WHAT IS MY PEACE RIVER?

My Peace River is a snapshot of the people, stories, and life in the Peace Valley.  It was created in response to the threat of the Site C dam on the Peace River Valley. 

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BACKSTORY

Jody and Jodie backed by the Mighty Peace River.  Photo by Aurora Jane

Jody and Jodie backed by the Mighty Peace River.  Photo by Aurora Jane

My Peace River is a multimedia project that curates many different views of an endangered area through art - photos, video, music and performance. It is a collaboration between everyone who has a connection to Peace Region and forms a cohesive picture of what stands to be lost forever if the Site C dam is constructed. Proceeds from this project will be donated to RAVEN Trust's Join The Circle campaign to help the Treaty 8 First Nations fight the Site C dam.

My Peace River was created in response to the threat of the Site C dam on the Peace River Valley by photographer Jodie Ponto and musician Jody Peck (aka: Miss Quincy). They grew up on opposite banks of the Peace River and both currently live in Vancouver, BC.

The concept was conceived after Jody Peck had a chance and unfortunate run in with an Environmental Assessment officer for the Site C dam at a casual dinner party hosted by a new date. She made a scene, ruined the party and the relationship. Jodie Ponto, always the more reasonable of the two, decided that making art was a better approach and My Peace River was born.

Living in Vancouver, both Jodies encounter a frustrating lack of awareness of the Peace Region and the Dam that threatens it. They find it shocking how often people are completely unaware of the Site C dam, an $8.8 billion dollar project approved to flood 57,000 acres of First Nation and heritage agricultural land. If they had a dollar for every time they heard “nobody lives way up there”, they could buyout BC Hydro and stop the dam themselves.


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Get yourself informed about the Site C dam:
www.peacevalley.ca

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DONATE to RAVEN Trust's Join The Circle campaign to help fund Treaty 8 First Nations' court challenges against Site C damwww.nosite-c.com