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Musicians and Farmers Align for Peace Valley Solidarity Concert

June 19, 2018 VANCOUVER – On July 21st, the UBC Farm will host musicians Luke Wallace, Shari Ulrich and Corrina Keeling for an event in solidarity with Peace Valley farmers and Treaty 8 Nations fighting the Site C Dam. The event is occurring at a critical time as it falls two days before the Treaty 8 First Nations Injunction case is scheduled to begin in provincial court.

This family-friendly, celebratory event is the collaborative vision of musician Luke Wallace and organizers at the UBC Farm: a hub of food systems education for a food secure future.

“We at the UBC Farm see this event as a great opportunity to share our support for farmers all over the region, as well as promote and celebrate the amazing farmland we have here in BC.”

– Clare Cullen, Operations Director at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

This event is a part of a growing web of activations pushing for the cancellation of the Site C Dam, which include the annual Paddle for the Peace and countless music and book tours, as well as the Site C Accountability Summit, which took place in January of 2018.

“The Site C Dam embodies everything that is wrong with provincial politics in 2018. It’s an embarrassment to those of us fighting to reconcile a history of colonization. It’s the destruction of world-class farmland to create power for sunset industries like oil and gas. And perhaps most critically, the $10.7 billion (and climbing) tax-dollar-price tag is stifling all other forms of renewable, 21st century energy investment like geothermal and solar. This dam must, and will, be stopped.”

– Luke Wallace, Organizer and Musician, Farmland First

Event Details:

July 21, 2018

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive (www.ubcfarm.ubc.ca)

$10-$20

Children 12 and under free

Food, beer and refreshments available for purchase

All profits will go to Treaty 8 Legal court fees

Contact:

Luke Wallace, Musician – 778-866-6147 – lukewallacemusic@gmail.com

Facebook event — https://www.facebook.com/events/604543523278168/

Tickets for event — http://farmlandfirst.eventbrite.ca

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