Sun Apr 26 2015
THE BRUCE DUNCAN MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
GREENs Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series is scheduled to host its next
presentation on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. This months lecture, presented by
Sean Liipere, will focus exclusively on the Bruce Peninsula, the northernmost
section of the Niagara Escarpment. The hour long lecture will take place at
the Waterfront Trust Centre (47 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON) and begins
promptly at 2:00 pm.
Sean Liipere is Program Manager for the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere
Association. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing a community based action plan for the conservation of the Bruce Peninsula, one of the largest remaining intact natural areas in Southern Ontario. His lecture will provide an in-depth discussion of the Bruce Peninsula and the role its local communities have in protecting it.
There is a cover charge of $5.00 and door prizes and refreshments will be
provided following the lecture, along with an opportunity to talk with the speaker.
Location: 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton,
Region: Halton, Hamilton,
Wed Apr 29 2015
BURLINGTONGREEN ECOFILM FESTIVAL - SURVIVING PROGRESS
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
In partnership with the Burlington Public Library, BurlingtonGreen is hosting public screenings of exceptional documentary films throughout the year highlighting different global environmental issues, followed by take action initiatives, guest speakers, and audience discussion on how individual and collective action can help the planet locally. This month is Surviving Progress: Martin Scorsese’s provocative documentary that delves into concepts of progress focusing on technological advancement, economic development, and population increase in the modern world.
Location: Burlington Central Library, Burlington, 2331 New Street
Sponsor: BurlingtonGreen Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org burlingtongreen.org
Thur Apr 30 2015
THE LAST BONOBO: A JOURNEY INTO THE CONGO
When acclaimed Montreal author Deni Béchard learned of the last living bonobos — matriarchal great apes which are, alongside chimpanzees, our closest relatives — he was astonished. How could we accept the disappearance of this majestic species, along with the rainforest it calls home?
Béchard began investigating the problems facing the bonobos — industrial and urban encroachment, aggressive resource extraction by foreign companies, the civil war and genocide which had wreaked havoc on the Congo intermittently for more than a century, the trade in bush-meat — and in the process discovered one small organization, the Bonobo Conservation Institute, which had done more to save the bonobos than many much larger organizations.
In BCI Béchard recognized a unique post-colonial model for conservation initiatives which, if replicated, might provide one of the only hopes for making the world a far better and more equitable place.
Part polemic, part travelogue, part natural history, "The Last Bonobo: A Journey Into the Congo" offers a moving story of how a few committed people can affect great and lasting change.
Free, everyone welcome.
Location: Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street West, Hamilton,
Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara
Sponsor: Bryan Prince Bookseller Contact Info: Kerry email@example.com (905) 528-4508 www.princebooks.net
Sat May 2 2015
GREENING SACRED SPACES 2015 INTERFAITH YOUTH FORUM
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Join Greening Sacred Spaces and the BLIA Toronto Young Adult Division for the 2015 Interfaith Youth Forum, where we will explore Future and Hope – Youth, Faith and Passion.
The forum aims to build bridges and find common grounds among youth from different faiths and cultural backgrounds, to hopefully cultivate an interfaith youth network that will grow beyond the event. For more information and registration, visit www.interfaithyouthforum.ca "
Location: Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, 6525 Millcreek Drive, , Mississauga ,
Contact Info: Christina Read firstname.lastname@example.org www.interfaithyouthforum.ca
Sat May 2 2015
HAMILTON SPRING SPRINT
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Hamilton Spring Sprint is a fun 2.5 or 5 Km walk or run fundraiser to research and find a cure for brain tumor cancer. As well raise awareness and help care for patients.
Participants and volunteers welcome.
Location: Dofasco Recreatonal Park, 388 First Rd. E., Stoney Creek,
Contact Info: Pat Piro 905-906-3872 www.springsprint.ca
Mon May 4 2015
ROCKWOOD COHOUSING INTEREST GROUP PRESENTATION
Cohousing is an affordable alternative housing concept that allows seniors to buy ownership in a shared home with shared household decision making and costs. This downsizing option could allow seniors to use their additional freed up equity and additional discretionary income to live their golden chapters as they desire with available funds to tackle their bucket list.
Location: Older Adult Room, Rockwood Public Libary, Rockwood, ON,
Region: Halton, Hamilton,
Sponsor: Rockwood Cohousing Interest Group Contact Info: Anne Snell, Bonnie Mullen, Elisabeth Hines email@example.com, anne.fullcircle 519-856-9110, 519-836-6365, 226-343-4302
Sat May 9 2015 to Sun Nov 01
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL MINISTRY - TRAINING TO BE A PERMANENT DEACON
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Have you ever wished you could officiate at a wedding or a funeral? Do you visit people in the nursing home or hospital? Have you thought about becoming a deacon or priest but never had the time, money or circumstances to pursue holy orders?
The Community Catholic Church of Canada, with roots in the Old catholic church is offering a six-month course for those who would like to test their vocation as a Permanent Deacon. It takes places by distance but there are a few onsite training days in the Niagara area.
Please visit the website and find out more about the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry Course which starts in May.
Location: Holy Angels Parish, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Application process. Upon acceptance all details will be sent along.
Sponsor: The Community Catholic Church of Canada Contact Info: Archbishop Deborah Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org 905-468-9502 http://www.communitycatholicchurch.com
Wed May 27 2015
INNOWEAVE - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
This workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 (including board members) get clarity on the feasibility of their idea and the basic elements of a potential business plan. Next steps, including key assumptions that they need to validate and test, will also be discussed. Cost: $300/team.
Location: 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 128, Toronto,
Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara
Contact Info: www.innoweave.ca/en/workshops/social-enterprise/548b0f89-6d14-4333-9e22-0
Fri June 5 2015
PA DAYS AT THE WORKERS ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Hear ye, hear ye! Come and spend a full day learning and making art that explores themes found in the art and artefacts inside our museum. For ages 6-12; admission for each PA Day session is $20 dollars. Snacks and lunch will be provided by WAHC. Fully subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Friday, June 5th, 2015: Art Games. Inspired by historical games, kids will develop, workshop and play games they invent that combine art and sport.
Location: 51 Stuart Street, Toronto,
Contact Info: Tara Bursey email@example.com 905-522-3003 ex. 29 http://wahc-museum.ca/event/printed-matters-march-break-camp-kids-pa-days-wahc/
Sat June 6 2015 to Sun June 07
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Group bicycle ride to support Environment Hamiltons advocacy around climate change. We provide guides, luggage transport, water stops, two meals and overnight camping. One day options available.
Location: Hamilton to Haldimand Conservation Area, Hamilton, Ride is on low traffic roads and dedicated bikeway trails. No highway rides. Our purpose is to promote cycling, offer an intro to bicycle touring and celebrate our geography!
Sponsor: Environment Hamilton, MEC Contact Info: Lynda Lukasik firstname.lastname@example.org 905-549-0900 http://www.environmenthamilton.org/view/page/lake2lake2015
Sat June 6 2015
100in1Day is a growing global movement that encourages hundreds of one-day community-based interventions in cities around the world with things like street art, urban gardens, beautification projects, social events, and improvements in city infrastructure all being profiled in a city-wide festival. This year, Hamilton will be joining cities around the world on Saturday, June 6.
Location: City-Wide, Hamilton,
Sponsor: Evergreen Contact Info: 100in1dayHam@gmail.com https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/