Geezer Gang To Arrive in Kitimat Today
Reception planned for Kootenay-to-Kitimat Caravan against Northern Gateway
The Kootenay to Kitimat caravan arrives at its destination today.
Four men, who call themselves the "geezer gang", left Nelson last week, heading for the northwest to show their opposition to Enbridge's Northern Gateway project.
Today, they arrive in Kitimat, where they'll present a folder containing 500 signatures of Kootenay residents who oppose the pipeline. Caravan Organizer Keith Wiley says he's amazed by the support they've received along the way.
"We got a lot of people who are opposed to the pipeline and they've been saying they're really happy we're able to take this message up, and they say 'tell them for us, we are opposed to the pipeline too'," said Wiley, adding "the response has been overwhelming... people saying it's good to carry a message up north."
A reception is planned for noon today at the Lower City Centre Mall parking lot.
The caravan attended events in several northwest communities in the past few days -- including Smithers yesterday -- and the geezer gang say they are having a fabulous time.