Author Archives: Janine Bandcroft

About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.

James Aspey at Vegtoria 2017

James Aspey, from Sydney Australia, spoke at Vegtoria (in Victoria BC) in 2017.  I recorded it.  From his website: My story goes like this… At 17 I was diagnosed with leukaemia and told I had 6 weeks to live. I beat the … Continue reading

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Stephanie Enevoldsen, Coordinator of UVic’s Campus Community Garden and Russ Pym, President of Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society

The University of Victoria’s Campus Community Garden is a collaborative project between students, faculty and staff that promotes local, organic food production, education and community building.  Stephanie Enevoldsen is the current Coordinator of UVic’s Campus Community Garden, she tells us … Continue reading

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Unite Here representative Mike Biskar, Mercy for Animals VP of Investigations Lindsay Wolf, Corie Peace and Vegtoria.

UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, airport, manufacturing, distribution, laundry, and transportation industries.  Representative Mike Biskar tells us about organizing in Victoria, and a local win for hospitality workers … Continue reading

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Cecilia Point from the Musqueam Nation, Bryson Robertson and the potential for Wave Energy

As we approach Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re invited to ponder the longer history of this land.  Rather than blind patriotism, we can consider what Canada has failed at, in addition to how it has succeeded, in an effort to build … Continue reading

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Intrepid’s OUTstages Festival with Sean Guist, Dr. Neal Barnard and the Cheese Trap

Among his other talents, Sean Guist is curator of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages festival which launched in July 2015.  Sean earned an MFA in Directing and BFA in Performance at the University of Lethbridge, and has worked as Intrepid’s Marketing and … Continue reading

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Single Parent Marisa Farwell, Dr. Conor Kerley and Healthy Hearts

Marisa Farwell accepts charity and social assistance graciously, but she’d prefer to have affordable daycare and an opportunity to earn a living wage so she can teach her children to be independent and strong.  Marisa shares information about the plight … Continue reading

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Heather Lindsay and the 20th UNO Festival, Tideline Art’s Nicola White and Mudlarking the Thames

The Uno Festival is Canada’s longest running solo performance festival.  Produced by Intrepid Theatre this is it’s 20th year in Victoria, Curator Heather Lindsay tells us the who what where when and why of this year’s festival. Nicola White left … Continue reading

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