Sunday July 30th is the (Green) Party in the Park!

[reblogged from WRGreens]

Whether you’re an official Green Party of Ontario member, a GPO supporter, or even if you’re just a thinker green thoughts, you’re invited to Riverside Park in Guelph for a (Green) Party In The Park.

Anyone is welcome, even if you’re just curious to learn more about the upstart Party that convinced the Government of Ontario to bump up the rates (from $3.71 per million litres to $53.71 per million litres) commercial watertakers like Nestlé pay for our municipal water.  That’s still too little — it’s still only about a third of what we pay, but it’s a pretty impressive achievement for a party without a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.  If Ontario wants better, we’ll need to start actually voting Green.

If you want to print out a couple of posters to put up in your neighborhood, you can download them from Flickr here

The official reason for the party is a Guelph Green Party of Ontario nomination meeting which will launch Mike Schreiner‘s bid to become the first Green Party member in Queen’s Park!

Come on out and meet Mike!  Join the free fun with an RSVP:

RSVP  ~  (Green) Party In The Park  ~  2017

Fun

connect with the green community

Food

from Schmuck Truck and Bluewater Creamery

Keynote

from newly elected BCGreens MLA Adam Olsen

Kidzone

with bubbles and facepaint!

Live Music

from the awesome Joni Nehrita

and the Andrew Craig Trio

Spread the word in your own neighbourhood!  
Print a poster or two and post them on Grocery Store & other Community Bulletin Boards
[If you’ve never used Flickr, here are some handy instructions for downloading]

Discover the Fun at Open Streets Sunday!

There’s always lots to see and do at Open Streets Uptown Waterloo.  Unfortunately what limited bus service there is for those of us in the underserviced rural parts of Kitchener—Conestoga, since it’s Sunday there are no buses running.

Look For the Waterloo Greens booth at the Open Streets Marketplace in Waterloo Public Square!

Drop by the WRGreens Booth chat about green issues, find out more about the local green goings on, or just to say “hi.”

Draw!!!  We’ll be drawing for free Parks Canada Discovery Passes throughout the afternoon.  The Discovery Pass is good for free admission to these Parks Canada Sites throughout this year.

Waterloo Region sites include WoodsideWoodside National Historic Site and Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower.  Some of the other Ontario sites include  HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site,  Queenston Heights National Historic Site, and my own favourite, Bruce Peninsula National Park.  And there are other National Parks spread across Canada. 

Because of the ongoing LRT construction disruption, Open Streets has taken to the trails for this year.  Here’s the map:

Hope to see you there!

WR Non-Violence Day In The Park is SUNDAY!

Green Parties the world over share the same core values:

  • Non-Violence
  • Sustainability
  • Social Justice
  • Ecological Wisdom 
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Respect for Diversity

Green Party of Canada § Green Party of Ontario

We hope you’ll drop by our WRGreens Info Booth at this years celebration of Non-Violence at the 12th Annual WR Nonviolence Day In The Park,

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
noon to 5:00pm
Roos Island in Victoria Park,
Kitchener, Ontario Map.

This will also be the final day of the weekend long Kultrún World Music Festival on the Victoria Park mainland on Sunday until 9pm.  Next year we hope to have a table there, too.