Join Tofino sea kayakers Dan Lewis & Bonny Glambeck of Tofino for an unforgettable journey through the natural beauty of Clayoquot Sound. Learn about the ecology of the region’s globally significant ancient rainforests, and how industrial activity threatens this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Up to date information on open-pit mining, fish farms and the on going logging of ancient forest.
Peach blossoms: the promise of future fruit
Sitting in the Zocalo Café in Courtenay catching up on our email. It was great to travel up the Sunshine Coast doing shows in Gibsons, Sechelt and Powell River. Many key supporters from years past turned out, some wearing t-shirts from the 1993 Peace Camp!
We are feeling very satisfied after completing our 15-show tour of the Salish Sea. It was great riding the ferry from Powell River to Comox yesterday in a southeast gale, looking up and down this beautiful body of water and thinking of all the islands and communities we’ve visited, and all the wonderful friends and allies who opened their homes to us and organized our shows.
The tour has been a huge success—over 900 people have seen our show in the last month. It was clear from the response to our presentation that Clayoquot is dear to many people’s hearts, and the desire to see the ancient rainforests protected remains strong—in fact most people thought it already was!
We accomplished our primary goal of bursting the bubble that the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is one big park. People were consistently shocked when we showed the current logging of the ancient rainforests of Clayoquot Sound. They were horrified to hear of Imperial Metals’ proposal for an open-pit copper mine on Catface Mountain, and were dismayed to learn that Clayoquot has the highest density of open-net fish farms on the BC coast!
At the same time, our message has been one of hope. We feel more strongly now than ever, that with many people pulling together, a better future can be found for the lands, waters, and for all people living in Clayoquot Sound.
Rust in Peace
Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Gibsons United Church, 724 Trueman Rd
Hosted by the Gibsons United Church Green team
Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm
Sunshine Coast Arts Center, Trail and Medusa
Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association
Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
United Church Trinity Hall, 4440 Michigan Ave
Hosted by Malaspina Sierra Club. Refreshments served
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
Changing Gallery Museum, 470 Island Hwy
Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
Tickets available by calling 403-232-9300
or for sale at www.calgaryzoo.com
Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Dan stops traffic at the Britannia Mine.
Thanks so much to the Wilderness Committee (http://wildernesscommittee.org/) for hosting our Secrets of Clayoquot show in Vancouver! WC has been involved in bringing Clayoquot into the spotlight and working on solutions for 30 years. Friends of Clayoquot appreciate the many years of solidarity and support. You rock!
We also had a great show in Squamish at the BAG—Brackendale Art Gallery—a unique local institution (http://www.brackendaleartgallery.com/). Wonderful to see so many people I thought I’d lost touch with—they’re all living in Squamish! Thanks Pierre for the bed and waffles, and thanks so much Nicole for organizing the show. It was fun to experience a little taste of mountain culture.
We’re enjoying a restful weekend in the big city—next stop Sunshine Coast starting on Monday in Gibsons!
Heavy traffic on the Island Highway!