Recently Rachel Notley while speaking to an Alberta Teachers’ Association was heard grumbling: “Maybe on Salt Spring Island you can build an economy on condos and coffee shops but not in Edmonton and not anywhere in Alberta,” and “Here in Alberta we ride horses, not unicorns, and I invite pipeline opponents to saddle up on something that is real.”
Poor Rachel, little did she know that Salt Springers love a challenge so her words stimulated Tom Mitchell’s creative juices and inspired his EV & EBikes friends to join him and form the Salt Spring Unicorn Riders Association. To inaugurate this momentous event they decided to saddle up on their real ebikes and real evs for an “embrace the unicorn and get enlightened Ev parade” from Country Grocer to downtown Ganges to the delight, honks and applause of the crowd and passersby. Congratulations to all the participants! It was a real fun event, and brings awareness to the urgent need to electrify and decarbonize if we are to avoid catastrophic climate chaos.
Rachel Notley’s comments were covered by CBC, CTV, Global and the papers. Andrea Palframan designed the logo. Tom welcomes any suggestions or comments to make next year’s event even more spectacular. email@example.com