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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

BC Rivers Day 2010

BC Rivers Day (World Rivers Day) is a province-wide event that began in 1980. On the last Sunday in September (in 2010, BC Rivers Day falls on September 26th, 2010), communities across British Columbia host events to connect citizens with their local rivers and river heritage. From paddling along historic canoe routes to discovering the flora and fauna which thrive along the rivers and to community festivals and events, BC Rivers Day is a celebration of the waterways that make up beautiful British Columbia espcially the Fraser River, the largest river and watershed in the Province!

Celebrate BC Rivers Day on September 26, 2010 across British Columbia!NORTH VANCOUVER
WORLD RIVERS DAY AT LOWER SEYMOUR CONSERVATION RESERVE | September 26 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Meet at Rice Lake Gate, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Have a fun day learning about the importance of rivers and waterways. Be part of the action by volunteering to restore areas of salmon habitat within the Seymour Valley. Bring a lunch. | Website

BURNABY
WORLD RIVERS DAY 2010 IN BURNABY | September 26 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park: Bryne Road at Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby (map) | Free | Enjoy BC Rivers Day on the banks of the Fraser River. Meet birds of prey, learn to fish, remove invasive species, enjoy a salmon BBQ, entertainment and community displays! | Website

PORT COQUITLAM
RIVERS AND TRAILS FESTIVAL | September 26 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Peace Park: 1470 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam (map) | Free | Go on a Rivers and Trails bike ride, see community displays and even help build a boat, and enjoy entertainment! | Website

MAPLE RIDGE
RIDGE MEADOWS RIVERS DAY | September 26 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Rivers Heritage Centre (Allco Park): 24959 Alouette Road, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Celebrate BC Rivers day with hands on experiences with Rainbow trout, entertainment, nature tours, fish Celebrate BC Rivers Day on September 26, 2010 across British Columbia!painting, a barbeque and more! | Website
KANAKA CONNECTIONS | September 26 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Lower Kanaka Creek Regional Park: River Road at Tamarack Lane (map) | Free | Celebrate BC Rivers Day with canoe tours of Kanaka Creek, children's activities and community displays! | Website

LANGLEY
30TH ANNUAL BC RIVERS DAY FESTIVAL | September 26 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Williams Park: 6595- 238 Street, Langley (map) | Free |
Explore Langley's BC Rivers Day Festival which offers live music, interactive displays, activity booths (including a salmon display), bird house building, live owls, streamside tree-planting and much more! | Website
WATERWEEKS 2010 | September 26 - October 2 | Schedule | Locations Vary - check schedule | Costs Vary - check schedule | Explore British Columbia's rivers and waterways at WaterWeeks events across Langley. | Website

HARRISON
HARRISON RIVER PADDLING TRIP | September 26 | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Renting: Park at Kilby Historic Park (map); Own: Harrison Lake public boat launch (map) | $67 - $100 (register in advance) | Be a part of a giant flotilla of Voyageurs, canoes, kayaks, and rafts that will travel 18 km from Harrison Lake to historic Kilby. Along the way, a Chehalis cultural guide will show paddlers ancient rock paintings, village sites and share stories. | Website






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