About Us

Who We Are

The Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society, or B.E.E.P.S, was founded in 2015, two years after the restoration of the Historic Peachland Primary School, which acts as a roost for our bats. It was known for decades that a large bat colony was inhabiting the attic of the old schoolhouse, which was built in 1908. However, it wasnt until 2013, when the old Primary School building was restored and reopened as the Peachand Visitor Centre, that the presence of the bats was formally acknowledged. Today, B.E.E.P.S actively promotes the protection and preservation of bat species in Peachland, and to educate the public as a means of achieving these goals.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who donate their time to educate the public about the importance of protecting and preserving the bats in Peachland, Canada, and around the world.

Batty Bat

Heidi Slyngbom - President

Treasure Bat

Randi Evans - Treasurer

Guano Girl

Rachel Truant - Secretary

Lady Bat

Darlene Hartford - Director

Bossy Bat

Dagmar White - Interim Director

Busy Bat

Barb Opinko - Director