Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Upcoming Event

Celebrating Clean

CVRCS puts the fun in river cleanups

Released by the CVRCS/Voice file photo


hilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society will be hosting its annual World Rivers Day celebration on September 30th and you are invited! The celebration begins with a Chilliwack River cleanup.


Participants will meet at the Chilliwack Fish and Games Club (48685 Chilliwack Lake Road) at 8:30am. Participants will register for the cleanup, which will take place from 9:30am to Noon.


At Noon, you are invited to return to the club house for a BBQ, entertainment and prize draws.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Registration/sign-in at Chilliwack Fish & Games Club

  • 9:30am - Noon: River cleanup

  • Noon - 1:30pm: BBQ, entertainment and prize draws

Tim Hortons will once again be supplying donuts, muffins, coffee, juice and water for all participants when you arrive in the morning. You should dress for the weather and terrain. Boots, gumboots, waders are recommended as river banks can be wet and muddy. Garbage bags, rubber gloves and limited number of pick-up tools will be provided. You should also bring a pair of working gloves for yourself.

This is the 11th year's celebration since Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society was formed by a group of concerned anglers and local residents. With the support from the recreational community and other user groups, many tonnes of garbage have been removed from the watershed over the years.


As a result, the river remains clean, which means the fishing and outdoor experience is better for everyone. It is an important program that can only continue with your support.



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