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Date, Location Event, Organization
Jul 16/2009
to Dec 31/2011
Toronto, ON
Hot Sauced Words Poetry Performances
A weekly annual poetry event reading hosted by poet James Dewar, which showcases local bards, artists of spoken and written word. Each evening is begun with a pre-show "ink-slinging" workshop where attendees are given promots, instruction, writing workshops and themes that allow each to produce a poem they can share in the open mic portion.

Time:  Each Thursday evening- see website for details
Venue:  Black Swan Tavern
Location:  154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hotsaucedwords.ca/hotsaucedwords/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Sep 18/2010
to Jan 3/2011
Ottawa, ON
Arresting Images: Mug Shots from the OPP Museum
Explore 100 reproductions of criminal photo cards (mug shots), dating from 1886 to 1908, and learn the stories behind them. Arresting Images offers a unique perspective on the social history and the practices of early policing in Ontario, and highlights historical themes and social circumstances during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the emerging use of photographic portraits as a police identification tool.

Time:  9:00 to 5:00
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Tourism & Hospitality Industry; Arts & Culture
Oct 14/2010
to Mar 20/2011
Ottawa, ON
Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses
Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audio-visual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845

Time:  9:00 to 5:00
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Environment
Nov 25/2010
to Feb 22/2011
Ottawa, ON
New exhibition: Who am I?
Opening November 25th
Who am I? will help you understand who you are -- funny, shy, or outgoing, everything can be explained! Who am I? takes you on a quest to discover what makes you unique, and explains why we react to situations the way we do. Become someone else for a few moments on a theatre stage, then enter a giant brain to see how we are influenced by our genetics, and by our life experiences. In the control room, learn about the importance of self-esteem in personal development. Younger children will pursue their own quest lead by the Smurfs. It will be smurfingly fun! Who am I? The Quest for Myself was produced by the Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke, and presented by The Dove Self-Esteem Fund.

Time:  Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Kelly Ray
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Dec 18/2010
to Jan 2/2011
Ottawa, ON
Holiday Programming at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Gear up to explore the science and the technologies that get cars moving. Design, construct and race your own car down the Museum’s track, and investigate the science that makes engines roar. Buckle up, and come take part in a moving experience at the Canada Science and Technology Museum!

Time:  Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Kelly Ray
Phone:  613-949-5732
Categories:   Museums
Jan 1/2011
to Jan 31/2011
Alzheimer Awareness Month
Alzheimer Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease.

For information contact:  info@alzheimer.ca
Phone:  416-488-8772/1-800-616-8816
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 4/2011
Braille Day in Canada
Braille Day in Canada honours Louis Braille, the creator of Braille, and aims to raise public awareness regarding issues that affect persons who are blind and the importance of Braille literacy.

For information contact:  info@cnib.ca
Phone:  416-486-2500/1-800-563-2642
Categories:   Education
Jan 4/2011
Toronto, ON
Reprogram Yourself To Succeed Workshop for World Hypnotism Day
Clearing your internal barriers will help you to achieve Success. Learn how your barriers are influencing your life. Using the power of your mind we help you to discover and overcome blockages that hold you back from reaching YOUR full potential.

Join this hypnotic workshop where you will:
• Become aware of your barriers & how they are effecting you
• Come out of this workshop with a better understanding of your behaviors &
state of your life.
• Clear negative blockages that hinder areas of your life

It is our responsibility to clear our negative filters, and empower ourselves to create success.


This may be the most powerful workshop you will ever attend!!
It is our responsibility to clear our negative filters, and re-discover our positive filters to create our future.

Join this experiential hypnotic workshop and transform your life!
Date: Tuesday January 4, 2011
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 355 Keele Street

Cost: $25 + HST Proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Covenant House Toronto

Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com
For information contact:  Dianna Guglietti
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 4/2011
Toronto, ON
World Hypnotism Day Open House at Hypno Healing Institute
World Renowned Hypnotist holds Gala Open House and Charity Workshop in Toronto to celebrate the 7th annual World Hypnotism Day. Join us and learn the true power and life changing abilities of hypnosis.

Meet Master Hypnotist, Author and much sought after speaker, Debbie Papadakis, BCH, CI.

Time:  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue:  Hypno Healing Institute
Location:  355 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hypno-healing.com
For information contact:  Dianna Guglietti
Phone:  4167608996
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jan 17/2011
to Jan 23/2011
National Non-Smoking Week
First held in 1977, National Non-Smoking Week aims to raise public awareness of the effects of tobacco use in order to help prevent individuals from starting to smoke, help smokers quit and promote smoke-free environments.

For information contact:  infoservices@cctc.ca
Phone:  613-567-3050/1-800-267-5234
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jan 19/2011
Stouffville, ON
Green Connections Network
Looking for something new in Networking?
Trying to make your business more "Green"?

Green-Connections is a networking and mentoring group of small businesses.
We are dedicated to exploring and sharing environmentally-friendly
practices, products and ideas. Our goal is to encourage all businesses to 'Go Green'.

Time:  9:00 - 11:00 am
Venue:  Nineteen on the Park
Location:  19 Civic Avenue, Stouffville, ON
Website:  http://www.green-connections.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment
Jan 20/2011
Ottawa, ON
Public Science Talk by Dr. Paul Corkum: Catching Electrons with Light
Dr. Paul Corkum of the University of Ottawa and the National Research Council of Canada will discuss recent advances in laser technology. Before the lecture, examine lasers from the Museum’s collection, as well as the National Research Council’s first laser, developed in 1961. Dr. Alex Szabo of the NRC will be present to share how he and Dr. Boris Stoicheff developed the first Canadian laser.

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jan 20/2011
Weedless Wednesday (Wednesday of the National Non-Smoking Week)
Weedless Wednesday, the focal point of National Non-Smoking Week, aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of quitting smoking.

For information contact:  infoservices@cctc.ca
Phone:  613-567-3050/1-800-267-5234
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Jan 21/2011
Guelph, ON
Environmental Sciences Symposium: Environmental Outlook on Agriculture - A Public Perspective
Every year, University of Guelph students take part in hosting an Environmental Sciences Symposium (ESS) which focuses on a current environmental issue. This student-run, non-profit event seeks to enhance the knowledge of University of Guelph students, general public, and anyone willing to learn. The 2012 ESS will explore an 'Environmental Outlook on Agriculture: A Public Perspective.' We will be hosting lectures and workshops by speakers from a variety of backgrounds including Science, Social Studies, Industry, and the Arts all offering their own unique opinions and experiences. The ESS will be taking place on January 21st, 2012, and we are expecting approximately 400 attendees including academics, students and many members of the community.
Tickets will be made avaliable in the coming months, so please keep posted!

Time:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Venue:  the Science Complex Atrium of the University of Guelph
Location:  50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://enviroscisymposium.com/
For information contact:  Aurora Patchett, envsymp@uoguelph.ca
Categories:   Environment; Farming
Jan 22/2011
to Jan 23/2011
Montreal, QC
The Franchise Show (Montreal)
The Franchise Show is Canada's largest franchise-only exhibition, bringing together the largest number of brand name franchises under one roof with investments at all levels!

Time:  11am - 5pm
Venue:  Place Bonaventure
Location:  800, De La Gauchetière St. West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.cfa.ca/TheFranchiseShow/Montreal_Jan11/
Categories:   Trade
Jan 26/2011
Toronto, ON
Tarek Fatah, Linda McQuaig and Bob Rae reading
The Kama Reading Series presents readings by Tarek Fatah, Linda McQuaig and Bob Rae in support of World Literacy Canada. Cost: $60

Time:  6:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Park Hyatt Toronto
Location:  4th Avenue, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jan 27/2011
Toronto, ON
The Body Series: The Colour of Beauty
This workshop explores the commercialisation of beauty: how it gets marketed, what the industry norms are, who decides, and finally who has the power to change it. The session includes a screening of The Colour of Beauty, a short documentary by Elizabeth St. Philip (Breakin' In: The Making of a Hip-Hop Dancer), followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

The discussion will be led by Jill Andrew, Director of the BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival, co-presenters of The Body Series.

This event is supported by TDSB Equitable & Inclusive Schools, Student Equity Program Advisors.

Register by calling 416-973-3012.

Time:  5:30pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/mediatheque/schedule.php?id=2316
Phone:  416-973-3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Women
Jan 27/2011
to Jan 30/2011
Guelph, ON
Guelph Organic Conference
Celebrating its 30th year, the 4-day event includes international speakers, seminars & intro workshops on key topics including, G.E. foods, organic production/certification, changing climates, eco-villages, earth buildings, farmland protection & food security. From producer to consumer, the workshops offer something for everyone. PLUS, there is an Organic Expo/Tasting Fair with 160+ exhibitors (includes 35 food samplers) on Saturday/Sunday, free to the public. This is your opportunity to sample and purchase a wealth of organic, fair trade products. Meet the makers, movers & shakers and discover how to make many positive changes in your life. There is a special open meeting held on Saturday, January 24th hosted by the Toronto Farmers’ Market Network to build links between growers and consumers.

Venue:  The University Centre
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca
For information contact:  Tomas Nimmo
Phone:  (705) 444-0923
Jan 29/2011
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Day of Action
USW Local 1005 and its 900 members and 9000 pensioners are waging a battle on behalf of ALL of us. Foreign-owned companies think we're just body parts to be thrown away at the end of our work lives.

The OFL, CLC, USW Local 1005 and Hamilton and District Labour Council are calling for a massive province-wide mobilization to stop U.S. Steel and other foreign-owned companies from wrecking our communities and stealing our futures. Let's get going!

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Hamilton City Hall
Location:  71 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jan 29/2011
to Jan 30/2011
Guelph, ON
30th Annual Guelph Organic Conference
Canada's Premiere Organic Event!
This four-day event will feature over 150 booths, workshops, seminars and expert panels. Be sure to visit us at booth #97.
Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters will be presenting on Issues around advanced vermicomposting & research Sunday January 30 at 1:30 pm.


Free admission to marketplace - Free Weekend Parking.

Time:  9 am - 5:30 pm
Venue:  University of Guelph
Location:  Stone Road, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment; Farming
Jan 30/2011
Budrus Documentary - TV Premiere on CBC
Just Vision is pleased to announce the Canadian television premiere of its new film, Budrus. Hailed in The New York Times as " this year's must-see documentary."

Recently, Matthew Hays of the Montreal Mirror picked Budrus as the top must-see film of 2010. A trailer of the film as well as full press reviews are available at: http://www.jus

Winner of multiple prizes at top international film festivals, including Tribeca, Berlin and San Francisco, Budrus is produced by Just Vision. Budrus will also be in Vancouver at the World Community Film Festival Friday, February 11 at 7pm.

Time:  10pm ET/PT
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Jan 31/2011
Vancouver, BC
Gabor Gasztonyi presents: A Room in the City
Award winning photographer Gabor Gasztonyi presents A Room in the City (Anvil Press), his five-year project of photographing the residents of the Cobalt, Balmoral, Regent and Sunrise Hotels in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the poorest postal code in the country. The residents are represented in private moments, with respect and dignity -- in their rooms and on the streets -- as they wish to be seen.

Accompanied by a selection of Gasztonyi's diary entries and poems, the photographs urge us to look longer and harder at a city often deemed as one of the world's best places to live. His unflinching eye insists that we examine a culture where the chasm between have and have-not grows ever deeper, to consider how we are both implicated and removed from the lives of our neighbours.

This event is free.

Venue:  Vancouver Public Library (central library)
Location:  350 West Georgia Street Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Feb 1/2011
Toronto, ON
Never Again for Anyone: Hajo Meyer, Auschwitz survivor
Join us in welcoming Dr. Hajo Meyer, who will be sharing the lesson of his experience in Auschwitz: Never Again for Anyone. Dr. Meyer will be on tour in the U.S. and Toronto is his only Canadian stop.

Dr. Meyer will be joined by Lee Maracle, acclaimed writer and member of the Sto: Loh nation and Khaled Mouammar, president of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) to discuss the urgency of this message in Canada and the U.S. today.

In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, attacks and persecution of Muslim and Arab communities in Canada and the U.S., the repression of dissent on campuses, the continued military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and the on-going struggles of Black, immigrant, indigenous, queer and disabled communities for their rights, we assert a commitment to collective humanity against the application of "never again" to only a few.

$10 or PWYC (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Winchevsky Centre
Location:  585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@neveragainforanyone.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 1/2011
to Feb 28/2011
Heart Month
Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's primary fundraising and public awareness campaign for heart disease.

For information contact:  heartmonth@hsf.ca
Phone:  613-569-4361
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Feb 3/2011
to Feb 26/2011
Toronto, ON
Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show
This is the show that fuels you.
Barrels of oil? Or barrels of monkeys? Using a combination of verbatim and improvisation, the voices of Fort McMurray's transients and locals come alive at a time of major change. Some of this country's most exciting theatre creators reveal life at the northern tip of Highway 63, at the front lines of the world's largest energy project, the Athabasca Oil Sands.
Tickets are $15-$35

Venue:  Theatre Passe Muraille
Location:  16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.passemuraille.on.ca
For information contact:  Heather Ervin - heathere@passemuraille.on.ca
Phone:  416-504-7529
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Economic Development
Feb 5/2011
Toronto, ON
Beit Zatoun: 1st Anniversary Open House
1st Anniversary Open House at Beit Zatoun

What a first year it has been! Thank you dear communities. With your support, help and enthusiasm Beit Zatoun found its roots and thrived from the first breath.

Incredible as it may seem, it will be a year soon, since Beit Zatoun opened its doors for the first time on January 30, 2010 with a reading of Seven Days from a Gaza Diary and a piano improvisation by John Kameel Farah. That one event was followed by another 70+ events of amazing variety and quality from many individuals and communities.

We are totally pleased and grateful that you were part of the year that passed and wish to invite you to help Beit Zatoun and the community to celebrate it and also open our second year.

An evening of friendships, sharing, hopes, ideals and intentions. Add wonderful mix talented and generous performances of music, poetry, spoken word, chant and more. Full program to be announced.

We invite the media to join us for a lively evening of live music, poetry, dance and invigorating company.

Time:  6:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Feb 7/2011
to Feb 13/2011
White Cane Week
First held in 1946, White Cane Week aims to increase public awareness of persons who are blind or have a visual impairment.

For information contact:  ccb@ccbnational.net
Phone:  613-567-0311/1-877-304-0968
Categories:   Education
Feb 10/2011
Toronto, ON
My journey to Afghanistan: Eye witness report and launch of Afghans for Peace
Join us for music, dinner, dance performances and hear first hand account of the situation in Afghanistan from Spogmai Akseer, spokesperson for Afghans for Peace. Spogmai recently visited Afghanistan and will talk about the realities facing the Afghan people under the NATO occupation.
Other speakers:
Peggy Nash, Former NDP MP, Canadian Auto Workers Union
Others TBA
Featuring special performances by Matadanze, AcidFlow, and musician Alborz Atashband.
Admission $10 - $25 sliding scale

Time:  6:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Steelworker's Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  info@nowar.ca
Categories:   International; Military
Feb 10/2011
Toronto, ON
Our Way to Fight: Canadian Book Launch
Our Way to Fight - Canadian Book Launch

Join us to bring Michael Riordon's new book, Our Way to Fight, into the world.

Our Way to Fight: peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine documents creative resistance to occupation on both sides of the wall. In olive groves, besieged villages, refugee camps and checkpoints, here are the dangerous lives of non-violent activists, the sparks that led them to resist, the escalating risks they face, and the many small victories that sustain them - and us!
Meet these courageous people of the book, through the writer's eyes and their own words, recorded on-location.

Early comment on the book: "Our Way to Fight explores the stories of men and women who create glimmers of light and hope in the dark despair surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a vital intervention for all who care about peace and justice."

Neve Gordon, Israeli academic, activist, and author of Israel's Occupation

"A book like a pocket lamp that contests darkness: the darkness fabricated by those who have promoted a global blindness concerning what has happened in Palestine and Israel during the last sixty years. The battery of this remarkable lamp is true observation, and with it you discover exemplary courage in the most unexpected places. Pocket it!"
John Berger, author of From A to X: a fiction inspired by the people of Palestine

Books will be available for signing by the author.

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 10/2011
to Feb 11/2011
United States, DC
Media that Matters 2011: Storytelling across platforms
Don't miss this opportunity to join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, February 10 and 11, 2011 at American University in Washington, DC. This year's Media That Matters conference theme is Storytelling Across Platforms. Visit the Center's website to see the detailed agenda and share your own media that matters on our Facebook page. Regular registration $100, Students $50, Fair Use Workshop $50. Register today!

Venue:  Katzen Arts Center, American University
Location:  4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016, United States, DC
Website:  http://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?EventId=1007473; http://www.centerf
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 10/2011
to Feb 11/2011
United States, DC
Media that Matters 2011: Storytelling across platforms
Don't miss this opportunity to join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, February 10 and 11, 2011 at American University in Washington, DC. This year's Media That Matters conference theme is Storytelling Across Platforms. Visit the Center's website to see the detailed agenda and share your own media that matters on our Facebook page. Regular registration $100, Students $50, Fair Use Workshop $50. Register today!

Venue:  Katzen Arts Center, American University
Location:  4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016, United States, DC
Website:  http://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?EventId=1007473; http://www.centerf
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 10/2011
to Feb 11/2011
United States, DC
Media that Matters 2011: Storytelling across platforms
Don't miss this opportunity to join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, February 10 and 11, 2011 at American University in Washington, DC. This year's Media That Matters conference theme is Storytelling Across Platforms. Visit the Center's website to see the detailed agenda and share your own media that matters on our Facebook page. Regular registration $100, Students $50, Fair Use Workshop $50. Register today!

Venue:  Katzen Arts Center, American University
Location:  4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016, United States, DC
Website:  http://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?EventId=1007473; http://www.centerf
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 11/2011
Ottawa, ON
Sustainable Business Conference
The 3rd Annual Sustainable Business Conference (SBC) is a day of discussion devoted to issues of economic, environmental and social sustainability in business. While the content of the conference is targeted at individuals with an interest in business, the range of topics and quality of speakers make this a learning experience for everyone.

Improving upon the success of the first two conferences, this 3rd edition will see business professionals and professors engaging with attendees on issues related to the emergence of new business models.
Price: $10 (students) $20 (non-students) - Includes organic lunch by Dépanneur Sylvestre

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:  Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa, room 4101
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http:///bit.ly/SBCtickets, Details: http://www.cetsc.ca
For information contact:  sbc.dda@cetsc.ca
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Feb 12/2011
Ottawa, ON
Iron Science Playoff at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Iron Science challenge is a celebration of science teachers! It champions the creation of high-quality creative approaches to teaching science and engineering and shines a spotlight on skilled and courageous teachers from across Canada.
The event follows a format similar to the famous Iron Chef television series, with teams of teachers presenting spectacular and imaginative feats of science and engineering – built around a secret ingredient.

Time:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Feb 15/2011
Collingwood, ON
Be The Change Film Series: The Economics of Happiness
The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

Admission: Adults-$7.00 Students-FREE

Time:  Live Music starts at 6:30pm, Discussion starts at 7:15, and Film starts at 7:30pm
Venue:  Gaytey Theatre
Location:  161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.bethechangefilmseries.ca/
For information contact:  Lisa Farano, lisa@elephantthoughts.com
Phone:  705-444-2012
Categories:   Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 16/2011
Collingwood, ON
Dirty Oil (Be The Change Film Series)
Be The Change Film Series - presented by Investors Group (Live music 6:30pm/ Film screening 7:00pm /Discussion with guest speaker 9:00pm)

This documentary film series focusing on Ecological / Social Justice issues is held once a month at the Gayety Theater in Collingwood Ontario on the third Wednesday of the month, from October to May. ‘Be The Change’ is meant to spark discussion amongst members of our community about the important issues facing us all. Visit www.bethechangefilmseries.ca or www.elephantthoughts.com for more information.

Admission: $7.00/Students: Free at Elephant Thoughts, The Environment Network, The Collingwood Public Library & Smart’s Flowers.

February 16, 2011: Dirty Oil, w.Fox Farm and an all-party political panel
Narrated by Canadian actress and environmentalist Neve Campbell, this feature documentary from Academy Award nominated director Leslie Iwerks goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta. Here, vast and toxic oil sands supply the US with the majority of it’s oil. Told through the eyes of scientists, “big oil” officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly affected by “the largest industrial project on the planet today”, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to uncover the emotional and irreversible toll this “black gold” is taking on our planet.

Venue:  Collingwood Public Library & Smart's Flowers
Location:  Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.babelgum.com/dirtyoil
For information contact:  Lisa Farrano, lisa@elephantthoughts.com
Phone:  705-812-2605
Categories:   Environment
Feb 16/2011
Richmond Hill, ON
Green Connections Network
Looking for something new in Networking?
Trying to make your business more "Green"?

Green-Connections is a networking and mentoring group of small businesses.
We are dedicated to exploring and sharing environmentally-friendly
practices, products and ideas. Our goal is to encourage all businesses to 'Go Green'.

Time:  9:00 - 11:00 am
Venue:  Richmond Hill Town Offices
Location:  225 East Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.green-connections.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment
Feb 16/2011
Vancouver, BC
Law Reform for Nature, Climate and Communities
West Coast is pleased to host the second in our Dialogues for Legal Innovation series: Law Reform for Nature, Climate and Communities

Please join us on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue as an audience participant to explore how BC’s laws and policies about land use should evolve in light of climate change.

Admission is free, but please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register at www.wcel.org

The reality we face in BC is that many of our resource and land-use management laws were created decades ago, before the phrase “climate change” had even been coined, and long before climate change was recognized as the greatest ecological challenge of our time.

What are the implications of the legal status quo for nature and communities, in an era of climate change? Looking forward, what vision should we be enabling with our laws and policies?

Our diverse panel of invited guests will explore these issues, drawing on their own experiences and examples of innovation. The evening will begin with short presentations introducing scientific, legal, and economic perspectives.

Audience members will be given the opportunity to ask questions in a closing question and answer session.

Moderator: Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Asia Pacific Hall
Cost: The event will be open to a public audience free of charge.

Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Venue:  Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Asia Pacific Hall 580 West Hastings Street (enter via Seymour St
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.wcel.org
For information contact:  Jeanette Ageson, jageson@wcel.org
Phone:  604-601-2511
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 17/2011
Peterborough, ON
Financing the Green Economy
Thanks to the generosity of the RBC Foundation, Camp Kawartha Environment Centre is proud to offer a series of “free workshops” on sustainable living where local and regional experts will share practical steps that make businesses and homes a little greener.

Topic: “Financing the Green Economy”

Guest Speaker: Chris Ouellette. Chris is the Manager of Environmental Solutions in RBC’s Corporate Environmental Affairs Group and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough, (Near Trent University)

Date: February 17, 7pm

Session Outline: Finance is playing an important role in our transition to a more environmental sustainable economy, presenting many opportunities but also not without its own challenges. Chris will discuss the different ways RBC is promoting the growth of new “green” sectors such as clean technology, green buildings and renewable energy.

If possible, please RSVP to Sonja Rykers at 652-3860 or by email: info (at) campkawartha.ca

For more Information – visit our website: http://www.campkawartha.ca/environmentcentre/publicworkshops.php

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Location:  2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.campkawartha.ca/environmentcentre/publicworkshops.php
For information contact:  Craig
Phone:  705-652-3860
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Feb 17/2011
Sweater Day - Wear your sweater for climate change! Thu Feb 17, 2011, Canada
National Sweater Day

On February 17, join Canadians across the country in turning down your thermostat by 3 degrees, and throw on a fun, quirky sweater to show your support for the planet.


Additional Contacts & Websites:

http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22sweater+day%22+%22climate+change%22

Website:  http://wwf.ca/takeaction/sweater_day/
Feb 18/2011
Chicago
2011 Association for Women Journalists Chicago Annual Meeting
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and hors d’oeuvres. The annual meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome and election of board members. That will be followed by a keynote speech by Elizabeth Brackett, correspondent and substitute host for WTTW11&#8242;s flagship nightly public affairs program “Chicago Tonight” and author of the book “Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption into a National Sideshow.”

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Our keynote speech, "The Joy and Travails of Journalism," will be given by Elizabeth Brackett, correspondent and substitute host for WTTW11’s flagship nightly public affairs
program “Chicago Tonight” and author of the 2009 book Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption into a National Sideshow.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and hors d’oeuvres. The annual meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome and election of board members. Brackett’s address will follow.
Admission is free to AWJ members whose 2011 dues are paid and Columbia faculty and students; $20 for non-members. For $15, non-member students from schools other than Columbia can get admission to the meeting and a one-year membership.
Dues are $50 for regular members, $15 for students and $65 for associates. Consider joining now or at the meeting.
Please RSVP by 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 to get on the RSVP list and get through

Time:  6:30 pm Friday
Venue:  Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema
Location:  1104 S. Wabash, 8th fl., Chicago
Website:  http://awj.camp8.org/events?eventId=272495&EventViewMode=EventDetails
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 18/2011
Ottawa, ON
Family astronomy and space workshops
Sailing on the Solar Sea
How do you harness the power of the Sun’s solar wind to propel a spaceship? Find out and make your own solar sail spacecraft. Complemented by either a guided tour of the heavens in the inflatable planetarium, a visit to the Canada in Space exhibition, or a visit to the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory (weather permitting). Duration: 90 minutes

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Feb 19/2011
Ottawa, ON
Premiere of Cool Science Saturday
This year, Winterlude introduces the coolest science adventure of the season. Join us for family fun and chilling science activities and discoveries inspired by our coldest climates and the search for the lost Franklin expedition of 1845. Engage in fascinating experiments, and see for yourself how science and technology affect our everyday lives, and learn about the challenges faced by scientists when working in the cold remoteness of the Arctic.

Time:  2 pm to 9 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Feb 19/2011
Toronto, ON
Your Food, Your Choice - The Promise of Organic (Conference)
Imagine a country choosing to prioritize its citizens' happiness over traditional economic measures. Bhutan is doing just that. This remote South Asian country is choosing to value "Gross National Happiness" above conventional economics as it deals with the modern world. This philosophy will be their guiding principle over their nation's development, which includes certifying the entire country's agricultural system organic. Vandana Shiva says "Bhutan, which looks idealistic, is actually being realistic about what you need for a sustainable society." Join Canadian Organic Growers as we learn how organic makes a difference in how we live and eat. This conference will stir you with inspiring stories, the difficult challenges and the proven visions that are bringing healthy organic food from the field to the table.

Keynote speaker is Silver Donald Cameron, one of the few observers to Bhutan's transition to an entirely organic agricultural system. Panels include Moms Against GMOs, Natural vs Organic, Whistleblowers, Is Walmart Compatible with Organic?, Hidden GMOs, Make Heritage Seeds Work for You, The Wonder Years: Bread and Beer, Sludge on our Farms, The Future of Agriculture, Organic Beauty Products, and more.
$65 ($85 after Feb. 5); COG members $55 ($65 after Feb. 5)
Rates for seniors, students and unwaged
Organic lunch included!

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue:  University of Toronto Conference Centre
Location:  89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cogtoronto.org
For information contact:  cogtoronto.org
Phone:  416-466-4420
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Feb 20/2011
to Feb 27/2011
20 - 27 February: Scout-Guide Week (Guide-Scout Week) (week that includes 22 February)
Scout-Guide Week (Guide-Scout Week) commemorates the birthdays of the organization's founders, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, and focuses on promoting scouting and guiding activities.

Phone:  416-487-5281/1-800-565-8111
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth
Feb 20/2011
to Feb 27/2011
Scout-Guide Week (Guide-Scout Week) (week that includes 22 February)
Scout-Guide Week (Guide-Scout Week) commemorates the birthdays of the organization's founders, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, and focuses on promoting scouting and guiding activities.

For information contact:  helpcentre@scouts.ca
Phone:  6613-224-5131/1-888-726-8876
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth
Feb 21/2011
Ottawa, ON
February 21 - Family Day — free!
A great hands-on experience for visitors of all ages! Discover some of the most important scientific and technological objects in Canada. Climb aboard real locomotives, try your hand at fascinating experiments, and see for yourself how science and technology affect our everyday lives.

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Feb 21/2011
Lindsay/ Bobcaygeon, ON
Gamiing Nature Centre's Winterlude
Gamiing Nature Centre will be hosting a series of events and activities on Monday, February 21st, such as snowshoeing, cross country ski trails, guided nature trail walks, skating, hot refreshments, games and more. Please come visit us anytime from sun up until sun down.

Additional Contacts & Websites:

Mieke - info (at) gamiing.org

Location:  Lindsay/ Bobcaygeon, ON
Website:  http://www.gamiing.org
For information contact:  marketingandpromotion@gamiing.org
Phone:  705-799-7083
Feb 22/2011
Ottawa, ON
Café Scientifique: Airport Scanners: Protecting our Security or Invading our Privacy?
Café Scientifique is a forum where, for the price of a coffee or glass of wine, adults can get together and talk about recent - and sometimes controversial - developments in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museum moderates the discussion between invited experts and the general public. Lively discussions guaranteed!

Time:  6 p.m.
Venue:  Fox and Feather Pub
Location:  283 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Feb 22/2011
Thinking Day (fixed date; part of Scout-Guide Week / Guide-Scout Week)
Thinking Day is an occasion for scouts and guides to celebrate the birthdays of the organization's founders, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, through numerous activities.

For information contact:  helpcentre@scouts.ca
Phone:  613-224-5131/1-888-726-8876
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth
Feb 23/2011
Toronto, ON
Sexual outliers: Censorship, advocacy journalism and the gay press
A lively and titillating salon discussion on moral puzzles involving censorship and free expression as covered in the gay press. How are queer communities struggling to reconcile the fights for freedom of sexual and political expression with their desire to fight homophobic expression? Case studies range from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and the Toronto Pride Parade, to murder music, Canada Border Services Agency and queer-themed film.

Time:  7:00 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  Toronto Public Library, Yorkville Branch
Location:  22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 23/2011
to Feb 25/2011
Red Deer, AB
Pathways 2 Sustainability - Food, Fuel & Finance
Pathways began as a community sustainability conference in Cochrane Alberta in May of 2009. P2S 2009 explored the five phases of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) sustainable community planning. Participants attended from across Alberta to learn about how to participate in creating sustainability plans for our communities.

Pathways 2011 is moving forward from planning to community-based action. With the involvement of the Alberta Rural Development Network and Growing Food Security in Alberta, Pathways 2011 will encompass a dialogue about the components of resilient communities: FOOD, FUEL, and FINANCE!

Pathways 2011 will be hosted at Red Deer College February 23rd - 25th in partnership with ReThink Red Deer, City of Red Deer, and Sustainability Resources Ltd.

Venue:  Red Deer College
Location:  100 College Boulevard, Red Deer, AB
Website:  http://www.pathways2sustainability.ca/
For information contact:  Lisa Fox
Phone:  403-975-2973
Categories:   Environment
Feb 24/2011
Ottawa, ON
Ecology Ottawa's 2011 Clean Energy Launch
Ecology Ottawa's 2011 Clean Energy Launch!

Come celebrate all the wheels that are driving clean energy in Ottawa!

When: Feb 24, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Jean Pigott Place Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa
Agenda: "Clean Energy Future"
"How We Got Here"
"Role of City Council"
"Efforts to Date"

Food, Drink, and Fun!

Attendees
Engaged Citizens, Community Organizations, City Councillors, Energy Businesses, Supporting Agencies

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue:  Jean Spigott Place Room, City Hall
Location:  110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ecologyottawa.ca/
For information contact:  Kevin Donaghy, kevindonaghy@ecologyottawa.ca
Phone:  613-860-5353
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Feb 24/2011
Various, ON
GreenWorks Green Energy Career Fairs
GreenWorks Green Energy Career Fairs
(various dates and locations across Ontario)

- Renew your skills
- Renew your career

Hosted by CONNECT and funded by Employment Ontario, GreenWorks aims to introduce this exciting and expanding sector to jobseekers who may not have considered it before.

Take advantage of these events to exhibit at absolutely no cost to your organization, and find the right people for your workforce. Network with other providers who offer training and up-skilling in your sector. Make connections and highlight the good work you do, to draw career seekers to your company and to promote Green Energy.

Whether you chose to exhibit at one of the six fairs or all of them, at each event, you will be entitled to:

* Free exhibit space, with skirted display table and power outlet
* Free parking
* Free nutritious breaks and lunch
* Free networking opportunities to short list and/or recruit on the spot

Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

For more information:


Additional Contacts & Websites:

[Calendar Editor adds:

GoodWork - Green Jobs, Environmental Employment
http://GoodWorkCanada.ca/

Location:  Various, ON
Website:  http://collegeconnect.on.ca/events/
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions
Feb 24/2011
Toronto, ON
The Body Series Showcare: Love Every Body
FREE

People come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Join us for an evening of celebration and reflection of our diversity, and visit our gallery of public art made by previous Body Series participants. The evening includes a film screening and discussion that will help you reconsider notions of masculinity, femininity and race.

The discussion will be led by Jill Andrew, Director of the BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival, co-presenters of The Body Series.

Register by calling 416-973-3012.

Time:  5:30pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/mediatheque/schedule.php?id=2339
Phone:  416-973-3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Health/Health Care; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 24/2011
Ottawa, ON
Youth Job Fair 2011 - focus on the Solar energy sector !
Your invitation to participate in 2011 Youth Job Fair

If you are an employer who promotes “Green” in your business
AND / OR an employer in the Solar Energy Sector
– we want to see you here!

This is an opportunity to highlight your business and hire youth!

Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Location: Walter Baker Sports Centre, Malvern Dr., Nepean
Set-up time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Doors open: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Will be on-site

FREE for Employers to exhibit
• Each booth has a table and two chairs
• Electricity – You MUST specify if you need electricity

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT
• Premier Event Specializing in bringing Employers and job seekers together
• Limited to 30 Exhibitors

Additional Contacts & Websites:

Karen Yates karen.yates (at) itoottawa.com 613-688-0440 x. 222

Location:  Ottawa, ON
For information contact:  Sandra Ghanem, sghanem@ysb.on.ca
Phone:  613-236-6456, ext. 230
Categories:   Children & Youth
Feb 24/2011
to Feb 25/2011
Toronto, ON
Black history month celebration
The OFL and CBTU (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists) present the acclaimed exhibition "And Still I Rise: A History of African Canadian Workers in Ontario." This travelling exhibit originally developed by the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre explores the rich legacy of Ontario's black Community.

Four exhibits designed to look like train coaches span the twentieth century with exhibition topics ranging from "Challenges to Freedom" to "1900 to World War II" to the reflective "Legacy of African Canadians." Visitors are invited to learn more about the historic and present day lives and experiences of black Canadians through the investigation of themes including immigration, work roles and the labour movement, the agitation of civil rights, the contributions of African Canadians to the arts and sports, the importance of church, schools and voluntary organizations to building strong
communities.

Venue:  Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Building
Location:  15 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions
Feb 25/2011
Toronto, ON
What we talk about when we talk about hate
How should we define hate speech? Who should censor it, and when should the right to free expression be invoked? Join us in a provocative panel discussion as part of Freedom to Read Week 2011.

Panel: Susan G. Cole, author, playwright, broadcaster and senior editor at NOW Magazine; Jonathan Kay, op-ed columnist and comment pages editor for the National Post; Janet Keeping, President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership; Richard Moon, author and Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. Moderator: Steve Paikin, Host of TVO's The Agenda.

Tickets $10 at the door (proceeds to PEN Canada). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Toronto Reference Library Atrium
Location:  789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Feb 25/2011
to Feb 26/2011
Cornwall, ON
Eco Farm Day 2011 - For the sake of Food Safety and Security
The theme of Eco Farm Day 2011 is 'For the Sake of Food Safety and Security'. The safety and security of food supply is in deep trouble throughout the world. Chronic and acute food-borne diseases emanate from the industrial production of food, involving longer than normal storage and delivery to consumers as highly processed and boxed eatables. The wide use of pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse wastes, and GMOs poses a phenomenal risk. The most obvious answer to this dilemma is to grow and consume organically produced food, but the market faces such demand to which it is unable to cater. The outsourcing of organic cultivation to far flung places and even certain deserts across the globe is neither tenable nor acceptable. The only alternative is to produce and consume local organic foods. Strategies will be discussed on how to resolve these issues in the best interests of the public.

This message will be delivered through keynote speakers Dr. Shiv Chopra and author Margaret Webb, 12 workshops, a trade show with over 30 exhibitors, and a fully organic lunch.

Date: February 25, 26th, 2011, Ramada Inn, Cornwall, Ontario
Organic Events, Conferences, Courses
http://www.cog.ca/news_events/events-calendar/
http://planetfriendly.net/calendar/organic/

Local Organic - The Key to Global Food Safety and Security.
(Traduction simultanée)

Venue:  Ramada Inn
Location:  Cornwall, ON
Website:  http://www.cog.ca/ottawa/ecofarmday/
Categories:   Education; Environment
Feb 26/2011
Toronto, ON
A tribute to Phil Ochs
A tribute to the late folksinger Phil Ochs, featuring David DePoe, Honey Novick and Sandy Crawley. In addition, David and Honey will share some of their experiences with Phil, and comment on the continuing relevance of his music.

$5 at the door.

Time:  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  Centre for Inquiry
Location:  216 Beverley Street, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  bohempoetrycafe@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 26/2011
Edmonton, AB
An evening with Amy Goodman
Award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! in a discussion about the role of independent media in promoting social justice. Book Signing to follow. Free.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  University of Alberta
Location:  Education North Building 2115, Edmonton, AB
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Feb 26/2011
Vancouver, BC
Coalition of Progressive Electors winter gala
COPE is celebrating winter in style with a masquerade ball at the beautiful Museum of Vancouver! The COPE Winter Gala is a chance for you to dress up and spend a wonderful evening with fellow
COPE supporters, elected officials and leaders of Vancouver's labour and political community.

Hosted by the talented and hilarious Charlie Demers, the evening features an exciting taste of the west coast with food inspired by Vancouver, a judging panel of the best masks and a special musical performance you won't want to miss -- all surrounded by the beautiful views of English Bay.

Tickets for the event are $70 each, with early bird tickets including a free bar ticket or $5 off, and student/youth under 28 or fixed income tickets available for only $40. Tickets are available online here: copewintergala.eventbrite.com or can be purchased directly from COPE without a fee via email or phone: cope@cope.bc.ca or 604-255-0400.

Tickets for individuals on low or fixed income are also available, as well as a small selection of complimentary tickets. They can be obtained by contacting COPE directly.

COPE needs your support as we head into a fall election, especially one with so many critical issues facing Vancouver including affordable housing, accessible parks and community centres and the threat to our neighbourhood schools. Your support means COPE can continue the important work it has at City Council, Parks Board, and School Board.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Coalition of Progressive Electors winter gala
Location:  1100 Chesnut Street, Vancouver, BC
For information contact:  cope@cope.bc.ca
Phone:  604-255-0400
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations
Feb 26/2011
Toronto, ON
NOW ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Tunisia, Egypt and the Arab World?
What began as a single act of desperation in Tunisia has led to a series of significant uprisings of millions of people in Egypt and beyond.

In a region that has long suffered the impacts of colonial exploitation, oppressive puppet tyrants, and chronic misrepresentation, we are now witnessing a historic moment in which people are rising up to reclaim their lives, present and future.

The world is watching, but what are we seeing? Join us for a timely and much needed discussion and analysis as these historical events unfold.


Speakers:

Sonia Djelidi is a human rights activist who Studied Economics and Politics at University of Montreal. She lived for 3 years in West Africa, working with civil society. She is Member of GRILA (Group for Research and Initiative for the Libration of Africa). Currently she is the coordinator of the Collectif de Solidarité au Canada avec les luttes sociales en Tunisie and works as a communication coordinator for an international organization.

Mostafa Henaway is an Egyptian Canadian who has been active in Palestine solidarity with Tadamon Montreal! which works in solidarity with social movements in the Arab world: Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisa, and Iraq. He is also active in the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign to end Israeli Apartheid, participating in organizing of the 2010 BDS Conference in Montreal. He is a community organizer at the Immigrant Worker Center in Montreal, and is also an independent writer and radio producer.

Mohammed Mohsen is a Toronto based visual artist, with experience and involvement in several art organizations. Mohammed continues to contribute to the cultural and political life in Toronto, with history that includes involvement in the Arab Students' Collective, Jawqet Al-Sheikh Imam (the Sheikh Imam Ensemble), Toronto Arab Film Festival, OCAD Student Union, and several art organizations.

Moderated by Ghadeer Malek. Ghadeer is a Palestinian activist and feminist. She writes and performs spoken word and poetry and is part of an arts collective called AqsaZine. She is active on women's rights issues and is a strong advocate of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign to end Israeli Apartheid, Occupation and Colonization of Palestine.

Organized by HUNA, (“here” in Arabic ) - is a diverse, tight-knit group of Arabs Engaged in Politics, Society, and Culture.


Sponsored by Beit Zatoun, OPIRG UofT and OPIRG York.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45 pm
- PWYC / Donation
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Feb 26/2011
Stop The Meter - National Day of Action
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are about to impose usage-based billing on YOU.

This means we're looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.

These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme, so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, and your wallet. More about this here: http://stopthemeter.ca/

Time:  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Website:  http://stopthemeter.ca
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Computers; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Feb 28/2011
Ottawa, ON
Sustainable Food
The choices we make about food can have a significant impact on the planet. This session discusses some of the ways our food production system impacts the environment and how local eating and organic agriculture can mitigate these impacts.

Location: Mountain Equipment Coop 366 Richmond Rd Ottawa; 7:00-9:00pm

This is the 4th seminar in the Seventh Generation Learning Series put on by Maison Tucker House and hosted by Sustainable Living Ottawa West. Seminars are the 4th Monday of every month, always at the same location.:

* Monday, January 24, Home Solar Power - how to profit from Ontario’s Green Energy Act
* Monday, February 28, Sustainable Food
* Monday, March 28th, Sustainable Transportation
* Monday, April 25, Sustainable Finances - greening your budget!

Additional Contacts & Websites:

www.SLOWest.ca
www.maisontuckerhouse.ca

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Mountain Equipment Coop
Location:  366 Richmond Street Road, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.maisontuckerhouse.ca
For information contact:  Kathyrn Guidon - Tucker House, info@tuckerhouse.ca
Categories:   Environment; Social Policy
Feb 28/2011
Toronto, ON
Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) - garden sharing orientation
Yes in My Back Yard Would you like to grow your own food, but don’t have space to garden? Do you have a backyard that you would like to put to use?

The Stop Community Food Centre’s Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) program connects people who would like to garden but don’t have the space, to people who have space in their yards they are willing to share.

Backyard gardening is a great way to access fresh, organic veggies for a lower cost, contribute towards a healthier environment by reducing chemical inputs and pollution caused by the industrial food system, and grow things you might not be able to find at the grocery store – all while getting exercise, fresh air, and the satisfaction of watching food grow!

In fact, gardening is one of Canada’s most popular outdoor recreational activities. But here in Toronto not everyone can go right out and start digging – many people would like to garden but live in apartment buildings or do not have access to yard space suitable for growing food. And yet others have access to a yard but do not have the time, interest, or the physical ability to maintain a vegetable garden. Some just like the idea of co-operating with others to create a garden together. Whatever the motivation for participating, YIMBY is working to build community and strengthen relationships between people who might not have otherwise met.

The Stop acts as a connector, helping to set up garden sharing matches. We also offer a tool lending library, free gardening workshops to enhance your skills, some free seedlings, a community seed exchange, and opportunities to meet and learn from other gardeners. YIMBY connects people to garden in the neighbourhoods around The Stop’s two locations, The Green Barn at Christie and St. Clair, and our centre at Davenport and Symington. This area extends roughly from: Bloor up to Rogers/Vaughan Rd and Bathurst over to Dundas W./Old Weston Rd.

We are hosting a meeting/orientation session for anyone interested in getting involved in YIMBY, on Monday, Feb 28th, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. If you are interested in the YIMBY program, or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Liz Curran at The Stop Community Food Centre: 416-651-7867 ext. 27 or liz (at) thestop.org

Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Toronto, ON
Categories:   Farming; Environment
Feb 28/2011
to Mar 4/2011
Toronto, ON
HRCarbon’s Certified GHG Inventory Quantifier Program
With the demand for GHG professionals expected to increase rapidly over the next five years, organizations will be faced with the challenge of identifying and hiring qualified GHG quantifiers.

Certification programs—through standardized and accredited processes—provide credible recognition to competent professionals.

HRCarbon’s path to GHG Inventory Quantifier Certification will lead you to obtain a globally recognized certification that demonstrates your competence to quantify, assess and report GHG emissions.

CSA Group, established in 1919, is an independent, not-for-profit association which promotes the use of cleaner technologies by businesses in the energy, infrastructure, and transportation sectors, and led the development of the ISO 14064 GHG standards as secretariat to ISO Technical Committee 207 responsible for developing globally recognized environmental standards.

Price: CAD 1,695 + HST

Note: CSA Exam and Certification Fees are directly payable to the CSA

Venue:  Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.hrcarbon.com
For information contact:  HR Carbon, courses@hrcarbon.com
Phone:  416-628-4196
Categories:   Education; Environment
Feb 28/2011
to Mar 18/2011
Ottawa, ON
March Break Programming — Build It or Break It!
February 28 to March 4 and March 14 to 18
Become a junior builder at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Investigate the forces that determine whether a building is built to last or doomed to collapse. Visit the Museum’s skyscraper lab and test a miniature tower against wind and earthquakes. Create a model of your dream house in the architecture workshop or search for simple machines among the Museum’s collection.

Time:  9 pm to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Mar 1/2011
Toronto, ON
The Last Rite: Understanding Death and Dying in a Multicultural Society
Couchiching (www.couch.ca) is Canada's oldest and most recognized public affairs organization. A not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to increase awareness and understanding among Canadians on important public affairs issues, we do not advocate any position or lobby for action, but instead foster healthy and informed dialogue.

The "Couchiching Conversations" is a new initiative intended to bring the spirit of Couchiching to new topics and participants, year-round and across the GTA.

Gina Valle’s film, The Last Rite, illustrates how Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists ritualize death. This Couchiching Conversation will feature a screening of the one-hour film, brief remarks by Dr. Valle, and an open discussion to explore participants’ concerns and experiences with this ultimate passage and funeral rites in the Canadian diasporic environment.

What new "Canadian" Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions are being born out of members of these and other faith communities coming together -- from different parts of the world -- to practice together? What challenges and "reinventions" of tradition are arising? And what sorts of practical, logistical, legal, or simply theological issues have participants encountered? How have they solved problems and challenges? How do they include relatives who are far away? Does death and dying take on a different significance in an adopted homeland, far from the history of “back home”?

Time:  6:30-9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Mar 1/2011
to Mar 31/2011
Help Fight Liver Disease Month
Help Fight Liver Disease Month is the Canadian Liver Foundation's annual fundraising campaign, which aims to raise public awareness of liver disease and the resources available to combat it.

For information contact:  clf@liver.ca
Phone:  416-491-3353/1-800-563-5483
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 1/2011
to Mar 31/2011
Juvenile Arthritis Month
Juvenile Arthritis Month aims to raise public awareness of juvenile arthritis and of the services available to arthritis sufferers.

For information contact:  info@arthritis.ca
Phone:  416-979-7228/1-800-321-1433
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 1/2011
to Mar 31/2011
Kidney Health Month
First held in 1979, Kidney Health Month aims to increase public awareness of kidney disease and raise funds for related research.

For information contact:  webmaster@kidney.ca
Phone:  514-369-4806/1-800-361-7494
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 1/2011
to Mar 31/2011
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness of colorectal cancer, support patients and their families and advocates for a national screening policy and improved access to treatment.

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (Toronto)
Tel.: 416-920-4333
Toll-free: 1-877-50-COLON (1 877-502-6566)
Fax: 416-920-3004
E-mail: information@colorectal-cancer.ca

For information contact:  information@colorectal-cancer.ca
Phone:  514-875-7745/1-877-50-COLON (1
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 1/2011
to Mar 31/2011
National Epilepsy Month
National Epilepsy Month aims to raise public awareness of epilepsy and to change attitudes towards this disease.

For information contact:  epilepsy@epilepsy.ca
Phone:  1-877-734-0873
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Mar 2/2011
Toronto, ON
Conserving Biodiversity in the Greater Toronto Area
Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, 2011 to learn about some of the latest developments to protect local functional biodiversity as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) increases in population from 6 million to 8 million people over the next 20 years.

We will be demonstrating ongoing collaborative initiatives involving Toronto's very own regional conservation authorities, internationally recognized academic community, and local conservation advocates.

We will begin at 5:00pm with a light self-serve dinner, and presentations will commence at 5:30pm.

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue:  Room 432 Ramsay Wright, University of Toronto
Location:  25 Harbord Street - Accessible by walking south from St. George subway station or streetcar south from Spadina subway station to Harbord stop, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.scbtoronto.com
For information contact:  scbtoronto@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment
Mar 2/2011
Burnaby, BC
Environmental Innovation Forum at Electronic Arts
Please pre-registration is required as the seating is limited.
The Burnaby Board of Trade is hosting a unique speakers panel on at the innovative Electronic Arts Campus in Burnaby. The objective of this forum is to create an open dialogue within the local business community to explore the business case of going green. Presenters will discuss business initiatives for going green, strategies for reducing your environmental footprint and the economic benefits of sustainability. This event is a pioneering initiative of the BBOT's Environmental Sustainability Committee.
GLOBE Foundation
The GLOBE Foundation is a Vancouver-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding practical business-oriented solutions to the world's environmental problems. Formed in 1993, GLOBE helps companies and individuals realize the value of economically viable environmental business opportunities through its conferences and events, research and consulting, project management, communications and awards.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from business leaders in environmental sustainability.
Cost: $35.00 + HST Members and Non Members (beverage and delicious food included)
To register, please RSVP to 604-412-0100
Event Sponsor: Return It

Additional Contacts & Websites:
http://bbot.ca/content/environmental-innovation-forum
http://www.meetup.com/The-Burnaby-Board-of-Trade/events/16509211/

Time:  Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Venue:  Electronic Arts Canada, Ltd.
Location:  4334 Sanderson Way, Burnaby, BC
For information contact:  admin@bbot.ca
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Mar 2/2011
Vancouver, BC
Geothermal Energy Opportunities in BC
BC Sustainable Energy Association (Vancouver Chapter) presents
Gary Thompson CEO of Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. to talk about the growing opportunities for geothermal energy in BC.
This is an exciting opportunity for professionals to hear one the leaders at the forefront of geothermal energy. Gary Thompson is the Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Geothermal Power Corporation (SGP). Gary has over 20 years of experience in the resource sector, with the last 8 years focus on geothermal energy.
Prior to joining SGP, Gary held positions with Newmont Mining Corporation, EnCana Corporation and NovaGold Resources Inc. In 2001, Mr. Thompson founded Cayley Geothermal Corp, which was acquired by SGP in 2006. He has been the lead on the selection and acquisition of the majority of the prospects held by SGP to date. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology from the University of British Columbia and is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and Alberta (APEGGA).

The presentation will begin approximately at 7:30, followed by questions and open floor mingling!!! Do not miss this great opportunity to learn about geothermal energy and network in one of Vancouver's coolest European Beer Bars!

Time:  Time: arrive 7:00 p.m. - presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Pivo Public House
Location:  526 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.bcsea.org
For information contact:  vancouver@bcsea.org
Categories:   Environment
Mar 2/2011
Toronto, ON
Green Infrastructure Ontario Workshop
Training and consultative workshops will be held in six cities across Ontario to share the latest information on how living green infrastructure can address a wide range of urban environmental issues and to determine how policy and program development by municipal and provincial governments can help to ensure that our quality of life is protected, maintained, and enhanced.

Have your say on the development of a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Ontario and help us protect green infrastructure and grow a healthier, more sustainable communities. We are working with partners in communities across Ontario to gather best practices and input on a provincial strategy for protecting and increasing living green infrastructure.

Workshop Presented by:
- Green Infrastructure Ontario. The Coalition is an alliance of organizations that share a common vision for a healthy, green Ontario where the economic, social, environmental and health benefits of green infrastructure are fully realized.

When / Where:
- Toronto - March 2
- Peterborough - March 8th
- Cornwall - March 9th
- Grand River - April 1st
- Thunder Bay - April 5
- Windsor - April 14

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Garfield Weston Theatre
Location:  1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenroofs.org/index.php/eduprogram/green-infrastructure-ontario-workshops
For information contact:  Norma Meneguzzi Spall, nmeneguzzispall@greenroofs.org
Phone:  416-971-4494, ext. 229
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 2/2011
Winnipeg, MB
Manitoba Environmental Career Fair
MEIA Environmental Career Fair

The career fair will be held in the Duckworth Centre from 12:30 to 5 with a wine and cheese reception from 5-7 in Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg.

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Student Chapter, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, Red River College, Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College invite you to participate in the second annual MEIA Environmental Career Fair in 2011. Students from post-secondary institutions across Manitoba are involved in the planning process.

Exhibitors from various industries such as government, consulting firms, remediation, transportation, forestry, and much more will be present.

In addition there will be 16 sessions to attend on various career and industry related topics such as graduate studies, co-op, government, water, GIS, environmental education and more!

More info and Registration to come soon!

We are looking for particpants, speakers and volunteers, let us know if you're interested.

Additional Contacts & Websites:

[Calendar Editor adds topical resources:

Manitoba Environmental Industries Association
http://www.meia.mb.ca

Environmental Groups & Organizations in Manitoba
http://mbeconetwork.org/members/
Manitoba Eco-Network http://mbeconetwork.org/

Green Jobs & Environmental Careers in Canada - gateway/portal
http://ecojobs.ca

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., wine and cheese reception 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Convocation Hall
Venue:  Duckworth Centre
Location:  Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.meia.mb.ca
For information contact:  Dawn Fraser, envirocareerfair@gmail.com
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions
Mar 3/2011
Sudbury, ON
GreenWorks Green Energy Career Fairs, at Cambrian College and across Ontario
Hosted by CONNECT and funded by Employment Ontario, GreenWorks aims to introduce this exciting and expanding sector to jobseekers who may not have considered it before.

Take advantage of these events to exhibit at absolutely no cost to your organization, and find the right people for your workforce. Network with other providers who offer training and up-skilling in your sector. Make connections and highlight the good work you do, to draw career seekers to your company and to promote Green Energy.

Whether you chose to exhibit at one of the six fairs or all of them, at each event, you will be entitled to:

* Free exhibit space, with skirted display table and power outlet
* Free parking
* Free nutritious breaks and lunch
* Free networking opportunities to short list and/or recruit on the spot

Don't miss this opportunity! Register today!

Venue:  Cambrian College, across Ontario
Location:  Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://collegeconnect.on.ca/events/
For information contact:  Sam Smeaton, collegeconnect.on.ca
Phone:  416-351-0330, ext. 3700
Categories:   Environment; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Mar 3/2011
to Mar 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Sustainable Local Food Systems in Europe and the Americas
On behalf of Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue housed at Carleton University (www.canada-europe-dialogue.ca) you are cordially invited to a series of free events on Sustainable Local Food Systems in Europe and the Americas to take place in Ottawa from March 3-5th.

Prominent scholars from Europe and Canada will be participating in these workshops. This unique group of high profile guests will offer a great way to network and discuss relevant issues associated with local food systems. Government, industry, and civil society individuals, as well as, academic and student circles will also be attending.

For more information about event programs, and to register please follow this link: www.canada-europe-dialogue.ca/local-food-systems/

Advanced registration for government, industry, and civil society individuals ends on Monday, February 21st. Public registration will only be open after this date if space is still available. All registration closes on February 28th or sooner if the capacity has been reached.

This event is organized by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD), and is supported by grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). CETD is also grateful to the British High Commission for providing a venue for the Friday workshop.

www.canada-europe-dialogue.ca/local-food-systems/

Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue
Centre for European Studies
Carleton University

Venue:  Centre for European Studies, Carleton University
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canada-europe-dialogue.ca/local-food-systems/
Categories:   International; Food & Beverage; Farming
Mar 4/2011
Toronto, ON
Free film screening -- Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Free screening of Consuming Kids, a documentary film that is critical of corporate advertising to children. After the film viewing, a discussion about it will be led by Sheila Cary-Meagher, Trustee for the Toronto District School Board.

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about
the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

Time:  7:15 - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Centre of Gravity
Location:  1300 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.centreofgravity.ca
For information contact:  langille@yorku.ca
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Children & Youth
Mar 5/2011
Toronto, ON
12 Palestines: Lebanon's Forgotten Palestinians
The greatest number of Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East exists in Lebanon, a small country battling its own internal demons. Since 1948, this exiled community swelled to 400,000 or roughly 10% of Lebanon's population. As the fourth generation of Palestinian refugees is raised on Lebanese soil with dreams of returning to Palestine, they still struggle to survive in the complex web of official Lebanese restrictions; restrictions depriving them of their basic social, economic and human rights, like right to work, to own property, to travel without restrain.

Featuring rare historical footage, interviews with Palestinian factions leaders, UN workers and ordinary citizens, 'Twelve Palestines' brings you inside the lives of the inhabitants the 12 permanent Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and examines the political deadlock in which these Palestinian refugees have remained for more than 60 years.

Time:  7-9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish in Ottawa
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, is a Palestinian medical doctor and infertility specialist who has dedicated his life to peace in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Abuelaish has overcome many personal hardships, including poverty and violence, to become one of the most outspoken, prominent and beloved researchers, educators and public speakers on peace and development in the Middle East. His personal doctrine is that hate is not a response to war. Rather open communication, understanding and compassion are the tools to bridge the divide between Israeli and Palestinian interests.

Author of "I Shall Not Hate", Dr. Abuelaish will be speaking at the Ottawa Public Library Saturday, March 5th. During the last Gaza assault, Dr. Abuelaish lost three daughters and a niece, killed by Israeli forces.

Tickets: $10 per person
All proceeds go the Dr. Abuelaish Foundation to support empowerment of girls in the Middle East.

Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue:  Ottawa Public Library
Location:  120 Metcalfe street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.daughtersforlife.com
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Children & Youth
Mar 5/2011
Halifax, NS
Halifax Media Co-op Birthday Party
We're two! Come support and celebrate independent media in this city!
You are invited....
To the HMC's Birthday Party!
Music! birthday cake! snacks! treat bags! silent auction with items from local businesses, artists, authors, and musicians! skits! stories! games! copy editing! Exclamation points!!!!!!!
Featuring performances by: Zac Crouse, Paper Beat Scissors, Morgan MacDonald, Sock Foot, Happy Feet Howe (harmonica sensation), and lots more creative fun! Come out and celebrate and support independent, grassroots, co-operatively owned media in Halifax!

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Bust Stop Theatre
Location:  2203 Gottingen, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://halifax.mediacoop.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 5/2011
Vancouver, BC
Parade of the century: International Women's Day Centenary 1911-2011
The 2011 IWD Organizing Committee extends an invitation to all to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day in Vancouver. Come and join us from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for an Imaginative Widely Diverse Parade along Commercial Drive, followed by an indoor Festival at the WISE Hall, where entertainment, a marketplace, refreshments and a Kid Zone await.

The Parade is designed to feature women representing different times from the past 100 years. Cheer along, or march in the parade. Choose a theme or a time period that reflects some important achievement for women, and dress up and join the fun! Everyone is welcome!

The 2011 IWD Organizing Committee is a broad-based committee comprised of unions, community-based organisations and community women.

PARADE
1:00pm - 2:00 pm
Route: North on Commercial Drive
East on Adanac to Salsbury Park, 1898 Adanac St.

FESTIVAL (Following Parade)
2:00pm-4:30 p.m. (WISE Hall)
Food Vendors will be onsite

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FESTIVITES AT WISE HALL
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Doors open from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Time:  PARADE: 1:00pm - 2:00 pm; FESTIVAL 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue:  McSpadden Park
Location:  Victoria Drive (betwen East 4th and 5th Ave), Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Women; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Women Like Me: An Evening of Poetry by Arab Women
We write because we want to choose the words that tell our stories. "Women Like Me" is a poetry and open mic night held to celebrate the work of Arab women who share a passion for arts, poetry, writing and music. It is a gathering where we will read to each other the words we have written or recite the work of our favourite poets.

When poetry in the Arab world is discussed, female Arab poets are often underrepresented. Through a short presentation we will highlight famous women poets from the Arab world. The presentation will be followed by a series of poetry readings by local poets and the night will end with an open mic and music.

We are honoring Arab women poets on the occasion of International Women's Day, which comes at a significant moment in the Arab world following the successful Intifadas in Egypt and Tunisia. It is a time of celebration all around! So bring a poem by an Arab woman, or your own to share, and join us for an intimate night of celebrating "women like us."

.The event will be both in English and Arabic


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Need to know:
- Door open at 4:45
- Donation / PWYC
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Time:  5-7pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Mar 7/2011
Ottawa, ON
Environmental Crimes, an Argentinian perspective - Workshop
WORKSHOP: Addressing environmental crimes, an Argentinian perspective with Argentinian Federal Attorney Antonio Gómez

Drawing from years of experience and the specific example of the Bajo de la Alumbrera mine in Catamarca, Argentina, Mr. Antonio Gómez will explore the characteristics of environmental crime and proposals to address them at the international level. Bajo de la Alumbrera is owned by Xstrata in joint venture with Canada's Yamana Gold and Goldcorp.

Workshop will cover:
- policy framework in which environmental crimes are understood in
Latin America
- identifying an environmental crime
- how to register a complaint about an environmental crime
- how to provide proof of an environmental crime
- the need for an International Tribunal to address environmental crimes and current proposals

Since we have limited space for this workshop, please RSVP to Jen Moore, Latin America Program Coordinator at MiningWatch Canada if you plan to attend. Email: jen (at) miningwatch.ca or tel: 613-569-3439.

More information about Attorney Gómez' work can be found here (in Spanish): www.fiscaliagraltucuman.gov.ar.

Jennifer Moore
Latin America Program Coordinator
MiningWatch Canada
www.miningwatch.ca

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Venue:  Inter Pares - Boardroom
Location:  2221 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://miningwatch.ca
For information contact:  Jennifer Moore, jen@miningwatch.ca
Phone:  613-569-3439
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Mining & Petroleum
Mar 7/2011
Toronto, ON
Jenin Cinema School
Jenin Cinema School at the Art Gallery at York University


Taking you into the heart of Palestine, Jenin Cinema School at the AGYU presents an interactive afternoon with the next generation of young Palestinian filmmakers. Screening some of their latest work, students of the Jenin Freedom Theatre's Filmmaking Studio, will the join Public Studio for a live discussion about politics, culture, and daily life in the Jenin refugee camp. Rather than imagining Palestine, these students and their current teacher in residence, acclaimed filmmaker Udi Aloni, will put you in the centre of it.

Public Studio member Elle Flanders together with celebrated video artist John Greyson, visited the Jenin Freedom Theatre's Filmmaking Studio last summer. Flanders and Greyson will moderate a conversation with director Udi Aloni and his students via Skype.

