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SEA September Members Meeting

SEPTEMBER 16th at 5:30pm
560 Johnson Street
Green Cuisine, Lower Level, Market Square


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August 30th, 2018
5pm - 6:30pm
1 Centennial Square, Victoria
City Hall

Pipeline Quashed!! Victory Parade and Party!

Hosted by Rise and Resist

Get your happy asses out in the streets in vic this evening people. The indigenous-led resistance to Kinder Morgan has won a sweet and undeniable victory in court today!

This morning the federal Court of Appeal dealt perhaps the final blow to Trudeau's ill-conceived tar sands expansion plans, ruling what Indigenous communities in the forefront of this battle and the massive groundswelll of public oppposition to this project have been saying all along--that the NEB approval process was bogus and that Canada did not propelry or respectfully consult First Nations who remain steadfast in their refusal to the allow this project through their territories.

The government has been sent back to the consultation process with First Nations and we know that consent won't happen and like we knew all along: This pipeline will never be built!

This is a major vindication and victory for Indigenous Title and rights, for climate justice, for our coast, for the southern resident orcas and for people power over the narrow vested interests of big oil, at a time in which we desperately need to be collectively transitioning to a post-carbon economy rooted in respect for Indigenous sovereignty and rights.


Under the strong and principled leadership of Indigenous nations, we did this together and together we must celebrate.!!! Tonight in Vic!

5 pm, meet at Centennial Square and dance in the streets for a battle fought long and hard by al of us together!

We did it!

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AUGUST 30TH, 2018
7PM- 9PM

Protect What You Love:
Southern Resident Killer Whale Town Hall

Hosted by Nathalie Chambers for Saanich Council
We will be hosting a Town Hall gathering focused on the state of our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) and the risks they face here in the Salish Sea.

Misty MacDuffee, renowned Biologist and Program Director for the Wild Salmon Program at from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, will speak about the SRKW's for 45 minutes with time following for questions. She will discuss the vital relationship between the Orcas and the wild Chinook Salmon, pipeline concerns, scenarios for spill impact and response, and more. 

Nathalie Chambers, a former major gift fundraiser for Raincoast Conservation Foundation has found much hope in the Population Viability Analysis that indicates: if Chinook populations are increased by 30%, vessel disturbance are decreased, and the pipeline is stopped, then, scientifically we can save the SRKW population.

Following the Town Hall, at 9PM, all are welcome to a Ceremony at Cadboro Bay Beach to honour our Orca relatives and grieve for the loss they have endured.


Saturday September 1, 2018
11 AM - 3 PM
711 Douglas St, Victoria
CityStudio Victoria

Rise for Climate Art Build

Hosted by Rise and Resist

This Saturday we're working on two art projects for Rise for Climate: a banner to lead the march, and putting together a giant piece of fabric for painting a collaborative banner on the 8th. Come join us for painting, sewing*, or both!

The art build will take place at CityStudio Victoria which just moved to a new location at 711 Douglas St, in the old Crystal Gardens.

* In particular we're looking for people with sewing skills, and people who can bring your own sewing machines so we can make the banner faster!

Volunteer at the Sept 8th March

We are also looking for help with the following volunteer roles for the Rise for Climate march. Send us an email if you're interested!:

  • safety marshalling
  • photography
  • food
  • livestreaming/social media people


Rise for Climate Poster  - Here's a poster/graphic for sharing on social media!

You can also print your own to put up around town here (it's designed to be 11x17 inches)

For more details visit:


SEPT 2ND, 2018

Tsawout First Nation invites community to join September 2 paddle for ȽEL¸TOS and the Salish Sea

Hosted by Tsawout Chief, Council and a number of neighbours/supporters/advocates
Everything is coming together for an inspiring, important event, which Turning the Tide is organizing in partnership with Tsawout First Nation and other organizations, happening on Sunday September 2 beginning at 9:00 am at TIXEN (Cordova Spit) (view map here). 

There are a few administrative details we would like to share in advance of the Paddle:

1. Option of Camping at Island View Beach
Some paddlers are camping prior to the community paddle at the CRD Island View Beach Campground, on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (August 31-Sept 3). A block of campsites has been reserved for these nights, and you are welcome and encouraged to join for all or some of these nights. Please let us know if you would like to camp, so we will have an idea of numbers. We are asking for $20 per person to cover camping costs. Meals will be on a self-catered basis, with encouragement of potluck dinners for those who are inclined. 

