If you can’t make it on the whole walk, come out and show your solidarity with walkers and your opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline by attending this launch event.
7:45 am Registered participants check-in, load support vehicle
8 am Circle and Traditional welcome and blessing from Lekwungen Elder Joan Morris
8:10-8:15 “Why We are Walking!” -Bobby Arbess, Lead organizer, Walk 4 the Salish Sea!
8:15–8:20 Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps
8:20-8:25 Canadian Youth delegate to the Paris Climate Summit, WC campaigner, Torrance Coste
8:25-8:30 Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA, Carole James
8:35-8:40 Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May
8:40-8:45 The legendary Raging Grannies
8:45- 8:50 Folktivist singer-song-writer Luke Wallace
8:50 8:55 Photo opp
8:55- 9 am Drumming
9 am Drummers escort Walkers through downtown
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Where: Tsawout First Nations gym.
What: BBQ salmon feast and potluck, with vegetarian options.
Drumming, traditional welcome and speakers including Tsartlip Chief Don Tom, W’sanec carver Charles Elliot, former Douglas Treaty coordinator and Tsawout elder Eric Pelkie, Saaanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, Alicia Cormier, Caitlyn Vernon, Adam Olsen and Ben isitt, with inspiring musical performances from Vancouver folktivist Luke Wallace, Saltspring islander Phil Vernon and others!
Suggested donation: $20-$50 (includes transportation)
Admission donations for event can be sent by interac transfer at: email@example.com
Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
Proceeds to Coldwater and Tsleil-waututh First Nations legal defence against Kinder Morgan and the work of UBCIC, Coast Protectors.
2:30 – 5pm FOSSIL FUEL FREEDOM FEST: Celebrate Resistance!! Westridge Park (320 Cliff Ave, Burnaby)
includes infotables, music/
Speakers / Music to include:
– co-MC’s: Audrey Siegl & Stephen Collis
– Coast Salish welcome – Cedar George-Parker, Tsleil-Waututh FN
– Grand Chief Stewart & Joan Phillip, UBCIC
– Slam Poets
– Brandon Gabriel & Kachina Bige, Kwantlan First Nation
– Music by Luke Wallace, Emily Kelsall, The Racket & other awesome people!
– Secwepemc First Nation reps
– Chief Lee Spahan, Coldwater FN (to be confirmed)
– Elizabeth May MP Saanich-Gulf Islands
– Briony Penn (Orca Soundings)
– Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan
– Kennedy Stewart MP-Burnaby South