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NARD Toronto 2017 – National Animal Rights Day
June 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Please join us to commemorate, educate, celebrate. Toronto activists are again coming together for the National Animal Rights Day (NARD), an international event established by “Our Planet. Theirs too.” at http://www.thenard.org/ This will be the 3rd event in Toronto. All welcome, whether to take part, to watch, to volunteer before the day.
On June 4 2017, special NARD events will be held in major cities across North America. They start with a memorial ceremony for the billions of animals who die every year by human hands – often in the presence of real deceased animals who are mourned in public – and the reading and signing of The Declaration of Animal Rights. They end with a celebration of the animals in our lives, and the steps that are being made towards ending their suffering and shifting the planet to a cruelty-free, plant-based, lifestyle.
Sunday is the big day!!
Here’s everything you need to know about the event:
Trinity Square Labyrinth directly behind the Eaton Centre. The closest intersection is Yonge & Dundas. (Pics of location & parking attached).
Please arrive no later than 11am. The ceremony should run until about 1pm.
WHAT TO WEAR
If you don’t already have a NARD T-shirt, it’s best to wear a light shirt that you can put the NARD shirt over, because it may be hard to find a place to change. If you don’t already have a NARD shirt, you can purchase one at the event for $20 or pay what you can. Please bring cash and note that NARD shirts are required for all standers with animals and signs.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Look for the Sign-in table. There you can find out what your role is, and we’ll direct you to where you can sign the waiver, collect your white sanitary jumper suit, etc.
DURING THE CEREMONY
Once in formation, please remain as still as possible holding the animal or placard in your hands. Please also refrain from using your cell phones and other gadgets for emailing, texting or taking photos during the ceremony. It’s important that we maintain a serious, unified look, with as little movement and distractions as possible. You will be able to leave your personal belonging in a designated area, where someone will be watching over them during the ceremony.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Please do not bring any of your usual Animal Rights posters, banners, and other accessories. We want the visual message of this day to be very unified and clear, so we will be providing all the banners, posters, and other visual aids needed.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO HELP
* If you would like to help us cover the costs of this day, and help us do it again next year, please feel free to give any monetary donation you can afford – we will have a donation box for that.
* We need a few people to help with setting up, and clean up. If you can come early or stick around afterwards, we’d really appreciate it.
Thank you everyone for being a part of this day