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the Burnaby Mountain Hug!
December 9, 2023 | 12-4pm PT
We respectfully acknowledge the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, on which this event will take place.
The 2nd annual winter Hug the Mountain brings more love to Burnaby Mountain as we stand in unity against the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) on Saturday December 9, 2023!
A Festive Hug brings the cheer of the holiday season to Burnaby Mountain. Share a feast with loved ones and new friends on the unceded terrirories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) ,Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem).
Environmental groups will share their stories and singers will serenade guests as we eat, drink and be merry!
In the face of the climate crisis, we will keep persisting, one Hug at a time.
It’s not too late to stop the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion!
|12:00-1:00pm||Welcome with Indigenous Nations, meet community groups, and eat|
|1:00-2:00pm||Meet community groups, eat and listen to music|
|2:00-3:00pm||Meet community groups, eat and listen to music|
|3:00-4:00pm||Dance party at the gates|
Forest Grove Park, Burnaby 200 Soccer Field (8505 Forest Grove Dr, Burnaby, BC)
By Transit: Take the skytrain to Production Way/University station, from Bay 3 catch the 136 Brentwood Station bus, and dismount at Hillside Place. Parking is available on the street and at the park.
Why we care and why Burnaby Mountain
Climate change is happening and we are in a crisis that demands drastic reductions in use of fossil fuels. We must stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure. The Trans Mountain Expansion will increase global emissions. It is the opposite of what scientists and health experts have been ever more urgently advising for years and undermines Canada’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. Burnaby Mountain is a highly impacted site of the construction as it hosts the Burnaby Terminal (a collection of storage tanks) and the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel, which will involve boring through the mountain to accommodate the pipeline. Residents of Burnaby, students, faculty and staff of Simon Fraser University and nearby schools, and the City of Burnaby, Vancouver and New Westminster oppose TMX. At the inaugural Hug on May 7, 2022, we gathered to sound our collective message of NO MORE PIPELINES! Let’s keep showing the mountain some love at the 2023 Festive Hug!
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