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Fraser River Discovery Centre is focusing on wind at this month's Super Saturdays event.

With weather dominating many conversations across B.C. in recent months, it was a breeze for Fraser River Discovery Centre to come up with a topic for its next Super Saturdays event.

Super Saturdays, a regular series of public programs that celebrate the living, working Fraser River, will take a look at windy, winter weather – and what that means for the mighty Fraser.

“This time of year, it gets pretty chilly in the Fraser River watershed, and all across the basin animals trying to keep out the rain and the wind,” said Stephen Bruyneel, FRDC’s director of external relations and development. “But what causes these chilly wintery breezes? Where do they come from, and what parts of the river are most affected?”

To find out, head to this month’s Super Saturday at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, which is on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors will learn all about this natural phenomenon, including where cold winter winds come from and how these seasonal changes affect the watershed. Guests will also get a chance to craft their own wooden wind chimes to use in the wind.

“This engaging and eco-friendly family day is open to all guests of all ages, although the activities are best suited for families with children aged six to 11,” Bruyneel said. “Everything will also be consistent with our COVID health and safety plan.”

Pre-registration is required, as is a BC Vaccine Card showing full vaccination for those over 12 years old. Masks must be worn at all times for visitors aged six and older.

Super Saturdays take place on the last Saturday of every month at Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr.  Each month’s event focuses on a different Fraser River topic.

Super Saturdays are free with admission to the galleries, but you need to pre-register at

Located on New Westminster’s waterfront, Fraser River Discovery Centre provides a variety of exhibits and programs related to the Fraser River.