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9th annual Climate Change Conference by Windermere Leadership students

Calling all students: What will be your legacy?

 BY LYNN NGUYEN

Calling out youth in the Lower Mainland! It’s that time of the year again, Windermere Leadership’s ninth annual Climate Change Conference (C3) is happening on Friday, December 1, 2017! This year’s theme is What Will Be Your Legacy?  

We decided on this theme because we wanted to deliver the message that our time here on this beautiful Earth is fleeting. Decades from now when climate change has done its damage on this planet, will you be able to be satisfied with the actions you have took? What have you contributed towards our planet? It implies to take action and do something that will leave a positive impact for future generations. 

What is C3?

The idea came about not too long ago, from just a group of Leadership students who wanted to educate and spread awareness about climate change to primarily youth.  

Climate change is upon us more than ever in this day and age. Temperatures are rising, glaciers are melting and, in turn, sea levels are rising more than we’ve ever seen before.  

Yet youth are still turning a blind eye to this pressing crisis. This is why the Windermere Leaderships students present C3. In the past, we’ve had workshops revolving around fracking, LNG, food security, water and more.  

Now, each year the Grade 11 Leadership class is involved in continuing this vision. Our goals are for everyone to leave the conference with a heightened knowledge of climate change, and be able to walk out feeling inspired to take action and apply that knowledge in the real world. 

The entire day is student-led and organized by the Windermere Leadership 11 class. The day starts off with inspiring keynote speakers, then attendees break off into different morning workshops, followed by a lunch break, then an afternoon workshop.  

Workshops are determined by the attendees’ choice when they register. They range from more information-heavy sessions to hands-on activities to team bonding. This provides opportunities to network with other youth passionate about sustainability, like yourself! There is an option to buy lunch upon registering, and as always this is a zero-waste event so everyone must bring their own cutlery! 

Now that you have a better understanding about this phenomenal event, we encourage you to come join us! You can register online on our website, and get notified on any additional information such as our workshops and speakers for this year by following us on social media! Hope to see you there! 

Website: http://www.c3vancity.com

Facebook: @c3vancity

Twitter: @c3vancity

Instagram: @c3vancity

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November 2017 issue of RCC News is here

RCC News November 2017

This issue of the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

Get your latest issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Remembrance Day 2017
  • Renfrew-Collingwood resident Henry Lau wins two Mayor’s Arts Awards
  • Collingwood Corner: Joyce Station before and after by Loretta Houben
  • Time is ticking on the homelessness problem: Windermere Law students speak out on homelessness
  • Global Party Starters releases controversial single supported by Telus STORYHIVE
  • Getting to know our neighbours by asset mapping
  • Visible Minorities: A podcast for people of colour
  • 9th annual Climate Change Conference December 1, 2017: Calling all students: What will be your legacy?

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the December 2017 issue is November 10. We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.


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December 2016 issue of RCC News is here

RCC News December 2016

This issue of the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

Get your latest issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Thanks to all our contributors, advertisers and distributors for another successful year
  • High school girl power: Girls are Just as Strong
  • Windermere Climate Change Conference
  • Local mompreneur keeps kids comfy
  • Get your copy of Still Creek Stories
  • Living on $18 a week for food

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the January 2017 issue is December 10. We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.


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January 2015 issue of RCC News is here

Happy new year!

The first issue of the new year is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

RCCNews January 2015Get your January 2015 issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Windermere high school students – Taking care of community
  • Collingwood Branch #48 update: Join the Community Supporters List to keep Branch #48 going
  • Local hero Eddie Tang
  • RC INTERactive – Take part in scavenger hunts, walking club and more to get active
  • Job search tips: Networking works
  • PLUS: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Winter 2015 recreation insert

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the February 2015 issue is January 15. From 300 to 400 words, with high resolution photos in a jpg at least 1 MB file size.


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November 2013 issue of the RCC News is here

The new issue is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News November 2013

Read the RCC News November 2013

Get your November 2013 issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Reasons to shop locally in Renfrew-Collingwood by J. Mendoza
  • Remembering Waldo Brino, a dear friend of Renfrew-Collingwood, by Paula Carr
  • John Norquay Elementary celebrates 100 years
  • Tips to start your own family tree – Software genealogy choices
  • Homeless Action Week 2013, by Windermere student Kelly Hui
  • Introducing solid food to baby, with Chinese translation

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca. The deadline for the January 2014 issue is December 10, 2013.


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January 2013 issue is here

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News January 2013

RCC News January 2013

Happy new year! Get your January 2013 issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery story, library and community centre.

Click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Barry Londry: Collingwood’s Humble Kitchen Expert, plus his recipes
  • Set Goals for Health, Not Weight
  • Eating Out in RC: ChoSun Korean BBQ Restaurant
  • Windermere Climate Change Conference Inspires Action
  • Fastbreak Soccer Delivers on Fun and Fair Play
  • And the Winner of the RCC News Suggestion Box Is …

Plus the Collingwood Neighbourhood House recreation insert.