Vancouver Critical Mass

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Tonight! Fwd: Pots & Pans show of solidarity in Roberts Creek - May 30th at 8 pm

Sunshine Coasters - Let's show some solidarity with 35 Canadian cities
and towns (and counting) and meet tomorrow night at the Roberts Creek
Hall at 8 pm and go for a pots and pans walk ~ can anyone film?

I am personally appalled by Law 78, in particular: The law restricts
freedom of assembly, protest, or picketing on or near university
grounds, and anywhere in Quebec without prior police approval. The law
also places restrictions upon education employees right to strike.
This affects many and I feel the implications are far reaching.

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from Casseroles Canada...
We're inspired by the Quebec student strike and the popular uprising
in Quebec against Law 78 and the Charest government, so ...

On Wednesday, May 30, starting at 8pm, people from coast to coast to
coast all over Canada are showing solidarity by banging pots and pans

This will be the first of many casseroles nights across Canada. Once
Quebec student students stop the tuition hike and Law 78, we're all
going to Stop Harper together!


Facebook invite for the Sunshine Coast:!/events/370568086336128/

Facebook invite for Vancouver:

Other links:

Have you seen this video? A simple, beautiful act.

an article:

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
-- T. S. Eliot, "The Family Reunion"


Pirate Critical Mass

When: Firday May 25, 2012
Meet at 5:30pm
Ride at 6:00pm

 Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver (Georgia St. side)

We go rain or shine.

Bring a pirate costume, bells, whistles, noisemakers.
Enjoy the car-free space that we create.

All human-powered transportation is welcome !

RSVP at the Facebook Event Page : 

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Critical Mass Pirate Party

When : When Friday May 25th
Where : Commercial Drive Legion, 2205 Commercial Drive
Map :

The Legion will be a fantasy deserted island of sexy sailors, that pirate stomping dance floor, sword play, buccaneer burlesque, circus strays and cold, foamy pints. There'll be little left of y'all for them bone pickin gulls when we turn you onto the dark decks after this party.

We've got the Creeking Planks, Timothy Wisdom, Lola Lush, DJ Wellsie, the scantly clad clowns, the Liana dancers and a pirate peep show. Your MC of the evening will be the queen of the pirates Jessica peg leg Mansoon.

More performers still ta be announced

Doors at 9:00pm

Advance tickets $10
Tickets at the door $15
Advance tickets available at

Free if you were on the Critical Mass Pirate Ride and you arrive before 10pm.

Bicycle Show & Shine - Sat May 26th!


I was hoping that you would share our event with your fans and
friends!  This is our first Bicycle Show & Shine in New Westminster
and we are hoping that it will be a great way to kick off Bike to Work
week.  Here is then event information:


May is Bike Month we are here to celebrate all things bicycle!  Join
River Market and our partners Fraser River Bike Tours & Rentals and
Modo as we host our very first Bicycle Show & Shine event!

Do you have a bicycle you'd like to show off? We'd love to see it!
Sign up today to take part in the "Show" part of the Show & Shine and
you could win prizes including $100 car sharing credits from Modo,
prize from Cap's Bicycle, Two Tickets to the Slow Food Tour, River
Market Prize and Green Zebra Guides! You can also sign up your bike
the day of the event!

Schedule of Events
12:00-2:00pm Show & Shine Check in & Family Activities & Musical
Performance by Kevin Page
2:00pm Bicycle Show Begins
2:30pm Bicycle Show Ends
2:45pm Bicycle Show Prizes Awarded
3:00pm Family Bike Parade to Westminster Pier
4:00pm Festivities End!

We'll also have activities for the whole family including:

- Decorate Your Bike Station
- Bike Safety Check by Cap's Bicycles
- Trike Race
- Face Painting & Balloon Animals by donation
- Create bike pennants with Papergirl Vancouver

Cap's Bicycles will also be collecting bikes to send to Africa, please
bring any bikes you'd like to donate and they will be happy to send
them to those in need on your behalf.

Bike Month, It's How We Roll on the Mighty Fraser.

I have also attached a poster for you.  Thank you so much for your
time, I hope you have a great week!

Melissa Balfour
River Market Event Coordinator
Twitter: @rivermrkt