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Canada's Parks Day 2010 - Schedule of Events

Parks Day 2006Put a little more parks in your life! 

Parks Day is celebrated annually, on the third Saturday of July, in every province and territory across the country.  BC Parks has a diverse and remarkable park system. Parks Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the important role national, provincial and territorial parks play in our lives.

So gather your friends and family and join us to participate in one of the unique and fun-filled celebration activities taking place in parks across the province. 

For a list of events including national and regional parks, visit: www.parksday.ca

Parks Day Schedule of Events

Park Name Description of Event and Activities Time/ Meeting Place Contact Information
Alice Lake

Join in games and activities that celebrate the biodiversity of Alice Lake. Jerry’s Rangers can earn a “Let It Be” sticker.

Winners of the u‐reduce/u‐produce environmental video contest held by VANOC, Darrick and Michael are here to speak about ideas relating to sustainable living and perform their original rap.

2:30 – 3:30PM

7:30 – 8:15PM

jchang@mountseymour.com

Beaumont Bingo, scavenger hunts, coloring contests, and races will be held. 7 pm - Meet at campsite - location shown on posters northquartz@aol.com
Carp Lake Kids events to be determined, including colouring contests etc. 2 pm - Meet at picnic shelter to pick up handouts northquartz@aol.com
Crooked River Kids Events TBD (Nature Find Games, Nature Bingo, Parks Day Kid’s Colouring Contest) 2 pm - meet at picnic shelter northquartz@aol.com
Driftwood Canyon the celebration will include a barbeque, kids games, and fossil interpretation, (bring your fossils and get them identified by a paleontologist). To be announced nwescapesbc@telus.net
Lac le Jeune Parks Day drawing contest, pond study, water fight, wilderness walk, Jerry's Rangers programs and a showing of "Wild at Heart." Various locations in the park - see posters in park enbloom@uvic.ca
Paarens Beach Historical chat with Kevin Gedling (Fort. St. James National Historic Site) and Parks Day kid's colouring contest. 8 pm meet at picnic shelter northquartz@aol.com
Porteau Cove

Winners of the u‐reduce/u‐produce environmental video contest held by VANOC, Darrick and Michael are here to speak about ideas relating to sustainable living and perform their original rap. Jerry's Rangers can earn your Climate Champion sticker!

Join us for games, activities, and trivia in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Canada's first park!

Whether salty or fresh, all living creatures need it to survive. Follow the incredible journey a droplet of water takes and learn how to help it on it's journey.

2:30 – 3:15 PM

4:00 - 5:30PM

7:30 - 8:15PM

jchang@mountseymour.com

Purden Lake Sand castle building in teams.

Kids Events; (Nature Find Game, Nature Bingo, Parks Day Kid’s Coloring Contest

Nature and plant identification walk by UNBC Students
1 pm meet at main beach

2 pm - Meet at Shelter for kids events

7 pm - meet at campground playground.
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Sasquatch

Come celebrate Canada’s Parks Day 125th anniversary. Come enjoy in events throughout the day from 10am to 8pm, including a visit from local Big Foot researchers, a guided nature walk, park trivia, kids programs, many great prizes, and much much more!

10:00AM - 8:00PM 

jchang@mountseymour.com

Shuswap Lake

T-shirt painting

 

Sandcastle competition and Jeopardy.

 

 

Jerry's Ranger programs - Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat

Face painting, art contest, video contest and nature bingo

The Bear Necessities

10-2 pm- Nature house

Sign-up: 12-1 pm Competition times: Sandcastles 1:30-3:30 pm
Jeopardy 5-6 pm

2-3 pm - Amphitheatre

3-5 pm Nature House


7-8 pm - Amphitheatre

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Sowchea Bay Kids Handouts to Camping Families (including Parks Day Kid’s Colouring Contest) 6-8 pm Handouts provided at collection rounds for campers northquartz@aol.com
Strathcona Provincial Park Community displays, informal music, film on BC Parks 100th year. Cake cutting at noon. Paradise Meadows: 10 am - 2 pm office@rlcenterprize.com
Tudyah Lake Kids Handouts to Camping Families (including Parks Day Kid’s Colouring Contest). 6-8:00 pm handouts provided at collection rounds to campers northquartz@aol.com
Wells Gray An interpretive walk to Ray Farm lead by Ellen Ferguson and Claira Ritcey, who grew up in the area as pioneers.

Ellen and Claira are offering a program called "Pioneers and Place Names," and there will be a "history lesson" on the park.

Saturday Aft. 1:30 pm


Saturday eve. 7:00 pm



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West Lake Kids Events; (Sand Castle Building and Parks Day Kid’s Coloring Contest). 3 pm - Meet at Main Beach Area, in front of the Picnic Shelter. northquartz@aol.com
Whiskers Point Kids events to be determined (including kid's colouring contest). 2 pm - Meet at picnic shelter northquartz@aol.com