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Get set for a 'wild weekend'

September 16, 2016 1:38 P.M.
A free nature walk/scavenger hunt takes place Saturday, 1-3 p.m., at Kenna Cartwright Park.

There's a wild weekend awaiting.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, WildSafeBC hosts its inaugural B.C. Goes Wild. The purpose of the province?wide event is to encourage people to safely enjoy wildlife in its natural habitat and to emphasize the goal of keeping wildlife wild and communities safe.

In Kamloops, there will be a free nature walk/scavenger hunt in Kenna Cartwright Park on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Anyone six years or older is invited to enjoy an afternoon of hiking and exploring. To learn more about this activity, contact or call 250-572-3915.

Beyond this, residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to safely spend some time outdoors. Feel free to share your experiences on the WildsafeBC Facebook page or tag your photo with #bcgoeswildweekend on Instagram and Twitter.

There are also three provincewide activities planned: A photo contest, a “Wildlife Counts” activity, and a colouring contest designed for adults (but open to all ages). Prizes include a spotting scope, binoculars, and a camera with a long zoom lens—all tools that allow you to observe wildlife at a safe distance. Complete details can be found on the WildSafeBC website at

For further details about this event or the contests, visit:


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