Expo showcases green thinkers

The City of Kelowna Mayor’s Environmental Expo, brought to you by FortisBC, takes place May 19 at Mission Creek Regional Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Schools and organizations look forward to this event every year as a way to teach and learn about environmental stewardship and sustainable practices,” said event organizer Summer Bracey.

“And all of this happens while participants have a great time, out in the fresh air.”

A fun, free event for schoolchildren, the Mayor’s Environmental Expo showcases local organizations and initiatives that complement the City of Kelowna’s commitment to a greener future.

Participants get a chance to interact with educational and interpretive displays, watch engaging presentations in the outdoor amphitheatre, participate in Regional District of Central Okanagan guided nature walks, meet Mayor Sharon Shepherd and much more.

As the title sponsor, FortisBC will kick off and wrap up the event with presentations in the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan outdoor amphitheatre.

Mirroring a number of the city’s commitments to sustainable practices and living, FortisBC has become a partner in a number of the city’s environmental events and initiatives.

“Engaging children about environmental issues like energy efficiency and conservation through a series of fun activities allows them to better understand the issues and helps start conversations at home with family and friends,” said Tom Loski, vice-president of customer service at FortisBC.

“Our partnership with the City of Kelowna for the Mayor’s Environmental Expo is an excellent opportunity to educate children about the importance of stewardship in our communities, and to recognize businesses and organizations that are showing leadership in this area.”

Although the event is mainly for preregistered School District 23 classes, local home-schooled children and families are also invited to enjoy the Expo.

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