September 24, 2015
Make Plans to Attend the World Rivers Day Event
Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops is celebrating the 7th annual Kamloops World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 27th, 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 that runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm that celebrates our Rivers and builds our cultural network. There will be multiple local entertainers, musicians, and arts and crafts for all ages to enjoy. There will be free face painting, and Kamloops Fire Rescue will have their Safety House for the kids to bounce in. A tree will be planted in honour of World Rivers Day and a Shoreline Cleanup will take place after 11:00 am.
Throughout the day there will be various activities and interactive games for the whole family. Everyone will have the opportunity 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 and how they celebrate culture.
Participating organizations include:
- BC Wildlife Park
- Big Little Science Centre
- City of Kamloops, Arborists
- City of Kamloops, ECOSmart
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Kamloops Fire Rescue
- 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.
World Rivers Day:
Jaimi Garbutt, Environmental Educator
City of Kamloops
Cara Graden, Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops