Thank you for visiting my Events page! See below for details that will be updated weekly.

Please invite me to Events by sending me the details. The Events on my radar are mostly in Richmond and beyond in the Metro Vancouver region, but they include many global events.

Next Major Event: Seedy Saturday

          Saturday, March 6th from 10-12pm

          Terra Nova Rural Park, Richmond

Group tours of the Garden City Lands can be requested anytime.

If you would like to start a discussion about YOUR issues, find me at these events or…


The upcoming events to take note of:

In 2010, MARCH:

3/4 SCARP Symposium: Planning for Resilence at UBC

3/5 EcoShock Radio, 1-2pm on Co-op Radio 102.7FM

3/6 Seedy Saturday, 10-12pm at Terra Nova Rural Park

3/7 Change the System, Not the Climate, 2-4pm at the Unitarian Church (49th Ave. and Oak St.)

3/8 Richmond City Council Meeting, 7pm

3/11-12 UBC’s Climate Action Conference

3/16 Joker’s International Day of Action on Global Warming, which also happens to be my 28th B’Earthday!


Past Events:

2/18 Sustainability Cafe (Composting) at Homma Elementary School

1/21 Sustainability Cafe (monthly topic: Gardening and Greening your School Grounds) 3:30-5pm at MacNeill Secondary School, Richmond

1/21 World Federalist Meeting with Chris Shaw (monthly topic: 2010 watch) 7:30pm at Unitarian Church, Vancouver (Oak and 49th Ave.)

1/20 Chemical Reaction Movie Screening at Park Theatre

1/20 Politics in the Ring lecture with Dave Zirin at Maritime Labour Centre

1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/18 Richmond Public Hearing, 7pm at City Hall

1/16 South Fraser Perimeter Road and You! Townhall Meeting at Sundance Banquet Room, Ladner

1/14 Be A Change Agent (lecture and discussion)

1/14 Forestry Symposium (panel and discussion) at the Forest Sciences Centre, UBC

1/11 Richmond City Council Meeting at 7pm

1/8 EcoShock on Co-op Radio 102.7FM

1/1 Polar Bear Swim, English Bay

12/31 New Years Eve

12/26 Day of Goodwill, St. Stephen’s Day, Boxing Day, and Kwanzaa begins

12/25 Christmas and Radio Ecoshock is on Co-op Radio 102.7FM at 1pm

12/23 Festivus

12/21 Winter Solstice at at 5:47pm

12/18 Ethical Eats at 8am in the Agro Cafe

12/17 Climate Justice Fast has organized a Day of Fasting

12/14 Richmond City Council meeting, alternate Mondays at 7pm at City Hall Council Chambers  (also on Shaw TV ch.4)

12/10 Nobel Prizes awarded and Human Rights Day

12/10 David Suzuki’s Legacy Lecture at the Chan Centre, UBC

12/8 Constitution Day in Romania

12/7 COP 15 begins, the UN Climate Change Conference

12/7-13 Coastcare Week

12/5 International Volunteer Day

12/5 UBC Canopy Walk at the Botanical Garden

12/4-5 Transition In Vancouver from 9am-5pm at Langara College. This 2-day workshop is hosted by Village Vancouver ($195)

12/3 Richmond OCP Open House at the Cambie Community Centre

12/3 International Day for People with Disability

12/3 Food Secure Vancouver in a changing world at Langara College

12/1 World AIDS Day and a Full Moon at 11:30pm

11/27 Buy Nothing Day, Critical Mass bike rides, and Black Friday –  “Folks on Buying Spree Despite Down Economy!”

11/27 Salmon Nations: Rise Up! A fundraiser at the Maritime Labour Centre

11/26 Harvest Feast Day (Thanksgiving USA) — “food not lawns!”

11/25 Canadian authors talk Tar Sands at the Heritage Hall, Vancouver

11/24 Cheers to 150 yrs of Darwin’s Origin Of Species

11/24 Richmond OCP Open House at the Minoru Cultural Centre

11/22 Collapse movie screening at the Vancity Theatre

11/21-22 Vancouver Folk Music Winter Retreat at Camp Alexandra, White Rock

11/21 World Fisheries Day

11/20 Dia de la Revolucion or Revolution Day (Mexico)

11/19 Richmond Environmental Sustainability Cafe at Maple Lane Elementary

11/19 World Federalist Meeting at the Unitarian Centre, Vancouver (peace initiative speakers)

11/19 Great American Smokeout Day, International Men’s Day, and International Philosophy Day

11/18 GIS Day is during Geography Awareness Week

11/18 No Games 2010 with activist Chris Shaw in the Ladner Library

11/18 Richmond Pesticide Awareness Coalition celebrations at the Richmond Caring Place

11/17 Neighbourhood Food Networking at Langara College

11/17 The Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak

11/16 Richmond Public Hearing at Cityhall

11/15 Green Party of Canada EDA meeting in Richmond

11/15 Iona Working Group to manage Iona Beach Park

11/15 Steve Irwin Day — Wear Khaki and become a Wildlife Warrior!

11/14 Children’s Day (India)

11/11 Rembembrance Day (= Armistice Day, Commonwealth) and Veterans Day (USA)

11/10 National Heroes Day (Indonesia) and 20 years since the Belin wall was torn down (Germany)

11/9-13 National Recycling Week (or do better and rethink and reduce)

11/9 Canadian By-Election Day

11/7-8 Family Wilderness Skills Weekend

11/7 Samhain (the Sun is at 15 degrees for Scorpio)

11/6 International Day for Preventing Environmental Exploitation in War and Armed Conflict

11/5-11 Veterans Week

11/5 Guy Fawkes Day (Britain and New Zealand)

11/4 Take Our (Grade 9) Kids to Work Day

11/2 Dia De Los Muertos, All Souls Day (Catholics) and Day of the Dead (Mexico)

11/1 Daylight Savings Time Ends – Fall Back

11/1 Day One of Movember. Shave and let that Mo grow for this month to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

11/1 Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project AGM and Special Harvest Lunch

11/1 All Saints Day (Catholics) and National Adoption Day and November Day (= La Samhna, Celtic)

10/31 Halloween or All Hallows Eve

10/28 Mom’s Provincial Day of Protest in BC

10/28 Richmond Airport Noise Citizens Advisory Task Force presents their draft recommendations to address the noise problems at Cityhall

10/27 Backyard Chickens 101 at Langara College

10/24 International Day of Climate Action – visit for local event details

10/24 Wild Things nature walk at the Richmond Nature Park

10/23 The Green Challenge Conference with PAGE at Esquimalt Secondary

10/22 National Day of Protest to stop Police Brutality – wear black

10/22 “Age of Stupid” movie screening at Douglas College

10/21 Apple Day ’09 and a night of Orionids Meteor Shower

10/21 Council of Canadians presents “Blue Gold” at the Ladner Pioneer Library

10/21 “Greening your Living Space for Energy Conservation” with Philip Be’er at Langara College

10/19-23 is Waste Reduction Week and the National Water Week

10/19 Richmond Public Hearings at cityhall

10/18 Organic Winter Veggies workshop at the Richmond Nature Park

10/17 Richmond’s World Food Event at the Richmond Cultural Centre

10/17 Diwali — Festival of Lights

10/17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2009

10/17 Harvest Festival for SPEC

10/16 World Food Day 2009

10/15 Blog Action Day 2009 to raise our consciousness

10/15 Richmond’s Sustainability Cafe at Ferris Elementary

10/15 Former Green Party Leader of Saskatchewan presents at Vancouver’s Unitarian Centre

10/14 National Ride to Work Day 2009

10/12 Indigenous Peoples Day 2009

10/12 Thanksgiving for Turkey’s Day

10/11 Steveston Market from 10am-3pm

10/11 Film Screening of H2Oil at 6:30pm at the Empire Granville 7 ($11)

10/10 World Mental Health Day and the International Day for Disaster Reduction

10/8 Overshoot lecture with Rex Wyler

10/7 Shifting from Knowing to Doing with Philip Be’er

10/5 World Habitat Day and World Teacher Day

10/4-10 World Space Week – I view a daily shot of space…the final frontier

10/4 World Animal Day with a tour of the Garden City Lands

10/3 Environmental Toxins and Our Health

10/3 Rally for Salmon

10/2 International Day of Non-Violence

10/2 Walk to Work Day

10/2 Michael Moore’s film debut for Capitalism: A Love Story

10/1 International Day of Older Persons

9/27 BC Rivers Day with a Salmon Celebration

9/27 World Tourism Day- check out the Steveston Market

9/27 Jog for the Bog 5km or 10km

9/26 Garlic Festival at Richmond’s Sharing Farm

9/26 Craft Bazaar at the Wise Hall on Main Street

9/25 EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY (previously know as Ecological Debt Day)

9/25 Film Screening for “The Idiot Cycle” at the Empire 7 Granville Theatre

9/25 Good Deeds Day

9/24 FARMADE at UBC Farm

9/23 Eco-comedy “How To Boil A Frog” screening at Langara College

9/23 Richmond Public Works Committee discussed the new pesticide bylaw (full of loopholes)

9/22 World Car-Free Day 2009

9/21 UN International Peace Day

9/21 Climate Wake Up Call event at Richmond’s Library Plaza at 12:18pm hosted by Neil Smith

9/21 Global premier of the new film, The Age Of Stupid

9/20 Garden City Lands’ Ecotour to the centre of the Lulu Island Bog

9/20 National Neighbourhood Day

9/19 International Coastal Cleanup Day – Richmond is in the Fraser River Estuary along the West Coast of North America

9/19-20 Clean Up The World Weekend – I’ll be picking up the wastes from humanity in and around the bog

9/18 World Water Monitoring Day – Richmond will be washed away if we stop monitoring…

9/18 Bike Shorts Film Festival from 6:30-9:30pm at Science World ($10) hosted by VACC

9/17 Council of Canadians presents “MoveOn: The Movie

9/16 International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer

9/15 Maple Ridge Public Hearing at 7pm to discuss the Jackson Farm

9/15 Solar Hot Water Webinar at 12 noon, see and for details

9/13 Garden City Lands’ Ecotour to the Bog at the Delta Nature Reserve

9/13 Steveston Farmer’s Market

9/12-13 Sustainable House Days

9/12 Festival of Light and Healing Arts

9/9 Richmond Public Hearings – Special Meeting at the Cityhall Council Chambers

9/9 Zero Waste meeting at 6pm in the WCWC Vancouver office

9/8 Schools open and I start out as an environmental science teacher!!

9/8 International Literacy Day – I recommend reading about the local species in your area, learn about how you can help them!

9/8 Richmond Council’s Special Meeting

9/7-13 National Landcare Week

9/7 ***Labour Day***National Threatened Species Day***

9/4 Ecoshock on Co-op Radio 102.7FM at 1pm on Friday (my favorite weekly radio program) **NEW SEASON STARTS**

9/4 Canning Workshop at Richmond’s South Arm Community Centre

9/1 Garden City Lands’ Ecotour to the Boglands and Bog Forest at the Richmond Nature Park.

9/1 Richmond Green Party meeting

9/1 Hour of Positive Power is at 11am

8/30 Steveston Farmers Market

8/26 Alice Doesn’t Day – a day where women demand reproductive freedom and an end to domestic violence

8/25 BC Legislature finally resumes

8/23 International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

8/22 Green Leap Forward with David Wong’s Frogs, Film, and Fun. This event was held outdoors at Richmond’s Cultural Centre

8/20 Solar technology tour

8/20 Richmond Public Meeting on the New Pesticide Bylaw

8/20 UN Global Climate Change Townhall in North Vancouver

8/19 Vancouver Green Drinks

8/18 Zero Waste Expert: Paul Connett will be speaking at SPEC

8/17 Canada Line opens

8/16 Ladner Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show 2009

8/16 Iona Stewardship Event from 10am-1pm at Iona Beach Park, Sea Island, Richmond

8/14 Jupiter is closest to Earth on this day in 2009

8/14 Opening ceremony and ride across the Canada Line Bike Bridge from Richmond to Vancouver

8/12 International Youth Day

8/10 Prisoner Justice Day 2009 – learn about the Canadian politics of prison

8/9 International Day for World Indigenous People

8/6 Hiroshima Day 2009 – for worldwide nuclear disarmament

8/3 BC Day to recharge for more activism in BC

8/2 National Tree Day with a 4:30pm ecotour of the Garden City Lands to improve the habitat for the existing Shorepines

8/1 Hour of Positive Power 11am

7/31 School’s Tree Day

7/26 International BOG DAY at the Delta Nature Reserve (Planet Ice parking lot), Open Air Festival and Bog Walk

7/25 Burns Bog Benefit Concert from 6:30-10:30pm at the Delta Firehall for the Arts, at 11489 84 avenue in Delta. $12 at the door.

7/23 Minister of the Environment, Barry Penner is on Shaw TV at 8pm, an interview with Vaughn Palmer

7/22 Solar Eclipse (not visable from my longitude)

7/19 Waterlife film screening at Tinseltown, Vancouver

7/19 Folkfest evening concerts and a swim at Jericho Beach Park

7/5 MEC Paddlefest at Jericho Beach, Vancouver from 10am-4pm

7/4 Bocce by the Beach, Tournament at Spanish Banks, register by noon ($40/team)

7/3 Earth is at aphelion (farthest from the sun at 7pm)

7/1 Canada Day, Salmon Festival and Parade in Steveston

7/1 Hour of Positive Power from 11am-12pm

6/26 Administrative Day (marking the beginning of  my summer break, wooohoooo!)

6/25 How to Create a Village in a City lecture at Langara College from 730-930pm

6/25 Council of Canadians Summer Movie Night “Battle in Seattle” 7-9pm at the Ladner Pioneer Library

6/22 GCLC’s AGM at 7pm in the Red Barn of Terra Nova Sharing Farm

6/21 Father’s Day and National Aboriginal’s Day

6/21 Iona Stewardship Event from 10am-1pm at Iona Beach Regional Park

6/20 Summer Solstice 10:47pm is the longest day of 2009

6/18 Steveston Folk Guild with Tom Rawson

6/17 Zero Waste Vancouver’s Public Meeting 7pm SPEC House 2150 Maple St.

6/17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

6/14 Flag Day

6/13 UBC Farm’s Farmers Market from 9am-1pm

6/11 Mapping Richmond Talk at 7pm at the Richmond Museum

6/8 World Oceans Day and Canadian Rivers Day

6/6 Michael Pollan (author) spoke at UBC Farm about urban agriculture projects

6/6 A History of Plant Based Medicine at UBC Botanical Gardens

6/5 UN World Environment Day (I went for a lake swim)

6/1 Hour of Positive Power – 11am

5/31 Children’s PEACE festival at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall

5/30 Richmond’s Green Party EDA meeting

5/23 World Turtle Day

5/23 Garden City Lands Eco-Tour for International Biodiversity Day

5/22 Steveston Folk Guild to hear the music from Mike Silver

5/19 Rex Weyler’s visual lecture on Overshoot at SFU Harbour Centre

5/17 Iona Stewardship Event, Iona Beach Regional Park on Sea Island. The 3rd Sunday of every m0nth, from 10am-1pm and the next one is this on June 21st with snacks and tools provided.

5/11 – 5/17 was Bike to Work Week

5/14 Metro Vancouver Public Meeting at Richmond Cultural Centre

5/12 BC Green Party Rally, Kentizen Restaurant in Tinseltown

5/12 BC Election and Referendum, bike to nearest voting station

5/11 Omni TV Interview and sign waving, NW corner of the Garden City Lands

5/11 – 5/17 BIKE TO WORK WEEK

5/10 Mother’s Day Eco-Tour, Garden City Lands

5/7 “7th Generation Initiative” with author Mike Nickerson

5/6 – 5/9 Advance Voting, 8am-8pm, BC

5/6 Fairchild TV Interview and sign waving, NW corner of the Garden City Lands

5/5 Green Fundraiser Night, Tidewaters Pub, Delta and Surrey Green Party Candidates

5/4 All Candidates Meeting, Gateway Theatre, RCSAC

5/3 Leader’s TV Debate, CBC

5/2 Doors Open Day, Richmond’s heritage sites (10am-4pm) Sat. & Sun.

5/1 Steveston Press Release, Garry Point Park, “No Tankers on the Fraser”

4/30 BC Forestry Forum, CBC 690AM, BC Almanac

4/29 All Candidates Meeting, Richmond Secondary School, RTA, RASA, CUPE, RDPA

4/29 All Candidates Meeting, Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant, CAPBA

4/27 All Candidates Meeting, Minoru Place, RCD & RCC

4/26 Burns Bog Day, Delta Nature Reserve

4/26 Earth Day Theatre, Beaumont Theatre

4/25 Earth Day Festival, Terra Nova Rural Park

4/23 Anti-pesticide rally, Westminster Highway

4/22 Earth Day Eco-tour, Garden City Lands

4/20 BC-STV Public Meeting, Richmond Cultural Centre

4/19 Iona Beach Stewardship Event, Iona Regional Park

4/18 Earth Day Celebration with Kairos, St.Albans Church

4/17 Rivers At Risk Tour, Ladner Community Centre

4/15 State of the Bog, Richmond Nature Park

4/14 Richmond City Councill Meeting, City Hall


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