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Apr
27
Sat
“What is Democracy? Keystone XL and Grassroots Environmental Activism” with David Goodin Phd
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm
Prof. at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at McGill and fellow climber, David Goodin Phd, will inaugurate the first Shakti Rice and Beans with a presentation and discussion on the topic of:

What is Democracy? Keystone XL and Grassroots Environmental Activism

Presentation will be in English, followed by a bilingual discussion period and a rice and beans dinner! Attendees are asked to bring their own bowls and spoons as we don’t keep any on the premises and do not like to waste paper or plastic.

The Rice and Beans dinners are intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas on topics that matter most – the environment, health, community, adventure. The last weekend of the each month, Shakti will invite a member to share with us in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

 

To learn more about the Rice & Beans seriesClick here

Apr
28
Sun
Level 1 Bouldering Workshop (Week I)
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Level 1 Bouldering Workshop - HandsOur level 1 workshop will help you to get and stay inspired by providing a comprehensive introduction to the art of bouldering.

In week I we examine subjects such as: feet, hips, grip position, holds, muscle movement & momentum.

 

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May
2
Thu
Vegetarian Potluck
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shakti Vegetarian Potluck - Good Food, Great CommunityGet to know your climbing community

Come join us for a vegetarian potluck on the First Thursday of Each Month – 7pm. If you eat, you’re invited! Bring a vegetarian dish to share and spend a bit of time getting to know your fellow climbers.

We hope to see you!

* To keep waste at a minimum, please bring your own plate and cutlery. We hope to see you!

May
5
Sun
Level 1 Bouldering Workshop (Week II)
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Level 1 Bouldering Workshop - Going Up!Our level 1 workshop will help you to get and stay inspired by providing a comprehensive introduction to the art of bouldering.

In Week II of our class we examine subjects such as core, center of gravity, body position, working with drop knees, back flagging, reading routes and climbing more intelligently.

 

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May
25
Sat
David Jaclin: “(Re)devenir singe : ce que l’escalade nous dit de l’évolution animale…”
May 25 @ 6:30 pm

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David Jaclin,  fellow climber and anthropologist.

(Re)devenir singe : ce que l’escalade nous dit de l’évolution animale…

Le débat est ancien qui agite les théories de l’évolution et s’efforce de placer Homo sapiens sapiens sur la carte du vivant (et, ce faisant, entérine rôles, statuts et  responsabilités d’une espèce aussi singulière que tourmentée). Entre caractères innés et caractères acquis, entre nature et culture, se pose ainsi régulièrement la question de nos origines animales. Je propose ici de laisser tomber la question des origines et de nous intéresser plutôt à celle du devenir. Autrement dit : le présent ne saurait se réduire, ni d’ailleurs être  entièrement contenu, dans le passé et les causes complétement déterminer les conséquences. Si nous sommes humains par héritage, si nous sommes  obligés de faire avec (un corps, une famille, une société, les autres),  nous sommes aussi, toujours, en train de (re)devenir humains en composant avec (un corps, une famille, une société, les autres). Ici évolution ne rimerait donc plus seulement avec adaptation, mais aussi  avec création. C’est précisément de ce potentiel de changement dont je  voudrais discuter avec vous.

Parce qu’un grimpeur est aussi singe qu’explorateur, je  voudrais partir de cette étrange pratique (qui consiste à s’envoyer en  l’air de mille et une manière), pour réveiller avec vous, non seulement  l’animal qui sommeille en chacun, mais pour poser (autrement) quelques  unes de nos problématiques écologiques actuelles.”

Find out more about David at  www.beastness.net

To learn more about the Rice & Beans seriesClick here

May
26
Sun
Women Only Climbing
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shakti women only climbingCome enjoy the vibe, the comradery, and lots of women who rock!

One Sunday each month, Shakti opens its doors two hours early for Women Only Climbing!

Get to know your fellow female climbers, find new climbing buddies, and maybe even score some new beta. Spread the word!

*Regular fees apply

Don’t worry boys – you’re allowed in during regular open hours starting at 1pm.

Jun
6
Thu
Vegetarian Potluck
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shakti Vegetarian Potluck - Good Food, Great CommunityGet to know your climbing community

Come join us for a vegetarian potluck on the First Thursday of Each Month – 7pm. If you eat, you’re invited! Bring a vegetarian dish to share and spend a bit of time getting to know your fellow climbers.

We hope to see you!

* To keep waste at a minimum, please bring your own plate and cutlery. We hope to see you!

Jun
9
Sun
Beast Reset – Closed for the day
Jun 9 all-day

The Beast - Our Big Bouldering wallGet ready for new challenges

Please note that we will be closed all day Sunday, June 9th as we reset our big wall The Beast!

We’ll be opened again Monday morning with our regular schedule. Be ready for all new routes and challenges!

Jun
23
Sun
Women Only Climbing
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

8696496270_d3bb5066d2_cCome enjoy the vibe, the comradery, and lots of women who rock!

One Sunday each month, Shakti opens its doors two hours early for Women Only Climbing!

Get to know your fellow female climbers, find new climbing buddies, and maybe even score some new beta. Spread the word!

*Regular fees apply

Don’t worry boys – you’re allowed in during regular open hours starting at 1pm.

Jun
26
Wed
Summer Kids Training (ages 6 to 15)
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shakti YouthThis summer at Shakti!

We’re offering small-group training for kids ages 6 to 15, each Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am.

Participants will have the opportunity to build skills, practice regularly, make new friends, and learn technique. All levels are welcome and advanced booking is not required!

 

For program information and pricing Click here

Jun
29
Sat
Layla Abdelrahim: “First there was the Word, then Came Civilisation”
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm
“First there was the Word, then Came Civilisation: How Fiction Structures the Reality of Predation and Violence”

Layla AbdelRahim
Abstract:  How we inhabit space, how we live in it and with the other living and nonliving beings ultimately depends on whether we see the world as wild, existing for its own sake or whether we understand existence as a food chain, where everything exists for the purpose of consumption: to eat someone else or be eaten by someone else. In this conversation, Layla AbdelRahim will discuss how our stories of origins explain the existence of things on earth and thereby structure our relationships with each other and across species with the world. Based on the research done for her book, Wild Children – Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education (Fernwood, May 2013), the ontological premises in our fundamental anthropological narratives justify coercive relationships of dominance and splinter our sense of community with our environment. In this sense, what and how we “consume” is intimately intertwined both with our stories of origins and with the domestication of sexuality thereby structuring a culture of predatory socio-economic relationships that manifests itself as a culture of rape, carnivorism, exploitation of human and nonhuman “resources”, and forced, obligatory schooling.

Bio:
Layla AbdelRahim is an author, comparatist and anthropologist. She offers a critique of civilization from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes such fields as literature, medical anthropology, ethology, ecology and education.
Wild Children-Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education:

This is a free event – please bring your own bowl and spoon!

To learn more about the Rice & Beans seriesClick here

Jul
3
Wed
Summer Kids Training (ages 6 to 15)
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shakti YouthThis summer at Shakti!

We’re offering small-group training for kids ages 6 to 15, each Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am.

Participants will have the opportunity to build skills, practice regularly, make new friends, and learn technique. All levels are welcome and advanced booking is not required!

 

For program information and pricing Click here

Jul
4
Thu
Vegetarian Potluck
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shakti Vegetarian Potluck - Good Food, Great CommunityGet to know your climbing community

Come join us for a vegetarian potluck on the First Thursday of Each Month – 7pm. If you eat, you’re invited! Bring a vegetarian dish to share and spend a bit of time getting to know your fellow climbers.

We hope to see you!

* To keep waste at a minimum, please bring your own plate and cutlery. We hope to see you!

Jul
10
Wed
Summer Kids Training (ages 6 to 15)
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shakti YouthThis summer at Shakti!

We’re offering small-group training for kids ages 6 to 15, each Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am.

Participants will have the opportunity to build skills, practice regularly, make new friends, and learn technique. All levels are welcome and advanced booking is not required!

 

For program information and pricing Click here

Jul
17
Wed
Summer Kids Training (ages 6 to 15)
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shakti YouthThis summer at Shakti!

We’re offering small-group training for kids ages 6 to 15, each Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am.

Participants will have the opportunity to build skills, practice regularly, make new friends, and learn technique. All levels are welcome and advanced booking is not required!

 

For program information and pricing Click here

Jul
21
Sun
Beast Reset – Closed for the day
Jul 21 all-day

The Beast - Our Big Bouldering wallGet ready for new challenges

Please note that we will be closed all day Sunday, July 21st as we reset our big wall The Beast!

We’ll be opened again Sunday with our regular schedule. Be ready for all new routes and challenges!

Jul
24
Wed
Summer Kids Training (ages 6 to 15)
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shakti YouthThis summer at Shakti!

We’re offering small-group training for kids ages 6 to 15, each Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am.

Participants will have the opportunity to build skills, practice regularly, make new friends, and learn technique. All levels are welcome and advanced booking is not required!

 

For program information and pricing Click here

Jul
27
Sat
City Beekeeping and Sustainability, with Alvéole
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

City centers, moreover humanity itself, seems to hear the voice calling them towards local production, now more than ever, to endure Beekeeping Montrealsustainably. We believe that at the heart of this movement is the honey bee. Keeping bees not only protects an endangered species, but calls into question the fundamental notions of production, transport and quality of food, by reconsidering their link. It is a broadening of our perspective on the environment and a humbling awakening to the sublimity of nature. We, Alvéole, see beekeeping as a necessarily important practice and are determined to transform Montreal’s urban space.

Arisen from a group of young beekeepers and entrepreneurs, the project seeks to demystify beekeeping by encouraging people to keep hives on their roof, their balcony or in their yard. By a forthcoming and pleasant approach, Alvéole seeks to share the fascinating intricacies of a honey bee hive with their customers, as well as to insure the hive stays healthy and productive.

Website : www.alveolemtl.com

Vidéo : http://vimeo.com/59416876

Novae : http://www.novae.ca/pme/2013-04/alveole-fait-bourdonner-montreal#.UVydmQFJdEl.facebook

This is a free event – please bring your own bowl and spoon!

To learn more about the Rice & Beans seriesClick here

Jul
28
Sun
Women Only Climbing
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

8696496270_d3bb5066d2_cCome enjoy the vibe, the comradery, and lots of women who rock!

One Sunday each month, Shakti opens its doors two hours early for Women Only Climbing!

Get to know your fellow female climbers, find new climbing buddies, and maybe even score some new beta. Spread the word!

*Regular fees apply

Don’t worry boys – you’re allowed in during regular open hours starting at 1pm.

Women Only Climbing
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

8696496270_d3bb5066d2_cCome enjoy the vibe, the comradery, and lots of women who rock!

One Sunday each month, Shakti opens its doors two hours early for Women Only Climbing!

Get to know your fellow female climbers, find new climbing buddies, and maybe even score some new beta. Spread the word!

*Regular fees apply

Don’t worry boys – you’re allowed in during regular open hours starting at 1pm.