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Speaker Series & Special Events

Speaker Series and Community Events Volunteers are critical in helping the Friends of Fish Creek achieve our mission of “engaging the public” by lending a hand at special events both in the park and throughout the community. 

Volunteers take part in training to prepare them for the various opportunities that exist throughout the year, including both Speaker Series events at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre and public events out in the community.

Once trained, volunteers sign up for which events suit their interests and schedules.

  • Speaker Series events typically take place on Thursday evenings (Sept to June, except Nov/Dec) and tasks include moving tables and chairs, setting up and audiovisual equipment, registering guests, setting up and putting away refreshments.
  • Community Events take place throughout the year, typically on weekends and evenings at a variety of locations throughout south Calgary.  Tasks involve representing the Friends, carrying and setting up display materials, speaking with the public and occasionally engaging youth through a Walk In The Watershed game (see photo).

 We’re sorry, we will not be recruiting Speaker Series and Community Events volunteers in 2017.  Please check back with us next year.  

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Parks Day & Creekfest 2017: Celebrating Healthy Watersheds and Provincial Parks!

On July 17, 2016, the Friends of Fish Creek and Alberta Parks came together to offer our first ever collaborative event bringing Alberta Parks Day & the Friends of Fish Creek Creekfest celebration to Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Together we engaged over 2000 park visitors with various educational offerings about the Fish Creek watershed and Provincial Parks in Alberta.

We are excited to bring Parks Day & Creekfest to life again this year!  More event details will be announced later this year.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event in 2017, please check for details on this webpage in the spring.

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Park Watch Stewardship

Park Watch Stewards are the eyes and ears of Fish Creek Provincial Park!  

The Park Watch Program has been in existence since 2001, and since then, volunteer Stewards have actively taken on the role of helping to maintain a safe and beautiful enjoyable natural environment for park users of all kinds. 

Park Watch Stewards provide a visible presence that encourages responsible park use while providing user education and the reporting of important observations to Fish Creek Provincial Park staff.  Providing assistance and information to park visitors, especially those who may be new to Fish Creek or the city, is one of the most rewarding ways to encourage environmental stewardship.

We’re sorry, we will not be recruiting volunteers for Park Watch in 2017.  Thank you for your interest, please check back with us next year.

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Wellness in the Park

Relax and unwind in this calming environment with a variety of wellness offerings in the park!

Our 2017 Wellness Program will include Yoga, Full Moon Meditation, Spring Forest Qi Gong, meditation and Painting in the Park.  Volunteers in this program receive the added benefit of being able to participate in these programs at no cost! 

Unfortunately, all of our Wellness Program volunteer positions are full.  Please check back with us next year if you’re interested in helping out with this program.