Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Music: Local Favorite Launches New CD

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The 4th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival presents

with videographer
Cease Wyss
Carnegie Community Centre, Theatre,
401 Main Street
Admission is Free. All Welcome

Join us for the premiere of a new video! In 2005, Vancouver Moving Theatre - in cooperation with the Carnegie Community Centre- began a series of workshops and forums involving Downtown Eastside community members exploring the roots of addiction. We’re All in This Together is the shadow play that emerged from the recollections of over 1000 people and their collaboration with artists, designers, musicians, directors and writers. Bringing Shadows Into Light is a short documentary about the making of the shadow play. Before the screening, Aline LaFlamme and Daughters of the Drum will sing a song to honour Cease Wyss and her work in the community. The screening will be followed by archival footage of the play. Cease Wyss is a Squamish media artist, educator, curator and activities whose work weaves itself through a variety of c


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Music: The Artist Formerly Known As Jane Siberry at the Cultch

Issa (formerly Jane Siberry)

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More than twenty years after her first musical release, Canadian songstress Issa (formerly known as Jane Siberry) has become renowned both for her hauntingly beautiful music and for her compelling performances. With eleven major recordings, three books of poetry, her own independent label and the acclaim of her peers and fans alike, Issa continues to redefine herself as one of Canada’s most creative singer-songwriters.

Her lyrical, thought-provoking songs have appeared in films and television; her now classic Calling All Angels duet with k.d. lang appeared in Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World, and more recently her work was heard on the soundtrack for television’s Six Feet Under. Issa has recorded with Bryan Ferry, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls and Peter Gabriel. This is the first time she will perform in Vancouver as Issa.

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(Be)longing at the Cultch


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Adult $25,
Student/Senior $21
(plus applicable service charges)

longing: A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled
belonging: the state of being comfortable and accepted in a place or community

Helen Paris and Leslie Hill are known for their edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics, work that has been called “as smart as it is seductive” (Irish Times). In this production, Hill and Paris share personal stories of longing and belonging against two contrasting backdrops: the searing landscape of the desert with its seemingly limitless curve of sky mirroring the infinite unfulfilled nature of longing; and a landscape you can hold in the palm of your hand – discreet, hidden, private. The 10oz site of longing itself, the heart.

Proceeds from the October 31 performance will go to the WISH Drop-In Centre. This performance is not available on subscription.

(be)longing is an Artsadmin project commissioned by The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Canada with support from Arts Council England, Brunel University and SMARTLab Digital Media Institute, University of East London.

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Parade of Lost Souls Pictures

Thanks to Soressa Gardner and Dennis Bolen for sharing!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

A "Skip" Down Commercial Drive's Queer Memory Lane

A photo essay that revisits the infamous Joe's café and other Drive landmarks

Jackie Crossland (ABOVE RIGHT) says the best coffee and friendliest ambiance on the Drive in the late '60s and early '70s was at the Bar Centrale, a coffee bar at 1st Ave and Commercial Dr that was welcoming to women, artists and theatre people.

She still remembers an artist who, in 1977, bought men's suit vests from thrift stores and sewed elaborate button designs onto them. It was a very popular look. When Crossland attempted her own version of it, someone downtown remarked: "So, is that your East End dyke look?"

For the complete story, go here.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Literary: Vancouver Poetry Slam Dead Poets Slam

Dress up as your favourite dead poet and read their poems for a chance at prizes!
For what seems like the 343rd year the Vancouver Poetry Slam will be raising the dead and perhaps raising hell at the annual Dead Poets Slam. Your host will be the ghoulish Svelte Ms. Spelt. Bring a couple of poems and dress up in your pumpkin high heels to try and win the scary prizes. We'll be going until the witching hour.

This will also be your last chance to purchase advance tickets to the Solomon Sparrow show (Mike McGee, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Dan Leaman and Derrick Brown) happening the next night at the Cottage Bistro. $15 in advance. 7pm or 10pm.

