Celebrating the Salish Sea

This fantastic night was entertaining, informative and spoken from the heart. Watch the keynote here

 Watch MP Elizabeth May’s keynote address (click) 

Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, the keynote speaker, wowed the packed house of supporters and interested citizens the audience with a rousing presentation that focussed on Kinder Morgan’s application to the National Energy Board. True to Raincoast’s objectives, Elizabeth informed and inspired the audience.


The evening’s schedule:

6:00 Doors open, “Meet Our Scientists” Reception & Displays

7:00  Emcee, Dr. Chris Darimont, Raincoast Director of Science

7:05 Welcome and views to the current issues affecting the Salish Sea, Adam Olson, Tsartlip First Nation

7:20 Musical interlude by Kytami, Kyla LeBlanc

7:35  The Sea Around Us, presentation by Misty MacDuffee, Raincoast ecologist

7:55  Directly Affected Film

8:15 Elizabeth May

9:00  Closing remarks

9:30 Close up

Join Raincoast for an evening of science, information and inspiration. Keynote speaker Elizabeth May, along with Chris Darimont (Raincoast Science Director), Adam Olson (Tsartlip Frist Nation) and Misty MacDuffee (Raincoast biologist) will speak about British Columbia’s iconic Salish Sea.

We will show Raincoast’s short documentary Directly Affected, a film that profiles Kinder Morgan’s proposal and the shortcomings of the National Energy Board review process. From First Nations to Burnaby homeowners and Chilliwack fishermen to Gulf Islands residents, the film tells how we all are directly affected by the Trans Mountain Proposed Expansion.

Elizabeth May will conclude the evening with her key-note address on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and its implications for our coast, climate change, democracy and a National Energy Strategy.

Join Raincoast on 25 April 2015 at the Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre. 6:00 pm Reception, Bar, Sustainability Fair; 7:00 pm presentations. Tickets available from the Mary Winspear Centre box office.

Thank you to our sponsors The Peninsula Gallery in Sidney who support Raincoast’s art sales, and Maple Leaf Adventures, providing expedition cruises in the Salish Sea and the spectacular world of coastal British Columbia, and Turnham Woodland, Barristers and Solicitors

For more information, contact:  fredgregory [at] raincoast [dot] org




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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.