Get bear smart in the Slocan Valley

Join Slocan Valley Bear Smart coordinator Evelyn Kirkaldy for an evening of education, fun and prizes on Thursday, April 7.

Join Slocan Valley Bear Smart coordinator Evelyn Kirkaldy for an evening of education, fun and prizes on Thursday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall. 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.

Admission is by donation, with proceeds to the Bear Smart Program. Please notify Slocan Valley Recreation if you are planning to attend: 250-226-0008 or slocanvalleyrec@rdck.bc.ca.

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