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World Rivers Day 2013 Around Metro Vancouver


Monday, September 23rd, 2013 — 1:34pm PDT
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The 33rd annual BC Rivers Day celebration of World Rivers Day will take place in a number of communities between Friday, September 27th and Monday, September 30th, 2013. Free, family-friendly events will be hosted featuring everything from shoreline cleanups to live music, barbecues and boat tours.

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World Rivers Day Gala Event: Burnaby

Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 4:30pm
What: Burnaby will celebrate World Rivers Day in a major way with a gala event at the Burnaby Village Museum, which is bisected by the beautiful Deer Lake Brook. There will be a large array of attractions for young and old – and, along with the many attractions and interpretive displays already on site, there will be live birds of prey, a children’s fishing pond, face painting, music, entertainment of various sorts, a special “living with coyotes” presentation, children’s activities, streamside habitat restoration demonstrations amongst many other fun things to do.

RiverFest in New Westminster

Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre (788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster)
Date: Friday, September 27, 2013 and Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday and 11:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday
What: The Fraser River Discovery Centre invites you to join us in celebration of BC and World Rivers Day. In honour of the Fraser River, RiverFest will be held on the Westminster Quay boardwalk in New Westminster. The festival will consist of live entertainment; artists and artisans; community, environmental, and conservation organizations; and crafts and activities for children and their parents; River Tours, Work Boat Parade, Salmon Chowder Cook Off and live entertainment on the YVR Stage. This event is free to the public.

Vancouver: Uncover Your Creeks Renfrew Ravine

Where: Renfrew Ravine (3900 Renfrew St at E 24th Ave)
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
What: Celebrate River’s Day at Renfrew Ravine in Vancouver. We will begin the event with a river walk at 9am, then move onto invasive removal around Still Creek. Lastly, we will conduct water quality testing in the creek through citizen science.

Vancouver: Celebration of Hastings Creek

Where: Creekway Park (2957 Bridgeway St between Hastings Park and New Brighton Park)
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
What: Vancouver will be having a major World Rivers Day event on Sept 30th at Vancouver’s Creekway Park from 10:30 to 12:30 celebrating the day-lighting and restoration of Hastings Creek, which was previously culverted and paved over more than 80 years. Stage one of this state-of-the-art stream restoration effort will be completed by late September and WRD Chair Mark Angelo, along with representatives from the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver City Council will participate in the formal opening.

North Vancouver: Seymour River Cleanup

Where: Seymour River by train tracks Dollarton Hwy to Riverside Drive to Spicer Rd
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
What: Start with a river clean-up and then depending upon river level run the Seymour river or practice at the bottom.

North Vancouver: Seymour Hatchery Open House

Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve at the top of Lillooet Road
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
What: After a 10 year absence the Seymour Salmonid Society is holding an Open House at the Seymour River Hatchery. Shuttle buses will transport people form the main parking lot to the Seymour Hatchery.

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BC Rivers Day Community Festival in Langley

Where: Williams Park (238 St south of 68 Ave)
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
What: Join the Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Township of Langley for the annual celebration of rivers. This year’s free family event offers interactive displays and activity booths.

Surrey: Uncover Your Creeks Tynehead Park

Where: Tynehead Park (17200 96 Ave)
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
What: Celebrate River’s Day at the Tynehead Hatchery in Surrey. We will be taking a tour of the hatchery at 10:00am, then moving on to invasive removal around the Serpentine River. Lastly, we will conduct water quality testing in the River through citizen science.

Port Coquitlam Rivers & Trails Festival

Where: Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) and Peace Park (1470 Kebet Way)
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm (Lions) 12:00pm to 4:00pm (Peace)
What: Festival activities will include entertainment, art activities, a salmon release, a river clean up, children’s stations with a passport program and opportunities to win prizes. There will be a guided bike ride between the Peace and Lions parks along a scenic portion of the Traboulay PoCo Trail that is approximately 10km. At both park locations there will be a bike valet service and between the two locations there will be free shuttle bus with bike transportation. At Peace Park there will be a boat building workshop, art activities entertainment and barge access onto the Fraser River provided by Harken Towing. From this barge river tours will be available aboard the SS Native Paddlewheeler, for $2 per person on a first come, first served basis, a limited number of tickets are available only at Peace Park.

Ridge Meadows Rivers Day

Where: Next to the Alouette River beside Allco Park
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
What: Come celebrate the 20th Annual Allco Park/Ridge Meadows Rivers Day with a free family event. Live entertainment, barbeque, children’s trout fishing pond, great activities for kids, environmental displays and much more.

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