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Friday, May 10th, 2019

Today, Friday May 10th Only

Last Minute In-person Registration at Casey’s Community House in Creston 11:00 am -4:00. On-line registration is closed. College of the Rockies registration is closed.

New location for 2019!
Final Registration and Silent Auction at Casey’s Community House

When:          11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Silent Auction continues until 8:00 pm.
Where:         Casey’s Community House, 1136-Canyon St.  Parking in Casey’s lot to the north or in municipal parking area one block south, one block west


New for 2019!
Birding by Kayak with Ulrike Sliworsky

B.Y.O.K.  Please bring your own kayak as kayaks are not provided

SOLD OUT
Difficulty:
  Easy kayaking on flat quiet water
When:          1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where:         French’s Slough (West Creston Channel) 
Map:             Please click here for a map
Parking:
      Limited parking at launch, unlimited parking west side of Peterman Road
 Cost:              $20


Meeting of Committee Chair and Birding Tour Leaders
When:   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Downstairs room at Casey’s Community House



New for 2019! 
Meet & Greet at Casey's Community House
and Silent Auction

A chance to meet new birding friends and discuss rare bird findings over a locally produced beverage at Creston’s newest hot spot: Casey’s Community House. Gaelen Schnare, avid young birder from Nelson, B.C. will be showing his collection of avian photographs. 

Click here to check out the silent auction items

When:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Casey’s Community House, 1136-Canyon St.
Parking in Casey’s lot to the north or in municipal parking area one block south, one block west
Map:     Please click here for a map
Cost:     
Included with dinner and presentation

Buffet Dinner and Presentation by Gary Davidson

When:   Buffet Dinner - 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm 
                Presentation -  
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm 

Menu:  The buffet includes: roast beef, chicken, roasted potatoes, rice pilaf, veggies, grain birdie salad, green salad, spinach salad, dessert and coffee.  Vegetarian Option

Gary Davidson, Nakusp, BC
What do Peregrine Falcons, Cattle Egrets, and Barn Owls have in common? 

Where:  Casey's Community House
Map:     Please click here for a map
Cost:     
$35

Blame the MacGillivray’s Warbler for tweaking Gary Davidson’s lifelong interest in birds.  These days, Gary lives most of the time in Nakusp, but prefers to escape to someplace warmer in the winter.  In recent years he has wintered in Texas, Australia, Costa Rica and Panama. When in Nakusp he monitors the birds of the West Kootenay region. He has conducted over 30 years of Breeding Bird Surveys, greatly contributed to the B.C. Nest Record Scheme, taught bird I.D. classes, published numerous articles, guided with Avocet Tours and has coordinated the Nakusp Christmas Bird Count for over 40 years. He is currently the vice president of the BC Field Ornithologists. When in Australia, Gary has guided bird tours and worked as a naturalist/guide at a birding lodge in North Queensland. He has combined his passion for birds with his love of travel. Since retiring from his career as a high school teacher, he and his wife, Marie, have visited Australia, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Thailand, Taiwan, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Namibia. This man knows birds. 


Friday Night Field Trips

Please dress warmly. It’s cold near the water.  A warm jacket & long underwear are a good idea! Headlamps optional. Sundown 8:15, dark at 9:00 pm.

Be aware: Bears are in the Wildlife Management Area.
Please bring Bear Spray if you have it.

Also be aware of ticks.


New for 2019! 
1.  Bus Tour to Evening Marsh Birds at Duck Lake

Duck Lake is an important breeding location for the only known colony of Forster’s Terns in B.C. The Forster’s Tern is slightly larger than the Common Tern, has a black cap, frosty white wing tips and a red-orange bill. Like all terns, it is elegantly proportioned with long graceful wings. It feeds entirely by plunge diving for fish, headfirst into the water from flight. A beautiful bird to watch in action.  See, hear, and identify your favourite divers and dabblers, shorebirds and waders, hawks and harriers, and frogs.

