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On 16 consecutive days in August, prayer vigils will be held on the banks of the Columbia River.  These will be 1-2hr events with safe river access (preferably a park or natural area) with adequate parking for all participants.  Local religious leaders and indigenous people from all faiths will be invited to share a prayer for the River.   The prayer vigil comes at an important time when both President Obama and Prime Minister Harper are considering proposals to modernize the Columbia River Treaty to restore the river to health and return salmon to ancestral spawning waters.  Each event should promote the vigil as an opportunity to pray, tell stories, play music and project positive energy towards the Columbia River.  CELP is helping to support this effort as part of our Ethics & Treaty project.

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8/6 – Wanapum Village, WA  –  Wanapum Long House  5:30 p.m.

Johnny Buck   509-823-8313

8/7 – Wenatchee, WA –  Wenatchee Riverfront Park  5:30

interim:  Adam Wicks-Arschack  917-684-4247

8/8 – Grand Coulee, WA  –  Douglas Park  5:30 p.m.

8/9 –  Two Rivers, WA  Two Rivers Campground  12:30

Katie Evans  (Upper Columbia River Group, Sierra Club)  (509) 795.4094

Twa-le Abrahamson  509-626-4403

8/9 –  Kettle Falls, WA  –  St. Pauls Mission  5 p.m.

Donna-Gay Ward  509.675-3135

8/10 – Trail B.C.  – Gyro Park  5 p.m.

Gordon DeRosa

8/11 – Castlegar, B.C.  –  Millenium Park  6 p.m.

interim:  Adam Wicks-Arschack  917-684-4247

8/12 – Nakusp, B.C.  –  Nakusp Marina,  Nelson Ave  6 p.m.

Crystal Spicer  (Columbia Basin Revitalization Coalition)  250-285-4474

8/13 – Revelstoke, B.C.  –  Centennial Park Boat Ramp  5 p.m.

interim:  Adam Wicks-Arschack  917-684-4247

8/14 – Golden, B.C.  –  Waterfront Park @ the airport  5:30 p.m.

interim:  Adam Wicks-Arschack  917-684-4247

8/15 – Invermere, B.C.  –   James Chabot Provincial Park  5:30

interim:  Adam Wicks-Arschack  917-684-4247

8/16 – Canal Flats  –  Source of the Columbia River Trail  12:30

Bonnie Harvey (St. Mary’s Indian Band of Ktunaxa Nation)





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