Centre culturel francophone de l'Okanagan
The Kelowna Geocaching Circuit brings to light historical and cultural facts about the Okanagan francophone community. The history is rich but not fully known by the community. Each cache refers to an historical or cultural fact about the French community in the Okanagan. With the Geocaching Circuit, you will learn about the history of Father Pandosy, Auguste Guillard and the Lequime’s brothers.
French Geocaching Rally – Special event – July 20th 2016
The Geocaching Circuit will be transformed for one day with brand new caches. Temporary caches will be hidden downtown Kelowna for a rally that will guide you to a French music show, starting at 6PM at Waterfront park. Each cache will guide you to another cache, much like a treasure hunt. Be aware, the circuit will only be available on July 20th 2016, from 1PM to 4PM.
The first 50 participants to complete the rallye will receive an artistic gift package. As proof of completion, each participant will have to provide at the end of the rallye (at the last cache), a picture of them with each cache.
What will you find in the caches
You will find in each cache the GPS references to the next cache. The first cache will lead you to the second one, and the second one to the third one, and so on. You will also find on the cache site a performance or a workshop from a local Francophone artist.
Rally’s starting point
N 49° 53.465 W 119° 29.738
5 new caches will be added for the rally.
Make sure to say ‘Hi’ to the artist at each cache:
Mickaël Costa, Visual Arts -Photographer
Christine Cloutier, Visual Arts – Painter
LInda & Michael Breakey, Visual Arts – Photographer
David Beaudoin, Performing Arts – Circus
Elodie Dorsel, Performing Arts – Singing, dancing, acting & directing
Francis Langevin, Litterary Arts & Movies
End the afternoon on a musical note, with an evening of French Folk live music concert, FrancoFolk, in partnership with Festivals Kelowna.
New caches will soon be available. Stay tuned to find out!
|N 49° 52.576 W 119° 29.282||Train station|
|N 50° 11.673 W 119° 19.306||Kekuli|
|N 49° 53.465 W 119° 29.738||Centre Culturel Francophone de l'Okanagan|
|N 49° 51.067 W 119° 26.608||Berard Road|
|N 49° 50.100 W 119° 29.186||École l'Anse-au-sable|
|N 49° 52.880 W 119° 28.377||Auguste Guillard, Old man Kelowna|
What is a geocache?
Geocaches can appear in many different appearance. It can look like a small box or a tiny phial. Geocaches hides little treasure normally with no value.
What is Geocaching” video *© *Groundspeak, Inc. DBA Geocaching. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.