Luk Wallace - YOW Fundraising Concert
Thursday May 17th, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm
Old Church - Smithers, BC
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that the YOW program remains FREE to participants. Luke Wallace will be performing a benefit concert in Smithers on May 17 at the Old Church.
Admission is $10 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Youth on Water program. More information about YOW can be found at: http://skeenawatershed.com/initiatives/yow
YOUTH ON WATER is Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition's flagship program, offering 5 programs in 5 communities across the north. YOW connects youth to the river, to their communities and to each other! Participants are introduced to swift water rescue training and they get to practice their new skills on every raft trip. The youth learn river and rafting skills that not only teaches them how to be safe in moving water, but also helps them build their skills to gain employment in the rafting or swift-water industry. Each day, a local expert, elder or conservationist joins the crew to teach youth about salmon, their habitat and their importance to our ecosystem. Experienced guides and facilitators capitalize on the many learning opportunities out on the water! The YOW program is developed in partnership with local communities and First Nations. Participants learn about the history and culture of this region and how we connect to the watershed and to each other. A key goal of the program is that each participant makes new friends, connects with positive role models, learns new skills and becomes empowered as a leader.