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AVTTS Monthly Meeting, May, 2019

AVTTS Monthly Meeting, 2019 05 15

Agenda and Reports

Greetings, Introductions, Acknowledgement of FN Territory

Canada Green New Deal Round Table

Meg’s Doc Project (AVTTS Letter of Support)

Gleaning: Proposal from R. Powelson re: equipment purchase

Possible partnerships for usage of fruit (Would Twin City Brewing consider the production of small batch local ciders?  Would the Shelter Farm/Society want to be involved with gleaning/processing as a work skills/job generator? What other possibilities might we consider?)

Housing: possible presentation by John Edmonson (stemming from April AVCSI meeting)

Education: Rob is interested in doing a presentation on urban permaculture. Still waiting on a possible talk by Guy on soil health, lots of great material on regenerative ag/carbon farming. Several films pending due to licensing matters and costs.

Financial Report

Food Group Report

Here’s an update from Cycle Alberni.

We are well on the way to having another fantastic Bike To Work Week. Yesterday Sarah and I went to Council to publicize the event and to invite Mayor and Council to Bike to Council on May 27.

We have a full slate of events scheduled for May 27 to June 1 including the following:

Monday May 27 7-9 AM Pancake Breakfast at Jumping Slug Community Cyclery (formerly Ozzie’s)

Tue. 7-9 and 4-6 Steampunks Coffee

Wed. 4-6 Barclay

Thur. 7-9 Buy Low

Friday 7-9 ADSS

Sat. 11:00 Bike parade from Echo Centre

        Noon BBQ at Harbour Quay with live Rock and Roll band.

New Business


Round Table: New Green Deal for canada

A group of us at AVTTS and other organizations have set up a round table discussion to be held at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St., starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 and likely lasting for two hours before spilling into the street and breaking for further rumination. This is part of a nation-wide series of discussions to enable citizens and residents of Canada to connect ideas for solutions and adaptations in light of the many challenges and crises that crop up on a regular basis. It is a change for Canadians to voice concerns, but moreso to plot possible courses for the redress and realignment that needs to happen in order for humanity to ensure a livable social, economic and environmental existence well into the future. It is a call for all Canadians and a chance to engage those who would represent us as we approach the coming Federal election cycle, but a call that will doubtless need repeating, refining and strengthening following the election as any new government is likely to have a program that will do little to address our concerns. Please join us for the discussion, and don’t hesitate to send along (or bring with you) written submissions that will be shared and forwarded.