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PHOTOS: Gathering to make a difference at Rotary Climate Fair in Chilliwack

Inaugural event with focus on climate change features speakers, job fair, trade show

Environmentally conscious people gathered in Chilliwack for a brand new climate event on the weekend.

The inaugural Rotary Climate Fair filled the Landing Sports Centre on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16.

The free event had a three-pronged focus on climate change with speakers, a job fair and a trade show all under one roof.

READ MORE: First ever Rotary Climate Fair in Chilliwack could be catalyst for change

Here is the Rotary Climate Fair speakers’ list and schedule:

Saturday, April 15 2023

9 a.m. – Eddie Gardner (T’ít’elem Spath) Skwah First Nation, Wild Salmon Defence Alliance

9:30 a.m. – Mayor Ken Popove, City of Chilliwack

10 a.m. – Leona Shaw, Metis Nation BC

11 a.m. – Dr. Carin Bondar, UFV

12 p.m. – Bill Hardy, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

1 p.m. – Dan Dueck, Stattonrock Group

2 p.m. – Chris Bush, Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society (methane)

3 p.m. – David Leger, H2Portable Power Corp

4 p.m. – Lawrence Kangula, Midwestern Reg. Centre, Democracy & Human Rights (Uganda)

5 p.m. – Brian Minter, Minter Country Gardens

6 p.m. – Dr. Tim Cooper, University of the Fraser Valley (retired)

Sunday, April 16

9:15 a.m. – Brian Coote, Scotia Wealth Management

10 a.m. – Megan Czerpak, FoodMesh

11 a.m. – Speaker TBA, Zero Waste BC

12 p.m. – Thomas Hackney, BC Sustainable Energy Association

1 p.m. – Michael Stanyer, Plug In BC

2 p.m. – Alysha Jones, Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment

3 p.m. – Dr. Farhan Shafiq, Smart Cities

4 p.m. – Eddie Gardner (T’ít’elem Spath) Skwah First Nation, Wild Salmon Defence Alliance

4:50 – Robyn Curtis, Chair, Climate Committee Action Group, Rotary Club of Chilliwack


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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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