Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Kitsilano Town Hall Meeting on Tues. July 24 (Info below):
The wave of opposition to tar sands exports through the Vancouver harbour is rising. Concerned residents from across BC's Lower Mainland are coming together in opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and resulting tanker traffic on the coast. More citizens are getting involved, and new grassroots groups are popping up in various communities around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Last week we held our first town hall meeting in Vancouver, focusing on the potential impact of an oil spill on the city's world-renowned Stanley Park. Now we are asking folks to consider what would happen to the beaches, wildlife and people living in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano.
The Wilderness Committee, in association with Tanker Free BC and the Point Grey Foreshore Protection Society, will be hosting a town hall meeting to address these important issues on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Hall in Kitsilano.
For those in the Lower Mainland, this is another exciting chance to add your voice to the growing movement against tankers on our shores. These discussions are an important part of our efforts to facilitate more community involvement at the grassroots level, to fight this project and protect our water. Working together, we can beat this giant American oil corporation.
Oil Spill in Kitsilano? Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
St. James Hall
3214 West 10th Ave. (at Trutch St.)
Mel Lehan, Point Grey Foreshore Protection Society (MC of the event)
Ben West, Wilderness Committee
Sven Biggs, Tanker Free BC
David Hood, Point Grey Foreshore Protection Society
Constance Barnes, Vancouver Park Board
If you can't make it to the town hall meeting, you can still join the fight! Visit our website and use our new letter-writing tool (http://e-lertsnational.createsend1.com/t/y-l-jyyukik-ebiihuhr-t/) to send a message to policymakers, letting them know you want a ban on oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia. For more information about upcoming community events, click here: http://e-lertsnational.createsend1.com/t/y-l-jyyukik-ebiihuhr-i/.
Please help spread the word!