Delta-Richmond: Screening of the Watershed Guardians

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 18:30

The Watershed Guardians

The Delta-Richmond Chapter of the Council of Canadians warmly invites you to attend the first screening of a new documentary about people studying and defending the Fraser River and its watershed. The 68-minute film, Watershed Guardians of the Fraser River, was produced and directed by Tsawwassen-based Jocelyn Demers.

When: Thursday, October 19 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the event starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Where: The Richmond Hospital Auditorium, 7000 Westminster Hwy (Map)
The venue is easily accessible on public transit. Free parking in gravel lot marked “staff only” on north side of hospital. Enter the parking lot from Westminster Hwy and take an immediate left.

Admission is free – donations are welcome at the door.

Conservation advocate, Susan Jones, writes, “(This film) presents an in-depth view of the rich interactive ecosystems of the Fraser River Watershed and the people who champion their protection. Eye-catching photography and accompanying commentaries draw attention to the global significance of the watershed which supports the most productive salmon river in the world, endangered orcas, sturgeon, and is Canada’s major stopover for millions of migrating birds of the Pacific Flyway.”

The Delta-Richmond Chapter is sponsoring this event both to thank Jocelyn for making the film and to strengthen the existing network of community groups working to protect the Fraser. Many individuals and organizations featured in the film will attend this screening. Representatives of active organizations are invited to speak for up to a minute each after the film about what they do and how citizens can work together to protect the watershed.

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer.

For more information about this event, please email the Delta-Richmond chapter at deltarichmondcoc@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on October 19 – don’t forget to bring a friend!