Spark Grant For An Accessible Goldstream Park

April 10, 2024

Breaking Barriers: Spark Grant Facilitates Accessible Adventure to Goldstream Park 

BC Park Ambassadors were thrilled to welcome a team from the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre to Goldstream Park last November for a truly unforgettable expedition.

Thanks to a Spark Grant, members and their families spent the day learning about the salmon run during a presentation expertly translated by two ASL (American sign language) interpreters funded by BC Parks. The adventure included a trip to the iconic Finlayson Bridge and to the Nature House.  

Attendees said spotting all the wildlife was a highlight of their day, as well as the vast knowledge of the Ambassadors, and getting the chance to learn about nature through ASL.

Breaking down barriers to experience the benefits of nature is core to what the Spark Grant is all about! The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre is one of many partners the Grant collaborates with to increase time in nature and nature education for those who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it.

The Spark Fund has facilitated newcomers to Canada in experiencing nature, supported individuals with physical barriers to enjoy the outdoors, and contributed valuable nature observations for scientific research aiding conservation efforts. To join in supporting community groups breaking down barriers to nature and contributing to conservation, consider donating to the Spark Fund today!

Help Break Down Barriers to Nature!