Events

 

Spring Tracks Walking Clubs - Registration Begins March 1st

Starting March 1st, register for the free spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’.  Our 12-week beginner graduated walking program offers your choice of location on either side of Okanagan Lake: 

  • April 10th through June 26th, each Tuesday morning at 9:00, join us as we travel 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. 

‘Tracks’ is in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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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'Wild Animal Olympics' Exhibit at the EECO

Wild animals are natural athletes, well adapted to their environment for survival.  Some run fast.  Others swim long distances or soar to great heights.  Animals achieve their place on the podium by chasing their prey or finding safe nesting places to raise their young.

Learn about these amazing accomplishments at the ‘Wild Animal Olympics’ exhibit in the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.  The exhibit runs until April.

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.  Starting March 20th the EECO is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information on this and other EECO and Regional Parks programs visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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Tuesday mornings - Story Time at the eECO

We’re back for another fun season of ‘Story Time at the EECO’.  The free weekly one-hour drop-in program for children aged three to five and their care-givers promises to get everyone involved active and engaged!

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

‘Story Time’ runs each Tuesday morning at 10:00 until March 13th and resumes from April 3rd to June 26th.

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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Thursday Mornings - Roll and Stroll

Join our free weekly walking club for moms and caregivers with babies and little ones.

‘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 starting March 1st until April 26th, participants meet at 9:30 am the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO). Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute walk through the park, before returning to the EECO for refreshments.   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.

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Saturday mornings - 'Eco Art at the EECO'

Bring your imagination to ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’ and see what you’ll create using recycled and natural materials.  

It’s fun for the whole family each Saturday morning at 11. 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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Spring Tracks Walking Clubs - Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday Mornings starting April 9th

Register for the free spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’.  Our 12-week beginner graduated walking program offers your choice of location on either side of Okanagan Lake: 

  • April 10th through June 26th, each Tuesday morning at 9:00, join us as we travel 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. 

‘Tracks’ is in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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 14th and Wednesday, April 18th - 'Wild Walks'

Join in on ‘Wild Walks’ and learn some secrets and natural features of various Regional Parks.   Our Park interpreter will turn an ordinary walk in the park into something extraordinary! 

Each ‘Wild Walks’ lasts approximately 90 minutes, is suitable for all ages including families with young children and range from easy to moderate.  Participants should dress for the conditions, wear appropriate sturdy footwear and bring along some anti-slip/traction devices!  There’s no cost to take part but please pre-register for ‘Wild Walks’ on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, April 18th at 1:00 pm we’ll explore two heritage parks in West Kelowna.  We’ll begin at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park parking area off Whitworth Road, learning about the historic orchard then we’ll walk to Gellatly Heritage Regional Park exploring its interpretive trail, buildings and view, before returning to the Nut Farm.  
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 22nd - 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 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and require pre-registration.

  • Sunday, April 22nd learn about the world of ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’ at Mission Creek Regional Park.  We’ll set off from kiosk and parking area outside the EECO.  

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 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
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)