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Critical Mass and Day to Stop Gateway

Ride to be in the street to steer towards a future not crippled by cars
The last Critical Mass of the year to start with the sun up
the last friday of this month Let's
5-5:30pm Gather, 6pm Leave
today 28 september at the
Vancouver Art Gallery
Lions side

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Free Betty K
will be joining us for the
Critical Mass bike ride and roll.
She was jailed for opposing the highway
expansion to whistler Eagle Ridge Bluffs Olympic
The Velo fusion after party is going to be a fund raiser for her.

===Post-CM Party===

Please join us Friday September 28 to welcome Betty Krawzcyk back. Vancouver s 79 year old grandmother is getting out of jail. She has just spent 7 months imprisoned for trying to stop the destruction of Eagle Ridge Bluffs.. It would really mean a lot to her to see as many of us as
possible. Everything she does is because she cares so much about future generations and what we can do to save this planet. Please join us in welcoming her back.

This will be a fun event with speakers and lots of dancing, bands, performances, great DJ's and much more dancing. The event is a fund raiser for her legal expenses.

Lineup: Natural Flavors (Band) Timothy Wisdom (DJ) Broken Falls Community Hall Band (Band) Cabaret Kitty (Cabaret) Marni Norwich (Poet) Joe Foy (WC2 trouble maker) More performers still to be announced Where: The Anza Club #3 West 8th. Doors open at 8pm

Cost: $5 if you arrive with Critical Mass (Betty will be going on the critical mass bike ride) $10 otherwise NOBODY WILL BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS !

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The Day to Stop Gateway

September 29th, 2007

3 Events:
Rail and buses YES! Not highways.
Send a strong message to Big Brother Campbell that Gateway is the Wrong way.

  • The Spirit of Sustainability Connecting Spirituality and Ecology in the context of the Gateway Program

Vancouver (car pool, bus, or bike)
949 West 49th at Oak,
The Unitarian Church
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Engagement by Erratica & Port Action Theatre Troupe
Speakers include Derek Corrigan, Gordon Price, Dr Bill Rees, Stephen
Rees, Jim Houlahan and Donna Passmore.

  • The Ride to Stop Gateway

A mass ride from the The Spirit of Sustainability Rally to Hello Al, Goodbye Gateway Rally.
5:00pm The Unitarian Church 949 West 49th at Fremlin (1 block east of Oak) Meet by the bike parking. The ride will arrive at the Bayshore in plenty of time to catch the action.

  • Hello Al, Goodbye Gateway Rally Welcome Al Gore to Vancouver

Demand Action on Climate Change and Have Fun Doing It
Bring your signs and banners.
(East of the Westin Bayshore)
5:00 - 7:30 pm Cardero St. at Coal Harbour

Engagement by Timothy Wisdom, Raging Grannies, Ned Jacobs and the Port Action Theatre Troupe. Speakers Adriane Carr, Suzanne Anton, David Cadman, Heather Deal, Joe Foy , Harold Steves, Michael Sather, Peter Julian, David Fields and Betty Krawczyk.

For more information: Donna Passmore - 604=536=2790
Richard Campbell - 604=733=1764

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Car Free Day


world carfree vancouver bike fun weekend!

SEPTEMBER - the summer is ended - is the real new year for many of us:
students, teachers, learners for life... Now is a great time to get geared up for a good year of cycling in the rain, cold and snow. Alive and active in the city is always the way to be. RIDE TOGETHER because it is more fun... And there is a whole lot of it this weekend upcoming:

a nice SCHEDULE in hard to read colours is at velovan.blogspot


counter the subliminal-eroticism-of-car-culture-hegemony with the
w.i.s.e. hall, 1882 adanac (at victoria)
tickets $5-10 sliding scale. licensed.
friday, september 21st - lingerie encouraged.

