Squitty Bay Day Sunday August 28th!
The fun starts at 2 pm. Come to Squitty Bay Day and celebrate our parks and protected areas with the Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy. Bring water, and anything else you need to stay cool and happy as we walk, create, play and enjoy music and the beauty of nature. Donations of fingerfood goodies are welcome. Admission for the hikes, workshops and the evening bands are by donation. Kids are free. All contributions go to to LINC’s acquisition fund and the other stewardship and educational work we do.
Join a guided hike to Young Point. Meet at the Salish View parking area (Smokehouse/ Kachina Bay) within the Squitty Bay Marine Park. This is an early opportunity to walk with Gordon Scott the soon-to-be park, exploring the adjoining area recently acquired for conservation by the BC Parks Foundation.
Join a plant walk and hike to Salish View. Meet at the park’s gathering area near the dock for a plant walk up to Salish View. Join Jessica Slavik, Jean Gordon, local plant experts, and Hilary Duinker and discover rare and medicinal species on the way, see how the wetland plants added around the fenced, wetland area are faring, pass the 300 – 500 year old-growth trees, and then summit the far-reaching view this memorable and protected place is named for.
Art: Join in on a “Painting a Whimsical Landscape” workshop in the picnic area overlooking the marina. Darzo Olesko will lead this fun and inspiring workshop. Some supplies will be available, (canvases and some paint).
Crafts: A nature crafting workshop will be held in the main gathering area overlooking the swimming area, known as Little Squitty Bay. Shirley and others will bring some supplies, but you can bring your own shells, stones, and natural objects to create a memorable piece to take home and remind you of the beauty of nature all year.
Kids Treasure Hunt:
Join in on a treasure hunt led by Kahlio, one of our own Lasqueti kids. Meet above the beach and join in on gathering or photographing of some natural, and unnatural objects!
Boat Trip to look at Point Young:
We will have some seats available on a boat for those who wish to see the Point Young area from the water. Meet at the dock.
At 4 – 4:30 we’ll all meet back at Squitty Bay Park’s gathering area for a swim, snacks incl. donuts, and mingle.
We’ll join Bill Helin in honouring the indigenous heritage of the area. The we’ll hear about future LINC events, and conservation opportunities, and check out resources for conserving Lasqueti’s natural habitats and ecosystems here and in our surrounding islands and marine areas.
At 5 delicious food (corn, wraps, and beverages), will be for sale.
Music starts with Kuba and friends 5-5:30.
Next at 5:30 listen to Bev Finch and Ken Lertman. Then we’ll hear a gypsy jazz band Ken Pickard has brought together. To cap off the evening, Bill Helin will lead a drum circle – as we dance and drum into the evening light as it shines on Squitty Bay and our beautiful island home.
Come join in on the fun this last Sunday of August and support conservation, stewardship & community on Lasqueti and surrounding islands and waters. Many thanks to the leaders of the hikes and workshops and the musicians for their generosity.
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