News from Kamloops

September 24, 2012

Make Plans to Attend the World Rivers Day Event

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops invites residents to come celebrate World Rivers Day on Saturday, September 29th, near the band shell at Riverside Park. The goal of this event is to increase awareness of water related issues. Special thanks to BC Hydro for sponsoring this event.

World Rivers Day is a free, family event from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Booths will be set up by local not-for-profit agencies and businesses to share information on how they support the environment and promote sustainability within our community. Some of the exhibitors include BC Hydro, BC Wildlife Park, Bear Aware, Kamloops Museum and Archives, TRU SIFE, TRU Sustainability, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and many more.

Musical guests "Just Like That" will be attending along with guest speakers and face painting for the kids. A drumming circle will be performing a song for Mother Earth as well.

Additionally, throughout the day there will be various activities and interactive games for the whole family. Everyone will have opportunities to win water saving gadgets and the chance to "fish" for prizes. There will be a grand prize draw for those who complete the event passport of SCUBA lessons tuition, courtesy of Ocean Pacific Watersports. Free lunch will be provided for those who participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up. Ocean Pacific Watersports will be cleaning up the riverbed as well with their scuba gear.

The event began in 1980, when Mark Angelo founded BC Rivers Day. In 2005, the event expanded to the entire world, creating World Rivers Day. With close to 100,000 people participating in British Columbia alone, World Rivers Day will continue to increase awareness of water-related issues and promote core values associated with sustainability, conservation, and river stewardship.

For more information about the event, please contact Amanda Wells, Environmental Educator with the City of Kamloops at 250-828-3377.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Wells, Environmental Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3377
awells@kamloops.ca