity, Sacredness, Consultation, Spiritual Growth Through History.

Hosted at: Home of Barry & Tracey May
329 Langlaw Drive, Cambridge, Ontario Map
Date 17 February 2019 (followed by 1st Sunday Per Month)
Time: 2:00pm — 4:30pm
Please RSVP: +1-519-267-4873
tracey.farrell.may@gmail.com

Feb
18
Mon
2019
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Roundtable Discussions for Clarification of Thought — @WorkingCentre @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Weaving Ecology | A year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits

Every Tuesday The Working Centre logoThe Working Centre holds a roundtable discussion on various topics:

  • 5 February 2019: Inhabit Place
  • 12 February 2019: Expand Community
  • 19 February 2019: Use Tools Wisely
  • 26 February 2019: Honour the Indigenous Worldview

It’s free, so please drop in and chat a while.

Also supported by the Waterloo School for Community Development

Feb
20
Wed
2019
UN World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20 all-day

Each year, 20 February is the United Nations FlagUnited Nations World Day for Social Justice.

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Cinema Series: ‘Dawnland’ @ CIGI
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.

In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—begins a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people.

The feature-length documentary Dawnland follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

About the Cinema Series

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Seedy Saturday @ Kitchener Public Library - Central
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Come out and have your questions answered by master gardeners, learn about seed diversity and heritage seeds at the Seed Exchange, attend a variety of lectures with guest speakers, or shop for your spring gardening needs at the many vendors.

 

No registration required.

 

Seedy Saturdays are a remarkable phenomenon. They are not one event, but a series of separate events, which have sprung up across the country, each individually and uniquely organized under the same general themes of encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, enabling a local seed exchange, and educating the public about seed saving and environmentally responsible gardening practices. 

Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap and exchange seeds, get exciting varieties that other seed savers are sharing (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy seeds from seed companies. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, there really is something for everyone. 

 

Details: http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar

Feb
25
Mon
2019
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Community discussion on Safe Injection Site @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A bowl with safe injection paraphernelia: syringe, tourniquet, alcohol wipe

Join local and national Harm Reduction experts as we talk about the struggle for harm reduction and what we can do to deal with addictions and problems arising from drug use in our community.

Community discussion on Safe Injection Site | Facebook

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Roundtable Discussions for Clarification of Thought — @WorkingCentre @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Weaving Ecology | A year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits

Every Tuesday The Working Centre logoThe Working Centre holds a roundtable discussion on various topics:

  • 5 February 2019: Inhabit Place
  • 12 February 2019: Expand Community
  • 19 February 2019: Use Tools Wisely
  • 26 February 2019: Honour the Indigenous Worldview

It’s free, so please drop in and chat a while.

Also supported by the Waterloo School for Community Development

Feb
27
Wed
2019
The Eco Market Pitch Competition, February 27th Kitchener Public Library @ Kitchener Public Library - Central
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on February 27th for The Eco Market Pitch Competition, in collaboration with Social Enterprise Southwest and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Watch and support 8 green or social entrepreneurs as they pitch their business!

100% of each ticket sold will be donated to the top 3 prize winners. Sign up to support the small businesses and innovators in our community! Interested in supporting them with more than the $10 donation with this ticket? Consider donating to our Go Fund Me page, where we’re raising more money for the prize winners. Interested in sponsoring this event with cash or in-kind prizes? Please contact us at info@theecomarket.org. Check out some of our amazing sponsors for the finalist prizes below!

Judges: Donnique Williams from Reep Green Solutions, Nicole McCallum from the Waterloo Region Environment Network, Pragya Dawadi from the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Jennifer Novakovich from The Eco Market, the audience!

MC for the evening: Jennifer Lyon from The Eco Market and Jenny Does Stuff

Timeline for the night:

5:30 pm Registration

6:10-7:40 pm Pitch starts

7:40 – 8:30 Networking

Location: Kitchener Public Library

Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nith Valley Ecoboosters The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through

  • education
  • action
  • and collaboration.

