The Fraser River Discovery Centre’s health and safety protocols are based on recommendations from the BC Health Authority.
Click HERE to read our Visitor Code of Conduct.

Faces of the Fraser is an informal opportunity for the community to engage with people on the river to learn more about the role played by the mighty Fraser in our daily lives.

Speakers do a presentation on their topic, followed by a casual Q&A session with the audience. Previous speakers have included local historian Archie Miller, wildlife photographer Lessa, Fraser River Pilot Mike Armstrong and representatives from the Floating Home Association of BC.

The Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts and puts on a number of events each year, all designed to promote understanding and discussion of the living, working Fraser River.

Please note that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Faces of the Fraser events will be held digitally until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Tuesday, July 5th: Aquatic Invaders with Ruby Banwait

Join us as we welcome Ruby Banwait, Senior Lead of Community Partnerships with the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC).


Ruby has worked as a marine biologist across Canada for fourteen years, and has numerous conservation credentials to her name. She is a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Network of Ocean Education (CaNOE) and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Prior to her work with the Invasive Species Council, she helped to plan and launch the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium in Newfoundland, a seasonal catch-and-release public aquarium that provides a fantastic template for eco-friendly wildlife education and tourism for organizations across Canada.

As Senior Lead of Community Partnerships with the ISCBC, Ruby works to develop the organization’s Community Science Network, which aims to help people across the province prevent the spread of invasive species by providing opportunities to learn, report, and act in protecting BC’s biodiversity.

Ruby will present on some of the infamous aquatic invasive species that impact waterways such as the Fraser River, including both estuary and marine species, while providing examples of successful management work and actions we can all take to help protect our native wildlife. This presentation will conclude with a Q&A session. We hope you will join us! Registration is by donation and includes a link to the Zoom meeting.

Register for this online speaker event HERE

WHEN: Tuesday, July 5th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Participants may register for this virtual presentation online, and will be provided a link to the Zoom meeting.
WHO: While everyone is welcome, this presentation is aimed at adult audiences.
COST: Two registration options are available:

  • FREE registration option
  • Donation registration option – pay what you can.

Please note that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Faces of the Fraser events will be held online until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

As a non-profit charitable organization, the Fraser River Discovery Centre relies on support from community members like yourselves to develop exhibits and programs that give voice to the stories of the Fraser River. Please consider making a donation to the Discovery Centre HERE, or in-person during your next visit. Thank you!