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October 2014

Tuesday
Oct 21
7:00 PM

'Life Beyond Fossil Fuels': An Evening with the Father of the Carbon Footprint, Bill Rees

The TriCities LeadNow group is hosting an evening with the architect of the ‘carbon footprint’ concept, UBC professor Bill Rees. Joining the conversation will be Ben West of ForestEthics Advocacy to talk about ‘Moving Away from Fossil Fuels’. Tuesday October 21, 2014 Doors @ 6:30, 7:00pm start The Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 Tickets $10…

Thursday
Oct 23
1:30 PM

Solar Eclipse Watch @ SFU Burnaby

Here’s an opportunity to see the partial solar eclipse, if the skies are clear. Meet at the Terry Fox statue. The watch will last from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Updates on the status of the eclipse will be posted on the Starry Nights @ SFU website during the day on Thursday. this event is subject to cancellation due to bad…

Thursday
Oct 23
5:30 PM

SFU Public Lecture: 'Telling Tales about Chemicals, Animals, and People in the Salish Sea'

Although the Canada-U.S. border has tightened in recent decades, that boundary seems far more porous when we look to nature. Stories about species migrations, food chains, and bioaccumulation blur the distinctions between nation states and even species. Environmental historian Joseph Taylor will narrate a set of ecological stories about human history and marine ecology to illustrate how pollutants have been…

Saturday
Oct 25
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (489741) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip through the forest, lake, & wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well known forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to…

Saturday
Oct 25
9:45 AM

Volunteer Invasive Plant Removal with TriCities Green Team

The TriCities Green Team plans on removing English Ivy at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam on Saturday Oct 25 from 9.45am-1pm. No experience necessary. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided. To learn more and to sign up click HERE. Not available but interested in coming to other volunteer work parties? Check out the Green Team calendar by clicking HERE. There are…

Saturday
Oct 25
10:00 AM

First Annual Regional Parks EcoBlitz

Get down and dirty while you help the environment and make new friends. Join other volunteers in removing invasive plants and replanting native vegetation. Join the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team on Meetup to find a work party near you.
For more info, see www.meetup.com/Regional-parks-connect-metro-vancouver.
10 am – 1 pm
Everyone is welcome.

Saturday
Oct 25
12:00 PM

SFU Science 'Science Spooktacular'

A free afternoon of spooky science fun for kids in grades K-6 and their families. Come out and see some Creepy Creatures and play with some Halloween-y hands-on science activities in the south concourse of the Academic Quadrangle, just outside Shrum Science Centre lecture hall B9200. Burnaby Campus, Academic Quadrangle, 3000 level and Shrum Science Centre Lecture Theatre, room B9200…

November 2014

Saturday
Nov 1
8:00 AM

Metro Vancouver Parksfest

BMN members are cordially invited to Metro Vancouver’s 14th Annual Fall Parksfest event, a day of learning with practical workshops and inspiring presentations. Fall Parksfest is one of the ways in which Metro Vancouver uses to thank park partners and volunteers in helping to support regional parks. This event is a wonderful opportunity for participants to come together, make important…

Sunday
Nov 2
9:30 AM

Photography Seminar with Ron Long (Composition)

This seminar will provide information and techniques that will significantly improve your photography regardless of the kind of camera you are using. The seminar is fully illustrated with hundreds of photographs to demonstrate the techniques being discussed. Composition will provide many suggestions and a few simple guidelines to improve your compositions. Please bring your camera, an empty memory card, camera…

Sunday
Nov 2
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Saturday
Nov 8
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes

Join BMN member Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding trip to DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the washroom facilities at Cedar and Victoria Drives. Vehicles will be positioned in the Minnekhada parking lot off Quarry Road for the return trip. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402.

Saturday
Nov 8
9:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

For our last scheduled hike of the year, we will spend another day on Burke Mountain. If the weather is favourable, we will hike the complete trail and take in the recently finished new viewpoint with stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. This moderate hike has a roundtrip distance of approximately 9.6 km (6 mi) with an elevation…

Saturday
Nov 8
11:00 AM

Opening - Exhibit of Gay Mitchell's Art

Coquitlam artist Gay Mitchell is holding an opening of her art exhibit from 11am – 3:30pm. Gay is a visual artist, educator and naturalist. This exhibit of her landscapes (held at The Gallery Bistro in Port Moody) is called Islands.

For more information and for viewing dates, please click here.

Tuesday
Nov 11
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Acoustic Disturbances of Whales and Other Cetaceans

Kathy Heise from the Vancouver Aquarium will be our guest speaker this month. Kathy will present a slideshow on the impact of underwater noise on marine life, especially on whales and other cetaceans. In the church hall of Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont Avenue and King Albert Street in Coquitlam. Free and all are welcome. For a map,…

Sunday
Nov 16
11:00 AM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

This is the 15th year of celebrating of the returning salmon to Hyde Creek. BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles at this very popular (indoor) event. Hosted by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society and held at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam. This is the last local community event of the season…

December 2014

Saturday
Dec 6
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes - Dipper Quest

Join BMN member Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day outing in search of American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. After locating a Dipper or two, the group will spend the balance of the morning travelling the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors, waterfowl, and other winter migrants. Meet at 0900 in the…

Sunday
Dec 7
9:00 AM

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

An introduction to birding skills for youth, including participating in the traditional Christmas Bird Count. Enjoy other festive activities at the Burnaby Lake Nature House.
Ages 8 to 14.
Free
9 am – 12 Noon
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK

Registration required at www.burnabylakepark.ca/christmas-bird-count.
Presented by the Burnaby Lake Park Association and Metro Vancouver.

Sunday
Dec 7
10:00 AM

Christmas at Burnaby Lake Nature House

Festive activities and refreshments in the Burnaby Lake Nature House.
4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street.
Presented by the Burnaby Lake Park Association.
10 am – 1 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK

Sunday
Dec 7
1:00 PM

Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long at Minnekhada Lodge

An afternoon of festive fun including singalongs in front of a yule log fire and a visit from Santa.
Held in historic Minnekhada Lodge.
1 – 4 pm
MINNEKHADA REGIONAL PARK

Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association.

Tuesday
Dec 9
7:00 PM

AGM and Silent Auction

The BMN Annual General Meeting will be a very short session in which officers for the coming year will be elected. The main events at this meeting are Ian McArthur’s slide show of the ‘BMN Year in Review’ and the annual BMN Silent Auction. Available at the silent auction will be items and gift certificates donated by local businesses plus…

January 2015

Saturday
Jan 3

Audubon Christmas Bird Count in our Area

Mark your calendars: the date has been finalized for BMN’s portion of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. In 1900, an American ornithologist asked people across North America to head out on Christmas Day to count birds (instead of shooting them, as was the tradition) and submit the results as the first “Christmas Bird Census.” The CBC is now conducted in…

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