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.
This is #mypeaceriver
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.