Good Turn Out for the June 8 Stop Castle Logging Rally at the McDougall Centre

June 23, 2011

The weather gods smiled on us, and the rain held off until the rally was over.

Some 80 people were on hand to take part in the rally, and to hear music and verse by Sid Marty, a thoughtful presentation by Bob Sandford, and a short address by Harry Chase, MLA

Here is the link to CTV’s coverage of the event


Stop Castle Logging Rally, Calgary, Wed June 8, McDougall Centre, 12-1 pm

June 3, 2011

Here are a couple of notices about the rally. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday June 8, 2011, McDougall Centre (455 – 6th Street SW, Calgary, AB), 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Bob Sanford – EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade, will speak on forest and watershed health.

Sid Marty – Well known musician and writer will join us to share his music and poetry.

Rain or shine – dress for the weather.

Please let us know if you would like to attend; contact Carolyn at 403-627-5059 or by email We will be coordinating car pooling from Southern Alberta to make sure that all that want to attend can do so.

For those who are local to Pincher Creek and area please meet at the Pincher Creek Coop parking lot at 8:30 AM.

For those of you who would like to attend from other areas please let me know the following:


I am a passenger seeking a ride (from).

I am a driver seeking passengers (specify available number of seats) (from)

# of Carpool seats available

Please feel free to pass this on to all who may be interested.

Come out and join us, we hope to see you there!!!

Carolyn Aspeslet

Executive Director

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition


Hello all,

I am writing to inform you of a rally for the Castle coming up in Calgary next Wednesday, June 8.

As many of you know, the Castle Special Place is slated for clear-cut logging this summer. This logging combined with oil and gas activities and recreation will have hugely negative effects on Alberta’s most biodiverse place. The Castle is a water tower, core grizzly bear habitat, home to many species at risk, and a great place to hike. The logging puts all of these things at risk.

CPAWS has been working hard with many other organizations to stop the logging. Next week, we are taking the campaign to the streets to show the Alberta Government and Spray Lakes Sawmills (the company responsible for the logging) that logging the Castle is not acceptable and that the people of Alberta are opposed to further damage of our sensitive ecosystems.

Sid Marty, author and musician, will be there to sing a few songs. Bob Sanford will also be present to speak to the UN International Year of Forests and the impacts of logging on watershed.

I hope that you, your friends, family, and neighbours will be able to join us.

Please send this email out to your networks. The more people that can give the grizzly bears, plants, and water of the Castle a voice the better!


What: Castle Rally

Where: McDougall Centre, 455- 6st. SW, Calgary, AB

When: 12pm-1pm

For more information about this campaign, you can check out these websites:

We’re also on Facebook: Stop Castle Logging.

If you have any questions at all, please email or call me. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

Have a great weekend.


Sarah Elmeligi, PBiol, MNRES

Senior Conservation Planner

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Southern Alberta Chapter

425- 78 Ave SW

Calgary, AB., T2V 5K5

T:(403) 232-6686 ext 6
Cell: (403) 688-8641

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