Cafe Deux Soleils

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Special Event: Parade of Lost Souls

A torch-lit procession of ghouls and spirits marks the coming of Halloween during the Parade of the Lost Souls, in Grandview Park on Saturday, Oct. 27. Commercial Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between 1st Avenue and Venables Street from 5-11 p.m. to allow for the parade, which takes place from 6.30-10.30 p.m. A carnival band, stilt walkers, fire performers and musicians will be part of the procession, which starts at Britannia Oval (Napier Street at Commercial Drive). Entrance by donation ($2 suggested). Info: or 604 879-8611.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Case Study of Commercial Drive's Contemporary Sound Environment

Found this interesting case study about CD's sound environment by David Paquette, done in 2004.

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Coordinator Job Posting - GWCPC

Organization: Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre
Community: Commercial Drive area, East Vancouver
Work Site: 1977 Commercial Drive
Status & Hours: Full Time Employment – 40 hrs per week
Salary: $20 /hr, +12% in lieu of benefits after 3-month probationary period

Reporting to the GWCPC Board of Directors, the Coordinator works within the vision/mission of the Society and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, supervision of staff (1 FTE), overseeing the running of programs and activities as identified in the VPD/CPC Partnership and Service Agreements and working closely with the Board of Directors. Additional duties include organizing events; supporting volunteers; attending meetings; liaising with VPD officers, other agencies and Community Policing Centres; writing grant applications and reports.

Education, Training & Experience:
· Completion of grade 12 supplemented by 2 years post-secondary education in the social sciences and/or equivalent combination of training and experience.
· Valid BC Driver’s licence

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
· Knowledge of the objectives of Vancouver’s Community Policing Centres
· Familiarity with Vancouver’s Eastside, specifically Grandview-Woodland area
· Enjoy working with the public, sometimes in stressful situations
· Excellent communication, organization and facilitation skills
· Experience with basic accounting practices
· Grant application and proposal writing skills
· Facilitating public forums, workshops and trainings
· Strong organizational and analytical skills
· Report and policy writing aptitude
· Experience making policy recommendations
· Ability to work some weekends or evenings
· Working knowledge of community development principles, processes and tools
· Comfortable using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Asset Qualifications:
· Experience working with a board of directors in the non-profit sector
· Experience supervising staff
· Experience using Microsoft Access, particularly working with queries and reports
· Experience using Quick Books (or other) accounting software
· Experience in layout and design or desktop publishing
· Experience working with volunteers

Please email resumes to Eileen Mosca, President, GWCPC at or
send them by regular mail to President at 1977 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4A8.

Website: Deadline for applications is Sunday, October 28, 2007 at midnight.

All responses are appreciated however, only those short listed for an interview will be contacted.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

News: SPCA

Shelters keep black cats under wraps until after Halloween

Chantal Eustace, CanWest News Service

Published: Monday, October 22, 2007

Black cats are the underdogs of the feline world, especially when it comes to Halloween when the shadowy furballs get associated with things like witches, ghouls and plain old bad luck.

That's why many cat shelters, including the Vancouver SPCA, won't let anyone adopt a black cat during the week leading up to Halloween.

"You never know, so it's best to avoid [potentially bad] situations," said Vancouver SPCA manager Mark Takhar. Some people, he explained, may want a black cat, not as a pet, but because of what it represents.

So as of Wednesday, no one will be able to adopt the eight black cats waiting for new homes, Takhar said. Adoptions will have to wait until after Nov. 1, when the Halloween ban is lifted.

Vancouver's SPCA isn't alone in this cautionary practice. Many humane societies throughout North America do not adopt out black cats around Halloween.

Read the whole story here...

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Sunday, October 21, 2007


News: Curtains for the York

A campaign to save the old York Theatre on Commercial Drive was cut short when an unnamed buyer snapped the property up on October 5. Located at 639 Commercial Drive, the 470-seat theatre had been on the market since last fall for an asking price of $952,000. Tom Durrie , former general manager of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, had been spearheading a campaign to save the purpose-built theatre, which was known for most of its 94-year history as the York Theatre and run as the Raja Cinema from 1996 to 2006.

"According to the realtor, a very solid offer came in suddenly," Durrie told the Straight . "There were no subjects and bang, that was it."

