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Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration

This year, West Coast Environmental Law is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF).

Connect with our network of lawyers and environmental defenders, and witness the presentation of the 2019 Andrew Thompson Award – recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and sustainability through law in BC. Celebrate the tremendous impact the EDRF has had in supporting community-led environmental protection across the province. 

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Rooftop Pavilion

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tickets include entry to the cocktail-style event, two complimentary drink tickets and light refreshments provided by Salishan Catering

Reserve your tickets here. 

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Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about our unique environmental legal aid program, hear about recent cases and victories, and meet the EDRF's new liaison lawyer, Dr. Larry Reynolds. There will be a welcome by Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative. 

About the EDRF

Since 1989, the EDRF has distributed more than $5 million in grants to almost 1000 individuals, First Nations, and community groups from every region of BC. The program has helped to build the capacity of communities to engage with the law effectively on environmental issues, winning major environmental victories and giving a voice to people who otherwise would not have been heard. The EDRF is proudly funded by The Law Foundation of British Columbia.

Learn more about the EDRF...

Please join us for a night of storytelling and celebration as we move towards the next chapter in our work providing legal aid to empower communities and strengthen environmental protection in British Columbia.

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Event Start Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event End Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:30pm
Vancouver Art Gallery