Printmaking workshop and hike offered in Abbotsford and Mission

A Creative Hike and Burn Challenge is taking place in Abbotsford and Mission this month.

The event is hosted by the City of Abbotsford in partnership with local printmaker Emilie Kvist as part of the BC Culture Days Earth Endeavors Ambassador Series.

Hikers will be encouraged to observe the natural environment and collect plant material to use in the carving activities during the hike. They will receive supplies to create their own take-out print.

The group will also participate in a collaborative engraving activity.

Also as part of the Earth Endeavors series, Kvist will create an artwork that will be installed at Mill Lake Park Maze in mid-August. The piece will be based on the collaborative engraving project created in its creative workshops.

A medium-to-difficult pace guided hike and workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 19 from 9-11 a.m. at the Downes Bowl Trail in Abbotsford and is open to participants ages 12 and up.

An easier hike and workshop, open to participants ages six and up, will take place on Monday, July 25 at Centennial Park in Mission.

Participation in guided hikes and creative workshops is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit abbotsford.ca/culture-days for more information.

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