June 03, 2009 10:00 ET

Mark Angelo Presents Wild Water, Wild Earth in Ottawa

BCIT faculty member and renowned conservationist presents sequel to acclaimed Riverworld

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Mark Angelo, one of the world's pre-eminent river conservationists and Chair of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, invites you to join him on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. for a visually stunning, around-the-world journey to amazing places and unique cultures. The National Arts Centre in Ottawa will host Wild Water, Wild Earth - a sequel to Angelo's highly-acclaimed Riverworld which took audiences by storm in 2003.

"Wild Water, Wild Earth travels by land and river to many of the world's most beautiful and remote places," says Angelo, known for his national and international conservation work. "This special showing is the first time the program has been performed in Eastern Canada and is an eloquent plea for the protection of our vanishing wild places and explores the plight of many of the world's indigenous cultures."

The multi-media presentation spans seven continents ranging from Antarctica to the Himalayas and from the depths of Africa to the heart of the Canadian wilderness. The evening features many of Angelo's personal experiences and showcases breath-taking wildlife and cultural encounters. Mr. Rudy North, founding donor of the Rivers Institute at BCIT, will also be in attendance.

This showing of Wild Water, Wild Earth is open to the public and launches the sixth Canadian River Heritage Conference. Proceeds from this event will go toward river conservation in Canada. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at Ticketmaster or the National Arts Centre box office at 613.947.7000 ext. 280.

Mark Angelo is a member of the Order of Canada and founder of BC Rivers Day which has since become a template for World Rivers Day. He is a recipient of the United Nations Award for Science, Education, and Conservation.

For those with an interest in travel, adventure, and the outdoors, or for those who care deeply about our environment, Wild Water, Wild Earth is an adventure you won't soon forget.

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