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The EcoPersonals:

Haliburton EcoFarm School - now open for registration. Curriculum tailored to adult students wishing to learn organic farming. Classroom instruction and hands-on farming, ecosystem and food handling practices. Starts March 24 three days a week (Monday, Friday and Saturday) 9am to 4pm, for 19 weeks. Registration limited to 10 students. $2500 for 2017 with 10% earlybird discount for registering before Feb 15. http://haliburtonfarm.org/education/haliburton-ecofarm-school/ 

The Earth Charter Initiative. The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.  Read he Charter: www.earthcharter.org The Victoria Faith in Action Committee is asking local municipalities to endorse the Earth Charter. To support this initiative, please sign the online petition. http://www.victoriavoice.ca/earth_charter

This Is Leadership. For Community/By Community. Free community event listings, information, directory, shared resource hub. Showcasing local leaders and changemakers committed to improving the quality of life in their community on Vancouver Island and/or the islands. Brought to you by the Creatively United for the Planet non-profit society. www.thisisleadership.org

 

WEEK ONE

Wed 1, 7pm Tsilhqot’in Fundraiser. Confirmed speakers: Tsilhqot’in councillor Loretta Williams; Mining, Oil and Gas Manager, Tsilhqot’in National Government J.P. Laplante; Filmmaker Jeremy Williams; and Friends of Nemaiah Valley founder, David Williams. After winning a landmark title case in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Tsilhqot’in now find themselves back in court to protect Fish Lake, a sacred site of high cultural importance. This is wrong. Whatever it takes, however long it takes, Taseko must be shown that they cannot ride roughshod over First Nations’ rights. RAVEN Fundraiser. http://thisisleadership.org/event/tsilhqotin-fundraiser-victoria/

Wed 1, 7:30pm The health risks of a changing climate. Kristie L. Ebi, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, and Professor in Global Health Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. Bob Wright Centre, Room A104 UVic. Webcast. http://pics.uvic.ca/events/health-risks-changing-climate

Thur 2, 12:00-1:30pm Implications of future development pathways for the risks of climate change, with Prof. Kristie L. Ebi. Room 002, University House 1, UVic Register - space very limited. Lunch provided. Webcast  http://pics.uvic.ca/events/implications-future-development-pathways-risks-climate-change-0

Thur 2, 9, & 16. 6:30-8:30pm Weather and Climate on Vancouver Island instructed by Ed Wiebe. University of Victoria Continuing Studies. Registration: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/weather-and-climate-on-vancouver-island

Thur 2, 8pm Just an Ordinary Lawyer, a new show from Tayo Aluko, the creator of Call Mr. Robeson. Presented by Intrepid Theatre with the BC Black History Awareness Society. Tickets: $23 via Ticket Rocket or call 250.590.6291

Fri 3, 12:30pm Solidarity Against Islamophobia Rally, Victoria Centennial Square. www.facebook.com/events/1368794219871760/

Sat 4, 10 – 12pm A Brief History of Ken Wilber: A Friendly Exploration of his Integral Philosophy, with Layman Pascel. First of 4 sessions. $75 or $20 drop in. Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St, Victoria. 250-220-4601.  programs@earthliteracies.org www.earthliteracies.org 

Sat 4, 10am-4pm Small Scale Agriculture: Sharing Knowledge and Learning from Experience. A panel of farmers share their approaches to production, farm business management and marketing. Hear their experiences and bring your questions to help in your success. $85 +GST. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220. https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/small-scale-agriculture-sharing-knowledge-and-learning-from-experience.

