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his Passport in the Hague to locking himself in Ralph Klein's

safe. His life has been recorded on video to teach us what

community activism is all about and how it can change

the world. Come and meet Tooker.
Price: Free! Donations accepted to the Gomberg

memorial foundation. Info: Dan King 416-595-1782


A few Tooker videos are available on-line - go to:

http://www.greenspiration.org and click "watch our videos"

More links related to Tooker and video:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22tooker+gomberg%22+video

Film, Video & Documentary Links

http://www.planetfriendly.net/voices.html#filmvideo


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(6) ON-LINE DISCUSSION, COMMUNITY, LINKS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Whether or not you can attend the memorial, you can join

the many others whose lives were touched by Tooker, online.


A memorial discussion and announcements forum has

been created on the web. It's a place where you can read

about Tooker, his life and the many people he inspired.

Many have shared their memories and written inspiring

tributes.
You can also find links to Tooker's writings; hear about

upcoming memorials and events; and share your own

feelings and memories.
To visit the forum, go to www.planetfriendly.net

and click "Tooker Gomberg Discussion", near top right.


(Direct link: http://www.planetfriendly.net/gomberg/ )
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(7) ON-LINE SUPPORT FORUMS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We've just created two on-line mutual-support forums/

discussions -- for activists, environmentalists and friends:


(1) ACTIVIST SUPPORT FORUM - A place to share your

worries, troubles, frustrations, fears - and offer others

much-needed feedback, support and inspiration:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=21


(2) CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITY - On-line Forum.

Share your thoughts and ideas on how to create stronger,

healthier community for activists, environmentalists and others:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=18


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(8) MEMORIAL FUNDS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Two funds have been created, to support grassroots

ecological work in Canada, true to Tooker's ideals.


Tooker Gomberg Greenspiration Fund (charitable receipts issued)

or Tooker Gomberg Activist Fund (non-charitable)


If you cannot attend the Toronto Memorial,

you can mail contributions to:

P.O. Box 1242 Place du Parc Station,

Montreal, Quebec, H2X 4A7


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tooker & Angela's Website:

http://www.greenspiration.org

Tooker Gomberg Discussion, Links, Community:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/gomberg/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"Take care of yourself and each other" - Tooker Gomberg
--

This has been a special, one-time mailing to the

People- & Planet-Friendly list, www.planetfriendly.net
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY

bringing people together over ideas that matter

http://www.planetfriendly.net

mark calzavara


Joined: 18 Mar 2004

Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:38 pm Post subject: Remembering Tooker in Quebec City Reply with quote

Today, I made a presentation about Tooker and his work to my french language class here in Quebec City. Our assignment was to present a famous Quebecer to the class and I so I gave Tooker my best efforts en français. I think Tooker represented well alongside Rene Levesque, Louise Arbour, Gabrielle Roy etc. Everybody loved the couch on the street story.

If they don't have bikes in heaven yet, it can only be a matter of time.


Peace,
Mark

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:23 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

of course they have bikes in heaven!!!

Smile


cheers

geoff


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angela woodcock

Joined: 19 Mar 2004

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:17 pm Post subject: thanks Mark! Reply with quote

I think Tooker would have gotten a kick out his stories being shared to your French Class-
Peter Blanchard

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Joined: 20 Apr 2003

Posts: 218

Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:32 pm Post subject: TOOKER IN VIDEO: What His Life Taught Us, Apr 26, Toronto Reply with quote

Tooker in Video: What His Life Taught Us
Monday, April 26th, 7pm

OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor W. at St. George (near St. George subway)


Tooker lived much of his life in video. From the Burning of his Passport in the Hague to locking himself in Ralph Klein's safe. His life has been recorded on video to teach us what community activism is all about and how it can change the world. Come and meet Tooker.
Price: Free! Donations accepted to the Gomberg memorial foundation.
Info: Dan King 416-595-1782
[Related Websites: www.greenspiration.org

www.planetfriendly.net/gomberg ]

dorothyhenaut

Joined: 19 Mar 2004

Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:46 am Post subject: Think of Tooker as we march tomorrow Reply with quote

March 20, 2004 there will be marches all over the planet to remind the world that the Iraq occupation is illegitimate, and that the people of the world want peaceful solutions to problems.
Canadians do not want Paul Martin to drag us into the Star Wars of our bullying neighbours to the south. We want to show some independent leadership in planetary problem-solving.
Let's all get out and show Martin what we think. Then let's bug our local MPs too. The upcoming elections are a great time to raise our progressive voices. What better way to remember Tooker than to dig in and do some hard work?
My heart is so sad at our loss. Much love to Angela, and to our many activist movements.
dorothy hénaut, Montreal

