Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events
LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.
Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.
Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!
2011 Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.
The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.
Bats of Lillooet, BC
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 Time: 7-8 PM
Where: Lillooet REC Centre, Mezzanine
Dr. Cori Lausen will be presenting on this season's work with the Lillooet area bats. Cori, a WCS Canada bat specialist from BC, leads bat research and conservation efforts across the US and Canada. Cori will be accompanied by her Hoary bat, Lily, one of BC's largest bat species.
Everyone welcome! Admission by donation. Poster.
Image Credit: Ian Routley
Garden Tour Activities
Bea Galliazzo at Lillooet Feed Garden and Floral Centre hosted the Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 14th. View photos take by Ian Routley of the information tables set up on bluebirds by Chris Galliazzo, invasive species by Jacquie Rasmussen, and bats by Vivian Birch-Jones.
Walking with Smolts Community Celebration
This Community Celebration has been held in recent years in April when the young salmon are leaving their natal streams to make the journey to the ocean. They will not be back for a few years and school-aged children and youth take an Interactive Walk along a trail to the Fraser River on a visual journey full of adventure.
Volunteers put together a fantastic program featuring science, music, dance, theatre, games, a traditional St'at'imc ceremony, and a picnic by the river.
The event is hosted by Lillooet Naturalist Society, Lillooet Salmon Talks, Cayoose Creek Sekw'el'was, Splitrock Environmental, community volunteers and other local organizations. Play the above video to see more about the event (click the small 4 arrows icon in the right corner to view in full screen mode).
Annual Salmon in the Canyon Festival
When: Saturday in late August-TBA for 2014
Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground
Celebrates the greatest salmon spawning river in the world...the Fraser River. A family event with Wild Salmon BBQ and feast featuring local produce, music, hands-on games and activities, salmon mini-golf, garbage/weed reuse costume contest, art and craft demonstrations, and information booths. Entrance and meal by donation. Poster.
Hosted by Cayoose Creek St'at'imc and Lillooet Naturalist Society.