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2000 Vancouver Island and The Gulf Islands


Program of Events

What is Earth Week?
Volunteers Needed
Special Thanks
Your Response


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What is Earth Week?

On April 22, 1990, an estimated 200 million people in 141 countries, participated in local Earth Day activities to create the largest-organized event in peace-time history.

Earth Day 2000, on Saturday, April 22, will see several million people, thousands of organizations, and events on every continent. On so many fronts, we have the power of coordinated action.

With over 100 calendar activities organized by scores of local agencies throughout the Gulf and Vancouver Islands, the Annual Earth Day program may be the largest and most diverse on the continent, including environmental, cultural and humanitarian activities. Over the years, it has included community clean-ups, media and awareness campaigns, direct action, conferences and public forums, workshops, tree plantings, nature tours, fairs and festivals, ceremonies, launches, legislation, community walks, concerts, arts and crafts exhibitions.

VIEWS invites you to start thinking about what you will be doing during Earth Week. There are many fun and constructive ways to participate. We have a whole page of project ideas to pique your interest!

Let's start the decade, century and millennium with a sparkling appreciation of our one-of-a-kind islands' life. Let us know what you are doing for Earth Week. Let the world know by sending us info on your project or event for insertion in our free, 11th Annual Earth Week calendar, inserted in the April 20th issue of Monday Magazine and distributed throughout the islands.

What issue concerns you? Incorporate a project your school or group are already working on, or create something entirely new for the Earth Week program. Imagination is the only limit.

To ensure your activity is included in the Earth Week 2000 calendar, the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31. Be sure to include in an email: 1) the name of your project or event; 2) the organizing agency; 3) your address; 4) phone, fax, e-mail, web site; 5) project description; 6) location; 7) date and time; 8) cost of admission, if any; and 9) the name of your contact person.

Celebrate the renewal of spring and the spirit that makes Earth Day every day. Let the spirit soar!

Volunteers Needed

Earth Week has been VIEWS' major project during the past decade. To ensure a successful 11th Annual Earth Week, VIEWS needs your support:

To volunteer, or list an event in the calendar, please email or call (250) 383-5765. Thank you!

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Your Response

Email us. Your questions, concerns and ideas are welcome. Volunteers are always needed.

Donations to Vancouver Island Earth Works Society are appreciated.
Suggested donation-- $10 Low Income, $20 Single Donor, $25 Groups. Larger donations welcome!

Peace, Earth & Justice Week
(250) 592-8307 phone/fax, Box 8307, Victoria BC, V8W 3R9, CANADA

Special thanks for all the help!

Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, & Kwagiluth peoples - all individuals & groups active every day of the year - our partners & local media - many artists, performers, speakers, photographers & writers who turn out in benefit - Robert Bateman, BC Government & Services Employees' Union, BC Legislature, Brothers Productions, Centre for Self-Awareness, Council of Canadians, EcoConnections, Ecosource Paper, Fresh Piks Organics, Green Party, Greetings Salutations Celebrations, Hartley Insurance, Island Parent Magazine, Jeune Bros., Nanoose Conversion Campaign, Skies Above Foundation, Stop Overhead Spraying, Streamline Design, Tempotrend, University of Victoria Students' Society, Victoria Labour Council, Victoria Peace Centre, Songhees Chief Robert Sam, Lynne Bain (thank you, Lynne!), Steve Balyi, Jane Brett, Lenora Burke, Tony Burke, David Cadman, Gord Carter, Peter Carter, Janette Champagne, Kristin Chandler, Elke Cole, Phil Dade, Guy Dauncey, Marc Dubois, Colleen Eccleston, Fireweed, Susan Gage & Family, Shelley Gerber, Jed Goldberg, Jim Hamly, Gregory Hartnell, Syd Haskell, Denis Hayes, Chad Henderson, Rob Janus, Paul Kilshaw, Freda Knott, Anne & Bill Koch, Koineah, Suzanne Kort, Selena Laundré, Elizabeth Low, Bruce & John MacBain, Bryan Merryfield, Susana Michaelis, people at Munro's Books, Marie O'Connor, Michael Petis, Kealey Pringle, Alan Rycroft, Maarten & Nadina Schaddelee, Gail Schultz, Nigel Seale, Patrick Simpson, Ellen Squires, Jed Stuart, Stacey Toews, David Tomas, Michael Turnpenny, Natty Violini, Jean Wallace, Romina Wendell, Sue Wilson, Terry Wolfwood,... & all volunteers!

VIEWS Board of Directors:
Doug Koch (Executive Director), Roy McFarlane (Earth Walk), Peter Ronald and Richard Walpole.

