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Golden Wild Bear Festival; Keeping Bears Wild

September 23, 2023 - 11:00am

In the fall, bears are foraging for all types of high calorie foods to get them through their winter denning. They often get in trouble around people, eating garbage, robbing fruit trees and generally getting in the way in our urban environment.  We want to help educate everyone on how to keep our bear-human interactions as safe as possible and have fun while doing this. Food Trucking for lunch!

Come enjoy:

A story walk around Kinsmen Park.

A talk/discussion with the Conservation officer about bear relocation. (11 and 2:30 PM)

A demonstration with Wildsafe BC about the safe use of bear spray (1:00 – 2 PM)

A demonstration of the apple press, food dehydrator, and other tools available at the Golden Food Bank tool shed  (11:30 AM)

All day: Children's events including coloring pages and face painting.

Booths and displays by WildSafe BC, Columbia Invasive Species Society, Wildsight Golden, Golden Food Bank, and Local Food Matters. 

The day will be followed with a BONUS activity: CSISS will be leading a plant walk discussing invasive plants, edible plants, and plants useful for wildlife. 

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