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Parks Day
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Join us for Parks Day on Saturday, July 21 for our national celebration of parks across Canada and to celebrate 50 years of Interpretation and Education.  There will be loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Interpretive Programs: In celebration of Parks Day, all regularly scheduled interpretive programming is free. 
    • 10:30am - 12:00pm, Geocaching, Ages 6+, register at Visitor Centre
    • 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Field Games, Ages 6+, register at Visitor Centre
    • 8:00pm, Astronomy Program, drop in at Learning Centre  
  • All Day Events: Stop by the Visitor Centre for more information.
    • Agents of Discovery - solve geo-triggered, augmented reality challenges.
    • Kids Bingo Cards - collect stamps at Parks Day Events to win a prize!
  • Special Parks Day Events: Kick off at 11:00am!
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm, Elkwater Fire Department Demo - Learning Centre Field
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm, Bike Rodeo - Amphitheatre Parking Lot
    • 11:00am - 3:00pm, Parks Day Slip & Slide - Learning Centre Field
    • 11:00am - 3:00pm, YMCA High Ropes Course - YMCA Camp (Cost $35/person)
    • 12:00pm, Parks Day Cake Cutting 

The Elkwater Community Association is hosting events too!

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm, Craft Market: Check out the awesome vendors offering a wide selection of gifts and merchandise at Elkwater Community Hall. A concession is available.
  • 4:45pm - 6:00pm, BBQ for $5: At Elkwater Community Hall
  • BINGO: Doors open at 7:00 pm and games start at 7:30 pm at Elkwater Community Hall. 
  • Fireworks: The final celebration for Parks Day! Fireworks put on by the Elkwater Community Association along the south shore of Elkwater Lake, starting at 10:15 pm.

For more info, contact the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833.

Parks Day Poster 2018

 
 

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