Learn how to stay safe in the backcountry

  • Date
    Tuesday, 07 April, 2020
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:40 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kelowna
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Kelowna
    100-1876 Cooper Road
    Kelowna, BC

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

Ticks. Bugs. Bears. Drinking water. Sign up for this beginner-friendly clinic to see how to handle this stuff in the backcountry. You’ll learn simple tips to be prepared and keep everyone in your group safe and happy when you’re camping, hiking or canoeing.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

· How to look for and remove ticks

· What to know about West Nile virus

· How to avoid insect stings (and what to do if someone is stung)

· How to be bear aware and avoid bears

· Basics for filtering and purifying water

· How to be prepared and what to include in a first aid kit

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!