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 toastcoast.org ( #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 
350Vancouver
Dogwood initiative
Join the Circle
Living Oceans
GenWhyMedia
Check Your head
The Starfish
Kids for Climate Action 
Our Horizon