World Rivers Day
- Date: September 23, 2018 11:00 AM
- Venue: Burnaby Village Museum
- Categories: Community, Environmental
World Rivers Day celebrations return to the Burnaby Village Museum on Sunday, September 23, from 11am - 4:30pm. Juno nominated children’s artist Ginalina is the headlining musical performer. This family friendly event also features environmental exhibitors with hands-on activities for kids and a variety of children’s entertainers. The heritage-styled village and museum grounds containing Deer Lake Brook provide the perfect setting for this community celebration. The entertainment program includes the unique and entertaining ‘Stories on Wheels’. This engaging story-teller, with a mobile set of props, will have visitors of all ages captivated. The Nylon Zoo will be back with their brightly coloured costumes and stories in the ‘whale’. Their high energy parades are always a hit with kids and their parents. Ginalina, a Juno-nominated songwriter and performer for children and families, headlines this year’s entertainment program. Her music is warm. She is fun and sometimes silly. Ginalina will play two sets: 11:30am and 1pm. Be prepared to participate! Catch one or both of Kelly Haines - ventriloquiest extraordinaire shows, 2:30pm and 3:40pm. Exhibitors with hand-on activities, demonstrations, and educational sessions will be on-site. Visitors can get their fingers wet at the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaZone. Two Vancouver Aquarium Educators will bring a wide variety of marine artifacts and our most hardy inter-tidal animals as part of an engaging and interactive display. And we are also pleased to welcome Coast Salish educator from Takaya Tours, who will share their knowledge of how native plants have long been used in Indigenous health and healing. The Science Alive team from Simon Fraser University will be hosting science experiments for kids.