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

 

Just Posted

Mount Washington zip line nearing completion

Once finished, the line will be the longest and steepest zip line on Vancouver Island

PHOTOS: Vancouver Island MusicFest revisited

This year’s lineup included Colin James, Tom Cochrane and lots more

Peninsula Co-op hosting matching gift campaign for BC Cancer Foundation

Company will match donations up to $75,000 for Vancouver Island residents battling cancer

Comox Valley military museum could be closed for a couple of months

HMCS Alberni site suffered water damage during a recent downpour

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

Fortis encourages transition to CNG, RNG

Commercial transportation is the largest contributor to B.C.’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions… Continue reading

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Cars keyed on BC Ferries after alarms bother dog on board

Delta police arrested one passenger on suspicion of mischief

Most Read