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The Green Diary, October 2018

Green Diary

A Host of Amazing Events to Build a Better World

Patiently Organized by Amazing People


250-924-1445 guydauncey@earthfuture.com

More events on Creatively United’s Events Diary https://creativelyunited.org/events/


Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia 2018 Nature Photography and Art Exhibit now open to all artists in BC. Non-Juried, Exhibit in November and Prizes. Entry Details: Https://Ltabc.Ca/News/Art-And-Photography-Exhibit-2018/ Deadline October 25 2018

Municipal Election Candidates and All-Candidates Meetings: www.timescolonist.com/elections

Are you Registered to Vote?  https://eregister.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/ovr/welcome.aspx#

The Proportional Voting Referendum: Get all the details:  https://elections.bc.ca/referendum  and  www.fairvote.ca/pr4bc/


Mon 1, 9am Site C Still Sucks. we will attempt to meet MLAs as they arrive at the Legislature, to remind them that Site C Still Sucks and many of us are still opposed to the Site C Dam. Meet south side of the Legislature. www.facebook.com/events/273046976649621/

Mon 1-Fri 5 Walk and Wheel to School Week, in 33 schools across the capital region. Hosted by the CRD with support from Island Health and CRD Traffic and Safety Commission. www.crd.bc.ca/walkwheel.

Tue 2, 5:30pm Join the Clean Money Revolution: How to use your investments to change the world. Joel Solomon, impact investment pioneer and author of “The Clean Money Revolution“, and co-founder of Renewal Funds, joins World Tree for an informative and lively evening of discussion and mingling on how we can use our investment dollars to create the social and environmental changes we need to see in the world. Joel’s books will also be available for purchase. Tickets $10 includes one free drink and appetizers: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/join-the-clean-money-revolution-how-to-use-your-investments-to-change-the-world-tickets-49228761551

Tue 2, 9, 16, 23.  Mushrooms:From War to Welfare: The Strange Partnerships of Fungi and Plants. UVic Continuing Studies Course. Fee, to register see https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/series/fungi-and-plants-series.  UVic campus.

Tue 2-27, 6:30-8:30pm From War to Welfare: The Strange Partnerships of Fungi and Plants. In this course, four Victoria scientists will lead us through this world between the plants and fungi. This course consists of five stand-alone sessions: you can register for a single session or receive a discounted rate if you register for the entire series. Register on-line or call 250-472-4747 so we can guarantee you a space. Fee: $24.00 plus tax per session.https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/series/fungi-and-plants-series

Tue 2, 7pm Tailings dam spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of disasters foretold. A public talk with Judith Marshall and Bruno Milanez.. A Corporate Mapping Project report takes a close look at the mining disasters at Mount Polley and Mariana and reveals remarkable similarities in these disasters but also in the corporate, governmental and civil society responses afterwards. Corporate Mapping Project, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC, University of Victoria, and Wilderness Committee. Room 105, Hickman Building, UVic. Free, but please register at: www.ccpabc.ca/tailings_spills_vic

Wed 3, 7:30-9pm Dance for DemocracyCreativelyUnited.org founder and community connector, Frances Litman, will facilitate this fun, free community event that incorporates laughter, art and even dance with knowledge about this fall’s historic referendum and why it’s vital to vote Yes for Proportional Representation. Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living, 111 Superior St., Victoria.  https://creativelyunited.org/event/dance-for-democracy/

Thur 4, 7pm David Suzuki and Peter Wohlleben: Trees, Animals and the Sacred Balance of All Living Things. Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.Moderated by Gregor Graigie. Tickets $20 at Munro Books, the Alix Goolden Box office, 900 Johnson St. and online atTicketfly.com Presented by Greystone Books, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Munro Books

Thur 4, 7pm Protect the Coast, launch of exhibit of oil paintings by local artist, Dyane Brown at Nanaimo Art Council  gallery, 78 Wharf  St. “All this is threatened by the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. My show is a celebration of our coastal waters and a tribute to the people who are acting to protect it. Coast Protectors is a project of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.  www.coastprotectors.ca

