Fraser Canyon Swim
On Sunday, August 6th, 2017, Keely Weget-Whitney will be conquering a section the mighty Fraser River from Lillooet to the Stein River.*
Join us in sending Keely off in a wave of cheers and well-wishes as she begins her Fraser Canyon Swim.
Sunday, August 6th*
Cayoosh Creek Campground boat launch
100 Cayoosh Park Rd, Lillooet, BC, Canada
By doing the swim, Keely aims to inspire action, raise awareness about environmental threats and solutions, and engage communities in public education and community outreach.
K’alhwá7al’ap nsnek’wnúk’wa7 Keely Weget-Whitney Nskwátsitsa. T’ít’q’etmeckan. My name is Keely Weget-Whitney, I am from the St’at’imc and Gitxsan Nation. I belong to the house of luus, wolf clan. I was born in New Westminster, and reside in Lillooet, which is right along the Fraser River. In 2011, I participated in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program, this was the beginning of my journey… I started to see my role in the community differently and realized I am a leader who needs to spread the word about sustainability amongst indigenous people. I encourage indigenous communities to be aware of the neglect; witnessing the headwaters so pure and clean turn into a muck polluted ecosystem for the salmon and dependent species. Tákem I nsnek’wnúk’w7a. All my Relations.
*Certain FraserFEST events have been cancelled due to BC’s emergency wildfire situation. We may be forced to modify or cancel further events on short notice. We are monitoring the fire situation closely and will update the FraserFEST itinerary on our website as required. Full refunds will be available to those affected by these cancellations. Our hearts are with all those affected by the wild fires.