Oh, the joys of technology….


Some of you may have noticed that far too many of our newsletters are getting to you with events that have already happened.  This is not because we love telling you about amazing events that you can’t go to, but because we’ve been trying to address a technical issue. Our web folks seem to have figured out the bug, but if you continue to get our newsletter late, please let us know! Thanks for your patience.


Last chance for tickets for An Interactive Evening with Paul Shaker!

When: Wednesday, October
28, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St in Vanier Park). Parking is available and the
museum is close to the #2, #22 bus lines or the False Creek ferry.
What: Host of "Your Education Matters" and
former SFU Dean of Education, Paul Shaker, will be speaking on "The Future of Public Education – Dangers and
. Please bring your questions and ideas! COPE Trustees Jane
Bouey, Allan Wong and Al Blakey will be participating in the discussion.

Light food and refreshments will be served. Cash bar.
Cost: $40. For tickets, please call
604-255-0400 or email cope@cope.bc.ca .

We hope you can join us for this
lively event to support your COPE trustees and public education!

Your Education Matters can be accessed as
video at www.youreducationmatters.ca; also see www.paulshaker.com


City of Vancouver Budget Consultation — speak out against the tax cut from businesses to residents!


City of Vancouver residents and businesses are encouraged to provide their views on City budget priorities and closing the budget gap through a community-wide budget consultation process that kicks off this week.

Due to the Olympics, the budget consultation is happening much earlier than usual this year. Please make your voice heard by attending a session or emailing mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca. Councillors Woodsworth and Cadman will be speaking out against the 2% tax shift from businesses to residents and we’d like to hear your views!


Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
West End Community Centre
Bidwell Room
870 Denman Street

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre Lounge
3350 Maquinna Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Marpole Oakridge Community Centre Auditorium
990 West 59th Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Kerrisdale Community Centre

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009
2 – 4 p.m.
Thunderbird Community Centre
Multipurpose Room
2311 Cassiar Street

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Strathcona Community Centre
Seniors Centre
601 Keefer Street

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Kensington Community Centre
Multipurpose Room
5175 Dumfries Street

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kitsilano Community Centre Lounge
2690 Larch


I am a free speech zone t-shirts and undies! 

We’ve run out again! To pre-order your t-shirts and undies, please email rachel@cope.bc.ca. T-shirts available in fitted and regular sizes.  

October 26, 2009: Joys of tech, last chance for tickets with Paul Shaker, COV budget consultation, more T-shirts!

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