General · 15th October 2017
Produced by the Wilderness Committee, the film Toad People tells the story of individuals like Steve Clegg and and other families and communities across BC who are taking action to save the wildlife in their backyard – whether it’s toads, mountain caribou, rattlesnakes or barn owls.
Their work is immense. Because despite having some of the most diverse wildlife in North America – including 1,900 species at risk – British Columbia is one of only two provinces in Canada with no endangered species law.
For the last four years, the film's co-directors Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc have documented intensive community efforts to save species at risk in British Columbia and explored the urgent need for a BC endangered species law. Today, they bring those stories and the people behind them together in Toad People.
The film is presented by Joe Foy, National Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee. Joe has been an outspoken advocate for the protection of wilderness and wildlife for over 30 years. After the film Joe will lead a Q&A discussion of endangered species issues in BC.
The film leaves us with the notion that we are all Toad People – and together we can get endangered species law for BC’s wild nature!
Please join Sierra Quadra this Friday at QCC for an evening of film, conversation, and of course those fabulous desserts! Admission, as always, is by donation. Doors open at 7 for those with the munchies; the film begins at 7:30.