Ariel view of oil train burning in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

47 Lives of Lac-Mégantic–We Remember

Ariel view of oil train burning in Lac-Mégantic, QuebecThis will be the third anniversary of the oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. People of Portland, Vancouver, and neighboring communities will come together to remember the 47 victims lost in the tragic explosions of Summer 2013.

To honor the lives of the 47 people, we present a program from our community. Much has been said about their fiery deaths. We will focus on their lives. Although we never met them, we know their names and Canadian newspapers have given us hints about their lives. Through our own hearts, we try to feel what life may have meant for them. We feel sorrow for the people of Lac-Mégantic and deep concern for communities everywhere that are threatened by oil-by-rail.

When: Wednesday, July 6 2016 – Continuous programing; drop in and join us between 11AM and 2PM

Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square , 701 SW 6th Avenue, Downtown Portland, 97204 

For more information: Bonnie at or 503-705-1943

Event Sponsors: Climate Action Coalition, Stand Up To Oil, Columbia Riverkeeper, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Greenpeace NW, Sierra Club, Friends of the Columbia Gorge

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