Support the Peace River!
Come paddle with us!
8th Annual Paddle for the Peace July 13, 2013
Paddle for the Peace is a joint project of the West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) and the Peace Valley Environment Association(PVEA). Our work has been endorsed by the Y2Y conservation initiative as supportive of their goals, to maintain and restore the unique natural heritage of the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor.
The Peace Valley Environment Association(PVEA) was formed in 1975 to counter BC Hydro and Power Authority’s original proposal to build the Site C dam. Many original PVEA members were farmers and ranchers, but membership broadened to include residents from a variety of interests and backgrounds, both rural and urban. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council denied the original application for the hydroelectric project in 1983, but predicted population growth and BC Hydro’s estimated energy demands have brought the threat to the Peace River Valley to the forefront again.
The West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) is a member of the Dunne-Za (Beaver), and are signatories of Treaty 8, along with Saulteau, Doig River, Halfway River, Blueberry River, Prophet River and Fort Nelson First Nations. Many WMFN members live on the West Moberly Indian Reserve, at the west end of Moberly Lake, north of Chetwynd, as well as other communities in Northeast BC.
Be sure to bring a chair and/or blanket to sit on at the takeout for the open mic portion of the day! Don’t forget your waterbottles too! Looking forward to seeing you all!