PHOTOS: Chilliwack’s Global Climate Strike

Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Eight-month-old Liam Peters with mom Larissa at the Global Climate Strike at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Sept. 27. More than 300 people, mostly high school students, jammed into Five Corners to talk about climate change. See www.theprogress.com for more photos from the event. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress) Eight-month-old Liam Peters with mom Larissa at the Global Climate Strike at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Sept. 27. More than 300 people, mostly high school students, jammed into Five Corners to talk about climate change. See www.theprogress.com for more photos from the event. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

While the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners on Sept. 20 drew approximately 200 people, young and old, the follow-up event a week later was at least half as big again.

• READ MORE: Climate change rally at Five Corners in Chilliwack draws 200

The difference between the two events was that the latter was dominated by, and led by, high school students.

Teenagers from Chilliwack Secondary, Sardis Secondary and G.W. Graham all spoke at the packed event at Five Corners on Sept. 27.

Many of the adults who spoke at the Sept. 20 event watched and applauded as young people spoke emotionally about the dire climate situation.

• RELATED: Chilliwack and Fraser-Cascade school districts allow students to attend climate strike events

• RELATED: PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Shelter access moving to the side of the building in Chilliwack on the heels of complaints

Renos to The Portal will see new bunk beds, indoor washrooms and a review of security and cleaniness

Drivers warn of slippery conditions on the Coquihalla

Snow is falling at the Summit of the Coquihalla

Rotarians digging in for new tree planting project

Trees will be a way to honour loved ones through Chilliwack

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

UFV bans cash after accepting 17 payments over $10k last year

Ban on cash payments follows report warning of potential money laundering through universities

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Man killed in Richmond had ‘no record of criminality,’ IHIT says

Stephen Chong, 58, was found dead in his business

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

Most Read