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Past Events

"Splash and Ripple - Along the Ribbon of Life"

Congratulations to Precipice Theatre of Banff, Alberta for a successful BC and Alberta run. Over the summer months, the musical comedy "Splash and Ripple - Along the Ribbon" was performed in 28 different communities. This play was commissioned by The Living by Water Project and developed by the renowned eco-theatre society, Precipice Theatre.

Environmental education has never been so fun! Click here to see some photos of the Precipice gang in action at the Whyte Museum in Banff.

We will be working to develop the Theatre-In-A-Box Legacy Kit. This kit will be a portable, adaptable "Splash and Ripple" play for young people. Watch this space for new developments!

Celebrating Shorelines Roadshow Tour

Project representatives made a splash in 13 communities in BC and Alberta with the Celebrating Shorelines slide show presentation. We are now working to develop a travelling slide show presentation complete with script and slides for groups interested in holding a presentation.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month

Thanks to all the communities and groups who participated in our first annual Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month this September. For more details on the events, read the September issue of Shoreline Talk.

Current National Activities and Events

National Children's Shoreline Poster Competion

Our thanks to everyone who entered the Shoreline Poster Competition. We received over 180 fabulous entries from across Canada! To show our appreciation for their efforts towards learning about the importance of healthy, natural shorelines, we will be sending each child who entered the competition a Shoreline Ambassador Certificate. When it comes to healthy shorelines, we are all winners!

To check out the prizes, click here.

Click here to see a list of the winners and view some of the entries.


Canada’s Millennium Partnership Program, Ducks Unlimited, Mountain Equipment Co-op, The Vancouver Sun, ...and a special thanks to OWL Magazine and Canadian Geographic Magazine.






Shorelines 2001 and 2002

Take part in the action! Join us for Shorelines 2001, a series of community-based forums and workshops that will take place across Canada throughout 2001. These forums wrap up with Shorelines 2002, a national forum encompassing the discussions and issues raised in the regional forums and workshops. Shorelines 2002 will take place in Vancouver, BC during the spring of 2002.  Click here for more information.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month - September 2001 and 2002

September is Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month. Join The Living by Water Project in celebrating our connection to Canada’s waterways!

The goal of Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month is to raise awareness about the importance and value of healthy, natural shorelines. During September 2001 and 2002, we want to involve citizens across Canada in celebrating, protecting, conserving and restoring shorelines in their communities.

How Can I Get Involved?

Shoreline Related Events and Activities

Many communities across western Canada held a number of fun and exciting shoreline related events such as beach clean-ups, scavenger hunts, discovery walks and much, much more during the month of September. Click here to read about these events.

Create your own event or activity! Celebrate shorelines as an individual or with family and friends. Click here for some great ideas.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month Info Kits

Over 1400 of these snazzy little folders were sent out to municipalities, regional districts, First Nation Band Councils, naturalists clubs and stewardship and conservation groups across western Canada. The info-kits alerted communities to the Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month initiative and were a valuable resource tool for helping groups to plan shoreline related events and activities.

The info kits are still available upon request. Information includes: ideas for events and activities; how to obtain community support; who to involve in your activity; where to look for funding; a general planning checklist; and ideas for promoting your event. You can order a kit by contacting us at The Living by Water Project office: [email protected],, tel (250) 832-7405, PO Box 7, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Event Planning Manual.

A more comprehensive guide for events planning is currently under development. Contact us for more information.

Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month is funded in part by the Canada Millennium Partnership Program.

Regional Activities

BC/Yukon - Alberta/Northwest Territories - Saskatchewan/Manitoba
Ontario - Quebec - Atlantic Canada

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BC / Yukon

  • We are working in partnership with VanCity Savings and Credit Union to provide a low-fee home site assessment and a loan interest rebate for shoreline improvements. To learn more about VanCity’s Living by Water Loan Program, call 877-7000 (toll-free at 1-888-VanCity), visit your local VanCity branch or visit
  • The first draft of the BC The Living Edge- A Waterfront Resident’s Handbook is well underway and scheduled for release in late 2000.
  • Distributing shoreline stewardship information to individuals, and community groups and organizations.

Now available: our Waterfront Living brochure, Ribbons of Life bookmarks, Shorelines Are Special Places brochure, Children’s Quiz and Activity Sheet, and Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Month Info Kits

For more information, please contact:
The Living by Water Project
Tel: (250) 832-7405 Fax: (250) 832-6874
E-mail: [email protected]

Alberta / Northwest Territories

The Alberta / Northwest Territories project is moving ahead quickly.
Click here for more details


Major outreach is happening in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Click here for more details.

Contact Nature Saskatchewan for an update on the Prairie project.
[email protected]


Contact Cliff Craig at LandOwner Resource Centre for an update.
[email protected]


Additional partners in Quebec are becoming involved. Please contact the interim national office for an update:
[email protected]

Atlantic Canada

Please contact the interim national office for an update: [email protected]



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