Friday, January 05, 2018

Victoria/Vancouver Left Coast Events Bulletin for January 4th to 11th

Left Coast Events Bulletin for January 4th to 11th

by Janine Bandcroft

January 5, 2017 

This events bulletin is produced weekly for Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays 11-noon at CFUV ( and Mondays 9-10 am at CJSF ( You can also listen to the podcasts at

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Why take part in Veganuary? Well, why not?

There are so many reasons people decide to try vegan. For most, a love of animals is the catalyst. Some people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Others would like to set themselves a challenge, and many combine Veganuary with their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and see trying vegan as the healthiest start to the year. Whatever your reason, we’re here to support you. So try vegan for a month and discover a whole new world of taste and flavour. We guarantee that, by the end of the January, you’ll feel fantastic! Sign up today at Over 100,000 people around the world have signed up this year, it’s not too late to join.


Human Stressors at Maplewood Flats

january 6th

Saturday at 11:00 -15:00

Maplewood Flats
2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7H

The Wild Bird Trust caretakes Maplewood Flats on the shores of Burrard Inlet. As we develop a longterm Habitat & Cultural Use Plan for Maplewood Flats, we are conducting members' workshops to assist us in policy development and restoration strategies, as well as to proactively address significant stressors surrounding Maplewood Flats. Everyone welcome!

///Event Photo: Mélinda Mena-Robinson

Phase 4: Human Stressors
Saturday, January 6, 2018
11am - 3pm
Global warming
Maplewood North development (Darwin Construction),
Park Street Marsh,
Public use,
Dominant species
Water quality & litter

Phase 5: Revising Our Management Goals
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11am - 3pm
Examination of the planning work-to-date and revising of restoration and management goals based on initial findings. Information:

Industrial Legacy Workshop (TBD)
Future Restoration Workshop (TBD)


The Antifascists Film & Organizing Discussion

january 6th

Saturday at 17:00-21:00

Spartacus Books
3378 Findlay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4E7

An open event for like-minded individuals and groups to watch the 2017 documentary 'The Antifascists', and a chance to analyze what far-right and varying groups exist in our midst.

Following the frustrating attempts to organize against "the right" in the past couple years, we hope that people take this opportunity to voice their opinions, share zines, critique leftist attempts at organizing in Vancouver, and get to know each other.

Film run time: 1hr 15mins. The discussion following will go on until the audience thinks we have broached enough topics and agreed on how to move forward. For those that are interested in getting a few pints at a pub afterwards, please stay until the end. Please note that the attendee list is hidden for security purposes.

This event is hosted on shared, stolen, and occupied coast salish territories.


In Solidarity With Iranian Protestors

january 6th


Saturday at 13:00-15:00

Show map
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7

n solidarity with protestors in Iran, the mourning families and the prisoners of the mass movement.
On this day, we only gather and chant for the people. Making political decisions for Iran is a right and obligation for the people in the country and we will respect this matter by putting aside our personal and political ideas.
Details about the event will be posted soon.


Speakeasy | Holiday Special


9 January at 20:00-23:30

Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B2

Join us every Tuesday at the VEC for swing jazz and cocktail culture in an old-timey Prohibition era setting.

Live jazz by the city's favourite swing jazz musicians in the form of The Capital City Syncopators and The Flying Saucers.

Cocktails and beverages created by Vincent Vanderheide, Eric Nordal, Keith Williams, and special guest bartenders.

$10 at the door (includes a welcome drink!)


ECouture Film Series


3 dates  9 January  23 January


Powell River Public Library
100-6975 Alberni, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2B8

Join eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show team for a series of three films presented in partnership with Vancouver Island University. All are welcome. Entry to each film is by donation.

Tuesday, Jan. 9th 'The True Cost' (back by popular demand)
5:45pm - Doors
6:00pm - Film (92 mins)
7:45-8:30pm - Discussion
Synopsis: The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Tuesday, Jan. 16th 'RIVERBLUE'
5:45pm - Doors
6:00pm - Film (95 mins)
7:45-8:30pm - Discussion
Synopsis: Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 'A New Economy'
5:45pm - Doors
6:00pm - Film (85 mins)
7:35-8:30pm - Discussion
Synopsis: What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future.


ToF ft. Catherine Garrett


10 January at 20:00-22:00
Next Week
CAFFE FANTASTICO (Quadra Village location)

Season 13, Episode 8

Tongues of Fire is our twice monthly spoken word open mic. You'll hear 5-minute sets from 12 local performers, plus a feature set. Sign-up opens at 7:30 pm (first come first served); show starts at 8 pm. $6-10 sliding scale (cash only).

FEATURING: Catherine Garrett

Catherine Garrett is a spoken word artist, BCIT journalism student and queer as fuuuuuck. She has a passion for hockey, gymnastics, cooking, greasy EDM music, and long talks about intersectional feminism. She has represented Victoria twice at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and probably wants to be your friend.


ABOUT CAFFE FANTASTICO (Quadra Village location):

Caffe Fantastico is a beautiful all-ages cafe that serves hot beverages; beer, wine, and cider; and snacks (hummus! chicken skewers! fried chick peas! tacos!). There are two non-gendered, single-stall washrooms, one of which is large enough for a wheelchair/mobility device. There are three stairs between the service area and the main seating area, but both areas can also be accessed from street level. Please enter via the Kings St door.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this event and/or our venue. We aim to be inclusive and welcoming.

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