Be Proud to be Canadian. Not because of the actions our political leaders are taking but because of fellow Canadians who've taken action. While Harper is having back-door dealings to further expand the tar sands, eating donuts + is trying to lead the anti-Kyoto movement at the UN talks, ordinary Canadians (thousands upon thousands) joined the international rallying for climate action.

Saturday Oct. 24th 2009, the world saw the largest day of action ever, part of the www.350.org | www.tcktcktck.org campaign for climate action.

According to the 350.org organizers, Canada had the second highest number of events in all of the world. Around Canada there were hundreds of events including the one our colleagues organized in Ottawa - where 2000+ came out.

Be Proud to be an East Van'ner.

The largest event in Canada was held in Vancouver, where over 6000 rallied in the green movement (marching from Cambie Bridge over to Science World for an all-day long celebration filled with music, food, and an eco-fair | Full Details).

PHOTOS

Our political leaders have no choice but to listen to the 10,000+ voices of Canadians:

B2CP Rally on Cambie Bridge - Oct. 24 Day of Action

B2CP Rally on Cambie Bridge - Oct. 24 Day of Action. Photo Credit: Milena Salazar

Canadians Care - Climate Action NOW!

'Hand'-painted sign by elementary school children was dropped from side of Cambie Bridge, while thousands gathered for rally in Vancouver 'Hand'-painted sign by elementary school children was dropped from side of Cambie Bridge, while thousands gathered for rally in Vancouver photo credit: John Costelo

'Hot Salsa, Cool Planet' Organizers rallied Vancouverites into 350 shape

'Hot Salsa, Cool Planet' Organizers rallied Vancouverites into 350 shape

photo credit: Erica Stahl

Here are some more photos taken by David T Wong with UrbanTreeFrog and on Flickr

NEWS COVERAGE

The event also made ALL top headlines in local, national, international (NY Times, CNN, BBC) and ethnic news: CTV BC | CTV National | Ethnic Media: RJ1200 + Sing Tao + Ming Pao

350 Around the world people mobilized for the environment. Check out photos and stories of the 5000+ events that were organized world-wide: www.350.org | in Vancouver

For all those who made it, THANK YOU FOR COMING & SUPPORTING THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.

The event was an outstanding success because of all you.

Let's ensure Harper and our political leaders know we want a bold and binding climate action agreement signed in Copenhagen this December ( Kyoto+ is a good example). Help us keep the momentum going. JOIN THE B2CP movement,

sign on at: Bridge to a Cool Planet

With hope,

Ajay Puri Co-Founder + Online | Ethnic | Media Co-Coordinator, Bridge to a Cool Planet ps: here's a GREAT VIDEO of the event

I'm with Lorien Henson & Scott Andrews, key organizers of B2CP - acting goofy on the bridge!

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AuthorWells Stringham