Mair & Gillis Take Back Our BC in Port Alberni Feb 19


From the Alberni Valley Times – Feb 1, 2011

On what is being called a Townhall Tour for Common Sense Canadians,
Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis will visit Port Alberni to help educate
residents on issues faced by the province.

Mair and Gillis are
the founders of the popular new online journal, The Common Sense
Canadian – a voice for the public and environment.

rivers, oil tankers, democracy and the local Raven Coal mine and port
proposal are the subjects of the rousing tour Gillis and Mair are
making across B.C.

As a part of this tour of some 30 communities around the province,
Mair and Gillis are coming to the Alberni District Secondary School
auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

They will be
joined by local host Stacey Gaiga of Coal Free Alberni and guest
speaker CoalWatch president John Snyder, with an update on the proposed
Rave Coal mine issue and actions citizens can take to help put a stop
to it.

The two-hour town hall event will feature Mair’s new short
documentary on the proposed Enbridge pipeline to B.C.’s North Coast,
“Oil in Eden,” and a key-note speech by Mair, plus the opportunity for
the audience to ask questions and discuss these issues with our

The tour is designed to inform and empower British Columbians, while growing The Common Sense Canadian.

more information, please contact Stacey Gaiga at 250-723-1243 or by
e-mailing There is also a Facebook group, “Take
Back Our B.C.: Rafe Mair & Coal Port!”

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.