“Sex, Lies and Cigarettes”, a documentary film by Christof Putzel, and aired in the “Vanguard” series on Current TV, is now available on YouTube.
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First, many thanks to EVERYONE who supported me and ‘the cause’; you have no idea how much I appreciate it! Anyone who has been an anti-tobacco activist for more than 5 minutes is painfully aware of ‘disappointment’. It’s now been 3 days since I completed the ‘run, walk or crawl’ portion of the Journey for […]
Remembrance Day was an extremely long day, in many wonderful ways: I met so many anti-tobacco colleagues and supporters…most notably a group of about 40 young people who, along with about 10 adults, gave me a very loud and boisterous reception as I — accompanied by Stan Shatenstein and 8 youth (and their teacher, `M.C.`) […]
Press coverage in 24 Heures Montréal: Running through the smoke by Étienne Laberge What would you do to convince young people not to smoke? Retired British Colombian anti-tobacco activist Errol Povah asked himself the same question before deciding he’d cross the country running from one ocean to the other to denounce the practices of the […]
The JTFW is now just a little bit east of Ottawa. Took today (Monday, October 25) off instead of my usual Wednesday so that I could meet with Burnaby/New West MP Peter Julian and the NDP Health Critic. The meeting went well, had lunch with Peter, then sat in on Question Period in the House […]
IT’S ALL GOOD, EVERYTHING’S FINE. HEADIN’ SOUTH… GOIN’ DOWN 69 !!! The highway, of course! Okay, the first couple of lines of my ‘prose’ aren’t exactly true but… After a couple of absolutely brutal, freezing cold nights in the van, it seems I’ve arrived in the tropics; day time temps in the mid to high […]
Contacting me by telephone will be a little more challenging than usual for the next few days: My cell was run over by one or more vehicles on the Trans Canada highway just south of Wawa, Ontario… after I left it on the roof of the van, completely forgot about it and drove off. It’s […]
A real quick “Hi!” from Schreiber, Ontario…a very nice, small town; population 1,000. And it has a library, with Internet access!!! Night lows are very close to freezing, but days are generally nice enough for shorts and a t-shirt. I’ve developed a couple of blisters again…for the first time since B.C./western Alberta. Some pretty big […]
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August 2, 2010 was an extremely important date…and I completely forgot about it, until just now (15 days later). August 2 was the first anniversary of the death of our very good friend and colleague, Roger Perron. For those of you who didn’t know Roger, he was an amazing guy who died — because of […]