BC goes wild weekend


The third weekend of September is when we encourage the residents of BC to enjoy a BC Wild Weekend. Hike, paddle, bike, or take part in one of the many activities going on around the province. This is the weekend that WildSafeBC encourages people to safely enjoy wildlife in the wilds. It is our hope that by emphasizing the fact the wildlife should be in the wilds - and not in our urban areas, that people will help us meet our goal of "keeping wildlife wild and communities safe."

We have three province wide activities/contests going on. The complete rules of the the activities can be found by clicking on the following items. Please note: All entries must be received by September 30th 2016.

  1. Colouring Contest - for adults and - kids. Draw prize is a spotting scope to watch wildlife at a safe distance.

  2. Wildlife Counts Activity - Keep track of all the wildlife you see on September 17th and 18th - Participate in this bit of citizen science and be eligible for a draw prize of a camera with an extra long zoom lens.

  3. Share your photos - photos taken (safely) on September 17th and 18th of either: people enjoying the outdoors, or of BC wildlife, will be eligible for a draw prize of a great set of binoculars with which you can safely watch even more wildlife.

Additionally we have the following activities going on in these communities:

Castlegar

Name of Activity: Recreating Safely in Wildlife Country
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2017
Time: Saturday Morning session: 10:00am-11:00 am
Location: Zuckerberg Island, near the Chapel House.

Time: Saturday Evening session: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Syringa Provincial Park, Day Use Area

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Jenny Wallace for a one hour session on staying safe while enjoying the great outdoors this fall. There will be a brief presentation on avoiding wildlife conflicts at home, in the campsite and on the trails followed by a bear spray training session and demo (with inert spray). There will be wildlife skulls and hides on display and lots of information to take home. Junior Ranger Activity books will be available for the kids. To learn more about this activity please contact castlegar@wildsafebc.com or call 250.365.8971.
Age and/or special notes: Everyone is welcome. Seating may be limited to the ground so bring a lawn chair if you like!

Creston

Location: Creston Valley Wildlife Centre
Date: Saturday, September 17th

Name of Activities and Times:
Wild Walk - 11am
Back Country Basics / Bear Spray training - 1pm
Scavenger Hunt - 2pm

Description: Join WildSafeBC Coordinator Tricia Drinkle and celebrate our incredible Creston Valley Back Country. It will be a fun filled day of events and back country safety.
Age and Special notes: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more about this activity please contact selkirkpurcell@wildsafebc.com or call 250.402.3179.

Cultus Lake

Location: Cultus Lake Provincial Park - Maple Bay amphitheatre
Date: Sunday, September 18th

Name and time of Activities:
Wildlife Search - 10:30am
Craft Time - 12:30pm
Scavenger Hunt - 2:00pm
Amphitheatre Presentation - 3:30pm

Description: Come join WildSafeBC on our first ever BC Goes Wild Weekend! Search for all our local wildlife and see if you can find the most, make some fabulous wildlife crafts, look around for BC’s hidden treasures during our scavenger hunt, or sit back and relax during our amphitheater presentation!!
Age and/or special notes: All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more about this activity please contact fvrd@wildsafebc.com or call 604.702.5005.

Fairmont

Name of Activity: Night Walk
Location: Meet at junction of Westside Rd. & Hawke Rd. (trailhead for Fairmont Grasslands/Wetlands walk)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Description: Join WildSafeBC Coordinator Andrea Smillie & local naturalist Kalista Pruden for a night walk through the grasslands & wetlands across the river from Fairmont Hot Springs. We'll be setting up a trail camera, looking for wildlife sign and using wildlife calls!
Age and/or special notes: Families welcome but dogs are not. Up to a maximum of 10 participants. Flashlight or headlamp and proper footwear required. Please contact Andrea for more details and to sign up: 250.409.4712 or invermere@wildsafebc.com

Fernie

Name: Preventing human/wildlife conflict when out in recreation areas and how to use bear spray safely.
Location: Fernie Mountain Bike Club gazebo behind the Aquatic Centre
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 10am

Description: learn how to prevent and respond to wildlife encounters and how to safely use bear spray (hands on practice using inert spray).
Age and Special notes: Children and adults are all welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more about this activity please contact fernie@wildsafebc.com or call 250.423.1091.

Golden

Name: Nature Walk
Location: Confluence Park boat launch
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 8am-9am

Description: Join WildSafeBC Golden Coordinator Sarah Osadetz for a one-hour walk through a local greenbelt less than 2km long. We'll be learning how to observe wildlife in our natural surroundings and how to be safe in the outdoors while exploring. We will also seek out evidence of wildlife while walking in a small forest in our community. We will also discuss safety with regards to hiking, bear encounters and how to manage your pets safely in the backcountry.
Age and Special notes: For ages 6 and up. Please bring your binoculars, dress for the weather including wearing appropriate shoes. Bring a snack and water in a backpack so your hands are free. Please leave your dogs at home. To learn more about this activity please contact golden@wildsafebc.com or call 250.344.4855.

Harrison Hot Springs / Sasquatch Provincial Park

Location: Sasquatch Provincial Park (Hicks Lake amphitheatre)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Activities:
11:00am - Wildlife Search
1:00pm - Craft Time
2:30pm - Scavenger Hunt
4:00pm - Amphitheatre Presentation

Description: Join WildSafeBC on our first ever BC Goes Wild Weekend! Search for all our local wildlife and see if you can find the most, make some fabulous wildlife crafts, look around for BC’s hidden treasures during our scavenger hunt, or sit back and relax during our amphitheater presentation!

Age and/or special notes: All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.
To learn more about this activity please contact fvrd@wildsafebc.com or call 604.702.5005.

Kamloops

Name of activity: Scavenger Hunt/ Nature Walk
Location: Meet at amphitheater at Kenna Cartwright Park (Main Entrance)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Dana Eye for a 2 hour scavenger hunt in Kenna Cartwright! We’ll learn about the wildlife that lives there and learn about the vegetation and wildlife tracks/sign in the area.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for children 6 or older. There is some rough ground so unfortunately this hike will be limited to those without mobility issues. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and a snack and be prepared for any type of weather. Please leave the dogs at home. To learn more about this activity please contact kamloops@wildsafebc.com or call 250.572.3915.

Kaslo

Name of activity: Wildlife Presentation & Nature Walk
Location: Kaslo Park / Kaslo River Trail
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinators Tracy Remple & Gillian Sanders for a Wildlife Presentation at the Kaslo Park, followed by a 1 hour walk along the Kaslo River Trail. We’ll learn about the wildlife that lives here, how best to avoid conflict with wildlife in town, and what you can do to keep you and your dog safe while hiking.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for all ages. The terrain is fairly easy. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and a snack and be prepared for any type of weather. Sorry – no dogs allowed. To learn more about these activities please contact kaslo@wildsafebc.com or call 250.353.1137 or 250.353.8101.

Kimberley / Marysville

Name of activity: Nature Walk
Location: Meet at Swan Avenue Entrance to Kimberley Nature's Park, Marysville
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 9:30am- 2:00pm

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Danica Roussy and the Kootenay Orienteering Club for a one hour walk through the Community Forest. We’ll learn about the wildlife that lives there and what you can do to keep you and your dog safe while hiking. Please keep the dogs at home for this walk.

Age and/or special notes: Everyone is welcome! There is some rough ground so unfortunately this walk will be limited to those without mobility issues. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and a snack and be prepared for any type of weather.
To learn more about this activity please contact kimberley@wildsafebc.com or call 250.464.5436

Merritt

Name of activity: Nature Walk and scavenger hunt with the Nicola Naturalist and 1st Merritt Scouts.
Location: Godey Creek Trail, meet at the Merritt Tourism info Centre at the intersection of highways 5 and 97C.
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Description: Join TNRD WildSafeBC Coordinator Mandy Ross for a 2 hour walk near Merritt. We’ll learn about the wildlife that lives there and what you can do to keep you and your dog safe while hiking. We will also run a fun scavenger hunt to look for signs of wildlife!
Age and/or special notes: All ages welcome. Please note that there is some elevation gain, so it will be a moderately difficult trail. We will take our time and stop frequently. Appropriate hiking foot ware and water necessary. To learn more about this activity please contact tnrd@wildsafebc.com or call 250.319.6265.

Nelson

Name of activity: Mountain Station Nature Walk
Location: Meet at Mountain Station trail head just past reservoir
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Description: Join Nelson WildSafeBC Coordinator Dave White for a 2 hour walk up Mountain Station Forestry Rd to look for bear signs, vegetation types, discuss bear safety and efficacy of bear spray, and learn about various trail network finishes at lookout.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for children 8 or older. Recommend hiking shoes or boot and please bring your own water and snacks. To learn more about this activity please contact nelson@wildsafebc.com or call 250.505.6007.

New Denver

Name of Activity: Electric Fencing Workshop with Gillian Sanders
Location: Meet at the Knox Hall in New Denver (521 6th Ave)
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 10am-12pm

Description: Workshop leader Gillian Sanders has helped to install more than 100 electric fences to successfully protect livestock and/or fruit trees from both black and grizzly bears. Correctly installed and maintained electric fencing provides a cost-effective and easy solution to prevent or stop bear conflicts. This workshop will discuss different electric fencing designs for permanent and temporary fences that can be adapted to your particular needs.
Age and/or special notes: Free event! To register call 250-354-8120 or email newdenver@wildsafebc.com.

Powell River

Name of activity: Powell River Fall Fair
Location: Powell River Exhibition grounds
Dates: Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th
Time: 12pm - 5pm

Description: Join WildSafeBC Community Coordinator, Francine Ulmer, at the Powell River Fall Fair. Stop by the booth to share your wildlife stories and document your local hiking trails on a map. There will be a parent led Junior Ranger scavenger hunt for children age 3 and up. Sunday there will be a Botanist guided nature hike in the nature trails looking at plants that feed wildlife.

Age and/or special notes: Dress for the weather and bring sturdy shoes for the nature hike. To learn more about these activities please contact prrd@wildsafebc.com or call 604.223.9453.

Rock Creek

Name of Activity: Rock Creek Fall Fair
Location: 3880 Kettle Valley Rd. S
Date: Saturday, September 17th; Sunday, September 18th
Time: 12pm - 5pm

Description: Join WildSafeBC Community Coordinator, Laurie Grant, at the Rock Creek Fall Fair. Stop by the booth to share your wildlife stories and learn how to participate in BC Goes Wild. To learn more about this weekend please contact grandforks@wildsafebc.com or call 250.443.4825.

Rossland

Name of Activity: Annual Community Fruit Pick and Press - Day 1
Location: Meet at the Ecole des Sept-Sommets (Old Maclean’s school)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 10am

Description: We will organize into small groups and spread out around town to pick fruit from trees located on public land.

Name of Activity: Annual Community Fruit Pick and Press - Day 2
Location: Meet at the Ecole des Sept-Sommets (Old Maclean’s school)
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 10am at Larry Doell’s house (very bottom of Esling Dr.)

Description: You are invited to press fruit from the community picking day or from your own trees. Please bring your own containers to carry home delicious juice.

Age and/or special notes: $10 donation requested to reward the hardworking press operator. If you prefer canning, the library has the Rossland Real Food pressure canner available. Call or email with your questions or to schedule a general time on the press to mayor@rossland.ca or 250-521-1500.

Squamish

Name of Activity: iNaturalist tutorial - Hosted by Squamish Environment Society
Location: Adventure Centre
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 10am - 11am

Description: New to iNaturalist? It's a great way to record local wildlife and add to our knowledge of the many species that call Squamish home. Join local naturalists from the Squamish Environment Society as they take you on a guided walk to learn about the app and how you can use it to record your observations for BC Goes Wild Wildlife Count.
Age and/or special notes: Open to all ages and free. We will be walking along Logger's Lane and around Rose Park to practice taking a few records. If you have an iPhone or Android, please download the iNaturalist app in advance and register as a user. If not, bring pen, paper and GPS if you have one.
Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/507743056101976/

Name of Activity: Purple Martin Presentation
Location: Squamish Library
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 1:30pm - 2pm

Description: Purple Martin's came back from the brink of local extinction in BC thanks to the efforts of many volunteers that constructed artificial nest boxes. How did they come to rely on human-made nest boxes? This 30 min presentation will introduce you to the Purple Martin and how it became a species at risk along with what we are doing locally in Squamish to help this species. This will be followed by an opportunity to assemble nest boxes that will be installed in late September.

Age and/or special notes: Open to all ages and free. Please register on Eventbrite under this separate event as there are a limited number of nest boxes available.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-purple-martin-presentation-tickets-27527926770?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Name of Activity: Purple Martin Nest Box Assembly
Location: Squamish Library
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 2pm - 4pm

Description: Purple Martin's came back from the brink of local extinction in BC thanks to the efforts of many volunteers that constructed artificial nest boxes. Squamish installed a test box in 2015 which was used by a family of Purple Martins in 2016. Our goal is to install and monitor 28 nest boxes and help expand the range of this provincially Blue-listed species. Come join as at the Squamish Library to participate in the assembly of 20 nest boxes. Registration is required as there are a limited amount of nest boxes and tools available.
Age and/or special notes: Open to all ages and free but more suitable for school-aged children and adults. Younger children will be assisted by volunteers. Doors open at 1:15 and presentation begins at 1:30. There are limited numbers of nest boxes so please register.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-purple-martin-nest-box-assembly-tickets-27528077220?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Name of Activity: A First Look at Wolves and Bears of the Squamish River - Presented by Michael Allen
Location: Squamish Library
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 4pm - 6pm

Description: Multi-media presentation that illustrates a "first look" at salmon use by timberwolves and black bears along the Squamish River, 2010-16.
Michael Allen is an independent researcher that has been collecting field data on free-ranging black bears in British Columbia for 31 years and recently timberwolves for 7 years. Information/images are used for outreach in bear viewing, school programs, and public/professional-series lectures.
Age and/or special notes: Open to all ages and free.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-a-first-look-at-wolves-and-bears-of-the-squamish-river-tickets-27528236697

Name of Activity: BC Bats - Presentation by Danielle Dagenais
Location: Squamish Library
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 6pm - 7pm

Description: A presentation on BC Bats by Danielle Dagenais of the South Coast Bat Action Team. Danielle will introduce us to the different species of bats that can be found in British Columbia, the different habitats they use and what risks they are currently facing. This will be followed by an evening bat walk hosted by the Squamish Environment Society.
Age and/or special notes: Open to all ages and free.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-bc-bats-presentation-tickets-27528336997?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Name of Activity: Bat Walk - lead by Danielle Dagenais and hosted by Squamish Environment Society
Location: Meet at Squamish Library and walk to Nature Trust
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 7pm - 8pm

Description: After a presentation on BC bats by Danielle Dagenais of the South Coast Bat Action Team, we will leave the library and travel down Main street by foot to the Squamish Estuary to listen for bats. We will be using special equipment to hear the bats echolocating. During the walk we will also learn about preferred bat habitats and the different types of roosts they use.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for all ages, we will be walking along gravel paths in the dark to let our eyes adjust and see the bats flying. Please refrain from bringing pets during this walk.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-bat-walk-tickets-27528545621?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Name of Activity: The Wolf Inside - Instructor Rhonda O'Grady - Hosted by Squamish Environment Society
Location: Adventure Centre Outdoors, followed by carpool to Brackendale
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Description: "Nothing makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck like the howl of a wolf". Have you ever wondered why wolves howl? Ever wanted to howl yourself? Then please join wolf naturalist, Rhonda O'Grady, and set free your inner wolf on a mini information and wolf howling expedition. After an interactive information session and wolf calling lesson, participants will drive to a designated area and try communicating with the wild wolves of Squamish. We cannot guarantee a response from the wolves, but we will have fun trying.
Age and/or special notes: We will be parking at the Adventure Centre and carpooling from there. There will be limited parking at the designated site. Please bring weather appropriate clothing, closed toe footwear and absolutely NO pets. Flashlights are good to keep in your pocket in case of emergency but will not be used during the group howl. This event will have a limited number of spaces so please RSVP.
Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bc-goes-wild-the-wolf-inside-tickets-27528757254?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Name of Activity: WildSafeBC at HikeFest
Location: Top of Sea to Sky Gondola
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 11am - 4pm

Description: WildSafeBC is excited to be part of HikeFest at the Sea to Sky Gondola. We will have information and tips on recreating safely in wildlife country as well as activities for children, families and adults alike.
Age and/or special notes: We will be located at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola and lift tickets will be required to access this event.
Link to event: https://www.seatoskygondola.com/events/hikefest

Sun Peaks

Name of activity: Nature Walk and scavenger hunt Sun Peaks Scouts
Location: Sunburst and Broadway Loop Trails. Meet at P2 lot by Bentos.
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Description: Join TNRD WildSafeBC Coordinator Mandy Ross for a 2 hour walk through the woods. We’ll learn about the wildlife that lives there and what you can do to keep you and your dog safe while hiking. We will also run a fun scavenger hunt to look for signs of wildlife!
Age and/or special notes: All ages welcome. We will take our time and stop frequently. Appropriate hiking foot ware and water necessary. Please bring your bear spray, if you have it. To learn more about this activity please contact tnrd@wildsafebc.com or call 250.319.6265.