Beth McMann (Fundraising), Al Rycroft (Webster), and Kevin Polson (Calendar layout).

Ninth Annual Worldbeat Drumfest (Sat, Apr 29 on Victoria Harbour):
Jim Hamly, Doug Koch, Bryan Merryfield, Kevin Polson, Dancing Wolf, Jeune Bros., and former members of the now-closed Inner City Youth Works.

Earth Week 2000 Partners:
BikeCartAge, Capital Regional District, Carmanah Forestry Society, City of Victoria, Earth Day Canada, Earth Day Nanaimo Committee, Earth Walk 2000, EcoNews, Environews, Lifecycles, Liquid Pixel dZine, Monday Magazine, Nanaimo Earth Day Committee, Sierra Club, Vancouver Island Earth Works, Earth Walk 2000, and Western Canada Wilderness Committee.

...and all the other volunteers!

Earth Week 2000 Program

The Earth Week Program will also be published in the April 20th issue of Monday Magazine.

Friday, the 21st to Sunday the 30th

Leading Up to Earth Week | Through the Week
Fri 21 | Sat 22 | Sun 23 | Mon 24 | Tue 25 | Wed 26 | Thur 27 | Fri 28 | Sat 29 | Sun 30 |
And Beyond!

Leading Up to Earth Week

Volunteer Recognition Week April 9-15 - Great big thanks: all those who preserve our environment, visit sick or elderly, feed hungry, teach people to read, entertain, lend ear, hand, their hearts. Local heroes who donate time & talents every day of year to help make the islands such a great place to live. Back to being held in conjunction with Earth Week in 2001 Volunteer Victoria, 386-2269.

Aveda Earth Month April - Paul Da Costa Aveda Institute, 1402 Douglas St. Cut-a-thon Apr16, 12-5pm. Haircuts $15, make-up touch ups $5. All proceeds to Coastal Rainforest Coalition of BC. See Through the Week 386-7993.

Building with Cob Slideshow Apr 19, 7:30pm - Bar None Cafe, Courtenay With workshop facilitator, Elke Cole. By donation. See below Elke, 338-4660.

CEDCO Trade Show & AGM Apr19, 5:30pm - First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral St. Annual General Meeting & Awards. Featured speaker: Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe. Learn how we are building grassroots local, economic development without World Trade Organization. 414-0344.

CFS Trailbuilding Apr15-16, 6am - Nahmint Valley Campover, self-contained. Return Sunday, 8pm. Carmanah Forestry Society Syd, 381-1141.

CFS Tour Apr15, 7 am - 8 pm - Caycuse & Lower Walbran-Anderson Lake Carmanah Forestry Society Syd, 381-1141.

Camosun Project Launch Apr 20 - John Stubbs Memorial School, 301 Zealous Cresc., Sooke Multi-faceted program around garry oak meadow. Students plant native plants on school grounds, learn importance of two local oaks. Le-La-La Dancers perform. Reps from environmental groups. Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate vegetable garden & thank military construction engineers for fence to keep deer out Anne-Marie, 478-5571.

Creating Outdoor Space for Community Apr 17-22 - Bar None Cafe Courtyard, Courtenay Creative, fun, hands-on 6 day workshop with faciliator, Elke Cole. Using cob & recycled materials, build garden wall with entrance arch & trellises, plus earthen oven. $25/day, $100 complete, lunch included. See above & Apr 22 Elke, 338-4660.

Earth Day Assembly Apr 20 - Gordon Head Elementary School, 1671 Kenmore Rd. For weeks students have been working up to Earth Day. New sponsors of 10 metres (funded thru cashing in returnables) of Trans Canada Trail. Mt. Douglas ivy pull to keep forest ecosystem healthy. Beach clean-up. Garbage-free lunch program. Tend butterfly garden, plan song bird thicket. SEEDS Foundation Earth School Charlotte, 477-1855.

Gardening for Wildlife Apr 15-16, 10 am - 3 pm - Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. 5th annual native plant gardening sale & demonstration. Workshops, presentations, demonstrations & displays on gardening with native plants, & developing wildlife habitat in urban settings. Native Plant Garden Tours. Sale of over 100 species of native plants, seeds, books, bird feeders, nesting boxes, gardening supplies & more. Door prizes. Fee: $3/day, $5/weekend pass Terry, 479-0211.

Green Days In the Schools. See Through the Week.

Greening School Grounds Project In the Schools. See Through the Week.

Hard Plastics Recycling Day Apr 15 - Fairfield Fairfield Community Association Neil, 383-7627.

