On August 23rd we held our Beer on the Beach Picnic Protest at First Beach in English Bay! I can’t stress enough how excited I am by how this event went. We had dozens of media requests, and had between 40 and 50 people come through the event and drink a beer in protest of our archaic public drinking laws! It went off without incident (and with zero garbage left behind); we worked with the Vancouver Police Department and kept things responsible, civil and constructive.
This event was the beginning of a large movement in the lower mainland – I can feel it. While we only had 50 or so people show up to the event proper, we had hundreds of people engaged on social media around attending or discussing the event, we had extensive media interest, and we got things moving in a very real way. Continue reading