A real celebrity on April 22: the “Bou” mascot

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For Earth Day, environmental groups and citizens got together to demand better environmental protection in Quebec. This protest gathered together over 250 000 protesters, an unprecedented number.

Despite a late arrival on crowded buses through traffic and streets blocked by the arrival of other protesters, we managed to find and join a few CPAWS volunteers. Once the Bou costume was donned, he certainly made people’s heads turn! Young and old jostled to get a photo taken with the caribou mascot and signed our petition to protect this endangered species.

In the end, we had to ask Sébastien to take off the costume so that we get could away and return home.  What a beautiful day with a festive atmosphere, I left full of energy! Thanks to all our volunteers and to all who contributed to the protection of the woodland caribou!

Marie-Eve Allaire