Hornby Earth Month Celebration Hornby Island Community School, 2100 Sollans Rd., Hornby Island Various activities in school & community throughout month. Apr 19: whole school involved to stage production of ecological skits, songs, stories for community. See Through the Week Brad, 335-2125.

Letters Together that Change the World Apr 20, 7:30 pm - Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Panel discussion: Lynn Hunter, Jody Paterson, Judy Tethong, Judi Tyabji-Wilson. Part of Balmoral Group's women's letter writing circles Claire, 382-2522.

Litter Awareness Apr 1-22 - Nanaimo Promote clean communities. Walk & pick up litter for mother earth. Nanaimo Litter Awareness Committee Mary Lou, 753-4310.

Mt. Tzouhalem Ridge Hike Apr 16 - Cowichan Bay Sierra Club East Vancouver Island Group Diana, 746-6659.

National Pesticide-Free Week Apr16-23 - Pesticides, which include insecticides, fungicides & herbicides, are toxic products, which target biological processes, & damage our health & environment.Communities across Canada are working together towards removal of cosmetic chemical pesticides from our urban environs. Campaign for Pesticide Reduction 613-241-4611.

Parks of Strawberry Vale Apr 16, 1 - 3:30 pm - Saanich Family tour with Karen Reid. Start from Knockan Hill with mixed woodlands & panoramic views, then proceed thru beautiful vale (some steep grades). Meet at Strawberry Vale Community Centre, W. Burnside Road

Seaside Blooms with a View Apr 16, 1:30 - 3 pm - Witty's Lagoon Regional Park, Metchosin Tower Point is alive with blooms poking their heads up in seaside meadows. Walk for wildflower novice. Follow shoreline trail, beautiful views at feet & on horizon. Meet at Tower Point parking lot off Olympic View Drive. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Tree I.D. Apr 15, 1 - 2:30 pm - Devonian Regional Park, Metchosin Learn more about plant kingdom giants. Identify common trees, learn how they grow & help us survive. Meet at map kiosk in parking lot off William Head Rd. CRD Parks 478-3344.

VNHS Hike Apr 15, 9 am - up Mount Wells Spring wildflowers are out. Meet at Helmcken Rd. Park & Ride. Victoria Natural History Society Hans, 479-6470.

VNHS Hike Apr 16, 9 am - to Cowichan Lake Spring wildflowers. Meet at Helmcken Rd. Park & Ride. Victoria Natural History Society Marilyn, 477-5922.

VNHS Marine Night Apr 17, 7:30 pm - Swan Lake Nature Centre, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Queen Charlotte Islands, sea-level.

This Year's Program

Through the Week

Aveda Earth Month April - Paul Da Costa Aveda Institute, 1402 Douglas St. The earth is our children's. The choice is our's. Proceeds from raffle & select sales go to Coastal Rainforest Coalition of BC & Give to the Earth Foundation. One world, one vision. See Leading Up to Earth Day 386-7993.

BikeCartAge VCART's cargo delivery service, BikeCartAge, human-powered vehicles powered by digestion, not consumption, help out where can including Earth Walk & Fossil Fuel Free Parade (Apr 22). Victoria Centre for Appropriate & Responsible Transportation. Steve, 480-7285.

Blue Box 11th Anniversary Capital Regional District Salute past, but think 20th anniversary, when CRD is efficient waste reducer, recycler, reuser, & profitable. See Apr 22. CRD Recycling Rob, 360-3059.

City Green Project of CEDCO Victoria. Works with others to make city healthier, more conscious & greener place to live. Green Home Visit: home assessment program offered to CRD residents. Displays during Week thru region. Guest speaker (Cheryl Lewke) on CFAX Talk Show: Property Line, Earth Day, Apr 22, 3 - 4 pm 381-9995.

Earth Day Natural Highways Program Eleven year community naturalization program works at grassroots; restore & care for native ecosystems where we live, learn, shop, play or work. Links urban, near-urban & rural landscapes into cross-country natural highway. Earth Day Canada 416-599-1991.

Earth Week at Campus View Campus View Elementary School, 3900 Gordon Head Rd. Students & teachers are invited to leave cars at home. Hop, skip, jump, run, skate board, blade, bus, unicycle, bicycle, or walk on your feet or hands to school. Please bring garbage-free lunch with reusable or compostable containers. Sierra Club speakers on rainforest Dominique, 477-0178.

Earth Week at SIMS Salt Spring Middle School, 112 Rainbow Rd., Salt Spring Island Broad-based activities in school & community: Rebuild inner courtyard into garden refuge. Language & art activities. Make tree flags with sayings about earth. Hikes: Ganges Forest, Mt. Erskine. Heron Rookery Tour. Info gathering visits to local logging areas & Crofton Pulp Mill. Cycling trips, picnics, beach clean-up Martin, 537-1159.

