Clayoquot Wild weekend 8-10 August

Aug 8-10, 2013


Twenty years ago thousands rushed to join Friends of Clayoquot Sound to peacefully protest and blockade the bridge that allowed MacMillan Bloedel to devastate clayoquot’s forests. Their action turned into the largest act of peaceful civil disobedience in Canadian history and continues to influence the Canadian environmental movement today. To honour and celebrate the courage of the blockaders FOCS is holding a “Clayoquot Wild Weekend” from August 8th to 11th. The Clayoquot Wild Weekend will also be a time of reflection and planning as we gear up to confront the ongoing threats to the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.

“Clayoquot ’93″ Panel Discussion and Social

  • Tofino Community Hall
  • Thursday August 8th
  • Doors: 7:30 pm, Event: 8:00 pm

Tickets: 10$ at Mermaid Tales Bookshop and Common-loaf Bakery.

Join a panel of key figures, locals and arrestees from the 1993 logging protests as they discuss the events of the 1993 Clayoquot blockades, weaving a colourful tapestry of history! The event will be held in the Community Hall, tickets are 10$ and are available in advance from the Mermaid Tales bookshop and from our board members some tickets will also be available at the door, but don’t wait to the last minute!

On the Panel and their roles in 1993:

Valerie Langer: FOCS Forests Campaigner
Tzeporah Berman: FOCS Blockade Coordinator
Elizabeth May: organized Sierra Club Canada’s coast to coast Clayoquot Express rail caravan in 1993
Chris Hatch: key FOCS volunteer
Karen Mahon: Greenpeace organizer, key ally
John Cashore: NDP Minister of Environment and later Aboriginal Affairs
Terry Brown: arrestee
Maureen Fraser: Tofino local, FOCS supporter
Joe Martin: key ally and Tla-o-qui-aht cultural leader

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