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0carne1ie CRISCINI PUBLISHED BY T HE CARNEGIE CENTRE 401 MAIN ST. VANCOUVER V6A 2T7 VOLUME 111, NUMBEP. S, NOVEMBER,1983 NEXT NE\vSPAPER MHTJNG, THURSDAY ,OCIOBER 20, rROM 2- 3pm WJTII WORKERS /\'..JD WR! TERS, AND, c'iiAB EXECdEBATE AT THE CRAB DEBATE ... Over 100 Downtown Eastsiders got together over ~~r~h~:d 5~~~~~~ :~r t~~e C~~~~b~~ ~t ~:~~ r!~a!! ~:~~rf, front Park, from the Seabus Terminal to Main street. A fluorescf'nt,_olasticine Crab,by artist,Richard (Tora) Pooley Wa!.i set in cement . A " Crab Beach" development permit sign was nailed up. A few brief speeches were made, including one by Alder person Libby Davies who has supported a D. E . Central Waterfront Park for years . Four huge bag~ of trash was collected from the beach and deposi tPC at the Harbour Police Building . From the waterfront park a rea, some of the people showed up at a panel debate between Ray Gainer of the Port of Vancouver and Karl Caskanette (Carnegie Board) Jim Harvey (Parks Board) and Bruce l~ilson (former Crab summer student worker). Ray Gainer said that the Port Master Plan takes up 555 sq. miles of land area down to the International border, to which Karl Caskenette replied that"of the 27½ useable miles of water-front, we are asking only for about one block ." "Al though," Ray Gainer said , "compromises can be made very definitely , " he has become no clearer in the 14 months since CRAB began as to what those compromises might be . Jim Harvey , parks member, said the Parks Board "endo r sed enthusi.astically the waterfront park s imila r to CRAB ' s to serve this neighborhood; we will actively support it and promote it on your beha lf." Harvey defined a park as, " a place to ge t rid of the daily stre sses ... Let ' s have a dozen CRAB parks." Harvey was against a "tourist park . " Gainer admitted there was "a critical need for new recreational facilities; a waterfront park is so desira.ble, it ' s like c hallenging Motherhood .. . Maybe you'll get a Waterfront Parl·'.' But Gainer felt the community was "fixated" on a waterfront park . S tudent Bruce Wilson felt that "it ' s impor-t ant to get definite boundaries on a park; we need to see definite plans from Ray Gainer ... " And after three months of study , i~ilson believed the ;'ark was compatible with a working Port . Wilson claimed that Seattle's 17 acre Elliot Pad· fits in well with the Central Waterfront working Port. Lawrence Bantl eman , Chairperson of Urban Core, said fro;n the audience that "one of the goals of Vancouver must be access to the Water-front for all the people of Vancouver" with "the needs of the community taken care of as a priority. " He asked , "Why is there this stumbling block?" "AT THE CRAB DEBATE'; CONT ' D P . 3 . lonestar hotel -guilty The LONESTAR HOTEL at the corner of Carrall and Hastings was found guilty of practising racial discrimination against Native people. _ The Lonestar Hotel had two charges o( racism against it,but,the first was dropped due to a lack of clarity in identifying the doorpersons working on a particular day. The Board of Inquiry was held nearby at the Chinese Cultural Centre on Pender where Native Youthworker, Fred Arrance and a former Native Youthworker, Veronica Butler were ?oth awarded damages of five-hundred(SSOO)eacn for having racial discrimination practiced or_ as the Board of Inquiry stated it: "had been denied_ service at the Lonestar Hotel because of the1r race" . .. on July ISth,1982 and July 20th,I982. The Chairman,Eric Powell , described the treatment of Arrance and Butler by the Lonestar as ,"very,very sad". Mr.Powell said riel Farrel showed a "knowing or with wanton disregard (a racial attitude) towards Native people" - _ Under Section 17 2-A Chapter I86,accord1ng to Mr.Powell,the "Lonestar and staff must refrain from committing further same acts". _ But.John Turvey , Youthworker out of Carnegie Centre said that "the City has yet to enforce its two week closure of the Lonestar,something that Council passed on two separate occasions" . The City is not exactly famous for enforcing bylaws ti1at would stop racists from refusing services in their businesses . Turvey said,"this is just the tip of the iceberg _ concerning racism". "We had twenty(20)complaints just on the Lonestar Hotel,imagine how ;nany people didn't complain",he said ... Complaints by the Lonestar that the witne sses didn't meet the dress code or were drunk were totally dismissed as "implausible" by the lloard of Inquiry. Character witness by Bnai Births' Mel Jackson didn't help Lonestar owner, Paul Tyre. However . the new Social Credit Budget and "Restraint" Legislation will not make it easy to charge people in hotels, re s taurants and other businesses using discrimination. "It was one of the first hearings of this nature , and will most likely be one of the last, given the new Provincial Leg i s lation," said John Turvey . DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE RESIDENTS JUST WALK ON BY "UPGRADED" HOTEL- - - -2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: OPEN LETTER TO RT. IION. GRACE McCARTHY: As you are aware, the Downtown Eastside Res-idents' Association has long enjoyed the services of volunteers through the Community Involvement Programme: These volunteers perform a variety of duties wh1ch help our organization function pro-perly ~o serve ~he Downtown Eastside community, 1nclud1ng: helprng to produce and distribute in -form?tion leaflets and the monthly DERA newsletter; runnin g errands and making deliveries; maintaining a newspaper.clipping file; typing letters and re-ports; helping with office maintenance - - cleaning repairing, filing, etc. This programme has allowed many local resi-dents to assist their own membership association by utilizing human skills which would otherwise be unappre ciated by the labour market. Can you un-derstand what it means to see the dignity of la-bour restored to people who worked hard all their lives to build this province, only to be cast aside by "free enterprise" when, through accident or age, their skills and energy were no lon ge r su-fficient to secure them a steady job? r to see people who, at one time, could barely speak or write their names, gradually develop the skills to make themselves contributing members of society? It is not sufficient that your Ministry has decided to honour on l y undated contracts until March 31st, 1984 and dated contracts until their expiry dates before March 31. We believe this dis-criminates against those volunteers who, more by chance than by anything else, happen to have dated contracts. As a first step , we urge you to honour all existing C.I.P. contracts, dated or undated, at least until March 31, 1984. We further urge you to resto:e and even improve the entire programme so that 1t may continue to provide such a valuable service to volunteers and the community at such a reasonable cost. OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR HARCOURT: GLENN BULLARD DERA President. CRAB feels that the need for a Central Waterfront Park is indisputable. The Downtown Eastside has the lowest >Jerccntage of parks in the City of Vancouver. This is a disgrace when you consider that 80\ of the area is made up of the elderly. OPEN LETTER TO GRACE McCARTHY: A year or more ago, Carnegit:: Centre,a ce ntre I frequently go to; dedicated one day for Human Rights Day;and just prior to that day I wrote an article titled "The Art of Stealing Human Rights". Little did I dream that the provincial gov-·~r nment - or those in power; to serve the people, would resort to the same tactics in disregarding the rights of others . Frankly I am amazed that you gave $30,000 to help the handicapped on the show- Timmys Telethon, and I was present , at the time, in the audience, Jnd now you want to deprive those who are less able to defend themselves- of the sum of $50.00 . by cutting off all V.I.P . and C . I.P. programs. This letter is only to let you know of my concerns - should I ever want to go on an incen-tive program or C.t .P. program---~ ... because of the restraint this provincial gov-ernment has placed on the people of British Colum-bia. JOSEPH D. BOUCHER TO THE EDI TOR: enjoyed your article on Co-op Radio 1n the August i ssue of the Carnegie Crescent. However, have to point out a gross inaccuracy. You wrote, "They receive no money from the Provincial or Federal governments .... " In fact, we receive considerable sums from both governments, al though more so from the Feds. Through. the v~rious government grant programs ;.;e have received sizeable grants from the Canada Council; The Secretary of State ; The Community Re· covery Program; and The New Emp loyment Expansion Development program to name a few. . Co-op Radi? also recelves major gifts from ~:~r~~: i~~n~~i~o~~u~~~tI~~- Bronfman Family Faun-The impressj.on given by yo ur article is that ~he. municipal government is a major backer, which lt 1s not: The $15,000 figure probably represent s an approximate total over several years and does not represent a single contribution. Part of that figure was for the general operating expenses and part for the "Live From City Hall" program. I point this out because I'd ate to think what the reaction of some government bureaucrat read_i.ng that article would be (i . e ..... "those un· grateful ------ --······!") I hope that a correction can be made for the next issue. JACK EISNER Resource Development Coordinator ,Co-op Radio TO TIIE ED[TOR: ) OUT/I EMPLOYMENT SERVI CE Our community is surrounded by megaprojects. ls being out of work getting you down? Are '!'he larg~st so-called "urban redevelopment" scheme 17 24 f ~n the history of North America,called,B.C.Place ~~~ job t~earch;ars o age? Want some help with is 0 ~h~~eh::?·s~~~~s~~p u~~e;~~a~~~~~n~~y~his The Youth Employment Service is staffed by community which faces IS million visits from enthusiastic people who know what it is like to EXPO 86 . As you know,4,000 people were evicted be out of work . The counsellors and office staff in the Knoxville Worlds Fair. And the 800 have information about the job market and how to :~~i~~~i e~1 *=~mt~:I :t~~~e tt~b~~:~r~* t~~d A ~~~~~~!o~~r s~ t tha ~a~~cl:I~~~ !~dg~~=~s i ~~~ v~~u~!de peripheral development is what we have to look that are suita~l~ for each person. Many people forward to on that site . On the northside we have already v1~ited us for career counselling, have the Port of Vancouver Master Plan. resume preparation. and support in their work . They have not shown great concern for the The service is free . We operate in a friendly needs of the poor of Vancouver either. They see low-key atmosphere . "parks" as 40 foot high cement ramps running from . In addition to the office and counse l ling the Canada Place Project towards Chinatown. This ser vices, we have a woodwork shop . The supervisor is not a park but another menace and obstruction ?rovides instruction in the use of power tools . to the Downtown Eastside community . The program operates on a part-time basis and At this time,we of CRAB believe that it is ;irovides pocket money for participants . Severa l appropriate that you as Mayor , step out and tell custom-made articles of furniture have come out of the Port Authorities that a proper size water- ~~:0 :~~~ already . The workers take pride in their ~~;s: r~a ~~t i:g=~~:~ t~~~ • ~~~v;uf ~d~!i~!~i We of We development to the east of Gore st,nor could we (behi nd really orotest with anv effect . the massive Canada Tuesday Place Project,and highrise officetowers to the west. But , int-etween that,we need a green oasis of relaxation and sanity . DON LARSON, ACTING PRESIDENT,C . R.A . B . are located_at 400 Campb,•11, back door , 920 E: Hastings) and are open 9 to 5 , to Friday . Phone us at 251-1769 . FAUNE E. JOHNSON Marketing Co-ordi nator Youth Employment Service Raycam Cooperat i ve 3 CO~TI NUED. LETTERS TO EDI TOR : TO TIIE EDITOR: Have you ~een through Family Court and do you fe~l that the Judge has erred in judgement? If 50 ·n'n tc a letter to the Judg e and let h1.m know the results of his judgement . Writing to a judge is a freedom all Canadian<> have . Remember !axpayers you pay the Judge's wage;. In accordance with the constitution and "The Free-~~:e~l;. Speech Act" I am exercising my freedom of I RENE SCHMIDT !"'.:'.i.!.l :• 0 ~1.?tions Act Victims Victims of Crime A volunteer program aimed at assisting victims of crime or assault began operating in September at Carnegie Centre . Eric Erickson , the one volunteer worker active so far is available Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 p.m . and 2 - 4 p.m . on Saturday,in the Youth Workers' office on the Centres third floor. [n his work on the Victims of Crime Program,Eric is equipped to fill out and submit applications for benefits under the Provi nc ia l Criminal I nj ur ies Compensation Act . lie also has numerous contacts that may in some cases,enable him to have stolen items that were vital to their owners,replaced . Allowing minimum claims of $100, the CIC Act can pay medical expenses for victims of criminal assault,and costs of replacing damaged eyeglasses clothing,dcntures,etc. Administrators of the Act, the 1-Jorkers' Compensation Board , can also pay compensation for time lost from 1-1ork. Eric has lists of organizations that may be willing to replace essential items stolen from needy individuals. Also , he has contacts with workers in other victims of Crime programs in the area. With limited -advertising response to the Victims of Crime Program has been light so far. However, the program will be continued through October before evaluation by the Program Committee . CONTD. CRAB Ray Gainer's question perhaps answers that when he said , "Why is there this interest in touchir,g the water?" But Caskanette claimed -the area at this time is a "bloody eye- sore." "We want a safe, green sanctuary ," Caskanette said. Ken Lyotier , a local resident, claimed that the Port of Vancouver Board of Directors was not willing to meet the public. -On October 6th at noon, a meeting between City Council, Vancouver Parks Board and the :::-ederal Port Board takes place concerning the laterfront . On October 11th, the Port Master Plan comes down . It is likely that the members of CRAB will continue to work for a simple, natural, walk-to, water-access park for the many elderly, low-income, long-time Downtown Eastside residents. eastside sports The Downtown Eastside Slowpitch League started about six years ago and it has twelve teams .. The s lowpit ch season lasts about 4 months and the champs for 83' were the Rebels. Our volleyball league is a spinoff from the DESL. About a dozen teams have shown interest and we play at the Native Centre gym , First United,and Carnegie . This was the first year we ever got involvcJ in fastball with both a mens and womens team. The Ba l moral Hotel sponsored the womens tf'am to the tune of $1,600 . The name of the team is the Balmoral Blues . The mens team weren ' t so lucky 1,•ith sponsorshi 1~, they kind of struggled through the season with not too much but the will to play- -due to lack of funds . A kids league was tried for the first time,with teams from Raycam,Strathcona,Kivan , and Carnegie(the Cougars) . The Cougars were jointly sponsored by the Marr Hotel and the Community Workshop. With the same te<_1m we are getting a youth floor hockey league go.Lng . 1-Je are not only having floor hockey but were trying to develop a kind of youth club to keep the kids(I0-14 yrs.)together . Other activi-ties would include rollcrskating,all day out trips, Canuck games ,movies ,dinners. Bct1,•een Carnegie and Raycam we can get the gym for only 1 I/2 hrs . per week per centre . There just isn ' t enough gym time necessary to develop this program. FRED ARRANCE THE CARNEGIE CRESCENT IS PUBLISHED Bl ·MONTHLY BY T~E CARNEGIE CENTRE,and is funded completely by the Carnegie Community Centre Association. llnless noted otherwise , the opinions expre'6sed are entirely those of the author in each case,and do not necessarily re;,resent the opinions of the editor, publisher ,or editorial committee of the Board . This issue was produced by the authors indicated. Typing by Jim Gorm~n,Andrew Vanderveen, Don Larson . Photographs by Jimmy Stewart. Apologies to those who for lack of space did not get their articles published in this issue . Please turn in artlcles in the Chinese and French Canadian language . The Crescent hopes to enlarge. INDIAN MEDlTATION---"l am thankful". Those are most powerful words. They are the doorway to :-·0~1 r family for good things .. . For us to be strong,fir111 people we must make changes in our thought . The Holy Breath is moving in each of us. We inhale and exhale--our breath is weaving us . WP are all needed. To know yourself as a human beinr:;,that is a Great Gift ... Nobody is inferior or superior in the Sacred Circle of Life. Our words arc needed by the Universe. Speak with love, turn anger aside. We are in the circle of life together . All of us have made a dream, it is at , this time a shaky dream with a portent of destruction. If we soften our hearts and see the beauty in one another- -we heal the Mother Earth. (Dhyani Ywahoo, Tsalagi-Cherokee Medicine Woman: contact Paulette Marchetti at (604)2S3-0145 info) . 