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~carne11ie CHISCINI PUBLISHED BY THE CARNEGIE CENTRE 401 MAIN ST. VANCOUVER V6A 2T7 VOUJHE III 1 NUMBER 4, AUGUST, 1 983 • B.C. DIS-PLACE a view bY- Robt. R. Rich The Downtown Eastside is in danger of being systematically destroyed by huge projects. A social in,;:iact study by B.C . Place states that about 15 rooming houses in this area are slated to be de1TK>lished or renovated for the high-income market. This is happening because of B.C . Place and EXPO 86. Accardi ng to the B. C. Pl ace Re Port. the Downtown Easts i de will see radical changes but did not say where all the people will go when there is no place left to go! I found that some of the rooming houses have already gone. Several are slated for deroolition and at least one has been renovated for lease to higher income people. The remainder are in danger of falling into the hands of entrepreneurs. All of this is happening well before the year 2004 as mentioned in the report. DERA organizer Jim Green says, "We need more subsidized housing." And the reason for this is obvious. ~!hat is happening on the B.C.Place site with regards to its housing development pl ans? Accardi ng to Report Two, eighty acres have been set aside to support 12,000 housing units. This would include 10% luxury units, 15% non-market and up to 751 average or '100derate' income housing. However, non-market housing for low income peop 1 e, as defined by B. C. Place officials, will be for people earning about $25,000 a year. How many people in the Downtown Eastside are making that? But those are the people who will get the housing! A report by senior officials at City Hall on May 17 stated that almost half the householders of Vancouver can-not afford adequate housing. The report states that " 50% of householders have incomes of less than $20,000 a year. Federal - Provincial agreements to cost-share rent supple-ments for low-income residents, would improve affordabi-1 i ty. " Unfortunately, the Pro vi nci al Government has recently passed legislation to abolish the Pro vi nci a 1 renters' tax grant. 8. C. Pl ace wi 11 be connected to the Canada Pl ace Pavi 11 ion which is opening May 2, 1986 . The repercussions on sur-rounding areas will be devastating. Traffh: to and from these two projects will greatly increase the demands on existing roadways. To further complicate this matter there i s the proposal for a four lane highway fr6m Second Narrows Bridge to Cardero Street through Canada Place.This road will not help traffic along Hastings Street. It will bring more traffic from North Vancouver and Burrard Street to the west. The highway is supposed to facilitate the passage trucks bringing cargo from the waterfront but will also act as a link to Canada Pl ace. There is a proposed overpass at the foot of Main St. which would bring vehicles off the highway. This will increase traffic on the corner of Main and Hastings. The ALRT will not serve the North Vancouver, Burnaby or Coquitlam areas and thus not relieve the situation at all. Further encroachment on the Downtown Eastside is the heliport at the foot of Carrall St. This landing pad for helicopters has projected that eventually there will be up to 28 helicopters for passengers which wi 11 be 1 anding every six minutes. This will bring in more cars to the area REAL 8. C. SPIRIT- -A SOLITARY, ELDERLY, EASTS IDE GARDENER •. wor ks in the shadow of massive monuement--The Stadium. The heliport site conflicts with the aims of the "Create a Real Available Beach " Conmittee which wants a waterfront park from the Seabus Terminal to Main St. The beach would be the only one in thi s neighbourhood as we 11 as benefi tt i nci tourists. The handliiig and transporting of hazardous goods on the waterfront is another danger t o the cmrmuni ty. These chemicals are mainly handled at the C.P .R. wharf, located j ust west of Canada Place. The Port of Vancouver Master Plan calls for this activity to move to the Ballantyne Pier, at the foot of Heatley St. This is being opposed. There is no central corJJTiand in case of chemical spills or fire. Jim Green says,"A study must be made to determine a relocation for handling dangerous cargo and to establish a central conmand ov~r the port." The Waterfront Master Plan, EXPO, ALRT and B.C.Place all are projects affecting the quality of life in the Downtown Eastside. The implications are far reaching and profound. let us not strain-at life ••• by JosePh Boucher Let us take 1 i fe more easily, in ful 1 confidence that our greatest need is to look toward the better way and that our daily living will then shape us, without undue effort, towards those things upon which we have set our hearts. All striving and straining is amiss; life, the great teacher, knows how to make prosper our deepest desires. Should we not li ve one day at a time, joyously, continuously remembering to release ourselves from anxiety and tension? To earn a living is but half of life; to enjoy the living is the other half. We should remember that wisdom is our birth-right and not allow rrodern conditions to distract us from what makes life worthwhile . To get misled into too much diversion is no sounder than to concentrate too much on money-making. Nor should we strive too earnestly for the spiritual life as if it were something apart from living, something for which we should suppress our natural and reasonable enjoyment nor look upon this l ife of ours as s6mething to shun. Little is gained by repression except tens ion . There should be no real sacrifice, but'we should continuously reject the lesser when it has become less enjoyable than the greater. By this means, we arrive at the same pl ace but by natural means and without regrets. When we become tense or over-ambitious we are leaving wisdom behind. Let us keep equanimity and moderation and tolerance as our keys for enjoyab 1 e living and let us take ti me to enjoy the beauties of art and nature all around us--to cultivate a ~~::t~~r d~~~ l;e !