Rivers day celebrated in Maple Ridge with two events

Two events on Rivers Day will remind Maple Ridge residents about how lucky they are to live where they do.

Two events on Rivers Day will remind Maple Ridge residents about how lucky they are to live where they do.

Sunday, Sept. 27 is World Rivers Day and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society will be offering canoe tours down Kanaka Creek to the Fraser River. Everyone is welcome and there’s no charge for the ride.

Displays will also be part of the day and the location is the riverfront part of Kanaka Creek Regional Park, by Lougheed Highway and the Haney Bypass.

The Alouette River Heritage Society is having its own event to celebrate the day.

The 22nd annual Ridge Meadows Rivers Day will take place at the Rivers Heritage Centre in Allco Park at the north end of 248th Street, also from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live entertainment will be there, plus a barbecue, a fishing pond, raffle, auction and games and exhibits.

And if the weather holds that day and into the evening, stop by at the Port Haney Wharf on the Fraser River at 224th Street, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for “River Songs and Stories.”

Art, music and stories about the river will be part of the evening, providing the weather holds.

 

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