Sat 4, 10am-12pm Composting Basics. Learn the basics of composting and discover which system is right for you. Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St.  Please pre-register: composteducation.eventbrite.ca 

Sun 5, 9am-12pm DIY Shower Kit Come and design your own natural non-toxic shampoo, body wash, and hair conditioning mask. Use local ingredients to develop a recipe for your specific hair type. Oaklands Community Assoc. https://www.facebook.com/events/1635524546750132/

Sun 5, 1-4pm Healing the World - Interfaith Symposium. Appreciating Diversity, Creating Community, in honour of UN World Interfaith Harmony week. Singing, displays, refreshments panelists from Aboriginal Spirituality, Buddhism, Bahá’í, Unitarianism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism. Co-sponsored by VMS and UVic Multi-Faith Services.UVic. www.facebook.com/events/1138270696292180/

Sun 5, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join our weekly Friends of Uplands Park group at Cattle Point, by the first boat ramp. Tools, gloves and instruction given to remove the extremely invasive English ivy. Opportunity for students needing volunteer hours. friendsofuplandspark.org

Sun 5, 7:30pm Green Business is Big Business. Kent Rathwell, President of Sun Country Highway. Builder of the network of 10,000 km of free public electric charging stations? It’s all thanks to Kent Rathwell, sustainability superhero. To prove the cross-country journey could be done for free in an electric vehicle, Rathwell made the trip during the middle of winter in a Tesla Roadster. Artspring. Tickets at ArtSpring (250.537.2102 or online) and Salt Spring Books. $15/$20 http://saltspringforum.ca/events/green-business-is-big-business-an-evening-with-kent-rathwell-president-of-sun-country-highway/

 

WEEK TWO

Mon 6, 5-7pm A Conversation on renewable energy systems for a One Planet Region. A presentation by Tom Hackney, Policy Director, Victoria chapter of BC Sustainable Energy Association, with interactive discussion. Community Conversations at the Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St.

Tue 7 - 28, 10-12pm Thomas Berry; Prophet, Mystic and Visionary with Gertie Jocksch. $75 or $20 drop in. Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St, Victoria. 250-220-4601 programs@earthliteracies.org www.earthliteracies.org 

Wed 8, 8am-3:30pm Certified Irrigation Technician Level 1 course, call IIABC (604) 287.8222 for complete course details & to register IIABC

Wed 8, 7pm Vaxxed - the Movie.  If you think the link between autism and the MMR vaccine has been debunked, this film will be a true eye-opener. It is not an anti-vaccination movie, rather an opportunity to learn how to make vaccinations safer for children. Dr. Anke Zimmermann is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in developmental and behavioural disorders, with many years experience with the identification and treatment of vaccine injuries. www.drzimmermann.org. Awareness Film Night. Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd. By donation. awarenessfilmnight.ca

Thur 9, 6:30–9pm UN Global Goals. South Van Isle Chapter of BC Council for International Cooperation. International Development Mosaic, North Douglas Pentecostal Church, 675 Jolly Place, Victoria. A panel will speak to the global and/or local connections of their work, the relevance of the UN Global Goals in regard to their work, and to the values that underpin the global goals. http://bccic.ca/sovibccic

Thur 9-Sun 12, 9am-5pm Passive House Design and Construction Course aimed at current and aspiring building industry professionals who want to learn how to build to the world’s most advanced and energy efficient construction standard. In Victoria. http://passivehousecanada.silkstart.com/events/passive-house-design-and-construction-course-victoria

Thur 9, 7pm Save the Peace, Protect the Future. Brilliant panel of speakers Dr. Harry Swain, Dr. Judith Sayers and John Gailus will show why the Site C Dam is  a profoundly costly mistake and an environmental and economic white elephant. $10 donation. All proceeds to groups actively fighting to Save the Peace. Co-sponsored by Amnesty in Victoria, Council of Canadians, KAIROS, the Rolling Justice Bus, MJAC, and Sierra Club BC. UVic David Turpin Building, A120.

