BC Nature AGM 2022

BC Nature AGM 2022

The Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary by hosting the BC Nature Annual General Meeting 2022 in Kelowna on May 26-28 2022.

As of January 11, the schedule is as follows. Of course this is subject to change. Registration information will be delayed and will be posted by the end of February.

Last update to this page: 2022 01 21

BC Nature Conference and Annual General Meeting May 26 – 28, 2022

Nature in your backyard

Hosted by Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club (CONC), Kelowna

(All Meetings and Speakers at the UBC Okanagan campus)

Thursday, May 26

1:30-3:30 pm – BC Nature Executive Meeting

4:00-6:00 pm – Council of Club Representatives Meeting – light dinner provided

3:00-8:00 pm – Registration, Sun Room

Dinner on your own

6:00-7:00 pm – Reception

7:00-8:15 pm – Keynote speaker: Jeannette Armstrong, First Nation perspective

Friday, May 27

6:00-8:00 am – Early Morning Birding (pre-registration required) – TBA

7:30-9:00 am – Registration – Sun Room with coffee, tea, light snack

Breakfast on your own

8:30-8:45 am – Welcome by Westbank First Nation Elders and local officials

Parallel Session 1:

8:45-9:30 am – Andrew Hunzberger, City of Kelowna Urban Forester

9:30-9:45 am – Coffee, tea, and refreshments

10:00-10:45 am – Pam Laing, local birder, webmistress, and author

10:50-11:40 am – Don Guild, Ecological Reserve Warden

Parallel Session 2:

8:45-9:30 am – Liam Ragan, IBA and KBA

9:30-9:45 am – Coffee, tea, and refreshments

10:00-10:45 am – Les Gyug. Avocets

10:50-11:40 am – Judie Steeves. Xeriscaping (followed by field trip)

11:45 am-1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00 -4:00 pm – AfternoonField Trips (pre-registration required) – TBA

4:15-6:00 pm – Meetings – BC Naturalists Foundation, BC Nature Education and Conservation Committees

6:00-7:00 pm – Barbecue Dinner (extra cost; cash bar available)

7:00-7:30 pm – CONC’s sixtieth birthday cake! – Emcee is Douglas Graham, CONC president

7:30-9:00 pm – Keynote speaker, Richard Gregson: Green WildLifing

Saturday, May 28

6:00-8:00 am – Early Morning Birding (pre-registration required) – TBA

7:30-9:00 am – Registration – Sun Room

Breakfast on your own

9:00-noon – Field Trips (pre-registration required) – TBA

10:00 – noon – BC NatureKids

Noon-1:30 pm – Light lunch provided

1:30-4:00 pm – BC Nature Annual General Meeting

4:30-5:30 pm – Social Hour (cash bar available)

5:30-8:00 pm – Banquet (Pre-registration is required) – Keynote speaker, Dick Cannings, MP: South Okanagan/Similkameen National Park

8:00-8:30 pm – Closing remarks, Silent Auction Winners.

For further information: Fran Fisher (bcnature@okanagannature.org) or Rick Gee (pastpresident@okanagannature.org).