Thur 4, 7pm The Best of Mushroamin’ with Daniel Winkler. This presentation features stunning mushroom images and stories from ten years of “Mushroaming.” (a term coined by Daniel for his mushroom-themed eco-adventures that explore the fungi of exotic destinations). Whether traveling in rugged High Asia (Tibet and Bhutan), his native Alps, tropical South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Suriname), or wild North America, Daniel is always on the lookout for choice edibles, potent medicinals, and all kinds of bizarre and colourful fungi. Free, open to all, SVIMS membership encouraged. South Vancouver Island Mycological Society. Pacific Forestry Centre.

Thur 4, 7pm The Future of Jerusalem in the Time of Trump, with Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate and a founder of Al Haq, an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank. In 2018, he cofounded Just Peace Advocates, a Canadian organization whose focus is the defence of the human rights of people who support Palestine. David Turpin Building A104), Sponsored by Social Justice Studies, UVic, Just Peace Advocates and Al Haq

Thur 4, 7pm Transportation and the October 20th Elections. BC Sustainable Energy Association: Sustainable fun evening on how to pin the candidates down on their commitments. Come early for dinner. BCSEA and Victorians for Transportation Choice (http://transportchoicevic.ca) The Oaks, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue.

Fri 5, 11am – 1:30pm Jonathan Kuttab: Palestine at the Crossroads: A Human Rights Perspective. First Metropolitan United Church Room 119, entrance at 932 Balmoral Road (at Quadra Street). A light vegetarian lunch from Fig restaurant will be available by donation. Sponsored by Development and Peace, Caritas Canada, First Metropolitan United Church, Independent Jewish Voices Victoria, KAIROS Victoria, Just Peace Advocates and Al Haq. Larry Hannant – hannant@shaw.ca or 250 380 0462

Sat 6, 11am Save-A-Turkey Trot 5k fun run/trot/walk. Meet at Clover Point, goes along the scenic walking paths, organized by OrganicAthlete Victoria. Half the $5 entry goes to A Home for Hooves & RASTA animal sanctuaries, great draw prizes, all the details at http://victoria.organicathlete.org/turkeytrot

Sat 6, 6-9pm Thanksliving Vegan Community Potluck. 3320 Cedar Hill Road. www.facebook.com/events/231968707667696/

Sat 6, 1-9pm Harvest Feastival at OUR EcoVillage, Shawningan Lake. https://www.facebook.com/events/837016263355174/

Sat 6, 11am-3pm Transition Sooke’s 3rd annual Eco Home Tour.  Featuring some from last year and some new, including a rammed earth house, a tiny home, Harmless Home, an Econest and more. “Tickets available on day of tour at Stick In the Mud Coffee Shop on Eustace Rd. in Sooke from 10:00 – 1:00 and at each participating venue.” $5/person; $10/carload; pedestrians and cyclists free.  transitionsooke.org/sooke-ecohome-tour/ and evensi.com/sooke-ecohome-tour-3/267712628

Sun 7, 1-3pm No Ivy League Join Friends of Uplands Park at Cattle Pt to remove the English ivy carpet of death.  Tools, gloves and instruction provided.


Tue 9, 10am to 12pm. A Contemplative Exploration of our Embeddedness and Identity with the Unfolding Universe, with Gertie Jocksch SC We will explore our place in the universe through a contemplative process to help us develop a sense of embeddedness and identity with the unfolding universe. Four Tuesdays. 75.00 or $20 drop in 250-220-460/250-888-7501 Please do not let cost deter you, call us.  programs@earthliteracies.org   www.earthliteracies.org   Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria

Tue 9, 5-7pm Victoria Green Drinks. Great beer, great company. The Drake Eatery, 507 Pandora.

Tue 9, 7:30pm. Natural History Night: In the deep past lie answers to who we are and where we came from. A talk about cave art from Ice-age hunters by Sid Tafler. Victoria Natural History Society. Rm 159 Fraser Building, Uvic. http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Wed 10, 7pm Era of Megafires and post-screening discussion with Jens Wieting, Forest and Climate Campaigner with Sierra Club.  Why have wildfires gotten worse and what can we do about it?  Film combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessberg, Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company North 40 Productions. Awareness Film Night Season Premiere. Edward Milne Community School theatre 6218 Sooke Rd. in Sooke. By donation. awarenessfilmnight.ca

Thur 11, 5pm Imagining Greater Victoria as a Zero Waste Region. Speakers: Paula and Nairn McPhee, The Zero Waste Emporium; Leanne Gallagher from West Coast Refill. Conversation for a One Planet Region, Central Branch of the Public Library on Broughton St.

Thur 11, 6:30pm Cowichan Town Hall on a National Housing Strategy.  Lecture Theatre, VIU Cowichan, 2011 University Way, Duncan. www.facebook.com/events/276834116485335/

Sat 13, 9:30am – Sun 5pm Forests Activism Training Weekend. UVic. Hosted by the Sierra Club of BC. http://www.facebook.com/events/345274182909028/

Sat 13, 1-4pm  The Great Rip-Off …in Uplands Park.  Rip off English ivy that is forming a carpet of death and strangling tree…along with other invasive aliens.  Bring your friends, family and muscles.  Tools, gloves provided.  Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point. All ages. Kids love to do this!  The entire community needs to be part of the solution to save the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem.

Sun 14, 1-4pm The Great Rip-Off …in Uplands Park.  Rip off English ivy that is forming a carpet of death and strangling tree…along with other invasive aliens.  Bring your friends, family and muscles.  Tools, gloves provided.  Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point. All ages.  Kids love to do this!  The entire community needs to be part of the solution to save the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem.

Sun 14, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm Canadian film Anthropocene at Cinecenta at UVic. Q&A with Jennifer Baichwal, the director. https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/projects/films/anthropocene-the-human-epoch/

Sun 14, 4pm Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World, with the Gabriola authors, Fay Weller and Mary Wilson. A guidebook for ordinary people creating a more just and ecological society. The book explores transformative learning and presents powerful stories of everyday people who have changed their lives, communities, and wider society. The book is based on the Gulf Islands and illustrates how local action has global significance. Spiral Café, Vic West, 418 Craigflower Road, Victoria – More information https://www.newsociety.com/Events/Changemakers-Events

Sun 15-Thur 18, 7pm and 9pm Canadian film Anthropocene at Cinecenta at UVic. https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/projects/films/anthropocene-the-human-epoch/


Mon 15, 11am The Joyful Imperative, with Guy Dauncey. When the climate crisis, the ecological crisis, the inequality crisis and a whole lot more all stare you in the face, saying “Bite me!”, how can you respond? There’s only one rational response: to locate the solutions, and get to work. Transform business. Transform tourism. Transform trade. Transform the economy. Free. At Royal Roads, Part of Global Sustainable Development Goals and Tourism Student Symposium. For location details, contact Catherine Evans Catherine.3evans@RoyalRoads.ca

Tue 16, 7:30pm. Theobroma cacao – a botanical history. A talk by David Mincey about the cultivation of chocolate and its role in societies to the present day. Victoria Natural History Society. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House. See  http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Wed 17, 7-11pm  Stephen Jenkinson – Nights of Grief & Mystery. Weaves together the talents and skills of internationally renowned author, teacher, storyteller, and cultural activist Stephen Jenkinson with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins and his band. This an evening for young folk and old folk, for elders in training—an event of interest to parents and grandparents, teachers, scholars, health care professionals, clergy, counselors, and anyone else pondering matters around human development, rites of passage, aging, and wisdom. This will be an exclusive all evening event at OUR Ecovillage beginning with a dinner, concert, and aftergathering with appetizers for those who want to start and continue the night in celebration with us. Dinner: 6:00pm Concert: 7:00pm  http://www.facebook.com/events/746664612351059/