Artist Mohammed Mohsen and Robert Massoud of Beit Zatoun, a Palestinian culture centre in Toronto will dialogue with Palestinian artists about what is happening here on the scene in relation to what is happening in Palestine. Audiences are encouraged to participate in the Q&A with the filmmakers and artists.

This is a co-presentation with IAW, SAIA and Beit Zatoun

Time:  12:30pm-2:30pm
Venue:  Art Gallery of York University
Location:  Fine Arts Road and Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International
Mar 7/2011
Markham, ON
Rouge Park Trails Master Plan - Public Meeting
The Rouge Park Alliance is in the process of developing a Trails Master Plan for Rouge Park. This meeting will present the visions, principles and the draft Trails Plan for review and input. Rouge Park staff and members of the consulting project team will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments and suggestions.


PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

Open House: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Workshop: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Venue:  Markham Museum - Transportation Room
Location:  9350, Highway 48 (Markham Road at 16th Avenue), Markham, ON
Website:  http://www.rougepark.com/
For information contact:  Diana Smyth, dianasmyth@rougepark.com
Phone:  905-713-3184
Categories:   Information, Libraries, Research
Mar 8/2011
Toronto, ON
'IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN' - Publications Launch for Abuse Project Engaging Newcomer Communities
Family Service Toronto has chosen the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (March 8, 2011) to launch a series of publications for its If I Had Only Known project - a groundbreaking initiative that engages newcomer communities in the development of powerful messages around abuse in close personal relationships. The launch event is scheduled for 9 am in Room 310 at Metro Toronto Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, M5V 3C6. Remarks will be at 9:30 am.

Time:  9 am - 11 am
Venue:  Metro Toronto Hall
Location:  55 John St., Rm. 310, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.familyservicetoronto.org
For information contact:  Brian Porter
Phone:  416-595-9230 x225
Categories:   Social Services; Women; Seniors
Mar 8/2011
Ottawa, ON
Does Ottawa need an urban tree-planting NGO?
This lecture explores the role of an NGO in protecting and expanding Ottawa's urban forest canopy. Two speakers will present: Tracey-Lee Schwets (Senior Landscape Architect in the City of Ottawa's Forestry Services Branch) and Janet McKay (Founder and Executive Director of Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests, Toronto). This lecture is free and open to all.

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  Auditorium of the Main Brance of the Ottawa Public Library
Location:  120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=184788684875191
For information contact:  Gregory, treesottawa@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Nature & Outdoors
Mar 8/2011
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

For events across Canada, see
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=37

For events in the USA, see
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=223

For events in the United Kingdom, see
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=221

For events in Australia, see
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=13

For events in other countries, see
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/events.asp

Venue:  International
Categories:   Women; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 8/2011
Edmonton, AB
Practical Workshop for Redevelopment in Edmonton, AB
The City of Edmonton and OCETA have developed a full-day practical workshop to take place in Edmonton, Alberta on March 8 at the Shaw Conference Centre. The workshop is designed for Brownfield Stakeholders including: Municipal Officials, Planners, Brownfield Coordinators, and Economic Development Officers; Property Owners and Developers; Federal and Provincial Government Representatives; Consultants and Service Providers; Lawyers and Financiers; and other Brownfield Practitioners.

This event is being carried out with the sponsorship of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal FundTM, a $550 million endowment created by the Government of Canada

An early bird rate of $60 plus tax is available up to Feb.14, 2011. The standard rate of $80 plus tax will be available up to March 3, 2011 through the advanced online registration.

For details visit: http://guest.cvent.com/d/5dqgry/5s (seating is limited)

Venue:  Shaw Conference Centre
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://guest.cvent.com/d/5dqgry/5s
Categories:   Environment
Mar 8/2011
Sarnia, ON
The Story of Electronics with Annie Leonard and Mary Jean O'Donnell
The Story of Electronics - the film and the Canadian Perspective.

This seminar will screen the film "The Story of Electronics" which champions product take back for waste electronics and encourages companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the eight-minute film explains 'planned obsolescence' - products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible - and the often hidden consequences for workers, the environment and the rest of us.

The film will be followed by a lively presentation that focuses on Ontario's Electronic Stewardship Program and electronics recycling in Canada. The Ontario Electronic Stewardship Program ensures that all electronic waste collected in Ontario stays in Ontario for primary processing. The significance of the program is that e-waste is not shipped overseas to be processed in questionable factories with questionable practices. The Ontario Electronic Stewardship Program creates jobs in Ontario, protects the environment and people in developing nations - a win, win, win situation.

Cost: Free

Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Lambton Residence (formerly Lambton Inn), Lambton College, Ballroom A
Location:  1457 London Road, Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.bluewatersustainabilityinitiative.ca
For information contact:  Cherly Veary, cherylveary@lambton.on.ca
Phone:  519-542-7751, ext. 3587
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Computers
Mar 9/2011
Toronto, ON
International Women's Day Celebration
Join us for an evening of international music and delicious foods

Details and performers TBA

Please check website for confirmed schedule.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45
- Suggested donation of $10-$20 or PWYC
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

For more information or details:
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
www.vowpeace.org, info@vowpeace.org
416-603-7915

Time:  7-9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Women
Mar 9/2011
to Mar 12/2011
Coral Gables Florida
14th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
The Institute supports this academic research conference in conjunction with the University of Miami and other sponsors. Over its 14-year history, IPRRC has become one of the top venues for presentation of new public relations research and for interaction among scholars and professionals.
The prizes for 2011 and ongoing deadlines for authors whose abstracts have been accepted can be found in the Call for Papers.

The registration cost is $350 (and $300 for students), which includes social events and most meals. This conference sells out each year, so please register as soon as possible. All refunds will be subjected to a $25 cancellation fee.

Venue:  Holiday Inn University of Miami
Location:  1350 South Dixie Highway (US 1), Coral Gables, FL 33146, Coral Gables Florida
Website:  http://instituteforpr.org/edu_info/14th_iprrc/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Mar 10/2011
Toronto, ON
Canadian Music Week - Media-Marketing & Promotion Panel - Beyond 3.0
Now in its 29th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events, at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

On March 10, 2011 at 5 pm, Momentum Media Marketing's, EVP Strategy & Development, Peter Diemer will moderate a panel of industry leaders to discuss the quickly changing environment in the world of media marketing, branding, and promotion and how it pertains to broadcasters.

This panel will explore what's working in the marketplace and talk more about social media as it evolves with audiences. How can we make more money and maximize revenue opportunities with the tools that are presently available to us? Let this panel of experts share their vision and stories about the past, present and future. The goal is to help arm attendees with information that will help move their brand forward with every weapon available!

Joining the Panel will be:
Rob Farina - Executive Vice President, Content, Astral Media
David Gratton - CEO - Work At Play
Paige Neinaber - VP Fun and Games, Clifton Radio
Gayle Zarbatany - PD/OM - CHEZ & KISS FM - Rogers Radio
Peter Diemer - Moderator - EVP, Strategy & Development, Momentum Media Marketing

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cts.vresp.com/c/?MomentumMediaMarketi/50f156090a/14c912165a/9b0c76a1d2
Categories:   Music; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
Mar 10/2011
Bradford, ON
Green Connections South Simcoe
Looking for something new in Networking?
Trying to make your business more "Green"?

Green-Connections is a networking and mentoring group of small businesses.
We are dedicated to exploring and sharing environmentally-friendly
practices, products and ideas. Our goal is to encourage all businesses to 'Go Green'.

Time:  9-11 am
Venue:  Nottawasaga Futures
Location:  95 Holland St. W., Bradford, ON
Website:  http://www.green-connections.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment; Economic Development
Mar 11/2011
Ottawa, ON
Stargazing — free!
Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party where you can gaze at the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Mar 11/2011
to Mar 12/2011
Montreal, QC
Business Beyond Tomorrow Conference
On Friday, March 11th and Saturday March 12th, three of Montreal’s business schools, John Molson School of Business (Concordia University), Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill University) and HEC Montreal (Université de Montreal) will play host to a sustainability conference. Concordia University’s (John Molson School of Business) downtown campus will host “Business Beyond Tomorrow”, on March 11th, a conference for business leaders, professors, and students to come together and share ideas on how the corporate world can develop and implement initiatives for greener business and general practices. The next day, March 12th, HEC Montreal will host, their annual MBA case competition. The competitive event is expected to bring together 12 business schools from US & Canada.In addition, experts in Social Enterprise, Renewable Energy, Green Marketing, Sustainable Consulting, Green Buildings, Food & Sustainability, Sustainable Finance and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will participate in interactive panel discussions. Early ticket purchasing is advised as there is a limit of 400 tickets only. . Each ticket is priced at $15 for students and $40 for professionals before March 4th 2011. After this date, ticket prices increase to $25 and $50, respectively.

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.businessbeyondtomorrow.com
For information contact:  Srikanth Sekar, srikanthsekar@gmail.com
Phone:  514-991-3698
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment
Mar 12/2011
Toronto, ON
GreenEdge 2011: Business in Balance at Schulich
Join Schulich Net Impact on March 12, 2011 for our second annual GreenEdge conference, GreenEdge 2011: Business in Balance. This full day event will feature keynote addresses from industry experts, panels led by innovative specialists as well as opportunities to network with current and next generation leaders from the various fields related to business and sustainability.

This year’s speakers and panelists include:

* Jim Harris – Former Leader, Green Party of Canada
* Nicholas Parker – Co-Founder and Chairman, Cleantech Group
* Toby Heaps – Co-Founder, President and Editor, Corporate Knights
* Karim Harji – Senior Manager for Partnerships and Social Impact, Social Capital Partners

Please visit our event website to register and learn more about the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://netimpact.schulich.yorku.ca/index.php/greenedge/http://www.facebook.com/SchulichNetIm
For information contact:  netimpact.schulich.yorku.ca
Categories:   Environment
Mar 12/2011
Toronto, ON
No Apathy! presents our next All Ages DIY-Punk Matinee!
No Apathy! presents our next All Ages DIY-Punk Matinee!
Saturday March 12th 2011, 6-10pm @Beit Zatoun

Featuring:
MISTAKE MAKERS (sincere pop-punk from halifax)
YOUNG FEATHERS (social justice folk jams, ex-barn owl)
THE HOLY GASP (minimalist anarchist songs, ex-barf pigeons)

--Beit Zatoun is located at 612 Markham Street (one block west of Bathurst on Bloor)

--There will be a $5 suggested fee at the door (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

--Please respect the space and our request that no alcohol or other drugs make their way in or around it.

Some of the rad tables that will be set up:
-tweveohtwo zine distro
-APOC zine distro
-No Apathy! free info distro
-A Mountain Far distro
-Toronto Anarchist Black Cross
-Canadian Animal Liberation Movement Toronto
-Vegan baked goods

*Beit Zatoun unfortunately has barriers to access (there are several steps leading to the front door and many to the downstairs bathroom). We apologize for the lack of accessibility at this event - we are actively working on making our events more accessible going forward.
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No Apathy! works to maintain a safe environment for all who participate in our events so forms of oppression such as homophobia, transphobia, sexism, or racism are not welcome at No Apathy! shows. Let's work together to build a community based on mutual respect as well as shared ideals.

Time:  6-10pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Mar 12/2011
Toronto, ON
Seedy Saturday
It's time to plant a seed about attending Scarborough's Seedy Saturday 2011. Come and see a unique mix of seed and gardening supply merchants, environmental groups providing interesting workshops. Learn what it takes to setup your own vermicomposter. See how easy it is to setup, maintain and harvest your own vermicomposting system. What size do I need? What can I feed the worms? How often do I feed them?
Help the environment - let worms eat your garbage!
Admission is by donation.
For further info contact: Katie Fullerton
email: k_fullerton@sympatico.ca
Phone: (416) 691-5173

Time:  12:30 - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Heron Park Community Centre
Location:  292 Manse Road, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cathyscomposters.com/events.htm
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Farming; Education; Environment
Mar 14/2011
to Mar 17/2011
Halifax, NS
Sustainability Week 2011 at Saint Mary's University
The 4th Annual Sustainability Week at Saint Mary's University is on March 14-17 2011. Our Keynote Event during the week:

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING AMERICAN MOVIE DIRECTOR turned environmental activist Michael Wadleigh will be on Saint Mary's University campus during Sustainability Week March 14-17, 2011. He will be speaking in classes and giving a speech at the Community Event on March 15 under the name of “Homo sapiens report: the Future of Humanity” at Scotiabank Theatre @ 7 PM . Wadleigh won an Academy Award for his groundbreaking documentary about the 1969 Woodstock Festival. He left movie making after becoming disenchanted with Hollywood and has since pursued sustainable initiatives. He is founder of the Homo Sapiens Foundation.

Details on Sustainability Week and its +1 theme can be found on the Sustainable Saint Mary's website http://www.smu.ca/sustainability/

You could also visit our facebook event at
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=155170481203170
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=141958022533814

Additional Contacts & Websites:

Shelley Price-Finn
shelley.price-finn (at) smu.ca

Venue:  Saint Mary's University
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.smu.ca/sustainability/
For information contact:  Juliette Wang, Shelley Price-Finn, sustainability@smu.ca
Categories:   Environment; Education
Mar 14/2011
to Mar 22/2011
Canada Water Week
Do you have an interest in clean and healthy lakes and rivers?

We invite you to join with us from March 14 to 22 as we celebrate Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes during our inaugural Canada Water Week!

There are endless opportunities to get involved: organize an art exhibit or concert; screen a documentary; host a water walk; honour water stewards in your community. The idea behind Canada Water Week is to exercise the positive power of arts and culture to encourage people to embrace and appreciate water in order to protect it.

Having healthy rivers and living lakes is critical to all aspects of our lives — recreation, drinking water, family vacations — not to mention the importance to animals and plants; we all require clean water for our health!

We have launched www.canadawaterweek.com to help connect people to your events – we want to celebrate and provide a platform to promote your work to better our rivers, lakes and waterways!

Website:  http://www.canadawaterweek.com
For information contact:  Linday Telfer, info@canadawaterweek.com
Categories:   Environment
Mar 15/2011
to Oct 22/2011
Coombs, BC
Growing Food - Coombs
If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible for your family – growing your own vegetables and fruit is the answer.

In this unique and timely course you will learn essential permaculture and organic gardening techniques to

- Create and maintain healthy soil, which in turn can grow nutritious food

- Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden

- Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health

- Use holistic solutions for plant health problems (“pests” and “diseases”)

- Select, plant, maintain, harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment

- Propagate plants

- Store your harvest

- Save your own seeds

This practical, hands-on course is open to everyone, no prior education or gardening experience required.

Students are encouraged to grow their own garden during the year, putting the newly acquired knowledge and skills to practice. Of the 20 sessions, 6 to 8 will be classroom sessions and the rest will be practical labs held in students’ gardens. The course also includes 2 field trips, and ends with a celebration and potluck event, for all to share their experiences and recipes.

There are no pre-requisites, but the Organic Master Gardener Course would be highly beneficial either before, during or after this program.

Location:  Coombs, BC
Website:  http://gaiacollege.ca
For information contact:  Heide Hermary, info@gaiacollege.ca
Phone:  250-709-2229
Categories:   Farming; Education; Environment
Mar 16/2011
Ottawa, ON
Champions of Sustainability Speaker Series
Algonquin College and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Ottawa present the Champions of Sustainability Speaker Series.
This unique series of presentations features industry leaders who have adopted sustainable practices, have witnessed exciting new business opportunities through the deployment of sustainability initiatives and who have tested bold strategies that have generated unexpected business results.

March 16, 2011 Guest Speaker Bob Willard, presents:
The Next Sustainability Wave: Building Buy-In and the Business Case
About the presentation:

Tickets: $50 + HST (includes $2 to offset carbon emitted by your attendance) or
$48 + HST (without carbon offsets)
Student price: $27 + HST
Table of 8: $375 + HST (includes carbon offsets)

To register: http://memberservices.membee.com/onottcoc/irmevents.aspx?id=317

Venue:  Algonquin College Restaurant International
Location:  1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building H100, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.algonquincollege.com/sustainability
For information contact:  Algonquin College
Phone:  613-727-4723, ext. 7049
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Mar 16/2011
Keswick, ON
Green Connections York Region
Looking for something new in Networking?
Trying to make your business more "Green"?

Green-Connections is a networking and mentoring group of small businesses.
We are dedicated to exploring and sharing environmentally-friendly
practices, products and ideas. Our goal is to encourage all businesses to 'Go Green'.
Won't you join us?

Time:  9-11 am
Venue:  Town of Georgina Civic Centre - Committee Room
Location:  26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick, ON
Website:  http://www.green-connections.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Business & Economics; Economic Development; Environment
Mar 16/2011
Keswick, ON
Green Connections York Region
Looking for something new in Networking?
Trying to make your business more "Green"?

Green-Connections is a networking and mentoring group of small businesses.We are dedicated to exploring and sharing environmentally-friendly practices, products and ideas. Our goal is to encourage all businesses to 'Go Green'.

Won't you join us?
Guests welcome no charge.
Town of Georgina Civic Centre

Annual membership in Green Connections only $50
includes listing in directory.

Annual membership in Green Connections only $50
includes listing in directory.

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Venue:  Town of Georgina Civic Centre
Location:  26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, ON
Website:  http://www.green-connections.com
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Categories:   Environment
Mar 19/2011
Surrey, BC
GardenFest
Get inspired to work in your garden this season!
Attend FREE workshops on:
• Fruit Tree Care
• Organic Food Gardening
• Honeybees in the Garden
• Backyard Composting

Purchase fruit trees and native plants.
Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Zone
Local fare from Surrey’s Urban Farmers Market
First 100 participants can make a free terrarium to take home!

Time:  10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Venue:  Surrey Nature Center
Location:  14255 – 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Website:  http://www.surrey.ca/naturematters
For information contact:  environment@surrey.ca
Phone:  604-501-5158
Categories:   Farming; Environment
Mar 19/2011
Swift Current, SK
Sustain-a-City Film Festival
Sustain-a-City, the first event of its kind in Swift Current, SK will feature a pair of highly acclaimed environmental films Saturday, March 19 at the historic Lyric Theatre downtown.

"The documentaries and speakers at this event will provide the entire community with an opportunity to investigate how our choices affect our health and happiness, as well as the future of our planet," explained Caroline Barrington of the organizing committee.

Informative speakers based right here in Saskatchewan have been arranged to provide a local perspective. Marian McBride, representing Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, will lead discussion following the movie FRESH, and Brent Kreuger of Craik Sustainable Living Project will help bring the event to a dynamic conclusion following NO IMPACT MAN.

• The 2 pm matinee, FRESH, is all about food - a common element of our lives, but one that has many of us in a state of confusion. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and busienss people in North America who are reinventing our food system with positive alternatives to the industrial model. View trailer at http://www.freshthemovie.com/

• The 7 pm show is NO IMPACT MAN, the entertaining chronicle of a New Yorker who decides to make a difference for the planet by phasing out everything that is detrimental to it, while bringing his family along for the year-long ride.

Tickets $5 per film or $8 for both
Now available at Pharmasave Swift Current

The host group, Swift Current Citizens for Environmental Action (SCCEA), is a non-profit organization devoted to providing education and planning events in Swift Current with a focus of reducing our ecological impact and lowering carbon emissions.

Location:  Swift Current, SK
Website:  http://sccea.wordpress.com
For information contact:  Caroline Barrington, sccea.info@gmail.com
Phone:  306-778-2207
Categories:   Environment
Mar 20/2011
to Mar 21/2011
Kingston, ON
SWITCH Green Profit Conference and Exhibition
Sustainable Solutions
for Increasing Your Bottom Line

Online registration opens the end of January.
Visit us on Facebook via the SWITCH website: www.switchontario.ca

A Conference and Exhibition presenting real world solutions to:
• Reduce the financial and environmental cost of energy for
businesses, organizations and municipalities
• Drive economic growth in your region
• Green your business of organization's economic future

Join the Ontario innovators and leaders in business, industry, economic development, policy and research that are creating a sustainable energy future, for this dynamic conference and exhibition in historic downtown Kingston, Ontario.

At Green Profit you will have the opportunity to:
• Implement key strategies to save money and reduce business risk
• Profit from provincial and regional conservation initiatives
• Investigate financing your sustainable energy installations
• Apply successful business cases from green sectors
• Spark collaborations
• Network with green economy leaders and decision makers
• Learn about the latest sustainable energy innovations
• Collaborate on and develop best practices for green economic
development
• Access a simple and effective tool to measure your carbon footprint
• Establish and expand your visibility with potential clients and
customers

Delegate Fee: $150.00

Delegate information: 613-547-6700 ext. 130
Media contact, sponsorship and marketing opportunities: 613-449-0570

Venue:  Kingston-Waterfront Holiday Inn
Location:  Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.switchontario.ca
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Mar 21/2011
to Mar 25/2011
Aurora, ON
REpower Ontario - A Comprehensive Green Training Program
One Week In-class or On-line Program

REpower Ontario is a comprehensive introduction to employment and business opportunities in the Green Economy. The program examines the fundamentals of the Green Economy and prepares participants for career development, job readiness, and business growth in this new and expanding marketplace.

Additional Contacts & Websites:

www.windfallcentre.ca

Time:  REpower Ontario
Location:  Aurora, ON
Website:  http://www.repowerontario.ca
For information contact:  Jen Slykhuis, jslykhuis@windfallcentre.ca
Phone:  905-727-0491 ex. 114
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Mar 22/2011
Kitchener, ON
Sustainable Waterloo's 2nd Annual Evening of Recognition
On March 22nd please join us in recognizing these organizations’ efforts at our 2nd Annual Evening of Recognition, where we will launch Sustainable Waterloo’s 2010 Report, which celebrates the progress made by Regional Carbon Initiative members, as well as the environmental leadership shown collectively by organizations across Waterloo Region.

Cost: This event is free, registration is required

Time:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue:  Delta Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel – Grand Ballroom
Location:  105 King Street East, Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://sustainablewaterloo.org/register, www.sustainablewaterloo.org/events
For information contact:  Helena Kwiecinski, helena.kwiecinski@sustainablewaterloo.org
Phone:  519 772-0621 ext. 700
Categories:   Environment
Mar 22/2011
to Mar 24/2011
Montreal, QC
Americana 2011: Tomorrow Reinvented - International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference
Participate in the largest North-American multisectorial event of the environmental industry.

For the 9th edition, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference will offer an outstanding program focusing on innovations in drinking water and wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes, air quality and climate change, soils and groundwater, as well as future trends in energy, environmental management of large corporations and sustainable cities, among other topics.

The event will offer three full days of activities including more than 200 conferences, panels and technical workshops, 350 exhibitors and 650 business meetings, not to mention the many opportunities for networking and cocktails.

In 2011, the emphasis will be placed on the program's international dimension, in line with the 2009 edition which brought together participants from over 45 countries. In this regard, the event will host for the first time a country of honour. For this edition, France will hold this prestigious place at AMERICANA.

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://americana.org
For information contact:  americana@reseau-environnement.com
Phone:  514 270-7110
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Environment; Economic Development
Mar 22/2011
to Mar 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Greenbelts Conference: Local Solutions for Global Challenges
From March 22nd to 24th, 2011, the world’s leading Greenbelts will converge in Toronto, Canada. You can exchange ideas with leading experts from far and wide, including the Sao Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve, the San Francisco Bay Area, the European Green Belt, the Mazovia Region in Poland, the United Kingdom, the Iron Curtain Green Belt, the Frankfurt Green Belt, Copenhagen’s Finger Plan, and Melbourne’s Green Wedges. Conference delegates can also experience Ontario’s Greenbelt on a one day field visit to the Niagara Escarpment, the Holland Marsh, the Rice Lake grasslands, and other areas of local significance.

Greenbelts: Local Solutions for Global Challenges --the first conference of its kind --takes place at the Radisson Admiral Hotel near Harbourfront in Toronto. Register at www.globalgreenbeltsconference.ca.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.globalgreenbeltsconference.ca
For information contact:  conference@greenbelt.ca
Categories:   Environment
Mar 22/2011
to Mar 24/2011
Toronto, ON
International Greenbelts Conference
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is hosting an International Greenbelts Conference in Toronto, Canada, March 22nd - 24th, 2011. Through the sharing of diverse experience and perspectives, the Conference will spark new ideas about the possibilities that greenbelts offer, and generate new ways of tackling some of the complex challenges in near urban farming, rural vibrancy, and protecting our ecosystems and the numerous benefits they provide.

Learn from policymakers and practitioners from the Melbourne Green Wedges, the Iron Curtain Green Belt, the European Green Belt, the Sao Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve, UK Green Belts, the Frankfurt Green Belt, the Mazovia Region in Poland, and the San Francisco Bay Area.


Additional Contacts & Websites:

About Ontario's Greenbelt
www.globalgreenbeltsconference.ca/about-us

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.globalgreenbeltsconference.ca
Categories:   Environment
Mar 24/2011
Toronto, ON
The Passage of a Jewish Boat to Gaza
Beit Zatoun and Canada Boat to Gaza are proud to host Glyn Secker for one night only in Toronto, as part of his North American speaking tour. Mr Secker is a long-time human rights activist who captained the catamaran ‘Irene’, a boat crewed by Jews opposed to the Occupation of Palestine that sailed from Cyprus in September 2010 in an attempt to break the siege of Gaza. The illegal blockade, begun in 2001 and intensified in 2007, has created a humanitarian crisis in occupied territory.

Flying the banners of the alternative voices of Canadian, American and European Jews, the crew of the Irene demonstrated to the world their implacable opposition to the Occupation. The courage and humanity of the crew members, including Refusniks, a Holocaust survivor and a founder of the Bereaved Families Circle, gave hope to those concerned with justice, peace and human rights.

Mr. Secker will speak about his experience on the ship, which was intercepted by the Israeli Navy, and also in his personal capacity as a Jew active in the struggle to end the occupation. A question and answer session will follow.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45
- Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-seated basis
- $5 Donation or PWYC
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Politics & Political Organizations
Mar 25/2011
Ottawa, ON
Family astronomy and space workshops
Monster Black Holes
Build a 3-D model of a galaxy to learn how giant black holes behave at the centre of galaxies. Complemented by either a guided tour of the heavens in the inflatable planetarium, a visit to the Canada in Space exhibition, or a visit to the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory (weather permitting). Duration: 90 minutes

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Mar 25/2011
to Mar 26/2011
Ottawa, ON
Facing off for justice in a militarized world, with Dr. Helen Caldicott
Program

March 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm "Uranium in the Environment"
Panel: Mr. Ed Lawrence, Master Gardener and CBC columnist with Dr. Cathy Vakil, Dr. Art Wiebe, followed by wine and cheese reception

March 26, 2011, 9:00 am
Chair: Dr.Anne McCarthy

9:00 am "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Medical Lessons from Work in Extraordinary Settings", Dr. John Cockburn

9:45 am "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Military and civilian effects"
Dr. Donna Lougheed, Dr. Dale Dewar

10:30 am nutrition break

10:45 am "Creating a Healing Culture", Theresa Dunn, MA

11:30 am "Re-building Civil Society", Rachel Thibeault, Ph.D.

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own Chair: Dr. Jason Bailey

1:30 pm "Addressing the Social Determinants of Health - Physician as Advocate" Dr. Jeff Turnbull, President, Canadian Medical Association

2:15 pm "International campaign: Abolition of Nuclear Weapons", Dr. Nancy Covington

3:00 pm Nutrition and caffeine break

3:15 pm "Radioactivity and human health", Dr. Helen Caldicott

4:00 pm "One Bomb: Medical Response to A Nuclear Attack", Dr. Michael Dworkind 4:45 pm Summary, Debrief and Evaluation

5:15 - 7:30 pm Dinner on your own Chair: Dr. Linda Harvey

7:30 pm "Deconstructing the Health Effects of Nuclear Facilities", Dr. Ian Fairlie, Ph.D

8:00 pm "The Nuclear Chain: If you Love this Planet", Dr. Helen Caldicott

Venue:  St. Paul's University
Location:  223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://pgs.ca/?page_id=725
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 26/2011
Ottawa, ON
Celebrate Earth Hour under the stars
In honour of Earth Hour 2011, the Canada Science and Technology Museum is proud to host a FREE Star Party starting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26th. Earth Hour is Ottawa’s darkest night of the year and it’s a perfect evening to marvel at the night sky through Canada’s largest refracting telescope in the Museum’s observatory. Young astronomers are encouraged to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Please dress warmly. Inside the Museum, cozy up to the stories of constellations in the inflatable planetarium.
Enjoy FREE coffee and hot chocolate, compliments of Bridgehead.
Hydro Ottawa’s Ambassador of Electricity Conservation, the Conservation Owl will be on hand with some special prizes.

Time:  8 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  Visitors Services
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Environment; Museums
Mar 26/2011
Ottawa, ON
Stargazing — free!
Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party where you can gaze at the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Mar 29/2011
Ottawa, ON
Café Scientifique: Healthcare: Right or Privilege?
Café Scientifique is a forum where, for the price of a coffee or glass of wine, adults can get together and talk about recent - and sometimes controversial - developments in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museum moderates the discussion between invited experts and the general public. Lively discussions guaranteed!

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Mar 29/2011
Toronto, ON
Toronto Greenhouse - Green CEO
Toronto Greenhouse's mission is to foster the growth of the environmentally-friendly business community. Our signature event is a monthly networking session and speaker series which launched in 2009. This event brings together green companies and friends of the sector. With over 1000 event attendees per year, we are the leading environmental business forum in Toronto.

Schedule
6:30pm-7:00pm: Registration
7:00pm-7:30pm: Drinks & Networking
7:30pm-8:30pm: Panel Discussion
8:30pm-10:00pm Networking

Ticket includes speakers, appetizers, gift bags (while supplies last) and a drink ticket.

$33.50 +HST & processing in advance (Ticket sales end 3 hours before the event, NO EXCEPTIONS)
No printed tickets are necessary, you will recieve a confirmation number via e-mail

NOTE: National Club dress code in effect, business attire only. (no jeans,etc)

Sponsored By:
HKMB HUB International
Gowlings
Traffic Marketing + Design inc.
The Toronto Forum for Green Building & Design
Dynamite Network
401 Bay Centre

For sponsorship or other information: randytyrrell (at) torontogreenhouse.com
Twitter: @randytyrrell @TOgreenhouse
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/randy.tyrrell
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/randytyrrell
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Toronto-Greenhouse-2647310

Venue:  401 The Bay Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.torontogreenhouse.com/
For information contact:  Randy Tyrell, randytyrrell@torontogreenhouse.com
Phone:  416-278-9275
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Mar 30/2011
Ottawa, ON
Discover Your Conflict Blueprint™ - Your RQ™
Do you:
• Struggle to resolve conflicts effectively?
• Torture yourself over how you handled a tough situation?
• Spend hours agonizing over what to do or say and still not get the results you want?

In this light-hearted, interactive session participants will have the opportunity to explore their default Conflict Blueprint™ - their response to conflict situations, where that response originated and whether it contributes to their success or gets in their way! Join us to, learn the 3 strategies that can increase your success at work and at home and stop the sleepless nights &#61485; Come and Discover your RQ and your Conflict BlueprintTM, how to reprogram it to enhance your ability to be effective in conflict situations!

As a successful trainer, mediator and coach, Ruth Sirman, CanMediate International has been working since 1992 in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Organizational Development and Change Management. Ruth teaches the techniques and strategies she has used to support more than 50 organizations and 5,000 people to resolve tough complex conflicts, manage difficult relationships and create sustainable change in their lives.

Venue:  Country Inn & Suites
Location:  578 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canmediate.com
For information contact:  Ruth Sirman
Phone:  613-256-3852
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Management; Manufacturing
Mar 30/2011
Toronto, ON
No Health in Occupation, No Health in Apartheid: At the Intersection of Public Health and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Graduate students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto are calling for a discussion on the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. The Public Health Social Justice Collective challenges medical and public health practices that are complicit in the ongoing oppression of Palestinians.
"We hope to raise awareness about the relationship between politics and health," says Zabia Afzal, a Health Promotion student and member of the group. "We are inspired by those members of the public health community who are not afraid of confronting the occupation as a social disease in Palestinian society."
The group is proud to announce their keynote speaker, Dr. Ruchama Marton, who is a renowned Israeli psychiatrist. She will share her experience with Palestinian solidarity work as founder, and president of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel. Alongside Dr. Marton, Professor Emeritus of Economics from McMaster University, Dr. Atif Kubursi will speak about the environmental and economic issues facing the Middle East. Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lawendy, from Western University will focus on his experiences of traveling and serving in Gaza during the 2009 Israeli assault, Operation Cast Lead.

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue:  FitzGerald Building, University of Toronto
Location:  50 College Street, Room 103, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.phs.utoronto.ca/phssa/sjc/index.html
For information contact:  Binny Jandu
Phone:  647-284-2466
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Mar 31/2011
to May 1/2011
Ottawa, ON
Rescue Capsule used at the San Jose Chilean mine on display at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Visit the Museum for a rare opportunity to see the Fenix capsula used in the rescue operations as a testing model and to transport materials down to the trapped Miners at the San Jose Chilean mine. Painted in the colours of Chilean flag - the Phoenix is equipped with oxygen supply and communication equipment.

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Apr 1/2011
Cambridge, ON
Green Infrastructure Ontario Workshop
Training and consultative workshops will be held in six cities across Ontario to share the latest information on how living green infrastructure can address a wide range of urban environmental issues and to determine how policy and program development by municipal and provincial governments can help to ensure that our quality of life is protected, maintained, and enhanced.
Have your say on the development of a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Ontario and help us protect green infrastructure and grow a healthier, more sustainable communities. We are working with partners in communities across Ontario to gather best practices and input on a provincial strategy for protecting and increasing living green infrastructure.

Workshop Presented by:
- Green Infrastructure Ontario. The Coalition is an alliance of organizations that share a common vision for a healthy, green Ontario where the economic, social, environmental and health benefits of green infrastructure are fully realized.

When / Where:
- Cornwall - March 9th
- Grand River - April 1st
- Thunder Bay - April 5
- Windsor - April 14

Price:
$95.00 CDN (Plus HST)
(Includes coffee breaks, lunch and a Resource Manual)

Register Now and Help Shape Green Infrastructure Policy in Ontario:
Visit www.greeninfrastructureontario.org

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location:  400 Clyde Road, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://Visit www.greeninfrastructureontario.org
For information contact:  Norma Meneguzzi Spall, nmeneguzzispall@greenroofs.org
Phone:  416-971-4494, ext. 229
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 1/2011
Ottawa, ON
Stargazing - free!
Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party where you can gaze at the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Apr 1/2011
to Apr 2/2011
Toronto, ON
Eidaneh: An Intimate Concert of Classical and Folk Music from Iran
Nowrouz (&#1606;&#1608;&#1585;&#1608;&#1586; meaning 'New Day') is an ancient Iranian festival and the start day of Iranian New Year. Nowrouz marks the first day of spring and rebirth of nature.

Sarv Ensemble celebrates the occasion with an exciting mix of original compositions, pieces from old masters, and music from different regions of Iran including Khorasan, Gilan, and Kurdistan.

Sarv Ensemble wishes this Nowrouz will be a new day for peace and prosperity around the world.

Sarv Ensemble is a traditional Persian music ensemble formed in 2010. Drawing inspiration from diverse classical and folk traditions across Iran, it performs and shares this music through concerts, as well as workshops, outreach and community events. Sarv Ensemble presents both in traditional contexts as well as in collaboration with artists from different traditions and disciplines. In its first year of activity, it has performed with vocalist Roohangiz, and storyteller Ariel Balevi, and is planning for a North American tour with vocalist Naser Masoudi in Fall 2011.

Advance Tickets $20: available at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (647-726-9500); Shawrak Music Centre, 11 Steeles Ave East. North York; (416-733-7701), Khorak Food Market, 6125 Yonge St. North York (416-221-7558).

Time:  7:30pm-9:30pm (both nights)
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Apr 1/2011
to Apr 30/2011
Daffodil Month
Daffodil Month is a fundraising campaign for cancer research.

For information contact:  ccs@cancer.ca
Phone:  416-488-5400/1-800-268-8874
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 1/2011
to Apr 30/2011
Earth Month
Earth Month is an environmental awareness campaign that encourages the public to respect the environment and participate in its preservation.

For information contact:  info@earthday.ca
Phone:  416-599-1991/1-888-283-2784
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 1/2011
to Apr 30/2011
National Parkinson's Awareness Month
National Parkinson's Awareness Month is a campaign that aims to promote awareness of Parkinson's Disease and raise funds for research activities.

For information contact:  general.info@parkinson.ca
Phone:  416-227-9700/1-800-565-3000
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 2/2011
Toronto, ON
Can't Sit Still: Animation workshop for children aged 3 to 5
$5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. Call 416-973-3012 to register.
April showers bring . . . April flowers! Spring into Daffodil Month by creating your own garden (2-D animation)! Followed by a complimentary screening program at 12 PM.

Time:  10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education
Apr 2/2011
to Apr 3/2011
Toronto, ON
Animate This! Animation workshop for children aged 6 to 13
$5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. Call 416-973-3012 to register.
April showers bring . . . April flowers! Spring into Daffodil Month by creating your own garden (2-D animation)! Preceded by a complimentary screening program at 12 PM.

Time:  Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Children & Youth; Arts & Culture
Apr 4/2011
to Apr 8/2011
Ottawa, ON
Basic Mediation™ Course
Join us to learn the skills needed to function as a mediator and the process that can assist people to move from discord to dialogue.
A five-day intense interactive program which will help you develop the skills to assist others in resolving the conflicts they face. It will also change your understanding of human interactions and the behind the scenes dynamics. Join us to learn the skills needed to function as a mediator and the process that can assist people to move from discord to dialogue.
This five-day intense interactive program includes assignments and a take home assignment. Certificates will be issued on completion.
When: Monday to Friday, April 4th 2011
8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

Where: The Country Inn & Suites
578 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Cost: $2,249.00 CDN + HST

To Register:
Phone: 613-256-3852
Email: admin@canmediate.com

If you have a promotional code, please advise when you register.

Some financial assistance is available.
Please email us for more information.

Venue:  Country Inn & Suites
Location:  578 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canmediate.com
For information contact:  Ruth Sirman
Phone:  613-256-3852
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Management; Manufacturing
Apr 5/2011
Thunder Bay, ON
Green Infrastructure Ontario Workshop
Training and consultative workshops will be held in six cities across Ontario to share the latest information on how living green infrastructure can address a wide range of urban environmental

Venue:  Valhalla Inn (Odin Room)
Location:  1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.greenroofs.org
For information contact:  Norma Meneguzzi Spall, nmeneguzzispall@greenroofs.org
Phone:  416-971-4494, ext. 229
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 5/2011
to Apr 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Renewable Energy Finance Forum Canada 2011 (April 5 - 6)
Canada's leading renewable energy financing conference - the second annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Canada (REFF Canada) - will return to Toronto for two days in April 2011. Canadian and international experts will examine the development of the Canadian renewable energy market a year after the introduction of the Ontario Green Energy and Economy Act, as well as evaluate the financial opportunities available.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES WILL:
- Learn about the status of renewable energy projects and coordinate with financiers and developers
- Discover what financial opportunities are available for renewable energy projects
- Understand the role of equity and debt in renewable energy and clean technology in Canada
- Network with transaction professionals, developers and government officials

KEY SPEAKERS:
Geraint Breeze
Executive Director, Project Finance & Infrastructure, CIBC

Michael Switt
Managing Director, Project Finance, Manulife

Tony Anderson
Chief Financial Officer, Northland Power

Alejandro Salvador
Chief Financial Officer, Acciona Energy North America

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http:////www.euromoneyenergy.com/EventDetails/0/3627/2nd-Renewable-Energy-Finance-Forum-Cana
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Apr 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favourites at Four presents Four Wings and a Prayer
FREE
Directed by Nick de Pencier, 2007, 81 min.
A documentary about one of the world's most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the Monarch butterfly. Nowhere in nature is there a more powerful mix of scientific marvel, awesome beauty, and epic struggle for survival.

Time:  4:00 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Green Screens presents The Refugees of the Blue Planet
FREE
Directed by Hélène Choquette and Jean-Philippe Duval, 2007, 81 min. In French with English subtitles.
Each year, millions of people the world over are driven to forced displacement, and the disturbing accounts of people who have been uprooted are amazingly similar. The enormous pressure placed on rural populations as a result of the degradation of their life-supporting environment is driving them increasingly further from their way of life. Followed by a panel discussion.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (At Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
Apr 6/2011
Unpaid Work Day (first Tuesday in April)
Unpaid Work Day aims to raise public awareness of the social and economical value of unpaid work (also known as invisible work) and of the need to include it in the calculation of our national wealth.

For information contact:  info@afeas.qc.ca
Phone:  514-251-1636
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 6/2011
to Apr 16/2011
Toronto, ON
The Last 15 Seconds
This is the experience that makes every second count.

Using movement, dance, video, vocals and text, this project explores the topic of terrorism. It starts from the tragic death of Syrian-American filmmaker Mustapha Akkad and his daughter Rima in a series of coordinated attacks that hit three prominent hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2005. The work constructs an imagined physical and verbal dialogue between Mustapha Akkad and Rawad Jassem Mohammad Abed, the suicide bomber who carried out the explosion. The work also looks at the imagined lives and memories of both the victim and his killer as they revisit each other's lives after their fatal encounter.

Time:  7:30pm-9:30pm
Venue:  Theatre Passe Muraille
Location:  16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.artsboxoffice.ca
For information contact:  Heather Ervin; heathere@passemuraille.on.ca
Phone:  416-504-7529
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Performing Arts
Apr 7/2011
Toronto, ON
Ciné-Jeudi presents Printemps fragiles (The Bell Jar)
$6, $4 for students, seniors, partners and Front Row passholders.
Directed by André Melançon. 2010, 102 min. In French with English subtitles.
A chronicle of resilience in action, Printemps fragiles features a group of pre-teens who attend Dr. Gilles Julien's drop-in centre for troubled children. Each has challenges to meet, and in sharing fun, games and chores with their peers, they build self-esteem and develop empathy for others. With the help of adult counsellors and volunteers, they learn to follow sensible life rules and strive for balance. Day by day they discover themselves and develop inner strength.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at RIchmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth
Apr 7/2011
Ottawa, ON
Public Science Talk: Why Is the Universe Not Boring? Pattern Formation in Nature
Stephen Morris, Professor of Physics, University of Toronto
Many natural systems spontaneously self organize into surprisingly ordered structures, even though they are driven far from equilibrium. Regular patterns in space emerge, for example, as stripes on zebras, ripples on windblown sand, waves on coffee in a shaken cup, coloured sand that spontaneously un-mixes itself, wrinkles on icicles, or as weird columns that form in cooling lava flows. In his talk, Stephen Morris, professor of Physics at the University of Toronto, discusses the physics behind such non-linear patterns, and carries out live demonstrations.
Before the talk, join us at the Museum at 6:45 p.m. for the unveiling of a major acquisition from the University of Toronto: the first electron microscope—constructed in 1938—in North America.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Apr 7/2011
World Health Day
World Health Day provides a forum for discussion on worldwide health conditions and issues.

For information contact:  csih@csih.org
Phone:  613-241-5785
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Health/Health Care
Apr 7/2011
to Apr 9/2011
Edmonton, AB
Remediation Technologies - course
EMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES (21 HOURS)

Contaminated sites represent a significant environmental liability in addition to their impacts on humans and the surrounding environment. If you deal with contaminated sites, it is crucial to be able to identify the various factors affecting the decision of choosing the appropriate remediation technology for each site. In this course you will learn about the remediation technologies currently available for handling contaminated sites. Description, applicability, advantages, limitations, time frame, potential health and safety and cost of various available technologies will also be studied. This is an applied course designed to help resource managers, policy makers, government regulators, agricultural professionals, and environmental consultants understand how water and pollutants interact in the landscape, the changes resulting from land use, and remediation techniques to return ecological function. The course combines lecture, assigned readings, PowerPoint presentations, in-class exhibits, and discussions.
Fee: $565

Time:  4286sp1 Apr 7, 8, 9 (RFS) 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Enterprise Square
Location:  10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.extension.ualberta.ca/erm
For information contact:  Irene Ng, ireneng@ualberta.ca
Phone:  780-492-3158
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 8/2011
Toronto, ON
E3 Symposium: Education for a Sustainable Energy Economy
Are You Looking for a "GREEN" Job?

The School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences (SETAS) invites you to participate in the first annual E3 Symposium: Education for a Sustainable Energy Economy.

April 8th, 2011 - Centennial College Residence and Conference Centre
941 Progress Avenue ON M1G 3T8
9am - 5pm (Reception to Follow)

The E3 Symposium will bring together Industry Leaders, Educators, Employers and Students to examine Ontario's place in the energy business and the issues surrounding a sustainable energy economy. The day's event features Keynote Speaker Tom Rand, Clean Energy Guru and Author. All attendees will receive a copy of his hit book 'Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit'.

DON'T Miss this Opportunity to DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE IN SUSTAINABILITY!

To register, please visit: www.centennialcollege.ca/e3symposium

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.centennialcollege.ca/e3symposium
For information contact:  Melinda DeNicola, mdenicole@centennialcollege.ca
Categories:   Education; Economic Development; Environment
Apr 8/2011
Ottawa, ON
Family astronomy and space workshops
Living on Mars
What would you need to live on the Red Planet? Build a Mars habitat from recycled materials. Bring along your own special bits and pieces from home! Complemented by either a guided tour of the heavens in the inflatable planetarium, a visit to the Canada in Space exhibition, or a visit to the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory (weather permitting). Duration: 90 minutes

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Apr 8/2011
to Apr 10/2011
Mahone Bay, NS
EarthDream: A Peace Film Festival
The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians presents: EarthDream 2011: A Peace Film Festival.

Friday Evening April 8
7:30 pm OUTSIDE THE WIRE –a timely appraisal of the situation in
Afghanistan by Scott Taylor as he travels and interviews “outside the wire”-
Scott Taylor will be at this screening for Q&A

Saturday Afternoon April 9
1:00 pm Youth Video Project - videos from local and international youth
2: 00 pm Selected Shorts & MOTHERS’ DAY AT THE WAR SHOW –
contrasting images from the Ottawa Air Show and from Iraq
2:30 pm MYTHS FOR PROFIT –explores Canada’s defense industries
Discussion with Tamara Lorincz

Saturday Evening April 9
7:30 pm VOICES IN WARTIME - experiences of war through powerful
images and through the words of poets
8:45 pm – BREAKING RANKS – plight of US soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of their resistance to the war in Iraq

Sunday Afternoon April 10
2:00 pm Selected Shorts
2:15 pm SOLDIERS OF PEACE – this films illustrates the many ways in
which people and communities are making positive change. + discussion

Location:  Mahone Bay, NS
For information contact:  Marion Moore, southshore.coc@gmail.com
Phone:  902-527-2928
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 9/2011
Midland, ON
Organic Magic with Worms
A fun and entertaining afternoon featuring Cathy of Cathy's Crawly Composters. Learn all about worms and vermicomposting - a viable solution for your organic waste. Discover how to convert organic matter (food scraps and paper) into nature's finest fertilizer. Find out why worms are an essential part of our environment. During the presentation, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest. Registration is required. Participants will go home with their own Mini-Vermicomposter.
To register: please contact,
Sonya Stemerdink (Education Coordinator)
Phone: (705) 526-7809 ext. 212
email: education@wyemarsh.com

Time:  1:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Location:  16160 Hwy 12, Midland, ON
Website:  http://www.cathyscomposters.com/events.htm
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Environment; Education; Farming
Apr 9/2011
Toronto, ON
Preserving Canada's Arctic North with Dr. David Suzuki
We are delighted to have Dr. David Suzuki as our keynote speaker on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

This is our 3rd Annual World Healing conference with the powerful focus for this event being: Conservation of Canada's Arctic North.

The World Healing Project inspired through the School of Etheric Healing (www.schoolofetherichealing.com) is committed to communicating to as many people as possible the events that are occurring in the Arctic both from the Canadian/USA perspective and report on the activities on neighbouring northern countries...especially Russia.

The recent push to claim stake to the untapped resources in the Arctic is alarming and quite dangerous. Scientists know that extracting these resources puts us all in jeopardy here on earth and it is our hope that we can all work together to prevent this.

Dr. David Suzuki will be presenting his scientific findings and we would like to add to this event a guided visualization for world healing as well. As we clearly recognize the power of the human mind and how energy follows thought.

Please try to attend...tickets are $60 plus HST but we also have a few rows of $45 + HST. This is an intimate setting in the Theatre at the MTCC which holds 1300 people and all the seats are very good for visual and audio reception.

Please pass this along to whoever you believe may be interested...thank you so much, Kathy Roseborough, Event Planner

Additional Contacts & Websites:

www.worldhealinghq.com

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://schoolofetherichealing.com
For information contact:  Kathy Roseborough, info@schoolofetherichealing.com
Phone:  1-855-456-8967 toll free
Categories:   Environment
Apr 9/2011
to Apr 10/2011
Calgary, AB
Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show
A weekend packed with things to see, do, learn, smell and grow! This annual event brings together over 10,000+ gardening and outdoor living enthusiasts complete with vendors, speakers from across Canada, local gardening experts, hands-on activities, how to clinic demonstrations and more!

Are you trying to eat more locally-grown or organic food? There's nothing more local or satisfying than food you've grown yourself.

Join the Horticultural Society for an informative weekend packed with affordable, practical how-tos on:

- Growing and cooking with your own herbs
- Extending the growing season with a vertical indoor garden
- Conserving water while gardening
- Selecting fool proof plants for Calgary's tough growing environment
- Transforming your condo's patio into a container garden paradise

Whether you're a first time gardener or a veteran green thumb, there's something for everyone at this year's garden show.

Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.calhort.org/events/gardenshow.aspx
For information contact:  Cassandra Christie, cassandra@calhort.org
Phone:  403-287-3469
Categories:   Farming; Environment
Apr 9/2011
to Apr 10/2011
Belleville, ON
Living Green in Quinte Show (Apr 9) & Green Building Tours (Apr 10)
Saturday April 9th, 2011 Living Green in Quinte Show & Expo

Information Sessions, Workshops, & Trade Show at Loyalist College NEW THIS YEAR : Expanded Trade Show with a Demonstration Area, and Family and Musical Entertainment !
Sunday April 10th, 2011 Living Green Bus Tours
Two tours for participants to select from Prince Edward County Living Green Bus Tour OR the Hastings County Living Green Bus Tour

The Living Green in Quinte Show (formerly called the Sustainable Living Symposium)aims to highlight local experts through interactive participant sessions and over 50 local businesses, organizations and products in a Trade Show.

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE BEGIN FEBRUARY 14th
www.quintesustainability.ca

TYPES OF PASSES FOR 2011

LIVING GREEN IN QUINTE TRADE SHOW & EXPO $5 pay at the door
Children are free
Demonstrations, family entertainment, music, over 50 vendors

SATURDAY ONLY PASS $20.00 register online
Trade Show & Expo and Access to 1 hr Living Green workshops (building sustainable communities, Creating a Culture of Connection, Building and Installing Your Own Energy System, Children's Health and the Environment, Community & Backyard Food Garden Design, Living Green Homeowners Perspectives Panel)

SUNDAY ONLY PASS $15.00 register online
Choice of a full day Living Green Bus tour with 4 stops and tours (organic farms, off grid homes, strawbale buildings)

FULL WEEKEND PASS for access to any/all of the above
$30.00 register online (students $25)

Location:  Belleville, ON
Website:  http://www.quintesustainability.ca
For information contact:  Maya Navrot, mnavrot@quinteconservation.ca
Phone:  613-968-3434, ext. 131
Categories:   Environment
Apr 9/2011
to Apr 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Lines of Resistance: Prison Art from the Middle East
Lines of Resistance: Prison Art from the Middle East is a mixed media work produced by former political prisoners from the Middle East, notably Iran, as well as artists standing in solidarity with them. The exhibition is an instance of visualizing atrocities committed by states in the region including Israel.

Since June 2009, the regime has imprisoned and executed thousands of its citizens; the crimes have been surrounded in an official culture of silence and denial.

This exhibition serves as a testament to those who resist oppressive state policies. It is also an opportunity for us to stand in solidarity with the Iranian people and demand the immediate end to imprisonment, torture and executions.

The project was created by Shahrzad Mojab, a professor of women’s studies at OISE at the University of Toronto, as part of her research into the effect of violence and war on women and learning. Mojab started using art — from dance and song to painting — four years ago to help women deal with the trauma of prison.

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Need to know:
- Exhibition open during regular gallery hours
(Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon)
- Admission Free
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Time:  Opening Reception: 7pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal
Apr 11/2011
Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom ha-Shoah; celebrated on the closest date in the Jewish calendar to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)
Holocaust Memorial Day honours the memory of Jews who suffered and died during the Holocaust.

For information contact:  yadvashem@bellnet.ca
Phone:  416-785-1333/1-888-494-7999
Categories:   Social Services
Apr 11/2011
to Apr 17/2011
National Dental Hygienists Week (dates vary)
National Dental Hygienists Week celebrates the dental hygienist profession and promotes the importance of good dental hygiene.

For information contact:  info@cdha.ca
Phone:  613-224-5515/1-800-267-5235
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 12/2011
Toronto, ON
In Good Company - Businesses Giving Back
This will be a one-day conference that brings together medium and large size companies to discuss and share their current and future community investment initiative to the GTA and Canada.

A great local event focusing on how businesses give back to organizations in their communities.

For more information:

Contact Name: Emily Waterfield
Website: http://ingoodcompanyevent.com
E-mail: emily (at) orendaconnections.com

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ingoodcompanyevent.com
For information contact:  Emily Waterfield, emily@orendaconnections.com
Categories:   Economic Development
Apr 13/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favourites at Four: Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance
FREE
Directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 1993, 119 min.
On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old aboriginal struggle.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Time:  4 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Native Peoples
Apr 13/2011
Toronto, ON
Peaceflicks! presents Teaching Peace: In a Time of War and Raised to be Heroes
FREE
Teaching Peace introduces us to the students and teachers at Vasa Pelagic School in Belgrade, Serbia, where Hetty van Gurp helps teach the language of peace to a generation of kids who have known only war. Raised to be Heroes uses the unforgettable experiences of Israel's Refuseniks to inspire an essential dialogue about peace, democracy and personal responsibility.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (At Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Education
Apr 13/2011
Saskatoon, SK
The Future Survival of the Boreal Caribou
Description: Boreal caribou are magnificent creatures of great beauty that can survive under austere conditions few other species could tolerate. They are revered by the indigenous people of the north and have provided them with subsistence for millennia. But they have declined greatly in numbers over the last hundred years and have disappeared from about half of their former range. Now they have been officially designated as a threatened species. Progress towards a recovery plan has been slow, in part because the problem is genuinely difficult. Guest speaker Dr. Peter Flood, Professor Emeritus Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences University of Saskatchewan, will start with a discussion of the basic biology of boreal caribou and progress to an analysis of the action that might be taken to ensure its continued survival in Saskatchewan. Event co-sponsored by the J.S. Wood Library and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society. For more information, please contact the Saskatchewan Environmental Society at 665-1915 or visit www.environmentalsociety.ca

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  J.S. Wood Library
Location:  1801 Lansdowne Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.environmentalsociety.ca
Phone:  306-665-1915
Categories:   Animals & Pets
Apr 13/2011
to Apr 14/2011
Sarnia, ON
Green Energy, Agriculture & Bio-Science Career Fair
The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board will be hosting a Green Energy, Agriculture & Bio-Science Career Fair at Clearwater Arena in Sarnia, Ontario.
The Career Fair is free of charge to attendees and exhibitors, and is aimed at showcasing the diverse career options available in green energy, agriculture and bio-science to an expected group of 5000, including students (grades 7-12) in Lambton and Kent Counties, Second Career students, as well as under and unemployed individuals.
This is NOT a Job Fair, we are not looking for organizations with job openings, this is simply an opportunity for people and organizations to discuss their career, passions and industry with the young minds that will shape tomorrow's workforce.
More information, including a registration form is available at www.slwdb.org.

Location:  Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.slwdb.org
For information contact:  Chris McLachlin, chris.mchlachlin@slwdb.org
Phone:  519-332-0000
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Education
Apr 14/2011
Toronto, ON
A Drummer's Dream
$6, $4 for students, seniors, partners and Front Row passholders.
Directed by John Walker. 2010, 85 min.
A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience.

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (At Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Apr 14/2011
Windsor, ON
Green Infrastructure Ontario Workshop
Training and consultative workshops will be held in six cities across Ontario to share the latest information on how living green infrastructure can address a wide range of urban environmental issues and to determine how policy and program development by municipal and provincial governments can help to ensure that our quality of life is protected, maintained, and enhanced.
Have your say on the development of a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Ontario and help us protect green infrastructure and grow a healthier, more sustainable communities. We are working with partners in communities across Ontario to gather best practices and input on a provincial strategy for protecting and increasing living green infrastructure.
Workshop Presented by:
- Green Infrastructure Ontario. The Coalition is an alliance of organizations that share a common vision for a healthy, green Ontario where the economic, social, environmental and health benefits of green infrastructure are fully realized.
Price:
$95.00 CDN (Plus HST)
(Includes coffee breaks, lunch and a Resource Manual)

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Venue:  Ojibway Nature Centre
Location:  5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON
Website:  http://www.greenroofs.org/index.php/eduprogram/green-infrastructure-ontario-workshops
For information contact:  Norma Meneguzzi Spall, nmeneguzzispall@greenroofs.org
Phone:  416-971-4494, ext. 229
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 15/2011
Law Day (the name of the event, the duration and the dates vary according to the province or territory)
Law Day offers the public the opportunity to learn about the law, legal professions and the Canadian legal system.

For information contact:  info@cba.org
Phone:  613-237-2925/1-800-267-8860
Categories:   Education
Apr 15/2011
to Apr 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Toronto Green Living Show
The Green Living Show is Canada's largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. Visitors can shop the wide variety of exhibitor booths while gathering information and inspiration from a diverse selection of demonstrations, presentations, and activities.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow/
Categories:   Environment
Apr 16/2011
Kitchener, ON
Bloomin Earth Eco-Fair
Join us April 16th at Kitchener City Hall for the Bloomin Earth Eco-Fair to celebrate the earth from recycled art to expert advice on sustainable living
Activities you will enjoy:
* Shop consciously at our Handmade Market of over 100 artists
* Create earth-friendly crafts with recycled workshops
* Join in live entertainment from local performers.
* Discover innovative & inspired ways of living green
* Support young designers in the REthreaded Fashion Show
join the facebook event:
http://facebook.com/remakeable

follow us in twitter:
http://twitter.com/remakeable

Location:  Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://bloominearth.wordpress.com
For information contact:  megan or lynn, remakeable@gmail.com
Phone:  519-841-5061
Categories:   Environment
Apr 16/2011
Toronto, ON
SHANTI-PURNA (Day-full of Peace Prayers) for Amnesty International
Sunrise - 6:30 am to 3:45 pm
Saturday, April 16

Beit Zatoun is pleased to participate again this year in Yoga Day for Amnesty International. Being Beit Zatoun, this means bringing new, diverse and engaging dimensions to make the day truly special and meaningful to participants and the community.

Santi-Purna means "day-full of prayers for peace" - we invite everyone to be part of this day. All proceeds to Amnesty International (tax receipts available through Amnesty International).

Yoga practice ~ breathing exercises, postures, mudras, mantras and devotional singing on the theme of peace from many cultures.

Participation is free and you are encouraged to commit to 1 hour or all 9 hours of the day and gather sponsors who will support your peace-making efforts with donations to Amnesty International. Light refreshments provided. NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR MAT.

For more information, please contact: shantipurna@bodyintegrity.com or 647-832-7676.
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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:15 am
- PWYC / Donation to Amnesty International
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible

Time:  6:30am - 3:45
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Apr 16/2011
Burnaby, BC
Wildlife Rescue Association's Annual Earth Fest
Enjoy family-friendly fun at our free Earth Fest nature festival. Discover more about our wonderful wildlife, build your own bird house or bee box, explore Burnaby Lake, win prizes, play games and learn how to live in harmony with the environment.

Location:  Burnaby, BC
Website:  http://www.wildliferescue.ca
For information contact:  Krystal Brennan, educate@wildliferescue.ca
Phone:  604-526-2747
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Environment
Apr 16/2011
to Apr 17/2011
30-Hour Famine (dates vary)
The 30-Hour Famine is an annual fundraising activity that aims to help combat hunger around the world.

For information contact:  info@worldvision.ca
Phone:  905-565-6100/1-866-595-5550
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 17/2011
World Hemophilia Day
World Hemophilia Day aims to raise public awareness of hemophilia and of other inherited bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease.

For information contact:  chs@hemophilia.ca
Phone:  514-848-0503/1-800-668-2686
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 18/2011
to Apr 24/2011
Administrative Professionals Week
Administrative Professionals Week pays tribute to administrative professionals and their contributions to the workplace.

For information contact:  service@iaap-hq.org
Phone:  816-891-6600
Categories:   Social Services
Apr 18/2011
to Apr 24/2011
National Soil Conservation Week
National Soil Conservation Week aims to raise public awareness of soil conservation activities across Canada.

For information contact:  info@soilcc.ca
Phone:  306-972-7293
Categories:   Environment; Education
Apr 18/2011
to Apr 24/2011
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week celebrates Canadians who contribute their time to volunteering. Volunteer Canada produces and distributes National Volunteer Week promotional material with support from Canadian Heritage.

For information contact:  info@volunteer.ca
Phone:  613-231-4371/1-800-670-0401
Categories:   Social Services
Apr 18/2011
to Apr 25/2011
National Organ Donor Week (dates vary)
First held in 1997, National Organ Donor Week aims to educate the public with regard to the benefits of organ and tissue donation.

For information contact:  transplantcanada@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 19/2011
to Apr 25/2011
Astronomy Week (dates vary)
Astronomy Week provides amateur and professional astronomers with an opportunity to promote their activities.

For information contact:  nationaloffice10000@rasc.ca
Phone:  416-924-7973/1-888-924-7272 (1
Categories:   Education
Apr 20/2011
Toronto, ON
A World of Shorts: A Space Odyssey
$6, $4 for students, seniors, partners and Front Row passholders.
Celebrate Astronomy Week with a dose of short films that step outside the Sci-Fi box!

Time:  7 PM
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Apr 20/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favourites at Four: Margaret's Museum
FREE
Directed by Mort Ransen, 1995, 115 min.
Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter)'s mother has always warned her about the dangers of falling in love with a coal miner and Neil does promise Margaret that he will never go down in the mines. But when the harsh realities of life in the coal mining community of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, force Neil to break his promise and pay with his life, Margaret finds a unique way to honor his memory.

Time:  4 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (at Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Mining & Petroleum; Labour, Workplace, Unions
Apr 21/2011
Administrative Professionals Day (the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week)
Administrative Professionals Day pays tribute to administrative professionals and their contributions to the workplace.

For information contact:  service@iaap-hq.org
Phone:  816-891-6600
Categories:   Social Services
Apr 22/2011
Earth Day (fixed date; part of Earth month)
Earth Day promotes public participation in activities organized to improve environmental conditions, such as tree plantings and community cleanups.

