Aultsville Filmfest

January 25-27, 8 films over 3 days! Welcome to the 13th Annual Aultsville Filmfest. This is an annual event that brings Independent Film to Cornwall, and raises money to support operations and refurbishment at Aultsville Theatre. Enjoy the comfort and acoustics that Aultsville Theatre provides, with the gracious lobby and reception space for socializing. Please plan to join us! Full Schedule.

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January 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Kingston Climate Change Symposium

January 17th, 2019 Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium, 218 Princess Street, Kingston Sustainable Kingston is hosting the Kingston Climate Change Symposium at The Grand Theatre. This full-day symposium aims to bring together climate champions and inspire action while we showcase the latest developments on community-based climate initiatives. The 2019 event features speakers such as Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Lauren Saville of the Jane Goodall Institute, The Weather Network’s Chris St. Claire, and many other local industry experts. The overall goal of the Kingston Climate Change Symposium is to strengthen existing networks between community practitioners, policymakers and community members working on all levels of community based-climate change and to enhance our resiliency toward our changing climate. More info click here.

January 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

WE ARE: Young and Rising

February 14-18, 2019 in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Anishinabek, PowerShift: Young and Rising will convene hundreds of young people from across Turtle Island. This four day youth climate convergence will feature workshops, keynote speakers, performances and panel discussions on how we– as a collective youth movement– can take action to solve the climate crisis. For complete info and registration.

January 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Free Christmas Events – Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome!

Joey Seafood Restaurant

When: December 24, 11-7 and December 25, 12-7

What: Free 2 piece Joeys Famous Pollock Meal

Agora Centre (Nativity Hall ) 301 McConnell St.

When: December 25, 12-2

What: 5th Annual Christmas Dinner

Family Corner Restaurant

When: December 25, 4-8

What: Free turkey dinner with tea or coffee and dessert

Winchester United Church 578 St. Lawrence St.

When: December 25 11:00 Glad tidings of great joy, 11:30 Caroling, 12 Turkey dinner

What: Free Christmas dinner

 

 

 

December 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

What Can We Do?

Tapajós River in the Amazon © Todd Southgate / Greenpeace

At the University of Minnesota Dr. Nate Hagens teaches an honours course called “Reality 101: A Survey of the Human Predicament.” Hagens operated his own hedge fund on Wall Street until he glimpsed, “a serious disconnect between capitalism, growth, and the natural world. Money did not appear to bring wealthy clients more well being.

”Reality 101 addresses humanity’s toughest challenges: economic decline, inequality, pollution, biodiversity loss, and war. Students learn about systems ecology, neuroscience, and economics. “We ask hard questions,” says Hagens. “What is wealth? What are the limits to growth? We attempt to face our crises head on.”

Some students feel inspired to action, and some report finding the material “depressing.” One student shared the course material with a family member, who asked, “So what can I do?” The student struggled to answer this question, and the listener chastised her: “why did you explain all this to me, if you can’t tell me what to do?!”

A fair question. One that, as environmentalists, we often get asked. At the request of Dr Hagens, here is my list: Read What Can We Do? by Rex Weyler at Greenpeace.

December 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Board Games Night Returns

December 14, 5:00  Simply Jennifer, 377 11th Street, Come join Patrick and I as we keep our doors open until pm for some board game fun. We bring our own games from home but if you have one you wish to bring , please do.Open to everyone, we have literature on hand, some cozy spots if you wish to just enjoy the space and menu. See you then.

December 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Alone Christmas Day?

December 25, 12-2 Agora Hall (Nativity Hall) 301 McConnell St. Join us for our 5th Annaul Christmas dinner NO CHARGE but donations gladly accepted for next year. Need transportation? For pick up call Alison 613-662-4719 two weeks prior. Elevator accessible. Volunteer work call Marlene 613-662-9477.

December 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

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