Communities to Protect Our Coast

Oceanside Paper – press on the evening:
Andrew Weaver, Andrew Barton, Brian Gunn, Krista Grace-Warwick and Brian Falconer

Andrew Weaver, Andrew Barton, Brian Gunn, Krista Grace-Warwick and Brian Falconer


Standing Up For Our Coast
7:00pm, November 20, 2013
Parksville Community Conference Centre

Andrew Weaver Nobel Prize Winner Member of UN Panel on Climate Change

Guest Speaker Andrew Weaver Nobel Prize Winner Member of UN Panel on Climate Change joins Andrew Barton, Brian Falconer, Brian Gunn, Christa Grace Warrick and Todd Butler for a thought provoking evening.


JULY 1, 2013

Hello CPOC and friends!

We have #62 slot in the Parksville parade. Last year was spectacular, CPOC were a great hit with the spectators. Please plan on coming out (again) this year. We have loaner shirts for those who are interested. Bike or walk or carry a banner. You choose.
Time Be there by 9:30 on Monday, July 1 -walk along Pioneer Ave. till you find our group-it is in numerical sequence.

Call me or email if you need a shirt.

Sheri Phone: 250 586 6010

Here we are at the Canada Day Parade 2012

Here we are at the Canada Day Parade 2012


SPOIL  – APRIL 21, 2013
Nanoose Place 2925 Northwest Bay Rd., Nanoose.
The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by Enbridge Inc.  to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.



On the Line
An eco-adventure documentary like no other. Follow Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan on a 2,400 km journey by foot, bike, raft and kayak as they seek to uncover the truth about a proposed 5.5 billion dollar oil pipeline.
On the Line Movie
2:00pm Sunday, January 27, 2013
Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville

On the Line Documentary

Presented by
Communities to Protect Our Coast and the
Social Justice Committee of Knox United Church

Groundswell and Reflections
Groundswell chronicles not only a world-class surfing adventure, but provides a cerebral and compelling examination of an issue that embodies many aspects of today’s environmental challenges: our energy future, geopolitics, aboriginal rights and title, and more.
Groundswell will screen with another short documentary, Raincoast’s Reflections: Art for an Oil-Free Coast that opened at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Raincoast Conservation Organization
2PM Sunday, January 13, 2013
Knox United Church,
345 Pym Street, Parksville


On the Line Documentary

Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings – listen here

For information on the Idle No More Movement, view here



We are moving forward with a possible film festival of environmental documentaries … in the near future.

Rally in Nanaimo – Protect Our Coast October 27, 2012

October 24, another Defend Our Coast Action

Defend Our Coast rally in Parksville October 24, 2012


Ron Cantelon – BC Liberals
100 E Jensen Avenue, Parksville BC, V9P 2G9

Together, we’ll make a powerful visual statement to show the unprecedented depth and breadth of this movement, and make sure our politicians know that we are organizing in the communities they represent.

Let’s shut the door on tar sands pipelines and tankers with a clear message to our provincial and federal representatives. Let’s support the First Nations who have lead the resistance against, tar sands pipelines and tankers. Join us in your community on October 24th to show our governments that BC’s coast must be protected.
Find a community action near you.
For more information on First Nations opposition visit and community actions are led by volunteers and organizations facilitated by and the Dogwood Initiative.


Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC
Admission: Pay what you can. (Suggested donation of $10.)
All are welcome.

Featuring keynote speakers:

  • Welcome from Snuneymuxw Elder and Chief Douglas White
  • Maude Barlow, Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • Linda McQuaig, journalist and author
  • Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of

October 22, 2012, 11:00am – Defend Our Coast, rally to defend our coastline from Oil Tankers and Oil Pipelines

Communities to Protect Our Coast (CPOC)

Defend Our Coast October 22, 2012, Victoria, B.C.