Comox Valley Council of Canadians - June 2018 e-newsletter

In the Chapter's June newsletter:
Great Canadian Trivia Night
Rally to Stop Kinder Morgan
Site C Rally

Love for Wild Salmon Rally
Book Tour - Damming the Peace - Wendy Holm
Breaking News! Referendum Question - Fair Vote Canada - BC
Merville Water Guardians
New Release - Watershed Sentinel - Bypassing Dystopia, Joyce Nelson
Upcoming Events

The Great Canadian Team Trivia Night Fundraiser
Only in Canada, eh!

Saturday, June 16 - Doors 6:00 pm   Trivia 7:00 pm
Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg
We are looking forward to the rousing, action-packed, fun-paced trivia showdown of Canuck wisdom - the perfect evening to test your knowledge and challenge your wits and recollection of Canada’s rich arts, cultural, sports and social history.

Remember, bring your spare change to purchase tickets for a chance to win one the wonderful raffle baskets or 50/50 draw, in support of Fair Vote Comox Valley. Barb Biley is serving her delicious chili in two versions beef and vegetarian, and a selection of beverages will be available to quench your thirst. The sweet ending features Catherine Bell's famous carrot cake!

A few players are needed to complete teams of eight - contact Sue Smith at email or (250) 335-2062.  $12/person includes a door prize ticket. Trivia night details available here.

Looking forward to sharing a super Great Canadian Team Trivia Night with you!

Locally, we will rally at NOON at MP Gord Johns’ office at 437 5th Street, Courtenay to present several hundred pages of petitions against this project. Bring your signs, noise makers and your taxpayer’s voice to protest against this ill-begotten deal. Details here  Share here

NO TAXES for fanning the flames of climate change
NO TAXES for trampling on Indigenous rights
NO TAXES for polluting our West Coast waters
Site C Rally
We Say This is a DAM Mistake!

Monday, June 11, 12:30 - 1:30
MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard's office
436 5th St, Courtenay

We are gathering to mark the 6 month anniversary of the shocking announcement by Premier Horgan about continuing with Site C. Bring a sign and a letter to our MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and Premier John Horgan.

Sponsored by
Islanders for the Peace
June 16, 11:00 am - Comox 
Rally location to be advised - follow Chapter's Facebook page
Gather at the family-friendly Rally for Wild Salmon to hear speakers and join the parade to the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park where the BC Seafood Festival will be taking place. During the Festival's Signature Weekend, Atlantic farmed salmon will be included at select events.

Pressure needs to be kept on the BC government to respect United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), by not renewing open pen fish farm leases contested by First Nations.
Book Tour & Signing with Wendy Holm
Damming the Peace:
The Hidden Cost of the Site C Dam

Wednesday, July 11 - 7:00 pm
Rotary Room, Florence Filberg, Courtenay

The Chapter is excited to present Wendy Holm, whose book Damming the Peace presents the independent voices of citizen experts describing every important impact of the dam and the on-going opposition to Site C. 

"The fight to stop Site C is not over," states Maude Barlow. "Damming the Peace is our roadmap."

Further details will follow on the Chapter's website.

Referendum question just announced - find out more - view question here!

Ask the CVRD deny the current application for rezoning of 2410 Sackville Road, Merville and thereby retain the residential and agricultural nature of the area and protect that watershed area.

"As the matter moves forward through the process, it is imperative that the public comments be collected as part of the record. Alana Mullaly from CVRD staff is compiling ... on this matter." Edwin Grieve, Director, Area C

The more letters and public comment the stronger the stand to deny the rezoning permit.
The email address of the CVRD directors to send your personalized letters available here.
New Release: Bypassing Dystopia, Joyce Nelson

Watershed Sentinel Books is pleased to announce the release of their third publication, Bypassing Dystopia: Hope-filled challenges to corporate rule by Toronto-based freelance author and investigative journalist Joyce Nelson.

Bypassing Dystopia is available now and can be ordered directly by phone (250-339-6117) or by clicking here.
upcoming eventsJune 4 - Stop the Kinder Morgan Buyout - 437 5th St. Courtenay - Noon
June 11 - Site C Rally - MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard's office 12:30 - 1:30
June 16 - Love for Wild Salmon Rally - Comox - Facebook page

June 16 - Great Canadian Team Trivia Night Fundraiser - details here
June 22-24 - Miners Memorial & Goodwin Commemorative - details here
July 11 - Damming the Peace - Book tour with Wendy Holm 
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