Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival- Sept 1-11


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The info below is being shared directing from the Vlaff website to help share, promote and bring awareness. :)

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival SEPT 1-11
http://www.vlaff.org/

Vancouver  Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver Latin America Film Festival

VLAFF is a registered  non-profit charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema. This annual festival promotes dialogue between cultures and explores historical and social issues through the eyes of filmmakers.

Since 2003, VLAFF has continued to provide audiences with the unique opportunity of experiencing Latin American cinema in Vancouver.

VLAFF Mission
  • To conduct a Film Festival for the purpose of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of Latin American cinema.
  • To conduct educational workshops and seminars.
  • To provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to display their artistic efforts.
  • To provide Canadian audiences with an opportunity to observe a variety of films, which closely reflect the society and people of Latin American countries.
  • To generate a network between the Canadian and Latin American film industries and forge an artistic alliance between the two.

 http://www.vlaff.org/en/news-articles

VANCOUVER LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL SOCIETY

420 - 111 Hastings Street West
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4
Canada
Tel. 1-604-708-5657

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival SEPT 1-11

http://www.vlaff.org/

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World Peace Festival- Peace Starts With Me


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
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 Well somehow I missed this seeing this, but I'm doing my part to share it now. In fact they mention that Social Media can play a part by keeping up to date and sharing this info.

I truly believe Social Media can play a huge role in PEACE, as we can chose to share Loving messages, Thoughts, Images, Videos that promote LOVE and understanding and NOT promote Fear.

Everything below has been taken from the site. 
 
"I Just Love The Tools For Peace Video" (below).

Wow, they should play this everyday at daycares, school, colleges, universities,  and work places and brainwash it into people. Heck they should just put it on a TV channel and play it 24hrs a day.


PEACE STARTS WITH ME Berlin, 20 - 27 August 2011
World Peace Partnership e.V. is a non-profit entity registered in Cologne, Germany (Registered Charity No. VR 16118). WPF World Peace Festival GmbH is set up as a German Limited and acts as an agent to carry out festival-related activities for World Peace Partnership e.V., as is common practice for this type of event organisation. The festival is designed to be self-liquidating. PricewaterhouseCoopers Germany will audit the World Peace Partnership e.V. and WPF World Peace Festival GmbH.

Support World Peace through social media

Mon, 2011-08-01 | We believe that peace starts with the individual. You can help to spread the idea of World Peace Festival 2011 to inspire and empower people around the world to make themselves, others and the environment more peaceful! Join World Peace Festival on Facebook and Twitter and support our goal to build a global community that is actively working towards peace! Become part of this global movement, stay up to date and support us with your friendship and information exchange.

PEACE STARTS WITH ME Berlin, 20 - 27 August 2011
 

World Peace Festival

 Conflict is a necessary part of daily life, and we all have to deal with it. The skill lies in HOW we deal with it.  

Tools for Peace contains the 'tried and trusted' methods used by wise, experienced people all over the world to transform the conflicts they face into opportunities.

These tools work just as effectively in our families and communities as they do in situations of extreme violence and civil war. 

They also work within ourselves, which is where peace begins. 

Film produced by www.talkworks.info in association with www.different-films.com

WATCH THIS VIDEO



http://www.worldpeacefestival.org/press-room/video/videos


World Peace Festival | World Peace Partnership
Potsdamer Platz 10 (Haus 2, 5.OG)
10785 Berlin
Germany
Tel. +49 30 300 11 4644

World Peace Partnership e.V. is a non-profit entity registered in Cologne, Germany (Registered Charity No. VR 16118). WPF World Peace Festival GmbH is set up as a German Limited and acts as an agent to carry out festival-related activities for World Peace Partnership e.V., as is common practice for this type of event organisation. The festival is designed to be self-liquidating. PricewaterhouseCoopers Germany will audit the World Peace Partnership e.V. and WPF World Peace Festival GmbH.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pink Salmon Festival -Vanier Park-Vancouver


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We had a great time at the Pink Salmon Festival. Pink Flying Fish, Facepainting, Nylon Zoo, and lots of Salmon to eat if you wanted to stand in the long line up. If I hadn't been with a kid, I probably would have. Lots of people did. Thanks to everyone who was there we had a wonderful day! :)





Big Pink Flying Fish


Streamkeepers- Teaching us about Bugs

Lisa- Nylon Zoo

Big Salmon- Nylon Zoo

Dressing up for the Nylon Zoo

Larry- he showed us how to tie a fly. Buy his Book on Fishing!!

