Monthly Archives: June 2015

1000 Manitobans say NO to Energy East

Today the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition along with the Wilderness Committee - Manitoba Office delivered 1000 signed letters to Premier Greg Selinger asking the Manitoba government to stop Energy East.

We are asking the province to conduct its own review of the project that includes the impacts to climate change, something the National Energy Board will not do. The governments of Ontario and Quebec have already agreed to conduct independent provincial reviews of Energy East.

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Performers Announced for July 4th We > Tar Sands Day of Action Celebration

MUSICAL PERFORMERS:

Jason Tuesday
(Classical guitarist known for his percussive fingerstyle playing. Anishinabe from Lake of the Woods in Ontario.)

Glenn St John & Dan Donahue
(Two well established musicians combine their talents and passion for music and social justice.)

Patrick Simoens
(Singer/songwriter. Front man for Morden Manitoba’s Lakes and Pines)

Winnipeg Raging Grannies
(Activist Grannies who promote social justice through song and humour)

TWIN
(Hypno-Folk Pioneers. Known for touring North America in a canoe. Founded by Dave Fort, former member of Absent Sound)

D-T Massif feat. T’ai Pu
(AKA PuconA is a multi-media spoken word performer committed to “connecting our arts with our lives”)

The Flaming Trolleys
(Everyone’s favourite local marching orchestra which brings collective JOY to children, adults, seniors, plants and all other species alike!)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clayton Thomas-Muller
(Of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba- Organizer, activist, writer, speaker focusing on Indigenous self determination and environmental justice.)

July 4th at Oodena Circle at the Forks - Starting at 11:30 AM

Children’s programming begins! Face painting, art projects, a clown, games and entertainment.

12:00 P.M. Arrival of canoes, kayaks and bikes + entertainment and speakers.

Facebook Event pages for Winnipeg Paddle and Pedal + Celebration.

For more info on the Canada-wide events visit 350.org/july

We > Tar Sands: Winnipeg Pedal and Paddle

July 4th Paddle and Pedal for the Water and the Land
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10:00 AM Gather at the Assiniboine Park Foot Bridge
Prayer Ceremony
 Boat Launch and Bike Parade

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paddlers will take the Assiniboine River to the Forks! Along the way, they will be greeted and cheered on at each of the bridges along their route.
Pedalers will carry the message through the streets following a route along Portage Avenue to Ragland Road to Wolseley Avenue to Furby to Westminister twisting and turning to Broadway to Main Street to Mahatma Ghandi Way to Israel Asper Way to Oodena Circle.

12:00 PM arrive at Forks for Celebration, Music and Speakers at Oodena Circle. Lots going on there too for people who can’t make the paddle or pedal journey! Children’s programming will start at Oodena Circle at 11:30 AM

RSVP on Facebook

The Oodena Circle event page is HERE

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