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YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A HUMAN OUTLINE THE SIZE OF A SUPERTANKER THIS COMING  CANADA DAY AT PARKSVILLE BEACH.
Received from June Ross/Rita

Filmmaker Richard Boyce will be photographing the final scene for his recent feature length documentary film COASTALTARSANDS – Journey to Deleted Islands’.  Spread out over the sand, a massive tanker outlined by people will look very impressive, creating a very strong visual message.  Boyce stated; “I really want to have the final image audiences leave with, to be positive and show exactly how much people care about protecting the coast.”

WHEN:  11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.  After the Canada Day Parade.
WHERE:  Parksville Community Park Kiosk, on the beach, where the wooden boardwalk begins.
Please wear bright green to present a unified image!

Pay A Trip to Parksville on Canada Day & Let's Have a Good Turnout. 
Come early to get a parking spot.
Richard Boyce's innovative media project takes a first hand look at British Columbia’s central coast, its natural features, the weather, the currents, the wildlife, and the people who live there. The filmmaker’s personal journeys into this remote wilderness focus on the coastal areas where the Enbridge Corporation is proposing to navigate hundreds of supertankers loaded with millions of barrels of Diluted Bitumen (Dilbit) from Alberta’s Tarsands to China via Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.  Learn more about the project at: www.CoastalTarSands.ca - where you can watch the 10-min. segments of the documentary as they were being produced.
Get yourself in the mood by listening to, "The Heathens of Wall (Bay) Street" at: 
http://coastaltarsands.ca/w1/

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Unist'ot'en Speakers - June 24 - 27, 2014 - Galiano, Victoria, Vancouver - From Zoe Blunt (via June Ross)

Galiano Island: Wed, June 25, South Hall
Standing Together Stopping Pipelines
7 pm Movie screening & speakers
Galiano Clean Energy Network.
More info on Active Islands:

Victoria: Thurs, June 26, Norway House, 1110 Hillside
Pesto Not Pipelines
Pesto feast 6:30 Speakers 8 pm. Silent art auction.
RSVP. on Facebook:
More info at WildCoast:

Vancouver: Friday June 27, Astorino's, 1739 Venables
Fundraiser for Unist’ot’en Camp
Doors 6 pm Music and speakers 6:30 pm
Hosted by the Alliance for People’s Health
RSVP on Facebook:  
Solidarity! Be there!
~ Zoe Blunt
See also (on this website):  details and background

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Tar Sands Healing Walk, June 27-29th, 2014, in Fort McMurray, Alberta
From Jason Mogus via June Ross
(organized by 350.org) Next weekend (June 27-29, 2014) indigenous peoples and allies from across Turtle Island will gather in Fort McMurray, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian tar sands, not to protest but to pray for healing.
We invite you to join us for the 5th and Final Tar Sands Healing Walk (June 27th-29th), to walk with us and pray for the land together. The Final Healing Walk is a part of a new beginning, to spread the healing to other communities who are impacted by resource extraction. No matter where you are there is something you can do to contribute to this year’s Healing Walk.
From: Jason Mogus via 350.org Campaigns
http://www.healingwalk.org/

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APRIL 23 - Anne Feeney in Courtenay, BC
from Bill Friesen, Deep Bay, BC, forwarded by June Ross, Nanaimo: Mayworks will be sponsoring the Anne Feeney show at Zocalo's in Courtenay on April 23, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 7:00. April 24th, she will appear in Campbell River. [Address: 208 5 St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J6]

For tickets: ( $10.00) at the door; or call Catherine, at Zocalo's: (250) 331-0933, to reserve a table.
Anne Feeney is rabblerouser and singer extraordinaire! Writer of such classics as "Have you been to Jail for Justice?"  and "Dump the Bosses off Your Back".
From Bill: Could you please send  this around as there probably are folks in your circle that would like to take this event in.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 - NOON, ACROSS ONTARIO: "JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST HYDRO RATES"
From John McCullough, Kim Lian:
On Friday April 4, 2014, beginning at 12:00 noon, over 24 communities across the province have organized and hundreds of neighbouring communities will be joining forces, to make their voices heard in regards to the outrageous escalation of Hydro Rates in Ontario. Hydro rates affect every resident, business and organization and the massive escalation of costs are contributing to lost manufacturing jobs, business closures, rising prices, bankruptcies and undue hardships for business, agriculture and residential ratepayers, especially in the rural areas of Ontario. The “Join the fight against Hydro Rates” Facebook group was created by a couple of ladies in Dryden, Ontario and has quickly grown in momentum and membership, united with a common anger and outrage over escalating Hydro rates and surcharges, Hydro One billing issues and customer service and lack of accountability.
Businesses, large and small, are suffering due to the escalating charges as well, and
we encourage all business to close down at noon on Friday, April 4, 2014 and join the fight to save their business from oppressive hydro charges.  Bring your hydro bills – new and old.  It’s time to demand to be heard! A silent voice is heard by no one.
For Ottawa
and surrounding area, the rally is at 2249 Carling Avenue in front of Liberal Energy Minister “Buffalo Bob” Chiarelli’s office.  Carpooling is recommended.  Contact Beth Trudeau at 613-229.3236 or through Facebook “Join the fight against Hydro rates”, Ottawa event.
For the Carleton Place rally, the protesters are asked to gather at the new Farmers’ Market just off Lake Avenue East at noon. Contact Doug Leitch at 613-913-2863 or through Facebook “Join the fight against Hydro rates”, Carleton Place event.

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