Paddle for the Peace Vancouver: Saturday, July 8
July 5, 2017
For people in the Lower Mainland who cannot make it north to the Peace Valley - don’t worry - there is a Paddle for the Peace Solidarity event right here in Vancouver.
You are invited to come on out with your friends and family to show your solidarity with the Treaty 8 First Nations, farmers, residents and wildlife who risk losing their land to the Site C dam.
You can show your opposition to a project that would skyrocket our hydro bills and damage our food security for years to come.
People will gather on July 8 at 1:00 pm at Vanier Park in Vancouver to stand in opposition to the destructive Site C dam project and enjoy a fun, family-friendly carnival themed afternoon of entertainment.
Helen Knott, a remarkable poet and activist from Prophet River First Nation, is the featured speaker. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear her speak in Vancouver!
Paddle for the Peace Vancouver Carnival
Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut St,
With: Our friends at Fight C, Force of Nature and Climate Convergence
Bring your own “Stop Site C dam” banners and signs!
In addition to the carnival, the BC Sea Wolves will lead a symbolic paddle from the Granville Island public docks to the carnival at Vanier Park. If you would like to join the paddle, please be prepared to launch from Granville Island at 12:00 pm sharp.
You can rent kayaks from Ecomarine Paddlesports.
Please note that only experienced paddlers should join this paddle, as we can not guarantee your safety on the water.
[Other Site News: Mark Eliesen, former CEO of BC Hydro has been quoted as saying that the dam "is scheduled to be a big white elephant." - https://www.e-know.ca/regions/east-kootenay/site-c-will-cost-us-years-come/
That includes sending the Site C dam project to the BC Utilities Commission for review - http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/ndp-to-unveil-transition-team-today-cabinet-soon-1.20903549
Peace Valley Landowner Assoc.
Ken Boon, President]