An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 24, 2018
One event on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Every Tuesday night until the end of August, Dogwood volunteers will be at Stanley Park’s Second Beach to talk to our neighbours about the Trudeau government’s foolish plan to buy and expand the TransMountain pipeline and tanker project.
You can join us and be someone who stands up to protect the coast, climate, and BC’s economy from more tankers and new government-owned oil sands facilities.
We’ll meet at Second Beach in Stanley Park at 8PM. Then, we’ll spread out and talk with people as they arrive to lay out chairs and blankets for the outdoor movie. Our goal is to collect signatures urging our local MPs to speak out against the pipeline purchase and demand the federal government halt its plans to expand the Transmountain pipeline, tank farm, and tanker project bringing dangerous diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands.
Liberal MPs including Vancouver-Centre’s Hedy Fry, Vancouver-Quadra’s Joyce Murray, and Burnaby-North Seymour’s Terry Beech have yet to speak out against the taxpayer buyout of an oil sands tanker project they previously condemned. We need Liberal MPs to see that there are consequences to cowardice — we need them to stand up to Trudeau and say “N0!” to this reckless undemocratic decision.
Dogwood will bring everything you need to canvass and start the evening with a quick training. Bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, which can be a little colder by the water. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us — please be in touch if you have specific accessibility needs our team can help with.
Coast Salish peoples have occupied Stanley Park for more than 3,000 years. A village called X̱wáýx̱wa, home to Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-waututh people was displaced by European colonizers in the 1880s. The village was destroyed and replaced by the Park Drive perimeter road, still in use today.
On September 27, 1888 the park was opened and named to recognize Lord Stanley. (Yes, he of the Stanley Cup). First Nations people and Chinese settlers continued to inhabit the park into the 20th century and were declared trespassers by the city government. The first park rangers set fire to their homes and ordered them to leave.
Disgraceful stories from Vancouver’s history like these underscore the importance of continuing the Truth and Reconciliation process. As settlers, we can aid this process by supporting local First Nations in their work to protect the coast and water from new tankers and pipelines.
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