Elizabeth May to speak at 11th Annual Paddle for the Peace

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Green Party leader Elizabeth May will be one of many guest speakers at the 11th Annual Paddle for the Peace this weekend.

The Peace Valley Environmental Association will help put on the event, which begins at the confluence of the Halfway and Peace Rivers, ending approximately 15 kilometres downstream at Bear Flats. This year’s Paddle for the Peace will be taking place rain or shine on Saturday July 9th, starting with a breakfast at 9:00 AM. Several guest speakers will begin speeches at 10:30, before the boats are launched at noon.

Among this year’s guest speakers are: Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May, NDP MLAs Lana Popham, Scott Fraser, George Heyman and Shane Simpson; NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson, and President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. Agrologist Wendy Holm, who presented to the Site C Joint Review Panel will also be in attendance.

Afternoon speeches will begin at 2:00 PM, and are expected to last around an hour. Local musician Jody Peck, also known as Miss Quincy, will sing a new release from her new album “My Peace River,” which she will also be releasing on July 9th.

Registration for the event will begin near the Halfway River Bridge along Highway 29 at 9:00 AM. Admission to the event is $10.00, and includes a shuttle that travels from Bear Flats back to the Halfway River Bridge after the paddle along the river.

For a complete list of speakers and full event details. visit the Paddle for the Peace website here.