~r~ ~~~ ;:k: ~~~~ /~ ~!:!/"d 5~~1~ 'a~~i s is life as we are meant to live it. 2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Downtown Eastside is a conmunity.but for most people living outside the area,it is a teeming mass of the shiftless poor. How elTi>arrassing for Vancouver on its IOOth Birthday in 1986'. But fear not. This "Worlds Most Beautiful City" has a saviour. He 1 i ves in Victoria contemplating a mi11enium for corporations and his disciples are many. He has a plan. Don't let a little thing like Human Rights get in the way of progress. G~t everything whiter than white. Rent controls? Unkind. Landlords are people too. Work incentives? What good are they? If a corrmunity organization needs volunteers.they have thousands to choose from. Nobody has any work,and what's 50,000 one way or another when they are collecting these outrageous fortunes every month at the Human Resources office. Protect the disabled from long exhausting legal battles over non-essential issues like neglect and di scri mi nation. Bread and circuses at the 8.C.Place StadillTI with rituals of various kinds will keep most of the people who enjoy a spectacle every other day enthralled with the "Spirit" of it all. Sixty-five thousand people will attend,not a peace rally or a Human Rights march,but a rock concert very soon. At one time, David Bowie was ambiguous.but now he is on the side of the Right-Wing Angels. The Saviour of Vancouver has had "The Prince" read to him and he's heard about "1984" but the year of his triufTl)h will be 1986 . . . . If we don't do anything about it. JAMES GORMAN TO THE EDITOR Classes: Location: Instructors: POTTERY: SAT. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SUN. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Basement Valerie Kalk and Oona Nabata Pottery is one of the oldest handicrafts known to man. It is known to have existed in much the same fonn as today for at least 10,000 years. Ever since man has required receptacles to eat and drink from he has discove~d that clay is uniquely suited to being a material capable of being moulded into required shapes and fonns. Finance Minister Curtis is reported to have stated that "This budget is really the start of a series of steps which are going to be taken by ~ govemmeiitli,each budgetary cyc le and legislative session." Anymore steps like those Pottery consists of taking clay (which when mixed with water already being proposed woul d lead one to think that runors has a consistency much like that of plasticine) and moulding of the co!T'4)lete abolition of welfare to people after a it by hand or with the aid of other tools into the desired certain period of time (something like running out of U.l.C. shapes. One of the aids used in pottery construction is the benefits)and/or deep cuts--say $50 or $100 cuts in the potting wheel. This is simply a turntable spinning around level of welfare payments,may in fact,be well founded runrrs its anis like a record turntable on which the clay is placed. that will at sometime,in the not too distant future be As the wheel tums, one manipulates the clay using the centri-atte111>ted to be implemented. (CONCERNED CITIZEN) fugal force generated to shape the clay in bowls, cups, 1-'.i.ETING: "PANEL DISCUSSION on WELFARE RIGHTS", * AUGUST I8th,at 7 p.m.CARNEX:iIE THEATRE AUG.3. WED. AUG. 7. SUtl. AUG. !8. AUG.27. AUG.28. EVERY !st. THURSDAY. 2nd.WED. COMMUNITY MEETINGS Fight the elimination of C.I.P. volunteers,meeting at 2 at First United Church,320 e.Hastings, B.C.Place "Issues From A · Conrnuni ty Perspective" 2-4, Carnegie Centre theatre Public Meeting on Bill C 157, about Canadian Security Intelligence Agency,7:30,Robson Sq.Media Centre. "Coopers Place Bazaar" ,a St.James Fundra is i ng, I 2-5 ,Oppenheimer Pk . Downtown Eastside IOth.Anniversary Festival ,12-8,0ppenheimer Park. Community Association Board meeting at 7,Carnegie Centre Theatre. "Parents Advocates for Rights" at 7:30,starting August 10th.at First United Church. For anyone having difficulties with M.H.R.or Family Court. THE CARNEGIE CRESCENT IS PUBLISHED Bl-MONTHLY BY THE Carnegie Centre.and funded completely by the Carnegie Community Centre Association. Unless noted otherwise , the opinions expressed are entirely those of the author in each case,and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editor ,publisher ,or editorial conrnittee of the Board. This issues was produced by the authors indicated. Typing by Hugh,Reggie,Mary Lakes,Brenda. Photographs by Jirrmy Stewart. Layout by JilTTlly Stewart, Don Larson,Fred Fuchs. Apologies to those who didn't get articles(etc. )in this issue,due to lack of space. Please keep submitting your ma'terials. saucers, etc. I was surprised at the variety of the work I saw when I visited a class i n session. One of the students was sculpt-ing quite magnificent animal figurines. Others were turning out big fruit bowls on the potting wheels. To tell you the truth, at first sight it looked rather difficult to me . However, the instructor assured me that pottery like any other handi craft is simpler than it looks. One can expect to be able to make items with little assist-ance after dttending 3-4 sessions and l earning the techniques involved. You can keep what you make at the classes and some of the items you tum out can prove qui te useful. The cost is only one dollar ($1:00) per session and this included all materials and tool s plus instruction. I t is an extremely inexpensive and gratifyina w~y to develop a skill and spend time absorbed in a sef"l:n:? and creative hobby. · All of you oiit there interested are invited to visit the pottery classes which are held in the basement and see for yourself. For further information , contact the Recreation Department. Good potting! AL BEDI. INOIP.N MEOITATION---"He don't vacate the mind. We put something into our mind. For example tt\e image of a tree. Or ,a bush with no leaves, until they can see the beauty in and around that plant . ... If you do a kindness for someone, it comes back to you, in ci re les, from 1 eft to right , multi p 1 i ed by the number seven( 7). Every thought has an effect,be careful about your thinking~(Rolling Thunder, Cherokee medicine JT1an). C . R.. A . 