Ccl Mtg AGENDA Oct 4
Calendar to Oct 21st

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

heading into fabulous fall...... and enjoy Thanksgiving, so much to be grateful for.........
MAIN ITEMS Ccl Mtg Oct 4th: Delegation/100th Anniversary of the Girl Guides; Adoption of 2200blk MDr Road Closure; Endorsement of MetroV integrated Liquid Waste Mgmt Plan; 2011 Tax Exemptions; DVP App 1119 Keith; Correspondence close but still no cigar...........(see Item 13)
=  Vive le Canada (GG); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Correspondence comments; Tea) ; UPDATES & INFO (Sport Field 'A')
=  CALENDAR to Oct 21st; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music, Opera, Film)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES?  Nope -- ccl mtgs Mon Sept 20, Wed 22nd were CLOSED
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Oct 4th (ABSENT: Mayor at a conference in Montreal, Cclr Lewis in Italy)
=  ANIMALWATCH (kitten; dolphins); INFObits (GG); BEERWATCH (Breakfast); NEWSWATCH (Sustainable City); GAZAWATCH (Jewish and Cdn Boats); WEBWATCH (Settlement Construction); CPTWATCH (Non-violence a good thing); WOMANWATCH; SENIORWATCH (Baby Boomers); HERITAGEWATCH (& Harvest at SAC); SALMONWATCH; What does LOVE mean? :-); LANGUAGEWATCH (Paraprosdokian); WORDWATCH (GG); MAIKU (Bard-ku); QUOTATIONS/THOUGHTS/PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  ===  (see INFObits and WORDWATCH for more)
Best wishes and thanks to former Governor-General Michaelle Jean; welcome and all the best to our new Governor General David Johnston as of October 1st.
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
>  PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE: see comments with Item 13 where it shd appear.  It has cmte minutes , a petition, letters about parking in HBay, UBCM, etc.
>  UBCM was at Whistler this past week so hope to hear what Ccl reports as decisions and effects on WV.
>  TEA ALERT: recently the tea on special at Murchie's was 'stone fruit' tea -- I found it particularly yummy.  Of course, I misheard G when he gave it to me and thought it was stoned fruit but soon discovered the difference.
>   Explosion of mtgs, events, theatre, etc -- guess ppl back for an autumn in full swing.  Note ruefully no time to do everything tempting.

===  UPDATES & INFO  ===
+  TAX EXEMPTIONS for 2011, in NSNews Wed Sept 29, p8.
+  Ambleside "A" Artificial Turf Sport Field Officially Renamed Rutledge Field
Latest News: West Vancouver District Council unanimously endorsed West Vancouver Field Hockey Club's proposal to name the new artificial turf field at Ambleside Park "Rutledge Field", in tribute to Ross Rutledge, a dedicated community sport leader on the North Shore.  See http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25808
Cheque Presentation Kicks Off Phase Two of Fundraising Efforts at 3pm on Monday Oct 4th (see Calendar).
Media Release Sept 28 -- In 2009, West Vancouver received a $3 million Building Canada Grant from the Federal and Provincial governments to build an artificial turf playing field on the former Ambleside "A" - now Rutledge Field - gravel field near the corner of 13th Street and Marine Drive.
Two major sport clubs in West Vancouver, the Soccer and Field Hockey Clubs, committed to raise the $1,500,000, of which $470,000 has already been contributed. On October 4th, the clubs will present a cheque for the next instalment Backgrounder  --  In June 2010, construction of new turf field facilities at Ambleside began. The project includes an artificial turf playing surface designed for field hockey and useable by soccer, with improved lighting, a renovated field house and warm-up areas for soccer and field hockey. Plans are underway to build on this project -- 2011 will bring significant upgrades and improvements to the existing field house facilities.
Financial support from the District of West Vancouver, and the federal and provincial governments enabled construction to begin. North Shore field sports supporters have contributed $740,000 to the project, and have $760,000 left to raise. The sports groups are counting on continuing financial support from the community in order to complete the project....
Donations are tax deductible, and there are several opportunities for donor recognition. To find out how you can support the Ambleside Sports Vision, visit www.amblesidesportsvision.com.

