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Tamworth Ontario announces Time Traders Festival
  -  Fall Festival of Community





You are invited to celebrate a Fall Festival of Community with Tamworth time-traders and Eastern Ontario Dream-readers.



Why:

A one year anniversary celebration for the launch of the Tamworth Hours Project and a two year anniversary celebration of the launch of the DREAM publication. Each of these projects have a special intent to re-birth the spirit of community by encouraging people to spend their federal dollars and Tamworth Hours with local, small to medium-sized businesses and home-based enterprises. The Royal Canadian Legion (Tamworth) likewise has a mission to support the re-birthing of the spirit of community.



When:
Saturday, November 12th, 2005 and Sunday, November 13th, 2005



What:

Workshops, seminars, guest speakers, time-trader's fair, live entertainment on Saturday, November 12th, plus a special premiere showing of the new film documentary called Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Cost on Sunday, November 13th, 2005



Where:

On Saturday morning, November 12th beginning at 8:30 AM there will be a trade fair followed by workshops at the Town Hall in Tamworth until 1:30 PM. (The Library uses this space from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Saturdays)



On Saturday evening beginning at 5:30 PM the Legion Hall will be open. The evening program will begin at 6:45 PM with our keynote guest speaker, Randy Hillier, founder of the Lanark Landowner's Association, followed by live entertainment from local musicians and a performance by Mantra, a band from Brockville.



On Sunday, November 13th, there will be another time-trader's fair at the Town Hall in Tamworth beginning at 10:00 AM followed by discussion groups on topics selected by those who are present. At 1:00 PM there will be a premiere showing of a film documentary titled 'The High Cost of Low Cost' at the Town Hall.



Supporting organizations, businesses and individuals who are co-operating to make this event a great success: The DREAM, 'Hour' Tamworth Times, The UsuryFree Network, The Family Life Foundation, The Town Hall, The Royal Canadian Legion, Ken Stinson Memorial Branch No. 458.



For more information: Tel: 1.613.379.5131 Email: tom@cyberclass.net

Mail: The Family Life Foundation, P. O. Box 372, Tamworth, Ontario K0K 3G0



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This flyer has more information and a schedule of events:



A Fall Festival of Community

The weekend of November 12th and 13th

in Tamworth, Ontario



A Co-operative Effort Advocates Shopping Locally

To Re-Build The True Spirit of Community



Our mission is to first foster an exchange of ideas, information, resources and real-life experiences relating to a shifting economic paradigm and then to facilitate an exchange of Tamworth Hours as a complement with our diminishing amounts of federal cash. The Family Life Foundation, a duly registered charitable organization is supporting the Tamworth Hours Project.



The Family Life Foundation in co-operation with the DREAM and 'Hour' Tamworth Times is planning a weekend of workshops and seminars with entertainment to explore the community currency movement in general and to promote the Tamworth Hours project in particular. Our appreciation goes out to the DREAM (September/October 2005 issue) for their early promotion of this event.



A Fall Festival of Community also celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Family Life Foundation, the 1st anniversary of the Tamworth Hours Project and the 2nd anniversary of the DREAM. Sunday, November 13th is designated as UsuryFree Day in special recognition that community currencies are free of 'interest' - which is correctly called 'usury' - while our federal dollars are usury-bearing dollars.



Our guest speakers will be Rev. Lindsay King, founder of the Family Life Foundation, Gary Jones, founder of the Community Dollar Program in Cambridge, Ontario and Mike Nickerson, author of a soon-to-be-published book about economic issues - including community currency. Time-traders will display and offer their products and/or services in exchange for a combination of federal cash and Tamworth Hours.



Some events are planned for the Tamworth Town Hall on Saturday morning and again on Sunday. Thanks to the Tamworth Legion Hall we have a location for Randy Hillier, founder of the Lanark Landowners' Association, our keynote speaker and live entertainment on Saturday evening, November 12th.



This information flyer is giving a sampling of what you can expect at the Fall Festival of Community as rural Ontario sets out to re-build the 'spirit of community' with Tamworth leading the way.



Take that first step towards doing your part to shift the economic paradigm and plan to set aside some time to attend this Fall Festival of Community in Tamworth on the weekend of November 12th and 13th, 2005.





Preliminary Schedule of Events (subject to change)



Friday, November 11th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tamworth Town Hall

Trade Fair Exhibitors Set Up and Welcome Event



Saturday, November 12th 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Tamworth Town Hall

Seminars and Workshops



8:30 AM Doors Open

8:45 AM Opening Remarks (Tom Kennedy & Mary McGinn)

9:00 AM Rev. Lindsay King, (founder of the Family Life Foundation)

9:30 AM Gary Jones (founder of the Community Dollar Program in Cambridge, Ontario)

10:15 AM Morning Break

10:30 AM Mike Nickerson (author of new book about economic issues including

community currencies)

11:00 AM Showing of film documentary 'Money' by Issac Isitan

12:00 Panel Discussion about the film documentary

1:30 PM - 6:30 PM Time to eat and drink, socialize and visit businesses in Tamworth and the surrounding rural community.



