Zoom Training: Deep Organizing Outreach – Multiple Platforms

This Zoom training workshop, given by the Canadian Labour Congress, will focus on deep organizing outreach using cutting-edge tools for social media, texting, and phoning. This session will be presented in French only.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 2

This is the second of two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub given by the Canadian Labour Congress. The first, held April 20, focused on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. This second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 1

Two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub will be given by the Canadian Labour Congress.  The first (to be held April 20) will focus on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. The second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Digital Organizing for Social Change – ACTION HOUR

This is a hands-on Zoom workshop for activists who want to learn about peer-to-peer organizing via text, given by Laurie Antonin, Digital Strategist for the Canadian Labour Congress. Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Pharmacare Vote E-Watch Party and a Post-Vote Rally

The final hour of debate on the Canada Pharmacare Act C213 was held in the House of Commons last week. There are indications that Liberals are thinking of opposing Bill C-213. A decision to vote no will have devastating effects on the hopes of millions of Canadians who are making impossible choices every day because they cannot afford their prescription medication. A no vote, of course, means that Liberal MPs would be:
  • Rejecting public and universal Pharmacare being included under the Canada Health Act framework.
  • Rejecting the clear recommendations made by the Hoskins’ report to establish with provincial governments a universal, public Pharmacare program. 
  • Breaking their own 2019 election promise of universal Pharmacare. 
On the voting day, Wednesday, February 24, KTC members are invited to join our Pharmacare Vote E Watch Party and a Post-Vote Rally via zoom. The event will begin at 12:00-1:30 PM PST. Join us and watch how your MPs are going to vote on this important legislation. Sign up to attend the Watch Party: https://www.peterjulian.ca/c213watchparty
Special Guest: President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Linda Silas, RN, BScN
 
Make sure you have a rally sign when you join us: https://www.peterjulian.ca/e_rally_signs

Meet and Greet with Anna Thomas

Meet and talk with Anna Thomas at Prince Charles Park this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. We will be observing Covid-19 precautions.

Virtual New Democrats Got Talent 2020

Have you heard the news? The hit fundraiser New Democrats Got Talent is coming back – virtually!

Surrey-Guildford BC NDP is excited to host New Democrats Got Talent ~ A Virtual Talent Showcase. New Democrats from across British Columbia will come together for a spectacular evening of talent! The evening will feature 10 New Democrats who will perform for your votes and will be joined by an all-star judging panel.

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom video conferencing. Tickets are tax-deductible.

To help you enjoy your evening, ticket holders will be sent a bag of microwavable popcorn to munch while watching the show!

Do you have a hidden talent? We are still looking for some talented New Democrats to perform from their homes anywhere in British Columbia. Please contact Brett Barden at 604-839-1506 for more information.

Ticket Options:

$50 Regular Ticket
$20 Youth or Low-Income Ticket
$100 Friends of Garry Ticket

For tickets to New Democrats Got Talent, please visit https://www.bcndp.ca/events/got-talent or call Sharon Goldberg at 778-223-3493 or Brett Barden at 604-839-1506. Cheques payable to “BC NDP” can be mailed to Surrey-Guildford BC NDP, c/o #82-14129 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 1X6.

Get your tickets here!

*Please note that we can only accept contributions for this event from individuals. If there are any questions, wish to pay by cheque or are a member of the Leader’s Circle contact Dan Coulter at dan.coulter@bcndp.ca or 604-430-8600 x275

Canada Day

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad.

BC Fed Burma Shave

The BC Federation of labour is hosting a “Burma Shave” event at the North end of the Overlanders Bridge.

Meet at the Henry Grube Education Centre before 4:30 pm on Friday April 7th.

A “Burma Shave” could also be called a roadside rally. The event involves people with signs waving at passing traffic.

The term comes from a shaving product that in the USA that placed signs along the road that told a story in short snippets.

Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis

Admission is free. Please RSVP to confirm your seats for this event.

Kamloops stands on the proposed path of two major projects: the Ajax Mine and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Both projects face strong opposition and both threaten local watersheds.

Join Maude Barlow, author of the recently released book “Boiling Point,” as she and others discuss how these projects could deepen the developing water crisis.

The evening will include presentations by:
– Sunny LeBourdais, Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation
– Shawna-Rae McLean, student at Thompson Rivers University

RSVP at https://boiling-point-kamloops.eventbrite.ca/

Thompson Rivers University, The Barber Centre – HOL 190
900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, B. C. (Free evening parking)

This event is co-sponsored by the Kamloops Chapter of the Council of Canadians and TRU Faculty Association Human Rights Committee.

Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis, Written by Maude Barlow, September 2016

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change.

This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Maude will be available to sign books! Boiling Point will be available for purchase at the event.