Public Events

CKISS events are fun and educational and we encourage you to attend. We enjoy going into communities to educate the public on prevention and management of invasive species. If you would like CKISS to have a booth at your event please contact us to attend.

September 10, 2017 – 25th Annual Garlic Festival

CKISS will be at Garlic Festival once again with an outreach booth with lots of valuable resources for gardeners, water enthusiasts and homeowners. In addition we will have fun kids items  including stickers, tattoos, Zebra and Quagga Mussel display and a few bullfrog specimens.  Annual Hills Garlic Festival is held the Sunday following Labour Day. …  

Saturday August 5th, 2017 – CKISS is headed to the Creston Farmers Market to showcase cutting edge research using drones!

CKISS is coming to the Creston Farmers Market on Saturday August 5th to let you know about a promising new mapping technique that is being tested this summer to create a multispectral “fingerprint” of invasive Yellow Flag Iris within the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. With support from the Wildlife Habitat Canada, CKISS and the Selkirk Geospatial Research …  

Thursday June 22, 2017 – Teddy Bear Picnic

A Free event for families with pre-school aged children to play, connect to local programs and service providers, enjoy entertainment and fun. CKISS will be there with our outreach booth, bullfrogs, kids activities and our famous photo cut out!  Hope to see you at Gyro Park from 10am – 1 pm.  

June 17th-18th, 2017 – 18th Annual BC Family Fishing Weekend

Get those fishing rods ready and join CKISS and other community members for the 17th annual family fishing weekend.  CKISS will have an outreach booth with a ton of great resources that will remind you to Clean Drain Dry your watercraft. Protect our waters from invasive species and keep those fish stocks plentiful! Where will you find …  

June 2-4, 2016 – Castlegar Sunfest

Castlegar Sunfest is held annually on the first weekend of June. The goal of the organizing committee is to stage events and provide entertainment suitable for people of all ages. We will have our outreach booth at the ” Festival in the Park” located behind the library at Kinsman Park  on June 2nd from 3pm-8pm …  

May 13th, 2017 – Nelson Garden Festival

CKISS will once again have an outreach booth at the 16th Annual Nelson Garden Festival hosted by the West Kootenay Eco Society happening on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 10-3 pm, 200 block of Baker Street and Kootenay Street in downtown Nelson.  We will be promoting the PlantWise program so we encourage you to stop by and pick …