===  CALENDAR to Oct 21st  ===
All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise.  NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM goes out.  Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx  .   Notices/mtgs/changes too late for the last WVM or too early for the next one are sent to subscribers as updates.  They then, unfortunately later, appear in the newsletter.
Social Services & Community Services Subcommittee Mtg.
~ 9:15am ~ Friday Oct 1st at Community Centre - 3rd Floor Vista Room
{Sorry, still don't know the name of the main cmte/body; running out of time}
== Sunday Oct 3 {Details were in the last issue of WVM}
"The only force between us and the complete loss of our natural resources are the people themselves."
- Rex Weyler, Co-founder Greenpeace: Part 1 - PEOPLE POWER
Greetings Friends, Colleagues, and Allies,
BC Citizens for Public Power (BCCPP) proudly invites you to the film premiere for
PEOPLE POWER: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada.
PEOPLE POWER: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada is the one-hour (six-part) film inspiring citizens to fight the privatization of our rivers and BC Hydro.
The official launch event takes place Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm at the SFU Harbour Centre.
RSVP NOW - This FREE event has LIMITED SPACE  Call 604.681.5939 or email staff@citizensforpublicpower.ca to RSVP
== Monday Oct 4
~ 3pm ~ Cheque Presentation Kicks Off Phase Two of Fundraising Efforts
Join the WV Soccer Club, WV Field Hockey Club, and the District as they celebrate another landmark in Ambleside's sports revitalization. [More info in Updates & Info above.]
                Place: Ambleside Park north, in front of the old field house
== Wednesday Oct 6  ~ 6pm ~ TAYLORWOOD DEVT
A Community Consultation Meeting has been scheduled to give the public opportunity to learn about the development proposal and to provide comments.
6 to 8pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at Christ the Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Road
At this Meeting, you will have an opportunity to:
                Learn about the proposed OCP amendment, rezoning, and development permit application;
                Hear a presentation about the proposed redevelopment of 803-889 Taylorwood Place;
               Ask questions about the project; and
            Provide comments to help evaluate the proposal
A summary of the meeting proceedings will be prepared, distributed to the neighbourhood, and placed on this webpage.
The Proposal:  DWV has received a major development application from Polygon Homes for lands located at the northwest corner of Taylor Way and Keith Road.  Polygon has assembled this 6.6 acre site, which currently has 21 single-family homes and wish to build 160 multi-family units.
See the full page: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=30376
== Friday Oct 8
        ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Grants Cmte at Cmnty Ctr, Cedar Room
== Tuesday Oct 12
        ~ 9am ~ Finance Cmte
        ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Wednesday Oct 13
        ~ 7:15pm ~ Field Sport WG; Cmnty Ctr, Cedar Room
~ 6:30pm ~ KMC -- UBC Dialogues
        Aboriginal Land Development: Empowered or Too Much Power?
Urban reserve land has become incredibly valuable and many First Nations' leaders have realized the potential financial and economic benefit that this land presents. Will real estate become the financial engine of the First Nations economy? Should First Nations land development have to play by city development rules or should they have complete authority to do business on their own land? Join us on October 13, for UBC Dialogues: North Shore. Engage with leading experts from UBC and the community and learn more about Aboriginal land development.
Light refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is free and guests are welcome, but advance registration is required.  See Details and RSVP Online 
== Saturday Oct 16
Oktoberfest ~ 6 - 11pm ~ Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr
Join us for an evening of fun and festivities as we celebrate one of Germany's most famous events: Okoberfest. Dress up in your favourite German outfit, enjoy a hearty helping of traditional German grub including schnitzel, bratwurst, German potato salad, braised cabbage, and apple strudel, and dance the night away to BC's best Bavarian band: "Al Pichler and the Alpines". This evening is not to be missed. Cost $30/person.  For more info, pls call 921 2100.
== Sunday Oct 17
        HERITAGE AND HARVEST at Srs' Ctr 11am to 5pm; details below in HERITAGEWATCH
== Tuesday Oct 19
        ~ 7pm ~ WRA at Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse
== Wednesday Oct 20 ~ 7pm ~
        Bd of Variance at M Hall; Library Bd at Library
== Thursday Oct 21 ~ 7pm ~
        ~ 4:30 ~ Design Review Cmte
        ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte at DNV M Hall
 +++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
Take part in our month-long series of programs on aging well for families, caregivers, and seniors. From a concert and cupcakes on Grandparents Day to lectures on the dilemmas faced by mid-life sons and daughters coping with aging parents, we cover it all. Author visits, travel tips, a movie night, family workshops and programs that explore hearing loss, dementia, and depression through lectures and discussions, every week holds something new. For more information call 925 7403.
=  ONGOING Fridays, Oct 1, 8  --  English Corner  --  10 - 11:30am
        Come practise English Conversation! Free, no registration required.
= 7:30pm Wednesday Sept 29
Join author Lindy Hughes as she discusses her book. Welsh Hall.
Lucy is a happily married mother of teenagers, but in a fit of midlife rebellion she impulsively agrees to a rendezvous with Matthew, her first love. A humorous & poignant portrait of one woman's quest for happiness.
= 3pm Saturday Oct 2  --  Grandparents Day with Rick Scott
Bring your grandchildren to the Library for Grandparents Day. We have a wonderful concert planned with award winning singer, songwriter, actor, AND grandfather, Rick Scott. Rick is "Canada's leading proponent of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, known by kids around the world as 'The Electric Snowshoe'," and he will give an amazing performance - don't miss out! Stay after the performance for cupcakes and fruit, prizes, stories, balloons, and more!  Welsh Hall. For more info pls call the Youth Dept. at 925 7408.
How can I pay attention to my children, marriage, work, self, and old parents at the same time? This presentation explores how the lives of mid-life children and their families are transformed, and how contemporary families are wrestling with these dilemmas. Clarissa P. Green is a Registered Clinical Counsellor focusing on the middle and older generations. A professor emerita from UBC, Clarissa is an award-winning teacher and writer. Her presentations on family response to aging, illness, crisis, and death are designed to open important conversations in families. Welsh Hall.
= Thursday Oct 7  --  Hearing Loss: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Strategies
Mandy Fisch, MSc.Aud.C & Jessica Slater BA.Aud.C, will present coping strategies for people with hearing loss, as well as friends and family members. 2 - 3:30pm, Welsh Hall.
= Thursday Oct 14  --  Friends of the Library booksale!
Get in early with the "Friends Only" pre-sale on Thursday, October 14 from 6 - 8:30pm (Memberships available at the door for $10)
Regular sale begins Friday Oct 15 at 10am (until 6pm) and continues on Saturday, Oct 16 (10am - 4pm).
There will be many hard cover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and children's books. Please bring your own bags.  If you're interested in learning more about the Friends, visit the Friends of the Library webpage.
Friday Oct 15  --  Philosophers' Cafe: Fences and Neighbours
If fences make good neighbours, what happens to seniors' good neighbours when they transition into lodges and nursing homes? 10:30am - noon, Elizabeth Musto Room. No registration is required.
=  Tuesday Oct 19
o  DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET LIST?  --   2 - 3:30 pm, Welsh Hall.
Join baby boomers David and Anna Smith as they share their world travel tales and budget tips from their excellent world travel and photo adventures. As frequent world travellers they will show you their bucket list on six continents and how they budget, travel, plan, and pack as seniors. David Smith is a professional photographer, travel writer, and guest lecturer. Anna is a fabric artist and lecturer. Both are "dream travellers capturing the world one smiling face at a time". They always have their bags and cameras packed for their next travel adventure.
o  MOVIE NIGHT: THE BUCKET LIST  --   7 - 9 pm, Welsh Hall.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are two terminally ill men on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they "kick the bucket." A funny and inspiring film that reminds us all that life is precious.
For more information please call 604 925-7403.
Wednesday 20
Family Meeting: Planning Care for Family Elders
North Shore Caregiver Support Program & the Library present an informative movie & discussion. 1 - 3 pm, Welsh Hall. To register or for more information, call or email Karyn at 604 982-3320; Karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca.
Join North Shore Caregiver Support Program for an informative movie & discussion on effective care planning, including topics such as communicating with family members, collaborating with healthcare professionals, step-by-step decision making, respecting elders' wishes and putting plans into action.
Wednesday, October 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Welsh Hall.
                For more information please phone Karyn at 604 982-3320, or email karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca
+++  SFU CITY PROGRAM  +++  www.sfu.ca/city
Stewart Brand and "Whole Earth Discipline"
                - the Eco-pragmatist's Manifesto  ~ 7pm Monday Oct 4
Venue: Milton and Fei Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street
        Admission is free, reservations are required.  Reserve at http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/64272363
Whether you realize it or not, your awareness of the world has been influenced by Stewart Brand. He thought the image of our planet might be a powerful symbol, so in 1966 he campaigned to have NASA release the then-rumoured satellite image of the entire Earth as seen from space. He distributed buttons - for 25 cents each - asking, "Why haven't we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?" In 1968, a NASA astronaut made the photo public, and in 1970, not coincidentally, Earth Day began to be celebrated. Brand explained that the image "gave the sense that Earth's an island, surrounded by a lot of inhospitable space."
He is on the board of the Santa Fe Institute, and maintains connections with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wired magazine and MIT's Media Lab, while occasionally consulting for Ecotrust. He is the original editor of The Whole Earth Catalog (winner of the National Book Award); author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT; How Buildings Learn; and The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility (MasterMinds Series); and Two Cybernetic Frontiers, on Gregory Bateson and cutting-edge computer science. It had the first use of the term "personal computer" in print and was the first book to report on computer hackers. Most recently, he is author of "Whole Earth Discipline" - a provocative book that is likely to make one question the entire range of thinking on the state of the earth and how we should respond. Whether you agree with Stewart Brand or not, you have to hear what he has to say -something you've been doing all your life, whether you know it or not.
For more details: http://www.sfu.ca/city/fpl3popup.htm
>  COMMUNITY EVENTS (not sponsored by SFU City Prog; see links below for more info)
Walking the Talk  - The Footprint for Active Transportation: A Workshop and Learning Lab
        (Part of the Gaining Ground Conference)
MONDAY October 4  --  Segal Graduate School of Business, SFU, 500 Granville Street
Join local leaders, decision-makers, and leading global experts on walking environments and walkability in a full day workshop exploring this foundation of Active Transportation. This exciting day consists of a working breakfast session with professional training on walking environments, followed by an on street hands-on walking audit, analysis, and in-depth discussion. Learn innovative best practices that can be used by you to make communities more walkable.  This session will be led by Dr. Rodney Tolley from Walk21, Jacky Kennedy from Green Communities Canada, and Paul Young, with Public Space Workshop.
To register and for details:  http://www.gaininggroundsummit.com/shoulder_program.htm#walkingthetalk
o  Local Food Plans: Lessons from Other Communities
        Plus Dialogue on the Regional Food System Strategy in Metro Vancouver
        (Part of the Gaining Ground Conference)  October 5 - 6
Concerns about food - its impacts on our health; its inaccessibility to many low income people; its vulnerability to climate change, soil erosion, water shortages, and rising fuel prices; demand for local food; its role in creating new jobs; and the need for farmers to be able to make a decent living - have vaulted food strategies up the public policy priority list. Find out how Toronto, Portland, and California are planning to transform local food production, distribution and land use, and how to help shape Metro Vancouver's Regional Food System Strategy.
These events are free, however pre-registration is required.  To register and for more details:

+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
September 14 to October 16
Fragmented History:  Objects and Meaning features a selection of artworks and historical artifacts from the museum's own collection, and presents in a series of thought-provoking displays that explore critical themes pertaining to collecting institutions.  
The act of collecting is rooted in a desire to endow value and meaning to our lives through the gathering and ordering of the material world around us. Motives that drive this accumulation of 'things' are complex and varied, ranging from the psychological desire to possess, the emotional need to preserve and remember, to the political and economic drive for power, status, knowledge, and validation.  The history of the Museum as an institution is inextricably linked to this practice, and the collections that it houses embody the assumptions about knowledge and value of the societies and culture that create them.
Fragmented History explores the acquisition, organization, and display of objects, addressing some key topics in collecting discourse -authenticity, fragmentation, classification, possession, and the imbuing of value.  This exhibition includes artworks by well-known B.C. artists including Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt, as well as personal possessions from the estates of B.C. Binning and architect Hugh Hodgson in juxtaposition with other historical items from the Museum's diverse collections.  The exhibition re-evaluates the relationships between institutions, visitors, objects, and collections.
For more information about the exhibition, please call 925 7295.
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/  ~ 925 7290
+  September 28 - October 17
Desire: The Magnificent Obsession  --  Paintings by Elizabeth Topham
Opening Reception:Tuesday Sept 28 from 6 - 8 pm
Artist in Attendance: Saturday Oct 2 from 2 - 3pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca  ~  925 7292
*  September 21 - October 3  --  "Contemplation"
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there defines the spirit in which Nature herself is animated. North Shore artists, Gordon Oliver and Ollie Pritchard's acrylics and oils depict this sense of spirit and self-awareness. Join us as we increase our own sense of reality by the contemplation of their beautiful works.
*  October 5 - 17  --  "A Little Abstraction"
Well-respected watercolour, acrylic, and mixed media artist and teacher Teressa Bernard, displays her current collection. Past works have been predominantly representational and in watercolour, inspired by the way light fell on objects. Her approach to painting has evolved over the years, from being a watercolour purist to layering watercolour with gouache or acrylic and other mediums to achieve the desired results. She now works primarily in acrylic and enjoys experimenting, inviting an intriguing examination at close range.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY October 5th from 6 to 8pm
Complete list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com
Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
The Season Brochure is in the mail! If you do not receive yours, pls call the box office.
+  Wednesday October 6 at 1pm ~ Kay Meek Centre Offstage
        Unique Relationships: in conversation with the Borealis String Quartet
This FREE 50-minute presentation takes place at West Vancouver's Seniors Activity Centre {don't know if this applies to event above or below or both}
+  Friday October 8 at 1:30pm ~ Musically Speaking: A Musical Potpourri with the Borealis String Quartet and bassoonist George Zukerman
A lovely afternoon of musical gems followed with complementary tea and treats. Buy tickets online.
Musically Speaking and OffStage are sponsored by Pacific Arbour Retirement Residencies.
Thursday October 6 at 7:30pm
Author and Globe and Mail correspondent, Doug Saunders, tells a story unfolding before our eyes in cities around the world.  In Arrival City, Saunders writes about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence will occur. It has profound implications for the success of local, national, and international economies. Learn more and purchase tickets online.
Doug Saunders is co-presented with Capilano Performing Arts Theatre as part of the Pacific Arbour Speaker Series.
The Secret in Their Eyes (Tuesday, October 12)  Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards. Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinean murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot and mesmerizing performances. This provocative story of the tenacity of justice is gorgeously filmed with passion and artistry,
+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
Website: http://www.westvan60.com/  --  ofc: 922 3587; lounge: 922 1920
"Where Volunteers make the difference." Chartered November 17th, 1926
The Summer-Autumn Issue of "The Torch" is now available
To view the newsletter: http://www.westvan60.com/Images/The%20Torch%20-%20Autumn%202010.pdf
The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested. To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html
Pls email me at thetorch60@telus.net -- if you wd like to submit a article, or if you have any questions or comments.          
Thank you for your interest.  /  Best regards,  Janice Mackay-Smith, The Torch
Saturday, October 2nd, our weekly meat draw will feature five turkeys and five hams in lieu of the usual ten meat draw prizes.  The draw will begin at 4:30pm, and the cost will remain at $5 for a strip of ten tickets. 
As well, at 7:30pm on the same evening, a Jam Session will take place in the Lounge.
Come on in and enjoy the festivities this Saturday!
September 15, 2010
To all members of Branch 60, their families and our Community friends:
{full letter in last issue of WVM}
Veterans Week, November 5 - 11 is a time to reflect on all Veterans, past, present, and those currently serving in our Canadian Armed Forces.
Please show your respect for our Veterans, by signing up for a tagging shift. For those unable to tag,
any and all donations to our Poppy Trust fund will be gratefully accepted.
I thank you in advance, for your support of our Poppy Campaign and our Veterans.
Sincerely, Rosemarie Block, Branch President/Poppy Campaign Chair.
 +++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN FOR OCTOBER BREAKFAST...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
At 7:30am Wednesday, October 13th, MLA Joan McIntyre, MLA Ralph Sultan, and MP John Weston will 
speak on the latest Government issues and projects that are currently underway.  As there will also be
time for a Q&A, this is a great opportunity to ask your local government representatives a question that 
affects your business or community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Gleneagles Golf and Country Club; $25 members and $35 future members
Please RSVP by paying on our secure website or by phone 926 6614       
Once again Bard played to mostly full houses in 2010.  Total attendance was more than 79,000 filling 96% of the available seats.  {There have been higher numbers but this season b/c of problems with the tent, three weeks were lost.}  Total attendance passed 1M last year.  Donate for the new bigger tent.  See www.bardonthebeach.org
from Bard ENews: The Mainstage tent seats 520 patrons and offers two productions staged in repertory from end of May through September. The 240-seat Douglas Campbell Studio Stage was added in 1999 as a venue for the lesser-known plays in Shakespeare's canon or innovative stagings of his greater works. In addition to its Shakespeare productions, Bard offers many ancillary activities including opera concerts and specialty workshops and forums. The tented 'Bard Village' offers a range of patron services including concessions, bar, and boutique.
Over the years Bard on the Beach attendance has grown significantly from 6,000 patrons in 1990 to more than 90,000 patrons in 2009. Its budget has increased from $35,000 that first season to $3.5 million in 2009.
+ Vancouver Playhouse -- www.vancouverplayhouse.com
~ The Musical The Fantasticks (Oct 2 - 23) has Christopher Gaze and Jeff Hyslop; the longest running production of any kind in American theatre.
+ Arts Club (tel 687 1644)
~ Tear the Curtain! at the Stanley; to Oct 10; multimedia thriller inspired by the "reel" history of the Stanley; rave review from Trevor Lautens
~  Don Quixote, Granville Island Stage -- September 23 - October 23
        An Epic Comedy of Love and Delusion  --  PREMIERE
This immortal quest has captivated readers for over four centuries. Don Quixote's tale of courage and madness is re-imagined with masks, magic, and mayhem. Physical comedy at its finest; brought to you in collaboration with Axis Theatre Company, creators of the smash hit The Number 14.
Co-production with Centaur Theatre, Montreal, in association with Axis Theatre Company
        Adapted by Peter Anderson and Colin Heath; Director Roy Surette
+ Studio 58 at Langara 684 2787
~ The Park -- musical about saving Stanley Park; written and performed by Studio 58 students; praised by VSun reviewer Peter Birnie.
+ The Cultch
~ after the quake  --  October 13 - 23 at the Cultch
        by Haruki Murakami adapted for the stage by Frank Galati