The identity of the new owners will become public once they have been registered with the B.C. Land Registry, which could take up to four months. The theatre property is zoned multiple dwelling with the theatre use grandfathered in. Despite its historic role in Vancouver's theatre scene, the structure is not registered as a heritage site.

"I think it's tragic.…I find there's been a very weak response from the city regarding the issue of historic theatres," Don Luxton , president of Heritage Vancouver, told the Straight . In an ironic twist, the sale occurred the day after Durrie and Luxton took part in a public forum called The Future of Theatre in Vancouver, concerning the city's lack of theatre space.

Calls to the city's heritage department were not returned by press time.

> Jessica Werb

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

News: Display Window Seen As Atrocious!

Ed. : For those of you who may have missed this story, here it is. Dispite what's in the article, the display seems to have been changed, and significantly.
This reminds me a lot of the same kind of kufluffle that took place after 9:11 on Main St.. Burcu's Angels had a manikin draped in in an American Flag and soaked in blood. They got letters. Actually, she (Burcu, a woman with quite the story to tell) got multiple letters from the same person. In that case, i firmly believe the person writing the letter was misguided.
It's a story i should write sometime, but have to be careful when, simply because I know both Burcu and the letter writer, and was asked to step in. It wasn't a pleasant task.

In this case, I don't know if that's the situation. From what I heard, a line was crossed by Mintage when they had dismembered babies in plastic bags.
Let me know what you think about this, and send photos if you've got em!

How Hallowe'en got controversial
Oct, 18 2007 - 12:20 AM

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - A Hallowe'en display on Commercial Drive is getting plenty of attention, not all of it positive.

You wouldn't call it subtle; the display in the window of Mintage Clothing at Commerical and First Avenue features severed limbs, simulated bloody handprints, and a hatchet wielding mannequin.

Mintage staff say people tell them the display is attrocious, with some threatening to get a City Inspector to come in. Others say its just art, and a good expression of Hallowe'en.

Staff won't remove the display until November 1st, but they have covered some of it with black sheets, and pasted the window in front with e-mails; some supportive, some not.

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Artisan and Crafter Survey


Hi Folks,
I'm looking into the possibility of putting on a craft fair and variety show at the Roundhouse in December - “The Spirit of East Vancouver” Artisan and Family Fun Event - proposed for Saturday and Sunday, December 22 & 23rd, 2007, at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This unique event is meant to showcase East Vancouver artisans and performers by exposing you to a potentially more lucrative Yaletown/Downtown marketplace. We are currently negotiating a partnership which could significantly reduce the cost of venue and table rentals which we, in turn, would pass on to you, greatly reducing your risk for participating in this event.*
*The craft fair will be juried to maintain quality.
Other planned attractions include:
  • A corralled children’s area with a variety of top-notch children’s performances provided by Angela Brown (
  • Strolling entertainment to support low traffic areas
  • A Saturday evening meet-and-greet (an opportunity for crafters to network and meet our sponsors )
  • A family-oriented Christmas Cabaret on Sunday night
  • A salmon brunch with bannock
To promote our event properly, I am proud to be partnering with Richard Forzley, Director of Marketing for Vancouver Civic Theatres (, a seasoned performing arts specialist with more than 20 years experience in developing and implementing innovative, cost-effective marketing and communications strategies.
Marketing plans include:
  • 500 posters and 10,000 handbills distributed in the Yaletown/Downtown area
  • Extensive web coverage
  • Regular public service announcements on Co-op Radio 102.7fm
  • Paid advertising in the Vancouver Courier and West Ender
  • Comprehensive, regular press releases to the local media
We will use our own website as an online directory and a resource for media looking for stories, and will profile as many participating vendors as possible. I hope that you will take a couple of minutes to answer the the online survey to help us with our planning and marketing for the event.
You can find this survey at:

If you have any questions or would like to participate in this great event, please contact Steven R. Duncan & Associates at 604-788-8340 or email

Feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel might be interested in this.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Special Event: Parade of Lost Souls

Parade of the Lost Souls
Starts at Britannia Oval
October 27, 2007 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm
After a one-year hiatus, Parade returned re-envisioned and reinvigorated. The theme last year was:

Peeking Through the Veil...a Celebration of the Cycle of Life.

