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 (https://paddleforthepeace.ca/).
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 Site C - 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 stand in opposition to this ridiculous dam and to enjoy a fun, family-friendly carnival themed afternoon of entertainment. The speakers and festival will take place on land. Please share our Facebook page and help us by inviting your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/150633972144427/
Our featured speaker will be Helen Knott, an incredible poet and activist from Prophet River First Nation. We are honoured and thrilled to have Helen joining us!
Want to paddle?
The BC Sea Wolves will lead a symbolic paddle from Granville Island to Vanier Park. If you would like to join the paddle, please meet at Granville Island at 12 pm sharp. You can rent kayaks from Ecomarine Paddlesports. You must sign up in advance if you wish to join the paddle; sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFBRFYN . Please note that only experienced paddlers should join this paddle, as we are not able to provide guarantees for your safety on the water.
Please see the bottom of this page for detailed paddling information.
We are also issuing a call for acrobats, street performers, puppeteers, and entertainers of all kinds, especially those related to carnivals! Performers, please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/NelcMSduWiUrjHom1.
More details to come - stay tuned, and invite your friends and family to help STOP SITE C! Please like and share the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/150633972144427/.
To help with the organizing, or if your organization would like to endorse or support this event, please email email@example.com.
This event is presented by FightC, Force of Nature, Wilderness Committee and Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver.
We are grateful for the endorsement and support of:
Alliance 4 Democracy
Amnesty International Canada
BC members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
BC Sea Wolves
The Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Peace Valley Environment Association
Poets for the Peace
Rolling Justice Bus
Sierra Club BC
Unitarian Church - Vancouver BC
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
Vancouver Socialist Alternative
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
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.
Please begin making arrangements for your kayak, canoe or other watercraft, whether you're renting or bringing your own.
Since people will be launching from multiple locations, we've chosen a central meeting place.
Please meet us under the Granville Bridge, on the South side (Granville Island side) at 12:05pm. The BC Sea Wolves will be there with a visible flag (design to be announced). They'll wait for 10 minutes or so to give latecomers a chance to join.
At 12:15pm, the paddle will begin and carry on to the Carnival Landing at Vanier Park.
We suggest renting at Ecomarine Paddlesports on GI for an easy launch and paddle. Find rentals here:
It's a short paddle around Granville Island to the Meet Up Spot under the south side of the Granville Bridge.
Bringing your own:
The Sea Wolves are going to launch from Vanier Park boat launch at 11:40am. Please join us if it works for you or just make sure to be at the Meet Up Spot under the Granville Bridge at 12:05pm.
What about the boats while you enjoy the carnival?
We will have a boat "storage lot" for people to store their watercraft up on the grass within sight lines. Please take care not to damage the grass. You can leave your small vessel there at your own discretion, none of the organizing groups nor volunteers will be responsible for any loss or damages to any item in the storage lot.
Force of Nature, Wilderness Committee, Climate Convergence, and FightC, including all employees and volunteers are not responsible for:
- Guarding your watercraft while it's in the storage lot or elsewhere.
- Any loss or damages to your watercraft and/or gear at any point during the day.
- Any injury or harm you experience while paddling or launching/disembarking. You are entirely responsible for your own safety.
Can't wait to see you there! If you want to discuss any of this with a Sea Wolf, please email firstname.lastname@example.org