World Rivers Day 2012

Posted by on 28. September 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | 2 comments

September 30th is the World Rivers Day, celebrated annually throughout the world. The City of Saskatoon has proclaimed this day as the World Rivers Day 2012 in Saskatoon. Communities in Canada and internationally organize events to acknowledge the importance of river systems and raise awareness of the importance of river conservation and to promote positive river stewardship.

The Saskatchewan Eco Network and several other local organizations is leading several events to celebrate this important cause, and to encourage people of Saskatoon to enjoy many benefits that the  South Saskatchewan River offers us: clean drinking water and a rich natural ecosystem that benefits many species that live along the river. Some of the events on Sunday:

  • River Landing hike with Girl Guides
  • Water & Permaculite with the Permaculite Research Institute
  • ‘Who / what lives in our rivers’ with Greg Fenty from the Saskatoon Zoo Society – kids can explore and lear about critters living in the river
  • Learn to paddle board with Escape Sports
  • Friendship Park and river clean up – volunteers will help clean up the Friendship Park and river bank
  • Blue Drinks – wrap up the World Rivers Day and come to Lydia’s pub at 650 Broadway Avenue for well deserved refreshments (6 pm)

Many activities will take place this Sunday at the Friendship Park next to the Meewasin Centre from 1 – 4 p.m. There is also screening of a short documentary “The Story of Bottled Water” at Lydia’s pub on Broadway at 6 pm. Visit the Saskatchewan Eco Network web site for more information.

Saskatoon skyline reflecting in South Saskatchewan River

Saskatoon skyline reflecting in South Saskatchewan River


  1. Love the image of the river Branimir! It really does need to be viewed large to be fully appreciated.

    • Thank you. It is a panorama composite of three horizontal images.