8 . < R ~ - <ill ;__ "- -f I!! n '~ t,I '" ~ t ;1f - ,,. ...- :t , t,._ ,\ ,1. o, ;;; '"'. " , 11 ,~ ,t ~ ,ii - 1 -t" I~ " ili '.t '' 111 L . ~ IT M1 Ht 1-.. rll. ,Z ~- .flir 1~ J. t .t. f:f\. 7K - '1111 -, "l ri 1-t 1; 1l\ 1r'1 n ~ '° Jf:.. .il. l- iii. :i... tz ,_----lJ! J.l.;.--j rl- "* A 1° '1' ,..,. fa ,it ~ .s.. 1l .. .,, J.- J1i .fl -;-_t f . J}. J,7 ~ n ,__ ll.. /,It -; 1%- -, 1,t ill_ ,. •t ft!. f_t . 1- ,11,. !~ - "f. ;l -t ... ~ !I - J(.; .J. '" f f- l iZl J... J'lr ~ 1,ij r ~ ~ ;~ 1 } 'i: ill, ., 1'.. •.k _ ;~ ,t ,,;: ill "" ; ~ ,1 ;i ~ f ,;: ,~ ,;, /.l-J·J ; "1 1- '' . l1. ~\ f~ l- - :,.'. . ~ ,! '- ,r 1' It f, 1L 11 ,;;. 1.U PI .~:. 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Now he's "giving" us legislation which, arrong other things, reduces the incomes of a number of handicapped welfare ~nts, virtually ignores the con-cept of basic human rights, and seriously threatens the integrity of the province's public universities. A lot of people find this kind of legislation scary as hell. On Saturday, July 23, an estimated 50,000 of these people wa 1 ked to B. C. Pl ace in an effort to make a public statement of opposition. Although soire debate exists as to the actual number of people who made their way to B. C. Pl ace, the event illustrated t~e fact that a great many people in the Lower Mainland are opposed to t.he dismemberment of such people-oriented programs as the Conmunity Initiative Program (CIP). The dismantling of the CIP, by the way, threatens to wreak havoc with the day to day operation of the Carnegie Centre, which depends on the efforts of volunteers. The people who fonn the governing party of this province obviously are rrore concerned with the welfare of their childrens' pet ducks than with the future of the Carnegie Centre. and the volunteers who have played such a large role in making the Centre what it is today. What can we do about this state of affairs? First of all, don't give up the fight. Secondly, try to make sure you have a pair af shoes suitable for walking and stay tuned for further details. And if you're a religious person, pray. · SAM SNOBELEN My name is Wally Hebblethwaite. I'm fifty-eight . I was born on April 11, 1929, in Bridgetown, Ontario, near Chatham. I was on a fann. The family has lived in that area for 200 years , originally coming fran England. In our family there is a romantic (story) about Philippe Natm-Collins, an aristocrat, who fell in love with the butler. They arrived in r.anada--when it was Upper and Lower Canada and they cleared the land. My people remained in the area for six generations. My maternal grandmother, Edith Jacob, married Walter Stone. She prOfOOted my Art. She was the main influence of my early l ife. She provided me with paints. Everything! Her father apprenticed in England, making all those fancy fretwork, decorative things for country houses, and things like that. Very decorative art. That's where I probably got it . When I was about four, I started painting (pictures) of the family cows. I was sick a lot of the time and I painted what I saw outside the window, which was cows. Everybody encouraged me all of the time. Right from the wrd go. My grandmother bought ~ my first oil paints \omen I was fifteen. A photographer, Mr. Wolf in Chatham helped me a lot. He was my first teacher, but I am basically self-taught . I learned a few things from him. I dropped out of high school at sixteen and took a night course in a vocational school in Chatham for a few rronths. Then, I went to the Ontario College of Art for almost a year~ I dropped out and went painting on my own. I studied ltKlern Art; Abstract Expressionists, basically, and social Realists before then. I was totally involved with that .. Inspired by that. Mainly the /1.merican Abstract Expressionists, like Pollock, Rothko and Dekooning. Meanwhile, I got married. I fanned on the family fann and I painted a lot. I started showing group shows in New York, and I had a one-man show there. I didn't go to New York. I'd send slides and they'd take it from there . That sort of went to my head a little. I thought I'd make a million bucks or something. Mainly because I was married and I thought I should. After the marriage broke up and things hadn ' t happened in New York that big, I kept a distance from what I really felt. I didn't feel that much for iooney or making it, so I didn't go to New York, which I should have done. Probably would have died there anyway. I did get offers from the New York show I had. I made a few sales in Toronto with that. A dress manufacturer bought some of my work and colunnist wrote about me in the Globe and Mail. I sent work to national shows in C,anada. I got in a lot of those. The National Gallery listed me and put me in a book, 11Dictionary of Canadian Artists", and that helped. It helped you as a person. It made you realize that you contributed something; you're not wasting your time. You have to let somebody who is starting know that they exist; they're wrthwhile. And then there was a (long) fallow period. I think my last show was the "Toronto Outdoor Show'', in '64. I got a lot of pti:>licity from that; the Telegram and Toronto Star. It was because I had an agent at the time, a very young person. It helped . I came out twice to the coast. (It was) in '68 the last time. I lived in the West End and painted. Altogether, (it was) twelve years. For about a year and a half, alone, in a small, very cheap room. I painted a little bit and then got screwed up with a lot of the drug ethic of the time. It sort of slowed me