Jul 1, 2009 | Marmot, Summer 2009

Celebrate parks Day!

The Strathcona Wilderness Institute will celebrate Parks Day on Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the trailhead to Paradise Meadows.

This will also be a day to celebrate the new interpretive building. Groups and companies with a special connection to Strathcona Provincial Park are invited to set up booths in the BC Parks parking lot at the Paradise Meadows trailhead to promote what they do or answer questions.

Proposed activities for the day include talks, short walks or demonstrations by volunteers and kid-friendly activities like a climbing wall and facepainting.

Attendance will be free. The Wilderness Institute hopes that groups wishing to set up information booths will consider donating $25 or more.

The Wilderness Institute will provide coffee, tea and snacks, and will gratefully accept food donations for the day from other groups.

Each group would be responsible for their own tables and tents. Merchandise cannot be sold at this event unless the group has a Commercial Park Use Licence, or they intend to donate proceeds to the SWI.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the SWI building fund, to help complete wheelchair accessible washrooms on the bottom floor.

For more information, please call park interpreter Luisa Richardson at 250-923-9918.

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