Friends of Cheakamus

Donate to the Cheakamus Foundation and automatically become a Friend of Cheakamus. Join an ever-growing community of outdoor enthusiasts who have a love of nature, and a passion for environmental education and conservation. As a Friend of Cheakamus you will have access to the Cheakamus Centre ecological reserve for seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events, and will be kept informed of the lasting impact of your support.

Choose a donation level that is right for you:

  • Donate $25.00 and receive a subscription to Cheakamus Centre’s e-newsletter and seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events for a single individual; be part of the reciprocal program with over 140 nature centres.
  • Donate $75.00 and receive a subscription to Cheakamus Centre’s e-newsletter and seasonal Friends of Cheakamus special events for a family of four; be part of the reciprocal program with over 140 nature centres.
  • Donate $500+ and in addition to above, receive a listing on the Friends of Cheakamus donor wall.

For upper-level donations, please contact Sarah Bainbridge at sarah@cheakamuscentre.ca or visit our Sponsorship page.

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Please Note: Our Friends of Cheakamus have access to the Cheakamus Centre ecological reserve during scheduled special events only. School programs are in progress most days. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that drop in visits are not possible.

Grant Writing Workshop a Success!

Last week a dynamic group of people representing arts, education, environmental, and health organizations came together to explore the world of grant writing. During this collaborative session, participants shared information about critical projects, moved through the grant writing process, identified resources, and even started to think about how to celebrate the completion of these initiatives.We look forward to seeing the implementation of these important programs that will enhance the quality of life for thousands of people throughout the corridor!

Earth Day: A Unique Friends of Cheakamus Special Event!

What better way to spend Earth Day then at Cheakamus Centre for an exclusive Friends of Cheakamus event! Friends gathered for a beautiful forest walk and experienced a day of exploration and discovery, led by volunteer experts. Don't miss out on our next event - become a Friend of Cheakamus today!

Wintering Bald Eagles Walk - A Friends of Cheakamus Event was a Success!

On January 6, 2018 more than two dozen adults and children gathered at Cheakamus Centre for the first Friends of Cheakamus members’ event of the year – Wintering Bald Eagles Walk. After fueling up on hot coffee and freshly-baked bannock, the group headed out in the field. Members viewed bald eagles close-up in their winter habitat, and learned about the unique ecology and wildlife of the area from volunteer experts Victor Elderton and Kate Keogh. Vic and Kate shared their knowledge and enthusiasm in a way that intrigued adults and children alike, and opened everyone’s eyes to the wonders of these magnificent birds of prey. Jason Bigelow, longtime Cheakamus friend and talented birder, also came along and helped with bird identification. The rain held off and there was a good handful of sightings on this easy-paced, highly interpretive walk along the Cheakamus River dyke trail.

Everyone had a great time and this event was so successful that we will be hosting a spring nature walk for Friends of Cheakamus members when the weather warms. Stay tuned!

"An amazing day! Learning about eagles from engaging experts in the field. I’m looking forward to the Spring event." ~ Luke Smeaton from SD 44 - Manager of Sustainability, Energy & Environmental Planning

"I have been telling everyone who will listen that they should become a Friend of Cheakamus so they can check out the next event - and bring their kids!" ~ Steph