Louise- Dream of Streams

Allyson J. Grant- Fabulous Facepainter

For Fabulous Facepainting Contact
Allyson J. Grant
Face & Body Painting
(604)767-4790
allyson@gossamerdesigns.ca
http://www.gossamerdesigns.ca


Lisa- Nylon Zoo
The Ta Daa Lady & Nylon Zoo
http://www.angelabrown.ca/
Nylon Zoo: handmade inflatables, costumes parades
Stage Shows: song, puppets, storytelling & dance


Larry E. Stefanyk
Fisherman Magazine
ifmm@shaw.ca
http://islandfishermanmagazine.com
250 923 0939
601 Azalea Place, Campbell River BC V9W 7H2


Organic Ocean Seafood
Phone 604-862 7192
Fax: 604-730-9101
http://www.organicocean.com


Streams of Dreams Murals Society
#182 5489 Byrne Rd.
Burnaby BC V5J 3J1
Phone: 604 434 4304
info@streamofdreams.org
http://www.streamofdreams.org/




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pink Salmon Festival Today- Vanier Park-Vancouver


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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The Pink Salmon Festival is today. Be sure to check it out! We are. We've missed it other years, but not this time, we are really excited about it. 

Pink Salmon Festival
http://www.psf.ca/
 Sunday, August 28 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Vanier/ Hadden Park on Kits Point
1905 Ogden Avenue at Cypress
Vancouver, BC
 
 
Pink Salmon Festival
 
From the Pink Salmon Facebook page Event
Join us for the celebration of the return of the pinks!

With returns of 17.5 million pink salmon projected to return to the Fraser River in August, the second biennial Pink Salmon Festival will serve up delicious complimentary pink salmon to the public and promote pink salmon as a sustainable seafood choice. Members of the public will be treated to barbecued salmon samplings donated by Canfisco and prepared by premier Vancouver chefs including C Restaurant executive chef Robert Clark. The event will also have live music by Vancouver bluegrass band "Redgrass", informative demonstrations and activities for kids.

The festival is being underwritten by corporate sponsor Gold Seal – Canfisco, who has donated 3,500 pounds of pink salmon. Additional sponsors include Port Metro Vancouver, HSBC, Vancouver Courier and Rebel Communications.

Here are the headlining chefs at the festival:

Robert Clark, Executive Chef, C Restaurant
Garrett Schack, Executive Chef, Chateau Victoria and Vista 18 Restaurant
Ron "Rockin' Ronnie" Shewchuk


Here are some exhibitors that will be featured:

Angela Brown - Evelyn Roth Festival Arts
BC Hydro
BC Outdoors - Sport Fishing TV
BC Wild Salmon Marketing
Face Painting by Gossamer Designs
Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC
Island Fisherman Magazine
Port Metro Vancouver
Organic Ocean
Rebel Communications
Stewardship Partners/Salmon Safe
Stream of Dreams Society

The festival's featuring music from:
Man About Town Entertainment
Redgrass Band


For more information regarding the chefs and exhibitors, please visit http://psf.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=9&Itemid=136

Dolphin Tale - Winter- An Excellent Movie!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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We won Free Tix to the Screening of Dolphin Tale. It was a great movie. We loved it, I laughed and cried so much. It's great family entertainment. It's very touching and has a lot of subtle messages about challenges, environment and family. I highly recommend it. The 3D was awesome. I didn't think I'd like the 3D but it was
REALLY INCREDIBLE! Very Cool Movie!

I have to mention one thing that really drew me in, and made me cry right from the start, the little girl is homeschooled. I just LOVED that!! There's so many great parts in this movie, but I'm not going to spoil it, you have to go see it!!  




