EECO to host kick-off breakfast

Heritage Week will be celebrated across the Central Okanagan Feb. 21 to 27 with a number of activities throughout the week.

  • Fri Feb 18th, 2011 4:00pm
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Heritage Week will be celebrated across the Central Okanagan Feb. 21 to 27 with a number of activities throughout the week.

The festivities kick off Monday morning with a breakfast at the EECO facility in Mission Creek Regional Park, 7:30 a.m. The suggested donations if $5.

The guest speaker will be Capital News gardening columnist Don Burnett.

Other scheduled activities will include:

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m., a one-hour walking tour of City Park, Kerry Park and Stuart Park led by Kelowna Museums staff. Meet at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway. Call 250-763-2417. By donation.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Central Okanagan Heritage Society AGM and Heritage Award presentation at the Benvoulin Heritage Church, 2279 Benvoulin Rd. Call 250-861-7188.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., public reading with Canadian writer Patrick Lane at the Kelowna library downtown branch, 1380 Ellis St. Sponsored by UBC Okanagan. Call 250-762-2800.

Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., another walking tour of Stuart Park, Kerry Park and City Park. Same meeting place.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m., Ask a Genealogist series of workshops and consultations for anyone interested in tracing back their family tree, at the downtown library, 1380 Ellis St. Call 250-764-5188.

Saturday, Feb. 26, noon to 3 p.m., guided snowshoe tour led by regional parks service staff from McCulloch Regional Park. Cost is $5, $20 with snowshoe rental. Pre-registration required. Call 250-469-6140.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m., guided walking tour of Rutland park areas with members of the Rutland Residents Association and Rutland Park Society. Call 250-870-4215.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a winter picnic hosted by regional parks services at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park, 2375 Whitworth Rd. in West Kelowna. Call 250-469-6140.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 to 4 p.m., Knowles Park Celebration Tea hosted at Knowles House, 865 Bernard Ave.