Cross-country raw milk checkup — rallies ready to roll out tomorrow

From Charlene Bishop in Edmonton:

Poster for Nov. 23 raw milk events in Edmonton.

From Katy Helliwell (Regina):

OK, in Regina we are ready to go! Media and politicians in the know-check, posters made-check, speeches and speakers arranged-check, nice weather on its way-check so come on down to the Saskatchewan Legislature at noon on the 23rd. We need our collective voices to be heard so policies can begin to be reviewed and changed. Spread the word, see you there, thanks everyone!!

From Jan Steinman (Victoria, B.C.):

Here is a link to the interview I did with CFAX-1070 AM last Thursday, with 11 minutes of commercials clipped off the beginning:

From Hella D (Vancouver, B.C.):

Regarding upcoming rally in Vancouver:

I’m not sure if you’ve seen these:

We have made a few videos to promote the event in North America. The first is a little propaganda piece of our cow day with our cowshare which asks people to get involved in the Nov 23rd rally at the end.

We are also going to be having a cooking demo with Meeru Dhalwala at our rally demonstrating how to make paneer. She spoke at our Nov 2nd rally and I really liked what she said:

Also this is a little interview we did with Michael Schmidt when he was here, he talks a bit about the Occupy movement too:

The above are all the organizers we’ve heard from as of 11:24 am local time today. But here’s the full list of rallies planned for tomorrow, Nov. 23, 2011, in cities across Canada:

November 23rd in BC – Nadine Ijaz and Jan Steinman are doing a rally at the legislature building in Victoria.  They may be milking a cow and a goat.  An update on that should be forthcoming.   They will also be bringing milk across the border to drink at the rally.  You can reach Nadine and Jan at

November 23rd Vancouver BC – 11 am 12.00pm Olympic Cauldron, 1055 Canada Place Vancouver.  Event Organizer Alice Jongerden invites members of the public to attend, key note speakers, live cooking event with celebrity chefs.  Nearest Skytrain and Canada Line Waterfront, also the Seabus terminal is a 4 minute walk away. Alice can be reached

November 23rd in Ontario – at 11 a.m. we are having a rally at Queens Park in Toronto – Michael is to bring a cow to milk (provided he is well).  If he can’t we will find another farmer to do it.  Organizers are Margo McIntosh at and Charlotte VanGenechten at

November 23rd in Ontario – at 11 a.m. Jacqueline Fennell Conklin is organizing a rally in Ottawa at the Health Canada Bldg. at Tunney’s Pasture.   She can be reached at

November 23rd in Alberta is being organized by Charlene Bishop a raw milk activist.  She can be contacted at

November 23rd in Saskatoon Saskatchewan is being organized by Carol MacRitchie Bird of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  There will be a rally at 12 noon in front of city hall in Saskatoon.   Carol can be reached at

November 23rd in Regina – Katy Helliwell is organizing a rally in fronto of the legislature building.  She will be serving milk and cookies and is planning a couple of speakers Katy can be reached at:

November 23rd in Montreal -Bobby Gregoire President of Slow Food Montreal will be publishing a letter to Quebec media on November 23rd to support the freedom of choice for consumers and they will be talking about the fight of Michael Schmidt.  He can be contacted at

November 23 in St. John Newfoundland – Carol-Ann Galego will be organizing an event in St. John’s NL at the Dynamis Health Centre.  She will be showing “The Milk Wars” and informing people about Cow Share Canada. Donations will be made to the Canadian Constitution Foundation. Contact info is Carol-Ann Galego at

November 13 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  The East Coast will be represented by Nova Scotia with both Shirley Sharfe, a Weston A. Price Chapter Leader and Michael Howell of Slow Food.  You can contact Shirley at  Michael has indicated that they are doing a screening of Milk Wars at the Slow Food Film Festival in Wolfville on November 13th at 1.  You can see the details at this link Michael can be contacted at  Shirley will be doing a short talk giving information about Michael and his situation.

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