Ex-Parliamentary page Brigette DePape speaks at the Generation Now event on October 4.
Rouge Valley roundup
Fall hikes this time of year are spectacular. You can admire the changing colours and help benefit the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre at the same time on Saturday (October 6), 10 am to 3 pm. As you walk along, flora and fauna experts guide your way, and you can get nature photography tips, too. A BBQ lunch is part of the package, for a suggested $10. 1749 Meadowvale. rvcc.ca.
Stop Libs' nuke blitz
The whole world is rethinking nuke power - but not the provincial Libs, who are bent on pouring millions more into keeping the deadly technology afloat. A panel on The Hazards Of The Darlington Nuclear Station Post-Fukushima features the city's best anti-nukers, including Angela Bischoff of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace Canada, Mark Mattson of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Cathy Vakil of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Hear how Ontario Power Generation wants to rebuild Darlington and keep it going and going. Wednesday (October 10), 7 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John. facebook.com/events/471139472916539.
Getting from here to there
So how are we going to change this country? Generation Now: Four Emerging Voices On The Canadian Political Landscape assembles a quartet of activists to offer their take on that project in the 2012 David Lewis Lecture: Brigette dePape, the "rogue page" who protested in the Canadian Senate chambers; Ben Powless, Six Nations activist and organizer with Defenders of the Land; Jamie Biggar of Leadnow.ca; and Emma Pullman, campaigner with sumofus.org. Today (Thursday, October 4), 7:30 pm. $20-$40, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor West. 416-525-4927. policyalternatives.ca.