**************WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2016 – Town Hall Meeting hosted by BROKE – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion*****************
We only have until September 30 to voice our concerns to the Ministerial Panel examining the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.
*************WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2016 – Climate Convergence Meeting – Grandview Church,
1801 East 1st Ave – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.********************
This month we’re announcing a major fall mobilization to Stop Kinder Morgan with speeches from key activists, discussion on and details on how you can help to build it. With cabinet’s final decision approaching in December this a is a crucial moment for us to demonstrate the broadest possible scale of opposition to this project.
******SATURDAY @ SUNDAY, September 24 and 25 – Greet the GARbarge – Steveston Fishermans Wharf – 10:00 am Sat to 4 pm Sun
Groups have been working hard this year to remove plastic and other marine debris from Vancouver Island’s remote and (otherwise) pristine west coast beaches before it endangers wildlife. By bringing our recoveries to Steveston, we hope to raise awareness of the magnitude of this issue in B.C., as well as improve our chances of getting the material recycled and repurposed.The event will include a presentation and thanks to the Government of Japan for its gift of $1 million, that helped fund the groups listed below to collect the debris.
*******SUNDAY, September 25, 2016 – Kayaktivist Training – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres
1 hour on the water training
– paddling pointers, rescue techniques, etc.
45 minutes dryland training
– navigation, safety tips, why we’re protecting the coast, etc.We will have a limited number of kayaks available for volunteers, so RSVP here:
*****SUNDAY, September 25, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Burnaby Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Run and Walk Event for Change -#stopkindermorgan
An inclusive community run and walk along the Trans Mountain Trail for anyone who wishes to simply learn more about, or share views and information on the proposed #KinderMorgan pipeline expansion project slated for Federal Cabinet decision December 2016.
2:00 PM – Community gathers to enjoy music, words from residents, group displays, art, speakers, vendors, sponsors and more.
2:30PM – Residents, speakers and leaders share their voice concening the issues surrounding pipeline expansion, alternative energy solutions, and the politics of change.
3-4 PM – Community Run and Walk (3.4km) along the Trans Mountain pipeline trail and tank farm. Participants will have a chance to craft and affix a personal message on a designated ‘Tree of Change” at the turnaround point at the base of Shellmont Ave and Greystone Drive.
4:00 PM Closing remarks and give-away’s.
We are seeking volunteers and accepting door prizes from sponsors, plus we have speaking opportunities for local residents and leaders. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have tables and displays from BROKE-Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion, Dogwood Initiative, Amray Solar, The Great Climate Race, and more.
Attendees are encourage to register for and participate in the The Great Climate Race on October 30, 2016. We would like to use this initiative to potentially springboard a team to raise funds for a solar roof project at Forest Grove Elementary school.
Attendees can use Transit taking the 136 Lougheed Station Bus route from Holdom Station at 1:25pm, exit bus stop 54875. Or the 136 Brentwood Station Bus route from University/Production Way Skytrain station at 1:35pm, exit 54846 bus stop.
It’s okay to drive your car to this event. You won’t be judged for using the most readily available transportation method lol!! Parking is available along Forest Grove Drive or Ash Grove Crescent. Carpooling is encouraged and please bring a water container.