Not your typical Valentine’s Day ideas (for Montrealers)

Here are two radically different ways to spend Valentine’s Day evening.

Help the environment

Tonight Transition Town NDG is having a swap night:

From their “ad”

One’s junk is another’s treasure!

Do you have books cluttering up your space?

Did your Aunt Agnes get you another muffin tray you won’t use?

Want a great excuse to get an early start on Spring Cleaning?

Then take this opportunity to swap your gently used items:

When: February 14th, 2013 from 6pm- 8pm
Where: NDG Food Depot, 2121 Oxford Ave

How it Works:

    1. Coupon Exchange (6pm to 7pm) bring your gently used items tothe NDG Food Depot . Every item you bring earns you one smiley face coupon valid for any other item at the event.
    2. Unrestricted (7pm to 8pm). Stop by if you don’t have items to bring.
    3. Transition Town NDG will take remaining items to Share the Warmth.

*Please note: No items will be sold at this event. All items will be considered to have the same value (one coupon).

To learn more about Transition Town NDG and our events please visit our Facebook page. If you have questions about this event send us an email at marinaguba[at]

Walk for Missing and Murdered Women

Tonight’s 4th Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women is being organized to “honour the lives of women and girls across the country, with an emphasis on the disproportionately high number of cases of indigenous women.

A press release states the demo will “highlight the ways in which the Harper government’s negligence of systemic violence against women is connected to its neglect of Indigenous issues raised repeatedly this year by the Idle No More (INM) Movement and Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation.

Organizers note:

  • September marked the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Maisy Odjick and her friend Shannon Alexander who vanished from Maniwaki, Quebec on September 6, 2008
  • This summer will mark the 7th anniversary of the murder of Mohawk woman Tiffany Morrison who disappeared from Kahnawake in June 2006—her remains were undiscovered for four years.

The impressive roster of speakers includes:Melissa Dupuis of Idle No More Québec, activist Ellen Gabriel, Alexa Conradi of the Fédération des Femmes du Québec (FFQ), Mirha-Soleil of ASTT(e)Q, Bridget Tolley of Families of Sisters in Spirit, and many more.

When: Feb. 14th 2013 at 6 p.m.

Where: in front of the St. Laurent metro

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