Earth Week at Xena Xena Day Spa & Hair Gallery, 1504 Fort St. & 561 Johnson St. Raffle: tickets $2, prize $150 spa package, draw Apr 30. During Week, bring any plastic or glass hair product container for recycling, receive 10% discount voucher towards Aveda shampoo or conditioner. Proceeds from raffle & sales of select items to Aveda's work to protect & preserve earth's biodiversity Itsuko, 592-4275.

Excursion - Cougar and Kits Beautiful artwork for Earth Day 2000 national poster by world renowned Robert Bateman of Salt Spring Island. Obtain poster by donation & help VIEWS pay costs to produce Week's program 383-5765.

G.E. Free Vancouver Island New group coalescing to raise awareness around genetically engineered organisms, voice concerns about risks to environment & health. Displays at various locations thru Week. Citizens' Committee for a G.E. Free Vancouver Island Moraia, 595-3538.

Gardenfest 271 Pine St., Community Gardens, Nanaimo Plant sales, compost demos, work parties, tours 753-3070.

Green Days In the schools After spring break, students launch into environmental issues of their own choosing. Their creations are presented to class-mates around Earth Day. Then, they take their work home & educate their parents.

Greening School Grounds Project Growing movement to re-introduce school grounds to nature, away from concrete. Learning environment is logical extension of class: encourages study, identification, stewardship & use of native plant species. School & community are partners in project maintenance. Wild Bird Trust 370-7038.

Guerilla Gardener Attack Plants giant sunflowers, corn, nasturtiums, pumpkins, peas - beacons to guide us back to sense of balance, hopes you do same.

Hornby Earth Month Celebration Hornby Island Community School, 2100 Sollans Rd., Hornby Island Various activities in school & community throughout month. Clean-up's, Fossil Fuel Free Transport Day, guest speakers, package-free lunch, open house. See Leading Up to Earth Day Brad, 335-2125.

Native Plants Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm - Nanaimo District Museum An exhibition of Laura Planta's local native plant paintings.

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week Apr 24-30 Food for Thought: share lunch or dinner, food to celebrate courage of women & children whom survive violence. And celebrate each other, build connections, help strengthen non-violence in community. Remember victims at vigils & events around Nanaimo Wendy, 754-0764.

Sierra Club Corporate Challenge Participate in challenge for good of business & local community. Businesses wanting to "green" office & become more environmentally friendly are invited to call 386-5255.

Stop Overhead Spraying Campaign At this time of year, to control gypsy moths, planes spray bacterial pesticides & toxic chemicals. Government says it's safe, scientists say we need alternatives. People risk negative (some major) health reactions. Most native butterflies & caterpillars are decimated, & organic farmers lose organic status. Work for change, get involved. Stop Overhead Spraying Coalition Jean, 383-3336.

Sustainable Living Summer School One United Resource (OUR) Eco Village, Shawnigan Lake New intentional community will soon launch series of 1-4 day workshops on permaculture design, natural building with cob, intentional living. Info on workshops, space rentals, work parties... Eco Village aims to provide larger community with nurturing & creative space Brandy, 743-3067.

TV Turn-Off Week Apr 22-28 Leave your screen blank all week Adbusters, 1-800-663-1243.

Virtual LODD The Loyal Order of Dumpster Divers. are featuring a virtual tour on our website for Earth Day.

WCWC Earth Week Store Sale 9 am - 5 pm - 651 Johnson Street. Come by new store & office for sale on posters, cards, books. Mention Earth Week & receive free poster. Western Canada Wilderness Committee Selena, 388-9292.

Wildwood Tours ongoing - Cedar, 20 miles north of Ladysmith Tour Merv Wilkinson's diverse & incredible, ancient rainforest. See eagles nesting, woodpeckers, owls... Learn about forest ecology & ecoforestry, sustainable alternative to clear-cut logging. Call for dates & to register Jessica, 722-2292.

This Year's Program

Friday, April 21

School Community Greening Event 11 am - 4:30 pm - Springridge Commons, Fernwood Plaque raising celebration, egg hunt, commence construction & planting of rock gardens. Garden planting in School Board Community Garden, placement & initiation of picnic table, information, speaker. By donation. LifeCycles Growing Schools Project Kezia, 383-5800.

This Year's Program

Saturday, April 22

Earth Walk, 12 - 4:30, See Below.

Earth Day Treeplantings In communities throughout the islands.

