Friends of Kootenay Blog

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to Astoria -Tracing the Columbia 200 Years, Many Nations, One River Basin

On June 3, 2011 ten Voyageur North Canoes departed from Invermere, British Columbia on a 1,700 kilometre trip to Astoria, Oregon via the Kootenay, Clark Fork, Pend Oreille and Columbia rivers. On July 15, 2011, the international 2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade completed this six week journey, arriving in Astoria, Oregon 200 years to the day that explorer and fur trader David Thompson’s arrived in 1811. 

Tracing the Columbia, is a multiple award winning documentary about the Columbia Brigade that will be presented by Ross MacDonald, chair of the Columbia Brigade and founder of the sweeping David Thompson Bicentennial (2007-2011).

We are looking for talented folks to serve on our board. If you are interested please contact us: or call Deborah Griffith at 250 342 3214
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