Oct 28

Words to Live By

‘Cowardice asks the question-is it safe? Expediency asks the question-is it politic? Vanity asks the question-is it popular? But conscience asks the question-IS IT RIGHT? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it BECAUSE it is RIGHT.’ – Martin […]

Jun 25

Social Networking Lesson

Alex Batko (left) and Robert Cory gave a lesson on Facebook, Twitter and Google Docs at the Greater Victoria Public Library last night, hosted by the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians. We had around a dozen people, which allowed time for all the questions. Everyone learned a lot about how social networking can […]

May 29

The Victoria Chapter is now on Facebook and Twitter!

We now have a Facebook group, “Council of Canadians, Victoria, BC Chapter” and a Twitter account, “cocvic”. To access these features, go to our website:http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/and click on the “f” button on the left side of the home page for Facebook or the “t” button for Twitter. Facebook is much more interactive than our relatively static […]

Apr 18

Annual General Meeting, April 8, 2009

We began the evening with a delicious supper that we shared with about 21 people who attended the AGM. Following the supper, we began the meeting. First, our president Fran Thoburn gave the President’s Report (see blog below). The following reports were presented by members of the Board:Financial – Trudy AldridgeWater – Dorothy ClippingdaleHealth – […]

Apr 09

President’s Report, Victoria AGM, April 8, 2009

The year has been busy with many major thrusts. We have enjoyed cooperating with other organizations with similar goals. For instance, groups like the South Island Health Coalition and our Health committee have cosponsored events. The water committee has been a vital part of the Water Watch group. The coffee committee has been stalwartly presenting […]

Sep 16

Holly Dressel Book Tour

Holly Dressel, spoke on her new book: “Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Public Health Care” on September 15, 2008 at the BCGEU Bldg., 2994 Douglas St. Dressel is a best-selling author generally known for work on environmental subjects and as a writer-researcher for television, radio and […]

Aug 24

Annual General Meeting

Victoria Council of Canadians holds 2008 AGM Written by The Grey Tiger On Wednesday May 7 the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians held its 16th Annual General Meeting. The AGM opened with a meet and greet and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a potluck supper at 6:00 attended by about […]

Aug 23

Coffee Night Film

CoC Victoria Coffee Night: Tuesday, August 19Written by John PopeGreat turnout for a warm summer evening – 31 people. ‘The Yes Men’ video documentary was greatly appreciated and applauded.The coffee and the friendly co-mingling was also a hit.The Coffee Night committee will now consider it’s presentation options for September and October.We hope to see you […]

Aug 22

Snakes in the Grass First Action!

PNWER Protest, July 20-21, 2008Written by snakesinthegrass.net SIG just completed its first action, a protest against the trade and security “public private partnership” (P3) called the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit in Vancouver, Sunday July 20 and Monday July 21. The purpose of this action was twofold: to educate the public about the real […]