Special Thanks to Kids Vancouver for the Free Tix.
http://www.kidsvancouver.com/



Thanks to Warner Bros for the Free tix and the face painting and to Silver City Theatre for allowing us to have such an awesome day!

Winter's Story

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/winter.dolphin?sk=wall 


Twitter   @WinterDolphin Clearwater, Florida

I'm an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who lost my tail after getting entangled in a crab trap.I learned to swim w/o a tail & am learning to use a prosthetic tail.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ClearwaterAquarium
http://www.seewinter.com/media-press/videos/things-to-do



Friday, August 26, 2011

Vancouver Sculptor James Stewart Exhibition Pangea-Sept 10- Oct 2


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 http://www.jamesstewartsculpture.com

Contact: James Stewart Sculpture
2050 Scotia St. Studio 106
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T1
PHONE: (604) 288-7443PHONE: (415) 738-6265 info@jamesstewartsculpture.com

James Stewart  http://www.jamesstewartsculpture.com/index.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Marion Pérole, Media Liaison
Karran Finlay Marketing
T: 604‐734‐4223
mperole@karranfinlaymarketing.com

‘PANGEA’
A Collection of Figurative Works by Vancouver Sculptor James Stewart
VANCOUVER, August 23, 2011 /Vancouver, BC/ ‐

All artists are observers of life, though it’s not every day you encounter an artist who has the official title of “creature supervisor.”  But that is indeed the hat most often worn by Vancouver artist James Stewart, who created the lead character in The Chronicles of Narnia, and was responsible for creating the giant, prawn‐like aliens in District 9.

Stewart’s successful career in the film industry has taken him to over 45 countries spanning four continents. Also an accomplished photographer, he has rigorously documented his travels and the thousands of lives that have touched his. These experiences find their way into his artwork. Most recently, he has returned home to create ‘Pangea,’ a series of beautiful and life‐like bronze sculptures.

Pangea is the term for Earth’s landmass before it shifted to the continents we know today. It refers to a time when everything was together and connected. Stewart’s imagination is fuelled by his interest in other cultures, and his overarching vision with this series, which is that our common roots speak about how we all remain connected. He maintains that connection can be seen clearly, even in our diverse cultures, if our observation is close and careful enough.

Stewart’s work, which is highly realistic and traditional, is also strikingly contemporary in how it is created. He imbues his figures with the subtlety of gesture, which brings them alive. While very familiar with working from a live model, Stewart created these works by referring to the exhaustive photographic records he takes while travelling. Working in front a large video screen and using multiple images, he re‐creates his experiences in oil‐based clay. He has been compared to a photojournalist who is reporting in 3‐D.
Using the “cire perdue,” or lost wax method, Stewart works with the finest foundry, Artworks, to fabricate the bronze.

This technique dates back to ancient Greece and was used by such renowned artists as Bernini and Rodin. The completed piece is then used to make a mould, which is used in the casting of the bronze artwork. Upon completion of the edition the artist will supervise the destruction of the mould.

Stewart’s incredible eye for detail (the kind most artists dream about) allows the viewer to enter his original
experience. Looking at his sculptures induces an almost voyeuristic feeling. The eye can freely linger over intimate details ‐‐ knock‐kneed legs, poor teeth, wrinkled clothes, etc. ‐‐ in a way that in real life would constitute staring. Here, it’s just close observation, a practice the artist would like to wholeheartedly encourage.

These sculptures, which represent the best techniques of the old and the new worlds, will be on display Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, from September 10th to October 2nd at 5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, Canada.

About the Artist- James Stewart


LAUNCH DETAILS ‐
Opening Launch Party:
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Address: 5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, Canada

Public Exhibition Dates:
Dates: Exhibition on display from September 10 to October 2, 2011
Time: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
Address: 5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, Canada
Further Information: http://www.jamesstewartsculpture.com

Camille Allen Dolls- -WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Have seen Camille Allen's Sculptures? Every new parent or grandparent would LOVE one. They are so adorable and sweet. I first discovered her work about 6 years ago and fell in love immediately.

