Activities and Events] [Regional
"Splash and Ripple - Along the Ribbon of
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
was performed in 28 different communities. This play was commissioned
The Living by Water Project and developed by the renowned eco-theatre
Environmental education has never
been so fun! Click here to
photos of the Precipice gang in action at the Whyte Museum in
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
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
presentation complete with script and slides for groups interested in holding
Celebration and Restoration Month
Thanks to all the
communities and groups who participated in our first annual
Celebration and Restoration Month this September. For more details on the
events, read the September issue of Shoreline
Current National Activities and
National Children's Shoreline Poster
Our thanks to everyone who entered the Shoreline Poster Competition.
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
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
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
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
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
and issues raised in the regional forums and workshops.
2002 will take place in
Vancouver, BC during the spring
2002. Click here for
Celebration and Restoration Month - September 2001
September is Shoreline Celebration and
Restoration Month. Join The Living by Water
Project in celebrating our
connection to Canadas 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
want to involve citizens across Canada in celebrating, protecting,
restoring shorelines in their communities.
How Can I Get Involved?
Related Events and Activities
across western Canada held a number of fun and exciting shoreline
events such as beach clean-ups, scavenger hunts, discovery walks and much,
more during the month of September. Click here to read
Create your own event or activity! Celebrate
shorelines as an individual or with family
and friends. Click here for some great
Shoreline Celebration and
Restoration Month Info Kits
Over 1400 of these
snazzy little folders were sent out to municipalities, regional
First Nation Band Councils, naturalists clubs and stewardship and
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
for funding; a general planning checklist; and ideas for promoting your event.
can order a kit by contacting us at The Living by Water Project office:
832-7405, PO Box 7, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2.
Shoreline Celebration and Restoration Event Planning
A more comprehensive guide for events
planning is currently under development.
Contact us for more
Shoreline Celebration and
Restoration Month is funded in part by
the Canada Millennium Partnership
BC/Yukon - Alberta/Northwest
Territories - Saskatchewan/Manitoba
Ontario - Quebec - Atlantic
- 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
learn more about VanCitys Living by
Water Loan Program, call 877-7000
(toll-free at 1-888-VanCity),
visit your local VanCity branch or visit www.vancity.com/conservationfinancing
- The first draft of the BC The Living Edge- A Waterfront Residents Handbook is well
underway and scheduled for release in late 2000.
- Distributing shoreline stewardship information to individuals, and community groups and
Now available: our Waterfront Living brochure, Ribbons of Life
Shorelines Are Special Places brochure,
Childrens Quiz and Activity Sheet,
Celebration and Restoration Month Info Kits
information, please contact:
The Living by Water Project
Tel: (250) 832-7405 Fax: (250) 832-6874
E-mail: [email protected]
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.
Contact Cliff Craig at LandOwner Resource Centre for an
Additional partners in Quebec are becoming involved. Please contact the interim
national office for an update:
Please contact the interim national office for an update: [email protected]