Pipeline resistance group to host event in Nelson

"Talk, Music, Action” goes at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 27.

Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative and local performance poet Magpie Ulysseys have been added to the line up at the “Talk, Music, Action” event at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 27.

The evening of presentations, music and action is being put on by local group Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC to build resistance to the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals in our part of the province.

“We will be announcing future actions on pipelines at the event,” says Keith Wiley, who organizes with the Pipeline-Free BC group. “This event is less about general information about bitumen pipelines and more about the growing opposition movement and activities in BC.”

The featured speaker for the evening — Geraldine Thomas Flurer, the communications coordinator for the First Nations Yinka Dene Alliance — represents that key opposition to the Enbridge pipeline.

Trojand will also be speaking about activities to prevent the doubling of the Kinder Morgan pipeline to Burnaby. Brian Rosen and other local musicians will be adding a lively musical element to the evening.

Ulysseys was named a Poet of Honour at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She often addresses environmental concerns in her searing poetry.

Tickets for the event will be $15 or more donation, just $5 for students and youth.

For more information, join the Facebook group “Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC.”

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