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Grizzly bear sits in the water, for BC Bear Day.

A few years ago we began hosting an International Bear Day with Capilano University and the North Shore Black Bear Society with the intention of drawing more attention to the conservation of bears in all the places they occur. We now have an event with multiple community partners all supporting conservation efforts and initiatives that can benefit British Columbia’s Bears.

Sunday September 22

Pipe Shop at the Shipyards
Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Presented by Capilano University’s EarthWorks, the North Shore Black Bear Society, and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Free family afternoon

11 am to 4 pm

  • Music from the Wilds
  • Bear School with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation
  • Bear Essentials with the North Shore Black Bear Society
  • Adventures in wildlife photography with Ian Harland
  • Gyotaku fish printing
  • Animal drawings by Sandra Seekins
  • Face painting
  • Bear yoga
  • BC bear photography exhibit

Evening speakers and discussion

6pm to 8pm

  • Takaya Dancers
  • Douglas Neasloss, bear guide, cultural interpreter, and stewardship director, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation
  • Panel discussion: Living with bears, The need to co-exist

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