Don't miss Burnaby Village Museum's free, family-friendly celebration September 28th for World Rivers Day

Kids of all ages will be rocking to Will Stroet's funky, family, folk-rock to celebrate World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village Museum.

Photo courtesy Will Stroet's website.

Burnaby Village Museum is throwing a free, fun family party on September 28th to celebrate World Rivers Day. Kids' performer Will Stroet will be rocking the crowd with his upbeat brand of funky folk-rock. Nylon Zoo will bring their hopping, twirling animal parade to the event accompanied by the chiming and clanging Nylon Zoo orchestra.

Photo courtesy Burnaby Village Museum

Festivities get underway at 11 a.m. and go until 4:30 p.m. Along with two performances by Stroet, there will be plenty of interactive activities for kids presented by the Vancouver Aquarium, Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society and the Reptile Rescue, Adoption and Education Society and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

Evergreen BC will lead an invasive species pull and streamside planting demonstration on Deer Lake Brook.  Burnaby’s streamkeeper groups will have interactive environmental displays and fun activities for kids.


Touching encouraged at the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaZone Photo courtesy Burnaby Village Museum

World Rivers Day, created by Burnaby resident and renowned conservationist Mark Angelo, is celebrated by millions of people around the globe. In 2005, on the last Sunday in September (the same day as BC Rivers Day) the first World Rivers Day was celebrated and it has grown every year since. This year, millions of people in over 60 countries on five continents will participate in a variety of community events that celebrate the environmental, social and economic values of our waterways. Events are unique to each community and range from stream clean ups and habitat enhancement projects to festivals and educational tours.

World Rivers Day at the Burnaby Village Museum

When: Sunday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

For event information: see the World Rivers Day website

For other BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day events:

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC 

World Rivers Day  

Quick facts:  

BC Rivers Day, precursor to World Rivers Day, was first established in 1980.  Celebrations in 2014 will be the 34th annual.

In 1993, the City of Burnaby was the first municipality in BC to proclaim BC Rivers Day.  

Mark Angelo is the Chair and Founder of both BC and World Rivers Day and is Chair Emeritus of the BCIT Rivers Institute.  He has received the Order of Canada, the Order of BC and the UN Stewardship Award for his river conservation efforts. He has traveled on close to 1,000 rivers around the world.  

Mark Angelo photo courtesy Burnaby Village Museum

Says Angelo, "On Sunday, September 28th, I hope people can take the time to attend a Rivers Day event or simply get out and enjoy a nearby stream to contemplate how much our waterways contribute to our quality of life."

See here for more info on Burnaby Village Museum's World Rivers Day celebration.


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