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Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association

Our Goals 1.) To establish an ongoing program of salmonid enhancement for Southern Vancouver Island streams and rivers.
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Ancient Forest Alliance

The Ancient Forest Alliance is a registered BC non-profit society founded by Ken Wu and TJ Watt in February 2010. The organization quickly grew into becoming BC’s main organization working towards province-wide legislation to end the logging of endangered old-growth forests.
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WEXES Moon - "Frog"

When the frogs come to life again, when they come out of hibernation, you would hear them croaking. That is the reason the first moon of spring is called "WEXES" of "frog". The people had been home all winter and had not traveled throughout December and January. WEXES was the month that the herring came, sometimes in the middle of this moon season.
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SISET MOON - "old one" the long winter moon

SISET is the long winter moon and is a very dark time of year. SISET means "old one" and is the time when the elders relate the people's stories, legends and family histories.
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SJELCASEN Moon - putting away your paddle

SJELCASEN is the moon to put away paddles and settle down to live life at home, a good time to be in your house, warm and dry with family and friends. This is the time for the peoples' Winter dances, for visiting and storytelling. The people cannot travel anymore because for the next two months the weather would be bad and rough.
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WESELANEW - shaker of the leaves

WESELANEW is the month of the shaker of the leaves. This was a good time of year to go out and hunt deer and elk around the Saanich peninsula and get ducks.The people used to catch ducks using an aerial net which was suspended between fir trees over an inlet or bay. When the ducks flew in they would be caught in the net and fall to the ground where the men would get them.
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Teaching Poor Kids in Marikina Philippines

UPDATE As well as dealing with the virus, there has now been widespread flooding in and around Marikina. The school had water up to the second floor and the damage and mess left behind is shown in our updated picture. The cleanup begins and support is needed.
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PENAWEN -beginning of the salmon time

The W̱SÁNEĆ 13 moon calendar, SḴÁU ȽTE, represents the natural laws of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) people. This month's moon, Pexawen, the harvest time, signifies the hunting and gathering and harvesting and the abundance of food.
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Sharing Food in a Time of Crisis

For many Canadians a trip to Mexico is an annual family event. The people who work in the resorts, restaurants and shops in the tourist areas have relied on this income to support their families for decades.
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SeaWatch: ROC Expands Vigilance in 2020

Read the latest updates on the great work SEAWATCH continues to do in protecting the Sea of Cortez
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GreenAngels Wood Choppers

In a small corner of the world, peace and goodwill are happening. One cord of wood at a time.