All Islands Meeting on Galiano Island

Illustration by Jim Traversy/Artifact Designs  Mayne Island BC
Reconnect the Gulf Islands! Aug 7 - 9

This gathering is being organized by the Island Futures Boat Network people from Gabriola Island (see www.islandfutures.org ), in cooperation with folk on Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Pender, and Saturna. The main circles/meetings and evening music-making are to be on Wednesday, August 8, but people are invited to get there on August 7 and stay over until August 9. As many of us as possible are also being invited to come by small boat (sail, row, power), although this is not required.

Skippers with boats who want to help bring people over and/or back (and also be part of the discussions themselves, if they choose) are especially invited to contact Victor Anthony victorsez@gmail.com. Note that Island Futures has a grant to reimburse skippers for their fuel and moorage costs.

What's the goal here? In brief, it's to...
"discuss rebuilding the kind of inter-island communication, cooperation, sharing, trade, and transportation that previously existed between the Gulf Islands, potentially to be facilitated by an organized network of existing small boats, and in other ways. This could support our communities to become not only more sustainable, but also more resilient, self-sufficient, and economically relocalized, with all the local islands invited to cooperate." This includes key issues like local food growing, renewable energy, alternative transportation, and community arts & wellbeing (potentially to be discussed in sub-groups on August 8).

(Read more on Active Galiano)

For further information contact Victor victorsez@gmail.com

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