Saturday, July 11, 2015

Taking to the Waters of Howe Sound

LNG Opponents Take to Waters of Howe Sound for Flotilla

by Common Sense Canadian

My Sea to Sea and other groups fighting to save Howe Sound from a proposed LNG plant and dangerous tanker traffic are inviting citizens to join them on the water Saturday July 11.

“Are you ready to make some noise to Save Our Sound?” ask the Save Our Sound Day organizers.
“Vote with your boat and say NO to LNG tankers in Howe Sound!”

The flotilla will gather at Bowyer Island at 11 AM and travel along the proposed LNG tanker route.

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 10:30AM-afternoon
WHERE: Bowyer Island, Howe Sound, Bowen Island

Organizers encourage participants to send hornblows to Premier Clark to let her know how they feel about the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant. Participants are asked to register by emailing with their planned departure point, number of guests and vessel – boat, kayak or paddleboard.

The program for the day is as follows (see corresponding map):

(1) 10:30am l Press Conference Horseshoe Bay.

All encouraged to attend regardless if you are joining flotilla

(2) 11am | Flotilla gathers east of Bowyer Island.

Monitor VHF Ch 69

(3) 12pm | Hornblows begin!

Flotilla leaves from Bowyer Island (#1) across the proposed LNG tanker route (#3) and up the Sound. The flotilla will traverse the Sound following the “No LNG Tankers” banners on the lead boats arriving at Bowen Island for a festival taking place all weekend.

Post photos and your message to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, using hashtags: .@christyclarkbc NO #LNG #yvr #climate #bcpoli #howesound

This is how we send our messages!

(4) Arrive at Bowen Island at 1pm
The Steamship Festival is taking place all weekend. Music, Art, Food, Car and Boat Show. Festival details.

NOTE – Important change to earlier plans:

Due to smoke concerns in the northern section of Howe Sound the Future of Howe Sound Society cancelld the “Save Our Sound” concert at Ekins point, instead the Flotilla will make it to Halkett Point and then head south along the Bowen Island East Shore to Snug Cove, Bowen Island where people can enjoy the free music festival at the Steamship Days.

Kayaks and paddleboards can send of the Flotilla and then meet again in Snug Cove, Bowen Island


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