down a bit. I did crazy things. I experimented with life. I was in Pearson Hospital for four months, that was after leaving the West End for the first time. And then I went looking for a room, and I found the Butler Hotel in 1970. (The Butler is a warehouse converted into a rooming house. It was owned oy Otlnese oeoole for years and years. East Indian people have owned it for a year now. It has bright green and orange walls in the corridor, edged in brown, with a good view of the harbour. ihe roans are small and institutional green. ) I love this place; that's why I don't roove. Origin-ally, I didn't have a beautiful view. It was a very dull, dingy room, but I was compensated by the fact that I socialized a lot . A woman friend, who needoo help because her marriage was going downhill , came to visit me and she stayed, so we iooved down to the floor I'm on now, the room with a view, and the crazy surrealist hallway. We broke up because of economics. Economics made her move to a job in Prince George. I paint (pop, sixties day-glo colours, nuclear reactors and Arab sheiks peeking around corners, mixing 1980' s politics with images of the Downtown Eastside), because of the t:imes. I reacted to the times we lived in. I just hate what's happening, that's all. I didn't choose this enviroment. This enviroment happened to me. I paint my !eality and something that leads up to this reality; that I've always painted people who are down and out. It's a thread through my work. Actually , the environment should come out of it, you know. The inmediate environment you live in helps. I really don't think I belong. You paint what you are or you paint what you are sympathetic to. Th..e basic things in life are there in front of you and you can't ignore them. My painting seems to be saying, "I'm angry''; like shock therapy! You have .to shock the audience to get the point across, actually. Seemingly, it's worked from certain comments that I've had. People say, ''It' s pure anger'', and I'm probably getting personal anger as well as rrore universal anger filtered through my own anger. I'd better be. I'm not rich. (Are you trying to change anything? Are you an activist?) No, I'm just a painter. That's all I can do. Just do my palnt.ing. Laurel Kimbley and Jim Gonnan • FIRST UNITED HOUSING Application fonns are now available at the office of the Ist llnited Olurch Social Housing Society at 620 East Hastings for occupancy in the 70 t.mit apartment building under construction at the comer of Hastings and Jackson, due for occupancy in May 1984. The Society aims to provide affordabl e, dignified housing to a wide mix of of tenants with the greatest housing needs who are presently residing in the Iowntown Eastside, Strath· cona and Oppenheimer areas. knife Issue 10 '11-lE PBJPLE OF THE ram-mm EA.5TSIPE: IF Hll'Al'I 111'5 FA~ MN VALUE' TO YOU - this includes brothers, sisters, aunts, t.mcles - your fellow h\Dllall beings. If you believe as I rlo - that human life is the most valuable thing there is -whether people are red, black or polka dot. . ! If this is the way you think of your fellow human beings, then, back me up about getting knives off of the street, by writinc: ROBEP'.1' KAPLAN 1-1'.lN. BRIA~ Sl'ITH Solicitor General of Canada Attorney C-.eneral House of C.Orrarons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario IIA OA6 Victoria, B. C. VBV 124 Bob Ellis (Cowboy) requests that you PLFASF. write to the above two officials , if you are concerned about neon le carrying knives on the streets of Vancouver... -B.C. GOVERNHENT CUTBACKS ARE HURTING THE PEOPLE OF THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE. PEDPLE RESPOND 25,000 STRONG •• •• OKANAGAN: TIMES AREN'T A CHANGING Deep in the heart of Okanagan Va 11 ey, the heart of Bi 11 Bennett country ,workers from the Carne9i e community gather with those from all over Canada every year to bring the ricb. fruit harvest in such places as Kelowna,Vernon, 01 i ver , Keremeous ,Osoyoos ,and n1JT1erous sma 11 towns in that beautiful section of B.C. While the landscape is att-ractive,the attitudes of many of the local citizens, RCMP,Ministry of Human Resources officials.and small town politicians is anything but attractive. Bigotry, discrimination,and racism are all too evident in the reception this migrant labor force gets in the Okanagan Valley . In June and July,I have been working on a study of the irrrniQrant labor condition in the valley usino a quest ionaire prov1aea oy La teeleration des Franco--Columiens and with active cooperation of the Secretary State 's office in Kelowna and many advocacy groups throughout the valley . The problems such as racism (against French Candadians,Native lndians,and virtually all others that are distinctive),and poor or nonexistent living accorrmodation,are not the sort of subject matter the valley people wish to have openly discussed. The accorrmodations lack showers and proper sanitation facilities. There are problems with pesticide spraying, and the open hostility of locals for this large group of migrant workers(who may number between 15,000 and 30,000). Richard Bullock.President of the 2,000 member B.C. Fruit Growers Association,ca11ed these charges,"just plain nonsense". Bullock went on to state in the Vernon Daily News, that "we had one unfortunate incident in the south part of the valley in the 1980's and that was it". Actually,! saw racism and violence institutionalized at all levels in towns like Oliver. I discussed with many MHR officials in the Okanogan their restrictive policies relating to transient pickers, and, l oca 1 citizens ,who have come to Vancouver to receive assistance from MHR offices in the "Gamegie Corrrnunity" . Those welfare officials explained that they were just carrying out the wishes of the local population--certainly not the Province wide Ministry policy. •• the rankino officers of the RCMP showed some genuine concern tor the plight