Nelson- Let your MLA know why community sport is important and you could win tickets to this season’s West Kootenay Roller Derby bouts. Michelle Mungall is drawing pairs of tickets to see one of this region’s most explosive sporting events. Just email your submission to email@example.com . The first Draw was May 26 for the May 28th bout in Nelson. The next draw will be two days before the June 17th bout at the Castlegar Community Complex. Get your entries in by June 15th.
“Promoting and supporting community sport is good on so many levels. I know why it’s important to me, but I want to hear why it is important to the people of this region,” says Mungall, “And as an extra incentive, I’ll be entering everyone who participates into draws that take place two days before each West Kootenay bout.”
The West Kootenay Women’s Rollerdderby League currently boasts eight teams including the Babes of Brutality, Lumberjackies and Killjoys. They represent a sport that is fast paced, fun and growing in popularity throughout BC.
Recently, Mungall spoke to this “roller derby explosion” in BC’s Legislature. “The West Kootenay women, while the largest league [in Canada], aren’t the only growing league,” said Mungall before the last bout. She then proceeded to list all BC leagues from the originators, Eves of Destruction, to Fort St. John’s Energetic City Roller Derby Association.
“Roller derby is among the many great community sports in our region,” says Mungall “Getting out and being active is good for your health, your community and the province.”
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Did you know that each British Columbian uses an average of 490 litres of water per day? That’s well over the national average and here in the Kootenays we use even more.
May 1st through 7th is Drinking Water Week. It’s the perfect time to start really thinking about where our water comes from and what we can do every day to help protect it for future generations. Check out my Top Ten Things You Can Do To Protect Water.
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In recognition of this year’s World Water Day, Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, is bringing together four of British Columbia’s influential women crusaders to talk about water. Based on a radio podcast series entitled Women and Water, created by Mungall, comes a new, live talk show event that brings together a group of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds to discuss their views on water issues.
Women and Water: A Talk Show for World Water Day 2011
Join in on the conversation about water sustainability
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 (official ‘World Water Day’)
TIME: Doors at 5:30pm. Talk show begins at 6pm – 7pm. Audience Q & A to follow.
WHERE: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street. Granville Island 604-687-3020 604-687-3020
Guest Speakers Include:
Azita Ardakani – Founder of Lovesocial.org
This diverse yet complimentary mix of passionate and knowledgeable women come from the corners of our local music, fashion, environmental and entertainment communities to spark conversation around water sustainability in our daily lives.
Island Issues discussed will range from water ownership, the bottled water crisis and top tips for conserving water. The women will also shine a light on global water issues and how they relate to our local situation.
“Coming from a water-rich region in BC, I’ve connected with women throughout the province on this important issue” says Mungall. “The women on this program are passionate and active when it comes to protecting this life-essential resource.”
Creston- Monday February 21 at 4:00pm, MLA Michelle Mungall will be releasing the report, Kootenay Lake Food Systems. This event brings the MLA’s work on local agriculture full circle since it is being held at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, the same venue where Mungall heard from 50 local farmers on the need to build our regional food system.
“The forum was the beginning of this whole process. So much information came out of that dialogue that it deserved a detailed look into this region’s current food network and ways to improve it,” says Mungall.
The Report was prepared by University of British Columbia Master of Arts student, Paris Marshall Smith during her internship at the MLA’s Nelson-Creston Community Office. Over the summer months, Marshall Smith met with agricultural producers and distributors throughout the Kootenay Lake region to identify the infrastructure needed to get locally grown food to local tables.
“It has been extremely gratifying to work with such an amazing group of people in the Kootenays,” says Marshall Smith, “There is a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to support local food production that really defines this region as a whole.”
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