April in Fish Creek

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Night Sky Wonders – Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those who are interested in the stars and planets, you’ll have the opportunity to learn some of the basics from local astronomer, Don Hladiuk. Don has been looking up at the stars since he was a little boy; he is best known as the Starman on the CBC EyeOpener for the last 33 years. Night Sky Wonders is a two-hour program that includes an indoor classroom component during which you’ll enjoy a presentation by Don about what you might see in the sky, followed by an outdoor viewing session (weather permitting) where you can put what you learned into practice. Registration required. Only $15 each and free for children 12 and under. www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/nightsky.

The April Fish Creek Speaker Series – ReWilding, a Story of Fish Creek Restoration

Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Drew McKibbon, Friends of Fish Creek Tour Guide

Fish Creek Provincial Park is a rare gem set within one of the most populous and fastest growing cities in Canada, but its nature must be managed and protected from a crush of users. Join Friends of Fish Creek Tour Guide Drew McKibben for both an introduction and an update on one of the Friends’ current and most important objectives: the restoration and preservation of the creek’s ecosystem. Defined by the creek’s banks and active floodplains, that land was found to be threatened by recreational use and invasive plant species. ReWilding Through Restoration is preserving and restoring the creek’s riparian health by helping park users understand this important issue, and by cultivating native plants. ReWilding Through Restoration is as much about you as it is about the park. Registration required. www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/rewilding.

25th Anniversary Brick Pathway – Phase 1 Now Installed and Phase 2 Bricks are Selling Fast!

Thank you to everyone who dedicated a brick, we sincerely appreciate your support!

Become part of history and show your support for this cherished natural area by dedicating a brick today. All funds raised through this program will help us to realize our vision of a sustainable Fish Creek Provincial Park that improves the lives of current and future generations. There are less than 145 anniversary bricks available to be installed in front of the Friends’ office and bricks are only $250 each and you will receive a tax receipt. For more information contact the Friends at 403-238-3841 or visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/brick.

Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss

Natural spaces can offer healing support to those experiencing grief and loss, as can spending time with people who share in this journey. Between May and June, the Friends will offer our Good Grief Program in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks and Mount Royal University as a way of engaging the grieving in a supportive space, through guided walks in the park. For more info stay tuned to www.friendsoffishcreek.org.

Spring Birding Course starts April 2

Get outside this Spring and learn about the birds of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Course is offered at eight different times per week. Registration required. To register and for more information visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/programs/birding-course.

Parks Day & Creekfest

Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park

Free and Fun for the Whole Family!

Join us in Fish Creek Provincial Park for the 8th annual Parks Day & Creekfest on Saturday, July 21! Enjoy an amazing performance and song-writing workshop from Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales returning to Parks Day & Creekfest for the eighth year! Learn about the importance of protecting our local watersheds and natural areas through interactive games and activities hosted by community-based organizations. Have you been to Parks Day & Creekfest? Like us at www.facebook.com/CREEKFESTinFishCreek and visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest.

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