4 •••••••• ,(What was your mother doing at this time?) My mo~her didn't do anything; she stayed home with her kids. What else was she going to do? (l agree . I would think that wou l d be enough to do ... to try to feed a family and raise them during the Depression . ) _ How ~id we survive? Well, she scrimped . We ra1sed chickens and rabbits in the backyard· we lived off of the eggs she would sell and wh;t she couldn ' t sell and we didn't need, she would give away . We ate rabbits and eggs. Rice and beans, . • forget it! (Did you have a vegetable garden?) can' /'~r~!d v~~~t~~~e!i !iic y~:;d~~~n~~s' but you (Did your mother buy from the wagons that cai.1e into the city?) ~ Oh, there .,,;as food that wa~ del ivercd . There Katht'rinc Alexandra Olga Kosta is my maiden 1.,ras a man with a horsecart from South Marine Drive . name. I wa!- born .June 24th, 1923, on Keefer and The Chinese had truckgardcns and they would peddle Gore :\\"enucs, hut don't ask me the address. r from door . In those days if you didn't have the Jon't remember th~1t. It was an old gray house money to ~uy, you v.·ould do things in trade. For on the corner of Keefer. Now, it ' s all Chinese example, 1( v.•e wanted a sack of potatoes -and it higlnise. was very rare that we had a sack of potatocs--Mom (\'ilwt was the racial mix of the area when and Dad would trade chickens and rabbits . you were growing up?) . . Do )'OU know how our house was papered on the At that time it was mixed . There was a Mrs . inside? \foll , mr dad and us kids v.·ould walk down ; she was an East Indian woman who was to the citt dumr,, down at China Pa r k and dig up the 'iiia"'rrTed to a white man. They lived in a house garbage . 1·/e found a lot of our dishes the re and back of ours . l can 't remember the names of the sample books of wallpaper . Ive brought this stuff people, but l do remember that they were all home and our ~hole house, upstairs and downstairs, di ff e~;n ~a ~~~~o::! i ~~=s b1acksmi th on the corne r of ~~f ~dp;~~ :e~y w~~~h!:m~ t~s ;11 T~~~ :~~k ~ur wallpaper· Vernon Drive and Ke efer; the blackboards are sti ll (excerpt from K . Kosta standi ng there today . Go and take a look--that Life St g_rv 1 '~aurel Kimbley and Jim Gorma n was my father ' s s hop . 'f-'f-'f-,:f.,:f.'f,,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.'f,'f''f''l"'l",:f.,:f.'f',:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.,:f.~ (What was his name?) , , Alex~nder Kosta . . SUN TARNISHES I ( Durtng what years J1d he have the blacksmith • shop th ere?) . Well, he was there from before the time of my bir th. li e came to Canada in 1912 from Russia. First , he worked out of Edson, Alberta , driving sp ikes o n the railroad; then, he went to the bush-camps ov?r on the lsland: Youbou, Chemainus, Jordon River ... all over. ~e had always been a blacksmith, even i n the Old Co un try. In the bus h -~:m~~r~;dw~ ~k~f1e a ;o~ t~ 1 ;~;~~~~h o:;~o~t:n bui1~1~g battleships during the War. (Did you r fa.mily always live in th e Downt ow n Eastside?) \foll, from Gore and Keefer, we moved down Keefer to the other s ide of Seymocr Schoo l, just below Gle n and Vernon Drive. My Aunt lived on Vernon and Hasti ngs in the apartments. There is nothin g left there now . (So, yo u lived in the Downtown Eastside as a child. Do you have memories of the '3 0s?) Yes. My youn ger brother Nicky was six or seven when he and my dad were walking down to l\loodwards to ge t food. At that time there were just streetcars and police on horseback . My father was s macked on the head an<l on the sho ulder by a policeman on horseback because he wouldn't ~ov£. out of the way. It was just prior to the War 1n '39; I was a teenager at the time. The single boys were suffering. They were down at the Post Office, laying on the floor. They didn 't have money to eat or buy bread or anything . . (Was your father employed during the Depres-s10n?) No. The businesses had shut down and there was n? m~ney. My father was shoeing horses; that was his Job. He was on relief and, well, it was hard because you had to get coupons to pick up yocr lousy meat and your food. You know, so much per person. Where the Vancouver Vocatio nal Schoo l is n?w, at the back of Victory Square, on one end tne:e w~s a medical building for dentistry and med1cat1.on. On the othe r end it was like a butcher shop wh~re yo u came to pick up your food, so much per famil y . Before we could eat, in order to get that food, my father had to go and dig graves in the Fraserview Cemetery. Rain or no rain, snow or no snow, he had to put in eight hours in order to get the coupons to feed his family. . ... "Throu ghout Sk id Road ... dru nk s stock up. d run ks are everywhere ... Skid Road patrol team no t just st r eet cleaners ... " Yes , its j ust anothe r Stereotype Sto r y f r om the Sun newspaper . Heres' MARY LAKES,a local residents re::;ponse to this kind of daily-press star>': VANCOUVE R SUN TARNISIIES DOWNTOl\"N EASTSIDE It's a gooC thing that someone g i ves a helping hand to Downto1,;n Eastsiders because Lisa Fittermans ' article,"SKID ROAD PATROL TEAM NOT J UST STREET CLEANERS",Sun,Sept.1 /83 ,doe s not. If o ne picture is worth a thousand word s the reinforcement of negative images of the Downtown Eastside is aptly served. In the picture,a person under the influence of alcohol (at hi s helpless worse) is being helped to his feet by Ted Mahood and Joe Bolton of the Native Stree tworkers Program. Next time would you please break the camera . We are told that 'its welfare payday . . throughout Skid Road ... drunks stock up .. on cheap red wi ne .. drunks are everywhere,passed out under benches, in doorways,leaning against lamposts.' Does "Skid Road" include the whole Downtown Eastside? The article mentions cons and drug addicts and how drunks mix alcoholic substitutes ... For some time ,negative descriptions of minorities have been omitted from the media and newspapers t o prevent stereotyping. With the elimination of the B.C . Human Rights Branch, perhaps it doesn I t matter, anymore. A drunk indian is described as "lolling in a doorway" and "two drunk native Indians are passed out--one on the bench,one under it". Photographing any individual in a state of inebriation regardless of location is taking undue liberty. Downtown Eastside residents will be tarnished for some time to come by this false stereotyping of their Community. MARY LAKES 5 "s,x"TY P5RCe.NT OF WHAT we PAID FVR (I ,, WENT n:, 71TE soc.RE.OS '(Who says we dont need fresh food?