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Board and Committee Members Recruitment The Friends of Presqu'ile Park Caring for and Preserving Presqu'ile Provincial Park Together The Friends of Presqu’ile Park (FOPP) Board of Directors is currently recruiting new Board and Committee members. If you are interested in pursuing volunteer activities in support of Presqu’ile Park now is the time to apply. The Board is seeking candidates with, but not limited to, any of the following skill sets: Board Governance Finance/Accounting Communication/Public Relations Article Writing/Editing skills Education/Environmental
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Kids' N Nature School Group Program Are you an educator? Do you lead a homeschool group? Are you looking for ways to connect your students with nature? The Friends’ of Presqu’ile offer FREE spring and fall Kids’n Nature school programs for students in JK to Gr. 7. Our school programs include two components, an in-class visit and a park visit. Groups can choose to do either or both. Curriculum based programs are designed to connect students with nature through Presqu’ile’s five unique habitats on topics such as growth and changes in animals and plants, biodiversity and
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Christmas @ Presqu'ile - A Community Success Story Did you know? That Christmas @ Presqu’ile attracts 4,000 visitors to the Park? That 70% of the visitors to our show came from outside the Brighton area? That the show supports the work of 130 local artisans? That this event is our largest single fundraiser? That over 100 volunteers contributed over 2,200 hours to make this event a success? The 2017 Christmas @ Presqu’ile Arts and Craft Show was a huge success by any measure. Visitors flocked to the five day show, the Tea Room and the Lighthouse Art Gallery. All venues had near-record sales. This was
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Volunteer of the Year Janine McClintock Each year, we honour our Volunteer of the Year with the presentation of the John Cole Award. For 2017, the award was presented to Janine McClintock. Janine’s devotion to Presqu’ile Park began when she accepted a summer internship as the park naturalist. That led to a six year involvement with the Natural Heritage Education program. After Janine left this role to become a teacher; her commitment to the Park continued in a volunteer role. Janine was an advisor for the development of the first School Program and Kids N Nature Camp. She took
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C@P A First Timer's View The 26th annual Christmas at Presqu’ile Arts and Crafts Show in Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Brighton, has come and gone for another year. The event was a great place to see local artists’ work, getting the community together, and starting your Christmas shopping. The show was held on November 4, 5, 8, 11, and 12th. Goods from about 130 venders were on display, and some of the items attractively presented were: clothing, knitted goods, paintings, photography, candles, soaps, jewelry, jams, jellies, cookies, wooden and stone figurines, stained glass, pet toys, Christmas
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Time to Renew your Membership! If you have already renewed for 2018, we thank you for your continuing interest in the Friends. However, if you have not yet renewed, may we suggest that now is a good time to do so. There are a lot of things going on in the Park with more to come and now more than ever we need the support of our members. So, we're making it easier than ever for you to renew. There is a secure, online system for membership renewal which allows for credit card payments of membership fees. Also, there is an online system for Volunteering which can be used to sign up or to change your current
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Winter in the Park The New Year certainly started off with a blast of winter weather at Presqu’ile Provincial Park with bone chilling in-your-face winds and frigid temperatures. So with this in mind I ensured that I dressed in a variety of warm layers even though it felt as if I was five years old again and my mother had just stuffed me into a snowsuit. With a thermos of piping hot tea carefully placed in my backpack and a peanut butter sandwich I set off from the Camp Office parking lot to trek out to Owen’s Point. Though the snow wasn’t deep, it was a bit challenging in areas where my
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Presqu'ile - Winter Wildlife While the park is much quieter during winter, with both fewer people and animals around, in some cases it is actually a better time of year to see some very charismatic animals. Fox, Coyote, Owls and Eagles are all easier to see in winter than other times of the year. Fox at the Park One of the reasons that animals are easier to see is that there is just less greenery to hide behind. No leaves on the trees and bushes have animals standing out more. If there is a blanket of snow on the ground it can be even easier to pick out animals as most stand out better against the white.Best
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Volunteer Opportunities past, present and future The Friends is a volunteer run organization. Volunteers plan the programs, manage them and implement them – a big job. That takes about 10,000 hours each and every year. It is my pleasure to highlight some of the fine accomplishments of our volunteer teams. The Barbecue team put in over 700 hours preparing and selling hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages to hungry campers – 1,850 lunches to be exact! This raised over $5,000 to support our programs and is important publicity for the Friends. This is in addition to all the raffle tickets sold at this weekly event. Christmas @
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Other News
Natural Heritage Education Program in 2017
The Year of High Water
Kids n Nature Summer Camp and School Outreach Program
Christmas @ Presqu'ile 2017
Last Camping Weekend
The Start of September
Bursary Winners
Park update 28th of August
Working at Presqu'ile Provincial Park
Park Update for 17th of August
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