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Fight the Pipeline Fundraiser Night

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10.00

Please join us for an evening of music, drinks, a raffle, silent auction, and speakers, including hereditary Chief Eric Pelkey of the Tsawout First Nation at the Victoria Event Center on Monday, August 6th! Live music will be provided by Singer/Songwriter/Activist Peach Guevara. Together we will be raising money to help pay for the legal fees of protesters charged while resisting the advances of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Proceeds from this event will also help the Tsawout First Nations repair a traditional canoe to be used asserting Indigenous title and rights on the Salish Sea.

Admission is $10. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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The federal Liberal government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the TransMountain pipeline expansion project is a bonanza for Kinder Morgan shareholders, but a disaster for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and communities along the pipeline route. We call on Parliament to reject this dangerous sellout, and instead to move away from reliance on extraction and export of raw materials, towards energy and resource policies that protect the interests of people and the environment, and respect Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Paris Agreement.

PM Trudeau set the stage for Kinder Morgan’s blackmail tactics, when he immediately surrendered to the US-based corporation’s demand for guarantees of compensation in the face of massive opposition from First Nations and environmental groups, and the BC government’s legal challenge.

But as the Protect the Inlet coalition and other opponents made clear after the deal was announced on May 28, the answer to the pipeline expansion is still “NO”. This project poses a terrible danger to the fragile eco-systems of the west coast in the event of any significant leak or tanker spill. It was approved after a review process rigged to meet the demands of Kinder Morgan, and it lacks the consent of impacted communities along its route. Hundreds of people have already been arrested for opposing the pipeline and defending the water, land, and climate, and tens of thousands more have declared their intention to mount even stronger resistance.

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Accessibility:
* The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff do their best to accommodate.
* More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
* Washrooms are for all genders.

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We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory this event is being held, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Event Category:

Organizers

Communist Party of Canada – Victoria
Young Communist League – Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Venue

Victoria Event Centre
1614 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W Canada
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