Ideas on Stage

Be sure to check out IDEAS on the STAGE

 Port Moody’s own Dr. Elaine Golds

The Future of Riverview

She will include an analysis of the Riverview visioning process. Data and summary can be found here.

ElaineGolds2016PICGolds is a well-known activist in the Tri-Cities, who has been honoured numerous times for her contributions, including recognition by the city of Port Moody, which gave Golds the Freedom of the City in 2007. As well, Golds, who has a doctorate in biochemistry from McGill University, was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Achievement Award in 2012, and the BC Community Achievement Award for her outstanding commitment and dedication in the field of environmental stewardship.

She is a longtime activist who heads up the Burke Mountain Naturalists and currently raises awareness of a Kinder Morgan proposal to use fields at Colony Farm Regional Park as a staging area for pipeline construction, as well as preservation of the ecosystems and buildings on that site.


Jennifer Kuhl, Connecting Environment and Health

The Impact of the Environment on our Health

JenniferKuhlBIFFJennifer has a long time interest in the intersection of health and social justice. She previously worked as a research assistant with the RICHER Initiative, a multi-disciplinary team connected with Children’s Hospital who focus on child and family health in Vancouver’s inner city. While there, she supported a food-security initiative for teens, developed a guide to accessing low-barrier legal services and supported residents to advocating to stop the sale of public housing. Jennifer was introduced to the world of data-bases, digital storytelling, and online campaigning while working at She is delighted to contribute these skills to her work at the health coalition.

Find more information on the BC Health Coalition here:

Amy Lubik, The Great Climate Race

Crowdfunding for renewable Energy Projects

GCR_logo_rgb_2016FISHFEST’S own Amy Lubik will speak on behalf of the Great Climate Race. Climate change affects all of us and we all have to do something about it. That can be a daunting task and it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we organized the Great Climate Race, a walking/ running event series that enables participants to crowdfund for local renewable energy projects. Its a fun way to do something meaningful in your own community. This year is the second annual 10k and 2.5k walk/ run in Vancouver + international virtual race.


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