B.C. Site C Dam Tour

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 19:00 to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 21:00

Damming the Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam

We invite you to join a discussion with author Wendy Holm as she talks about her new book, Damming the Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C dam.

In northeast British Columbia, the magnificent Peace River Valley is home to First Nations, fertile agricultural lands and farms, and old-growth boreal forests. This land, which is already overshadowed by two other massive dams, is now facing the threat of another mega-project: the Site C dam. BC Hydro plans to build the 60-metre-high Site C dam, flooding the river valley and effectively drowning a land area equal to the size of 14 Stanley Parks. 

In her book, Holm, an expert in soils, argues that ongoing opposition, First Nations’ legal challenges, cost overruns and unstable geological conditions put the future of the Site C dam in question.

Come join the discussion on Damming the Peace and learn more about why this project should be halted.

Event details

Victoria
When: Tuesday, July 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Art Gallery & Café, 630 Yates St., Victoria (Map)
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Comox Valley
When: Wednesday, July 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay (Map)
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Powell River:
When: Thursday, July 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Island University, Room 148/149, 100-7085 Nootka St., Powell River (Map)
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Nelson
When: Tuesday, July 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. #204, Nelson (Map)
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Kelowna:
When: Wednesday, July 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 702 Bernard Ave., Kelowna (Map)
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Kamloops
When: Thursday, July 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Smorgasbord Deli, 225 7th Ave., Kamloops (Map)
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All are welcome! Admission is free (or by donation)

Holm testified during the Site C hearings that preserving this prime horticultural land outweighs any argument about B.C.’s need for increased energy. In her view, the Peace River Valley is the only large tract of land that could expand B.C.’s horticultural production, and that it rivals the Fraser Valley for its rich soils and microclimate.

We hope to see you at one of the events – please bring a friend!