Thur 18, 10 am – 5 pm A Nourishing Day in Nature at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary. A Retreat day with Gertie Jocksch to reconnect and explore the many healing fits gifts available to us. $65. Bring lunch, refreshments are served 250-220-460/250-888-7501  Please do not let cost deter you, call us. programs@earthliteracies.org   www.earthliteracies.org Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Rd. Victoria (Do you need a ride or can you offer a ride, please let us know)

Thur 18, 7pm and Sat 21, 2pm Swan Lake Wild Mushroom Course. Thursday talk: Introduction to Mushrooms – The essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and ID. Instructor: Andy MacKinnon. Sunday walk: Wild Mushrooms in the Field – Techniques for field identification. Instructor: Kem Luther. Cost for both workshops: $54 for members (Swan Lake or SVIMC), $60 for non-members. Please call 250.479.0211 or stop by the Swan Lake Nature House to register.  Swan Lake Nature House.

Thur 18-Nov 8, 8:00-8:30pm Emerging Ecology Research Series. Grad students in UVic Environmental Studies share their research in this series of three presentations. Learn about the incredible diversity of primate species, find out how shipwrecks form artificial reefs in our local harbours, and learn how Indigenous peoples traditionally managed the local landscape. You may register for a single session or receive a discount if you register for all three. Register on-line or call 250-472-4747 so we can guarantee you a space. Fee: $21.00 plus tax per session. https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/series/emerging-ecology-research-series

Thur 18, 7-9:30pm Stephen Jenkinson – Nights of Grief & Mystery Weaves together the talents and skills of internationally renowned author, teacher, storyteller, and cultural activist Stephen Jenkinson with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins and his band. This an evening for young folk and old folk, for elders in training—an event of interest to parents and grandparents, teachers, scholars, health care professionals, clergy, counselors, and anyone else pondering matters around human development, rites of passage, aging, and wisdom. www.facebook.com/events/209024909724843/

Sat 20, 8am-8pm Municipal and Regional District Elections. Please vote for your favourite candidates to lead your community for the next four years.

Sat 20, 10 am-8 pm & Sun 21, 8:30 am-1pm Youth Food Gathering brings together over 100 youth between the ages of 14-24. Hands-on workshops and networking sessions on cooking, gardening, local food, culturally diverse food, healthy food, nutrition, and more. Quadra Village Community Centre and downtown locations. Tickets $0-$30 at https://www.youthfoodnetwork.ca/youth-food-gathering-2018

Sat 20, 1:30pm Yellow Point Ecological Society AGM, with special guests Finn and Chloe Unger, two youngsters from Sooke who have created Project HOWL, to raise awareness and end the killing of wolves. 13561 Barney Road, Yellow Point. www.yellowpointecologicalsociety.ca

Sun 21, 9:45 to 1pm Greater Victoria Green Team joins Friends of Uplands Park to remove invasive plants.  Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Pt.  Tools, gloves, refreshments provided.

Sun 21, 1-3pm Guided Tour of Wildwood EcoForest with zoologist Bruce Hepburn. Enjoy the beauty of this old growth forest on Quennell Lake. Learn firsthand how Merv Wilkinson harvested timber from this forest while maintaining a vibrant healthy ecosystem.  By donation (suggested $10-$20). Advance registration required.  For more info visit http://www.ecoforestry.ca  or email education@ecoforestry.ca Sun 21,

Sun 21, 1-3pm No Ivy League Join Friends of Uplands Park at Cattle Pt to remove the English ivy carpet of death.  Tools, gloves and instruction provided.


