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Toronto Buses to the Toxic Tour of Chemical Valley!

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The Toxic Tour is an opportunity to see and experience first-hand the pollution that Aamjiwnaang First Nation community members experience every day. The pick-up in Toronto will be by Christie Pitts Park, at the north-west corner of Bloor and Christie. Pick-up time is 8am, arriving back around 10pm. Snacks will be provided on the bus. Lunch and dinner will be provided by ASAP at the Toxic Tour. Remember that registering for the bus does not automatically register you for the Toxic Tour, you must also register for the actual tour in Aamjiwnaang by filling in the form found here: https://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/2017/03/31/aamjiwnaang-water-gathering-toxic-tour-2017/.

Unfortunately this year the Toronto buses will only be booked for Sunday's Toxic Tour. If you would like to attend the entire weekend please look into coordinating rideshares using the facebook event page:

We are suggesting a sliding scale donation of $10 - $50 depending on your work situation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot attend but would like to donate a spot towards a low-income person going, please also use this form and make a donation! If you don't wish to pay online you can reserve a spot for free and pay in cash on the bus.


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Aamjiwnaang First Nation is located in the middle of Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, the most polluted place in North America, according to National Geographic. The reserve is encircled by over 73 high-emitting facilities such as petrochemical refineries and various factories. The toxic operations and regular chemical releases are poisoning people in the community which faces high rates of asthma, cancer, miscarriages, stillbirths, and endocrine disruptions.
The fact that an Indigenous community is being sacrificed for corporate profit and nothing is being done to protect community members is a clear sign of Environmental Racism. We can do our part by learning about this situation and supporting the grassroots groups raising awareness and trying to stop further contamination of the community’s people and territory.

More info at the Aamjiwnaang Solidarity page: https://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/2017/03/31/aamjiwnaang-water-gathering-toxic-tour-2017/

Facebook event for the Toronto Buses: https://www.facebook.com/events/546973692093675/

Facebook event for the Toxic Tour and Water Gathering: https://www.facebook.com/events/479899962341892/

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