Oct. 25 Stand up for Justice for Wild Salmon
Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Vanier Park to 701 West Georgia and then to the Vancouver Art Gallery
Calling the Wild Salmon People - October 25th - Be There.
Follow the Paddle for Wild Salmon and Join us on October 25th at 10:00 am. Walk with First Nation Leaders, fishermen, politicians, and the people who know wild salmon are essential. We will walk to the Cohen Commission at 701 West Georgia for ceremony and song to make it clear that we support Justice Cohen in his difficult pursuit of truth – what is going on with our sockeye – and let the Inquiry know that we are all watching. Unless we do this the Norwegian salmon farmers will continue to keep their diseases secret and we will never know how many of our wild salmon have been killed by salmon feedlot disease.
The Paddle for Wild Salmon flotilla, including Alexandra Morton, Grand Chief Stuart Phillip, Chief Bob Chamberlin, Grand Chief Saul Terry, Fin Donnelly MP and friends, will culminate in Vancouver for a march and rally in Vancouver. Together we can speak for wild salmon: tell the Cohen Commission and the provincial and federal governments that wild salmon come first!
Darren Blaney of the Homalco First Nation will also lead a canoe team across the Salish Sea to join the paddlers in Vancouver on 25th October with other canoes hopefully making the journey from Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Washington. Kayakers from the Pipedreams Project will leave Kitimat on 1st September and plan to join the Paddle for Wild Salmon in October.
Leave Jericho Beach
Arrive in Vanier Park
Stand Up for Wild Salmon march departs from Vanier Park, across Burrard Bridge to DFO's Vancouver office and then outside the Cohen Commission at the Law Courts
Rally for Wild Salmon at Vancouver Art Gallery.
If you are interested in paddling for wild salmon, supporting the paddlers on their journey or helping to coordinate the rally, please contact Don Staniford (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is room for 160 paddlers.
Click, download and print to poster in your community.
Many Thanks to Carl Chaplin for his posters.