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Burnaby World Rivers Day 2017

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“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
                                                                                                               ~Mark Angelo

World Rivers Day is celebrated by millions of people around the globe. The event was created by Burnaby resident and internationally renowned conservationist, Mark Angelo. Mark will be on site and speaking during the ‘Welcoming Remarks’ at 1:00 pm. His advice on World Rivers Day is to go to a river, creek, or stream—and do it with a kid. In 1993, the City of Burnaby was the first municipality in BC to proclaim BC Rivers Day.

Join us as we celebrate World Rivers Day! 

Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a free, fun, family celebration.   World Rivers Day fun includes displays from community stewardship groups, entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open.  More information »

World Rivers Day is a global event celebrating rivers in Canada and around the world. This year, 2017, will be the 13th anniversary of World Rivers Day and 37th annual Rivers Day in BC.

Saving Burnaby Lake

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

 – Margaret Mead

Meet Joe Sadowski, one of the BLPA’s founding members in 1972.

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Photo/Story: Metro Vancouver “Humans of Regional Parks”

“In the late 1960s, Burnaby was running into problems with disposal of garbage. So the idea was that they would use this area as a garbage dump. Our group became very active politically; our plan was to preserve this lake. Our group became known as the Burnaby Lake Park Association. I’ve been volunteering in this park for about 45 years. It makes me feel good to see how the park is being used. I could not imagine it being a garbage dump. It is a very pleasant surprise to see the number of people using it.”

An invitation to a special event to discover more

Learn about the community activists who worked to clean up and preserve the aquatic environment of Burnaby Lake. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and memories to share. This talk is presented by Rebeca Salas. Rebeca Salas is a museum registrar at the Burnaby Village Museum. As an MA candidate in geography at Simon Fraser University, Rebeca is interested in the relationship between memory and place.

DATE:    Wednesday, October 11
TIME:     7:00 to 8:00 pm
PLACE:  McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert Street

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online  or by calling 604-436-5400.

Saving Burnaby Lake is one of eight events in the Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

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Weedbusters 2017-8

Join us as we continue to make progress at the Piper Spit Riparian area. We will continue to remove any invasive plants that we missed earlier in the season and also spread mulch in preparation for planting at the EcoBlitz on October 22.

Come prepared for the weather and wear sturdy footwear as we will be working off the trails. Wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from the blackberry thorns. Gloves, tools, equipment and refreshments provided.

Join us! Ages 8+ Please drop us a quick reply at info@burnabylakepark.ca  to help us plan for refreshments.

Questions? Want to bring a group?
Contact Ann, our volunteer coordinator
info@BurnabyLakePark.ca

NEXT EVENTS: 
ECOBLITZ -1, Sunday, October 15, 1-4 pm, Avalon Entrance
ECOBLITZ -2, Sunday, October 22, 1-4 pm, Nature House