The Fisheye Project (www.fisheyeproject.org)
A Victoria based non profit that seeks to educate about ocean and marine life by streaming live underwater footage online and to classrooms. They will have several live dives and activities over the summer, check them out on facebook here. Check out the live Seal Cam at Fisherman’s Wharf here.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation (www.raincoast.org)
A team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and grassroots activism to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts. We Investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We Inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We Inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats. Raincoast is a not-for-profit research and public education organization. Raincoast Conservation Foundation will be facilitating a community event on Pender Island.
Social Coast (www.socialcoast.org)
By encouraging a welcoming, informed and even fun atmosphere leading up to and during our actions, we hope to demystify the elements of activism that tend to discourage those who would otherwise happily join us in the enterprise of hope and optimism. With this in mind, our other constant aim is to drive forward with utter sincerity, determination, and enthusiasm. In our organizing, we work to reveal systemic oppression and inequalities through the fight for environmental, social, and economic justice. We organize with people and groups who are sustaining a community principled on equality, autonomy, and compassion.
Social Environmental Alliance (www.socialenvironmentalalliance.org)
The Social Environmental Alliance (SEA) advocates for the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities, building support for these ideals through public education, grassroots coalitions, electoral methods and cultural work. “People and the Planet Before Profit.” SEA is the organizing body for the event.
Gary Holman, MLA Saanich North and the Islands (garyholman.ca)
Gary has endorsed and helped promoted Turning the Tide. Gary joined Salt Spring Islanders to welcome the paddlers to the Island and participated in the Salt Spring festivities in 2014 and 2015.
Elizabeth May, Leader Green Party of Canada, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands (elizabethmaymp.ca)
Elizabeth has endorsed the paddle and helped with promotion.
Adam Olsen, former Interim leader of the Green Party of BC (adamolsen.ca)
Adam and the Green Party of BC have officially endorsed the action. Adam has actively helped to promote the event and gave a powerful presentation about reef net fishing at the Pender Gathering in 2014.
Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South (lanapopham.ca)
Lana has endorsed our action, and has been helping enormously with outreach and printing services. Thank You!!
Murray Rankin, MP Victoria (murrayrankin.ndp.ca)
Murray has endorsed the action.