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You are invited to join a peaceful march and rally Feb. 25 asking the provincial government to keep its promise to protect old-growth forests.

The event will begin at Centennial Square (City Hall) in Victoria at 12 noon, then proceeding to the lawn of the Legislature for a rally at 1:30 p.m. featuring speakers and performers.

Old-growth forests are vital for clean air, clean water and healthy communities. The provincial government promised two years ago to protect those forests, one of the allies in climate action as they store massive amounts of carbon and help protect communities from climate risks like fires, landslides and floods.

For First Met congregants who wish to take part:

Sunday, Feb. 12: Fellowship Hall, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - We will make banners, posters, and maybe trees - this will be fun! .

Saturday, Feb 25:  Rally day - Option (A) meet at 11:30 am at the front stairs of First Met and we will walk together to the Centennial Square rally with our banners; Option ( B) at meet 12 noon - 12:30 us at Centennial Square where the rally begins - look for our United Church/First Met banner; Option (C) meet about 1:15 pm at Legislature building and look for our United Church banners or just join the rally.

For news release, click here.

More details about the forest event on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/3dmFYy5EE or on Eventbrite: bit.ly/united4oldgrowth.