“Cool the Planet 2015” Rally

Title: “Cool the Planet 2015” Rally
Location: In front of Old Quebec St Mall, St George’s Square, Guelph
Description: Largest Climate March in History!

Gather with us to meet our common challenge!
The People’s Climate Mobilization is happening
all over the world. Join us in Guelph!

Bring your banners, families, friends, and signs. Pin your message on the clothesline. Be part of the solution!

Music by James Gordon and the Funky Mamas! Guest speakers including our new MP Lloyd Longfield.

Supported by: Council of Canadians – Guelph, Wellington Water Watchers, Citizens Climate Lobby, the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph, Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral, Guelph Wellington Health Coalition, Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and others.

Start Time:  2:00 pm
Date: 2015-11-29


Description: All of the proceeds will be directed towards the Presbyterian Refugee Fund. The national church will match these funds.

Tickets are $20 and are available at The Bookshelf in Guelph, Roxannes in Fergus, The Shepherds Pub in Elora and at the door. Tickets for children will be available at the door for $10.

Patrons are also encouraged to donate generously at the concert. Tax receipts will be issued for donations above $20. TICKETS $20; $10 for children eight to eighteen
Date: 2015-11-28

200 for 40

Title: 200 for 40
Location: 40 Baker St.
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Description: Lots of people outside the professional and political circles love and value what we do in and around 40 Baker. It’s clearly a challenge to keep funding this thing we do because the humans are much more important to our time than a bureaucracy with rules and regulations that would be required by most funders. So here’s what I’m proposing to help us get into and all the way through 2016: 200 Sponsors for 40 Baker.

If we can put together our very own 40 Baker Sponsor Group with 200 people committed to give $20.00 per month then we will survive. 200 times $20.00 would be $4,000.00 per month to help us pay rent, utilities, internet and a salary for our cook. With that and our ever developing streams of donations (mainly food and clothing) we’ll make it.

So, if you can be one of the 200 let me know and/or watch for news of a new and parallel group dedicated to this 200 Persons initiative. Think about it… Most everybody we know runs on a very tight budget but 20 bucks a month might be something you could manage to keep what we do going without changing the nature of the place.

Edward, Gatekeeper at 40 Baker
Founding President of the Out Of Poverty Society (Guelph)

For people wishing to pay via e-transfer this can be done to
[email protected]
Date: 2015-11-11

On Care for Our Common Home

Title: On Care for Our Common Home
Location: Holy Rosary Parish 175 Emma St, Guelph
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Description: An evening with John McCarthy, SJ
on Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical Laudato Si

“Our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.” – Pope Francis in Laudato Si

Fr. John McCarthy has been working at the
intersection of science and religion
throughout his life. He is the author of Do
Monkeys Go to Heaven? Finding God in All
Creation (Novalis 2015). He joined the Jesuits in 1983 and holds advanced degrees in Philosophy and Theology.
He also holds a PhD in Boreal Forest Ecology, a Masters in Soil Science and a BSc in Forest Tree Biology. He has international renown as a lichen specialist, which he continues to study in addition to publishing articles on faith and science.

Sponsored by: Ignatius Jesuit Centre – A Place of Peace
5420 Hwy 6 N, Guelph ON N1H 6J2 519 824 1250

Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2015-11-18

Wellington Water Watchers 2015 AGM

Title: Wellington Water Watchers 2015 AGM
Location: Red Papya – Old Quebec Street Mall
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Why Engagement Organizing is the way-to-go to Safeguard our Source Water

Guest Speaker: Lindsay Telfer, Freshwater Alliance

Whether you are an existing member, a volunteer or a concerned citizen of our watershed we welcome you to Wellington Water Watchers 2015 AGM. Enjoy refreshments, hear an update about our organization and have an opportunity to have your voice heard on matters moving forward.
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2015-11-17
End Time: 10:00 pm

OSSTF/FEESO – Support Staff Matter!

Title: OSSTF/FEESO – Support Staff Matter!
Location: Liz Sandals Constituency Offce, 173 Woolwich Street , Guelph
Description: Come tell Liz Sandals that cutting the wage of any Education Worker is not acceptable! Get back to the negotiating table and settle your agreements!

Join us in Solidarity for Ontario’s Support Staff! This is a peaceful picket!! Bring signs, horns, flags!!

Everyone is welcome to join us and show their support
for Ontario’s support staff workers.

Parking on Cardigan St, Baker St and Wyndham St.
Start Time:  3:30 pm
Date: 2015-11-06
End Time:  5:00 pm

Guelph Film Festival – How to Change the World

Title: Guelph Film Festival – How to Change the World
Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre
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Description: How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.

Greenpeace was founded on tight knit, passionate friendships forged in Vancouver in the early 1970s. Together they pioneered a template for environmental activism which mixed daring iconic feats and worldwide media: placing small rubber inflatables between harpooners and whales, blocking ice-breaking sealing ships with their bodies, spraying the pelts of baby seals with dye to make them valueless in the fur market. The group had a prescient understanding of the power of media, knowing that the advent of global mass communications meant that the image had become a more effective tool for change than the strike or the demonstration. But by the summer of 1977, Greenpeace Vancouver was suing Greenpeace San Francisco and the organization had become a victim of its own anarchic roots – saddled with large debts and frequent in-fighting.

How To Change The World draws on interviews with the key players and hitherto unseen archive footage, which brings these extraordinary characters and their intense, sometimes eccentric and often dangerous world alive. Somehow the group transcended the contradictions of its members to undertake some of the most courageous and significant environmental protests in history.

The film spans the period from the first expedition to enter the nuclear test zone in 1971 through the first whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, when, victims of their own success, the founders gave away their central role to create Greenpeace International. At its heart is Bob Hunter, a charismatic journalist who somehow managed to bind together the ‘mystics and the mechanics’ into a group with a single purpose, often at huge cost to himself. The story is framed by his first person narrative, drawn from his writings and journals about the group, voiced alongside animations based on his early comics.

How To Change The World is an intimate portrait of the group’s original members and of activism itself—idealism vs. pragmatism, principle vs. compromise. They agreed that a handful of people could change the world; they just couldn’t always agree on how to do it.

Jerry Rothwell – Canada/UK 2015 – 70min
A Fab 5 presentation by Hillside Festival
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2015-11-06
End Time: 10:00 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: 2015-11-10
End Time:  9:00 pm

MS Two of a Kind

Title: MS Two of a Kind
Location: Waterloo Flowers, 1001 Kramp Rd., Breslau
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Description: The MS Society: Grand River Chapter is excited to announce our first ever Two of a Kind show. Help us kick off the holiday season by supporting local vendors selling unique artisan products, tasty snacks and treats, as well as local microbreweries. Start the holiday season off in the giving spirit, and shop guilt free while proceeds from your purchase go to your local MS Chapter. Two of a Kind will support the community vendors, and funds raised will go directly to help people in our community living with multiple sclerosis. Join us for the day or just for an hour! We look forward to seeing you there.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2015-11-08
End Time:  6:00 pm