For information contact:  info@earthday.ca
Phone:  416-599-1991/1-888-283-2784
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Apr 22/2011
to Apr 25/2011
Berlin, Germany
B4E Business for the Environment - Global Summit 2012
Progressive companies around the world are developing products and services that will revolutionise industries and deliver transformative change for society and our planet. These solutions are driving new business growth while significantly reducing emissions towards a low-carbon, sustainable future for all.
Accelerating and scaling up implementation across sectors and borders, however, will require a higher level of collaboration than we have ever seen before, between business, government, and NGOs. The Business for the Environment (B4E) COP17 Dialogue aims to facilitate this, bringing stakeholders together to forge new partnerships and take real action on climate change. Leading the way and powering ahead for a clean industrial revolution.

Location:  Berlin, Germany
Website:  http://www.b4esummit.com
For information contact:  Patrick, patrick.schulze@globalinitiatives.com
Apr 24/2011
International Astronomy Day (part of Astronomy Week)
International Astronomy Day is the focal point of Astronomy Week and provides amateur and professional astronomers with an opportunity to promote their activities.

For information contact:  nationaloffice@rasc.ca
Phone:  416-924-7973/1-888-924-RASC
Categories:   Education
Apr 24/2011
to Apr 25/2011
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Eco Expo
* Admission by donation
* Up to 100 exhibitors
* Workshops, demonstrations, samples
* Nearby public transport and free parking

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  RA Centre
Location:  2451 Riverside Dr. - near Billings Bridge, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://OttawaEcoExpo.com
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Environment
Apr 24/2011
to May 1/2011
National Immunization Awareness Week
National Immunization Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of vaccinations for all Canadians.

For information contact:  immunize@cpha.ca
Phone:  613-725-3769 ext. 122
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Apr 25/2011
Ottawa, ON
Sustainable Finances - greening your budget!
This is the 7th seminar in the Seventh Generation Learning Series put on by Maison Tucker House and hosted by Sustainable Living Ottawa West. Seminars are the 4th Monday of every month, always at the same location.
Monday, March 28th, Sustainable Transportation
Monday, April 25, Sustainable Finances - greening your budget!
Additional Contacts & Websites:
www.SLOWest.ca
www.maisontuckerhouse.ca

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00pm
Venue:  Mountain Equipment Coop
Location:  366 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.maisontuckerhouse.ca
For information contact:  Kathryn Guindon - Tucker House, info@tuckerhouse.ca
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 26/2011
Ottawa, ON
Café Scientifique: Autopilot Versus Human Pilot: Which is Safer?
Café Scientifique is a forum where, for the price of a coffee or glass of wine, adults can get together and talk about recent - and sometimes controversial - developments in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museum moderates the discussion between invited experts and the general public. Lively discussions guaranteed!

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Apr 27/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favourites at Four: The Strangest Dream
FREE
Directed by Eric Bednarski, 2008, 89 min.
The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - an international movement Rotblat co-founded - to halt nuclear proliferation.

Time:  4 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John (At Richmond), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Military
Apr 27/2011
Toronto, ON
Newcomer Speaker's Bureau at Toronto City Hall!
The Mennonite New Life and our partners from Voices from the Street would like to invite you to attend the Graduation Ceremony of the Newcomer Speakers Bureau. This ceremony will take place in the Council Chambers at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday, April 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We expect to attract an audience of 150-200 people, drawn from newcomer communities, the community service sector, organized labour, business, and government.
Attending this event will give you an opportunity to hear first hand the voices, experiences and proposals of Toronto immigrants who are passionate about contributing to a strong and prosperous future for this City. As you well know, immigration is a critical issue for Toronto. Half of Toronto's population are immigrants. Almost one in five Toronto residents arrived in Canada between 1996 and 2006. Effectively mobilizing the knowledge, skills and voices of immigrants and refugees is key to the future of our city.
We hope that you will be able to join us on April 27. Please confirm your attendance with Project Coordinator Adriana Salazar at 416-699-4527 X 229 or asalazar@mnlct.org

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Council Chambers, City Hall
Location:  100 Queen Street W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mnlct.org/
For information contact:  Adriana Salazar - asalazar@mnlct.org
Phone:  416-699-4527 X 229
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Policy
Apr 28/2011
King City, ON
EcoLinks 2011
EcoLinks 2011 is the annual conference of the Ontario Society for Environmental
Education (OSEE), the provincial subject association for Environmental Education.
The focus of the conference is to help teachers in their classroom work in all subjects and grades.
The conference committee is calling for speakers who would like to address this conference focus with the Ministry of Education's mandate to integrate environmental topics in all subject areas, at all levels. This is a workshop oriented conference offering practical activities, strategies and subject background for practicing teachers.
There will be sessions in French as well, in a "mini conference".
An information flyer is available on the web site for delegates.
Please send proposals of how you can help teachers improve environmental education in their classrooms.
For more information or to register:
Ontario Society for Environmental Education
www.osee.ca

Time:  April 28, April 29, April 30, 2011
Venue:  Seneca College King Campus
Location:  King City, ON
Website:  http://www.osee.ca
Categories:   Education; Environment
Apr 28/2011
National Day of Mourning
The National Day of Mourning is observed in remembrance of workers who were killed or injured in the workplace or who have suffered from work-related illnesses.

(Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Canadian Centre for occupational Health and Safety also provide information on the National Day of Mourning.)

For information contact:  communications@clc-ctc.ca
Phone:  613-521-3400
Categories:   Social Services
Apr 28/2011
Collingwood, ON
Organic Magic with Worms
The Collingwood Horticultural Society presents Organic Magic with Worms with guest speaker, Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters. Learn all about worms and vermicomposting - a viable solution for your organic waste. Discover how to convert organic matter (food scraps and paper) into nature's finest fertilizer. Find out why worms are an essential part of our environment. During the presentation, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest. Feed the soil not the plant.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Trinity United Church
Location:  140 Maple Street, Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.cathyscomposters.com/events
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Education; Nature & Outdoors; Environment
Apr 29/2011
Ottawa, ON
Diagnosing Conflict Course - I'm Ok... It's Everyone Else Who Needs Help!™
Does conflict add to the stress in your life?

Would you like your efforts to resolve it have the maximum potential for success?

Have you ever wanted to know what caused things to go wrong and what you could do to avoid them?

Have you met people who seem able to manage relations with 'ease', keep things calm and get things resolved?

• Understand the traps and pitfalls that we fall into in our relationships at work and at home.
• Learn how to recognize the traps and pitfalls that can escalate negative situations into major conflicts - and how to avoid them.

As a successful trainer, mediator and coach, Ruth Sirman, CanMediate International has been working since 1992 in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Organizational Development and Change Management. Ruth teaches the techniques and strategies she has used to support more than 50 organizations and 5,000 people to resolve tough complex conflicts, manage difficult relationships and create sustainable change in their lives.

“If we cannot accurately read what is happening, our efforts to address problems
may be aimed at the wrong problem and will have minimal success” – Ruth Sirman

More information: www.canmediate.com

TO REGISTER:
Phone 613-256-3852 / Email admin@canmediate.com
If you have a promotional code, please advise when you register.

Venue:  Country Inn & Suites
Location:  578 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canmediate.com
For information contact:  Ruth Sirman
Phone:  613-256-3852
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Management; Government & Public Sector
Apr 29/2011
to Apr 30/2011
Richmond, BC
Ink & Beyond
Chart a course for the 2011 Ink + Beyond conference and trade show at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. Join fellow industry insiders at this beautiful waterfront venue on April 29-30 and enjoy an impressive lineup of renowned speakers, training events, networking opportunities, awards galas and much more.

Last year over 250 representatives from Canada's daily and weekly publications attended the country's largest newspaper industry conference and trade show. This year, Ink + Beyond is hosted by the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA) in partnership with the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA).

Location:  Richmond, BC
For information contact:  info@cna-acj.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Apr 30/2011
Peterborough, ON
Green Expo
The Green Expo is extremely pleased and excited to be entering its 8th year of showcasing the best in green products, services and technologies to residents of central and eastern Ontario. The Green Expo was one of the first and continues to be one of the longest running events of its kind in the province. Peterborough Green-Up is proud to offer this innovative, valuable and popular event.
We'&#146;re excited to announce that the Green Expo 2011 keynote speaker will be CBC Radio&#146;s Bob McDonald. A science journalist and author of over 20 years, McDonald will bring his expertise to Peterborough on April 30 to deliver an exciting and engaging presentation to Expo attendees.

Location:  Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.greenexpo.ca
For information contact:  Matt Higgs - greenupdate (at) greenup.on.ca
Phone:  705-745-3238 x 206
Categories:   Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Environment
Apr 30/2011
Ottawa Solar Power Fair
SOLAR POWER 'SPOTLIGHTS'
Short 30 Minute Presentations on:
* Investing in Solar Power 101
* Finding Suppliers/Installers
* Solar PV & Your Bottom Line
* Insurance & Real Estate
* Financing Options , and more ...
SOLAR DISPLAYS
Meet with Solar Power Suppliers and Installers and test out their products and services. Get information from booths about the How To's of Solar Power. Get connected with resource to help you.
SOLAR SITES TOUR
Visit actual solar sites across the City and meet people who've installed solar panels. Sign up for the Solar Bus Tour (free), car pool to sites with friends, or bike to sites closer to the City core.
The Solar Fair is presented by the 1,000 Solar Rooftops Ottawa Network. Stay tuned. A full program will be available in early March. For more information on Solar in Ottawa, go to
Kids Activities - Workshops - Meet Solar Suppliers - Go on a Solar Tour

Website:  http://www.1000solarrooftops.ca
Categories:   Environment
Apr 30/2011
Hillsburgh, ON
Seedy Saturday
Kick off the gardening season with a visit to the farm! Find all those wonderful, hard to get organic and heritage seeds and transplants to start your vegetable garden off right. Learn what it takes to setup your own vermicomposter. See how easy it is to setup, maintain and harvest your own vermicomposting system. What size do I need? What can I feed the worms? How often do I feed them? Help the environment - let worms eat your garbage!
Admission: $3 per person and kids are FREE

Time:  11:00 - 4:00
Venue:  Everdale Farm
Location:  5812 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, ON
Website:  http://everdale.org/events/farm-events/seedy-saturday/
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Farming; Education; Environment
Apr 30/2011
to Jun 4/2011
Toronto, ON
Don River -- Photographs by Surendra Lawoti
The Don River series by Surendra Lawoti documents the users of the shores of the Don River Valley in Toronto. Lawoti's detailed large-scale images focus on the makeshift shelters and their inhabitants that can be found along the river, as well as the recreational users of this green urban space.

Opening reception: April 30 from 2-5 p.m.

Artist talk (with Matthew Blackett): May 14 at 1 p.m.

Time:  starts April 30, 2 pm - ends June 4, 9 pm
Venue:  Gallery 44
Location:  401 Richmond Street West Suite 120, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.gallery44.org/node/697
Phone:  416.979.3941
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
May 1/2011
to May 7/2011
National Summer Safety Week
National Summer Safety Week promotes awareness of dangers that may occur during the summer months and of ways to avoid them.

For information contact:  cfc@safety-council.org
Phone:  613-739-1535
Categories:   Education
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
First held in the 1960s, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month aims to promote public awareness of cystic fibrosis and to raise funds for research and to provide care to those affected by the disease.

For information contact:  info@cysticfibrosis.ca
Phone:  416-485-9149/1-800-378-2233
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
Hearing Awareness Month
Hearing Awareness Month promotes public awareness of the needs of people who are deaf or suffer from hearing loss and emphasizes the importance of hearing protection.

For information contact:  info@chs.ca
Phone:  416-928-2500/1877-347-3427
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
Huntington Disease Awareness Month
Huntington Disease Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness of Huntington Disease and raise funds for related research.

For information contact:  info@huntingtonsociety.ca
Phone:  519-749-7063/1800-998-7398
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
MedicAlert Awareness Month
MedicAlert Awareness Month promotes the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation's services, which protect Canadians by providing vital medical information in emergency situations.

For information contact:  medinfo@medicalert.ca
Phone:  1-800-668-1507
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
During Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, volunteers and staff carry out numerous public awareness activities.

For information contact:  mssociety.ca
Phone:  416-922-6065/1-800-268-7582
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
National Physiotherapy Month
National Physiotherapy Month pays tribute to physiotherapists and promotes public awareness of the benefits of physiotherapy.

For information contact:  information@physiotherapy.ca
Phone:  416-932-1888/1-800-387-8679
Categories:   Education
May 1/2011
to May 31/2011
Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
During Speech and Hearing Awareness Month, speech, language and hearing professionals work together to raise public awareness of communication disorders.

For information contact:  caslpa@caslpa.ca
Phone:  613-567-9968/1-800-259-8519
Categories:   Education; Disability Issues
May 2/2011
to May 8/2011
International Composting Awareness Week (first full week of May)
International Composting Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of composting.

For information contact:  ccc@compost.org
Phone:  416-535-0240/1-877-571-4769
Categories:   Education
May 2/2011
to May 8/2011
National Hospice Palliative Care Week (first full week of May)
The National Hospice Palliative Care Week honours the role of caregivers in end-of-life care.

Phone:  613-241-3663/1-800-668-2785
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 2/2011
to May 8/2011
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (first complete week of May)
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week promotes the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace.

For information contact:  naosh@csse.org
Phone:  416-646-1600
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 3/2011
to May 9/2011
Mental Health Week (starts on the first Monday in May)
Mental Health Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of maintaining good mental health.

For information contact:  info@cmha.ca
Phone:  613-745-7750
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 4/2011
World Astha Day (first Tuesday in May)
World Asthma Day is part of an asthma awareness campaign.

For information contact:  info@lung.ca
Phone:  613-569-6411/1-888-566-5864
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 4/2011
to May 5/2011
Cornwall, ON
St. Lawrence River Great Lakes basin: scoping the future
The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Consortium and the Great River Center at Clarkson University, is pleased host its 18th annual international conference on the St. Lawrence River Great Lakes Ecosystem.
This year&#146;s conference Chair is Dr. Greg Boyer, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium. The conference will provide a forum from presentations that will help outline the St. Lawrence - Great Lakes research needs in support of efforts to establish a regional research network. The conference will also aim to build connections to communities and interested groups by providing a platform for discussion of St Lawrence River governance.
In addition, we anticipate interest in sessions focusing on the recovery efforts of the RAPs and long-term monitoring needs for the Cornwall RAP which is proposed for delisting or Area of Recovery status sometime in 2011.
The conference theme will highlight how communities, experts and stakeholders must be united in support of long term planning for effective change into the future.

Location:  Cornwall, ON
Website:  http://www.riverinstitute.ca
For information contact:  Christina Collard - ccollard (at) riverinstitute.ca
Phone:  613-936-6620
Categories:   Environment
May 6/2011
International No Diet Day
International No Diet Day aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of improper dieting, weight loss and weight-related obsessions.

For information contact:  nedic@unh.on.ca
Phone:  416-340-4156/1-866-633-4220
Categories:   Education
May 6/2011
Ottawa, ON
Stargazing — free!
Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party where you can gaze at the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  8:30 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
May 6/2011
to May 8/2011
Multiple Scleroris Carnation Campaign (three days prior to the second Sunday in May; part of the Multiple Sclerosis Campaign)
The Multiple Sclerosis Carnation Campaign is a public awareness and fundraising campaign that aims to help people with multiple sclerosis and to promote research on the disease.

For information contact:  mssociety.ca
Phone:  416-922-6065/1-800-268-7582
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 6/2011
to Aug 4/2011
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Accessibility Unconference
We're organizing an accessibility unconference here in Ottawa and want you to attend. Encouraged by the grass roots potential of bringing folks together interested in improving accessibility, we've decided it's time to have one here.

Social Media: Follow @a11yYOW for more information.

Time:  starts May 6, 9 am - end Aug 4, 8 pm
Venue:  Ottawa City Hall
Location:  110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.ottawa.ca/info/contactus/index_en.html
Phone:  613-580-2400 or (outside city
Categories:   Disability Issues; Government & Public Sector; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 7/2011
Ottawa, ON
Celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Museum
Curious about the wonders of the heavens? The universe is yours to discover, so make it a family outing and come explore with Canada Science and Technology Museum!
Daytime Activities at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (included with Museum admission)
Enjoy activities for all ages that are out of this world! Explore the night sky in the inflatable planetarium, safely observe the Sun (weather permitting), visit the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory, or make your own planisphere to take home.
Free Star Party at 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join us for a free star party! Enjoy views of the Moon, Saturn, and Mars through a variety of telescopes including Canada's largest refracting telescope. The program is free and strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  Daytime Activities at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (included with Museum admission) & Free Star Party at 8
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Science & Technology
May 7/2011
Ridgetown, ON
Chatham Spring Sprint
Brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends from Chatham and the surrounding area are coming together this Saturday, May 7 for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The Chatham event is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about brain tumours.

Ridgeview Moravian Public School in Ridgetown hosts this day of courage of hope where participants will take part in a 2.5 km and 5km walk/run. In addition to raising awareness about the 55,000 Canadians affected by a brain tumour, Spring Sprint raises funds for critical research into the cause of and better treatments for brain tumours. This includes research being conducted close to home in London at the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre.

Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Venue:  Ridgeview Moravian Public School
Location:  20473 Victoria Road, Ridgetown, ON, N0P 2C0, Ridgetown, ON
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler
Phone:  1-800-265-5106 x 232
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Health/Health Care
May 7/2011
Stoney Creek, ON
Hamilton Spring Sprint
Brain tumour patients, survivors, their family and friends from Hamilton, Burlington and the surrounding area are coming together this Saturday, May 7 for the annual Spring Sprint. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The Burlington event is part of the national effort by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to raise funds and awareness about brain tumours.

Dofasco Park, F.H. Sherman Recreation Centre in Stoney Creek hosts this day of courage of hope where participants will take part in a 2.5 km and 5km walk/run. In addition to raising awareness about the 55,000 Canadians affected by a brain tumour, Spring Sprint raises funds for critical research into the cause of and better treatments for brain tumours.

Donations also support important education, information, and support for anyone affected by a brain tumour such as: the brain tumour support group; the BrainWAVE program - support for families with a child with a brain tumour; and education opportunities across Ontario and streamed online. Patient care is also improved with health care professional in-services and workshops at local treatment centres. These programs and services are run by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with the vision to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected.

Time:  9:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue:  F.H. Sherman Recreation Centre
Location:  Dofasco Park, Stoney Creek, ON
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler
Phone:  1-800-265-5106 x 232
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 7/2011
Toronto, ON
Palestinian Cuisine at Beit Zatoun
This first class consists of prize-winning recipes and methods for the "BIG 3" appetizers - hummus, babaghannouj and tabbouleh. PLUS, bonus of a dish which is lesser-known in the west but highly appreciated in Palestine - "fuul mudammas" (made with fava beans).

Do not be fooled by poor imitations - it takes more than a Cuisinart to make exquisite, authentic Palestinian appetizers. Taught by the ever-energetic Nellie Bannayan who will prepare dishes from scratch and demonstrate her tried and true secrets. Recipe sheets will be available.

Participants will feast on the resulting dishes. Served with pita and Middle Eastern refreshments.

Limited number of seats. Please visit website to register.

Time:  1pm-3pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Food & Beverage
May 7/2011
to May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
26th annual Mayworks Festival of working people and the arts
Mayworks! Where else can you find Juno nominated musicians, CBC Poetry Face-off winners, works by emerging Indigenous playwrights, provocative dance, a walking tour, a writing workshop, evocative video, storytelling, mural making for kids, visual arts galore and more? Mayworks celebrates artists as workers and workers as artists in a weeklong multi-disciplinary festival across the GTA. Many events are free (some tickets up to $15) and most are wheelchair accessible.

Artists include Ghadeer M., jamila malika, Jessie Anthony, John Wort Hannam, Leila Pourtavaf, Ashley Bomberry, Carlie Howell, Clare Preuss, Motion, Dave Silverberg, D-Lishus, Dinah Thorpe, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Amy Gottlieb, Brett Story, Camille Turner, Clare Preuss, Dan Bergeron, Lisa Cromarty, Lishai, Maria Dunn, MataDanZe, Maureen Hynes, Michelle Muir, Paul Boddum, Rick Hill, Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra, Sundance Crowe, Tyler Pennock and more!

Time:  starts May 7, 1:30 pm - ends May 15, 10 pm
Venue:  various locations across the GTA
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mayworks.ca/index.html
For information contact:  Contact email: coordinator@mayworks.ca
Phone:  416-599-9096
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Economic Development
May 8/2011
Toronto, ON
Unspoken Dreams: Stories from Rumi
Unspoken dreams is the place where stories, music and art live when they aren’t being seen or heard.

The 13th century mystical poet Rumi lived most of his life in Konya (now in Turkey) which was at the crossroads of different cultures. As a major city on the Silk Route, it was a place where travelers would meet, sharing their stories and beliefs. His work, the Masnavi, is a vast tapestry of stories and stories within stories, which he used in his teachings.

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller who tells stories from the literary and folk traditions of Iran and Turkey. He has performed at a number of venues and in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Washington D.C.

William Beauvais is a Toronto based guitarist and composer with numerous CD’s to his credit. He has composed music for many prominent Canadian musicians and his music has been heard around the world.
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Need to know:
- Doors open at 3:00
- Admission $25 (includes CD)

Time:  3-5pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 8/2011
World Red Cross Day
World Red Cross Day is an international event that aims to celebrate the humanitarian work of millions of Red Cross volunteers and staff worldwide.

For information contact:  feedback@redcross.ca
Phone:  613-740-1900/1-877-356-3226
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 8/2011
to May 11/2011
Edmonton, AB
Reel Waste Film Festival
This is presented with the international conference Waste - The Social Context.
Anyone interested in the vast world of waste management (including conference delegates) will want to get a REEL taste of these award-winning, critically acclaimed films:
* Waste Land
* Kenny the Movie
* Badlands
* The Gleaners and I
* No Impact Man

Venue:  Metro Cinema at the Citadel Theatre
Location:  9828 - 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.ewmce.ca
For information contact:  Susan Comrie - susan.comrie (at) edmonton.ca
Phone:  780-442-6471
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
May 8/2011
to May 11/2011
Edmonton, AB
Waste - The Social Context
People, Policies, Persuasions and Payoffs. This international conference on the social, environmental and econimical aspects of waste management. Hosted by the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence.

Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.ewmce.ca
For information contact:  Susan Comrie, susan.comrie (at) edmonton.ca
Phone:  780-442-6471
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Aviation & Aerospace
May 9/2011
Toronto, ON
Learn about naturopathic medicine from the interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic!
The RSNC is the largest naturopathic teaching clinic in Canada. We welcome you to meet our newest clinicians, the graduating class of 2012, who will be starting their clinic rotations that week. Attend to discover how naturopathic medicine can help you improve your health and quality of life, and learn about specialty clinics offered at the RSNC:

Adjunctive cancer care - minimizing side effects of conventional therapies and increasing overall wellbeing
Pediatrics - for babies and toddlers, school-age children and adolescents
Sports medicine - including injury prevention and rehabilitation

In addition, interns will also be on hand to perform free Asian tongue and pulse diagnosis and we'll hold draws for complimentary clinic services.

Time:  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Venue:  Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Location:  1255 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karamjit Singh
Phone:  416-498-1255 x 263
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education; Women
May 9/2011
to May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
Freedom of Expression Day
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is celebrating the Freedom of Expression Day this year, with a weekly exhibition of the member publications of the Ethnic Press of Canada. The official opening of the exhibition is scheduled for Monday, May the 9th, 6:00 pm, at the Rotunda of the Toronto City Hall.
The exhibition will remain open to the public from Monday May the 9 to Sunday May the 15th. The public is welcomed to visit it.

Time:  Opening 6:00 pm May 9
Venue:  City Hall rotunda
Location:  100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Asha Rajak
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 10/2011
to Apr 18/2011
ON
END:CIV with director Franklin López
END:CIV illustrates the brutality of a civilization addicted to systematic violence and environmental destruction, and the heroism of those who confront it head-on. Rapid-fire video-game graphics, interviews, war footage and satire mock the excesses of the global economic system, even as it implodes around us.

Based on the best-seller Endgame by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV begins with the harsh reality that all civilizations eventually end. The ancient Mayans, the dynasties of China, and the mighty Roman Empire, as long-lived and powerful as they were, inevitably crashed. Western Civilization is no different. It's coming down, but not fast enough.

END:CIV will screen in the following Ontario cites:

Ottawa
University of Ottawa on May 10th, at 7:00pm. Admission: Donation.

Kingston
AKA Autonomous Social Centre with Aric McBay on May 11th, at 7:00pm. Admission: Donation.

Peterborough
The Cannery Art Centre on May 13th, at 7:00pm. Admission: Sliding Scale, $5 - $50.

Toronto
Detour Bar on May 14th, at 7:00pm. Admission: PWYC, $1 - $5.

London
Lifespin on May 16th, at 7:00pm. Admission: $5 - $10 suggested donation.

Hamilton
Sky Dragon Center on May 18th, at 7:00pm. Admission: $5 - $15. Pay $15 and receive END:CIV DVD.

*Director Franklin López will be on hand to present the film and answer questions afterward.

Time:  Various times for screenings throughout
Venue:  Screenings throughout Ontario Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, London, Hamilton, ON Canada
Location:  ON
Website:  http://endciv.com and http://www.pmpress.org
For information contact:  Franklin Lopez
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Computers; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 10/2011
Ottawa, ON
3rd Annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector Dinner and Awards Ceremony
The third annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector dinner and award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the historic Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. The winners and finalists will be honoured for their outstanding contributions in the field of financial management and comptrollership. The cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and award ceremony will start at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $120 each or $1100 for a table for 10 guests (plus HST).

Time:  5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Fairmont Château Laurier
Location:  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.comptrollershipaward.com
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
May 10/2011
to May 16/2011
National Nursing Week (week that includes 12 May)
National Nursing Week was first celebrated in 1985 to highlight nurses' contributions to the well-being of the Canadian public.

Provincial and territorial nurses associations

For information contact:  info@cna-aiic.ca
Phone:  613-237-2133/1-800-361-8404
Categories:   Social Services
May 10/2011
to May 30/2011
Australia
The Stringybark Short Story Award
The Stringybark Speculative Fiction Award 2011 is for the story that entertains the judges the most. Speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, dystopian and utopian societies, post-cataclysmic futures and everything in between.
The maximum word length for speculative fiction entries is 2000 words.
This is the first of our competitions that we have opened to international writers. We feel that the future of the earth is not in the hands of any one nation. So we look forward to reading stories from our overseas colleagues.
The Stringybark Speculative Fiction Award 2011 offers the winner A $500 cash, a certificate and publication in hardcopy and/or electronically.
There is an entry fee of A$9.50 for one story, A $17 for two or A$22.50 for a maximum of three stories. This can be paid via PayPal or Direct Deposit. See the payment page for details.
Stories must be sent via email. Closing date for entries is 30 May 2011.
Winners will be notified by 31 July 2011.
Winners of Stringybark Short Story Awards and stories with merit are published. The first publication consisting of winners of the Stringybark Short Story Award 2010 has been published.
There is an entry fee of $9.50 for one story, $17 for two stories or $22.50 for a maximum of three stories.

Time:  Deadline for submissions of short stories is May 30th, 2011
Venue:  Online
Location:  Australia
Website:  http://www.stringybarkstories.net/The_Stringybark_Short_Story_Award/Home.html
For information contact:  David Vernon
Phone:  judges@stringybarkstories.net
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 11/2011
Calgary, AB
How We Stopped Loving the Bomb -- Book launch and discussion
How We Stopped Loving the Bomb: An insider's account of the world on the brink of banning nuclear arms
by Senator Douglas Roche, OC.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

Senator Roche will discuss the people, the issues, and the ideas behind the new peace movement.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author, with proceeds going to support the work of Project Ploughshares.

Our annual meeting will follow.

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Parkdale United Church
Location:  2919 - 8 Avenue NW T2N 1C8, Calgary, AB
For information contact:  Karen Huggins
Phone:  (403) 283-3301
Categories:   Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations
May 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Jaffa: The Orange's Clockwork
Special Screening and Conversation with Osnat Trabelsi, producer

Jaffa, the orange’s clockwork narrates the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originated from Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as "Jaffa oranges".

The history of the orange is the history of this land. Through photography and cinema, poetry, paintings, workers of the citruses’ industry and historians, memory and present mythologies, Palestinians and Israelis cross and combine. The close reading of the Jaffa brand's visual representation is a reflection on western orientalist phantasms surrounding the ‘holy land’ and the ‘State of Israel’ and a tool to reveal the untold story of what was once a commune industry and symbol to Arabs and Jews in Palestine.

Time:  7:30-9:45pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 11/2011
Raise the Flag Day
Raise the Flag Day began in 1993 to recognize the leadership role the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Canada have taken in the promotion of Canadian pride.

For information contact:  kinhq@kincanada.ca
Phone:  519-653-1920/1-800-742-5546
Categories:   Children & Youth
May 11/2011
Toronto, ON
The golden century -- Sinfonia Toronto masterpiece concert
WORLD PREMIERE TO JOIN ‘GOLDEN CENTURY' CLASSICS
Composer in Residence, Rob Teehan premieres his commissioned work with Sinfonia Toronto under Maestro Nurhan Arman. In addition, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung will be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The program also features Dvorak's Quintet op. 77.

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio
Location:  250 Front St. W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/golden-century-sinfonia-toronto-masterpiece-concert
For information contact:  Heather
Phone:  sinfoniatoronto.gm@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
May 11/2011
Toronto, ON
The Yes Men fix Canada
This illustrated presentation by Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum will explore the tactical strategies behind some of the Yes Men's greatest triumphs: from their legendary 'identity corrections' of Dow, Enbridge, HUD, Exxon, and WTO, to their brilliant punking of Environment Minister Jim Prentice in Copenhagen, to their recent hijinks during this month's federal election.

The Yes Men are a fearless (genderless) collective of digital artists and activists, determined to culturejam the global forces of environmental evil. Brilliantly blending hilarity, surrealism and outrage, their hoaxes, pranks and 'tactical media interventions' have resulted in international headlines, award winning exhibitions and features (including The Yes Men Fix the World, Audience Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2009) and genuine social change.

Fee: $10 sliding scale

Time:  8pm - 10 pm
Venue:  OCADU Auditorium
Location:  100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=3328
For information contact:  John Greyson
Phone:  416 977 6000
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 11/2011
to May 17/2011
National Road Safety Week (dates vary)
National Road Safety Week promotes safe driving practices and public awareness of road safety issues, such as the use of seatbelts and child car safety seats.

For information contact:  csc@safety-council.org
Phone:  613-739-1535
Categories:   Education
May 12/2011
Toronto, ON
(Un)Lawful Access: Cyber-surveillance, Security and Civil Liberties -- Experts and advocates speak out
Digitally mediated surveillance is an increasingly prevalent, but still largely invisible, aspect of everyday life. As we work, play and negotiate public spaces, on-line and off, we produce a growing stream of personal digital data of interest to unseen others.

Join moderator Dr. Ron Deibert for an insightful and lively discussion into some of the most pressing social issues surrounding our rights and freedoms as cyber-surveillance becomes an ubiquitous part of our lives, on-line and off.

Panelists:

Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher and a core member of the Tor project. He is s co-founder of the San Francisco hackerspace Noisebridge and became controversial after representing Wikileaks at the 2010 HOPE hacker conference.

Lisa Austin is an Associate Professor in U of T's Faculty of Law and an expert in privacy law, focusing on challenges to privacy rights and interests presented by state information-sharing practices.

Ron Deibert is a leading cyber-security researcher at U of T's Citizen lab who received international renown by helping uncover a global cyber-espionage network.

David Lyon is a pioneer in surveillance studies based at Queen's University, where he is director of the Surveillance Studies Centre.

Christopher Prince is a legal and policy analyst with the Office of hte Privacy Commissioner of Canada, focusing on national security programs and governance.

Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and Policy Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association.

Time:  5 pm - 7 pm
Venue:  Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, U of T
Location:  1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.digitallymediatedsurveillance.ca
For information contact:  Kate Milberry
Phone:  kate.milberry@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Computers; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 12/2011
Canada Health Day
Canada Health Day provides an opportunity for discussion on Canadian health issues.

For information contact:  info@cpha.ca
Phone:  613-725-3769
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 12/2011
International Nurses Day
International Nurses Day, which is celebrated each year on Florence Nightingale's birthday, aims to raise public awareness of nurses' contributions to the well-being of Canadians and citizens around the world.

Provincial and territorial nurses associations

For information contact:  info@cna-aiic.ca
Phone:  613-237-2133/1-800-361-8404
Categories:   Education
May 12/2011
Vancouver, BC
Post-election round table discussion
The morning after (the 2011 federal elections)

There has been a lot of talk about the post election blues. Was this election hot and cold for you? Good and bad? Do you wake elated for a moment, then with dread?

Join in a post-election discussion in Vancouver to make sense of what the new Canadian political landscape is and to strategize for what comes next.

Speakers include:

- Libby Davies (Vancouver East MP, NDP Deputy Leader)
- Jamie Biggar (Leadnow.ca)
- Derrick O'Keefe (StopWar)
- Duncan Cameron (rabble.ca board president and columnist)

Moderated by:

Charlie Smith, Editor, The Straight

The round table discussion will aim to make sense of what the new Canadian political landscape is and strategize for what comes next. For those not in Vancouver -- watch the livestream on rabbletv. You won't want to miss it!

Mayworks website: http://tinyurl.com/mayworks

rabble.ca election analysis: http://rabble.ca/issuese/elections

Confirm your attendance on the Facebook event!

Time:  5 pm - 8 pm
Venue:  W2 Media Cafe
Location:  111 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/mayworks and http://rabble.ca/issuese/elections
For information contact:  W2 Community Media Art Society
Phone:  604-689-9896
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Communications Industry & Technology; Government & Public Sector
May 12/2011
to May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An art exhibit
Surveillance & Social Sorting, is pleased to present Cyber-surveillance in Everyday Life: An Art Exhibit. This group exhibition examines many aspects of surveillance, particularly the growing prevalence of cyber-surveillance in our daily lives and social habits.

Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life is organized in conjunction with the international workshop of the same name, taking place at the University of Toronto from May 12-15, 2011. The exhibition explores a number of the workshop's central themes, such as the intersections between surveillance and social networking, identity and anonymity, and monitoring techniques. The five works brought together in Cyber-surveillance in Everyday Life address the ubiquitous and distributed nature of surveillance.

Time:  starts May 12, 7pm - ends May 15, 1 am
Venue:  InterAccess Media Art Centre
Location:  9 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.interaccess.org/
For information contact:  Kate Milberry
Phone:  kate.milberry@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Computers; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 13/2011
Toronto, ON
Stop Wage Theft! Campaign Launch
Join the Workers' Action Centre at the community launch of their Stop Wage Theft! campaign. Hear from Workers' Action Centre leaders on their fight to stop employers from stealing wages and watch undercover footage of how employers break the law in a new video expose. See also how workers are resisting through 'bad boss' actions around the city.

Celebrate our shared resistance:
with live Afro-Colombian percussion from Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra, a Columbian born multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator who will be accompanied by New Tradition Drum and Dance;
Lishai, an award winning poet and powerful performer who uses her words to create dialogue and tell her story; and
Rehaset, a Saudi-born Ethiopian who grew into being an independent musical artist out of necessity and whose mission is to bridge the gap between Afrikans and the world!

Come learn about the Workers' Action Centre's vital organizing work for precarious workers.

Organized and sponsored by the Workers' Action Centre

Time:  7-9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Labour, Workplace, Unions; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 13/2011
to May 14/2011
Vancouver, BC
Women entrepreneurs for social change Conference with Lauren Bacon, Pam Chaloult and Emira Mears
Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change will be an intensive, interactive Vancouver based gathering that focuses on ways to lead a successful, socially conscious enterprise. This unique forum offers women from small and large organizations the chance to explore their business challenges in an intimate and inspiring environment drawing on the successful Social Venture Institute (SVI) model. SVI is a practical, problem-solving, alternative "business school" that creates a confidential, supportive and inspiring setting.

We'll dive deep into the heart of business, connecting and learning with other women leading mission-driven businesses and social enterprises.

This intensive will include opportunities to:
&#149; Fine-tune your strategies and build long-lasting relationships with peers and mentors;
&#149; Get direct feedback on your current challenges from a faculty of successful, socially responsible leaders;
&#149; Hear an inspiring "True Confession"-personal story from a leading entrepreneur and her struggle to reach success combining social mission with business;
&#149; Share your experiences and expertise with a group of values-driven business leaders.

This program is for CEOs and leaders of established small companies and non-profit enterprises. Pre-approval is required prior to registration; apply at womensconference@raisedeyebrow.com. Enrollment is limited and priority will be given to second-stage entrepreneurs.

TUITION: $250 CDN; includes lunch and light refreshments.

Pre-approval is required prior to registration; apply at womensconference@raisedeyebrow.com

Time:  starts May 13, 7 pm - ends May 14, 5 pm
Venue:  SFU Wosk Centre
Location:  581 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.womensconference.ca and www.hollyhock.ca
For information contact:  hollyhock.ca
Phone:  800 933 6339/ 250 935 6576
Categories:   Economic Development; Women; Retail
May 13/2011
to May 15/2011
Munich, Germany
Boundcon VIII - European Fetish Convention
Germany`s biggest fetish & BDSM exhibition is taking the next step, there will again be shows – workshops – shopping & more… in an area of 5000 sq m.
* approx. 100 exhibitors from the international fetish scene
* top show - program on several stages
* international gueststars and top models up-close
* a great catering area including a topless cocktailbar
* Bondage workshops with a number of the world’s best Bondage masters
* Custom Photo Shooting in a new much bigger location
* modelzone, dominazone on their own stages
* a bigger, new VIP–area with its own playzone, great buffet and a perfect view of the main stage
and much more…

Venue:  Zenith - The Cultural Hall
Location:  Lilienthal Allee 29, Munich, Germany
Website:  http://www.boundcon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality
May 13/2011
to May 15/2011
Vancouver, BC
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada's largest eco-marketplace.
Take the opportunity to participate in this fantastic three-day celebration of sustainable living! Join over 300 exhibitors and sponsors, interact with hundreds of buying customers, meet dozens of inspiring people and industry luminaries, and discover environmentally innovative products and services - all in one jam-packed weekend!

ATTRACTIONS
Eco-Marketplace
A retail-ready promenade that encourages direct sales, engages prospective customers, and creates opportunities for superior client relationships.
Main Stage
An informative, inspiring series of presentations by celebrities, expert panelists, special guests and professional entertainers.
EPIC Spirits Tasting Lounge
A collection of some of the best wineries, breweries and distilleries in the region.
Cooking Stage
A sizzling set of demonstrations with expert tips and gourmet treats from some of the hottest culinary wizards around.
EPICurean Food Market
An emporium of local, gourmet delights from artisan food producers.
Fashion Show Series
A beautiful showcase of local and international designers committed to sustainability, innovation and style.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.epicexpo.com
For information contact:  Randall Cook, randall.cook (at) globe.ca
Phone:  (604) 695-5001
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
May 13/2011
to May 17/2011
New York - Washington, USA
Brita Climate Ride
Brita Climate Ride will return for its fourth year this May 13-17, 2011, and will once again see hundreds of cyclists pedal beautiful country roads 300 miles from New York City to Washington, DC to raise awareness of renewable energy and the climate crisis.
This 'climate conference on wheels' and fully-supported adventure raises funds for three hardworking non-profits, Green America, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and 1Sky. Brita Climate Ride is the first multi-day, multi-city charitable bicycle ride to address climate change and renewable energy issues. The event also endeavors to showcase the bicycle as the ultimate carbon-free machine and a viable form of transportation.
Climate Ride will return to California in October 2011. This gorgeous 5-day, 320-mile ride along California's spectacular coast begins in the Redwood Empire near Eureka and finishes across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
Participants can currently register for either ride online at www.climateride.org .

Location:  New York - Washington, USA
Website:  http://www.climateride.org
For information contact:  Blake Holiday, blake (at) climateride.org
Categories:   Environment; Transportation & Travel
May 14/2011
Ottawa, ON
Energy Day at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Do your part...recycle! Drop off your used car batteries and electronic waste at the Museum's Great Recycling Event (see website for details).
Tour the Museum and discover how easy it is to be eco-friendly. Take part in fun, hands-on activities about solar and wind power offered by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering. Enjoy radical rhythms by the Junkyard Symphony group and speak to members of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa who will be on hand with a number of electric and human powered vehicles.

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Environment
May 14/2011
Toronto, ON
Good Evidence Toronto
Test your knowledge of Toronto the Good !

? How can low-income renters in Toronto remove exploitative landlords ?
? Did you know that Toronto grows some of the most delicious fruit in the country, yet why is Toronto seen as a polluted urban jungle, dependent on external food sources ?
? Which Toronto-based organization operates the only National AIDS hotline specifically for prisoners ?

Find out at Good Evidence's video-screening fundraiser!

Good Evidence will premier its short films made in partnership with three Toronto based community organizations, as part of an evening of live music, games, and images all aimed at breaking down stereotypes of Toronto.

These films will showcase the issues many Torontonians face daily basis and how they are being addressed by the great community organizations:
- Not Far From the Tree
- Parkdale Tenants Association
- Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network

Directors of the films and representatives from the partner organizations will be present to answer questions and share their expereince. Good Evidence will also be announcing organization to be filmed next!

Tickets $40; unwaged $20. (order via Paypal). The price of the ticket includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar available).

Time:  7pm-10:30pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 14/2011
Ottawa, ON
National Day of Action for Federal Reform
Only 40 percent of Canadians supported our government in the May 2 election, and yet we wound up with a Conservative majority. The fact that Stephen Harper now controls Parliament after gaining only 1.8 percent more of the popular vote than in 2008 is a testament to the arbitrary and antiquated nature of Canada's Parliamentary system.

We need an electoral process in which everybody's vote counts. We need a government that represents us.

#dayofaction @dayofaction2011

All demonstrations to be held at 2pm local time.

Montreal - Berri Sq.
Ottawa - Parliament Hill
Vancouver - Vancouver Art Gallery
Toronto - Queen's Park
Calgary - Harry Hays Building
Halifax - Province House
Charlottetown - Province House
Kelowna - The Sails, Central Park
Whitehorse - Elijah Smith Building

Time:  2 pm - 6 pm
Venue:  War Monument at Wellington & Elgin
Location:  nationaldayofaction.ca/, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://nationaldayofaction.ca
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Politics & Political Organizations
May 14/2011
Montreal, QC
National Day of Action For Federal Reform
DEMAND REPRESENTATION
May 14 - National Day of Action for Electoral Reform

Only 40 percent of Canadians supported our government in the May 2 election, and yet we wound up with a Conservative majority. The fact that Stephen Harper now controls Parliament after gaining only 1.8 percent more of the popular vote than in 2008 is a testament to the arbitrary and antiquated nature of Canada's Parliamentary system.

...We need an electoral process in which everybody's vote counts. We need a government that represents us.


Montreal - Berri Sq. 2 p.m.
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, 2 p.m.
Vancouver - Vancouver Art Gallery, 2 p.m.
Toronto &#151;-Queen's Park, 2 p.m.
(all times local)

Time:  2 pm - 6 pm
Venue:  Berri Square
Location:  rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://nationaldayofaction.org
For information contact:  dayofaction2011@gmail.com
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Politics & Political Organizations
May 14/2011
Toronto, ON
National Day of Action for Political Reform
DEMAND REPRESENTATION
May 14 National Day of Action for Electoral Reform

Only 40 percent of Canadians supported our government in the May 2 election, and yet we wound up with a Conservative majority. The fact that Stephen Harper now controls Parliament after gaining only 1.8 percent more of the popular vote than in 2008 is a testament to the arbitrary and antiquated nature of Canada's Parliamentary system.

We need an electoral process in which everybody's vote counts. We need a government that represents us.

Montreal - Berri Sq. 2 p.m.
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, 2 p.m.
Vancouver - Vancouver Art Gallery, 2 p.m.
Toronto - Queen-s Park,3 p.m.
(all times local)

Time:  3 pm
Venue:  Queen's Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://nationaldayofaction.org
For information contact:  dayofaction2011@gmail.com
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Politics & Political Organizations
May 14/2011
Vancouver, ON
National Day of Action for Political Reform
DEMAND REPRESENTATION
May 14 - National Day of Action for Electoral Reform

Only 40 percent of Canadians supported our government in the May 2 election, and yet we wound up with a Conservative majority. The fact that Stephen Harper now controls Parliament after gaining only 1.8 percent more of the popular vote than in 2008 is a testament to the arbitrary and antiquated nature of Canada's Parliamentary system.

...We need an electoral process in which everybody's vote counts. We need a government that represents us.


Montreal - Berri Sq. 2 p.m.
Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118523158230228
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, 2 p.m.
Vancouver - Vancouver Public Library, Georgia Plaza, 2 p.m.
Toronto - Queen's Park, 2 p.m.
Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113480302070885
(all times local)

Time:  2 pm -6 pm
Venue:  Vancouver Public Library
Location:  Georgia Plaza, Vancouver, ON
Website:  http://nationaldayofaction.ca/
For information contact:  vancouver@nationaldayofaction.ca or dayofaction2011@gmail.com
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Politics & Political Organizations
May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
Draft 6.6 reading series
Please join us for...
Draft 6.6
with new work by

Michelle Alfano
Baila Ellenbogen
Catherine Graham
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Nicholas Power

With the $5 admission fee comes a copy of Draft, a limited-edition publication available only at these readings.

Time:  3 pm - 5 pm
Venue:  Merchants of Green Cafe
Location:  2 Matilda Street (west of Queen/north of Broadview), Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Lindy Moses ragamuffin71@gmail.com/ draftreadings@gmail.com
Phone:  416 433-4170
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
Eyes on the Street screening
Join Dr. Andrew Clement for a reprisal of his Jane’s Walk that sets its sights on CCTV surveillance in downtown Toronto.

Wherever we walk on the streets of our city, we are followed by video eyes – Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras owned by private corporations as well as the Toronto Police. On this Jane's Walk, we will look back.

This walk surveys the various video surveillance cameras (mainly operated by police, retailers and private sector security agencies) and accompanying signage (and lack thereof). We’ll discuss the relation between the ideas of urban safety/livability/crime reduction associated with these ‘video eyes’ and the human eyes that Jane Jacobs refers to in her famous phrase of ‘eyes on the street’.

(Video)Eyes on the Street is part of Cyber-surveillance in Everyday Life: An International Workshop, which is convened by The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting, a multi-university research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

This walk is based on on-going research at the University of Toronto.

Time:  11 am - 1 pm
Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square, main entrance, under the big surveillance camera under the Canadian flag
Location:  100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cybersurveillanceworkshop.wordpress.com/
For information contact:  kate Milberry
Phone:  kate.milberry@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Information, Libraries, Research; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 15/2011
Toronto, ON
Sounds of the Revolution
A fundraising event that brings together authors, artists, and performers to celebrate the strength and dignity of people fighting for their political and human rights in the Arabic-speaking world.

The Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange (CEPAL) is a registered charity that believes education is a fundamental right. Since 1996, CEPAL has worked in partnership with local Palestinian NGOs in refugee camps in Lebanon to increase refugees’ access to education. Each year, we send volunteers to teach as part of the summer and after-school programs offered in the camps. CEPAL is entirely volunteer-run: all proceeds from this event will contribute to our overseas program.

Performers include:
Ava Homa, Author
"Ranging across regions, ethnicities, genders, sexualities and political dispositions, Homa’s characters give us a prismatic portrait of Iran that resists both internal tyrannies and Western demonization. Her style is elegantly spare, gem-solid. This is a voice we all need to hear."
Susan Holbrook, author of Joy Is So Exhausting

Time:  6-9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 15/2011
to May 18/2011
Vancouver, BC
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference and Exhibition
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference and Exhibition is one of the leading international events for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The event will be celebrating its fifth edition and will be held from May 15 – 18, 2011. It will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recent host for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Participants in Canada’s premier hydrogen and fuel cells event will have the opportunity to:

- Experience the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell products, including portable fuel cell devices, back-up power, materials handling, stationary power generation, hydrogen fueling and hydrogen powered vehicles.

- Engage end users, purchasers and integrators of hydrogen and fuel cell products, including original equipment manufacturers, utilities, transit authorities, government purchasing agencies, fleet managers and warehouse operators.

- Understand the latest scientific breakthroughs, commercial opportunities and policy developments from the world’s prominent hydrogen and fuel cell experts.

- Visit pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities in Vancouver’s world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster.

- Network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.hfc2011.com
For information contact:  Sarah Richards srichards@chfca.ca
Phone:  (604) 822-1736
Categories:   Environment
May 15/2011
to May 18/2011
Vancouver, BC
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference and Exhibition
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference and Exhibition is one of the leading international events for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The event will be celebrating its fifth edition and will be held from May 15 - 18, 2011. It will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recent host for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Participants in Canada's premier hydrogen and fuel cells event will have the opportunity to:

- Experience the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell products, including portable fuel cell devices, back-up power, materials handling, stationary power generation, hydrogen fueling and hydrogen powered vehicles.

- Engage end users, purchasers and integrators of hydrogen and fuel cell products, including original equipment manufacturers, utilities, transit authorities, government purchasing agencies, fleet managers and warehouse operators.

- Understand the latest scientific breakthroughs, commercial opportunities and policy developments from the world's prominent hydrogen and fuel cell experts.

- Visit pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities in Vancouver's world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster.

- Network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.

For more information please visit www.hfc2011.com or contact Conference Manager, Sarah Richards at (604) 822-1736 and by email at srichards (at) chfca.ca

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Science & Technology
May 16/2011
Schizophrenia Walk of Hope (dates vary per region)
The Schizophrenia Walk of Hope aims to raise public awareness of schizophrenia and promote research into its causes and treatment.

For information contact:  sso@schizophrenia.on.ca
Phone:  416-449-6830/1-800-6367
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 16/2011
to May 22/2011
Intergenerational Week (starts on the third Sunday in May)
First held in Canada in 1993, Intergenerational Week pays tribute to those who work towards promoting communication between generations through voluntary activities in their communities.

For information contact:  info@unitedgenerations.ca
Phone:  416-426-7115
Categories:   Social Services
May 17/2011
to Apr 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Book launch of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Join us at Buddies for the launch of an amazing new anthology: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme.

Tickets $5 to $15 (sliding scale)
doors 7:00pm; show 7:30pm
books available for purchase

Featuring readings and performances by contributors:

Debra Anderson
Bear Bergman
Anna Camilleri
Ivan Coyote
Nairne Holtz
Karleen Pendleton Jiménez
Zena Sharman
Melissa Sky
Zoe Whittall

Venue and washrooms are accessible.

Full event details on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159673497427323

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Location:  12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159673497427323
For information contact:  Cynara Geissler Contact email: cynara@arsenalpulp.com
Phone:  888 600 7857
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
May 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Book Launch: Canadian Labour in Crisis
Reinventing the Workers’ Movement
by Professor David Camfield, U of Manitoba


Does Canada have a working-class movement? Though many of us think of ourselves as middle class, most of us are, in fact, working class: we work for a wage. And though many of us are members of unions — the most significant organizations of the working-class movement in Canada — most people do not understand themselves to be part of this movement. Canadian Labour in Crisis asks why this is so. Through an analysis of the contemporary Canadian working-class movement and its historical development, David Camfield offers an explanation for its current state and argues that reform within the movement is not enough. From the structure of organizations to their activities and even the guiding ideology, Camfield contends that the movement needs a radical reinvention — and offers us a new way forward in reaching this goal.

David Camfield is an associate professor in labour studies at the University of Manitoba. David will deliver a short talk and copies of his new book will be available for purchase.

Endorsed by Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly & Toronto New Socialists.

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Webinar: Cities of migration learning exchange series -- Listen up! Media strategies for diverse cities
Join Cities of Migration online for a 60-minute webinar to learn about media diversity and the strategies behind the success of local radio broadcasters in Barcelona and Toronto. Find out how to improve your audience ratings by responding to changing demographics and sharing your city's immigrant experience.

Time:  11 am - 12 pm
Venue:  webinar online
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://citiesofmigration.ca/integration-learning-exchange/
For information contact:  Maytree: citiesofmigration@maytree.com
Phone:  416.944.2627
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 17/2011
to Jun 1/2011
Mimi Award Nominations
We're seeking nominees who:
1. Care deeply about the work, the people we're reporting on and the reporter.
As one Providence Journal reporter said, I can't imagine this award going to an editor who didn't care as much as Mimi did. The depth of her caring is so rare. She was a total tigress. She fought for you. She would stand up for the good story and the reporter. To have those two qualities means so much. &#133; Mimi would stay up all night with you working on a story.

2. Have a real passion for the Act II journalism championed by the Dart Center, and a keen understanding of how to navigate the emotional landscape where these stories are found.
Mimi had a special place in her heart for work on sexual assault, domestic violence, violence against women and the stories of people affected by tragedies such as the 2003 Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island. She connected with the subjects, cared for them and about them and for their families as well. She kept them in mind as if she knew them personally, even though she rarely did, throughout the reporting and editing process.

3. Challenge reporters to do better and nurture them along the way, forcing them to see possibilities for a story they may not have seen. This type of editor is acutely aware that even a small story may mean as much to a reporter's development as the big stories the paper is pursuing.

4. Have a deep respect for the English language and the ability to help reporters write crisp, grippin

Time:  Deadline for Submissions is 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 1st, 2011
Website:  http://dartcenter.org/calendar/all/201006
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
May 18/2011
United States
Conference Call on Arts, Culture, Media & Economic Justice
We invite you to join us for a nation-wide conference call discussing the role of the arts, culture and media in economic justice organizing and movement building in communities across the United States.

It is FREE to participate. Please RSVP for call-in number by emailing: rsvp@artsanddemocracy.org

Time:  12:00 pm EST
Venue:  Teleconference
Location:  Across the U.S.A., United States
Website:  http://centerformediajustice.org/2011/05/06/conference-call-on-arts-culture-media-economic-j
Phone:  rsvp@artsanddemocracy.org
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 18/2011
International Museum Day
First celebrated in 1977, International Museums Day promotes the importance of museums for cultural exchange and the enrichment of cultures.

For information contact:  secretariat@icom.museum
May 19/2011
Ottawa / Kanata, ON
Discover Your Conflict Blueprint™ - Fundraiser for United Way Ottawa
In this light-hearted, interactive session participants will have the opportunity to explore their default Conflict Blueprint™ - their response to conflict situations, where that response originated and whether it contributes to their success or gets in their way! Join us to, learn the 3 strategies that can increase your success at work and at home and stop the sleepless nights &#61485; Come and Discover your Conflict Blueprint™and if it's not working well for you - how to reprogram it to enhance your ability to be effective in conflict situations!

Time:  6:30 - 9:30pm
Venue:  The Country Inn and Suites
Location:  578 Terry Fox DR, Ottawa / Kanata, ON
Website:  http://www.canmediate.com
For information contact:  Ruth Sirman
Phone:  613-256-3852
Categories:   Skills & Training; Management; Labour, Workplace, Unions
May 19/2011
Vancouver, BC
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre
Join Carmen Aguirre and Douglas & McIntyre celebrating the publication of her new book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter. There will be a reading, book signing and a little dancing.

A gripping, darkly comic memoir of a young underground revolutionary during the Pinochet dictatorship in 1980s Chile.

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Rizhome Café
Location:  317 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.rhizomecafe.ca/
For information contact:  Marketing: dm@dmpibooks.com
Phone:  604.872.3166
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
May 20/2011
to May 21/2011
Penang, Malaysia
World Press Freedom Day Exhibition
Suaram Penang and Pertubuhan Wartawan dan JurugambarAkhbar Cina Pulau Pinang.

CIJ(Centre For Independent Journalsim) will commemorate this year World Press Freedom Day in Penang, together with Suaram Penang and local media group to mainly launch a handbook, which compiling the best practices of reporting on ethnicity.

Besides that, we hope to make it into a more interesting event, probabbly with exhibition, survey, photography contest, film screening or music show, to attract participation from the mass public.

We will set up our organizing committee on 14 April , 8.30pm at suaram office, who are interested can contact Low (012-4520913) or Ooi (016-4440406).

Time:  10:00 am on May 20th, Ending 5:00 pm on May 21st, 2011
Venue:  Kimtar Walk
Location:  Penang, Malaysia
Website:  http://cijmalaysia.org/event-calendar/
For information contact:  Low or Ooi
Phone:  012-4520913; 016-4440406
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
May 20/2011
to May 23/2011
Canadian Skills competition (dates vary)
The Canadian Skills Competition is an event through which students participate in challenges designed to test the skills required in certain trades and technical occupations.

Phone:  819-771-7545/1-877-754-5226
Categories:   Skills & Training
May 21/2011
New York
CLMP's 6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival All LIT Up!
The 6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival: All LIT Up is back after a one-year hiatus. The daylong festival, produced by The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, with The Hudson Opera House and Hudson Wine Merchants, celebrates literature and literary publishing. From 11 AM – 4 PM a Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair will take place at the Hudson Opera House (327 Warren Street). Hundreds of books and magazines published by regional and national independent literary publishers will be on sale for only $2 an issue and $4 a book, with many publishers there to meet & greet! Shoppers can discover hundreds of literary publications they would never see in a single store and take advantage of the bargain prices.

At 5 PM a reading & reception at Hudson Wine Merchants (341½ Warren Street) will feature Rebecca Wolff, Jonathan Dixon, and Monica Youn. Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems (Manderley, Figment, The King) and a forthcoming novel called The Beginners. Jonathan Dixon is the author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced, a memoir of his recent education at the Culinary Institute of America. Monica Youn's second poetry collection Ignatz, was a 2010 finalist for the National Book Award. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings.

This festival is brought to you by CLMP, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (www.clmp.org), serving the community of independent literary publishers since 1967. These events are made possible in part through support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. p.m.
Venue:  Hudson Opera House
Location:  Hudson, New York
Website:  http://https://www.clmp.org/fairforms/hudson_2011.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 21/2011
to Jun 22/2011
Toronto, ON
CanSIA Summer Solstice 2011: Here Comes the Sun
Join CanSIA member, friends, solar colleagues & The Honourable Brad Duguid MPP, Minister of Energy. Stand up for Solar at the Third Annual Canadian Solar Industries Association Summer Solstice event.

Event cost $60.00 (includes HST & covers food and drinks)

Time:  5 - 7 pm
Venue:  Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant
Location:  207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cansia.ca/2011SummerSolstice
For information contact:  info@cansia.ca
Categories:   Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 23/2011
to May 24/2011
California
SMOC: Social Media Optimization Conference 2011
WHAT SMOC gives you the lowdown on organic user engagement and advertising.

RATES
Special Group Rate!
After one person registers at full price, all additional registrants from the same organization pay only $295 per person. Registrations must be placed at the same time, and registrants must be from the same organization. This rate cannot be combined with any other discount.

Venue:  Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Location:  1675 Owens Street, San Francisco 94143, California
Website:  http://www.mediabistro.com/courses/details.asp?id=6659&
For information contact:  events@mediabistro.com
Phone:  (212) 547-7888
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
May 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Insomniac Press spring literary launch
Please join us in celebrating Insomniac's Spring literary launch, featuring new books by Sam Cheuk, Stan Rogal and Mike Spry.

Time:  7 pm - 11 pm
Venue:  The Magpie Tavern
Location:  831 Dundas St W., Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Gillian Rodgerson: gillian@insomniacpress.com
Phone:  416-693-1451
Categories:   Arts & Culture
May 24/2011
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Organic Magic with Worms
Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society present Organic magic with worms featuring guest speaker Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters. Learn all about worms and vermicomposting - a viable solution for your organic waste. Discover how to convert organic matter (food scraps and paper) into nature's finest fertilizer. Find out why worms are an essential part of our environment. During the presentation, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest. Feed the soil not the plant.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
Location:  29 Platoff Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Website:  http://www.cathyscomposters.com/events.html
For information contact:  Cathy Nesbitt
Phone:  1-888-775-9495
Categories:   Environment; Education; Nature & Outdoors
May 24/2011
to May 25/2011
Hanoi, Vietnam
Asia Media Summit 2011 "Digital Media Everywhere: Repositioning Broadcasting"
We are expecting 500 top-ranking broadcasters, decision makers, media professionals, regulators, scholars, and stakeholders from Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, North America and the Arab World to attend the Asia Media Summit and to examine issues that impact the highly competitive and dynamic media environment.

Be part of this important intellectual gathering and the biggest media event taking place in Asia-Pacific, the Asia Media Summit 2011.

Time:  9:00 am on May 24, 2011
Venue:  Melia Hotel
Location:  Hanoi, Vietnam
Website:  http://www.aibd.org.my/node/1287
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 24/2011
to May 26/2011
Toronto, ON
Bright Futures in Canada Conference
The Bright Futures in Canada Conference is the national conference dedicated to the electricity and renewable energy industry workforce. Within the next five years, this sector will experience labour shortages due to the pending retirement of skilled workers and a massive regeneration of the electricity infrastructure. According to the projections of the ESC 2008 Powering Up the Future Study, electricity organizations will experience an annual shortfall of between 3,000 and 4,500 workers by 2012. In an effort to meet the needs for a skilled, safe and sustainable workforce, the ESC's 2011 Bright Futures in Canada Conference will provide industry stakeholders with innovative and practical solutions to the human resources challenges they face. The two-day, interactive event will feature notable speakers who will share the latest and most advanced initiatives designed to mitigate the current and future labour shortage. Conference attendees will hear about ESC research and program initiatives and gain ground on key human resource strategies to develop a skilled, safe and sustainable workforce now and in the future.

The successful 2009 conference was a great networking and learning opportunity for industry and other stakeholders who were in attendance, and the Council promises to deliver an even bigger and better conference next year!

Venue:  InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
Location:  225 Front Street West Toronto ON M5V 2X3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=2956&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment
May 24/2011
to May 27/2011
worldwide
Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
The International Women's Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. The fellowship will run from September 2011 to March 2012. The application deadline is May 27, 2011. This program, created with Neuffer's family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

One woman journalist will be selected to spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to Boston-area universities as well as The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.

Time:  DEADLINE MAY 27, 2011
Location:  Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship International Women's Media Foundation 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275 Washington, D.C. 20006 USA, worldwide
Website:  http://www.iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship.aspx
Categories:   Women; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 24/2011
to Jun 1/2011
USA & Worldwide
Call for Entries: Plural + 2011 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity & Social Inclusion
Early submissions are encouraged. Building on the successes of the first two years, PLURAL+ again invites the world&#146;s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on the issues of migration, diversity and social inclusion.

PLURAL+ not only provides young people with an effective platform to express themselves globally, but also supports the role of youth as powerful and creative agents of social change. We also encourage schools, NGOs, and the business community to support the creative vision of youth in their media making efforts.

Young people between the ages of 9 and 25 are invited to submit short videos of one to five minutes in length. The videos should express participants' experiences and thoughts on migration, diversity, social inclusion and identity; highlighting realities as well as ideas for peaceful relations among diverse cultures and religions.

