Join us for an amazing night of film, speakers, and silent art auction to fundraise for the land defenders of Lax U’u’la Camp, who are protecting Lelu Island from LNG development.
The event is on March 18th, 7-9 PM at the Grandview Calvary Baptist Church. Event is suggested donation ($10-15), with no one turned away for lack of funds.
SPEAKERS include: Joey Wesley and Christine Martin from Lax Kw’alaams, and filmmakers Tamo Campos and Farhan Umedaly.
We will be screening the brand new film “A Last Stand For Lelu,” which takes you to the frontlines of the fight to save Lelu Island and Flora Bank. Click here to view the trailer.
The Lax Kw’alaams are fighting against a proposed LNG export terminal by the Malaysian energy giant Petronas. The Lax Kw’alaams voted unanimously against the project, rejecting an offer of $1.15 billion by Petronas. Ignoring the voice of the Lax Kw’alaams, Petronas, with full backing of the Provincial Government, have begun illegally drilling into Flora Bank.
The project would devastate the Skeena River, critical salmon habitat, and countless communities in the path of the LNG pipeline that will feed the terminal with fracked gas from Northeastern B.C.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently accepting comments from the public until March 11, 2016, after which a decision will be made by Catherine McKenna. Now is a crucial time to support the Lax U’u’la land defenders in their fight to protect the Skeena Watershed.
There will be childcare on-site.
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church’s kitchen’s entrance is at street level, which gives access to washrooms, kitchen and lower hall. One washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair.The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.
We ask that people attending please try to help us provide a scent-reduced space
*This event will be held on Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories *