Welcome to the SONC website.
If you have any suggestions please get in touch with Bob Handfield or Glenda Ross.

Mission Statement:

"To provide a dynamic local focus for experiencing the natural world of B.C. and for promoting its conservation"

  • Indoor meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September to May (except for December) at
  • 7:00 pm at Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton.
  • . Please bring your own coffee mug ---- New members always welcome.
  • Our birding, wildflower, geology, social group meets every Thursday in the north parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall (north of Warren Ave. and east of Atkinson St.) at 9 AM.
  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.

Annual Waiver

Required annually with membership fee.

Download PDF Waiver

Next Monthly Meeting

June 23, 4PM; note this is a Sunday

This will be a pot-luck picnic"

Skaha Lake Park, at the Rotary Pavilion near the parking lot off South Main; It will be a traditional Potluck, please RSVP to Bobbi at b.bodden@shaw.ca.
Advise if attending & the number coming.

Also please advise if you will bring either:

Please bring Chair, Plate, cutlery, napkin and Beverage

Next Monthly Meeting

March 23rd: Come out to hear award winning local author and ecologist Don Gayton discuss his new book The Sky and the Patio. Don uses his backyard patio as a springboard to delve into our human relationship with nature. Don's awards include the BC Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award and the US National Outdoor Book Award.

Bird Outings

Thursday birding outings are back! Outings generally start at 9AM. If you would like to know more about Thursday outings, please email Wendy at wendyastewart@shaw.ca .

Trip Outings

Douglas Lake Trip Report Douglas Lake 2024 report

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Remembering Anne and Jim Ginns


We reported a while back that Anne Ginns had passed away and we now sadly report that her husband Jim Ginns passed away on April 29th. See the March 2020 Honker (click on the view PDF button below) for a writeup about Anne and Jim and their connections to nature and SONC.

Full News Article
View or Download PDF File
View Jim Ginn"s Obit

Anniversary Video

If you missed the Club’s 60th Anniversary dinner and presentation in September 2022 you can watch the retrospective video produced by Club member Patrick Parenteau by clicking on the play link below (about 25 minutes).