Butterfly Effect

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) is honoured to announce the return of our Butterfly Effect on Saturday, June 24th. We ask our community to join us in coming together to remember, connect and celebrate. The magnificent release of the butterflies is an opportunity for our community to release a butterfly in honour and memory of a loved one who has died.

The Butterfly Effect will take place at Bertram Creek Regional Park in Kelowna where we will gather to remember and release over 500 butterflies. The event begins at 10:30am with registration. There will be a short opening ceremony followed by a group release of the butterflies. The event will wrap up around 12:30pm.

There will be children’s activities, a memory board, light refreshments and snacks to enjoy.  Please dress accordingly as this is an outdoor event; plan to bring a lawn chair or blanket if you would like to relax on the grass.

This meaningful remembrance is for all ages and we ask our community to join us as we connect together to remember the loved ones we have lost. 

Purchase Butterflies

About the Day


  • Secure parking available (parking spaces are limited, car pooling is encouraged)
  • The event begins at 10:30am with registration
  • Upon arrival please head to the registration desk
  • At the registration desk please present your confirmation email which shows the number of butterflies you will receive (Butterflies are registered under the name of the purchaser)
  • Registered attendees will be given their tickets which represents the number of butterflies to be picked up
  • Between 11:00-11:30am attendees will be asked to pick up their butterflies at the butterfly pick up location by exchanging their tickets for the live butterflies
  • There will be live music played and a special butterfly release song played
  • Attendees are able to join in a group release or they can go off on their own with their loved ones for privacy
  • The event will wrap up around 12:30pm

To note:

  • Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on
  • Light refreshments and snacks will be available
  • Enjoy live music during the ceremony
  • Dress for weather as this is an outdoor event
  • Golf carts will be available for individuals with mobility challenges
  • No dogs are permitted in Bertram Creek Regional Park

Help Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan.