Attend “The Great Awakening” By Mikki Willis (Penticton, April 20, & Oliver, April 23) & Catch Donald Lee, Author of “The Way Forward”, Penticton, April 24, 2024

Now Showing! The first of many films on The Awakening Film Tour!

The Great Awakening by Mikki Willis

Winner of Best Feature Documentary

at the Santa Monica International Film Festival


Landmark Cinema, 250 Winnipeg Street

Saturday, April 20 – 9:30 AM (Doors open at 9)

$20 Cash at the door


Bring your prepaid ticket


TUESDAY, APRIL 23 at 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Oliver Theatre, 6587 Main Street, Oliver

$20 Cash at the door


Bring your Prepaid Ticket


Donald Lee is Back in Town

With his new book “The Way Forward”


7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Winepress Church, 74 Penticton Avenue

Penticton4Freedom Events


Penticton 4 Freedom Weekly Newsletter

It’s Potluck Party Time this Sunday!

Penticton 4 Freedom is Evolving!!

With all the excitement this year about a BC Provincial Election, and the Penticton4Freedom commitment to remain non-partisan, it’s time to move from Freedom Rallies to Community involvement. That involvement reaches out to the neighbourhoods we live in, our elected officials, our local businesses, and medical professionals, as well as within the Freedom Movement we all continue to build. But we don’t want to stop getting together once in a while.


THIS SUNDAY, April 14, 2024 – Let’s meet in the park for a fun and friendly Potluck Party.

Where: Skaha Lake Park at the Gazebo

What time:  1 PM

At least a few stragglers will hang around until 4, to make sure you don’t miss out on the rich conversations and hugs.

Bring a favourite dish, and we’ll provide the plates, bowls, napkins, cutlery and cups for hot and cold drinks. Fingers crossed that someone is willing to bring an urn or a couple of large thermoses full of coffee and someone else to bring juices or other cold drinks. (RSVP if that is your plan).

Most of the women, and some of the men who love to cook and bake, will provide the rest: salads and casseroles, rolls and butter, desserts and treats. And a roasted chicken or two, we hope. (Because we just can’t resist a good potluck feast with friends).

Our sound system has Bluetooth capability so bring your favourite Bluetooth music lists and we can sing along and dance barefoot in the park if we wish. The brave might even throw on a bathing suit and test the waters. (yipes!).

We’ll see you there!

P.S. We’ll also Bring the new April Druthers, Posters for the Donald Lee’s Book Tour event, and tickets and posters for The Awakening Film Tour!


And Now, For the Rest of the News!


 A quick scan of the index will save you time and bring you up to date. Each index item will appear in order in the email with pertinent details. Please pay special attention to those with dates to remember and any action items (petitions, etc.) that can be handled within a very few minutes.

1.     Rallies and local events

o   Potluck for Penticton 4 Freedom – Sunday, April 14 – 1 to 4 p.m. – Skaha Lake Park at the Gazebo



o   Community Awareness Project Penticton TownHall. Get on their email list!!

§  Wednesdays 6 pm Zoom planning meetings for Penticton and other nearby TownHalls (six more were just added in the past week!). This is an ongoing Community Awareness Project and You can make a difference.

§  Join the Zoom call here 

o   “The Awakening Film Tour”. – Get your tickets now!! Penticton Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 AM and Oliver Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM – Order tickets now, below or pick yours up at the P4F potluck this Sunday.

o   Donald Lee is back in town with his new book, The Way Forward!

§  Meet Donald Tuesday, April 23 – 7 PM (doors open at 6:30)

§  Winepress Church, 74 Penticton Avenue, Penticton

§  Thank you, Ross for organizing this important event!

§  See poster below.