        presented by The Cultch, co-produced by Pi Theatre and Rumble Productions
        Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables; Tix on sale now at tickets.thecultch.com or 604 251 1363
Last season's hit returns to the stage! Don't miss the show that wowed critics and audiences alike.
In 1995, a disastrous earthquake devastated Kobe, Japan and the Tokyo subway was hit by deadly poison gas attacks. after the quake is based on bestselling author Haruki Murakami's stories about life in the wake of disaster.
Directed by Craig Hall and Richard Wolfe. Performed by Leina Dueck, Manami Hara, Alessandro Juliani, Hiro Kanagawa, and Tetsuro Shigematsu.
+ Presentation House  http://www.phtheatre.org/thirdstreet/feature1/
~  Gutenberg! The Musical!
No Bells and Whistles presents a Wide Eyed Production in Association with Presentation House Theatre
September 22-October 9 @ 8pm Tues - Sat and 2pm on Sun
The hit of the 2008 Fringe Festival is back! This award-winning musical spoof follows Bud and Doug, two hapless composers who have created the greatest mega-musical of all time, all about the life of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press.   Through the course of the show the two portray Gutenberg, his love interest (Helvetica), his nemesis (an evil Monk) and over 20 other characters as they pitch their opus to a band of ruthless Broadway producers.
9 Parts of Desire
     Presentation House Theatre is pleased to present the Western Canadian Premiere of 9 Parts of Desire by American/Iraqi playwright Heather Raffo. A one-woman tour-de-force starring Valerie Buhagiar (from last year's The Veil), 9 Parts of Desire gives a voice to the modern Iraqi woman living in the world of Saddam Hussein pre- and post-9/11.
     In 9 Parts of Desire, we meet a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, a doctor, an exile, wives, lovers, a crone trying to make money by selling anything she can, and a young girl who dreams simply of leaving the house. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq. It is an unusually timely meditation on the ancient, the modern, and the feminine in a country overshadowed by war.
     Winner of the 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Special Commendation, Heather Raffo was inspired to write 9 Parts of Desire while visiting the Saddam Art Centre in Baghdad. "I wandered up some stairs into a back room and saw a haunting painting of a nude woman clinging to a barren tree," says Raffo.  "Her head was hanging, bowed, and there was a golden light behind her like a sun.  I stood motionless in front of the painting. I felt she had captured something within me." This image becomes the central icon in the play, and the painter, a woman named Leilah Al Attar, who was killed by an American bomb, is the inspiration for one of the play's strongest voices.
      "Although I am not Muslim, nor Iraqi, I feel a strange compulsion to tell the story of these women as if they are my sisters," says Brenda Leadlay, who directs.  "I feel passionately about this play because I believe there is an urgent need for people in the West to gain a greater understanding of the Muslim culture, which is misrepresented in the media and is one of the fastest growing populations on Earth.  9 Parts of Desire offers a window into the lives of the Iraqi people that is not seen on the TV news."
     9 Parts of Desire features an original musical score composed by Serwan Yamolky, an Iraqi Oud Player, Set Design by Pam Johnson, Lighting Design by Jergus Oprsal, Costumes by Sabrina Evertt, Sound Effects by Kevin McLardy, and Stage Management by Heidi Quicke.
 9 Parts of Desire previews on Thursday, October 14, at 8 pm, and opens Friday, October 15. It then runs nightly through until October 30. There will be Saturday matinees at 4pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $24 - 30, except the preview, where all seats are $12 and the pay-what-you-can matinee on Saturday, Oct 16th at 4 pm. Tickets are available by calling 604 990 3474, or online at www.phtheatre.org.  Call 604-990-3474 or click here.
    Calendar of Events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html
Also:  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/e-glance/eglance_sept10.html
-  VAG PUBLIC PROGRAMS  --  All Programs free for Members.
NOW SHOWING: July 1, 2010 - January 3, 2011
IN DIALOGUE WITH CARR: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson
This exhibition strategically pairs the work of Emily Carr with key contemporary BC artists to draw out a dialogue between Carr's legacy and the myriad ways in which artists respond to it.
For more information on the Gallery's relocation campaign, visit our new relocation website at www.newvanartgallery.com. You can also join the discussion on our Facebook page.
+ MUSIC at the VAG
The 26th season of the Friday noonhour concerts starts this Friday, October 1st with the Eine Kleine Lunch Musik sub series.  I am looking forward to the upcoming 672nd concert in the 26th Season of  Friday noonhour concerts at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I will be presenting some of the Out For Lunch series concerts in 4-East, the newest gallery space for larger events.  ~~ Gene Ramsbottom   
+  VSO
There are just so many great things, pls go to the Vancouver Symphony Orchstra's website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/ and choose from all those magic musical offerings.
Friday evening, October 15, 2010 | Unity Church
        Brisk: "Orpheus and the Domestication of the Animals"
Series subscriptions are still available!  If you're interested in seeing several of our concerts, we have a number of series options available this season! There are series subscriptions available for concerts at the KMC, for our concerts at the Chan Centre, for our brand new Marc Destrubé and Friends series -- and more!  For more info, pls visit: http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/CA-AllSeriesOverview0910.html
Early Music Vancouver -- 1254 West 7th Avenue Vancouver BC   V6H 1B6
T: 604 732-1610  F: 604 732-1602  E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca  W: www.earlymusic.b
* VANCOUVER OPERA --  683 0222
VO-commissioned opera: Lillian Ailing, the true story of a young woman's quest into the wilds of BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre: OCTOBER  16, 19, 21, 23
+  7pm Thursday Sept 30 -- "Creating Lillian"
Discover how a large-scale opera is created from scratch. Composer John Estacio, librettist John Murrell, director Kelly Robinson, and set & costume designer Sue LePage will share their three-year process of writing and producing VO's new commissioned opera.
Baritone Aaron St. Clair Nicholson will perform an excerpt from the opera.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to get inside the creative process with an extraordinary team of opera artists.
Hosted by VO's general director, James W. Wright.
Alice Mackay Room, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. Free admission. Seating is limited; arrive early!
+  Lillian's World - A historical Stanley Park Walking Tour
                1 - 3pm Sunday, October 3rd & 10am - noon Saturday, October 9th
Stand where Lillian Alling might have stood when she fell in love with telegrapher linesman Scotty Macdonald. Enter Lillian's world through this historical walking tour of Stanley Park led by historical interpreter Jolene Cumming.
Free admission - Reservations are required. Click here to register.
+  7pm Wednesday Oct 6th  "Alone in a New Land: The Immigrant Experience in Canada"
Central to Lillian Alling's story -- a single-minded quest that takes her across the continent by foot and boxcar in the 1920s -- is her experience as an immigrant. Join a panel of experts and historians, as they portray the stories of individuals and families, from many lands, who have arrived on our shores. Panelists include esteemed historian Jean Barman, and eminent historian John Belshaw, Dean of Social Sciences and Management at Langara College.  Moderated by CBC Radio One's Mark Forsythe.
Alice Mackay Room, VPL; Free admission. Seating is limited; arrive early!
+  Thursday Oct 14th -- The Vancouver Board of Trade - Lunch & Presentation by James Wright
                "Beyond the Scenes: The business of marketing the arts in turbulent times"
James Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera shares proven strategies behind VO's marketing initiatives, reveals the motivation behind mounting high-risk productions in recessionary times, and previews Lillian Alling.
~ 11:45 - 2pm ~ Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Tix for Mbrs: $59+HST or Table of 8 - $560+HST; Tix for Future Mbrs: $82+HST or Table of 8 - $848+HST; Register
~ Vancouver International Film Festival www.viff.org to Oct 15 various venues
~  Jews for a Just Peace is proud to serve as community sponsor for "Gaza Hospital" at the VIFF:
Friday Oct 1st, 4:30pm, Pacific Cinematheque; Thursday Oct 7th, 6:45pm, Pacific Cinematheque
Gaza Hospital; [GAZAH] (Feature); Nonfiction Features of 2010; (Italy, 2009, 84 mins, DVCAM)
In Arabic, English with English subtitles; North American Premiere
* POETRY READING at Centennial Theatre  2pm Sunday Oct 3
        Shane Koyczan, spoken-word artist (remember him from the Olmmpics?)