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Joined: 20 Apr 2003

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:49 am Post subject: posting events, alerts, announcements Reply with quote

Where to post events and announcements


Dorothy,
Thanks for the info. Links and more information on Saturday's events,

"The World Still Says No to War", can be found in the Calendar: www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/

www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/item.php?id=2306

www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/item.php?id=2375


I agree, Tooker would very much be wanting us to "keep up the good work". In general, though, I want to discourage the posting of unrelated announcements, alerts, etc. to the memorial forum. Events should go to the calendar www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/ . We also publish a directory of activist and environmental calendars across Canada: www.planetfriendly.net/calendars.html Alerts can go to this new forum: www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=17 and many e-mail lists. Jobs and volunteer opportunities can go to GoodWork: www.planetfriendly.net/goodwork.html
- Peter Blanchard

www.planetfriendly.net

www.planetfriendly.net/forum/

www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/


mez1


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:43 am Post subject: TORONTO MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION, Sun Mar 21, more... Reply with quote

TOOKER GOMBERG - A Memorial and Celebration in Toronto
NEW LOCATION FOR TOOKER GOMBERG MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION
Due to the overwhelming amount of response & support that we have received in the past few days, we have decided to move Sunday's gathering to a larger venue to comfortably accommodate greater numbers than we had expected. The new location is the Metropolitan United Church, only a few blocks away from our original location. Please see the revised invitation below for details, and please forward this message to your friends. Thank you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ Tooker Gomberg Memorial and Celebration: March 21st
~ Critical Mass bike ride in honour of Tooker: March 26th
~ Online community, mutual support, links, print resources, more...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(1) TORONTO MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION, Sun Mar 21

~ an evening to remember a friend ~


The sudden passing of Tooker Gomberg leaves us saddened

and contemplative. One of Canada's most daring and

courageous political figures, Tooker was a friend,

co-conspirator and guiding light to so many of us.

A selfless trailblazer, Tooker's absence will be felt in

Canada's environmental, labour, social justice, human

rights, arts and music communities - and around the world.
We invite you to join in reflection, mourning and

celebration of such an exemplary writer, activist, politician,

videographer and comedian. Our thoughts and prayers

go out to Tooker's family and to Angela, his soulmate

of 17 years.
Sunday March 21st (the first day of Spring)

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East (at Church)
The Church will be open at 5:30, for catching up with friends,

posting photos and contributing to the Celebration Book.


The Memorial will begin at 6pm.
Please bring a bicycle bell and also feel free to

bring a photo of Tooker (that you can leave behind)

and a contribution for the Celebration Book (8.5 x 11)
contacts:

Shannon Thompson ~ shanee@look.ca

Dave Meslin ~ mez@publicspace.ca
If you'd like to help set-up before the memorial,

please arrive at 5pm. thanks.


There will be a gathering after the memorial.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tooker & Angela's Website: www.greenspiration.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(2) ONLINE DISCUSSION, COMMUNITY, LINKS
Whether or not you can attend the memorial, you can join

the many others whose lives were touched by Tooker, online.


A memorial discussion and announcements forum has

been created on the web. It's a place where you can read

about Tooker, his life and the many people he inspired.
You can also find links to Tooker's writings; hear about

upcoming memorials and events; and share your own

feelings and memories.
To visit the forum, go to www.planetfriendly.net

and click "Tooker Gomberg Discussion", near top right.


(Direct link: http://www.planetfriendly.net/tooker )
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(3) MEMORIAL FUNDS
Two funds have been created, to support grassroots

ecological work in Canada, true to Tooker's ideals.


Tooker Gomberg Greenspiration Fund (charitable receipts issued)

or

Tooker Gomberg Activist Fund (non-charitable)


If you cannot attend the Toronto Memorial,

you can mail contributions to:

P.O. Box 1242 Place du Parc Station,

Montreal, Quebec, H2X 4A7


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(4) CRITICAL MASS - FRIDAY MARCH 26th - 6pm
On the last Friday of every month, cyclists around the

world gather in groups of dozens, hundreds, or thousands

and take to the streets for a casual ride, with the motto

"We Aren't Blocking Traffic, We ARE Traffic."


The March 2004 Critical Mass ride, in many cities, has

been dedicated to our two-wheeled friend Tooker. On

March 26th, please join us as we carry on this vibrant

tradition that Tooker loved dearly.


