The Burns Bog Conservation Society is hosting its annual International Bog Day celebration this Sunday.
The free event, which goes from 10: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Planet Ice Delta (10388 Nordel Ct.), will have a mix of entertainment, including performers, dancers, singers and bands.
"It's a wide variety," said society events coordinator Katie Hikida.
There will be jazz, hip-hop, tap and belly dancing along with folk and country singers. Bands will be performing progressive rock and covers.
Bog tours will happen every half hour from 11 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. It costs $5 each to go on a tour.
There will be three different yoga sessions taking place at the event and 20 mats will be provided for those looking to take part.
Kids can take part in colouring and educational activities.
Situated between the Fraser River and Boundary Bay, the 10,000-acre bog is a unique and fascinating environment. A bog is a special kind of wetland that stores up to 20 times more carbon dioxide than a rain forest.
Before International Bog Day celebrations get going, the annual Jog for the Bog run through the trails of the Delta Nature Reserve takes place.
Options include a one-kilometre fun run, a five-km walk/run and a 10-km run. The event is chip timed, said Hikida.
"You have a chip on your shoe and it records your time so you get the race results really quickly," she said.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Planet Ice parking lot. The run begins at 9 a.m.
There will be a pancake breakfast following the jog thanks to volunteers from the Delta Scottsdale Lions. There will also be a Tim Hortons cruiser with coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts.
Awards are slated to be handed out at 10: 30 a.m.
For more information on Jog for the Bog, or to register online, visit www.burnsbog.org.