Raising More than Rice

Raising More than Rice:
Dinner and slide show fundraiser

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Dinner: 5:30-7:00pm
Slide Show: 7:00-8:30pm

Kamloops United Church, 421 St Paul Street (at the corner of 4th Ave)

For over 2,000 years, the indigenous tribes of the mountainous rice terraces of northern Philippines have grown rice. Challenged and threatened by development on their lands and traditions, a group of fair trade rice farmers have formed a cooperative not only to market their rice but as a way to preserve their culture, heirloom seeds and the rice terraces. Presented by the Kamloops United Church Global and Community Action Group, enjoy a Filipino dinner featuring Ulikan Red Rice, Violet Sticky Rice and more followed by a slide show. Help these farmers succeed.

Ticket prices: Dinner and slide show, $25/person OR Slide show only, $10/person. Tickets available from Kamloops United Church office or call 250-372-3020 or visit www.kamloopsunited.ca for more information.

Walk for Peace, the Environment, and Social Justice

The 37th Annual Kamloops Walk for Peace, the Environment, and Social Justice for the Common Good

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Music, speakers, and food: 10:30am – noon
Walk starts at 12:30pm

Stuart Wood Elementary School, 245 St.Paul Street, Kamloops

The 37th Annual Walk for Peace, a Sustainable Environment and Social Justice in Kamloops is the longest continuous peace walk in British Columbia. It is a great event for everyone to come together in a positive action. Music, kids activities, sign making, and all sorts of other fun activities start at 10am with the walk starting at 12:30pm from the Stuart Wood school grounds next to the Saturday Farmers Market. See you there! Contact Anita Strong from the Council of Canadians for more information: 250-377-0055.