Get bear smart in Nelson

Join bear lady Evelyn Kirkaldy for an evening of education, fun and prizes.

Join bear lady Evelyn Kirkaldy, the Valhalla Wilderness Society Slocan Valley Bear Smart co-ordinator, for an evening of education, fun and prizes, on Thursday, June 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St. in Nelson. This informative evening on staying safe in bear country, will provide you with up to date tactics recommended by bear managers.

How you react in a bear encounter can dramatically change the outcome. Deciding what’s best to do when you meet a bear can be very confusing, especially with so much conflicting information in the media and on the internet. If you meet the wrong bear, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, reacting appropriately could help you avoid injury.

Alternatively, reacting badly in what begins as a benign situation, could actually trigger an attack. Learn the difference between defensive and non-defensive behaviour by bears, what to do in various scenarios, and most importantly, how to avoid encounters and precarious situations in the first place

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