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Dear Friends of SJS,


Allies and Palestinian people are holding space on the field of the BC Parliament Building (501 Belleville St. Victoria, BC) on the unceded traditional Lekwungen territory to raise awareness, show solidarity and protest Canada's military exports to Israel. Masks and Social Distancing are REQUIRED.

This is not a Palestinian "problem", this is a global humans rights issue consisting of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, illegal occupation and settler colonialism.

BRING ANYTHING YOU NEED TO SUPPORT PALESTINE!!! (or just yourself️) Flags, Posters, Etc.

We recommend wearing Green, White, Red, or Black as a show of solidarity








This event takes place on ancestral unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People. We stand in united solidarity against colonial occupation of Indigenous land on Turtle Island and Palestine

Pacific Peoples' Partnership Launches Inaugural Paddle4Pacific Campaign

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2021

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership Launches Inaugural Paddle4Pacific Campaign

Paddle 4 Pacific will provide communities, families, and friends, an opportunity to enjoy a paddling activity outdoors while raising awareness and funds for Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) - a charity that supports Indigenous and South Pacific communities. Join us from May 31st through to June 19th 2021, as we mark World Oceans Day, participants will be invited to safely engage in their favourite paddling activity such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or canoeing (or any other inspired alternative.)

At PPP we build solidarity, educate and engage Canadians, and create innovative programming which directly supports and empowers Indigenous and South Pacific peoples. Our organization works in partnership, across a variety of cross-cutting themes. Our primary focus areas are: Gender Equality, Climate Action and Indigenous Rights.

Through the CanadaHelps platform, corporate teams, families, sports teams and individuals can sign up and set goals to get out on the water and paddle. Create some friendly competition and get actively involved in championing this cause!

Funds raised by Paddle4Pacific will be distributed between both our international and domestic programming. 75% of funds will go to our Pacific Resilience Fund – an innovative Indigenous-led fund which supports communities in the South Pacific. The other 25% will go to our domestic programming which supports Indigenous youth, arts, education and cultural exchange programs among many others.

PPP is pleased to announce the Geronimo Canoe Club as our Official Northern Host and Ambassador. The late Ivan and Madeline Morris, founders of the Geronimo Canoe Club, had a dream to see their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren lead a healthy life on the water. Today their legacy still lives on with the family of paddlers in their traditional Coast Salish War Canoe races and at the Canadian National Outrigger races, where they are champions in the OC6, with Leonard Morris Jr as OC1 Canadian National champion and Leonard Morris III (3rd) being the 18 and under Canadian National Champion. “As Coast Salish people our waters and beaches are a huge part of our lives and we want to support all efforts to preserve it for our future generations. We are deeply honoured to give back to the Pacific community as they have supported our competition and participation throughout the South Pacific.”

We hope to see you out on the water and #MakeEveryStrokeCount !

For more information please contact:

April Ingham, Executive Director

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+1 (250) 381-4131

Andy E. Nystrom

Archivist & Research Assistant

Pacific Peoples' Partnership

Suite 407, 620 View Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

Ph. 250-381-4131

Fax. 888-812-7346


Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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