On July 8th, our friends up north will be hosting the 12th Annual Paddle for the Peace to celebrate and defend the beautiful Peace River (https://paddleforthepeace.ca/). Why here?
Here in the Lower Mainland, we want to give people who cannot make it to the Paddle an opportunity to show their solidarity with the Treaty 8 First Nations and the farmers who are losing their land to Site C - as well as their opposition to a project that will affect all of us for years to come!
You're invited! Please join us on July 8th at 1 pm at Vanier Park in Vancouver to stand in opposition to this ridiculous dam and to enjoy a fun, family-friendly carnival themed afternoon of entertainment.
Want to paddle? The BC Sea Wolves will lead a symbolic paddle from Granville Island to Vanier Park. If you would like to join the paddle, please be prepared to launch from Granville Island at 12 pm sharp. You can rent kayaks from Ecomarine Paddlesports. Sign up to paddle here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFBRFYN
Hivemind: We are also issuing a call for acrobats, street performers, puppeteers, and entertainers of all kinds, especially those related to carnivals! If you would like to perform at this event, please email email@example.com.
More details to come - stay tuned, and invite your friends and family to help STOP SITE C!
To help with the organizing, or if your organization would like to endorse or support this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
First Nations ask Premier why alternative route that wld avoid destruction of grave & cultural sites is ignored. https://t.co/F5XUjygogG— PVEA (@SavePeaceValley) June 8, 2017