The Get Out Migration – Salmon are Sacred

Sidney Presentation by Alexandra Morton – Salmon are Sacred

Alexandra Morton will be giving an evening presentation about her reasons for rallying the public around wild salmon. She’ll share her experiences about her journey on the Migration and her hopes for the next day’s rally in Victoria at the Parliament buildings. A table will be set up at the event with art supplies for people to build flags, banners, posters etc for the march into Victoria the following morning.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2010 – 19:30
Location: Mary Winspear Theatre (Bodine Hall)
2243 Beacon Ave,
Sidney, BC

Join the last leg of the ‘Get Out’ Migration Walk

Checkpoint: Sidney to Victoria  Saturday, May 8, 2010 – 08:00

Route & Checkpoints (from Alex)

We are walking from Sidney to Victoria, starting at 8:00am – our final leg of the Migration! We will walk roughly 30km to the BC Parliament buildings.

We will post our exact route as the 8th approaches, but it will be subject to change.

8:00am – 22km – The route will begin at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 9811 Seaport Place, in Sidney. We will walk roughly 22 km along highway #17 into Victoria, and exit off Quadra St to 4085 Quadra St.

12:30pm – 7kmLana Popham, NDP MLA for Saanich South, will be hosting a rest stop along the way at her constituency office, 4085 Quadra St (Quadra and Nicholson). From here, we will walk roughly 7km to Centennial Square.

2:00-3:00pm – 1km – Meet up at Centennial Square (Douglas and Cormorant St) to join up with the Migration. Festivities start at 2:00pm in Centennial Square, including music, speakers and a wild salmon bbq. See here for event details. We will arrive sometime between 2-2:30pm.

We will march the final km to the Legislature together at 3:30pm. It is a 1km walk for our final leg of the Migration.

4:00pmRally at the Legislature, including delivery of petitions and guest speakers. Bring signs! It would be great to see the names of all the towns being represented, along with animals that depend on the wild salmon.

Alexandra Morton, along with many other guests will speak at the rally. See here for a full list of speakers and rally details.

This is your chance to let Ottawa see you care about wild salmon.

MP Fin Donnelly, who is the West Coast Fisheries Critic and sits on the Fisheries Standing Committee in Ottawa, will receive us after our journey. Other elected officials will also be present (more information to follow). We will deliver our petition, signatures on Alexandra’s letter to Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, along with photographs of the Migrations planned in solidarity around the world and the Salmon Are Sacred Artwork we have collected from children and communities along the way.

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