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  We are excited to announce the launch of “The Awakening Film Tour”.  Starting this April, a series of movies will grace the screens of our local theatres across the province. It’s time for alternative media to enter the spotlight, igniting awareness like wildfire. This opportunity not only amplifies the importance of these films but also provides us with greater credibility when discussing them with our friends and family.   Tickets can be purchased online at    It is important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we need to get a minimum number of tickets sold at each location to avoid cancelling events.   (email if you wish to pay by etransfer or cash)   The inaugural film screening of this tour is Mikki Willis’s award-winning film ‘The Great Awakening’ scheduled for the following locations: Confirmed Scheduled Dates:  Penticton – Saturday, April 20th, 9:30 am, Penticton, Landmark Cinemas (doors open at 9:00am) Oliver – Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm, Oliver Theatre (doors open at 6:30 pm)   Wednesday, April 16, 7:00pm, Salmar Classic Theatre, Salmon Arm, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas Grand 10, Kelowna, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Penticton, BC – Doors open at 9.   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Cranbrook, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Fort St. John, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am,  Galaxy Cinemas, Vernon, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Famous Players 6 Cinemas, Prince George, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Abbotsford, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Victoria, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Port Alberni, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Campbell River, BC    Stay Up To Date:  Join our email list at  Follow-on Social Media:  Facebook X/Twitter   Instagram  Share with friends and family, or just bring them out to the movies.  We need to get your support and good attendance in order to continue to bring future films to your area.  More amazing documentaries are scheduled to be part of this film tour throughout the rest of 2024.  Let us know if you have any questions or want to help in any other way!  Thank you!  Gary Woitzik –  Freedom Network Club The Media Company With a Heart   Tickets can be purchased online at    It is important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we need to get a minimum number of tickets sold at each location to avoid cancelling events.   While still in its infancy, this endeavour aims to bring forth numerous films unveiling hidden truths and presenting solutions to heal our beautiful, yet fractured, world.  Organizing and delivering will be no small feat, and we earnestly seek everyone’s support.  The easiest way to help is to share this exciting news with everyone but attending a screening local will have a big impact!   We also need people to help promote, pre-sell tickets and check tickets at the door.  Please email if you are interested in helping.  
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TUESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Winepress Church,
74 Penticton Avenue
Penticton, BC


Freedom Rising Weekly

For over two years, Freedom Rising has had weekly leadership meetings that have provided opportunities for collaboration, networking & unity between organizations, groups and individuals. Our weekly meetings are a collaboration of leaders from across Canada and beyond who are dedicated to restoring our rights and freedoms. Our goal is to build alliances, amplify initiatives, avoid duplication and be supported and inspired. You can use the zoom link below to join us each week. Date: Every Friday Time: 9am – 11am PT Zoom Meeting Link  HERE   ——————————- o0o————————————-    image.png

Also read Ted’s Wins of the week in this newsletter

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Druthers are in! Pick up your supply on Sunday at Skaha Lake Park this Sunday, April 14 between 1 and 4 PM or let us know by return email what arrangements you want to make.   Thank you for being an everyday hero by donating, reading, sharing, and distributing Druthers copies in your area. Read DRUTHERS

Remember that Freedom Hugs are available at ALL our Penticton4Freedom events!

Let’s make this weekend AMAZING!!

Quesnel Mayor Defies Cancel Culture: ‘Most difficult time of our lives’: Mayor Responds to Backlash Over Wife Reading Residential School Book

‘Most difficult time of our lives’: mayor responds to backlash over wife reading residential school book

A modern-day witch hunt continues to unfold in Quesnel, British Columbia, as calls from local First Nations, some community members, and a few city council members for the mayor to resign persist.

The thoughtcrime that sparked the moral panic surrounding Mayor Ron Paull wasn’t even related to his own actions.

Instead, cancel culture mobsters are demanding Paull’s resignation after learning that Paull’s wife, Pat Morton, read a book they don’t like and shared it with a couple of other people, suggesting they do the same. Additionally, Paull says falsehoods claiming he distributed the book around town are also spreading.

The book, authored by several and entitled “Grave Error: How The Media Misled Us and the Truth about Residential Schools“, was a top Amazon seller shortly after being first published in 2023 by True North and Dorchester. [Grave Error is available for $45 postage included from C-FAR Books, P.O. Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3, Canada.]

Similar to our 2022 Rebel News documentary, “Kamloops: The Buried Truth“, the book provides compelling evidence debunking a sensational claim made in May 2021 by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation band government in Kamloops.

The claim was that “the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School” had been discovered in unmarked graves.

Grave Error, which consists of a collection of essays and articles, also provides evidence challenging prominent narratives about residential schools, such as the belief that attendance at all such institutions was compulsory and that thousands of Indigenous children went missing while attending them.

Since the backlash over the book in Quesnel, the book as resurfaced among Amazon’s top four bestsellers.

“I would say that this is indeed for me, and I think it’s the same for Pat as well, the most difficult time of our lives,” Paull told Rebel News while reflecting on what the couple has gone through in recent days.

Despite all the messages of love and support they’re receiving, Mayor Paull describes the past 11 days, which included a protest against him demanding his resignation supported by a few of his own colleagues on council, as being harder on him and his wife than the loss of their parents.

