Solidarity Paddles 2016

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Dear Friends,

Our flagship event, the 11th Annual Paddle for the Peace is almost upon us!  We are thrilled with the fantastic response we have had to this event and look forward to seeing many of you up here in the Peace Country on Saturday, July 9th.

If you can’t make it to the Peace River, join a solidarity paddle elsewhere in the province!

We realize that many of you cannot make it up for the Paddle in Fort St. John; however don’t despair, there are many solidarity paddles happening elsewhere in the province!  We hope you can join others who care deeply about the Peace River Valley and the future of all British Columbians at one of the following events:

Vancouver:  Grab a Paddle Event,  July 9th, Kits Beach

  • On July 9th, paddlers and supporters will gather for a solidarity march, paddle & community event with speakers, kayactivists, music and more!
  • Meet at Vanier Park, 12:30 (kayaks, boats & stand-up paddleboards come at 12 noon) with flotilla and march to Kits Beach.
  • More information on the Facebook event page here.

Sechelt:  Paddle for the Peace – Support Indigenous Rights, No Site C Dam, July 9th , Porpoise Bay Provincial Park – right beside the children’s playground

  • Fundraising paddle and cultural tour. Funds go to First Nations legal costs associated with their battle against Site C.
  • Starts at 10 a.m. (arrive 15 mins early) and ends at 2:00 p.m.
  • Salmon bbq and public event in solidarity with Paddle for the Peace with Sechelt First Nation.
  • More information here.

Nelson: Paddle the Kootenay for the Peace, July 9th, Lakeside Park Launch

  • Come paddle a short stretch on the Kootenay to show your support for the Peace Valley and the battle to protect it from Site C dam.
  • Starts at 11 a.m. – come early to create signs and posters marking the event. Bring your own kayak or canoe.  Launch is at noon.
  • More information on the Facebook event page here.

Here’s hoping one of these events will fit into your summer schedule.  If not, feel free to create your own event, even if it’s just you, paddling on or around July 9th in solidarity.  Share your pictures from whatever event you are a part of with us on Peace Valley Environment Association’s Facebook page here.

Have a great summer everyone and as always, THANK YOU for your continued support as we work to protect the Peace River Valley.

 

 

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