Tour Leaders:   Dr. David Bird and Marc-André Beaucher
When:   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meet:     Casey’s Community House, 1136 Canyon St.
Buses will be parked on 12th Ave. between Casey’s and the Downtowner Motel.
Map:     Please click here for a map
Difficulty:    
Easy
Limit:    40 people, 20 per bus
Cost:      $20
Note:       Vehicular traffic limited to buses only.  No cars allowed.  Please dress warmly


2.  The Dark Sky with Astrophysicist/Teacher Dan McCowan

Join Dan McCowan and his trusty telescope on the dark side of the Wildlife Centre. Dan will point out some of the interesting objects in the night sky as well as some of the constellations that have lurked about since before the time of the Greeks.

Dan McCowan has a B.Sc. in astrophysics from the University of Calgary, as well as history and education degrees. He is a  teacher at Prince Charles Secondary School in Creston, and has been excited about space and the sky since his youth. His background gives him a unique perspective on both the scientific and historical aspects of stargazing.

When:   8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where:  The Dark Side of the old Wildlife Centre (next to Discovery Centre)
Map:      Please click here for a map
Meet:    
Discovery Centre parking lot
Limit:    None
Cost:      $10
Note:      Please dress warmly, bring a lawn chair and flashlight with red filter (if possible)



Saturday, May 11th, 2019
6:00 to 6:30 am
Meet your birding tour leader at Casey’s Community House.
Coffee and Muffins for sale at Casey’s Community House. Please bring your own cup.
Meet at Casey’s Community House for Kootenay-based Grown-in-the-shade coffee and Golden Flour Bakery muffins.
Parking: Parking in Casey’s lot to the north or in municipal parking area one block south, one block west.

Map:    
Please click here for a map of downtown Creston

Meet the Birding Tour Leaders

Saturday Birding Tours
6:30 am sharp to 10:30 am

Be aware: Bears are in the Wildlife Management Area.
Please bring Bear Spray if you have it.


1.  Driving Tour from Creston to Duck Lake

A variety of landscapes means a variety of birds. Join Ed and Hazel for a driving tour full of birds beside mountain shrubbery, open farmland, a slow-moving channel, marshland, to wide-open Duck Lake. Possible sightings of Lazuli Buntings, raptors, Wood Ducks, Say’s Phoebes, Killdeers, Sandhill cranes.

SOLD OUT
Birding Tour Leaders: 
Ed and Hazel Beynon, Castlegar, BC
Limit:
           10
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:              $20
Note:           Carpooling suggested to reduce traffic and dust.


2.  Birds and Botany Hike

Join botanist Kim Asquith for a 5 kilometre hike around the Corn Creek Woods loop. Possible sightings of Yellow Warblers, flycatchers, raptors, orioles

Birding Tour Leader:  Kim Asquith
Limit:
           10
Difficulty:  Moderate.  Participants must be able to walk 5km at a moderate rate.
Where:       Discovery Centre Trail
Map:     Please click here for a map
Cost:
              $20


3.  Birding by Kayak or Canoe

Please bring your own kayak or canoe.  Join Daryl on French’s Slough for a peaceful paddle on quiet water lined with tall cottonwoods and thick shrubbery. Ideal habitat for a variety of water and land birds including orioles, kingbirds, raptors, ducks.  

Daryl is willing to offer a choice to his group:  After 2 hours on the water, participants could disembark and drive to Dodge Creek Forest Service Road to look for oven birds. Everyone would return to Creston in good time. Final decision up to the group.

Birding Tour Leader: Daryl Calder, Cranbrook, BC
Map:
            Please click here for a map
Limit:
           12
Difficulty:  Easy paddling
Cost:              $20


4.  Driving/walking tour of Leach Lake

See the birds in their most natural of wetland habitats. With limited access to the public, the birds own it. Possible sightings of pelicans, raptors, flycatchers, grassland birds. Birding Tour Leader: Gary Davidson, Nakusp, B.C.

SOLD OUT
Birding Tour Leader:
Gary Davidson, Nakusp, BC
Limit:
           12
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:              $20
Notes:         Carpooling suggested.  Keep an eye out for bears.


5.  Birding with or without your Camera

Photographer Lyle Grisedale will be running for the U.S. border through  Fox Tree Hill, Tanal Marsh, and Vic Mawson Lake with camera in hand. Tour includes photography tips and possible sightings of common loons, waterfowl, and a heron rookery.   Lyle is also hosting the Photography Workshop Saturday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Birding Tour Leader: Lyle Grisedale
Limit:
           10
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:              $20
Notes:         Carpooling suggested. 