Sunrise Ceremony 6am - Swy-a-lana Lagoon, Nanaimo Celebrate beginning of Earth Week 2000. Join in for great experience, offer prayers & blessings in open gathering, contribute in own way 754-2554.

CFS Rainforest Tour 7 am - 9 pm - Caycuse & Lower Carmanah Valley Carmanah Forestry Society Syd, 381-1141.

VNHS Birding Trip 8:30 am - Cowichan Bay Meet at Cowichan Bay Dock Rd. Car-pooling. Victoria Natural History Society 388-4174.

Gowlland Range Hike East Vancouver Island Sierra Club Diana, 746-6659.

Gabriola Earth Day Celebration 10am-1am - various locations, Gabriola Island Full day to take pride in planet & learn more about environment. Nature walks & clean-ups. Workshops on attracting wildlife, composting, natural landscaping. Sports, kids events, natural body healing workshops. Wind-up wild foods potluck & dance. Non-disposable culture event, bring own plate/cup. Walk or bicycle to activities. Donations appreciated. Gabriola Earth Day 2000 Committee Romina, 247-9428.

Expanded Blue Box Recycling Program Launch before noon at BC Legislature Press conference with media, politicians, contractors, sponsors. Beginning May1 curb collection includes plastics & corrugated cardboard. See below, & Through the Week. CRD Recycling Rob, 360-3059.

Building with Earth: Open House 12 -4 pm - Cob Cottage, Mayne Island Follow signs from ferry terminal, learn about cottage. Talk to instructor & builder, Patrick Hennebery Pat, 539-5253.

Earth Day 2000 Walk & Fest 12 - 5 pm - Centennial Square down Government St. to BC Legislature grounds 19th annual community walk brings together thousands whom desire healthy community, environment, peace & social justice. Followed by Fossil Fuel Free Parade (see below). Led by acrobatic rollerskater & 75 samba percussionists. Guest speakers & entertainers in order of appearance: Getting Higher Choir; Samba Du Soleil; David Tomas; Walter Bodega Band; Chief Robert Sam of Songhees Nation (welcome); David Cadman (environment speaker); Bill Hilly Band; Terry Wolfwood (peace); Raging Grannies; Stacey Toews (justice); Puentes Brothers; Silicon Creek Firesquad; Earthmen; Ecclestons; Down to Earth. Tables & displays, children's area, speaker's corner, festive entertainers. Spinning discs: DJ Tyger Dhula. Guest MC: Colleen Eccleston Earth Walk Committee, 360-2095.

Fossil Fuel Free Parade 12:30 pm - Centennial Square down Government St. to BC Legislature grounds Flotilla of muscle powered floats, based on Earth Day International theme of Climate Change, follows behind Walk. Active transportation powered by human or animal, alternatives to automobile. Old-fashioned parade, like people had before invention of internal combustion engine. Medallions awarded for best designs. BikeCartAge Steve, 480-7285.

Hey Bud! 1-3 pm - Francis/King Regional Park, Saanich Forest is alive with budding signs of spring. Explore forest along Elsie King Trail. Accessable to strollers & wheelchairs, trail offers easy access into beautiful woodland park. Then back to Forester's cabin for spring crafts. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Egg-Cellent! 1 pm - Goldstream Provincal Park It's Easter & eggs are everywhere. Learn about nature's miracles - eggs - & what's inside them. Then join in nature style egg hunt. Donations appreciated.

Millennium Peace 2 pm - top of Clover Point off Dallas Rd. Unveiling of sculpture (by Maarten Schaddelee) made from 2500 kg V.I. marble. Gift to community, touchstone of peace & gratitude for beautiful environment. Design: maple leaf in centre of compass rose, orca, eagle, dogwoods. Message: From many directions we have come at peace with nature we are one always free. Music: Getting Higher Choir, Loretta Joseph, Denis Donnelly Nadina, 477-1651.

Eat Yer Beats 5:30 pm - 1923 Fernwood Rd. Vegetarian dinner & all ages dance party. DJ's: Jae Chubb & Dubgnostic. Fundraiser for Springridge Commons & FCA Culture Committee. Tix: dinner & dance $8, dance $4-5, kids 1/2 price. Doors open 5:30, dinner 6:00, dance 7:30. Fernwood Community Association Catherine, 595-8311.

Courtenay Earth Day Celebration 6 pm - former Edible Island space, corner of Cliffe & 4th, downtown Courtenay In conjunction with Bar None potluck (see below). Vegetarian potluck. Music: gaelic jigs & reels of Mostly Merville Ceilidh. Environmental & social justice displays. Comox Valley Green Party Fireweed, 335-1209.