Sunshine Coast

Name of Activity: BC Goes Wild - Night Nature Walk at Tyner Park / Lily Lake
Location: Meet at Bargain Harbour Rd, at entrance to Tyner Park, 12611 Francis Peninsula Rd, Pender Harbour.
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Marina, and Ruby Lake Lagoon Society (RLLS) Naturalist Lee-Ann, for a 1 hr night nature walk in Tyner Park and along the SCRD's new Lily Lake trail. We’ll learn about the wondrous nocturnal wildlife that lives there, including bats, owls and more.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for all ages. The trail is gravel and relatively flat. Please bring appropriate footwear, warm jacket, a flashlight, and be prepared for any type of weather. Please, no dogs. Cost is by donation to RLLS. Space is limited, so please phone family name and # of participants into EarthFaire store 604-883-9006.

Trail

Name of Activity: Exploring a local Wet Land
Location: Oasis Hwy 3 - Meet at Oasis turn-off just past the wet lands
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 5pm - 6pm

Description: Come learn about Wetlands and their function in creating wildlife Habitat (there are beaver dams, birds nests and lots of other creatures). Walk will include a safety talk about the do's and Don'ts about hiking in nature, a wildlife count and scavenger hunt! Most importantly please bring your sense of adventure!!! No dogs please.

Age and/or special notes: Suitable for school age and up, if younger children are included please have suitable backpack carrier! Rubber Boots, long pants, a water bottle and a bucket for checking out the insect and aquatic life in the pond are also recommended.

Tumbler Ridge

Name of Activity: Wildlife Puppet Show
Location: Tumbler Ridge Library
Date and Time: Thursday, Sept. 15th at 11:00am; Friday, Sept. 16th at 1:00pm
Description: Join us for a fun and interactive wildlife puppet show for Thursday library lapsit (ages 0-5) and Friday storybook time (ages 2-5).

Name of Activity: Wild Family Fun Movie Night!
Location: Room 5 at the Tumbler Ridge Community Center
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm

Description: Join WildSafeBC and TRGeo for a family fun and friendly movie night! We'll discover secrets about the mysterious Wolverine and watch a Moose calf learn and grow the first year of its life in the Nature of Things with David Suzuki's Wolverines: Ghost of the Northern Forest and Moose: The Year in the Life of a Twig Eater.
Age and/or special notes: Fun for all ages!

Name of Activity: BC Goes Wild Ramble
Locations:
Flatbed trail system- Cabin Pool: Bears
Quality Falls: Cougars
TR Point Trail: Wolves
Wolverine Trails: Wolverines
Murray Canyon Overlook: Elk
Quality Canyon: Raptors
Bullmoose Marshes: Migrating Birds and Beavers

Date and Time: All day Sept 17/18

Description: Hike as many of the trails listed and learn about local wildlife! Each trail has facts about different animals so be sure to check them all out! At each trail, take a photo and post it to the WildSafeBC District of Tumbler Ridge's Facebook page with hashtags #BCGoesWild and #TRGeo and be entered to win a prize! Each trail is one entry! Find and record photos of wildlife attractants along the Dinosaur Trackway/Cabin Pool and TR Point Trail as well. Email DTR@wildsafebc.com with your list of attractants! Each attractant listed is worth one entry to the draw!
Age and/or special notes: Register at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor's Information Center and receive brochures with information and directions for each trail.

Vanderhoof

Name of activity: Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
Location: Meet at Ferland Park, Vanderhoof, BC
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Leanna Chaisson for a scavenger hunt and other fun activities. Our goal is to learn about wildlife and how to stay safe at the same time.
Age and/or special notes: For children aged 6 and up and their parents. Please contact Leanna Chaisson at vanderhoof@wildsafebc.com or call 250.567.9027 for more details on this activity.

West Kelowna

Name of activity: Bear spray training followed by the Eain Lamont Loop hike
Location: Meet at Eain Lamont Park trail head, Lakeview Cove Rd, West Kelowna, BC
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 9:30am bear spray training, hike to begin at approximately 10:15am. Eain Lamont loop takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Description: Join local WildSafeBC Coordinator Andrea Tait and local hiking group, Hiking Addiction, for bear spray training, followed by a hike up beautiful Mt. Boucherie. Learn about the safe and proper way to carry and use bear spray, and then enjoy a hike while we identify possible signs of bear activity.
Age and/or special notes: Suitable for 16 years and older. We will be using an inert spray to practice during the bear spray training, so please no dogs as the sound may startle them. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and a snack and be prepared for any type of weather. Participants are able to join for just the bear spray training if they prefer. Hiking Addiction is a zero-commitment, free, public hiking group. Please contact Andrea Tait at okwestside@wildsafebc.com or call 250.862.7336 for more details on this activity.