Paddle for the Peace – Vancouver Carnival
Saturday, July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.
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 be prepared to launch from Granville Island at 12 pm sharp. You can rent kayaks from Ecomarine Paddlesports. Sign up to paddle 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.
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!
To help with the organizing, or if your organization would like to endorse or support this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
BC members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
BC Sea Wolves
The Council of Canadians
Peace Valley Environment Association
Poets for the Peace
Rolling Justice Bus
Sierra Club 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.