The Trail Smoke Eaters showed a stellar commitment to cleaning up the Columbia River during the local BC Rivers Day event Sunday morning. Rookie defenceman Dexter McLeod braved the chilly waters and hoisted an old City of Trail parking meter out of the water like it was the Stanley Cup. He handed it off to his veteran teammates who stayed dry and warm on shore. By 10 a.m. the city had dispersed 150 sets of gloves and dozens of garbage bags to 125 volunteers who gathered on the sunny fall day to clean along the river's edge from Sunningdale through to Fort Shepherd and the Waneta Dam area.

The Trail Smoke Eaters showed a stellar commitment to cleaning up the Columbia River during the local BC Rivers Day event Sunday morning. Rookie defenceman Dexter McLeod braved the chilly waters and hoisted an old City of Trail parking meter out of the water like it was the Stanley Cup. He handed it off to his veteran teammates who stayed dry and warm on shore. By 10 a.m. the city had dispersed 150 sets of gloves and dozens of garbage bags to 125 volunteers who gathered on the sunny fall day to clean along the river's edge from Sunningdale through to Fort Shepherd and the Waneta Dam area.

BC Rivers Day in Trail

The annual Rivers Day cleanup highlighted the need to protect our vital waterways.