CHAMBER OF COMMONERS II
Pebble in the Pond will once again be at the Chamber of Commoners Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00pm at Club Bon Accueil
PEBBLE IN THE POND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting,
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010 at 6:00pm
at BREAKWATER BOOKS
6812A Alberni Street
Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the meeting. We welcome your ideas on how to reduce plastic garbage in our community!
Pebble in the Pond will report out on the many successful activities undertaken in the past year, and the amazing progress Powell River has made as a community. We will also provide a preview of projects slated to occur in the next twelve months. Membership fees have played a key role in helping Pebble in the Pond make a big splash that is making good waves in our community. If you’re not a member already or haven’t renewed yet, we welcome you to join us either before or at the meeting. We are also very pleased to present the following special event after the AGM: Sweetness from Ashes book reading and African fundraiser with Marlyn Horsdal at 7 pm
“Sweetness from Ashes is a confident and accomplished debut. An exploration of family feuds and secrets, Horsdal leads her readers across Canada and to parts of Africa on a journey of familial discovery. As those of us who read a great deal of CanLit know, such journeys often end in shame and heartbreak. Refreshingly, though, Horsdal’s vision is a more mature one. She leads us across her vistas with a sort of vibrant abandon. I loved Sweetness from Ashes. It’s a book for which I feel I’ve waited a long time.” Review by January Magazine. Author Marlyn Horsdal started a non-profit organization called Educating Girls in Africa, a scholarship program for girls at St. Louis Secondary School in Kumasi, Ghana. All royalties from the sale of this novel will be donated to this cause. Marlyn Horsdal lives on Salt Spring Island.
Earth Week Events:
THURSDAY, APRIL 22 @ 7PM
GREEN MOVIE NIGHT
at a location near you! The documentary ‘Suzuki Speaks’ by Powell River filmmaker Tony Papa will be screened at various locations throughout the region.
‘Suzuki Speaks’ directed by Tony Papa. 45 mins
Exploding with visual and aural excitement, this documentary captures the passion, vision and inspiration of world-renowned scientist/visionary Dr. David Suzuki as he considers the human animal and its place in the universe. Using the latest in computer-generated imagery, motion graphics and innovative editing, Suzuki Speaks blends the vitality of Suzuki’s face and voice with exciting pictures exploring the beauty and complexity of our world. The program features a driving soundtrack of natural sounds and rhythmic music, including a song by Leonard Cohen.
Kelly Creek School 2341 Zilinsky Road
Community Resource Centre 4752 Joyce Street
Texada Island – TACT Centre in Van Anda
Kat’s Meow Cafe 6762 Cranberry Street
Sliammon – TBA
Lund Community Centre
SATURDAY APRIL 24
BACKROADS TRASH BASH & COMMUNITY CLEANUP
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION EVENTS at WILLINGDON BEACH
Powell River knows how to celebrate and we’ll be doing Earth Day’s 40th birthday up right! Bring the whole family down to the beach for a great day of music, story-telling, eco-workshops and more!!
We’ll also need lots of volunteers so if you are interested in helping, please contact us. Also contact us, if you want to have an eco-booth or perform or have an idea for an awesome Earth Day activity that we really MUST include.
CONTACT INFO: 604 483 8987 email@example.com
EarthDay Heroes 100-Word Writing Contest for Students: Deadline March 31, 2010
-100 words or less
-Entry must be plastic related
-Writing genre can be poetry, short-short story, soapbox rant, comic strip, journal enty, etc.
-Entry topic must answer the question
“How would you drop your small pebble in the big world wide pond to help save the world for Earth Day?”
-March 31, 2010 is the deadline for entry submissions
-April 22, 2010 winners will be announced at Earth Day celebration
-There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for each school as well as honorable mentions
-Winning entries will be posted here on our website!
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/deliver them c/o: “Pebble in the Pond Contest” 6239 Walnut Street, Powell River BC V8A 4K4
Stay tuned! We’re cooking up more great events for 2010. In the meantime, check out our past events to see what we’ve been up to.
PIP goes to the Movies! February 20, 2010: 10 am
Jon Ornoy and PIP present “Plastic Bottles” (5 mins) at The Powell River Film Festival (screening with HomeGrown) on Saturday February 20 at 10 am (tickets $8/ $6 students) Powell River Recreation Complex Evergreen Theatre (5001 Joyce Ave)
CHAMBER OF COMMONERS PARTY
FEBRUARY 10, 2010 «» RAINBOW ROOM «» RODMAY HOTEL «» 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
PIP will be taking part in this very special event and we will have our groovy ‘Green Speaker’s Corner’ video booth on site so come on down and tell us what you think of plastic pollution and your fantastic ideas on how we can kick our addiction it.
Come to the very first Chamber of Commoners get-together!
The Chamber of Commoners is the heart of Powell River. Our community, non-profit, and other people-based groups are coming together to talk with each other and to exchange information and views in an informal setting. The Chamber of Commoners is a social gathering, not a meeting. Join us!
LIGHT A CANDLE FOR HAITI
Friday Jan 22nd 7 – 10pm @ St Joseph’s Hall (Assumption Church – 7109 Glacier St)
$25 per person
- Wine & Cheese
- Live Music
- Insight Presentation on the Haiti Disaster
- Super-Draw Raffle
- Candlelight Vigil at 8:30pm
All proceeds to go directly to the Canadian Red Cross for food, water, medical services & support to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS TOUR
WHERE: The Old Courthouse Inn, 6243 Walnut Street & Pebble in the Pond (aka Craft HQ) 6239 Walnut StreetDATE: Friday, December 11 & Saturday December 12TIME: 5:00-8:00 PMCOST: $3.00 per adult, $2.00 per child (Photos with Santa: $3.00)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2008
LIFE BEFORE PLASTIC DISPLAY AT THE POWELL RIVER HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pebble in the Pond has been working with the local museum to put together a temporary display called “Life Before Plastic.” This display will run through the summer months in the museum gallery – from mid-July to mid-August. Please join us for opening night Wednesday, July 9 from 7-9pm at the Powell River Historical Museum, 4798 Marine Avenue across from Willingdon Beach.
The Plastic in Your Kitchen – Information Session & Environmental Society Launch
Wednesday, June 25 @ 7:00pm
Breakwater Books, 6812 Alberni Street
Join us for the launch of Pebble in the Pond’s PHASE II: The plastic in your kitchen. There will be an info session about why plastic can be dangerous to your health, as well as the environment. This event will also be the official launch of the Pebble in the Pond Environmental Society, as we are now incorporated! Become a Pebble in YOUR Pond. YOU can make a difference.