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Showing of Clayoquot Sound of Freedom at TRU

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October 01, 2016 - 2:50 PM

KAMLOOPS - Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck of Clayoquot Action, a Tofino–based conservation group, will be in Kamloops on Oct. 6 to present Clayoquot Sound of Freedom.

Join them for a lively multimedia journey through the visually stunning landscape, wildlife and cultures of Clayoquot Sound—Vancouver Island’s Last Great Rainforest. Much of Clayoquot Sound remains wild because of committed activism—yet with polluting salmon farms, proposed mines, and proposed oil pipelines, this beloved place is at risk like never before!

The pair are seasoned naturalists, master digital storytellers, and expedition sea kayakers who have paddled much of the BC coast. Having lived in Tofino for over 25 years, they were key organizers of the epic 1993 Clayoquot Summer protests, which saw nearly a thousand people arrested to stop the clear cutting of Clayoquot Sound. The region is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

“Many people think the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is a park,” said Glambeck. “It most certainly is not. Twenty three years after the mass protests of 1993, there are 20 fish farm sites putting wild salmon at risk, and Imperial Metals is considering opening two mines!”

“Clayoquot Sound demonstrated the power of people to work together to alter the course of history” added Lewis. “Major industrial projects which will harm the environment are not a done deal, and we do have the power to stop them. Tofino is watching the Ajax proposal in Kamloops closely, as Imperial Metals of Mount Polley fame is proposing an open-pit copper mine just ten kilometres north of Tofino.”

Be prepared for an unforgettable journey through the natural beauty and splendour of Clayoquot Sound, featuring some of B.C.'s most talented wildlife photographers.

“We now understand that wild salmon provide the missing nutrients to grow Clayoquot’s monumental cedars,” said Glambeck. “Anything that puts wild salmon at risk also threatens the ancient rainforests”.

The presentation also addresses current challenges such as the need for reconciliation with First Nations, and to recognize the rights of Nature.

Don’t miss this entertaining, informative and inspiring evening. Everyone welcome. Catch the show in Kamloops at the TRU Alumni Clocktower on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m., parking is free and admission is by donation.

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