Click our logo for the Sierra Club conviopages.

Dirty Oil Tar SandsCandlelight Vigils for a Responsible Canada

In order to produce the world's dirtiest oil, tar sands mining in Canada is destroying the Boreal Forest, the largest remaining intact ecosystem in the world. Communities and wildlife downstream are suffering from increased poison and cancer rates. We have to draw the line at tar sands.

That's why this Wednesday, March 7th, people around the world will attend candlelight vigils at Canadian embassies to take a stand against this destruction.

Check out the list on the right to see if there's a vigil near you, and then RSVP below!  We apologize, but this action is no longer available. Please visit our Action Center for current opportunities:

For more information, and to help spread the word, please read and distribute this handy flyer. Then, when you attend the vigil in your city, print and bring photos of the tar sands to help show their devastation to everyone passing by, as well as flowers or other appropriate symbols of mourning.

You can also download interfaith prayers for your tar sands event, courtesy of Interfaith Power and Light.

Host or Sponsor a Vigil

We are still looking for vigil hosts and sponsors in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Anchorage, AK; Buffalo, NY; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Raleigh, NC; and San Diego, CA.

If you or your organization is able to help take the lead in one of these cities, or if you would like more information, please contact Marla Westervelt by email or phone: (202) 495-3025.

Share this page on FacebookShare this page on TwitterShare this page with other services


Vigil Locations and Times:

Boston, MA
Consulate General of Canada
Three Copley Place, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02116
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Marla Marcum
More information:

Chicago, IL
Location: In front of President Obama's House at 51st and Greenwood
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Alicia Klepfer
More information:

Los Angeles, CA
Consulate General of Canada
550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2627
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: David Deremus
More information:

Minneapolis, MN
Consulate General of Canada
701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 901
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1899
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Sarah Risser
More information:

New York, NY
Consulate General of Canada
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1175
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Zack Malitz
More information:

Philadelphia, PA
Consulate of Canada
1650 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Amy Roe
More information:
RSVP on Facebook:

Phoenix, AZ
Consulate of Canada
Gather across the street in the Biltmore Fashion Park parking lot
2502 East Camelback Road # 216
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Chris Gehlker
More information: TBA

San Francisco, CA
Consulate General of Canada
580 California Street, 14th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Myers
More information:

Seattle, WA
Consulate General of Canada
401 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Gather at the south corner closer to the intersection of 4th and Pike, across from an entrance to the Century Square building.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Joey Gray
More information:

Washington, DC
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2114
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Marla Westervelt
More information:


Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2015 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.