“Week to End Enbridge” Paddle & Picnic

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Thursday, June 18 @ 6:00 pm
Banfield Park
In Victoria West, at 521 Craigflower Rd

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Celebrate Pull Together’s “The Week to End Enbridge”! Join us on Thursday June 18th for an evening paddle and picnic on Victoria’s Gorge Waterway. We will rendezvous at the dock in Banfield Park (in Victoria West) at 6 PM, and paddle to Curtis Point for a picnic. Even if you can’t paddle, feel free to meet us at the picnic!

Participants are asked to make a suggested $10 per person donation to the Pull Together Campaign in support of First Nations’ court cases against pipeline expansion. Please note that this is an unguided, informal  trip and you are responsible for your own safety. Ensure that you have adequate skills and equipment for this sheltered water evening paddle.


Lessons from Grace Islet and Next Steps for Indigenous-Settler Solidarity

Monday June 8th
Potluck @ 6PM, Discussion @ 7PM
Ƚáu,welṉew Tribal School
Tsartlip First Nation
7449 West Saanich Road

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The movement to protect and restore Grace Islet demonstrates the power of solidarity between indigenous and settler people and provides insight into next steps for action.
Join this important discussion featuring:
Chief Don Tom, Tsartlip First Nation 
Chief Vern Jacks, Tseycum First Nation
Belinda Claxton, Elder, Tsawout First Nation
Adam Olsen, Tsartlip Member and BC Green Party Interim Leader
Gary Holman, MLA Saanich North and the Islands
You are invited to a potluck at 6:00 pm followed by a discussion at 7:00 pm.
Ride from Victoria on the Community Action Bus, leaving Victoria City Hall (Pandora Ave entrance) at 5:30 pm. For rideshare from Saltspring, email jdwilkin@telus.net.

All welcome for this free event.

Sponsored by the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, the Community Action Bus and the Social Environmental Alliance – SEA

Climate Justice, Tankers & Conservation of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action!

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Climate Justice Tankers Conservation of the Salish Sea: May 21, 2015

Thursday May 21 at 7:00 pm
Atomique HQ, 1501 Douglas Street

The recent fuel spill in English Bay has highlighted the vulnerability of the Salish Sea and the need for collective action to conserve the precious Coast. Join this important event, featuring
-> Music to inspire action from “Decades After Paris” by Danton Jay & Heather Lynn!
-> Screening of the short film Directly Affected!
-> Speakers from Raincoast, Sierra Club and Turning the Tide!
All welcome for this FREE event!

SPONSORED by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Sierra Club of BC, Social Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Turning the Tide

Lessons from Greece: A Far Left Victory

Tuesday April 14 @ 7:00 pm
Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road

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Join this discussion to learn more about the recent electoral victory of the far-left Syriza coalition government in Greece ‒ and what this means for people everywhere struggling for a fairer world in the face of global capitalist austerity.

Leigh Phillips, a writer and journalist based for several years in the European Union, will provide commentary on the political situation in Greece and Europe, followed by an open discussion. All welcome.


Syriza Poster - Lessons From Greece

No Fracking’ Way! Benefit Concert with David Rovics – JANUARY 23

David Rovics in Concert

David Rovics in Concert

Benefit for First Nations challenges to pipelines
Opening with Drummers and spoken word by Jeremy Loveday

Friday January 23
Norway House
1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

Doors open 7:30 pm
Show @ 8:00 pm

Tickets $15 ($12 unwaged)
Email vicc@telus.net (for tickets)
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Whether reciting poetry about resistance to the Israeli occupation or singing songs of social significance of great labour battles and environmental movements, David Rovics’ lyrics are a call to action to all who believe in Justice, Peace & Equality.

Sponsored by: Social Environmental Alliance, Victoria Friends of Cuba, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Wildcoast.ca, Camas Books

Turning the Tide Film Screening and 2014 Kickoff

SATURDAY November 22, 6:30PM
Lacey Lou Tapas Lounge
1320 Broad Street, Victoria
Mark down Saturday Nov. 22 in your calendar to come out for the screening of a short film about Turning the Tide 2014: The Peoples’ Paddle for the Salish Sea — and help kickoff organizing for the 2015 paddle!

The event is a fundraiser in partnership with Sierra Club and Raven Trust as part of the Pull-Together.ca fundraising campaign for First Nations legal funds to fight the Northern Gateway pipeline.

We hope you can make it on Nov. 22. If you are interested in helping to organize film screenings in the Gulf Islands or the 2015 paddle, let us know! info@turningthetide.ca.

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