Rally for Forests: Amplifying Voices for Old Growth Preservation

About the event – Why are we gathering?

Communities from across the province are coming together to rise up for the last remaining old growth! Will you join us on this distributed day of action on September 28?

This is a critical moment for forests in British Columbia. Three years have passed since the B.C. government promised to work with First Nations to implement a paradigm-shift in forest stewardship laid out in the Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR). Yet the B.C. government has made little progress on their promises. In fact, most old growth remains on the chopping block. Will you help hold them accountable?


Communities across B.C. and beyond are experiencing the worst fire season on record. Intact forests are one of our best allies in the climate crisis – they help protect us from worsening climate risks like fires and floods, they store massive amounts of carbon, provide fresh air and clean water, and so much more.

For the health and safety of our communities, let’s ramp up the pressure. This September 28 distributed day of action happens right before the B.C. Legislature returns to session. Our actions outside government offices will send MLAs back to Victoria with a strong mandate to do more for the forests and all the life they sustain.



Join an event in your community

Check out this growing list of actions that you and your network can join. If you don’t see your community represented and want to host your own event, please check out this helpful toolkit .


Click here to find an event in your community!


Columbia River–Revelstoke

  • 12:30–1:30pm
  • Grizzly Plaza, 111 Mackenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC
  • BC Contact: Eddie Petryshen, eddie@wildsight.ca



Esquimalt-Metchosin and Langford-Juan de Fuca

  • The Protest Art Show - For the Love of Old Growth Forests
  • 4:00–8:00pm (performance 5:30pm)
  • Metchosin Old School, 4495 Happy Valley Rd. Metchosin, BC
  • Contact: jlarkin@gddc.com
  • Additional info: Amplify the event with this downloadable poster!


Langford-Juan de Fuca

  • 1:00–3:00pm
  • Ravi Parmar Constituency Office, 2806 Jacklin Road #122, Langford, BC
  • Contact: gvclimatehub.com
  • Additional info: Amplify the event with this downloadable poster!



  • Noon–1:00pm
  • Sheila Malcolmson Constituency Office, 495 Dunsmuir St, Nanaimo, BC
  • Contact: David Quigg, DavidQ@sierraclub.bc.ca


Nanaimo–North Cowichan

  • Noon–1:00pm
  • Doug Routley Constituency Office, 16 High St, Ladysmith, BC
  • Contact: David Quigg, DavidQ@sierraclub.bc.ca




North Island

  • 11:30am–12:30pm
  • Michele Babchuk's constituency office, 908 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC
  • Contact: Campbell River Council of Canadians, surfdust@telus.net 


North Vancouver–Lonsdale

  • Noon–1:00pm
  • Bowinn Ma Constituency Office, 221 Esplanade W, North Vancouver, BC 
  • Contact: jens@sierraclub.bc.ca


Oak Bay–Gordon Head 




Saanich South

  • Noon 
  • Flashmob dance (surprise location in Saanich). Contact Amalia if you want to dance or cheer the dancers on. 
  • Contact; Amalia Schelhorn, amaliaschelhorn@gmail.com 



  • Noon 
  • Bruce Ralston (Minister of Forests) Constituency Office, 10574 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
  • Contact: Karan Saggu, SagguKaran007@gmail.com 


Vancouver–Point Grey 


Victoria–Beacon Hill 


Victoria–Swan Lake

  • 4:00-6:00pm
  • Rob Fleming Constituency Office, 1020 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC
  • Contact: Parents4Climate:  p4c@forourkids.ca 
  • Brief Description: Collaboratively creating an old-growth tree, we will have 14 boughs to represent each of the 14 recommendations of the strategic review
  • Facebook event

How to host a day of action in your community

If you’re interested in hosting your own event, we’d love to support you! We’ve developed this toolkit of everything you’ll need to organize an action at your local MLA or Minister’s office – including organizing tips, downloadable posters, talking points, how to reach out to local media and more! You can access the toolkit here.

Once your event is organized, please contact Wilderness Committee organizer Em Hoffpauir at em@wildernesscommittee.org so we can add it to this centralized page of actions!

Help amplify the event

We want as many people as possible showing up for forests and the communities that rely on them. Can you help spread the word with your network? You can find graphics, suggested wording and more in this amplification kit.

Have any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out! If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Wilderness Committee organizer Em Hoffpauir at em@wildernesscommittee.org