Community Potluck Supper 6:30 pm - Bar None Cafe Courtyard, Courtenay Celebrate Earth Day & bless extended courtyard, newly built with cob & recycled materials. Re: Leading Up to Earth Day (Creating...) Elke, 338-4660.

Earth Day Potluck 6:30 pm - Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Bring vegan dish & place setting. Special Earth Day activities. $3 admission. EarthSave Sarah, 995-2193.

Can Society Deal with Climate Change? 7:30 pm - 1607 Clawthorpe Ave. Lecture followed by open discussion. Socialist Party of Canada Steve, 595-2144.

Earth Day Flower Fest Steamers Public House, 570 Yates St. Benefit for VICS, Vancouver Island Compassion Society, which promotes alternative therapies to help comfort & care for the critically ill. Featuring jam oriented grooves of A Particular Wave & Giggle Bush. Prizes & surprises aplenty. $5 admission Phil, 595-1146.

This Year's Program

Sunday, April 23

VNHS Hike up Jocelyn Hill, Gowlland Tod Provincal Park Huge diversity of wildflowers & birds. Bring lunch. Victoria Natural History Society Rick, 642-3596.

Family Bike Ride 10am - Nanaimo Explore & enjoy local routes. Meet at Serauxmen Stadium, 355 Wakesiah. Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition Bob, 753-5464.

Sands of Time 1-2:30 pm - Island View Beach Regional Park, Central Saanich Join in for closer look at park that constantly grows. Shoreline park & dune formations, home to rare plant species, resting place for numerous birds. Meet at map kiosk on Homathko Rd., at end of Island Beach Rd. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Celebrate Life & Mother Earth 2 pm - Gaia Heart Sanctuary, Saanichton Participate in sacred chants, all traditions honoured. Sing in unison chants from around world. Afternoon of fun, relaxation & scrumptious potluck in countryside. By donation Koineah, 544-0823.

This Year's Program

Monday, April 24

The Emerald Trail 11 am - 2 pm - Roche Cove Regional Park, East Sooke Matheson Creek & Cedar Grove Trails take you into lush verdant forests. Time of year when skunk cabbage plants are most beautiful & fragrant. Bring lunch, wear sturdy shoes. Meet at Roche Cove parking lot off Gillespie Rd. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Calling All Kids! 12-4 pm - Camas Circle, Beacon Hill Park Increase earth awareness, learn about climate change & Earth Week while playing games & designing creative works of art. Rain or shine, dress appropriately. Sierra Club Karen, 388-0503.

Victoria Women's Seder 4 pm - Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne St. Theme: women, Judaism & nature: connecting our inner & outer worlds. 9th annual discussion focuses on individual relationships to environment, issues of responsibility, how Passover holiday is grounded in growing cycle. Open to all women, Jewish or not. Fee: $7 in advance from synagogue office Nancy, 382-0615.

This Year's Program

Tuesday, April 25

Sierra Club's Brown Bag Lunch Series 12:05 - 12:55 pm - 576 Johnson St. Join in on interactive lunch time game "How We Can Shake Off Global Warming" with guest speaker Guy Dauncey. Admission by donation Kerri, 386-5255.

Is Capitalism Killing the Planet? 7pm - 1831 Fern St. Roundtable discussion moderated by Kimball Cariou, Chair of CPC Environmental Commission, editor of People's Voice. Communist Party of Canada 472-2306.

This Year's Program

Wednesday, April 26

Earth to Clean Air Day Campaign Kick-off before & after school - elementary & middle schools across BC (Campus View, Macaulay, Millstream, South Park, View Royal, Willows) Six week program (until Jun7) encourages positive changes in daily transportation choices to reduce collective impact on environment. School families use alternatives to single family vehicle. Aims: improve air quality, increase student safety, health & fitness, reduce school traffic. Small steps toward a big difference. Sponsored by RoadSense Team (Autoplan brokers & ICBC). Way to Go! School Program Suzanne, 388-0781.

Good Food Box Nanaimo Help stuff boxes including potted seedlings for Earth Week Suzanne, 754-2386.

Car Share Celebration 6 pm - 992 Malaspina Cresc., Nanaimo Cooperative Auto Network (Car Share Co-op) celebration potluck party, kick-off of its first car in Nanaimo. Own car for $500? Find out more Chad, 754-2554.

EcoNews Potluck Mailout Party 7 pm - 1252 Chapman St., Fairfield Friends, good company, & fun. Join in to help islands' eco publication that brings us all together. Great place to network Guy, 881-1304.

