Schedule

Schedule

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.

The schedule is as follows. Of course, this is subject to change. Registration information was posted on March 1. Late registration may be possible.

Updates to this page:

2022 05 11 – Clarification of emcee; addition of Board retreat

2022 05 02 – Xeriscaping presentation changed to Saturday morning



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

Morning – BC Nature Board retreat

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. Emcee Sheila Mackenzie Brown

Friday, May 27

6:00-8:00 am – Early Morning Birding (pre-registration required) at Carney Pond

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 – Tara Bergeson, 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

11:45 am-1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00 -4:00 pm – Afternoon Field Trips (pre-registration required)

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! – Emcees are Douglas Graham, CONC president, and Sheila Mackenzie Brown

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)

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

Breakfast on your own

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

9:00-10:00 am – Judie Steeves. Xeriscaping (followed by field trip)

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. Emcees are Douglas Graham, CONC President, and Sheila Mackenzie Brown

8:00-8:30 pm – Closing remarks, Silent Auction Winners, passing the torch to Langley.



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