Events

 

Tuesday mornings during January to mid-May - 'Story Time at the EECO'

Bring your 3-5 year olds to the EECO for nature based stories, songs, and crafts!

The ‘Story Time at the EECO’ runs every Friday at 10:00 am from January 8th until March 13th at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).  The program resumes April 2nd through May14th.

This program is free and no registration is required. It’s a great way for parents and care givers to have a fun interaction with their youngsters and for the little ones to cultivate an early enthusiasm for our natural world!

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

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Saturday mornings during January and February - 'Nature Power Hour at the EECO'

If you’re interested in local wildlife around the Okanagan then the ‘Nature Power Hour at the EECO’ is for you!

Delve deep into the world of local wildlife with this interactive drop-in session at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).

Topics vary from week to week and sessions run every Saturday at 11:00 am.

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

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Register for our 'Spring Break Camps'

Registration is underway for this year’s Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads). 

Indoor and outdoor activities for children age five to seven will run from 9:00 am to 12 noon, March 19th to 21st and again March 26th through 28th.    

Each morning our camp friends will take part in crafty nature activities and games, discover new trails and ponds and listen to stories about animals and our environment.

Please register in advance at the EECO.  The cost is $75 per youngster for each three morning camp sessions. 

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Centre at 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park.

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EECO 'Birds of Prey' exhibit

Sharpen your knowledge about Okanagan raptors with our ‘Birds of Prey’ exhibit.

It’s housed inside the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads). 

The display celebrates eagles, falcons, hawks and owls of BC.  You’ll learn about these intelligent birds and understand more about their world and how we all benefit when they thrive and survive.

The EECO is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm until March 10th.  Starting March 12th we will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

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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Thursday mornings during February and March - 'Roll and Stroll'

This fall, moms and caregivers with babies and little ones are welcome to join our popular free weekly walking club.

‘Roll and Stroll’ is a great opportunity to meet other parents and spend time casually exploring Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads). 

Each Thursday morning at 9:30 starting February 7th until March 28th, participants meet at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO). Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute walk through the park, before returning to the EECO for refreshments and some baby basics.   Participants are encouraged to use strollers and baby carriers that are suitable for rough terrain.

The program is free, but registration is required by calling the EECO at 250-469-6140 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca.

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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Saturday, February 16th  - 'Families in Parks' Family Fun Day

We’ve got a great way for your family to get outside and active over the BC Family Day long weekend.

Come out Saturday, February 16th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm and take part in our ‘Families In Parks’ event in Kaloya Regional Park at the end of Trask Road in Lake Country (16061 Trask Road).

There’s no charge and no registration required, just roundup the family and join us for fun outdoor winter activities and a special scavenger hunt.

Before you arrive, download the special ‘Agents of Discovery’ App designed just for this event on your mobile device from the App Store or Play Store.  Our staff will help you get started and will have paper scavenger hunt forms as well.

Complete your family outing around our fire pit by toasting some marshmallows and sipping some hot cocoa.  To help reduce the impact on the environment, please bring your own mugs!

Thanks to the Province of BC for its support of this Family Day weekend event.

Check out the Winter-Spring edition of ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ to see all the programs we have planned for you and your family right through May.

For more information contact the EECO at 250-469-6140, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Centre at 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park.

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March 1st - Register for our spring 'Tracks Walking Clubs'

Registration begins March 1st, for our free spring ‘Tracks Walking Clubs’This 10-week beginner graduated walking program offers a choice of location on either side of Okanagan Lake: 

  • Each Tuesday morning at 9:00 from April 2nd through June 4th, we travel in and around the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.

There’s no cost to sign up and members receive a walking journal, walking tips, seminars and motivational tips that keep you moving.  People at a beginner fitness level are encouraged to take part gradually increasing their health, stamina and walking duration to 60 minutes. 

To register, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

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Saturday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 13th - 'Wild Walks'

The winter months provide a new opportunity to discover your Regional Parks.  Dress for the conditions, bring along some poles and anti-slip/traction devices and join us on our ‘Wild Walks’.

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately two hours, is suitable for all ages and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – our park guide will lead you from the north Glenmore Road parking lot into Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park.   

To save a spot for your family on these free ‘Wild Walks’ outings, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

These free events are held in conjunction with the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) to provide barrier free access to our regional parks.  To request the services of CRIS volunteers visit www.adaptiveadventures.ca.   For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Tuesday - Thursday March 19th - 21st and March 26th - 28th Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps

We're excited about this year’s Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads). 

Indoor and outdoor activities for children age five to seven will run from 9:00 am to 12 noon, March 19th to 21st and again March 26th through 28th.    

Each morning our camp friends will take part in crafty nature activities and games, discover new trails and ponds and listen to stories about animals and our environment.

Please register in advance at the EECO.  The cost is $75 per youngster for each three morning camp sessions. 

For more information visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the Centre at 2363A Springfield Road in Mission Creek Regional Park.

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Monday, April 1st - Spring 'Tracks Walking Clubs'

The start of April means that our free spring ‘Tracks Walking Clubs’ are underway.  This 10-week beginner graduated walking program offers a choice of location on either side of Okanagan Lake: 

  • Each Tuesday morning at 9:00 from April 2nd through June 4th, we travel in and around the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.

There’s no cost to sign up and members receive a walking journal, walking tips, seminars and motivational tips that keep you moving.  People at a beginner fitness level are encouraged to take part gradually increasing their health, stamina and walking duration to 60 minutes. 

To register, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

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Saturday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 10th - 'Wild Walks'

The winter months provide a new opportunity to discover your Regional Parks.  Dress for the conditions, bring along some poles and anti-slip/traction devices and join us on our ‘Wild Walks’.

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately two hours, is suitable for all ages and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

To save a spot for your family on these free ‘Wild Walks’ outings, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

These free events are held in conjunction with the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) to provide barrier free access to our regional parks.  To request the services of CRIS volunteers visit www.adaptiveadventures.ca.   For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Sunday, April 21st - 'Families in Parks'

Get the whole family active and celebrating the outdoors!

Join Regional Parks staff as they provide some free activities at our ‘Families in Parks’ events.  Activities take place on the following dates, times and locations.

  • Sunday, April 21st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm drop in on our free Easter-themed Scavenger hunt (no pre-registration required for this event).  Gather outside the EECO (Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan) in Mission Creek Regional Park and our Parks Services crew will help you get started!   Bring along a mobile device so you can plug into the virtual treasure hunt with the free Agents of Discovery App which you can download in advance from the App Store or Play Store!  The App’s designed specifically for use within the park – with 15 designated locations for you to explore and discover.  It takes about an hour to complete and there are Regional Parks prizes for everyone completing the scavenger hunt!

For more information on these or any other parks events, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ or  drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

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Sunday, April 28th - 'Families in Parks'

Get the whole family active and celebrating the outdoors!

Join Regional Parks staff as they provide some free activities at our ‘Families in Parks’ events.  Activities take place on the following dates, times and locations.

  • Sunday, April 28th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm learn about the world of ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’ at Mission Creek Regional Park.  Get up close and personal with our reptilian friends; enjoy crafts and a walk to the turtle pond.  We’ll set off from the kiosk and parking area outside the EECO.  Please pre-register for this event by emailing eeco@cord.bc.ca or calling 250-469-6140.

For more information on these or any other parks events, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ or  drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park  at Springfield and Durnin Roads or email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
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