Date: March 14, 2014
Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay
March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers and those who struggle to protect them.
The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our rivers, and learn about better water and energy solutions. Above all, it is a day to unite –
“by acting together, we demonstrate that these issues are not merely local, but global in scope.”
International Day 2014
Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. answered the call in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada with a Boil Up (outdoor get together with fire, food, hot drinks, and fun) to celebrate our Labrador rivers, especially Grand River which is being dramatically altered upstream as they continue to build the dam across Muskrat Falls Goose Bay, Labrador Canada. Today we shared conversation and energy under a Large Labrador sky! About 35 people attended (thank you all so very much!), many of us met for the first time, with one common bond..
We love our river!
Here are some pictures from the day.