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February 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PST
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While immersing ourselves in the sights, sounds, scents and textures of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ land colonially known as Stanley Park, we will discuss queer ecology and what this radical approach to understanding non-human life can offer us. Guided by non-binary queer Educator Thuja Quickstad, we will look at how notions from a cisheteropatriarchy have limited how we view the lives of and relationships between other species. Structured as informative conversation and educational ecology walk, there will be as much opportunity to connect with each other as there will be to learn. This is a pilot program that we hope will become a series. If you are interested in this approach, please attend, or let us know you are interested in future walks, so we have the interest for on-going walks of this nature for this community!
This an accessible outdoor experience for members of the queer/trans community. The location and character of the experience will be guided by the needs of the folks interested in taking part. Contact Thuja (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss mobility needs including length of time you can walk/roll and if you require access to seating or washrooms during this 1.5 hour program. Even though the program is outdoors, participants are required to wear masks and remain distanced for the duration.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to participate but are unable to purchase a ticket at this time, please email Anna at email@example.com. Tickets are on a sliding scale, so people can pay it forward and enable others to be able to participate.
This program will meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon (located underneath the Lost Lagoon viewing platform near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Streets). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.
Masks are now mandatory for BOTH indoor and outdoor programs. If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please inform Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
*By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming you have read, understood, and agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols found here. Participants must include a telephone number and email address for contact tracing.
**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!
***This program is weather dependent. Please check your email 12 hours before the program date/time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain or extreme heat.
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*****Cancellation policy – We are accommodating refunds for cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.