The site and the procession route were reversed from previous years. We began in the all weather field at William and Cotton where altars, shrines, fire dancers and an ancestral dome helped us prepare for our journey. Then, musical guides appeared, beckoning us to travel down the river that flows to the other side. The sounds of the drum gave us courage and guided us along the way. The journey ended in Grandview Park where fire keepers illuminated our psyches and we were filled with the delight of life as we danced, danced, danced in the street!!!

gallery GALLERY

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News: Vancouver Police Issue Warrants for Alleged Drug Dealers

Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun

Published: Friday, October 19, 2007

VANCOUVER - Arrest warrants have been issued for 38 people after an undercover operation targeting drug dealing in the Downtown Eastside and Broadway SkyTrain station, Vancouver police said today.

"We have 17 of these 38 individuals in custody," Insp. Dean Robinson, in charge of the gang squad and drug section, said during a news conference.

Police began the roundup Wednesday and are still looking for some suspects, he said.

Most of the drugs purchased were crack cocaine and marijuana, Robinson said, noting police are seeing less heroin available on the street.

"These individuals prey on addicts, they prey on the mentally ill and they destroy individuals, families and communities," the inspector said.

The operation, codenamed Tyke 3, was the third buy-and-bust operation involving undercover operators this year. It ran from Oct. 2 to Oct. 12, with a week spent solely targeting the Commercial Drive area near the Broadway SkyTrain station.

Robinson said one of the undercover operators was robbed of cash near the station when he produced money to purchase drugs. The robber grabbed the money, then threatened the undercover officer by saying, "Back off or I'll stab you," the inspector said.

The suspect is in custody facing robbery charges, he added.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Literary: Shane Koyczan at the Cultch



















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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Music: AIDS Vancouver Benefit

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Special Event: National Day of Action To Oppose New Security Certicate Legislation


This October, the Canadian government is planning on introducing new
Security Certificate legislation when Parliament re-convenes in
mid-October. In February 2007, as a direct result of a grassroots campaign
led by Security Certificate detainees and their families, the Supreme
Court of Canada ruled that Security Certificates were unconstitutional.
Rather than abolishing Security Certificate legislation, the Government is
passing new legislation in an attempt to provide a veneer of legality to a
fundamentally unjust process. The Secret Trial 5 have called for our
solidarity in their ongoing struggle against racism, oppressive
immigration controls, and expanding state surveillance and control.

Join us for Leafleting, Readings, and Creative Resistance
Broadway Skytrain Station, Commercial Drive
Organized by No One is Illegal-Vancouver and Siraat Collective.
For more information email or call 778 885 0040

Join us in this National Day of Action to demonstrate our continued
opposition to Security Certificates in any and all forms! Allegations that
are imprecise and rely more on racist fear are fundamentally arbitrary and
a system that applies only to non-citizens in inherently discriminatory.
Thus any cosmetic reform is incapable of altering the fundamentally flawed
nature of this regime. Abolish Security Certificates Now!

**** Also, write and call your MP to demand that they not support any new
security certificate legislation. You can find your MP’s contacts via

For more information on the National Day of Action, contact Campaign to
Stop Secret Trials in Canada. Email or phone (416) 651-5800
More info here:

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Vancouver Camera Swap Meet

November 11th, 2007

Croatian Cultural Center
3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Ave
Vancouver BC

Show time 9:30 AM - 4 PM ... $4.00 P/P
Early Admission 8:30 AM ... $10.00 P/)

Tables $40.00
For reservation call Tonchi

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Friday, October 12, 2007

News: Marijuana Party Candidate Gets Three Months in Jail!

Fourth drug conviction for Marc Boyer, who has terminal illness
Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2007
VANCOUVER - Former Marijuana Party candidate Marc Boyer has been sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty in Vancouver Provincial Court to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Judge Conni Bagnall ordered Boyer -- who suffers from a terminal illness -- to be jailed, saying this was his fourth conviction for a drug offense and the third in the last three years involving marijuana.
Boyer ran as the Marijuana Party candidate in the Vancouver Quadra riding in the last federal election.

