News from Kamloops

September 23, 2014

Make Plans to Attend the World Rivers Day Event

Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops is celebrating the 6th Annual Kamloops World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 28th, near the water park at Riverside Park. This event aims to increase awareness on water-related issues.

World Rivers Day, in conjunction with Culture Days, is a free family event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be multiple entertainers, musicians and arts and crafts for everyone to enjoy. There will also be free face painting and a bouncy castle for the kids.  A tree will be planted in honour of World Rivers Day and a Shoreline Cleanup will take place after 11:00 am.

Additionally, throughout the day there will be various activities and interactive games for the whole family, such as the opportunity to make your own personalized button. Everyone will have opportunities to take home water-saving gadgets and the chance to “fish” for prizes. 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.
Participating organizations include:

  • BC Wildlife Park
  • Big Little Science Centre
  • City of Kamloops, Arborists
  • City of Kamloops, ECOSmart
  • City of Kamloops, Integrated Pest Management
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Kamloops Dragon Boat Club
  • Wildsafe BC

The event initially 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 Jaimi Garbutt, Environmental Educator with the City of Kamloops at 250-828-3377.

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Media Contacts:
World Rivers Day
Jaimi Garbutt, Environmental Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3377
jgarbutt@kamloops.ca

Culture Days
Cara Graden, Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3611
cgraden@kamloops.ca