===  CCL MTG AGENDA Oct 4th === Mayor and Cclr Lewis will be absent
6pm in MHall Main Floor Conference Room; 7pm ccl mtg in chamber
Note:  At 6pm the reg Cci Mtg will commence in open session and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session, pursuant to section 90 of the Cmnty Charter.
6:00 PM
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the October 4 reg Ccl Mtg on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:
90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
4.   the security of the property of the municipality;
5.   the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and
        (g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;
11.   negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
90. (2) A part of a council meeting must be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to one or more of the following:
2.   the consideration of information received and held in confidence relating to negotiations between the municipality and a provincial government or the federal government or both, or between a provincial government or the federal government or both and a third party.
3. Council will then proceed with the closed session.
7:00 PM
Following conclusion of the closed session, the following items will be considered:
5.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA for October 4 Regular Council Meeting Agenda
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following Minutes be adopted as circulated:
Sept 13 Regular Council Mtg; Sept 20 Regular Council Mtg; and Sept 22 Special Council Mtg.
7. D. Hales, Girl Guides, 100th Anniversary of Girl Guides of Canada (File: 0150-01)
8. Cedardale Elementary School, Climate Change Champions (File: 0195-01)
9. 2200 Block Marine Drive - Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4659, 2010 (located at 2200 Block Marine Drive and 2200 Block Fulton Avenue) (File: 1010-20-10-040/1610-20-4659)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT "Road Closure... Bylaw No. 4659, 2010" be adopted.
10. Municipal Endorsement of Metro Vancouver Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan (File: 1765-16)
1.   The report be received;
2.   The municipal commitments included in the proposed "Plan" be endorsed subject to an equitable distribution of funding from municipal and senior governments for the waste water treatment facilities, such as replacement of the Lions Gate Waste Water Treatment Plant;
3.   Metro Vancouver be requested to review past cost-sharing practices for large municipal infrastructure projects to ensure equitable cost allocation amongst member municipalities;
4.   The Federal and Provincial governments be requested to provide 1/3 funding each for the new Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant; and
5.    A copy of this resolution and report be forwarded to MetroV, DNV, CNV, and to the Squamish Nation.
11. Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4660, 2010 (2011 Permissive Tax Exemption) (File: 1610-20-4660)
RECOMMENDED: ... be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
12. Consent Agenda Items
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
Item 12.1 - DVP Application No. 10-046 (1119 Keith Rd) (to set date for consideration); and
Item 12.2 - Appointment of Council Representative to WV Chamber of Commerce.
12.1. Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-046 (1119 Keith Road) (to set date for consideration) (File: 1010-20-10-046)
THAT The MClerk give notice that DVP Application No.10-046 for 1119 Keith Rd, to vary the Zoning Bylaw to allow construction of a new main floor deck, will be considered on Monday, November 1, 2010.
12.2. Appointment of Council Representative to West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (File: 0055-20-WVCC1)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Cclr Walker be appointed as the Council Representative for the WV Chamber of Commerce effective September 2010.
13. No items.
=  Sept 6 to 10
Ten letters; interesting that the part, Answers to Public Questions, is missing.
=  Sept 13 to 17 --  11 items: http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Council_Correspondence/2010/September/10sep13-17.pdf
=  Sept 20 to 24 -- 14 items

