Posts Tagged "2011"

Premiere of A New Moon Over Tokohu

Linda Ohama’s new film, A New Moon Over Tokohu, premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. I had the opportunity to meet with her and two special guests from Japan, Kanako and Sera Sasaki, at a celebration organized by Consul…

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Occupy Together

November 25, 2011 was a rainy night in Vancouver. The Canucks were playing. Pre-2011 Grey Cup events were taking place so the streets were filled with people and about 400 people showed up for a public forum on Occupy Together…

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Media Democracy Day 2011

Know the media. Be the media. Change the media.
Media Democracy Day 2011 in Vancouver took place November 11-13. The first MDD took place in 2001 in Vancouver and Toronto – and I may have been in attendance. Ten years later…

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Occupy Vancouver: We are the 99%

From babies to seniors, people gathered by the thousands at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The fountain side of the art gallery was packed with people and overflowing on to the sidewalks. Signs proclaimed “People before Profits”…

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New BCGEU area office in Nanaimo

Thanks to the BCGEU Area 02 Cross Component Committee for organizing a wonderful opening event for members, activists and community to check out the new BCGEU area office in Nanaimo.
I enjoyed chatting with everyone and I really appreciated the displays…

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Celebrating Labour Day 2011

Another year, another Labour Day. While some may consider this day just the last day of summer, many were taking in Labour Day festivities across BC. In the Fraser Valley, the second annual Labour Day picnic in Abbotsford brought out…

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What I did during the summer…

After being re-elected as a provincial vice president for BCGEU, I was back to my usual hectic schedule. Convention ended on Saturday (June 18th). Later that evening, I attended the 50th birthday party for Canada’s New Democrats. Unfortunately I wasn’t…

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Thank You for Re-electing me!

Thank you for your support. And thank you to the BCGEU 2011 convention delegates for re-electing me as your vice president. I am honoured to continue working for you. A very special thank you to Sue Stroud, my campaign manager, and…

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Day 3: Solidarity with CAW + CUPW

Honoured our Life Members at BCGEU 2011 Convention. I chaired part of the convention. We welcomed and cheered Libby Davies MP who brought greetings and a strong message about supporting workers’ rights from New Democrat Leader Jack Layton. The NDP is…

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Drumming on Day 2 BCGEU Convention & All Candidates Forum

We started Day 2 of the BCGEU 2011 convention with an invigorating drumming session. Lots of resolutions debated. Co-chaired the Constitution & Structure Committee. Spirit of Leadership award to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Participated in a flash mob. And then the…

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