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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

East Sector Lands Walk'n'Talk, Plant ID Bingo, & Bear Spray Workshop

History & heritage Indigenous Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement
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East Sector Lands

Harrison/Agassiz, BC

Directions: Please note the dropped-pin location for this event is an estimate. We will meet at the East Sector Lands Trail entrance on Mccombs Drive.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


Nature and wildlife are often prominent themes in much of BC’s art and culture. As part of WildSafeBC's "BC Goes Wild" weekend events, the FVRD WildSafeBC Community Coordinator will be participating in the BC Culture Days celebrations to highlight the important connection between nature and wildlife and our local arts and culture. By understanding what local wildlife needs to survive and how we can reduce human-wildlife conflict, we can better protect our local wildlife and their habitats so they can provide inspiration for arts and culture in BC for generations to come!

2PM- 3:30PM

To discuss the theme of wildlife and nature in BC arts and culture, join the WildSafeBC Community Coordinator and guest speaker, Carrielynn VIctor, for a stroll along the Spirit Trail/Bridle Trail Loop. While walking on the Spirit Trail, be sure to look up to enjoy the numerous clay masks installed in the trees by another local artist. Carrielynn is a plant practitioner and local artist, she will guide our walk and speak to the historic relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land. While walking, you can also play plant bingo (materials provided) to sharpen your skills for identifying important plant species for native wildlife.


After the walk, watch a bear spray use demonstration or sign up in advance to participate in the workshop and receive free hands-on training in the safe and effective use of bear spray (must sign up to receive hands-on training, please see sign-up link below). The workshop and bear spray training is free, but "pay-what-you-may" cash donations will be gladly accepted, with all proceeds going towards the British Columbia Conservation Foundation.

* IMPORTANT NOTES: Outdoor event in forested and uncovered spaces. Weather-appropriate clothes/footwear required. Possible tripping/overhead hazards. Bring any medications/snacks you may require; no refreshments provided. Rain or shine. Minors (18 & younger) must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs, please. Accessibility concerns? Contact the WildSafeBC Community Coordinator to discuss.


WildSafeBC Fraser Valley

WildSafeBC is the provincial leader in preventing conflict with wildlife through collaboration, education, and community solutions. It evolved out of the highly successful Bear Aware program and is owned and delivered by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation. WildSafeBC provides information on how we can reduce human-wildlife conflicts in all aspects of our lives, including how we live, work, play, and grow. Founded in 1969 by the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) is a registered society and charity. Established to achieve ‘on-the-ground’ conservation success, BCCF has been involved in over 5000 research, restoration, mapping, and education projects since 1986. Since 1998, BCCF has adopted a leadership role in reducing human-wildlife conflict, helping to expand and deliver programs in more than thirty BC communities. We focus on a wide variety of wildlife species found throughout BC, explore the species pages on our website to learn more.


Erin Patrick, FVRD WildSafeBC Community Coordinator

This event is part of a hub:

WildSafeBC's "BC Goes Wild" Weekend, Fraser Valley Sept. 27/28

WildSafeBC Fraser Valley Fraser Valley Regional District, BC

Hey Fraser Valley! Welcome to the FVRD WildSafeBC Culture Days Hub. Nature and wildlife are often prominent themes in much of BC’s art and culture. Join the FVRD WildSafeBC Community Coordinator as she highlights the important connection...