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With patches of snow on the ground, it’s a day for jackets and hoods up to protect ears from the cold.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

What do grizzly bears, birds, wolves, and fish have in common? A dependence on gravel bed rivers and their floodplains. Join us for an evening of discovery with Dr. Ric Hauer, to learn about rivers, how there is much more than meets the eye and why they are more important that we ever thought.

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Event Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Travis Wade on Monday, February 19 at 7pm for a relevant and timely discussion on how to reduce and eliminate single use plastics from you daily routine. And on a larger level, how we can work together to encourage businesses and municipalities to support a ban on these products.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Wildsight Elk Valley's annual Fall Fair is Fernie, BC's reinvention of the traditional fall fair. They're celebrating once again with a festival that is as unique as our community. The Fall Fair is a grass roots public event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living by promoting agriculture, recreation, household arts, and gardening. It is our goal to showcase healthy, farmstead living and promote the importance and achievability of sustainable food production in the Elk Valley.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 4:00pm

Seed Swap and Sale! Join the Community EcoGarden and Our Cold Climate Seed Library Project in this FREE and fun day of seed swapping, buying, informative talks, kids activities, snacks, and more!

It's still snowing outside but that only means that it is time to start thinking about planning your garden! Don't miss this great opportunity to hear short talks by seed and garden experts (details TBA) and see what your local growers have to offer. 

Event Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Katie Joyce on Monday, January 22 for the next edition of Wildsight Elk Valley's Wild Ideas! These free of charge monthly discussions are held at the lovely Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique where there are fantastic $12 meals available.

Wild Ideas is a monthly exchange of ideas facilitated by engaging speakers on various topics. In January, Katie Joyce will be telling us about her time volunteering in Nepal with the organization Conscious Impact and how the people and place have impacted her.

Event Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Ebon Smylie from OTG Power as he leads us in a discussion on alternative and attainable energy sources available in the Elk Valley. Solar, wind and water are becoming easier to integrate into our daily lives and here is the chance to see what which renewable sources will work for your home or business. 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 
7:30pm

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home is the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest. Critical human and political choices will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem, which spans from the US, through much of the Kootenays, north to the Yellowhead Highway.

Event Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 
7:00pm

Join Madi Bragg, local gardening guru, in this lively discussion on how to put your garden to sleep for the winter!

Madi has a LOT of wild ideas when it comes to gardening in the East Kootenays; but the one that she always get some confused looks for is her conviction that in the short growing season we have here, much of your garden’s nutrients can be replaced and strengthened…through the winter.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Wildsight Members $20 / Non-members $30

Discover forest fungus and learn which ones are tasty, deadly and essential to forest health. This workshop is part of our Wild Nature Workshops Summer Series. For more info call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca.