In 2020, Vancouver was listed as one of the top four most multicultural cities in Canada. Having a city rich in cultural diversity and history offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture than your own.
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the recent deluge in British Columbia across the Lower Mainland in the wake of the recent atmospheric river in BC that flooded entire cities across the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. Forcing thousands of people from their homes and stranding many, fatalities are beginning to be reported. The damage it has caused to infrastructure is extensive, destroying sections of BC's major highways and water treatment plants, leaving many communities cut off from essential services, causing the province to declare a State of Emergency.
It’s the quiet of the ocean that does it for me. There is nothing like getting lost in the “swish, swish” of the water that passes your ears. It’s where I feel most relaxed and where I get my best ideas.
What about you? What do you love most about swimming in the ocean?
Welcome to the third and final part of our three part blog series, celebrating and amplifying the voices of water leaders of colour in our community. For part three we had the opportunity to speak with Anuradha Rao, or Anu for short. Anu shares her personal connection to water, the wonderful work she does to protect our waters which is strongly intertwined with First Nations, and her perspectives on different issues that POC face.
A big part of what we do at Fraser Riverkeeper is informing, educating, and engaging with the public to raise awareness about what swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters look like in the Fraser River and its watershed.