} ~hen was the last time you checked the date on a food product you bought in one of our l ittle community stores? Some of us are getting a bit tired of buying rotten meat, spoiled and out of date dairy products -- and any other inferior goods that loca l merchants think they can get away with foisting on the Carnegie Community . Not so long ago I bought some cheese in a Hast -ing Street market that does a much better business pushing Lysol . The expiry date on the rather moul-dy cheese was May 1982 . Their "hard boi l ed" eggs were soft boilec.i and old and smelly. This store isn't unique unfortunately - - a l ot of them are getting away with it. All too many merchants feel free to dump food products on our community that they could never sell elsewhere in Vancouver . In a workshop at Carnegie, many patrons expres-sed the desire for the Carnegie Association to become involved in puttin2 such food st.ores on not-ice . The Carnegie Board shuffled it on to Urban Core which has a somewhat similar record tor pro-duction. Alas, it is hard to believe that the City Heal th Department cares at all; or that community c rusaders Who drive Lysol out of o ur community at e lec tion time can spare the time from the concerns of Solidarity to get involved . Urban Core has prepared an excellent survey form for all the neighborhood stores . If they fo llow through with it, a real be ginn ing will have been accomplished, but unless we want to continue to eat shoddy qua l ity food product s , there has to be a l ot mo r e t han a beginning. As this is not a e l ection year, we will have t o do it for ourselves without all the "leadership and expertise" that i s imposed upon u s from all those who don I t live down here. Lysol and cooking wine are now more common in the Oppenheimer area t han ever before. What was once sold proudly on the shelves, is now pushed only on request. The request is increasing! It's a hell of a profitable business and it real!y isn't illegal. Like selling rotten meats, stale bread, old eggs , sour mj_lk & cheese, Lysol and cooking wines are just part of doing business in the Car· negie Community . What the merchants couldn't get away with in Kitsilano, they are free to do here . Will Urban Core save us? Will the politicians save us? Will solidarity or their organizers save us? Do any of them really care? Tom Crowe ~z't.JV&'%G'C9.JV %'§[7% .!J9'l/4&' !T G' .. I got off the bus at Granville and 29th and walked west to Beverly Crescent,wh ere Grace McCarthys' house sits on a narrow treelined street--a fairly modest white two-storie f r ont she keeps to have an address in Vancouver for political purposes . Actually,the REAL Grace McCarthy lives her l ife in the fastlane somewhe~·e in Victoria . Anyway , it was WOMEN AGAINST THE BUDGET putting together a demonstration of about 400 people on the street in front of Gracies. The police had blocked off the street and there was one cop and a squad car at each end of it :1.nd one cop in each of t he driveways flanking th<! house . A paper mache' masked and wigged demonstra-t.:,r provi ded us with Gracies image ,wandering .-.:.hrough a crowd,about equal l y divided between men a nd women with lots of kids and babies a round . The e uphonious ly fem i nist and nonpe rforming quintet ki cked off with their political versio':1 of the teddy bears picnic a nd went on to organize a strong sin g-a- long . At this point a resident drove s lowly up the street leaning on his horn . W. ft . B. parade marshals organized a path for him to drive throu· h ~he c rowd, surrounded by tv camera crews, with ~ cop walking in f r ont Everyone is very peac0ful about it,but the driver looks pretty g rim a nd uncomfortabl e . . . There are a few comments from the crowd like,"just shows wl-.2t yo u can do if you have :noney" and," I'm s urpri sed th7y g~ve him a_ l icei:ise" --- cheap shots,probably,cunsidering the si tual. :'Jn. A speaker calls McCarthy (Minister of .. Human Resources ) the Minister of Human Sacrifices. And the speaker formally welcomes us to a "luncheon With Gracie". During which , a coven of leftwing witches will brew up some "stone soup" . As they go at it--their chant goes something like this: "SO FOR GRACIE,FOR GRACIE,AND ALL OF HER GROUP BILL BENNETT AND COMPANY- -LET THEM EAT SOUP WE CAN'T PUT IN BRISKET , OR EVEN A BONE, SO WE• LL MAKE • EM A SOUP OUT OF PEBBLES AND STONES". Later they wi 11 lay a wreath of dead flowers on McCarthys doors tep to symbolize the Socreds killing of the Human Rights Branch of the Provincial Government. RICHARD(TORA)POOLEY . YOUTH -CUTS . '.h~ Sac red Budget is hitting the poor,the m1nori ties, t~c hand icappcd, and the workingclass. In th~ Easts1d~, the_ Budget also hits the young: llere ts a partial 11st of services that will be cut or reduced: a). The Gravely Street Home and emergency home for preschool and child neglect and abuse cases (infants to 12years), b).Eilleen Co rbett Reception Centre,for six to ~~:;;~ year olds. Many local kids spend time c) . Sutherland Place Treatment Centre,a major resource used by the Downtown Eastside for teenage boys; prov ides longterm treatment. d~. Emergency Services are drastically reduced. Kids will have to wait lonRer for service. e) _. Over 200 family support services in Province l'av~ been terminated. or, slated as redunc!a~ t ... ~) . Cln ld Care Workers at Seymour School ,Stathcona School,Kum Tuks,8J 9J,Streetfront,Outreach. g) . Native Social Worker. Jerry Adams at MHR 666 East Hastings. Bill three(3) calls for the Alcohol and Drug rehabilitation programs to be considerably reduced. Many teens and adults require h<'lp and ::issistance in this area of their lives . DAVE MARTJN CARNEGIE NEWS 1 .:.s s~t! a 1·•ay : Harr is (St r ingcr) Macdonald. Former Seaman. Congratulations to the Carnegie family we have really come of age. The second week of September we celebrated and we mourned. \\'c rejoiced at the birth of Angelina Faulkes on Sept.Sth .,the adorable baby girl of Susan Gordon and Fred Faulkes . Scpte;~:r Br~~~~r celebrated his 60th birthday on . 