September 24, 2013 - 4:50 PM
Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is celebrating the 5th Annual Kamloops World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 29th, near the water park at Riverside Park to increase awareness on water related issues.
World Rivers Day is a free, family event starting at 12 noon and going until 5:00 pm. Musical guest Paul Filek will be attending along with guest speakers, free face painting, and a bouncy castle for the kids.
Additionally, throughout the day there will be various activities and interactive games for the whole family, such as making your own personalized button. Everyone will have opportunities to win water saving gadgets and the chance to “fish” for prizes. There will be a grand prize draw for two “Try SCUBA” passes, courtesy of Ocean Pacific Watersports, for those who complete the event passport.
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 Hydro – Power Smart Outreach
- BC Wildlife Park
- Big Little Science Centre
- City of Kamloops, Arborists, ECOSmart and Integrated Pest Management
- Kamloops Museum & Archives
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Enactus TRU
- Kamloops Naturalist Club
- Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resources (Fish and Wildlife)
- Thompson-Nicola Regional District
- 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, City of Kamloops at 250-828-3377.
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