2. Community Action Bus to and from Victoria, Island View Beach and Tsawout 
The Community Action Bus is driving people up to Island View Beach for camping on Friday Aug. 31, leaving Victoria at 5:00 pm, returning at the end of the weekend. Shuttles will also be provided the day of the Paddle between Victoria, Island View Beach and Tsawout. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-893-7848 for details and to reserve your spot on the bus!

3. Safety Policy and Participant Consent Agreement
Please take a few minutes to read the Paddle for ȽEL¸TOS Safety Policy and Participant Consent Agreement, which every participant will be required to sign before leaving TIXEN the morning of the Paddle.

4. Donation to Cover Costs of Community Paddle
We are asking for a suggested donation of $20 to cover costs associated with the Paddle (including promotional materials, honouraria for elders, and costs associated with the Sept. 2 breakfast and community meal). Larger donations are also welcome. You can pay via e-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pay in cash the morning of the Paddle.

5. Organizing Spots in Boats
Generally, we encourage participants to make their own arrangements for a kayak, canoe or other human-powered water craft. We are also facilitating a boat-sharing system. If you have a spare spot in your boat, or an extra boat available for Sept. 2 for someone else to use, please respond to this email by letting us know. If you need help finding a spot in a boat, please email and we will match you up (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For the Paddle, please arrive at TIXEN (Cordova Spit) (view map here) no later than 9:00 am on Sunday September 2, to get your boat ready and have some breakfast. It is also important to bring plenty of water, a sunhat, and snacks for the paddle, along with your PFD and other safety equipment appropriate to your vessel. We are returning to TIXEN at approximately 2:00 pm, after a 14 kilometre group paddle around ȽEL¸TOS. 
6. Help with Promotions for the Paddle
The purpose of the Paddle for ȽEL¸TOS and the Salish Sea is to demonstrate support for the Tsawout First Nation's claim to ȽEL¸TOS (James Island), which despite never being surrendered fell into private hands contrary to the Treaty and Crown policy. The island is current listed for sale by the American owner. The Paddle is intended to ramp up pressure on the Crown to reach a fair settlement and return the island to Tsawout. We are therefore asking if you can help us spread the word. You can also join, share and invite friends to the event: .

We've posted a new promotional film about the significance of ȽEL¸TOS to the WSANEC People at

Thank you -- and see you at the Paddle (and, hopefully, for camping too)!
The Turning the Tide Organizing Committee


Saturday, September 8th, 2018
3541 Blanshard St.
Royal Bank of Canada, Uptown Shopping Mall

Rise for Climate! Damn the Pipeline! Jam the Streets!

Global Day of Climate Action

Victoria, B.C on unceded Lekwungen and W'SANEC territory

People of the Island and around the Salish Sea, Rise for Climate!

Let's gather at noon on September 8th, in unison with an international day of climate action and jam the streets from Uptown to downtown to tell decision makers its time for Canada to slam the brakes on fossil fuel expansion!

On this day in cities, towns and communities around the world, people are organizing thousands of rallies to demand a liveable climate future and an immediate end to new fossil fuel mega-projects--because its 2018 and our collective future cannot wait!

In Victoria, we are resisting Prime Minister Trudeau's criminal scheme to spend $15 billion to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, threatening the Salish sea, Indigenous lands, lives and waters and further destabilizing the world's atmosphere, to the peril of peoples and ecosystems world-wide.

No more stalling, no more delays: the smoke in the air is a sign that it's time to invest in a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy. We won't let Trudeau turn this country into a nation controlled by climate criminals. We are all in this together. Together, we will lead from the grassroots up!

Bring your your drums, pots and pans, banners and spirit of peaceful resistance for all life on earth! Bring your bikes, skateboards, bring your kids and friends, and lets show the people's will for a world beyond dangerous fossil fuel dependency and the petrostate.

The mobilization will end up downtown where there will be a collaborative painting of a public mural. Arrangements are being made to provide carbon-free transportation for elders and those who may need a ride.

This action will take place respectfully on the unceded lands of the Lkwungen and W'SANEC peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, long before there was anything called a climate crisis.

