Celebrate World Rivers Day

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

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.

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  1. About 50 people showed up for the World Rivers Day celebration in Cawston on Sunday. Historical pictures of the Similkameen River were on display, as well as pictures of restoration projects and problems facing river health from mining history and current mining activities close to the river. Chief Keith Crow of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band talked about the life blood flowing through the Similkameen Valley from the Simlkameen River and how it is our responsibility to care and protect our natural resources of water and air from desecration. Music was provided from Penticton couple, Jon Barlett and Rika Ruebsaat, who sang songs while Rika played the button accordian including songs of Similkameen River, French song of paddling cadence early explorers and travelers used while on Canadian rivers. Stories, poems, and pictures were presented by children and adults who entered the writing and drawing contest. We walked along the river up to the confluence of the Keremeos Creek comes into the Similkameen River while organizer, Lee McFadyen, explained the restoration work that has been accomplished locally in Cawston and Keremeos areas. I will be getting
    pictures up on Friends of the Similkameen River FB page shortly.

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