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Okanagan WaterWise presents...

The premiere of the documentary “A River Film.”

The film, developed in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program, showcases Osoyoos Lake and the Okanagan River Basin, a transboundary, shared watershed that straddles the Canada-U.S. border.

Through breathtaking film footage, we tour the valley, meet the people, learn about the many competing needs for water and how this is managed.

News Release here.

Okanagan WaterWise Challenge – Youth contest

Canada Water WeekAs part of Canada Water Week, Okanagan WaterWise invited school classes and individuals throughout the Okanagan, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to complete a line on our H20 Bingo board - participating in up to three water-related challenges - and submit it back to us!

The challenges were aimed at conserving and protecting our water, including creek clean-ups, fixing leaks, and more.

Prizes included a 2-hour boat cruise on Okanagan Lake for a private class lesson on Okanagan water, presented with the Okanagan Science Centre, as well as pizza parties and pool passes.

Find winning entries here!



Don't Move a Mussel

PosterInvasive zebra and quagga mussels are moving closer to B.C. every year. Okanagan WaterWise is pleased to join with the Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) and RBC Blue Water Project and present “Don’t Move A Mussel” – a free, special event featuring Stephanie Hester. As coordinator of Montana’s Invasive Species Council, Hester is on the frontlines of that state’s fight against invasive mussels since they were detected in November 2016. Also, meet Hilo, one of Alberta’s famous mussel-sniffing dogs, and his handler Cindy Sawchuk, who will be speaking on that province’s efforts to keep the mussels out.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 6:45-9 p.m.
WHERE: Okanagan College’s Lecture Theatre, 583 Duncan Avenue West, Penticton
TICKETS: This is a free event but seating is limited. Registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dont-move-a-mussel-tickets-33411673214



Social Life of Water

Okanagan WaterWise is a proud partner in the Social Life of Water exhibit at Okanagan Heritage Museum. The exhibit uses art, audio, visual media, and storytelling to explore the diverse meanings that water holds and has held for communities, cultures and interest groups in the Okanagan watershed. In addition to exploring the past and present, the exhibition examines our relationship with water in the future, inviting participants to imagine how we might have a more responsible relationship with our water.

The Social Life of Water is made possible through a collaboration with the Kelowna Museums Society, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the UBCO Centre for Culture and Technology, the Sncewips Heritage Museum, the Okanagan Basin Water Board-Okanagan WaterWise, and WaterCycles Consulting.

WHEN: October 2016 to May 2017
WHERE: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Ave., Kelowna
MORE INFO: https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/exhibits/social-life-water/
Exhibition website: www.watersoftheokanagan.ca

Social Life of Water




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