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RCE Facilitation Group Meeting Agenda and Reminder: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Facilitation Group Members and RCE SK Partners and Supporters,

Please find attached the agenda for our meeting tomorrow (Thursday, May 10) at Luther College at the University of Regina in Room 207 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. For those of you joining us by Skype, please send your Skype account information to Adrienne Billings so she can bring you into the call. Her e-mail address is:

Adrienne.Bourque@uregina.ca

Please cc. Roger Petry so he is also aware you are participating by Skype at roger.petry@uregina.ca

The agenda below provides an overview of the items to be covered at the meeting. It is attached in both word and PDF format. In addition several other documents are attached that are referenced with a "*" in the agenda as background information for these items.

We are looking forward to a very enjoyable and productive meeting and we very much encourage your participation.

Best wishes,

Roger Petry and Lyle Benko
Co-coordinators of RCE Saskatchewan

Increasing women's participation in local government workshop (Regina, June 9-10, 2012)

Hello,

Please find attached a flyer providing information regarding an upcoming workshop to be held in Regina June 9th and 10th  with the goal of encouraging women to run in local elections.  This workshop will teach women interested in participating in local politics how to campaign for municipal office.

We would appreciate it if you would distribute this information among your network of contacts. 

Workshop registration is available online at http://www.fcm.ca/home/events/upcoming-events.htm

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Emily Goodacre
Program Coordinator, Protege Program | Coordonnatrice de programme, Programme Protege

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"UN World Environment Day" Event: "Green Economy: Does it Include You?" (Craik, June 5, 2012)

Please see the following poster for this exciting event happening in Craik on June 5 at the Craik Eco-Centre that will provide opportunities for education, networking and celebration. In the evening of June 4 there will also be a Green Drinks event starting at 7:00 p.m.--Roger

"To Make a Farm" Film Viewing: May 5 & 6, 2012 (Regina)

http://tomakeafarm.ca

Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for the Best Documentary Nature & Environment and Best of Saskatchewan Golden Sheaf Awards at the 2012 Yorkton Film Festival, To Make a Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? Filmmaker Steve Suderman examines his own family history in farming while discovering a vibrant community of new small-scale farmers. To Make A Farm depicts the struggles and triumphs of a season on a fledgling farm through the eyes of five young people who have decided to take up this demanding profession, despite not having farm backgrounds.

Honest, personal, and beautifully photographed, To Make A Farm has been called "exceptionally hopeful" by the Vancouver International Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere, and was held over for an additional screening after receiving sell-out crowds. Since then, the film has continued to screen at festivals and community showings across Canada and the U.S..

Regina-based filmmaker Steve Suderman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Regina Public Library Film Theatre:
Saturday May 5 - 7:00 pm **Filmmaker in attendance
Sunday May 6 - 9:00 pm **Filmmaker in attendance

More information and preview clips on the website:
http://www.tomakeafarm.ca/

Contact: Steve Suderman
contact@orangevilleroad.com
www.tomakeafarm.ca

One week left to apply for the 2012 RCE Recognition Event!

Good afternoon,

I would like to remind you once again of the upcoming Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Recognition Event. The event will take place on June 7 from 9:30AM - 2:30PM at the Wascana Centre (2900 Wascana Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan) and will recognize the innovative and creative ways that individuals and organizations are working to advance ESD in Saskatchewan. Sponsors for the event include: APEGS, Conexus Credit Union, The Co-operators, SaskEnergy, Sask Water, SIAST, the University of Saskatchewan, the Wascana Centre and the City of Regina.

The deadline to submit applications for consideration is on May 1. I have once again attached the call for nominations as well as the nomination application form to this email message. I invite you to submit an application for projects that you are working on or other ESD projects that you feel deserve recognition. Possible areas of educational work for sustainable development include:

- Building sustainable communities
- Climate change
- Farming and local food production
- Health and healthy lifestyles
- Reconnecting to natural prairie ecosystems
- Sustainable infrastructure including water and energy
- Cultural adaptation for sustainability

I would appreciate if you could pass this reminder on to others through your email contacts, websites, and listservers. If you are interested in applying for a recognition award but have not yet submitted an application, please send me an email so I know that you are interested. Completed applications can be sent to my e-mail address at the bottom of this message.

For more information on this year's event, to see projects from past winners, and to obtain an application form, please visit our ESD Recognition Event webpage at:

http://www.zebra.anatexis.net/RecognitionProgram/

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Sincerely,

Adrienne Billings
RCE Recognition Event Coordinator 
Ph:   (306) 535-1588
Email:    bourquea@uregina.ca

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