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2 WEEKS of ACTION for ANCIENT FORESTS and BC JOBS!โ€

2 WEEKS of ACTION for ANCIENT FORESTS and BC JOBS!

Citizens groups organize rallies, protests, petition drives at BC MLA offices, university campuses, city streets

The groundswell of citizens' opposition to the BC Liberal
government's forest policies will be evident over the next 2
weeks as activist groups in coastal communities organize numerous rallies, events, and petition drives in a campaign spearheaded by the Wilderness Committee.

The various organizations will be calling on the BC Liberal
government to quickly phase-out old-growth logging from BC's south coast (Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland), to ensure the sustainable logging of second-growth forests which now constitute most of the landbase, to end raw log exports to protect BC's forestry jobs, and to assist in the retooling and development of value-added wood processing facilities for second-growth logs.

Learn more about the campaign at www.viforest.org and
www.wcwcvictoria.org

A partial listing of RALLIES and EVENTS include (check our
website for updates later at www.wcwcvictoria.org ):

Sat. , Feb.28 - Rally at MLA Ron Cantelon's (also
Minister of Agriculture and Lands) new Qualicum Beach office, 742 Memorial Ave. (by Fern), 1:30 to 3:00 pm, organized by the Wilderness Committee's Mid-Island chapter and the Arrowsmith Parks and Landuse Committee, Contact: [email protected]

Thurs., March 5 - Rally at Camosun College, organized by the
Camosun Action FoR Old-Growth or AFROG (more details TBA),
Contact: [email protected]

Sat., March 7 - Rally in Oak Bay near MLA Ida Chong's office,
2186 Oak Bay Ave. (by Wilmot), 12:45 -1:30 pm organized by the Wilderness Committee's Victoria office, Contact:
[email protected]

Mon., March 9 - Info picket/petition drive in Sidney by MLA
Murray Coell's office, 2412 Beacon Avenue (by 4th St.), 1:30-2:30 pm, organized by the Wilderness Committee's Victoria office,
Contact: [email protected]

Tues., March 10 - Two Events:
1. Rally at UBC, organized by the UBC Ancient Forest Committee and Student Environment Centre, The Great Green Trek to Premier Campbell's office, start at 1 pm at The Knoll by the SUB, end at 2 pm at Premier Campbell's constituency office at 3615 W. 4th Ave
(by Dunbar), Contact: [email protected]

2. Big Trees Extravaganza at UVic (silkscreening, letter-writing table, street theatre, making paper-mache tree mascot, food, music, etc.), 11:00-3:00 pm by the Fountain, organized by the UVic WCWC Club, Contact: [email protected]

Sat., March 14 - Rally at Premier Gordon Campbell's constituency office in Point Grey, 3615 West 4th Ave (by Dunbar), 12:00 noon, organized by the Point Grey Ancient Forest Committee
[email protected]

NOTE: There are also many other events such as slideshows,
booths, door-to-door leaflet/petition drives, film screenings, 2 minutes of silence for ancient forests, etc. which we will list
on our website soon.

See today's media release at:
www.wcwcvictoria.org

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Join 70 000 Canadians and become a member or donate to
the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Canada's
largest grassroots, membership-based wilderness
protection organization. Donate online on the left side
of our website www.wcwcvictoria.org

Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria Office and Rainforest Store
651 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
250-388-9292 (phone)
250-388-9223 (fax)
[email protected] (email)
www.wcwcvictoria.org (Victoria)
www.wildernesscommittee.org (Vancouver)
www.cathedralgrovecanyon.com (Mid-Island)
www.oldgrowthplaces.org (Old-Growth Tourism Website)

Please SIGN our ONLINE PETITIONS at:
www.bcoilslick.org
www.okanaganpetition.org
www.viforest.org

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