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Kids invited on snowshoe adventure with Vernon Outdoors Club

Find the Moose, a parent and child excursion with free rentals and hot chocolate, Feb. 16
The Vernon Outdoors Club is hosting a snowshoe adventure Feb. 16 for children. (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club photo)

A child-friendly snowshoe adventure is ready to make tracks at Silver Star Provincial Park.

The Vernon Outdoors Club (VOC) presents Find the Moose, a parent and child excursion with free rentals and hot chocolate, Feb. 16.

Touring the park from Sovereign Lodge at 9 a.m. sharp, the pro-D day adventure guides trekkers to Moose Junction.

Space is limited for the trek, therefore parents are urged to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 9 by texting 250-550-7063 with the adult’s name and ages of children (max two per adult).

VOC volunteer leaders will guide small groups on a short, fun treasure hunt and one to two kilometre loop (depending on skill level). There is also a fuel subsidy available for those who carpool and provide a gas receipt.

The club is able to provide the adventure thanks to a grant as part of BCParks’ 25 weeks of adventure.

BC Parks Foundation’s launch of 25x25 is a multi-year campaign to protect 25 per cent of land and waters, in partnership with indigenous people. The campaign also inspires all British Columbians to help collect 25 million observations of life, enjoy 25 parks or outdoor activities responsibly and safely, and spend a minimum of 2.5 hours a week outside, getting healthy by nature.

“These are very ambitious targets. But around the world, this is a critical decade to take action on climate change and biodiversity loss,” said Andy Day, CEO of BC Parks Foundation. “It’s also critical to increase responsible and safe enjoyment of nature and improve mental and physical health through connection with nature. The 25x25 campaign will be transformative in our country’s — and the world’s — future, as we aim to lead the world with the way we tackle these challenges.”

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