Write a Letter to Cool the World 7 pm - 576 Johnson St. Letter writing workshop with Bo Martin & Tom Hackney of Sierra Club of BC's Energy & Climate Change Portfolio. Guest politican TBA. Learn how to write letters that have real impact on decision makers 386-5255.

Has Your Food Travelled More than You? 7:30 - 9 pm - James Bay Community School Centre, 140 Oswego St. Meet local farmers, educate yourself about convenient food sources in your community. Kids corner, food mapping activity table, info on composting & CSA programs (locally grown produce delivered from farm to front door). LifeCycles Community Supported Agricultue Wyndi, 383-5800.

This Year's Program

Thursday, April 27

Walk the Land 5 pm - 347-7th St. @ Park Ave., in Harewood, Nanaimo Walk future housing site, then take in light buffet dinner ($3) at Georgia Avenue School & discuss project. Meet at Green Communities Environmental Centre. Nanaimo Co-Housing Group 753-4892.

WCWC Wilderness Defenders Activist Night 6-10 pm - 651 Johnson St. Learn how to organize rallies & events, fundraise, write press releases... Run your own campaign to protect wilderness & wildlife. Western Canada Wilderness Committee Selena, 388-9292.

Many Faces of the Living Goddess 7:30 pm - Silver Threads, #4 Centennial Square Preview benefit for Victoria's upcoming Goddess Festival in June. Includes slideshow by internationally acclaimed artist, Ann Rosemary Conway. Storytelling, performances, music. $10 advance, $15 door Koineah, 544-0823.

This Year's Program

Friday, April 28

Dancing Man Music Festival Starts tonight & runs thru to May 7 - Gabriola Island 17 concerts, varied genres & styles: folk, country, blues... 247-9332.

Vancouver Island's Endangered Wilderness 7 pm - Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Community Place, 1335 Thurlow Rd. WCWC slideshow presentation & discussion. By donation. Western Canada Wilderness Committee Selena, 388-9292.

This Year's Program

Saturday, April 29

Earth Walk: See Saturday, April 22!

Walbran Valley Campout Two days. See for yourself what WCWC & many others are trying to protect. Please pre-register. Western Canada Wilderness Committee Selena, 388-9292.

CFS Trailbuilding 6 am - Nahmint Valley Campover, self-contained. Return Sunday, 8pm. Carmanah Forestry Society Syd, 381-1141.

CFS Douglas Fir Tour 7 am - 9 pm - Cathedral Grove & Upper Nahmint Carmanah Forestry Society Syd, 381-1141.

Green Day Salute to 10th annual community clean-up, moved to May6 due to site availability. View Royal Parks, Recreation & Environment Commission Andrea, 479-1947.

Trial Island Field Trip 9 am Meet at beach, end of Transit Rd. Admission: $30, members $10. Friends of Ecological Reserves 388-9993.

Morrell Plant Sale 8:30 am - 12:30 pm - Morrell Sanctuary, 1050 Nanaimo Lakes Rd., Nanaimo 6th annual sale organized by various community groups including Malaspina College Greenhouse, Nanaimo Field Naturalists. Visit Woods Room Nature Centre. Sale of plants helps reintroduce local vegetation & raise funds for Sanctuary Paul, 753-5811.

Earth Festival 10 am - 4 pm - Maffeo Sutton Park / Swy-a-lana Lagoon, Nanaimo Green Fair environmental groups & Green Business display activities & products. Workshops & seminars: learn more about living in harmony with planet. Seed exchange: bring seeds to trade & share. Music & dance: scheduled program & open stage, bring instruments & favourite earth song. Kids' activities. Slide show: "Earth Day Memories." Nature walks up Millstone River & to fish ladders. See Buffet & Closing Ceremony below. Nanaimo Earth Day Committee Michael, 752-2554.

Spring Peaks 11am - 2 pm - Mount Work Regional Park, Highlands Wildflowers galore. Travel from marshy cedar lowlands to rugged uplands of arbutus, oak & shore pine. Wear sturdy shoes, bring lunch & water. Ages 8 & up. Meet at Mount Work parking lot off Munn Rd. via Millstream Lake Rd. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Worldbeat Drum Workshop 11 am - 2 pm - Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora St. Prepare for full day of drumming. African rhythms 11:00-12:30. Latin 12:30-2:00. Fee: $3 minimum donation appreciated Jim, 380-7026.

Rally & March to Preserve Public Health Care 1 pm - Centennial Square, Victoria City Hall Hoping for massive citizens' action. Urgent invitation to everyone to attend & demand that federal government reinstate public funding. Get involved, you can make a difference. It's your future, help save our public health care system before it dies. Speakers, music, entertainment. Council of Canadians Trudy, 380-2267.

