Denman Island opens up for Pull Together

Denman Island Open Stage opened their doors and their hearts to Pull Together this Thursday, on the first stop of our Salish Sea Tour! In a cozy community hall with a wood stove blazing in the corner, the island community gathered together and shared their many talents.   Special guest Luke Wallace performed and hosted the evening, while a diverse set of talented performers–  pianists  poets, slide guitarists, fiddlers, humorists, drummers and musicians — raised the roof in a packed house.   Many of the performances spoke to the beauty of this coast and the absurdity of the politicians who threaten it.

A concession of decadent home-baked goods, awesome raffle prizes donated by Patagonia and Adbusters media foundation, and generous donations from the crowd of 80 people amounted to an astounding $904.20 raised for the Pull Together campaign! These funds will be doubled by an anonymous donor, and 100% of the proceed will go towards T’sleil-Waututh and Coldwater Nations’ legal challenges against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.

A huge thanks to Michael Rapati of the Denman Arts Collective for welcoming us into the Open Stage event, to  Mary-Jane Stewart for organizing and baking up a storm with Sharon Clarke, and to Des Kennedy, Maxine Matilipi, and Brad Hornick and all the volunteers who helped make this fantastic event happen!

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