Fly Over Shawnigan and Peaceful Protest

Shawnigan Lake
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm


The Shawnigan Watershed Office
1760 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC
48° 39' 4.2444" N, 123° 38' 41.9856" W

On Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm, the#SaveShawniganWater Community Action Group has arranged to provide aerial tours by helicopter from Shawnigan Village to the south end of Shawnigan Lake. Politicians and members of the media will be invited to see the SIA contaminated landfill site from above, as well as get an aerial view of both Sooke and Shawnigan Lakes. Flights will be leaving Shawnigan Village every 30 minutes.

While this is all going on, a peaceful protest will run from 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Please remember this is planned as a peaceful demonstration. Also remember there is an injunction which makes it illegal to impede the trucks carting their toxic loads. If you are asked by the RCMP to move, it's recommended you obey their instructions or you will risk arrest.

The #SaveShawniganWater Community Action Group will also be providing on-the-ground perimeter tours of the SIA site through the adjacent CVRD Park. If you would like to come on the tour, you will need sturdy walking shoes or boots and warm clothing. Tours will be departing on the hour between 9 and 3 from 360 Stebbings Road (approximately 500 m west of the SIA site).