Conrad Grebel Make a Difference Market

Conrad Grebel Make a Difference Market

Saturday, December 1st
10am-4pm
Conrad Grebel University College- Great Hall Room 1111 (University of Waterloo, 140 Westmount Rd. N)

CGUC Peace Society’s Annual Make a Difference Market!

Come join us for a day of food, music and holiday shopping! There will be international and local handicraft gifts for the holidays, and a portion of all profits will be donated to the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support to help support new comers to Canada. This is a unique opportunity to shop for the holidays while supporting artisans locally and making a difference globally. We hope to see you there! Check us out at www.makeadifferencemarket.info.

10 Years of Grassy Narrows Blockade: A Sacred Fire at Queen’s Park

10 Years of Grassy Narrows Blockade: A Sacred Fire at Queen’s Park

Sunday, December 2nd
2-6pm
Queen’s Park Front Lawn

Scared Fire, Snacks Served, Children’s Games and Community Gathering.

No Clearcuts! No Mercury! Mark The 10 Year Anniversary of the Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Blockade!

On December 2, 2002, two young Anishnaabwekwe from Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong went out to the woods in the snow to start what is now the longest running indigenous blockade in the recent memory of Turtle Island. Please join us to mark a decade of struggle and achievement, and remember the work still to be done.

In the decade since the blockade began, the community continues to maintain a moratorium on clearcutting in their traditional territories. For ten years now, despite the ongoing threat of logging, grandmothers, mothers, trappers and youth have held off some of the world’s largest paper corporations. The community has also taken the Ontario government to task for inaction on the ongoing effects of mercury poisoning on their families and ecosystems.

Many of you, your families, your organizations, your communities, have supported their efforts in the last decade. The Sacred Fire at Queen’s Park Lawn on December 2nd, 2012, is a great way to show your ongoing support and to mark an important anniversary in the fight to protect Indigenous rights and the water, air, land, and creatures that we all depend on.

Email us at earthjusticeaction@gmail.com with any questions, and visit Freegrassy.org for more info and updates.

Board Meeting Minutes for Radio Waterloo – 2012-05-24

6:38PM – Meeting to order
Attendance: Sam, Nat, Kelvin, Matthew Pompeo (DJ Savior/Space Committee), Zoe, Jordan, Mark Ciesluk, Dan Kellar

Agenda:
-Committee update
-Charity status update
-members forum:
Mold/possible moving
Annual award for DJ excellence
Discussion of censure of William Ashley

Motion to approve agenda: Mark
Second: Jordan
Vote: Pass

Motion: BIRT, barring any unresolved complaints after online review the minute of the April 30th meeting be approved – Mark
Second: Dan Kellar
Vote: pass

-Committee meeting

Finance update:

Bank account: $1200
Reimbursments to be paid: $1200
Outstanding programming fees: $3000
Reimbursement to Dan Keller of ~$600 will be paid in return for programming fees owing

Fundraising

:
Carmello will work with DJ JD to get a fundraising event in the works

Space Committee:

Everything mostly clean
Supplies needed: All purpose cleaning, sponge, rubber glove (Matt will possibly get these and be reimbursed)
Coffee cups in the recycling bin – It must stop. If there’s non-recyclable stuff then Nat can’t put out the recycling. New sign that cannot be missed could be made, preferably at a next to nothing cost
Need: Bigger garbage bin
Need: Fan
Tower was cleaned up: Squirrel kicked out, windows sealed off from sunlight, AC attended too, some new shingles

Tech Committee

Tower/transmitters have been slightly malfunctioning. Suggested we buy new computers instead of making some out of used piecemeal.
No internet to the megaseg computer and the phone wasn’t working at least last night and maybe some more (last night = May 23)
Possible solar power generation for the tower
May need new CD players, if not right away – Errors/complaints about the current performance – Carmello may be able to help out with this a month from now.

Programming

We will not be going to the NCRC conference
Request for a more convenient clipboard system for the log sheets. Requires: A clipboard
What about an update to megaseg? Need new computers first.

Promotions and Outreach

Short summary – To reach out to the community to spread awareness for long-term links with community groups
–More than emails. Putting up posters, others forms of community outreach. Jordan will take this under his wing. Currently has a poster in the works.

Advertising

If one show brings in $1000 of ads, they might just use that to pay off their whole show for a few months. If we go ‘straight commission’, they get a cut of an ad they bring in, but the station gets a portion as well. Sponsors only get played on your show. Advertising gets played at all times. Sponsors can go towards your own show, ads don’t.

Policy Committee

By-laws have been updates since last AGM.
Some board members, specifically Dan, were on a Will Holiday.
Other than that, ACTION: we will be updating our advertising policy and our membership code of conduct in the next few weeks; draft at next board meeting.

Members Forum

Mold issues and potential moving:
Mold: The mold is for sure in the ventilation system. There’s no telling how long it’s been there. Fire damage from the past has laid the ground for a potential catastrophic mold situation. May not be black mold yet, but the conditions exist. There is no perfect seal between our DJ station and the damage in the next room. It could take years for symptoms to show – the danger is paramount. No word from Zack B. on any official investigation to this. Considering past experience, there is no seemingly foreseeable help directly from the landlord. Matt will be more direct with the landlord after first discussion this with other tenants, possibly taking this to the health and safety people of the City of Waterloo. Him ignoring us may leave us with having to move, us bugging him about it may result in serious work in the building which may also lead to us having to move out. *May consider looking into renter’s insurance to protect us financially. Matt recommends we leave in a couple months.
Moving: Dan suggests places on Regina, park, john, allen, duke. We can move our headquarters to Kitchener. Matt requests we look for a place where we could host live music. Possible collaboration with new community space that Dan brought up.

Member complaint about William Ashley: Dan is undergoing harassment by SoundFM member William Ashley.(calling of police onto Dan, harassing other members with emails that have a clear personal vendetta against Danthat puts said members in uncomfortable places)(Also called Mark a Nazi and the rest of the Board of Directors criminals). Dan requests some policy for removing members under certain conditions like the current level of harassment that Dan is currently enduring.

DJ AdRock Annual Award for DJ Excellence (tentative title) – Possible return of award and ceremony(or BBQ). Possible event in September (after we’re debt free) for a DJ social and award ceremony. (~$500?)

Next Meeting: Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, 10 June 2012 (Approx. 6:30, some place cheaper)

Motion End meeting now – Mark
Second: Dan
Vote: Pass

Meeting adjourned – 8:07PM

episode #71 The Swing and Blues Show part two by jeff stager, “po cholly” robertson

This weeks episode #71 of The Swing and Blues show on www.soundfm.ca features a live to air show with Po Cholly https://www.facebook.com/pages/Po-Cholly/140389646015589?ref=ts&fref=ts Po Cholly AKA Charlie Robertson https://www.facebook.com/pocholly.robertson?ref=ts&fref=ts is a frequent listener with us at O’Brians on Wednesday evenings. Check out the “about” section of his FB page. Listen to some of his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/pocholly
True blues,, a man, a guitar, and a harmonica. Lot’s of discussion too!

episode #71 The Swing and Blues Show part one by jeff stager, “po cholly” robertson

This weeks episode #71 of The Swing and Blues show on www.soundfm.ca features a live to air show with Po Cholly https://www.facebook.com/pages/Po-Cholly/140389646015589?ref=ts&fref=ts Po Cholly AKA Charlie Robertson https://www.facebook.com/pocholly.robertson?ref=ts&fref=ts is a frequent listener with us at O’Brians on Wednesday evenings. Check out the “about” section of his FB page. Listen to some of his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/pocholly
True blues,, a man, a guitar, and a harmonica. Lot’s of discussion too!

Paddy Gillard Bentley and Katharine Mills from Unhinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre on Coral FM

WRITE OR FLIGHT/WRITE OR FLIGHT RESPONSE

At midnight on Friday, November 16, these brave playwrights were taken to disturbing locations to write a disturbing 10-minute play in 24 hours. Isolated. Haunted. Creepy. Uneasy. Frightening. Paddy wants me to do this …. Gulp. Maybe someday….

Write of Flight Response
Write of Flight Response

 

Katharine Mills from Unhinged
Katharine Mills from Unhinged

KATHARINE MILLS is an actor, designer, writer and visual artist. She has appeared in multiple roles in KW’s annual site-specific urban theatre production, Asphalt Jungle Shorts. She is a partner in local experimental theatre company What!sInThere?! Productions; she performed in their productions of Copy Protection and Children’s Crusade, and acted as facilitator and stage manager for their recent Fringe production of Psy Co.’s Cross. Other recent appearances include JM Drama’s Tales of the Grimm, and Galt Little Theatre’s Queen Milli of Galt and, A Clean Breast, in UnHinged 12.

 

Paddy Gillard Bentley Artistic Director of Flush Ink Productions
Paddy Gillard Bentley Artistic Director of Flush Ink Productions

PADDY GILLARD-BENTLEY- playwright,director, producer & poet has had over 60 of her plays produced in USA, Canada, England & Ireland. Two of her plays are published. PGB is the founder and Artistic Director of Flush Ink Productions, past President of The International Centre for Women Playwrights and the Chair of The Coalition of Performing Artists (COPA).Paddy has also worked with MT Space, KW Youth Theatre & The Studio Players. PGB has been involved in theatre one way or another since her mother performed in Time Out for Ginger when four months pregnant with Paddy.

 For more (if you dare) – http://www.flushink.net/index.html

 

 

 

Cast Members of KWMP’s Hairspray Visit Coral FM

 

The cast from KWMP's Hairspray
The cast from KWMP’s Hairspray

Kitchener • Centre in the Square • November 2012

Director: David Atkins
Music Director: Michael Brown
Choreographer: Janet Kubik

itchener Waterloo Musical Productionswas founded in 1948 as the Twin City Operatic Society. The early productions were performed in the auditorium at The Church of the Good Shepherd. As the performances grew and a larger space was needed, the stages at KCI and WCI fit the bill. In 1968, the group found a permanent home for rehearsing, set building and storage at its current location on Shaftsbury Drive and became Kitchener Waterloo Musical Productions.

Since then the group has been performing on stages around the Region.The highlight of each year is hitting the stage at Kitchener’s 2,200-seat, state-of-the-art theatre – the Centre in the Square. While many people in the region enjoy the shows presented at the theatre, KWMP is the only non-professional theatre company that provides performers the opportunity to “strut their stuff” on this glorious stage year after year. Behind the scenes, our Board of Directors – made up of dedicated multi-talented volunteers – is committed to our organization and the excellent productions that we give our community.

 

I had lots of fun chatting with Hairspray cast members Amber, Michela, and Reuben from the show. Brava you three.

 

Kive our community.

 

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