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WILD ABOUT Outdoor Learning Festivals - 2023

Celebrating ParticipACTION and championing nature in the OUTDOORS:

Wild About Prince GeorgeJune 24th, 2023 at the Caledonia Nordic Center – See schedule below.

Wild About Surrey – June 2023 (District Outdoor events during the month)

Wild About Burnaby – June 2023 – School based events throughout June – including AdventureSmart Training – Hug a Tree and Survive;  Singing with Sandy – a weaving together of literacy and outdoor learning through outdoor song experience games supported with free books (thanks to sponsorship by the  B.C. Literacy Council-BCLCILA; ParticipACTION in all things active and outdoors  

Tidal WAV’23 (Wild About Vancouver) – May 27th, 2023 at Stanley Park (Second Beach and Ceperley Park) – Kick off event to ParticipACTION Community Challenge throughout June.  See schedule below.

Wild About Outdoor Learning Society wants to help you host your own, amazing Outdoor Learning Festival in your community in British Columbia.  Attend the Training at the TidalWAV (Wild About Vancouver), Wild About Prince George or email [email protected] to make online arrangements.

June 24, 2023- Wild About Outdoors-Lheidli T'enneh/Prince George

Join us at Caledonia Nordic on Saturday June 24, 2023 between 9 AM and 4 PM to share in FREE activities, demos, and information booths to celebrate being outdoors for health and wellness, to connect with more-than-humans, and learn experientially.

Prince George Search and Rescue will be there with the New Prince George Search and Rescue Mobile Search Command Centre!  All activities are FREE.  Activities will be lead key local experts and knowledge holders.  Come and celebrate being outdoors with us on Saturday June 24

Acknowledging the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh

In the words of Edler Edie Frederick- Az inyalh – Go (walk) Outside

Schedule for the Day






Welcome Acknolwedgement-Elder Mike Bozoki (Lheidli T’enneh)



Team Building games with Dr. Hart Banack (UNBC)  – tarps and shelters

Sharing Lheidli T’enneh Outdoor Knowledge- Edler Edie Frederick (Lheidli T’enneh)


Survive Outside Presentation – Dave Branco (PG SAR)

Poetree Walk with Al Rempel (SD 57)


Prince George Cycling Club Mountain Bike Social Ride *people need to bring bikes

Art with Jennifer Pighin (Lheidli T’enneh)


Birdwatching with Dr. Jennifer Wigglesworth (UNBC)

“Canoeing”  safety demos Rennae Pillipow and Vanessa Elton (RCABC)


Yoga with Chinook Yoga

Soundwalk with Glen Thielmann (UNBC)


Lunch and Booths

Lunch and Booths


Bird and Plant walk with the PG Naturalist Society



Foraging with Dr. Hugues Massicotte (UNBC)



Geocaching with Eric Charest (SD 57)



Poetree Walk with Al Rempel (SD 57)

Team Building games with Dr. Hart Banack  (UNBC) – ecology

Address: 8141 Otway Rd, Prince George, BC V2M 7B4

No RSVP required.  Share with friends.

Email: [email protected] 

Main Lodge Parking lots stadium (1)

May 27, 2023 Tidal WAV (Wild of Vancouver) Schedule

8:30 am set up - Reminder to table hosts and dancers / authors / activity leaders

Please register when you arrive at the ParticipACTION table close to the fire engine playground in Ceperley (Second Beach) Park; Vancouver Parks & Rec prohibits driving on grass or pathways ie. bike path; Power is not available to individual tables

9:30 am - Volunteers - Please report to the registration desk to complete volunteer form and sign up for duties.

9:30 am – 3:30 pm – Educational activities and information for people of all ages on the main field of Ceperley (Second Beach) Park, Second Beach, the Park Ranger Station (by the Second Beach Concession), and the covered picnic area.  Join us.  

Go to the main ParticipACTION booth to register for draw prizes;  sign up for the free ParticipACTION APP & June Community Challenge;  Sign up for Wild About training;  to get information about the WILD ABOUT OUTDOOR LEARNING SOCIETY ; to participate in the Wild About YouTube Challenge – What are you WILD ABOUT when you’re outside?

10:00 am – Indigenous Acknowledgement by Audrey Siegl of the Musqueam Nation ;  Welcome from the B.C. government by Deputy Speaker and Vancouver – West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert;  Carrie Froese – Executive Director – Wild About Outdoor Learning Society

Second Beach Ever Being Yoga with Danielle Clarke (10:30 am;  1130 am; 12:30 pm)

Covered Picnic Area by the fire truck / Author Visits and Activity focussed on nature / outdoor learning.  Special thanks to the BC Literacy Council of the International Literacy Association for sponsoring out these authors.

Tiffany Stone (10:30 am; 11:30 am)

Margriet Ruurs (11:00 am; 12 noon; 1:00 pm)

Sheryl McFarlane (12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm)

Nature Walks (1 hour ) – Sign Up and Meet at the Park Ranger Station beside the Second Beach Concession Stand)

Indigenous Plant Walks with Lori Snyder  (10:15 am; 11:30 am)

A Walk in the Park with the Lead Park Ranger, Chris Penton ( 12:30; 1:45 pm)

Ceperley (Second Beach) Park Activities:

The Wild Moccasin Dancers – Powwow Dance Workshops (10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm) 

Bhangra Dancing with Monica from the Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club (2:00 pm; 2:45 pm)

Free Kick Soccer with Hall of Fame, Carrie Serwetnyk (2:00 pm)

Cooperative Games with Hart Banack and Ben Deware ( 10:30 am; 11:30 am;  1:30 pm)

Booth Activities on the beach side of the park
  1. B.C. Literacy Council –  Scavenger Hunt and Book give-away 
  2. Singing with Sandy
  3. Better Birders – Spot local birds with help
  4. United For Literacy – Books and More
  5. Muddy Boot Prints – Activities for PreSchoolers
  6. Take Me Outside – School Aged Initiative

3:30 pm and beyond – Enjoy our amazing public Stanley Park, Second Beach, the Second Beach Pool (admission required), Seawall,  Bike rentals, and nature. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, or line up at the concession for fish and chips!Join your neighbours.  

#getOUTdoors   #goOUTdoors #getINvolved

Note: Certificates are available for volunteer hours upon request. Contact [email protected]

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