Comox Project ’65 reunion planned

 

On June 6, 1965, 50 ban-the-bomb activists attempted to enter the airbase at Comox, for the expressed purpose of dismantling the military apparatus and beginning a process of converting it to peaceful purposes. When stopped, they sat down and “blocked the road to war” for 24 hours.

The sit-down in June 1965 was the culmination of a summer-long series of actions called Comox Project ’65.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this historical anti-nuclear campaign, a reunion and weekend of activities and discussions is being planned for Aug. 28, 29 and 30, 2015, to be held in Roberts Creek, on the Sunshine Coast. Organizers of the gathering have so far contacted 20 former participants, and are searching for more. It is believed that hundreds, overall, played some role in the activities that summer.

Anyone interested in attending this reunion should contact Peter Light at 604–886–8527, or write him at peter_light2001@yahoo.ca

 

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