The City of Nanaimo and several community partners are collaborating to bring an array of online events this week, leading up to a virtual celebration of World Rivers Day on Sept. 27.
Activities for World Rivers Day are created around specific themes, including Explore and Observe, Recreate, Connect, Restore, Learn, Respect and Celebrate. Daily online events and learning opportunities can be found at www.nanaimo.ca/goto/riversday and on the City of Nanaimo’s Facebook Page under the World Rivers Day event.
“This is the 40th anniversary of Rivers Day celebrations around the globe. Nanaimo is proud to partner with several community organizations in bringing the importance of our rivers and waterways to the forefront to our residents. We invite everyone to participate. Send us pictures, stories, photos and completed quizzes and challenges for a chance to win some great prizes,” said Deborah Beck, recreation coordinator for the City of Nanaimo.
The city invites residents to learn more about rivers and waterways in the community and how they connect people by providing recreational opportunities, and their importance in the city’s culture and history.
The Regional District of Nanaimo – Team WaterSmart, Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT), Nanaimo Science, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo Port Authority, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fishing for Fun and Steek Snorkel have partnered with the city of Nanaimo for the events.
“World Rivers Day events take place on the fourth Sunday in September every year all over the world. It was founded by world-renowned rivers advocate and British Columbian, Mark Angelo,” said the City of Nanaimo in a news release.