1\'cd Matilpi and Lena Jackson joined hands in marriage on Sept .1 7 . On September 18 we held a memorial service for ~ohn Sinc l air and mourned his unfortunate passing away . \\'e wou1.::. like to record more of our family events.so please let us know when something special is happening to you . In friendship . PEARL B . OTHERS All the people of the world are being drawn together,by the increased speed of communicativ.1 and transportation .. They are le~rning that others they once thought were very different,have the same basic desires as ourselves . --Tl-fOIJG:lTS OF,CYNTH!A SEGAL ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• r;JJ(!).(!).9'{' (l?C:V.!Tl}W BOOK: THE CATCHCP. IN THE RYE by J . n . SALINGER The book wc:.s first published in the year 1964 by Bantam Books. In my opinion,the author ~hould have kept to just one exercise of publish-ing. The language however,definately,goes with the era . J. D. Salinger shows an extremely limited vocabularly. He seems to enjoy using short four-~etter 1,ords. But I didn't read the book to improve my English vocabularly,no,I read it Lecause the format is extremely well put together. lie. takes the story and plot directly from his main characters point of view. The characters' name is,Holden Caulfield. This character allows no outside thinking to deter him from his course . Sa~inger allows his character to be very · direct 1n thought and feeling. From reading the book one almost gets the feeling that the character of llolden Caulfield wrote the book and not J . D. Sa ling~r. For those interested in reading this novel, tt can be found in the Carnegie Library or at the main public library on Seymour st reet.' ' by ANDREW VANDERVEEN . .,. 6 C.I.P . FIGHTBACK Since the last issue of the Carnegie Crescent the C. I.P. Fightback organization has sponsored many events-. On August 30th, 1983, at 10:00 am there was a demonstration in front of Grace McCarthy's constituency office which was a great s uccess. Many C.I.P.'s participated in this action . On September 10, the final payment day for many C.I .P. volunteers, there was a C.I .P. Speakout at Carnegie Centre. Karen O' S~annaceq Director of the Lookout , spoke on behalt ot community organizations. Ellen Fra11k, Chair-person of C. I. P. Fightback , spoke on behalf of the volunteers. Later, many volunteers voiced their disagreement with the present Social Credit cu.tbacks. C. I. P. Fightback has just recently written a letter with a petition which will be sent to the Honorable Grace McCarthy and to the editors of provincial newspa;..-:rs. The C. I. P . will take part as its own group in the Operation Solidarity organized rally at the Sacred con-vention on October 15th. Nith a continuous fight-t>ack , we will eventually succeed . JOHN BARNEY & NANCY SWEEDLER pills, pills,pills There i s a Ad !loc Ccmmittee to investigate the use and abuse of ,1rescription drugs in the Downtown Eastside co,11munity . The Committee is looking at the extenL of the problem and how it is bei ng addressed by existing agencies in the commun ity . They are await ing a response from the Alcohol and Drug Commission and from the Urban Cor e a nd the Mayors Task Force . The second stage will be education or alerting the community to the potentially hazardous s ide effects of va rious prescription drugs . The third stage will deal with preven-tion.with a l ternatives to the prescription drug trade ... The Committee consists of various Carnegie Board members, community workers, and concerned people . John Turvey,a member of the Committee , said that RITALIN and Talwin (a chemica l opiate subst i tute)seems to be taking the place of heroin in the Downtown . The majority of these dr':-'gs come from inaccurately prescribed prescrip -tions that are issued by physicians . Turvey estimated that ove·r one hundred(IOO) yo~ng . people are taking these drugs and the maJonty are Native. The "benefactors"are the drug stores and the doctors . Turvey said that people must have an alternative to drugs and the alternative might be finding some meaningful occupation in the community. He su_ggested that thP Government hl1·e loco.l peoi:,le for B. C.Place , but instead.said Turvey, ~h~ Downtown is being "used as a play-ground for B. C. Place" ... with prostitution anJ drug use being a continuous cycle for many Downtown people . Gerald Green , a lawyer for the Patients Advocate Project at Riverview Hospital said many former patients have complained to him about overuse of t ranqu illizers . Unpleasant side effects of tranquillizers being confused,jumbled thoughts ,anxiety, feelings of being in a stupor and some males complain of impotence from the use . Green said tranquillizers could be used to render people less effective as a person and some of these reasons for this could be political . For more information about the prescription drug study group phone Carnegie at 665-2220. Ml KE BATTLE I "PRFJUDTCE' .\ little girl lay on her bed, And thought of days gone by. And thoughts of sorrow filled her head , And she began to cry . For she is not like other girls , Their young lives oh so gay . And the tears that wet her soft dark curls , I l ong to brush away . But I alone can ' t soothe this child , And take away the pain . For this child stands for many, As droplets i n the r ain. Her skin is not t he same as ours, And we should feel great shame . For we have caused those tears toni.2ht, And we have br ought the pain . Are we so bl ind that we can' t see, Rut only with our eyes? And look upon the color . And because of t hat, desoise? So c l ose your eves ,you n<.