Free Wildlife Awareness and How to use Bear Spray workshops in Sparwood and Fernie this week

Wildlife Awareness and Safe use of Bear Spray Workshops in Fernie and Sparwood

Sparwood: Tuesday July 28 at 5 pm Fiorentino’s Parking Area, Highway 3, Sparwood

Fernie:  Wednesday July 29 at 5pm, Fernie Info Centre on Highway 3, Fernie

 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).  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, respond accordingly and not give in to the instinct to run, which can trigger the chase instinct.  Bear spray has been determined to be an effective deterrent that can reduce injury and potentially safe your life. Like a seat belt, it should be considered essential safety equipment when travelling in wildlife country.

Free of charge.  For more information and to register contact the WildSafeBC Coordinator, fernie@wildsafebc.com

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