Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Location: Plse message organizers, thanks!
350Vancouver is a volunteer run local climate justice group, tackling climate change and local justice issues in Vancouver, B.C. on unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish people. We work in collaboration with many other organizers within environmental and social justice movements, and have been part of some of the largest mobilizations and creative actions over the last year and a half. We invite volunteers to join us, get to know us- and start working with a community of empowered organizers! Please join us even if you are simply wanting to put a face to the name, or if you are interested in getting to know the work that we are doing and what we will be doing in the fall in response to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion decision.
Location is a home in East Vancouver, unfortunately it is up a flight of stairs- however we can offer to lift or help with any mobility issues around the stairs.Please contact organizers if this is a concern, and if we can help in any way. There will be light snacks, however feel free to bring things if you have dietary restricitions. A friendly cat lives here, for anyone with allergies.
6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby
Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre
With the Federal Ministerial Panel deadline to voice concerns about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion fast approaching, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) has organized two more town halls on Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, for residents to learn about the risks associated with the project.
We only have until September 30 to voice our concerns to the Ministerial Panel examining the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.
That’s why we’re bringing experts together – to help ensure that every Burnaby resident has the best information available to formulate their comments. It’s really important that anyone who hasn’t yet commented, submits their comments as soon as possible, as we anticipate the Federal Government’s decision on the project by the end of the year.
Town Hall #2:
September 28 @ 6:45pm
Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre
6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby – Unceded Coast Salish Territory
• Audrey Siegl – Musqueam Nation: traditional welcome
• Seth Klein – Director, BC Office, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
• Kate Hodgson – formerly with Kids for Climate Action, now UBC student fighting for divestment from fossil fuels
• City of Burnaby joint presentation with Dipak Dattani – Assistant Director Engineering and Chris Bowcock – Deputy Fire Chief
• Music by Holly Arntzen
For residents who cannot attend either Town Hall, BROKE has sponsored an alternative process to express their concerns. Comments can be submitted online here: Http://realkindermorganhearings.org/ Comments are sent directly to Prime Minister Trudeau, your MP & over 80 Federal, Provincial and Municipal politicians, including the Ministerial Panel.
“The majority of British Columbians & First Nations Peoples are opposed to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, and hundreds who applied to participate at hearings were denied the opportunity to have their voices heard,” said BROKE member Ruth Walmsley. “The appointment by the federal government of a 3-member panel of ministerial reps this past May, to consult with communities and First Nations along the route of the pipeline, has allowed more residents to express their concerns – but many who wanted to speak were denied the opportunity to have their voices heard.”
Learn more about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project at brokepipelinewatch.ca. Follow BROKE on Twitter @BROKEburnaby or on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/BROKE-Burnaby-Residents-Opposing-Kinder-Morgan-Expansion-1016719125009552/?fref=ts6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 3E8
Friday September 29, 2016 ****EVENT CANCELLED – TO BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE****
Join us for a screening of Salmon Confidential, a 2013 film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. The film documents biologist Alexandra Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon.
Dr. Morton will join us after the film via Skype, along with local Sea Shepherd campaigner, Katja Walther, in person, for a Q&A and to discuss the recent Operation Virus Hunter Campaign. We will also be showing footage from the campaign and discussing how we can take a united stand moving forward to ensure that toxic salmon farms are removed from our beautiful coast.
Seating is limited, first come first serve at the door. Entry by donation (minimum donation $10). All proceeds from the door will go to support Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and Dr. Morton in their continued efforts to save BC’s wild salmon.
Eternal Abundance will remain open for business during the screening so you can try out their delicious menu!
Our local Sea Shepherd chapter volunteers will have merchandise and information available at the event.
For the Oceans!
Keep the Peace Rally
Sept 30th, 12pm-2pm.
104, 1245 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC Office of the Federal Justice Minister.
Tell the Justice Minister it is time for the Federal Government to honour Canada’s Constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples!
Join us in a rally in solidarity with the Treaty 8 Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations & the Land Defenders fighting against Site C! Raising awareness to the devastation of the Peace Valley & B.C’s Agricultural Land Reserve.