PLURAL+ supports youth engagement in these important issues, both at local and global levels, by facilitating video distribution through a variety of media platforms and networks (broadcast, festivals, conferences, events, Internet, and DVD).

A prestigious international jury will select three winners in the three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). Each winner will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at PLURAL + 2011 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media on 10 November 2011. PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other exciting prizes and professionl opportunities, including co-productions and a chance to gain international exposure by presenting the award winners’ work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.

Time:  DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2011
Location:  USA & Worldwide
Website:  http://www.unaoc.org/pluralplus/
Phone:  plural@unaoc.org
Categories:   International; Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 24/2011
to Jun 15/2011
USA & Worldwide
Women Peace Writers Program accepting applications
International women writers whose work focuses on peace can apply for an eight-week residency in San Diego, California. The program covers all travel, accommodation and living costs during the program. Peace Writers will stay on campus at the University of San Diego.

The Women Peace Writers Program, sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, pairs writers with activists, called PeaceMakers to document their story of living in conflict and building peace in their communities.
Candidates must have a graduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program. Candidates must also have excellent skills in written English.

Time:  DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2011
Venue:  San Diego/California
Location:  USA & Worldwide
Website:  http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ipj/programs/women_peace_makers/peace_writers/index.php
Categories:   Women; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
May 24/2011
to Jul 15/2011
Mediterranean/
Apply for the Anna Lindh Journalist Award 2011
From today and until the 15th of July 2011, journalists who are nationals of one of the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean have the opportunity to participate in the Fifth edition of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award. This leading regional Award aims at rewarding exceptional journalistic productions, contributing to a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region as well as promoting the positive role played by journalists in providing balanced and informed coverage on cultural issues in the region.
Submitted works should tackle intercultural issues between and within Euro-Mediterranean societies, ranging from minorities, migration, integration and identity to religion and cultural traditions.
Works could have been published in printed / online media, or broadcasted on radio or television between the 1st of July 2010 and 15th of July 2011. In addition, and taking into consideration the tremendous changes taking place in Southern Mediterranean countries, a special award will be dedicated to works on the theme "Social change, Citizenship and Participation".
A prestigious international jury will preselect a number of finalists to be invited to attend the Award Ceremony in Monaco, among which five winners will be announced during the ceremony and in presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The winners will receive a cash prize and will be involved during the whole year in the Anna Lindh Foundation's activities throughout the region. Partner organizations will also give the chance for awardees to gain international exposure by presenting their work at conferences and events taking place in the region.

Venue:  Mediterranean
Location:  Journalist Award P.O. Box 732, El Mansheya Alexandria 21111 Egypt, Mediterranean/
Website:  http://www.euromedalex.org/journalist-award
Phone:  ingy.sedky@bibalex.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 25/2011
London, UK
Media Trust Social
Get social this summer with Media Trust

We always say whatever you do communicate, and what nicer way to do that than by dropping in to meet us and all the lovely charity communications folk we work with at our summer shindig.

Perhaps you've come to one of our events and enjoyed networking, have a pressing work issue you'd like to brainstorm or just want to meet like-minded souls to keep up on what's going on in the sector.

Whatever your reason, join us for a warm summer evening in a smashing bar a stone's throw from Oxford Circus.
Type Ends Quantity
Small organisation - Charity, community group, voluntary organisation, social enterprise with less than £0.5m turnover 1d 1h 10m Free
Medium organisation - Charity, community group, voluntary organisation, social enterprise with £0.5 - £2.5m turnover 1d 1h 10m Free
Large organisation - Charity, community group, voluntary organisation, social enterprise with £2.5 - £10m turnover 1d 1h 10m Free
Super organisation - Charity, community group, voluntary organisation, social enterprise with £10m+ turnover 1d 1h 10m Free
Public/Private sector organisation 1d 1h 10m Free

We'll be on hand to make introductions, chat about what's new with us, encourage you to try more cocktails than is wise on a school night and generally make sure everyone has a fab time.

You're very welcome to bring a colleague or two - the more the merrier! - and any issues you think we can help with.

See you soon,


Media Trust summer socialites

Asha Goveas, events producer

Alison Morris, communications development manager

Felicity Lambert, media matching manager

Amy Spiller, outreach manager

Michael Penny, marketing and communications assistant

Time:  6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:  37-38 Margaret Street London London W1G 0JF, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/media-trust-social/1560430289/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
May 25/2011
Toronto, ON
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Translation by Edward Fitzgerald
performed by David Calderisi
music on kamanche by Kousha Nakhaei

Canadian actor David Calderisi stages a program called 'Omar Khayyam. Edward FitzGerald's Masterpiece'. The program consists of "an entertaining presentation of the story of how the poem came to be written and what it went on to become", followed by Calderisi's rendition of the poem itself.

Biographies
Omar Khayyam (1048 –1131) Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Not known as a poet in his lifetime. Some years after he died a few verses said to have been composed by him came to light. Over time the number of verses attributed to Khayyam grew to number more than a thousand.

Edward Fitzgerald (1809 – 83) British, wealthy, eccentric. From two manuscripts containing more than 700 verses attributed to Khayyam, he published an English rendering of 75 verses in 1859. At first utterly unnoticed, his work went on to become the most widely published poem in the English language.

Time:  7:30pm-9:30pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 25/2011
to May 28/2011
Banff, AB
2011 CATA National Conference & World Congress
In 2011, Banff National Park and the townsite of Banff, Alberta will play host to the Canadian Athletic Therapists National Conference and the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy Congress. This unique conference brings some of the best minds in sports medicine together to deliver unique insights, the newest innovations and a series of exciting activities to fully immerse yourself in this spectacular mountain setting.

Venue:  The Banff Centre
Location:  Banff, AB
Website:  http://conference.athletictherapy.org/
For information contact:  Grant Slessor
Phone:  403-509-2283
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Sports & Games
May 25/2011
to Jun 15/2011
Byron Bay Writers Festival: Poetry Competition
Dangerously Poetic Press and the Byron Bay Writer's Festival are sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011 on Sunday, the 7th of August. Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme- A Passion for Nature and our place in it.
Judge: Dr. Robyn Rowland
First Prize : $500, a 3 day pass to the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011, publication in Dangerously Poetic's upcoming anthology ( projected launch date 2/2012), a free copy of the anthology and chance to read the poem at the festival.
Second Prize : $ 100, a 3 day pass to Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011, publication in DP's upcoming anthology ( as above.)
Entry fee: $10 first poem, $5 for each additional Download Entry Form on
Poems will be no longer than 40 lines, single spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt
Poems shall not have won a competition, been previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Winning poems must be available for publication in anthology.
Closing date is 15th June, 2011. All poems must be received by this date to be considered.
No author name on poem.

Please enclose 2 copies of each poem plus one entry form or email poems and entry form as .doc attachments to bev_sweeney@yahoo.com.au This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
No poem will be returned, no communication will be entered into.
Judge’s notes and final results will be posted on

Time:  SUBMISSIONS DUE BY JUNE 15th, 2011
Venue:  ONLINE
Website:  http://www.swwt.org.au/competitions/85-byron-bay-writers-festival.html
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 25/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Rules and Conidtions to Enter are listed in the below link.

Time:  SUBMISSIONS DUE BY JUNE 30, 2011
Venue:  ONLINE Hosted by Australian Book Review
Website:  http://www.swwt.org.au/attachments/082_Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize.pdf
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 26/2011
OSEA FIT Webinar Series: OPA Feed-in Tariff Review - Discussing the Future of FIT
The Ontario Power Authority is expected to begin its review of the Feed-in Tariff programs this summer. To mark this occasion, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association has gathered a panel of experts on Ontario's Green Energy Act and Feed-in Tariff programs as well as project developers and proponents for a discussion on how the FIT programs should evolve. Join us on Thursday, May 26th, for an engaging conversation on what may be expected from the review, initial recommendations from leading experts and an opportunity to make your own suggestions.
Cost: $40 for non-members

Free to OSEA Champion, Enabler and Supporter members. OSEA friends pay $34.

Time:  10:00 - 11:30 am
Venue:  Online Webinar. Log-in instructions provided upon registration.
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3026&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=&B
Categories:   Environment
May 26/2011
to May 30/2011
Boston
61st Annual International Communication Association Conference
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ONLY (Not attending Boston) $50.00 23 May 2011 10 Jun 2011
Matters of Communication Themebook (Singapore) $45.00
PC1 Seamlessly Mobile? Mobile Communication @ a Crossroads $85.00 25 May 2011 13:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC2 Media, Child Health, and Wellbeing: Setting the Research Agenda $100.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 16:30
PC3 Political Communication Graduate Student Workshop $15.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC4 Strategic Communication - A Concept @ the Center of Applied Communications? $100.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC5 Placing the Aesthetic in Popular Culture: Quality, Value, & Beauty in…. $50.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC6 Post-Rorty Pragmatism: The New Wave of Pragmatism in Communication Research $100.00 26 May 2011 08:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC7 2nd Biannual Methodology Workshop: Analysis of Longitudinal Dyadic Data $100.00 26 May 2010 09:00 26 May 2011 16:00
PC8 Doctoral Consortium: Developing a Meaningful Career in Organizational Communication Studies $40.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC9 Mediating War and Technology $100.00 26 May 2011 08:30 26 May 2011 17:30
PC10 Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology Division $50.00 26 May 2011 09:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC11 What Kind of Communication is @ the Center? The Impact of Public Relations vs Marketing $50.00 26 May 2011 12:00 26 May 2011 17:00
PC12 Publishing Workshop and Forum $50.00 26 May 2011 09:00e

Venue:  Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, and Online Conference
Location:  Massachusetts, Boston
Website:  http://www.icahdq.org/conferences/2011/index.asp
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
May 27/2011
Toronto, ON
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Celebrates 31st Annual Convocation
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is celebrating its 31st annual convocation ceremony on Friday, May 27 at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. Honorary doctor of naturopathic medicine diploma will be presented posthumously to Dr. John Seely, palliative care pioneer and outstanding doctor and researcher.

Time:  1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue:  Convocation Hall
Location:  University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ccnm.edu
For information contact:  Karam Singh
Phone:  416-498-1255
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Health/Health Care; Education
May 28/2011
Toronto, ON
Documentary in Tribute to Ka Bel
"Ka Bel, A Documentary" is a film featuring the life and struggles of Crispin B. Beltran. Ka Bel, as he is commonly called, was the labour leader of Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) and the Representative of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Partylist in the Philippine Congress.

The film is presented in commemoration of the third anniversary of his passing in May 20, 2008. The aim is to inspire fellow Filipinos and other working people to engage in collective action in order to assert the rights of workers. Also to encourage fellow Filipinos to become engaged in organizing work and campaigns that will help further the Filipino people’s goals of attaining national freedom and genuine democracy in their homeland.

Ka Bel’s life and work is examplary of the struggle for worker rights. He came from a humble background like many Filipino migrant workers in Canada, and Ka Bel was one of the Philippine congress representatives who passed a resolution for the Philippine government to investigate the situation of Filipino live-in caregivers in Canada.

Time:  3-6pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 28/2011
Fredericton Brain Tumour Survivors Come Together May 28
Spring Sprint is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers who are determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. The national goal this year is to raise $1.5 million to fund research into the cause and better treatments for brain tumours. The Fredericton event features a 2.5 and 5km walk/run along with other family friendly activities. The day is one of celebrating life and offering courage and hope to all brain tumour survivors. Interviews are possible with local survivors, family members and volunteers.

“The prospect for all of the research that will be conducted as a result of the funds raised is very exciting,” says Susan Marshall, Executive Director of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. “Our vision is to find a cure for brain tumours and to improve the quality of life for those affected and we all move closer to this reality with the efforts of Spring Sprint.

Time:  9:30 - Noon
Venue:  Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone:  1-800-265-5106
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 28/2011
Kortright / GTA, ON
Our Greener Side Celebration
Inspired by the idea that small changes add up to make a world of difference, Our Greener Side Celebration was created to enable change-ready individuals to learn about local and convenient choices that support an eco-friendly lifestyle.
This one-day community event features family-friendly activities and engaging demonstrations designed to help residents from York Region and other GTA communities live sustainably, from reducing waste and minimizing water usage to eating locally and travelling "green". It also showcases many environmental and sustainability programs and services offered by a variety of local government and non-government agencies.
Recognizing that many Canadians are concerned about the environment and are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, Our Greener Side Celebration aims to help visitors discover how easy it is to be green by equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to become environmentally informed citizens.

Time:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Venue:  Kortright Centre for Conservation
Location:  9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge L4L 1A6, Kortright / GTA, ON
Website:  http://www.ourgreenerside.ca
Phone:  416-661-6600 ext. 5933.
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 28/2011
Toronto, ON
Our Greener Side Celebration
Looking for a FUN way to spend time with your FAMILY and learn how easy it is to be ECO-FRIENDLY? Join us at the 3rd annual Our Greener Side Celebration!

Admission is free.

Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Kortright Centre for Conservation
Location:  9550 Pine Valley Dr, Vaughan, ON L4L 2V5, Canada, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3012&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment
May 28/2011
Victoria Brain Tumour Survivors Gather at Upcoming Spring Sprint Event
Spring Sprint is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers who are determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour. There are 21 events happening across the country between the middle of April and the middle of June. The Victoria event features a 3.5km walk/run along with other family friendly activities at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. The day is one of celebrating life and offering courage and hope to all brain tumour survivors. Interviews are possible with local survivors, family members and volunteers.

The national goal this year is to raise $1.5 million to fund research into the cause and better treatments for brain tumours. “The prospect for all of the research that will be conducted as a result of the funds raised is very exciting,” says Susan Marshall, Executive Director of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. “Our vision is to find a cure for brain tumours and to improve the quality of life for those affected and we all move closer to this reality with the efforts of Spring Sprint.

Time:  9:30 am - Noon
Venue:  Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone:  1-800-265-5106 ex 232
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 30/2011
Saskatoon, SK
Canadian communities not for sale: Why CETA is bad for Canada
A free event featuring

Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees

Terry Boehm, President, National Farmers Union

Invite your friends to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122122717867389

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which they hope to sign by the end of this year. But it would be more accurate to call it a privatization and deregulation pact. Under CETA, large multinational corporations could take over delivery of vital public services - like water and waste disposal - whether local governments like it or not. Local governments who choose to "buy local" or to exclude for-profit European corporations from bidding on public service contracts could have their right to do so overruled by an unaccountable trade tribunal for violating CETA. CETA is also a major threat to farmers and food security, putting at risk the right to save and re-use seeds and challenging farm support programs for Canadian farmers.

Come learn more about the threat CETA poses to Canadian communities and how you can get involved in stopping it.

Time:  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Frances Morrison Library
Location:  311-23rd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122122717867389
Categories:   Environment; Farming; Fishing & Hunting
May 30/2011
Great Strides Walk (last Sunday in May; part of Cystic Fibrosis Month)
The Great Strides Walk is a national event that aims to generate awareness of and support for the cystic fibrosis cause.

For information contact:  info@cysticfibrosis.ca
Phone:  416-485-9149/1-800-378-2233
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Disability Issues
May 30/2011
Waterloo, ON
Indie Lit at the Starlight
Featuring Sean Dixon ( The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn ), Helen Guri ( Match ), Jonathan Bennett, Tony Burgess, Gerry Fostaty and Gillian Sze.

free

Book sales by Words Worth Books

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  Starlight Lounge
Location:  47 King Street North, Waterloo, ON
Categories:   Arts & Culture
May 30/2011
World Partnership Walk
The World Partnership Walk aims to raise public awareness of international development activities and collects funds to fight world poverty.

For information contact:  info@worldpartnershipwalk.com
Phone:  613-237-2532/1-800-267-2532
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 31/2011
Ottawa, ON
Café Scientifique: Biofuels: Are We Saving or Starving the World?
As the world population increases, is the production of biofuels a wise undertaking? Since some biofuels are derived from agricultural products such as corn and wheat, should we be using these resources to produce fuel rather than food? What are the benefits of biofuels and can we produce enough of them to counter the possible environmental and social impacts of their production? Join us for the discussion.

Time:  6:00 p.m.
Venue:  Fox and Feather Pub
Location:  283 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
May 31/2011
Minneapolis, US
Minnesota Bookbuilders: Publishing to Tablets & E-Readers
Tablets and eReaders are rapidly changing the book publishing landscape. Where do you as a book designer fit into this new workflow? Come to this session to learn more about what you need to know to create great book layouts for the digital world. Topics will include:
- An overview of the tablet and eReader landscape&#8232;
- Options for digital book production: Mobi, ePUB, fixed layout ePUB, book Apps, HTML5/CSS and more&#8232;
- Reflowable content books vs. fixed layout books&#8232;
- The advantages/disadvantages of creating ePUBs in Adobe InDesign&#8232;
- Tools for creating book Apps from Adobe InDesign
Our presenter, Keith Gilbert, has worked as an independent consultant and educator in the design industry for 26 years for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Best Buy, General Mills, Lands' End, Medtronic, Target, and the United Nations. His work has taken him throughout the United States and Canada, as well as to Barbados, Kenya, Nigeria, and Monaco. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor, the Chapter Representative for the Minneapolis InDesign User Group, and a contributing writer to various publications. You can read his Tips & Techniques Blog at http://blog.gilbertconsulting.com .

Time:  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue:  Open Book
Location:  1011 Washington Ave S. Minneapolis, Minneapolis, US
Website:  http://www.pensite.org/calendar_PEN.html
For information contact:  RSVP AT
Phone:  sue@communicato-ltd.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Skills & Training
May 31/2011
Toronto, ON
PALESTINE: A people in Resistance
Report from Palestine and from Algeria


Theresa Wolfwood made her second solidarity journey to Palestine in 2010. She was part of the Canadian delegation to the Bil'in conference on communities in non-violent resistance in April, 2010.

She visited with Palestinians in their homes, schools, farms and projects. She participated in non-violent resistance to the Apartheid Wall, the destruction of homes and lands and was tear-gassed ad threatened by Israeli soldiers. She has also been to Lebanon and Jordan to meet with Palestinian communities and groups in those countries. In December 2010, she was an invited participant to the Algiers conference on Palestinian political prisoners.

In her powerpoint presentation Theresa shows how the Palestinians struggle daily under occupation and how they work together in resistance. With the words of Palestinians, her own observations and telling photographs, Theresa presents the lives of people who are steadfast - sumoud - in their determination to achieve security, peace, and self-determination while preserving their precious heritage and culture.

Theresa reports on international actions and strategies to support Palestine including the growing global boycotts, sanctions and divestment (BDS) movement.

Time:  7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
May 31/2011
Brussels
Policy Dialogue: Public perceptions about minorities and immigrants: the role of media
European Policy Centre is organising a dialogue on role of the media on public perceptions about minorities and immigrants, in Brussels on 31 May 2011. In recent months, commentary on the failure of immigrant integration policies has again made the front pages of European media, against a backdrop of rising populism and growing anti-immigrant sentiment revealed in public opinion polls.

While several factors may explain this phenomenon, this policy dialogue will focus particularly on the role of the media in forming public perceptions of minority and immigrant communities. Practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic will share experiences and best practice, and discuss how the media can better promote public understanding of the benefits of diversity.

To discuss these issues, we are pleased to welcome a panel of experts, including Alexandra Moe, Washington DC Director of New America Media, Oliver Money-Kyrle, Assistant General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, and Raymon Dassi, Journalist and Member of Italian Intercultural Journalists Association (ANSI). The discussion &#150; which will be followed by a question and answer session - will be moderated by Yves Pascouau, EPC Senior Policy Analyst.
If you wish to participate send an email to: n.news@epc.eu

Time:  10.30-12.30 (Registration from 10.15).
Venue:  Résidence Palace, Maelbeek Room
Location:  155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels, Brussels
Website:  http://media-diversity.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1856:policy-dialo
Phone:  n.news@epc.eu
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
May 31/2011
Toronto, ON
Suits, Solar Panels and Silverbacks: Sustainability Workshop for Business
Durham Sustain Ability (DSA) is pleased to announce an exclusive EcoBusiness engagement at the Toronto Zoo Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
DSA has partnered with Toronto Zoo's ECOexecutives program to present a full-day innovative training and development workshop. The day features sessions from the sustainability experts at DSA, the carbon economy with e3 Solutions and green marketing strategies. You'll experience hands-on learning with the Toronto Zoo's conservation and animal experts with a VIP behind the scenes tour.
Enjoy exclusive animal encounters with Polar Bears, Lowland Gorillas and Indian Rhinos and explore innovative green energy technology features at the Zoo. This unique opportunity offers a fresh perspective for your team and business and will help direct and support your corporate environmental strategy.
This exclusive workshop will inspire, motivate and refresh your organization's approach to sustainability and conservation. Learn exciting trends, critical knowledge and develop strategic partnerships to prepare your business for a market where profits, people and the environment are interlinked.

Registration
EcoBusiness members can attend at the discounted price of $300.00 per person plus HST ($650 value), future members can attend for $350.00 per person plus HST. Register early to avoid disappointment, space is limited. Registration is mandatory and payment must be received before May 31, 2011.

To register, please contact:

Rachael Wraith, Manager, Communications

Venue:  The Toronto Zoo
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sustain-ability.ca/article.php?id=B10-1JG
For information contact:  Rachael Wraith rachael@sustain-ability.ca
Phone:  905.427.0061
Categories:   Education; Environment
May 31/2011
World No-Tobacco Day
World No-Tobacco Day encourages people to quit smoking and aims to raise public awareness of the effects of tobacco use.

For information contact:  csih@csih.org
Phone:  613-241-5785
Categories:   Health/Health Care
May 31/2011
to Jun 1/2011
Toronto, ON
2nd Annual Greening Government Conference
Greening initiatives are an integral part of modeling and achieving environmental sustainability to reduce our country’s ecological footprint. Delegates at this conference will come away with innovative strategies, proven solutions, best practises and a firm understanding of the latest information and research within greening initiatives. Take part in organized and informal discussions of how these procedures and policies can be implemented efficiently and how these practices can be disseminated into the public and private sector.

This conference offers a unique and valuable opportunity to network and exchange information with various government officials, environmentally conscious organizations and suppliers from across Canada.
Key Topics to be Addressed:

* Federal Sustainable Development Strategy: Shrinking the Environmental Foot Print
* Taking the Necessary Steps to Incorporate Environmental Practices into Green Procurement
* Green Innovation and Technology
* Action Plan and (Strategies) for Sustainability
* Sustainable Building Design and Infrastructure (LEED and BOMA programs)
* Assessment Tool for Embedding Sustainability
* Staff Engagement and Employee Behaviour - Best Practices for Implementing a Green Team: Motivation Techniques and Strategies
* Green Fleet and Transportation Programs

Venue:  Toronto Board of Trade
Location:  77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1, Canada, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3063&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment
May 31/2011
to Jun 1/2011
Toronto, ON
Greening Government Conference
Greening initiatives are an integral part of modeling and achieving environmental sustainability to reduce our country's ecological footprint. Delegates at this conference will come away with innovative strategies, proven solutions, best practices and a firm understanding of the latest information and research within greening initiatives. Take part in organized and informal discussions of how these procedures and policies can be implemented efficiently and how these practices can be disseminated into the public and private sector.
This conference offers a unique and valuable opportunity to network and exchange information with various government officials, environmentally conscious organizations and suppliers from across Canada. Join your colleagues at this two day event and gain expertise while networking with delegates, speakers and suppliers. Visit our website at www.greeninggovernment.ca to view video clips and testimonials from the past conference.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greeninggovernment.ca
For information contact:  Gorica Cajko, gorica.cajko (at) govpages.ca
Phone:  416-241-4000 ext.228
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Government & Public Sector
May 31/2011
to Jun 1/2011
Guelph, ON
The 3rd Annual Accessibility Conference
This year’s conference programming will move attendees beyond a theoretical and technical understanding of accessibility by providing a practical framework for action.

In addition to information and communication accessibility, the conference is seeking presentations from individuals who have successfully moved accessibility forward within their institutions through such strategies as community building, networking or "making the case" for inclusion.

Share your first-hand experience with disability issues as well as academic or evidence-based research in the field of disability.

Time:  12 am - 12 am
Venue:  Office of Open Learning
Location:  160 Johnston Hall University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.open.uoguelph.ca/
For information contact:  info@open.uoguelph.ca
Phone:  519 767-5000 or 519 824-4120 E
Categories:   Disability Issues; Social Services
May 31/2011
to Jun 15/2011
Enter the Best Writing Context
CATEGORIES
• Game Story (Immediate Deadline)
• Feature Story/Profile
• Enterprise/Investigative
• Column/Analysis/Commentary
BEAT WRITER AWARD
In addition, see below, we have created a special award for the top beat writer as judged by a special FWAA committee headed by long-time FWAA member Malcolm Moran, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and Director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State University.
Limit: One (1) article per category, although a series of articles may be submitted in the enterprise category.
Entries must have appeared in print or on line between Feb. 1, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2011.

Time:  DEADLINE TO ENTER IS JUNE 15th, 2011
Location:  Malcolm Moran Penn State University College of Communications 5 Carnegie Bldg. University Park, PA 16802
Website:  http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/writing/rules/index.html
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 1/2011
Toronto, ON
Pepsi Refresh Project: Insights on Social Media Marketing
WEBINAR: Connection details will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the session.
The Pepsi Refresh Project, is a groundbreaking movement to foster innovation in social good. Over the course of one year, Pepsi is giving away more than $1 million to help fund Canadians' ideas for moving the world forward in a positive way. Named one of Forbes Magazine's Top 5 Social Media campaigns of all time, Neetu Godara will share Pepsi's social media strategies, success drivers and lessons learned with the Pepsi Refresh Project.

PRESENTER:
Neetu Godara, Marketing Manager, Pepsi Brand
Pepsi Beverages Canada
Neetu has been with Pepsi Beverages Canada for five years. Under her tenure, she has led several major campaigns, including the re-launch of the Pepsi Brand in 2009, as well as spearheading the launch of the Pepsi Refresh Project in Canada. The success of the Canadian Pepsi Refresh Project was a key factor in PepsiCo being named one of Marketing Magazine's Top Ten Marketers of 2010.

Time:  10:30 am EST, Meeting registration & refreshments (live location) 11 am – 12 pm EST, Meeting/We
Venue:  ACA Boardroom
Location:  95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 1103, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.acaweb.ca/en/webinars/pepsi-refresh-project/
For information contact:  RSVP: To reserve your seat or a connection to the webinar, e-mail Davina Wo
Phone:  dwong@ACAweb.ca
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 1/2011
to Jun 3/2011
Boston, Massachusetts
33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing: “It's What Counts: How Data Transforms Our World”
The SSP Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Program, and Education Committees are pleased to present the program for the 33rd SSP Annual Meeting, "It's What Counts: How Data Transforms Our World." You'll find a wide range of important scholarly publishing topics in the pre-meeting seminars, keynote, plenary and concurrent sessions, and discussion roundtables.

The SSP Annual Meeting is the focal point for those engaged in scholarly communication. By bringing professionals together in an open exchange of the newest technical information, the meeting provides the highest standard in professional communication.

Venue:  The Westin Copley Place Boston
Location:  10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Website:  http://www.resourcenter.net/Scripts/4Disapi2.dll/4DCGI/events/220.html?Action=Conference_Det
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing
Jun 1/2011
to Jun 4/2011
San Francisco
The 36th Annual Community Radio Conference
With or without federal funding, Community Radio stations that are providing their communities with a valuable public service and are using best practices will survive. And thrive. We need creativity, determination, openness to change and new ideas, a commitment to our core values and a focus on the basic building blocks of strong public service media:
* Program Development and Audience Building
* Fundraising Development and Financial Stability
* Professional Development and Governance
* Community Engagement
* Compliance
Intensives, speakers, panels and workshops will focus on these five pillars. Presenters will include innovators from inside and outside of Community Radio and the public broadcasting industry; leaders and managers from stations like yours who have had success in solving big problems and will share their strategic wisdom; people with stories to tell that will inspire you to keep going, to do more and to do it better.

Venue:  Parc 55
Location:  55 Cyril Magnin St. San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco
Website:  http://www.nfcb.org/conference/communityradioconference_2011.jsp
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 1/2011
to Jun 30/2011
National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus and increase fundraising for research and education on this disease.

For information contact:  info@sbhac.ca
Phone:  204-925-3650/1-800-565-9488
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 1/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Australia
National Young Writer's Month
Welcome to National Young Writers' Month. June 2011 is your month to set a writing goal, and with our support and encouragement, reach it! Your goal can be as complex or simple as you want. Sign up for the challenge and get writing.

It is a month where you can set yourself a writing goal, and with the support of the National Young Writers' Month community, reach that goal. Here you will find forums, blogs, events, writing exercises, interviews and articles all designed to give you the tools to reach your own ambitions.

National Young Writers' Month doesn't just exist on your screen. From May 2011, our ambassadors will be traveling all over the country with workshops and events. Check below to see when we will be in your neighbourhood. You can also check our National Young Writers' Month blog for the latest news and events.

Time:  Ongoing throughout the month
Venue:  Online but based in Melbourne, and New Castle
Location:  Australia
Website:  http://www.expressmedia.org.au/nywm/, http://www.expressmedia.org.au/nywm/?page_id=13
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 1/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness of strokes, as well as their causes and methods of prevention and diagnosis.

For information contact:  emelnick@hsf.ca
Phone:  613-569-4361
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 1/2011
to Aug 30/2011
Michigan
Upstart Crows Shakespeare Academy: 826michigan Playwriting Track
Ages: Students entering 9th-12th in Fall of 2011, 15 students&#8232;
Sessions throughout June-August 2011

Experience Shakespeare's As You Like It from an exciting perspective: you're the playwright! The Upstart Crow Shakespeare Academy gives high school students the opportunity to spend the summer engaged with Shakespeare's theatre as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and writers. In this workshop, students will compose modern interpretations of scenes from As You Like It and have the chance to revise these scenes as student actors perform them in rehearsal. By the end of the summer, the student-written scenes will be performed to the public! Students will work on a variety of writing exercises and help to create a social media platform for the performances (e.g., creating Twitter characters based on As You Like It to market the show).

Time:  Writing workshop sessions are scheduled for June 4, July 9, and July 16, and performances will take
Location:  Michigan
Website:  http://www.a2ct.org/files/participate/upstartcrowsworkshop2011.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 2/2011
Clean Air Day (Wednesday of Canadian Environment Week)
Clean Air Day aims to increase public awareness of two key environmental priorities: clean air and climate change, as well as to encourage the public to take action in these sectors.

Categories:   Education
Jun 2/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Saskatoon, SK
Bridging our Technologies: 69th Annual General Conference
A multidisciplinary conference addressing the latest innovation in diagnostic medical imaging and radiation therapy and a venue to share our common and diverse experiences as medical radiation technologists in contemporary health care. The program's exhibitors will also feature the latest technological advances from North American and around the world.

Time:  daily
Venue:  TRU
Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.camrt.ca
For information contact:  Lise Hodgson
Phone:  613-825-3136
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 2/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Greensboro, North Carolina
Create or Die 2: Innovate, Incubate, Initiate
Come journalists, entrepreneurs, programmers, bloggers, technologists, educators, developers, designers, social entrepreneurs, community activists, community builders, and others who care about telling stories in communities.
Join this three-day event to conceive, design and pitch ideas for the next news and information businesses, tools, and services that amplify diverse voices.

COST is $25 - $295
Application fee for financial waiver: If you cannot afford full registration, pay a refundable $25 and add your name to our first-come-first served roster for a registration payment waiver and stipend. If by May 10 we are unable to grant a waiver, and you cannot attend at the regular price, we'll refund your $25 upon request. For special registration requests or other information, email createordie2@journalismthatmatters.org.

Venue:  The University of North Carolina – Greensboro Elliott University Center
Location:  Greensboro, North Carolina
Website:  http://centerformediajustice.org/2011/05/05/create-or-die-2-innovate-incubate-initiate/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 2/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Oakland, Carolina
SmartMeme Advanced Story-based Strategy Training
SmartMeme was founded in 2002 to help grassroots organizations harness the power of narrative to effectively frame issues, build stronger alliances and create more compelling messages. Our story-based strategy model links traditional organizing techniques with new strategy, training, and communications methods like framing and branding-to give social change advocates the tools to hone their story, challenge prevailing cultural narratives, and ultimately build stronger movements that can bring social change. Now more than ever, as the overlapping economic, social and ecological crises are becoming more visible while corporate propagandists and right wing ideologues push their narratives justifying further racism, fear and inequity our movements need tools and strategies to win the Battle of the Story.
COST is $1500
Tuition cost includes all meals plus handouts and materials. A limited number of partial scholarships may be available. Please see the application.
Accommodation: Stay onsite at CTWO for an additional $33/night, or participants are welcome to arrange their own off-site accommodations.

Venue:  Center For Third World Organizing (CTWO)
Location:  1218 E. 21st Street, Oakland, Carolina
Website:  http://centerformediajustice.org/2010/12/31/smartmeme-advanced-story-based-strategy-training
For information contact:  http://smartmeme.org/article.php?id=380
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Arts & Culture
Jun 3/2011
Toronto, ON
Collective Impact! The Environment and Our Diverse Society
Collective Impact! The Environment & Our Diverse Society; is a signature event of the Environment & Diversity Project, a collaborative led by the Sustainability Network.

Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:  Evergreen Brick Works
Location:  550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3066&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=&B
Phone:  (416) 596-1495
Categories:   Environment
Jun 3/2011
to Jun 4/2011
Victorai, BC
Second Annual Social Media Camp
Social Media Camp Victoria had 470 people in attendance, making it the largest social media event in Western Canada, and the largest technology-related event on Vancouver Island in 2010.

The second annual Social Media Camp, dubbed #SMCV11, is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd & Saturday, June 4th at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Enjoy two jam-packed days dedicated to Social Media exploration, sharing, networking and learning.

Venue:  Victoria Conference Centre
Location:  Victorai, BC
Website:  http://socialmediacamp.ca/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Communications Industry & Technology
Jun 3/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Michigan
826michigan Writers Conference
All fees benefit our student programs.
The 826michigan Writers Conference offers individual classes and hands-on manuscript workshops. Non-workshop conferees can attend individual classes at a cost of $25 each. Workshop conferees can submit a manuscript to be critiqued by the professional workshop faculty and by fellow members of the workshop. The cost for participating in a workshop is $340 and the cost allows workshop conferees to attend any or all of the individual classes at no extra cost. Admittance to workshops is based on manuscripts submitted and the completion of the application form available in the conference brochure. Workshops are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00AM unless otherwise noted.

Venue:  115 East Liberty Street
Location:  Ann Arbor Michigam, 48104, Michigan
Website:  http://www.826michigan.org/events/1058/826michigan-writers-conference
For information contact:  Email for more info:
Phone:  KeithHood@mac.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 3/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Charlotte, NC
ConCarolinas
We are proud to present our newly revamped full art room with professional artist for all over, displaying their talents.
We invite you to meet many of our authors in our Author Alley. Along the hallways near the dealers room and programming rooms will be filled with tables seated behind which will be some of the best writers the region has to offer.
Bring your books to be donated to local Charlotte shelters
The Dealers Room of ConCarolinas is where our fine sellers of the strange and unique come to display their wares to you, the fan. We work hard to bring you the greatest variety of dealers fandom can provide, from swords to gaming stuff, costumes to arts and crafts. ~~ If you wish to be a dealer, see our Dealers Page.

Venue:  Charlotte Hilton University Place
Location:  Charlotte, NC
Website:  http://concarolinas.org/index.php/cc/ccfeatures
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 4/2011
Vienna, Austria
12th European Conference on Traumatic Stress
In Vienna, Austria, at the 12th Annual European Conference on Traumatic Stress, a panel discussion on the conflicts and opportunities that may arise when journalists and mental health professionals need to speak to each other.
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Mental health professionals and the media: collaboration or conflict?

Panelists: Miranda Olff, Frank Nipkau, Thomas Weber
Chair: Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center Executive Director

Time:  Begins at 1:00 pm on June 4th 2011
Location:  Vienna, Austria
Website:  http://ecots2011.univie.ac.at/debates/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 4/2011
San Francisco
ALIVE! Maximum Living as a Human
ALIVE! will examine the human lifecycle from many angles: vibrant aging, meaning, mission, family,
identity, sexuality, living in community, parenting, coming of age, childhood, birth and conception.
Join your TEDxSF colleagues, meet world famous researchers, inventors, authors and performers who are coming to speak, and experience new concepts and presenters that are just coming into consciousness.
Associate Sponsorship
Associate Sponsorship includes priority seating, program mention and on screen/ from the stage recognition. Thank you for supporting TEDx!
May 31, 2011 $1,000.00 $9.95
Member Ticket and Party
One seat at the Yerba Buena Center, hospitality and one admission to the adjoining dinner and party.
Jun 04, 2011 $100.00 $3.49 Add to Waitlist
Student Ticket
This is for high school, or full time enrolled college/university students with ID.
Jun 04, 2011 $50.00 $2.24 Sold Out.

Time:  12-6pm | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | After party from 6-10pm
Location:  Just a few short blocks from the Powell or the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI stations, YBCA is also accessible from dozens of major bus lines. Call 511 , San Francisco
Website:  http://tedxsf.org/events/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 4/2011
London, UK
CFP: Cosmopolitanism, Media and Global Crisis
Despite this growing interest, the field remains far from saturated, especially in terms of empirical research and the practical application of the theory in media studies. Cosmopolitanism is, without doubt, still a much contested concept, and so are the ways in which it can be useful in media studies as a conceptual, analytical and methodological tool. This conference aims to contribute to this growing field of scholarship by bringing together relevant research which explores and examines the relationship between cosmopolitanism and media in an increasingly fragmented, globalising world. A central focus of the conference is the potential role of the media in providing a cosmopolitanist outlook for its audiences, encouraging or discouraging cosmopolitanist identifications, especially when engaging with global crisis and disasters. We would like to focus on questions that have not been as frequently asked. For example, how do cosmopolitan media discourses intersect with other discourses, such as those of the nation, gender or class? Can other popular media texts, besides news, also contribute to cosmopolitanism, or is this debate only limited to hard news and their representation of distant suffering? How can we employ cosmopolitanism as an analytical and methodological category in media research and what are the issues we are facing when employing cosmopolitanism in media studies? Is cosmopolitanism restricted to Western media theory and cultural production, or can there be a postcolonial, ‘cosmopolitanism from below’?

Venue:  Kingston University
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.ejc.net/events/cfp_cosmopolitanism_media_and_global_crisis/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 4/2011
to Jun 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Doors Open Ottawa at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Doors Open Ottawa is a great opportunity to go behind the scene and explore the treasures of Canada’s science and technology heritage in the Museum’s storage facilities. Choose between a tour of the transportation reserve collection or the general reserve collection and see some of the collection's 40,000 objects, such as the Governor General’s train car (1927), a Popemobile (1984), and the former Wakefield steam engine (1944). Spaces are limited.

Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jun 4/2011
to Jun 9/2011
Waterloo, ON
Equinox Summit: Energy 2030
Founded in 2009, the non-profit Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) is a partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo.
From June 4 to 9, Waterloo Global Science Initiative launches an ambitious undertaking - a global conversation about how cutting edge science can help us build a more sustainable future. The inaugural Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 takes place in Waterloo, Ontario at the Perimeter Institute which is known for its high level scientific collaborations and outreach activities.
The Equinox Summit will bring together leading top scientists in low-carbon technologies from around the world with a panel of industry and policy experts and the next generation of world leaders. Together they will pool their expertise and create a realistic roadmap from the energy challenges of today to a sustainable future by 2030. These visionary researchers and decision makers will collaborate both in closed-door sessions and in free public presentations about the next generation of low-carbon energy solutions. Ticket information can be found at www.wgsi.org .
Post-summit updates and a 2013 Equinox conference will benchmark our progress and follow-up on the 2011 recommendations.

Location:  Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.wgsi.org
For information contact:  Mike Leffering, info (at) wgsi.org
Phone:  519-569-7600 ext. 5382
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment
Jun 5/2011
Chicago
Printers Row Lit Fest
826CHI will be reading at the gigantic Midwest literary festival downtown.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Like any great tutoring and writing center, we are located in the back of a secret agent store. The
Location:  Chicago
Website:  http://www.826chi.org/news/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 5/2011
to Jun 6/2011
Toronto, ON
VerdeXchange Toronto 2011
This international conference brings together leaders from all sectors of the economy – finance, energy, water, waste, transportation, consumer goods, mining, forestry, government, innovation centres, academia and more – to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities for creating sustainable economic growth.
Registrants can choose one of two options. The General Admission option which is to attend the full day conference on June 6th with plenary sessions, panelists, exhibitors booths, and break-out sessions. The VIP option includes the General Admission as well as a reception on June 5th with key international green and cleantech marketmakers and roundtables, to allow attendees even greater one-on-one opportunities with key leaders in business, industry, environment, sustainability and academia.

OSEA members receive discounts. Contact Sonya De Vellis at 416.977.4441 x 5200 or sonya(at)ontario-sea.org for more information.

Venue:  Allstream Centre
Location:  105 Princes' Blvd Toronto, Ontario M6K3C3 Canada, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3016&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment; International
Jun 5/2011
to Jun 9/2011
Waterloo, Canada
Equinox Summit: Energy 2030
In June 2011, the non-profit Waterloo Global Science Initiative - a partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo - will be hosting the first Equinox Summit, a a highly focused international conference of leading scientists intended to catalyze long-range policy and investments in technological solutions for the future.

The first Equinox Summit, entitled Energy 2030, will focus on emerging technologies in the generation, storage and distribution of energy - in particular, electricity. It will bring together leading thinkers and scientists from around the world to imagine what a low-carbon, energy-rich society would be like in 2030, what technologies we need to invest in or develop to make that a reality, and design a blueprint for how to get there.

Venue:  Hawking Center
Location:  Waterloo, Canada
Website:  http://www.wfsj.org/conferences/item.php?id=260
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment
Jun 5/2011
to Jun 9/2011
San Francisco, CA
Semtech 2011: Semantic Technology Conference
SemTech is the world's largest, most authoritative conference on semantic technology for enterprise computing professionals. It covers every major technology and application area you'll need to know.
Semantic technologies are being used in many industries today. Sometimes they address problems that couldn't be solved until semantics came along, and other times they are used because they are faster, cheaper and simpler than the alternatives. Some of the industrial application spaces you'll hear about at SemTech 2011 include:
SEMANTICS IN HEALTHCARE
Applications for electronic medical records, cost management and accounting, public health monitoring, and horizon scanning. Plus, what impact will semantics have in Health Reform?
SEMANTICS IN FINANCE
Solutions for managing customer account integration, counterparty exposure, document processing, systemic risk, portfolio performance, regulatory reporting and data accountability.
SEMANTICS IN PUBLISHING
Semantics are driving the next generation of publishing, media and content management, at major organizations like the New York Times, Huffington Post, BBC, CBS Interactive and Pearson.
SEMANTICS IN MARKETING & ADVERTISING
SemTech offers sessions on several aspects of Web 3.0 marketing, from better targeted and search, through brand protection, consumer interfaces, competitive intelligence, sentiment analysis and the emerging paradigm of "marketing with data."
ETC.

Venue:  Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Website:  http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com/?c=stelmb
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Publishers & Publishing; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 6/2011
National Cancer Survivors Day (first Sunday in June)
National Cancer Survivors Day honours cancer survivors and recognizes the importance of family, friends and health professionals in their lives.

For information contact:  ccs@cancer.ca
Phone:  416-961-7223/1-888-939-3333
Categories:   Social Services
Jun 6/2011
to Jun 7/2011
New York, NY
Personal Democracy Forum
Personal Democracy Forum is the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology's impact on politics and government.

This June 6-7, there's going to be only one place to be if you're interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society-- the eighth annual Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City. We're pleased to announce that we'll be gathering at New York University this time, at the beautiful Skirball and Kimmel Centers.

Venue:  Skirball Center, New York University
Location:  New York, NY
Website:  http://www.freepress.net/event/88302/personal-democracy-forum
Categories:   Government & Public Sector; Politics & Political Organizations
Jun 6/2011
to Jun 7/2011
Toronto, ON
Store 2011 Canada's Retail Conference
Join us at Canada's premier retail industry conference and gain a greater understanding of the new realities that are Redefining Retail. Hear from industry experts who will help you tackle the current challenges you face in your day-to-day business and walk away with practical, immediate solutions to implement in your workplace today.

Venue:  Toronto's Congress Centre, North Building
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.storeconference.ca/
Phone:  events@retailcouncil.orgThis e
Categories:   Economic Development; Business & Economics; Retail
Jun 6/2011
to Jun 10/2011
Halifax
The 30th annual National Campus and Community Conference
Running June 6-10th and hosted by CKDU-FM in Halifax it brings together c/c radio producers and enthusiasts from across the country. In addition to the Community Radio Awards and the Women in Radio conference, this year it also features keynotes from CBC and This American Life contributor Jonathan Goldstein, Rich Terfry (aka Buck 65) and Haitian community radio activist Marie Guyrleine Justin.

There are also sessions on community news, social media, Aboriginal programming and a million other topics. Full information at http://ncrc.ckdu.ca/

The picture is some of the dedicated members of the organizing committee, waving to let you know they're ready.

Time:  Reception at 6/ Talk Starting at 7-9
Venue:  Potter Auditorium
Location:  Dalhousie 6100 University Avenue, Halifax
Website:  http://ncra.ca/news
Phone:  email ncrc@ckdu.ca or call CKD
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 6/2011
to Jun 12/2011
National Sun Awareness Week
National Sun Awareness Week raises public awareness of the harmful effects of sun exposure in order to reduce the incidence of skin cancer among Canadians.

Website:  http://dermatology.ca
For information contact:  contact.cda@dermatology.ca
Phone:  613-738-1748
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Environment
Jun 6/2011
to Jun 12/2011
National Water Safety Week (dates vary)
National Water Safety Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of water safety.

For information contact:  feedback@redcross.ca
Phone:  613-740-1900/1-877-356-3236
Categories:   Education
Jun 7/2011
London, UK
E-marketing
Get the right message to the right people at the right time with email marketing; cheaper than printed leaflets or advertising, and easier to measure the impact. Handle email lists and managing recipients, understand the tools and jargon, craft effective emails for your audiences, integrate with other marketing and social media efforts.

Ideal for you if:

You want to go digital to do better, more targeted marketing with less resource

Back at work, you&#146;ll:

· Understand and segment your customers to target them effectively

· Improve your measurable results &#150; more clicks, visitors, donors&#133;

· Spend less time on emailing but achieve more

Speakers

Chris Combemale, executive director, Direct Marketing Association
As executive director for the DMA, Chris has overall responsibility for all DMA activity in the UK. He is also founder of the Email Academy.

He launched his career in New York with Young & Rubicam, founding the Wunderman direct-marketing office in Singapore and managing the Wunderman office in Hong Kong.

He developed Emailvision into a leading email service provider across Europe as Chief Operating Officer and UK Managing Director.
Chairman of the DMA Email Marketing Council, he co-founded eMMa (Email Marketing Association) in 2001 and successfully led the merger of eMMa with the DMA in November 2002. Chris is also a frequent lecturer on IDM courses and other industry events.
Mathew Kelleher, commercial director, RedEye (winner, Email marketing, New Media Age Effectiveness Awards 2010)

VAT will be charged at 20%

You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653.

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Centre House Wood Lane London W12 7SB, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/emarketing/1478794113/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 7/2011
London, UK
Social Media Essentials
Understand the basics of social media with this practical introduction to social networking. Get started with the tools, concepts and key information that will build relationships and reach your audiences through online communities. You'll come away confident and focused on results for your organisation.
Ideal for you if:
You feel you should be using social media, but want to be sure it won't waste your time.

Back at work, you'll:

* Understand and use several social media and bookmarking tools
* Identify your audiences and find them online
* Set achievable goals that will engage your supporters

Speaker

Sue Llewellyn, social media consultant, BBC

Social media consultant Sue designs and delivers digital strategy and training across the BBC.

A former journalist with BBC News she's also worked asa PR and media consultant specialising in the charity sector.

Working with the BBC College of Journalism, she trains BBC journalists how to use digital tools and social media.

She also recently rolled out social media training to around 400 staff members in the BBC's Marketing, Communications and Audiences department.

Claire Wardle, freelance consultant and trainer, Ultra Social

VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653.

Time:  10:00 am - 1:00pm
Location:  Centre House Wood Lane London W12 7SB, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/social-media-essentials/1473412015/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 7/2011
Toronto, ON
The Sports Marketing Conference
Marketing magazine presents our second annual summit of big thinkers and bigger insight. Get in the game at the full-day event and super-charge your sponsorships, grow your audience and run the court on the competition.

Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.marketingmag.ca/microsite/sports-marketing/
For information contact:  Carol Leighton or Aldo Russo
Phone:  416-764-1544, or 416-764-1597
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Sports & Games
Jun 7/2011
Australia
Tuesday Chat - Give yourself the best chance of winning that short story competition
with Maureen Bettle
Maureen Bettle has been a teacher of literature for most of her life as well as an editor of a small magazine and a judge of poetry and prose competitions. She has chaired a number of the assessment panels of the ACT Book of the Year; has convened, and been a judge for, the University of Canberra National Short Story Competition; and has been a judge of the Marian Eldridge Award. To help aspiring short story writers, she is happy to share inside information on how at least one judge’s mind works when it comes to choosing winners - in the hope that this may improve their chances of success.

Time:  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Venue:  ACT Writers Centre workshop room, Gorman House
Location:  55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon., Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  Book At:
Phone:  6262 9191 or admin@actwriters.
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 7/2011
to Jun 10/2011
Toronto, ON
MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference
MagNet is your opportunity for success now, and in the future. Take advantage of Magnet's incredible range of sessions and events -- and expand your knowledge, skills and networks in every area of the industry.
The more you know, the more skilled you'll be at navigating the rapidly changing business of magazine publishing. Choose from 60 targeted and intensive sessions in editorial, management, circulation, art, ad sales, B2B publishing, writing, digital media and production, all designed to help you stay current, adaptive and resourceful.

Venue:  The Courtyard Marriott
Location:  475 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://magnet.magazinescanada.ca
For information contact:  Edra Sefton
Phone:  416-504-0274 x224
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 7/2011
to Jun 11/2011
Staffing for Canada Week (first complete week of June)
Staffing for Canada Week recognizes the Canadian staffing services industry, which finds full-time, temporary and contract work for job seekers.

For information contact:  acsess@acsess.org
Phone:  905-826-6869/1-888-232-4962
Categories:   Social Services
Jun 7/2011
to Jun 13/2011
National Sun Awareness Week (dates vary)
National Sun Awareness Week raises public awareness of the harmful effects of sun exposure in order to reduce the incidence of skin cancer among Canadians.

For information contact:  contact.cda@dermatology.ca
Phone:  613-738-1748/1-800-267-3376
Categories:   Education
Jun 8/2011
SK
EECOM 2011 - Exploring the Socioecological in Education and Culture: Becoming Active Participants in Change
The 2011 EECOM conference will focus on exploring the issues of learning and being active in society AND our environment. The word "Socioecological" attempts to foreground the intertwined nature of environmental education with cultural and social justice issues. We need to continue to consider our environment and our place in it as integrated. Societies determine the use (and abuse) of our environment and, as such, it is imperative to (re)consider the environment in our socially and culturally designed practices. Colonisation is a term appropriately applied to cultural activity, however it can also be aptly applied to the forces of power/oppression/resistance/habitat destruction that interfere within our natural environment. Themes within the conference will include: • socioecological pedagogies Teaching/learning strategies with a focus on environmental, cultural, and/or social justice. • place-based learning Teaching/learning strategies with a focus on place and/or outdoor education. • food/agriculture/sustainable living practices • activism and youth/community engagement • leadership development • diversity/species at risk

The call for presentations, workshops, and participation will be made in September 2010. Registration will open March 2011.

Venue:  University of Regina
Location:  SK
Website:  http://www.eecom.org/
Categories:   Environment
Jun 8/2011
London, UK
Internships: opportunity or cheap labour?
Ross Perlin, an ex intern himself and the author of Intern Nation will be at the Frontline Club to take part in a panel discussion about internships and his investigation into a trend which, he argues, is destroying "what's left of the ordered world of training, hard work and fair compensation".

Time:  Starts at 19:00
Venue:  Frontline Club
Location:  13 Norfolk Place London, W2 1QJ, London, UK
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/events-calendar/s29/
Phone:  Telephone: 020 7479 8940 Email
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 8/2011
Orlando, Florida
Investigating Private Companies and Non-Profits
Come to a free Reynolds Center workshop on June 8, the afternoon before the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Conference June 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., and discover the many public documents that are available on private companies and nonprofits. Even if private companies don’t have to disclose their financials, they do have to file other documents with federal, state and local governments. From incorporation papers to UCC records to court and regulatory filings and the revised IRS Form 990, public data exists on many private companies and nonprofits — if you know where to look.

Time:  1:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
Location:  6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Fla., Orlando, Florida
Website:  http://businessjournalism.org/2011/01/07/investigating-private-companies-and-nonprofits-orla
Categories:   Investment, Finance, Insurance; Skills & Training
Jun 8/2011
World Oceans Day
First celebrated in 1992, World Oceans Day aims to raise public awareness of the beauty of oceans and of the need to protect our seas and coasts from pollution.

(Other non-governmental organizations that collaborate in Oceans Day events include Scouts Canada, the Canadian Association of Principals and the Coastal Zone Canada Association.)

(The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada, Parks Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature also sponsor this event.)

For information contact:  info@cwf-fcf.org
Phone:  613-599-9594/1-800-563-9453
Categories:   Environment; Education
Jun 8/2011
to Jun 11/2011
Regina, SK
EECOM 2011 - Exploring the Socioecological in Education and Culture: Becoming Active Participants in Change
The 2011 EECOM conference will focus on exploring the issues of learning and being active in society AND our environment. The word "Socioecological" attempts to foreground the intertwined nature of environmental education with cultural and social justice issues. We need to continue to consider our environment and our place in it as integrated. Societies determine the use (and abuse) of our environment and, as such, it is imperative to (re)consider the environment in our socially and culturally designed practices. Colonisation is a term appropriately applied to cultural activity, however it can also be aptly applied to the forces of power/oppression/resistance/habitat destruction that interfere within our natural environment. Themes within the conference will include: socioecological pedagogies Teaching/learning strategies with a focus on environmental, cultural, and/or social justice. place-based learning Teaching/learning strategies with a focus on place and/or outdoor education. food/agriculture/sustainable living practices activism and youth/community engagement leadership development diversity/species at risk.
Please see the SOEEA website for more information www.soeea.sk.ca

Location:  Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.eecom.org
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment; Education
Jun 9/2011
Ottawa, ON
June 9 – Energy exhibition
The production and consumption of energy have social, economic, and environmental implications that are influenced by available resources and the choices we make. In this interactive new exhibition, plug in to practical tips to reduce energy consumption, and pledge your action to better conserve energy. Produce you own electricity with the Museum's human hamster wheel, and interact with a map of Canada where major sources of energy are produced. You&#146;ll be shocked to discover that one producer of energy is the Museum&#146;s electric eel. Contribute to a country-wide discussion on energy production and consumption in Canada and their effects on our quality of life and our environment.

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jun 9/2011
Toronto, ON
Secret Trial Five in Canada screening and fundraiser
The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee will be holding a special documentary evening/fundraiser with Amar Wala, director and his film crew from Toronto. They are producing this terrific documentary on
Secret Trial Five in Canada. They will be presenting a short film and other goodies ! I promise, you will not be disappointed by the quality of this project !

Admission is free.

Also, if you attend a debate during the elections...don't forget to ask about secret trials in Canada. You can ask the following question and report their answers back to us.

What is your position on security certificates which allow secret trials in Canada and indefinite detention without charges or access to evidence ?

Lastly, encourage others (individuals, groups, organizations, unions and others) to endorse our statement at www.harkatstatement.com

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm
Venue:  PSAC building
Location:  233 Gilmour Street J.C. Wylllie Boardroom, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.harkatstatement.com/
Categories:   Social Policy; Politics & Political Organizations
Jun 9/2011
Michigan
The Shortest and Most Beautiful Thing You Have Written
Good things come in small packages. In this workshop, we will distill all of our favorite memories and dreams into a very, very short story or poem. Because people often forget about these important things in their day-to-day lives, we will remind them by putting our work on posters and displaying them around the city. What do you need to bring to this workshop? Every single one of your wildest memories and fondest dreams (or at least as many as you can cram in a head-shaped piece of carry-on luggage).
*This workshop is a follow-up to Everything You Know, a Winter 2011 workshop, which in turn was inspired by work done by Miranda July and 826LA.

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Ages: 10-15, 15 students
Location:  Michigan
Website:  http://www.826michigan.org/workshops/1129/the-shortest-and-most-beautiful-thing-you-have-wri
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 9/2011
Toronto, ON
Transnational migration and adult education: Global issues and debates
A pre-conference held in conjunction with the 52nd Adult Education Research
Conference (AERC) and the 30th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult
Education (CASAE) Conference

Keynote speakers: Dr. Roxana Ng, OISE/University of Toronto and Dr. Mary V.
Alfred, Texas A&M University

When migrants arrive in a new society, they bring with them their values,
language and culture, contributing significantly to the diversity of their
host countries. Without a doubt, the resulting demographic, social, and
cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new
challenges for adult education. However, we are left to grapple with many
important questions, such as: What is the impact of transnational migration
on adult education? What are the challenges and opportunities for adult
education? How can adult education best facilitate migrants' adaptation in a
new society?

Call for Proposals: If you are conducting research or have completed studies
in this area, we invite you to submit proposals to: Dr. Shibao Guo,
University of Calgary, guos@ucalgary.ca. Deadline: February 15, 2011

For more information:
http://silenceandvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/AERC-CASAE-Call-20...

Time:  9 am - 4 pm
Venue:  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Location:  University of Toronto 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://silenceandvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/AERC-CASAE-Call-2011.pdf
For information contact:  Dr. Shibao Guo, University of Calgary, guos@ucalgary.ca
Categories:   Education; Information, Libraries, Research
Jun 9/2011
to Jun 10/2011
Zurich, Switzerland
10th International Newsroom Summit
New ways of storytelling, in English.
Join us on the 10th Anniversary of the International Newsroom Summit in Zurich and keep abreast of the latest developments.

Key Topics

- Innovative newsroom transformation projects
- Tablet publishing strategies
- Database journalism and geo-localised content
- Audience engagement and measurement
- The impact of visual journalism in a multimedia environment
-Paid-content models
-Harnessing social media

Location:  Zurich, Switzerland
Website:  http://www.ifra.com/website/ifraevent.nsf/wuis/F5F91E5B20703298C12577AC0038AB10?OpenDocument
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 9/2011
to Jun 10/2011
New York, NY
12th Annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend
New York, NY The magazines may be little, but the weekend is big, big, big! It's time once again for CLMP's annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend, a massive showcase of America's diverse literary magazines and journals.

EDITORS UNLEASHED!
The Magathon
New York Public Library's Periodicals Room, 5th Ave. at 42nd St.
Saturday, June 9th from 4-6:30 PM

The Magathon kicks off the weekend with a celebratory "marathon" reading. Editors representing journals of different sizes and styles will present favorite selections from their latest issues. Readers include editors from A Public Space, Alimentum, Antioch Review, Habitus: A Diaspora Journal, Lungfull! Magazine, Mid-American Review, New York Quarterly, Opium Magazine, One Story, The Reading Room, Redivider, Short Story, SLAB, Stone Canoe,Tantalum, Tuesday; An Art Project, Waterways, and zingmagazine.


BARGAINS! BARGAINS! BARGAINS!
8th Annual Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works
Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby Street in Soho
Sunday, June 10th from 12-5PM

Lit fiends can take home armfuls of lit mags discounted more than 50% at only $2 a copy! Choose from hundreds of magazines from all over the country and hobnob with many of the editors who'll be there in person to meet and greet. Proceeds go to Housing Works, a nonprofit organization serving homeless people living with AIDS, and to The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, a nonprofit organization serving independent literary publishers.

Venue:  See Description
Location:  New York, NY
Website:  http://www.clmp.org/news/060107.html, https://www.clmp.org/fairforms/nyc_2011.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 9/2011
to Jun 10/2011
Windsor, ON
Sustainabilty Applied 2011
Sustainability Applied 2011 will be a practical, interactive event focused on inspiring and driving action on sustainability and breaking down barriers to change. It will highlight experiences, approaches and expertise of leaders and practitioners on the practical application of sustainability solutions in the private and public sectors.

Experts across these sectors will be collaborating to frame sustainability issues and discuss opportunities to apply and implement solutions to enhance competitiveness, minimize business risks and reduce our environmental footprint.

The program is being developed with guidance from an external Advisory Committee and thoughtfully designed to maximize opportunities for discussion, networking, information exchange, creating new business relationships and motivating action amongst participants.

Time:  June 9, 6 pm - June 10, 5 pm
Venue:  St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
Location:  201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON
Website:  http://www.cvent.com/events/sustainability-applied-2011/event-summary-c6c5f81b6a634c6abe354d
For information contact:  Joanna Hickling
Phone:  jhickling@oceta.on.ca
Categories:   Environment
Jun 9/2011
to Jun 11/2011
Montpellier, France
Séminaire Francophone INMA
The INMA French Seminar is a hands-on, intimate seminar designed to explore the practicalities of what's happening at newspapers in France and the French-speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium. The theme of this year's 13th annual seminar be will be 'Stay Ahead Of Your Audiences' and feature workshops on classifieds, online, single-copy sales, distribution, customer relationships, and retaining subscribers and advertisers.

Le Site

Venue:  L'école Supérieure de Journalisme de Montpellier est situé au Avenue Albert Einstein, 34000 Montpel
Location:  Montpellier, France
Website:  http://www.inma.org/modules/event/2011Montpellier/index.cfm?action=home
For information contact:  Inge Van Gaal - Coordinator INMA european division Antwerp, Belgium
Phone:  32 47 760 53 67.
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 9/2011
to Jun 12/2011
Orlanda, Florida
2011 IRE Conference
You won't want to miss IRE's annual conference in Orlando.

You'll learn how journalists uncovered the biggest stories of the year and return with the skills, tips and knowledge to do those stories yourself.

Hear from the reporters who broke Pulitzer and IRE Award winning stories on outrageous salaries for public officials in Bell County, Calif.; the secrets of the insurance industry; fatal medical errors from common procedures; caregivers who place society's most vulnerable citizens in grave danger; questionable Wall Street practices that led to the economic meltdown; the real story behind the Gulf oil spill; tracking the weapons responsible for many of the nation's homicides; brazen charity schemes that raise millions of dollars; and much, much more.

Showcase panels will include a look at the changing landscape of leaked documents in the wake of Wikileaks, with a panel including New York Times executive editor Bill Keller; and a session on when does the risk outweigh the need to get the story, with a panel including David Rohde, who was held captive for seven months by the Taliban. The keynote address will be given by Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of "60 Minutes."

