A poster with a green background with a blue centre. It has green text advertising the Fringe Natures event. It has a QR code on the bottom right to register.

A walkshop in case you wanted to save the planet

Read about our experience at this event here!

Join us for a collective and reflective exploration of a short stretch of rail trail near UBCO campus. Beginning with a brief collaborative reading of the poem “In case you wanted to save the planet” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, this walk invites deep curiosity about who, and where, we are, and what the heck we are doing here.

WHEN: Friday 22 October 2021, 3-4:30 pm
WHERE: Meet at Carney Pond platform (on the rail trail just south of John Hindle Rd)

A small map of Kelowna that starts at the University of British Columbia and ends at Reid's Corner. It is edited to show the different routes to Carney Pond. It also shows the parking spots and bus stops near  the pond.

Transportation, Accessibility and What to Bring:

To get to Carney Pond it is a 1.7 km downhill walk from the campus library. Google map directions can be seen here.


Similarly, it is a 1.7 km downhill bike ride from campus. If few people cycle we will be able to lock bikes to the railing without being in the way of others who wish to use the viewing platform. If there are a great number of bikes to be locked we can lock them together for safety in lieu of locking to the railing.


The bus stop nearest to Carney Pond is on Edwards Road at Hwy 97 and is attended by the number 8 bus. The nearest stop on the 97 bus is at Sexsmith Rd., and from there Carney pond is between 1.6 and 1.8 km walking.


There is room for a few cars to park off Bulman Road here, approaching the Rail Trail via the Bulman Rd Multi-use Path, or along Lougheed Road to enter the rail trail here, where it crosses Lougheed just east of Neave Ct.

The walk

We plan to walk approximately 1.5 km north from Carney pond along the Rail Trail, and back, making for a 3km round trip during the 1.5 hour walkshop.


The trail is suitable terrain for strollers and mobility aids! There are a few places to sit on a backless bench at the Carney Pond viewing platform. We will begin and end the walkshop at the platform and walk in between. If standing for the duration of the walkshop will not be something that makes you feel good, we will have a few folding chairs for bodies that want to rest during our walk & talk. We will bring a voice amplifier to help us listen to each other. Children and support animals (human and non-human) are welcome! If you have other accessibility needs, please email and we will arrange for their accommodation.

What to Bring

Dress for the weather! It will likely be chilly, and maybe even drizzly or snowy! (Unless it is a total downpour, we will go ahead). Bring a reusable mug and we will supply some light snacks and warm beverage!

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