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Global Climate Strike at Five Corners Friday

Message of Global Climate Strike is that climate action should be the immediate priority
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Students pictured at the B.C. legislature for a Friday afternoon climate strike back in March 2019 and now global climate strike events are set for Friday at noon at Five Corners in Chilliwack and beyond. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)

Organizers hope that Five Corners will look like a flaming sea of orange, red and yellow Friday at noon.

Protesters will taking over the downtown space for a couple of hours on Sept. 20, according to organizers of the Chilliwack Global Climate Strike, in solidarity with many events all over the world.

Global Climate Strike seeks to connect with people of all ages in the Fraser Valley who are deeply concerned about our environment and our future, and to send a message to our governments that climate action must be the highest priority,” according to local organizers.

“Come and be a part of this powerful worldwide movement!”

There are similar events also being held in Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge and more, all calling for the end of the age of fossil fuels.

“Our house is on fire. Let’s act like it,” according to the organizers at globalclimatestrike.net

Speakers so far for Chilliwack include Kim Mallory, of Chilliwack Citizens for Change, Ian Stephen of WaterWealth Project, and Wayne Froese, former Green Party candidate, along with federal election candidates Arthur Green of the Green Party and Kelly Velonis of the Liberal Party.

Climate strikers will be wearing the colours of red, yellow or orange to visually symbolize concern and a demand for action on the warming planet.

The Sept. 20 event, one of several successive Friday strikes, is inspired by the worldwide impact of youth advocate Greta Thunberg and her movement of Fridays for Future school strikes.

READ MORE: Youth strike for climate action


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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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