Please join us

7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information,
Contact: +1-519-662-9372
E-mail: nvecoboosters@gmail.com

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Wet’suwet’en Fundraiser: “Fractured Land” Screening @ Alumni Hall, St Paul's University College, University of Waterloo
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a film night and silent auction fundraiser for the Wet’suwet’en legal fund.

We will be screening “Fractured Land,” a film by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis, where they follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. See more: http://www.fracturedland.com/

Location: Alumni Hall, St Paul’s University College, University of Waterloo. Enter off of Westmount rd.

$10-$20 door (cash only)
We will accept cash, cheque, or e-transfer for silent auction payment.
All are welcome!
All donations welcome!

Wheelchair accessible
Gender neutral washrooms

If you have items to donate for the silent auction or wish to opt out of donations, send KW Shut It Down a direct message.

For on the ground updates visit http://unistoten.camp/ AND https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/

If you are unable to make it out to this event, please still donate online:
https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten-camp-legal-fund
https://www.gofundme.com/gitdumt039en-access-point

Wishlist / Needslist

The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have by absolutely no means agreed to let the Coastal GasLink pipeline tear through our traditional territories.

On January 7th at the Gidumt’en access point, the RCMP used excessive and brutal force. We expected a large response, we did not expect a military level invasion where our unarmed women and elders were faced with automatic weapons and bulldozers.”

We stand as witnesses to this historic moment when the federal and provincial governments, RCMP, and Coastal GasLink/Transcanada are openly violating Wet’suwet’en, Canadian law, and international law.

Coastal GasLink/Transcanada is proposing a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline that would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the coastal town of Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s processing plant would be located. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.

Each clan within the Wet’suwet’en Nation have full jurisdiction under their law to control access to their territory. Under ‘Anuc niwh’it’en (Wet’suwet’en law) all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals and have not provided free, prior, and informed consent to Coastal Gaslink/ TransCanada to do work on Wet’suwet’en lands.

Mirrored from the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2218857111688779/

Mar
1
Fri
2019
#FridaysForFuture Climate Strike @ Waterloo City Hall
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Greta Thunberg in front of a crowd of people

This event is dedicated to building a youth voice to speak up for climate action in solidarity with Greta Thunberg and other young people across the world.

Join us on FRIDAY, MARCH 1st from 12.30 to 1:30pm (and Friday, March 15th in solidarity with a worldwide climate strike) outside of MP Bardish Chagger’s office / Waterloo City Hall at 100 Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo. Map The focus will be on youth, but all are welcome.

Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, RISE for Climate Waterloo, Divest Waterloo, and the local chapters of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and 350.org would like to facilitate and support youth climate strikes in our region … for their future.

This event will be held the 1st Friday of every month.
Upcoming Schedule:
March 1st
March 15th
April 5th
May 3rd

Fridays for Future Climate Strike: Kitchener-Waterloo | Facebook

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Stretch your Energy Budget | Today’s Heat Pumps @ Evolv1
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm

Have you heard of an air source heat pump (ASHP)? The ASHP is now one of the most efficient ways to heat a home. The technology has been around for a long time but most people don’t realize it’s an option for them.

Join us at Evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building, for our workshop on air source heat pumps! The performance reliability and efficiency of the technology makes an air source heat pump an attractive option for homeowners. A local system installer will explain how the ASHP functions, and the potential benefits to installing the system. Any technical questions you may have will be answered by an industry expert!

Learn about the various system designs and receive expert advice on which ASHP model will be best suited for your home. If you’re a homeowner or landlord in Waterloo Region, you’re also invited to take part in a short study examining consumer interest in installing the ASHP. Participation in the study is voluntary, and you are welcome to attend the workshop without taking part in the study.

Agenda:

Presentation | 1:30 p.m.

Q&A | 2:15 p.m.

Optional Survey & Light Refreshments | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m

Mar
4
Mon
2019
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.