Have you had time to browse through your summer photographs? Did you take your family (and your company) to some of the area parks this summer or are you breathing a sigh of relief that summer’s company has gone and you now have time to stroll through some of our regions amazing parks, and enjoy them with local friends and family? Either way, take some time to photograph our beautiful parks and the activities that you enjoy while there.

Currently, the Central Okanagan Regional District is sponsoring a contest, Picture Yourself in a Regional Park, as explained in the Capital News’ article “Call for shutterbugs to snap shots in local regional parks“:

Central Okanagan Regional Parks map

Central Okanagan Regional Parks map; click to enlarge image

“This summer [and fall], get out with your camera into any of the Central Okanagan’s 28 regional parks and snap away.

Your best photo might be included in an upcoming exhibit at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan [ECCO].

From now until September 30, [2012], amateur photographers aged six and up are invited to submit their best current photos taken in a regional park for consideration in the Picture Yourself in a Regional Park photo contest.

Digital and print photo entries are welcome. And while there’s no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted, only one winning photo will be selected for the exhibit from each person or household.

“We’ve got a lot of beautiful scenery around us in our regional park system, which preserves and protects our unique ecosystem for present and future generations,” said Central Okanagan Regional District spokesman Bruce Smith.

“From water to grasslands to forests, from the smallest of creatures to large species, we’ve got it all. We know people are snapping photos in our parks and we want to show off some of the best and creative pictures in an exhibit planned for the ECCO, local government offices and visitor centres in the Central Okanagan.

Full contest rules and entry information along with waivers for photos that include people can be accessed online at Central Okanagan Regional Parks website or you can pick up an entry package at ECCO in Mission Creek Regional Park.” 

Source: “Call for shutterbugs to snap shots in local regional parks.” Capital News.

Beasley Park in the Winfield area of Lake Country, BC

Beasley Park in the Winfield area of Lake Country, BC

Recently we spent some time at the beautiful Beasley Park in Lake Country and we felt so proud that our little community of Lake Country has such an amazing resource right at hand. Hats off to the local politicians who have, over the years, acquired the necessary land and approved the necessary dollars to make these beautiful areas accessible for all of us.