Parks Week starts Monday July 15th and you are invited to join CPAWS-BC staff out for an afternoon of canvassing at CBC plaza for Musical Nooners!
Why: CPAWS-BC is dedicated to protecting our parks, but the future of our parks is currently uncertain. So on July 15th, bring your lunch, enjoy live music, and join us for this urgent cause!
When: Monday July 15th from 11:45am-1:15pm
Who: CPAWS-BC Staff & Volunteers
Where: CBC Plaza at Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson)
What: With Parks Week starting on Monday July 15th and excitement buzzing around BC Parks with the lead up to our hike at Cypress Provincial Park for Parks Day on Saturday, July 20th, we URGENTLY need your help to engage with Vancouverites about the uncertainty of our parks’ future. We will be getting signatures for our BC “I Love Parks” petition that includes great prizes from MEC and handing out “I Love Parks” stickers. There are many dangers facing Canada’s parks including funding cuts, loss of science and ecological monitoring capacity and approval of inappropriate developments within and adjacent to many current and proposed parks – among other things.
*The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fourth year! These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson) beginning on July 5. Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from noon - 1 pm.
*There are awesome prizes for people to win when they sign our “I Love Parks” petition! Those that sign will be automatically entered to win great prizes, courtesy of our partner Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). 1) Early Bird Parks Day prize: $200 MEC Gift card – Prize draw July 20th, 2013, 2) Grand prize: The Ultimate MEC Camping Package – Prize draw Sept 13th, 2013, 3) At the end of the contest period, we’ll be doing our grand prize draw for the Ultimate MEC Camping Package, valued at $1000! The lucky winner will receive a brand new MEC Volt 3 tent, a MEC Merlin DF sleeping bag, a MEC Reactor 3.8 Sleeping Pad, a MEC Spirit 30 Daypack, and a $200 MEC gift card.