We'll offer a series of "On the Beat" panels to help you cover specific topics, and we're offering a full-day series of panels for those involved with nonprofit investigative centers.

Venue:  Renaissance Orlanda Resort at Seaworld
Location:  Orlanda, Florida
Website:  http://www.ire.org/training/conference/IRE11/
For information contact:  Stephanie Sinn
Phone:  573-882-8969
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 9/2011
to Jul 28/2011
Social Media Marketing Boot Camp
Join social media trailblazers Guy Kawasaki (Alltop), Lockhart Steele (Curbed Network), Charlene Li (Open Leadership), Robert Scoble (tech evangelist), Thor Muller (GetSatisfaction), Alan Levy (BlogTalkRadio) and many more. (See full program.)

Discover how to use social media tools and create effective content strategies to build your fans quickly and increase your business. Create and implement a social media strategy, track results, and get feedback from advisors and peers.
How does this work?

This is an innovative online conference and workshop that bridges the best of conferences and online learning:

* Keynote speeches by world-class social media pioneers, with interactive Q&A sessions.

* Practical how-to sessions that show you how to put big ideas into immediate practice.

* Homework designed to get your social media strategy up and running quickly.

* Peer interaction: Work closely with a small group. Get feedback from an advisor. And make meaningful connections with the entire attendee roster.

By the end of the online conference & workshop, you'll have:

* A comprehensive social media marketing strategy in place across various sites and platforms, including a content strategy and monitoring tools in place to track traffic, engagement, and conversion to sales.

* Plus you'll get ongoing guidance from the boot camp instructors and facilitators, special guests, and peers in your small group sessions.
Who Should Attend?

This intensive boot camp is designed for practitioners who know the basics of social media but want to create an integrated plan to build their audience quickly and convert traffic into sales

Venue:  Online
Website:  http://www.mediabistro.com/socialmediamarketingbootcamp/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Skills & Training
Jun 9/2011
to Oct 29/2011
Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino
"I love to see my work in book and record stores, because then it doesn''t belong to me anymore and I can begin to judge it on its own merits."
~Fred Marcellino
A celebrated artist and designer, Fred Marcellino changed the look and feel of book covers for contemporary fiction before becoming an author and illustrator of award-winning children's books.

Time:  Open on Art Walk June 09, 2011 Opening festivities include: June 16, 6:30 PM: Gallery Talk (FREE to
Venue:  National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
Location:  102 Cedar - Abilene, Texas 79601
Website:  http://www.nccil.org/experience/artists/Marcellino/index.htm
Phone:  telephone at (325) 673-4586, v
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 10/2011
Austrailia
AWG Genre Workshop with Simon van der Borgh
A two day lecture & workshop in Perth exploring film genre for writers, directors, producers and developers by one of the UK’s leading practitioners. The workshop looks at the principles behind genre theory, and discusses the history of genre, its role in film-making today, and when and how to use it effectively.

Presented by the AWG this practical, interactive workshop reinforces participants’ understanding of genre through the setting and analysis of practical writing exercises. Genres to be considered include Thriller, Rom-Com, Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, and Action-Adventure. Participants also receive an overview of how current filmmakers are blending genres to create genre hybrids. Many films are referenced and screened during the workshop.

Time:  9.00am to 5.30pm Fri & Sat 10 -12 June 2011and it costs $80 (AWG members $60)

Venue:  Northbridge
Location:  Austrailia
Website:  http://www.awg.com.au/index.php?option=com_events&id=69&Itemid=126
For information contact:  Alan Payne, AWG WA Manager:
Phone:  eventswa@awg.com.au
Categories:   Skills & Training
Jun 10/2011
London, United Kingdom
POLIS Value of Journalism Conference
POLIS will be hosting its second free all-day Value of Journalism conference at the LSE on Friday June 10th. We will have top journalists from around the world talking about Media and Power. Middle Revolutions, WikiLeaks and much more will be on the agenda. The event is in partnership with the BBC, European Broadcasting Union and Thomson Foundation.

Venue:  Houghton Street
Location:  London, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.ejc.net/events/polis_value_of_journalism_conference/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 10/2011
to Jun 15/2011
London, UK
Photography Exhibition & Photo Journalism
The NCTJ is holding an exhibition of press photography and photojournalism this summer as part of the charity's 60th anniversary celebrations. It will showcase the work of NCTJ-trained practitioners over the past forty years and display regional, national and international photography.

Venue:  The Guardian in London
Location:  90 York Way, London N1 9GU, London, UK
Website:  http://www.nctj.com/news-and-events/events/photography-exhibition/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jun 11/2011
Belleville, ON
Belleville Spring Sprint, June 11
Join the Belleville community in the fight against brain tumours at this weekend's Spring Sprint event. Brain tumour survivors, caregivers, family and friends will come together at East Zwick's Centennial Park, Hill Pavilion. Participants will walk, run or sprint a 2.5km or 5km walk/run. The goal is to raise $25,000 for brain tumour research and patient programs. Registration is available by phone at 1-800-265-5106 or www.springsprint.ca. Interviews can be arranged.

Time:  Registration at 9:00 am and Start at 10:00 am
Venue:  Zwick's Centennial Park, Hill Pavilion
Location:  Belleville, ON
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone:  1-800-265-5106 ex 232
Jun 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Randa Jarrar & AQSAzine
Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "A Map of Home" which was published in half a dozen languages and won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American Book Award, and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes and Noble Review.

Book signing to follow. Books available for purchase at the event provided by the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.

www.randajarrar.com www.aqsazine.com

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45
- By Donation
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Time:  7-10pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Jun 11/2011
Toronto, ON
The Silences of The Palace
Screening of The Silences of The Palace
(Arabic: &#1589;&#1605;&#1578; &#1575;&#1604;&#1602;&#1589;&#1608;&#1585;, Samt El-Qusur&#8206;), the first feature film (1994) directed by a woman in the Arab world.

Screens PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm - please be on time.
A young woman, Alia, returns to her home in the palace where her mother lived and worked as a maid, dancer, and mistress, in order to uncover the secrets of her childhood life. THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE by director Moufida Al-Tlatli, set in 1950s Tunisia, is a sumptuous portrait of the beauty and the horror of women’s lives as they face patriarchal violence inside the palace walls against the backdrop of French colonial oppression. Silence is a strong theme that begins and ends the film, symbolising both oppression and resistance to it.

Discussion to follow.

Winner of several awards, including Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival (1994) and International Critics’ Award, Toronto International Film Festival (1994)

Written and Directed by Moufida Al-Tlatli. France and Tunisia, 1994. Arabic and French with English subtitles. 127 minutes.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:30 pm
- Film PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm
- by Donation (Suggested $5)
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible

Time:  6:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Jun 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Understanding & Working with Extraordinarily Challenging, Aggressive, Impulsive, Defiant Children: Lessons From The Trenches
PRESENTER: Dr. BRENT WILLOCK
Aggressive, conduct-disordered children present some of the most formidable challenges to mental health workers, teachers, parents, and anyone else trying to help them. Sometimes these youngsters seem hellbent on destroying not only things but also our will to treat them. In this workshop, we will enter the mind of one such child, exploring conscious and unconscious aspects of his inner world in detail in order to shed light on the anxieties, dynamics, defences, and underlying developmental and relational issues that propel unruly, hyperaggressive behaviour. The basic method we will apply for investigation and treatment is intensive psychotherapy. We will also explore the destabilizing impact these children have on parents, teachers, child care workers, nurses, social workers, and other professionals, and the therapeutic role of these adults. We are in a good position to explore all these matters because this intriguing treatment was conducted in an outstanding residential treatment facility. While countertransference challenges with these patients can seem insurmountable, these painful obstacles are lessened significantly if one understands the origins and meaning of these problematic behaviours, and has a grasp of what needs to occur in the treatment process in order to optimize chances for a good outcome.

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue:  Northrop Frye Hall, University of Toronto
Location:  73 Queens Park Cr. E., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.capct.ca
For information contact:  Suzanne Pearen
Phone:  416-690-5464
Categories:   Education; Children & Youth; Health/Health Care
Jun 11/2011
to Jun 12/2011
Barrie, ON
Eco-Fest Barrie 2011: Celebrating Sustainable Futures
Working as a community to celebrate our earth and to offer a message of new possibilities and alternate lifestyles. We agree to teach and learn following these principles.

* Respect, care for, and work with community
* Improve every being's quality of life through our actions
* Conserve Earth's vitality and diversity
* Minimize the depletion of non-renewable resources
* Offer options for change of personal attitudes and practices

When sharing in the beauty of our Planet Earth, remember that everything we create has a past, a present, and a future. Measure its term, its value and its path responsibly.

"The message of a cleaner, healthier and longer lasting Earth is best carried through the diversity of music, art, and cultural expression. In this way, history must repeat itself."
- Doug Pettigrew, Producer.

In Partnership with City of Barrie and the people of all communities and organizations who share the responsibility of the future of our Northern Communities and the Earth. We invite further collaboration.

Venue:  Barrie's Waterfront
Location:  Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3011&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment
Jun 11/2011
to Jun 12/2011
Barrie, ON
Ecofest Barrie
Ecofest Barrie celebrates the beauty of the Lake Simcoe Region.
We invite all artists, musicians, foodies, green thinkers, green sellers, crafters, and businesses to take part in a learn, share and fun experience. Taking place at Heritage Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe.
Join the movement.
Always looking for new artists, musicians and people who care.

Location:  Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.ecofestbarrie.ca
For information contact:  doug pettigrew, producer (at) ecofestbarrie.ca
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Jun 11/2011
to Jun 12/2011
Vancouver, BC
Travel Blog Exchange 2011 Conference
Travel Bloggers/Writers are a unique breed of people, part explorer, part chronicler, all insatiable curiosity.
But we are not all the same. Travel Bloggers have as many unique
interests as there are places to visit around the globe. And TBEX
is the perfect place to share your blog, pictures, experiences and
to ask questions.

THE ANNUAL EVENT:::
Food, fun and great speakers will abound at our second annual event for new media travel writers to network and learn, TBEX '11 will be held June 11-12, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Event hosts Kim Mance and the Galavanting Gals are planning a dynamic and useful lineup of in-depth workshops and inspiring plenary
sessions.
More than 450 have registered so far and 600 total travel blogger and PR / travel industry attendees are expected to make their way to TBEX '11 in Vancouver in June.

Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre, located in the heart of downtown.
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.travelblogexchange.com/page/about-tbex
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 11/2011
to Jun 12/2011
Newmarket, ON
Windfall Ecology Festival
Windfall Ecology Centre presents the 10th Annual Windfall Ecology Festival, York Regions largest Environmental and Energy Conservation Exposition! Learn, share & experience live music, local & organic foods, buskers, the Kid's Eco Zones, workshops and so much more. An outdoor event for the whole family in a beautiful park setting.

Time:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Fairy lake Park
Location:  Newmarket, Ontario (600 Water Street, Newmarket ON), Newmarket, ON
Website:  http://www.windfallcentre.ca/index.php?st=2&s=Home&p=Homepage&
Categories:   Environment
Jun 12/2011
Calgary, AB
Olympic Medalist Cheryl Bernard Joins the Fight Against Brain Tumours this Weekend
Join Olympic Medalist Cheryl Bernard and hundreds of other Calgarians who are fighting against brain tumours at this weekend's Spring Sprint event. One of these people is 28 year-old Aaron Ramler, he is a brain tumour survivor that doctors call a medical miracle. This Sunday, Aaron, his wife Donna-Lynn and Cheryl Bernard will come together at North Glenmore Park for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's fundraising event. Participants will walk, run or sprint a 2.5km or 5km walk/run or 10km run. The goal is to raise $140,000 for brain tumour research and patient programs. Aaron, Donna-Lynn and Cheryl are all available for interviews leading up to and at the event.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  North Glenmore Park
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.springsprint.ca
For information contact:  Megan Winkler, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone:  1-800-265-5106 ex 232
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Jun 13/2011
Canadian Rivers Day (second Sunday in June)
Canadian Rivers Day is an annual celebration that promotes Canada's waterways.

c/o Canada Parks Canada Agency

(This event is currently under the administration of the Parks Canada Agency, but remains a non-governmental event.)

For information contact:  donald.gibson@pc.gc.ca
Phone:  819-994-2913
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors
Jun 13/2011
Toronto, ON
OSEA/CanSIA Present Solar Drinks
Solar Drinks is an opportunity for solar stakeholders to meet and network with each other. Come join us for this monthly opportunity to meet and greet solar industry members, talk to OSEA and CanSIA staff, and discuss the industry over beverages and delicious finger foods.

How much: $20 for non-members; free for pre-registered OSEA/CanSIA members (At the door the price is $20 for everyone.)

Time:  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue:  The OverDraught Irish Pub
Location:  156 Front St. W. in Toronto close to Union Station., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ontario-sea.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=3073&SiteNodeID=218&BL_ExpandID=
Categories:   Environment
Jun 13/2011
Toronto, ON
The Canadian Children's Book Centre Annual General Meeting
The Canadian Children's Book Centre is holding its Annual General Meeting, featuring special guest speaker Sharon McKay, award-winning author and Canadian war artist, on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by June 6, 2011 to Dawn Todd at 416.975.0010 ext. 224 or dawn@bookcentre.ca.

Reception to follow at the Canadian Children&#146;s Book Centre Suites 217 & 222, Northern District

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Room 200, Northern District Library
Location:  40 Orchard View Blvd. (Yonge & Eglinton), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.bookcentre.ca/news/ccbc_annual_general_meeting_june_13_2011
For information contact:  Dawn Todd
Phone:  416.975.0010 ext. 224
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
Jun 13/2011
to Jun 15/2011
Atlanta, GA USA
InterContinental Atlanta 2011
An Event Apart Atlanta features 12 great speakers and sessions. The two-day conference has sold out but there are still tickets available for A Day Apart, an intense learning session on Content Strategy led by Kristina Halvorson (author, Content Strategy for the Web).
Example of the topics are: What Every Web Designer Should Know - A Better You At What You Do, Crafting the User Experience, On Web Typography, Mobile Web Design Moves, The Responsive Designer’s Workflow, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, etc.

Time:  An Event Apart Atlanta runs from 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and features six sessions per day. There’s a lo
Venue:  Intercontinental Atlanta
Location:  Atlanta, GA USA
Website:  http://aneventapart.com/2011/atlanta/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Jun 14/2011
Seattle
How To Write About the Truth Even if The Facts Aren't Cooperating with Gary Copeland Lilley
Poems represent the blurring of real experience with those that are completely created. Actual occurrences are the skeletons of poems but a pulse, a layered muscularity, and the presence of fluids, the sparks of the imagined, if you will, give poems the power to walk us down the street into the discovery within situations that we personally have not seen. Too often we are told to write what we know, facts, instead of what we can believe, truths. This workshop will explore tactile and concrete details, syntax and diction, as well as other tools to use in making your poems come alive. It is expected that draft poems will be created daily. This workshop is appropriate for beginning and experienced poets.

Time:  Doors open at 6:30pm and starts at 7:00 pm
Location:  826 Seattle, located at 8414 Greenwood Ave N, in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle
Website:  http://www.826seattle.org/writelikeido/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 14/2011
Austrailia
Melbourne event
What does a science writer have to offer the world?
Elizabeth Finkel is an award-winning science journalist and co-founder of COSMOS magazine. She writes for Science and COSMOS and occasionally contributes to the ABC's Science Show and Ockham's Razor. AMWA is pleased to announce that Elizabeth will be the guest speaker at our next Melbourne function.One morning Elizabeth Finkel woke up to find that overnight she had metamorphosed from a scientist into a writer…
From time to time in the last twenty years I have wondered—what do I have to offer? I can’t profess to have expert knowledge. What value is there in what I pen? My answer to myself goes like this. A science writer is an impartial observer who sketches the scene for the wider community. What she lacks in personal expertise, she makes up for by presenting a spectrum of “expert” views and embedding science in the social context. And she tries to do all this using the art of storytelling.

Time:  6:30 pm Cost: Free for AMWA members, $10 for non-members (Drinks and meals at pub prices)
Venue:  The Clare Cafe Bar Bistro (formerly known as The Clare Castle Hotel)
Location:  421 Rathdowne St, Carlton, Austrailia
Website:  http://www.medicalwriters.org/
For information contact:  RSVP for numbers to L.E. Ohman (leohman1@bigpond.net.au) or Jacinta Miller
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 14/2011
Manchester, UK
Pitching to Journalists
Get to know the journalists behind the pitch call and be more confident in approaching them with a good story. Hear from the horse's mouth on our media panel what makes news, how to get attention, how to present your story, build press networks and get your stories into the right media for you.

Ideal for you if:

You want to get your organisation's work into the media, and you need to brush up your selling-in skills to get past the phone call.

Back at work, you'll:

* Prepare for your pitch get your story, structure and resources right
* Find the right journalist and the right approach
* Grab a journalist's attention in 30 short seconds

Speakers: Jim Rothnie, director, McCann Erickson Manchester
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  New Broadcasting House Oxford Road Manchester M60 7HB, Manchester, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/pitching-to-journalists/1483159169/
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 14/2011
Australia
Tuesday Chat - Finding inspiration and meeting deadlines with Catherine Carter
Catherine Carter is the ACT Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia, responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s operations, policy development and public affairs in the ACT. Catherine is also a board member of The Street Theatre and Canberra CBD Limited, and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction. On top of this, Catherine has written a weekly column for both The Canberra Times and City News for the past five years, which she manages while also juggling family life. Come along to hear how to get those column inches filled, come rain, hail or shine, in sickness and in health and when feeling uninspired. There will be time for questions.

Time:  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Venue:  ACT Writers Centre workshop room, Gorman House
Location:  55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon., Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  Book At:
Phone:  6262 9191 or admin@actwriters.
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 14/2011
London, UK
Write Better Press Releases
Identify your stories and make them interesting and relevant to get your press release picked up. Fix your problems with press coverage, ask questions you want answered and get to know what will get your stories told.


Ideal for you if:
You want to sort your media relations toolkit and make sure your press releases hit the spot every time.

Back at work, you’ll:

* Tailor a sparking press release to your target audience
* Avoid common mistakes and annoying habits
* Prepare yourself for your pitch calls

Speakers

Justin McKeown, divisional director, Grayling (finalist, EMEA Sabre Awards 2011)

Stewart Pimbley, managing director, IPB Communcations (finalist, not-for-profit, CIPR North West Pride Awards 2010)

Russell Craig, head of external communications, Manchester Airport (finalist for five CIPR North West Pride Awards including silver for best in-house PR team)

VAT will be charged at 20%

You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  10:00 am - 1:00pm
Location:  New Broadcasting House Oxford Road Manchester M60 7HB, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/write-better-press-releases/1483088959
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 14/2011
to Jun 16/2011
San José, Costa Rica
GLOBE Costa Rica
Over the past 20 years, the GLOBE Series has become the nexus for global networking and leadership on the business of the environment. Taking place in Vancouver, Canada every two years since 1990, the famed GLOBE bienniel conference series has served as a major world platform to transform environmental challenges into lucrative business opportunities.
In June 2011, GLOBE will launch the first of a new series of biennial conference events with a specific focus on Latin America - GLOBE Costa Rica 2011.
Hundreds of government and business leaders, environmental managers, and sustainability practitioners will come together in San José, Costa Rica to explore corporate sustainability, business growth, clean energy and climate change solutions, responsible investment, and sustainable urban and rural development.
Meet senior business executives and government officials. Exchange ideas, build partnerships, and conduct business on a wide range of global environmental issues and development opportunities. GLOBE Costa Rica 2011 promises an unmatched setting to promote and expand your enterprise.
Please note: The working language of the GLOBE Costa Rica conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be provided in plenary sessions only.

Location:  San José, Costa Rica
Website:  http://www.globeseries.com
For information contact:  info (at) globeseries.com, registration (at) globeseries.com
Phone:  (604) 695-5001
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Jun 15/2011
Hamilton, ON
Dorothy Ellen Palmer at Hamilton Public Library
Dorothy Ellen Palmer (When Fenelon Falls) reads at the Westdale Branch of the Hamilton Public Library (955 King Street West). She'll be presenting from her novel and discussing how her own past and the Summer of 1969 influenced the books.

FREE ADMISSION

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Hamilton Public Library
Location:  Westdale Branch 955 King Street West Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.chbooks.com/events/jun-15-dorothy-ellen-palmer-hamilton-public-library-2011-06-15
Phone:  416-979-2217
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 15/2011
London, UK
PPA Awards
The PPA Awards are the most coveted awards in the magazine industry, showcasing excellence, rewarding innovation, and providing the benchmark by which the UK magazine industry judges itself. Each year the cream of the magazine industry gathers to celebrate the successes of the past year at one of the most spectacular events in the magazine industry calendar.

Venue:  Grosvenor House Hotel
Location:  Park Lane, London, UK
Website:  http://www.theppaawards.com/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 15/2011
Toronto, ON
What Does the Earth Sound Like? Launch party
Please join us for the launch of What Does the Earth Sound Like? by Eva Everything on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Nicholas Hoare Books in Toronto. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Sarah Dunn at sarah@ecwpress.com.

Time:  1900 - 2130
Venue:  Nicholas Hoare Books
Location:  45 Front Street East, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ecwpress.com/events
For information contact:  Sarah Dunn
Phone:  sarah@ecwpress.com.
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 15/2011
to Jun 16/2011
New York, NY
140 Character Conference
The 140 Characters Conference: New York City (#140conf) will be taking place June 15-16, 2011 at the 92nd Street Y. The 92nd Street Y address is: 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY NY. #140conf NYC is expected to be the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “me” the people.

Currently our community represents people from 14 countries and 24 States from across America.

Venue:  92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
Location:  New York, NY
Website:  http://www.freepress.net/event/88765/140-character-conference
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Internet
Jun 15/2011
to Jun 16/2011
Vancouver, BC
Green Infrastructure Conference
Municipal Green Infrastructure
Are you up to date on the current state of green infrastructure and how anticipated developments will impact your municipality or company?
Green Infrastructure is essential to both accommodate population growth and achieve a community vision for sustainability and liveability. Municipalities are at the forefront of the green infrastructure movement. To create greener communities, changes will need to be made to existing land use regulations, design guidelines, construction standards, and more.
This conference will provide you with expert advice on the current state of green infrastructure and anticipated impact of future developments.
Issues to be Addressed:
- The changing role and responsibility of the architectural profession
- Impact of new energy retrofit upgrade requirements in many municipalities
- Key issues in recommissioning/retrofitting and reuse of existing structures
- Impact of BC Building Code amendments
- The potential impact of recent US litigation on green infrastructure in Canada
- Current impact of green infrastructure on the construction industry
- Essential issues in land use planning and zoning
- Strengths, challenges and outcomes of municipalities making a carbon neutral commitment
- How to leverage green development

Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.pbli.com
For information contact:  Registrations, registrations (at) pbli.com
Phone:  1-877-730-2555
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Jun 15/2011
to Jun 18/2011
Orlando, Florida
National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Multimedia Convention & Career Expo
NAHJ turns several rooms at the center into training labs with strong Wi-Fi for a hands-on learning experience. Back by popular demand, the two-room CyberLab@NAHJ will offer continuous online skills training in English and Spanish on everything from podcasting and live webcasting to blogging and how to stand out as a backpack journalist.
Planned workshops include:
* Mobile Apps for Journalists
* El periodismo investigativo en español
* The Audio Cut
* Ethics in Ethnic News Media
The full registration package includes access to sessions, plenaries, receptions, special events, workshops and the Career Expo. It also includes meals at the Newsmaker Luncheon and the Hall of Fame Gala.
Registration for NAHJ members is $395 before May 2. For more information, visit the conference website.

Venue:  Disney's Corondo Springs Resort
Location:  1000 W. Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida
Website:  http://nahjconvention.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 15/2011
to Jun 18/2011
San Antonio, Texas
Spring Real Estate Journalism 45th Annual Conference
The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) will host its 45th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, from Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the historic Menger Hotel in downtown.

Venue:  Menger Hotel
Location:  San Antonio, Texas
Website:  http://www.naree.org/index.php?src=gendocs&link=Conferences
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 15/2011
to Jun 21/2011
Rivers to Oceans Week
Rivers to Oceans Week aims to raise the public awareness of the importance of Canada's watersheds, rivers and oceans.

For information contact:  info@cwf-fcf.org
Phone:  613-599-9594/1-800-563-9453
Categories:   Environment; Education; Nature & Outdoors
Jun 15/2011
to Jul 3/2011
Toronto, ON
Alive with Breath
Installation by Jules Koostachin

June 15 to July 3

Reception - Friday, June 17; 7:00pm-9:00pm

Alive with Breath is a multi-media installation piece that speaks to the beauty of life prior to Canadian Residential School experience. Inspired by Jules Koostachin's mother Rita, the project focuses on five survivors from the James Bay area through photography, audio recordings and video.

Time:  Open during Beit Zatoun's regular hours.
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Jun 16/2011
Chicago, IL
2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast honoring Next Generation Leaders (as part of Cable Connection-Spring)
For more than two decades, the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast has taken place during the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Cable Show and is now part of Cable Connection-Spring.

Since 2006, NAMIC has honored 20 Next Generation Leaders and 39 Luminaries at this event — executives of color who not only demonstrate exceptional practices of diversity and inclusion, but are also the future leaders of the growing cable telecommunications industry.Tables of ten - $3,750 each Tickets - $175 each

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 am
Location:  McCormick Place Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL
Website:  http://www.namic.com/events/awardsbreakfast/index.php
For information contact:  Sandra Girado, Director of Meetings and Events
Phone:  (212) 594-5985 or sandra.girad
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 16/2011
Netherlands
Joy Burrough Workshop
Topic: Editing Dutch-authored English
Presenter: Dr. Joy Burrough-Boenisch
Price: 160.00 members; 190.00 non-members (includes buffet lunch)Presented by none other than one of the SENSE founding members and based on the hugely successful Unclogging Dutch English workshop, this full-day workshop will take you beyond the more familiar aspects of Dunglish highlighted in Righting English that's Gone Dutch. The workshop has been designed to consolidate and improve skills in correcting and editing Dutch English and to impart insights useful for negotiating with confrontational Dutch clients. There will be hands-on exercises and opportunities to interact with fellow editors. The aim is to get you thinking about what you do and need to do when you edit Dunglish, and why.
More specifically, the workshop aims to enable you to:
* Identify the generic features of Dunglish
*Understand why Dutch authors write Dunglish
*Understand your own reaction to Dutch-authored English
*Explain the main reasons behind your editorial changes
*Educate through editing
During the workshop the basic mechanics of editing Dutch-authored texts on-screen will be dealt with briefly. In addition, we will look critically at some assumptions about what is Dunglish and what is English.

Time:  09:15 – 16:45
Venue:  Park Plaza Hotel
Location:  walking distance from the Central Station, Utrecht, Netherlands
Website:  http://www.sense-online.nl/events/421-16-june-2011-joy-burrough-workshop
For information contact:  Lesley walker
Phone:  chair@sense-online.euThis e-ma
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 16/2011
London, UK
Shorthand Seminar
This one-day seminar is designed to bring delegates up-to-date with key issues and developments in shorthand training and qualifications. It should be of interest to all those involved in recruiting and training professional journalists of the future.

As well as learning from the experts, there will be an opportunity to share ideas, seek advice, and raise any concerns about the NCTJ’s shorthand programme of study and examinations with other tutors, editors, members of the examinations board and staff.

Who should attend? The programme has been designed for anyone in journalism education and training with an involvement or interest in shorthand. The seminar is open to trainers, editors and journalism educators.

Time:  10.30am-3.30pm
Venue:  Blue Fin Building (home to IPC Media)
Location:  110 Southwark Street London, SE1 0SU, London, UK
Website:  http://www.nctj.com/news-and-events/events/shorthand-seminar
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 16/2011
Toronto, ON
Toronto Society for Technical Communication Annual General Meeting 2011
STC Toronto members are invited to our annual AGM to celebrate a good year, recognize our colleagues, elect the new admin council, enjoy a free dinner, unveil plans for next year, and of course, enjoy a great social evening with fellow technical communicators! Toronto STC Members can register today!

Time:  starting at 6:00PM. Dinner starts at 6:30PM.
Venue:  Estonian House
Location:  958 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www2.stctoronto.org/get-involved/events/annual-general-meeting-agm
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Jun 16/2011
Toronto, ON
Video Activism for Palestine
Video Activism for Palestine - Toronto Style

Join a dedicated group of Toronto filmmakers to view their powerful contributions to video activism in solidarity with Palestine struggle. The night's program runs the gamut from agit-prop and gaga flash mob to more poetic/personal including road movies and visual poetry. Followed by a discussion about aesthetics, form and content in relation to online/youtube activism and social change. Guaranteed to be strategic, whimsical and fun.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:45 pm
- Screening PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm
- by Donation (Suggested $5 to $10)
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Time:  7-10pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Jun 16/2011
to Jun 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education
Higher education affects every aspect of our lives – from the economy and the environment, to culture and communications. While the media play a critical role in shaping public understanding of this institution, little discussion has taken place about how that influence is manifested – or about how, in turn, higher education uses the media to mould how the public perceives it.
But that’s about to change.

The 2011 inaugural conference will consider a range of important issues, including:
* How media coverage of higher education has changed over the past two decades and where it is headed
* The impact of social media and how it is changing what is covered and how higher education is understood
* The role the media play in influencing public policy debates on public education
* How higher education engages with the media to inform public opinion
* The different realities of the developing and developed worlds
These issues will be examined in a format designed to maximize participation and discussion that will feature:
* Café discussions and salons, interviews with leading thinkers, readings and workshops, in addition to keynote addresses and panel debates
* The opportunity for audience members to become speakers and debaters

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.wfsj.org/conferences/item.php?id=255
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 16/2011
to Jun 21/2011
Ottawa, ON
World Refuge Week 2011 Ottawa
Portraits, Videos and Live Performances of Artists from Canada, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In it's 4th year of production, WORLD REFUGEE WEEK CELEBRATIONS features the work of artists, academics and activists from across the world within a large scale multimedia installation.
The work has been exhibited at the Parliament of

Canada, the 2nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee Forced Migration Studies, the Library and Archives of Canada, the University of Oxford England web site and at the formal launch of the Canadian Centre for International Justice. Designed and developed by Graham Thompson and Sherry Tompalski, WORLD REFUGEE WEEK CELEBRATIONS is a festival of theatre, dance, media and music which includes a modern video installation, a traditional show of visual art, a ring of information tables staffed by development NGOs and speeches from community leaders.

Time:  5:00 am on June 16th - 10:00 am on June 21st 2011
Venue:  Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/refugeevoices/events/world-refugee-week-2011-ottawa
For information contact:  Graham Thompson
Phone:  voices.of.refugees@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Art of negotiation
From finalizing the details of a new job to addressing concerns with coworkers, effective negotiation is a critical skill, especially for those who work in stressful, challenging and dynamic work places. Using a combination of lectures, participatory exercises, and discussion, this workshop will help participants more effectively negotiate for their interests. Topics to be covered in the workshop include: when to negotiate and when to walk away, preparing for a negotiation, stages to a negotiation, best practice strategies, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Time:  10 am - 4 pm
Venue:  OISE, University of Toronto
Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
For information contact:  Heather Read: heather.read@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Education; Skills & Training
Jun 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Book Summit
The Book Summit is an annual day-long professional development conference held in June. The Summit presents a keynote speaker and hosts panel discussions and workshops which focus on current industry issues.
All You Can Eat: Reading, Writing and Publishing with the New Creative Content
will look beyond the business issues of delivery and devices and explore where the real game-changing impact of the digital revolution will lie: in the content.
From Scrolls to Scrolling: Your day will begin with a keynote address by Lev Grossman (bestselling author, book critic and technology writer for Time magazine). Following the keynote, Mark Medley will interview Grossman on the future of fiction.
The Reading of Narrative: Three researchers into the mysteries of reading discuss choice, interactivity, reader response, and the implications of e-reading on storytelling.
All You Can Eat: Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues, steps from the water.
Workshops: Choose two of our six workshops, which give practical, hands-on advice on everything from apps to gaming.
Food for thought: The day will end with a lively panel discussion on the future of publishing and the evolution of creative content.
Join writers, publishing professionals, editors, librarians, educators, booksellers,
literary agents, policy makers and publishing students for a delicious day of information and inspiration.

Time:  Early Bird Special $145 - Students and Seniors $75
Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  Fleck Dance Theatre Queen’s Quay Terminal 207 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thebpc.ca/whats-happening/book-summit/
For information contact:  For more information:
Phone:  publicity@theBPC.ca
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 17/2011
to Jun 18/2011
New York City, US
SAJA Convention & Gala
Join 500 journalists and guests from around the world at our convention, featuring world-class headliners, illuminative panels and hands-on skills training. The highlight is a gala awards and scholarships dinner on Saturday, June 18. You don't have to be South Asian or a journalist to attend!

We'll have panels and workshops, a career fair and a sparkling awards dinner to crown it all at Columbia University.
Don't miss this event if you are serious about your career.
Confirmed speakers include Rebecca Blumenstein of The Wall Street Journal, Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg, Walden Siew of Reuters, Kevin Noblet of Dow Jones Newswires, Prof. Sree Sreenivasan of Columbia University, Prof. Amitava Kumar of Vassar University, Adam Ellick of The New York Times and Jigar Mehta, SAJA's president.

Venue:  Columbia University
Location:  New York City, US
Website:  http://www.saja.org/
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 18/2011
San Diego, CA
Americans for the Arts 2011 Annual Convention
The 2011 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention is the one meeting where you will gain the professional development you need in local arts development, advancement, and policy and also connect with colleagues from across the country including local, state, regional, and national arts leaders.

Whether you are an arts or community leader, foundation or corporate professional, artist, educator, advocate, or elected official, you will find practical tools and ideas that will make an impact on your day-to-day work.

Venue:  Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Location:  San Diego, CA
Website:  http://www.freepress.net/event/89107/americans-arts-2011-annual-convention
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 18/2011
Seattle
Geek Girl Con All-Hands Meeting
Come join GeekGirlCon staff to talk about upcoming initiatives, hear new announcements, and give your thoughts and feedback. Everyone is welcome.

Time:  19:30 – 21:00 Luanda
Venue:  Meeting Room
Location:  Douglas Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, Seattle
Website:  http://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=aHMxcWlucTVnajI3dGFjdmJ2M3QycWVpaDQgZ2Vla2dpcmxjb24
For information contact:  General Questions:
Phone:  info@geekgirlcon.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 18/2011
London, UK
How to Get Published in 2011
If you are serious about getting published, this one-day conference on Saturday 18 June 2011 has everything you need to know. Network with high-level agents and publishers and meet the successful teams behind the scenes.

This event is hosted twice annually by the publishers of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, the bestselling media guide for emerging writers and artists since 1901.

The day gives you a complete practical overview of how to get your work ready for submission, and will be filled with top tips, advice and feedback from industry specialists.

Venue:  The Wellcome Collection
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/events-for-writers/how-to-get-published/#4
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jun 18/2011
Australia
Researching and writing history: how to start and how to finish with Dr Peter Stanley
This workshop will help you to focus on what you need to do to frame a research project in history and to finish and publish your historical writing. Course participants will be encouraged to apply the questions and exercises to their own projects. Although Peter Stanley is well known as a military historian, the course will relate to historical writing generally. Topics covered will include:

* setting the question;
* framing the task;
* identifying and using the sources;
* planning and writing;
* finishing the manuscript;
* getting published.

This session will aim to get aspiring writers of non-fiction history books to devise a practical schedule and plan to produce a manuscript that can be submitted to potential publishers.

Dr Peter Stanley has published 20 books of military, medical or social history. In 2008 he published Invading Australia: Japan and the Battle for Australia, 1942 (Viking Penguin) and A Stout Pair of Boots: Exploring Australia's battlefields (Allen & Unwin). In 2009 he published Far Side of Tears: Remembering the Commandos of St Nazaire (Murdoch Books) and Between Victory and Death: Shadows of Mont St Quentin (Scribe Books). His latest non-fiction book was Bad Characters, and his next will be Digger Smith and Australia's Great War. He is the Director of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.

This workshop is presented with support from Yass Valley Library and Southern Tablelands Arts.

Time:  1:00 - 5:00 pm Cost: $72 members, $64 concessional members, $100 non-members (includes 6 months of m
Venue:  Yass Valley Library (at the back of the Memorial Hall, off Comur Street), Yass
Location:  Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  Book At:
Phone:  6262 9191, online via https://
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 18/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Oakland
Media Alliance Certification - Copyediting
Review the fundamentals of copyediting and acquire a better sense of how to balance and serve the best interests of your three clients: the publisher, the writer, and the reader.
With drills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and diction, this fast-moving class explores the practical knowledge and skills copyeditors bring to the task of editing, both online and on paper. The goal is for students to see through an experienced editor's eyes how best to communicate wisely while resolving gracefully manuscript questions and issues of awkward writing.
Sessions will address how to enforce decisions of style by compiling in-house style sheets. We will compare differences between style books, especially Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. and major features of the Associated Press Stylebook. Students will receive many handouts and ample resource information, along with practical tips for getting hired in the local economy.
Copyediting tests will be self-corrected and discussed in class.
Amy Einsohn's "The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications" is the recommended text for this seminar. Please bring a copy of "The Copyeditor's Handbook" to the first class.
Instructor: A former daily newspaper reporter, Bonnie Britt has been a freelance editor for 12 years. She taught college level writing and editing classes for three years and has helped authors get their books into print.
Cost is 280 or 250 for Media Alliance Members

Time:  ONLY ON SATURDAY'S: June 18th and 25th and 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:  1904 Franklin Street, Third Floor Conference Room Oakland, CA 94612 One block from the 19th and Broadway BART station., Oakland
Website:  http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/medacmovtheo.html
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jun 19/2011
Netherlands
SENSE Summer Social Event
The basic outline of the programme is as follows:

* meet at the railway station
* walk into town
* visit the town with our town guide
* visit the Elisabeth Orphanage and take the tour
* have high tea in the garden of the Elisabeth Orphanage
* linger, wander and shop
* meet up at a quality restaurant for dinner.

Times and places: details to follow.

NB: this is a partner event.

Time:  TBA
Venue:  Walk in Culemborg
Location:  Netherlands
Website:  http://www.sense-online.nl/events/414-19-june-2011-sense-summer-social-event
For information contact:  John Edmund Hynd
Phone:  programme-secretary@sense-onli
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 20/2011
New York
Great Speeches & Other Outbursts
Please join us for an evening of Great Speeches & Outbursts, curated by Sarah Vowell!
Tickets are $40.00
Performers will include Ira Glass (This American Life), Amy Sedaris (Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People), Bobby Cannavale (The Mutherf***er with the Hat), Eric Bogosian (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) and John Oliver (The Daily Show).

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Symphony Space
Location:  2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York
Website:  http://www.826nyc.org/news/events/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 20/2011
to Aug 3/2011
Chicago, USA
Sustainability Careers Intensive
Are you an aspiring sustainability leader? Accelerate your professional development through Foresight Immersion, a training in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from June 20 - August 3. Immersion offers a unique combination of projects (provides the practical experience necessary to be an effective leader), career tracks (choose to focus in Business, the Built Environment, Graphic Design, Product Design, or Civic Innovation), experts (gain insider perspectives on how to maximize your impact), knowledge (understand sustainability drivers, issues, and trends), and skills (learn skills& including public speaking, visual thinking, and systems analysis required to be an adept practitioner in the field). Foresight Immersion offers transformative experience for you, your career, and the world.

Location:  Chicago, USA
Website:  http://www.foresightdesign.org/education/immersion-summer/
For information contact:  Amanda Medress, amanda (at) foresightdesign.org
Categories:   Education; Environment; Economic Development
Jun 21/2011
10 Tips for Turning National Stories into Local Ones
Instructor: Melissa Preddy,
BusinessJournalism.org blogger
Ever wonder how an earthquake in Chile, the price of pork bellies, air-travel gridlock in Europe or an egg recall in Iowa will affect your readers? Chances are they do, too.
Quickly finding the ripple effects of major financial news and some not-so-financial headlines and making them relevant to your audience of consumers and small business operators can be among the most rewarding moments for a business journalist. And it gives your reporting an immediacy and a utility that will keep readers coming back for more.
Join us for an hour at either noon or 4 p.m. EDT on June 21 for a live Webinar on how to localize hot national stories.

Time:  Noon or 4 p.m. EDT
Venue:  Online
Location:  Webinar
Website:  http:///businessjournalism.org/2011/01/03/10-tips-for-turning-national-stories-into-great-lo
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 21/2011
Toronto, ON
CanSIA Summer Solstice 2011: Here Comes the Sun
Join CanSIA member, friends, solar colleagues & The Honourable Brad Duguid MPP, Minister of Energy. Stand up for Solar at the Third Annual Canadian Solar Industries Association Summer Solstice event.

Event cost $60.00 (includes HST & covers food and drinks)

Time:  5 - 7 pm
Venue:  Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant
Location:  207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.cansia.ca/2011SummerSolstice
For information contact:  info@cansia.ca
Categories:   Environment
Jun 21/2011
London, UK
Proofread Like a Pro
Ever found a typo when it's too late? Basic proofreading skills could have saved the day! Even if you're great at spelling, grammar and punctuation, we all need to know how to proofread efficiently and accurately. Get a refresher from an industry professional on the basic techniques that will mean the difference between a great communications tool and a costly mistake with Media Trust's proofreading workshop.
Ideal for you if:
You want to learn the practical basics of proofreading to ensure your copy has a professional touch.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Spot typos, mistakes and variable spellings even after multiple redrafts
* Understand proofreading and key differences from copywriting
* Work with house styles to keep your organisation consistent

Speaker: Matt Boothman, copywriter, editorial agency Redhouse Lane (finalist, Publication, CIPR Excellence Awards 2011)
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  10 Upper Bank Street London United Kingdom E14 5JJ, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/proofread-like-a-pro/1478067941/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 21/2011
London, UK
Write Better Copy
nyone who writes for an organisation needs to make sure their words get a reaction. Get tips, tricks and new approaches to connect with your audiences and get past writer's block. You've got aims and objectives already write to get things moving, raise funds, get support, and interest your readers.

Ideal for you if:
You want to get a reaction from great writing.

Back at work, you'll:

* Compose, structure and write a compelling copy
* Tailor your writing to your target audience and your medium
* Write a call to action and get the response you want
Speaker: * Abi Ellis, head of copy and creative director, LBi (Number one, Top 100 Interactive Marketing Agencies, New Media Age Guide, 2010. LBi is a leading global independent marketing and technology agency with 26 offices worldwide.)
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  10:00 am - 1:00pm
Location:  10 Upper Bank Street London United Kingdom E14 5JJ, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/write-better-copy/1478001743/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 22/2011
United Kingdom
Southbank Centre celebrates the Festival of Britain
The big summer show in London this year is the Southbank Centre’s 60th anniversary celebrations of the Festival of Britain. All 22 acres of the embankment between Waterloo and Hungerford bridges have been transformed into a cornucopia of installations, exhibitions and events. Architect Steve Smith and writer Tom Lynham have been closely involved in the planning and execution, and will host a guided ramble especially for 26 members on Wednesday 22 June.
Meet on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden (amazing views over the Thames not seen for 26 years) from 6pm onwards for drinks at the al fresco café/bar. The walk will wander off at 7pm. Steve (Urban Narrative) will explain the extraordinary dynamic of this misunderstood chunk of London, and Tom (International Wordstorming) will talk about creating the narratives for the biggest language installation in the world. The walk will take about 45 minutes and end at the riverside Dishoom Chowpatty Bar which serves fabulous cocktails and Bombay beach food.

Time:  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free Entrance & Bring a Friend!
Venue:  the yellow concrete staircase near the Festival Pier and climb to the top
Location:  United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.26.org.uk/index.php/2011/05/southbank-centre-celebrates-the-festival-of-britain/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 22/2011
to Jun 23/2011
Rome, Italy
International Institute of Communications TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
Against a tough economic environment, ambitious broadband connectivity targets continue to pose a huge challenge to the telecommunications industry. Simultaneously, increased take-up and new devices are driving the mobile data explosion, which is generating an ever more pressing need for increased spectrum allocation.
Recent structural changes within the media industry and the growth of inter-platform competition are changing the broadcast and internet landscapes. What do the developments mean for policymaking and implementation? This IIC Telecommunications and Media Forum looks at the implications of these wide-ranging developments for policymakers, business and consumers.
The Forum is part of a series run by the International Institute of Communications throughout the world. Its meetings are restricted to members and guests. The emphasis is on discussion between participants and free and frank exchanges of views. This means that a considerable amount of time is dedicated to debate, and discussions are confidential. For further information see www.iicom.org.

Venue:  L'Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM)
Location:  Via Isonzo 21/b, 00198 Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy
Website:  http://www.iicom.org/telecoms-and-media-forum/TMF Rome 2011/index.php
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 22/2011
to Jun 25/2011
Chicago
Value, Trust, And Influence of Black America Annual Conference
Summer Convention 2011

Venue:  The Drake Hotel
Location:  140 E. Walton Place, Chicago IL 60611, Chicago
Website:  http://www.nnpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=69&Itemid=63
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 22/2011
to Jun 27/2011
Chicago, US
2011 Creative Freelancer Conference: How Design Live
What do you call a mega-gathering of thousands of designers, freelancers, in-house managers and—new for 2011—packaging designers, plus a speaker roster packed with some of the brightest minds in the industry? HOW Design Live! Click the links below for more on each HOW Design Live event, then sign up for The BIG Ticket for exclusive access to all four conferences!

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Chicago
Location:  151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, Chicago, US
Website:  http://www.creativefreelancerconference.com/ehome/HOWDesignLive2011/22941/?&
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Architecture
Jun 23/2011
Woodstock, NB
Discussion with Nicholas Guitard
Nicholas Guitard travels back into New Brunswick to help unearth some of our most astonishing natural wonders.

Nicholas will be visiting the Carleton County Historical Society in Woodstock to lead a discussion on the natural splendor of our province, as laid out in his books Waterfalls of New Brunswick and its companion guide. With a accompanying slideshow of some of New Brunswick's hidden treasures, this is sure to be a fascinating evening of beauty and nature, as Nicholas lays out the practicalities of reaching these hidden jewels to see them up close.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be made available for purchase, and Nicholas will be pleased to sign your copies.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  The Honourable Charles Connell House
Location:  128 Connell Street, Woodstock, NB
Website:  http://www.gooselane.com/events.php
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
Jun 23/2011
Toronto, ON
Environmental Defence's First Annual Wine Bluff
Join us for a full-bodied evening of bluffing and satire as we taste locally grown wines. Test your wine knowledge and your ability to spot a bluffer!

The Wine Bluff will be a fun night of local wine, local food, friends, silent & live auctions and more to raise funds for Environmental Defence. Tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 8.

When: Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm
Where: The Fermenting Cellar, 55 Mill St., Toronto
Tickets: $150

What the heck is a wine bluff?
For each wine we taste, a panel of witty tasters will either truthfully describe the wine or bluff their way through it and, from this, we'll guess which taster is telling the truth!

Time:  7 pm
Venue:  The Fermenting Cellar
Location:  55 Mill St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TicketingCatalog.aspx?eventid=68873
For information contact:  jpatterson@environmentaldefence.ca
Categories:   Environment
Jun 23/2011
Chicago
Paul Madonna Reads from New Book
Paul Madonna reads and presents awesome images from his latest book, "Everything is its Own Reward."

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Like any great tutoring and writing center, we are located in the back of a secret agent store. The
Location:  Chicago
Website:  http://www.826chi.org/news/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 23/2011
to Jun 24/2011
United Kingdom
European Conference on health journalism
This conference aims to address some of the key issues in health journalism, as well as the state of training of health journalists, and pressures in modern newsrooms.
Keynote speakers include:
Trudy Lieberman, immediate past president AHCJ (US)
Dr John Lister, senior lecturer in Health Journalism, Coventry University
Dr Muiris Houston, experienced health journalist, Ireland
Gianluca Bruttomesso, member of Unamsi, the National Union of Italian Medical Writers
John Illman, Medical Journalists Association
Afroditi Veloudaki, Greece: director of HeaRT health reporter training project
Subjects covered include analysing news coverage of health issues; reporting public health issues; covering drug companies and handling their PR; Reporting health policy and health reforms and global health concerns.
Early Bird registration for the conference is open until May 30, offering savings of 30 per cent or more on late registration: UK rate £100, outside UK rate £60, freelance journalists and students £30.

Venue:  Coventry University
Location:  Coventry University’s Ellen Terry Building Whitefriars Steet Coventry, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/YMZKA/
Phone:  024 7688 7688
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 23/2011
to Jun 25/2011
North Carolina
2011 Convention: Association for Women in Sports Media
AWSM's annual convention will run from Thursday, June 23 to Saturday, June 25 in the exciting city of Charlotte, N.C.! The Omni Charlotte Hotel in the heart of uptown Charlotte will be the host hotel for our meeting. Located at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets, the hotel features oversized guest rooms and complimentary high-speed wireless internet.

Throughtout the convention there will be many discussion groups held over breakfast, break-outs, and in the early evening, such as: Climbing the Ladder: How to Be an Effective Leader; All-platform journalism: You want me to do what? Maybe you&#146;re already in broadcast looking to sharpen your reporting skills. Maybe you&#146;re in print thinking about a move to broadcast or you&#146;re simply wanting to sharpen your on-camera skills; The Art of a Good Pitch; Working with the Media and for the Team; Social Media: Making the most of Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere; and Women&#146;s Sports Brand: Is it hitting the mark?

Venue:  Omni Charlotte Hotel
Location:  North Carolina
Website:  http://awsmonline.org/convention11/blog/
For information contact:  Alisha Hord
Phone:  ahord@sportingnews.com
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 23/2011
to Jun 26/2011
Detroit
NSNC 35th Annual Conference
The 2011 “Rebound in Motown” conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists offers a Motor City tune-up that will soup up your writing, rev up your ideas, and put you in the fast lane to writing great columns.

Venue:  Westin Book-Cadillac
Location:  1114 Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226, Detroit
Website:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e3h8q2hiaff977e6&llr=dbszl7bab
For information contact:  Luenna Kim NSNC
Phone:  director@columnists.com (415)
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Two actions for the Canadian Boat to Gaza: Tahrir: as you sail we stand behind you
Stand with the Tahrir, the Canadian Boat to Gaza.
At the Israeli Consulate, Toronto, June 24
_______________________________________

Keep up to date with the CBG, the Tahrir and Freedom Flotilla II:
English:
Ehab Lotayef: 514.941.9792 lotayef@gmail.com
Wendy Goldsmith: 519.619.6766 wendygoldsmith21@gmail.com
French:
Lorraine Guay: 514.278.1167 lorraineguay@videotron.ca
Denis Kosseim: 514.923.5594 denis.tahrir@gmail.com
www.tahrir.ca
www.freedomflotilla.ca

Time:  5:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Israeli Consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West (across from the ROM), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tahrir.ca
Phone:  647-996-7247
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 24/2011
to Jun 26/2011
Houston, Texas
ApolloCon 2011 Houston's Fantasy and Horror Conference
Some Examples of the Features at this Conferrence and Activities are:

Guest of Honor Announced
ApolloCon is very pleased to announce that Martha Wells has agreed to be our Guest of Honor for 2011.
Artist Reception
Come to the Reception for ApolloCon Artists on Friday, June 24, starting at 9 p.m. in the Common Area outside the Art Show. Show appreciation to our Artists, rub elbows with your favorites and/or meet those with whose work you weren't previously familiar.
Writers Workshop
ApolloCon will again be hosting a Writers Workshop this year. For rules, deadlines, etc. see our Writers Workhop page.
ETC.

Venue:  DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
Location:  15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Houston, TX, Houston, Texas
Website:  http://apollocon.org/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 25/2011
Toronto, ON
Celebrate the Sun and Olive Trees
Celebrate the Sun and Olive Trees

Saturday, June 25 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Celebrate the Sun and the Summer solstice to benefit Trees for Life tree planting in Palestine. An evening of chanting, kirtan and yoga to connect us in song and in silence to the expansive healing energy of summer. This event is inspired by the warmth and beauty of Beit Zatoun by a dedicated group of yoga and meditation instructors who wish to honour the wisdom and healing of the olive tree grove.

More details to come.

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Need to know:
- Doors open at 5:45 pm
- by Donation (Suggested $5 to $10)
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible

Time:  6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Jun 25/2011
Vancouver, BC
Two actions for the Canadian Boat to Gaza: Tahrir: as you sail we stand behind you
Stand with the Tahrir, the Canadian Boat to Gaza.
at the Tourist information centre (Wharf at Govt, Inner Harbour)
_______________________________________

Keep up to date with the CBG, the Tahrir and Freedom Flotilla II:
English:
Ehab Lotayef: 514.941.9792 lotayef@gmail.com
Wendy Goldsmith: 519.619.6766 wendygoldsmith21@gmail.com
French:
Lorraine Guay: 514.278.1167 lorraineguay@videotron.ca
Denis Kosseim: 514.923.5594 denis.tahrir@gmail.com
www.tahrir.ca
www.freedomflotilla.ca

Time:  2:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue:  at the Tourist information centre (Wharf at Govt, Inner Harbour)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.tahrir.ca/
For information contact:  Zoe@WildCoast.ca
Phone:  250-813-3569
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 25/2011
St. Catherines, ON
Vanwell Military Book Sale!
Our 1st Customer Appreciation Day!!
We will be offering discount off all products from both our army surplus store and our vast military book selection. In addition, we will be having a Charity BBQ for WoundedWarriors.ca, plus the Niagara Military Vehicle Association will be here with 4-5 vintage vehicles. We also expect to have some product demos from Original SWAT Boots and from ARES Airsoft.
Take advantage of savings on Airsoft Rifles & accessories, Tactical Gear, Knives, Military History books, New & Used Camouflage Clothing & more…

Time:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue:  St. Catherines
Location:  622 Welland Ave./parking is off Cushman Rd, St. Catherines, ON
Website:  http://www.vanwell.com/news-events
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 25/2011
to Jun 26/2011
Ham-Nord, QC
Ecovillage Network of Canada Annual General Meeting
A weekend of sharing and inspiration for ecovillagers and community seekers. Organized By: ENC Board of Directors in partnership with La Cité Écologique de Ham-Nord
http://www.cite-ecologique.com/

Location:  Ham-Nord, QC
Website:  http://ecovillagenetworkcanada.ning.com/
For information contact:  Russ Purvis, info (at) kakwaecovillage.com
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Jun 25/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Sudbury, ON
Reclaiming the Future of Mining 36th CLRA/ACRSD National Conference
Please join us in Sudbury, the heart of the mining world.

The Conference will include Technical Sessions: June 28-30
Field Tours and workships: June 25 - 27
Social Events througout the conference: June 28 - 30

CALL FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Themes Include: Sudbury, a Global Environment and Recovery Model; Issues in Northern Mining; Mine Cycle Sustainability; Indigenous People and Mining; New Life for Brownfields; Green Mining Technologies; Energy for the Future and; Nanomaterials in the Mining Environment. Related Topics Welcome.

ABSTRACTS or requests for more information should be sent to: sudbury2011@laurentian.ca

Coming Soon: the new conference website - www.Sudbury2011.ca

Venue:  Laurentian University
Location:  Sudbury, ON
Website:  http://www.clra.ca/11-06-25-AGM-Sudbury.pdf
For information contact:  sudbury2011@laurentian.ca
Categories:   Mining & Petroleum; Environment
Jun 26/2011
Seattle
Dance Your cash off
On Sunday night, June 26, hundreds of Seattle’s most agile, coordinated, and stylish humans will join forces at Nectar Lounge in Fremont to do the shimmy, the salsa, the hula, the rhumba, and whatever else it takes for five straight hours to support the work of 826 Seattle!

Time:  Doors open at 5:30 pm Grand Prize Eligibility & dancing begins at 6:00PM.
Venue:  Nectar Lounge, Fremont
Location:  Seattle
Website:  http://danceyourcashoff.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jun 26/2011
Toronto, ON
Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades
Come celebrate the launch of Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades! Join us in Kingston on Sunday, June 26th from 2-5pm at the Marine Museum (55 Ontario Street) for reading, refreshments, friends and fun! Presented in collaboration with Oscar Malan's Novel Idea.

Time:  Starts at 2:00pm - and Ends at 5:00pm
Venue:  Marine Museum
Location:  55 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://porcupinesquill.ca/events.html
Phone:  (613) 546-9799
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jun 26/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Tour de Canada (dates vary)
The Tour du Canada is the longest annual bicycle ride in the world. Cyclists travel 7450 kilometres from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, travelling through all ten provinces.

For information contact:  sweep@cyclecanada.com
Phone:  705-434-1100/1-800-214-7798
Categories:   Sports & Games
Jun 27/2011
to Jun 29/2011
Doha, Qatar
World Conference of Science Journalists 2011
The organizers of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 had to come to the very difficult decision of relocating the conference. We realize that many science journalists were looking forward to visiting a new and exciting Cairo and that so many were hoping to visit Tahrir Square that was just down the road from our conference venue. There were too many uncertainties, unfortunately, and we felt our priority needed to be providing a stable and safe environment to hold a successful conference.

Location:  Doha, Qatar
Website:  http://www.wfsj.org/conferences/page.php?id=221
For information contact:  Nadia El-Awady
Phone:  nadia.elawady@wcsj2011.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 27/2011
to Sep 15/2011
New York City
Authors of Deep Green Resistance and Seven Stories Press host YouTube video contest!
What does &#147;deep green resistance&#148; mean to you? How do you enact this in your daily life? Do you organize protests in your local community? Publish a radical eco zine? Whether through a narrative film, music video, an animation, or anything in between, now&#146;s your chance to speak up; we&#146;re listening!
To enter: As an individual, upload an original video no longer than 10 minutes to YouTube and tag it with #dgrcontest. Then, send an e-mail to astrid@sevenstories.com with &#147;DGR Contest&#148; in the subject line and a link to the video&#146;s YouTube URL address.

Venue:  Online submissions
Location:  New York City
Website:  http://home.sevenstories.com/index.php/events/authors-of-deep-green-resistance-and-se
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Environment
Jun 28/2011
California
Book Passage in Corte Madera hosts Eva Gabrielsson
Elaine Petrocelli will speak with Eva Gabrielsson, longtime partner of Stieg Larsson, about the upcoming book “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me. You can read more about this upcoming event here and order a signed copy of the book online.

Time:  11:00 am
Venue:  Book Passage
Location:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA, 94925, California
Website:  http://home.sevenstories.com/?cat=3
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 28/2011
London, UK
Media Interview Training
Media interview training will make sure you can confidently get your organisation's message across in a media interview. In radio and TV studios, and a phone interview with a print journalist, our expert trainers will help you keep calm, stay on message and make the right impression when it counts.
Rehearse your TV and radio manner, make sure you'll be interesting and engaging over the phone and get familiar with interviewer styles through professional PR feedback and coaching. You’re working hard to attract media attention, and you should be ready to respond when a journalist calls you.
Ideal for you if:
You want to get your story across in interviews and be prepared for awkward questions.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Communicate your key messages fluently
* Adapt your style for TV, radio and print
* Stay focused and get the media telling your story
This event is delivered in partnership with Porter Novelli
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653.

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  31 St Petersburgh Place London W2 4LA, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/media-interview-training/1487949497/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 28/2011
Boston
Ramesh Raskar, Rick Borovoy @ TEDxBoston
At TEDxBoston 2011 we’ll bring together grassroots change agents and blue-sky inventors. Some will astound us with great acts of collaboration, several will synthesize the abundant information available to us, and many will focus on the health of our souls, our bodies, and our global communities. All will share their startling discoveries and teach us something new about technology, entertainment, or design. Join us for a day of revolutionary ideas and a celebration of Boston’s ingenuity.

The main event takes place in two locations at the Seaport this year: in the Amphitheater with the presenters, and in the new TEDxBoston Living Room powered by Turnstone, where attendees can gather in a social setting. Tickets are required.
Other ways to participate in TEDxBoston 2011

Simulcast Event
In partnership with Google, we’re offering a live simulcast event at their Cambridge office where attendees can collectively experience TEDxBoston. Tickets are required.

Global Online Auditorium
In partnership with Avaya, we are proud to announce the TEDxBoston Global Online Auditorium where you can meet online and in-person attendees to talk and share ideas in an immersive 3D environment using this revolutionary collaboration tool. Open to all, details coming soon.

Webcast
In partnership with LiveStream, all TEDxBoston talks will be webcast live on our website. Open to all.

Time:  10:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET followed by a reception
Venue:  Seaworld Trade Center
Location:  200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, Boston
Website:  http://tedxboston.org/event-details/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 28/2011
to Jun 29/2011
Ottawa, ON
CanWEA/ AWEA International Wind and Radar Forum
The International Wind and Radar Forum, organized by CanWEA in collaboration with AWEA, will provide an exclusive opportunity for government and industry stakeholders from Europe and North America to openly share their ideas and experiences regarding the interaction of wind turbines and radar equipment. The forum will also enable discussion of the impact of wind turbines on military testing and training operations.

The International Wind and Radar Forum will bring together senior government officials, consultants, radar solution providers and industry stakeholders from Canada, US and Europe to discuss current policies, technology and operational tools, as well as emerging research in radar and wind mitigation. This exclusive two day event will include a series of panels and presentations in the areas of Operations, Research & Development, Mitigation and Government Policy.

Confirmed Organizations:

US Department of Defense
FAA
NATS UK
NAV Canada
US Department of Energy
Canadian Department of National Defence
Defence R&D Canada
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness)
Sandia Laboratories
Environment Canada
C Speed, LLC
Raytheon Canada
Lockheed Martin
SMS Safety Aviation Inc.
GAITS, Inc.
RES UK
Westslope Consulting
Osprey Consulting Services Ltd.
Renewable UK
AWEA

Venue:  Ottawa Convention Centre
Location:  55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.canwea.ca/events/wind-radar-forum_e.php#Program
For information contact:  sharonfryer@canwea.ca
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Consulting & Consultants
Jun 28/2011
to Jun 30/2011
Vancouver, BC
Vancouvers 125th Birthday Poetry Submissions!!
subTerrain is accepting poetry submissions for its Special Summer Issue celebrating Vancouver's 125th Birthday.
We are seeking poems that explore Vancouver's history, geography, and varied ethnicity. The issue will be comprised of 125 poems and several essays on the topic of poetry & politics in Vancouver.
Please try to address your subject in unique, fresh, and surprising ways.

Venue:  subTerrain Magazine Vancouver 125
Location:  po box 3008, main post office, V6B 3X5, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://subterrain.ca/about/93/vancouver-125
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 28/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Canada, ON
Hamilton History Prize for Best Manuscript
The one-time prize recognizes and honours fine writing in the field of Canadian history, with specific focus on the city of Hamilton and/or its surrounding region. The genre of the manuscript may include, but is not limited to, essays, memoirs, biography, fiction, young-adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as traditional historical treatments.
Dundurn Press reserves the right to withhold the prize should the jury decide no submitted manuscript meets the aforementioned criteria. In such case, the prize will be re-opened in 2012.
More on the prize, submission process and jury is at the bellow website. Or at historyprize@dundurn.com.

