Friday July 27
ART AGAINST ENBRIDGE
Art show, auction, folk noir and funk country benefit for the
community action fund. Live performances by Compassion Gorilla, Star
and 99 Buck. 7 pm to 1 am, Cenote Lounge (768 Yates) Try the Southwest
cuisine and special brews. All ages, by donation. Check out the wild
and weird art catalog: WildCoast.ca/art
Proceeds go towards:
August 4-13: CARAVAN to Wet’suwet’en
We’re answering the call for action support to stop the pipelines. August 4, fifty activists will hit the road from Victoria and Vancouver. We’ll join hundreds of others in a convergence in the path of three pipeline projects. Indigenous leaders at Unis’tot’en (near Houston BC) have set up an action camp in the right of way of the Enbridge and Pacific Trails Pipeline through their territory. Pacific Trails plans to start clearing that path this August. The gas pipeline would destroy hundreds of kilometers of forests, wetlands, and habitat, and Enbridge intends to follow the same route once it’s approved.
Our little non-profit group has already raised $5000 from raffles, auctions, and street canvassing. We’re partnering with SocialCoast.org to buy a schoolbus and stock it with food and camping gear. We need to raise $1500 more in the next two weeks for upgrades to the bus, tarps, rope, and a satellite phone. (And when we come back, we’ll have this awesome bus to do stuff with!) Check out our nifty donation button: http://wildcoast.ca/caravan.
ACTION CAMP at Unis’tot’en
August 6 – arrive and set up camp.
August 7 – traditional wedding, welcome and celebration
August 8, 9, 10 – Workshops and discussions,
10 am to 10 pm with breaks for lunch and dinner.
August 11 – pack up and start the trip home.
Return to Vancouver and Victoria by August 13.
This is a remote campsite with no electricity, cell phone access, running water, or Wifi. We’re providing transportation, breakfast and dinner, kitchen, latrines, workshop space, solar chargers, and emergency communications. And we’re doing it for a sliding scale donation ($30-100) so its affordable for everyone. Info: wildcoast.ca/caravan
We have no paid staff, offices, government grants, or foundation money for this work. It all comes from good-hearted people in the community. We couldn’t do it without you.
For more information on Friday’s event, visit: http://forestaction.wikidot.com/art
For more information about the Unis’tot’en Action Camp, visit: http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/
For more information about the Caravan to the Wet’suwet’en, visit: http://forestaction.wikidot.com/caravan