Current Conditions

Light Rain
3.9°C

Nature Detectives Wanted for Spring Break Camps

February 19, 2014 - 11:33 AM

KELOWNA - Registration is now underway for this year’s Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).

Youngsters taking part are encouraged to unpack their sleuthing skills and hunt out who’s been in the park during these camp sessions.   Activities for children aged five to seven run from 9 a.m. to noon, March 18 to 20 and March 25 and 27.   All camp participants will enjoy a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities that are designed to encourage and spark their interest in the natural environment.

Please register in advance at the EECO.  The cost is $60 per youngster for each three-day camp session.

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6139, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the centre at 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park.

Start date:  Immediate    
End date:   Sunday, March 2  – 9 a.m.

‘Explore Your Parks’

Join a Regional Parks interpreter as the winter session of ‘Explore Your Parks’ wraps up on Sunday morning March 2.

At 10 a.m. join our park interpreter for an easy rated outing in Mill Creek Regional Park (Spencer Road parking area in Ellison).  You’ll learn about some interesting and unique features of the park which includes a waterfall along Kelowna creek.  Winter traction aides and anti-slip footwear are recommended.

There’s no cost to take part, but please pre-register by contacting staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.  You can email eeco@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6139.

For more information about this or other Regional Parks programs or events please visit regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.
Start date:  March 1     
End date:   Friday, March 21  – 4 p.m.

‘Families in Parks’

The ‘Families in Parks’ activity during March provides every member of your family with a double recreational whammy!

On Saturday, March 22 between 10 - 11:30 a.m. experience ‘A Yoga Walk’ at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park in West Kelowna.  This outing combines the strengthening of yoga with the cardio benefit of walking during one fun and social outdoor experience!  It’s not all exercise though.   Our park interpretation staff will also share some interesting details about the history behind the more than a century old working nut farm.

Participants are asked to meet at the park playground, wear appropriate footwear and bring their own yoga mat and water.

There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register by either dropping in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.


Start date:  Immediate    
End date:   Tuesday, March 11 – 9 a.m.

‘EECO Story Time’

Here’s a weekly activity that will get three to five year old children moving, learning and interacting.

‘EECO Story Time’ takes place each Tuesday until March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

It’s a free one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their caregivers and features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for younger children to play while learning more about the natural world.

For more information about this or other Regional Parks programs or events please visit regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.


Start date:  March 1   
End date:   Wednesday, June 25 – 8 a.m.

Tracks Walking Club

It’s time to sign up for the free ‘Tracks Walking Club’ that gets you outside and active this spring.

The beginner walking program starts April 7th and runs Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. (no walk Victoria Day May 19th).  Club members and our walking leader will start with a 15-minute walk along the Mission Creek Greenway and in Mission Creek Regional Park gradually increasing the duration of their walks to 90 minutes by the end of the 12 week program.

Members also receive a walking journal, walking tips, seminars and motivational tips to keep them moving.

‘Tracks’ is a registered Hearts in Motion Walking Club with the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.



Start date:  Immediate    
End date:   June 2014

Celebrate 40 Years of Regional Parks

2014 is a special year of celebrations for the Regional Parks system in the Central Okanagan.

It’s been 40 years since the Regional Parks service was created and land for our first park was acquired.  Kaloya Regional Park became the first official regional park in January 1975.  Over the past four decades we’ve grown protect 29 Regional Parks encompassing more than 1,300 hectares of land.

Watch for celebration events that will be held in many of our regional parks during the year.

For more information about these special 40th anniversary activities or other Regional Parks programs please subscribe to our monthly Regional Parks newsletter, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments

View Site in: Desktop | Mobile