Tar Sands: Dark Side of the Boom

2008-11-24 19:00
2008-11-24 21:00


BC Wide Speaking Tour on the Impacts of the Tar Sands on Communities in Alberta and BC.


Speakers on the Panel include:

MIKE MERCREDI - Member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation will be speaking about the front line struggles of the indigenous community in Fort Chipewyan against the tar sands industry, including a plague of tar sands related cancer.

JESSIE KALMAN - Tar Sands Campaigner with the Polaris Institute will speak on the social & environmental impacts of the tar sands.

WILL HORTER (Speaking in Vancouver, Victoria, Comox and Nanaimo) - Executive Director of Dogwood Initiative will speak about the little known support that infrastructure based and proposed in BC provides to current and future tar-sands development.

NESKIE MANUEL (Speaking in Kamloops) - Has been researching and campaigning against development projects in Secwepemc Territory around Kamloops including ski resort development, mining and now a crude oil pipeline from the tar sands.

DUSTIN JOHNSON (Speaking in Kitimat/Terrace)- Tsimshian from the Killerwhale Clan. Former editor of Redwire Magazine, currently coordinates North Coast Enviro Watch, and organizes with a variety of de-colonization groups throughout the occupied territories of the northwest coast.

Please join us for a very important panel about the largest industrial project in history that has been devastating the environment and communities in Alberta and is now extending to communities within BC.

This Tour is being organized, endorsed and supported by the Council of Canadians, the Polaris Institute, Canadian Union of Public Employees BC, the Seirra Club, the Dogwood Initiative, Greenpeace, Check-Your Head, Institute for Citizen Journalism, Tar Sands Free BC, North Coast Enviro Watch, Western Wilderness Committee.

For More Information on the tour please email: hgrewal@canadians.org or call: 604 688 8846


Terrace/Kitimat - Monday November 24th

Location: TBA

Event to start 7 pm

Contact - North Coast Enviro Watch:

email - coordinator@northcoastenvirowatch.org
phone - 250 624 2058


Vancouver - Tuesday, November 25th

Heritage Hall

3102 Main St.

Vancouver, BC

Event to start 7 pm

Contact - Council of Canadians Vancouver Chapter:

email - norman.hill@shaw.ca
phone - 604-789-9331.


Kamloops - Thursday, November 27th

Collonade Room

Coast Canadian Inn

339 St. Paul St.

Kamloops, BC

Event to start 7pm

Contact - Council of Canadians Kamloops Chapter:

email - cgarden@mail.ocis.net
phone - 250-377-0055 / 250-375-2241


Comox/Courtneay - Monday, December 1st

Florence Filberg Conference Hall

411 Anderton,

Courtenay, BC

Event to start 7 pm

Contact - Council of Canadian Comox Valley Chapter:

email - frayneg@shaw.ca
phone - (250) 338-6265


Nanaimo - Tuesday, December 2nd

Vancouver Island University—Nanaimo Campus

Room 109 - Building 356, 900 Fifth Street

Nanaimo, BC

Event to start 1:00pm

Contact - Council of Canadians Nanaimo Chapter:

email - blhansen@shaw.ca
phone - 250-245-2254 / 250-816-6253


Victoria - Wednesday December 3rd

The BCGEU Hall

2994 Douglas Street

Victoria, BC

Event to start 7pm

Contact - Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter:

email - barbaramp@fastmail.fm
phone - (250) 220-5355