WildSafeBc and the Sparwood Trails Alliance will be cohosting a Wildlife Safety and How to Use Bear Spray Workshop. Come along and learn how to respond to wildlife encounters and get hands on experience using inert bear spray (like the real thing but without the sting of the pepper), tomorrow, August 6th at 6 pm at the Sparwood Golf Clubhouse. Free of charge, everyone welcome.
The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Having bear spray accessible and knowing how to use it will give you the confidence to do the right thing (stay calm, assess the situation and respond accordingly) and not give in to the instinct to run (which can trigger the chase instinct). Like wearing your seat belt, if used properly, bear spray could help save your life!
For more information contact the WildSafeBC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org