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Celebrate Our Waters: A family event, book launch & fundraiser

  • November 18th, 2017, 2:00pm–5:00pm
  • St. Paul's United Church, 48 Broadway St. W, Paris, ON, Canada (map)

A chance to support the CCOB’s ministerial appeal, recommending that the Environmental Review Tribunal decision be reversed and the new science risk assessment be required for the Paris Pit. To inspire us, Dr. Poh Gek Forkert will share the story of a community who fought and won! Copies of her book Fighting dirty: How a small community took on big trash, will be available for purchase and signing.

Hear music by local artist Madison Galloway and participate in an exciting live auction of desserts and other prizes. Photos of prizes will be posted here as they become available.

A delectable selection of desserts, coffee and tea will be served, also featuring kid friendly desserts.

For Tickets & Information, Contact: Kristi (519) 635-6389 Facebook event here.

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part of the adventures and misadventures of their decades-long fight. Fighting Dirty was chosen by Now Magazine as one of the “18 must-read books for fall 2017”.

“Fighting Dirty is an inspiring read for all activists battling against the money and power of corporations. It shows that when a small group of determined, committed citizens don’t give up, leaders and unexpected opportunities will emerge. When the cause is just, good people can win.” —David Suzuki, internationally-renowned environmentalist.

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