Regional Parks invites you to bring a carved pumpkin, a flashlight and a donation for the West Kelowna Food Bank to the‘Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk’ at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. The fun, family event goes Sunday, October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The park is located just off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.
Your carved pumpkins can be dropped off on Sunday, October 26th between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 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 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 West Kelowna Food Bank. Hot drinks will also be available and remember to wear your Halloween costume!
Prizes will be awarded to the ‘Best of’ pumpkins in a variety of categories.
NEW this year is the 'Pumpkin Shuttle Bus'. Park and lock your vehicle at George Pringle Elementary School, 3370 Elliot Road in West Kelowna. Approximately every half hour starting at 4:30pm, a bus will travel to the park and make a return trip to the school. There will be goodie bags for children riding the bus. The last trip back to the school parking lot leaves the park at 8:30pm.
Please follow the directions of parking attendants at the school and parking area next to the Nut Farm. Please don't park on local streets and watch for pedestrians.
For more information please visit the Regional District website, regionaldistrict.com/parksevents, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ or contact the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan at 250-469-6140.