10th Annual Paddle for the Peace

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 09:00 AM PDT

Dear Friends,

As we continue to work to protect the Peace River Valley from Site C dam, we invite you to join us at our 10th Annual Paddle for the Peace on July 11, 2015 near Fort St. John, BC.

This is a unique and enjoyable opportunity to gather with others who want to protect our province for future generations.  The Peace River Valley is under threat of destruction from Site C dam, but so far, our efforts, combined with those of our allies including the Treaty 8 First Nations, have succeeded in delaying construction.  However, BC Hydro has notified us that it is still their intention to begin construction at the proposed dam site this summer. 

Let's make this the biggest and best Paddle yet and show them that we do not want Site C!

Bring your canoes, kayaks or rafts for an enjoyable hour plus paddle down the majestic Peace.  Take in the plateaus of rich farmland and the boreal forest, home to abundant wildlife and bird populations, whose habitats are also under threat.  Even if you don't have a watercraft, you are welcome to join the activities on shore.

The Paddle starts with a free, full, hot breakfast, sponsored by West Moberly First Nation.  Speakers and prayers will follow breakfast at the launch site and we expect around 200 or so canoes will head down the mighty Peace.  At the takeout, the Halfway River First Nation will host a free BBQ lunch and you will enjoy cultural activities hosted by area First Nations.

Come and see the majestic Peace River Valley for yourself.  Join hundreds of others who want to protect this valley from destruction and protect our province from decades of long term debt.  

Please help make this event our best yet by sharing it with your friends and networks.  If you're on Facebook, please click here and share the event post at the top of our page.  Otherwise, please share this email with our paddle website link: www.paddleforthepeace.ca

Thank you for helping to make a difference and we look forward to having you join us here in the Peace! :)


Andrea Morison                                                               
Peace Valley Environment Association                            

Stop Site C