Author Helen O’Brian will give a free presentation at Scout Island this Thursday, May 30 to launch her new book Fin’s Swim.
The book is aimed at youngsters in Grades 6-9, but it’s a story that will amaze everyone. History, ecology, First Nations significant and of course King Salmon.
It should be a fascinating evening… join us, please, and help us spread the word.
The event starts at 7 p.m. May 30 in the nature house.
Fin Donnelly is one of our true conservation heroes. He campaigned to raise awareness of the sorry state of the Fraser River by swimming the entire 1365 kilometre distance from Tete Jaune Cache to Vancouver –twice and has served as NDP MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam since 2009.
Donnelly’s Rivershed Society also runs the annual Sustainable Living Leadership Program, a three-week rafting expedition/inspirational leadership training for environmentally aware youth.
They traverse the route of his iconic swims learning about the river and designing their own sustainability projects.
Mary Forbes’ participated in the program a few years back and transformed her experience into the Potato House Society project.