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Wildsight, Scott Niedermayer celebrate the great outdoors

By Contributor
April 10th, 2012

Saturday, April 21, is going to be a “wild” day in Cranbrook.

Wildsight is hosting a celebration of spring, our great outdoors and the people who share it.

In honour of Earth Day, there are two great events taking place in Cranbrook: Downtown Goes Wild and Uptown Goes Wild.
Downtown Goes Wild is an afternoon event from 1-4 pm in Cranbrook’s Rotary Park.

Everyone is invited to come on out and join in the celebrations.

Activities and events including a bike circuit for kids, an archery demonstration, great live music with local band 60 Hertz, Earth Day exhibits, food and market vendors, prizes, gift giveaways and more.
“There’s going to be lots taking place at the park (and NHLer) Scott Niedermayer is going to be there to meet the crowd and sign autographs,” said event organizer Erna Jensen-Shill.

“There’ll be activities, demonstrations and information, along with entertainment and other events. It will be a great opportunity to mingle and mix with the community under the banner of being outside!” .

“It’s an Earth day celebration, a celebration of 25 years of Wildsight and appreciation for our wonderful Kootenay Outdoors,” Jensen-Shill adds. “And it’s all happening downtown, outside on a Saturday afternoon in the springtime.”
The evening’s Uptown Goes Wild event is moved to a more sophisticated venue, and is being held indoors at the Royal Alexandra Hall.

The agenda features a keynote address from Scott Niedermayer on the Wilds of the Kootenays and a stunning slideshow and exhibition of images from renowned regional wildlife and nature photographer Brad Hill.

“Scott Niedermayer and Brad Hill, paired with a glass of wine, will guarantee an evening of inspiration and celebration of the Kootenays,” said Jensen-Shill.

“There will also be a pre and post show mingler featuring local wines, cheeses, beers and appetizers.”

Everyone is invited to attend, but capacity is limited and tickets are anticipated to sell out quickly.

Doors open at 7 pm and the show commences at 7:30.
Tickets for the evening event are $25 and are available from Lotus Books.

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