North and South Shuswap Community Resources

Providing a network of programs and services to enhance the lives
of children, youth and families living in the North and South Shuswap.

Summer Swimming Lessons in the Lake

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Are you 16 years of age or older (adults welcome) and interested in becoming a swim instructor and/or lifeguard? We will be offering training opportunities from June 24 to June 28.

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Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Courses

Monday June 20th - Stay Safe Home Alone (9-11 year olds)
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Sorrento Preschool
Fee: $25.00

Friday June 24th - Red Cross Babysitting Course for youth 11 & over
Time: 10:00-3:30 pm
Location: NSSCR Office/Sorrento Preschool-1148 Passchendaele Rd (Please bring a lunch)
Fee: $50.00

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Spring Parent & Tot Hikes

These hikes are for families with children 0-5 years old. They will be guided by Sarah who has chosen routes that can be managed by adults with toddlers in tow. She will have a selection of carriers available to anyone wanting to try one. The hikes are free of charge we just need families to sign up so we can manage the group size.

Hikes are on Fridays at 10:00 am (Hikes are typically 1-1.5 hrs in length)

May 13 - North Shuswap: Adams River Gorge Trail with beach picnic at the Devils Door beach. Stroller friendly. Run bikes welcome
May 27 - South Shuswap: Shannon Beach Trail with beach time afterwardl
June 3 - North Shuswap: Upper Flume Trail (Bear Creek)
June 10 - South Shuswap: Reinecker Creek walk (Includes Herald Provincial Park & across the road to Margaret falls)

COVID-19 safety measures require that families complete the sign up form before attending Mother Goose, PJ Story Time, Play Group in the Park or the Family Hiking Series. After signing up, a confirmation email will be sent out before the start of the program.

Please read the South Shuswap Library Branch - COVID-19 Programming Guidelines before attending programs.

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Wednesday STEM Program 2022

3:30-5:00 pm
Indoor Sessions will be held at the South Shuswap Library-2425 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay
Outdoor Sessions will be held at the White Lake Boat Launch- 3610 Parri Road
Cost: $5

May 4 - BioBugs (Kids in Grade 4-7) South Shuswap Library
Let’s talk about what makes a living creature “a pest”? We will also examine the ways living creatures can be used to help control unwanted pests. We will build a mason bee nest to take home to attract these beneficial creatures to your yard.

May 11 - Bugworld (Kids in Kindergarten - Grade 3) South Shuswap Library
Investigate and explore the world of insects with a real live Entomologist/Bug Specialist. Learn what makes an insect and insect, identify some local insects, learn about their functions in the living world, get up close examining them with microscopes, bring some well contained specimens for identification if you choose and have your questions and inquiries answered by the bug specialist. If supplies allow you’ll bring home your own butterfly cocoon to watch hatch and then release.

May 18 - Who Turned Up the Heat? (Kids in Grade 4-7) White Lake Boat Launch
We will look at the causes and local impacts of climate change and work together to come up with an interesting way to share facts about this important issue with our friends and neighbors. This session will be held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

May 25 - Getting to know your local herpetofauna (Kids in Grade 4-7) White Lake Boat Launch
Not sure what that last word means? Well, this may be the session for you! BC is home to a diverse and fragile group of amphibians and reptiles. Get to know a little more about our local species, including the western painted turtle, and how identify and protect them. This session will be held outdoors. Please dress for the weather

June 1 - Bioblitz – White Lake Edition (Kids in Grade 4-7) White Lake Boat Launch
We will spend our session as citizen scientists as we attempt to survey and record as many living creatures as we can in a small area - plants, animals and aquatic creatures included. We will use available technology and local field guides to help us along the way. This session will be held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

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Preschool

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