Paull says he assumes the spouses of council members and city officials should “have their own opinions and beliefs.”

“I’ve done nothing wrong,” Paull replied when asked if he will resign under the mounting pressure.  – Drea Humphrey, Rebel News, April 8, 2024

I don’t want to spend LIFE in prison .., But if Trudeau has his way …

But if Trudeau has his way… 
my being sent away for life is prison could become a very real possibility. Please help stop this from happening. That’s what this month’s Druthers cover story is about.

Have a peek… it has a cartoon of black face Trudeau on it 😉 See it here.

Are you familiar with Bill C-63? The government has proposed that anyone who speaks out-of-line is a criminal worthy of life in prison! Wow. If this bill passes, it will be a massive blow to the freedom community and to freedom of speech in general, in Canada. It would also deliver a big blow to my own personal freedom because I publish Druthers.

Please… we cannot let this happen!

How do we stop it? The first big step is raising more awareness about this insane bill. I find most Canadians aren’t even aware of Bill C-63 and the extreme tyrannical powers it would grant the government. But, when enough people know about it, I am confident people WILL stand up and strongly say NO to the passing of this bill. If it passes, we are ALL at risk of life in prison.

This is no joke. We need more people to be aware of this insanity in order to stop it.

If you haven’t already, please consider ordering a bundle of 100 copies of this month’s papers that you can distribute into your own community as you see fit.

Or, an even easier way is to order our Neighbourhood Mail service and effortlessly have Druthers stuffed into the mailboxes in your own local community, or any Canadian community of your choosing. This has been a super popular option and delivery has been very reliable as we use Canada Post to deliver Druthers.

Since we started offering Neighbourhood Mail service in September of 2022, we have delivered an extra 800,000 copies of Druthers directly into people’s mailboxes in communities all across Canada! That’s incredible.

We are many, they are few. We have all the power, if we step up and claim it.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you have ideas on how we can make this stop this even more assuredly, I would love to hear about it. I don’t really want to spend the rest of my life behind bars, all because I publish Druthers. Please help.

I love you all. Stay strong!!


J.K. Rowling bewitches Scotland: Author incapacitates hate crime law

J.K. Rowling bewitches Scotland

Author incapacitates hate crime law

  • National Post
  • 11 Apr 2024
  • Amy Hamm
A protester holds a cut-out of Harry Potter author and outspoken women’s rights advocate J.K. Rowling during a rally against the Hate Crime and Public Order Act in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday.

J.K. Rowling is making headlines again: that quarrelsome, difficult woman — who just can’t for the life of her keep her mouth shut about women’s rights — has neutered new hate crime legislation that came into effect in Scotland on April 1. Using only her words! Is any further proof required that the woman is a bona fide witch?

Scotland’s new law threatens up to seven years in prison for “stirring up hatred” against identifiable groups, including (not limited to) the religious, disabled, or transgender. Females, however, receive no protections under this new law. Critics — most notably Rowling — called hooey on its professed purpose and argued that what the law actually intends to do is to limit freedom of speech. And in particular, speech defending the sex-based rights of women. On X (formerly Twitter), Rowling was clear as a bell on this:

“In passing the Scottish Hate Crime Act, Scottish lawmakers seem to have placed higher value on the feelings of men performing their idea of femaleness, however misogynistically or opportunistically, than on the rights and freedoms of actual women and girls. The new legislation is wide open to abuse by activists who wish to silence those of us speaking out about the dangers of eliminating women’s and girls’ single-sex spaces, the nonsense made of crime data if violent and sexual assaults committed by men are recorded as female crimes, the grotesque unfairness of allowing males to compete in female sports, the injustice of women’s jobs, honours and opportunities being taken by trans-identified men, and the reality and immutability of biological sex,” she wrote.

Scotland’s new law did not pass in a vacuum: it is but one example of similar legislation that is being pushed across the West, including in Britain, Ireland, and Canada. In the U.S., attempts at such laws have been thwarted by America’s First Amendment. Sadly, us common law citizens have no such equivalent protection. Instead, we are left hoping that sports stars or benevolent billionaires like JK Rowling will not only push back, but in doing so will also remind us all that our freedoms are precious and must be vigilantly protected. We need troublemakers like her to flout draconian legislation.

And flout she did: Rowling posted a provocative thread with examples of Scottish transwomen who’ve done heinous things — threatened violence against women; been convicted of rape (including of minors), indecent exposure, or possession of child pornography — and then ended up in women’s prisons; bragged about stealing and wearing their sister’s underwear; and replaced women in sports or professional roles, including as head of one Scottish rape crisis centre. Rowling even made jokes along the way — such audacity — concluding with a taunt for Scottish police to arrest her: “I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offence under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment.”

