2013 Salmon Feast and Watershed Symposium:
Symposium Summary Information COMING SOON…
Local government officials and employees, First Nations, academics, professionals, ENGO’s, stewardship groups, and community members are invited to participate in the 2013 Columbia Basin Watershed Network Symposium September 29th and 30th, supported by Living Lakes Canada. This year, our Symposium coincides with the Canadian Columbia River Inter tribal Fisheries Commission’s Columbia Salmon Festival September 28th. The theme of this years Symposium, “Think Like a Watershed” will get participants to consider watershed management from a holistic watershed perspective.
Please join us at this important event as we begin to forge a new age of water governance in the Columbia Basin.
CBWN and Living Lakes Canada post event press releast, “Shifting paradigms at the “Think Like a Watershed” Symposium – Experts call for a new Canadian narrative that is inclusive and collaborative”, click here.
Check out a recent interview with John Ralston Saul in advance of his key note presentation at the Symposium, click here.
CBWN and Living Lakes Canada press release, “Think Like A Watershed with Canada’s famous free-thinker” available, click here..
To register, click here.
On the registration form you will be directed to pay for the registration using PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can select “Don’t Have a PayPal Account?” and pay via Mastercard, Visa and American Express. This PayPal account is managed by Wildsight on behalf of Living Lakes Canada.
A limited number of bursaries are available for CBWN members and watershed stewardship groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application information.
Final Agenda available, click here.
Final Symposium Registration Package, click here.
LODGING AND MEALS
Fairmont Hot Spring Resort offers a variety of accommodations, including rooms in the lodge, cabins, RV spots, and tent camping. Please book your accommodations as soon as possible and don’t forget to mention you are participating in the Watershed Symposium. A limited number of rooms will be available at a special rate. For a complete list of lodging and restaurants in Fairmont Hot Springs, click here.
All meals during the Symposium Sept 29-30 are included in the registration fee, with the exception of Dinner on Sept 29.
Travelling to/from the Symposium and either require a ride or have an extra seat? We will not be directly coordinating ride-sharing, but have set up a form for participates to request and offer rides to/from the Symposium. To participate in the self managed ride-sharing program, click here.
Exhibition booths will be available at the Symposium during the CBWNetwork(ing) Wine and Cheese Sunday evening. If you are interested in a booth, please indicate this on your registration form. CBWN members and Watershed Groups are encouraged to exhibit their initiatives and projects and will be provided booths free of charge.
Columbia Basin Salmon Festival – The River We Had, The River We Have and the River We Want
The 3rd annual Columbia Salmon Festival celebrates the history of the salmon that once migrated to the headwaters. Learn about the cultural significance, the challenges and the prospects of restoring salmon to the Columbia Basin. Festival activities include Columbia Basin First Nations cultural showcases of art, entertainment and food. For more information, click here.
Salmon Feast – SOLD OUT
Salmon Feast and keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author of “A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada“, will close the Festival and kick off the 2013 Watershed Symposium. John will speak about how we as Canadians are shaped by aboriginal culture in the context of understanding the past to build the future. Read John’s recent publication in The Globe and Mail, “Wake up to the Aboriginal Comeback”.
Watershed Symposium – Think Like a Watershed
The Symposium will provide an opportunity to build cross-cultural dialogue on watershed governance through the applied lens of First Nations leadership, climate change, and watershed and ecosystem processes. Through a series of panels and facilitated round table discussions, the Symposium will explore what models of watershed governance might be appropriate for the Columbia Basin.