>ed t hem not , t o brush a,ray he r t ear s . For she ' s t he same a::; you and I And has bPen all these year s . KUTI-I L . WfSBERG . " EARLY HOUP.S" Early Morning Hours I 1 ie upon the bed Gazing down upon the street The record player is on Mozart- -Music like rose petal s . drifting down a quiet stream Swirling into eddies of beauty A white object flutters up t he l ane not a bird--they are resting In secret nes t i ng pl aces (I t was a piece of debris) Bars ar e cl osed- -no t raffic noise .An odd drunk headi ng for his Box-car haven. Quiet save for Mo zart .And inner thoughts- -Meditation Freight trains shuttle on The harbours edge Ship horns bleat like s tray sheep Searching for their port Soon--! must face The uptown havoc " Jupiter" is approaching i t s finale I am t i red and then- - -so to sleep. A LAND NEVER FOR SALE Peace talks land negotiations Why must we fight for whats ours? When Nisgha's as a whole, have fu 11 priority we were put here first. Then a lmost suddenly , the government for one feels they have a right to buy it from us. Oid we say we would sell. Why should we Nisgha's people se-11 a gift of god. As th i s land is stretched out befor e my eyes I pi cture beauty words cannot descri be. Would they sel l somet hing they cherishe d .. so dea r ? I doubt it,so why shoul d we . They should gi ve up , for never in a mil li on years . would this land be auctioned as for sa l e. ERICA C.MART!N "HOJSE CLEANI NG SONG" Pi ck tha t t ~ing uo off the floor . Tra-la- l a ,nibble more, Bve , bye. bl ackhird. No one knows how nea t I am , Tr a - l a- l a, lick the jam, Bve , bye, blackbir d. Put t hat t hing up where it never did bel onR, No th ing tha t t hey t hi nk about me isn ' t wrong . Shoo , vou roaches, run a l on,g , Tra-la-la,you like my son,g, Blackbird , bye. bye . DAVID PUZEY . LOVE AND LOVERS Love like a tree has to be Pl an t ed 1 i ke a seed Lo ve has t o s l owl y grc,N To the s helter ing of i ts pri me . Love doesn't jus t happen It' s a work always in progres s Whi ch has no end My friend '. Lovers need time to deepen Their affection to appreciate Each others differences and To share each others joys and griefs Lovers need honesty and Courage to accept and share Each other as he or she may be Faults and all~ Lovers need the ability to let go They have to learn that they do not O....n the one they l ove so exc l usively That others cannot find a place in Their lives. UNTITLED Where is there a place for _me, I'd like to go where I ' d be s afe, Where can I go ? I go out into the s treets,cause I think I'd be s afe, I ' m s cared to stay home, What if someone comes creeping around, I came out into the streets to stay around people,but I almos t got hurt and no-one could ca r e l ess if I l ived for tommorow , Oh 1~here ca n I go certainly not to the streets, Is there rea l ly a place somewhere for iue? , 1 don't want to be alone , I'd like to be free to go anywhere want, An not be bothered or ge t hurt , I s that so much to ask from this lousy wo r ld or am I trying to life that co ul d never be , A safe world it should be , I ' 11 soon find a place fo r me . One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day, OUR BEACH -DELILAH MARTIN-A DITTY OR TWO I n your moments of deepest thought , Co n fused by a ll tha t shoul d be bu t naug ht; Find so l ace no t i n idle ness o r wa r, Bu t by creat i ng: a n ode to un iversal tho ugh t . -JOSHUA THAY-The fight is on! We ' re with you Cr ab . Yo u worked so h ard , we know you' 11 win . Keep up the fight . Do n' t l et u s dow n Unti l we get t hat piece o f gro und We call a park : a place t o r est Our weary bo nes from al l of Bennet t' s mess . McCarthy is no be t ter either. :S u t a l so We know t he pa r k ' s in s i ght . The days Look bright as toge t he r we fig ht our foes . Our Fathers have a l ot t o s a y , a nd a ll The o the r s we had to f ac e . We won't Give up . We ' r e a Crabby bunc h , and i n A whil e we'll e at our lunch in our Eas t End park: the pa rk we got from Getting behind our Crabby lot. Oh, _how Ni c e it will be t o jus t relax and li s ten To th e trains and boat s a s they pas s ; The s ound of s eagull s in the air and Smell that refre s hing sa l t air; the ocean Breeze s oftly blowing, , and in the aft A crow i s calling hi s mate; a robin chirps, A mou s e runs by; childre n playing, and There am I, a crab on the way to t~e Water f ountain before I play my gui. tar Or flute, and won't disturb the other s The r e , because With 10 acre s of beach There ' s room to s pare . GERALD aJRANSON. EMMERSON LUFFMAN $$$$$,$,t..t..t.,t..t..t.ff ***'***'************'*'*'*'*************************** BERNIE ADAMSON :CARNEGIE EVENTS ~ +J- CARNEGI E COMMUNITY CENTRE .f!..bt.§ SE! f HELP ANO SERVICES * tt, ASSOCIATION b6S 2220 c,.n t onese Fi lu ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS * ,tiJ- The Carnegie Centre is funded by ~l!/i;~i~:~!~"~~~/~~!~ag;h!!~~!. ~veryo;~ wejcome . 8 9 class r . J. -t+ # ?C.C!!~o~fa~~~~o~~e~~ !~!c~=~n;~!~d Cost: Carnegie membership ~i=~~T:1~~:~~~~~~~~::a:rafi Fri day : * of local people who work to make this l'EATURE F I LM Noon to J: JO -t+ +J- Centre YOUR Cent r e . You are welcome fi See your favourite flick'. YOUTH WORKERS t+ 1+ enco~raged to attend Association Fridays 7pm '!'heatre Counselling ,re ferra l s , and assistance +J-,tiJ- meetings: SATURDAY NIGHT FILMS !~;l~~~~h. Ask fo r John , Fred o r t)-: BOARD MEl:T!I-GS: Thursda/verr ~i~~t Time: Saturday evenings 2nd floor . ~I~~~~: D~iai.~~~~~IOpm. +1-+J- ~~~~r~~\~~!~!~~~~n des/re pOSled on SPE~~~;m~~~=~~~\reenha111 Act i on 1982 ' ~!il~~om" to mend t hose ho l es . # +J- VOLUNTEER MEETING: Eve r y 2nd Oc t obe r 20 , Clothes must be cl e an . No ma jor ,tit +J- Sunday of the 111onth 7 :30 ' Not A Love S t o r y ' · November 17 a l tera t ions . * tJ- Time: Daily Jlam·6pm , 3r d .floor. .a.2. tJ- Membe r ship in Carnegie is Si for WOMEN TYPING * +J- !~~~! r~~;i:~~~: ~~~ i;e!o;c~~~:r:~ MOT~ERS GET TOGETHER ;~~~;~~~:~~ ~=~k b: 1~~g~c~e ~~! r : ~i;he t+ tJ- most Ca r negie events a nd progr ams. Join with other mom's fo r fu n card and ano the r p i ece o f identifi c· +J-: SPl:CJ Al EVl:NTS ;~:e ~e~h~~~~~ys :rec ~~!~~ . c~~~ . floor ~~~o~~ 1 ~hr~k g~~~i ~;c ~~~ ~!~n t ;~;~cf o r # +J- TIIANKSGIVING DINNER AND DA~CE YOGA FOR WOMEN ir~TIMS ASS I STANCE of+ of+ Join us for a traditional dinner & An advocacy r r ogr am fo r vic tims of ,tit -t+ a mo,dern0 cerebmony10. s,'.,",«chh,'bia' "cn,;•,._and s t rengthen . crtme. .a.2. tJ- Mon ay, cto er · • • Time: Tuesday Ii Thursda y 7- ! 0om . "l'j" -t+ Cost: g!~~= r };ce WE I :fi!:e~l::;:aGys 2-4pm . ~:~1y;,,,L;~~~e~ ~~1~;n hel o you wi t h # ,tit MUSIC GUIJ.O VARIETY SIIOW manv legal o r nh l ems . * tJ- ~~~~b~~Lt~WEEN ~;~~/m Wa nt t o sta r t a womens g r oup ? Time: Tuesda vs 7• 9 nm. t+ ,tit Satu rday , Oct obe r 29 join the See , Veronica Butl e r t+ -t+ ghosts a nd goblins. t+ +J- RUMMAGE SALE MUS I C ANO ORAMA .tfilYLll! * * ,\ fun f u nd ·raising for t h e ACTI NG-DIRECT I NG WORKSHOP BOXING CLUB * +J- ;r!~~te~~:~ber 31 7· 10pm Imp rovisatio n, warmups ,mo no l ogues . Boxing l essons with coach Gilles * +J-ttttttttttttt:t'ttt:ftt:ftf1 Time: Su ndays 6- 10 3rd.floor. Rioux. tj-!tj-!f: +J- EASTS l DC FOLK FA I R THEATRE GUILD Time : Mondays and Wednesday 7·9 . ...,.. !t Enjoy mu s ic ,d a nci n g , food ,arts a nd ~;~:~~=~!~gs ,~~;~~~-~=~dj~f~ but ~~~f~~ ~!~~-at Inner City ...,.. cra f ts of d ifferent c ultures . onc e g iven. a part, 111u s t remai~ Cost: $ 2. S0/MONT~I. +J- This i s the highlight of the year. comm i tted. WEIGHTLIFTING ROOM * Fun fo r everyone: Time: Tues day 7- I Opm. Universal gym. drop-in. 10-10 daily. +I- Ti me : Sat~rday ,~ovem~er ~ 6·JO)~ ~U~ l~ _GU~L~ f . . d ~!~b e rs may borrow basketball s, +f-tttttti~*y*f*o;.mt . ft;~n**** mus ~/~~v: r/ro up O mu s icians .in volleyb'all s ,ping pong balls. Gym * * ; E;:rn;,;e : f DA Ti me: Tue s days li Thursdays 2- 4pm. ~s usually open for people to drop * # Ti me to r e fl ect. Nov. 11 ~:::~f!n~~ F:E!e~?~~\f local talent. ~~DOR HOCKEY tl-.a.2. WILD J AZZ CONCERT Drop·in for ope n mike time . A league for 8·15 yr.olds. See, .. 1 "l'j" With the "Fly ing Unde rcut s " Time: Tue sdays 7-IOpm. Theatre. Fred Arrance or John Turvey ti-* T ime: Saturday, No vember I 9, I· 3 TRI BAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE # ~~. ~:~H~~r~~ ~;. DAY ~~!!~al S~~~!y e :e!~~~!~~. And ;~~=~~e. ~!m!:a;u~~~~;~;~ i~=t~~:~t!~ague. tJ- Pull your weight in taffy '. PIANO LESSONS See,Fred AI'rance , Don Larson. * A Quebecoi s Tradition. Nov. 25. ~~et~~~~~~t~r1~aa:~;~~? invites S~i~~dl~~~~~h~!n~a~:~tt: · ~!~:;e. i ARIS AND CRAFTS ~~~~~ ~~~~~;I:·m!~~;e~~~;~eatre RELAXATI ON * Art Gallery tJ- ~~~~~e o!t~~;a~w~(~j w~~~:~ CQNTINUING EDUCATI ON ~~~\ables available * Time: Daily 10am • l0p111 3rd floor. EDUCATIONAL COUNSELLING Time: Oailv 10-JO. 2nd floor +I- ~~:i:~~~~~:~~1:rog rammer , Alan ~:~~ $5/ per year. +I- ETIINI C DECORATI ON WORKSHOPS Time: Monday s to Thursdays 4-6 pm. Chess,Go,Checke r s and more. Borrow +I- Help make decorations for Folk in rec office on third floor. them from the info desk(lst floor) ti- Fair. See Katherine on 2nd floor . LEARNING CENTRE with a member ship card. * Time: Daily Oct.II to November 4 Quiet study area,one to one tutor s, Time: IO·IO. t+ 7pm-9pm 2nd floor. ~~!ii~!~~n~o~t~~~l!~~~;~~~n:~d letter te:;o!~/O~~f!x in lounge. +f,, DRAWING F!l,OM LIFE resourus. Time: IO-IO . 'Daily. 2nd floor . +J- Ins tructor,Richard Tetrault Time : watch for openi-ng date . LIBRARY t+ ~ime: ;;dneidays 7-IOpm. clr.t 2 _ ~~~~ay to Friday. 4-7nm classroom I Have a good read. Ist floor. ti- o s t: .SO per class. Adult uol!;radinl!. A~~~:H~;i~~\' IO-IO . +I- FIGURE DRAWING CLASS Time: ~londav·Thursday 9:30·4:30 . Te ll your life story to Laurel +f,, Shared cost fo r live model. Discussions.assertiveness . Kimbley. We are collecting stories ti- Time: Mondays 7-10 pm. communication , emplovment resumes, of Carnegie old timers. t+ Cost: $3/per session clr . 12 . {~~~~:!;;::;~;:;g;:\~~e!!!~g~~;:~o , ;:~u:~!y~er at the info desk.I ·Spm. ti- POTTEPY BINGO ti- Experiment with clay We have coffee breaks and lunch. . . ... Bonanza games,throwaways,pick .1o2. lnstructor,Val Kalk MORE INFO---see Ingrid on 3rd floor. your own numbers . * Time: fundays 3-Spm Basement. Ne xt course - · · November 14th . ~~:~: ;id~d!f:~!on · ex~;!oca!~:a;~:· +f- COS t : I/per class HANDWRITING IMPROVEMENT * SENIORS POTTERY CLUB ~;~: . ~~e~:p~~;~l~;ndw r iting GOOD EATS! +f- f~! ~~~~1o;:~~:e Nabata Time: Tuesdays I - 2pm 3rd floor. DINNERS !: # Time: Saturdays , l lam- lpm . Basement. f~~~;~~~~: Al Wil~n !i~ig:~ ~~~~~ISING DINNER.~~~~:::~. ;: +f- WOODWORKING Time: Mondays 7-9 3rd floor YOUTH FUNDRAISJNG DINNER Saturday. i <ft lnstructor, Pierre Henrie DANCE VOLUNTEERS FUNORAISJNG DINNER.Sunday * Time: ~h~rs~ay ~::0-9:30pm Basement BALI.ROOM DANCING ALL DINNERS AT 5:30. FOR: $2.50. +I- a ur ay - pm Bob Jones teaches traditional and SENIORS HOTOOG SALES ti- WOODWORKING FOR MEMBERS contemporary dance steps Time: Wednesdays All afternoon-1st, * Supervisor,Alan Russell Time: Mondays I-3 p.m. floor. i +f,, Time: Tuesday 6:30·9:30pm Cost: Carnegie membe r ship . BRUNCH ti- Cost : SS/a year ~1~:E~~~i~:Niff!ei;o~:~~~:.OANCE ~~!~~ ~~n:~~-breakfast at Carnegie # CARNEGIE DIRECTOR:NANCY JENNiilGS ;1:~~shments. ~~~~:~~e 7~!6come. Cos t: $ I .SO *****'*"******************************************************** 


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