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Thank you to all those who participated in our Environment and Climate Change All Candidates Forum at the Roberts Creek Hall, including our partners, the Sunshine Coast Alliance4Democracy, our incredible SCCA volunteers, and of course, the candidates!

We were pleased to not only hear from each candidate on our 4 advance environment and climate change questions, but also on the 17 questions posed directly from community members on topics ranging from biodiversity loss, inter-party co-operation on climate change, Woodfibre LNG, alternative measures of progress, Indigenous climate priorities, and the Right to a Healthy Environment.

Here are some photos (thanks to John Gibbs) of the packed event. You can find coverage of the event in The Local Weekly, and the Coast Reporter.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR 4 ADVANCE QUESTIONS AND CANDIDATES RESPONSES

Bring your questions! More than half of the forum will be dedicated to questions posed from the floor. You can line up at the mic, or write it on a piece of paper for the moderator to ask. We expect a full house, so arrive when doors open at 6:30 to get a seat!

Want to learn what you can do to improve salmon habitat and promote local waterway health?
Join us on September 21st and 22nd for the Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers training.

Chaster Creek, Elphinstone
9 am to 5 pm each day
Cost: $50

Trainers Dianne Sanford and Angela Kroning will lead you in this hands-on introduction to fish habitat, stream restoration, aquatic life identification and waterway stewardship. Participants who complete the two day training will receive a Streamkeepers certificate from the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation.

APPLY HERE by September 2, 2019
Only 12 spaces available, so apply today!

Presented in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers, with support from generous local donors.

The SCCA is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and benefactor, Rick O'Neill, who died last Friday, August 16th at his home. Rick was devoted to the protection of our natural environment and worked hard, without a need for recognition, to bring the importance and beauty of our forest ecosystems into focus for others, through his photography, guided forest walks, activism, and wildlife habitat enhancement and survey work. The SCCA has been appointed the executor of his estate and heir to his property. We will be maintaining this property as a conservation area according to his wishes.

Please join us to celebration Rick and his many contributions to our community and the planet:
Friday, September 27th
7 - 9 pm at the Roberts Creek Hall
Come early for a potluck at 6 pm (doors open at 5:30)
If you'd like to sign up to speak, or would like to help with or contribute to the celebration, please contact Naomi: office@thescca.ca.

Rick was a very private person and even though many of us have known the important things about him like his values and dedication to environmental causes, his skills as a photographer, his work ethic, his mischievous sense of humour and joy in music, it turns out we don't know much about his earlier, pre-Sunshine Coast life. We would love to hear your stories and share any information you think appropriate about Rick, especially if you can help fill in these earlier blanks from back then. Please do send along any more information to: chair@thescca.ca.

It is lovely to see all the postings of photos and videos on-line. Thank you to all who are already sharing memories of Rick. He was an exemplar of the environmental values we hold dear. We will all miss his quiet determination and ornery twinkle.

We're pleased to partner again this year with the Arts Centre to offer 3 children’s workshops, each combining art-making with learning about local biodiversity.  In the mornings participants learn to draw, sculpt and paint the rich and varied life of the Coast led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore the rich life forms that populate this special part of the Pacific Northwest, and learn about how we can all become environmental stewardship super-heroes!

Each workshop culminates in an exhibition of work in our community gallery with a reception celebrating their achievements. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch.

There are still a few spaces remaining - REGISTER HERE!

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