Forest Discovery Centre offers free admission on strike day

Thursday May 29, when the kids are out of school during the labour dispute, why not bring them to Children’s Education Day at the BC Forest Discovery Centre? For the one day only, children under 13 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. you and your children can spend a fun-filled and educational day exploring the 100-acre facility. Hop aboard a train, explore the buildings and see how loggers lived and worked in the logging camps years ago. Climb the stairs of the Forest Ranger lookout tower and see all over the park, learn all about forest history in the museum and take in the current museum exhibit which tells the story of the huge 1938 Bloedel fire.

Centre manager Chris Gale thinks it’s a great idea.

"This day is a great opportunity for parents, babysitters, day camp leaders, or anyone with school-age children, to have a special day of fun together and learn a lot in the process. With educating a mandate of the BC Forest Discovery Centre, we’ve decided to offer this day with a special discounted rate," he said last week.

For safety purposes there is a maximum of three children per adult that will be strictly enforced. An adult special rate of only $8 is also in effect for the one day.

"Plan to stay for the whole day, and join us for a barbecue of a hot dog for $2, or a delicious hamburger for only $3, and add a beverage for only $1," Gale said, adding, "at the BC Forest Discovery Centre, we are always looking for ways to learn in a fun way so join us and take home with you some history of what your ancestors experienced working in the forests of British Columbia."

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