I'm about to leave the James Bay (where I work part of the year as an ER nurse) to head towards Vancouver to take on this music cycling tour across much of Canada on my cargo bike (from Yuba Bicycles) to promote my new album and support the David Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot movement.
Can't wait to get a chance to meet a ton of interesting folks, share stories, play music, camp under the stars and ride across our beautiful country.
Here's any excerpt from the blog Derek wrote for Blue Dot: "I remember hearing a talk in grade school more than 30 years ago about how the oceans were polluted and how it was starting to affect whales. I was heartbroken. As a child it was simple: if we were hurting the whales we should just stop, period. That clarity is what I get from the Blue Dot. I want clean air, clean water and healthy food, and I want our laws to reflect that."
Read the full blog post on the Blue Dot website and join the movement!
En français SVP! La version dans la langue de Molière à lire ici.
This summer Derek will be heading out on tour by bicycle in support of the Blue Dot movement! The tour will see Derek ride over 3000 km while playing shows across much of the country to promote the Blue Dot movement, and of course his new CD Mystery and Dust.
The Blue Dot movement is all about recognizing that we are deeply connected to the world around us and that if we value something so deeply, our highest laws should reflect that. No matter who you are or where you live, every Canadian deserves the right to fresh air, clean water and healthy food. More than 110 nations recognize their citizens’ right to live in a healthy environment. But not Canada. That is why Derek has joined the Blue Dot movement.
Check out the SHOWS section as there are dates being added weekly and more info about the Blue Dot Music Cycling Tour.
Check out the new video of 'Inventing the Sun' from the CD launch in Montreal. The first verse of the song was born while Derek was riding across Canada on his first music cycling tour and saw a flower pushing up through the asphalt. That is determination!