Events

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Oct
18
Wed
2017
2018 GRT Service Improvement Plan – Public Consultation Centre
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Conestoga College Doon campus, Student Life Centre Lower Atrium

We want your input on the 2018 transit network, which includes proposed bus route changes.

The launch of ION light rail service in 2018 will mean a whole new transit experience in the Region of Waterloo. When light rail service starts, many GRT bus routes will change to connect directly to ION stations. Others will run more directly and more often between important destinations. Aligning routes to support a grid network will help to make travel more efficient.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Visit your MP: Raj Saini, Kitchener Centre @ Raj Saini's Office
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fair
Vote WRC co-chairs Sharon Sommerville and Bob Jonkman met with
Kitchener-Centre MP Raj Saini to discuss Proportional Representation
on Wednesday, 13 January 2016We are keeping the pressure on!
You are invited to visit Raj Saini, MP Kitchener Centre [1], on
Friday, October 20 at 3pm to deliver a petition in support of PR.
Everyone is welcome!

Links:
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[1] http://rsaini.liberal.ca/

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: PR Systems for Canada Series Part One: Multi-member Systems — Single Transferable Vote (PR-STV) and Local PR
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Guest: BYRON WEBER BECKER. Find out how Single Transferable
Vote (PR-STV) and an adaptation of it (Local PR) works for Canada!
Byron Weber Becker teaches Computer Science at University of Waterloo.
He has combined his passion for electoral change and his computer
science expertise into a web site (http://election-modelling.ca [1])
with detailed simulations of how various proportional options for
Canada perform with different features under different conditions. He
testified to the all-party committee on electoral reform and was asked
to do additional work for them. Byron has been involved with the
design of two made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban
Proportional Representation (in collaboration with Fair Vote Canada
and Fair Voting BC — see webinar three in this series) and Local
Proportional Representation.

Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893666268164002817 [2]

Links:
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[1] http://election-modelling.ca/
[2] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893666268164002817

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Pedestrian Hwy 8 Bridge at Avalon Pl Consultation
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Public Consultation Centre (informal “drop-in” format) has been arranged to present the alternatives under consideration and to receive public input. The Public Consultation Centre will take place as follows:

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: GRT Chandler Drive Building, 85 Chandler Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

Please note that the building is located along Chandler Drive, and is not the main building located on Strasburg Road. Welcome signage will be in place to direct attendees to the appropriate venue.

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: Helping Your Team Message to and Reach Out to Youth!
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Special Guest: CHARDAYE BUECKERT. Chardaye Bueckert has demonstrated
her passion for youth engagement as a member of Fair Vote Canada’s
National Council and Youth Committee, as a World Economic Forum’s
Global Shaper, and as president of Simon Fraser University’s student
government. Her accomplishments as a young leader were recently
recognized with a Schwarzman Scholarship, enabling Chardaye to
complete a Masters in Global Affairs in China. Chardaye is 26 years
old and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Register: If you are not on our Chapters/teams email list and would
like to join this workshop, please contact anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca
[1]

Links:
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[1] mailto:anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Community Groups Networking: Making It Easier! @ Social Development Centre
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Making it easier! Community Groups are at the heart of our community

Together with the Fair Vote Waterloo Region, we are calling on citizen/volunteer led groups interested in networking and mutual support to come together on November 1st: civic, neighbourhood, environmental, professional, social justice, ethnocultural groups! Come to the Trinity United Church on 74 Frederick Street, and to find out more contact trudy@waterlooregion.org or +1-519-579-1096;ext=3006

Community Groups Networking: Making It Easier! with @SPCofKW @ Social Development Centre
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

[1]

Together with the Social Development Centre [2], we are calling on
citizen/volunteer led groups interested in networking and mutual
support to come together on November 1st: civic, neighbourhood,
environmental, professional, social justice, ethnocultural groups!
Come to the Trinity United Church on 74 Frederick Street, and to find
out more contact trudy@waterlooregion.org [3] or
+1-519-579-1096;ext=3006

Links:
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[1] http://waterlooregion.org/community-groups-networking
[2] http://waterlooregion.org/
[3] mailto:trudy@waterlooregion.org

Nov
12
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: Busting the Most Common Myths about PR for Canada: Get the Facts!
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Does PR mean instability? Will MPs still be accountable? What about
‘fringe parties’? Get the facts to answer all the most common myths,
take a look at the research on PR, and ask your questions!

Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4598079947118491651 [1]

Links:
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[1] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4598079947118491651

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Festival of Neighbourhoods 2017 Celebration @ Kitchener City Hall
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

September E-NeighbourJoin us at the 2017 Celebration at Kitchener City Hall on November 19th from 1pm to 3pm to find outhow neighbours came together this year, to learn from each other’s experience and be inspired by those who take action to improve their neighbourhoods. Remember to register your inclusive neighbourhood gatherings for a ballot at the Festival Celebration draw for one of two $20,000 neighbourhood improvement grants from the City of Kitchener. Find out more in September E-Neighbour edition (PDF, 232 kBytes).

Festival of Neighbourhoods 2017 Celebration | Social Development Centre Waterloo Region

Nov
21
Tue
2017
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Nov 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: PR Systems for Canada Series Part Two: Top-up Systems — Mixed Member Proportional (MMP)
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Guest: BYRON WEBER BECKER. Find out how Mixed Member
Proportional (MMP) works for Canada! Byron Weber Becker teaches
Computer Science at University of Waterloo. He has combined his
passion for electoral change and his computer science expertise into a
web site (http://election-modelling.ca [1]) with detailed simulations
of how various proportional options for Canada perform with different
features under different conditions. He testified to the all-party
committee on electoral reform and was asked to do additional work for
the committee. Byron has been involved with the design of two
made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban Proportional
Representation (in collaboration with Fair Vote Canada and Fair Voting
BC — see webinar three in this series) and Local Proportional
Representation (see webinar one in this series).

Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6428164274994150914 [2]

Links:
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[1] http://election-modelling.ca/
[2] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6428164274994150914

Dec
10
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: PR Systems for Canada Series Part Three: Made-for-Canada hybrid, blended systems — Rural-Urban Proportional
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Guest: BYRON WEBER BECKER. Find out how Rural-Urban
Proportional and Local PR work for Canada! Byron Weber Becker teaches
Computer Science at University of Waterloo. He has combined his
passion for electoral change and his computer science expertise into a
web site (http://election-modelling.ca [1]) with detailed simulations
of how various proportional options for Canada perform with different
features under different conditions. He testified to the all-party
committee on electoral reform and was asked to do additional work for
the committee. Byron has been involved with the design of two
made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban Proportional
Representation (in collaboration with Fair Vote Canada and Fair Voting
BC) and Local Proportional Representation (see webinar one in this
series).

Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2400232069497311234 [2]

Links:
——
[1] http://election-modelling.ca/
[2] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2400232069497311234

Dec
21
Thu
2017
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Dec 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Jan 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Feb
21
Wed
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Feb 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Mar
21
Wed
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Mar 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Apr 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

May
21
Mon
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
May 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
42nd Ontario Election
Jun 7 all-day
Ontario Provincial Election 2018
Jun 7 all-day

This is the date for the Ontario Provincial election, following the
provincial election of 12 June 2014.

From the Election Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.6 [1] (revised 7 June 2017):

First Thursday In June

(2) Subject to the powers of the Lieutenant Governor referred to in
subsection (1), general elections shall be held on the first Thursday
in June in the fourth calendar year following polling day in the most
recent general election. 2016, c. 33, s. 7.

Links:
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[1] http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e06#BK28
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42nd_Ontario_general_election

Jun
21
Thu
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Jun 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Jul 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Aug 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Sep 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Oct 21 all-day

An organizing meeting ~ anyone is welcome.
Time and Location will be announced each month.