Celebrate World Rivers Day

Similkameen celebration planned in Cawston

CAWSTON, B.C. – The Similkameen Celebration of World Rivers Day takes place Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Kobau Park in Cawston, B.C.

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways that grew out of the United Nations launching the Water for Life Decade in 2005. It highlights the many values of rivers, and strives to increase public awareness while encouraging improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Millions of people in more than 60 countries celebrate their rivers with a variety of activities.

Activities scheduled for the celebration of the Similkameen River and its watershed include live music, displays, walking beside the Similkameen, sharing river stories and a presentation of short story contest awards.

To learn more about World Rivers Day, visit http://worldriversday.com/about/. For more information, contact Lee at (250) 499-5404 or at mariposaorgf@hotmail.com.