Greenpeace is toasting the coast before the coast is toast. They will be hosting a free picnic at Jericho Beach on Saturday, June 13, to celebrate our beautiful coast, protest the presence of Shell Oil in the Arctic and send a message to Prime Minister Harper.
“As if this beautiful coast wasn’t facing enough threats, Shell is right now moving its Arctic fleet into position to begin drilling for oil in Alaska’s ice-covered waters — oil they want to eventually ship in super-tankers South along the coast,” write the coordinators on the event website.
This picnic is a part of Greenpeace’s People vs. Oil campaign which focuses on Shell’s drilling venture in the Arctic. People vs. Oil aims to bring awareness to the Polar Pioneer, a risky drilling project in the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska.
This is a no waste BYOToast event, meaning you must bring your own plates, reusable bottles, utensils and anything else needed to help prevent any garbage. If you’re cycling to the event, The Bike Valet will park your bike for free.
You bring the toast and they promise to bring jams and the jam (live music) which includes performers like Monica Lee Band, Ta’Kaiva Blaney and Corrina Keeling. The fun filled event will also include a rap battle roasting Stephen Harper, food trucks, games and workshops.
Toast the Coast
When: June 13
Time: 4 p.m. to twilight
Where: Jericho Beach, 875 Point Grey Road
For more information, visit the Facebook page.