If you are looking for something free and fun on the weekends, be sure to head down to Simms Park in Courtenay from 10am till 4pm on Sat April 24!

Details can be found on the Our Big Earth site, but for quick reference here is the schedule of events:

All Day:

  • OBE helps the community create a biodiversity mosaic, celebrating Canadian wildlife and nature.
  • The famous OBE binoculars will be back. Kids can come by and make a pair to spot Eagles and other amazing creatures at Simms Park.
  • Bruce Carron of WildSpirit will have his hands-on nature museum on hand for kids to check out and discover cool bits of nature like bones, feathers and more
  • The Comox Valley Montessori Society will be helping kids create terrariums out of recyclable materials
  • The Comox Valley Multicultural Society is back for a fun-filled day of collaborative games including sack races, three-legged races and more

10 a.m. to Noon

  • Becky Powsey and her team from Creative Explorations will be helping kids build wind chimes out of recyclables

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jamie Black from Horne Lake Caves will host an Amazing Race (every hour) that leads kids through the forest to discover the outdoors, get some exercise and have a great time.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The crew from the Courtenay Museum is out with a fossil-making project and more. The museum Elasmosaur may even show up to check things out.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Rebecca Watkin and the team from Saltwater School will be celebrating Spring with song and ritual as well as a puppet show. Shows are every half hour.
  • Maureen Wagner from StrongStart will be storytelling.
  • Louisa McClellan of Usborne Books has an Earth-friendly recycle project on deck.
  • Sharon Daly of Eco-Life Solutions will be on site to talk with families about simple, easy, inexpensive ways to go green at home.