6.  Birding Safari by Van

Travel the back roads of the Wildlife Management Area in the comfort of a 7 passenger-seat van. Possible sightings of raptors, waterfowl, songbirds, and maybe a few shy 4-legged friends.

Birding Tour Leader: Brian Baxter, Libby, Montana
Limit:
           7
Age Limit:  19+
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:              $25
Notes:         Meet at Casey's Community House Parking Lot on 12th Ave.


7.  Walking Tour:  Kootenay River Road

Welcome to the Flats—Creston’s wide open spaces. This prairie-like road takes you to the old Ferry Landing on the Kootenay River. Look for grassland birds, raptors, and surprises, such as the song of a meadowlark.

SOLD OUT
Birding Tour Leader:
Gaelen Schnare
Limit:
           12
Difficulty:  $20
Cost:              TBA


8.  Birding for Novices

Ulrike will help you get started with the basics on binoculars, books, and birds. Family groups welcome.

Birding Tour Leader: Ulrike Sliworsky, Creston, BC
Limit:         10
Difficulty:  Easy
Where:         Discovery Centre Trails
Map:    
      Please click here for a map
Cost:           $20


9.  Marshland Birding

Julia will guide you along the many dykes in the wildlife management area for glimpses of marsh birds. Check out the ponds for ducks, grebes, swans, and maybe a goose family or two. The  surrounding vegetation sings with colour—yellowthroats, red-winged blackbirds, yellow warblers, and more. Prizes for the best Sora Rail photo.

Birding Tour Leader: Julia Shewan, Creston, B.C.
Limit:         10
Difficulty:  Easy
Where:       
Discovery Centre Trails
Map:           Please click here for a map
Cost:          
$20


Valley Events



1.  Guided Canoe Tours at the Discovery Centre 

Join a Naturalist for a one-hour guided canoe tour to experience the sights and sounds of this internationally designated wetland.  Paddle the ponds and channels in voyageur canoes in search of wildlife and adventure!  From birds to turtle to bugs…you never know what you might encounter!  Must be 3 years and older to participate.


Where:   
Meet at the dock at the Discovery Centre (1760 West Creston Road)  
Map:     Please click here for a map
When:  
10:30 am to 11:30 am;  SOLD OUT
                   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm;    Spaces available
                    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm    Spaces available
Limit:    Children must be at least 3-years old and accompanied by an adult. 
Limit:   
Up to 20 people at each posted canoe time. 
Cost:      $10 adults; $5 children ages 3-17.



New for 2019!

2.  Younger Years: Fun and Active Outdoor Play for kids 3+

Outdoor Nature Challenge: Explore the Discovery Centre trails while completing a series of fun nature challenges (appropriate to age) with your family! 

Facilitator: Kristina Ledums of “Creston Kids”
Where: Meet at the Discovery Centre
Map:     Please click here for a map
When: 
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost:     One parent required, $5 per family
Limit:   
No limit


3.  Tour of Swan Valley Honey

Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee are pleased to give a tour of their honey farm. The tour includes a visit to the honey extracting facility, a display and explanation of newly assembled bee equipment, and a visit to the bee yard for those not allergic or phobic. Honey can be purchased at their sales office on location.  Bee suits are available on site.

http://www.swanvalleyhoney.ca/

Where: Meet at the Honey Farm: 220 East Placsko Road.
Map:    
Please click here for a map
When:  1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Cost:     $10
Limit:   20 (10 per group)

Click here for a map to Swan Valley Honey




New for 2019! 
4.  Bus Tour to Duck Lake Saskatoon Berry Farm and Wynndel Craft Distilleries Tour

Pat and Jeanette Meerholz are proud to give a tour of their Saskatoon Berry Farm and Craft Distillery that was established in 2013.  The tour includes a visit to the rows of Saskatoon bushes, an explanation of the distillery process, and a stop to their beautiful tasting room where fruit brandies and liquers can be purchased.  The saskatoon bushes should be in full bloom with visiting birds.  There is also a nearby marsh and a mature forest that houses owls and marsh birds.

