Gabriolans invited to join Victoria anti-tanker protest on October 22
A number of conservation-minded Gabriolans are planning to attend the Monday, Oct. 22 Defend Our Coast rally at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria. The rally will peacefully oppose Big Oil and government plans to increase tanker traffic on the B.C. coast. The recently formed Save Our Shores (SOS) is inviting its members and others interested in sharing transportation to Victoria to avoid parking problems in the capital where thousands are expected to rally. For people making their own way to Victoria, Gabriolans in the protest can be joined at the large red and white banner Save Our Shores/Stop Oil Spills.
David Suzuki; Naomi Black; Stephen Lewis; Maude Barlow; Bill McKibben; Jackie Thomas, Chief, Saik’uz First Nation; the Dogwood Foundation and other environmental groups and individuals across the province are supporting this peaceful protest. For anyone interested in protest rallies, Jean McLaren will organize a direct action, non-violence training on Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upstairs room at the Gabriola Commons.
Contact SOS at 250-247-8481 or email email@example.com for more information about sharing rides or hiring a bus. For those going to Victoria on their own, watch for the red banner shown above as the gathering point for Save Our Shores.