On the 19th of November I returned to Vancouver, B.C. The following evening an event was planned as a fundraiser for Sea Shepherd. It was organized by Antoine Lum and was a great success! It was held in downtown Vancouver, at a building aptly named Century House. It boasted old fashioned decor and architecture from over 100 years ago.
The evening started promptly at 7pm with lively music, drinks, and numerous Sea Shepherd supporters. "A Night For The Oceans" sported a large silent auction featuring great vegan items found locally and internationally, a Sea Shepherd merchandise table, complimentary Lush gift bags, and delicious veg h'ordeuvres. Next came speeches made by myself, Alex Earl, and Chuck Swift. It was an honour to speak beside such wonderful environmental crusaders. I spoke about the Cove Guardian campaign, hoping to inspire others to take the trek to Taiji. Many supporters and wellwishers came my way after speaking, congratulating me on my speech, and wishing to learn more about becoming a Cove Guardian. If I was able to inspire at least one individual, the evening was a success!
Friends and me
Antoine created a wonderful evening in support of our oceans. His speech was presented well and everyone agreed that he did a great service for SSCS. The evening ended off with club-like music and almost every silent auction item had a buyer. After having some great discussion and passing out silent auction wins, I left along with some great Vancouver activists.
All in all, "A Night For The Oceans" was a great welcome home.
For The Oceans,