SOS Feb. 23 at the Community Hall

Mary Gillis

Save Our Shores

Monday, February 18 2013

In an evening that promises to be packed with information, discussion, speakers, films, videos and more, Gabriolans can expect to update themselves on the anti-oil, anti-tanker movement, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at the Community Hall. 

Principal speakers include Islands Trust Chair Sheila Malcolmson Protection Island’s Brian Falconer, a co-ordinator for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation (RCF); and Penny White, a local Tsimshian biologist, who will provide perspective on the Common Causes and Idle No More grassroots movements. 

RCF’s short documentary Groundswell opens the evening. First shown at the 2012 Vancouver Island Film Festival to great acclaim, this small film about making a big stand was shot in the Great Bear Rainforest. 

It’s a Saturday night so according to Save Our Shores’ organizer-in-chief, Erin Mancor, we can also expect music and good food to lighten our spirits at the event. “Kitchens are no longer the purview of women,” Ann Buttrick, SOS’s kitchen manager says. She has roped in Antony Holland (famous scones), Ken of Garlic Chocolate and Erik Anderson for kitchen detail.

Everyone is invited to come along at 7 p.m. Entry is by donation to SOS.