Vernon Yacht Club Water Stewardship Open House

You are invited to VYC’s Water Stewardship Open House, June 9th! Free family fun on Saturday afternoon 2-5, at the Vernon Yacht Club! Kids activities, gardening tips, demos and lots more to celebrate water stewardship!

This public open house is an all ages fun event to learn about what our community is doing for our lakes, rivers and watersheds! They’ll answer the questions:
What has been done to protect our waterways? 
What can we do to protect our waterways? 
This event is sponsored by the City of Vernon’s Sustainability Grants program.

As our communities around Okanagan’s lakes grow and visitors to our valley increase there are many things we can do as individuals, businesses and organizations to keep our rivers and lakes clean and conserves our ecosystems. Learn how we can all make a difference with small changes from how we plant our gardens to innovative water use systems and clean boating practices.

Introductions:
2:15pm

Film screening:
4pm – 4:40 plus question period 
ASCENT FILMS – screening of Ascent Films Inc.’s award winning film: ‘A River Film’ > https://vimeo.com/235960865

Presentations and displays:
2:30 – 5pm
OKANAGAN COLLABORATE CONSERVATION PROGRAM 
topic: How can we realize our vision for Okanagan Waterways 
REGIONAL DISTRICT NORTH OKANAGAN 
topic: ‘Riparian Xeriscaping Practices’ 
ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE 
topic: Wetlands
OKANAGAN BASIN WATER BOARD – OKANAGAN WATERWISE
topic: Protecting and conserving Okanagan water
ASCENT FILMS SCREENING
4pm – screening of: ‘A River Film’
OKANAGAN AND SIMILKAMEEN INVASIVE SPECIES SOCIETY 
topic: ‘Aquatic Invasive Species’
OKANAGAN LANDING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
website: http://www.okanaganlanding.com/
VERNON YACHT CLUB 
topic: Clean Marine BC – Georgia Strait Alliance 
CITY OF VERNON (sponsor) 
facebook: City of Vernon – Activate Life website: https://www.vernon.ca/

Demos, fun and more:
CHILDREN’S FUN – Giant bubbles, Planting seeds, Kites & more
KALAVIDA SURF SHOP – visit their “Red Paddle Demo Tour” at Kal Beach 10am-1 June 9 before our event! They will be here from 2-5pm for Paddle Board demos and low impact recreational info
VYC BOAT TOURS:
of the North Okanagan Sailing Association’s (NOSA) Sailing Regatta
LOCAL FOOD SNACKS