THE BOOKSHELF FOCUSES ON FIRST NATIONS, METIS, INUIT WRITERS AND AUTHOR ALLIES

Title: THE BOOKSHELF FOCUSES ON FIRST NATIONS, METIS, INUIT WRITERS AND AUTHOR ALLIES
Location: The Bookshelf Cinema and Bookstore
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Description: On Saturday April 30th, across North America, authors will be present in independent bookstores to show their appreciation for all that bookstores do to foster book and community culture.
The Bookshelf has invited Tom King, Rene Meshake and other First Nations, Metis and Inuit writers, storytellers, drummers and singers to take part in this day. Author ally John Ralston Saul will also be present. The opening gathering will be at 10:30. There will be children’s readings, young indigenous writers, and many speaking about residential school experiences. John Ralston Saul and Tom King will be speaking in the cinema at 1:30. We are honoured to have this important gathering. The time is now to work together to understand and change this most urgent historical wrongdoing!

For dettails contact: [email protected]

With special thanks to the Bookshelf who were a sponsor for the Guelph chapter Council of Canadians Trans Pacific Partnership Town Hall held on Wednesday April 27th
Start Time: 10:30 am
Date: 2016-04-30

The Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament

Title: The Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament
Location: The Univesity of Guelph
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Description: The Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament is a not-for-profit youth sporting event that is held each spring in Guelph, Ontario. The 12th Annual Tournament will be held on April 30, 2016 at the University of Guelph.

This tournament is open to children from 9 to 14 years of age (birth years 2002-2007) with three divisions for boys/co-ed teams and two divisions for girls teams. There is also a special needs division that is run in conjunction with the Guelph Giants Hockey Club.

Proceeds from the tournament are donated to benefit youth in the Guelph area through cooperation with the Guelph Community Foundation.

This year’s “spring classic” is expected to attract 125 teams with 500 participants, as well as family, friends, and volunteers, all eager to see who will win the “Scampy Cup” in 2016.

For more details, please visit http://www.raysroadhockey.ca.
Start Time: 8:00 am
Date: 2016-04-30
End Time: 4:00 pm

MAKING SENSE of the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERRSHIP

Title: MAKING SENSE of the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERRSHIP
Location: Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St.
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Description: Please mark your calendar – come and learn how this agreement will affect you, your family and your community.

Speakers:
Gus Van Harten – Law Professor
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood – Economist
David Lametti – Parliamentary Trade Secretary
Dr. Shiv Chopra – Microbiologist

Moderated by: Frank Valeriote

Sponsored by the Council of Canadians – Guelph Chapter, OPIRG Guelph and the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice
Start Time:  7:00
Date: 2016-04-27
End Time: 9:30

WATER MUSIC

Title: WATER MUSIC
Location: Elora United Church, 75 Geddes Street
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Description:
Host: Peter Skoggard

Featuring:
Renee Huynh Barabash
Pam Davies
Nick Gush
James Gordon
Robert Missen
Kaitlyn Rathwell
Marion Samuel-Stevens

Tickets $20.00 at the door…..General Seating

As a Benefit for:
SAVEOURWATER.CA and
the Aquifer Defence Fund
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-04-23

OPEN ARMS OR CLOSED DOORS

Title: OPEN ARMS OR CLOSED DOORS
Location: Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St.
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Description: Why Canada and Europe Chose Different Approaches to the Syrian Crisis:

A public lecture by EDWARD KONING, Ph.D.

More than half of the population of Syria has been either killed or forced to escape the country as a result of the ongoing civil war. How have different countries in the West responded to this crisis? And why is it that in Canada this response has been mostly welcoming and generous, whereas in Europe it has been lukewarm and obstructive? Join Dr. Edward Koning, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph, to discuss the social and political implications of this crisis and their impact on the ability or willingness of various countries to welcome refugees.
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-04-21
End Time:  8:30 pm

YORKLANDS GREEN HUB – 2016 General Meeting

Title: YORKLANDS GREEN HUB – 2016 General Meeting
Location: Red Papaya, Old Quebec St. Mall, Guelph
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Description: Guest Speaker:
Gary Warrick, Professor of Inhdigenous Studies and History, Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford

What the Archeology of the Iroquoian People reveals about their life in the Grand River Watershed in the 18th and 19th century.

2015 Reports

Election of the 2016 Board of Directors

Open to the public. Only Yorklands Green Hub members may vote. Memberships will be available at the door.

A light snack will be provided. Cash bar for refreshments.
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-04-18
End Time:  9:00 pm

Escape Fire, a Film and Discussion on the state of our Healthcare system

Title: Escape Fire, a Film and Discussion on the state of our Healthcare system
Location: Chartwell Select, 181 Janefield Avenue
Description: This film will challenge one to ask where we have strayed from reasonable priorities in health care and where we are spending unreasonable dollars. The discussion will be facilitated by Magee McGuire, RN, BA., CML

This film will interest persons with medical backgrounds as well as their patients and everyone else.
Start Time:  2:00 pm
Date: 2016-04-15
End Time:  4:30 pm

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice

Title: Regular Monthly Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice
Location: OECTA Office, Orchard Park, Ignatius Centre
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Description: Regular monthly meeting of the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice. Generally held the second Tuesday of the month except during July and August.

For information or to join, call GWCSJ Chairperson, George Kelly at 519-824-1885

Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-04-12
End Time:  9:00 pm

“The Square” – film screening and discussion

Title: “The Square” – film screening and discussion
Location: MacKinnon 308, U of G
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Description: The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news of the Egyptian Revolution from 2011 to 2013. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

“WE GO TO THE SQUARE TO DISCOVER THAT WE LOVE LIFE OUTSIDE IT, AND TO DISCOVER THAT OUR LOVE FOR LIFE IS RESISTANCE.”

For more information about the film and to watch the trailer: http://thesquarefilm.com/

FREE POPCORN!!!

This is a PWYC fundraiser. The event is free but please bring a contribution if you can. Thank you!

– The event is held in a wheelchair accessible room.
– There are wheelchair accessible washrooms in the building.
– Please refrain from wearing scents to ensure the comfort of folks in the space.
– Most of the dialogue in the film is in Arabic with English subtitles.
– Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need childcare!

Questions? – contact info: [email protected]

This film is the last in Movies that Matter, a 5 part film series focused on social and environmental justice and hosted by OPIRG-Guelph throughout February and March.
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-03-30
End Time:  8:30 pm

The House I Live In – Guelph film screening and discussion

Title: The House I Live In – Guelph film screening and discussion
Location: MacKinnon 308, University of Guelph
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Description: For over forty years, America’s “War on Drugs” has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America’s drug war – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi8

FREE POPCORN!!!

This is a PWYC fundraiser. The event is free but please bring a contribution if you can. Thank you!

– The event is held in a wheelchair accessible room.
– There are wheelchair accessible washrooms in the building.
– Please refrain from wearing scents to ensure the comfort of folks in the space.
– Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need childcare!

Questions? – contact info: [email protected]
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-03-16
End Time: 8:30 pm