of the pickers ,but the average ;rountie in the street was far ioore interested in pleasing the locals. Throughout the Valley.the free-camps have been closed,and the local population have been retrenching witli a "thern-against-us"attitude. Newspapers throuah the Okanagan are ablaze now with charge and countercharge,but at least they are issues they have longwished to ignore. The BCFGA and the RCMP are answering these allegations in the Kelowna Daily Courier, the Vernon Daily News ,and other local publications. The Globe and Mail(June 25)led off with a large spread reviewing previous studies conducted by the Secretary of State and the B.C .Human Rights Corrrnission. Recorrmend-ations from these studies have been ignored throughout the years. . . In July, the Carnegie Society Board of Directors voted to send an official request in to MHR for implementing these improvements for the wellbeing of the mi grant work force. TOM CROWE 5 The$50Difference "Without bus fare anci the extra money for babys i tters from that $50,I:.m not going to be able to work here any more ... I 'r!! really going to miss this place''. That was just ·one of severa l co1T11ents from a C. J P. worker who wi 11 soon be 1 ai1d off. Many workers without children,or those who live nearby,say,"don't worry I'll still be here,I've got nothing better to do." But for them the $50 supplements and impossiQly l ow welfare rate,and gives a feeling of dignity and self repect that goes along with payment for Services rendered. C.I.P. stands for Cormunity Involvement Program,a project sponsored by the ~1inist ry of Human Resources under which people on welfare can receive an extra $50 monthly for working 20 hours or more .for an agency that performs cr'lrn!"lunity services. The Provincial Government recent ly anno L1)1ced that the program wi 11 end August 31st. There are an estimated 500 C.I . P. workers in the Downtown Easts i de with agencies such as Carnegie Centre, the "44",St.James Social Se rvices,lookout,The Dugout,and many others. They are all classified as mentally or physically handicapped ,and therefore unable to find work in the nonna 1 job market. To date,there has been no annoucement of plans to cut the Volunteer Incentive Program.which allows emloyable people to receive welfare,plus ~50 monthly for six months, or;the Youth Incentive Prograrr ,which applies to those under 19 years of age. These programs involve fewer than 100 people in the area. The extra money is not considered a wage--it would work out to only $2.50 an hour .. but a supplement.to pay expenses incurred in doing volunteer work. Volunteers often work many more than the required , twenty hours. They have specific res pons i bi l lt; es and consider their work t o be a job. And, like many of this Provinces workers.they experience a feeling of loss if they are fired or laid off. Here at Carnegie,there are more than IOO volunteers, and 80% of them are affected by the cut. They cook,sew,sell,supervise,bring in ideas for programs, set up and tear down ,and i:1enera 1 ly pro vi de innumerable services. They are·the link that maintains a dynamic and realistic relationship between the staff,the members, the advisory board, and the conmuni ty. Jocelyn Fontaine,recreation worker for the "44",says her department has 27 C.I.P. workers,and will have trouble continuing some programs without them . . . All of us depend on our volunteers and hope many of them will be able to continue working without the monetary _incentive. Those who can't will be missed not only for their s.ldl ls but also as a lost part of a huge family that works together. As loyal Carnegie volunteer.Harold Kearney says,"We don't go on strike for ioore pay .. : Why pick on us ... ?" Minister of Human Resources Grace McCarthy was quoted in the July 20th Vancouver sun ilS saying that "$50.00 won't make that much of a difference to any volunteer." She is sadly mistaken in this insensitive statement. The C.I.P.S of Vancouver are not going to take this lying down. A public meeting is planned for August 3rd at the First United Church 320 E. Hastings. The C.I.P.S of Carnegie,with the help of th~ advisory board president Karl Caskenette, raised $119 .00 selling coffee at the July 23rd rally. First United Church superintendent John Cashore announced a $100.00 donation. These will go to C.I.P. Fightback-the organization that is just beginning the long fightback. Barbara Jackson & John Barney 6 BUDGET BLUES ---------NOru FROII 1ll£ GORE AvtlruE CORIIOI The Provincial Governments ni9ht of the long knives seems to be going on forever. Those of us who have never lived in lands where human dignity is squashed,hlJllan values cheapened and human rights denied are experiencin(J for the first time what others have experienced throughout their lives. Terms like "fascist" find their way into more and more speeches as corrrnunity advocates grasp for words to describe the situation. History provides us with no previous experience with which to compare the Governments assault on the people. Never in the history of B.C.have some 26 bills been fired as rounds from a machine gun at so wide a segment of the population. In the .wave of responses to the first assault to the budget and attendant bills.people were stunJ1ed and hurting. The night of the long knives has not let up and darkness generated by Government is bleaker than thick clouds on a sunmer day. Part of the frustrating irony of this whole unbeliev-able mess,is that economically the sun is starting to shine again. It has been doing so for over a year for investors. The "haves" who had money in stocks early last August.made fortunes overnight as some stocks soared roore than ten fold. Business was picking up in the forest industry. More jobs in resiaurants were showing up '.or unskilled workers. And then.the dark clouds rolled in from Victoria. Doom and gloom prevailed. And then there was a bright spot. The LOWER MAHlLAtm BU(X;ET COALITION got going. After a shaky start more and more people rea 1 i zed they had to pu 11 together. A rally t1as organized and on July 23 Vancouver saw a demonstration of fine law abiding citizens develop into a powerful voice. A voice that could be heard all the way to Victoria where politicians were still busily seeding clouds with dry ice to make it rain of the Province. Wasn't that a rally. Every speech was thoughtful and had real substance. Every cheer indicated a desire to speak out as one voice. Anqther bright spot occurred a few days later when 20,000 converged on Victoria.with a similar message. Other significant thinqs have happened. The eyes of all of Canada and indeed the world are on B.C. Outrage has been expressed from several quarters of the conrnunity including the business comnunity. The conservative Toronto GLOBE ANO MAIL was alarmed. So are other major newspapers. Richard Mulroney is scrambling to disassociate his conservatives from the B,C,Government conservatives Leaders at the World Council of Churches have accused THE PREMIER OF BEING LESS THAN HONEST and cracks are showing in the Government backbenches. Dera news OPPENHUMER PARK, 10TH Alm! VERSARY D. E. R. A. - Sunday , August 28 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m . - The last 10 years have achieved improvements in safety, housing, hea 1th and colllllunity resources. It is intended to celebrate our neighbourhood spirit and unity. Among events will be an amateur talent contest with prizes--digital watch. food hamper, free tickets, etc., tree planting dedication, ethnic musical entertainment, history and infonnation displays, a bar-b-que, fun and games. The Festival Committee welcomes volunteers. Get involved by phoning 682-0931. O.E.R .A. HOUSING SOCIETY (1983) is developing a .60-unit affordable housing project on Alexander Street. We hope to begin construction by the end of this year and have the project completed by late 1984. If you want to l ive in the O. E.R.A . Housing project, come to the O.E.R.A. office and complete an application form. OERA GRANT APPEAL--on July 12,Vancouver City Council voted in favor of our full grant request after receiving over 300 l etters in support of the appeal and 30 delegations spoke on behalf of the DERA grant in Council on June 28 . Over 150 individuals and organizational representatives had intended speaking but council members threatened to boycott the appeal unless these nllllbers were limited .. about six people spoke against the grant. Glen Bullard,DERA President stated,"I am sure that you will be happy to know that,on Jul y 12,Council finally voted 8-3 in favor of our full grant request to pay the salary of 01.Jr Cor.muni ty Organizer(Alde rman Marguerite Ford , &eorge Puil ,and ,Warnett Kennedy opposed) . . ... The anger that is directed toward the Premier and cabinet members is intense. The impasse between cabinet and angry public, leaves us with the impression of a totally isolated insensitive group of law makers on one hand.and a loud shout on the other hand . Somehow we must find ways to appeal to the human being that lives within each one of their portfolios. They really are people who say "ouch" when pinched,and who have kids,and,who get all choked up. There is no excuse for what they are doing. It makes no sense to produce a budge? for restraint in the economy while really restraining potential and creativity;thus assuring the decline of the econorey. But there must be a way to communicate without turning them into monsters. Good leaders need competent public awareness to assure their continued effective leading. I know that is a tall order in these dark times.but we need to demonstrate a genuine hope for their potential to use reason and to enact hllllane change. The CIP 's who have been deprived of their MEAGRE $50 per month,are aroong those most deeply hurt. It is essential that the Downtown Eastside conmunity through organizations such as DERA,Carnegie,Churches, continue to functions on the basis of a genuine need for the services of these people. Their self esteem is a major asset. Their morale wi 11 keep the rest of us going. Their humor wi 11 infect us with hope. THEIR CONSTANT PAIN f:ILL KEEP US CONSTANT IN THE STRL,l;GLE FOR JUSTICE ANO DIGNITY. JOHN CASHORE THE KIND OF WOMAN I LIKE ls the one who makes me feel I would like to get her And who makes me feel She wants me to get her For if I feel I want to get her And she feels she wants me to get her Then the two of us wi 11 end up Being together'. Then we can start to share Our love and lives together~ But if she feels she doesn't Want me together Then there is no way We sha 11 end up being together'. For to get her is to be TOGETHER'. Errmerson Luf(man East Side story The Fec!.eral Government in response to complaints by women o\·er growing pornography and c!owngrading of women in the mec!.ia,funded a group of women known as "Media Watch" to monitor and report its extent . Rafe Mair on CJOR open line radio and,Doug Collins on CKVU t.v. reacted viciously . On May II ,Collins expressed the hope that should there be another war,"Media Watch1' and its army of snoops will be found in the front lines where they can be raped by the Russians •• " Spearheaded by Mec!.ia Watch,over 60 organizations joined in boycotting CKVU demanding an apology. Pat Tracy of Media Watch said that 1'guidelines including abstaining from presenting sexist and hate propaganda,have been ruthlessly disregarded" . •• "I honored the boycott(of CKVU)the same way I would honor a picket line 1' ,said Jim Green of DERA,referring to his refusal to appear on his regular weekly locale on the CKVU Vancouver Show. "I was told by the producer of the show that if I didn't go in that Friday night I would not be back on the Vancouver Show again" ,said Green. 