Read more here?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007


This was posted on Facebook by Chris' brother Dave. His contact info is at the bottom of the post.
This is for real, no joke. No one in my family has seen him or talked to him in a while now; it's really like he just disappeared. We all figure it's either drug related (i really don't want to believe that option) or he's just really embarrassed about some stuff that he recently went through. We know he's alive and somewhere. He just won't let any of us find him. He's just been listed as a missing person by the VPD as well at the transit authority. Hopefully he'll turn up there somewhere. In the mean time i'm callin out to anyone and everyone livin in the vancouver and lower mainland area to help me/us out.

His name is Chris Bishop. He's about 5'11" maybe 6 foot, 31 years old, looks a little younger though. As the photo shows he's pretty skinny, thin long face, might still have a little beard just on his chin, and has long dark dreads. He usually dresses all in black: long black trench coat, black pants, black boots or shoes and might be wearing sunglasses too.
If you catch him with the coat off, he's got a black tattoo on his upper right arm in the standard tattoo spot. There is a photo below that shows it pretty well.

He usually hangs out along commercial drive. He has a girlfriend named Emily, her picture is below as well. A couple of cops we talked too think they've seen him around there recently but he could be anywhere.

If ANYONE happens to come across this guy, my brother, PLEASE contact me in any way. My email address is on my profile and my phone number is 604-764-7941. I know giving my phone number out to strangers probably isn't the best idea, but i sincerely hope that everyone will take this as seriously as I am and not take advantage. If you do see him and are fairly sure it's the guy and have a phone PLEASE call me right way. Let me know you saw him and where.

This is very real people. Me and my family truly thank you for any help you can give us.

- Dave
Contact Info

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Music: The Edges of Folk

On November 5th, 2007, In the House presents a frollicking evening of music. The Edges of Folk brings 3 bands into 1 living room and serves up a whole heck of a lot of fun.

Date: November 5th, 2007
Time: Doors at 6:15 pm, Show at 7 pm

$10/kids + members

Tickets are available on-line at Or you can reserve by calling 604-874-9325 or emailing

Seating is limited so it is highly recommended to reserve your seats

Address: 1876 Garden Dr. Directions on how to get there: Just east of Nanaimo St. on the corner of Garden and 3rd Ave.

Think folk music could use more edge? Think country music could use less electric guitars and more banjos? Think a solid breakfast is an important start to your day? So does Headwater. Their distinctive blend of folk and country roots music, tractor jazz, sounds something like the love children of the Be Good Tanyas and the Old Crow Medicine Show would, after they'd grown up good and strong. Headwater came together in the fall of 2005, initially hoping to be the subject of a reality TV show. But the pilot deal fell through and they've had to resort to selling records and playing gigs to pay the bills. Headwater has rocked the socks off of every venue they've played.

Joanna Chapman-Smith
Joanna's music has been enjoyed all across Canada, and overseas as well. She writes and performs as a singer/songwriter, a concert composer, a dance accompanist, a kid’s entertainer and more. In 2007 she released her first full-length album, Eyre Corvidae (Journey of the Crow Family). The songs in this collection are personal melodies, soothing rhythms and rocking laments. Influenced by a wide variety of traditions, her style is a satisfying blend of sounds. She ties her sound together with a unique vocal style that is sensitive and powerful. Her love of music, and her joy of life come across in her music and her voice. Joanna has a unique vocal style that is sensitive and powerful. It is pure, passionate, and playful - as is her approach to music.


Petunia has been swoonin', swingin', croonin', and bringin' 'em home to bars, churches, kitchens, street corners, subway stations ..... wherever the wind has taken him for the past five years. His not-so-secret fanclub grows bigger and bigger each and every week. His 'need to sing' started early in his youth in the small French-speaking town of Ste-Dorothee (near Laval, Quebec). Yodeling quickly became his primary passion and source of inspiration. His 'rousing organic sound' is a blend of musical styles wandering freely from country to jazz to blues to French cabaret to Mexican folk to bluegrass and what's this? Slam, he's driving us right on in to Petunialand proper. While he plays all sorts of the 'old standards consummately, repeat fans call out for his very special originals by name.

For more information on this and upcoming shows, please visit the website at

Feel free to forward this announcement to friends, family, colleagues, and any and all music buffs you know!
Myriam Steinberg
Artistic Director

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Literary: RC Weslowski Features at the Slam

The Vancouver Poetry Slam Continues


Café Deux Soleils: 2096 Commercial Drive

The next slam happens Monday, October 15th




This is also another qualifying slam to make the Van Slam Playoffs next April and May.









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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Literary: Tribute to Livesay Includes Local Poets

World Poetry Presents
a Life Celebration of Dorothy Livesay,
October 27 at 7:00 pm t the Alliance for Arts
and Culture, 938 Howe St. with host Ariadne Sawyer
and guest host Diego Bastianutti.
Featured presenter: Bernice Lever
Readers: Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Bonnie Nish
Sita Carboni, William Stevenson, Victoria Pascha,
Kyle Christensson, Peter Lojewski and others.
15 minute open mike for poems about or by Dorothy Livesay.
Info: 604-526-4729

Dorothy Livesay (October 12, 1909-December 29, 1996) was one of the leading Canadian poets of the twentieth century. Her free verse poetry probes the mysteries of existence—life and death, waking and dreaming, love and hate, male and female, being and doing—rejoicing that "small miracles / shatter the facts— / explode!" As a social worker, a teacher and a radical journalist, Livesay fiercely protested social habits and polices of oppression and destruction. She asks in her poem, "Ice Age,"

Now who among us
will lift a finger
to declare I am of God, good?
Who among us
dares to be righteous?

Dorothy was born and spent her first eleven years in Winnipeg. Her parents, both journalists, Florence Randal and John Frederick Bligh (J.F.B.) Livesay, fostered her literary interests. Florence was also a poet and translator, J.F.B. a war correspondent and author of Canada's Hundred Days, 1919. In 1920 the family moved to Toronto where J.F.B. was manager of the Canadian Press. Dorothy attended a private girls' school in which, she later wrote, she was isolated from "the pounding pulse of the city." Even as a child she wrote poetry. Without her knowledge her mother submitted one of her poems to a newspaper. It was accepted and she received a cheque for two dollars.
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Friday, October 05, 2007

Picture of the Day

Commercial Drive
Originally uploaded by entheos_fog
This great photo is one of several you can find at
taken by Jeremy Hood.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Local Producer's Documentary To Air On CBC With Music By Monica Lee

If any one missed “A Safer Sex Trade" last year, on CBC, it is airing again tonight (Tuesday Oct 2) and Saturday both at 10pm on CBC Newsworld The Lens.

The documentary features Three songs from local singer/song writer Monica Lee's Season’s Greetings EP are featured in the soundtrack as well as other composed material specific for the film. Listen for “Anticipation” as the opening and closing song, “Judy Lea” with the missing women’s march and “Fall Away” as we visit the preliminary hearing of Robert Picton trail.

Here's the trailer for the film

... and here is a news bulletin from the Director and a link to the Lens Program.

As part of the best of the season, CBC Newsworld The Lens is screening A Safer Sex Trade again!
(Tuesday October 2 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
Scarlett is a highly successful madam with 30 years experience in the sex trade business; Simone is a high-class sex worker who services wealthy clients in five Western Canadian cities; and Jennifer is a former drug addicted prostitute who now works tirelessly to offer support to sex trade workers on the streets. These women have had different experiences in the sex trade business, but they're united by one concern-the safety of women in their stigmatized industry. The film is Commercial Drive-based Carolyn Allain’s directorial debut. The film premiered at The Whistler Film Festival and received an honorable mention from the Chris Awards in Columbus, Ohio.
THE LENS on CBC Newsworld - Tuesday & Saturday at 10pmET/PT

CBC News: The Lens: Feature Story
The Lens is CBC Newsworld's showcase of emerging independent filmmakers.

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