Live bands and a rap battle roasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper are among the draws at Toast the Coast at Jericho Beach on Sunday, June 13.

The “family-friendly” beachside celebration of Vancouver’s pristine coastline is planned to send a message to the Feds that people — not oil — belong on these beaches. A nine-foot floating lantern in the shape of a salmon based on the design of Roy Henry Vickers is planned, as well as live painting, food trucks, and hands-on art installations.

Following a territorial welcome a few speakers will shed light on the reason for the one-day, no-waste event (ie. bring your own utensils and water bottles) complete with bicycle valet. More information is available at ( #toastthecoast).  Event is organized by Greenpeace. 

Live music lineup includes:

Giraffe Aftermath
Viper Central
Sandy Scofield
Monica Lee Band 
Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Corrina Keeling
Rap battle roasters featuring:
MANIK and Bearodactyl

Participating organizations include:

Pull Together 
David Suzuki Foundation
Tankerfree BC
Georgia Straight Alliance 
ForestEthics Advocacy 
Dogwood initiative
Join the Circle
Living Oceans
Check Your head
The Starfish
Kids for Climate Action 
Our Horizon