Paddlers

Talaysay Tours Paddle for Peace – Protect the Mighty Peace River

By Andrea Palframan / June 29, 2016 /

Grab a paddle and join Talaysay Tours and the Shishalh Nation for a paddle, rally & picnic  to raise funds for the First Nations legal challenges against the Site C Dam.  On July 9th, join thousands of people across the province who are grabbing a paddle and supporting the First Nations to stop Site-C in…

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Exciting new campaign launches in time for Paddle for the Peace!

By Andrea Palframan / June 23, 2016 /

Every year, the Peace Valley Environment Association and West Moberly First Nation host a Paddle for the Peace that brings hundreds of people to the Peace River to protest Site-C. So what if we helped them amplify the Paddle for the Peace with a groundswell of grassroots fundraising events that together raised big money for First Nations to stop Site-C…

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Paddle for the Peace 2015: How did we get here, and why should you care?

By Andrea Palframan / July 30, 2015 /

{  This is a guest post by WCEL’s Anna Johnston  } The 10th annual Paddle for the Peace was the most emotional I’ve witnessed since joining the annual solidarity float down northeast BC’s majestic Peace River in protest of the proposed Site C dam. Recently dethroned Agricultural Land Commission Chair Richard Bullock wrestled with tears…

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Pat Swift and David Williams

By Andrea Palframan / July 3, 2015 /

Says David Williams, “I was the founding president of RAVEN until last year, when I resigned. Pat and I are the co-founders of Friends of Nemiah Valley where I was the executive director and she the secretary.” His reasons for joining July 11th Paddle for the Peace are simple yet profound.   “The Site C project is…

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Reg Whiten

By Andrea Palframan / July 3, 2015 /

Says Reg about why he’s heading up to the Paddle for the Peace this July 11th: “Having made my home and living as as a watershed steward for over 30 years in the Peace River basin, I feel deeply connected and committed to its protecty- its a unique and special place in my heart, body…

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Lyn Chapman

By Andrea Palframan / July 2, 2015 /

“I’m a brand new grandmother,” says paddler Lyn Chapman. Here’s why she is paddling for the Peace: “What a joy! What a responsibility. What motivates me is my desire to leave places of beauty, rich biodiversity and life sustaining capability for his and everyone’s future. The Peace River Valley is one such place. It’s unique…

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Kate Shippam

By Andrea Palframan / June 29, 2015 /

Kate Shippam is heading up to the Peace River this July 11th to Paddle for the Peace. Here’s why: “What Treaty 8 is standing up for is in line with what I want this country to look like and the direction that I want us to go in. Yet— they’re in court defending the environment…

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Ana Simeon

By Andrea Palframan / June 29, 2015 /

“I guess growing food is in my blood,” says Ana Simeon. “One of my earliest memories is being chased by an enormous mama goose on my grandma’s farm when I was three or four. Despite these rocky beginnings I learned to weed beds and pluck chickens at an early age … and am still growing…

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