Camille Allen lives in Powell River, BC, Canada. She learned the art of doll making from her husband's grandmother more than 8 years ago. 

She learned how to create life-size dolls from clay,  later she moved on to create the fabulous miniature baby dolls you see here.

They are made from polymer resin. Check out her website to learn more about her beautiful art.  http://www.camilleallen.com/camille_allen.htm

2008 DOLLS Award of Excellence (DOLLS Magazine)
2008 Dolls of the Year Industry Choice Award (Doll Reader Magazine)
2008 Dolls of the Year Public's Choice Award (Doll Reader Magazine)
2010 DOLLS Award of Excellence Nominee (DOLLS Magazine)
2011 Dolls of the Year Public's Choice Award (Doll Reader Magazine)


Camille Allen



Polymer Resin Sculpture-http://www.camilleallen.com/camille_allen.htm
Pearl Twins http://www.camilleallen.com/camille_allen.htm
 ello, you probably noticed I love babies!




Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/camilleallenbabies
info@camilleallen.com

Latest Links & Blog Stats for Social Media Manager- Tina Winterlik


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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So I'm trying to send off an email with all my latest links and stats and it came back. Then I had an "aha" moment and thought, well I will just share them with all of you. Here they are.


A Letter of Introduction

Hello, let me introduce myself, my name is Tina Winterlik and I am a Social Media Manager. 

I would like you to know that I know how to engage people & drive traffic, and I am sure that I can address all your Social Media, Blogging & Web Design needs. 

I have grown my blog Tina Winterlik http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/ to 23,438 pageviews in JUST 1 year as of Aug 5, please see the stats below.

I have 1700+ Twitter followers, https://twitter.com/#!/zipolita

and I have great positions on Google First Pages http://goo.gl/nGvOC . Also see "How I became a Social Media Manager" http://goo.gl/N4opc

I am available as a Social Media Manager or to help train your staff or clients about Social Media and I created Tina'z Social Media Website and videos in order to do that. http://tinazsocialmediaworkshop.blogspot.com 


My talents include Freelance Social Media Manager, Video/Filmmaker, Travel Writer, Blogger, Artist, Photographer, Web Designer and currently maintain 8 blogs.

I attended a Social Media Program at Emily Carr in Fall 2010.

I am your Social Media Super Hero. Let me Rescue You!. Please Watch my 3 min Video Social Media Superstar to the Rescue!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ZcHHGKv_o

Last summer, upon return from Mexico I created 74 videos about our Adventurez in Mexico, you can view them on my Blog, or on Youtube or Vimeo. (See links below)

My eventual goal for Adventurez in Mexico is to make a 2 hour movie for the web ;D

Please visit my blogs and websites for examples of blogging, design, photography, videos, writing, and social medias skills.

Please contact me to discuss this in more detail. 

Please see my on line resume at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/tinawinterlik


Tina Winterlik  tina_winterlik@yahoo.com

Current Links


Zipolita- a Portal for all my links and blogs http://zipolita.blogspot.com

Tina'Z -Tina Winterlik http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com





Tina'Z Social MediaZ Workshop http://tinazsocialmediaworkshop.blogspot.com

FairieZ -The Fairy Foto Lady http://thefairyfotolady.blogspot.com



Facebook Tina'Z Social Media Workshop http://goo.gl/e1CYe


Facebook Adventurez in Mexico http://www.facebook.com/AdventurezinMexicoFB

Facebook Zipolita http://goo.gl/n2UJF





Four Films I Recently Created

Wall of Love- Remixed http://vimeo.com/25339368




My Videos on Youtube (Over 750)




Blog Stats for my most popular blog Tina Winterlik. 

