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Chilliwack chapter greets Caribou Legs

Caribou Legs in ChilliwackThe Council of Canadians Chilliwack chapter greeted Indigenous runner and water justice activist Caribou Legs at the Sto:lo Resource Centre on Thursday morning.

The Chilliwack Progress reports, “Caribou Legs, an ultra marathon runner, from the Gwich’in Nation in NWT, is crossing Canada on foot to draw attention to the thousands of Canadian lakes and rivers threatened by the absence of legislative protection. …The cross-country run is meant to ‘focus attention on the urgent need for protection of Canadian Lakes and Waterways’…Under the banner of a hashtag #Pledge2Protect, [the Council of Canadians is] calling on MPs to restore previous levels of environmental protection, stripped by the Harper government from federal legislation.”

After meeting Caribou Legs, chapter activist Wendy Major said, “We’re impressed with his tenacity. We are cheering him on, sending our best wishes for a safe and strong run with support along the way. We strongly encourage the government to enact better protection of our lakes and water.”

The news report adds, “The Council of Canadians is sponsoring Caribou Legs on the run that includes stops in: Chilliwack, Hope, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Ottawa. See for the route and updates.”

Caribou Legs left Chilliwack on Thursday morning and by that evening he had run to Hope, an incredible distance of 53 kilometres.

As noted in the article above, please click here for more on the run.

Photo: Caribou Legs says, “A big thank you going out to the Council of Canadians Chilliwack chapter!!”