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    Story Time at the EECO
    Event: Story Time at the EECO
    Date: March 3
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Little ones will love ‘Story Time at the EECO’.   It’s a free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their caregivers.

    It features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for younger children to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. 

    ‘Story Time’ runs each Tuesday morning at 10:00 from January 6th to March 10th.  

    The EECO or Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




    EECO Closed
    Event: EECO Closed
    Date: March 3
    Start Time:
    End Time:
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    The EECO located in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) will be closed Tuesday, March 3rd  and Wednesday, March 4th to allow staff to update the ‘Unbelievable Bees’ exhibit.

    Visitors can look forward to some fresh features for the exhibit when the EECO reopens on Thursday, March 5th.

    And with spring just around the corner, the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan will be adjusting its operating hours.   Starting Tuesday, March 10th, the EECO will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    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.




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    EECO Closed
    Event: EECO Closed
    Date: March 4
    Start Time:
    End Time:
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    The EECO located in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) will be closed Tuesday, March 3rd  and Wednesday, March 4th to allow staff to update the ‘Unbelievable Bees’ exhibit.

    Visitors can look forward to some fresh features for the exhibit when the EECO reopens on Thursday, March 5th.

    And with spring just around the corner, the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan will be adjusting its operating hours.   Starting Tuesday, March 10th, the EECO will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    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.




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    Outings with Adaptive Adventures
    Event: Outings with Adaptive Adventures
    Date: March 5
    Start Time: 1:00 pm
    End Time:
    Location: Various Regional Parks
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Regional Parks Services is teaming up with the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) Adaptive Adventures, for a series of walks and hikes, making our Regional Parks accessible for everyone. 

    Everyone is welcome to take part in these outings, from beginner to expert and those needing assistance to enjoy the outdoors.  The following hikes begin at 1:00 pm and last up to two hours.

    • Thursday, April 9th – check out the unique features Kalamoir Regional Park in West Kelowna.  We’ll meet at the waterfront parking area at the end of Collens Hill Road.

    Learn more about CRIS and their services for these hikes at www.AdaptiveAdventures.ca

    For more information and further hikes and dates visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO staff at 250-469-6140.




    Advisory Planning Commission
    Event: Advisory Planning Commission
    Date: March 5
    Start Time: 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Community Services - Planning Section
    Contact Email: planning@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6227
    Description:

    A link to the agenda for this meeting of the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission can be found on the Commission Agenda webpage or on the Planning Section Public Consultation page.




    Environmental Advisory Commission
    Event: Environmental Advisory Commission
    Date: March 5
    Start Time: 6:30 PM
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Community Services Planning Section
    Contact Email: planning@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6227
    Description:

    A link to the agenda for this meeting of the Environmental Advisory Commission can be found on the Commission Agenda webpage or on the Planning Section Public Consultation page.




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    EcoArt
    Event: EcoArt
    Date: March 7
    Start Time: 11:00 am
    End Time: 12:00 Noon
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Bring your imagination and join in the fun Saturday mornings for ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

    Each Saturday morning at 11, you’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

    There’s no need to pre-register for this free program, just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

    The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

    For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




    Explore Your Parks
    Event: Explore Your Parks
    Date: March 7
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Various Regional Parks
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6139
    Description:

    Our Regional Parks are meant to be enjoyed all year round, so dress for the season, bring along some anti-slip/traction devices and ‘Explore Your Parks’. 

    Join an interpreter as we get a winter perspective on a different Regional Parks each month.  These free outings require pre-registration and take place between 10:00 am and 11:30 am on the following dates and locations:

    • Saturday, March 7th take part in ‘Beginner Birding’ at Mill Creek Regional Park, just off Spencer Road in the Ellison area.  Participants will learn how to identify Okanagan birds by sight and sound and learn life histories of key species. Our interpreter will also go through birding tips and techniques for all seasons and help hopefully locate a few too!
    • Saturday, April 11th take part in ‘Now and Then – the Okanagan Over Time’ at Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park.  Meet in the north parking area near the Glenmore dog park on the west side of Glenmore Road.  Did you know that the Okanagan Valley was once home to many wetlands?   That moose, elk and grizzly bears were once abundant? That the first western fur traders did not reach the valley until 1811? Join our interpreter to learn about what the Okanagan valley was once like and how it has changed over time. This hike in beautiful Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park will focus on the natural and cultural history of the valley from its early First Nations history up until the recent population boom.

    To register your family for these free events, or other ‘Explore Your Parks’ events, please drop 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/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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    Story Time at the EECO
    Event: Story Time at the EECO
    Date: March 10
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Little ones will love ‘Story Time at the EECO’.   It’s a free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their caregivers.

    It features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for younger children to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. 

    ‘Story Time’ runs each Tuesday morning at 10:00 from January 6th to March 10th.  

    The EECO or Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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    Governance and Services Committee
    Event: Governance and Services Committee
    Date: March 12
    Start Time: 8:30 am
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Corporate Services
    Contact Email: info@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-763-4918
    Description:

    When available a link to the agenda and reports for this Governance and Services Committee meeting can be found on the Governance and Services Committee page.

    A review of the Five Year Financial Plan will be held.




    Regional Board Meeting
    Event: Regional Board Meeting
    Date: March 12
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Corporate Services
    Contact Email: info@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-763-4918
    Description:

    Following the meeting of the Governance and Services Committee, it will rise and report at a regular Regional Board meeting.

