Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

FightC Meeting

See you all at 6:30 pm to plan the next stages of our campaign to save the Peace! We're meeting on Commercial Drive - text or call Morag at 778 998 6793 to get the exact address.

Take a moment to check out peopleofthepeace.ca and remember what we're fighting for!

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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Paddle for the Peace - Vancouver

On July 8th, our friends up north will be hosting the 12th Annual Paddle for the Peace to celebrate and defend the beautiful Peace River. 

Here in the Lower Mainland, we want to give people who cannot make it to the Paddle an opportunity to show their solidarity with the Treaty 8 First Nations and the farmers who are losing their land to this project - as well as their opposition to a project that will affect all of us for years to come!

Please join us on July 8th at 1 pm at Vanier Park in Vancouver to show our opposition to this ridiculous project. 

Details TBD - if you'd like to help with the organizing, please email moragkh@gmail.com. 

If you have a boat or other watercraft and would like to join us on the water, please get in touch.

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

FightC Meeting

Last minute meeting to go through final details for the Paddle for the Peace! All are welcome. We'll be meeting in the Force of Nature office at 313-207 W. Hastings St.

Text Morag at 778 998 6793 to be let in to the office.

If you can arrive at 5:30, join a phonebank calling supporters to get them out to the Paddle please!

 

 

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

EMERGENCY RALLY TO STOP SITE C

We need to make our voices heard now to stop the Site C dam! No new contracts, no evictions, respect Indigenous rights!

When: Thursday June 15 at noon
Where: In front of the BC Hydro offices, 333 Dunsmuir (Dunsmuir and Homer)

Please be respectful of BC Hydro employees who need to enter and exit the building. We stand in solidarity with the workers. We're sending a message to those at the top who have the power to stop forced evictions, respect Indigenous rights and save BC Hydro ratepayers $2 billion.

Bring a sign and a picnic lunch. Come early, the rally will begin at noon.

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The results of the BC election are clear: Almost sixty per cent of voters called for a review or cancellation of the Site C dam. Their concerns must be honoured by BC Hydro and the incumbent government.

There is no political mandate to push the dam further. There is no economic case to push it further. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/site-c-suspension-ubc-report-1.4074750

The project can still be stopped. We have a government-in-waiting that will review the dam. The current government has no social license to authorize BC Hydro to award new contracts. 

The Boons and Meeks, farm families in the Peace, have had their evictions postponed till the end of June. But if road realignment work continues, they remain in danger of losing their homes. This work would also cause devastating and irreversible harms to First Nations’ grave sites and cultural heritage. 

In just a few short weeks, a $2 billion construction contract could be also be signed by BC Hydro, locking Hydro customers into even higher Hydro bills even if Site C is shelved. 
http://sierraclub.bc.ca/hydro-bill-madness/

Premier Clark must not allow BC Hydro to award any new dam contracts before the BC Utilities Commission concludes its review of the Site C dam.

The incoming government has committed to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the calls-to-action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision. In light of these commitments, destructive activities that harm First Nations’ heritage should be stopped immediately.

Co-hosted by Sierra Club BC, FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and more!


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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May
30
12:00 PM12:00

Picnic for the Peace

Join us outside the BC Hydro building to tell our elected leaders to SAVE BC HYDRO FROM THE SITE C DAM!

We'll be having a picnic to celebrate the agricultural potential of the Peace Valley, and we will have flyers and petitions to engage the public. Bring your lunch, wear your t-shirt, and join us - all are welcome!

The picnic will take place from 12-2 pm on Tuesday the 30th.

We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the Unceded Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

 Photo of "Picnic for the Peace" in October 2016, where members of FightC and the public gathered with empty plates in solidarity with the Deeds Not Words Indigenous Day of Action

Photo of "Picnic for the Peace" in October 2016, where members of FightC and the public gathered with empty plates in solidarity with the Deeds Not Words Indigenous Day of Action

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

FightC Meeting

So Site C was a major election issue. Everyone's talking about this damn dam, and everyone's heard of it.

Now what? How do we make sure that the Green Party uses the power they won in this election to stop Site C? How do we hold NDP MLAs to account? How do we show the BC Liberals that we won't stand for this destruction? How do we make sure the Federal Government knows we haven't forgotten their role in this? And how do we make sure that this project never gets built?

