The Begbie View Elementary students who protested in the Future for Friday protest at Revelstoke City Hall, March 15 2019, were not the only Revelstoke youth standing in solidarity with climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
Racers from the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club, who were in Gatineau for Nationals, were able to able to get to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to join in more than 1,000 demonstrators protesting against climate change.
The experience left a positive impression on the nordic racers. Here is some of what the racers said in response to being questioned about what it was like being part of such a large and vital movement.
Nelson Luxmoore remarked, “It was powerful to see so many youth standing up for what they believe in.”
“It was inspirational to see how the group of people at Parliament Hill grew and made the message more powerful,” said Cedar Cameron-Harding.
Erik Brosch commented, “We shouldn’t blame others for our actions, we should take actions for ourselves so we will have a planet to stand on in the future.”
For more information about Greta and the Future for Friday campaign, visit https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/