Events

A listing of events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region by category.

Is an event missing? Let us know at info@kwpeace.ca

Sep
27
Wed
2017
2018 GRT Service Improvement Plan – Public Consultation Centre
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discussion Night for Fair Voting — an #IDOPAN event @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

[1]
DiscussionDiscussion Nights are returning to Fair Vote
Waterloo! Thanks to a bit of prompting from Fair Vote Canada [2] we’ll
be holding a guided discussion to answer the questions How can we
capitalize on what has happened over the last two years? and How can
we raise the profile of Proportional Representation, and elect a
Member of Parliament who supports PR, and make the next election
different?

We missed the International Day of Democracy [3] on 15 September, and
Democracy Week surrounding it (9 September to 17 September). But we’re
still in time for IDOPAN, the International Days of Peace and
Nonviolence [4]. What better way to achieve peace and nonviolence than
by ensuring everyone has fair representation in a democratic
government?

Thanks to Fair Vote Waterloo members Jim and Ellen we have access to
the Bread and Roses Community Room. Parking is a bit tricky; if you’re
coming to Discussion Night please make sure you’re subscribed to
either the Discussion [5] or Announcements [6] mailing list. We’ll
e-mail a parking permit to those mailing lists for anyone who’s
driving in.

See you at Discussion Night!

-Bob Jonkman,
Fair Vote Waterloo Co-chair and Discussion Night organizer.

Links:
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[1]

discussion


[2] http://fairvote.ca
[3]

International Day of Democracy


[4] https://wrnonviolence.org/idopan/
[5]
http://listserv.thinkers.org/mailman/listinfo/fvc-wat-disc_listserv.thinkers.org
[6]
http://listserv.thinkers.org/mailman/listinfo/fvc-wat-announce_listserv.thinkers.org

Sep
30
Sat
2017
@WR_Greens at KWPeace – Perspectives on Peace: Peace in our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in Waterloo Region.

Register at https://kwpeace.ca/eventsmanager/register-perspectives-on-peace-peace-in-the-community/

Featuring

Melissa Webster, Executive Board of ALIVe — Awareness of Low Income Voices

Trudy Beaulne, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region

Gehan Sabry, editor of Cross Cultures magazine and organizer of the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Kitchener

Richard Walsh, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor and co-founder of Alliance Against Poverty

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm—9:00pmThe Church of St. John The Evangelist23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.

Please register by 22 September 2017 on https://kwpeace.ca/eventsmanager/register-perspectives-on-peace-peace-in-the-community/

Presented by:

IDOPAN: International Days of Peace and Nonviolence Sep 21 / Oct 02

IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence

KW Peace

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@FairvoteWRC Info Table at @KWPeace Perspectives: Peace In Our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Fair Vote Waterloo is participating in KW Peace [1]’s annual event
Perspectives on Peace [2]. This year’s theme is _Peace In Our
Community_.

Democracy is the cornerstone of a Nonviolent and Peaceful society.
Fair Vote Waterloo will have an information table with literature,
statistics and petitions about Proportional Representation, the way to
get fair representation in Parliament, and a true democracy.

Please join us!
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[3]

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of
building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel
discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with
organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in
Waterloo Region. Register [4]

_FEATURING_

* MELISSA WEBSTER, Executive Board of _ALIVe — Awareness of Low
Income Voices_
* TRUDY BEAULNE, Executive Director of the _Social Development
Centre_, Waterloo Region
* GEHAN SABRY, editor of _Cross Cultures_ website and organizer of
the annual _UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination_ in Kitchener
* RICHARD WALSH, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology
professor and co-founder of _Alliance Against Poverty_

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm–9:00pm
The Church of St. John The Evangelist
23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.
Please register by 22 September 2017 on kwpeace.ca [5] International
Days of
Peace and Nonviolence
Sep 21 / Oct 02 presented by
KW Peace
kwpeace.ca

Download the poster! [6] (Perspectives_2017-2.png, 202 kBytes, 1275
× 1651)
Poster design and artwork by Matthew D. Albrecht

Links:
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[1] https://kwpeace.ca
[2]

Register: Perspectives on Peace: Peace in the Community


[3]

Register: Perspectives on Peace: Peace in the Community


[4]

Register: Perspectives on Peace: Peace in the Community


[5] https://kwpeace.ca/
[6] https://kwpeace.ca/wp-content/uploads/Perspectives_2017-2.png

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: Building your local team and mentoring local leadership
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Guest: SHARON SOMMERVILLE, leader of Fair Vote Canada’s
Waterloo Region team. Sharon has been involved with Fair Vote Canada
since about 2012, and leads one of the most active chapters in Canada,
hosting 4-5 events, about 10 community tables, speaking engagements
and numerous meetings with MPs each year, as well as regular volunteer
meetings. Largely as a result of this work, Waterloo Region had one of
the best attended electoral reform consultations in Canada. In this
workshop she’ll share what has worked to get new volunteers involved
and nurture shared leadership within the team — generating more
activities and creativity and avoiding burnout. This workshop will be
an opportunity for other Fair Vote Canada leaders to share their
successes and challenges.

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

Oct
3
Tue
2017
2018 GRT Service Improvement Plan – Public Consultation Centre
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
5
Thu
2017
WR Greens Meeting
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hi everyone: The poll has spoken, and the date for a WRGreens meeting preferred by most people is Thursday, 5 October 2017. The poll should have been closed by now, but is still available:

https://polls.wrgreens.ca/Fall2017Meeting

*What*: Waterloo Region Greens Meeting
*When*: Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
*Where*: Queen Street Commons Cafe
*Location*: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario
*Map*: https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTzPZ–?m=

I haven’t made arrangements at QSC yet, so the location may change.

We should discuss the upcoming provincial election, on Thursday, 7 June 2018, only 245 days from the meeting date! When and how the Constituents Associations will hold their Candidate Nomination meetings, and what it takes to be a candidate. Some CAs have already held their nomination meetings; maybe we’ll get to meet the candidates! Other CAs will still be recruiting candidate nominees, so if you’ve ever wanted to get into politics, here’s your chance!

Oct
21
Sat
2017
WRGreens Monthly Meeting
Oct 21 all-day

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

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

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

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

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:
——
[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.