We managed to get all of our section done this weekend! A huge thank you to everyone that came out, having about 8 people per day was the perfect amount for us to finish up, so now we no longer have to head out next weekend.
Big thanks to Rob, Tamara, Peter, Lou, Jason, Ingrid, Ashley, Mark, Tom, Martin, Logan and Karen!
We’ll be planning for another cleanup after the snow melts and it dries up, usually near the end of May.
Usually, we do highway cleanup twice a year for a full weekend, once in the spring and then again in the fall. Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions the spring event did not happen. We have no idea how grizzly it will be out there, so are going to run two weekends this fall to get it all done. If we finish the first weekend, we’ll cancel the second, so please check the event prior to showing up for the second weekend.
Here is the first event, please sign up if you can help! See you there!
Our annual general meeting usually takes place just before the summer each year, and obviously with events being shut down due to covid this did not happen at the usual scheduled time. We had hoped that small events indoors would be up and running by this stage in order to hold our meeting, however libraries are still not booking out their meeting rooms.
We thought we’d gauge interest in filling the board positions (all are available this time around) in order to make some decisions about how the group moves forward, so are asking those of you interested in sitting for a position to let us know. For now, if you had a valid membership last year you would be considered a member for the purposes of this AGM. If you would like to run but didn’t have a membership last year you can use our online method to get yourself up to date.
There are a lot of places out there to help you with a better understanding of systemic racism and how you can be part of the change. We’re listing a few, to help you get started.
Racial Equity Tools –
2500+ resources to help create change in your community
Rachel Ricketts Anti-Racism resources –
Includes an entire section addressing whiteness and how we can become better allies
Fighting For An Anti-Racist Future Together –
Includes a list of organisations standing up for black communities and where you can donate
Medium.com resource list –
Includes books to share with kids
Trivia tonight at 8:30pm is 80’s theme! Show off your knowledge of the decade of big hair, scrunchies and neon clothing!
You’ll also need another device or tab open to play along with the trivia at myquiz.org. Quiz code will be given in the jitsi chat room so we all start at the same time.
See you tonight!
Come watch the third and fourth episodes of Afterlife with us! Here is the link:
Remember to click on the NP (netflix party) logo on your address bar after you follow the link.
Here is the link to join: (after clicking the link remember to hit the RED NP icon beside your address bar to join)
The second series of After Life, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, comes to Netflix on April 24th. Assuming it follows the same format as the first season, this means it will include 6 episodes.
We’ll be watching the first two episodes on April 24th, the next two on April 25th and the final two on April 26th. Netflix Party allows you to syncronize your viewing and opens a chat box on the side so you can make comments to each other as you watch.
If would be a good idea to watch the first season on Netflix prior to joining, as this is a continuation of the storyline. The first season is available on netflix.
To join these parties you will require:
1) Google Chrome Browser on a laptop or PC
2) A netflix membership
3) Netflix Party download : https://www.netflixparty.com/
The party link invite will be posted on our website about 30 minutes beforehand. You will need to click on the red NP icon beside the address bar to join a party after clicking on the party invite link.