Wild Festival for Youth

Thursday, June 14, 2018     9:30 AM

Wild Festival for Youth, Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, Kelowna Locate on the map

The Wild Festival for Youth, held every June at Okanagan College and Hall Road Pond in Kelowna, has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout the Central Okanagan by providing them with environmental education and interactive outdoor experiences in nature.
Since 1999, this unique opportunity for youth has become a celebrated event in Kelowna and is a symbol of our community’s commitment to a sustainable future. City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, Honourary Chairperson of the Festival, says it best: “Our natural environment is what makes Kelowna such a special place, and we’re proud to have been the host city for the Wild Festival for Youth since 1999. It’s a great interactive event where the citizens of tomorrow learn about environmental stewardship and what they can do to preserve our wild areas for generations to come.”
The Wild Festival for Youth is one of Canada’s leading environmental festivals, and is the only festival of its kind that is specific to the involvement of youth. The activities offered at the festival are designed to increase youth awareness, knowledge, and understanding of biodiversity in the hundreds of youth who participate. The theme is presented in a fun and interactive manner, focusing on how today’s youth can act as leaders for a more sustainable future.
Activities at this all-day event include birdhouse building and painting led by volunteers from Ogopogo Rotary and TELUS community ambassadors, a Bird presentation by , a Learn to Fish event at Hall Road Pond led by staff from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and TELUS community ambassadors, and a “Walking Nature’s Way” hike activity led by parks interpreters from the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.


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