The South Van Isle BCCIC Chapter was formed to provide a network for individuals and organizations, based in lower island communities, to connect for information sharing and project collaboration in a combined initiative towards sustainable global development.
Contact: Regional Coordinator Linda Ryder – SoVIBCCIC@shaw.ca
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Upcoming Events & Opportunities to Connect
Watch for details of our February 2017 Event!
Update on GLOBAL CONNECTIONS RIGHT HERE AT HOME
Our December 1, 2016 event GLOBAL CONNECTIONS RIGHT HERE AT HOME was a great success and we wish to thank Mike Simpson, Executive Director of BCCIC for travelling to Victoria to engage with SoVI organizations and individuals who are passionate about global sustainability. Mike addressed the Sustainable Development Goals and discussed how they are inter-related. Those in attendance had the opportunity to introduce themselves and identify which goal(s) they are aspiring to reach.
New connections were formed just by being in the room with like-minded people. The benefits of being a BCCIC member were discussed and some new memberships resulted from this discussion. We look forward to continued collaboration with globally aware citizens.
Together we are stronger!
The Thinking Garden
A film about South African Women sowing the seeds of change.
In the dying days of apartheid, three generations of women in a village in South Africa came together to create a community garden. They called it “the thinking garden” – hleketani in the local xiTsonga language – a place where women gather to think about how to effect change. More than twenty-five years later, the garden is still going strong, providing fresh vegetables and new opportunities for local people while helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS in a community pushed to the edge. Beautifully filmed against the backdrop of an epic drought now gripping southern Africa, The Thinking Garden tells the inspiring story of what can happen when older women take matters into their own hands and how local action in food production can give even the most vulnerable a measure of control over their food and their future.
37 minutes, in xiTsonga with English subtitles
Produced with Assistance from the British Columbia Arts Council Additional Funding Provided by the University of Victoria and Indiegogo Crowdfunding Produced in Association with Prairie Girl Films Filmed on Location in Jopi Village and N’wamitwa, Limpopo Province, South Africathe-thinking-garden_final