Sunday, 25 March 2012

Good Catch MircoLoans!

From Jola Sobolak of Good Catch General Store, an impressive micro loan programme:

Dear Friend: I have been thrilled to realize how MicroLoans are possible...Good Catch is a Community Store with a heart and soul...please kindly review below about the possibility of a MicroLoan to enable your community store to keep on keeping on in stronger ways!

Pass on this message to someone you know or please contact me if you may be interested in a quick support with a thank you from within your community! People have already come aboard! Please consider the support and hope you understand that it will, in turn, support you! Yours, Jola.


For your Good Catch Micro Loan:

$500 on this day: xxxx, 2012

Payable to "Jola's Good Catch General Store", 1556 Queen St. West, Toronto M6R 1A6 416-533-4664

Here's How It Works:

Within 3 months the Micro Loan is Paid Back with $50 Thank You Bonus and 7%-off store purchase card.

Within 2 weeks of start of Micro Loan, you will receive 5 cheques* each at $100 and dated 2 weeks apart starting 2 weeks after start of Micro Loan. The 7%-off store purchase card** expires at the end of the 4th calendar month from date of loan and its return grants you your Thank You Bonus stated above which will be written on the back of the card.

*cheques can be redeemable to pay off an accumulated Good Catch tab (yes we do tabs!)

*cheques can be redeemable for CASH upon their date at the store (please bring your I.D.)

*cheques can be deposited into your bank account upon date on cheque

**7%-off store purchase card valid for any purchases within store until card expiry (which corresponds to end of Micro Loan)

**7%-off store purchase card can be redeemed at their expiry for value stated on back of card at time of return (please bring your I.D.)

Thank you once again! You are making a good thing happen!

Power to the Community! Spread the Word!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

2012 Brewers Plate Benefits Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Proceeds from this year's Brewers Plate event, occurring at Roy Thomson Hall on April 18th, will go to Green Thumbs Growing Kids.

From Brewers Plate Founding Director and 2012 Co-Chair, Chris Lowry:

"Proceeds from the Brewers Plate 2012 will benefit a dynamic organization called Green Thumbs Growing Kids.

GTGK's mission is to work with urban children, youth and their families to learn about, grow and prepare fresh foods, cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner in hands-on programs.

Their garden-based programs are centred around hands-on learning and include soil health and composting, native edibles and medicinal plants, food plants from all over the world and local seasonal fruits and vegetables. They partner with the City of Toronto and the school boards, using greenhouse space and land toward the vision of A Garden In Every School. By starting with an edible garden, children learn about the intricate relationship of food to nature and get to explore with all their senses.

The selection process this year was down to a short list of four wonderful local food and farming groups in the Toronto region. Congratulations to Green Thumbs Growing Kids!"

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bitter Seeds - PWYC movie about desperation of Indian farmers - Tuesday March 27th

Bitter Seeds, the final film in Micha X Peled's Gobalization trilogy links the
GMO actions of biotech giant Monsanto to an epidemic of suicides among Indian farmers.

Our speaker is a veteran of Ekta Parishad people's organization in India.

Where?: OISE - 252 Bloor St.West. Room 4422
When?: 7pm, Tues. March 27,2012

2012 TorontotheBetter movie series

Toronto Library Workers Strike


Friday, 2 March 2012


Fundraising dinner and movie
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Campaign Update and Film Screening

As the campaign to win asylum for US Iraq War resisters enters its 8th year, join us for dinner, a campaign update and a screening of the film WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, narrated by Sean Penn.

Watch the film trailer:

$20 suggested donation • refreshments

Organized by the War Resisters Support Campaign •