Join protectors from across the Salish Sea on Saturday July 14.
Elder Ta’ah Amy George has invited all protectors to join her at Whey-ah-Wichen, otherwise known as Cates Park in North Vancouver, for a mass show of spiritual force to protect the inlet from industrial oil and gas development.
Join traditional First Nations canoe families, Burnaby city counsellors, and the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise on the water, or participate in activities on the land. RSVP now.
Indigenous participants are asked to bring their medicines while Indigenous and non-indigenous participants are welcome to bring their kayaks and canoes for a day of spirituality and paddling. On land, there will be heart-stopping dance performances, inspiring Indigenous speakers, musicians, food, and a tent for kids.
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What should I bring?
Dress for the weather, including sun protection. Bring canoes and kayaks if you have them. Indigenous folks have been asked to bring traditional medicines, kayaks and canoes. There will be limited spaces available in canoes, kayaks and other boats for those who arrive early.
Can I join the event from land?
There will be a land portion to this flotilla that will be exciting, fun and completely kid-friendly. There will be Indigenous speakers, musicians, food, and a kids tent for those joining from the shore at Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates Park).
Will there be action against Kinder Morgan on the 14th?
No. July 14th is a spiritual day of ceremony focused on the water; there will be no bold actions.
How do I get there?
Here’s a link to a map.
Are there shuttles?
Yes. Shuttles will be leaving from the southeast side of Commercial and Broadway in Vancouver (in front of the Safeway) at 8:30am and 9:30am. Return shuttles will be leaving from Cates Park back to Commercial and Broadway at 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Seats are limited.