David Suzuki bringing coastal tour to Prince Rupert

Noted environmental activist David Suzuki will be bringing his Celebrating Coastal Connections tour to Prince Rupert on June 10.

At a time when many in the region are focused on the potential environmental impacts of industrial development on the North Coast, noted environmental activist David Suzuki will be bringing his Celebrating Coastal Connections tour to Prince Rupert on June 10.

The tour will feature a film about climate change in B.C. by Ian Mauro, an award-winning community-based researcher and filmmaker. Mauro’s documentaries include Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change and Climate Change in Atlantic Canada. The David Suzuki Foundation has supported Mauro in documenting climate change’s impacts on the West Coast.

“These communities are close to my heart, and I’m looking forward to honouring our shared past and building a future together that is both ecologically sustainable and economically vibrant,” Suzuki said.

“We want to hear about the challenges facing our coastal communities, successes in overcoming those challenges and visions for a healthy future,” added David Suzuki Foundation Western Canada director Jay Ritchlin.