Learn about wolves from a hands-on experience

Learn about wolves from a hands-on experience

Tundra the wolf will be visiting the Rutland Boys and Girls Club, April 15

Come experience a wolf up close and personal, in the safe environment of the Rutland Boys and Girls Club.

On Saturday April 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. children, families and community members are invited to a special event organized by NatureKids BC’s Kelowna club at the Rutland Boys and Girls Club to learn about wolves featuring a very special guest. Meet Gary Allan and his sidekick, the ‘wolf’ Tundra, and see what makes wolves so special and valuable to our ecosystems.

Meet Gary Allan and his sidekick, the ‘wolf’ Tundra, and see what makes wolves so special and valuable to our ecosystems.

Allan lives on the Eastside of Vancouver Island with three ‘wolves’ that he has raised from puppies. Ten-year-old Tundra is 90 per cent wolf and has been with Allan since she was three weeks old. Through the lens of these experiences, Allan seeks to educate people in BC about the role of wolves in our ecological communities. He and Tundra visit schools, community groups, and education

Through the lens of these experiences, Allan seeks to educate people in B.C. about the role of wolves in our ecological communities. He and Tundra visit schools, community groups, and education centres to give an up-close and personal look at how a wolf looks and behaves.

“Wolves are highly intelligent, sentient animals. As a keystone species, they are very important for restoring & maintaining healthy ecosystems,” said Allan.

This event is a fun, family-friendly, education event that will also include games, activities and displays from other community groups related to nature, ecology and conservation. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to Kelowna NatureKids and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to support science and nature-related programs. There will be a draw for a free one-year family membership to Kelowna NatureKids.

“It’s fun because we get to see and do lots of new things,” said eight-year-old Emma.