Take action against Canadian militarism on Canada Day

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 16:00 to 20:00

StopWar, Vancouver's coalition for Justice and Peace is planning it's annual presence at the ‘official' Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver. The festivities have been strongly co-opted over the years by the Harper government's pursuit of militarism and the presence of the Canadian Armed Forces. This is just one of the ways in which the social justice and antiwar values held dearly by so many Canadians are being dismantled.


We invite everyone to join us this year to fight back against this militarized "War and Austerity" vision. Wear your Red Squares, bring your pots and pans and musical instruments. Let's dance and march for "Peace and Prosperity", universal education and democracy.


We'll joyfully process showing off what we think Canadian values look like.


We will make our way to the Canadian Armed Forces display offering alternative views to violence & war-making.


1198 W Pender St (Outside Wave's Coffee near Harbour Green Park)
Vancouver , BC
49° 17' 17.7144" N, 123° 7' 23.97" W
British Columbia CA

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