All time Stats- Overview Blog Dates- Aug 5/2010- Aug 25/2011


Monthly Stats- July 11-Aug 25  Overview- Blog Dates- Aug 5/2010- Aug 25/2011

Stats Aug 5-2010-Blog Dates- Aug 5/2010- Aug 25/2011

Traffic Sources-Blog Dates- Aug 5/2010- Aug 25/2011

Popular Posts-Blog Dates- Aug 5/2010- Aug 25/2011
Thanks for your time,
Looking forward to speaking with you,
Best Regards,
Tina Winterlik

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ave Maria


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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With all the Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Droughts & Earthquakes, I feel the need for a prayer. I made this video today.

My daughter Angel and I went for a beautiful bike ride yesterday and I took these photos and put them in video.

I was looking for a song, and well this one just felt right. I hope you enjoy it.

I have dedicated it to my parents. Angel never met my dad, and she misses her grandma very much. I miss them both a lot. They have missed a lot but not really because I like to believe that they are watching and helping and so this is for them. So they know how much they are loved and missed.

Have a wonderful day everyone and I'm saying prayers for those of you who are struggling with what ever challenges are in your path.

Keep Positive, Think Good Thoughts, Happy Child-like Thoughts, Innocent and Free the way life should be.

Love and Light, Tina and Angel :)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red Cross Say "Get Ready Now" if you in the Hurricane path


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Red Cross Urges Those in the Possible Path of Hurricane Irene to "Get Ready Now"

 http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=72db9d31a82f1310VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

Before the hurricane:

Check your emergency supplies and replace or restock as needed. 

Your disaster kit should contain items such as gallons of water, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food and sanitation and personal hygiene items. 

More information about what you should include is available on the Red Cross web site.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household and practice it to cut down on any confusion. 

Plan routes to your community’s shelters, register family members with special needs as required.
Make plans for your pets.


If a hurricane is predicted for your area:


Bring items inside that can be picked up by the wind. 

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings and keep them closed as much as possible so food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off any propane tanks and unplug your small appliances.


Fill your vehicle’s gas tank. 

Close windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you don’t have hurricane shutters, close and board up your windows and doors with plywood. 

Listen to local authorities and evacuate if advised to do so. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.


After a hurricane:


Return home only when officials say it is safe.


Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them to the power company.

Stay out of any building that has water around it. 

Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you’re sure it’s not contaminated.

Keep your animals under your direct control


To learn more about how to remain safe should Hurricane Irene become a threat, visit www.redcross.org.

Here is the Red Cross Prepareness PDF
http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/Hurricane.pdf 

Here is some more info on what to do.
http://m.fema.gov/hurricanes.htm 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Do You Believe in Angels? For Earthquakes & Hurricanes


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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So a few years ago my little girl and I were walking past a yard sale. I didn't really want to stop, but you know how kids are and so we started looking at things. My little girl, Angel, is very talkative and she struck up a conversation with the lady there. When she found out Angel's name she said, "I have a book for you!"

She gave us the book and I've really enjoyed reading it! It's called the BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville.  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Angels-Guidance-Comfort-Inspiration/dp/0764154036

I swear the angels have really listened and helped so many times, with little miracles and big. I took that book to Mexico and back and it holds a very special place in my life and heart.

There are two special prayers that I want to share now.

I hope it's okay with you Francis. I really think we need them right now. And the more people to share this prayer the better.  So please share, it can not hurt, it can only bring us closer together. Positive energy is what we need.

For Hurricanes
In the name of the all- powerful Creator
I invoke you, great Angel Zamiel,
As the Angel of Hurricanes,
To calm the fury of this terrible storm.
May you divert it from it's path from the most vulnerable places
to blow itself out where few can come to harm
I honor and thank you for hearing my prayer
In the name of the Almighty.

He also states "Your invocation should be addressed to the four winds, starting in the east and working clockwise". Any number of candles may be burned. Visualize the calm of the storm and imagine drawing in the winds spiraling around it, calming them until all is still and peaceful.

* Be VERY CAREFUL WITH CANDLES! Never leave them unattended. Watch out for kids and pets.

For Earthquakes 
To Angel Suiel

In the name of the Almighty Creator,
Who allows all thing to be,
I invoke you, great Angel Suiel,
As Ruler of Earthquakes,
To provide the means of warning,
Against impending upheaval.
May you ease the birth pangs of Mother Earth,
That she shudder less violently.
 May you guide our builders to build more safely.
I honor you and thank you for your mercy.

