CWF celebrates Canadian Rivers Day with Yukon River documentary 100 Days at Canadian Museum of Nature

OTTAWA, June 10, 2011 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 13, the Canadian Wildlife Federation will host a free screening of 100 Days, a documentary about a non-motorized rafting expedition along the length of the Yukon River. The event is in celebration of Canadian Rivers Day and Rivers to Oceans Week.

Filmed by Canadian river-runner Brett Rogers and narrated by Les Stroud, 100 Days documents the journey of a group of young adventurers on a homemade raft across the wilds of the Yukon River. It celebrates the spirit of adventure and the often harsh realities of life in the north. The screening will take place at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the screening at 7:00 p.m. After the 45-minute film, Brett Rogers will answer questions from the audience.

Canadian Rivers Day, celebrated on the second Sunday in June (June 12 in 2011), gives people across Canada the chance to honour our rivers for their important role in our history and natural heritage.

To highlight the connection between inland waters and oceans, Rivers to Oceans Week joins Oceans Day (June 8) with Canadian Rivers Day in a week-long wave of celebrations across the country. It raises awareness about the importance of Canada's waters and reminds us that safeguarding the quality of all water flowing across our land is crucial to the health of our oceans.

"With one-fifth of the world's fresh water, almost one quarter of its wetlands and 243,793 kilometres of coastline, taking care of Canada's water is of global importance, and it's a responsibility that we all share in," says Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. To learn more, visit RiverstoOceans.ca or CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

About Brett Rogers:

Brett Rogers has led expeditions on the Mackenzie, Yukon and Mississippi Rivers, covering a total of 9,000 kilometers without burning a single tank of gas. The focus of his expeditions is to capture the experiences of the modern day journey, propelled by the compelling people, secrets and dangers encountered along the way. 100 Days is his second documentary. His first, Into the Midnight Sun, documents his trip down the Mackenzie. Rogers' third documentary on his Mississippi expedition is currently in production. For more information, visit www.brettonthewater.com.

SOURCE CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION

For further information:

Canadian Wildlife Federation
Natalie Gillis
Communications Officer
613-599-9594 ext. 219
natalieg@cwf-fcf.org

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