A hot, sunny day at Colony farm for the event, which went well except for a few issues with the audio system, ( always seems the way ! )
Elaine Golds of the Burke Mountain Naturalists hosted the event, with Ben West, of ForestEthics ; Fin Donnelly, MP New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody; the always passionate Joe Foy, of the Wilderness Committee; Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby councillor, and Mayor, Richard Stewart, and Craig Hodge, councillor of Coquitlam, providing inspirational speeches.
Followed with some themed singing by the Solidarity Notes labour choir
Other groups spotted were Pipe Up network and the Let BC Vote campaign, which wants the public to be able to vote individually on many public policy issues.
Also the Youth against Pipelines in our parks, was there, also the The green Party of Canada had a table set up, being so close to "silly season" and all the wannabe and incumbents were tripping over each other for their voice to be heard.
One interesting thing that I noticed was that the Canadian Pacific Railway police were at the entrance to Colony Farm, where the tracks are, and it is apparently the possible staging site for the future Kinder-Morgan fiasco in the future, and on my way home from the event the RCMP were also there with the CPR officer.
I guess there must have been some anarchists, radicals or the like nearby ☺ at least I could not smell any tear gas.
Some photographs at Flickr of the event