Apr
9
Apr 24

ALL CANDIDATE MEETINGS 

All Candidates meetings are a great way to judge candidates, share ideas, meet your neighbours and SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT LNG IN THE SAANICH INLET. Please join in and step up to the mic with a question you have crafted based on our key messages (SEE BELOW)

Wednesday, APRIL 19

Central Saanich Community Association

Stelly's Secondary School

1627 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton

7-9 pm

 

Thursday, APRIL 20

Host: Shawnigan Lake Residents Association

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfew Road, Shawnigan Lake

7-10pm

 

Monday, APRIL 24

Sustainable Energy

Mary Windspear Centre

Bodine Room

2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney

6:30 pm

 

Wednesday, April 26

Blenkinsop Valley Community Assoc., Broadmead Area Assoc., Cordova Bay Assoc. for Community Affairs

Claremont Secondary School Theatre

4980 Welsley Road

7 pm.

 

key messages
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Teams for action meeting

Please join us in organizing our network in order to work together in defending the inlet.

Thursday February 23rd

6:30- 8:30pm

Central Saanich Cultural Centre

1209 Clarke Rd, Brentwood Bay

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Feb
7
4:30 pm16:30

Stand Up for what you LOVE sign making (Tuesday Feb 7!) and Rally (Feb 14th)

 Saanich Inlet Network is participating at the rally at the official opening of the legislature

STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU LOVE
Organized by Wilderness Committee to send a message to BC elected leaders on critical environmental issues, delivered by many environmental and social justice groups.

Will you join other Network members in standing up for the inlet? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
in front of the legislature

 find more information  here


NETWORK Sign-making for the rally Tuesday Feb 7
 

We will be making signs at Pacifica Paddle (THANK YOU!) 
789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay
Tuesday, Feb 7 - this coming Tuesday
drop in 4:30-8pm
Bring a friend; bring a child.
Supplies provided.
find location
 here


The signs' messages:

  1. DEFENDING THE SAANICH INLET - SAYING NO TO LNG

  2. This is what I love about the Saanich Inlet: (add your text or images)

 
If you cannot make the sign making event, you can still make your own sign that answers the question what do you LOVE about the inlet and/or declares you are Defending the Saanich Inlet - saying No to LNG. 

No LNG in the Saanich Inlet Highway Protest
Sep
25
1:00 pm13:00

No LNG in the Saanich Inlet Highway Protest

  • Goldstream Provincial Park

Join members of the Saanich Inlet Network at a second highway protest at Goldstream Park.

Steelhead LNG announced this week that Seven Generations, a gas extraction company from Alberta, has purchased a "significant minority stake" in the proposed Malahat LNG project.

Tee-shirts and signs will be available.

Paddle for the Inlet II
Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

Paddle for the Inlet II

  • Pacifica Paddle Sports

Join your friends and neighbours in a celebration of the Saanich Inlet by taking to the water for a group paddle. The first paddle event was a huge success and you get another opportunity to show your support for the Saanich Inlet.

MP Elizabeth May LNG Town Hall
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

MP Elizabeth May LNG Town Hall

  • Mary Winspear Centre

Elizabeth May will host a Town Hall meeting on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), and you’re invited. She will be joined by retired scientist, Dr. Eoin Finn, and author Andrew Nikiforuk.

District of North Saanich LNG Town Hall
May
31
5:00 pm17:00

District of North Saanich LNG Town Hall

  • Mary Winspear Centre

The District of North Saanich will be hosting a public Town Hall meeting about Steelhead LNG's proposed Malahat LNG project. Come learn more about the project and ask your questions!

Screening: Fractured Land
Mar
20
2:00 pm14:00

Screening: Fractured Land

  • Duncan United Church

A coming of age story about a young First Nations law student and emerging leader from northeast BC, epicenter of some of the worlds largest fracking operations. He tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him - blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. 

Directed and Produced by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis
Executive Producers: Daniel Conrad, Mark Achbar and Charlotte Engel Editor: Jocelyn Chaput
Music: Edo Van Breemen
Contact | Facebook | Twitter | Website

SCREENING: A Last Stand for Lelu
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

SCREENING: A Last Stand for Lelu

  • UVic - Harry Hickman Bldg. Rm. 105

The Facebook event was posted by Greg Horne.

<This screening is taking place on Lekwungen and Wsanec territories.>

Join us to watch this outstanding and urgent short film about the Lax Kw'alaams people who are defending their traditional territory Lax U'u'la (Lelu Island) and the Flora Bank wild salmon habitat from the Petronas LNG project. 

Discussion to follow the film, including up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening at Lelu and other frontlines in the struggle against colonial intensification. As part of that, we will hear from Mary Vickers of the Heiltsuk Nation.

Free or by donation. All funds raised go to the land defenders on Lax U'u'la.

BACKGROUND: 

- This is a crucial time to support Lelu Island in every way we can! On January 23rd, 2016, the nine allied tribes of Lax Kw'alaams signed the Lelu Island Declaration calling for protection of Lelu Island and Flora and Agnew Banks from corporate resource extraction for all time. The Declaration, also signed by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, MLAs Jennifer Rice, Doug Donaldson, and Robin Austin, and MP Nathan Cullen, came about in response to continued attempts by Petronas and its North American branch, Pacific Northwest LNG, to begin work on a liquified fracked gas facility at Lelu.

- The federal government released its Draft Environmental Assessment for the project on Feb.11 - in spite of its lack of authority on traditional, unceded indigenous territory. On March 11th, the 30-day comment period for the assessment will end, and the Government will release its final decision on the project by March 22. The company has said they are ready to begin construction immediately. 

