Fraser Canyon Swim
Keely Weget-Whitney will be conquering a section of the mighty Fraser River, from Lillooet to Tuckkwiowhum. Last year, on August 6, 2017, Keely swam a section of the Fraser for the first time, from Lillooet to the Stein River. Her inspiring feat was captured in a documentary by Copper Sky Productions, called For the Love of Salmon.
This year, Keely is planning to double her accomplishment by swimming for two days. She will be leaving from Lillooet on Sunday, August 19, overnighting at the confluence of the Stein River and the Fraser River, then jumping back into the Fraser to finish at Tuckkwiowhum late that afternoon.
Join us in sending Keely off in a wave of cheers and well-wishes as she begins her Fraser Canyon Swim.
Sunday, August 19th
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.