To invoke Suiel we can light four white candles, symbolizing hope and stability. We can burn a little myrrh.


May the angels watch over us and bless us.


Good bye Jack R.I.P.


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Jack Layton- Photo by  Matt Jiggins

I was really shocked this morning to learn of Jack's passing. I had no idea he was so ill and I really feel sad that he's left us and gone onto to better things. He will be dearly missed by many people and I feel really bad for his family. Wow! He fought so hard in the election, and he was AMAZING!

He really kicked butt and of that everyone can be proud. I'm sure that gave him great satisfaction and helped him make the passage easier, it's nice to know you did some Real Good on this earth before you move along.

Poor Jack! May you R.I.P. your obits said you were a really funny guy with a great sense of humor and I figured that. I didn't vote for you because I really wanted to the Green Party to get in but if I hadn't voted Green I was going to vote for you.

Well now Jack, I'm sure you haven't run off just yet. I bet there will be little signs from you, you'll be leaving little messages/signs for people that are open to it. I know you weren't done yet, so that is why I expect these little things. My mom left me lots of little signs.

You were are really good guy and now Canada is really messed up because we don't have you fighting for us Jack. We really needed you. I'm a little scared about what's going to happen. Why oh Why couldn't the Green Party get in.

Anyways Jack if you do have any power from the other side I hope you use it and Kick a Little Butt down  here, and You Know Who I'm Talking about Jack!. We need a leader, not a dictator. So while your Knock Knock Knock in on Heaven's door, please ask Peter to send down some help, because we really need it, ESPECIALLY now that your on a well deserved permanent vacation.

RIP Jack! Say hi to my mom. She would have voted for you!! :)

Jack Layton - Photo by WilliamNorman


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-death.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-last-letter.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Layton
From Wikipedia

John Gilbert "Jack" Layton, PC (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011) was a Canadian social democratic politician and the Leader of the Official Opposition. He was the leader of the New Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011, and previously sat on Toronto City Council, serving at times during that period as acting mayor and deputy mayor of Toronto.[1] He was the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Toronto—Danforth from 2004 until his death. Read More Here 



Jack, your obits said you loved music, so this is for you, it's meant with love and respect. Peace!




Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Monday, August 22, 2011

Defend the Xingu- Please Help Stop the Belo Monte Dam!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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This is so awful and frustrating. Why? Why is this happening. I feel so helpless. All I can do is share this and enlighten you. Hopefully if we all try to do something, we can Save the Amazon, Save the People, Save the Planet for the Future of our Children.

Please God, we need to stop this. I hope you all say a prayer, because we really need help. This is really really bad. Bad for the Whole World




Gathered in the Kayapo village Piaraçu near banks of the imperiled Xingu River in May 2011, an assembly of 320 indigenous representatives from 18 ethnicities from the Xingu basin and beyond were joined by leaders of the Movimento Xingu Vivo and Amazon Watch to discuss the impending human rights and environmental disaster that is the Belo Monte Dam, and ways for its opponents to forge a single and unified force to resist its construction.


http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/03/amazon-watch-keeping-eye-on-amazon.html



Sigourney Weaver Narrates New Google Earth Animation on Brazil's Controversial Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Watch and International Rivers have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art 10-minute Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach. The video is in support of Brazil's Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (Xingu River Forever Alive Movement). The tour allows viewers to learn about the harmful impacts of, and alternatives to the massive Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Amazon's Xingu River. A Portuguese version of the video and tour, narrated by well-known Brazilian actor Dira Paes to be released


http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/05/rock-candy-revolution-tedxtalks.html

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cars Tribute- PNE Beer Gardens August 26


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Hey Be Sure to Come On Down to the PNE 
Friday, August 26 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm
to catch Nick Apivor and he mates playing a Tribute to Cars
Nick is a fabulous percussionist http://nickapivor.blogspot.com/

Cars Tribute
Check out the invite on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181082625298204
http://www.pne.ca/

