Today members of the UCV Social Justice Committee and Environment Team took part in a rally to let Kinder Morgan know that we are STILL against bringing tar sands to the West Coast. While we were happy to see the rains return to our parched city, we were equally happy that it held off for today’s event.
The march started at the Vancouver Art Gallery then continued up Georgia, Burrard, and then Thurlow ending up at Sunset Beach. We walked with folks from the North Shore Unitarian Church, a big group of UBC C350 (divest) students, and many people carrying beautiful artwork of marine animals or pushing large sculptures of pipelines. Creativity rules at rallies! We even boogied (ok, maybe just nodded our heads) to the chants, raps and music from a band of musicians! At Sunset beach there were First Nations activists, elders and others who spoke of supporting each other and staying strong.