    When available, the agenda and reports for this regular meeting of the Regional Board can be found on the Board Agenda page




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    EcoArt
    Event: EcoArt
    Date: March 14
    Start Time: 11:00 am
    End Time: 12:00 Noon
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Bring your imagination and join in the fun Saturday mornings for ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

    Each Saturday morning at 11, you’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

    There’s no need to pre-register for this free program, just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

    The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

    For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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    Families in Parks
    Event: Families in Parks
    Date: March 15
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Various Regional Parks
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6139
    Description:

    Get the whole family active and celebrating the outdoors! 

    Join Regional Parks staff as they provide some free activities for the entire family at our ‘Families in Parks’ events.  Activities take place between 10:00 am and 11:30 am and require pre-registration.

    • Sunday, March 15th enjoy ‘Art in the Park’ at Kaloya Regional Park in Lake Country.  Families should meet at the Trask Road parking lot, just off Oyama Road.  Youngsters participating will receive materials and instruction from a local artist as they create a work of art!
    • Sunday, April 19th you’re invited to ‘Sensory Spring Surprise’ at Shannon Lake Regional Park, just off Shannon Lake Road in West Kelowna.  This hands-on exploration of nature is perfect for every member of your family, no matter their age!

    To register your family for these free events, or other ‘Families in Parks’ events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.




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    EcoArt
    Event: EcoArt
    Date: March 21
    Start Time: 11:00 am
    End Time: 12:00 Noon
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Bring your imagination and join in the fun Saturday mornings for ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

    Each Saturday morning at 11, you’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

    There’s no need to pre-register for this free program, just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

    The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

    For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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    Public Hearing and Regional Board Meeting
    Event: Public Hearing and Regional Board Meeting
    Date: March 23
    Start Time: 7:00 pm
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Corporate Services
    Contact Email: info@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-763-4918
    Description:

    A Public Hearing has been scheduled for 7:00 pm in the Woodhaven Board Room at the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road in Kelowna, prior to the regular meeting of the Regional Board.

    The following applications are to be considered during the Public Hearing:

    1. Owners: B. & L. Gordon and T. Dore
      Applicant: Regional District of Central Okanagan
      Land Use Contract No. 172-01
      Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 871-225 (Our file: Z14/05)

      Received First Reading January 26, 2015

      To discharge Land Use Contract No. 172, and to amend the RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871 to A1 Agricultural on Lot 1, Plan 28165, DL 121, ODYD, and Lot A, Plan 21467, DL 121, ODYD, Except Plan 28165 located adjacent to Whelan & Teather Roads.

    2. Owners: K. Gibbard & L. King, H. & C. Kaetler, A. Stewart
      Applicant: Regional District of Central Okanagan
      Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw No. 199-02
      Joe Rich Rural Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 1195-10 (Our file: RLUB-14-01)

      Received First Reading February 23, 2015

      To discharge Land Use Contract No. 199 from the subject properties, and to amend the Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195 to Rural Acreage (RA) and Large Holdings (LH) on Lot 1, Plan KAP48745 & Lot 4, Plan KAP48745 & That Part District Lot 3459 located adjacent to Highway 33 & Schram Road.

    3. Owners: K. Gibbard & L. King
      Agent: P. Schuster
      Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw No. 199-03
      Joe Rich Rural Land Use Amendment Bylaw No. 1195-11 (Our file: RLUB-14-02)

      Received First Reading February 23, 2015

      To discharge Land Use Contract No. 199 from the subject properties and to amend RDCO Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195 to Rural Acreage (RA) and Small Holdings 2 (SH-2) on Lots 2 & 3, Plan KAP48745, DL 3459, ODYD located adjacent to Highway 33.

    Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further representation will be received by the Regional Board.

    When available, the agenda and reports for the Public Hearing and the Regular meeting of the Regional Board can be found on the Board Agenda page.




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    Regional Board Meeting - Public Budget Adoption
    Event: Regional Board Meeting - Public Budget Adoption
    Date: March 27
    Start Time: 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    Location: RDCO office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna - Woodhaven Board Room
    Contact: Corporate Services
    Contact Email: info@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-763-4918
    Description:

    The Regional Board holds a public meeting starting at 9:00 am to give final approval to the 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan.

    When available, the agenda and reports for this special budget approval meeting of the Regional Board can be found on the Board Agenda page




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    EcoArt
    Event: EcoArt
    Date: March 28
    Start Time: 11:00 am
    End Time: 12:00 Noon
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Bring your imagination and join in the fun Saturday mornings for ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’.  

    Each Saturday morning at 11, you’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

    There’s no need to pre-register for this free program, just drop into the EECO a few minutes early.   All ages are welcome to take part!

    The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.

    For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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    Story Time at the EECO
    Event: Story Time at the EECO
    Date: March 31
    Start Time: 10:00 am
    End Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park
    Contact: EECO staff
    Contact Email: eeco@cord.bc.ca
    Contact Phone: 250-469-6140
    Description:

    Little ones will love ‘Story Time at the EECO’.   It’s a free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their caregivers.

    It features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project. The program is an excellent way for younger children to interact with others while learning more about the natural world. 

    ‘Story Time’ runs each Tuesday morning at 10:00 from March 31st to June 30th.

    The EECO or Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads. For more information please visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks, drop-in or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.




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