Find out more about Rise for Climate actions and the Global Climate Action Summit at

For more details visit:


10:00 AM
Gladstone Ave and Fernwood Rd


Hosted by The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition

Come join the GVCC on a bicycle tour exploring events in Victoria's social justice history. With interpretation provided by local historian Ben Isitt, we will discover people, places and stories which were instrumental in the social justice movement in this community and beyond.

This tour aims to serve as a reminder that while many Canadians enjoy freedom, equality, prosperity and diversity today, this has not always been the case for certain people, and that the goal towards a just, progressive and inclusive society still continues. This is particularly true in these current times when progressive ideals are being openly challenged.

The tour starts at Fernwood Square (near the Belfry Theatre) at 10:00 AM and is approximately 15 km in length. As this is a GVCC sponsored ride, a properly working bicycle and a helmet are required. Water and snacks/lunch are also recommended. We look forward to seeing you on September 9th!


Sponsored by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition




Sept 15th, 2018
12pm - 6pm
Centennial Sq, Victoria
City Hall

One Wave Gathering: 2018

Hosted by Pacific Peoples' Partnership

Our One Wave Gathering celebration will take place at Centennial Square on September 15th. This free public event will feature a day of Pacific music, art, and dance, as well as opportunities to explore social and environmental causes pertinent to the region. Check out our Events section for more details on the different happenings during this years One Wave Gathering, and stay tuned to the page for updates on event presenters and artists who will be in attendance!


As part of One Wave, a digital media installation entitled the Longhouse Legacy Exhibition will open on September 1st at MediaNet's new Flux gallery, and lead up to the signature One Wave Gathering celebration on the 15th. A youth produced impressionist digital collage will be projected in the shape of a cedar house front, paying tribute to The Longhouse Project and the communities it represented at last years anniversary event. The opening will also welcome representatives of Vaka Taumako, to present their debut Polynesian wayfinding documentary We, the Voyagers. Throughout September, the gallery will run a variety of North and South Pacific documentary screenings, interviews, and Indigenous artist, youth, and scholar presentations.


Look at the Longhouse Legacy Exhibition here:


Also, learn about Volunteering or participating as an NGO at this year's One Wave Gathering on our website here:

For more details visit:

  People for a One Planet Region:

Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday September 18, 7:30 pm

University of Victoria, Hickman Auditorium

Join us for the launch of the Common Vision, Common Action Solutions Statement
and a public discussion on how citizens can mobilize and organize to advance social and ecological justice at the local government level.

What role can citizens take to speak out for the planet and the health of the population,
to oppose unsustainable plans, and to propose sustainable and healthy alternatives when local governments consider land use proposals, Official Community Plans and neighbourhood plans,
and operational policies on housing, transportation, parks, culture and other issues?

All welcome for this free event! 

Sponsored by: UVic Social Justice Studies Program,  Common Vision Common Action,
Conversations for a One Planet Region, Social Environmental Alliance - SEA


September 22nd and 23rd, 2018
Saturday 11am - 6pm & Sunday 11am - 5pm
1240 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria
Fernwood NRG

13th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair


We are pleased to announce the thirteenth annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, located on unceded Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond. The Bookfair always includes workshops on a wide range of topics. We seek to challenge colonial attitudes, introduce anarchism to the public, foster dialogue between various political traditions, and create radical, inclusive, anti-oppressive spaces.

Free Admission
Free Workshops
Free Daycare


Details on Workshops, Presentations and Volunteering found on our website:

The heart of the Bookfair is the main room including booksellers, distributors, independent presses and activist groups from all over BC, North America, and abroad. If you'd like to table this year, please provide a short description of your group and the materials you intend to distribute at the Bookfair.

There is no fee for tabling at the Bookfair, but we suggest 10% of sales after expenses in order to help us cover costs.
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Xwaaqw’um Trail Runs and Cultural Celebrations
September 29 – September 30
Sep 29 at 12 PM to Sep 30 at 3 PM
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park
101 Burgoyne Bay Rd, Salt Spring Island 

Registration is open for all events!!! 
Trail runs include:
Kids 1K — 5K — 12K — 23K 

Educational activities include:
Cedar Weaving — Traditional Plant ID and uses

All are welcome to register for any event ( NO RUNNING REQUIRED)
and be sure to register for the Salmon DInner!
Camping will be available this year as well with limited space so get yours now!

To register:

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