Parks society welcomes Cannings for annual meeting

Naturalist and author Dick Cannings will be providing the entertainment during the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society’s AGM.

Dick Cannings

Dick Cannings

Naturalist and author Dick Cannings will be providing the entertainment during the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society’s 2015 annual general meeting.

Cannings, who’s a member of Bird Studies Canada, has taken his birding knowledge around the world, guiding natural history tours on every continent aside from Europe and Antarctica.

In light of the recent publication of the third edition of his award-winning book, British Columbia: A Natural History, Cannings will be part of the meeting to offer a presentation on the eclectic living conditions found throughout the divergent habitats in British Columbia.

“Dick was born and raised in the South Okanagan in a family keenly interested in natural history,” said Parks Society chair Ian Graham. “Over the years, the Cannings family has contributed greatly to the public’s knowledge of that history. Our society is therefore particularly pleased that Dick will be our guest speaker as we celebrate our 50th AGM.”

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on April 17 and takes place in the Centre Stage Theatre in the Summerland Secondary School on Main Street.  There is no charge to attend although donations are welcome. To find out more, call 250-494-8343 or visit okanagansimilkameenparkssociety.ca.