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Upstream – Night of the Salmon
August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Join us for an evening in support and celebration one of Vancouver Island’s most successful environmental resistance movements in recent memory. Swanson Island occupation successfully turned the tides for wild Salmon in the Broughton archipelago by exposing the destructive effects of open-pen fish farming on Wild Salmon populations and initiating large-scale public outcry in their defence. Because of its success we saw the ongoing removal of 17 of the remaining 120 open-pen fish farms on the BC coast, and First Nation consultation brought to the forefront. Salmon in the Broughton now have a fighting chance to make a recovery.
However, this struggle is far from over. With new farms opening and others being moved in to less “contentious” areas, our wild Salmon are still in imminent danger. On this evening, we come together to honour the wild Salmon, the givers of life on this coast, and to join one another in protecting them.
~^~ Tickets are a suggested donation of $10-20 (sliding scale) by e-transfer to email@example.com ~^~
ALL PROFITS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAMGIS NATION TO SUPPORT THEIR COURAGEOUS AND TIRELESS EFFORTS IN WILD SALMON PROTECTION
~*~ Featuring ~*~
– Performances by WolfRider, Anchor Hill, boizNcatz, and AppleCat
– Speech by Matriarch Tsatsaqualis
– Short film screening
– Artwork, snacks, and SOS merchandise available for purchase!
– Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverage sales (profits go to the VEC)
*** This is a 19+ event ****
+++ Notes on Accessibility at the VEC ++++
– The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
– More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
– Washrooms are for all genders.
~*~ Special Thanks to ~*~
– The Victoria Event Centre for being our generous hosts
– The AMAZING artists for all offering their talents either free of charge or at a great price!
– Matriarch Tsatsaqualis for all the incredible work she’s done in defending wild salmon and for gracing us with her presence and powerful words of wisdom