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Walk poster 2003YOU can help publicize this year's walk by linking to this Web site (www.justicewalk.ca), and by printing and distributing the following items. If you require assistance or more publicity materials, simply call or email us.

Please feel free to reproduce the handbill or poster in your newsletter, or use the words for a "classified" announcement. (You can also help by making a financial contribution or volunteering; see the volunteers page for details.)

Printable items:

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For more information:
Call 250.642-5120
E mail info@justicewalk.ca

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2002 Posters, Fliers, Ads

Walk poster 2002YOU can help publicize this year's walk by linking to this Web site (www.justicewalk.ca), and by printing and distributing the following items. If you require assistance or more publicity materials, simply call or email us.

Please feel free to reproduce the handbill or poster in your newsletter, or use the words for a "classified" announcement. (You can also help by making a financial contribution or volunteering; see the volunteers page for details.)

Printable items:

Poster (black & white)
Fliers (four per page)
Display ads (various sizes, large .tif files also available by request)

Poster (colour)
Poster 11x17 (colour with full programme line-up)

Note: Downloading these posters requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. Click here to download Acrobat if your computer does not have a reader.

For more information:
Call 250.592-8307
E mail info@justicewalk.ca

Special thanks to Inkwell Design inc. for creating the posters, fliers and display ads. (www.idi.ca)

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News Release

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2002

Dynamic Programme for 21st Annual Walk

Victoria- This year's 21st Annual Walk for Global Justice (formerly the Earth Walk), has a dynamic line-up of musicians and speakers featuring Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour, and The Be Good Tanyas, BC's top roots and bluegrass sensation from Vancouver.

The Walk begins officially at 12 noon on Saturday, April 27th, rain or shine at Centennial Square. The Barefoot Bluegrass Band kicks it off at 11:30 am, followed by Billy Goats Gruff, an all-female Celtic band, Jeremy Walsh, and theatre, dance and politically-charged speakers.

At 12:30, the crowd of thousands will walk to the B.C. Legislature lead by the beat of Samba de Soleil, a Salt Spring percussion group, reflecting the pulse and people's energy as they head to the Legislature for an afternoon of protest, affirmation and celebration. Young and old will join hands in support of peace, justice and the environment.

This year's theme is "Building Solidarity and Peace". We march against the heartless machinations of the BC Liberals, and the escalating and spreading war of terrorism that has put Canada's armed forces in combat abroad, and infringing on our civil rights at home.

From 1 to 4 pm, MCs Brian Skinner and Sharmeen Khan will host a program of music and speakers, which includes: Jim Sinclair (President, BC Federation of Labour), Dr. Fred Knelman (Peace Activist/Writer), Tina Hoang (Student, Esquimalt Secondary, Six Bucks Sucks Coalition), Mary Vickers (First Nations Environmental Activist), Minneh Kamul (Aids Vancouver Island), Carlos Flores (Central American Support Cttee.), and Arnie Narcisse (BC Native Fisheries Commission).

The diverse musical performances will include Victoria's own Su Comandante (DJ), Soulstix Marimba Ensemble and performances by The Be Good Tanyas and Harry Manx.

It's all geared up to be a great demonstration and outdoor concert wrapped into one, at the BC Legislature. Tickets are on sale for the evening concert, The First Annual Peace Earth and Justice Festival, at Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Saturday April 27th at 8 pm. (see attached) The Walk for Global Justice and the Festival are just two events in Peace, Earth & Justice Week (formerly Earth Week), which has a total lineup of over 60 events from April 19-25. (www.pej.ca/week/)

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Information: www.justicewalk.ca

Kim Toombs, 884-3842
Oliver Swain, 413-5567 pager

 

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News Release

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2002

The Walk for Global Justice presents:
The First Annual Peace, Earth and Justice Festival

Featuring:

The Be Good Tanyas
Harry Manx
Beautiful Losers featuring Dan Weisenburger
Lama
& Poets for Peace, Readings
The Poi Pixies, Dance Troupe

Saturday, April 27 2002, 8pm
at The Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.

Tickets $15.00, $10.00 low-income
Tickets available at Munro's Books, Lyle's Place, Old Town Strings, Bolen Books
James Bay Coffee & Books, Gordie's Music (Fernwood), and Fairfield Bookshop (Cook St) or by phone at 413-5657

This event will bring together some of the finest Musicians, Writers, and Dancers in British Columbia for one very special Benefit Concert for the Walk for Global Justice.

Vancouver's Be Good Tanyas have been setting the international folk & roots scene on fire! Their "…pretty folk-twinged bluegrass songs…" have caught the attention of Rolling Stone, the NY Post and more. Harry Manx, who lives on Salt Spring Island is Canada's master of the "Mohan Veena", a twenty-string, guitar/sitar hybrid. Also proficient on the guitar and banjo, Manx offers a repertoire of beautiful and emotive folk-world songs spiced-up with a few surprising adaptations of classics from the blues genre. Also on the bill is one of Victoria's finest song writers, Dan Weisenburger, performing with his own trio, the Beautiful Losers.

'Poets for Peace', a United Nations initiative, has taken poets around the world reading for peace. Three local poets, including Linda Rogers, will contribute short readings.

There won't be a dull moment at the Peace, Earth and Justice Festival with intermission performances by Victoria's brand-new, down-home groovers, Lama, and Black Light Dancers, the Poi Pixies. This unique and innovative dance troupe, fuses traditional, Maori, Poi dancing from New Zealand, with their own infectious love for movement and expression. www.poipixies.com.

The First Annual Peace Earth and Justice Festival will bring together arts and ideas to offer Victoria a chance to support grass-roots community organizations and enjoy a night of unforgettable entertainment. Eighty percent of all proceeds go to The Walk for Global Justice with twenty percent being divided equally between The Women's Low-income Network, The Victoria Peace Coalition and The British Columbia Forest Action Network.

For more information about this concert, the performers, the Walk For Global Justice, or to set up interviews, please contact Katrina Kadoski or Wendy Wall at:
Pacific Music Marketing Ltd. ph 598-1997, fax 598-1923
katrina@pacificmusic.net or wendyw@pacificmusic.net

The Be Good Tanyas:

"Blue Horse" is a brilliant debut CD from this Vancouver-based band. Take the best records you've heard in traditionl folk, singer-songwriter, roots and bluegrass and roll them into one and you start to get an idea of The Be Good Tanyas. They've already got a strong following in the Pacific Northwest, and now starting to generate excitement across the USA, this is an act you'll be hearing quite a bit about in the coming year.
The combination of the acoustic instrumentation along with the gorgeous voices of the three singers is hypnotic. Toss in some top-notch songwriting and beautiful interpretations of some traditional songs and you've got a unique-sounding and exciting band. Watch for "Blue Horse" to end up on most people's "Top Ten Records of the Year" lists.

"…listen to this album…" - Rolling Stone.com

"Honest, rustic and talented, the Tanyas are one of the year's best surprises."
- CMJ

"We dare you not to fall in love with this bunch." - Time Out

"…pretty damn extraordinary…" - MN City Pages

"One to seek out…" - Orange County Register

"…pretty folk-twinged bluegrass songs…" - NY Post

"I don't recall the last time I heard an album where virtually every song grabbed me." - Santa Monica Mirror

www.begoodtanyas.com
if the website seems to be down, contact Pacific Music Marketing Ltd for more information.


Harry Manx:

Canadian Independent Music Awards Winner 2002 "Best Blues Album of the Year"for the album "Dog My Cat" He has just released a new CD called "Wise and Otherwise."

"Harry Manx, a master of the lap-slide guitar... is assuredly Canada's most versatile and expressive blues player." - Larry Leblanc, Billboard Magazine

"Described as having the voice of nine-year-old bourbon, he opened with Muddy Waters' Can't be Satisfied. When he sang, I can't keep from crying, the house roared." - Sandi Johnson, The Daily Barnacle

"Harry Manx is a world traveller with a wonderful sound...he brings us blues from all over the world." - Holger Peterson, CBC Radio "Saturday Night Blues"

www.harrymanx.com

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Information:     http://justicewalk.ca

Katrina Kadoski or Wendy Wall at:
Pacific Music Marketing Ltd. ph 598-1997, fax 598-1923
katrina@pacificmusic.net or wendyw@pacificmusic.net

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Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release: February 14 to March 25, 2002

Building Solidarity and Peace
Victoria and Islands

"Building Solidarity and Peace" is the theme of the 21st Annual Walk for Global Justice, with free music, speakers, tables and more.

The Walk and Rally will be a celebration, and also a mass protest against the heartless BC Liberals and the US-led war.

Saturday, April 27th. 12 noon at Victoria City Hall. Main stage one to four p.m. at the BC Legislature.

www.justicewalk.ca or phone 383-5144, extension 1561.

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Information:     http://justicewalk.ca

Al Rycroft
250.592-8307

Kim Toombs
250.884-3842

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News Release

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2002

Jim Sinclair Headlines 21st Annual Walk

Victoria-- Jim Sinclair will headline the 21st Annual Walk for Global Justice, formerly known as the Earth Walk, under the theme "Building Solidarity and Peace". This year's Walk will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 12 noon at Victoria City Hall, walking down Government Street at 12:30, and arriving for an afternoon of free music and speakers from 1-4 pm at the BC Legislature.

"The Liberal Government is destroying BC's social fabric by taking from the poor and middle class, and giving to the rich," said Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour. "At this year's Walk, I will emphasize the importance of building solidarity between labour and the community working for justice, peace and the environment."

Kim Toombs, one of the Walk organizers, said, "The Walk for Global Justice will be a mass protest against the heartless BC Liberals and the US-led war. The Walk unites people from many different perspectives and concerns, and we are expecting thousands to participate." The Walk for Global Justice has attracted several thousand in recent years, and peaked at 15,000 a decade ago.

"The so-called 'War on Terrorism' is dangerous, costly and foolish," declared Walk organizer Al Rycroft. "In addition to endangering Canadian men and women, the war has already killed, maimed and displaced thousands of innocent Afghanis. The war also robs Canadians of valuable government programs and our civil liberties. Thousands will walk on April 27th to support real justice in BC, Canada and around the world."

In addition to free music and dynamic speakers, the 21st Annual Walk includes a children's area, an "Action Tent", a speaker's soapbox, and more than 50 tables staffed by community organizations working for justice, peace and the environment.

For more information visit the Walk's web site at www.justicewalk.ca or phone 383-5144, extension 1561.

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Information:     http://justicewalk.ca

Al Rycroft
250.592-8307

Kim Toombs
250.884-3842

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