- In May 2015, the Lax Kw'allams people voted 100% NO to the LNG project, despite being offered $1.4 Billion from Petronas.

- Lax Kw'allams hereditary leaders have been occupying their territory since August to turn away contractors pushing the rejected project forward. 

- Christy Clark is pushing hard to allow Petronas to build BC's first massive LNG facility. She has lashed out at the First Nations protecting their lands and waters, labellling them the "forces of no" and "rag tag". 

- Filmmakers Tamo Campos and Farhan Umedaly have produced this timely documentary to share the voices of indigenous land defenders at Lelu Island. We hope you will come and help us honour those voices as well as build community towards stopping this colonial project.

ACCESSIBILITY:

This event is free to attend. It is also a fundraiser for the land defenders at Lelu, and we will be 'passing the hat' to help with costs in running the camp.

Bus tickets will be available, and vegan snacks will be served at both events. 

Childcare is available upon request.

We ask that people attending please try to help us provide a scent-reduced space.

Harry Hickman Building, at UVic, and its washrooms can be accessed with a wheelchair.

BACKGROUND INFO:

www.leludeclaration.ca/

www.laxuula.com

www.facebook.com/Stop-Pacific-NorthWest-LNGPetronas-on-Lelu-Island-949045868451061/

www.facebook.com/Skeenawatershed/?fref=ts

 

WHO IS PUTTING ON THIS EVENT:

This event has been organized by some of the people who participate in an informal, relationship-based network called OUST Victoria. One of the people in the network is currently living at Lelu Island, and another is being paid to organize around this issue by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Please contact Seb Bonet (jsbonet@gmail.com) if you have questions or concerns about who is organizing this event or how it has been put together.

SCREENING: A Last Stand for Lelu
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

SCREENING: A Last Stand for Lelu

  • Victoria Events Centre

Facebook event created by Greg Horne.

<This screening is taking place within Lekwungen territories.>

Join us to watch this outstanding and urgent short film about the Lax Kw'alaams people who are defending their traditional territory Lax U'u'la (Lelu Island) and the Flora Bank wild salmon habitat from the Petronas LNG project. 

Discussion to follow the film, including up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening at Lelu and other frontlines in the struggle against colonial intensification. As part of that, we will hear from Mary Vickers of the Heiltsuk Nation.

Free or by donation. All funds raised go to the land defenders on Lax U'u'la.

BACKGROUND: 

- This is a crucial time to support Lelu Island in every way we can! On January 23rd, 2016, the nine allied tribes of Lax Kw'alaams signed the Lelu Island Declaration calling for protection of Lelu Island and Flora and Agnew Banks from corporate resource extraction for all time. The Declaration, also signed by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, MLAs Jennifer Rice, Doug Donaldson, and Robin Austin, and MP Nathan Cullen, came about in response to continued attempts by Petronas and its North American branch, Pacific Northwest LNG, to begin work on a liquified fracked gas facility at Lelu.

- The federal government released its Draft Environmental Assessment for the project on Feb.11 - in spite of its lack of authority on traditional, unceded indigenous territory. On March 11th, the 30-day comment period for the assessment will end, and the Government will release its final decision on the project by March 22. The company has said they are ready to begin construction immediately. 

- In May 2015, the Lax Kw'allams people voted 100% NO to the LNG project, despite being offered $1.4 Billion from Petronas.

- Lax Kw'allams hereditary leaders have been occupying their territory since August to turn away contractors pushing the rejected project forward. 

- Christy Clark is pushing hard to allow Petronas to build BC's first massive LNG facility. She has lashed out at the First Nations protecting their lands and waters, labellling them the "forces of no" and "rag tag". 

- Filmmakers Tamo Campos and Farhan Umedaly have produced this timely documentary to share the voices of indigenous land defenders at Lelu Island. We hope you will come and help us honour those voices as well as build community towards stopping this colonial project.

ACCESSIBILITY:

This event is free to attend. It is also a fundraiser for the land defenders at Lelu, and we will be 'passing the hat' to help with costs in running the camp.

Bus tickets will be available, and vegan snacks will be served at both events. 

Childcare is available upon request.

We ask that people attending please try to help us provide a scent-reduced space.

The Event Centre can be accessed by wheelchair, but it does not have accessible bathrooms. Also, access to the building is at the back. If you can come to the front first, someone can show the way to the back. 

BACKGROUND INFO:

www.leludeclaration.ca/

www.laxuula.com

www.facebook.com/Stop-Pacific-NorthWest-LNGPetronas-on-Lelu-Island-949045868451061/

www.facebook.com/Skeenawatershed/?fref=ts

 

WHO IS PUTTING ON THIS EVENT:

This event has been organized by some of the people who participate in an informal, relationship-based network called OUST Victoria. One of the people in the network is currently living at Lelu Island, and another is being paid to organize around this issue by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Please contact Seb Bonet (jsbonet@gmail.com) if you have questions or concerns about who is organizing this event or how it has been put together.

LNG in Victoria
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

LNG in Victoria

  • Esquimalt United Church

A community forum about the Steelhead LNG (Malahat LNG) liquefied natural gas facility, pipeline, and tanker proposal for the Saanich Inlet.

Malahat LNG: Information night with Dr. Eoin Finn
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Malahat LNG: Information night with Dr. Eoin Finn

  • Mill Bay Community League Hall

Join us Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:00 at the Mill Bay Community League Hall for a free information session with Dr. Eoin Finn to learn more about LNG and the impact the Malahat project would have on Saanich Inlet.