Vancouver crowd jubilant as "war" declared on Northern Gateway
“It’s official - the war is on!" said Grand Chief Stewart Phillips with a smile, to the cheers of a thousand-plus people. Street dances ensued.
"It's not just that we want a sustainable future. We want, I want, to have a future -- at all," she told the crowd.
Blaney then sang two jazz/soul songs so confidently, that she may have had judges with America's Got Talent toe tapping.
Everyone seemed taken by the young girl's talent, passion and idealism.
Crowds eventually marched through downtown, led with a banner that read, "We love our coast."
Passers-by stopped, took pictures, curious what the noise and moving cultural displays were about.
Squaimish sisters Amanda and Marissa Nahanee street dancing during anti-Enbridge rally Tuesday evening in downtown Vancouver - Mychaylo Prystupa
The marchers, hundreds strong, stopping at busy intersections (with the guidance of Vancouver Police) to dance, drum and sing.
This war of hearts, it seems, is on.
Rally attendees marchign through downtown Vancouver Tuesday evening - Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa
Dan Wallace with baby daughter - Vancouver Enbridge rally - Mychaylo Prystupa