Immerse yourself in Tod Inlet

The first of three events celebrating the history, culture and science of the Tod Inlet area went off without a hitch in August and there are two more to come.

The first of three events celebrating the history, culture and science of the Tod Inlet area went off without a hitch in August and there are two more to come.

Organized by Sea Change Marine Conservation Society and funded by the Ministry of Environment, CRD Arts Development Service and Evergreen Foundation two more fun-filled events to be held at Gowlland Tod Provincial Park on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both days will be jam-packed with community-oriented activities, music, games and talks.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of what you can look forward to: Local First Nations traditionally referred to the land around Tod Inlet as Snitcel, (pronounced sneak-with) which translates into Place of the Blue Grouse. Take a walk through land that was a well-stocked grocery, hardware and drug store for First Nations on a guided ethno-botanical tour.

Hear W’saanich First Nations stories like the one used to keep children from wandering alone in the woods or about how First Man arrived from the stars.

Go on a scavenger hunt or make nature crafts.

Children and grown-ups alike will love the Bones, Beaks and Teeth exhibit hosted by Becky Wigan of the University of Victoria’s Anthropology Department.

Where once only 10 purple martins remained in BC, there are now close to 2,000.  Learn about this amazing environmental good news story with games and exhibits.

For more information,   contact: SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, 250-652-1662 or sverstegen@shaw.ca.