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Protestors to deliver flurry of rounds to Kinder Morgan's solar plexus

May 28-29

Mary Lovell, Fossil Fuel Freedom Fest/website photos



ommunities from the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island are marching 75 kilometers to Kinder Morgan's tar sands pipeline terminus for a large rally and festival to resist the pipeline's expansion arriving Sunday May 29th.

Sunday, May 28th Schedule

• 9 am -Walk leaves along Commercial Drive to E. Hastings to Kinder Morgan Westridge Terminal, MAP
Location: Grandview Park, 1657 Charles St. at Commercial, Vancouver

• 2:30 - 5 pm - Fossil Fuel Freedom Fest
Location: Westridge Park, 320 Cliff Ave, Burnaby

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On Sunday, March 29, hundreds begin the last leg of a 4 day 75 kilometers march against the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline, to their final destination at a "Fossil Fuel Freedom Fest", being held near the terminus of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby.


The Walk for the Salish Sea! is a celebration of alternatives to fossil fuels and a fundraiser for indigenous court cases against the pipeline's expansion.

“As a Canadian, as an American, and as a Tsleil-Waututh Nation Youth and above all as an older brother, I oppose the expansion of this symbol of destruction and despair, the Kinder Morgan pipeline. This pipeline threatens the livelihood of our future generations.” said Cedar George-Parker, Tsleil Waututh and Tulalip Nation youth.

The "Fossil Fuel Freedom Fest" – being held at Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Terminal – features Chief Lee Spahan from Coldwater Indian Band, Cedar George-Parker from Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Kanahus Manuel from Secwepemc Nation, Grand Chief Stewart & Joan Phillip from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Brandon Gabriel & Kachina Bige, Kwantlan First Nation, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, and a non-violent direct action teach-in and music by prominent West coast folk singer-song-writers Luke Wallace and Buckman Coe.

The 10 km length of the march up East Hastings will kick off in East Vancouver's Grandview Park with large marine animal puppets, mobile orca installation performance-art piece, roving fossil fuel divestment actions, a marching band, First Nations drummers and speakers, and will culminate in a major rally, festival, and direct-action teach-in at the gates of Kinder Morgan, with speakers from the local First Nations communities, slam poets and youth-engaged musical acts.

In solidarity with indigenous-led opposition to the recent federal government approval for the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline/tanker expansion and raise funds for related indigenous legal challenges - organizers have raised over 20 thousand dollars so far, for Squamish Coldwater and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations lawsuits against the project. Funds collected on the day of the event will support similar endeavours.


You can donate to the campaign here.



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