Mon 22 – Nov 2 Proportional Voting Referendum: Get all the details: https://elections.bc.ca/referendum/

Wed 24, 7:30pm Birds on the Edge. A talk by Bruce Wittington on the birds of the western edge of our continent and how they are sadly on the edge in other ways. Victoria Natural History Society. Rm 159 Fraser Building, UVic. Web site –  http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Wed 24, 7pm More Bulbs for Your Buck This autumn is your chance to make a fresh start to creating a striking and extraordinary garden! You might think that planting bulbs is a lot of work with little reward. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Jeff de Jong is going to transform your garden into a place that will continue to flourish and be more beautiful year after year. This talk will focus on design and bulb choices that will add beauty and value to any yard. Register on-line or call 250-472-4747 so we can guarantee you a space. Fee: $28.00 plus tax. https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/more-bulbs-for-your-buck

Thur 25, 7pm Charles Eisenstein: Re-villaging: A New Story of Community. At OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake. www.facebook.com/events/348551965888865/

Thur 25, 6:30pm Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition AGM, with Dale Bracewell, Vancouver Manager of Transportation Planning, on the amazing work Vancouver has been doing building an active transportation network, from protected bike lanes to the Arbutus Green Line. Uptown Mall www.facebook.com/events/2232761140131409

Fri 26, 1:30pm Crisis, Passion and Action: The Climate Crisis Needs YOU! With Guy Dauncey. The climate crisis is getting starker and more dangerous every year. Our response, therefore, needs to become bolder and more courageous. The timing is good for pressure on the federal and provincial governments to address the crisis not with more oil and LNG but with policies and commitments that are not timid but bold and courageous. The meeting will include action. Guy Dauncey has worked in the climate trenches for 20+ years. He is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association and the author of two books on climate solutions, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming. As preparation, read Guy’s Tyee article on BC’s Climate Intentions Papers: A Timid Response and the Twelve Solutions We Really Needhttps://bit.ly/2R7wuIk St. John the Divine, Quadra St. World Federalists, Bill Pearce, 250-595-4994.

Sat 27, 9:30am-12:30pm Repair Café Victoria. What do you do with a  hole sweater, a broken toaster, or a busted teddy bear? Don’t toss it! Bring it in to Repair Café Victoria where volunteer repair experts will be on hand to teach you how to fix your broken household items. By donation. Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street. www.facebook.com/repaircafevictoria

Sat 27, 8am, Birding in Uplands Park with expert Geoffrey Newell of Friends of Uplands Park.  Bring binoculars and meet at Cattle Point.  8 years and older.

Sun 28, 10am-4pm SVIMS Annual Mushroom Show.  Mushrooms on display, labelled, workshops, tastings, and talks all day.  Free (by donation). Location: Cordova Bay 55 Plus Center, 5238 Cordova Bay Rd., Victoria BC.

Sun 28, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join Friends of Uplands Park at Cattle Pt to remove the English ivy carpet of death.  Tools, gloves and instruction provided.

Mon 29, 7:30pm Fish and motile invertebrates of First Nations’ clam gardens. PhD. candidate Morgan Black will talk about her research on the ecology and biodiversity of ancient clam gardens. Victoria Natural History Society. Rm 159 Fraser Building, UVic. –  http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca


All Month

CRD Parks hikes, explorations and events for all ages: www.crd.bc.ca/about/events

Change the World on Shaw TV, with Guy Dauncey. Interviews with local people who have big bold ideas and positive solutions for the future. Shaw TV Channel 4. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRSwDpSO92L1Li1FSwQpzy2leOk_8VdFo

More Local Events (including hikes): http://creativelyunited.org/events/


Affinite Wealth Group: http://www.meetup.com/Affinite-Wealth-Victoria/

Victoria Cycling Adventures: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Cycling-Adventures/

Victoria Outdoor and Social Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-outdoor-social-club/

Victoria Club Tread: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Club-Tread/

Victoria Nature Explorations: http://www.meetup.com/Nature-Victoria-Explorations/

Victoria Nature Walks: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Nature-Walks/

Victoria Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Outdoor-Club/

Victoria Sea Kayakers: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Sea-Kayakers/

Vegan Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Victoria-Meetup/

West Shore Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

MEC Victoria Road-Ride Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

Greater Victoria Green Team: http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/

Net Squared Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Victoria-a-nonprofit-technology-meetup/

Cowichan Valley Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-Outdoor-Club/

Cowichan Valley Walking/Hiking Group: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-walking-hiking-group/


