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Events · 6th April 2014
Heidi Ridgway

URGENT NOTICE.. PLEASE READ AND RESPOND
EVERYONE! THE AVICC is coming to Parksville/Qualicum on the 11th and 12th and 13th of April.

Jim Abram was invited by them to sit on a panel discussion about BC Ferries. This gathering has local government leaders from the Sunshine Coast, the Central Coast and ALL of Vancouver Island. A few years back he held a rally at the Nanaimo AVICC and it was great… All of the local govt. reps. came out to the event which had lots of people from all over the coast with signs, etc. It was "friendly" protest / affirmation of our solidarity with each other on this issue. We got tons of media coverage. The same would hold true this year. There could be between 300 and 500 delegates at the event!

This event IS NOT a protest. It is a support rally for the local governments that are working hard for us to change the provincial government's mind re: ferry issues. I would suggest that signs carry messages such as:
SUPPORT for local govt actions;
NOTHING anti-Liberal.. can be anti-gvot. action but not partisan - remember that some of these folks will be Lib's;
Destruction of our PROVINCIAL ECONOMY;
Destruction of our LOCAL economy;
Destruction of our local communities:
Destruction of our TOURISM industry;
Put Ferries back in Highways:This is our Marine Highway;
Roll back the fares.. we can't afford them!;
Stop the cuts;
Respect our Seniors;
ETC.! I AM SURE YOU GET MY DRIFT.

THIS IS A SUPPORT EXERCISE AND A MEDIA EVENT.

THE PANEL ON BC FERRIES WILL BE LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.JIM HAS ASKED THAT IT BE MOVED TO SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH

THE RALLY SHOULD BE ON SATURDAY FOR MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION...

WE NEED TO KNOW PEOPLE WILL COME TO THIS PRIOR TO JIM GETTING THE MEDIA TO ATTEND.

THE SATURDAY SESSIONS WILL BE AT THE QUALICUM BEACH CIVIC CENTRE. TIMING SHOULD BE AROUND NOON TO 1:30 OR SO FOR MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION BY DELEGATES

PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! ASAP!