Langley celebrated nature with Rivers Day at Williams Park

More than 750 people turned out to celebrate local watersheds, wildlife, and nature during the B.C. Rivers Day Community Festival held by Langley

Township and the Langley Environmental Partners Society in Williams Park on Sept. 28.

The event was a winner for the environment and for the people who care about it, but a number of individuals earned special recognition.

Awards for the most creative entries in the Upcycled Boat Race went to:

• 3- to 6-year-olds: Gavin Atherton – California Roll Pirate Ship

• 7- to 13-year-olds: Scarlett Circuto – The Rainboat

• 14-plus category: Cedric Collemine

Corporate/community/business: Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society.

Winners each received $100 term deposits from Vancity Credit Union.

The fastest boat winners were:

• 3- to 6-year-olds: Caitlin Keir – Egg Carton Wonder

• 7- to 13-year-olds: Daxton Circuto – The Donut Float

• 14-plus category:  Cedric Collemine

Corporate/community/business: Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society.

Winners each received a WaterWeeks prize pack.

The BC Rivers Day Community Festival is held each year on the last Sunday of September, kicking off WaterWeeks activities aimed at protecting watercourses, watersheds, groundwater, and wildlife habitats. 

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