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B.C. Film Screenings of ‘Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux’ by Damien Gillis & Valhalla Wilderness Society

Poster for PrimevalSm

Please sign and share Valhalla’s online petition to create the Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park – see petition and learn more here! https://www.change.org/p/save-bc-s-ancient-temperate-rainforest-primeval

From award-winning documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis (Fractured Land, Oil in Eden) and Valhalla Wilderness Society comes a new film of breathtaking beauty, Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux – official selection the prestigious Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (more about the film below screening dates).

Here is 2-min teaser for the film: https://vimeo.com/189394482   

Upcoming Screenings & Presentations

1. WELLS, BC: Saturday, February 18, 7 PM @ Sunset Theatre. Presented by Wells Mountain Film Festival. Admission $15.

2. NORTH VANCOUVER, BC: Thursday, February 23, 11:30 AM-12:50 PM @ Capilano University – Bosa Theatre (Skeena Rd). Presented by Earthworks and featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with filmmaker Damien Gillis. Free admission.

3. SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC: Friday, February 24, 7-9 PM @ Artspring Theatre (100 Jackson Ave). Co-presented by Pacific Wild, featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Admission $10 – tickets available online or at door.

4. CUMBERLAND, BC: Saturday, March 4, 7-9 PM @ Masonic Lodge Hall (2687 Dunsmuir Ave). Co-presented by Cumberland Forest, featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Admission by donation.

5. NANAIMO, BC: Sunday, March 5, 7-9 PM @ VIU – Building B356, Room 109. Featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Admission by donation.

6. QUALICUM, BC: Monday, March 6, 7-9 PM (doors open 6:30) @ Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (747 Jones St). Featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Admission by donation.

7. VICTORIA, BC: Tuesday, March 7, 7-9 PM (doors open 6:30) @ The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas St). Featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Admission $10 at door.

8. BRACKENDALE, BC (near Squamish): Wednesday, March 8, 7-9 PM @ Brackendale Art Gallery (41950 Government Rd). Featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis.

9. PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Thursday, March 16, 7-9 PM @ UNBC – Room 7-212. Featuring presentation on Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal by VWS Director Craig Pettitt and Q&A with Pettitt and filmmaker Damien Gillis. Free admission.

10. WASHINGTON, DC: Saturday, March 18, 4 PM @ E Street Cinema (555 11th St NW). Part of The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital’s conservation shorts program. Tickets and info @ dceff.org.

For more go to: www.vws.org

Trophy Film – Trailer by Lush Cosmetics Co.,

In North America, hundreds of grizzly bears are killed for sport by trophy hunters every year. This “sport” is outdated, wasteful and inherently cruel. Trophy examines the effect that trophy hunting has on the people, land and animals. Can we truly justify killing these animals for sport (or for any reason? except in extraordinary circumstances) To see the complete 28min documentary go to: http://www.trophyfilm.com/watchthefilm Please sign the petition at the end of documentary. Thank you, Barb of Bears Matter

Videos of Four Justice for BC Grizzlies Speakers’ Sept 13’16 w Charlie Russell

Watch Short Speeches from Four Justice for BC Grizzlies’ Speakers

Please watch Val Murray, Spokesperson for Justice for BC Grizzlies:

Please watch Charlie Russell, Honourary Grizzly Ambassador

Please watch Barb Murray, Grizzly Ambassador

Please watch George Rammell , Grizzly Ambassador

Now Everyone Take The Pledge at :

www.justiceforbcgrizzlies.com or https://www.change.org/p/take-the-pledge-to-help-end-b-c-s-grizzly-hunt

then please share Pledge Link before Provincial Election May 9, 2017

Thank you on behalf of our grizzlies!

 

Commons BCIT Article Sept 13’16 Justice For BC Grizzlies Advocacy Group Pledge & Campaign!

http://commons.bcit.ca/broadcastnews/2016/09/13/advocacy-group-seeks-justice-for-bc-grizzly-bears/

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Aneesa HeatheringtoThe size of a grizzly bear paw print is demonstrated at a Justice for BC Grizzlies press conference. (Paulina Wu/BCIT News)

Justice for BC Grizzlies announced a plan of action to save grizzly bears by raising awareness and making the grizzly hunt an issue in the 2017 election.

Co-founder of Justice for BC Grizzlies, Val Murray, stressed the importance of ending the hunt and the potential economic benefit.

“Keeping bears alive is worth much more to the government and to the people of this province than killing them ever will.”

The advocacy group calls the killings unjust and a threat to the grizzly population structure, as bears are forced further and further north to avoid human interference.
Grizzly bear advocate and Justice for BC Grizzlies spokesperson Charlie Russell is experienced in dealing with bears. (Justice for BC Grizzlies)
Justice for B.C Grizzlies’ spokesperson and grizzly bear advocate Charlie Russell

 

 

 

Murray says that wildlife viewing, in partnership with local communities, can generate more profits for the government than trophy hunting.

Justice for BC Grizzlies is asking BC voters to keep the grizzly hunt high on the political radar leading up to the May 9th, 2017 provincial election and pledge to spread the word.

 

 

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Press Conference: Justice for BC Grizzlies Vancouver Launch Sept 13, 2016 @ 10am

Event Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10 a.m.                                                                          The Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford Street across Beach Ave   Public Invited

BC TAKE THE PLEDGE  at www.justicebcgrizzlies.com
“I PLEDGE to help end BC’s unjust grizzly hunt by reaching out to as many fellow voters and political candidates as possible between now and the May 9 2017 provincial election!”

Justice for BC Grizzlies, an advocacy group founded in March 2016 for the purpose of ending the grizzly bear hunt, is taking action to stop the hunt. “Election time is coming, and our information indicates overwhelming support province-wide for ending the grizzlies bear hunt,” said Val Murray, who helped found Justice for BC Grizzlies.

To make sure Premier Christy Clark is hearing this message, the group is asking voters throughout the province to “Take the Pledge” and help keep the grizzly bear hunt an uppermost election issue at a press conference to be held September 13, 2016 in Vancouver. Charlile Russell, grizzly bear expert and the honourary spokesperson for Justice for BC Grizzlies, will speak at the press conference about what he has learned from living and working with grizzly bears in BC, Alberta, Alaska and Russia. His experience with grizzlies offers compelling reasons why killing these majestic and intelligent animals is unacceptable.

CharlieRussell

Robert Bateman says “Charlie Russell is a hero who deserves prominence in Canadian consciousness and beyond. Charlie’s work opens our eyes to the breadth and depth of bears in particular, and nature in
general. Let us hope that his sensitivity is contagious,”

Murray: “Given that wildlife viewing generates 10 times more economic spinoffs into our local and provincial economy than trophy hunting, it doesn’t make sense economically, ecologically or ethically to be killing grizzlies.”

Founders of Justice for BC Grizzlies, Val Murray will also speak. There will be
a question and answer period following the presentations and Justice for BC Grizzlies supporters
will be available for interviews.

For information, visit: www.justiceforbcgrizzlies.com; www.charlierussellbears.com

Contact

Val Murray  justiceforbcgrizzlies@telus.net

Facebook: @justiceforbcgrizzlies; Twitter: @justice4bcgrizz