COPE’s 2012 Summer Barbeque at Vancouver Rowing Club

As always, this year’s COPE‘s Summer BBQ will be hosted by the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. There will be local music, a speaker, a silent auction, and a cash bar to go along with your barbecued meal.

It’s a great way to get in touch with your COPE Executive and other progressives from around the city!

We will be host to a speaker who will be focusing on the Kinder-Morgan pipelines planned for Vancouver and the movement that is building to oppose them.

Our musical guest will be local East Vancouver jug band “The Creaking Planks”. There will be a performance at 8:30pm.

About our speaker

Ben West has been an environmental activist in Vancouver for over a decade. Currently the Healthy Communities Campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, Ben is responsible for organizing grassroots campaigns related to fighting climate change and reducing toxic pollution. Recently, Ben has focused on trying to stop oil tankers from exporting heavy crude oil through the BC coast. In all his work Ben is driven by his passion for environmental justice, and ecological literacy.

Our host is the Vancouver Rowing Club, at the entrance to Stanley Park.

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