PROGRESS, NOT PRISONS
CSSDP National Conference 2012
Hosted by: University of Calgary CSSDP chapter
March 2 - 4, 2012
Sciences Theatre Building, University of Calgary, Alberta
Panels, Workshops, More
On December 3 at the Moose Hall in Lethbridge Ab, 150 cannabis loving, freedom appreciating, Marc Emery supporters came together to fund raise and to celebrate being a part of the "cannabis culture".
The M.C. for the evening was Rick Webber--owner/operator of BOB Headquarters, and main sponsor. He started the evening off with the extremely talented "Gravity Crash" who rocked us for about an hour. Their heavy edgy sound, coupled with bass player Charlie Christensen's passionate speech regarding the amazing capabilities of hemp, completely set the tone for the night.
Next up, we heard motivational and inspiring words from several different activists about how Marc Emery had made an impact on each of their lives and helped them to help others. The overall theme from all the speakers was that we should NEVER take our freedoms for granted, and NEVER stop fighting for them.
Then the headline band took the stage--Lethbridge's own "City Prophets". This much loved local trio kept the positive vibe rolling, and their high energy sets and freestyle additions about Marc Emery and anti-Harper sentiments were a huge hit with the crowd!
Finally: raffle time! the 3 big draw winners were definitely the happiest people in Lethbridge, as the prizes were awesome and included items like hand painted tees by Grande Prairie artist Amy Taylor, and even a volcano! While everyone was eating the midnight meal and winners were admiring their swag; we crunched the numbers for the evening, and after expenses were left with a donation of $1 000 for Marc Emery!
Too often, we in the "cannabis culture" feel a sense of disconnect and worry about the things we can't accomplish; but by just a few people getting together and sharing their ideas, talents and positive energy you can accomplish MANY goals... We DID do it here in our little city of Lethbridge, now just imagine what YOU and a few of your friends can accomplish within YOUR community!
Written by Fiona Doherty
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