Dolphin Tale- We Won Tickets from Kids Vancouver!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com


Yayyyyyyyyyyyy! We just won tickets from Kids Vancouver to a screening of a Dophin's Tale!! How Cool is that!
Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Save the Cerrado-WWF


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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This is really beautiful. WWF Save the Cerrado Campaign.
http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safeguarding_the_natural_world/forests/forest_conversion/cerrado.cfm?src=cerrado

Warren Buffett- Rich Should Pay More Taxes (GREEN)


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Oops! Must apologize, I had to re-post this as I spelled Mr. Buffett's name wrong. Hopefully it's all corrected now! Thanks to Big Daddy for catching it for me. 

A few weeks ago, I remember reading how this lady played "The Prosperity Game". She had these fake cheques and she would write them out every day and she had all these great reasons about it opens your mind and frees you up on how we think of money. It gets your imagination going and she even claimed that because of it, it actually helped somethings fall into place. Like that by projecting she had all that money, opportunities and money just came together and the house that she projected happened. She was able to buy it.

Now I'm a BIG believer in The Secret and the Law of Attraction. So I tried that little prosperity game but I did it different, for fun. I discovered something, I don't need too much. I mean I dream of winning the lottery like everyone else, but when I actually started trying to figure out what to do with all that money, it wasn't very long before I was giving tons of it away.

What I realized in that game- is I could be SUPER HAPPY AND HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED, for like 1.5 million dollars, and even alot of that I was giving to my family, friends and starting projects helping others.

The game, so you know works like this, on day one you get $1000, but you have to spend it ALL that day. Next day $2000, next day $3000...and so on well by Day 56, I was done, I was like charity, charity, charity.

I sure wish these people with more than they need would spread it around more.

Now what Warren Buffett said yesterday, while I was watching the news on TV, well that made me feel great.  Will people do it?, will the government make them do it?

Will they just go live in another country???

Anyways Warren Buffett said people with over $1,000,000 should be taxed higher. YES!!! I don't know know how people can have so much money and live with themselves, while they see such sadness each day. I know it's very similar to when we travel in Mexico or watching TV and seeing the starving in Africa, but seriously I am in no position to be sharing tons of money, yet I did donate a little money to Red Cross for Africa. I tried to do my share. Do those people making millions, do they do their share?

The world is horribly distorted, people obsessed with clothing, cars and other luxuries, can we ever turn things around, can we ever live more balanced...I just don't know. Of course I dream of that, but I am only one person and trying to encourage everyone to go live in a Woodland house and grow a garden, well not sure how many people I can reach.

But I LOVE this idea of the rich paying more taxes. Spread that wealth around, and make those taxes go to really green things. Solar powered houses and buildings, getting rid of fossil fuels and using other solutions, electric cars and Windmill powered devices. Greening up cities,...I mean literally putting green growing walls on citybuildings and lots of roof top gardens.  Growing tons of green food, edible schoolyards,  healthy food, so we can stop cutting the rainforest for hamburgers and stuff like that. Well you get my point.


The Windmill Farmer from Joaquin Baldwin on Vimeo.


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Possible Futures Film Contest Within Reach Submission from Ryan Mlynarczyk on Vimeo.

Maybe if the Rich knew their money was going for that they would happily pitch in, or maybe they should collectively create their own Rich Green Tax, where they voluntarily throw their excess in the pot to help the world. Of course it's just a dream, but it's a projection and if we project it, we can make it come true.

So I'm asking EVERYONE today to project, project that everyone that has more than a million dollars will start sharing that money and help the world.


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June Stoyer- The Organic View & Bill Turnbill- Beekeeping


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Really Really interesting articles on this site "The Organic View" with June Stoyer. I just loved the blogtalkradio interview with Bill Turnbill.

My child can hold bees. She has since she was about 4. You can see the video below. I dream of the day when we have our home with a huge garden of herbs and bees.

I also dream of creating edible schoolyards and raising bees and the huge opportunity of teaching our children about organic gardening and beekeeping and natural medicines. Check out the info below. I'm sure you will find it enlightening. 

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