Archives for August 2010

17 ways the Community Kitchen at Saanich Neighbourhood Place = good collaboration

My timing was good.  The day I visited the Community Kitchen at Saanich Neighbourhood Place, there were oodles of cookies, strudels, zucchinni/spinach quiche and soup being prepared.  All of which I like very much.  I was there to learn about community kitchens. There are 3 community kitchens currently based out of Saanich Neighbourhood Place (SNP), […]

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You COULD Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? a video book review

In our western traditions we often overlook the value of elder’s wisdom.  You Could Live a Long Time: Are you Ready? by Lyndsay Green, is a wonderful, easily navigated book that shares elder’s wisdom in a very accessible way.  The author is a pioneering sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use […]

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Victoria summer connections and collaborations

Summer is a wonderful time to admire the different ways people find connection.  It’s summer where I live.  And, as summer can be so short, here are a few pictures I snapped this weekend (and last) around Victoria, in homage to summer and being together in the outdoors.  The pictures almost speak for themselves.  Just […]

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I dreamed the world had all agreed… to put an end to war

I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war.  The lines are from Ed McCurdy’s song Last night I had the strangest dream.  Written in 1950, this classic anti-war song continues to inspire and give hope to those in the peace movement.  McCurdy was an American folk singer, songwriter, and television […]

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It's time for a Centre for Social Innovation in Victoria

I’m a fan of the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto.  It’s a dynamic model of collaboration for public good.  We could use one like it, here in Victoria, for Southern Vancouver Island. Last year, I wrote here about the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), and their executive director, Ashoka Fellow Tonya Surman.  (Ashoka Fellows […]

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