On September 24th, 2023, the town of Vanderhoof came alive with the annual celebration of BC River's Day, a much-anticipated event that has become the hallmark of environmental consciousness in the region.
BC River's Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the vital role that rivers play in sustaining our environment and the communities that thrive along their banks. It serves as a reminder of the importance of these majestic water bodies, not only as sources of water but also as ecosystems teeming with life. BC River's Day provided an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together and celebrate by paddling down the Nechako River.
Throughout the day, there were educational activities for children, free BBQ provided by the District of Vanderhoof and speeches by Mayor Moutray and Councillor Rodney Teed from the Saik'uz First Nation.
Councillor Rodney Teed (Saik'uz First Nation) Mayor Moutray (District of Vanderhoof)
Despite river levels being low, 25 paddlers travelled down the beautiful Nechako River on a 2.5 hour excursion and the community made great efforts to celebrate this important event.
For more information please visit: https://www.orcbc.ca/bc-rivers-day
Photos taken by: Anne Davidson