Meet the Mountain Caretakers

  • Heartwood Community Cafe 317 E Broadway Unceded coast salish Teritories


You've all heard about the resistance against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion up on the mountain. Come and hear what the caretakers have been doing up there and what they are all about. These are the folks who have been watching over the mountain pretty much around the clock since September 3rd. 

The caretakers also want to acknowledge they are new to this struggle, and recognize the generations the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples have spent resisting capitalism and colonialism on these lands.

We will hear from at least 4 caretakers, show a slideshow of photos from the last few months, possibly have a short film, then take questions from the crowd!

This event is taking place on Unceded Coast Salish territory (just like the resistance on the mountain).

Donations accepted at the door (suggested $5-10) but no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds collected will go to grassroots frontline resistance.

Please come early and have a delicious meal at Heartwood..and stay late for drinks and conversation ♥

Physical Accessibility
Heartwood is currently not fully accessible; our washrooms are not accessible for wheelchairs and scooters. We have made an agreement with the neighbouring Starbucks, which allows Heartwood patrons to use their wheelchair and scooter accessible restrooms. Please note that Starbucks washrooms are not guaranteed to be scent-free. We are currently in the process of finding ways to make our space more physically accessible. Any and all recommendations and suggestions are welcomed! 

For further information on Heartwood’s physical space, please check out the following accessibility audits done by the Radical Access Mapping Project. 

Access Overview: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL2RvY3MuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS9kb2N1bWVudC9kLzFwVUMxWWJrRGlEMmRBeC1pWWhnLVZ6VEljU21JU1J6VzlOcjkzMHE2TVlVL2VkaXQ/aGw9ZW5cYlVTOjo=:@[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL2RvY3MuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS9kb2N1bWVudC9kLzFwVUMxWWJrRGlEMmRBeC1pWWhnLVZ6VEljU21JU1J6VzlOcjkzMHE2TVlVL2VkaXQ/aGw9ZW5cYlVTOjo=:]]
Full Access Audit: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3NwcmVhZHNoZWV0cy5nb29nbGUuY29tL3NwcmVhZHNoZWV0L2NjYz9rZXk9MEFrRXZldXRTbE1vVmRHeG1WVk5WV0RaTlVEVmplVkpuTkhaSFNHNUdURkUmaGw9ZW5cYlVTOjo=:@[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3NwcmVhZHNoZWV0cy5nb29nbGUuY29tL3NwcmVhZHNoZWV0L2NjYz9rZXk9MEFrRXZldXRTbE1vVmRHeG1WVk5WV0RaTlVEVmplVkpuTkhaSFNHNUdURkUmaGw9ZW5cYlVTOjo=:]]
Radical Access Mapping Project: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnJhZGljYWxhY2Nlc3NpYmxlY29tbXVuaXRpZXMud29yZHByZXNzLmNvbS86Og==:@[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnJhZGljYWxhY2Nlc3NpYmxlY29tbXVuaXRpZXMud29yZHByZXNzLmNvbS86Og==:]]

Trigger Warnings:
There may be some personal stories that include RCMP violence.