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NEWS RELEASE · 16th April 2010
Skeena Wld
New Film Captures Spirit and Beauty of Skeena Watershed

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition and North West Watch are inviting Terrace and area residents to come out for the Awakening The Skeena film premiere in Terrace on April 30 at R.E.M. Lee Theatre.

Ali Howard, who swam the entire 610 km
length of the Skeena River in 26 days last summer, says the film “captures the spirit and beauty of the landscape in the watershed.” Howard, who has now seen the film at several premiers throughout the watershed, encourages everyone to take this opportunity to see this spectacular film on the big screen.

The night will kick off with drumming, dancing and a formal welcome from Vera Dudoward and Don Wells of the Kitsumkalum First Nation.

“When Ali Howard swam into the Kitsumkalum boat launch last summer, so many people could feel the positive energy building from upstream.” Sharon Bryant of the Xbishuunts Dancers said, "It was an unforgettable day and it had been years since we could sing and drum our welcome song for someone onto our Kitsumkalum Territory from the Skeena River".

Tickets are $10 and are available at Misty River Books, Sidewalkers and Happy Tree. (Evening begins at 7:30pm)