Book Tour for Joyce Nelson’s “Beyond Banksters”

“Always cutting edge, writer Joyce Nelson has penned a chilling dissection of the hidden-in-plain-view takeover of Canada by a global economic elite and their Banksters… Unfortunately, this is not fiction but reality, the sober blunt truth that politicians and the mainstream media spin and hide.“ John Stauber, author of Toxic Sludge is Good for You

The BC/Yukon Council of Canadians is excited to be organizing a book tour for the end of September with Joyce Nelson, author of Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism.

In support of this highly anticipated tour, the Chapters need your assistance purchasing the airplane ticket from Ontario. Should you have Airmiles you would like to donate for this purpose, please contact the Comox Valley Chapter: cvcouncilofcanadians@gmail.com or call Kathie Woodley: (250) 334-4608.

There is exciting news regarding the book tour. In addition to Nelson discussing her recent publication, Beyond Banksters, she will be reading exclusive excerpts from her upcoming book slated for release this winter, in which she provides an update on the resistance around the world to issues outlined in Beyond Banksters.

Published by Watershed Sentinel Books in the Comox Valley, copies of Beyond Banksters can be ordered at here. There is also a short video about the book.

Author Joyce Nelson will be in the Comox Valley on Wednesday, September 27 – 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre.

What a Night!

“What was declared as Canada’s national sport by our first Prime Minister, Sir John A MacDonald?

Just one of the 60 questions from Quiz Master Michael Walton that had participants scratching their heads and conferencing in whispers at the 11th annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night sponsored by the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

The Chapter would like to thank the local businesses and individuals who generously donated door prizes and raffle prizes for the Comox Valley Council of Canadians’ 11th annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night: Quality Foods, Thrifty Foods, Dr. Chris Becir of Cumberland Dental Centre, Cristi Sacht of Elemental Energy Advisors, Comox Golf Club, Natural Pastures Cheese, Sure Copy, Dodge City Cycles, the Waverly Hotel & Pub, The Wandering Moose, Riders Pizza, Cumberland Brewing Company, Dark Side Chocolates,Seeds Food Market, Cumberland Village Bakery, the CV Farmers’ Market, Fiesta Greenhouses, Merville Organics, Tin Town Tacos, As you Like it Products and Catering, Dawn McRae of Custom Gourmet and the Filberg Summer Kitchen, Cori Sandler Pottery, Watershed Sentinel, Marusha Taylor, Jan Bruce and Theresa Mooney. Also to Bill Heidrick and Dan Bowen of Project Watershed for the K’omoks Estuary Walk, Dawn Copeman for the Cumberland walking tour and the Cumberland Museum & Archives. Their support is greatly appreciated!

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the great team at the Florence Filberg Centre who are a pleasure to work with and, as always, ensure every detail is attended to. The 11th Annual Trivia Night could not have happen without all the wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the evening together. And lastly but not least, thank you to all the guests who made this fundraising event a great success with your participation, generosity and lightheartedness.

This annual fundraiser supports the Chapter’s work to promote positive social, economic and environmental change.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 12th Annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night.

Answer: cricket

 

Medicare in Crisis

medicare umbrellaOn Thursday, April 16, 7-9 pm, the Comox Valley Council of Canadians presents a screening of Medicare in Crisis. This film, by local videographer Dan Peruzzo, focuses on current threats to Medicare, such as underfunding and the increasing pressure by both the federal and provincial governments to privatize our health care services.
The post-screening discussion will include an update on the court case launched by Brian Day’s for-profit clinic and the possible consequences of this legal action. Continue reading

Another Radical Canadian!

photo1In 2012, when Don Munro heard then Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, slamming “environmental and other radical groups” that were getting in the way of forestry, mining and energy projects, he thought, “That’s me!” He and wife Pam worked with a local store to design an iconic t shirt that quickly sold out.
Coal Watch picked up the idea (that the Munroes were more than happy to share) and sold three more batches to raise funds for the fight against Raven Coal.
Back by popular demand, Comox Valley Council of Canadians is selling these t shirts once again – this time to raise funds for the First Nations who are fighting against the Enbridge pipeline. What a great Christmas present – perfect for wearing every Canada Day…and every other day!
Call Kathie at 250-334-4608 or email cvcouncilofcanadians@gmail.com
Unisex sizes S, M, L, XL $25