It continues to amaze me the ways that music and change work so beautifully together. Over 25 organizations and community groups came together to put on an incredible party to protect the land and the water, including Pull Together, David Suzuki Foundation, Tankerfree BC, Georgia Strait Alliance, ForestEthics Advocacy, 350Vancouver, Dogwood initiative, Join the Circle, Living Oceans, GenWhyMedia, Check Your head, The Starfish Kids for Climate Action, , Our Horizon, RAVENtrust, Tar Sands Solutions Network , Wilderness Committee, The Ocean Legacy Foundation , Rising Tide 604, Sierra Club BC, Pacific Wild Alliance, CPAWS BC, UBC350, We Love This Coast, and The Jellyfish Project.
The medicine in this, for me, was the opportunity for us to come together, as change-makers, as those who officially give-a-shit, whether we call ourselves artists or activists, or organizers, or administrators, or anything in between, it was a chance for us to be together and be witnessed by the inlet, the mountains, for us to take time to be together in the sunshine, be together by the water, be together to celebrate the beauty of what we have. It makes the moments when I forget why we do it so much easier. I got to share the stage with Giraffe Aftermath, Viper Central, Sandy Scofield, Monica Lee Band, Ta’Kaiya Blaney & Kalilah Rampenen, MANIK and Bearodactyl, Oh, ya, and Jane Fonda was there, too.