Thur 9, 7pm Qualicum Beach - A Long Term Vision, with Guy Dauncey. What do we want Qualicum Beach to look like in 10 years? In 100 years? Can it evolve in a way that protects its village character and encourages a vibrant, sustainable economy for people of all ages? Civic Centre. www.facebook.com/events/1252028761542291/

Sat 11, 12:30-3:30pm Grow a Native Plant Garden, Swan Lake 250.479.0211 to register. Free introductory workshop on the benefits of drought-tolerant gardening & their benefits. CRD Native Plant workshops

Sat 11, 5-8pm Campaign office opening with Adam Olsen and Elizabeth May. Join the Campaign to Elect Adam Olsen at 2353 Bevan Ave, Sidney. https://www.facebook.com/events/623801261143372/ info@adamolsen.ca

Sat 11, 6:30-8:30pm The Gift of Change - Landscapes of Consciousness, an inspiring visual presentation featuring the photography of the late Courtney Milne. Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St. Tickets: $35 (catered event) https://www.facebook.com/events/1828647360734932/

Sun 12, 11am Stolen Sisters Memorial March. Meet Our Place, 919 Pandora Ave. The March begins at 12pm with a prayer. Lead by Indigenous women, youth and 2spirit drummers, we will proceed down Pandora Ave to Government Street and on to the Legislature lawn where we will gather to hear speakers, songs and share food. www.facebook.com/events/1899247296973512/

Sun 12, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join our weekly Friends of Uplands Park group at Cattle Point, by the first boat ramp. Tools, gloves and instruction given to remove the extremely invasive English ivy. Opportunity for students needing volunteer hours. friendsofuplandspark.org

Sun 12, 3:30pm Coastal Waterbird Count, Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre. http://www.cowichanestuary.ca/programs/citizen-science/

 

WEEK THREE

Mon 13, 1-4 pm Shore do love you! Art workshop with Joanne Thomson by donation (Suggested $10) in support of Habitat Acquisition Trust. Create shoreline themed art with a loved one. Supplies and instruction provided! Gage Gallery 2013 Oak Bay Ave. hatmail@hat.bc.ca 250-995-2428

Mon 13, 5-7pm A Conversation on transportation systems and urban development patterns for a One Planet region. Led by Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Community Conversations at the Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St.

Tue 14, 12-1pm Stand Up For What You Love Rally at the BC Legislature. Coinciding with the official opening of the BC Legislature - where decisions around critical issues like tarsands pipelines and tankers, fracking and LNG export plants, the Site C megadam and the destruction of old-growth rainforests are made. Wear red! https://www.facebook.com/events/1867634363518043/

Tue 14, 5-7pm Green Drinks at The Drake, 517 Pandora. Great beer, great company. www.facebook.com/events/1746537775674463/

Tue 14, 7:30pm Your Brain on Climate Change: Story as a Way In.  Humans have evolved to ignore danger that isn’t clear and present, such as climate and water security. Scholar and author Rebecca Lawton will help demonstrate the power of story to connect our brains and hearts to action. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159.  http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Tue 14, 7pm The Joy of Birds – a special Valentine’s Day presentation by ornithologist James Clowater. University of Victoria Continuing Studies. Registration: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/the-joy-of-birds

Thur 16, 9:30am-12:30pm Grow a Native Plant Garden, Swan Lake 250.479.0211 to register. Free introductory workshop on the benefits of drought-tolerant gardening & their benefits. CRD Native Plant workshops

Thur 16, 7pm Managing Invasive Plant Species on the UVic Campus with Lindsay Kathrens and Julia Jennings share their experience of invasive species management on the UVic campus over several years, overcoming obstacles, creating longevity and building community through conserving natural areas. Native Plant Study Group. UVic MacLaurin D116 Non-member drop-in and students free. www.NPSG.ca 250-598-1999

Fri 17, 6-8pm Radical Rants! Activist gathering and people's forum. Proceeds for the evening will go to Indigenous Land Defenders. Theme for the evening: Grassroots www.facebook.com/events/1225357894212633/