11My spot on CKVU was called "F.ast Side People" and it told stories of the East end • •• a lot of people stopped me in the East end and told me they liked it" ,stated Green. The show dealt with issues and human interest. Green said t hat there is a lot of interest in the Downtown F.astside and in the DERA organization because of them fighting for people . About 100,000 peopl e \itatch the Vancouver Show and "it allowed us an opportunity once a week to talk about the problems of the DES. " At a press conference on July 15th, the CKVU boycott was called off. However,some of the women threatened to use "guerrilla tactics" to keep the issue alive. Indications are t hat Jim Gr een will be back on the Vancouver Show. "I have been assured by CKVU that 'no way' will they leave out people of the DOWNTOWN F.ASTSIDE'', said Green. MARY !AKES A LRT Disneyland The $41 million expenditure on the construction and opera1:io1, of the ALRT pn-build section, shared a!Joost equally between both levels of government has had two major purposes: 1) to help the federal and Ontario govern-ment's Urban Transit Development Corporation sell its new technology, from which the B. C. government also hopes to develop local industry and 2) to help re-elect the Socreds last May S through a highly visible demonstration of provincial government activity. But what is the impact of this development on the downtown area and its residents? This de,oonstration line is a preview of Expo 86. During the simmer and early fall of this year, one-half of a million visitors are expected to pass through the exhibit, inch.ding many prospective buyers of this new technology. In 1986, £ran May to October, millions of visitors will pour through the B.C. Place site of Expo 86, adjacent to the downtown east side, as part of Canada's and B.C.'s attempt to meet the high tech challenge of the pacific Rim economy. The then cootpleted billfon dollar ALRT line to New Westminster, and in particular the section between Main Street and the Canada Place exhibit at the foot of Burrard Street, will be a major part of Canada's contribution to the Exposition. The current B.C. Transit denonstration exhibit, on from July to November, S days a week (Wednesday to Swday), is part of the propaganda build-up to 1986. At a time when the Socred Government is tearing apart basic social services, attacking the legal rights of workers and tenants and the basic ht.man rights of all citizens in the name of fiscal restraint, they are wastiM large SLUllS of money on the demonstration line. One B.C.Transit-Official gave us the laughable excuse of the need to get the Vancouver population use to the idea of riding above ground,and in ne1<1-fan11led computerooperated transit. They are providinfl this "social service" to use,tlley claim,on a shoestring budget, but won't reveal how long the shoestring is. ~- ~ - "~~-"-YOU hAtb. AbM.iT ••• THU!. MIC.,.fN,71.C.TS All.IE bl',iMc,iN' 8MIM~ TO THl C.Of"\MU•.f•Tlli:'J •• Attached to the site at Main and Terminal will be a massive hotel office complex. The entire area between the current demostration site, back to the stadiun and butting up against the back door of Chinatown will be re-developed for Expo, as will the land along the back side of Yaletown, .;;tretching right around False Creek to the Granville Bridge. And after the Exposition ends, permanent develop-ment of this whole area will begin in earnest. If you want some idea of what the developers have in mind for the neighbourhoods next to the B.C. Place land, just look across False Creek to the south shore re-developement and see how it is rapidly spreading from the original site up the Fairview Slopes to Broadway. It is long enough, though, to pay for 10 employees, including 2 highly paid computer technicians, 3 transit cars on loan from tmx::, a display room with a video presentation, lots of pamphlets and brochures, a prototype ticket dispenser, a mock-up computer control room, a toy JOOdel of the entire AI.RT system, lots of fancy signs and landscaping,not to mention the costly power to run the thing back-and-forth five days a week. The Socreds were in such a hurry to have the track laid by the May 5th election that, if you ride the train, predictably named "The Spirit of BC', you will experience a noticeable shinmy caused by the crooked track. According to one trfOC technician on the site, it will have to be torn up and re-laid - at what cost? The ''BC Spirit' ' sign at the corner of Main and Tenninal is emblazoned with the slogan "Tomorrow's Transit T<Xlay". Well, tomorrow is soon enough - the rooney should be spent on roore vital things 'IODAY - like better support and housing for those of us suffering from yet another crisis in the capitalist system, from the tmemployment caused by thiS high tech revolution, and frcxn the iron heel of Socred social policies. STEPHEN GRAY 7 LOCAL CO-OP RADIO Dial I02. 7 f-11 or l04. 9 on Cable ancl you are listening to 00-0P radio here in Vancouver . CD-OP ra<".io is not like the other radio stations; its non corrmercial, which means its 60 minutes of solid programming every hour . The station has a variety of programmes . Vinny }'ohr says that the majority of their support comes from tl-te listening public. "Ecowatch" is a show about the environment that has four experts on ecology working on this show. "Radio Peace" can be found T\lesday nights at 6:30, and the to!')ic is living at peace with one ~other whet~er as nations or as individuals. Gary Marchant of the nuclear disannament roovement was a recent guest. The show is not all talk,there is music as well. Technical operator for the show,Barry P.uegers,says that "its a show for the peonle ... and its the only rac'lio show in Canada exclusively devoted to international peace". Theres ·~fain & Hastings" which deals with issues in the f'owntown F.astside corrrnunity. Its mostly a talk srow (i.e.it has two ten-minute interviews)but has live, original music as well. The show is on every second Tuesday at five. Technician and sometimes host for the