BC Rivers Day celebrated in Grand Forks

BC Rivers Day is a province-wide event, held every year on the last Sunday in September.

BC Rivers Day is a province-wide event, held every year on the last Sunday in September.

Established in 1980 and coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Council (ORC), it has been proclaimed by communities across the province and attracts over 75,000 people to more than 100 events each year.

The success of this event in B.C. has also recently led to the establishment of a National Rivers Day and as part of the UN Water for Life Decade starting in 2005, World Rivers Day is now celebrated on the same date each September.

This event uses BC Rivers Day as a model and concurrent river-related events will take place in more than 60 countries.

For the past few years, the Kettle Granby Boundary Fly Anglers have been commemorating the day with a river clean up from the Darrell J. Priede Bridge to City Park.

This year the Environment Committee will be joining their initiative in providing $100 to help support the endeavour along with some volunteer power.

If you would like to participate in this event please meet at City Park on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. to begin

-submitted by Jenny Coleshill and Mark Angelo