5:00 PM Tamworth Legion Hall (Doors open for those who wish an early evening meal)



6:45 PM Keynote Speaker - Randy Hillier (founder of the Lanark Landowners'

Association)

7:30 PM Local Talent (Anne Murphy, Ben Garrett, Andrew Richmond, Bobby Jacob,

Douglas Budden + others)

8:30 PM Special Performance by Mantra - a visiting band from Brockville.





Sunday, November 13th 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tamworth Town Hall

9:30 AM Doors Open for Trade Fair Exhibitors

10:00 AM Business owners will talk about their experiences of learning how to use

Tamworth Hours as a complement with federal cash.

11:00 AM Panel Discussion



12:00 PM Lunch Break



1:00 PM Premiere showing of the new DVD 'The High Cost of Low Cost'

2:00 PM Discussion

3:00 PM Closing



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The UsuryFree Network, P. O. Box 372, Tamworth, Ontario K0K 3G0

Tel: 1.888.668.7879 or 1.888. NO USURY Email: usuryfree@kos.net



News Release

UsuryFree Day

Founded on May 13th, 2001, the UsuryFree Network (UFN) designates November 13th, 2005, as the first annual UsuryFree Day to promote awareness about the design flaw of 'usury' and how 'usury' is directly and/or indirectly related to violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, UsuryFree Day aims to promote the usuryfree community currency movement in general and the usuryfree time currency movement specifically as the optimal method of trading products and/or services locally, nationally and internationally.

This first UsuryFree Day will be celebrated in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada where there is a usuryfree time currency in circulation called Tamworth Hours. UsuryFree Day will be celebrated as the birth of the usuryfree time currency movement which has the potential to serve us locally and globally, thereby abolishing usury and replacing it with a simple service charge while dramatically reducing banking fees - both of which can be paid with 'hours and minutes' instead of 'dollars and cents.'

November 13th, 2005 is the first anniversary of the launch of the Tamworth Hours Project which has been funded by the Family Life Foundation in co-operation with the UsuryFree Network. UsuryFree Day is expected to become a powerful catalyst for economic change as we progress into this 21st Century. The first UsuryFree Day will be spearheaded by Tom J. Kennedy (otherwise known as Tommy UsuryFree), founder of the UsuryFree Network. www.usuryfree.net

For more details about UsuryFree Day contact the UsuryFree Network, 6687 Wheeler St., Unit 372, Tamworth, Ontario, Canada K0K 3G0 Tel: 1.888.NO USURY Email: usuryfree@kos.net

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Everyday must become a UsuryFree Day



We are celebrating the first UsuryFree Day on November 13th, 2005



UsuryFree Day marks its birth on November 13th, 2005 in Tamworth, Ontario, as a day for people to celebrate the dream of usuryfree living for everyone on planet earth. UsuryFree Day is a day designated to remind us that we can replace usury with a simple service charge and thereby create peace, abundance and prosperity for all.



To appreciate the significance of what usuryfree living could become, one must be fully aware of how the design flaw of usury is directly and/or indirectly related to violence, wars, poverty, scarcity and lack in this world of the 21st Century. This requires self-imposed study and research since formal education neglects to teach the 'truth' about our orthodox system of usury-based money.



People from all over the world are invited to celebrate UsuryFree Day to raise the awareness that all of the local currencies being traded are indeed usuryfree currencies.



The UsuryFree Network in co-operation with the Family Life Foundation and their supporters commonly referred to as usuryfree creatives are the initial promoters of this first UsuryFree Day. People who are actively advocating the reality of usuryfree living proudly refer to themselves as usuryfree creatives.



Our popular question is: 'Why are we-the-people continuing to use their (the bankers') money and paying them a fee (usury) when we have now learned that we can create and spend our own money for free?'



Thirteen Ways To Initiate The Reality of UsuryFree Living on UsuryFree Day



Choose to launch a usuryfree local currency in your community.
Visit a community where a usuryfree community currency has already been launched.
Purchase a product and/or a service by paying for part of the cost with a usuryfree community currency.
Organize a time to show the 'Money' video (film documentary) which was produced by Issac Isitan in 2001.
Volunteer to help with the organization of a usuryfree local currency project in your community.
Commit to seeking local business owners who will accept usuryfree community currency as a complement with federal cash for the purchase of products and/or services.
Write to your elected officials about your concerns about how the design flaw of usury is affecting individuals and all levels of government and how the implementation of usuryfree community currencies are mutually beneficial for all who choose to participate.
Begin to do research on the topics of usury and usuryfree living throughout history.
Make a donation to the Family Life Foundation, a duly registered charitable organization that promotes usuryfree living by supporting the usuryfree community currency movement in general and the Tamworth Hours Project in particular.
Visit the UsuryFree Network: www.usuryfree.net
Visit the Barter/LETS Cyberclassroom where there is plenty of information posted about the usuryfree community currency movement: www.cyberclass.net/bartable.htm
Familiarize yourself with the Big Lie Of Economics: www.cyberclass.net/turmel/biglie.htm
Start your own UsuryFree Day event.




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