o  Dolphins have learned to make and play with bubbles.  If you haven't seen this, watch and marvel -- they are so intelligent and playful: http://wimp.com/dolphinbubbles
Kitten afraid of remote control mouse -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWwBdY1Yglg

===  INFObits  ===
Governor General of Canada
                from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Style:  Her Excellency The Right Honourable
The Governor General of Canada (French [masculine]: Gouverneur général du Canada, or [feminine]: Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is equally shared with 15 other sovereign nations in a form of personal union, as well as with the ten other jurisdictions of Canada, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. On the advice of her Canadian prime minister only, the Queen appoints the governor general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties for an unfixed period of time-known as serving At Her Majesty's pleasure-though five years is the normal convention, as is a rotation between anglophone and francophone incumbents. Once in office, these individuals maintain direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.
The office has its roots in the 16th and 17th century colonial governors of New France and British North America, and thus is the oldest continuous institution in Canada. The present incarnation of the position emerged with Canadian Confederation and the British North America Act in 1867, which defined the viceregal office as the "Governor General acting by and with the Advice of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada." However, the post still ultimately represented the government of the United Kingdom (that is, the monarch in his British council) until, after continually decreasing involvement by the British government, the passage in 1931 of the Statute of Westminster,[5][6] whereafter the governor general became the direct, personal representative of the uniquely Canadian sovereign (the monarch in his Canadian council). This was the culmination of a process of gradual independence that saw the governor general take on an ever expanding role: in 1904, the Militia Act granted permission for the governor general to use the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian militia,[9] in the name of the sovereign and actual Commander-in-Chief, and in 1927 the first official international visit by a governor general was made. In 1949, King George VI issued letters patent allowing the viceroy to carry out almost all of the monarch's powers in his or her stead. Per the Constitution Act, 1982, any constitutional amendment that affects the Crown, including the Office of the Governor General, requires the unanimous consent of each provincial legislature as well as the federal parliament.
The current governor general is Micha=EBlle Jean, who has served since 27 September 2005; Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin recommended her to replace Adrienne Clarkson. Jean's husband-who is thus the viceregal consort-is Jean-Daniel Lafond. Jean's successor will be current University of Waterloo president David Johnston, who will be installed on 1 October 2010.
A new approach was used in 2010 for the selection of David Lloyd Johnston as governor general-designate. For the task, Prime Minister Stephen Harper convened a special search group - the Governor General Consultation Committee[38] - which consisted of Sheila-Marie Cook, secretary to the Governor General (the chairperson); Canadian Secretary to the Queen and Usher of the Black Rod Kevin MacLeod; Christopher Manfredi, dean of the Faculty of Arts at McGill University; Rainer Knopff, a political scientist at the University of Calgary; Father Jacques Monet, of the Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies; and Christopher McCreery, historian and private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. The group, which was described as a "tight circle of monarchists", was instructed to find a non-partisan candidate who would respect the monarchical aspects of the viceregal office and conducted extensive consultations with more than 200 people across the country, including academics, provincial premiers, current and former political party leaders, former prime ministers, and others, in order to develop a short list of candidates for the position....

===  BEERWATCH  === Danish breakfast?
...Meanwhile, beer obsessives are celebrating the debut of Mikkeller, a small, semi-subterranean bar in Vesterbro opened four months ago by cult Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso. He has 15 taps, ten of them dedicated to a revolving roster of nearly 100 of Mikkeller's wild beers. Some are available only here or released here first, such as Beer Geek Bacon, an elegantly smoky followup to Bjergso's Beer Geek Breakfast (an oatmeal stout made with coffee and his bestselling beer in the U.S.).
Mikkeller's has so much hygge (the Danish concept of hospitality -- pronounced hooga, I'm told) that bar manager Jannick Sahlholdt is here at the six-seat bar drinking a beer -- on his day off.
Bjergso is sitting outside on the chairs that face this pretty crook of Viktoriagade, around the corner from a part of Vesterbrogade occasioned by a hooker or two.
His foray into extreme beer-making might parallel the rise of Nordic cuisine.
"I started brewing 20 gallons at a time," he says, "and figured if nobody liked it I'd drink it myself. I wasn't willing to compromise. For too long we put up with cheap product."
Mikkeller bar is an extension of his vision: "I wanted a place to present beer in the way I wanted it to be presented."
Along with his beers he serves Danish cheeses, such as one from a small dairy in Jutland.
The dried sausages are made for him by a local butcher, using porter, hops, or malt extract.
But the chips are English. "Our potato-chip culture," Bjergso says with a shrug, "is bad."
... Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Wild+Copenhagen+cuisine+woos+world/3579329/story.html

===  NEWSWATCH  ===
Critic's Notebook - In Arabian Desert, a Sustainable City Rises - NYTimes.com