SOLD OUT
Where:
11331 Channel Road, Wynndel, BC
When: 
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Cost:     
$15
Limit:   
8



5.  Photography Workshop with Lyle Grisedale from Kimberley, B.C

http://www.lylegrisedalephotography.com/

Lyle Grisedale is an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Guide who spends his summers leading hikers in the Bugaboos. He is an enthusiastic birder, photographer, and naturalist who spends as much time as possible exploring the mountains and grasslands of the East Kootenays area of British Columbia.

Workshop includes information and images indoors and some outdoor photography tips.

Where: Creston and District Community Complex, Erickson Room
Map:    
Please click here for a map
When:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:     
$20
Limit:   
20


New for 2019! 
6.  Spring Mushroom Foray

What do mushrooms and birds have in common?  Well for a start most are edible, but only a few are worth eating. There are also important ecological relationships- consider the aspen trunk rot which softens the interior wood of trees essential to cavity nesters like sapsuckers, owls, buffleheads, and others.  Spring is the time to find your morels, and Tyson knows where to look for them.

Tyson Ehlers is a biologist from the Slocan Valley specialising in wild mushrooms. Tyson studied forestry at UBC, and became equally fascinated with what was happening below ground as well as above ground.  He has over 20 years’ experience in ecological research and natural resource management in BC. He teaches wild mushroom identification classes and guides outings to find gourmet wild mushrooms.

SOLD OUT
When: 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:
Meet at Summit Creek turn-off on Highway #3 about 12 km west of Creston.
Map:     Please click here for a map
Limit:    
20
Cost:     
$20



New for 2019! 
7.  History is for the Birds.  Historical Walking Tour of Creston with Tammy Bradford

After twenty years of getting sidetracked in old newspapers, photographs, oral histories, and other documents, Creston Museum manager Tammy Bradford knows a lot of fascinating historical trivia about the Creston Valley. Join her for a walking tour of central Creston filled with intriguing characters, sweeping events, and little-known details…and of course a selection of her favourite really-I’m-not-making-this-up stories.

SOLD OUT
Where:
Meet at the Visitor Information Centre
Map:     Please click here for a map
When: 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost:     
$10
Limit:   
12


New for 2019! 
8. 
Bird and Bike the Dyke
Some rentals available through Summit Cycle and Sports 250-428-2630

Welcome to the first “Bird and  Bike the Dyke” adventure!  We’ll tour the beautiful Leach Lake area, viewing a wide variety of bird species as we pass through coniferous and riparian forests, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands.  The terrestrial habitats may host a variety of songbirds, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and birds of prey, while we can expect to see lots of waterfowl, grebes, terns and other wetland birds in Leach Lake proper.  Time to keep a sharp eye and a keen ear!  

The tour will be minimum of 10 km round-trip, with possible extension based on timing and interest.  Mountain bikes are strongly recommended, or hybrid bikes with off-road tires; the dyke surface is in good shape, although we can expect a bump or two along the way.  This tour is suited for intermediate level bikers. Parking for the tour will be at the Summit Creek chain up area along Hwy 3.

SOLD OUT
Birding Tour Leader: Julia Shewan
When:  3:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Where:  Highway 3 Turn-off at Summit Creek about 10 km. west of Creston.
Map:     Please click here for a map
Cost:     $15

Limit:    12 



9.  Kootenay Meadows Organic Dairy Farm Tour 

Guided tour of organic dairy farm followed by cheese tasting and explanation of the cheese-making process. Patrons may not go inside the cheese-making or milk bottling facility for cross contamination reasons. Feel free to peruse the bird-friendly pastures, ponds, and creek on the farm property.

http://www.kootenayalpinecheese.com/

Where:   
Meet at the Dairy located at Kootenay Alpine Cheese, 3071 16th Street, Creston, BC 
Map:  
Please click here for a map
When:
 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost:     $10

Click here for a map to Kootenay Meadows



10. Discovery Centre Kids Event - Birds of a Feather

Drop in to the Discovery Centre anytime between 1:00 pm and 2:45 and set off on an exploration to discover fun facts and information about bird biology by participating in interactive activities, crafts and displays set up in the wetland.  A family friendly event for all ages.

Where: Discovery Centre
Map:     Please click here for a map
When: 
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Cost:     
Free



KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Saturday Night Keynote Speaker:  Dr. David Bird
“Watching Birds Naked”    
Saturday, May 11, 2019 7-9:00 pm
Prince Charles Secondary School (PCSS) Auditorium 
Cost:  $20, $25 at the door, 15 years old and under - free

Map:     Please click here for a map

Are birds really "bird-brains"?  Do they taste "good"?  Can eagles really see farther than humans?  Why are most owls as blind as we are on a dark night?  How does a kestrel use ultraviolet light to catch mice?  Which birds smell the best? These are just some of the questions that Dr. David Bird will answer in his humourous but educational slide show on the sensory ecology of birds.  Remove those beautiful coats of feathers and you'll discover that birds have some of the most incredible physical and physiological adaptations to keep them in tune with their environment and with each other. Once you've heard Dr. Bird's talk, you'll never look at birds in the same way again.

 

Sunday, May 12th, 2019
6:00-6:30 am
Meet your birding tour leader at Casey’s Community House.
Coffee and Muffins for sale at Casey’s Community House. Please bring your own cup.
Meet at Casey’s Community House for Kootenay-based Grown-in-the-shade coffee and Golden Flour Bakery muffins.
Parking: Parking in Casey’s lot to the north or in municipal parking area one block south, one block west.

Map:    
Please click here for a map of downtown Creston

Meet the Birding Tour Leaders

Sunday Birding Tours
6:30 am sharp to 10:30 am

Be aware: Bears are in the Wildlife Management Area.
Please bring Bear Spray if you have it.


1.  Walking and Driving Tour of Leach Lake

See the birds in their most natural of wetland habitats. With limited access to the public, the birds own it. Possible sightings of pelicans, raptors, flycatchers, grassland birds. Birding Tour Leader: Gary Davidson, Nakusp, B.C.

Birding Tour Leader: Gary Davidson, Nakusp, BC
Limit:
           12
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:              $20


2.  Driving Tour from Creston to Duck Lake

A variety of landscapes means a variety of birds. Join Ed and Hazel for a driving tour full of birds beside mountain shrubbery, open farmland, a slow-moving channel, marshland, to wide-open Duck Lake. Possible sightings of Lazuli Buntings, raptors, Wood Ducks, Say’s Phoebes, Killdeers, Sandhill cranes.  

SOLD OUT
Birding Tour Leaders:  Ed and Hazel Beynon, Castlegar, BC
Limit:          10
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:           $20
Note:          
Carpooling suggested to reduce traffic and dust.


3.  Birding by Kayak or Canoe

B.Y.O.K.  Bring your own kayak or Canoe.  This tour will be a slightly more difficult trip – the group will put in at the old ferry landing, paddle east towards Creston up the Kootenay river, continue east up the Lower Goat River and  then South into a quiet side channel (and return). There will be good birding and a taste of the big river that gives this region its name.

Birding Tour Leader:  Daryl Calder
Map:             Please click here for a map
Limit:          12
Difficulty:  Intermediate kayaking
Cost:           $20
Meet:          
Meet at the Old Ferry Landing, at the end of Kootenay river Road


4.  Birding with or without your Camera

Photographer Lyle Grisedale will be running for the U.S. border through  Fox Tree Hill, Tanal Marsh, and Vic Mawson Lake with camera in hand. Tour includes photography tips and possible sightings of common loons, waterfowl, and a heron rookery. 

Birding Tour Leader: Lyle Grisedale
Limit:          10
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:            $20
Notes:        
Carpooling suggested. 


5.  Birding Safari by Van

Travel the back roads of the Wildlife Management Area in the comfort of a 7 passenger-seat van. Possible sightings of raptors, waterfowl, songbirds, and maybe a few shy 4-legged friends.

Birding Tour Leader: Brian Baxter, Libby, Montana
Limit:           7
Age Limit:  19+
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:            $25
Notes:        
Meet at Casey's Community House Parking Lot on 12th Ave.


