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More than a destination

Did you know that the Allan Brooks Nature Centre… Offers mentorship opportunities and intergenerational connections Is a source for environmental guest speakers and presenters Provides opportunities to develop meaningful volunteer opportunities Offers resources and equipment for projects and field trips.               For more information contact us at 250 260 4227 or [email protected]

Where to hang your bat house

Where To Place Your Bat House Location – In a place that offers some protection from the winds where the entry is unobstructed and out of reach of predators. Don’t erect a house where the approach is obstructed by tree limbs or power lines. Bat houses located on poles have been more successful than those placed on […]

20140525_RBC_ABNC BX Creek Clean up crew 20140525_RBC_ABNC Cheque Presentation 2014 RBC Blue Water - VG 027How did it come about that you were a part of the Great Canadian Shore Cleanup?

 In support of the RBC Blue Water Project our branch made the decision for 2014 to donate our time and participate with a local environmental group that was committed to helping preserve clean water and green space in our community.

 Who from RBC was involved?

The following staff members from our branch participated (including numerous friends and family alongside them!);

 Leea Lawson, Jason Collins, Lise Simpson, Jacquie Andrews, Royale Yamada, Shelley Slizak, Mairin Reading, Tracee Hopkins, Cathy Andrew, Tyler Patrick, and Michael Hughes.

2014 RBC Blue Water - VG 046The Clean up

We partnered with Janice Buick from the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, and she helped us coordinate a shore clean up of the BX Creek Interpretative Trail. This is a project that has also received a grant from the RBC Blue Water Project. In addition to collecting garbage from the walking path, we also helped remove invasive plant life that was threatening native plant species.

 We also donated $1000.00 to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on behalf of RBC Royal Bank.

The RBC Blue W2014 RBC Blue Water - VG 034ater Project and your Day of Service Grant 

Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations.

RBC Royal Bank also helps support employee volunteer activities, and will make donations in support of community-based organizations where RBC employees donate their time. RBC staff can apply for a grant to give back to their favourite charity of community group, and RBC showcases these volunteer initiatives with an annual Day of Service awareness campaign.2014 RBC Blue Water - VG 035

We asked one of our client service representatives, Mairin Reading, to be our branch champion and advocate around Blue Water Day for 2014, and she contacted Allan Brooks Nature Centre to inquire if we could donate our time to one of their community projects dedicated to preserving clean water.

Funding from the Foord Family Foundation for busing

Like nature itself the Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s busiest time of year is springtime and their nature interpretation programs are now underway. Thanks to the Foord Family Foundation’s generous donation of funding for busses the Centre is in a position to offer affordable nature based educational programming to North Okanagan schools. Over the months of […]

Yellowfish Road Tips

The fish on our storms drains remind us to be conscious of the water going down our drains. Here are some tips that we can do around our own homes to keep our waterways clean. Around the House Reducing the amount of the products we use and using environmentally responsible products can reduce the impact […]