Art Against Pipelines: Open Mic Benefit Concert

The Fireside in Kitchener is hosting a benefit concert to help fundraise for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.
  • When Nov 17, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Canada/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where The Fireside - 21 Inwood Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2M2Y9
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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is going to the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30 to constitutionally challenge the National Energy Board's reversal of Line 9. Line 9, an over 40 year old pipeline that has 90% chance of rupture in the next 4.5 years, runs from Sarnia to Montreal, through the Waterloo Region, under the Grand River, and under every tributary that leads into Lake Ontario. This past december, Enbridge started pumping tar sands diluted bitumen through the line, against the consent of multiple First Nations towns and communities.

Legal fees for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are likely to reach half a million dollars.

The Fireside is hosting a benefit concert to help fundraise. This will be an open call-out to artists who wish to perform. Please contact Hannah Enns or The Fireside by Nov 9 if you wish to share your artistic talent. As the list expands in acts, this event will be updated appropriately.

Light snacks will be available. PWYC donation $15-$20 (no one turned away). This is going to be a magical night of music and art.

For more information on the legal case and ways to donate, please visit