The worldwide freedom movement has been experiencing a lull in attendance because of the lifting of mask mandates and some of the international parliamentary and judicial decisions to declare the pandemic over, Canada being the exception. So, we like many other freedom organizations across the country are taking advantage of this fact to develop stronger structures, clearer strategic objectives, and better methods for collaboration.
To that end, we’ve formed a volunteer five-person Member Support Team, who were introduced at our April 24 rally, and we are in the process of improving communications with you and the outside world through our fledgling website at Penticton4Freedom.com. Check out our events calendar there as frequently as you wish. We will be posting appropriate events as we hear of them, so you don’t have to wait for the next email to find out.
This week’s Round-Up email looks a bit skinny for images because we have had complaints about the size of the graphics in a standard email format. While they may look pretty, they take up a lot of space in your inbox and frequently do not display properly on certain email sites. So, we will be using our website to display whatever images we’ve been sent for the events we list, and you can see them by clicking on the specific event of interest in our online calendar.
Watch for further improvements as we go along. These things require a lot of TLC, and we are grateful to those volunteers and sponsors who have stepped up to make it all happen. Meanwhile…
|Don’t miss these important dates! And Remember to bring two friends with you! PENTICTON EVENTS & INITIATIVES Thank you, Vlado Z. for the photos of Penticton on April 24th https://photos.app.goo.gl/7LUm1iCjQSST9Wm29 We’ll post Marcel’s video as soon as we have the link. ——————- o0o ——————-|
PENTICTON RALLY – EVERY SUNDAY We have a great reputation out there in the public speaking world because of how welcoming and enthusiastic we are as a group. Sometimes our special guest speakers only come to our attention at the last minute, and we’ve had some amazing ones! Witness the surprise visit of Chris Schaefer who, with less than 24 hours’ notice, agreed to share his knowledge with us the past Sunday. All we can say is: Miss a week and you miss a lot! And remember to Bring Two Friends! – Next Sunday’s speakers: To be announced in our Weekend Update edition on Friday. Our regular Sunday agenda: – Table and stage setup – 12:30 – Music starts as soon as the sound is set up – Updates and guest speakers 1 to approximately 1:40 – 1:40 to 3 – out on the sidewalk inviting passers-by to join us! – 3 to 3:15 – Clean up, pack up and leave the site cleaner than we found it. OTHER ATTRACTIONS Come visit our friendly volunteers at the tables. Informative handouts. Druthers and other independent journals. Check out the other cool items at the table: Bumper stickers, key chains, Pocket size Canadian Charter and Bill of Rights and Freedoms, and many surprise items. We’ll have the latest edition of Druthers there next Sunday. Pick up your copy and a few extras for your friends and neighbours, and to leave them behind when you do business with shop-owners and restaurants. RALLY LOCATION –Meet in the parking lot at the NE corner of Main St and Warren Ave across from Tim Hortons. BRING TWO FRIENDS! Lots of extra parking at BCAA garage, the strip mall adjoining our regular parking area, Winners (across the street), or overflow mall parking opposite the Warren Avenue entrance to Cherry Lane Mall
Planning Meeting- Stay tuned for dates. You’ll be excited about what’s in store.
WORLD-WIDE DEMONSTRATION DAY IN PENTICTON – Sunday, May 22
Vaccine Choice Canada president, Ted Kuntz will be our headline speaker once again, along with an exciting line-up of special guest speakers. Let’s make this a MEGA Rally to remember!
Email your suggestions for topics and potential speakers and any other ideas you may have. And thank you for your donations to upgrade our sound system. We will have our own Big Booming Sound System in place for this day. Thanks and wishes for success in his future endeavours go out to Marty, and thanks to Michael for all his assistance in making sure we had sound whenever it was needed.
Are you wondering what other communities are up to?
Check out the Penticton4Freedom events calendar.
National Citizen’s Conference: Victoria, BC / May 28, 29
Dear Freedom Family, (a message from Ted Kuntz, President, Vaccine Choice Canada)
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a National Citizen’s Conference will be held in Victoria, BC to assemble a coalition of leaders, including the Honourable Brian Peckford, to discuss the future of democracy in Canada. This gathering to Reclaim Canada will take place from May 28th to May 29th and will be jointly hosted by We Unify Canada, Taking Back Our Freedoms, Vaccine Choice Canada, Freedom Rising and many others.
The conference will focus on peaceful action as well as the principles that embody fundamental individual liberties. Our goal is to bring together Canadians from across the country to explore a national strategy to advance our democracy and repair the damage that stems from political and societal dissonance. We see this as a historic event as Canadians endeavour to reclaim our democracy, our rights and freedoms, and our country. We welcome your ideas and contributions to rectifying the current situation in Canada and globally.
More information about this event is available at: https://www.weunify.ca/event-details/reclaiming-canada
This week’s call to action – seeking evidence of police violence
Police4freedom has a section on their site for the collection of Police Violence reports from Ottawa and ANY other incidents involving unlawful police violence or coercion against peaceful, law-abiding citizens. If you or anyone you know has witnessed any such events, please send any photos, videos, or evidentiary texts to Police4Freedom at https://police4freedom.ca/Ottawa-Evidence/
And on a lighter note, remember that Freedom Hugs are available at ALL our events!
Let’s make this week AMAZING!!
~ Mary Lou Gutscher