More than 3,000 complaints were lodged with Scottish police the first day the new law came into effect. India Willoughby, one of the transwomen called out in Rowling’s thread, was quick to cry “hate crime.” Police — arrest that witch! Alas, Rowling continues to speak, and not from the inside of a prison cell. Scottish police released a statement on April 2 that, despite numerous public complaints about her words, no action would be taken. And just like that, Rowling gelded her country’s Hate Crime and Public Order Act. Her powerful spell apparently affected U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as well, leading him to profess that no one should be criminalized for stating biological facts.

Which is, after all, what Rowling did; the point of Rowling’s provocation, clearly lost on many people, is that each of the persons she exposed is a biological male. It’s not that they identify as transgender that she takes issue with — though they all do — it’s that they are biological males whose feelings and desires have been placed ahead of women’s dignity and safety. In order to take a stand against convicted double rapist Isla Bryson residing inside of a women’s prison, one must be able to point out that Bryson is not a female, and poses an enormous safety risk to incarcerated women. To do so is not a condemnation of transwomen; it is a condemnation of Bryson and the absurd laws that allow “her” to opt out of going to male prison.

Facts and objective reality might sound hurtful to some, but they are indisputably not “hate.” It is essential that we can all speak to biological facts without being criminalized or imprisoned for doing so. And Rowling just granted permission for every man and woman in Scotland to speak the truth. What remains to be seen, however, is if police will apply the law equally and refuse to punish the average citizen for sharing the same verboten (at least to gender activists) views. On this point, Rowling issued another provocation to Scottish police. Upon the news that she was being spared arrest and prosecution — or burning at the stake — she said: “I trust that all women — irrespective of profile or financial means — will be treated equally under the law.”

Let’s hope so. Across the pond, us Canadians face the prospect of similar legislation being enacted. Like Scotland’s “hate crime” act, the Trudeau government’s Online Harms Bill — headed for a second reading in the House of Commons — also seeks to censor and possibly imprison outspoken, anti-establishment citizens.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a powerful witch like Rowling to smite our unjust laws. Here, it is going to require a collective effort to thwart Canada’s totalitarian creep. Ladies, get your broomsticks ready.


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Defence Chief General Wayne Eyre Shuts Off Critical Comments on His X (Twitter) Account

He may be Canada’s top general but he is still OUR servant. His very woke actions as he heads a crumbling, almost unarmed Canadian military SHOULD be subject to comment and criticism by the taxpayers who pay his salary. But, no, in a fit of pique General Eyre has shut down comments on his X account. ”

Public comments on the official social media account of Canada’s top soldier have been blocked by the military because of the nasty remarks being made about the general as well as government policies.

The move was made in January after Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre faced an increase in negative comments about his alleged poor leadership and his decision to bring in what some describe as the Liberal government’s “woke” agenda. …

Some of the controversial elements of his time as defence chief are the move to a gender-neutral dress code and the decision to allow military personnel to have coloured or long hair, face tattoos or long nails if so desired. …

National Defence spokesperson Andrée-anne Poulin confirmed the decision to shut down the public comments on Eyre’s official X account. “In recent months, we observed a concerning increase in malicious and misinformative engagements that proved detrimental to the Canadian Armed Forces’ ethics, values, and communication objectives,”\

And what does that bafflegab mean in plain English?

Canada’s top general shuts off X account’s comments section

Eyre accused of ushering in ‘woke’ agenda

  • National Post
  • 6 Apr 2024
  • David pugliese
Gen. Wayne Eyre has had a controversial tenure as defence chief, a position he has held since 2021.

Public comments on the official social media account of Canada’s top soldier have been blocked by the military because of the nasty remarks being made about the general as well as government policies.

The move was made in January after Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre faced an increase in negative comments about his alleged poor leadership and his decision to bring in what some describe as the Liberal government’s “woke” agenda.

Defence insiders have told Postmedia News that Eyre is extremely sensitive to the criticism he has faced.

Some of the controversial elements of his time as defence chief are the move to a gender-neutral dress code and the decision to allow military personnel to have coloured or long hair, face tattoos or long nails if so desired.

Eyre has faced additional criticism from military personnel and the public for a variety of issues, including the lack of housing for troops, ongoing sexual assaults in the ranks, and Eyre’s decision to join a standing ovation in the House of Commons for a Waffen SS veteran.

