The Vancouver Aquarium will be bringing live ocean creatures for up close visiting in Williams Lake.
“We have an older version of the AquaVan, a different version that has been to Williams Lake before,” says Katrina Wilson, manager of mobile programs with Ocean Wise who notes that they have not been to the Lakecity for a while.
“We’re really excited to be visiting your community this year, especially since it has been such a difficult year.”
The AquaVan according to Wilson has been running out of the Vancouver Aquarium since 1994 traveling to communities and schools across western Canada.
She says this year, however, they’ve been able to do something a lot different delivering the AquaVan coast to coast through funding from Heritage Canada to help celebrate the country’s 150th birthday.
The AquaVan and their display which includes a wide variety of artifacts as well as some of their hardy intertidal animals including sea stars and sea urchins will be at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Sunday, October 15 from 1pm-4pm. A shoreline cleanup is also scheduled that day at noon with the help of the Girl Guides.
Wilson adds that the AquaVan will also be making stops at schools in Williams Lake and will be at Mountview Elementary on Oct. 16 and Marie Sharpe and Chilcotin Road Elementary on Oct 17. before moving on to Ashcroft and Cache Creek.