Powerground: Talking about Nature and the Land

We will start the day with coffee, tea & snacks. A light lunch will also be provided.

We will show the film Powerground, by local writer & filmmaker Trevor Carolan, followed by a walk in the forest, guided by biologist David Cook.

Filmmaker Trevor Carolan will introduce the film, and following the screening, we will discuss some of the topics and issues raised in the film: climate change, global warming and deforestation. With so many conflicting messages, has the millennial generation already heard enough about the environmental crisis? Many are confused and wonder if it has simply gotten too complicated to win back the Earth. This documentary film faces up to the sea of chatter.

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Jane’s Walk Vancouver

Jane’s Walk 2017 is on May 5, 6, and 7!

Whether the conversation is about art, architecture, soundscapes, diversity, history, nature, technology, cuisine or culture, every one of Vancouver’s transforming neighborhoods has a story to tell.

Jane’s Walks are lively discussions on legs led by volunteers and free of charge for all.

Lead or join a Jane’s Walk to contribute to a city-wide dialogue about what our city needs and where it is headed.

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WAV Survey

Photo by WAV Team member, Ben Dewar

The WAV Team would like to thank all of the participants for helping to make this year’s festival a truly memorable one.

Please follow the link below to complete the WAV 2017 Survey, to share your stories and provide us with ideas for how we may continue to improve WAV for future festivals –>




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Unplug Vancouver!

From my discussion with WAV founder Hartley at the Children and Nature network this week, I have been strongly encourage to propose an experiential workshop for those interested to know more about the growing Digital Detox movement and how this simple choice to remain unplug can have have tremendous benefits for our mental, physical and emotional health.

As a Digital Detox Wellness Coach & Consultant, I will propose to the participant of this workshop, a real meaningful yet practical experience of this Digital Detox initiative.

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Walk to School

Quilchena Student Council is teaming up with Point Grey students to organize a Walk to School event. Announcements will be made all week to promote the event and walking to school instead of driving.  Staff and students will meet at four locations in the neighbourhood and will walk in to school together. Students will be at school to stamp hands of students walking in and to congratulate the students.

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Celebrate our Garden!

The school learning garden has been updated with 10 newly-built raised garden beds. This year we have 12+ teachers gardening with their students.

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Bee-Friendly Planting and Foraging in Riley Park

Join Lori Weidenhammer, our local beespeaker, and Lori Snyder,  Indigenous Herbalist, as we plant in the new community garden and explore in Riley Park.

We will be planting in the pollinator garden space of the new community garden.

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Canopy Wildlife

Explore the secret world of Stanley Parks tree canopy and the wildlife that call it home. Although we cannot usually see into this unique habitat, we can use our other senses to gain access to this hidden ecosystem. Join us for a hike through the forest as we fill our ears with the music of the trees. You will learn to recognize some of the language and sounds of the diverse animal wildlife living in the canopy above us.


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The Hollow Tree and Friends

Bill Stephen, Urban Forestry Specialist with the Vancouver Park Board, will share the enduring story of the Stanley Park Hollow Tree. Adventure deep into the forest afterwards to discover some of the Park’s biggest trees that you would never guess were there.
Free (pre-registration required): http://stanleyparkecology.ca/education/public-programs/big-trees-weekend/

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Canopy Climb

Matthew Beatty with Bartlett Tree Experts and a team of Canopy Technicians, will be making their third annual ascent of some of the biggest trees in Stanley Park. We invite you to climb the trees with them by camera! to investigate the ecological systems sustained in their canopies. Using rope and ecologically sensitive climbing techniques, Matthew will explore and expose the importance of the biologically rich and stable micro-environments of these big trees.

Free pre registration required:

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