Fredericton Community Calendar

21 03 2015

1. Sat, March 21: Multicultural Fair
2. Mon, March 23: Rescuing Democracy from Politics: An Evening with Elizabeth May
3. Wed, March 25: Rally at NB Liberal Riding Association x3 AGM – Prosperity NOT Clearcuts
4. Thurs, March 26: Family Law Workshop: Doing Your Own Divorce
5. Fri, March 27: Cinema Politica Fredericton & Fredericton Palestine Solidarity present They Were Promised the Sea
6. March 29: Celebration of Faith in Diversity
7. April 4: This is Africa – Night of Legends

1. Sat, March 21: Multicultural Fair. It is that time of the year when STUISA has the wonderful opportunity to reach out to the Fredericton community by hosting a festival of traditions, customs, rhythms and international cuisine all in one night! This will take place on March 21st, at the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall, St. Thomas University, starting from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with doors opening at 5:30 PM. We would love to take take this opportunity to invite you to expand your knowledge and share your culture with us at the Multicultural Fair 2015. The evening will be full of traditions, rhythms and international cuisine. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet Fredericton and STU international community.  More information contact: Book Sadprasid, hlhsk@stu.ca. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418593501772259/

2. Mon, March 23: Rescuing Democracy from Politics: An Evening with Elizabeth May. St. Thomas University’s McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy is hosting National Green Party Leader Elizabeth May on the evening of Monday, March 23 as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.  The event will take place at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall at St. Thomas University.  She will discuss women in politics, the role of the Green Party in Canadian society, and the struggles of today’s federal politicians. Elizabeth May has a long record as a committed and dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for economic pragmatic solutions. She is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer who has been active in the environmental movement since 1970. She became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005, was elected Leader of the Green Party in 2006, and in May 2011, was elected Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, becoming the first Canadian Green Party candidate elected to office. May is the author of eight books, including her most recent Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. In 2012, she was voted Parliamentarian of the Year, 2013 she was voted Hardest Working MP, and in 2014 she was voted Best Orator by her colleagues in the House of Commons.

3. Wed, March 25: Rally at NB Liberal Riding Association x 3 AGM – Prosperity NOT Clearcuts. On Wednesday night, March 25th, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, we can send a clear message to Brian Gallant that the people want this Forestry Deal scrapped by using legislation. The upcoming 3-in-1 Annual General Meeting of Liberal Riding Associations in Fredericton is a great opportunity to hold a rally in front of the building and let the Liberal members know that the people want this Forestry Deal scrapped by using legislation. The rally will be outside the Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Regent Street, Fredericton (it’s right beside Regent Optical, and shares the parking lot with the Boyce Family Market).  We can offer information to Liberal members walking into the Joint Annual General Meeting of the Oromocto-Lincoln / Fredericton South / Fredericton West-Hanwell Liberal Associations (AGM Doors open at 6:00 pm / Meeting at 7:00 pm). Bring your signs such as “Duty To Consult” + “Brian, Meet With The People” + “Community Forests NOT Clearcuts” + “Forestry Jobs”.  Supported by the Council of Canadians – Fredericton Chapter.  Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/429119133916627/

4. Thurs, March 26: Family Law Workshop: Doing Your Own Divorce. A family law workshop on the topic “Doing Your Own Divorce” is being offered in Fredericton at the Ludlow Hall, Room 15, UNB campus, on Thursday, March 26th from 7-9 p.m. The presenter is Shannon Doran, local area lawyer. This family law workshop is part of a monthly series called Navigating the Family Justice System.  It is an initiative of Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). The workshop is intended to help individuals who are handling their own family law matters to better understand how to complete and file forms and follow proper court procedures for an uncontested divorce. Pre-registration is required.  To register, complete the on-line registration form or call the toll free Family Law Information Line at: 1-888-236-2444 or 506-453-7971. There is a $20 fee to help offset the cost of the participant’s information package (divorce guide, forms and family law resources). Contact: Family Law Information Line, PLEIS-NB, 1-888-236-2444 or 506-453-7971www.familylawnb.ca.

5. Fri, March 27: Cinema Politica Fredericton & Fredericton Palestine Solidarity present They Were Promised the Sea. Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. A myth-shattering documentary about women and men whose identity as Arab Jews challenges the very notion of enemy. A film by Kathy Wazana. Made in 2013. 74 minutes. Films are free. Donations are encouraged. More info/trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/they-were-promised-sea. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/419231841579819/. Contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org.

6. March 29: Celebration of Faith in Diversity. The Celebration of Faith in Diversity is being held this year on Sunday afternoon, March 29, from 1 to 5 pm in the Noel Kinsella auditorium, McCain Hall, St. Thomas University. Fredericton’s multiple faith communities gather with the public to share food, song and dance. This year’s theme is hospitality. Everyone is welcome, and the event is free.

7. April 4: This is Africa – Night of Legends. The UNB/STU African Student Union is hosting the Night of Legends at UNB Student Union Building, Fredericton. April 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/882639465112778/.

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