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Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan hosts information meeting

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan is back and eager to tell the public about their venture Thursday (September 27) at 7 p.m. at Self-Design High, in the Legion Building at 410 Victoria Street in Nelson.

From July 16-26, four Kootenay citizens took a message of support to opponents of the Enbridge Pipeline in northern BC. 

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan visited 12 communities including three First Nations. They brought a message of support from Kootenay opponents of the pipeline.  

The four Caravan participants — dubbed the geezer gang — made many strong connections and learned a great deal about the movement to block the construction of the dangerous pipeline. 

Now the “caravaners” are doing a “report back” with photos and video on what they learned and of the incredible people they met.

“We were each of us blown away by the reception our little Caravan got,” said organizer Keith Wiley.

“We had tremendous support from the community and we got considerable news coverage.  In the end, for four guys on a road trip, we had quite a bit of impact. We helped build the movement to keep the Enbridge pipeline from leaking tar sands bitumen in BC.”

In each of the communities, the Caravan held a rally and presented local representatives a copy of the Kootenay to Kitimat Proclamation with over 500 signatures from the Kootenays, Kelowna and even Kamloops.

A fuller report with photos is available online at: dangerousenbridgepipeline.wordpress.com

Photo caption: The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan meets Chief Namox of the Wet’suwet’en and Mayor Taylor Bachrach in Smithers.