Friends gather for Leap Year

Activities planned for leap year celebration at Cawston Hall

Wondering what to do with the extra day you’re getting this month?

The Friends of the Similkameen are planning a special event for the extra leap year day.

On the evening of Feb. 29, Cawston Hall will be the site for presentations and discussions focussed on water and the Similkameen River.

Topics for the evening cover a wide range: wildlife ecology, the geology of aquifers, history andfuture of development, agriculture, recreation, industrial pollution and global warming.

This is an opportunity for neighbours to celebrate the richness of the region and share views around common concerns, said Donna Stocker of The Friends of the Similkameen.

An earlier presentation of This Changes Everything, a film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, drew 100 people to the hall.

The Friends of the Similkameen  are a decades old group that counts past successes in past stopping toxic waste disposal at Danko Mines, a coal-fired power plant and coal bed methane drilling at Princeton and the damming of the river.

There will be light refreshments on hand and the opportunity to join in exploration and discussion around table presentations.

Admission to the event is by donation. To contribute ideas, time or energy to the event,  contact Friends of the Similkameen at 250-499-2371.


Penticton Western News