The meeting spot is at 6pm, at Yonge & Temperance

(between Richmond & Adelaide)


Activists across Canada have requested that people wear

black for this bike ride. We all know, however, that Tooker

rarely wore black and would probably want us to dress up

in costumes, as he did so often! SO, for those who want to

respect both wishes, we've come up with a list of black

costumes for you! Zorro, a penguin, Darth Vader, a nun,

the Shadow, Dracula, Cat Woman or some goth dude.
Let's make this the biggest Mass Ride Toronto has ever

seen!
For more info, contact Geoff: gmacbride@hotmail.com


Links to Critical Mass rides worldwide:

http://dmoz.org/Sports/Cycling/Commuting_and_Advocacy/Critical_Mass/


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(5) TRIBUTE FOR TOOKER
Tooker had faith in life: that the earth will sustain us if we sustain it.

Tooker had faith in people: that we could do better.

He had faith in community: that the city could be a caring and healthful place.

The city must be part of the ecosystem, not a burden.

To be sustainable, our economics must nurture life, not harm it.

He fought for global justice.

On all fronts, he was a man of peace.

I shall remember Tooker for his love of life.

As a friend, he is like the trees he cherished.

He planted seeds among us.

He harboured life, and does still.

The tree falls, but is ever renewing.

The tree is not separate from life, and cannot be separated.

The tree, and Tooker, are life's gift.


The tree, the spider's web, the butterfly... All things are one.

A sacred mystery.

Our separation is an illusion.

Grief lies in appearances, and both will pass.

Life is eternal.

In our hearts, Tooker remains. .


~ Geoffrey Pounder
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(6) TOOKER MEMORIAL ZINE
We're trying to compile a zine to hand out at the memorial.
Please send submissions of poems, inspiring quotes

or art by Friday March 19th, 12 noon.


Send submissions to lindsay@resist.ca
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(7) ONLINE SUPPORT FORUMS
We've just created two on-line mutual-support forums/

discussions -- for activists, environmentalists and friends:


(1) ACTIVIST SUPPORT FORUM - A place to share your

worries, troubles, frustrations, fears - and offer others

much-needed feedback, support and inspiration:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=21


(2) CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITY - On-line Forum.

Share your thoughts and ideas on how to create stronger,

healthier community for activists, environmentalists and others:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=18


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tooker & Angela's Website: http://www.greenspiration.org
Discussion, Links, Community: http://www.planetfriendly.net/gomberg/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:47 am Post subject: travel companions from Hamilton on Sunday night Reply with quote

I'm coming to the gathering in Toronto on Sunday night from Hamilton. I'm a friend of Tooker's and Angela's from Edmonton and I'd like to connect with some of the Hamilton people who may be travelling back that night. Sit together on the bus? I'm at 905-745-6333 or kahind@yahoo.com

Kathy

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Peter Blanchard

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Joined: 20 Apr 2003

Posts: 218

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:29 pm Post subject: revised Toronto location Reply with quote

[Moderator's note - the above posting was revised today - pb]

mez

Joined: 18 Mar 2004

Posts: 2


Location: toronto

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:10 pm Post subject: NEW LOCATION FOR TORONTO MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION Reply with quote

TOOKER GOMBERG - A Memorial and Celebration in Toronto
NEW LOCATION FOR TOOKER GOMBERG MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION
Due to the overwhelming amount of response & support that

we have received in the past few days, we have decided to

move Sunday's gathering to a larger venue to comfortably

accommodate greater numbers than we had expected.

The new location is the Metropolitan United Church, only

a few blocks away from our original location. Please see

the revised invitation below for details, and please forward

this message to your friends. Thank you.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ Tooker Gomberg Memorial and Celebration: March 21st
~ Critical Mass bike ride in honour of Tooker: March 26th
~ Online community, mutual support, links, print resources, more...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(1) TORONTO MEMORIAL & CELEBRATION, Sun Mar 21

~ an evening to remember a friend ~


The sudden passing of Tooker Gomberg leaves us saddened

and contemplative. One of Canada's most daring and

courageous political figures, Tooker was a friend,

co-conspirator and guiding light to so many of us.

A selfless trailblazer, Tooker's absence will be felt in

Canada's environmental, labour, social justice, human

rights, arts and music communities - and around the world.
We invite you to join in reflection, mourning and

celebration of such an exemplary writer, activist, politician,

videographer and comedian. Our thoughts and prayers

go out to Tooker's family and to Angela, his soulmate

of 17 years.
Sunday March 21st (the first day of Spring)

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East (at Church)
The Church will be open at 5:30, for catching up with friends,

posting photos and contributing to the Celebration Book.


The Memorial will begin at 6pm.
Please bring a bicycle bell and also feel free to

bring a photo of Tooker (that you can leave behind)

and a contribution for the Celebration Book (8.5 x 11)
contacts:

Shannon Thompson ~ shanee@look.ca

Dave Meslin ~ mez@publicspace.ca
If you'd like to help set-up before the memorial,

please arrive at 5pm. thanks.


