About this event
Join us on Saturday, May 28th, as Parc Downsview Park will be hosting Black Canadian Hikers for an intro to birding nature walk. The event will be lead by Natalie. We will learn about some of the basics to birding while exploring Downsview Parks forests and meadows. This event is geared for all ages to join and will be inclusive and accessible throughout its entirety.
With the support from Downsview Park, we are able to offer this event free of charge. All participants must reserve a ticket, as tickets are limited. Members of the LGBTQ2S+, Black, Indigenous, and other underrepresented racial and ethnic communities are encouraged to register for this event!
Hiking Difficulty: Beginner Friendly
Terrain: Flat and Paved
Parking: Free Parking on site
**Please arrive by 9:30am, as this event will be starting right at 10:00 am SHARP**
We acknowledge that the land that we will be using for community recreational purposes is situated on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Black Canadian Hikers (BCH) is a grassroots community hiking group in the GTA which began in the year 2020. BCH is an open hiking group on a mission to connect those across the African & Black Diaspora in Ontario to nature through hiking to build community, break down stereotypes and increase representation, learn about the land we live on, and to improve our overall well-being, one trail at a time. BCH is LGBTQ2S+ inclusive and is open to all underrepresented racial and ethnic communities as well. This is a space where you are welcomed with open arms, just like nature, it welcomes us all, for we are nature, therefore we are all connected and we are all one.