Here in BC’s Okanagan Valley nature’s gifts exist in abundance: our fertile vineyards grow some of the best grapes in the country and the scenic shores of our lake host thousands of sun-seekers every summer. This April, during Summerland Earth Week
, the city of Summerland will come together to share ideas on how we can both protect and make the most of our local natural wonders.
Summerland Earth Week consists of a variety of local events
for all ages and interests, happening April 22nd to 27th. Activities include:
Walking Tour with David Gregory | Tuesday, April 22
Join knowledgeable local tour guide David Gregory as he takes you on a tour of Summerland’s most historic and beautiful landmarks. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19th.
Square Foot Gardening Workshop | Saturday, April 26
Learn how to grow your own produce in small spaces. Perfect for apartment dwellers or anyone interested in learning new gardening techniques. Bring your gardening gloves and be prepared to get dirty! Call 250-494-4617 to register.
Philosopher’s Café: Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Lifestyles | Thursday, April 24
Local ecologist Don Gayton will be giving an illustrated talk on the principles of the Ecological Restoration movement, followed by group discussion.
8th Annual Earth Day Celebration | Sunday, April 27
Do your part to help the planet by planting trees and helping groom the gardens around Dale Meadows Sports Complex. Or simply enjoy the celebration, which will include educational exhibits, prizes and fun activities for kids. For more information, call 250-404-0115.
The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is committed to the environment. As a member of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key program, the resort hotel was one of only 20 hotels in British Columbia to receive the rating of four keys out of five. The biggest component of the hotel’s energy efficiency strategy is a state-of-the-art geothermal system. The geothermal system draws naturally occurring heat from the earth to provide the hotel’s cooling and heating systems, including heating of the year round outdoor pool and two hot tubs. The resort also encourages green behavior from their guests by providing recycling bins in all suites and common areas, and giving the option of reusing linens and towels. With preserved wetlands located right on the property, other earth-friendly technologies used by the resort hotel include the use of LED and compact fluorescent lights in all guest room and common areas and energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling.
If you’re planning a vacation in the Okanagan Valley this spring, consider Summerland Waterfront Resort
as your destination. Get back to nature and experience the peacefulness of one of the only five natural wetlands in Lake Okanagan located directly in front of the Summerland Resort.
Our Sip, Soak & Sleep package
includes one night stay in luxury one bedroom suite with kitchen and fireplace, as well as breakfast basket delivered to your room, bottle of Sumac Ridge Estate WInery and 2 pm check out. Packages available until April 30 for $136 per night.
We are surrounded by the natural beauty of the region, just minutes from local wineries and steps from the shores of Lake Okanagan.