Conservation North is bringing David Suzuki to Prince George for a fundraising event.
The renowned scientist and broadcaster will be doing a keynote address at the House of Ancestors in Lheidli T’enneh territory (Prince George) on Oct. 7. A meet and greet reception with David will take place before the main event.
“We’re honoured that Dr. Suzuki offered his time for free to help us raise money to continue our work protecting precious primary forests,” explains Michelle Connolly, director of the volunteer-based group. Suzuki was last in Prince George in 2015 during his “Blue Dot” tour, which attracted hundreds of attendees.
“Conservation North is a group with integrity and grit, and we need more people to join the movement they’ve created in northern BC to protect what’s left of nature,” Suzuki said in a statement.
Conservation North’s latest work includes exposing the logging of primary forests for pellets. The group will be using the proceeds to continue their work towards protecting the last three intact valleys in the Upper Fraser from roads and logging – the Walker, Goat and Raush.
Tickets are on sale at Books and Company and on Eventbrite for $50 to attend the keynote and $100 to meet David ahead of the event and attend the keynote.