WORKSHOP – Drumming for Protests, Marches and Rallies

Title: WORKSHOP – Drumming for Protests, Marches and Rallies
Location: Tytler Public School
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Description: Have you ever been at a really boring rally? Have you felt awkward chanting, or marching along in silence? We can change all that!

Radical marching bands bring music and energy to protests, marches and rallies. OPIRG wants to start a Rhythms of Resistance group here in Guelph, and Hamilton’s Flamingo Mutiny Brigade is coming to town to show us how and help get us started. We’ll learn about RoR and then learn and practice a couple of songs.

OPIRG has real and DIY drums so no need to bring anything. And don’t worry if you have no experience! This will be fun for beginners as well as experienced drummers.

Email volunteer@opirgguelph.org for more information.
Start Time:  2:00 pm
Date: 2014-11-01
End Time:  6:00 pm

2014 Newcomer Health Fair

Title: 2014 Newcomer Health Fair
Location: Shelldale Community Centre
Description:

This fall, a collaboration of community partners including ARCH, Guelph Community Health Centre, Growing Community Health, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, and others are organizing the 2014 Newcomer Health Fair!

By holding a health fair we aim to connect local health and social services with the needs of all newcomers including community members who are immigrants, migrants, international students, individuals under refugee statuses, others with non-citizen statuses and migrant workers in Guelph and Wellington County.

Start Time:  1:00 pm
Date: 2014-10-25
End Time:  5:00 pm

Chat Café

Title: Chat Café
Location: Sapphire Café and Lounge – 17 Macdonell St.
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Description: We will meet at the Sapphire Café and Lounge for a good chat to discuss fracking, elections, and pipelines. Come earlier for the fabulous eats; stay for the stimulating talk.
Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2014-10-21

ACT-Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner

Title: ACT-Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner
Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.
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Description: Description For the 10 year anniversary, the 2014 ACT dinner aims to explore the concept of Canadian identity; and the ways notions of “multiculturalism” and citizenship erase the ongoing legacy of genocide and the exploitation of land, labour, and resources that our nation is built upon.

What does it mean to be “Canadian” on stolen land? How do our different experiences of nationhood, citizenship, and belonging shape the ways we interact with Canada’s colonial past and present?

Speakers:

Samay – Samay works towards bridging the gap between Abya Yala and Turtle Island as
a Kichwa born on territory cared for by Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek and Wendat peoples. She has organized with No One Is Illegal – Toronto for 2 years and now focuses on primarily
indigenous solidarity work.

Danielle B
Danielle is an anti colonial, anti capitalist Anishnaabe kwe (Original Woman) from Garden River who currently resides in Haudenosaunee territory in so called Hamilton.

Kelly Laurila
Kelly is of Sáami Indigenous and Settler Irish heritage. For the past 11 years Kelly has been facilitating a local women’s drum group and she has developed the group into a meaningful community- building space where relationships form and flourish. A significant accomplishment that Kelly will share more about is Bridging Communities through Song; an effort to bring Indigenous and Settler peoples together as part of the Truth & Reconciliation process.
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2014-10-17
End Time: 10:00 pm

RAISE THE RATES! Guelph Rally

Title: RAISE THE RATES! Guelph Rally
Location: Liz Sandals’ office, 173 Woolwich St.
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Description: Raise Welfare and Disability Rates Now!

Guelph is joining the Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action to Confront Poverty in Ontario – October 13-20.

Please join us as we rally in Guelph to demand living wages, decent income, the reversing of cutbacks and adequate and secure ODSP benefits.

All welcome!

This is a family friendly rally. Guelph Transit tickets are available upon request.

For more information: volunteer@opirgguelph.org
Start Time:  1:00 pm
Date: 2014-10-17
End Time:  2:00 pm

RAISE THE RATES! Guelph Information Night

Title: RAISE THE RATES! Guelph Information Night
Location: 10 Carden
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Description: Raise Welfare and Disability Rates Now!

Guelph is joining the Raise the Rates Provincial Week of Action to Confront Poverty in Ontario – October 13-20.

Please join us for a discussion on poverty and anti-poverty work in Guelph, focusing on OW and ODSP and featuring A.J. Withers from the provincial Raise the Rates Campaign.

All welcome!

This is a free event. There will be tea, coffee and light snacks. Childcare and Guelph Transit tickets are available upon request. 10 Carden is an accessible space but there is a step up to the washroom.

For more information: volunteer@opirgguelph.org
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2014-10-16
End Time:  8:30 pm

Ontario Health Coalition

Title: Ontario Health Coalition
Location: St. Stephen’s Community House, 91 Belleview Avenue., Kensington Market., Toronto
Description:

Saturday events focus on policy in health care and elicit new strategies to meet the challenges

Sunday events highlight panel Steven Shryman (Sack-Goldblatt-Mitchell), Heather Whiteside, post Doc P3s UBC, Moderator, Ellie Kirzner, senior Editor NOW magazine, Also Doris Grinspun, CEO RNAO., Adam Lynes Ford, BC Healthcare campaign., Sean Meagher Exec Director, Canadian Doctors for Medicre, Natalie Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition., Adrienne Selnicki, Coordinator, Canadian Health Coalition & Coucil of Canadians

Start Date: 2014-10-18
Start Time: 10;00 am
End Date: 2014-10-19
End Time:  1:00 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: St. James the Apostle Church (Corner of Paisley and Glasgow)
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: 2014-10-14
End Time:  9:00 pm

Jon Young to speak about good medicine for nature deficit disorder.

Title: Jon Young to speak about good medicine for nature deficit disorder.
Location: Centennial CVI, 289 College Ave W, Guelph,
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Description: Nature is the mentor. Connection is the path. Join the fun!

Hosted by The Guelph Outdoor School and Transition Guelph
Visit www.theguelphoutdoorschool.com to purchase tickets
Ticket price: sliding scale, suggested $10.00 – $30.00

Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2014-10-02
End Time:  9:30 pm

Aboriginals and Allies – We are All Treaty People

Title: Aboriginals and Allies – We are All Treaty People
Location: Dublin United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W
Description: Fifteen years ago, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result and on October 4th, 2014, you can come and experience the Indigenous understanding of our journey together.

Join us for the Blanket Exercise at Dublin United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W in Guelph, and raise your awareness of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada.

Opening Invocation led by Jan Sherman, elder living in Guelph.

Kairos exercise led by Val Kerr, Mohawk and Anglican priest in the Diocese of Niagara.

Drumming and closing ceremonies led by Mino Ode Kwewak N’gamowak, the Good Hearted Women Singers of Kitchener.

Snacks and drinks provided.

Sponsored by Kairos Guelph, St. Matthias Anglican Community, St. James Anglican Church and St. George’s Anglican Church.

Start Time: 1:30 pm
Date: 2014-10-04
End Time:  5:30 pm