Monday, June 29, 2015

July 5th Memorial for Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Explosion Victims

This Sunday, July 5th at Zelasko Park 3pm  – 5 pm

Public Invited to Join Memorial for Oil Train Explosion Victims


This Sunday, July 5th, citizens from around the Grays Harbor area will be hosting the 1st annual memorial for those who were lost on July 6, 2013 when a runaway train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed and exploded in the center of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and 47 people perished in the inferno that followed.. 

The rally will be held at Zelasko Park, located on F Street between Wishkah and Heron Streets in Aberdeen from 3 pm to 5 pm. The rally is also in recognition of the week-long (July 1st – 6th) 160th anniversary celebration of the Treaty of Olympia.

A letter from Lac-Mégantic, Quebec resident, Jacques Gagnon of the Citizens Committee of Lac-Mégantic will be read to update us on what has happened since that tragic day. This event augments a National Stop Oil Trains Week of Action taking place from  July 6 – 12   to call attention to the growing threat of oil trains across North America.  Organizers ask the citizens of all local communities to send a clear message that the risks created by crude oil trains and terminals are just too great.

A second event follows at 5:30 pm:

A Concert with Anne Feeney & Dana Lyons

5:30 - 8 PM
Aberdeen VFW
105 E. Heron, Aberdeen WA                             Suggested donation: $15-$25

Notorious labor hell-raiser Anne Feeney and iconic environmental singer Dana Lyons team up to launch Teamsters and Turtles – Together at Last!  On their 2015 West Coast tour they are making a stop in Aberdeen on July 5 for a fundraiser for Grays Harbor Community Public Radio, KGHI/KGHE FM, sponsored by The Grays Harbor Institute.

Please join us!         for more info:

[Coalition note: there will be no Coalition meeting on July 9th]

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