Similkameen Celebration of World Rivers Day – Sept. 27, 2-4 PM, Kobau Park, Cawston
In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help enhance awareness of the need to better care for our water resources.
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and aims to increase public awareness while encouraging the improvement of rivers around the world. Millions of people in more than 60 countries celebrate their rivers with a variety of activities.
“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”~ Mark Angelo.
Join Friends of the Similkameen to celebrate the Similkameen River and its watershed. Activities include: Live music, displays, walking beside the Similkameen, sharing river stories, presentation of short story contest awards.
For more information, contact Lee at 250 499 5404 or at email@example.com
World Rivers Day Short Story Contest
Friends of the Similkameen invites you to enter the short story contest by submitting a Similkameen River story. This contest is to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sept. 27th 2-4 pm, Kobau Park, Cawston. Everyone is invited to participate.
Age Categories: Preschool and kindergarten: Original drawings on paper no larger than 81/2 X 14. 6-9 minimum 50, maximum, 150 words. 10-14 minimum 150, maximum 300 words. 15-18 minimum300, maximum 500 words. 19+ minimum 500, maximum 1000 words
The story must be about the Similkameen River and include the river’s name at least once. This may be in the title. It must be original but can be fiction or non-fiction. Submit single-sided pages only. Pages must be numbered with title at top of each page. One story submission per person. Enclose a cover sheet with your name, address, email, telephone number, story title and whether story is fiction or non-fiction. Place in a sealed envelope. Entrants under 16 years must have cover page signed by parent or guardian. Stories may be submitted by email, with the same information provided.
Submission must be received by September 18th
Contest information sheets and Drop-off locations are: Similkameen News Leader, 226A Bridge Street. Princeton. Mountain Mist Gift Shop, 833 Scott Avenue, Hedley. Similkameen Country Info Centre, 417, 7th Avenue, Keremeos. Harker’s Fruit Stand, Hwy 3, Cawston. Or email your story to Arlene: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be contacted by phone or email. Prizes will be presented At Kobau Park on Sept. 27th.
For more information send an email to Arlene Arlow at email@example.com or call Arlene at 250-499-5121.