show,Sarry Puegers states that "Main & Hastings" covers the "issues that affect the people of the 'bwntown fastsirl.e and,rost newspapers and television stations don't care about the poor in our conmunities". Rita Greenlaw,f\::m Larson, Leith Harris,Elwin Yuen,Jim Guerney,Tom Lewis are some of the others who work as tmpaid volunteers on the show·. Greg Strong from "Redeye" says, "t~is is a three hour public affairs program of local news,which try to give perspective on municipal,national and international news". He says, "its a show where people who are concerned about social and cultural problems feel they are Coing sometHng." "Redeye" is on every Saturday morning. Its basically a public affairs show in a magazine foremat. At CD-OP radio there are four !')aic': pennanent staff and about two-hundred volunteers. They receive no money from the Provincial or Federal governrnents,but receive a small aJOOunt for a working budget from the Municipal government($IS,OOO) . A few months back the Municipal government assisted in the bill to JlK)Ve the transmitters from 3umaby JlK)Ufl.tain to where it is now standing on top of Seymour m:>untain. CD-OP radio raises m:>st of its m:mey by a week telethon. If you would like to know m:>re about other shows get a program guide from their studio at 337 Carrall ant. Hastings. For live music lovers the shows are sometimes airer! from the Classical Joint in Gastowrr. Jazz music. Slack music can be heard on the "Reggae" and "Carribean" shows . Julys program guide shows the "Peggae" show at 5:30 Saturday evenings .. . and the "Carribean" show at 9 p.m. Bob Mlrley may be deacl but Reggae is still a strong influence in Vancouver. Tune in and hear the "D Jays", "Bionic Power" ,and "King Dread" and Tony Wal l ace . "Sweet Sugar Mel"(,.1el Warner) spins the discs for the "Carribean" music. Calypso,steel band,merrangae, samba, and mamba plus the old tmes that made ~rinidad fam:>us,can. be heard. You can hear artists like t'ie "Mighty Sparrows" and ''Village Ram" , and "Jean and Dinah" plus some Reggae ... . goorl listening to you ,on CFR.O I02 FM CD-OP radio, located in the ;bwntown Eas tside. NA THANIEL M. ARDEN 8 CARNEGIE GENERAL VOLll~TEEP. ~EETING Every 2nd Thursday. CARNEGIE ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING Every 1st Thursday. All welcome,in the theatre. SENIORS ~~;r~~~r-40's. Every last Tuesday,4p.m. LABOR DAY CELEBRATION September 5. Celebration of al 1 types of labor paid and volunteered. Films & live music. !25th.CHINESE ANNIVERSARY Seotember 18- 24. ******* NEXT "CRESCENT" NEWSPAPER MEETING-- ""'******** MONDAY , 2p.ni. , AUG.I5th,3rd flr. CARNEGIE -Monday BALLROOM OANCIIJG Bob Jones teaches traditional and contemporary dance steps. Ca rnegie merrbership required. I-3p.m. Theatre. BOXING CLUB 7-9 p.m. Boxing lessons with Coach Gilles Exerci se Room. Rioux. Cost: $2.50/month. Also on Wed . /Fri . CARNEGIE TROUBADOUR DANCE 7-10 p.m. Fun for al 1. Everyone welcome Theatre. FIGURE DRAWING CLASS 7- 10 p.m. Shared cost for l i ve model $3/Session Classroom #1. CARNEGIE CRESCENT Editor in office and available for 2-4 p.m. 3rd Fl oor. people interested in working on the paper. FREE SEIHNG Repairs and minor alterations to clothes (clean only) Tuesday 1 :30-5 p.m. 3rd Floor. EVENTS Thursday SENIORS FUND-RAISING DINNER Cost $2.50 WOODWORK SHOP Instructor Pierre Henrie Menbershi p $5 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEET I NG Everyone welcome MOTHERS GET-TOGETHER REVELS Join in the music making CARNEGIE CRESCENT EDITION {as on Monday) 5:30 p.m. 2nd Floor . 6:30-9:30 p.m. Basement . 8-9 p.m. Classroom #2 . 2- 4 p.m. Youthworkers Office. 8-9 p .m. Classroom #2 . 2-4 p.m . Rec. Office . SEWING l :30-5p.m. (as on Mondays) Classroom #1 . Friday -CANTONESE FILMS 12 Noon. Carnegie Members free - other $1 Theatre . COOKING FRO~ AROIINO THE WORLD 2 p.m. Chef Vi c Cote' teaches the wonders of Kitchen . cooking Di nner served at 5:30 - Cost $2.50 PIANO LESSONS 4 p.m. (as on Tuesdays) Th.eat re. BOXING CLUB 7-9 p.m. (as on Mondays) Exercise Room . SEWI NG : 30-5 p.m. (as on Mondays) PIANO LESSONS 10 30- 12 Noon . SENIORS FILMS 3-4 p.m. Theatre. Instructor Greta Yardley invites new s tudents to attend. Theatre . Films on a variety of topics FREE TYPING HANDWRITING IMPROVEMEllT 1-2 p.m. Tips to improve handwriting frorri Greta Yardley. Youthworkers Office. Non-commercial typing done. Saturday SENIORS POTTERY CLUB 1- 5 p.m. SENIORS MEETINGS 4 p.m. Every last Tues. of the mon th only. Theatre . Instructor Dona llabata Cost $5/month 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Anyone over 40 invited to attend. AURAL HISTORY PROGRAM 1-5 p.m. CABARET COFFEE HOUSE 7-10 p.m. Laurel Kimbley records 1 ife stories Main Floor The best in l ocal entertainment . Theatre. LIFESTYLES FILMS 7:30 p.m. Open mike time for any interested artists ORAMA CLUB Newcomers welcome - investigate your acting abilities. FREE SEWING (as on Monday) Wednesday SENIORS HOT DOG SAL, Funds go to support Seniors program. BOXING CLUB ( as on Monday) ORAIWIG FROM LI FE BINGO SEWING Instructor Richard Tetrault Cost 12.50/class $1 admission - extra cards 50¢ Bonanza games, throwaways, pi ck your own numbers. (as on Mondays) 7-10 p.m. WOODWORKING SHOP Classroom #2 . Free Instruction YOUTH FUNORAISING DINNER 1:30-5 p.m. Cost $2 .50 3rd Floor. SEWING (As on Mondays) A 11 Afternoon. Main lobby. SUNDAY BREAKFAST Cost $1.50 Sunday 1-4 p.m. 5: 30 p.m. 2nd Floor. 1: 30-5 p.m. 3rd Floor. l la.m. 2nd floor Exerci;/ R6~~: POTTERY Experiment into clay - Cost $1.00/class 3-5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2nd Floor Class~~~~ ~t· SUNDAY DINNER Cost $2 . 50 ACT! NG/DI RE CTI NG WORKSHOP 7-10 p.m. Theatre. Scene study and improvisation 6-10 p.m. Theatre or Classroom #2. 10-5 p.m. Sewing (As on Monday) 10-5 p.m. Typing 3rd Floor. (As on Friday) Rec. Office 1-5:30 p.m. 


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