ROCKING THE RIVER WITH YOW & WOW
Canada, 4 minutes, 2012
Directed by Danny McCreery
Tuesday February 12th, 7:30pm
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Who will be here when we’re gone? Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow and in order to build an effective resilient leader that will fight for our natural landscapes, they must first be connected. A small grassroots organization realised the gap between youth and connection to land so they created a program with that purpose.
Youth on Water (YOW) contends to empower the youth of our watershed community to become stewards of their birthright: a clean and ecologically resilient Skeena River. The water that flows through the heart of their community is the medium from which YOW facilitates river guide training, swift water rescue training, and most importantly, conservation education.
Video footage taken by WOW participants Marilyn George and Jennifer Bulleid, community member Jim Lattie and SWCC staff member Brian Huntington.
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of people living and working in the Skeena river watershed. Our board of directors and membership reflects the broad interests of the people in this region. We are united in understanding that short term industrial development plans, even 50 year plans, will not benefit our region in the long run if they undermine the social and environmental fabric that holds the watershed and its communities together.
Director, Danny McCreery
Danny McCreery grew up the youngest of six kids and if this wasn't enough to foster resilient, he also grew up in a little redneck, northern town called Hazelton. His instincts for filming began with lego men and stop action filming and quickly moved into arm twisting his school mates into acting for him in his often ridiculous but creative filming ventures. He is now studying film in between making a living in the mining industry and living it up in the big metropolis of Vancouver.
You can most often find him either brooding creatively in a corner, or cracking someone up with his weird sense of humour. He also happens to be single (at the time this bio was written) so ladies if he seems like your type just cruise around the Vancouver area and you look for a curly shock of hair and a mischievous looking fellow.