Please join us this July 12th for our 9th Annual Paddle for the Peace!

Where:
Launch is on Hwy 29, about 45 minutes drive from Ft. St. John at the Halfway River Bridge.

Takeout is on Hwy 29, about a half hour drive from Ft. John at Bear Flat – you will see a large sign on the south side of the highway indicating where to drive through a farmers’ field to join everyone at the takeout.

When:
Saturday, July 12th.

Registration and free breakfast hosted by West Moberly First Nation is from 9 – 11 a.m.

Canoe/kayak launch is at noon.

What:
The Peace River Valley is currently under threat by the proposed Site C dam. If the dam is approved, 83 km of the valley will be flooded; the river will be widened by up to 3 times, washing away over 30,000 acres of farmland and over 17,000 acres of boreal forest.

The Paddle is an opportunity to join hundreds of other fun, caring individuals at an event to celebrate the river and demonstrate support for maintaining its existing integrity.

More info:

Between 11 a.m. and the launch at noon, we have keynote speakers including leaders from our NGO allies and First Nations.

It takes about 1.5-2 hours to paddle down to the landing site at Bear Flat.

We’re working on plans to provide entertainment and a free BBQ at the landing during the afternoon at Bear Flat. Will provide confirmed details as they become available.

This is a great opportunity to partake in a very unique gathering to celebrate the beauty and need to protect the Peace River Valley with others from all over the province and the world!

Hope to see you there! 🙂

For more information, contact dlayman@telus.net

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