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With recent unprecedented limits on movement and enforced isolation, now more than ever we need to recognise and value friendship across the globe. And so, today, 30 July, we are celebrating International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters to reach out and contact friends whom you have not seen or spoken to since before the pandemic. Although, we may not see these friends often but we hold them dear in our thoughts.

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly. The idea is that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The day is also based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship. Friendship as a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world.

In celebrating International Day of Friendship the UN encourages governments, international organisations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

As member of the #RiverFamily, rafting is unique in how it touches the lives of so many. From the first time adventurer to the dedicated raft guide to the top level national athlete.

And so today, we ask all our #RiverFamily to share posts on social media of their rafting family from across the globe and tag #RiverFamily and/or #StrongerTogether. If you aren’t on social media, contact us through our website. We will share all the best photos on IRF Stories on Facebook and Instagram.

#StrongerTogether #RiverFamily #oneloveoneriver
#friendshipday #worldfriendshipday #internationalfriendshipday
#AreYouReady #RaftersAreAwesome #raftinggram #WeAreIRF