Central Community Park will see an afternoon-long event Saturday in Chilliwack focused on issues of sustainability.

Central Community Park will see an afternoon-long event Saturday in Chilliwack focused on issues of sustainability.

Community conversation launched on sustainability

There will be speakers, music, and activities hosted by the Pipe Up Network and Sierra Club B.C. in Central Community Park

Central Community Park will see an afternoon-long event Saturday in Chilliwack focused on issues of sustainability.

Called ‘Rally For the Valley: Empowering a Sustainable Future’ it will feature speakers, music, and activities hosted by the Pipe Up Network and Sierra Club B.C., said Michael Hale of Pipe Up.

“We’re initiating a community conversation about creating sustainable communities, and bringing that conversation to the valley,” he said.

A welcome will be offered by Grand Chief Clarence Pennier of the Sto:lo Tribal Council, and speakers will include:    ◦    Ben West, Tanker Free BC,

◦    Gwen Barlee, Wilderness Committee

◦    Eddie Gardner, Fraser Valley Farmed Atlantic Salmon Boycott,

◦    David Scott, Raincoast Conservation Foundation,

◦    Justine Nelson, PIPE UP Network.

The rally is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Community Park.