Training for Transition comes to Powell River


Please join us for a workshop on

Training for Transition

hosted by Transition Town Powell River

exploring lessons and approaches to strengthen community resilience

Friday 9th April 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 10th April 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Unitarian Hall, 6828 Cranberry St, Powell River

Training for Transition Workshop

This two day workshop is intended to introduce and allow for practice of skills required to initiate the very successful “Transition Town” model of local response to global challenges.  Learn how to: initiate a transition group in your community; build awareness of peak oil, climate change and economic instability; and engage citizens from all walks of life in neighbourhood or community projects.  This is a very full two days of learning. From the practical (organizing Open Space sessions and planning awareness activities) to the theoretical (principles of resilience and theories of change), you will leave the session better equipped to offer transition leadership or get involved in an existing transition initiative in the place you call home.

Course Objectives Include:

  • understanding the context for transition
  • understanding the Transition Towns model as it has evolved so far – from inspiration to working groups
  • gaining knowledge of the main steps of transition
  • working out a plan of action for yourself and your community
  • understanding the inner and outer aspects of transition
  • having the elements of an inspiring talk on Transition Towns

Who Should Attend

The workshop is for anyone aged 16 or over interested in strengthening a community wide response to the converging trends of fossil fuel dependence, climate change and economic instability. Participants from the permaculture, environment, education, and eco village fields will find it useful. Likewise, participants who are just starting to address these issues – including municipal staff, elected officials, and neighbourhood associations – have rated the workshop very highly.  Ideally you will come with at least one other person from your organization or community.

Transition Towns Movement

Transition Towns (TT) was initiated over four years ago in Totnes, U.K. to help whole communities take action and adapt their lives to peak oil and climate change.  The movement has spread very quickly around the globe.  After 4 years of learning in Totnes, the founders and others formed the Transition Network to support TT initiatives and training worldwide. There is also a Transition US Network formed in December of 2008. Peterborough, Guelph and Dundas, ON, and Victoria and Nelson, BC were the first five official Transition Towns in Canada: there are now 13 including Powell River, Vancouver and Salt Spring Island in BC, plus active unofficial groups in Cranbrook, Port Alberni, Abbotsford, Denman Island and elsewhere. Transition is here to stay.

Workshop fee: $135 includes materials and snacks. Please bring a memory stick to load the files onto.

Lunch is “on your own” both days. There are several delis and cafes within walking distance or bring your own bag lunch. Two lakeside parks are close by and make wonderful, peaceful places to eat and re-energize yourself.

Contact Michelle at: 250-595-8874 or for more information about the workshop content.


Attendance is limited to those 16 years of age or older.
email or snail mail this page to or TTPR, 5865 Mowat Ave, Powell River, BC V8A 4C2

Your Name: ___________________________________________

Organization or group if relevant: ____________________________________________

Phone: ______________________    Email:  _____________________________________

How did you hear about the workshop:  __________________________________________________

Payment: $135  (check one below)

Would you like to donate to support our youth scholarships? If you would, please add your donation to your $135 when you pay, and let us know that you’re doing so.

o I will pay by cheque in the mail (see mailing address above – include a copy of this form)
o I am being sponsored by _________________________ and they will send the cheque(s)
o I will pay by Paypal to
o I am a youth aged 16-25 and I’m applying for a scholarship (see below)

Please make cheques payable to Transition Town Powell River
Mail to: TTPR, c/o Kevin Wilson, 5865 Mowat Ave, Powell River, BC V8A 4C2


Billets may be available for out-of-towners. Note that due to a convention in town the same weekend, hotel and B&B space is already thoroughly booked up.

Do you need billeting?      Yes ____  No _____
If yes, give us more details: are you a single or part of a couple, any allergies eg pets or cigarette smoke.

Youth Scholarships

Youth aged 16 – 25 inclusive

We have a limited number of full scholarships available for youth aged 16 – 25 who live anywhere within the Powell River Regional District and who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Would you like to apply for a scholarship?    Yes ____  No _____

Date of birth ___________________

Permission Slip for youth aged under 19

Because the information on climate change and resource depletion in this workshop can be upsetting and even frightening to those who have not experienced or understood it before, we need to get permission from your parent or guardian. Please mail this signed permission slip to the address above.

Youth’s name: __________________________     Date of birth ___________________

I give permission for the youth named above to attend the Training for Transition workshop in Powell River, BC on April 9th and 10th 2010.

Parent or guardian’s name __________________________________

Signature ___________________________         Date ____________

March 19, 2010 · TTPR · One Comment
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  1. Jackson Hill - August 12, 2010

    it is very evident that climate change is already taking effect in this decade.;”

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