Fri 17, 6-11pm Benefit Dinner for the Heart of the Walbran. Join us at the Norway House for live music by Mussell and the Flex, poetry by former Victoria Poet Laureate Janet Rogers and ASH and burlesque with Ginger Kittens. This is a hot evening not to be missed! Over the last year-and-a-half, the campaign to save the Walbran Valley (unceded Pacheedaht/Qwa-ba-diwa territory) has regained momentum and supercharged the fight to protect the remaining old-growth rainforests on Vancouver Island. Tickets: $15 - 50 at WildFire Organic Bakery and Cafe and Wilderness Committee- Victoria Officewww.facebook.com/events/1366253736767813/

Sat 17, 10am-4pm February Fox Fair A fabulous designer craft fair featuring locally handmade clothing, jewelry, pottery, kids clothing and toys and more! Don't forget to bring cash and your reusable bag! Miiko Skin Co. 1240 Gladstone Ave, Victoria. https://www.facebook.com/events/387912794876010/ 

Sat 18, 9am - 3:30pm Fruit Tree Care & Pruning Workshop. Join ISA Certified Arborist and Urban Forester Todd Gesshe to learn basic tree biology, fruit tree health, philosophy of pruning, and hands-on pruning procedures. Register at Garden Pantry Store, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan. $40. Bring lunch. nora@cowichangreencommunity.org 250.748.8506

Sat 18, 9:30am-12:30pm Repair Café Victoria. What do you do with a holey sweater, a broken toaster, or a busted teddy bear? Don’t toss it! Bring it in to Repair Café Victoria where volunteer repair experts will be on hand to teach you how to fix your broken household items. By donation. Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street. www.facebook.com/repaircafevictoria

Sat 18, 1-4pm BRRR BASH Remove Carpet BURweed and BUR Chervil, two very new invasive weeds, and help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem of Uplands Park. Bring friends, gloves and enthusiasm. Tools, instruction and refreshments provided. Meet at Cattle Point at the first boat ramp.  friendsofuplandspark.org

Sun 19, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join our weekly Friends of Uplands Park group at Cattle Point, by the first boat ramp. Tools, gloves and instruction given to remove the extremely invasive English ivy. Opportunity for students needing volunteer hours. friendsofuplandspark.org

 

WEEK FOUR

Tue 21, 6:30-9:30pm Managing Stress Naturally: Using Herbal Remedies to Reduce Everyday Stress and/or Build Resilience. Explore how plant medicine can assist with our healing path when we are depleted and exhausted. $30 +GST. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220. https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/managing-stress-naturally-using-herbal-remedies-to-reduce-everyday-stress-andor-build-resilience.      

Tue 21, 7pm Rooftop Solar 101: An introduction to Solar Energy for Hot Water and Electricity Generation. Free presentation by Simon Wheeler. Transition Salt Spring. Salt Spring Public Library. Jon Healey  250-537-1222.

Tue 21, 6:30-9pm Climate Change and Sustainability: Its Relevance to Society

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the Climate Change Advisory Group, and the Sustainability Committee work closely to provide expert advice on environmental and energy-related matters, and consider the impacts of climate change. They have developed professional practice guidelines to ensure climate resilience is incorporated in engineering design, developed sustainability guidelines, and building energy modeling guidelines. Rainbow Room, CFB Esquimalt, Chief's and PO's Mess, 1575 Lyall Street $10 www.apeg.bc.ca/Events/Events/2017/VC1FEB17

Tue 21, 7:30pm New plant discoveries from northern BC Alpine. Ken Marr illustrated talk about the flora of northern BC including the landscapes, rare plants, common plants, a pseudoflower, a puzzling gap in the distribution of several species and what we are learning from DNA markers about the migration of several species. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House. Victoria Natural History Society. http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca.

Wed 22, 5-7pm A Conversation on a food system for a One Planet region led by Jeremy Caradonna, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies, UVic with support from CRFAIR (Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable). Community Conversations at the Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St.

