1:00 Meet at the corner of Hewitt Road and Red Head Road in Red Head, Saint John (Map).
There will be a 1.73km walk along Red Head Road ending at Anthony's Cove Road on the shore of the Bay of Fundy.
This will be a kid-friendly, beautiful march, expressing our commitment to protect our land, water and climate by joining the growing wall of opposition to the 1.1 million barrel per day Energy East pipeline that would end with a massive storage tank terminal and export port in Red Head, Saint John.
During the march people will be carrying large banners with the names of their local river or bay that they want protected. Please join us and make your own banner! It is recommended that the letters be 1 metre high, e.g. BAY OF FUNDY, BELLEISLE BAY, GRAND LAKE, TOBIQUE RIVER.
Here are some last minute details and an updated itinerary.
Sharing: There is one day left! Please help share www.noenergyeastNB.ca on twitter and facebook, encouraging people to join. You can also share memes like this and this. When you are at the march, take the opportunity to share what you are experiencing on facebook and twitter. Please consider using the hashtags #EndOfTheLine #EnergyEast and #ÉnergieEst.
Maps: There has been a change in the march route to shorten the walk to the beach. Please see the maps for information about the starting point at the corner of Hewitt Road and Red Head Road. There are also maps with directions from Saint John, and the surrounding area.
Parking: Organizers are asking people to park on both sides of Hewitt Road, the church parking lot, and the road next to the church.
May 30 itinerary
12:45 p.m. – Sacred Fire
1:00 p.m. – Parade begins and continues 1.73 kms to the end of Anthony's Cove Road (approximately 45 mins)
Gather on beach to see the Scared Fire and to greet the First Nations’ floatilla, which will arrive at around 2:00. Out of respect for the First Nations, when the floatilla reaches the beach there should be no use of cameras. We are also asking that all cell phones be turned off for the ceremonies.
Ron Tremblay – pipe ceremony and water ceremony
Alma Brooks – Creation Story
Sqotewisqe Judie Acquin-Miksovsky – Water Declaration
Human line in the sand – We will all line up on the beach with arms locked, facing the Bay of Fundy.
3: 15 p.m. – Speakers:
- Lynaya Astephen, MC and Red Head Resident
- Russ Letica Wolastoq, (Maliseet) Grand Council First Nations
- Martin Poirie, Coule pas chez nous
- Maria Recchia, Fundy North Fisherman's Association
- Sarah Lachance, South Potland
- Clayton Thomas Muller, 350.org
Quick break and announcement about book launch.
- Mark D'Arcy, The Council of Canadians
- Carmen Budilean or Margo Sheppard, Green Party
- Stephen Drost, CUPE
- Gordon Dalzell, Clean Air Coalition
- Avi Diggle, Fossil Free UNB
- Ron Tremblay, The Peace and Friendship Alliance First Nations
- Geraldine Thomas Flurere and Jasmine Thomas, Yinka Dene Alliance
- Leanne Sutton, RHACPA
4:30 p.m. - BBQ Begins
5:00 to 5:45 p.m. – Jesse Cox
5:45 to 6:30 p.m. – Debbie Adshade
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. – Nelson Milley
7:15 to 8 p.m. – Hubert Francis Band, Featuring Jusie Acquin
There will be beach and field activities for families, as well as face painting.
8:00 p.m. – bonfire
9:00 p.m. – fireworks
Please note: There is going to be a drone taking video and pictures of the event.
The following groups will be represented at the May 30th Red Head March:
Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Association, Wolastoq (Maliseet) Grand Council, The Peace and Friendship Alliance, New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, Kopit Lodge, Yinka Dene Alliance, Fundy North Fisherman's Association, Council of Canadians, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Stop Energy East Halifax, 350.org, Coule pas chez nous, Sauvons Les Belugas, Cacouna, Quebec, Fredericton Young Feminists, Reproductive Justice NB, Green Party of New Brunswick, CUPE, Fredericton and District Labour Council, Fredericton Raging Grannies, Save The Bay of Fundy Heritage, Fossil Free UNB, Clean Air Coalition Saint John NB, and many more...
New! Sunday, May 31 – Organizing against Energy East in New Brunswick
Please join us on Sunday, May 31 for workshops and strategy sessions. We are coming together to learn, build and share skills related to Energy East organizing. It is free to register and attend the workshops, which will be held at the Loch Lomond Villa Foundation in Saint John. All are welcome!
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Agenda discussion
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Workshops and strategy sessions
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. – Follow-up and next steps
Red Head road and Hewitt Road
Saint John, NB E2P
Google map and directions