Wildwood Ecoforestry Tours 1 pm - 13802 Hill Rd., Cedar, 20 miles north of Ladysmith Visit Merv Wilkinson's beautiful land, treasure, living proof of responsible, sustainable logging. Bring lunch. By donation. Continues Sunday Jay, 245-5540.

Sooke Family Carnival 2 - 6 pm - Sooke Arena, Phillips Rd. Fun for families & kids of all ages. Fundraiser for handicapped accessable lift for new aquatics centre. Admission: $2. All activities inside free. Sooke Electoral Area Parks & Recreation Nadine, 642-6311.

Worldbeat Drumfest 3 - 7 pm - Victoria Inner Harbour, central lower causeway Heartbeat of planet in heart of our beautiful city. Islands' musicans, different cultures' percussion & vocal styles close week. 9th annual program includes: Samba Du Soleil, Kuraba, Rhythm Patch, Ray Rothschild & Friends, Beat-i-rites, Down to Earth, DJ Tyger Dhula. Donations appreciated. Vancouver Island Earth Works Society (VIEWS) Doug, 383-5765.

Vegetarian Buffet 5 - 8:30 pm - Wild Roots Cafe, Nanaimo After Earth Festival, join in buffet, followed by featured musical performance. Nanaimo Earth Day Committee Michael, 754-2554.

Sooke Family Dance 7-9 pm - Sooke Arena, Phillips Rd. Fun for families & kids of all ages. Fundraiser for handicapped accessable lift for new aquatics centre. Admission: $2. Sooke Electoral Area Parks & Recreation Nadine, 642-6311.

Dance of the One Heart 8 pm - 12 am - Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Worldbeat DJ dance party. African, Asian, Celtic, Indian, Mid-Eastern, North/South & Central American... All ages, no smoking or alcohol, juice bar. Fee: $7; free for children Dancing Wolf, 477-1164.

Sunset Closing Ceremony 8:30 - 9 pm - Swy-a-lana Lagoon, Nanaimo Chinese candle boats & Year of the Dragon: Intercultural end to Earth Week. Nanaimo Earth Day Committee Michael, 754-2554.

Community Drum Circle 9 pm - Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Street After Drumfest: open jam. Circle leaders represent region's drum groups. Percussion, voice, wind instrument welcome. Donations appreciated Jim, 380-7026.

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Sunday, April 30

Nanaimo City Council's Environmental Awards Know a person or organization you'd like to recognize? Nominations due today 755-4483.

CFS Trailbuilding See Apr 29.

Springtime Nature Walk Goldstream Provincal Park Walk along lower valley trails & record your observations for Goldstream field notes 478--9414.

Camas Day 9 am - 2 pm - Beacon Hill Park 9th annual celebration of garry oak habitat, endangered meadow. Guided walks: Local birds, 9 am. Wildflower meadows, 11 am & 1 pm. Native archaeological sites, 11 am & 1 pm. Displays: local first nations ethnobotany & cultural history. Learn how camas was prepared & cooked. Meet at flagpole. Friends of Beacon Hill Park, Victoria Natural History Society Helen, 592-6659.

Nanoose Hill Hike 9 am - 2 pm - near Nanaimo East Vancouver Island Sierra Club Kent, 758-9871.

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am - David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria Rev. Dr. Gail Schultz's topic: "One Earth, One People, One Future." Meditation & fabulous music. Concurrent youth program, ages 4-12. Admission by donation. Centre for Self-Awareness 480-1222.

Unitarian Earth Week Service 10:30 am - Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Road Ecology & Religion: Deep Connections 744-2665.

The Healing Land 1-2:30 pm - Witty's Lagoon Regional Park, Metchosin All around us grows rich storehouse of natural medicines. Explore vital botanical heritage used by First Nations people, European settlers, others. Meet at Nature Information Centre parking lot off Metchosin Rd. CRD Parks 478-3344.

Wildwood Ecoforestry Tours 1 pm - Cedar, 20 miles north of Ladysmith. See Apr 29.

Beltane & Maypole Celebration 2 pm - Gaia Heart Sanctuary, Saanichton Celebrate dance of creation. Sit in circle, make head-dresses, dance to weaving of maypole, sing, play, walk in woods, feast, make music. All ages. Bring potluck food. $13 appreciation exchange. Koineah, 544-0823.

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And Beyond!

Plus many other Earth Week initiatives on the Islands... in the community, home, school, workplace and wilderness.

Thanks to all participants.

Locales not mentioned in calendar are in the Greater Victoria region. Free admission unless specified.

See you this year and next!

earth day, every day into the new millennium
let the spirit soar!

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