West Kootenay Global Awareness Network (WKGAN)

West Kootenay Global Awareness Network (WKGAN)

Barbara Nicoll, Regional Coordinator

WKGAN exists to network and share knowledge and resources, as well as build capacity of organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and international issues.

Facebook | Contact : wkglobalawareness@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

 

Young Women’s Peace Retreat  Aug 10 -13

Women are making peace in our communities in many ways.

Join us to build confidence in peace making skills and explore how women can be agents of change in our lives, community and world.

Make friends, plan peacemaking events, relax and express yourself in a beautiful natural environment.

Thursday to Sunday, Aug  10 – 13

Camping together in the beautiful Kootenays of BC, Canada, near Nelson

Sliding scale $30.00 – $150.00

For more info and to register

email: peacecampnelson@gmail.com facebook:The PeaceMaking Collective

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/hjS0s6oUZAr1lcs63

Sponsored by: WKGAN, Voices of Women, Nelson Women’s Centre, Ubuntu Learning KSLL

 

FLICKS IN THE STICKS

WKGAN is planning to show films at Lakeside Park in the Rotary Shelter in August. Dates, times and films to be announced!

 

Youth LEADing the World Congress

YLTW Congress set for Oct 6 to 8th in Nelson BC!

WKGAN organized a YOUth LEADing the World Facilitator Training in February 2016, and 9 Youth aged 12 to 22 joined 6 adults for 3 intensive days of connection, exploration, looking at some tough facts and creating the vision of the world we want.  It was intense, difficult, opening, challenging, and enlightening.

The goal of the YLTW Facilitation Training was to lead the youth through all of the phases of a YOUth LEADing the World Congress so that they are ready to lead and facilitate youth in participating in the following activities, conversations, brain storms and planning:

-Wake up call – understanding your eco-footprint and up-to-date science on the state of the planet.

-Digging deeper – strategic questioning and deep listening

-Daydreaming with purpose – creative visioning for a fair and sustainable future.

-Bold Brainstorming – throwing away SMART goals and reaching for VIBRANT goals

-Serious fun – playing games with meaning

-Creating Action Plans

-Hosting a Community Forum to present Action Plans and ask for help.

We are inviting youth aged 12 to 21 to participate in the Congress in Nelson BC, location TBA. The Congress will begin Friday Oct 6 late afternoon, run all day Saturday, and end with the Community Forum Sunday Oct 8 afternoon. There are up to 30 spaces for youth participants.

For more information email wkglobalawareness@gmail.com

Networking Dinners

October 19, 2017 & February 8, 2018 – Celebrating what network people are doing, sharing and connecting the synergy!