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Thu, Mar 23



After the Groundswell

TICKET LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION BELOW Join us for a celebration of Heiltsuk stewardship, community resilience, and surf as we share an updated version of the film, Groundswell, and the stories behind the defeat of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline.

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After the Groundswell
After the Groundswell

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2023, 7:00 PM

Tofino, 380 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada

About the event


We invite you to join us in Vancouver, Victoria, or Tofino for a special evening and ‘re-premiere’ of Groundswell, a 25 minute short film with a new prologue. In addition, Surfrider Pacific Rim will show two other short films in Tofino, and we will host a panel, in Victoria and Vancouver, with those involved in the film, the campaign against Northern Gateway, and in Raincoast research.  Please join us for this opportunity to discuss resource development proposals, Indigenous stewardship, and lessons learned in victory.

In 2012, the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline posed a threat to the Central Coast of BC, and the people and species that have called it home for millenia. When a group of surfers set sail towards a region full of life, beauty, and a rich history and presence of Indigenous stewardship, the team experienced not only waves, but also what might be lost if the pipeline proceeded.

A decade later, we revisit the ultimately-successful campaign by coastal Indigenous communities and their allies against the since-canceled Northern Gateway Pipeline.  We do so with a retrospective lens: what lessons have we learned about community mobilization and taking a stand?

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