Shared waters. Shared conversations...Keeping the Okanagan River flowing

COME CELEBRATE Canada Water Week and UN World Water Day! The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan WaterWise invite you to

Shared waters. Shared conversations.

…Keeping the Okanagan River flowing

This is a free, fun and informative MOVIE NIGHT!

We bring the film, engaging guests for a Q&A session, the snacks, and more.

You bring yourself, maybe a friend, and your interest in water issues.

The evening begins with a special welcome and opening by Krystal Lezard.

This is followed by a screening of “A River Film,” an award-winning documentary that profiles our Okanagan/Okanogan rivershed, a transboundary waterway that straddles the Canada-U.S. border.

Breathtaking film footage provides a spectacular look at the river and the lake, and explores the complex relationships between people, fish, upland species, and the wider Columbia Basin – a watershed regulated by the International Joint Commission (IJC), a bi-national organization established to protect the interests of all.

Then join us for a Q&A with:

Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB Executive Director and member of the IJC’s International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control
Dawn Michan, Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Biologist
Shaun Reimer, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Section Head of Public Safety & Protection (Okanagan Lake level management)
John Wagner, UBC Okanagan Associate Professor of Anthropology (agriculture and food security)

Following the Q&A, guests are invited to visit with local organizations who will have displays, showcasing the work they are doing to protect the waters of the Okanagan/Okanogan.

Light refreshments will also be served.

This is a free event but seating is limited. Registration is required through Eventbrite:


For more information on this panel and other Canada Water Week events, please visit

“A River Film” was created in partnership between the OBWB-Okanagan WaterWise, the International Joint Commission, and the Washington State Department of Ecology, and produced by Kelowna-based Ascent Films Inc.

Date(s) - 21/03/2018
18 h 00 min - 20 h 30 min

Rotary Centre for the Arts - Mary Irwin Theatre

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421 Cawston Avenue

V1Y 6Z1