Join us on May 22nd at 5:30 pm for a lively conversation, careful planning, and good food from Joe's Cafe on Commercial! We'll be meeting in the back room - just come on through. Please note that the Cafe only accepts cash, if you want to get a drink or a snack!

All are welcome - whether you're new to the issue of Site C, or you've been working on this since the 1980s, we aim to be an inclusive space that encourages all to get involved. We need your brilliant ideas and outside-the-box thinking - come meet us and bring your friends :). 

If you have any questions, call Morag at 778 998 6793 or send us an email at sitecevents@gmail.com. 

 

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Apr
29
12:30 PM12:30

March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate

On April 29th, hundreds of thousands across the world will be marching for action on the climate.

FightC will be marching on Saturday with Stop Site C banners, t-shirts, and signs. Come march with us! 

We're meeting to the left of Science World, as you walk towards the water from the Skytrain Station. Please plan to be there at 12:30 so we can all get organized before the rally starts at 1. Call Morag at 778 998 6793 if you are having trouble finding us.

For more information about the event, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1884893518460482/. 

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tri-Cities All Candidates Meeting

Real estate is booming in the Tri-Cities and the region is bracing for exponential growth over the next 10 years, but an underlying reality is the stress that this places on our land and water. Is the Province doing enough to protect water for our quickly growing communities? What role does climate change play in how decisions are made at the local and provincial level? Are the Tri-Cities resilient enough to withstand drought or flooding? And what about those we share the land and water with - the salmon, bears, deer, birds and species at risk. What does strong Provincial leadership look like as our climate continues to change?

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL WATER FOCUSED ALL CANDIDATES MEETING FOR THE RIDINGS OF PORT MOODY-COQUITLAM, COQUITLAM-MAILLARDVILLE, COQUITLAM-BURKE MOUNTAIN AND PORT COQUITLAM ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 12TH FROM 7-9PM AT DOUGLAS COLLEGE-LECTURE THEATRE A1470.

Hear what your local candidates running in the upcoming BC Provincial Elections have to say about their parties platform on water related issues.

This event is being organized by a variety of groups in our community interested in water issues including the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Sierra Club of BC, Water Watch Salmon Society, Force of Nature Alliance, Rivershed Society of British Columbia, Fraser Riverkeeper and the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable.

https://www.evensi.ca/tri-cities-water-all-candidates-meeting-douglas-college/203469466

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

The True Cost of the Site C Dam

Are you wondering what the big deal is about the economics of the $8.8 billion Site C dam? 

Join us for an educational evening and Q&A session featuring Harry Swain, Chair of the Joint Federal-Provincial Review Panel, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). These respected experts will go through the economic case against the Site C dam and the impacts of continuing this project without a proper review on British Columbians.

You'll learn about the questionable history of this expensive project, the 70 years of debt that it is creating for British Columbians, and the reasons why we'll end up selling the unneeded power from Site C at a serious loss - not to mention the impacts of Site C on your Hydro bills! You'll also learn about the Treaty that we'll be breaking by going through with this dam, the huge impacts of this project on the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, and the blow that we'll all experience to our food security due to the flooding of thousands of acres of valuable farmland.

All are welcome, and we strive to make our events as inclusive as possible. Entrance is free or by donation at the door - all funds raised from this event will be donated to the Treaty 8 First Nations legal costs via http://stakeinthepeace.com/.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event will begin at 7 pm sharp.
St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St Vancouver.

Tickets available at https://truecostsitec.eventbrite.com/ The event is free, but please RSVP to reserve your seat as space is limited. 

Accessibility info: 
This venue is wheelchair accessible. This event will be conducted in English. If you require childcare, please email us with the number of children and their ages. Please email sitecevents@gmail.com if there are other barriers to your attendance, and we will do our best to make this event accessible to you! 

We acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poets for the Peace

Winter blues got you down? Bring your friends out to celebrate all our work and our vibrant community of resistance and revolution!

An evening of spoken word and rap to raise funds for the Indigenous struggle against the Site C Dam. Let's nourish ourselves with good food, good company, and good art!

The funds raised will go directly to the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations for their legal challenges against Site C, through the purchase of Stakes in the Peace (http://www.stakeinthepeace.com/). 

Performers include:

Crystal Smith
Ostwelve
Molly Billows
Nipawi Mahihkan Misit Kakinoosit
Audrey Siegl
... and others

As well as special guest speaker Caleb Behn, Treaty 8 lawyer and activist!

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