6.  Walking Tour:  Kootenay River Road

Welcome to the Flats—Creston’s wide open spaces. This prairie-like road takes you to the old Ferry Landing on the Kootenay River. Look for grassland birds, raptors, and surprises, such as the song of a meadowlark.

Birding Tour Leader: Gaelen Schnare
Limit:          12
Difficulty:  Easy
Cost:            $20


7. Marshland Birding

Julia will guide you along the many dykes in the wildlife management area for glimpses of marsh birds. Check out the ponds for ducks, grebes, swans, and maybe a goose family or two. The  surrounding vegetation sings with colour—yellowthroats, red-winged blackbirds, yellow warblers, and more. Prizes for the best Sora Rail photo. 

Birding Tour Leader: Julia Shewan, Creston, B.C.
Limit:         10
Difficulty:  Easy
Where:       
Cost:           $20


New for 2019!
8.  Forest/Woodland Bird Walk

Biologist Ed McMackin has over 40 years experience as a naturalist in the Creston Valley and is a keen listener of birds. He would like to guide participants along woodland trails through open, diverse coniferous trees and partial shade ground cover. Woodland plants  a bonus. 

Some of the birds seen in these woods are:  creepers, wrens, varied thrush, Downy, Hairy, Pileated, Black-backed, N. Three-toed (nesting) woodpeckers  plus flickers and sapsuckers.  Also goshawk, Swainson's Thrush and other species  

Birding Tour Leader: Ed McMackin, Creston, B.C.
Difficulty:  Difficult. Trail uneven. Some steep areas, not recommended for those with mobility issues.
Where:       About 12 kilometres north of Creston, turn off Highway 3A at the Lakeview/Arrow Creek road.  Drive to the Bear Creek Forest Service Road  between Vincent Road and Raddis Road.
Map:     Please click here for a map
Limit:    5 per tour. 

When:  SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! 7:00 am to 8:30 am
                 
SOLD OUT  8:30 am to 10:00 am.    

Cost:     $10 per tour
Note
:  Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes, bug repellent warm clothing and water a must.


Valley Events



New for 2019!
Younger Years: Fun and Active Outdoor play for kids 3+

Younger Years: Fun and Active Outdoor play A morning of fresh air and fun at Millennium Park.  Volunteers will supervise a 'play station' complete with sand, water, buckets, big boxes and other loose parts for creative and imaginative play! No limit. Parents accompany children. 

Facilitator:  Kristina Ledums of "Creston Kids"
Where: Millennium Park
Map:     Please click here for a map
When: 
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost:    $5 per family
Limit:   
No limit

New for 2019! 
Spring Mushroom Foray

What do mushrooms and birds have in common?  Well for a start most are edible, but only a few are worth eating. There are also important ecological relationships- consider the aspen trunk rot which softens the interior wood of trees essential to cavity nesters like sapsuckers, owls, buffleheads, and others.  Spring is the time to find your morels, and Tyson knows where to look for them.

Tyson Ehlers is a biologist from the Slocan Valley specialising in wild mushrooms. Tyson studied forestry at UBC, and became equally fascinated with what was happening below ground as well as above ground.  He has over 20 years’ experience in ecological research and natural resource management in BC. He teaches wild mushroom identification classes and guides outings to find gourmet wild mushrooms.

SOLD OUT
When: 
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where:
Meet at Summit Creek pull-out on Highway #3  12.5 km. from Casey’s Community House
Map:     Please click here for a map
Limit:    
20
Cost:     
$20

Wine Down at the Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
** No registration required **

Relax and enjoy a cheese platter or bring your own lunch to the patio at B.G. Estate Winery and taste the award-winning wines that are putting this wine-growing region of B.C. on the map.  Possible bird sightings: Western Bluebirds, Lazuli Buntings, Western Meadowlarks.

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
Map:
Please click here for a map
When: 
12:00 pm to ?
Cost:      FREE!


Mother's Day Paint and Pour with Artist Brandy Dyer

Artist Brandy Dyer brings a generous supply of paints, brushes, and canvases to the patio of the B.G. Estate Winery to share with you on this special day. Brandy can guide you through the process of creating your own birdie masterpiece with one complimentary glass of wine. And what isn’t better with wine?

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
Map:
Please click here for a map
When: 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:      $40