Artists Eileen Gidman (left) and Joanne Ferry (right) with the Cresteramics art class.

Artists Eileen Gidman (left) and Joanne Ferry (right) with the Cresteramics art class.

Creston Valley Bird Fest partners with Cresteramics to create poster art

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Thanks to artist Eileen Gidman, and sponsorship from Columbia Power, the Creston Valley Bird Fest has partnered with Cresteramics in the development of an art program to create a poster for promotional purposes.

This is the second project between the Creston Valley Bird Fest and Cresteramics giving persons with diverse abilities the opportunity to contribute to their community. The Cresteramics members look forward to every art class and the bird fest committee appreciates their dedication and creative output.

The fourth Creston Valley Bird Fest is scheduled to fly May 13-15, 2016. The event promises to be a weekend of fun and feathers full of guided bird watching expeditions, bird presentations, a photography workshop, locally made dinners, evening field trips and several unique-to-Creston afternoon events. Some of these events include tours to the local honey and dairy farms, the community greenhouses, a lesson on backyard herbalism, kayaking to a cormorant colony, canoe trips and a children’s event at the Wildlife Interpretation Centre. The bird fest committee is pleased to host Jakob Dulisse, local wildlife biologist and photographer, at Friday night’s “Welcome to Creston” buffet.

The Creston Valley Bird Fest is a committee of the Creston Valley Branch of Wildsight. Visit the bird fest on Facebook or at www.crestonvalleybirds.ca, where tax-deductible donations are happily accepted.

Remember, spring migration, beginning with the return of the swans, is only four months away.

—CRESTON VALLEY BIRD FEST