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October 04, 2013 - 4:50 PM

The hugely successful ‘Tracks Walking Club’ is coming to Peachland!

Residents in the Peachland area will be able to participate in this free, beginners walking club during October and November as Regional Parks Services co-hosts ‘Tracks’ with the District of Peachland.   This is the Okanagan's newest Hearts in Motion Walking Club registered with the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation!

Peachland ‘Tracks’ will meet each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at Cenotaph Park at Beach Avenue and 2nd Street. The first walk on October 15th will be 15 minutes long and walks will progress by five minutes each session until the final walk on Nov. 28.   After each outing, walkers will meet at the Fourth Street Place (4475 4th Street) for a coffee and tea break.

‘Tracks’ is a free beginners walking program- there is no cost to join but pre-registration is required! To register for Peachland ‘Tracks’ please contact the District of Peachland Community Centre at 250-767-2133 or email rec-clerk@peachland.ca.

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

Start date:  Immediate
End date:  Saturday, Oct. 19  – 7 a.m.

Mission Creek Greenway Kokanee Walk/Run

Start off the month of October on the right foot by registering now for the annual ‘Mission Creek Greenway Kokanee Run/Walk’.  The Saturday, Oct. 19 event will help raise funds for enhancements by the Friends of Mission Creek to the popular recreational trail.

Take part in the three or six-kilometer fun walk or run or the more challenging 12 or 16-kilometre runs along Phase 2 of the Greenway.  The 12K or 16K runs start at 7:30 a.m. and the three and six kilometre walk/run starts at 8:30 a.m. from the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) in Mission Creek Regional Park at Springfield and Durnin Roads.  Entry forms and registration information are available at the Kelowna Running Room in Orchard Plaza or at the EECO.  Online registration and pre-registration is also available at www.runningroom.com.  The Central Okanagan school with the highest percentage of student participation will win a $900 award while the school with the second highest participation will win a $700 award from the Friends of Mission Creek Society to be used for an environmental or green initiative project at the school.

For more information please contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

Start date:  Wednesday, Oct. 9    
End date:   Sunday, Oct. 27 – 5 p.m.

Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Walk

Regional Parks invites you to bring a carved pumpkin, a flashlight and a donation for the West Kelowna Food Bank to the ‘Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Walk’ at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. The fun, family event goes Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The park is located just off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.

Your carved pumpkins can be dropped off on Sunday, Oct. 27 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Please remember to bring a L.E.D. tea light candle or similar device to light your pumpkin.  The pumpkins will be lit and placed alongside the trails in the historic nut orchard. Then from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., stroll the paths and view the display of lighted, carved pumpkins. Cast your vote for the best pumpkin and drop off a donation to the food bank. Hot drinks will also be available and remember to wear your Halloween costume!

For more information please visit the Regional District website, regionaldistrict.com/parks, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ or contact the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan at 250-469-6140.

Start date:  Oct. 16, 2013
End date:   August 2014

‘Healthy by Nature’ Exhibit at the EECO

What do you need to be healthy? What do plants and animals need?

Visitors exploring the new ‘Healthy by Nature’ exhibit at the EECO can expect to learn how spending time in nature can help keep their mind and body healthy.   Also highlighted are the natural processes at work in nature that help keep our air and water clean, and ways we can help protect the health of our ecosystems. 

The EECO will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 15 for installation of the exhibit which will run from Oct. 16 until late summer 2014.

The EECO (Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan) is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.   It is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Starting Oct. 15, the EECO will be open Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  On Nov. 1, it begins its winter operating hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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