Manning Park prepares to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of BC Parks with BC Backcountry Horsemen who are celebrating their twentieth anniversary by holding an official opening of the Manning Park Horse Campsite.   On Saturday July 30 starting at 9 a.m with a historic walk

Manning Park prepares to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of BC Parks with BC Backcountry Horsemen who are celebrating their twentieth anniversary by holding an official opening of the Manning Park Horse Campsite. On Saturday July 30 starting at 9 a.m with a historic walk

Manning Park holds special day

Manning Park celebrates B.C. Parks 100th Anniversary

  • Jul. 22, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Rediscover EC Manning Park – BC Parks 100th Anniversary, BCHBC 20th Anniversary and the Official Opening of the Manning Park Horse Campsite

Themes: Art/History in the Park and our Valuable Volunteers!

Schedule of Events for Saturday July 30th, 2011

9:00   – Kelley Cook historic trails hike, meet at Cascade Parking lot on Highway #3 for a historical

narrated tour!  Back at Resort for Opening Ceremonies.

10:00 – 12:00 noon

–  Go Fish BC, Story Time in the Park (includes horse/wagon ride) at Lightening Lakes

campground on the road to the Gibson’s Pass Ski Hill.

–  Wild Education program at Manning Park Resort: short hike/interact/tracking/games, open to

all ages!

10:00 – at the Resort: booths/art displays, hands  on crafts, face painting, metal forging

11:00 – at the Resort on stage: music starts, 3 Eagle Feathers (First Nations), Tiffany Schroeder

12:00 – refreshments available  and BC Parks 100 Cake presentation at the Resort

1:00   – Ceremony begins: riders arrive from pack trips Parade to Bagpiper, Red Serge Mounties

Flags, balloons….through the Resort!

1:15   – dedication/speeches on stage at the Resort

1: 30  – Cowboy Blessing for our volunteers and the campsite on stage at the Resort

– move to campsite for ribbon cutting/sign unveiling

2:00   – Music on stage at the Resort: Princeton Historical Music Society, 3 Eagle Feathers

– Bear Aware Program video presentation at the Resort

– Story Time in the Park, Go Fish BC: repeat at Lightening Lakes campground

– Wild Ed programs: repeat at the Resort

3:00   – On stage at the Resort: Kelley C – Stories/maps on history of Manning Park and  the

significance of the trails and how they got there.

–  at the Resort booth area: horseshoeing demo

4:00   – break

5:00   – BCHBC and Volunteer Pot Luck at the new Headwaters Corral Equestrian Campground

6:00   – cake presentation for BCHBC 20th Anniversary at HCEC

7:00   – singing around the campfire with the Pond Frogs at HCEC