Where and when the Vancouver Climate Strike March will be today

Sep 27 2019, 7:58 am

The Vancouver Climate Strike March is taking place today, and if you want to join, we’re here to give you the run-down.

Hosted by Sustainabiliteens Vancouver and Climate Strike Canada, the Global Strike for Climate Justice will take place at Vancouver City Hall from 1 pm on Friday, September 27.

The event’s Facebook page showed 10K going to the strike and an additional 11K “interested” in the event as of Friday morning.

The march is scheduled to kick off at 1 pm at Vancouver City Hall Friday with a three kilometre march planned to end at the intersection of Hamilton and Georgia.

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Emily Carr University said it will be cancelling classes from noon onward.

The university’s President, Gillian Siddall, addressed students in a letter, saying the “climate crisis is a defining issue of our time” and understands it’s a global priority to students, “you have created work that engages with pressing environmental concerns, or have produced research that tackles questions about the future of our planet.”

In an email to Daily Hive, Vancouver Film School said it will be closing its doors all day in support of the Global Climate Strike so staff, faculty and students can participate.

The Vancouver School Board is allowing students to miss class to participate, as long as they have written permission from a parent or guardian.

Surrounding districts, including Coquitlam, Burnaby, Surrey, North Vancouver, Langley and Delta, have acknowledged the climate activities happening in downtown Vancouver, and have posted that with written permission students may be excused without being penalized.

West Vancouver has said the same in an e-bulletin to parents and guardians.

Millions of people of all ages took to the streets around the world on Friday, September 20, to participate in an initial round of strikes, inspired by an idea from Greta Thunberg.

Strike for Climate Justice Vancouver

Where: Vancouver City Hall
When: Friday, September 27 from 1 pm

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With files from Ainsley Smith and Vincent Plana.