Venue:  Canada
Location:  Canada, ON
Website:  http://www.dundurn.com/history_prize
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Jun 28/2011
to Sep 10/2011
Vote for Winnipeg 1912!
Jim Blanchard&#146;s Winnipeg 1912 has been shortlisted for the 2011-2012 edition of the On the Same Page book club!
A project of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, On the Same Page &#147;encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time.&#148;
Both Winnipeg 1912 and Blanchard&#146;s latest UMP title, Winnipeg&#146;s Great War: A City Comes of Age, won the Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History awarded by the Manitoba Historical Society. Winnipeg 1912 was also nominated for five Manitoba Book Awards when it was published in 2005.
You can vote for Winnipeg 1912, either online or via ballot box at Winnipeg Public Library branches, until September 10.

Venue:  ONLINE
Website:  http://uofmpress.ca/events/entry/vote-for-winnipeg-1912
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 29/2011
Toronto, ON
The Sicilian Jazz Project meets the Poets!
Come out to the Lula Lounge to hear a great mix of jazz and poetry. Gianna Patriarca, Domenico Capilongo, Giovanna Riccio and Luciano Iacobelli will all be reading.

Time:  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  Lula Lounge
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.quattrobooks.ca/faq/quattro-news-april-15
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jun 30/2011
London, UK
Campaigning Westminister
How will you influence decisionmakers?
What difference are shifting political sands making to you and your charity’s campaigning? Who's who in the coalition, opposition, chambers, committees and working groups and how are charities changing their approach to ensure their voice is heard? Are others making the same decisions as you?

With charities expected to take on an ever-increasing role in public life, join colleagues and experts for round-table discussions and networking. Get the lowdown on the issues, discuss your approaches and what has to change, get breakfast into the bargain and be back at your desk by midday; refreshed, informed and networked.
A year on from our first ‘campaigning for political change’ breakfast, if you’re looking for a refresher, some new ideas or key pointers for successfully using all branches of government to ensure your campaign gets acted upon, don’t miss this breakfast
Speakers: Chris West, acting director of public affairs, Weber Shandwick
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653.

Time:  8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Fox Court 14 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8WS, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/campaigning-westminster/1659077345/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 30/2011
Woodbridge, ON
Woodbridge Chapters special guests!
Domenico Capilongo will be appearing with Nino Ricci at the Woodbridge Chapters.

More details to come!

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Chapters, Woodbridge
Location:  East Woodbridge Centre, 3900 Hwy 7 West, Unit 1, Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.quattrobooks.ca/faq/quattro-news-april-15
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jun 30/2011
to Jul 3/2011
Bloomington, MN
Convergence 2011
CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media, held each July. We are a 4-day event with more than 4,500 attendees, and the premiere event of our kind in the upper mid-west.

We offer everything you expect and more from a major science fiction convention, delivered with that unique CONvergence style. You can read about all the things there are to do at CONvergence in the ACTIVITIES section at left, as well as amenities like ConSuite and the CoF2E2 Free Coffee Shop in the HOSPITALITY section.

This year's convention theme is TOMORROW THROUGH THE PAST, a celebration of yesterday's visions of tomorrow, and you can expect that theme to run through many of the panels, parties and costumes to be found at CONvergence this year.

Venue:  Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington, MN
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Website:  http://www.convergence-con.org/about/contact.php
For information contact:  24-hour Voicemail: 612.234.2845
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jun 30/2011
to Jul 23/2011
Millbrook, ON
The Berlin Blues - 4th Line Theatre
A consortium of German developers shows up at a First Nations reserve with a seemingly irresistible offer to improve the local economy : the creation of “Ojibway World,” a Native theme park designed to attract European tourists to this new destination resort, causing hilarious personal and political divisions within the local community. The Berlin Blues concludes Drew Hayden Taylor’s Blues quartet, showcasing contemporary stereotypes of First Nations people, including a fair number of these that originate from Indigenous communities themselves, to the often outraged delight of his international audiences.

Time:  Previews: June 28, 29 - Opening Night: Thursday June 30 - Tuesday to Saturday at 6pm - Additional pe
Venue:  The Winslow Farm
Location:  779 Zion Line, Millbrook, ON
Website:  http://talonbooks.com/events/
For information contact:  Box Office
Phone:  (705) 932-4445
Categories:   Museums; Arts & Culture
Jul 1/2011
Guelph, ON
Storyteller Guitar: Author signing
Award-winning scientist, lecturer, instrument maker, musician and now author, Doug Larson will sign copies of his newly-released book, Storyteller Guitar.
Admission by donation.

Time:  12:00 noon
Venue:  John McCrae House
Location:  108 Water Street, N1G 1A6, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.dundurn.com/events/2011-07-01
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 1/2011
Toronto, ON
Support Canadian Boat to Gaza: Gathering in Toronto
Please join us this Friday 1 July 2011 @ the Israeli Consulate where we will be holding a special vigil to show our support of the "Tahrir", the Canadian Boat to Gaza, which is part of the upcoming international flotilla aimed at breaking the illegal blockade of Gaza.
This vigil is not meant to be a demonstration. Rather, we wish to engage with passersby on the street, hand out information and show our support for the Canadians on board the Tahrir, as well as the other members
of the flotilla.
Everyone is welcome!

Time:  5:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue:  In front of the Israeli Consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tahrir.ca
For information contact:  Wendy Goldsmith
Phone:  519.619.6766
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 1/2011
to Jul 3/2011
Ottawa, ON
Collection Tours with a Royal Twist
A rare treat! You are invited on a guided tour of the reserve collection facility, highlighting the Governor General&#146;s Touring Cars used by King George VI and his family, including the young Elizabeth, during the Royal Tour of Canada in 1939.

The two railway cars are part of the Museum&#146;s extensive collection and will only be accessible during the July 1-3 holiday weekend.

Places are limited. Please register at the information desk in the main lobby of the Museum.
Admission to the Museum is FREE on July 1st.

Time:  The tours are offered at 11a.m. and 3 p.m. in English and at 1 p.m. in French.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Automotive & Cars
Jul 1/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Collection Tours of the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays get a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive collection that is not usually on display in the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Attendance is limited. Please register at the information desk.
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (English); 1:00 p.m. (French)
www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca. 613-991-3044

Time:  11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (English); 1:00 p.m. (French)
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jul 1/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Outdoor Demonstration: Daily (Weather permitting)
Explore Technology Park, home to a radar antenna, a windmill, an Atlas rocket, and more. You can tour inside the Canada Science and Technology Museum’s Cape North lighthouse, or take part in water rocket launches. www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca. 613-991-3044
Please check the daily schedule at the Museum for the times and location of the activities.

Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jul 2/2011
Kingston, ON
From cold war to new millenium
Colonel Bernd Horn, author and editor of more than 30 military books, will sign copies of his newest title, From Cold War to New Millennium. The book provides a detailed account of The Royal Canadian Regiment&#146;s history from 1953 to 2008.

Venue:  Costco Kingston
Location:  1015 Centennial Dr, K7P 3B7, Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.dundurn.com/events/2011-07-02Colonel Bernd Horn, author and editor of more
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 2/2011
Windsor, ON
Support Canadian Boat to Gaza: Anti-War Picket in Windsor
Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza "Tahrir" and Freedom Flotilla II against Israel's illegal blockade of Gaza and threatened attack on the flotilla and its passengers!
The Canadian government has the duty to defend the rights of its citizens and international law - not those who violate both!

Time:  11:00 am - 12 noon
Venue:  Corner of Ottawa and Monmouth (across from Market Square)
Location:  Windsor, ON
For information contact:  windsorpeace@hotmail.com
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 3/2011
Ottawa, ON
Support Canadian Boat to Gaza: Gathering in Ottawa
At this event, we will symbolically "launch" a boat to show our solidarity with the people of Gaza and our support for the participants in the Freedom Flotilla II and the Canadian Boat, the Tahrir.
Several organizations will place a symbolic item on or in the boat to illustrate their support. (We suggest making a box with text or images indicating its contents and identifying the organization.) Individuals will be invited to put in messages. The idea is to represent the actual Canadian boat to Gaza. You may find ideas for what to place in the boat at http://www.tahrir.ca
We will also take this opportunity to collect donations in food items for the Ottawa food bank.
Everyone is welcome!

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Human Rights Monument (Elgin St./Lisgar St)
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.tahrir.ca
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 3/2011
to Jul 7/2011
Ottawa, ON
Women's Worlds 2011: Global feminist conference
WW 2011 is a global convergence to advance women's equality through research, exchange, leadership, and action.
Expected to draw some 2,000 participants from around the world, WW 2011 is a unique global event that will enhance women's leadership skills and organizational capacity, support the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and foster research and action networks on women's issues.
The first Women's Worlds event was a modest gathering of academics in 1981 in Israel to discuss the advent of Women's Studies and forge networks on feminist research. Today, the congress is a large event attracting researchers, activists, policy-makers, advocates, allies, and more.
Visit the website for more details: www.womensworlds.ca

Venue:  Ottawa Convention Centre
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.womensworlds.ca
Categories:   Women
Jul 3/2011
to Jul 11/2011
National Fishing Week (starts on the first Saturday in July)
National Fishing Week encourages Canadians to explore recreational and sport fishing.

For information contact:  info@catchfishing.com
Phone:  705-745-8433/1-877-822-8881
Categories:   Sports & Games
Jul 4/2011
Toronto, ON
Omar Barghouti speaks on BDS
Join us for a public forum on:
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Speaker: Omar Barghouti
Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a master's degree in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University. Don’t miss this important talk on the topic of his new book (copies available at the forum).
Organized by: Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA); OPIRG (U of T); Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) (Toronto); Faculty4Palestine; Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre; and the Canadian Arab Federation.

Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Sandford Fleming Bldg., U of T
Location:  Kings College Rd., Toronto, ON
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 4/2011
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver action: Let the Freedom Flotilla sail, break the siege of Gaza
The blockade of the Freedom Flotilla II continues
We continue our resolve to break the blockade of the flotilla and Gaza non-violently!
The “Tahrir” is still blocked by Greek authorities from leaving port although all papers are in order. You can see the action on the ground here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylEiPA0B2oQ
The delegates from the U.S. boat have now started an open-ended fast at U.S. Embassy in Athens.
A march in support of the flotilla has been organized by Greek activists who have been protesting the government's austerity measures in Syntagma Square. The march will include a demand on the Greek government to let all of the boats in the Freedom Flotilla 2 sail to Gaza and to free the captain of the U.S. ship, who has been held in jail.
This all suggests that the flotilla continues under a blockade and that we must continue and strengthen our actions.

Time:  12 noon - 1:00 pm
Venue:  Greek Consulate
Location:  688 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 4/2011
to Jul 8/2011
Vancouver, BC
UBC Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership
The UBC Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership is designed to bring together and empower those from a variety of sectors - including business, academic institutions and government - to take a leadership role in developing policy, creating plans, and managing sustainability projects.
This one-week professional development program delivers the principles, best practices and practical skills necessary to make sustainability the foundation of your organization's ongoing operations.
Experts from corporate, academic and government sectors share their knowledge on implementing programs and developing strategies that integrate the triple bottom line perspective of people, planet and profits.
Institute highlights include:
- seminars by leading sustainability experts from UBC and industry
- case studies examining successful sustainability initiatives from academic, government and business contexts
- guided field excursions to sustainability projects both on and off campus
- interactive format with extended Q&A sessions, opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing amongst participants.
$1995 by May 13, 2011;
$2495 after May 13, 2011

Time:  8:45am- 5pm daily
Venue:  CK Choi Building, UBC Point Grey Campus
Location:  1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/sis
For information contact:  UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability
Categories:   Education; Environment
Jul 4/2011
to Aug 4/2011
Hamilton, ON
Susan Evans Shaw Book Launch
Please join Susan Evans Shaw on the release of her unique heritage travel guide Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I (Goose Lane Editions).
Canadians at War follows the route of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from its first encounter with German forces at Neuve Chappelle to the site of the 1915 gas attack at St. Julien, from the Somme to Vimy and Passchendaele. In this informative guide, Susan Evans Shaw, collaborating with photographer Jean Crankshaw, provides an historical overview of each battlefield as well as maps, photographs, and information on the memorials and cemeteries. The first book of its kind, Canadians at War fills a gap in heritage travel literature that has existed since the Armistice.
Both Susan and Jean will be launching Canadians at War at Bryan Prince Booksellers at 7 pm. Books will be available for purchase, and both Susan and Jean will be happy to sign your copy.
More info: http://www.gooselane.com/events.php.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Bryan Prince Bookseller
Location:  1060 King Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1L7, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/susan_evans_shaw_book_launch
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 5/2011
Ottawa, ON
Are Cows More Trustworthy Than Chemists? by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
A recent story in Time magazine about the relative merits of conventional and organic produce featured a curious quote from a professor of nutrition education at Columbia University. When asked if she preferred butter or margarine, she replied &#147;I would rather trust a cow than a chemist.&#148; Unfortunately such negative comments about chemistry are not unusual these days as the lay press often focuses on &#147;toxic chemicals&#148; in our air, water, food and even in our blood. The truth is that chemicals are neither safe nor dangerous. There are safe ways to use chemicals and dangerous ways to use chemicals. It is time to build a dike of scientific reality to stem the rising tide of chemophobia.

Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jul 5/2011
New York
Tightrope Books Best Canadian Poetry
Jim Nason will be reading at Bryant Park in New York City on July 5th at 7 p.m. Check out bryantpark.org for more information.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Bryant Park
Location:  New York
Website:  http://www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/calendar.html?date=2011-07-05
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 5/2011
to Aug 31/2011
St. Catherines, ON
Get Ready for the Summer Book Sale!
Vanwell would like to offer a special July & August Summer Military Book Sale, starting on July 5th and ending on August 31st. That&#146;s right! Almost 2 months of book savings!
We are open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm for those who wish to make the trek down to beautiful St. Catharines. We are located on 622 Welland Avenue with easy access from the QEW.
If you happen to live out of the city, province, or country and cannot attend in person &#150; no problem! We can ship to your location. All we asked when you call or email us with your book order, please quote &#147;Summer Sale 2011&#8243;. To find out what titles are available, please look at our website under &#147;Vanwell Represented Publishers&#148; and then go to that company&#146;s official website (a little cut&#146;n'paste) &#150; almost any title listed on their respective publishers websites, Vanwell can provide to you in Canada, though there could be a slight delay if do not have that particular book in stock.

Venue:  St. Catherines
Location:  622 Welland Avenue, St. Catherines, ON
Website:  http://www.vanwell.com/news-events
Phone:  1-800-661-6136 or sales@vanwel
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Retail
Jul 6/2011
Cambridge, ON
Storyteller Guitar: Author visual presentation
This will be a multimedia event in which Doug Larson, author of the newly-released book, Storyteller Guitar, will make a visual presentation about the book and the guitar, and will also play the guitar for the audience. At the end, people from the audience will be invited to play.
Be sure to register by calling the phone number listed below! Or online at: www.raresites.org

Time:  7:00 pm
Location:  1679 Blair Road, N3H 4R8, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.dundurn.com/events/storyteller_guitar_author_visual_presentation
Phone:  519-650-9336
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 6/2011
London, UK
Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: The future of news - consumption, standards and plurality
This seminar will provide an examination of key issues in news provision for UK citizens via broadcast, print and new platforms.

Delegates will consider latest data on the changes in the way news media is consumed, including the potential impact of emerging interactive platforms, such as YouView and mobile devices, on the relationship between users and providers – and on established providers of print and broadcast journalism.

Discussion will centre on journalistic standards against a background of questions about journalistic practices and increasing pressure on traditional funding models, as well as the challenges faced by global content providers in competing with social and embedded media to deliver timely, accurate reporting of international news events.

Keynote speakers is John Hardie, chief executive officer, ITN.

Time:  8:30-13:30
Venue:  Central London
Location:  Westminster Media Forum 4 Bracknell Beeches Old Bracknell Lane West Bracknell Berkshire RG12 7BW, London, UK
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/KYSDI/
For information contact:  Thomas Raynsford
Phone:  Telephone: 01344 864796 Fax: 0
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 6/2011
United Kingdom
Words and Flavours – a poetry workshop with Caroline Carver and Tom Scott
How much? £14 (includes entry to the gardens and samples of foods and drinks used in the workshop, but doesn’t include lunch). In the inspirationally beautiful surroundings of Trebah Garden, we’ll be exploring the links between food, drink and creativity.

Time:  10.00am – 3:30pm
Venue:  Trebah Garden
Location:  near Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.26.org.uk/index.php/category/events/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 6/2011
to Jul 7/2011
International Conference on Applied and Creative Arts: Beyond Boundaries
ICACA 2011 will be the 3rd international conference organized by FACA, UNIMAS and sponsored by PETRONAS. This conference is unique in nature as it covers all areas in the arts, namely visual and performing arts, design technology and management of the arts. It also provides discussion opportunity for individuals from the field of sciences and humanities who has project, research and idea that relate to the arts. In short, ICACA is organized to umbrella discussions, thoughts, ideas, issues, challenges and opportunity in the arts among researchers, scholars, teachers, students, designers, practitioners and enthusiasts, managers, policy makers, development implementers, individuals from the creative industry and community leaders with a concern for art.

The major theme of ICACA 2011 is ‘Beyond Boundaries’, both real and imagined. As ‘boundaries’ suggest both barriers and closeness, they can be sites for fear, hesitation, uncertainty and reluctance; or they can be dynamic and fluid places of discovery, change, assimilation, acculturation, convergence, transformation, development, transgression and transcendence. ICACA 2011 intends to explore the meaning, process and impact of ‘Beyond Boundaries’ in the arts in general.

Venue:  FACULTY OF APPLIED AND CREATIVE ARTS UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK
Location:  Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, 94300, MALAYSIA
Website:  http://www.faca.unimas.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=125&Itemid=119
For information contact:  Chairperson Dr. Nur Afifah Vanitha Abdullah
Phone:  6082-581342
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International
Jul 6/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Toronto Fringe Festival
The 23rd Toronto Fringe Festival features 150 theatre companies performing at 30 venues across downtown Toronto's west side. The Festival includes a Fringe Club at Bathurst and Bloor with free nightly programming, a beer tent and food service by local restaurants. FringeKids! hosts special programming for children and young families.

Location:  581 Bloor St. W. and various theatres across the GTA, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.fringetoronto.com
For information contact:  media@fringetoronto.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 7/2011
Vancouver, BC
The Kranky Reading Series - Sandra Huber, Mariner Janes, and Nikki Reimer
Writers and poets Sandra Huber, Mariner Janes, and Nikki Reimer will read and/or present some of their work in progress at the Kranky Cafe on Thursday July 7th.
*Lightly preambled by Garry Thomas Morse

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Kranky Cafe
Location:  #216-228 E.4th avenue
 (East of Main west of Scotia)
, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://talonbooks.com/events/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 7/2011
Transition Toronto’s Video Workshops and Film Contest
July 7, 21 & Aug. 4 - Transition Toronto’s Video Workshops and Film Contest
7-9 PM
$15/workshop OR $35/3 workshops. NFB MEMBERS: $12/workshop OR $28/3
Video-making workshops led by Greg Greene. Chance to win $200 plus a GoPro HD Hero 960 Camera.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W). Register: transitiontorontofilm@gmail.com
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  7pm
Jul 7/2011
to Jul 9/2011
Park City, Utah
Evo 2011: Social Media Conference
For bloggers, business owners, social media junkies of all levels, this social media conference will take you, step-by-step, through their processes as you follow along on your own projects. Get ready to explore blogging, photography, PR, marketing, writing and more.

Venue:  The Canyons Resort
Location:  Park City, Utah
Website:  http://evoconference.com/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 7/2011
to Jul 10/2011
Ottawa, ON
Chemistry Uncovered
Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry at the Canada Science and Technology Museum with fun for the whole family. Discover the role chemistry plays in your everyday life - take part in exciting hands-on experiments where science explains all, see an amazing magic show with a science twist, and taste some delicious liquid nitrogen ice cream. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss Sweet Chemistry on July 9 and 10 with cookbook author and scientist Christina Blais. On July 9 only, catch David Cronenberg's critically acclaimed movie The Fly (PG-13, with French sub-titles), at the Museum's outdoor after-dark screening. Bring your blankets and folding chairs and enjoy the show. Movie admission by donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums; Science & Technology
Jul 8/2011
Salt Lake City, Utah
Becoming an Outdoors Communicator Workshop
Would you like to communicate the joys of our many outdoor recreational pursuits? Are you interested in telling people about the issues facing our natural resources?
The Becoming an Outdoors Communicator Workshop explores different career options in the outdoors communications field as seasoned OWAA members share their secrets. The workshop is held annually prior to the annual conference.
No experience necessary. We all started with just interest and desire. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. If you would like to attend portions of our conference as a guest, that can also be arranged.

Time:  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:  Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Location:  Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah
Website:  http://owaa.org/programs/becoming-an-outdoors-communicator-workshop/
For information contact:  OWAA headquarters
Phone:  406-728-7434; jpollett@owaa.or
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Nature & Outdoors
Jul 8/2011
Ottawa, ON
Nuit Noire: FREE Stargazing Party
We invite you to join us at the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party July 8 at 9:00 p.m. where you can gaze at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and experience the mystery above...Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly. The Canada Science and Technology Museum is a partner with the Cube Gallery during their month long "Nuit Noire" celebration of astronomy. "Nuit Noire" is an art show and community festival at Cube, dedicated to the beauty and majesty of the night sky and a testament to those artists, sculptors, scientists and astronomers who are passionate about the planets and stars. As part of this tribute to astronomy.

Time:  9:00 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jul 8/2011
Ottawa, ON
Stargazing — free!
Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a free star party where you can gaze at the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. Strictly weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Dress warmly.

Time:  9 p.m.
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Jul 8/2011
to Jul 9/2011
Los Angeles, California
Blogging While Brown Conference 2011
For Bloggers of color, BWB2011 is a great way to learn, meet, connect and collaborate with each other.
Speakers:
Angel Laws Creator, ConcreteLoop.com
James Rucker Executive Director,Color of Change
Joel Dreyfuss, Managing Editor, TheRoot.com

Venue:  Los Angeles Airtport Marriott
Location:  Los Angeles, California
Website:  http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 8/2011
to Jul 9/2011
Toronto, ON
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Come out to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 8th, 9th, and 10th, at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto for the Largest Outdoor Art Exhibition in North America. George A. Walker will be at Booth #165 in the White Section. Visit http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/ for more information.

Venue:  Nathan Phillips Square
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://porcupinesquill.ca/events.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 8/2011
to Jul 10/2011
BITE ME! Toronto Int'l Body Image Film & Arts Festival
Adults: $40.00 All Access 3-day Transferable Festival Pass OR $20.00 per day
Students under 35 with valid sessional ID/Seniors 65+/NFB Members: $25.00 All Access 3-day Transferable Festival Pass OR $15.00 per day
Everybody has a story. Enjoy near and far, documentary and fictional journeys of self discovery & identity through the body. BITE ME! explores, challenges and redefines the "body beautiful" wrapped in our experiences of the provocative and the every day.
Tickets available at NFB Mediatheque or online at www.BiteMeFilmFest.com
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  12 PM to 10 PM daily
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Jul 9/2011
Vancouver, BC
Cross-Border Pollination Reading Series
This July’s Cross-Border Pollination Reading is not to be missed. Come take in some spellbinding works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by incredible writers from Canada, The U.S. and Scotland(!). This reading will feature Carmen Aguirre, Maggie De Vries, Andrew Feld, Robert Alan Jamieson, and Bren Simmers.

Time:  5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue:  SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1530
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://talonbooks.com/events/cross-border-pollination-reading-series-sfu-harbour-cent
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 9/2011
to Jul 11/2011
Salt Lake City, Utah
84th Annual Outdoor Writers Association of America 2011 Conference
Why should you attend the 84th Annual Conference?
"It is an invaluable chance to network with other professionals from editors to fellow communicators, a chance to see and experience different parts of the country, and a source of information and education from the program itself. Any OWAAer who doesn't attend conference is missing a bet big time."
-Joel Vance, Active Member and Past President
"I enjoyed networking with people who are passionate about their work. This was a terrific venue to show off our new mobile field guide technologies." - Bonnie Fladung, Director of Marketing, Green Mountain Digital

Venue:  Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Website:  http://owaa.org/2011conference/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 10/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2011 Native American Journalists Association "Storytelling Through New Media"
The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.
NAJA recognizes Native Americans as distinct peoples based on tradition and culture. In this spirit, NAJA educates and unifies its membership through journalism programs that promote diversity and defends challenges to free press, speech and expression. NAJA is committed to increase the representation of Native journalists in mainstream media. NAJA encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility.

Venue:  Westin Beach Resort
Location:  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Website:  http://www.naja.com/
Phone:  http://www.naja.com/index.php/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jul 11/2011
to Jul 14/2011
Singapore
Clean Technology Investment World Asia
Clean Technology Investment World Asia is strategic platform that brings together private equity, venture & corporate venture capitalists, clean technology innovators, financiers & fund players investors to identify investment opportunities, raise capital, access licensing rights to new innovative technologies and form strategic partnerships in Asia.

Location:  Singapore
Website:  http://www.terrapinn.com/cleantechasia
For information contact:  Chua Yeeling, yeeling.chua (at) terrapinn.com
Phone:  65 6322 2757
Categories:   Economic Development; Science & Technology; Environment
Jul 12/2011
to Jul 30/2011
Millbrook, ON
The Book of Esther - Leanna Brodie - Mount Tabor Playhouse
In the rural community of Baker’s Creek the Dalzell family struggle to keep their farm, family and faith intact. To top it all off, their 15 year-old daughter Esther has just run away from home. This heart-warming story, from the writer who brought us Schoolhouse, takes us on a young girl’s journey to find herself.

Venue:  Mount Tabor Playhouse
Location:  Millbrook, ON
Website:  http://talonbooks.com/events/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 13/2011
Toronto, ON
Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades: Type Books
Come celebrate the launch of Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades! Join us in Toronto on Wednesday, July 13th from 6pm at Type Books, 883 Queen Street West.

Time:  6:00pm
Venue:  Type Books
Location:  883 Queen Street West., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://porcupinesquill.ca/events.html
Phone:  (416) 366-8973
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 13/2011
to Jul 14/2011
Vancouver, BC
Marx in Soho
Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho
performed by Brian Jones
Tickets: $20
After one sold-out show in Vancouver this past November, Karl Marx is coming back to Vancouver.
About the Play
Don't you wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?
Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful play on history is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.
Howard Zinn, best known for his book, A Peoples History of the United States, introduces us to Marx's wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters.
Brian Jones, an African American actor and activist, has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.
Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Zinn also shows how Marx's ideas are relevant in today's world.

Venue:  Rio Theatre
Location:  1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 13/2011
to Jul 15/2011
Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists
The three-day science seminar will provide an introduction to environmental issues affecting coastal communities, including marine pollution, water quality, and links between oceans and human health. The Metcalf program will feature leading marine and environmental scientists and journalists, coastal field trips, and visits to marine research labs.

Journalists from all media who want to improve their skills in environmental reporting and gain a thorough understanding of how scientific research is conducted are invited to apply for the science seminar. Journalists who report for ethnic news outlets, including freelancers, and minority journalists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience and a demonstrated interest in covering environmental topics.

The seminar is funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Chicago Tribune Foundation and will be held at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, a leading oceanographic research campus.

The tuition-free seminar includes lodging, meals, and travel support up to $200. Newsrooms are asked to cover salaries while participants are "on assignment" during the program. Detailed instructions are noted on the application form.The mission of the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is to promote clear and accurate reporting of scientific news and environmental issues; to strengthen understanding and working relationships between members of the scientific community and members of the news media; and to provide opportunities for beginning journalists to learn, on both a formal and an informal level, how to improve their skills in marine and environmental reporting.

Time:  MUST APPLY BY JUNE 3
Venue:  University Of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett
Location:  Rhode Island
Website:  http://mije.org/event/coastal-impacts-marine-science-seminar-journalists-apply-june-3-kingst
Phone:  401-874-6500
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 13/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Turkey
International Association for Media and Communication Research 2011 Istanbul
At the locus of 2011 IAMCR Conference at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, are Cities, Connectivity and Creativity.The city today as the noted urban sociologist Robert Park once wrote, is:man's most consistent and on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart's desire. But, if the city is the world which man created, it is the world in which he is henceforth condemned to live. Thus, indirectly, and without any clear sense of the nature of his task, in making the city man has remade himself.The globalized networks of culture and creative industries, mobilization of art worlds and international collaborations are now considered the engines of cosmopolitan urban experience and transformation. Cities as far and distinct from each other like New York, London, Berlin, Beijing, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul invest their futures in economies of creativity and communication. How feasible is this strategy in the face growing social, environmental and structural setbacks and handicaps related to available resources, expanding scale and increasing inequality? How sustainable is city as a place of expansive consumption and extensive spectacle? How do cityzens connect and communicate over distances of segregation, difference and inequity?
As the IAMCR conference moves from Mexico to Braga and to Istanbul, these and other questions await our scholarly responses and intellectual interventions. A wide-ranging set of issues, themes and topics confronts us for exploration and interrogation:

* Creative and culture industries in a globalized economy
* Global city, connectivity and communication
* Art, culture and transnationalism
* Cosmopolitanism as an ideal and practice
* Economies of art and creativity
* Democratization of creativity
* Hybridities, identities, creativity
* Migration as a space of connectivity and creativity
* Commercializing creativity
* Production of local in a global city
* Production of inequality in a global city
* The world of social networks, connectivity and creativity
* Digital artworlds and virtual connectivity
* Social responsibility, personhood and global city
* Rights and duties of cityzens and global order
* Membership, communities and marginalized groups
* Global economies and politics of gender

Venue:  Kadir Has University
Location:  Istanbul, Turkey
Website:  http://iamcr2011istanbul.com/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Jul 13/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Florida
The 2011 Native American Journalists Association Conference
The conference will include workshops for professionals and students, as well as the presentation of the 2011 NAJA Media Awards.
You can find out more at the NAJA website or go straight to the conference registration page.
We have negotiated the per-night rate for our members to be offered at $125 per night for a standard room. In keeping with our commitment to expanding opportunities for Native journalists-to-be, $6 of every per-night charge will be put back into the NAJA Scholarship fund.

Venue:  Westin Beach Resort Hotel & Spa
Location:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Website:  http://www.naja.com/index.php/2011convention/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 13/2011
to Oct 1/2011
Thornhill, ON
Enhancing Soil Fertility and Crops through Biodynamics: Hands-on Workshop Series
Come Learn With Us CARRVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN presents a series of 8 hands-on workshops
FEES
$15.00 for each 2 or 2.5 hour workshop
$20.00 for each 3 hour workshop
$25.00 for each 4 or 5 hour workshop
• All 8 workshops for only $119 *
REGISTER
Space is limited!
Please email ccg2011organizers (at) gmail.com with your choice of workshop date(s). Include your name, phone number and number of people attending.

Time:  Various dates and times
Location:  Thornhill, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14811
For information contact:  CCG Organizers/Jeff Klein
Phone:  ccg2011organizers@gmail.com
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Jul 14/2011
to Jul 16/2011
CO, USA
Savvy Blogging Summit 2011
A personal, hand-on and challenge courses to take your blog to the next level. If you are looking for a different kind of conference that will provide you with intensive learning experience in a non-school environment, the Savvy Blogging Summit might be what you are looking for.

Venue:  Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Website:  http://savvyblogging.net/2011-savvy-blogging-summit-dates-and-location/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 14/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Las Vegas, US
Public Safety Writers Association Annual Conference
PSWA's (Public Safety Writers Association) annual conference will be held in Las Vegas, July 14-17, 2011 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. The conference is open to anyone writing crime and mystery fiction or non-fiction, technical writing for public safety magazines in print or online, or anyone interested in writing.

Venue:  Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
Location:  Las Vegas, US
Website:  http://www.policewriter.com/Conference/conference.htm
For information contact:  For More Information
Phone:  http://www.orleanscasino.com/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 14/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Burlington, Massachusetts
Readercon 22: he conference on imaginative literature, twenty-second edition.
Readercon is an annual conference or convention devoted to "imaginative literature" — literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the unclassifiable works often called "slipstream."

A typical Readercon features over 150 writers, editors, publishers, and critics, attracting prominent figures from across the U.S., and from Canada, the U.K., and occasionally even Australia and Japan. They are joined by some 500 of their most passionate and articulate readers for a long weekend of intense conversation.

Time:  Registration: $55 from February 22, 2011 through June 15, 2011
Venue:  Burlington Marriott
Location:  Burlington, Massachusetts
Website:  http://www.readercon.org/
Phone:  info@readercon.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 14/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Norfolk County, ON
Book Launch: Two Billion Trees and Counting
A Forest Fest is being held at the St. Williams Forestry Station and Interpretive Centre on August 13 & 14, 2011. The 13th is a Family Day, and on the 14th a memorial plaque dedicating the forest at St. Williams in honor of E.J. Zavitz will be installed. The newly published biography of Zavitz by John Bacher will be available.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Bacher received his Ph.D. in history from McMaster University in 1985 and has taught at McMaster and the University of Toronto. A co-author of Get a Life: An Environmentalist's Guide to Better Living, Bacher is a passionate supporter of environmental preservation. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.
For more information, please email whennaturecalls@lpwbrf.ca.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  St. Wiiliams
Location:  Norfolk County, Hwy 24, Norfolk County, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/book_launch_two_billion_trees_and_counting
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 15/2011
Gibsons, BC
Cornelia Reads her Literature! "Woods Wolf Girl"
Cornelia Hoogland will be reading from Woods Wolf Girl at Wheatberries Bistro on Friday, July 15th at 7pm for Gibsons Live Poets.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Wheatberries Bistro
Location:  818 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC
Website:  http://www.wolsakandwynn.ca/document.asp?id=1
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 15/2011
to Jul 17/2011
Sources Website maintenance and upgrading July 15 - 17
The Sources website server, hosting www.sources.com and its sister websites, including www.sources.ca and www.hotlink.ca, will be undergoing technical upgrades on the weekend of July 15-17. During this time, the website will be down for a period of time, as will the Sources email server.
The upgrades are part of a series of improvements being made to Sources online services.

Website:  http://www.sources.com
Phone:  416-964-7799
Categories:   Computers
Jul 16/2011
Australia
Ballarat workshop - Introduction to Proofreading
Introduction to Proofreading, with Pamela Hewitt (Ballarat)

This workshop is a practical introduction to professional proofreading, a step-by-step guide that takes the manuscript from proof to publication.

Proofreading involves a great deal more than correcting spelling mistakes. It is an essential aspect of quality control before publication and covers far more than just typos.

An eagle eye

* The skills and tasks involved in proofreading
* The difference between proofreading and copyediting
* The elements of a publication and their order

The basics of proofreading

* Consistency, style, accuracy, grammar and punctuation, vocabulary, layout and spacing
* Common culprits hyphens, em and en rules, citation conventions, expressing numbers, abbreviations, and more

An introduction to proofreading marks

The mechanics of proofreading (hard copy)

* Making passes through the manuscript and spot checks
* How to mark up text in accordance with a style guide or style sheet
* Communicating with the editor, author and publisher

The mechanics of digital proofreading (electronic documents or websites)

* Making passes through the onscreen items and spot checks
* Marking up text in accordance with a style guide or style sheet when others contribute to a website
* Checking protocols, links and URLs

Will you still proofread tomorrow?

* Proofreaders' an endangered species
* Technological change advances and limitations
* Spee

Location:  Canberra, Australia
Website:  http://www.iped-editors.org/View_Events/Ballarat_workshop
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 16/2011
Moose Jaw, SK
Launch of "To The Edge of The Sea"
Anee McDonald is launching To The Edge of The Sea at the Festival of Words!

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Cultural Center
Location:  Upper lobby, Moose Jaw, SK
Website:  http://www.thistledownpress.com/events.html
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 16/2011
Toronto, ON
Live Green Toronto Festival
The Live Green Toronto Festival is Toronto's largest outdoor green festival. It will hit the streets of Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, July 16. Featuring hundreds of green products and services, kids zone and more, the Festival attracts more than 30,000 green consumers.
This annual festival is a great opportunity to showcase your green product, service or organization to thousands of people. Last year we had over 30,000 people attend our event!

Time:  From 11 am 10:30 pm
Venue:  Street-closure of Yonge Street (from Dundas to Queen)
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival
For information contact:  Jessica Chow - jchow3@toronto.ca
Phone:  416-392-6342
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Jul 16/2011
to Jul 23/2011
ON
2011 - Bruce Peninsula Environmental Film Festival
POWER

A program of films, both documentary and feature, which will explore various aspects of POWER are currently underway. The production and sources of power, sustainable power sources, the use and abuse of power by politicians, corporations, and individuals, the empowerment of people and communities and other aspects of POWER. A Suggestions for particular films are welcomed.

The Festival in 2011 will run from July 16 to 23, 2011 and will again be held in the Visitor Centre of Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory and the Anglican Church Hall in Lion's Head.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Power: One River Two Nations - documentary @ Visitor Center, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory

Sunday, July 17, 2011 Force of Nature - documentary @ Anglican Church Hall, Lion's Head

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 China Syndrome - feature film @ Anglican Church Hall, Lion's Head

Thursday, July 21, 2011 The Corporation - documentary @ Visitor Center, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory

Friday, July 22, 2011 Solar Village / Natural Home - documentary @ Anglican Church Hall, Lion’s Head

Saturday, July 23, 2011 Pittsburgh - feature film @ Visitor Center, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory



Tickets: $10 at the door.

Festival Pass: Good for 1 person for all films transferable $45

0pening:

A BBQ at the Park to open the Festival. Oganized by Lion's Head Farmer's Market. Proceeds to Farmer's Market. $10 with plate, $12 without

Tobermory drummers will perform during the BBQ

Time:  various times and venues
Venue:  various, see above
Location:  various locations, ON
Website:  http://www.bpeg.ca/
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; Education
Jul 17/2011
to Aug 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Feminist Book Discussion Group
The group will discuss Lisa Moore's February. Admission: Free

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  Northern District Library
Location:  40 Orchard View, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056759&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-393-7610
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 18/2011
to Jul 29/2011
Illinois, USA
Media Executive Leadership Program
The Media Executive Leadership Program is a challenging two-week immersion into the challenges and opportunities facing today's media executives. Its focus is on innovation and strategic leadership. Participants will study the latest research on cultivating media audiences, promoting organizational change, and identifying opportunities for dynamic growth. They will also be given the practical skill sets to evaluate, plan, innovate and lead. The goal of the Media Executive Leadership Program is for each participant to leave the seminar with a custom-designed strategy for the future.

The Media Executive Leadership Program differs from other executive education seminars in that it is specifically designed for the media industry. It is offered by the Northwestern University's Media Management Center, which has over twenty years of experience in teaching thousands of successful media executives from around the world to lead and to innovate. The curriculum includes:

* Tools and research on market analysis
* Strategic planning
* Financial analysis and accounting
* Negotiations
* Frameworks for decision making
* Innovation strategies
* Mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances
* Building brands
* Talent development and workforce culture change
* Presentation and teambuilding skills

(Take a look at a sample schedule from the 2010 Media Executive Leadership Program.)

The Media Executive Leadership Program will be taught by the directors and associates of the Media Management Center and by the faculties of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism and Integrated Marketing. The program uses a team-based, interactive learning approach. Participants are expected to share their expertise and experience, and theories and skills learned in class are reinforced by real-world simulations and case studies.


Who should apply?
This program is designed for newspaper, magazine, television, radio, advertising, interactive, new media, and digital executives who are leaders of their organizations or have been identified as future leaders. To maximize the experience and expertise in a class, the Center tries to attract participants from diverse backgrounds and job functions and different types of media companies. The Center also encourages international participation in its programs; typically 30 percent of a class comes from outside North America.


Location, Fees, and Application
The 2011 session of the Media Executive Leadership Program will cover 12 days, from July 18 to 29, including the weekend. The program will be held at the James Allen Center on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois. Evanston is directly north of Chicago. Participants will stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Evanston, a short walk from campus.

The cost of the program is $11,400. This includes tuition, materials, lodging and most meals.

Venue:  Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, USA
Location:  Illinois, USA
Website:  http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/melp/melp.asp
For information contact:  Mike Smith Executive Director
Phone:  847.467.2065 m-smith3@northwes
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 18/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
Tour For Kids Ontario
Join a two- or four-day ride to support camps for kids with cancer. Benefit for: Camp Oochigeas/Camp Quality/Camp Trillium. Admission: $375-$475.

Venue:  See website for INFO!
Location:  Toronto, ON
Phone:  www.tourforkids.com
Categories:   Children & Youth; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 19/2011
Toronto, ON
Demo: Israeli consulate, Toronto; Tuesday 5 pm
Demonstrate against the Israeli attack on the boat Dignite en route to Gaza.

Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Israeli consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 19/2011
Manchester, UK
Write Better Copy
Anyone who writes for an organisation needs to make sure their words get a reaction. Get tips, tricks and new approaches to connect with your audiences and get past writer’s block. You’ve got aims and objectives already – write to get things moving, raise funds, get support, and interest your readers.
Ideal for you if:
You want to get a reaction from great writing.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Compose, structure and write a compelling copy
* Tailor your writing to your target audience and your medium
* Write a call to action and get the response you want
Speaker: Nicky Unsworth, managing director, BJL Group (winner, Best Communications Campaign, Guardian Marketing Agencies Association Awards 2011, Campaign Top 50 Agency. Nicky is a qualified Chartered Institute of Marketing lecturer)
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  10:00 am - 1:00pm
Location:  New Broadcasting House Oxford Road Manchester M60 7HB, Manchester, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/write-better-copy/1483783035/
Categories:   Skills & Training; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 19/2011
Manchester, UK
Write for the Web
You need to unlearn what you know about writing to be accessible and engaging online. Get a head start with our writing workshop for websites, and apply the principles to e-newsletters, emails and posts… Make sure you’re being appropriate, genuine and engaging to get the right people to notice you.
Ideal for you if:
You want to write great copy that gets read and gets a reaction online.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Understand how people read on screens
* Write for your readers and for your medium
* Structure your content appropriately and cut it down to size
Speaker: Daniel Nolan, general manager, specialist search marketing agency The E-Word
An online writer for NME, the Manchester Evening News and CityLife.co.uk, Daniel's also led all of The E-Word's online copy output, recruiting a team of qualified journalists and defining web writing best practice guidelines. He regularly trains on writing copy to attract online audiences.
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  New Broadcasting House Oxford Road Manchester M60 7HB, Manchester, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/write-for-the-web/1483983635/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jul 19/2011
to Jul 20/2011
St. Louis
International Association of Veterinary Editors (IAVE) 8th Annual Meeting
Welcome to the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Veterinary Editors (IAVE). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together editors of veterinary journals from around the world for professional development and to exchange experiences, strategies, and ideas. The meeting is scheduled this year in conjunction with the 2011 AVMA Convention (www.avmaconvention.org). This is a unique opportunity for veterinary editors to meet, learn, discuss, and network with colleagues who share similar challenges and goals in veterinary editing and publication. We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue:  Renaissance Grand Hotel Missouri
Location:  800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis
Website:  http://www.veteditors.org/veteditorsmtg-2011.html
For information contact:  Dr. Mary Christopher
Phone:  mmchristopher@ucdavis.edu
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 20/2011
Free Favourites at Four presents Liberty, USA
FREE
In the United States, it feels like all highways lead to towns and counties with the name of “Liberty”. At the heart of the film is a revealing road trip with pit stops in six of them in which we find a rich vein of characters grappling with issues that lie at the centre of how Americans define their freedoms in the 21st century. And as we see in these towns, liberty is always in jeopardy and conflict.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  4pm
Jul 21/2011
Cobourg, ON
Cobourg Poetry Workshop
The Cobourg Poetry Workshop is a group of local poets which meets monthly. Its members read their original poetry and discuss poetry in general. As well, the group manages a monthly reading series which is free to the public.
This evening, enjoy readings by Glenda Jackson, Wayne Schlepp and guest Poet - Marcus McCann.
Your emcee for the night is Bridget Campion.

Time:  7:30 pm DOORS OPEN
Venue:  Meet at 66 King East
Location:  66 King Street East Cobourg, ON K9A 1K9, Cobourg, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/cobourg_poetry_workshop_4
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 21/2011
Montreal, QC
Freedom Flotilla
Stephan Corriveau and other Montreal area delegates from the Tahrir will be at an event in Montreal Thursday, from 11:30-12:30, in front of the Israeli consulate (Wood St., one west of Atwater at Ste. Catherine; Atwater metro station). Bring Palestinian flags and signs against the blockade and in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Time:  11:30 - 12:30
Venue:  Israeli consulate
Location:  Wood St., one west of Atwater at Ste. Catherine; Atwater metro station, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.tahrir.ca
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 21/2011
Peterborough, ON
Jodi Lee Aoki reading and signing
Jodi Lee Aoki will read and sign copies of her book Revisiting "Our Forest Home" (Dundurn). Spanning three-quarters of a century, the letter of Frances Stewart, who arrived in Upper Canada from Ireland in 1822, represent the immigrant experience of one of the first pioneer woman to the Peterborough, Ontario, area.

Time:  4:00 pm
Venue:  Alumni House
Location:  Alumni House at Trent University Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://www.dundurn.com/authors/jodi_aoki.
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 21/2011
Wasaga, ON
Wasaga Under Seige 1812 Weekend
The “Wasaga Under Siege 1812” Weekend commemorates the War of 1812 and, on the eve of the big event, author Cheryl Cooper will speak about her new book Come Looking for Me, a compelling work of historical fiction set during the War of 1812.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Wasaga Beach Public Library
Location:  120 Glenwood Drive Wasaga, ON L9Z 1A1, Wasaga, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/wasaga_under_seige_1812_weekend
Categories:   Performing Arts; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 21/2011
Newmarket, ON
Words Alive: Open Mic Night with Bianca Lakoseljac
Join guest author Bianca Lakoseljac at the July Open Mic Night. Bianca will read from new book of short stories Bridge in the Rain.
All are welcome to read from their own works of poetry or prose before our appreciative audience.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Books, Cafe & things
Location:  208 Main Street South Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Z3, Newmarket, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events
Phone:  (905) 868-9497
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 21/2011
to Jul 23/2011
New Orleans
AAN's 34th Annual Convention 2011 "Saints and Sinners"
ABC News Senior White House Correspondent and former Washington City Paper writer Jake Tapper will keynote on Saturday, July 23.

Tapper was a senior writer at Washington City Paper from 1998 to 1999, where he served under then-editor David Carr and won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists — his first journalism award. Since then he has worked as a Washington correspondent for Salon.com and authored two books — Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story.

The White House Correspondents Association has twice awarded Tapper with the Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline pressure.

"I couldn't be more excited about speaking at the AAN convention and seeing so many old friends from my years at Washington City Paper and Salon.com," said Tapper. "Now more than ever independent and fearless journalism is needed, and alternative newspapers embody those values."
Posted on May 19, 2011

Venue:  Ritz Carlton, New Orleans
Location:  New Orleans
Website:  http://www.altweeklies.com/gyrobase/Conferences
Phone:  meetings@aan.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 21/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Calgary, AB
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Over the water and through the trees an island teems with the sights and sounds of musical exploration and community, a magic place that springs to vivid life every July for four wonderful days. Step off the edge of Calgary’s concrete jungle and feel the grass beneath your toes, hang with your friends and neighbours and be reminded about what it means to be alive and connected.
See and hear 68 artists from 14 countries on 7 stages. Visit the interactive family area, browse at the original tree-shaded artisan market, sample some cuisine from the global village and share a beverage with your tribe in the beer garden. Make some music in Bin 15 and see some original theatre at the BIOBOXES.
Hike, bike, float or fly. Get yourself to the place where anything is possible. Put down some roots. Discover a world of music.

Venue:  Prince's Island Park
Location:  Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/
For information contact:  info@calgaryfolkfest.com
Phone:  403-233-0904
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 21/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Mission, BC
Mission Folk Music Festival
The tradition of presenting a brilliant mix of amazing music from around the world continues!

Mission Folk Music Festival 2011 brings you extraordinary music from Europe and the North Atlantic, from Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Spain’s Basque region and from across Canada and the U.S. You’ll hear hot Celtic tunes, banjos, fiddles, harps and guitars, powerful singer-songwriters, Sami yoiks, a little bit of Louisiana lilt, ancient songs from the Siberian steppes, Kyrgyz dancing and brilliant Belgian bagpipers. And get ready for The Church of the Blues, featuring 25 of the hottest blues players from both sides of the Mission Bridge and from down-river, too. Wow!

Location:  7494 Mary Street, Mission, BC
Website:  http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/
For information contact:  Francis Xavier Edwards - missionfestival@shaw.ca
Phone:  604-826-5937
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 22/2011
Brooklyn, New York
Andy Laties leads “Rebel Booksellers” panel at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn
Andy Laties will lead a panel titled &#147;Rebel Booksellers&#148; Laties, author of Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities, will be in conversation with Christine Onorati from WORD, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo from Greenlight Bookstore, and other independent booksellers. Read more about the event here.
The revival of independent bookselling has already begun and is one of the amazing stories of our times. Bookseller Andy Laties wrote the first edition of Rebel Bookseller six years ago, hoping it would spark a movement. Now, with this new edition from Seven Stories Press, Laties&#146;s book can be a rallying cry for everyone who wants to better understand how the rise of the big bookstore chains has led in some ways to their decline, and how even in the face of electronic readers from three of America&#146;s largest and most successful companies&#151;Apple, Amazon, and Google&#151;the movement to support locally owned independent stores, especially bookstores, is on the rise. Andy talks this evening with booksellers on the front lines of a new era of independent bookstores, and shares his radical ideas for new projects and innovations.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Greenlight Bookstore
Location:  686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York
Website:  http://home.sevenstories.com/index.php/events/andy-laties-leads-rebel-booksellers-pan
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 22/2011
Callandar, ON
Northern Ontario Celebrates Books by the Bay
On Friday July 22, a celebration of local authors will be held at the Community Centre in Callander.
Don&#146;t miss the launch of Don Clysdale&#146;s book "Callander Now and Then" and our popular &#147;5 for 5&#148; presentations.
Fun, food, and an opportunity to meet and question local authors.
For more information or to purchase tickets call Callander Public Library
(705) 752-2544 or Gulliver's Quality Books & Toys (705) 474-7335 or 1888 229-2665 (for credit card purchases).

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Callandar Community Centre & Festival Grounds
Location:  1984 Swale Street Callander, ON P0H 1H0, Callandar, ON
Website:  http://www.booksbythebay.ca/Default.htm.
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 22/2011
Toronto, ON
Tirgan Short Story and Short Film Award Ceremony!
FREE ENTRANCE!!
The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.
1 hour and 30 mins

Time:  19:00
Venue:  Studio Theatre, HarbourFront Center
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tirgan.ca/event/tirgan-short-story-and-short-film-award-ceremony
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 23/2011
Zurich, ON
Zurich Fair
Local Entertainment (22), Elimination Draw & Dance (23), Homecraft Exhibits, Parade, Baby Show, Livestock Shows, Horse Show, Youth Games & Exhibits, Inside Vendors Welcome. Jamboree (24)

Location:  372412 Zurich-Hensall Road,N0M 2T0, Zurich, ON
Phone:  519-236-4969
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Guelph, ON
Hillside Festival, Guelph
One of Canada's Great Summer Music Experiences

Hillside began in 1984 as local gathering of musical friends in Guelph, Ontario. Today, it is one of Canada's best-loved music festivals with over 50 musical performances on five stages over three days during the last weekend in July.

Held at Guelph Lake conservation area on an island connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, the festival is anchored by the Hillside Community permanent main stage, a dramatic outdoor performance space with a living roof and gracefully arched acoustical wooden ceiling.

Hillside is renowned for its artistic lineup, a stunning blend of up-and-coming Canadian performers, world artists, and local talent. The program is always richly diverse and highly entertaining.

Location:  123 Woolwich St, N1H, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://hillsidefestival.ca/
For information contact:  info@hillsidefestival.ca
Phone:  (519) 763-6396
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Duncan, BC
Islands Folk Festival, Duncan
The Islands Folk Festival is held at beautiful Providence Farm near Duncan on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. We've got an excellent line up planned for 2011.

"The purpose of our Folk Guild is simple... To bring musicians and audiences together and let everyone share the good times that follow."

On the grounds of Providence Farm near Duncan BC
This year we celebrate our 27th Anniversary
3 Days, 6 Stages, Over 150 Musicians
Workshops, Healing Arts Stage, Late Night Jamming,
Onsite Camping and Parking
View the Full Stage Schedules
See the complete Festival Lineup
Tickets are limited this year.
Advance tickets available via this website

The Camping Gate opens at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 22.
The Main Festival Site will be open to the general public at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 22.
**We only accept cash, Visa, or Mastercard for payment at the festival gate**

Venue:  Providence Farm
Location:  P.O. Box 802 V9L 3Y1, Duncan, BC
Website:  http://www.folkfest.bc.ca/
For information contact:  info@folkfest.bc.ca
Phone:  250 748-3975
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Boston Bar, BC
Towards Eden Music Festival
We would like to introduce to you an upcoming green music festival called Towards Eden, taking place July 22-24, 2011 in Sandy Pines campground, Boston Bar, BC. The mission of this festival is to bring communities and families together through live music and educational workshops for the purpose of co-creating a greener, simpler, more sustainable tomorrow.

Venue:  Sandy Pines campground
Location:  Boston Bar, BC
Website:  http://www.towardseden.com/
For information contact:  Jyoti Studios - info@towardseden.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Visual Arts Exhibition
Visions of Eternity is an exhibition that explores the existential question of being in a time when complex narratives challenge us to reconcile historical contexts with our modern existence. Visions of Eternity brings together a selection of contemporary Iranian artists at the forefront of social change working in media as diverse as painting, drawing, photography, animation, new media, textiles and installation.

FREE ADMISSION

Time:  Fri. & Sat. : All Day until 11:00 pm / Sun : All Day until 6:00pm
Venue:  MBCS, HarbourFront Center
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tirgan.ca/event/visual-arts-exhibition
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 24/2011
VA, USA
Wine Bloggers Conference
This three-day symposium builds on our past successes and brings you a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the intersection of wine with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow food bloggers to attend!

Venue:  Omni Hotel
Location:  Charlottesville, VA, USA
Website:  http://winebloggersconference.org/america/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 22/2011
to Jul 25/2011
Philadelphia
2011 National Association for Media Literacy Education Conference
NAMLE's leadership role in organizing and convening professional development conferences in the field of media literacy education is unparalleled. Through NAMLE's biennial conference, contacts and networks emerge, promising practices are disseminated, future projects are conceived and the field grows.
NAMLE convenes media literacy educators and leaders every two years to expand the knowledge and practice of media literacy education in the United States. The 2011 NAMLE Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA July 22-25. Opportunities for participation include the Modern Media Makers (M3), Media Literacy Media Awards, and Digital Poster sessions.
As a membership organization, NAMLE celebrates the increased diversity of voices, pedagogies and technologies that comprise the growing field of media literacy education. We seek to facilitate media literacy education among an increasingly broad constituency that includes children, families and adults of all ages, academic researchers, P-16 teachers, teacher educators, art educators, community leaders, media producers, non-profit partners, faith-based groups, pediatricians and other health professionals. For the 2011 conference program we anticipate a rich mix of conversation, presentation and hands-on engagement with a variety of media and technologies.
Excellent paper submissions will be considered for publication in the Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Location:  1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121-3298, Philadelphia
Website:  http://namle.net/conference/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 23/2011
Bridgewater, NS
Growing Green! Sustainability Festival
Bridgewater is Growing Green! This summer, the Town of Bridgewater is hosting the 3rd Annual Growing Green Festival to highlight and celebrate green community initiatives.
A free community street festival featuring music, art displays, farmers’ market, food & drink, kid & family activities, community group booths, skills demonstrations and workshops and more! All of the events are designed to promote participation and open up the discussion on living green.

Time:  8:30am-12:30pm
Venue:  Downtown Bridgewater (on King St between Empire St & Dominion St)
Location:  Bridgewater, NS
Website:  http://www.bridgewater.ca/sustainability/
For information contact:  Marion Moore - marionm12@gmail.com
Phone:  902-527-2928
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Jul 23/2011
Toronto, ON
Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades: Fanfare Books
Come celebrate the launch of Laurie Lewis' Little Comrades! Join us in Stratford on Saturday, July 23rd from 12:00 noon at Bob Newland's FanFare Books, 92 Ontario Street. Telephone (519) 273-1010.

Time:  12:00 noon
Venue:  Bob Newland's FanFare Books
Location:  92 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://porcupinesquill.ca/events.html
Phone:  (519) 273-1010
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Storyteller
Writer and storyteller, Ava Homa tells a Persian folk tale to children of all ages. (Language : English).
FREE ADMISSION, and a great event to take your children too this weekend!

Time:  13:00
Venue:  Harbor Front
Location:  Miss Lou's Room , Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.tirgan.ca/event/storytelling-0
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 24/2011
to Jul 29/2011
Halifax, NS
International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from July 24-29, 2011. The ICMGP was initiated in Gävle, Sweden in 1990, and is now the preeminent international forum for discussion of science and policy issues related to mercury in the environment. The ICMGP series is held every two to three years. Previous conference locations include Monterey, USA (1992), Whistler, Canada (1994), Hamburg, Germany (1996), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999), Minamata, Japan (2001), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2004), Madison, USA (2006) and Guiyang, China (2009). With recent meetings attracting many hundreds to over a thousand conferees, this meeting is the venue to present your exciting and novel findings, and to hear about the most recent and important advances in mercury research.

Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.mercury2011.org/
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care
Jul 25/2011
to Aug 12/2011
Becoming a More Effective Adviser: Journalism Values and Craft
Designed to help high school teachers and advisers gain the skills they need to train tomorrow’s journalists and news consumers.

Explore the role, mission, rights and responsibilities of student media. Learn the tools to teach sound journalism skills, including reporting, interviewing, writing and editing. Understand the importance of editorial policies and good working relationships that promote and protect strong student media.

Share tips with other participants on recruiting and motivating a student staff, setting and meeting deadlines and more.

Time:  APPLICATIONS DUE BY June 17, 2011
Venue:  Online Group Seminar
Website:  http://www.newsu.org/courses/becoming-more-effective-adviser-journalism-values
Categories:   Skills & Training; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Jul 26/2011
London, UK
26 is here to inspire a greater love of words, in business and in life
A note for your diary: we’re planning a talk on business and writing in central London for the evening of the 26 July. It promises to be a lively session, with top speakers and a meaty Q&A afterwards. We’ll be sending out more details soon for what promises to be a great learning and networking opportunity. Keep a look out.

Time:  Evening
Venue:  Central London
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.26.org.uk/index.php/2011/05/our-next-event/
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 26/2011
London, UK
Media Interview Training
Media interview training will make sure you can confidently get your organisation's message across in a media interview. In radio and TV studios, and a phone interview with a print journalist, our expert trainers will help you keep calm, stay on message and make the right impression when it counts.
Rehearse your TV and radio manner, make sure you'll be interesting and engaging over the phone and get familiar with interviewer styles through professional PR feedback and coaching. You’re working hard to attract media attention, and you should be ready to respond when a journalist calls you.
Ideal for you if:
You want to get your story across in interviews and be prepared for awkward questions.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Communicate your key messages fluently
* Adapt your style for TV, radio and print
* Stay focused and get the media telling your story
This event is also running on 28 June, 23 August and 27 Sep. Contact Trainingandevents@mediatrust.org for further 2011/2012 dates.
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  31 St Petersburgh Place London W2 4LA, London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/media-interview-training/1473036893/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Skills & Training
Jul 27/2011
Free Favourites at Four presents Examined Life
FREE
Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academia and classrooms and puts it back on the streets. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers, the film reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  4pm
Jul 27/2011
Minden, ON
Gregor Robinson Signing and Reading
Gregor Robinson will read from, and sign his new book Providence Island.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Minden Cultural Centre
Location:  175 Bobcaygeon Road Minden, ON K0M 2K0, Minden, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/gregor_robinson_signing_and_reading
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 27/2011
to Jul 31/2011
Joliette, QC
Festival Mémoires et Racines, Joliette
The Lanaudière region is the living heart of Québec’s rich musical tradition, and Festival Mémoire et Racines is the shining example of this dynamic heritage. Over the course of five days, musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers share with festival-goers unforgettable moments in a joyous and festive atmosphere.

Location:  200, rue de Salaberry, bureau 123, Joliette, QC
Website:  http://memoireracines.org/bienvenue/welcome/
For information contact:  festival@memoireracines.org
Phone:  450 752-6798
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 28/2011
Milwaukee, WI
Christopher R. Howard reads from Tea of Ulaanbaatar
Tea of Ulaanbaatar is the story of disaffected Peace Corps volunteer Warren, who flees life in late-capitalist America to find himself stationed in the post-Soviet industrial hell of urban Mongolia. As the American presence crumbles, Warren seeks escape in tsus, the mysterious “blood tea” that may be the final revenge of the defeated Khans-or that may be only a powerful hallucinogen operating on an uneasy mind-as a phantasmagoria of violence slowly envelops him.

Venue:  Boswell Book Co.
Location:  2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Website:  http://home.sevenstories.com/?cat=3
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 29/2011
Malone, ON
Purdy Country LitFest Potluck Supper
Come out and celebrate Purdyfest #5 !
PurdyFests are held on the Civic Holiday weekend in the village of Marmora and at poet Chris Faiers retreat, ZenRiver Gardens, located in the pioneer hamlet of Malone. There is limited free 'rough' camping at ZenRiver, first come first served. Poets are welcome to arrive in advance of the fests to set up camp, and scheduled events begin late Friday afternoon, July 29, with a potluck at ZenRiver Gardens.
The main event happens on July 30th. Please see our events page for further information on this event.

Time:  5:30 pm
Venue:  ZenRiver Gardens
Location:  Malone, ON K0K 2M0, Malone, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/purdy_country_litfest_potluck_supper
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Jul 29/2011
Orillia, ON
Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe Concert
Join Stuart McLean- a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe.
Stuart will be preforming live at the Orillia Opera House on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 7:30pm.
Ticket Price: Adults $43.00, Students 18 & under $33.00. Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online: http://www.orilliaoperahouse.ca/.
Produced in association with the Leacock Museum.
For further information on Stuart and the Vinyl Cafe, please see http://www.cbc.ca/vinylcafe/about.php.

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium-Orillia Opera House
Location:  20 Mississaga St. West Orillia, ON L3V 6K8, Orillia, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/stuart_mclean_and_vinyl_cafe_concert
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jul 29/2011
Australia
The inside story with Sue Whiting
Sue Whiting's role as Publishing Manager at Walker Books, as well as eight years' experience as a children's book editor and her own experiences as a published author, enables her to speak about the publishing process from a variety of perspectives. In this talk shewill provide insight into the world of publishing with tips about how to get a story off the slush pile.

More information about Sue can be found at www.suewhiting.com and http://suewhiting.blogspot.com/

Time:  5:30 pm Cost:$10 non-members and $5 members at the door (includes a glass of wine)
Venue:  Bogong Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre
Location:  55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT ACT, Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  Book At:
Phone:  6262 9191 or admin@actwriters.
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 29/2011
to Jul 31/2011
Stony Plain, AB
Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival, Stony Plain
This year's Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival is on July 29, 30, 31 2011 in the Heritage Park (formerly Stony Plain Exhibition Park) in beautiful Stony Plain just minutes from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Bring your Family, Friends & Lawnchairs!
Every year we have a weekend full of activities for the whole family including:
Great music on our main stage
Workshops
Slowpitch Jam
Food Concessions & Craft Tables
Kids Corner
Festival Souvenir Table
Sunday Morning Gospel
Parking/Camping available
Parking Lot Picking
Open Stage
24 Hour Security & First Aid
Jamming all Weekend

Venue:  Heritage Park
Location:  4202 - 50 Street, Stony Plain, AB
Website:  http://www.blueberrybluegrass.com/index.asp
For information contact:  info@blueberrybluegrass.com
Phone:  780-922-4973
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Jul 29/2011
to Jul 31/2011
Cambridge, ON
Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music, Cambridge
The Mill Race Folk Society is a non-profit, registered charity and its purpose is to host folk music events in the area of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
The main event staged by the Society is the annual Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music (July 29 - 31, 2011), which is a free admission event that has been held since 1993.
The festival's focus is on traditional forms of folk music and dance from a variety of cultures. Because it was inspired by similar events held in the United Kingdom, a significant part of the content is British and Irish music. However, an equally significant number of acts represent a variety of world cultures and the multinational character that is Canada today.
Many concerts, dances, and participatory music sessions are held throughout the year. Please visit the Contact page for information on becoming a member, a volunteer, or other associate of the Mill Race Folk Society.

Location:  Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.millracefolksociety.com/
For information contact:  Brad McEwen - mill_race@yahoo.com
Phone:  519-621-7135
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 30/2011
Ottawa, ON
Brenda Chapman Signing
Brenda Chapman will sign copies of her popular mystery novels at Collected Works Bookstore in Ottawa.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Collected Works
Location:  1242 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A4, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/brenda_chapman_signing
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 30/2011
Australia
In a nutshell: writing for children with Sue Whiting
In this workshop participants will find out what makes a good children's book, the different requirements for picture books and YA books, do some writing exercises and have all their questions answered.

Sue Whiting has conducted numerous writing for children one-day workshops for organisations such as WEA, Wollongong and Nowra FAW groups and the NSW Writers' Centre. Her role as Publishing Manager at Walker Books, as well as eight years' experience as a children's book editor and her own experiences as a published author give her a unique and well-rounded perspective on the children's book industry, which she brings to her workshops.More information about Sue can be found at www.suewhiting.com and http://suewhiting.blogspot.com/

Time:  10am-5pm (with a break for lunch) Cost: $108 members, $96 concession members, $168 non-members (incl
Venue:  ACT Writers Centre workshop room, Gorman House
Location:  55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  Book At:
Phone:  6262 9191, online via https://
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 30/2011
Ajax, ON
John Cooper Book Signing
Join YA author John Cooper for a signing of his new book, The Greyhound (Dundurn). John will be at Chapters in Durham Centre mall, along with Mayor of Ajax, Steve Parish, and special animal guests from the local greyhound adoption agency.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Chapters Ajax - Durham Centre Mall
Location:  90 Kingston Road Ajax, ON L1Z 1G1, Ajax, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/john_cooper_book_signing
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Jul 30/2011
Picton, ON
Vicki Delany Signing
Popular mystery writer Vicki Delany will sign copies of Gold Fever and Gold Digger, part of her historial Klondike mystery series.

Time:  12:00 pm
Venue:  Books and Company Bookstore
Location:  289 Main Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0, Picton, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/vicki_delany_signing
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Jul 30/2011
to Aug 1/2011
Canmore, AB
Canmore Folk Festival
The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of pure folk, world, blues and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 15,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world.
Over the years the Canmore Folk Music Festival has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the local community through outreach programs in the schools, the construction of the landmark Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, infrastructure upgrades to the park, the development of musical scholarships for students, and songwriting workshops for both youth and adults.

Location:  Box 8098, Canmore, AB
Website:  http://www.canmorefolkfestival.com/
For information contact:  Dayna Maki - marketing@canmorefolkfestival.com
Phone:  403.678.2524
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education
Jul 30/2011
to Aug 1/2011
Ottawa, ON
Projet ÉCOSPHÈRE, Environmental and Green Building Fair / Foire de l'environnement d'Ottawa
Group ECOSPHERE - a non-profit organization - will hold, in collaboration with the Rideau Canal Festival, its second multidisciplinary environmental fair dedicated exclusively to ecology and the environment. The main goal of this event is to raise collective awareness by bringing together key players in the environmental world.
These include companies operating in green building, new technologies, organic farming and alternative medicines, as well as speakers and community organizations who will inspire the population to make changes in their everyday lives. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can change the world!

Venue:  Confederation Park
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://projetecosphere.org/
For information contact:  Éric Ferland - info@projetecosphere.org
Phone:  450 538-5005
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Jul 31/2011
to Aug 6/2011
Missoula, Montana
2nd Annual Goldenrod Writing Workshop
The Goldenrod Writing Workshop provides week-long sessions of classes, discussion groups, readings, practice assignments, and lectures, along with guest writers, in the art of written communication.
If you're a writer - whether seasoned, longtime published professional, casual author or simply entranced by writing - then the Goldenrod Workshop is for you. The workshop is about bettering your writing skills in a casual setting with hands-on learning and with a peer group of writers and instructors. There will be assignments, discussions, readings and shared critiques. There's time for writing and socializing with others who share your passion for writing.
A non-refundable $250 deposit is due by June 1, 2011; deposit is required to reserve your spot. Full payment is due by July 1, 2011. In the event the Goldenrod workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be issued. Make checks payable to Outdoor Writers Association of America. Credit cards not accepted.

Time:  DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2011
Location:  Missoula, Montana
Website:  http://owaa.org/goldenrod-writing-workshop/
For information contact:  Frequently Asked Questions
Phone:  www.owaa.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Jul 31/2011
to Aug 13/2011
Winnipeg, MB
Folklorama, Winnipeg
Folklorama began in 1970 as a one time multicultural event to celebrate Manitoba's Centennial. It was so successful it has returned every year since then.
In 1970, the festival was only 7 days long with 21 pavilions participating. Since then the festival has grown to two full weeks with 20-plus pavilions open in week 1 and a second set of 20 pavilions running in week 2. Today, the fesitval typically draws about 425,000 pavilion visits plus 15,000 visitors to the Kick-Off event held the night before pavilions open.

Location:  2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.folklorama.ca/
For information contact:  info@folklorama.ca
Phone:  1.204.982.6210
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 1/2011
Oakville, ON
Emancipation Day Picnic: Natasha Henry Reading and Signing
Join Natasha Henry in George's Square to commemorate Emancipation Day. Natasha will read and sign copies of her book. The picnic will feature performances and other guests.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  George's Square
Location:  Trafalgar Road and Sumner Avenue Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5, Oakville, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/emancipation_day_picnic_natasha_henry_reading_and_sign
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 1/2011
Mediatheque Mysteries! Saturday afternoon workshops
SATURDAYS IN AUGUST ONLY
12 PM screening program followed by 12:30 PM workshop
$5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. For children ages 6-13
The Creepy Jigsaw Puzzle (2D puzzle animation)
What mysterious image can be seen when all the pieces fit together?
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Saturday, Aug. 6th The Creepy Jigsaw Puzzle (2D puzzle animation)
Saturday, Aug. 13th The Island of Lost Objects (3D object animation)
Saturday, Aug. 20th The Case of the Magic Gates (3D pixillation)
Saturday, Aug. 27th The Vanishing Alien (3D clay animation)

www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  12pm
Aug 1/2011
to Aug 4/2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
Unity 2012 Convention
As we gear up for UNITY in Las Vegas, alliance associations will begin to reach into their memberships for innovative ideas that will help position journalists of color to take the lead in transforming our industry and telling the stories of communities of color. And as the nation buzzes about jobs, as we suspect the political campaigns in 2012 will also be doing, we plan to deliver another successful Career Fair & Media Expo with virtual and onsite opportunities for jobseekers. Likewise, we expect the educational sessions to be equally dynamic, skills-building and forward thinking to give journalists of color a competitive advantage in today’s newsrooms. Soon the programming committee, comprised of two representatives from each alliance association and led by AAJA’s Paul Cheung and NAHJ’s Robert Hernandez will assemble to begin the process of calling for session ideas. Stay tuned and count down with us.

Venue:  The Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada
Website:  http://www.unityjournalists.org/category/conventions/
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 1/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Toronto, ON
African Arts & Culture Festival
An African savannah, performances, visual art and African vendors. This event is free with admission to the zoo.

Venue:  Toronto Zoo
Location:  Meadowvale N of 401, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056055&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-392-5929
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 1/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Toronto, ON
Blackcreek Summer Music Festival
Concerts by Alan Jackson, Barry Manilow, London Symphony Orchestra and others.
Admission: Various prices

Venue:  Rexall Centre, 1 Shoreham
Location:  Jane S of Steeles, York University campus, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800054031&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 1/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Fame by Frame: drop-in pixillation workshops
AUGUST WEEKENDS ONLY: 12 PM to 5 PM - FREE. For all ages. No registration required.
Star in and make your own animated films! Join us for our new drop-in pixilation workshop activities in our interactive lounge space! Themes include: A Day in the Park (Aug 6 & 7), A Day at the Beach (Aug 13 & 14), The Environment (Aug 20 & 21), Street Performers (Aug 27 & 28).
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 2/2011
to Nov 29/2011
Toronto, ON
East York Farmers Market
Fresh, and local goods.

Time:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesdays through Nov.
Venue:  East York Civic Centre
Location:  850 Coxwell, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800053695&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Farming
Aug 3/2011
Toronto, ON
FREE Favorites at Four presents: Confessions of an Innocent Man
Directed by Academy Award®-nominated David Paperny, this is a raw exposé that examines William Sampson's harrowing experience while imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for a crime he did not commit.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  4pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.1021
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 3/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Association of Black Journalists 2011 Convention and Career Fair
Thousands of the nation's foremost journalists and media professionals will gather in Philadelphia August 3 through August 7 at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 2011 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for digital journalism education, career development, and the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts & entertainment and technology.

Professional journalists, students and educators will take part in full- and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills. Workshops throughout the five-day convention will highlight journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations.

Venue:  Pennsylvania Convention Center
Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Website:  http://www.nabj.org/?convention
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 4/2011
Bobcaygeon, BC
Gregor Robinson at the Dorset Book Club
Gregor Robinson, author of Providence Island, will talk at the Dorset Book Club.

Time:  4:30 pm
Venue:  Minden Cultural Centre
Location:  174-176 Bobcaygeon Road Dorset, ON K0M 2K0, Bobcaygeon, BC
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/gregor_robinson_dorset_book_club
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 4/2011
New York City
Media Bistro Career Circus
Redefine Your Career
Skills, Expertise, and Passion
Getting ahead in your career is no longer about your experience. These days, you need to adapt to evolving businesses, understand your expertise, and have the confidence to self promote. What are the hot skills that organizations are looking for, and what's your specialty?
At Career Circus, our industry experts will discuss how to uncover - and rediscover - core competencies and skills that could make all the difference in your career.
They'll be talking about:
* Assessing your current career online and off to determine key areas for growth and opportunity
* Effectively communicating what you do in a proposal, interview, and in your social media profile
* Your personal brand: what are the best platforms for you to showcase what you do and how you do it?
* While an internal focus is critical, a lens on the outside world is equally as important. What can you do in your offline life to stay connected and on top of key industry trends?
The discussion topics along with interactive conversation, tools and resources will help you carve out your path forward.
Who Should Attend?
Media professionals just getting into or considering a transition out of the industry, unemployed (or underemployed) journalists, editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and anyone interested in gaining new skills and techniques to land his or her dream job.

Location:  200 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013, New York City
Website:  http://www.mediabistro.com/careercircus/
Phone:  (212) 547-7867 or email events
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 4/2011
to Aug 5/2011
Chicago
National Editorial Conference
This year’s National Editorial Conference aims at examining the relationship between the print and digital worlds. Whether your focus is primarily print, primarily digital or a mix both, this conference will have everything you need to do your job better including:
* Three keynote addresses on issues that affect every B2B journalist right now.
* Six roundtable discussions led by industry experts. These discussions will allow you to work hands-on with your peers.
* Numerous sessions on best practices, plus case studies and strategies to help you work smarter.
The national winners of the Azbee Awards of Excellence will be honored at a banquet the evening of Aug. 4. In addition, a welcome reception for early arrivals will take place the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Venue:  Gleacher Center
Location:  Chicago
Website:  http://www.asbpe.org/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 4/2011
to Aug 6/2011
Beausejour, MB
Great Woods Music Festival
reat Woods Park www.greatwoodspark.com and GWMF Music Society will proudly present the 16th annual indoor-outdoor Blues/Rock/Roots music festival in a beautiful 120-acre park and campground on the banks of the Brokenhead River, at a very unique venue, The Moonrise Cabana on August 4-6, 2011.
A dedicated group of volunteers is helping to stage and promote this astounding music festival, which contributes to the cultural life of the communities of Manitoba. Thousands of people from United States and Canada have enjoyed the festival in the past and we look forward to a larger attendance this year as the reputation for the quality of this festival continues to grow.

Great Woods Music Festival is extending an invitation and opportunity to you to participate in this prestigious event with a Sponsorship package for this special Blues/Rock/Roots festival. The package offers a variety of sponsorship levels and we are assured your organization will select one that best represents your business needs and marketing plan. We believe this event will provide an excellent opportunity to reward your valued customers and employees, to promote your business and support the cultural life of Manitoba.

Location:  Box 1332 R0E 0C0, Beausejour, MB
Website:  http://www.greatwoodspark.com/Festival-greatwoods/index.htm
For information contact:  park@greatwoodspark.com
Phone:  204-268-2814
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 4/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000, the festival in a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from around the world.
The quality of the music and the depth of the performer lineup is the single greatest ingredient in our success. Terry Wickham, producer, selects artists within a broad musical mandate. Our vision is to continue to improve as a world- class folk music festival. At the same time, we work very hard to raise money through fund raising activities and through soliciting corporate sponsorships to keep ticket prices accessible for ordinary families.

Venue:  Gallagher Park
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/
For information contact:  admin@efmf.ab.ca
Phone:  780-429-1899
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 4/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
olk Harbour is as much a concept, a feeling, as a place, a time, or a festival. Born from a shared passion for music, it's about finding yourself immersed for a few short days in a happening where your senses are fed with musical delights, scenic beauty, and shared experiences.

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival brings the best in traditional and contemporary folk music to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. We are Nova Scotia's longest-running folk festival and have showcased great Nova Scotian, Canadian, and international talent during our 25 years. We are proud to have introduced many of the Maritimes' best-loved musicians to a wider audience on our stages.

Location:  125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS
Website:  http://www.folkharbour.com/index.php
For information contact:  info@folkharbour.com
Phone:  902-634-3180
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 4/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Sutton West, ON
Sutton Fair & Horse Show
Horse & Livestock Competitions, Homecraft Exhibits, ATV Pull, Horse Pull, Demo Derby, Conklin's Midway How Can You Miss a Fair Like This?

Location:  P.O. Box 460 L0E 1R0, Sutton West, ON
Website:  http://www.suttonfair.com
For information contact:  info@suttonfair.com
Phone:  905-722-3165
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Aug 4/2011
to Sep 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Halo-halo: A workshop series for newcomer queer and trans youth
Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault) and our Young Women's Program bring you ‘Halo-halo', a workshop series for newcomer queer and trans youth to understand the issues that we & our communities experience, and build our skills in community organizing.

Time:  Every Thurs 3-6PM Aug 4th - Sept 1st & Sat, 3-6PM on Sept 10th & 17th
Venue:  519 Church Community Centre
Location:  519 Church St., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/halo-halo-workshop-series-newcomer-queer-and-trans-youth
Categories:   Children & Youth; Arts & Culture
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 6/2011
San Diego, CA
BlogHer '11 Free Press
BlogHer '11 will bring over three thousand attendees together from all over the world to share hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with the brands that support them and plentiful networking opportunities.

Venue:  San Diego Marriott and Convention Center
Location:  San Diego, CA
Website:  http://www.freepress.net/event/88761/blogher-11
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay Writer's Festival
ABC3 TV Personalities Amberley and Kayne - Headline at The Byron Bay Writers Festival Youth Day
Popular television personalities Amberley Lobo and Kayne Tremills from ABC3 will host the new Youth Day at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival on Sunday August 7, the final day of the three day Festival. Festival Director Candida Baker has been working hard to develop an entertaining and motivating program designed specifically to capture the imagination of children aged between six and sixteen. We are thrilled that Amberley and Kayne have accepted our invitation to headline the Youth Day which will be held in the ABC3 marquee. They are wonderful entertainers who are looking forward to MCing the Youth Tent for the day, said Ms Baker.
Amberley and Kayne will introduce a variety of international and Australian writers including America YA writer Maria V Snyder; Australian writers and illustrators Alison Lester and Martine Murray; actor, presenter and writer Tristan Bancks of Nitboy and Mac Slater fame; picture book writer, Tony Wilson and the Gold Inky, Teenage Choice Award winning writer, James Roy, Charlie Pickering from TV's Your Generation and Wendy Harmer with her delightful Pearlie series of books.

Venue:  Northern Rivers Writer's Center
Location:  Byron Bay, Australia
Website:  http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v2/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Item
For information contact:  BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Phone:  info@nrwc.org.au
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Goderich, ON
Celtic College and Festival, Goderich
The aim of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and Celtic College is to foster the preservation and continuation of traditional Celtic art forms through exposure, participation and education. Forming new generations of artists and participants is absolutely essential to the survival of these living traditions. The Festival, College and Celtic Kids Day Camp, therefore, create and support year-long educational and participatory programmes, as well as instrument loans to help bring forward the new generations that will live and participate in our valued traditions. If you share our goals, you can participate by helping us to fund the charitable organization we have created to finance these programs.

Location:  73 Hamilton St, N7A 1R1, Goderich, ON
Website:  http://www.celticfestival.ca/
For information contact:  estival@celticfestival.ca
Phone:  (519) 524-8221
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Hamilton, ON
Festival of Friends, Hamilton
The TD Festival of Friends is as outdoor music, art, and crafts festival in Hamilton, ON. It has been produced annually since 1976. Admission to the Festival will always remain, free to everyone.

To conceive, organize, promote and execute a major annual musical festival event in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region. The event themes highlight the richness of a particular component of the Canadian mosaic. The event is produced efficiently by professional staff and well-trained, experienced volunteers. The event creates a vehicle for tourism and education. They nurture enjoyment of the arts and are programmed for family enjoyment and education. The objectives are achieved primarily through the production of a major musical and cultural event held annually.

Location:  434 King Street West L8P 1B7, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.creativearts.on.ca/
For information contact:  info@creativearts.on.ca
Phone:  905 777 9777
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Red Rock, ON
Live from the Rock Folk Festival, Red Rock
The “Live From the Rock” Folk Festival is located in Pull- a- Log Park on the scenic shores of Lake Superior. Bring a friend, a lawn chair (low ones are best), waterproof tarp, rain gear, warm clothes for the evening, a flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, a hat, comfortable foot wear, reusable drinking cup and some cash to purchase crafts, CDs, festival souvenirs or some tasty treats from the food vendors.

Location:  Red Rock, ON
Website:  http://www.livefromtherock.com/
For information contact:  redrockfolkfestival@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Toronto, ON
National Student Food Summit 2011: Food Connects us all
Meal Exchange's National Student Food Summit 2011, is a three day event from August 5-7th at the University of Toronto, for all post-secondary students involved in food issues on campus. The summit will include keynote speakers, panels, and workshops, exploring hunger from a local, national, non-profit, corporate, food poverty, health, and environment lens.
This year's summit is not only educational, but fully loaded with engaging discussions that will allow for student leaders to contribute their stories, opinions and ideas to develop real solutions they can take back and share with their peers.

Venue:  University of Toronto
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://studentfoodsummit.ca
For information contact:  Gregory Sam - greg@mealexchange.com
Phone:  416-657-4489 ext. 4
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Aug 5/2011
to Aug 7/2011
Regina, SK
Regina Folk Festival
It seems that more and more music festivals are popping up all over the world, but for emerging artists, landing a slot at a festival, even as an opening band, may seem out of reach – a goal for “later” in your career. Festivals can be an invaluable way of exposing your band to new fans and industry insiders searching for fresh talent. But before bands and managers see a festival slot as their ticket to fame and fortune, they need to know how to get noticed and how not to blow it once they're booked.

The Festival Buyers Panel will feature three of western Canada’s leading festival buyers, Chris Frayer, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Festival and Sandra Butel, Regina Folk Festival. The panel will discuss tips and tricks of getting your submissions noticed and what to do once you have been selected.

Venue:  Creative City Centre
Location:  1843 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.reginafolkfestival.com/home/
For information contact:  info@saskmusic.org
Phone:  (306)525-6400
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 5/2011
to Sep 7/2011
Drayton,, ON
Drayton Fair
Friday Night - Demolition Derby Saturday - Homecrafts, Horse Show, Baby Show, Goat & Dairy Shows. Sat. Night - Tractor Pull Sunday - Beef & Sheep Shows, Truck Pull

Location:  Box 255 N0G 1P0, Drayton,, ON
Website:  http://www.draytonfair.com
For information contact:  nikki-b@live.ca
Phone:  226-444-6500
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Leon Rosselson - UK Troubador
The great English radical singer-songwriter, Leon Rosselson, will be touring North America this summer. Beit Zatoun is pleased to host him in Toronto - he will feature many songs from his newest album - The Last Chance: Eight Songs on Israel-Palestine.

Leon Rosselson has been one of outstanding songwriters in the UK for more than fifty years. A number of his songs are standards, including The World Turned Upside Down, his tribute to the Diggers, a 17th-century English Utopian communist group. It was famously covered by Billy Bragg in the eighties.

Last year Leon Rosselson released The Last Chance: Eight Songs on Israel-Palestine, a album that reflects his experiences and concerns as a secular left-wing Jew faced with the reality of the Israeli settler state. Proceeds from the sale of this album go to the UK group "Medical Aid for Palestinians" (www.map-uk.org). Leon Rosselson is an active supporter of the world wide BDS campaign.

Time:  7:30-10:00pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Aug 7/2011
Woodbridge, ON
Doug Larson Book Signing
Award winning scientist, lecturer, instrument maker, musician and now author, Doug Larson will sign copies of his book Storyteller Guitar.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  East Woodbridge Centre
Location:  3900 Hwy 7 West Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6, Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/doug_larson_book_signing_0
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 7/2011
Sarnia, ON
Ontario Poetry Society: Grass Roots Poetry Festival
You are invited to attend and participate in The Ontario Poetry Society's members book launch, readings and open mic: The Grass Roots Poetry Festival.
Sign-up sheet at the door. Free Admission. Open to the Public.
More information: www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca.

Time:  12:30 pm
Venue:  John's Restaurant
Location:  1643 London Line Sarnia, ON N7W 1A9, Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/ontario_poetry_society_grass_roots_poetry_festival
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 7/2011
York Region, ON
Tasting the Page: Beyond the Five Senses With Gwynn Scheltema
Fee: $90 ($80 Discounted for WCDR/WCSC/SOH/WEN/HHWEN etc.)
Pre-registration required - see below
Don't let your fiction be left on the plate. Prepare it gourmet style and your readers will beg for more.
In this one-day workshop, learn to:
Have fun experimenting with creative writing exercises that make your writing live. We'll munch our way through a smorgasbord of fiction foods from image and emphasis, to movement, theme, and syntax.
Come prepared to go new places and try new things. As past participants have said, "You provoked me into thinking of new ways of approaching my writing," and "Your exercises were great - inspiring, short, but effective. You let us try lots of different things."

Time:  10: 00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  The Heathers. Cedar Valley, York Region
Location:  York Region, ON
Website:  http://writescape.ca/writescape/2009/07/tasting-the-page/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 8/2011
to Aug 10/2011
Minneapolis
Hilton Minneapolis: Society of New Design Conference
Three Days Of Design, Code, And Content. An Event Apart Minneapolis features 12 great speakers and sessions. Following the two-day conference comes A Day Apart, an intense learning session on HTML5 and CSS3 led by Jeremy Keith (HTML5 For Web Designers) and Ethan Marcotte (Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition). August 8–10, 2011 Hilton Minneapolis Register | Venue
NOT YOUR FATHER’S WEB DESIGN CONFERENCE

Whether the topic is creating the right content and features for your audience, designing pages that are a pleasure to read and use, or beating browsers and web gadgets into submission, An Event Apart’s presenters are as gung-ho about it as you are. Each speaker has made genuine contributions to our industry. Each is a star.

The two-day event takes place in one room, on one track. Whether you call yourself a designer, a developer, or any of a dozen other titles, you will learn with your colleagues–just like you work with them in real life.

An Event Apart Minneapolis runs from 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and features six sessions per day. There’s a lot to cover, so the event starts promptly each morning. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Venue:  Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Location:  Minneapolis
Website:  http://aneventapart.com/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Aug 8/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Toronto, ON
Queer West Arts Festival
Events and Topics of discussion will be:: "What Do Queer Neighbourhoods do for Cities?"; Queer Eyes and Queer Ears - Bicycle Art Gallery Tour & After Party; A Queer Story: A Writing Workshop; "240 mind-blowing minutes of Caribana Soca, explosive dance, electrifying rock and a few ballads to bring you down; Girls Night with Sugar Bush DJ HOME REKHA; and Queer West Fest Smash Words: an afternoon of Queer Poetry and Chinese classical Music Concert Featuring some of Toronto's best known Spoken Word Artists.

Time:  Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm - Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Venue:  Various locations
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/queer-west-arts-festial-aug-8-14-2011-0
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Sexuality
Aug 9/2011
Toronto, ON
* Features * Columnists * In Cahoots * Blogs * Books * Photos * What's Up * Polls * Activist Toolkit * Issues Ho
The public chooses from the following three movies:
This Movie is Broken (14A)
Starring: Greg Calderone, Georgina Reilly, Kerr Hewitt and Broken Social Scene
Directed By: Bruce McDonald
Filmed in Toronto, This Movie is Broken follows a new couple who are ultimately trying to get to a concert at Harbourfront Centre to see Broken Social Scene. From the Princess Gates to the WestJet stage (where you will be watching the movie if it wins), Toronto helps keep this couple moving.

The Tourist (PG)
Starring: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie
Directed By: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in this thrill-seeking romp through Venice. Viewers will be kept on their toes as the pair try to evade the police and the mob.

Cairo Time (G)
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig
Directed by: Ruba Nadda
Cairo Time explores the estranged relationship between a married couple and a local man who steps in to guide and comfort a lonely wife.

Time:  9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  Harbourfront Centre WestJet Stage
Location:  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/harbourfront-centre-presents-longos-free-flicks-5
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Mildmay, ON
Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair
Friday night - Ambassador Pageant & Talent Night Saturday - Parade @ Noon, 4-H Beef & Dair Shows, Open Shows, Musical Entertainment, Games for Kids, Crafts Sunday - 4-H Horse Show, Horseshoes, Games, Chicken BBQ, Raffle Draws & Auction

Location:  P.O. Box 556 13 Fred St. N0G 2J0, Mildmay, ON
For information contact:  Shirley Dietz
Phone:  519-367-2624
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 10/2011
Cambridge, ON
A Hike in Indian Woods
Join our Education Team on a family hike that highlights the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. We will discover wildflowers, identify trees, and various birds and animals along the trail. NOTE: This presentation and hike is geared for children ages 6 and over. Please bring adequate rain gear, water bottle, binoculars and warm clothing in case of inclement weather. Footwear suitable for the weather and travel over uneven terrain is recommended. Please note that this hike is about 4km long. Please note that this hike is a repeat of our popular July 13th event.
Cost: $5.00 per child

Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue:  The rare Administration Centre
Location:  1679 Blair Road in Cambridge, Cambridge, ON
For information contact:  Brenda Pearce
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 10/2011
Baddeck, NS
Cape Breton Land Conservation & Success Showcase
Land Conservation and Success Showcase, highlighting our newest property in the Mabou Highlands!
The Nature Trust's conservation lands boast spectacular landscapes, which include a wide array of natural habitats from old-growth forests to bogs to pristine coastline! The Nature Trust is thrilled to offer this opportunity to share our achievements with all of our friends and supporters in Cape Breton!
To RSVP or learn more information please contact David Belyea, david (at) nsnt.ca or call the Nature Trust office (902) 425-LAND. We are excited and look forward to seeing you!

Venue:  Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Location:  559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14686
Categories:   Environment
Aug 10/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favorites at Four presents: Roadsworth: Crossing the Line
Filmmaker Alan Kohl provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

Time:  4pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St (at Richmond St. W), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416.973.1021
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Aug 10/2011
Mississauga, ON
Herbs of Riverwood
eople have used plants for healing since they first walked the earth and plants continue to hold amazing medicinal activity. Healing herbs grow all around us, not just in exotic or distant places. The first step in learning what plants have to offer to humans is to get to know the plants. Join Susan Elliotson, a practicing herbalist, on a walk through Riverwood to identify herbs in their natural habitat and learn about their medicinal properties. Meet at the main (first) parking lot, The Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7.

Time:  10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14692
For information contact:  Brian Packham
Phone:  905-279-5878
Categories:   Environment
Aug 10/2011
Toronto, ON
LEAF's Milne Hollow and the Don River: A Natural History Walking Tour
Meeting Location: Picnic benches by the parking lot accessed from the south side of Lawrence Ave., just east of the Don Valley Parkway off ramp
Cost: FREE
While a quiet, naturalized space at present, Milne Hollow once played an important role in Toronto’s cultural and industrial history. Guest host Peter Heinz, Vice-Chair of the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, will examine relics of the last century including a former ski hill and an historic farm house. The City of Toronto’s efforts to combat the invasive species dog strangling vine and other re-naturalization efforts will also be examined.

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14703
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 10/2011
to Aug 13/2011
St. Louis
AEJMC 2011 Conference
AEJMC holds an annual conference in August that features sessions and panels on the latest research, teaching methods and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication. Pre-conference workshops deal with a variety of topics that range from teaching and media ethics issues to incorporating diversity in the curriculum, and media management issues.
AEJMC conferences are regularly attended by journalism and mass communication administrators, educators, and researchers; well-known authors and publishers of communication texts; companies and organizations tracking emerging trends in higher education; social media professionals and internet and technology professionals; and practitioners.
Individuals can sign up for Galas, Workshops and Luncheons online at the below website.

Venue:  Renaissance Grand and Suites Hotel
Location:  800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis
Website:  http://www.aejmcstlouis.org/home/
For information contact:  Central Office Staff
Phone:  803.798.0271
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 10/2011
to Aug 13/2011
Detroit
Asian American Journalists Association 22nd Annual National Convention
Welcome to AAJA's first convention in Michigan, the state in the shape of a hand. AAJA's National President, Doris Truong, 2011 convention co-chairs Frank Witsil and Ankur Dholakia, along with their fellow Michigan chapter members are revved up to help bring journalists together to commemorate AAJA's 30th year anniversary and lead the news industry. This year's convention takes place at the COBO Conference/Exhibition Center with special events taking place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
Map out your convention schedule with this overall guide to this year's convention programming. All programs are subject to change so please visit this section regularly for updates. The convention book which will be available on-site will be available to all registrants and will also include further information.Throughout the convention, you'll be able to select from hands-on workshops at varying skill levels to help you stay ahead of the changes in our industry. You'll get a chance to enhance your digital know-how, and learn how to tell better stories in words, images, videos and web interactives. You'll get to increase your professional network--and boost your social network online.

Venue:  COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Location:  1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226, Detroit
Website:  http://aaja.org/programs/convention2011detroit/
Phone:  events@aaja.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 10/2011
to Aug 13/2011
Detroit
The 22nd Annual AAJA National Convention-Asian American Journalists Association
Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.

AAJA is committed to diversity in order to incorporate different viewpoints into newsrooms across the country. AAJA is an alliance partner in UNITY Journalists of Color, along with the Native American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and National Association of Black Journalists.

The AAJA National Convention will feature a Career Fair & Expo for media professionals and journalism students to meet recruiters from the news industry as well as attendees to get information from other exhibitors.

Venue:  Marriot Downtwon
Location:  Detroit, MI 48243, Detroit
Website:  http://eventful.com/detroit/events/22nd-annual-aaja-national-conventionasian-american-/E0-00
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 10/2011
to Aug 13/2011
Detroit
The Asian American Journalists Association 2011 annual conference
Registration is now open!!
The convention will start with sessions that bring together top executives to discuss the role of diversity in newsrooms and in news coverage. You'll find stories you can write home about as well as Tweet, Facebook and blog. The conference includes workshops and panels on data visualization, multimedia and social media. And for those of you at a career crossroads, it'll offer sessions on entrepreneurship, management and branding. Check out the details and find registration information at AAJA's website.

Venue:  COBO Center
Location:  Michigan, Detroit
Website:  http://www.journalismassociations.com/2011/04/19/asian-american-journalists-association-head
For information contact:  Register Online
Phone:  http://2011aaja.eventbrite.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Aug 10/2011
to Oct 10/2011
US Cities
World Press Institute Fellowship
The WPI fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.
The 2011 program will begin in mid August and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend a month in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., for briefings, interviews and visits. They will returned to Minnesota for the final week of the program. See the 2010 Schedule for information on the 2010 fellowship and example of WPI events.

Time:  DATES ARE NOT SET - MID AUGUST to MID OCTOBER
Location:  US Cities
Website:  http://www.worldpressinstitute.org/fellowship.htm
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 11/2011
Hillsburgh, ON
Growing Sprouts Workshop at Everdale
Discover the benefits of growing your own sprouts. We’ll explain the nutritional advantages of sprouts, the best types of seeds to use, and the process for cultivating healthy sprouts. You’ll also set up your own jar with seeds for sprouting at home.
$30, including tax

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Everdale Farm
Location:  5812 6th Line, Hillsburgh, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14367
For information contact:  Jennifer Lennie
Phone:  519-855-4859 x 101
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 11/2011
Seattle
How to Write Like I Do with John Roderick
John Roderick will explain every single aspect of being a singer/songwriter and recording artist, including, but not limited to:

How to be a musician when you're not that good of a musician.
How to keep writing when everything you write is boring and terrible.
How to completely rewrite songs you thought were finished.
How to maintain some semblance of dignity in a shameful world.
How to find the coconut of an idea in a sea of cliches.
How to, when all else fails, become a colorful personality.

Time:  Doors open at 6:30pm and starts at 7:00 pm
Venue:  826 Seattle, located at 8414 Greenwood Ave N, in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood
Location:  Seattle
Website:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141599
For information contact:  Michelle Debruyn
Phone:  Phone: 206-725-2625 Email: m
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Aug 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Labour walks : A catalytic walking conversation in Union Station
Kellie Scanlan and Denise Hampden will be hosting the second of three walking conversations on labour history in Toronto. Kellie has extensive labour, union and popular education experience.
This event is free!
The walk will retrace the steps of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the important history of struggle that helped shape the industrial and commercial city that Toronto is today. After this walk through history, we will have a chance to reflect at the Royal York hotel, a mainstay of both Toronto and railway history.

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Meet under the large clock in the Great Hall of Union Station., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/labour-walks-catalytic-walking-conversation-union-station
For information contact:  Deborah Konecny
Phone:  deborah@catalystcentre.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Nahr el-Bared Talks Back: Film Screening
Nahr el-Bared Talks Back
Film Screening
On May 20, 2007, fighting broke out between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a new militia group calling itself Fatah al-Islam based in Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli, North Lebanon. After 15-weeks of intense bombardment, the camp was reduced to rubble and more than 30,000 residents made homeless. Despite plans to rebuild the ruined camp, the displaced families live under dire conditions and face an uncertain future.
In Nahr el-Bared Talks Back, the displaced refugees narrate the fearful story of the camp's destruction, the dangers of being under siege, their fateful escape from the camp and their hopes of one day to return. But most of all, Nahr el-Bared Talks Back is the tale of Palestinian families losing their most valuable assets - home and community - in the face of chronic uncertainty. Mixing original footage shot in the camp with the refugees' own voices, this film is the inside story of a humanitarian disaster that shocked Lebanon and made international headlines.
Documentary 2009; 45 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles

Time:  7:30-9:30pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International
Aug 11/2011
to Aug 14/2011
NS
Power Summer Camp - Maritimes
Power Summer will include training in popular education, action & strategy, communications, messaging, campaign planning, and other quintessential organizing skills, while building our understanding of climate justice and how we build a movement to get it. These 3 day, weekend long camps will use participatory, direct education to train the next generation of climate warriors and trainers. We will also work with local organizers to connect these camps to on the ground organizing being done in the area.

Venue:  Beaver Bank Scouting Camp
Location:  NS
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14616
For information contact:  Taryn Hancock
Phone:  taryn@ourclimate.ca
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 12/2011
to Aug 13/2011
Fergus, ON
Pat Mattaini Mestern presentations at the Fergus Scottish Festival
Fergus Scottish Festival is a three day event. Author Pat Mattaini Mestern will give presentations in the Heritage Tent at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on August 12; and at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on August 13.

Time:  11:30 am
Venue:  Fergus Belsyde Avenue
Location:  Fergus, ON N1M 2W8, Fergus, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/pat_mattaini_mestern_presentations_fergus_scottish_fes
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 12/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Lucknow, ON
Dungannon Fair
Parade, Baby Show, Horse Pulls, Lawn Tractors, Kids Activities.

Location:  PO Box 368, N0G 2H0, Lucknow, ON
For information contact:  dkthomson@hurontel.on.ca
Phone:  519-528-2559
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Aug 12/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Fergus, ON
Fergus Scottish Festival
The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games has enjoyed success since its beginning in 1946. Begun by Alex Robertson, the games have had two locations, Victoria Park and more recently, the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus). The Games exemplify all things Scottish with a focus on heavy events, dancing, piping, clans and family interactive fun.

The Highland Games originated with the Ancient Celts in Ireland, thriving and evolving in the competitive environment of the clan structure of Scotland. It is commonly believed that in the 11th century the Scottish King Malcome Canmore perpetuated the entire Games event with a race up a mountain.

Location:  PO Box 25, N1M 2W7, Fergus, ON
For information contact:  info@fergusscottishfestival.com
Phone:  (519) 787-0099
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 12/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Ear Falls, ON
Trout Forest Music Festival, Ear Falls
There will be artists from a variety of genres and from all over the country coming together to spend aweekend making magic in the woods at Ear Falls. This August will be artists that are eqqually at home at any large festival in the country. But instead of battling the tens of thouusands, we get to have them in the intimate Trout environment. The lineup is mostly comprised of artists that I have been impressed by as I travel around the country, while a few others were programmed based on their recordings and live reputation. After Friday’s kickoff show in Frank’s Tavern gives you a taste of the weekend to come, spend Saturday and Sunday wandering back and forth between workshops and concerts at the Mainstage and Frank’s Tavem stage. What was previously the family stage will now be a mixture of family entertainment and ‘open mic’ performances, so stop by with your instrument and show us what you got. You can also sign up for the hands-on instructional workshop and learn from some of the festivals best performers. Don’t forget to visit the many food and artisan booths. Have a swim and enjoy the finest of Canadian music in the finest of Canadian places.

Venue:  Ear Falls Waterfront Park
Location:  P.O. Box 372,P0V 1T0, Ear Falls, ON
Website:  http://www.troutfest.com/
For information contact:  trout@troutfest.com
Phone:  807-222-2404
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 13/2011
to Jul 13/2011
Mississauga, ON
Farewell to Summer - Health Walk at Riverwood
The Riverwood Conservancy and the City of Mississauga Recreation and Parks are working together to provide a series of informative and healthy walks at Riverwood and Erindale. The first half of the walk will be led by a TRC volunteer where participants learn about the park and its features. Then Mike Erison leads a brisk heart-healthy walk through Riverwood’s beautiful forest. Be sure to dress for a brisk walk.

Time:  9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14688
For information contact:  Brian Packham
Phone:  905-279-5878
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Wolf Island, ON
2011 Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime Festival
Come out for a day on bucolic Wolfe Island for author readings, a panel discussion, meet and greet breakfast, lunch, and our famous church supper as well as the award presentation to Maureen and a guest lecturer on matters criminal.
Maureen Jennings, author of the William Murdoch Series (from which T.V.'s Murdoch Mysteries have been derived) is the Grant Allan Award Winner. Guest authors include Elizabeth Duncan, C.B. Forrest, R.J. Harlick, Howard Shrier and Barbara Fradkin. Vicki Delany will also lead a writing workshop.
For further details, please see http://www.sceneofthecrime.ca/festival/.

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Wolfe Island
Location:  Wolfe Island, ON K0H 2Y0, Wolf Island, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/2011_wolfe_island_scene_crime_festival
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 13/2011
Chesterville, ON
Extending the Harvest Workshop
Learn how to dehydrate, blanch, freeze, pickle, brine and can in this 2-part series with Redhead Pantry chef Shaun Funk!
Topics: 100 mile diet, our carbon footprint, how to extend the season of local produce (dehydration, freezing, brining, pickling, curing, fermenting, curding, etc.)
Hands-on work: Dehydrating, blanching and freezing seasonal fruits and vegetables
Take-homes: Such as fruit leathers, beans, corn, onions and apples!
Cost: $5.00
RSVP Early to Reserve Your Space! You can register 1 of 3 ways:
Phone | 613-875-3262
Email | info@allthingsfoodbouffe360.ca
Online Registration Form via www.allthingsfoodbouffe360.ca

Time:  9:30am - 12:00 pm
Venue:  Trinity United Church, Chesterville
Location:  Chesterville, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14812
For information contact:  Dana, All Things Food Coordinator
Phone:  1-613-875-3262
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Toronto, ON
Food from Small Spaces Fair - Urban Backyard, Balcony and Rooftop Food Growing
This is an eco fair on everything related to growing food in small, difficult, vertical, or rooftop spaces.
Displays & info on growing foods in containers, raised beds, and on rooftops
Vendor tables with supplies & resources for containers and food growing advice
Guided tours of the new Carrot Green Roof garden at 3pm and 4pm
FREE admission. Light refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes.
Give-aways while supplies last!
Organized by Live Green Toronto Community Animators-South
In partnership with The Carrot Green Roof.

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Eastminster United Church
Location:  310 Danforth Ave., Lower Level, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14711
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Cambridge, ON
Geological Hike with Alan Morgan
If you couldn’t join us in July for Alan Morgan’s guided geological hike, you’re in luck, because he’s back to do it again! Join University of Waterloo, Emeritus Professor, and member of the rare Environmental Advisory Committee, Alan Morgan, on this guided tour on the trails at rare. Alan will explain the geological background to the area pointing out features of interest. The walk is relatively easy with two short steep sections, but other than that, fairly flat. We will start and end at the Slit Barn and the duration will be about 2.5 hours.

Time:  9:30am - 12:00 pm
Venue:  Meet in the parking lot of rare’s Slit Barn at 768 Blair Road, Cambridge
Location:  Univresity of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON
For information contact:  Brenda Pearce
Phone:  5196509336 ext. 125
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Oshawa, ON
John Cooper book signing
Join John Cooper for a signing of his new book The Greyhound (Dundurn). John will be at Chapters Oshawa meeting readers, along with special guests from the local greyhound dog adoption agency.
More info: http://www.dundurn.com/events.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Chapters Oshawa Centre
Location:  419 King Street West, Unit #1135, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5, Oshawa, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/john_cooper_book_signing_0
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 13/2011
Surrey, BC
Nature Matters - Hyland Creek Park Habitat Enhancement
Our event is a community based project where SNAP, in conjunction with SHARP, will work alongside residents and volunteers to perform habitat enhancement in Hyland Creek Park, Surrey.
Volunteers learn about the habitat of our wildlife neighbors and
contribute to the beauty of Surrey's natural spaces.
Tools, gloves and refreshments are provided.
This is an all ages event.

Time:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue:  6543 140 Street
Location:  Surrey, BC
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14785
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Bobcaygeon, ON
R.D. Lawrence Literary Festival
The R.D Lawrence Literary Festival returns for the third year at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. On August 13, they will have a children's author speak in the morning included in fun activities for families, followed in the afternoon by an open mic for local authors. Last year, over a dozen local authors came out to read from their work.
On September 12, in honour of R.D. Lawrence's birth date, they will be holding an evening celebration featuring guest authors, live music, dessert and wine. They are thrilled to be featuring Joe Fiorito, Toronto Star columnist and author of several books including national best-seller The Closer We Are To Dying.
The festival has been made possible by support from the Canada Council for the Arts, donations, and the Township of Minden Hills.
Tickets are $15 and available by calling 705-286-2298 or email: rdlawrenceplace@mindenhills.ca.
For more information, please see http://www.mindenculturalcentre.com/rd_literary%20festival.php.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Minden Hills Cultural Centre
Location:  176 Bobcaygeon Rd Minden, ON K0M 2K0, Bobcaygeon, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/rd_lawrence_literary_festival
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 13/2011
Waterloo, ON
Tribute to Woodstock 2011
Join the local environmental initiative!
Celebrate with FANTASTIC LOCAL bands, local environmental groups with INFO BOOTHS!!! AND FREE BYO-tshirt TYE-DYE. (some shirts will be sold for $2)
Join us at this free public festival and explore the possibility that one person can truly make a difference!

Time:  4:00 pm - 11:00pm
Venue:  Waterloo Town Square
Location:  Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14569
For information contact:  Michael Masurkevitch
Phone:  519-747-4101
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 13/2011
Waterloo, ON
Tribute to Woodstock 2011
Join the local environmental initiative!
Celebrate with FANTASTIC LOCAL bands, local environmental groups with INFO BOOTHS!!! AND FREE BYO-tshirt TYE-DYE. (some shirts will be sold for $2)
Join us at this free public festival and explore the possibility that one person can truly make a difference!

Venue:  Waterloo Town Square
Location:  Waterloo, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213776625311248
For information contact:  Michael Masurkevitch - mjmasurk@uwaterloo.ca
Phone:  519-747-4101
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture
Aug 13/2011
to Aug 14/2011
Salt Spring Island, BC
Sharing The Road – A weekend storytelling workshop
Instructor: Naomi Steinberg
cost: $95 plus HST (lunch included)
This is an opportunity to investigate the various methods and intentions of storytelling in a group atmosphere, while cultivating one’s own personal storytelling style. Learn how to use stories to share different perspectives, delve into the many ways to enter a story and develop a manageable sequence of events.
SIGN UP AT: http://www.foxglovefarmbc.ca/programs/program-descriptions-2011/#sharing

Time:  Aug. 13: 7:00 pm - 9:30pm Aug. 14: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  Salt Spring Island, BC
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14796
For information contact:  Foxglove Farm Programs
Phone:  1-250-931-5336
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 13/2011
to Aug 18/2011
Caribbean, Puerto Rico
World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Conference Theme: "Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all".

Venue:  Puerto Rico Conference Centre
Location:  Caribbean, Puerto Rico
Website:  http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/annual-conference/ifla77/final-announcement-en.pdf
For information contact:  Congrex UK Limited
Phone:  44 141 331 0123
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 14/2011
Toronto, ON
High Park Invasive Species Removal
Join the High Park Stewards for Himalayan Balsam Removal. This is a very tall and pretty but invasive plant. It is important to cover your arms, legs, feet and head as there may be red ants. Please bring water and sunscreen. There will be another invasive plant removal option for those who prefer to avoid the red ants.

Time:  10:30 am - 1:00pm
Venue:  Grenadier Restaurant
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.highparknature.org.
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 14/2011
Ottawa, ON
National Capital Vegetarian Association Summer BBQ and Potluck
The NCVA will be providing veggie burgers/dogs to the first 100 people so arrive early and bring your appetite. Condiments and drinks will also be available. This is a potluck event so please bring a VEGAN dish (with ingredient list) that serves between 10-12, as well as your own plate, cutlery, and beverage. Don't forget a serving utensil for your dish.
This is a family friendly event and there will be games & colouring for the kids. Lets bring Ottawa's vegan, vegetarian and veg-curious families together for a great day at the park!
This event is FREE for kids, $1 for NCVA members and $3 for non-members (memberships will be available at the event). Bring a blanket, bring a frisbee, and anything else you need to enjoy a day at the park!

Time:  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Vincent Massey Park - Section D
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14718
For information contact:  Corrie Rabbe
Phone:  c_rabbe@ hotmail.com
Categories:   Sports & Games; Environment; Arts & Culture
Aug 14/2011
Ottawa, ON
Organic Garden Tour
10 am. Visit the Heritage Academy Schoolyard Vegetable Garden where Derek Rhodenizer will discuss the Academy’s 5-year relationship with COG-Ottawa’s Growing-Up-Organic project to help students grow
12 noon: Bring-your-own picnic and tour the COG-Ottawa Organic Flower and Vegetable Garden on the Central Experimental Farm, maintained by volunteers since 1990 to encourage the public to garden organically.
2pm: Visit the Fletcher Wildlife Garden across Prince of Wales Drive from the Experimental Farm where volunteers of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club maintain various natural habitats and a backyard garden.
Participation on a donation basis. Please RSVP your intention to participate to lw.strachan (at) bell.net or phone 613-257-8362

Venue:  Heritage Academy is at 207 Bayswater Avenue
Location:  (near Young St. just south of the Queensway)., Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14787
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 14/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Toronto, ON
Open Roof Festival
Outdoor film and music festival with Canadian and international films and performances by the Darcys, Lynn Miles, Liam Titcomb and others. Admission: $15.

Venue:  Amsterdam Brewery
Location:  21 Bathurst, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800055449&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 15/2011
Washington, DC
The WPCF Minority/Women's Internship Partnership
The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to announce plans to
expand our summer internship program, beginning this summer.

The Ford Corporation, a WPCF supporter, will underwrite a fully-funded,
six-week $6,000 summer internship covering government and politics from
Washington for a news organization whose mission is primarily to serve a
minority or women's audience.

WPCF intern should be enrolled as a student as of January 1, 2011, and
should demonstrate financial need. The grants are to fund new intern
slots, not offset existing costs. The WPCF and sponsors do not play a
role in the internship recruitment or candidate selection

Minority/women's news organizations interested in applying for the new
grant should contact WPCF executive director Suzanne Pierron at
wpcf@wpcf.org

Time:  All day
Venue:  Maynard Institute
Location:  Washington, DC
Website:  http://mije.org/event/wpcf-minoritywomens-internship-partnership-washington-d
For information contact:  Suzanne Pierron
Phone:  wpcf@wpcf.org
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Aug 15/2011
to Aug 19/2011
NEW! NFB Reel Institute
Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
$350 per week
Advanced film training for emerging animators. Excellent for teens interested in creative careers. Highly experienced teachers. Ages 14+
Register: m.matthews@nfb.ca / 416-973-7114.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
nfb.ca/mediatheque

Time:  9:30-4:30pm
Aug 15/2011
to Aug 19/2011
Woodbridge, ON
Photovoltaic Training Course
To meet the growing demand for trained installers and educators, Kortright has developed a five-day training session that includes theory, hands-on laboratory, and installation components that prepare you to write the NABCEP (North American Board Certified of Energy Practitioners) entry level certification exam, to enter into the growing solar energy marketplace.
Course Covers:
1. Photovoltaic Markets and Applications
2. Solar and Electrical Fundamentals and Site Planning
3. Photovoltaic Fundamentals and System Components
4. Photovoltaic System Design, Sizing and Building Integration
5. Code, Regulations and Safety
6. Installation Practices

Location:  Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14752
For information contact:  Paul Luukkonen
Phone:  905 832 8941
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 15/2011
to Aug 31/2011
Toronto, ON
Sound Travels
Festival of sound art with a soundwalk, indoor and outdoor performances, installations, a symposium and more. Admission: Concerts $10-$15, symposium $35-$70, intensive $175

Venue:  Artscape Wychwood Barns and other venues
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800055470&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 15/2011
to Sep 12/2011
Ottawa, ON
Last chance to see the Royal Buick
Last chance to see the Royal Buick: Built to transport King George Vl and Queen Elizabeth during their 1939 tour of Canada. On view until September 12 at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Time:  9 am to 5 pm
Venue:  Canada Science and Technology Museum
Location:  1867 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://sciencetech.technomuses.ca
For information contact:  CTS
Phone:  613-991-3053
Categories:   Museums
Aug 15/2011
to Oct 14/2011
Toronto, ON
Distillery Art Market
Outdoor market of artists, craftspeople and food artisans plus Artscape studio tours. Fri to Sun and holiday Mondays to Oct 16. Admission: Free.

Time:  FRIDAYS ONLY 11am - 6pm
Venue:  Distillery District
Location:  55 Mill, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800053996&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.torontoartscape.on.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 16/2011
Toronto, ON
1.4 Billion Reasons To End Extreme Global Poverty
Presentation on the facts of extreme poverty and how to be a part of the solution.
Admission: Free (donations welcome)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:  ING Direct Cafe
Location:  221 Yonge, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056825&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Environment
Aug 16/2011
Toronto, ON
Art Bar Poetry And Music Night
Free Admission. Poetry, music and an open mic.

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Clinton's
Location:  693 Bloor W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056439&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 16/2011
Manchester, UK
E-Newsletter in a Nutshell
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Ideal for you if:
You want to boost your organisation’s profile, and get your contacts to act on what they read.

Back at work, you’ll:
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Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  New Broadcasting House Oxford Road Manchester M60 7HB, Manchester, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/enewsletters-in-a-nutshell/1488120007/
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Skills & Training
Aug 16/2011
Toronto, ON
Fundraiser Concert for Africa Famine Relief
David Celia and other artists perform to support the Horn of Africa Relief Fund.
Benefit for: International Red Cross/Red Crescent

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Monarchs Pub, Delta Hotel
Location:  33 Gerrard W, Toronto, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056688&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-585-4352
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 16/2011
Mississauga, ON
Fusion Landscaping - Create Your Own Oasis
Peel Region’s popular workshop “Fusion Landscaping” comes to Riverwood. “Fusion Landscaping” is a new trend in garden design that brings together traditional gardening ideas with modern, eco-friendly plants and flowers. The result is a stunning landscape that will reduce water use and protect the environment. Join us to learn how to design your own fusion oasis and create it this fall.

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Meet at the MacEwan Field Station, The Riverwood Conservancy
Location:  4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14694
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 16/2011
Halifax, NS
Literary Luncheon: I Feel Great About My Hands
Celebrating the launch of an anthology featuring works from 41 Canadian women, including Sheree Fitch, Carol Bruneau and Dawn Rae Downton, who'll read on Tuesday.

Time:  12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue:  Halifax
Location:  1682 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.halifaxclub.ns.ca/
Phone:  422-3098
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 16/2011
Bonne Bay South, NL
Richard Wagamese speaks at The Writers at Woody Point Literary festival!
Richard Wagamese, author of many critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new poetry collection, Runaway Dreams, speaks at The Writers at Woody Point literary festival on Friday, August 19th at 8 p.m.

The Writers at Woody Point literary festival
August 16 - August 21
Woody Point Heritage Theatre,
Bonne Bay South, Newfoundland

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Woody Point Heritage Theatre
Location:  Bonne Bay South, NL
Website:  http://ronsdalepress.com/2011/06/16/richard-wagamese-speaks-at-the-writers-at-woody-p
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 16/2011
to Aug 19/2011
Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists
Maya Payne Smart,
freelance business journalist and
founder of WritingCoach.com
Beyond writing, reporting and editing chops, thriving financially outside of a traditional newsroom requires one major skill that most journalists lack: salesmanship. Commercial considerations make many journalists squeamish because they are taught that their job is to inform the citizenry, tell compelling stories and bring truth to light. But like it or not, all of these goals require money.
In this free Webinar, “Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists,” participants will learn simple things they can immediately incorporate into their daily work to help them identify great writing clients, win more assignments and earn a healthy living. You can attend a daily, hourlong, interactive session at either noon or 4 p.m. EDT on Aug. 16-18 and noon EDT on Aug. 19.

Time:  Noon or 4 p.m. EDT Aug. 16-18 and noon EDT Aug. 19
Venue:  Online
Location:  Webinar
Website:  http://businessjournalism.org/2011/01/03/sales-strategies-for-freelance-business-journalists
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Aug 16/2011
to Oct 27/2011
Toronto, ON
True Tales
International celebration of storytelling

Time:  7:00 pm Tuesdays
Venue:  Drake
Location:  1150 Queen W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056563&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-531-5042
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Cheers With Peers
PWAC networking event for writers and associates.
Admission: Free

Time:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  Pogue Mahone Pub
Location:  777 Bay, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056863&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  j.law@pwactoronto.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 17/2011
Montreal, QC
Fiction funnies at Drawn and Quarterly
A night of fiction writers reading, discussing humour.
Featuring Cordelia Strube ( Lemon ), Katrina Best and Teri Vlassopoulos.

Time:  7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:  Drawn and Quarterly Bookstore
Location:  211 Bernard West, Montreal, QC
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/fiction-funnies-drawn-and-quarterly
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favorites at Four presents: Hitman Hart: Wresting with Shadows
A documentary that goes behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling's spectacle and theatre to explore the meaning of today's wrestling morality plays.

Time:  4pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St. (at Richmond St. W.), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  4169731021
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Sports & Games
Aug 17/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favourites at Four presents Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
A documentary that goes behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling's spectacle and theatre to explore the meaning of today's wrestling morality plays.
It is free to participate.

Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/wednesday-august-17-%E2%80%93-free-favourites-four-presents-
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 17/2011
Ottawa, ON
Harvest Time at the Green Thumbs Kids Club
One of the most popular kids’ events of the season at Pinhey’s Point has been the Green Thumbs Club! Get your kids interested in gardening this Wednesday August 17, as Pinhey’s Point Historic Site.
Bring your budding young green thumbs to the historic estate at 1:00 p.m., to spend the afternoon in the garden discovering the importance of plants and flowers and how to care for them.
Cost is $6/child, ages 6-12. For more information about this or any of Pinhey’s Point summer programming call 613-832-4347 or visit ottawa.ca/museums
Reservations are required.
Program is delivered in English by bilingual staff.

Venue:  270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Location:  Dunrobin, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14819
Categories:   Children & Youth; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 17/2011
Toronto, ON
The (Not So) Nice Italian Girls & Friends
Readings by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Catherine Graham, Koom Kankesan, KD Miller, Giovanna Riccio and Ayelet Tsabai. Admission: Free

Time:  7:30 pm
Venue:  Annex Live
Location:  296 Brunswick, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056561&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-946-8007
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 17/2011
to Aug 19/2011
Ottawa, ON
International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR'11)
Environmental pollution is considered the most important threat to human being and other creature lives. Every day at different places, thousands of various types of pollutants and chemicals from different sources are exposed to the environment. These sources include industries, vehicles, and even human activities like cooking. Pollutants affect different environmental resources such as air, water, soil, and generate serious danger to the ecosystem. These encountered problems require immediate scientific attention to find appropriate and cost effective solutions.
The aim of ICEPR'11 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. The ICEPR'11 program will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions.
You may find a brochure of this conference, for printing and posting, by following the link below:
http://ICEPR2011.International-ASET.com/CallForPapers.pdf

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ICEPR2011.International-ASET.com
Categories:   Environment; Economic Development
Aug 17/2011
to Aug 19/2011
Ottawa, ON
nternational Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR'11)
The aim of ICEPR’11 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. The ICEPR’11 program will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions.
You may find a brochure of this conference, for printing and posting, by following the link below:
http://ICEPR2011.International-ASET.com/CallForPapers.pdf

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=13588
For information contact:  ICEPR'11
Phone:  ICEPR2011@international-ASET.c
Categories:   Environment
Aug 17/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show
This event is a must attend for anyone working in the fitness industry. With hundreds of lectures, workshops and workouts, there is something for everyone.

canfitpro, once again promises to deliver the best in leading-edge and innovative education, with more than 80% brand new sessions that offer new concepts, new equipment and new ideas never before seen at canfitpro!

Come back to reunite with your favourite returning presenters and a chance to meet the newest industry leaders in personal training, group fitness, and club management!

Time:  Wednesday/Thursday: Pre-conference sessions; Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Full conference sessions
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  222 Bremner Blvd. and 255 Front St. W., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Sports & Games
Aug 17/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Reno, Nevada, USA
Renovation The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
Welcome to the home page of Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. On this site you'll find everything you need to know about the convention, including our guests, program, events, exhibits and of course how to register and where to stay while you're in town.

Venue:  The Peppermill
Location:  Reno, Nevada, USA
Website:  http://www.renovationsf.org/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 17/2011
to Dec 31/2011
Vancouver, BC
Green Drinks
Informal social event for people who are passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. More information at www.greendrinks.org/

Time:  3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 5:45
Venue:  Steamworks Pub
Location:  375 Water, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.straight.com/timeout/listing/event3411
Phone:  604-689-2739
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Benefit Concert For Animal Rights
Live music by Jay Pollock, Mercy Flight, Monster Beach and Picturesound, plus comedy and an auction. Benefit for: Stop U of T Animal Research. Admission: $10, stu $7

Time:  8:00 pm
Venue:  Supermarket
Location:  268 Augusta, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056885&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  cruelandunnecessary.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Music
Aug 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Book Launch: Women in Israel
Women in Israel
Race, Gender and Citizenship
by Nahla Abdo
Women in Israel provides a fresh, gendered analysis of citizenship in Israel. Working from a framework of Israel as a settler-colonial regime, this important, insightful book presents historical and contemporary comparative approaches to the lives and experiences of Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Palestinian Arab women citizens. Nahla Abdo shows that no solution to the problems of the region can be found without changing existing racial and gender boundaries to citizenship.
Co-sponsored by The Toronto Women's Bookstore who will be selling copies of the book to be autographed by Professor Abdo.
Published by Zed Books
For more information, visit www.zedbooks.co.uk/women_in_israel

Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.beitzatoun.org
For information contact:  info@beitzatoun.org
Phone:  647.726.9500
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Women
Aug 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Book launch: Women in Israel
Doors open at 5:45 - Admission Free - Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/book-launch-women-israel
Phone:  info@beitzatoun.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
Aug 18/2011
Langley, BC
Can It! Food Preservation
Can you do the home canning-can? Come and learn how to safely preserve your summer harvest! This hands-on workshop will guide you through the steps of canning peaches. Participants will take home a jar of preserves. Please bring your own apron, paring knife, and cutting board.
Sliding scale: $5-40

Time:  5:3o pm - 9:30 pm
Venue:  Langley Community Centre Kitchen
Location:  9167 Glover Rd., Langley, BC
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14551
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Aug 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Hans Holbein
Art history lecture with art historian Francis Broun. Admission: $25, stu/first-timers $10.

Time:  1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Women's Art Association
Location:  23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800055792&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  647-343-1411
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 18/2011
Toronto, ON
Older LGBT Social In North Toronto
LGBT and LGBT-friendly adults 55 and over meet and mingle with coffee and snacks.
Admission: Free

Time:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:  SPRINT
Location:  140 Merton, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056827&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-481-0669 ext 332
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 18/2011
to Aug 19/2011
Halifax, NS
Student Writing Workshop
Cost: $200.00 Meals and Instructions.
Sharpen your writing skills before school starts up. New and returning students are welcome.

Venue:  Saint Mary's University
Location:  923 Robie, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/student-writing-workshop/Event?oid=2613791
Phone:  writing@smu.ca
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 18/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
Havana Cultura
Cuban cultural festival with music by Gilles Peterson, Evaristo Machado, Son Aché Trio and others, cigar-rolling demos, art, films, Cuban food, parties and more.
Admission: Ticketed and free events

Venue:  Various venues on Ossington between Queen and Dundas
Location:  the Mod Club (722 College) and Julie's Cuban Restaurant (202 Dovercourt), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056734&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.havana-cultura.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 18/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Barrie, ON
Power Summer Camp - Ontario
Power Summer will include training in popular education, action & strategy, communications, messaging, campaign planning, and other quintessential organizing skills, while building our understanding of climate justice and how we build a movement to get it. These 3 day, weekend long camps will use participatory, direct education to train the next generation of climate warriors and trainers. We will also work with local organizers to connect these camps to on the ground organizing being done in the area.
You can find out all the information about the camps at www.powersummer.wordpress.com
and register here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dExUZG5HbTJ...

Venue:  Unicamp of Ontario
Location:  near Barrie/Alliston/Shelburne, Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14617
For information contact:  Taryn Hancock
Phone:  taryn@ourclimate.ca
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors; Children & Youth
Aug 18/2011
to Sep 3/2011
Toronto, ON
Go Figure
Art exhibit does a body good. PTP’s own Sholem Krishtalka shows his trolling talents with works from his Lurking project using Facebook for inspiration, along with artists, Brenda Draney, Dean Drever, Sky Glabush, Dominique Rey and Jeff Tutt. Runs till Sun, Sept 3. Noon–6pm.
Free Admission
MKG127, mkg127.com

Time:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:  127 Ossington Ave.
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://fabmagazine.com/agenda
Phone:  www. mkg127.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 18/2011
to Dec 31/2011
Vancouver, BC
Chronically Queer
Qmunity presents a social support group for lesbian, gay, trans, and bi people living with disabilities.
Free admission

Time:  First and third Thu of each month, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Generations Project Office
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.straight.com/timeout/listing/event3412
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 19/2011
Toronto, ON
Cycling In The City
Outdoor panel discussion.Admission: Free

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Scadding Court Community Centre
Location:  707 Dundas W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056519&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  scaddingcourt.org
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 20/2011
Toronto, ON
Kensington Foodies Roots Walk
Explore 200 years of immigrant food history. Admission: $45, stu/srs $40, child $30.

Time:  9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:  Red Pole with Black Cat, 350 Spadina
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056741&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-923-6813
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Bayfield, ON
Bayfield Fall Fair
Bayfield Fall Fair is organized by the Bayfield Agricultural Society. Held on the third weekend in August in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada.

Location:  Box 236 N0M 1G0, Bayfield, ON
Website:  http://www.bayfieldfallfair.ca
For information contact:  evanderwouden@tcc.on.ca
Phone:  519-482-3020
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Hanover, ON
Hanover Fair
Plan to attend the Hanover Fall Fair. This year we are featuring Livestock Shows, Beef & Dairy, Sheep, Horse and Pet Shows, Midway and Entertainment. Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits.

Location:  499 - 7th St N4N 1H5, Hanover, ON
For information contact:  hanoverfair@hotmail.com
Phone:  519-364-4443
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
Festival of South Asian culture with music by Devis n' Divas, dance from GhuMMMo!, South Asian films and more. Admission: Free.

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800054991&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-973-4000, harbourfrontcent
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Saskatoon, SK
Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival
The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society Inc. is a not for profit organization formed to promote, encourage, foster and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, accessibility, support and performance of traditional instrumental and vocal music in Saskatchewan.

Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.northernlightsbluegrass.ca/index.html
For information contact:  info@northernlightsbluegrass.ca
Phone:  306.343.5671
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Salmon Arm, BC
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is a non-profit charitable organization that presents year-round concerts as well as the Annual Roots and Blues Festival the third weekend every August.
To be included on our mailing list to receive our brochure and our e-newsletter, please purchase a society membership in Ticket purchase section on this website.

Location:  490 5th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC
Website:  http://www.rootsandblues.ca/
For information contact:  info@rootsandblues.ca
Phone:  250-833-4096
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2011
to Aug 21/2011
Owen Sound, ON
Summerfolk, Owen Sound
At Summerfolk, you can 'feel the rhythm' of a festival that has been presenting the very best in folk music for three and a half decades. A beautiful site and friendly people create an energy that will envelop you at this, one of Canada's favourite folk festivals.

With a performer lineup that spans a spectrum of styles and genres, you will find a musical smorgasboard to savour. Evening concerts in the amphitheatre are magical and the extensive daytime workshop
programming will inspire.

Certainly the heart and soul of the Festival is the music, but there are many aspects of Summerfolk to be enjoyed by folks of all ages. A rhythm flows through it - you can feel it!

Location:  P.O. Box 521N4K 5R1, Owen Sound, ON
For information contact:  Roxane Davidson - gbfs@bmts.com
Phone:  519-371-2995
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Toronto, ON
Canadian National Exhibition
Ex, featuring bandshell concerts, the midway, rides, a talent competition and much more runs to Sep 5.
Admission: $16, child/srs $12, under 4 free (rides extra)

Venue:  Exhibition Place
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800054936&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.theex.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Toronto, ON
Canadian National Exhibition
Over 500 Attractions, 700 Exhibitors, a Large Carnival Midway, and a 3 day Air Show

Venue:  Exhibition Place
Location:  M6K 3C3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.theex.com
For information contact:  pellis@theex.com
Phone:  416-263-3835
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture
Aug 20/2011
Hadashville, MB
Art in the Forest Workshop
This one-day event will feature six artists at work in the forest. You are welcome to bring your art supplies to work on your own project, register for one or more of three art workshops, take a nature walk, or simply observe the artists as they create art inspired by the beauty of the forest.

Time:  10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:  Hadashville, MB
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14776
For information contact:  Andrea Swain
Phone:  204-453-3182
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Arts & Culture
Aug 20/2011
Halifax, NS
Blackberry Freezer Jam Workshop
Meet in the farm field and learn how it's done. Your toast will be happy.

Time:  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue:  Urban Farm Museum
Location:  10 Kidston, Halifax, NS
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Farming
Aug 20/2011
Halifax, NS
Can't Stop the Serenity
Admission is $10.00
A screening of Joss Whedon's cult classic where science fiction meets western. Door prizes, trivia and a silent auction sweeten the deal. All proceeds go to Equality Now and the Avalon Centre.

Venue:  Khyber ICA
Location:  1588 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Phone:  422-9668
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 20/2011
Toronto, ON
canfitpro Consumer Fitness + Wellness Show
Have fun while you learn, shop and workout at the biggest and best fitness trade show in Canada! Attend workouts and lectures with top industry experts and celebrities including best-selling author of The Eat-Clean Diet, Tosca Reno; international fitness legend Richard Simmons; four-time Olympian and Canadian legend, Silken Laumann; trainer for Village on a Diet, Mike Veinot; Brad Schoenfeld, author of Look Great Naked; Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet; The Biggest Loser winner, Patrick House and many more! Shop at the largest fitness trade show in Canada for great savings from over 200 exhibitors!

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location:  South Building - 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.canfitpro.com
For information contact:  canfitpro
Phone:  1-800-667-5622
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Sports & Games; Women
Aug 20/2011
Duncan, BC
Edible Garden Tour
Cowichan Green Community is pleased to announce its second annual Edible Garden Tour, a Valley-wide exploration of some of the most striking and tasty gardens the Valley has to offer.
With over 10 unique locations to visit, this year’s tour promises to inspire even the most seasoned grower. Each garden will showcase its own unique take on what is both eye-catching and palate-pleasing.
Tickets start at $10 for members of the Cowichan Green Community; $15 for non-members; $20 for couples or families; kids under 13 are free. For more info or to buy tickets, please contact Alyssa by emailing alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org

Location:  Duncan, BC
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14810
For information contact:  Alyssa
Phone:  1-250-748-8506
Categories:   Food & Beverage
Aug 20/2011
Mississauga, ON
Georges Benay
Signing copies of his new novel, Nomad On The Run. Admission: Free.

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Chapters/Indigo 189 Rathburn
Location:  Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056474&subsection=&category=&
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
Aug 20/2011
Mississauga, ON
Pull For Sight
Teams of up to 25 people pull a FedEx 757 aircraft 12 feet in a friendly competition.
Benefit for: ORBIS Kids Sight Program
Admission: $50 pledge, spectating free

Venue:  Pearson International Airport
Location:  FedEX Apron, 6895 Bramalea, Mississauga, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800055483&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  1-877-672-4722
Categories:   Children & Youth; Aviation & Aerospace; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 20/2011
Toronto, ON
Queen West Music Fest
Stephen Prickett, Miss Emily, Mike Evin, Lazybones, Adam's Rib and others perform live. Benefit for: Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Admission: Free.

Time:  1:00 pm
Venue:  Trinity Bellwoods Park
Location:  Queen West at Gore Vale, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056689&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.queenwestmusicfest.com
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 20/2011
Havelock, ON
Writescape Workshop....Woods, Water and Words
If you can't get away for a full weekend retreat, try this one-day getaway filled with inspirational writing activities to get you writing. You will draw inspiration from the woods, the wandering garden paths, the lake and streams as well as the energy of writing in a community of other writers. The day will be a mix of group-led writing exercises, situation-themed writing prompts and time to write and reflect. Gwynn Scheltema will be available at several points in the day to answer any questions you may have about your personal writing project.
A light lunch will be provided, as well as an all-day beverage station.
If you choose to stay, a simple buffet dinner and a cosy reading and discussion session around the campfire will finish your writing .
Further details can be found at http://writescape.ca/writescape/2009/05/woods-water-and-words/.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Glentula
Location:  Havelock, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/writescape_workshopwoods_water_and_words_day_writing_a
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 20/2011
to Sep 20/2011
Toronto, ON
Arab Spring: Human Rights In The Middle East And North Africa
Talk by Human Rights Watch's Sarah Leah Whitson.
Admission: Free

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Textile Museum of Canada
Location:  55 Centre, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056572&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-599-5321
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
Ashkenaz Festival
Ashkenaz is thrilled to announce that this year’s Annual Summer Yiddish Concert will feature the Canadian debut of Serendipity4, a veritable supergroup including the legendary star of song, stage and screen Theodore Bikel, along with renowned Dutch Yiddish singer Shura Lipovsky, virtuoso Bosnian accordionist Merima Kljuko and acclaimed conductor and pianist Tamara Brooks. This quartet of highly celebrated musicians highlight the diversity and commonality of different cultures, performing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Bosnian styles.

This highly-anticipated show will take place on Sunday August 21, 7.30pm at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue and is co-presented with the Committee For Yiddish and in collaboration with Montreal’s KlezKanada Festival.

Time:  7:30pm
Location:  Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.ashkenazfestival.com/
For information contact:  sam@ashkenazfestival.com
Phone:  416.979.9901
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 21/2011
Toronto, ON
Democracy, Can't We Do Better Than That?!
Raymond Lotta, author of America In Decline, gives a speech followed by a moderated discussion.
Admission: Free

Time:  3:30 pm
Venue:  OISE
Location:  252 Bloor W, 5th floor, room 170, Toronto, ON
Phone:  647-772-9348
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; Government & Public Sector
Aug 21/2011
Hillsburgh, ON
Food Forests Workshop at Everdale
Food Forests are employed in permaculture design to create extremely productive, low maintenance systems, on a small amount of land. They provide multiple yields such as food, fibre, medicine, mulch, habitat and fodder for both wildlife and domestic animals, and of course, beauty. If participants are not already familiar with permaculture principles we will start with a brief overview of them and then focus on Food Forest design and implementation for the remainder of the day. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we explore and help to expand the emerging Food Forest at Everdale.
Cost: $85, including tax
Please register online at: http://workshops.everdale.org/at-the-farm/and-more/food-forests-multiple...

Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Everdale Farm
Location:  5812 6th Line, Hillsburgh, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14368
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 21/2011
T oronto, ON
Plasticine Poetry
Clara Blackwood launches Arcana with a reading, along with Sonia DiPlacido, Kimberley Dawkins, Jim Johnstone and Dane Swan, plus an open mic. Admission: Free.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Pauper's Pub
Location:  539 Bloor W, T oronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056690&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.pauperspub.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 21/2011
Halifax, NS
The Incredible Picnic
The fourth annual Incredible Picnic will give people an opportunity to meet, chat with and buy food from local farmers from Nova Scotia, all arranged by the fine folks at Select Nova Scotia. Expect a little bit of a fancier event, to go with the new location on the water, and some star chefs who haven’t been at the Incredible Picnic before, as well as games and live music. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on the Select Nova Scotia website. - Colin Chisholm

Venue:  Halifax Waterfront
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/the-incredible-picnic/Event?oid=2607758
Phone:  selectnovascotia.ca
Categories:   Food & Beverage; Environment
Aug 21/2011
to Aug 23/2011
Chicago, IL
2011 Communications Workers of America National Women's Conference
This conference is designed with a unique blend of presentations to learn about the past & how to bring about positive change in the future.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is August 5th, 2011

Letter from Annie Hill
Dear CWA Activists:
I enthusiastically encourage all CWA women and men to join us at this important conference.

One hundred years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a disaster that claimed the lives of young women & immigrants, led to an explosion of changes in safety regulations and union organizing. Today, women are disproportionately affected by an anti-worker, anti-union assault in the US. We can help change this course of action.

Please join the CWA Women's Committee at this informative Conference designed to mobilize members by applying lessons from the past to find solutions to today's problems in today's world. The Conference will be packed with energetic speakers, interactive presentations and workshops that both teach and motivate participation in the current struggles women face.
Once again, union women can be the "spark for change."

See you in Chicago,
In Unity,

Annie Hill
Executive Vice President

Time:  Registration will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2011 followed by a General
Venue:  The Drake Hotel
Location:  140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL
Website:  http://www.cwa-union.org/pages/cwa_national_womens_conference_2011/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Arts & Culture
Aug 21/2011
to Aug 23/2011
Nashville, TN
Covering Islam in the Bible Belt - 3-Day Conference
The MTSU School of Journalism is hosting a conference for journalists on covering the increasingly complex and controversial topic of Islam in their communities. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 24 attendees, whose travel, lodging and tuition will be covered. Featured speakers include Hodding Carter III, John Seigenthaler, Dr. Lawrence Pintak and Asma Uddin, founder of altmuslimah.com. The conference is funded by a grant from the McCormick Foundation, which sponsors up to eight Specialized Reporting Institutes annually to provide in-depth training for journalists.

Free travel, lodging and tuition

Covering the topic of Islam is becoming an increasingly challenging assignment for journalists, especially in the South. To help those who report on issues involving Muslim communities, the MTSU School of Journalism is hosting this conference and workshop, featuring veteran reporters and experts in Islamic history and culture.
Participants, limited to 24 and selected through an application process, will have their travel, lodging, meals and tuition covered. Preference will be given to journalists who work in the South.
To apply for this conference, submit the following:
• Your resume
• Three work samples
• A nomination letter from a supervisor
• A short essay, no more than 800 words, explaining your reasons for wanting to attend.

All attendees must commit to attending the entire conference, starting on Sunday Aug. 21 at 5:00 p.m., in order to be considered.

Mail your application to:
MTSU School of Journalism
P.O. Box 64
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Or attach your application documents in Word or PDF format in an email to:
coveringislam@gmail.com

Time:  DEADLINE JULY 1, 2011
Location:  Nashville, TN
Website:  http://coveringislam.com/
Phone:  coveringislam@gmail.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 21/2011
to Aug 25/2011
San Diego, U.S.A.
Solar Energy + Applications 2011
Solar Energy + Applications 2011 - Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics
Gain access to a focused program of 200+ technical presentations and courses on photovoltaic cell technologies plus R&D of solar concentrators, solar hydrogen and other illuminations systems. Hear leaders in the field address barriers and solutions for commercialization of solar-generated products.
In a world where interdisciplinary collaboration is the rule rather than the exception, the scope of the Solar Energy + Applications technical program gives you opportunities to collaborate across disciplines that no other event can. Don't miss the Symposium-wide and Solar Energy + Applications Plenary Events.

Location:  San Diego, U.S.A.
Website:  http://spie.org
For information contact:  Customer Service, customerservice (at) spie.org
Phone:  +1 360 676 3290
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Economic Development
Aug 22/2011
Toronto, ON
The Reason For Hope
CD release party with live music by Mary Stewart, Robyn Dell'Unto, the Danger Bees, Crush Luther and others to raise funds for metastatic beast cancer research.
Benefit for: Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Admission: $6

Venue:  Horseshoe
Location:  368 Queen W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056851&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-598-4753
Categories:   Music
Aug 22/2011
to Aug 26/2011
Montreal, QC
Ecocity World Summit 2011
Ecocity 2011 is 9th in the International Ecocity Conference series founded in 1990 by Richard Register. The first summit was held in Berkeley, California on the theme “Cities and towns are the largest things humans build and the way we’re building them is destroying the planet. Why not, instead, build cities in balance with nature?” Since then the International Ecocity Conference Series has been held in six other countries.
Take part in cutting-edge discussions on major stakes related to sustainable urban development. To find out more about this exciting conference to be held in Montréal in 2011, visit www.ecocity2011.com

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=13146
For information contact:  Ecocity World Summit 2011 Secretariat
Phone:  +1 514 395-1808
Categories:   Environment
Aug 22/2011
to Aug 26/2011
Montral, QC
Ecocity World Summit 2011
Ecocity 2011 is 9th in the International Ecocity Conference series founded in 1990 by Richard Register. The first summit was held in Berkeley, California on the theme “Cities and towns are the largest things humans build and the way we’re building them is destroying the planet. Why not, instead, build cities in balance with nature?” Since then the International Ecocity Conference Series has been held in six other countries.

Location:  417 Saint-Pierre Street, Suite 203, H2Y 2M4, Montral, QC
Website:  http://www.ecocity2011.com/
For information contact:  Ecocity World Summit 2011 Secretariat - info@ecocity2011.com
Phone:  +1 514 395-1808
Categories:   Environment
Aug 22/2011
to Aug 27/2011
Georgetown, ON
Art or Mentoring: Creating a Culture of Nature Connection
Join us as the international Art of Mentoring movement continues and grows in Ontario in 2011! The Art of Mentoring is a week long immersion into a living culture of nature connection, community building, and self awareness. This week long workshop provides participants with inspiration, knowledge, and tools to create a greater depth of nature connection in all areas of your life and community.

Location:  Georgetown, ON
Website:  http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/events.php?id=14476
For information contact:  Andrew McMartin
Phone:  647.991.7463
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 23/2011
Halifax, NS
J.G. Lutes poetry release
The Nova Scotian poet reads from his new collection Across The Hall They Are Restless, with music from Craig Mercer and Tony Tucker.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Music Room
Location:  6181 Lady Hammond, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/jg-lutes-poetry-release/Event?oid=2678787
Phone:  429-9467
Categories:   Music; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 23/2011
St Catherines, ON
John Bacher book Talk
John Bacher, author of the newly-released biography, Two Billion Trees and Counting (Dundurn), which discusses the legacy of Edmund Zavitz, recognized as Ontario's "Father of Reforestation", will present his book from 7 to 9pm.
More info: http://www.dundurn.com/books/two_billion_trees_and_counting.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church
Location:  33 Queenston Street St Catharines, ON L2R 2Y8, St Catherines, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/john_bacher_book_talk
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 23/2011
Toronto, ON
Office Spaced! Animation workshop for adults
FREE
Advance registration required as capacity is limited. For adults 18 years of age and older.
Do some animated overtime! Inspired by our bureaucratic surroundings in the downtown core, join the ultimate 'team building' exercise as you bring a dreary work place to life in this pixilation and found object animation workshop. Capacity is limited to 25 participants, so be sure to 'punch in' in advance by calling us at 416-973-3012 to secure your spot.

Time:  6 - 8:30pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St. (at Richmond St. W), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  416-973-3012
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Computers; Education
Aug 24/2011
Toronto, ON
Free Favorites at Four presents: Nomad's Land
They're civilians, yet the military runs their lives. By marrying a member of the Armed Forces, these women inherited a lifestyle they hadn't necessarily chosen.

Time:  4pm
Venue:  NFB Mediatheque
Location:  150 John St. (at Richmond St. W), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nfb.ca/mediatheque
Phone:  4169731021
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Military; Women
Aug 24/2011
Halifax, NS
Lilah Kemp Reading Series
Sue Goyette, Chris Benjamin and Andrew Hood share their words and Willie Stratton chimes for a musical interlude.

Time:  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue:  2706 Bellaire Terrace
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/lilah-kemp-reading-series/Event?oid=2678660
Categories:   Music; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 24/2011
to Aug 27/2011
Tucson, Arizona US
2011 Conference
Join the adventure: Get ready for a stimulating — some might even say adventuresome — conference in Tucson Aug. 24-27 where SFJ programming will challenge some of your preconceived notions about journalism.

This end-of-summer conference at the beautiful The J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort (only $92 a night!) in the hills outside Tucson is super family friendly – so we are encouraging kids and others to tag along. There will be early morning hikes in the desert, golf and spa discounts, as well as a kids club for the little ones.
Conference Fees
Members: $275 early bird; $300 regular; $325 late
Non members: $450 early bird; $475 regular; $500 late
Conference Deadlines
Early bird conference registration: June 15
Regular registration: July 29

Venue:  J.W. Marriott Starr
Location:  Tucson, Arizona US
Website:  http://featuresjournalism.org/conference/registration/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 25/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Philadelphia
2011 National Convention & 8th Annual LGBT Media Summit
For 21 years, NLGJA has drawn journalists, public relations professionals, and media industry leaders together for its annual convention. The 2011 National Convention & 8th Annual LGBT Media Summit comes to Philadelphia this year. Over the course of a few short days, more than 300 attendees have the opportunity to participate in top-level training sessions, thought-provoking discussions, and social & professional networking events.

Venue:  Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
Location:  1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia
Website:  http://www.nlgja.org/convention/2011/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 25/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Folk Festival
Set amidst the natural beauty of Hog's Back Park, the Ottawa Folk Festival is a four-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on two evening and five daytime stages, plus participatory music workshops, special children's and family performances, beer gardens, artisan and craft vendors, and much, much more. We are family-friendly, community-focused, culturally diverse and committed to sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives.

Venue:  Hog's back park
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://ottawafolk.com/
For information contact:  AJ Sauve - ajsauve@ottawabluesfest.ca
Phone:  613-230-8284
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 25/2011
to Aug 28/2011
ON
Social justice summer retreat
The lingering effects of the 2008 financial collapse. This annual event brings together people from a variety of social movements - activists from all walks of life. You, friends and family are invited to join us for a wonderful time of relaxation and renewal.
Here's how your days might be filled:
* workshops and plenary sessions on how to build a strong culture of activism
* free time at the waterfront with swimming, boating and nature trails
* evenings with music and film, story tellers and campfires
* being as solitary or as social as you wish

Time:  Aug 25 @ 1pm ends Aug 28 @ 6:00pm
Venue:  Camp Arowhon Algonquin Park
Location:  ON
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/social-justice-summer-retreat
Phone:  retreat@socialjustice.org
Categories:   Economic Development
Aug 26/2011
Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Folk Festival
We're a three-day festival in the heart of the beautiful city of Peterborough, Ontario - this year Friday August 26- Sunday August 28, 2011. With lots of music, workshops, food and craft vendors, we're certain that you'll love our festival as much as we do!
Friendly for all ages and abilities, there's lots to do and see at the PFF. Take a stroll around the website to see what we're about, to get involved, or to relive fond memories of past years!
The Peterborough Folk Festival - one last sweet summer weekend of live music and food and crafts, all in the heart of beautiful Peterborough, ON.

Location:  225 Charlotte Street, P.O. Box 40008, K9J 8R9, Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://ptbofolkfest.com/
For information contact:  ptbofolkfest@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Austen, Texas
ArmodilloCon
At the Convention there will be an Art show, a Dealer's Room, and a writer's workshop: Put your unpublished, original work of SF/F/Horror fiction in front of pros! Sign up for the ArmadilloCon 33 Writers' Workshop and receive invaluable feedback from two SF/F professionals (writers and editors), plus critiques from fellow attendees.

The $75 fee includes group sessions and panels or presentations throughout the day about the craft and profession of writing, plus lunch on Friday. You also get admission to all three days of the convention.

Venue:  Renaissance Hotel Austen
Location:  9721 Arboretum Boulevard Austin, TX 78759, Austen, Texas
Website:  http://www.armadillocon.org/
For information contact:  For More Information
Phone:  info@armadillocon.org
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Barrie, ON
Barrie Fair
It's Great to be a Kid, Daily Horse and Livestock shows, Agricultural, Homecrafts and 4-H exhibits, Family Entertainment, Demo Derby, Daily Music Entertainment, Midway and more. Location is TBA.

Location:  Box 217 L4M 4T2, Barrie, ON
Website:  http://www.barriefair.ca
For information contact:  kim@eventcentre.ca
Phone:  705-737-3670
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Pefferlaw, ON
Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw
A great Canadian summer music experience occurs every August in Pefferlaw (Georgina). On the fourth weekend of August, over 1000 gather annually to participate in the Eaglewood Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of diverse and original folk/roots music. A mix of established singer songwriters and new, young talent, creating truly authentic music, in an intimate woodland setting. Discover the Eaglewood experience; it’s what makes this such a remarkable festival.

Location:  9715 Morning Glory Road, L0E 1N0, Pefferlaw, ON
Website:  http://www.eaglewoodfolk.com/
For information contact:  info@eaglewoodfolk.com
Phone:  1-888-817-FOLK (3655)
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Markdale, ON
Markdale Fair
Celebrating 153 Years of Promoting Agriculture. Friday Night: Variety Show, Silent Auction & Ambassador Competition. Saturday: 4-H Achievement & Invitational Calf Shows, Heavy Horse Horse, Grey County Riders Gymkhana. Sunday: Markdale Tractor Heavy Horse Pull, Light Horse. Throughout the weekend: Silent Auction, Homecraft, Field Crops & Vegetable, Floriculture, Junior Fair, Heritage Tractors, Midway, Live Music and Much More. 2011 Theme: Giddy Up Go.

Location:  P.O. Box 885 N0C 1H0, Markdale, ON
Website:  http://www.markdalefair.ca
For information contact:  markdaleagsociety@live.ca
Phone:  519-986-4612
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Edinburgh, UK
MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is the essential annual event for anyone working in television.
Featuring prominent industry voices, the festival is packed with more than 50 individual sessions covering the most pertinent issues facing the industry from policy to programme making during three days of keynote speeches, masterclasses, debates, networking parties and screenings.
In 2011, the festival will look at themes relating to the future of television, product placement, non traditional funding streams, international co-productions, as well as the established menu of controller sessions, creative masterclasses, networking events and a host of free workshops which are guaranteed to inspire and excite.

Venue:  Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Location:  150 Morrison Street Edinburgh Midlothian EH3 8EE, Edinburgh, UK
Website:  http://www.journalism.co.uk/shorturl/MQJFP/
Phone:  Mobile: 020 7278 9515 Fax: 020
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Toronto, ON
Taiwanfest: Taiwan Rising
Cultural festival featuring music by the Notorious MSG and Magic Power, films, dance, a beef noodle competition, kids' activites and more.
Admission: Free

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800054992&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-973-4000, www. harbourfron
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 28/2011
Teeswater, ON
Teeswater Fair
Ambassador Competition (13), Truck & Tractor Pulls, 4-H Beef Local & Regional Shows. Truck Show, Classic Antique Cars. Educational Farm Displays, Homecraft, Vegetable & Flower Competitions, Youth Talent Show, ATV Pulls & Grandstand Entertainment (26), Open Horse Show, Miniature Horses, Midway, Church Service (28), Spook Haus (Oct. 28 – 30).

Location:  Box 382 N0G 2S0, Teeswater, ON
Website:  http://www.teeswaterfair.org
For information contact:  djbm@scsinternet.com
Phone:  519-392-6828
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 26/2011
to Aug 29/2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Garden Writers Association 2011 Annual Symposium
Join us August 26 – 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN
to celebrate the 63rd GWA Annual Symposium.
The objectives of this year's meeting are:

* Provide information on trends and current issues of importance to garden communicators
* Address subject matter covered in our core competency schedule
* Provide opportunities for the development of new story ideas

Location:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Website:  http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=meetings/index.html
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Skills & Training
Aug 27/2011
Toronto, ON
Biodynamic Composting
Workshop on building soil health and supporting the living matrix. Admission: $25.

Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Carrville Community Garden
Location:  9100 Bathurst (Thornhill), Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056746&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.ccg2011organizers@gmail.co
Categories:   Environment
Aug 27/2011
Markham, ON
Doors Open Markham 2011
Since the program was launched in 2002, nearly 4 million visits have been made to heritage sites participating in this exciting initiative. Doors Open Ontario, now considered a cultural phenomenon, will continue in 2011 with hundreds of communities participating across the province.
* Vote for your favourite Doors Open Ontario sites!
For a complete listing of participating sites and local maps, contact www.doorsopenmarkham.com.

Venue:  Ontario - various locations
Location:  Markham, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13083_1.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Museums
Aug 27/2011
Halifax, ON
Farm Flicks: Botany of Desire
A two-hour PBS documentary about our relationship with plants, seen through the "eyes" of the plants themselves. Based on Michael Pollan's book Botany of Desire.

Time:  8:30 pm
Venue:  Windhorse Farm
Location:  132 Sarty Road, Halifax, ON
Website:  http://www.windhorsefarm.org/index.html
Phone:  902-543-6955
Categories:   Environment
Aug 27/2011
Vancouver, BC
Tibet Fest
The Trans-Himalayan Aid Society, the Tsengdok Monastery Association, and the Tibetan Cultural Society of B.C. present a day that celebrates Tibetan music, dance, food, and art. Proceeds benefit the government initiative to relocate 1,000 Tibetan refugees to Canada.

Time:  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue:  VanDusen Botanical Garden Floral Hall
Location:  5251 Oak, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.tsengdokrinpoche.com/tibetfestival2011.htm
Phone:  604-257-8661
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music; Food & Beverage
Aug 28/2011
Vancouver, BC
2011 Give the Gift of Life Vancouver Kidney Walk
Event includes a 2.5-km walk and a 5-km fun run, two dragon boat teams racing alongside the route, live music, food, entertainment, bagpipers, and a silent auction. Also features dragon boats donated by Dragon Zone B.C., available for demonstrations. Proceeds benefit the Kidney Foundation of Canada. More information at www.vancouverkidneywalk.ca/
Free admission

Time:  registration 11:00 am, walk 12:00 pm
Venue:  Athletes Village Plaza
Location:  1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.straight.com/timeout/listing/vancouver/new-9224
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Aug 28/2011
York Region, ON
Character Development: Putting Flesh on the Bones with Ruth Walker
* Develop strong, believable characters
* Create effective dialogue to propel the plot
* Focus of the nuts and bolts of characterization
# Fee: $90 ($80 Discounted for WCDR/WCSC/SOH/WEN/HHWEN etc.)
# Pre -registration required

Time:  10: 00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  The Heathers. Cedar Valley, York Region
Location:  York Region, ON
Website:  http://writescape.ca/writescape/2009/09/putting-flesh-on-the-bones/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 28/2011
Toronto, ON
Inuit And First Nations Arts And Culture
Traditional singing, drumming and storytelling, plus the Tundra Trek exhibit.
Admission: Free w/ admission.

Time:  9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Venue:  Toronto Zoo
Location:  Meadowvale N of 401, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056864&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-392-5929
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Aug 29/2011
to Sep 29/2011
Annan, ON
Sydenham Fair
One Of The Last School Fairs. Swine, Lamb, Goat, Rabbit, Dairy and Beef Club Shows. Pet Show, Crafts, Baking, Fruits, Vegetables, Photography, Creative Writing and Flowers. Also for Added Interest the Grey Roots Pioneer Exhibits Will Be Demonstrated During The Fair

Location:  R.R. # 2 N0H 1B0, Annan, ON
For information contact:  famanning@bmts.com
Phone:  519-371-6828
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Aug 30/2011
Australia
Tuesday Chats - How to market your book on social networking sites with Dr Irina and William Webster
Most people just use social networking site for fun and for keeping in contact with family or friends, but for serious authors they can be a boon to your book sales. Social networking sites are the next big thing in author and book promotion; in fact they are essential these days. If you are not marketing your book on social networking sites then you are losing sales. Irina and William will show you how to make social networking sites work for you.

Dr Irina Webster is a self-published author of three nonfiction books, seven ebooks, 11 websites and four blogs. Also, 104 of her articles have been published by online magazines and article directories. Two of her published books reached bestseller level in a matter of a few months. Her ebooks have also sold in big numbers, which has given her the opportunity to stop working as a doctor at Canberra Hospital in order to concentrate on writing and marketing her books. This is even more remarkable when you consider that her books are written in English - a language Irina didn't even speak 10 years ago.

William Webster is an editor, co-author and a big contributor to Irina's books. They have been in the book business for the last four years and have founded the Australian Self-Publishing Group to help other authors share in their success. They are members of the Australian Publishing Association and have stands at The London and Frankfurt book fairs to promote their books and other authors' works.

Time:  1:00 -2:00 pm This is part of ACT Writers Centre's Tuesday Chats program, which allows aspiring wri
Venue:  ACT Writers Centre workshop room, Gorman House
Location:  Ainslie Ave, Braddon, Australia
Website:  http://www.actwriters.org.au/events/upcoming-workshops-events.shtml
For information contact:  This is a free event, but seating is limited, so bookings are essential on
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Aug 31/2011
to Sep 4/2011
Beijing, China
Beijing International Book Fair
The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), now held seventeen times since its inception in 1986, continues to uphold its principle of “introducing excellent books from around the world into China and leading Chinese books to the world”. Over the past twenty years, the BIBF has been an event of the utmost importance to publishers, and has received major support and participation from domestic and overseas book and publishing industries.

Location:  Beijing, China
Website:  http://www.bibf.net/WebSiteEn/Home/Default.aspx
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 1/2011
Toronto, ON
SSO Benefit Concert
Gavin Slate, Robyn Dell'Unto, Nancy Lim and others perform, plus baked goods and prizes.
Benefit for: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Admission: $10 plus a canned food donation to Serving Charity

Time:  Doors open at 8:00 pm
Venue:  El Mocambo
Location:  464 Spadina, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056871&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  416-777-1777
Categories:   Music
Sep 1/2011
to Sep 30/2011
Arthritis Month
Arthritis Month aims to raise public awareness of arthritis and of the services available to arthritis sufferers.

For information contact:  info@arthritis.ca
Phone:  416-979-7228/1-800-321-1433
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Sep 1/2011
to Sep 30/2011
Big Brothers and Sisters Month
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Month aims to raise public awareness of the need for new volunteers and celebrates volunteer mentors.

Phone:  905-639-0461/1-800-263-9133
Categories:   Education
Sep 1/2011
to Oct 16/2011
ON
Doors Open Ontario Events 2011
Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across Ontario. From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.
Since the program was launched in 2002, nearly 4 million visits have been made to heritage sites participating in this exciting initiative. Doors Open Ontario, now considered a cultural phenomenon, will continue in 2011 with hundreds of communities participating across the province.

Venue:  Ontario - various locations
Location:  ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_39_1.html
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Museums
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 3/2011
Chatsworth, ON
Desboro Agricultural Society
Miniature Horse Show, Antique Tractors, Parade, Homecraft Displays, Carnival Tent, Special Events for All Ages, Pie & Food Booths, School Fair, Seniors Euchre Competition, 4-H Invitational, Sheep Exhibit.

Location:  R.R. # 3 N0H 1G0, Chatsworth, ON
For information contact:  lanelacres@bmts.com
Phone:  (519) 794-3586
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 3/2011
Kincardine, ON
Kincardine Fair
A Small Town Community Fair in a Beautiful Town with an Emphasis on Youth Involvement, 4-H Clubs, School Displays, Saddle Horses and Beef & Dairy Cattle. Homecraft, Local Entertainment.

Location:  133 Broadway St., Kincardine, ON
Website:  http://www.kincardinefallfair2011.com
For information contact:  whiter@hurontel.on.ca
Phone:  519-396-3393
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming; Children & Youth
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 4/2011
United Kingdom
Annual Conference 2011 Index-Linked Futures
Some examples of the topics being discusses are:
Finding the words: how to write index entries – Ann Hudson
Indexing biographies and other life writings – Christopher Phipps
Getting online: how to build a template-based business website – Jan Worrall
Negotiation – Jane Read
History of the book – Michelle Brown

Venue:  Keele University
Location:  Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
Website:  http://www.indexers.org.uk/index.php?id=403
For information contact:  For more information:
Phone:  2011conference@indexers.org.uk
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 4/2011
Durham, ON
Durham Fair
Friday - Official Opening
Saturday - 4-H Cattle & Sheep, Parade, English/Western Horse, Gymkhana Homecraft, Field Crops, Pet Show, Fun Factory & More
Sunday - Church Service and Luncheon
Theme: Homecoming Harvest

Location:  PO Box 292 N0G 1R0, Durham, ON
For information contact:  jwmilligan@bmts.com
Phone:  519-369-6712
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 4/2011
Grafton, ON
Shelter Valley Folk Festival
Shelter Valley Folk Festival began around a kitchen table in the fall of 2003, imagined by local songwriter and arts advocate Aengus Finnan. A dedicated group of friends and strangers (a lawyer, a social worker, an art therapist, a recent art college grad, a songwriter, an engineer, a newspaper reporter, a retired teacher, a high-school student, and a Fair Trade coffee-shop entrepreneur) gathered regularly to envision what a cultural community event centred on fantastic folk music might look like and entail.
A location was found in the fallow fields of the generous Henkel family, who to this day request that in lieu of rent the Festival direct those proceeds to a charity donation of their choice each year. Their farm, located in the rolling hills of east Northumberland County (90 minutes east of Toronto) has a spectacular view of Lake Ontario and offers a magical setting.

Location:  Box 29 (located at 10831 County Rd. 2), K0K 2G0, Grafton, ON
Website:  http://www.sheltervalley.com/
For information contact:  festival@sheltervalley.com
Phone:  905-355-1244
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Texas
Animefest
Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture.
Japanese Guests, Voice Actors, Cosplay, Manga/Comic Artists, Dealer Room, 24hr Video Theaters, J-Pop, Gaming, Arcade, Art Show & Auction, Panel Discussions, Autograph Sessions, Film/Video Premiers, and much more!

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower
Location:  3001 South Hardin Blvd Suite 110 PMB 508, Texas
Website:  http://animefest.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Atlanta, Georgia
DragonCon
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
This year, Dragon*Con will be held Labor Day weekend (September 2-5, 2011) in Atlanta, GA.

Venue:  Host Hotels Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fi
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia
Website:  http://www.dragoncon.org/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 2/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Orangeville, ON
Orangeville Fair
Midway, Food & Craft Vendors, Homecraft Exhibits, Livestock Shows, Demo Derby, Truck & Tractor Pull, Heavy Horse Pull, Antique Display, Ag. Awareness, Entertainment.

Location:  R.R.#1 247090 #5 Sideroad L9W 2Y8, Orangeville, ON
Website:  http://www.orangevillefairgrounds.ca
For information contact:  fair@orangevillefairgrounds.ca
Phone:  519-942-9597
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 3/2011
Meaford, ON
Meaford & St. Vincent Fair
Light & Heavy Horse Show, Miniature Horse Show, Poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Indoor Crafts, Domestic Science, Floriculture, Crops, Photography Show, Displays, Kiddieland Games.

Location:  192 St. Vincent St. N4L 1C1, Meaford, ON
Website:  http://www.meaford.com/town/fair.html
For information contact:  hfiegehen@rogers.com
Phone:  519-538-2448
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 3/2011
Toronto, ON
Uplift Art Show
Live music by Heartbeat Hotel, Lowlands and others and visual art by Wilmer Murillo, Nicholas Di Genova and many other local and international artists.
Benefit for: Horn of Africa famine relief
Admission: $5

Time:  6:00 pm - sunrise
Venue:  Creatures Creating
Location:  627 Queen W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056839&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.cargocollective.com/weupli
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Sep 3/2011
to Sep 4/2011
Toronto, ON
Concert For Japan
Rock/indie artists Atomic Tom, the Envy and others, Japanese drummers and DJs perform at this cross-cultural benefit concert.
Benefit for: Ashinaga/Japan Earthquake Relief Fdn/Global Giving
Admission: $75/ day; $130 both days (ticketbreak.com)

Venue:  Downsview Park
Location:  35 Carl Hall, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listing.cfm?listingid=800056696&subsection=&category=&
Phone:  www.concertforjapan.org
Categories:   Music
Sep 3/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Vancouver, BC
2011 TaiwanFest
TaiwanFest returns to Vancouver Downtown during the Labour Day weekend.
Highlights are great fusion concerts, funky Techno Prince dance, Taiwanese Aboriginal artisans, inspiring documentaries, fabulous culinary shows, brand new games for all ages, world's best beef noodle and the first-ever street banquet that celebrates Vancouver 125.
This festival is about to change you how you see Taiwanese culture! Admission Free!

Venue:  Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza and Granville St.
Location:  700 Granville St. and 801 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://rabble.ca/whatsup/2011-telus-taiwanfest-0
For information contact:  Debby Sung
Phone:  info@taiwanfest.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture
Sep 3/2011
to Sep 5/2011
Mount Forest, ON
Mount Forest Fall Fair
Celebrating our 152nd. Homecraft displays,Western & English Horse Show, Horse Pull, Light & Heavy Horse Show, Pet Show, Livestock & Agricultural Displays, Invitiational 4-H Show. Lots of Fun for Kids all Ages, Special Events Planned.

Location:  P.O. Box 429 N0G 2L0, Mount Forest, ON
For information contact:  curves@highspeedfx.net
Phone:  519-323-4871
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 5/2011
Cookstown, ON
Cookstown Fair
4-H Showmanship, Homecraft & School/Jr. Exhibits, A Small Family Fair.

Location:  9 Queen St L0L 1L0, Cookstown, ON
Phone:  705-458-1387
Categories:   Farming
Sep 6/2011
London, UK
Pitching to Journalists
Get to know the journalists behind the pitch call and be more confident in approaching them with a good story. Hear from the horse’s mouth on our media panel what makes news, how to get attention, how to present your story, build press networks and get your stories into the right media for you.
Ideal for you if:
You want to get your organisation’s work into the media, and you need to brush up your selling-in skills to get past the phone call.
Back at work, you’ll:
* Prepare for your pitch – get your story, structure and resources right
* Find the right journalist and the right approach
* Grab a journalist’s attention in 30 short seconds
VAT will be charged at 20%
You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/pitching-to-journalists/1507937281/
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Skills & Training; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 6/2011
Toronto, ON
Public Names for Public Spaces Rally
The City wants to sell out the names of Toronto's parks, subway stations, and public spaces to big business. Join the Toronto Public Space Initiative at our rally this September to put a stop to it!
Our public spaces reflect the vibrant history and civic identity of the City and they should not be for sale. To send strong message to Mayor Rob Ford and Council that they should keep their hands off our City's public spaces and subway stations, we have organized a rally this coming September 6th.
Please plan on attending with a few friends or invite your friends on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106561772778277
We are asking everyone to wear green in a show of solidarity.
Rally in front of the main doors of City Hall.
- Please wear something green
- Please bring a few friends
- Creative signs are welcome
In the mean time, we urge you to write to your local city Councillor to let them know that our city names are not for sale: http://app.toronto.ca/im/council/councillors.jsp
Please download and print (or photocopy to save money) the posters below and post them around your neighbourhood to spread the word. Please remove these posters after the event or 30 days after posting, or let us know where you placed them and we will.
http://publicspaces.ca/graphics/flyers/11_09_05cityforsale.tif
http://publicspaces.ca/graphics/flyers/11_09_05publicnames_rally.tif

Time:  6:30 - 7:30
Venue:  Nathan Philips Square (City Hall)
Location:  100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.publicspaces.ca
Categories:   Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 6/2011
London, UK
Write Better Press Releases
Identify your stories and make them interesting and relevant to get your press release picked up. Fix your problems with press coverage, ask questions you want answered and get to know what will get your stories told.


Ideal for you if:
You want to sort your media relations toolkit and make sure your press releases hit the spot every time.

Back at work, you’ll:

* Tailor a sparking press release to your target audience
* Avoid common mistakes and annoying habits
* Prepare yourself for your pitch calls

VAT will be charged at 20%

You can book online now with a card or by invoice (see 'other payment options' at the bottom of the next page), or call us on 020 7871 5653

Time:  10:00 am - 1:00pm
Location:  London, UK
Website:  http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/write-better-press-releases/1507911203
Categories:   Media, Entertainment, News, Communications; Skills & Training; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 7/2011
to Sep 9/2011
Australia
2011 National Editors Conference
The fifth IPEd National Editors Conference, presented by The Society of Editors NSW (Inc.) and IPEd, will be held in Sydney from 7–9 September 2011.

The conference theme is New Horizons for Editing and Publishing, with keynote speakers to highlight both.

Papers will be called for in relation to several subthemes:

* Editing strand: working with new technologies
* Publishing strand: going global
* Editing and publishing of Indigenous texts
* Parallel publishing in print and electronic forms
* Professional strand: affirming the role of editors in the digital world.

A program of professional workshops will be offered on Wednesday 7 September, featuring presenters who have been well received in state-sponsored workshops.

The conference will incorporate exhibition space to showcase relevant organisations including professional associations, course providers and services for editors.

The Style Council, which will follow on 10 September, will call for papers on language topics such as international English style and Plain English, as well as language variation in different media. An open forum on usage controversies will be staged.
A range of places to stay will be available, from the high end (special rates at ACCOR hotels), to mid-bracket accommodation and budget places such as YHA and Backpackers.
Social program

The social program will include such things as:

* short walking tours around historic buildings of Sydney
* informal dinners around the Rocks and in Chinatown
* literary pub crawl around Circular Quay
* Sunday walk from the Spit to Manly, for those who can stay on.

Venue:  Dockside on Cockle Bay to the north of Darling Harbou, museums such as the Maritime Museum, the Powe
Location:  Australia
Website:  http://www.iped-editors.org/View_Events/2011_National_Editors_Conference
For information contact:  Email Institute of Professional Editors Limited
Phone:  http://www.iped-editors.org/Co
Categories:   Publishers & Publishing; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 9/2011
St. Catherines, ON
Sporting Clubs of Niagara Gun Show
Vanwell & Niagara Quartermaster 2011 Shows & Exhibits presents the Sporting Clubs of Niagara Gun Show.

Time:  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Merritton Community Centre
Location:  7 Park Ave., St. Catherines, ON
Website:  http://www.vanwell.com/news-events
Categories:   Children & Youth; Hobbies; Military
Sep 9/2011
Collingwood, ON
Wordstock 2011
Wordstock is an exciting literary festival returning to Collingwood, Ontario on September 9 -10, 2011. It is a celebration of words and literary arts in written and other artistic forms of expression that you won't want to miss!.
Wordstock embraces contemporary and classical forms of the written word against a backdrop of music, art and performance. Renowned writers mix with local writers as programmes and workshops weave themselves into a rich and exciting tapestry of celebration.
FEATURED AUTHORS & POETS:
* Giles Blunt
* Randy Boyagoda
* Trevor Cole
* Camilla Gibb
* Wayne Johnston
* Brendan McLeod
* Judy Lowry
* Bonnie Gardiner
* Antony Christie
* John Robert Colombo
For full details on the festival, please see http://wordstock.ca/2011/.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Various locations in Collingwood
Location:  Collingwood, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/wordstock_2011
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 10/2011
North Sydney Austrailia
28th annual AMWA conference in 2011
AMWA's 28th annual conference will be held on 9 and 10 September 2011 at the Christie Conference Centre in North Sydney.
Watch this site for general updates and the themes of our plenary sessions and popular professional-development workshops.The Australasian Medical Writers Association provides resources for members — medical writers, medical journalists and medical editors.
We hold networking functions where you can meet and mingle with other medical writers and people with a professional interest in medicine and writing.

Venue:  Christie Conference Centre
Location:  North Sydney Austrailia
Website:  http://www.medicalwriters.org/
For information contact:  Sue Gillard
Phone:  sue.gillard@clems.com.au
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 10/2011
Clarksburg, ON
Beaver Valley Fair
Welcome to the 2011 Beaver Valley Fall Fair! Last year, Beaver Valley celebrated its 140th annual Fair – the Fair that has been called "the Biggest Little Fair in Ontario".

It is great to see that after 140 years, a few generations and great changes in our community, our local Fair continues to provide residents a place to display their talents. Most of all, the Fair provides a place for family members of all ages to enjoy the day together. As with all great small town events, the Fair wouldn't be possible without the dedicated volunteers who make the day happen. At BVAS, we are thankful to have many who help organize all aspects of the Fair. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteers for our community event – to our long trusted and new Directors and Associate Directors, to community members who have stepped up to help along the way, as well as to all local businesses who choose to support us.

Of course, no event is successful without residents attending and bringing along family and friends. On behalf of all the Directors, we thank you for being part of the 2011 Fair and we hope you enjoy the festivities.

Venue:  Beaver Valley Community Centre
Location:  Box 334 N0H 1J0, Clarksburg, ON
Website:  http://www.beavervalleyfallfair.ca/
For information contact:  stella.zahradnik@gmail.com
Phone:  519-599-2477
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Hamilton, ON
Fix Our World Festival
We expect thousands of music lovers, environmentalists, socially and globally conscious individuals, and persons wanting to make a difference to attend this 3 day event at McQuesten Park, located across from Limeridge Mall, Hamilton's largest Shopping Centre. Fix Our World Festival is going to be the Biggest Event to hit Hamilton Mountain on September 9,10,11, 2011. Fun for All Ages !
The Festival provides a variety of musical and cultural experiences a Make Poverty History sign-up booth, Workshops, Guest Speakers for Peace/Conflict, Poverty, Environment/Climate Change, HIV/AIDS/Global Health, social justice groups, local and global organizations, community groups, youth clubs, for all our visitors to see who is making a difference and how they can be part of the solution, by starting with ourselves in our own backyards and how we can be better Global Citizens.

Venue:  McQuesten Park
Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://fixourworld.ning.com/
For information contact:  fixourworld.ca@gmail.com
Phone:  905.518.1308
Categories:   Environment; Arts & Culture; Health/Health Care
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Georgetown, ON
Georgetown Fall Fair
Midway, Entertainment, Homecrafts, Concessions, 4X4 Truck Pulls, Demolition Derby, Agricultural Awareness Tent, Petting Zoo, 4-H Achievement Shows, Heavy Horse Show, Junior Dairy Show, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, and Children’s Pet Show, Children’s Activities, Equine Demonstrations & Performances.

Location:  P.O. Box 74078 260 Guelph Street L7G 5L1, Georgetown, ON
Website:  http://www.georgetownfallfair.ca
For information contact:  agriculture@haltonhills.com
Phone:  905-873-6157
Categories:   Farming
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Kirkton, ON
Kirkton Fair
Parade, 4-H Dairy Show, Demo Derby, Kids Activities

Location:  Box 1 N0K 1K0, Kirkton, ON
For information contact:  Helen Hardeman
Phone:  519-229-8151
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Orillia, ON
Orillia Fair
160th Fair, Demo Derby, Tractor Pulls, Horse Pulls, Livestock Shows, Horse Shows, Kid's Corner, Large Midway

Location:  R.R. # 2 4500 Fairgrounds Road L3V 6H2, Orillia, ON
Phone:  705-325-0353
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 9/2011
to Sep 11/2011
Seaforth, ON
Seaforth Fair
Livestock Shows, Homecraft, School, Commercial Exhibits, Demo Derby. Blue Jeans & Country Scenes

Location:  Box 886, Seaforth, ON
Website:  http://www.seaforthagriculturalsociety.on.ca/
For information contact:  c4thagsociety@tcc.on.ca
Phone:  519-527-1321
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 10/2011
Winnipeg, MB
Chalk 4 Peace
"Chalk4Peace" is a very simple, fun and inexpensive way for people to come together to express themselves through the non-violent act of chalk drawing (which is not illegal, nor vandalism). This is a grassroots event which raises awareness about global peace and takes donations for War Child Canada during the event. This is not a political event, just a peaceful one that puts our city on the map and brings people together to be creative and peaceful/playful. Free performances throughout the day from a variety of local acts (JohNNy SiZZle, Bobby Stahr, Johnny Broadway and more). Musicians/Bands start at 2:00 pm. Drum Jam at 6:00 pm.
Everyone Welcome. Free Admission.

Time:  1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Vimy Ridge Park
Location:  Portage Ave. & Home St., Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://winnipegevents.50webs.com/
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 10/2011
Dwight, ON
Meet Cheryl Cooper
Author Cheryl Cooper will meet patrons of the Dwight Public Library over a continental breakfast, and then speak on the subject of her book, Come Looking For Me (Dundurn).
More info: http://www.dundurn.com/books/come_looking_me.

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Dwight Public Library
Location:  1014 Dwight Beach Road, Dwight, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/meet_cheryl_cooper
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 10/2011
Aberfoyle, ON
Meet Pat Mestern at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair
Author Pat Mestern will be part of Aberfoyle Fall Fair's Marketplace. She will be answering questions, and selling books to those interested.
Cost is $10.00 to attend.
More info: http://www.dundurn.com/authors/pat_mattaini_mestern.

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Aberfoyle Main Squre
Location:  Highway #6, Aberfoyle, ON
Website:  http://www.openbookontario.com/events/mett_pat_mestern_aberfoyle_fall_fair
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 10/2011
to Sep 12/2011
Flesherton, ON
Dundalk Fair
Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, 4-H/Youth Activities, Livestock & Horse Shows, Goat Show, Demonstrations, Food Booths, Midway, Children's Entertainment

Location:  PO Box 86 N0C 1E0, Flesherton, ON
Website:  http://www.dundalkfair.com
For information contact:  ammartin147@gmail.com
Phone:  519-924-0858
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 11/2011
Paisley, ON
Paisley Fall Fair
Come to Paisley for a great family fun dat with our agricultural theme. The entire family will enjoy our famous heavy horse show, 4-H Beef & Dairy Invitational Shows, homemade food, games, entertainment, interesting exhibits and our great small town and small fair hospitality.

Location:  Box 383 N0G 2N0, Paisley, ON
Website:  http://www.paisleyfair.ca/
For information contact:  gailf@bmts.com
Phone:  519-353-5559
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 11/2011
Toronto, ON
Researchers To Present Exclusive, 'Disturbing' Interviews With 9/11 Pentagon Witnesses in Toronto
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (September 11th, 2011) American researchers will appear live at The Royal cinema in Toronto to present exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses to the act of mass murder that took place at the Pentagon that day. Their documentary film, which has been translated into multiple languages and garnered more than 500,000 views online, makes the case that these detailed audio and video-recorded witness accounts prove "beyond a reasonable doubt that the violent event at the Pentagon was the result of a carefully planned and skillfully executed military deception," not a surprise attack by kamikaze hijacker pilots as alleged. The film, National Security Alert, will be incorporated into a multimedia presentation along with other relevant evidence.
The event is being sponsored and hosted by Toronto-based author and TV producer Barrie Zwicker. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the event begins at 8:00. Will Call tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at CitizenInvestigationTeam.com. At the door, tickets will be $15 (regular), $12 for students and seniors; or pay what you can.
One of the presenters, Craig Ranke, is a co-founder of Citizen Investigation Team (CIT), a Southern-California based research team that has spent the past five years conducting an independent investigation into the 9/11 Pentagon event.

Time:  Doors open 7:30 pm; Event beings 8:00 pm
Venue:  Royal Cinema
Location:  608 College Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.citizeninvestigationteam.com
For information contact:  Barrie Zwicker
Phone:  416-651-5588
Sep 11/2011
Edmonton, AB
TAC Conference & Exhibition
This major event for Canada's transportation and roadway sector hosts 900 public and private-sector transportation professionals at the annual conference of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).

Co-hosted this year by Alberta Transportation and the City of Edmonton, in partnership with Consulting Engineers of Alberta and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association, delegates will experience an unparalleled opportunity to broaden their horizons, all at the state-of-the-art facilities at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

The 2011 TAC Conference features a wide variety of technical, social, professional and networking events over three and a half days.

Venue:  Shaw Conference Centre
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.tac-conference.ca
For information contact:  Erica Andersen, Marie-Louise Doyle
Phone:  613-736-1350
Categories:   Transportation & Travel; Awards, Scholarships, Prizes
Sep 11/2011
to Sep 13/2011
Dawson Creek, BC
2011 Community Futures BC Annual Conference
Community Futures Peace Liard, located in Dawson Creek is hosting the 2011 Community Futures Annual Fall Conference. The conference theme will be Embracing Change. Come and learn how the north embraced change and challenge through innovation, leadership and tenacity.

Venue:  Encana Events Centre
Location:  #1 300, Highway #2, Dawson Creek, BC
For information contact:  Brenda Sitter - bsitter@communityfutures.biz
Phone:  250 782-8748
Categories:   Economic Development; Environment
Sep 11/2011
to Sep 19/2011
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Week (usually the second complete week of September)
AIDS Walk for Life Week is a fundraising event for AIDS prevention, education and awareness.

For information contact:  info@aidsforwalklife.ca
Phone:  613-230-3580 Ext. 140/1-800-49
Categories:   Health/Health Care; Education
Sep 12/2011
National Grandparents Day (Sunday after Labour Day)
National Grandparents Day honours grandparents across Canada.

For information contact:  tcp@tcpnow.com
Phone:  905-640-8914/1-800-772-7765
Categories:   Seniors
Sep 12/2011
Toronto, ON
The Case Of Water In The Unrecognized Bedouin Arab Villages
Lecture on the health and ethical issues surrounding the Israeli Bedouin-Arab community's water supply with Nadav Davidovitch and Izzeldin Abuelaish.
Admission: Free

Time:  12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Venue:  Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Location:  155 College, room 574, Toronto, ON
Phone:  j.kopelow@utoronto.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment
Sep 12/2011
to Sep 14/2011
Portugal
WASTES International Conference: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities
The primary goal of this event is to bring together experts from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, offering valuable and new information and sharing their experience to all who attend. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies to improve corporate environmental performance, the understanding how industry activities impact on the environment and the options analysis for its improvement are also key objectives for this event.
The first edition of the conference will combine technical sessions, including plenary lectures by invited speakers, with a technical exhibition.
Organized by the Center for Waste Valorization (CVR) the conference will be supported by the Portuguese Institute of Engineers (OE), the University of Minho (UM), the Center of Mechanical and Materials Technologies(CT2M), the Portuguese Association for Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (APESB) and the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM).
The Conference is organized, but not restricted, to the following topics:
Waste Management: strategies, sustainability, markets and initiatives; Innovative waste treatment technologies; Recycling of materials; Waste-to-energy and RDF; Municipal solid wastes; Landfill: design, construction, leachate and biogas management; Hazardous wastes treatment; Social factors and education on waste management.

Venue:  University of Minho, Guimarães
Location:  Portugal
Website:  http://www.wastes2011.org
For information contact:  Cândida Vilarinho, candida (at) dem.uminho.pt
Phone:  + 351 253 510250
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Sep 12/2011
to Sep 18/2011
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (starts on the third week in September)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of prostate cancer and to raise funds for research on this disease.

For information contact:  info@prostatecancer.ca
Phone:  416-441-2131/1-888-255-0333
Categories:   Education
Sep 12/2011
to Oct 24/2011
Oshawa, ON
Writing for Children with Erin Thomas and Gwynn Scheltema
Fee: $125 [$110 for writing association members]
Pre-Registration required. Sign up below.
This hands-on workshop series is packed with activities, opportunities to practise your new skills, and written and oral feedback on your work from two powerhouse facilitators.

Time:  Six Monday evenings 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm [Note: No class on Thanksgiving Monday October 10]
Venue:  Trent University, Oshawa Campus
Location:  Oshawa, ON
Website:  http://writescape.ca/writescape/2009/06/writing-for-children/
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 13/2011
to Sep 14/2011
Dobbington, ON
Arran-Tara Fair
4-H Dairy, Beef, Gymkhana, Heavy, Haflinger & Miniature Horse Shows, Poultry, Homecrafts, Horse Racing, Antiques, Parade

Location:  RR#1 N0H 1L0, Dobbington, ON
Website:  http://www.bmts.com/~agsociety
For information contact:  arrantaraagsociety@gmail.com
Phone:  519-934-2357
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 13/2011
to Sep 15/2011
Woodstock, ON
Canada's Outdoor Farm & Canadian Energy Expo
Canada's largest agricultural trade show.
As our nation's premier outdoor agricultural showcase, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show offers "one stop shopping" for farmers and highlights the most innovative and technologically advanced agricultural products and services available.
The Canadian Energy Expo at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show offers attendees hands-on opportunities to experience many of today's operational alternative and renewable technologies. In its third year, the Expo showcases home & farm options for alternative energy. See exhibits & demos in solar, wind, geothermal, biomass & bio-fuel technologies, plus educational seminars & our newest addition -- a life-size biogas demo showing the inner workings of anaerobic biogas production. The Show has been growing constantly in its 16-year history and in 2009, the organizers recorded almost 700 exhibitors and attracted 43,800 attendees in only three days.

Venue:  Canada's outdoor park
Location:  Woodstock, ON
Website:  http://www.outdoorfarmshow.com/
For information contact:  info@outdoorfarmshow.com
Phone:  519- 822-2890
Categories:   Environment; Farming
Sep 13/2011
to Sep 15/2011
Anaheim, California
The North American Travel Journalists Associations 9th Annual Conference
The North American Travel Journalists Association invites journalists, editors, broadcasters, and travel industry professionals to the Ninth Annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace in Anaheim, California. This is a great opportunity for fellow colleagues to meet face-to-face and network, attend professional business development seminars, acquire great story leads and see the vibrant Southern California area and its many exciting destinations.
Featured Programs will include:
* Media Professional Development Seminars
* CVB/DMO Professional Development Seminars
* Pre and Post Media Trips
* Pre and Post Skills Development Programs
* NATJA Marketplace
The 2011 NATJA Marketplace offers an exclusive opportunity for top travel journalists and travel industry professionals to meet one-on-one, exchange information, pitch story ideas, and develop personal contacts. The Marketplace will be significantly upgraded this year to include a time for appointments and "green" technologies that will improve your results and save time and expense.

Venue:  Red Lion Hotel
Location:  Anaheim, California
Website:  http://www.natja.org/conference/2011
For information contact:  He