Wednesday, June 10, 2015

David Suzuki's Coastal Connections presentation takes to the Lester Centre tonight

David Suzuki's Coastal Connections
Session takes place tonight at the
Lester Centre at 7 PM
Acclaimed scientist, television host and environmental activist David Suzuki is in the home stretch of a tour of Coastal British Columbia this week.

A journey through June that has taken him to a number of coastal communities to discuss the challenges facing coastal waters and the people that live on the coast.

The Coastal Connections Sessions started  in Nanaimo on June 1st and tonight Mr. Suzuki, film maker and Associate professor at the University of Winnipeg Ian Mauro, as well as a few other guests, including those from the North Coast, will take to the stage at the Lester Centre to share some of their work and engage local residents in conversation on the issues of climate change and other concerns.

David Suzuki and Ian Mauro to speak
on climate issues tonight at the
Lester Centre (photo U of Winnipeg)
The evening will start with a viewing of a preview of a film by Mr. Mauro that explores the theme of climate change and the impact of it on British Columbia.

Following the film, Dr. Suzuki will ear the discussion about the challenges facing the community, calling on his experience and reflections through his years of study and awareness efforts in the province.

You can learn more about tonight's Lester Centre presentation which starts at 7:30 from this link to the event website. Earlier this month, Dr. Suzuki submitted an opinion piece to the weekly newspaper which outlined what he hoped to bring to Prince Rupert as part of the presentation.

Those that can't make it to the Lester Centre session tonight can still share their thoughts on climate change and other issues of the environment, making use of this section of the event website to submit their thoughts.

Following tonight's event, the Coastal Connections Sessions will move over to Haida Gwaii for two sessions on June 11 in Masset and on Friday June 12th in Skidegate.

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