Norwegian group Radi-Aid thinks there’s enough sob stories out their about the dire situation in Africa. That’s why it launched a YouTube campaign on behalf of freezing children in Norway, one of the Scandinavian countries with a long, rough winter.
Of course, the spirit of the video is satire. African youth are not in fact sending radiators up to Norway’s frigid population. The music video aims to shed light on the positive activity going on in Africa, arguing that the continent is less of a mess than is sometimes portrayed. Like the meme “First World Problems” and the viral video it generated, this initiative challenges our cultural mindsets and prejudices.
The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund created the video, hoping to drive funds toward solutions rather than exploiting stereotypes.
Does the satire work? What do you think?
DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER – ANIMAL WELFARE SHELTER
299 Mansfield Place, North Vancouver, B.C., V7T 1E4
The District of North Vancouver Animal Welfare Shelter provides temporary housing for homeless cats, dogs and rabbits on the North Shore.
CONTACT: Jason Johnston, Lead Shelter Attendant
PHONE: (604) 990-3711
WHERE: 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver, B.C., V7J 3G3
Ecology resource centre featuring films, lectures, trails and nature walks. Special programs are available for schools and groups. Operated by the District of North Vancouver.
CONTACT: Tricia Edgar, Education Programmer
PHONE: (604) 990-3755
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Assist naturalists on school programs for elementary and secondary students.Programs have different themes such as rain forests, invertebrates (bugs), or streams. Programs are outside, spring and fall, rain or shine. Help kids explore habitats.
Learn what is at risk and what you can do to raise awareness.
In 2004, Shell was awarded a 400,000 hectare tenure to develop coalbed methane (CBM) in the Sacred Headwaters in northwest British Columbia. Due to massive opposition throughout the region and within the Province of BC, the BC Government made a great decision and imposed a 4 year moratorium stalling the development in its tracks. That moratorium expires this December.
Watch the 4-minute award-winning, documentary “Nigeria North” to learn more and see where you stand on the issue:
We are launching a new student volunteer opportunity at the North Shore Neighbourhood House.We have established a Student Volunteer League. The SVL is a group of students aged 14-18 who can volunteer to support anyone of our 10 daycare sites. Students can have the choice of being involved in different ways. We would like some students who commit to a weekly 2 hour shift in a daycare. We are also looking for students who would be available as the need arises to support projects at the daycare sites such as gardening, painting, setting up Christmas displays etc. We are planning an orientation evenings. All the students will be required to complete a volunteer application, agreement, criminal records check and doctors note in order to volunteer.
Contact Kelly Hardman <firstname.lastname@example.org> for details.
Amplifier, the annual youth music competition, is on and we have two entries from Mulgrave: G11s Tasha F and Sean K. Get on Facebook and vote for them now so they can make it to the semi-finals. They are in separate pools so you can vote for both separately!
Sean’s performance: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=375217395930663
Vote Sean: https://www.facebook.com/KayMeekAmplifier
Tasha’s performance: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=375206412598428
Blind Side is a march for democratic voice on clean energy for BC on May 4th-5th
2-day 100km blindfolded march to participate in our democracy by encouraging politicians to make responsible, long-term decisions in regards to resource development through a collaborative approach that involves all stakeholders. We want a new vision for our economies’ relationship with the natural environment that maximizes economic gains both as raw materials and natural capital.
The success of this event, and Canada’s future economic stability, depends on YOU! Working together to create a powerful voting block that is committed to lasting change. Everyone of all political stripes are encouraged to participate and challenge the parties to deliver strong platforms on this issue. You can join in the march at any time, wear a blindfold if you choose, and walk with us for as long as you like.
WE NEED POWER: marchers will be asking people to pledge to vote for a clean energy economy that is fair for all British Columbians.
THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS…COME OUT AND MARCH WITH US!
WHEN? May 4th – May 5th, 2013.
WHERE? Begins @ Kinder Morgan Canada, Burnaby
Finishes @ the Legislative Assembly, Victoria
WHY? Because this is our land and we want to be involved in decisions of how to use our land and resources as well as defining how we valuate our land.
WHO? You and everyone you know!
CONTACT: For more information join the Facebook event “Blind Side” (https://www.facebook.com/events/505958776131153/), register at blindside.eventbrite.ca, and contact event organizer Sophie Harrison with any questions (email@example.com).
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2013
Are you 15 to 18 years old? Are you ready for an extra challenge? Are you ready to lead your peers in a rewarding summer experience? Do you want to challenge your leadership skills and outdoor savvy or dare them to new heights this summer?
GO THE DISTANCE FOR CLEAN WATER
Support Spencer’s journey for clean water. Hold your own water walk, or fundraiser of your choice, and raise $25 for each member of your school, family or workplace—enough for every participant to provide one person with clean water for life.
You can also support We Walk 4Water by donating online.
Make an impact today.
Name of Event Location: Cafe Deux Soleils
Event Date: 22 Apr 2013 08:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Monday)
Name of Organization: Vancouver Poetry House
Contact Name: RC Weslowski
Contact Phone: 604 215 9230
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Vancouver Poetry House: http://www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com/
This will be another opportunity for youth poets (13-22 years of age) to get up on stage and participate on the poetry open mic or in the poetry slam competition. All poetic styles are welcome and most subject matter is encouraged but it is a hate free zone…basically no sexism, racism, homophobia and so on. Feel free to speak to power and be angry but do it in a creative way.
This will also be our annual Fan Appreciation Night where we say thank you to the audience that has been coming out to the youth slam all year long. Last month we formed our new youth slam team and this month we want to say thanks for all the support.
Sign up is at 7pm. Show starts at 8 o’clock.
$4 for 18 and under $6 for 19 and up.