Food is Medicine: a series of community conversations about identifying and overcoming the barriers to healthy food in institutional settings.
On Sunday November 29, 2015, we presented the Powell River premiere screening of Avi Lewis’ film This Changes Everything, with a discussion afterwards moderated by Jan Padgett and featuring Powell River City Councillors Russell Brewer & CaroleAnn Leishman & local environmental activist Jack Anderson. The screening was well attended and generated some very good conversations about […]
Almost 1 in 4 children in Powell River live in poverty – amongst the highest rates in BC and it’s getting worse. Come find out how we can do better!
On May 31, 2014, Powell River Voices and Tools of Change hosted an event casting light on the important role young people play in our communities. The future is now! Youth voices and thriving communities was an evening of music, ideas, and dialogue. There were information tables from the Powell River Money Society, Transition Town Powell […]
Are you concerned about the impacts of fracking, pipelines and liquified natural gas (LNG) export? With over 14 massive LNG terminals and supertankers proposed for the coast of BC, there is rising opposition from communities across the province as the true impacts of fracking and LNG comes to light. Why put communities and climate at […]
On Saturday June 14, 2014, approximately 150 people from the region gathered at the Tla’amin Salish Centre to reflect on our relationships with place, and our responsibilities to each other and the land. The event was called Converging visions: Listening, learning, understanding, and was the result of a number of important partnerships — giving additional meaning to […]
On March 6, 2013, Ken Wu of the Ancient Rainforest Alliance presented some recent research findings on the extent of raw log exports from BC and provided an analysis of how BC could build a diversified, value-added, second-growth forest industry. After Ken’s visit, Janet Newbury of Powell River Voices contacted him for a concise list […]
On January 24, 2014, Powell River Voices, in partnership with the Powell River Arts Council, the Malaspina Art Society, and the Powell River Academy of Music, brought Canadian artist Eleanor Bond to Powell River to talk about how art and social change can work together in times of change, with social change inspiring artworks and […]
On September 14, 2013 Katherine Gibson, appeared at the Patricia Theatre to discuss her new book, Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide to Transforming our Communities. The presentation took the form of a ‘conversation’, in which Katherine responded to questions from Janet Newbury, and then from members of the audience. Katherine Gibson is Professorial Fellow in […]
On April 16, 2013, Powell River Voices, along with its partners Transition Town Powell River, and the Powell River Money Society presented Michael Lewis, author of The Resilience Imperative, who spoke about “Reweaving our local economy in a volatile century.” On the following morning, Michael presented a workshop on “Financing Local Economic Transition.” The turnout for […]