Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Vancouver Gala! The event was a huge success because of you!
Thanks to everyone who attended our 50th Anniversary Vancouver Gala. It’s because of you that this event was a smashing success! Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from the evening.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Victoria Events Centre
1415 Broad Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2B2
Join the Wilderness Committee, Ancient Forest Alliance and Sierra Club BC for an update on Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth rainforests and the movement to protect them!
Come hear what our organizations are doing to address this crisis and how you can get involved. We want to hear you concerns and share ideas on how we can protect these vital ecosystems before it’s too late. So join us, and bring a friend!
– Doors at 6:30pm
– Hear from Ancient Forest Alliance Andrea Inness, Sierra Club BC’s Mark Worthing and Wilderness Committee’s Torrance Coste, followed by Q+A and community discussion starting at 7pm
– The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at email@example.com and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
– More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility
– Washrooms are for all genders.
***This event is being held on the unceded Lekwungen territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The organizers recognize that every tree on the coast grows on the territory of an Indigenous Nation and that any solutions that protect forests must centre the rights of these Nations first and foremost
The vast majority of productive, low-elevation old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island has already been logged. We need to protect what remains in order to insure the survival of these ecosystems and the Indigenous cultural resources, endangered species and tourism and recreational opportunities that they provide.
Every day, more than 34 soccer fields of original rainforest are destroyed, on Vancouver Island alone. At the same time, this industry isn’t sustainable from an economic and community perspective either — in the last decade, BC’s forestry sector has lost six jobs a day on average.
How can we protect remaining old-growth ecosystems before it’s too late? How can we ensure the rights, title and authority of the Indigenous Nations in whose territories all forests grow is truly respected? How can we build a just transition to a sustainable second-growth forest industry that can provide livelihoods in communities in perpetuity?
These are the questions our organizations are looking to solve, and we need your help!
Thursday November 22, 2018
210 – 128 West Hastings Street
Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Territory (Vancouver)
Hosted by Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee
The federal and provincial governments say that “Clean LNG” will baseline BC’s new economy while acting on climate change, but what does LNG—liquefied fracked gas—really mean for our future?
Join us for an evening of conversation with experts from across the province as they uncover the truth behind LNG as an immediate threat to Indigenous rights, public health, and the climate we rely on. Speakers include Freda Huson, Unist’ot’en Hereditary Spokesperson, Marc Lee, Senior Economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Élyse Caron Beaudoin, health researcher at the Université de Montréal.
Come learn about why this is a critical moment in the LNG and fracking industry’s trajectory. Let’s talk about using this unprecedented opportunity to change course towards an economy that truly respects the environment and the lives it supports.
This event takes place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
HiVE is up a flight of stairs and there is no elevator, unfortunately. The building is located on bus routes #20, #14, #16 with #22 and #19 one block away on Pender Street. There are pay parking lots on Abbott and Pender streets.