Biweekly. OUR ECOVILLAGE Educational Tours.10-12:30pm with option to stay on for lunch in OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery. Learn all legal and regulatory work for permaculture, natural building, and sustainable community design while delving into the back of systems and inside cob/strawbale/solar/alt systems. Scheduled volunteer days also avail. info@ourecovillage.org   250-743-3067  www.ourecovillage.org

Biweekly. Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Help us win the battle against invasive species and assist in our meadow project at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Scheduled volunteer days. frh.volunteer@pc.gc.ca  250-812-8133  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/activ2.aspx

Every day, 10am – 5pm Clothing for Conservation Fundraiser with Habitat Acquisition Trust: visit Hemp & Company, 1312 Government St. $10 from every purchase of the featured Celebration Top goes to HAT. Makes a great gift!

Every day, 9am-4:30pm The forest is always ‘green’ here in Goldstream. With over 8 km of hiking trails you will be sure to find one of our unique trees, from Western Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Red Alder to Douglas Fir, Garry Oak and Arbutus. Stop in at the Goldstream Nature House for up to date trail information. 250-478-9414 or goldstream@naturehouse.ca

Every Day (except Monday) Victoria Public Market, Hudson’s Bay, Douglas St. Maryanne Carmack, marycarmack@victoriapublicmarket.com 250 884 8552 www.victoriapublicmarket.com

Every Mon, 4-6:30pm Free Family Cooking Classes *pre-registration required* – Cowichan Green Community – 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC – Jennifer Dorby #250.748.8506 or by email jennifer@cowichangreencommunity.org https://cgcf.ca/projects/chow-cooking-classes/

Every Mon, 10am -12pm Brodick/Bow Parks (Saanich) Invasive Species removal. Volunteers needed. Training, gloves, and tools provided. No dogs. Judy 250-472-0515

Every Monday, 4-6:30pm Cowichan Green Community Chow Down Family Cooking Classes. Free. Visit https://cgcf.ca/projects/chow-cooking-classes/ for more details. Registration is necessary by emailing or calling Jennifer: jennifer@cowichangreencommunity.org/ 250-748-8506

Every Tue, 9am Tuesday Morning Birding. Meet foot of Bowker Ave, waterfront off Beach Drive in Oak Bay. Bill Dancer 250-721-5273. Novice and experienced birders all welcome.

Every Wed, 11-6pm Haliburton Food Box Program. Receive a luscious weekly box of certified organic seasonal produce from the farmers who grow the food. 741 Haliburton Rd (off the Pat Bay Highway), Victoria www.haliburtonfarm.org

Every Wed and Sun, 9am Bird Walks with naturalists, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Margaret Lidkea 479-0211

Every Wed 7-8:30pm Oneness Wednesdays Meditation Circle at Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street;  Everyone welcome to drop in.   By Donation   http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/

Every Wed, 7pm Cultivating a Lifestyle of Harmony & Balance in Rhythm with Nature with Renee Lindstrom at Oneness Wednesday at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street (James Bay).  Free or by donation  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/  

Every Thursday, 1-7pm Food Garden Volunteers needed, throughout the summer of 2018. Gain skills in horticulture, permaculture, irrigation and outreach in Banfield Commons and Orchard. 521 Craigflower Road, south of the Vic West Community Association. foodgardens@victoriawest.ca https://vicwestfoodsecurity.org/

Every Thur and Sat. Volunteer events at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Charlotte Houston restoration@swanlake.bc.ca.

Every Sat, 10-12 Moss Street Market for homegrown produce, homemade food, baking and handicrafts, music, kids activities. Thurlow St, Fairfield. www.MossStreetMarket.com

Every Sat, 8am Morning Birding. See http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/calendar.html for each week’s location. VNHS. Novice and experienced birders all welcome.

Every Sat, 9-12pm Beacon Hill Park Ivy Pull. Volunteers welcome. Cornelia 250-920-3556

Every Sun, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join the Friends of Uplands Park to remove English ivy, and help restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem, and protect 24 rare plants. Tools, gloves and the Best Practices instruction provided. Meet at Cattle Point, near the kiosks.