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Kids for Climate Action, OIL THEMED FLASH MOB, featuring a water fight, music, food and a rally!
The MOB is to protest against the construction of the Enbridge pipeline and stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Here’s how it’s going to work according to Kids for Climate Action
“Meet at 11:30 at the laughing men. People will be there throughout the event, so you can leave your beach stuff and protest signs. Suit up into costumes (hopefully you’ll have one, but if not we will have some extra stuff to give out). We will go over specifics for the flash mob then, but so that you’re prepared beforehand, here is everything you need to know.
IF YOU ARE BORN JAN-MAY, you are oil. Come in costume and bring a water gun. You will be lead by two oil team captains, and will march towards the beach in an epic two-by-two line (to symbolize a pipeline). When the drums change, that is your cue. The pipeline ‘breaks’, so you guys will break out of your formation and head to shoot the animals with your water guns. Remember that the point isn’t to ‘win’ but to put on a really good show. So be careful and don’t shoot anyone who isn’t part of the flash mob. When the drumming suddenly stops, everybody freeze! Stay frozen for dramatic effect until you hear the singers start. Then follow them back to the laughing men for our food, music and a rally!
IF YOU ARE BORN JUN-DEC, you are an animal. Come dressed as any coastal bird, fish, marine mammals, or even seaweed – any creature that will be affected by an oil spill on our coast. When the happy drumming starts, it is your job to frolic happily in the waves. After a drum cue, the ‘pipeline’ will break, and the oil will come at you. When you’ve been shot by five different oils, die as dramatically as possible. When the drumming stops, all still-alive animals drop dead and everybody freeze! Stay frozen for dramatic effect until you hear the singers start. Then follow them back to the laughing men for our food, music and a rally!
If you don’t want to participate in the flash mob as either of those roles, contact us about joining in our drum circle or picture/movie team. Otherwise, join us for the rally.
Our rally afterwards will have food and music. Bring your rally signs! Together we will stand up for the future of our province and our planet!”