COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – Peace for Iraq; Live at the Roxy; Tilo Paiz and Friends; The Making of Warriors.

COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – Peace for Iraq; Live at the Roxy; Tilo Paiz and Friends; The Making of Warriors.

Peace for Iraq

Canadian NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) have been actively involved in educating, sensitizing and lobbying the Canadian government to refrain from military action against Iraq and foster peaceful means to resolve the crisis in the region …

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation, (CCIC) in a letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, warned that war in Iraq “will mean a humanitarian crisis” and that “peace, though it is not grievously threatened, provides the best context in which to pursue disarmament and regional stability.” A number of CCIC members have been active on the issue of a possible war against Iraq, visit their sites:

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
Development and Peace
Mennonite Central Committee
Oxfam Québec
Physicians for Global Survival
Project Ploughshares
United Church of Canada
United Nations Association in Canada
World Vision
CCIC Http://

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819

Tilo Paiz & Friends @ the Yardbird Suite

11 Tommy Banks Way (102St. & 86 Ave.)
Friday Feb. 07, doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Members $6 / Guests $10 INFOLINE: 432-0428

Sabor Latino: Playing Carlos Santana …

Tilo Paiz, Edmonton’s own timbalist and percussionist extraordinaire, was born in El Salvador to a family with a long line of professional musicians. At the age of 7, Tilo started playing the marimba … A graduate of the Music & Art School of El Salvador, Maestro Paiz spent years playing with many popular musical groups in South, Central and North America (including Carlos Santana), which gave Tilo not only an extensive amount of performing experience, but also a strong knowledge of theory and practice.

A warm, charismatic, highly energetic and skilled teacher & mentor, Tilo’s musical performances and workshops are eclectic, energizing, stimulating, and downright fun…

Tilo’s friends are: Barrie Nighswander (guitar), Dennis Meneely (keyboards), Duane Smith (bass), Bill Hobson (drums), Jose Ripholl (congas) and Peter Lamark (vocals).

For more information:

Theatre Network ~ live at the Roxy

Theatre Network ~ Live at the Roxy Presents

Ghost River Theatre’s AN EYE FOR AN EYE
An Oil & Gas, Piss & Vinegar Cabaret …

Feb. 4-16, 2003, in Edmonton
Previews: February 4 and 5
Opening Night: Feb. 6 / 2for1 Tuesday: Feb. 11

10708 – 124 St., Edmonton
INFOLINE: 453 2440

What happens when you mix oil and fire? What happens when you mix Corporate Oil with the fire of religious zeal? Weibo Ludwig learned the answer to that when he tried it out. A theatre company in Calgary decided to explore the resulting explosion, adding their own fuel to the fire. Now it’s coming to Edmonton.

An Eye For An Eye blinds with its brilliance.” – Edmonton Journal
Winner of the 2001 Betty Mitchell Award For Outstanding Musical Production

It started with a simple notion: To create a musical cabaret about the conflict between rural Albertans and the activities of the oil and gas industry; specifically, the effect of sour gas wells and their hazards on rural Albertans. During an eight-day residency at the Banff Centre, the company plunged into some serious research about the Wiebo Ludwig case. They researched newspaper clippings, the internet, spoke to farmers in the Prince Albert area, and watched the video Home Sour Home, made by the Ludwigs to illustrate their plight.

Each actor went away to write from the point of view of their character and came back to argue for that point of view. They did group improvisations, with the show’s Stage Manager transcribing as fast as she could, and from those improvs, began to develop the scenes that worked best. It became a story that represents every point of view, and by doing that, it has challenged everyone’s perceptions.

COMING SOON in 2003 @ The Roxy …

STOP KISS Feb. 27-Mar 8 Kill Your Television Productions
Two twenty-something women meet and form a fast friendship that leads to an unexpected attraction.
An absolutely fabulous glam rock musical. Hedwig Schmidt is a German rock and roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a gruesomely botched sex-change operation.
DALE LADOUCEUR & THE BROKE ENSEMBLE CD RELEASE PARTY May 10th CD Release Party. An indefinable blend of Jazz/Folk/Rock. Opening Acts: Craig Shafer and Babe Lloyd. Evening will include a silent auction.
A multidisciplinary festival that features the work of emerging professional artists.
Courtesy of the Community Networks Group

The Absolutely Yes! Co-op Presents:
The Making of Warriors

A night of 3 stories about oppression, rights and courage …
Feb. 6-16 @ The P.I.T.S Gallery: downstairs at 10154 103 St.
Tix: $16 – Seating is very limited, call 420-1757 to reserve.

The Making of Warriors
A new play by Sharon Pollock (
Directed by
Heather Inglis

“You can either shoot me or throw me in jail for I will not testify nor be a false witness” “You co-operate and live. You don¹t co-operate and die.”

A fatal confrontation breaks out at Wounded Knee on the Sioux reservation in South Dakota in 1973. Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Mi¹kmaq, who is active in the American Indian Movement is there. Not long after, she is mysteriously killed. Some say it is the FBI. In South Carolina during the 1820¹s, Sarah Moore Grimke decides to speak out against the abuses of slavery and for the rights for women. Some try to silence her. Eloise, a woman not unlike us, recently recalls seeing a group of men by the side of the road one day when she is driving on a deserted highway, who are trying to hide something. She chooses to pass by, and look the other way.

The Making of Warriors, by two time Governor General Award winning playwright Sharon Pollock, weaves together fact, fiction, reporting, dramatization in a theatrical unfolding of the lives of these three women. Join us at the new and unconventional P.I.T.S. Art Gallery to become part of a theatrical experience created by some of Edmonton¹s best artists and performers and one of the country¹s most important storytellers.

Women are bought and sold in slave markets to satisfy the lust of those who bear the names of Christians” “If you have any values higher than the possession of land, money, and prestige, I ask you to be outraged that your government values property more than human beings

The Making of Warriors features Jon Baggaley, Julie Golosky, Sandy Paddick, Mike Unrau, Alison Wells, Sylvia Wong. Set – Costumes are designed by Brian Bast. Videography – visuals are created by Lindsay McIntyre. Soundscapes are designed by Dale Ladouceur and Crowtown Productions.

The Making of Warriors is sponsored by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Edmonton Arts council, Ground Zero Productions, Mothers Music, Scruffy Murphy¹s and Vue Weekly.

February 6 16th, 2003 at 8pm. @ the P.I.T.S. Gallery, 10154 – 103rd St.
Matinee performances Sunday Feb. 9th /16th at 2pm. / (No performance Feb. 10th)

Call Tix On the SQ. 420-1757 to reserve your tix. (recommended) or at the door.
For more information, kindly contact: Heather Inglis @ 448-2517 / 420-6357
“We are part of all that we have met.” Tennyson

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819

Uniting Rhythms of Resistance!

Friday, January 31, 2003 7:30 p.m. @ the Myer Horowitz Theatre, University of Alberta $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets are also available at SUB Info/Ticket Centre and the International Centre
Infoline: 492-5962 /

Stand up, sing out and revolt! Join us for this politically potent concert and unite with these rhythms of resistance. From punk to hip-hop to tango – celebrate the wrap up of the 18th International Week at the University of Alberta with six unique powerful performances rooted in social change.

The Uniting Rhythms of Resistance concert features local hip-hop artists ReflectUs and WARPARTY; punk band Passion//Revolt; folk music Singer/Songwriter Guy Smith; the Aboriginal Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Asani; and the Argentine Tango Troupe, Tango Norte. Join us!

Friday, January 31st 7:30 p.m. @ the Myer Horowitz Theatre, University of Alberta
$10 in advance, $12 at the door / Tickets are available at SUB Info/Ticket Centre
and the International Centre. For more information on the performances see:

Global Education Program Coordinator
International Centre – University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-5962 / Fax: (780) 492-1134

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819

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