Solidarity Gathering & Reconnection March – Wed Mar 10 @ 2pm

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[many groups created this event together – BROKE is helping by hosting online content] Three years ago, ten thousands of us joined Indigenous leaders to build a traditional Coast Salish Watch House in the path of a pipeline.

Join us TOMORROW, Wednesday March 10 at 2:00 pm to support Protectors taking bold action at the construction site, then join the Reconnection March to the Sacred Fire at the Watch House, in celebration of the 3-year anniversary. The march will retrace our footsteps 3 years ago, it is 5 km with an incline. If you can’t make the march, please meet us at the Watch House at around 4:15 pm for the gathering around the Sacred Fire. 

Roxanne Charlie of the Semiahmoo Nation invites you to “please join us on this beautiful spring day to celebrate. To connect on the land and use our voices to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. To take a stand for the children, animals, trees, salmon, water, generations to come and all those struggling at this time.”

Start Point
WHERE: Start at Holmes Creek Protectors Camp on North Road, just south of Highway 1 overpass
WHEN: 2:00 PM PST – 4:15 PM PST
TRANSIT: From Lougheed Skytrain walk south on North Road to Hwy 1 overpass.
PARKING: Lower Hume Park has some parking, as does Hannam Mall Parking

End Point
WHERE: Kwekwexnewtxw Watch House, Burnaby Soccer Field 200
8505 Forest Grove Dr
WHEN: around 4:15 PM PST
TRANSIT: 136 bus, Lougheed Station, or 52877 for the 136 bus, Brentwood Station

(It is easy to miss the soccer field since it is not well marked, so please see the map or the nearest bus stops, text 52844 for the 136 bus, Lougheed Station, or 52877 for the 136 bus, Brentwood Station. Walk up to the parking lot, where you’ll see a public washroom, to the right of that up a slight hill is the soccer field. You can find a map here: 

We’re reconnecting on the same day now, as work picks up again on the tar sands pipeline and tanker project, after months of shutdowns due to safety concerts, worker death and dismemberment and flouting of Covid protocols, all witnessed by an alliance of groups including Sustainabiliteens, Mountain Protectors, 1308 Trees, Protect the Planet – Stop TMX, BROKE, Burnaby Climate Hub, Extinction Rebellion, Climate Convergence, Colony Farms Park Association, 350 Vancouver, the Stop TMX coalition and more. Unlike Trans Mountain, we will scrupulously adhere to physical distancing and recommend double masking.

See you there, in solidarity!