There will be a gathering after the memorial.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tooker & Angela's Website: www.greenspiration.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(2) ONLINE DISCUSSION, COMMUNITY, LINKS
Whether or not you can attend the memorial, you can join

the many others whose lives were touched by Tooker, online.


A memorial discussion and announcements forum has

been created on the web. It's a place where you can read

about Tooker, his life and the many people he inspired.
You can also find links to Tooker's writings; hear about

upcoming memorials and events; and share your own

feelings and memories.
To visit the forum, go to www.planetfriendly.net

and click "Tooker Gomberg Discussion", near top right.


(Direct link: http://www.planetfriendly.net/tooker )
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(3) MEMORIAL FUNDS
Two funds have been created, to support grassroots

ecological work in Canada, true to Tooker's ideals.


Tooker Gomberg Greenspiration Fund (charitable receipts issued)

or

Tooker Gomberg Activist Fund (non-charitable)


If you cannot attend the Toronto Memorial,

you can mail contributions to:

P.O. Box 1242 Place du Parc Station,

Montreal, Quebec, H2X 4A7


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(4) CRITICAL MASS - FRIDAY MARCH 26th - 6pm
On the last Friday of every month, cyclists around the

world gather in groups of dozens, hundreds, or thousands

and take to the streets for a casual ride, with the motto

"We Aren't Blocking Traffic, We ARE Traffic."


The March 2004 Critical Mass ride, in many cities, has

been dedicated to our two-wheeled friend Tooker. On

March 26th, please join us as we carry on this vibrant

tradition that Tooker loved dearly.


The meeting spot is at 6pm, at Yonge & Temperance

(between Richmond & Adelaide)


Activists across Canada have requested that people wear

black for this bike ride. We all know, however, that Tooker

rarely wore black and would probably want us to dress up

in costumes, as he did so often! SO, for those who want to

respect both wishes, we've come up with a list of black

costumes for you! Zorro, a penguin, Darth Vader, a nun,

the Shadow, Dracula, Cat Woman or some goth dude.
Let's make this the biggest Mass Ride Toronto has ever

seen!
For more info, contact Geoff: gmacbride@hotmail.com


Links to Critical Mass rides worldwide:

http://dmoz.org/Sports/Cycling/Commuting_and_Advocacy/Critical_Mass/


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(5) TRIBUTE FOR TOOKER
Tooker had faith in life: that the earth will sustain us if we sustain it.

Tooker had faith in people: that we could do better.

He had faith in community: that the city could be a caring and healthful place.

The city must be part of the ecosystem, not a burden.

To be sustainable, our economics must nurture life, not harm it.

He fought for global justice.

On all fronts, he was a man of peace.

I shall remember Tooker for his love of life.

As a friend, he is like the trees he cherished.

He planted seeds among us.

He harboured life, and does still.

The tree falls, but is ever renewing.

The tree is not separate from life, and cannot be separated.

The tree, and Tooker, are life's gift.


The tree, the spider's web, the butterfly... All things are one.

A sacred mystery.

Our separation is an illusion.

Grief lies in appearances, and both will pass.

Life is eternal.

In our hearts, Tooker remains. .


~ Geoffrey Pounder
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(6) TOOKER MEMORIAL ZINE
We're trying to compile a zine to hand out at the memorial.
Please send submissions of poems, inspiring quotes

or art by Friday March 19th, 12 noon.


Send submissions to lindsay@resist.ca
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(7) ONLINE SUPPORT FORUMS
We've just created two on-line mutual-support forums/

discussions -- for activists, environmentalists and friends:


(1) ACTIVIST SUPPORT FORUM - A place to share your

worries, troubles, frustrations, fears - and offer others

much-needed feedback, support and inspiration:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=21


(2) CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITY - On-line Forum.

Share your thoughts and ideas on how to create stronger,

healthier community for activists, environmentalists and others:

http://www.planetfriendly.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=18


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tooker & Angela's Website: http://www.greenspiration.org
Discussion, Links, Community: http://www.planetfriendly.net/gomberg/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

fireweed

Joined: 18 Mar 2004

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Location: Calgary

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:09 pm Post subject: Tooker's walk Reply with quote

Tooker's walk
Tooker Gomberg may have died, but from my perspective, he has rejoined the Earth he loved.
I once had the opportunity to walk with Tooker, alone, in the wilderness foothills of southern Alberta. There were no cars in sight, no roads, there were no computers, no politicians. Though it was a peaceful stroll, I felt that Tooker was not comfortable.

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