Kelowna, BC – 03/02/12

Artists and Activists
Friday, March 2, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
4485 Sallows Road.

Kelowna, BC, Canada V1W 4C2

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Other Info
Part 1 of the 2012 Lille Gard Discussion Series: a discussion and networking time facilitated by leading Okanagan artists and activists. This event is also part of the Global Citizen Week taking place here in Kelowna.

Featuring Angela Reid-Nagy, Gabe Cipes and Jan Vozenilek.
Hosted by Graham Ord and Andrew Smith

Location: Bottega Farm Inn | 4485 Sallows Road, Kelowna, BC |

This event will be the first in a series of three ‘Lille Gard Discussions’ leading up to the 2012 Lille Gard Festival on June 29-July 1. This event will be an informative and exciting way for artists to connect with local causes and for activists to meet local artists. Activists tend to have a deep understanding of the issues and the stakeholders involved. Artists tend to have a strong desire to make a difference in their community – and they have a way to ‘amplify’ a message through their work and their audiences. History shows that bringing these groups together benefits everyone.

Each panellist will choose a specific cause that they are involved in and give a short (aprox. 15 minute) presentation. They will bring a spotlight on a local social and/or environmental issue faced by Okanagan residents. The goal of this event is not only to enlighten people about local issues, but to facilitate connections, even ongoing relationships between Okanagan artists and activists. Panellist presentations will also describe how they’ve experienced the artist/activist collaboration in their work – and how they imagine this collaboration could work in the future.

After the presentations, the panellists (with the help of the moderator) will then facilitate a Q&A discussion time on these issues. There will also be time to mingle after the discussion over delicious snacks, coffees, teas, beers and wines.

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Kelowna, BC – 03/01/12

Bowl of Haiti
Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Streaming Cafe (map)
596 Leon Ave
Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y6J6
Other Info
Graham will perform a set at the event.

Join in supporting children of Haiti by purchasing a pottery bowl and having it filled with delicious ethnic food while you enjoy live music and a silent art auction. Come with friends and make a night of it. Beverages can be purchased through the streaming cafe.
Potters from around the Okanagan have donated pottery bowls and every ticket holder gets to choose a bowl to keep! Bring some friends and make a night of it.
All proceeds will be donated toward the construction of a kids camp in Haiti. Sponsored by C3 Church of Kelowna…

Tickets can be purchased at Fresh Fashions (1560 Pandosy St.)
Streaming Cafe is located at 596 Leon Ave., Kelowna BC

to donate art for the silent auction please contact

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Kelowna, BC – 02/29/12

2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:45pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y 9P3
Other Info
Graham will perform along with some of his children as part of the conference.

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 5th Building SustainAble Communities conference February 27th to March 1st, 2012 at the Delta Grand Resort in Kelowna, BC, Canada.
The program--inspired by 75 industry experts on 11 planning committees--features a variety of plenaries, breakouts, panels, workshops, debates, and interactive sessions to provide opportunities for enhanced communication and collaboration.
Day one’s Role Call session explores delegates’ specific contributions to community sustainablity, and uses LEGO Serious Play to strengthen cross-sector awareness, dialogue, and problem-solving.
Day two features three streams: SustainAble Water Management, Social & Cultural SustainAbility, and a Learn Green. Earn Green! session for business people wanting to cash in on the move toward more sustainable business practices.
Day three, entitled Conversations That Count, features a variety of community sustainability topics including good governance, planning frameworks, public engagement, green buildings, transportation solutions, food security, sustainable economic development, and cross-sector collaboration.
Day four, focused on Leadership that Inspires, also features a variety of community sustainability topics, among them youth engagement, community design, zero waste, housing partnerships, cross-cultural collaboration, and successes in planning, agriculture, and GHG reduction.

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