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 against the Site C dam (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 (by the Maritime Museum) in Vancouver to stand in opposition to this ridiculous dam and to enjoy a fun, family-friendly carnival themed afternoon of entertainment.
From 1-3 pm, enjoy speakers, performances, roving entertainers, and action tables where you can write to your representatives, sign postcards, volunteer, or find other ways to get involved in the movement!
Our featured speaker will be Helen Knott, an incredible poet and activist from Prophet River First Nation. We are honoured and thrilled to have Helen joining us!
We've confirmed stiltwalkers, puppeteers, hula-hoopers, poi spinners, musicians, poets, dancers, balloon sculptures, giant inflatable animals, and many other exciting and fun entertainers and activities! This is going to be an event to remember!
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 meet at Granville Island at 12 pm sharp. You can rent kayaks from Ecomarine Paddlesports. Sign up to paddle here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFBRFYN . Please note that only experienced paddlers should join this paddle, as we are not able to provide guarantees for your safety on the water.
To help with the organizing, or if your organization would like to endorse or support this event, please email email@example.com.
This event is presented by FightC, Force of Nature, Wilderness Committee and Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver.
We are grateful for the endorsement and support of:
Alliance 4 Democracy Amnesty International Canada
BC members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
BC Sea Wolves
The Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Peace Valley Environment Association
Poets for the Peace
Rolling Justice Bus
Sierra Club BC
Unitarian Church - Vancouver BC
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
Vancouver Socialist Alternative
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/first-nations-lose-another-bid-to-stop-site-c-project/article35508031/ http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-time-to-cut-our-losses-and-stop-site-c-hydro-project http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/06/15/site-c-opposition-growing-says-hereditary-chief.html