Once again, Watershed Watch Salmon Society has partnered with the Outdoor Recreation Council and others to support World and B.C. Rivers Day.

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, millions of people from more than 100 countries will be celebrating World Rivers Day, which has become one of the world’s largest environmental events. This year’s theme is once again “Waterways in our Communities,” with an additional focus on the link between rivers and the plight of our oceans. 

World Rivers Day grew out of B.C. Rivers Day. Since 1980, thousands of British Columbians have been celebrating BC Rivers Day with independently hosted events such as film screenings, community barbecues, stream cleanups, paddling trips, festivals and ceremonies. 

Last year saw some creative online approaches to the celebrations. Read about our 2020 World Rivers Day photo contest.

This year, provided public health conditions allow, we are participating in a number of in-person events.

On September 25,  find us tabling at Riverfest at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

On September 26, we have a crew of volunteers joining the annual Chilliwack River Valley clean up. Email us to join our clean-up crew.

On September 26 in the evening, we are co-hosting a screening of Last Paddle? at 7 PM at the Vancity Theatre. Last Paddle? Is an inspirational film documenting the amazing personal journey of renowned river advocate and BR Rivers Day founder, Mark Angelo who has paddled more than 1,000 rivers in over 100 countries. Purchase tickets here.

Check out the World Rivers Day and BC Rivers Day sites to find other events in your area. Keep checking as more events are added closer to the date.