Eyre did not provide comment to questions submitted by Postmedia News.

National Defence spokesperson Andrée-anne Poulin confirmed the decision to shut down the public comments on Eyre’s official X account. “In recent months, we observed a concerning increase in malicious and misinformative engagements that proved detrimental to the Canadian Armed Forces’ ethics, values, and communication objectives,” Poulin noted in an email to Postmedia News. “Considering this, we made the decision back in January to close the comments section on the CDS (Chief of the Defence Staff ) X account.”

Poulin stated that “this measure is aimed at preserving a positive and respectful environment for everyone accessing our information. We believe it is crucial for our platform to uphold standards that promote constructive interactions and discourage harmful behaviours that counter the core principles of the Canadian Armed Forces.”

National Defence would not answer whether there were other official Canadian Forces accounts that prohibit public comments or whether Eyre’s account was the only one. It appears, however, that the only official Canadian Forces account on X that does not allow comments is the one assigned to Eyre.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in January that Eyre would retire this summer.

Eyre has been defence chief since 2021 and in command of the military during one of its most tumultuous times, which has included widespread allegations of sexual assault and misconduct among the senior ranks.

Eyre was named acting defence chief in February 2021 after it was revealed that military police were looking into misconduct allegations against then-chief Adm. Art Mcdonald.

The Liberal government named Eyre as the full-time chief on Nov. 25 of that year, even though no charges were ever laid against Mcdonald.

But Eyre, himself, has had a controversial tenure.

In the fall of 2021, Eyre angered Canadian Forces personnel when he blamed the military’s sexual misconduct crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic for an exodus of personnel. “We need our midlevel leaders to dig deep and do this for the institution, to put service before self, not to retreat into retirement, but to advance forward and face the challenges head-on,” Eyre stated then.

The general’s comments generated an immediate and largely negative response on social media.

Retired and serving military personnel said Eyre was out of touch and that the exodus of personnel had started long before the pandemic or the sexual misconduct crisis. Poor leadership and concerns about quality of life were among the issues cited by those who had left.

Others criticized Eyre for admonishing soldiers who had committed a large part of their lives to serving in the military, noting they had the right to decide when they should leave.

Eyre later acknowledged his comments “did not sit well with some current and former members.”

Eyre also faced criticism for promoting several senior officers who would later be engulfed in allegations of sexual assault or misconduct.

He talked about the need for culture change to stem the number of sexual assaults, but during his tenure the number of reported incidents of sexual misconduct and assaults increased.

CAFE Attends Shelburne Freedom Rally — Lynne Brooks Interviews Political Prisoner Bill Whatcott

On April 6, a number of CAFE associates took part in the bi-weekly freedom rally in Shelburne, Ontario. Videographer Lynne Brooks did an interview with political prisoner Bill Whatcott (at 14 minutes in the video).

Axe the carbon tax and opposition to Internet censorship Bill C-63 were major themes.

Video of Political Prisoner Bill Whatcott speaking at Shelburne Freedom Rally, Saturday, April 6 and zoom link for court this coming Monday

Video of Bill Whatcott speaking at Shelburne Freedom Rally today and zoom link for court this coming Monday

Bill Whatcott speaks at the Shelburne Ontario Freedom rally. This rally is a monthly event and for a small town has remained amazingly resilient. I was blessed to see a few dozen folks of all ages and walks of life come to the rally to witness for freedom. I shared about my upcoming second “hate crime” trial with them and exhorted them to continue fighting for freedom.

Last week, April 1st, I attended a pro-freedom/anti-carbon tax rally in St Catharines, ON. Over the course of the day (the rally went from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm) over 100 people came and went.

At the St. Catharines rally I was pleased to meet this fellow who I have known for a few years through e-mail. He lives in St. Catharines, but is very supportive of Alberta’s energy industry and considers himself to be closer to Alberta in terms of values than Ontario. Note Tamara Lich’s autograph on his sign.

While Ontario’s leaders, Ford, Trudeau, Chow, Horwath, etc….. are huge disappointments, my travels since coming to Ontario to prepare for my second criminal hate speech trial is telling me there are still lots of good people in this province and indeed I am seeing a very positive backlash against wokeism, homofascism, and cancel culture. Ontarians know they have lost their freedom, they are waking up and they want a non tyrannical government that listens to them back again.

The zoom link for my hearing at 9:00 am this coming Monday is here: