Rally for the Rideau – the Day in Pictures

Today, Sunday September 29 a dedicated band of concerned Ottawans walked and floated to City Hall to protest the Energy East pipeline which is proposed to carry tar sands from Alberta through the City of Ottawa.

Here’s how the day unfolded as captured by Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul

First phase of today's rally to stop the proposed tar sand pipeline through Ottawa is a 10 kilometre walk up the Rideau River (the proposed pipeline would send a million barrels of tar sands oil across the river). Meeting paddlers soon, then the 1pm rally at City Hall.

First phase of today’s rally to stop the proposed tar sand pipeline through Ottawa is a 10 kilometre walk up the Rideau River (the proposed pipeline would send a million barrels of tar sands oil across the river). Meeting paddlers soon, then the 1pm rally at City Hall.

Trying to keep it cool for the kids. We can't do our fair share to fight climate change and allow a radical expansion of the tar sands at the same time. Rally at 1pm at City Hall. Long march there getting started now.

Trying to keep it cool for the kids. We can’t do our fair share to fight climate change and allow a radical expansion of the tar sands at the same time. Rally at 1pm at City Hall. Long march there getting started now.

Flotilla now joining the march. See you at 1pm at City Hall.

Flotilla now joining the march. See you at 1pm at City Hall.

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On the way to City Hall.

On the way to City Hall.

Blame TransCanada! And stop the proposed Energy BEast pipeline. About an hour from City Hall. See you there.

Blame TransCanada! And stop the proposed Energy BEast pipeline. About an hour from City Hall. See you there.

Canoes out of the water for final push to rally at City Hall. Communities standing up to the proposed TransCanads tar sands export pipeline through Ottawa.

Canoes out of the water for final push to rally at City Hall. Communities standing up to the proposed TransCanads tar sands export pipeline through Ottawa.

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Smiling ecojustice warriors for #tarfree613

Smiling ecojustice warriors for #tarfree613

We made it!

We made it!

Marchers join the rally for the Rideau River to stop the proposed TeansCanada tar sands pipeline at City Hall.

Marchers join the rally for the Rideau River to stop the proposed TeansCanada tar sands pipeline at City Hall.
You said it!

You said it!

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Dogs against tar sands pipelines.

Dogs against tar sands pipelines.

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We want a clean future for everyone!

We want a clean future for everyone!

The Raging Grannies

The Raging Grannies

We need a change

We need a change

Don’t forget to write to MPs, & Harper to voice your opinion. Write to First Nations to show your support!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support a tarfree613 and all the amazing people who made it happen!

Categories: Climate Change, TarFree613

Author:Ecology Ottawa

Volunteer driven local group dedicated to making Ottawa the green capital of Canada

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