Wed 22, 7:30pm Birding Attu and the Aleutians. John Puschock, of Zugunruhe Birding Tours, began running expeditions to the Aleutians with his first visit to Adak in 2004. He will talk about the history of birding in the Aleutians, his experiences, and the birds to be found there. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159. www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Thur 23, 7pm Marine Birds. Five lectures and two field trips with ornithologist James Clowater. University of Victoria Continuing Studies. Registration: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/marine-birds

Thur 23, 7pm To the Ends of the Earth Vancouver Island premiere. Join Council of Canadians, Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee for this award-winning documentary about extreme energy. Panel discussion with filmmaker David Lavallee, Caitlyn Vernon and Torrance Coste to follow. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817342

Thur 23, 7pm Ancient Sea Gardens Film Night at Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, by donation. 250-597-2288. www.cowichanestuary.ca

Sat 25/Sun 26, 9am to 4pm Streamkeepers Course. $60 Cowichan Land Trust members, $90 non-members, lunch and snacks included, register by email at info@cowichanlandtrust.ca or 250-746-0227.

Sat 25, 9am-4:30pm Profitable Urban Farming. Learn how you can farm on a quarter acre of land and earn $50,000, or $100,000 on half an acre. Curtis Stone will demonstrate that you can farm very small plots of land without debt burden, mortgage or the high capital expenses. $135 +GST. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220. https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/profitable-urban-farming-2-3

Sat 25, 1-4pm BRRR BASH Remove Carpet BURweed and BUR Chervil, two very new invasive weeds, and help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem of Uplands Park. Bring friends, gloves and enthusiasm. Tools, instruction and refreshments provided. Meet at Cattle Point at the first boat ramp.  friendsofuplandspark.org

Sun 26, 9am-4:30pm Microgreens for Small-scale Commercial Production Learn how to run a profitable urban farming business with very little land, or none at all. Curtis Stone, author of The Urban Farmer, shows how you can make a living growing microgreens in the city for niche market streams, like high end restaurants and farmers’ markets, or supplying through cooperative CSA programs. $135 +GST. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220. https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/microgreens-for-small-scale-commercial-production-2-3

Sun 26, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join our weekly Friends of Uplands Park group at Cattle Point, by the first boat ramp. Tools, gloves and instruction given to remove the extremely invasive English ivy. Opportunity for students needing volunteer hours. friendsofuplandspark.org

 

WEEK FIVE

Mon 27, 6:30-7:30pm Free Ecological Plant Knowledge for Organic Gardeners Info Session Info Session. Bring your questions about our Plant Knowledge Course. Students have called it life changing, because once you truly understand the connection between soil health, plant health, human health and environmental health, you will look at the world with different eyes. Free. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220. https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/free-ecological-plant-knowledge-for-organic-gardeners-info-session.

Mon 27, 7:30pm Ecology of Salmonids. Biologists have long marvelled at how salmonids survive, as they migrate from rivers into oceans and back. Colin Levings will present an overview of our current knowledge of how salmonid species around the world are adapted to estuaries. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159. www.vicnhs.bc.ca

Mon 30, 6-9pm UN Goals. BC Council for International Cooperation and South Van Isle Chapter of BCCIC. Victoria’s BC2030 Meeting will discuss how the UN Sustainable Development Goals link to work going on in our community and opportunities for political engagement for the upcoming provincial election. Commonwealth Place, Teen Centre, 4636 Elk Lake Drive. www.bccic.ca

Wed 1, 7pm The Thinking Garden, a film about three generations of South African women sowing the seeds of change in the face of climate change, poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Free. UVic David Lam Auditorium (Maclaurin A144). Q&A with filmmakers following. http://womensfarm.org/ https://www.facebook.com/sathinkinggarden/

 

Coming up:

Sat April 22, 6th Annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Day Festival at the Royal BC Museum. Limited exhibition and presentation space available: please contact asap: info@creativelyunited.org

 

All Month

CRD Parks hikes, explorations and events for all ages: www.crd.bc.ca/about/events

 

Meet-Ups:

Affinite Wealth Group: www.meetup.com/Affinite-Wealth-Victoria/

Victoria Cycling Adventures: www.meetup.com/Victoria-Cycling-Adventures/

Victoria Outdoor and Social Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-outdoor-social-club/

Victoria Club Tread: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Club-Tread/

Victoria Nature Explorations: http://www.meetup.com/Nature-Victoria-Explorations/

Victoria Nature Walks: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Nature-Walks/

Victoria Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Outdoor-Club/

Victoria Sea Kayakers: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Sea-Kayakers/

Vegan Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Victoria-Meetup/

West Shore Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

MEC Victoria Road-Ride Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

Greater Victoria Green Team: http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/

Net Squared Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Victoria-a-nonprofit-technology-meetup/

Cowichan Valley Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-Outdoor-Club/

Cowichan Valley Walking/Hiking Group: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-walking-hiking-group/

 

EVERY WEEK

Biweekly. OUR ECOVILLAGE Educational Tours.10-12:30pm with option to stay on for lunch in OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery. Learn all legal and regulatory work for permaculture, natural building, and sustainable community design while delving into the back of systems and inside cob/strawbale/solar/alt systems. Scheduled volunteer days also avail. info@ourecovillage.org   250-743-3067  www.ourecovillage.org 

Biweekly. Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Help us win the battle against invasive species and assist in our meadow project at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Scheduled volunteer days. frh.volunteer@pc.gc.ca  250-812-8133  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/activ2.aspx

Every day, 10am – 5pm Clothing for Conservation Fundraiser with Habitat Acquisition Trust: visit Hemp & Company, 1312 Government St. $10 from every purchase of the featured Celebration Top goes to HAT. Makes a great gift!

Every day, 9am-4:30pm The forest is always ‘green’ here in Goldstream. With over 8 km of hiking trails you will be sure to find one of our unique trees, from Western Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Red Alder to Douglas Fir, Garry Oak and Arbutus. Stop in at the Goldstream Nature House for up to date trail information. 250-478-9414 or goldstream@naturehouse.ca

Every Day (except Monday) Victoria Public Market, Hudson’s Bay, Douglas St. Maryanne Carmack, marycarmack@victoriapublicmarket.com 250 884 8552 www.victoriapublicmarket.com

Every Mon, 10am -12pm Brodick/Bow Parks (Saanich) Invasive Species removal. Volunteers needed. Training, gloves, and tools provided. No dogs. Judy 250-472-0515

Every Tue, 9am Tuesday Morning Birding. Meet foot of Bowker Ave, waterfront off Beach Drive in Oak Bay. Bill Dancer 250-721-5273. Novice and experienced birders all welcome.

Every Wed, 11-6pm Haliburton Food Box Program. Receive a luscious weekly box of certified organic seasonal produce from the farmers who grow the food. 741 Haliburton Rd (off the Pat Bay Highway), Victoria www.haliburtonfarm.org

Every Wed and Sun, 9am Bird Walks with naturalists, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Margaret Lidkea 479-0211

Every Wed, 7pm Cultivating a Lifestyle of Harmony & Balance in Rhythm with Nature with Renee Lindstrom at Oneness Wednesday at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street (James Bay).  Free or by donation  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/  

Every Thur and Sat. Volunteer events at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Charlotte Houston restoration@swanlake.bc.ca.

Every Sat, 10-12 Moss Street Winter Market for homegrown produce, homemade food, baking and handicrafts, music, kids activities. Garry Oak Room, off Thurlow St, Fairfield. www.MossStreetMarket.com

Every Sat, 8am Morning Birding. See http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/calendar.html for each week’s location. VNHS. Novice and experienced birders all welcome.

Every Sat, 9-12pm Beacon Hill Park Ivy Pull. Volunteers welcome. Cornelia 250-920-3556

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