A night of sexxxy movies, Olympian drama, tassles, & two-wheeled foreplay. Emcees: Reverend Phil of the Portland and Ifny, Pedal Revolutionary. Witness the Bike Striptease! Also appearing: King Codpiece, holy relics and the Creaking Planks, rendering tunes of the boudoir helpless and quivering. Afterglow tunes by Tom Cunningham IV and the Americans. Beer & swag sold to all comers. Portlandia cometh! Vancouverella awaiteth!


same friday night. free!
departing from the w.i.s.e. hall

in the tradition of the great nekkid bike ride, doff your threads and head out into the night. see-though polyester, sequins, bits of fluff, tiaras and tootsie rolls, bring out your naughty bits and ride vancouver en sassy masse! raincoat check available. (lingerie optional!)


...although cmers probably don't need a reminder....

subscribe to carbusters magazine for ideas on how it can happen here


--> saturday sept 22 - 1:00-5:30 pm
BICYCLE CARCASS IV: vermin awake!
strathcona park, 857 malkin ave
(at venables, 3 blocks west of clark; by general paint)
free! vegan, kid-friendly.

a day of bicycle battlegames and buffoonery including jousting, derbies, blindfold races and a game of afghan buzkashi. the key to the city of east vancouver is once again up for grabs, currently held by the shawn of bellingham. armour and silliness encouraged. bring duct tape. helpers welcome!


a celebration of bike arts & culture
12 - 6 pm 17th ave between main st. & quebec st.
presented by pedal, pedalplay, our community bikes, C0fV celebration grants & blim

the day will feature all of pedal's projects and creations: pedaling zoo, pedal powered sound, bicycle blender smoothies, free bike checks by ocb staff, bike art station, advocacy info. performaces by the sprockettes (portland,or), vancouver's b:c:clettes and brakes and music by blackberry wood and meaghan rose. come play!


vancouver's primer biker party!

sept 22, 9pm til l8r
NEW LOCATION 295 W. 2nd Ave.

performances by velo-vixens, brakes, the bc clettes, and the sprockettes of portland start our evening. elemental circus of fire led by the flygirl of the apocalypse. three stages, two rooms of sound with djs, thomas cunningham, timothy wisdom, xben, captain crunk and the pirate booty crew and robin bank$. roving performers and spontaneous acts of random party madness. visual environment by the bonnie and clyde experiment. art installations by pedal play beverages available for grownups entry by donation, a fund raiser for pedal play. $10-20. no one turned away for lack of funds. (or volunteer)


TEAM H2V is a group of 5 lower mainland riders who left halifax friday september 14. they are riding, relay style, non-stop to raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes. they are scheduled to arrive in vancouver on saturday september 22 in english bay. 9 days later! they are looking for people to ride with them as they arrive in the lower mainland. please check out teamh2v especially the blog link as it will give details of the route as they get nearer.


saturday, september 29th, 2007 - 5:00 - 7:30 pm
cardero st. at coal harbour (east of the westin bayshore)
[ cardero st. +coal harbour +vancouver bc]

welcome al gore to vancouver and demand action on climate change. send a strong message to premier campbell that gateway is the wrong way. rail and buses not highways. bring your signs and banners for a rally outside the bayshore. al gore will be inside the bayshore giving his inconvenient truth presentation. if you can't afford the $500 tickets, please join us for the rally outside, just to the east of the bayshore. premier campbell will be introducing mr. gore. the gateway program will increase traffic throughout the region thus increasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 176,000,000 kg per year!

david fields - society promoting environmental conservation (spec),
adriane carr - deputy leader, green party ,
joe foy - western canada wilderness committee ,
harold steves - father of bc's agricultural land ,
michael sather - mla, maple ridge-pitt meadows,
peter julian -federal ndp transportation critic ,
donna passmore - gateway 40 citizens network,
entertainment by raging grannies, ned jacobs, port action theatre troup and timothy wizdom.

details, transportation solutions, problems with gateway:

invite your facebook friends: facebook/event 5971385798
to volunteer, contact richard: 604+733+1764


hello al, goodbye gateway is part of the day to stop gateway which begins with:
THE SPIRIT OF SUSTAINABILITY connecting spirituality and ecology in the context of the gateway program - 949 west 49th avenue (at oak)
saturday, september 29
from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

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