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A celebration of rivers coming soon to Kamloops

September 19, 2016 - 2:53 PM

KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops is celebrating the eighth annual Kamloops World Rivers Day on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Riverside Park.

World Rivers Day is a free family event that celebrates our rivers and encourages residents to learn about our watershed, water conservation, and river stewardship.

There will be multiple local entertainers and musicians, as well as arts and crafts for all ages to enjoy.

There will also be free face painting and a bouncy house for the kids. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, coordinated by local TRU student Julie Dixon, will take place after 11:00 a.m.

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 “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.

The event initially began in 1980, when Mark Angelo founded B.C. Rivers Day in Burnaby, B.C.

In 2005, the event expanded to the entire world, creating World Rivers Day. With close to 100,000 people participating in BC, World Rivers Day will continue to increase awareness of water-related issues and promote core values associated with sustainability, conservation, and river stewardship.

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