===  GAZAWATCH  === Ships to Gaza; Jewish, Cdn
+  ONE  --  hopeful sign:
An aid ship sponsored by Jewish activist organizations around the world set sail Sunday from Cyprus to Gaza, despite a blockade to the occupied territory.
Read:  http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/26/gaza.aid.ship/index.html
Later I learned that the Israeli Navy intercepted/boarded the ship:
As usual, not well reported however there was a tidbit today.  At the bottom left of pB5 in the Vancouver Sun Sept 29, there's a small paragraph reporting the Irish Navy boarded the catamaran Irene, dubbed the Jewish Boat for Peace and flying the British flag, without incident off Gaza.
+  TWO
Real Aid True Solidarity, an anti-war benefit evening for Afghanistan and Palestine
featuring Afghan MP Malalai Joya, MC - author and comedian Charles Demers, Music by Joaquin Ernesto; Special guest speakers on Palestine and Pakistan
Support www.canadaboatgaza.org - a Canadian initiative to aid the civilian population of Gaza living under Israeli blockade
7pm Tuesday October 12,  W2 Storyeum - 151 W. Cordova
followed by a special W2 After Party with DJs, live Afghan music and songs by Majid Qiyam, cash bar and food until 9pm until late
Sponsored by W2 Storyeum (creativetechnology.org); Media sponsor rabble.ca and organized by StopWar.ca, contact stopwar@resist.ca
Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale available at People's Co-op Books, 1391 Commercial Drive
For more information  http://canadaboatgaza.org
-- Here are a couple of press releases that CBG has put out dealing with recent events re: Gaza siege:
Canadian Boat to Gaza applauds Jewish Boat's effort to break Gaza siege
Canadian Boat to Gaza applauds UN report that Israel flotilla attack was illegal

===  WEBWATCH  === Contrary to some reports...........
Israeli Settlement Construction Booms Despite Ban
September 04, 2010 "Spiegel" --  In Washington, the Israelis and Palestinians are discussing peace, but in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, construction is proceeding at full speed. A legal ban is being ignored and the government is looking away.
More: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26301.htm
Robert Grenier replies re Martin Indyk's statements, etc

===  CPTWATCH  ===
At-Tuwani Reflection: A Good Thing: Festival of Nonviolent Resistance
August 9, 2010
   The 3rd Annual At-Tuwani Festival of Nonviolent Resistance took place on Saturday, 7 August. That's a good thing. The festival was a celebration.  A celebration of the successful completion of the 9th annual summer camp, a celebration of the forthcoming availability to electricity and water for the village, and a celebration of the general success of defeating ethnic cleansing as the people of the South Hebron Hills have remained on their land for yet another year.
   Representatives from nearly all of the villages in the South Hebron Hills were present and were recognized for their continued presence in the area and their ongoing resistance to occupation forces and policies. Certain individuals were also recognized for their exceptional courage and perseverance in the face of settler violence. Several hajjis (a respectful name given to older women) in their 70s and 80s were recognized for their lifelong support of their families and their sweat and tears which have nourished this arid land for decades. Others were recognized for the physical signs of settler violence and racist hatred that their bodies bear, but all who came forward undoubtedly carried emotional scars and painful memories that are both invisible, yet unmistakably present.
   Various NGOs and individuals who have been involved in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills were recognized. The awards and recognition went on for quite some time which showed the level of support that these communities have in Israeli, Palestinian, and international networks. The number of people involved in the South Hebron Hills also demonstrates the level of support that is needed for the South Hebron Hills to not be wiped off the map through a slow process of ethnic cleansing which seeks an entirely Judaized Judean desert.
   But despite all of these recognitions and formalities, the children were in the limelight and were the highlight of this festival. Children from the area performed skits and informally entertained by running around with balloons while being generally cute. The At-Tuwani dance troupe performed a couple of short dabke routines (a traditional form of Arabic dance). A group of clowns from Italy, who had been in At-Tuwani as part of the summer camp, also assisted with skits and entertainment.
   The 3rd Annual At-Tuwani Festival of Nonviolent Resistance was a good thing. People didn't have to send lookouts up on the hillside to watch for approaching soldiers or settlers, people didn't have to worry about the months they might serve in jail if arrested, people didn't have to call CPT to come videotape their cisterns or fields of wheat that soldiers or settlers demolished. Rather, people attended a festival where their lives, traditions, and courage were celebrated and where their kids smiled.
That's what a good thing is.

===  WOMANWATCH  ===
+  See description of the play Nine Steps of Desire in CULTUREWATCH.
+  Emmeline Pankhurst
Mardy Grothe writes:
On June 14, 1928, Emmeline Pankhurst died at age 69 in London.  Happily, she lived to see her dream come true: women in England finally winning full and complete voting rights.  Pankhurst was England's most famous suffragette, fighting tirelessly for forty years to give women the right to vote.  She was imprisoned numerous times for her protest activities, once saying, "The way to reform has always led through prison."  A fiery orator, she also had a quick wit.  During a 1909 speech, a heckler shouted out, "If you were my wife, I'd poison you."  Pankhurst immediately shot
back: "No, you wouldn't.  I'd do it myself."
A few years later, Winston Churchill would hear a similar insult (from Lady Astor) and make a similar reply.  Pankhurst also offered many other memorable observations in her lifetime, some of which you will find below:
   "Trust in God--she will provide."
   "Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it."
   "How different the reasoning is that men adopt when they are discussing the cases of men and those of women."
   "We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers."
   "What is the use of fighting for a vote if we have not got a country to vote in?"  (said in support of a war effort in WWI)
Emmeline Pankhurst
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden;14 July 1858 - 14 June 1928) was an English political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement, which helped women win the right to vote. In 1999, Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back".[1]
The rest at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmeline_Pankhurst

=== SENIORWATCH  === Battle Hymn of the Baby Boomers
       Baby Boomers are older than the (US) President: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49GavdGWtac

===  HERITAGEWATCH  ===  Sunday Oct 17
Heritage and Harvest
The Seniors' Activity Centre and the WV Community Centres Services Society invite you to celebrate the season and West Vancouver heritage!
There are celebrations and activities for everyone:
o  Watch the official opening of the covered walkway connecting the Community Centre to the SAC
o  Celebrate Peter Jones's contribution to the community
o  Honour 100 years of service for the Girl Guides of Canada and open the 25-year time capsule with the Lions Area Girl Guides
o  Wear your 1960s' skating gear to a free public skate to celebrate the 45-year anniversary of the West Vancouver Arena 
o  Preview the development of a new book by the WV Historical Society that celebrates the 100-year history in West Vancouver
o  Drink tea in the Gladwys Davies Tea Room - Former Commissioner of Girl Guides and first female District Councillor for WV
o  Play traditional games and activities for ALL ages on the great lawn
o  Participate in the blue ribbon pie-baking contest
o  Purchase homemade apple pies and eat a harvest lunch at the Garden Café in the SAC
o  View vintage cars, play table tennis, quilt, and learn to knit at the SAC
o  Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch on the great lawn (tickets available for purchase)
Schedule of Events:
~  11am - 3:30pm  ~  Pumpkin patch, games, and activities open for fun
~  noon  ~   Gladwys Davies Tea Room opens with musical entertainment
~  1pm  ~ Peter Jones dedication
~  1:30pm  ~  Opening of Girl Guide 25-year time capsule
~  3:30pm - 5pm  ~  1960s' FREE skate at the WV Arena

From: Tyee Bridge <tyee@tyeebridge.com>
For full details, schedule and film descriptions, go to www.missionfilmfestival.ca or phone 604 826 5937. Toll free at 1 866 494-3655.
Join Alexandra Morton, Rex Weyler, Chief Marilyn Baptiste, Chief Joe Alphonse, along with filmmakers Damien Gillis, Franklin Lopez, Susan Smitten, and many others for a weekend about salmon, "Communities in Action" , and much more!
Hope is not what we find in evidence.  It is what we become in action.
Mission World Community Film Festival  --  OCTOBER 1, 2, 3
On October 1st, Alexandra Morton will be speaking at an evening to celebrate the legendary salmon return of 2010, and to recognize the need to ensure the future survival of wild salmon....
On October 2nd, Rex Weyler will be speaking after Land of Oil and Water...  About two oil tankers per week already pass through Vancouver harbour, with plans for ten tankers per week. 
Professor Trevor Carolan will be speaking after "The Practice of the Wild" to remind us of why we need to recognize our connection to ecology in literature and in our lives.
Franklin Lopez will be present to speak after "Sweet Crude"  and the sneak preview of "END:CIV". ...
On October 3rd, it will be an honour to have Chief Marilyn Baptiste and Chief Joe Alphonse present to speak after 'Blue Gold: the Tsilhqot'in Fight for Fish Lake'. ...
What else links Alexandra, Rex, and Chief Marilyn together? Come find out when they announce their upcoming plans for October.

===  What does 'love' mean?  === ...forwarded to me
ah, young love.........  so many interpretations and expressions......
                        pls send me your definition/thoughts on what love means..........
What love means to 4- to 8-year-olds
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4- to 8-year-olds, 'What does 'love' mean?'  The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.
See what you think:
'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.  So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.
That's love.'
                Rebecca, age 8
'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'
                Billy, age 4
'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'
                Karl, age 5
'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'
                Chrissie, age 6
'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'
                Terri, age 4
'Love is when my mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'
                Danny, age 7
'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mummy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.'
                Emily, age 8
'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'
                Bobby, age 7 (Wow!)
'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'
                Nikka, age 6  (we need a few million more Nikkas on this planet)
'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'
                Noelle, age 7
'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'
                Tommy, age 6
'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'
                Cindy, age 8
'My mummy loves me more than anybody.
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'
                Clare, age 6
'Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
                Elaine, age 5
'Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
                Chris, age 7
'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.'
                Mary Ann, age 4
'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'
                Lauren, age 4
'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.'
                Karen - age 7 (what an image)
'Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'
                Mark, age 6
'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'
                Jessica, age 8
And the final one:
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.  The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was a four-year-old child whose next-door neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbour, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry.'
                When there is nothing left, that is when you find out that love is all you need.

===  LANGUAGEWATCH  ===  Paraprosdokian
Paraprosdokian  - noun
Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation.
=D8   I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
=D8   Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
=D8   I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
=D8   Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
=D8   The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
=D8   Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
=D8   If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
=D8   We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
=D8   War does not determine who is right -- only who is left.
=D8   Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
=D8   The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
=D8   Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
=D8   To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
=D8   A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
=D8   How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
=D8   Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
=D8   Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
=D8   I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paycheques.
=D8   A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.
=D8   Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency,notify:", I put "DOCTOR".
=D8   I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
=D8   I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it...so I said "Implants?".
=D8   Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
=D8   Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
=D8   Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
=D8   Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
=D8   A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
=D8   You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
=D8   The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
=D8   Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
=D8   A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
=D8   Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.
=D8   Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
=D8   I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.
=D8   Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
=D8   There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
=D8   I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
=D8   I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.
=D8   When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
=D8   You're never too old to learn something stupid.
=D8   To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
=D8   Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
=D8   Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.
=D8   A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
=D8   If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?
=D8   Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
Paraprosdokian  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A paraprosdokian (from Greek "=BC???-", meaning "beyond" and "=BC????????", meaning "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning of a particular word, creating a syllepsis.
                More examples follow with attribution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraprosdokian

===  WORDWATCH  === Governor General
According to the Canadian government, the title Governor General is not hyphenated, even though a hyphen is used for the same title in other Commonwealth realms. Many other media organizations in Canada ignore this rule, however, and use the governor-general spelling. As governor is the main noun in the title, it is the term that is pluralized; thus, it is governors general, rather than governor generals. Moreover, both terms are often capitalized, particularly when preceding an incumbent's name, but sometimes they are not (e.g. Canadian governors general).

===  MAIKU  ===  bard-ku 2010 September 25 (closing night of Bard on the Beach)

                    Gaze at the glorious fruit
                                                  of twenty-one years
                                                                                glow memorable

                             downpour drowns summer
                                                                     applause reverberates, fades --
                                                                                                                  rain, tent disappear


An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
                                                       -- Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss poet and philosopher (1821 - 1881)
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
                                  -- Aldous Huxley, English writer, "A Note on Dogma: Paradox", Proper Studies, 1927
No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.
                                                                            -- Isaac Babel, Soviet author (1894 - 1940)
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
                                               -- Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Jewish American author (1902 - 1991)
Gold in its native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and only lowborn metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter. However, like the rest of the world, I still go on underrating men of gold and glorifying men of mica.
                                                                   -- Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)
The fundamental conflicts in human life are not between competing ideas one "true" and the other "false" but rather between those who hold power and use it to oppress others, and those who are oppressed by power and seek to free themselves from it.
THOMAS S. SZASZ (Hungarian-American philosopher and psychiatrist), The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement, ch. 4, 1970.

He who laughs, lasts.
                      -- Mary Poole

Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.
Old hardware engineers never die, they just cache in their chips.
Old journalists never die, they just get de-pressed.
Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.
Old bankers never die, they just lose interest.
Old pilots never die, they just go to a higher plane.
Old architects never die, they just lose their structures.
Old cashiers never die, they just check out.
Old farmers never die, they just go to seed.

o  The killer followed the psychopath into the forest where he was surrounded by the copse.
o   A guy walks into the psychiatrist's office wearing only Glad Wrap shorts. The shrink says, "Well, I can clearly see you're nuts."
o  What would you get if you crossed a pigeon and a general? A military coo.