Sunday, 28 December 2008

Ring In the New Year with Sandra Itenson Sweetman @ Toronto Sprouts & Support The Paradigm Shift Project

A last minute reminder and information update from Toronto Sprouts:


The early bird deadline has been extended to Mon Dec 29th! This fundraiser event is $95 cash only at the door, or only $70 in advance via paypal.com using your credit card or banking info - to pay via PayPal, click on Send Money Online https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_send-money&nav=1.1.0 and reference Sandra's email address sandra[AT]mydivineblueprint[DOT]com - it's quite simple to use!

• Watch the links for ongoing updates to the list of great raffle prizes donated by awesome Toronto area businesses in support of this event!

• A note on the food being served at this event: Sandra confirmed there will be some vegetarian, and raw vegan options, among the snacks, as well as other options. (Note these are snacks, a full dinner is not being served. :)

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Are you looking for a different way to welcome in 2009 than you may have experienced in past years? Would you like to receive guidance and insights to help set the right intention for the new year? How about celebrating the new year with like-minded kindred spirits while helping to support a worthy cause?

You are invited to join the New Years Celebration Party hosted by Sandra Itenson Sweetman at Toronto Sprouts at 720 Bathurst St. south of Bloor on December 31. This event is both a celebration party and a fundraiser in support of The Paradigm Shift Project. Read below to find out what's in store for the evening.

8:30pm MEDITATION FOR THE NEW YEAR

Sandra Itenson Sweetman will lead a meditation to welcome in the New Year and offer tips on how setting the right intention can make New Year's Resolutions a powerful tool. Learn what to expect for 2009 and how you can make this your most fulfilling year yet! To learn more about Sandra, visit http://www.mydivineblueprint.com

10:30pm FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE PARADIGM SHIFT PROJECT

Raffle ticket included in admission price. Great prizes to be won to support a great cause!

The Paradigm Shift Project works to create sustainable change in the way the world effects global development through grassroots documentary films of real local needs assessments. We'll be screening their first film on rice cultivation in Indonesia, and we've got lots of great prizes to be won in our awesome raffle! For more info, visit http://www.theparadigmshiftproject.org

This particular event is to raise funds for their upcoming project in Peru, which will help women speak out on the need for community kitchens and urban agriculture to address the issue of malnutrition in their communities.

12:00am WELCOMING IN THE NEW YEAR!

Champagne is included in admission price to welcome in the new year!

To register for this event, please email Sandra at - sandra[AT]mydivineblueprint[DOT]com.

For more information, please check out:

The event details online, off Facebook (the first link has ongoing updates) -
http://theparadigmshiftproject.org/new_years_eve_fundraiser.html
http://vibrantbalance.com/events.html
http://torontosprouts.com/New_Years_09.html

The blog -
http://vibrantbalance.blogspot.com

To learn about Sandra, for testimonials, and more, you are invited to visit and join the Facebook group for My Divine Blueprint -
http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26083094443

Also you are invited to check out & join the Toronto Sprouts Facebook group -
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34838013742

Sandra's next events include the two-day Light Language I & II intensive in January 2009
http://vibrantbalance.com/events

- please see the links here, and/or the My Divine Blueprint Facebook group for event details.

We'd love to see whoever happens to be able to make it there - and if you have a friend who will be in the city, please share - extend the invitation to those who you feel may find it of interest.

Thank you, and enjoy.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Migrant Farm Workers and Supporters speak out about Layoffs, Evictions and Deportations

Earlier this week, farm workers, trade unions,advocacy groups and academics spoke about the more than 70
Mexican and Jamaican agriculture workers at a mushroom grow house who were fired without notice on December
6, by Rol-Land Farms, a $50 million-a-year, privately owned industrial agricultural corporation that operates a number of mushroom growing operations across Canada.

See the United Food and Commerical Workers Canada report, Fired foreign agriculture workers at Rol-Land Farms speak out, for a video of the conference and Better Farming report, Mushroom workers to tell their story, for updates.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Toronto Rally for a Progressive Coalition

TORONTO RALLY FOR A PROGRESSIVE COALITION GOVERNMENT

Saturday, December 6, 2008

12:00 noon

Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square

Bring Canadian flags and placards supporting jobs and justice!

Across Canada, people will be taking to the streets this week to demand the replacement of the illegitimate Harper government with a coalition that will make its first priority tackling the growing economic crisis. Starting in Ottawa on Thursday, rallies will be held in twelve major cities to express the will of the people for change.

It is expected that the Conservatives will utilize every dirty trick possible to cling to power, and they too are organizing rallies this Saturday. They will also be whipping up anti-Quebec prejudice and using talk shows, right wing newspapers, and their immense data base to sway public opinion.

We are in an unprecedented period of Canadian history. The Stephen Harper wrecking crew inherited from the Mike Harris days – Jim Flaherty, Tony Clement, John Baird and Guy Giorno – were willing to turn their backs on those losing jobs or pensions. The true Stephen Harper emerged, cynically attempting to impose a hard-right agenda of dismantling the public sector, attacking worker rights and women's equality, and hoping to cripple the opposition parties.

We need a coalition government that will address the economic crisis – including saving jobs, investing in infrastructure and a green economy, restoring EI, protecting pensions and respecting our cultural sector.

For up to the minute details, go to www.labourcouncil.ca. To connect to facebook, look up Rally for A Progressive Coalition.

Squirm Premiere at 3rd annual Green Reel Environmental Film Festival


We're rolling out the 'Green' carpet for you to come and enjoy two days of award winning and celebrated environmental films including the world premiere of "Squirm" - The Cathy's Crawly Composters story. Green market place, information kiosks, activities and refreshments. Cathy's Crawly Composters will have a booth at the theatre demonstrating the environmental benefits of the worms.
For more info, Phone: 905-326-SHOW(7469), or e-mail: darcy.hoover@vaughan.ca

*Now Available: 2009 Schedule