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2018 Volunteer of the Year Each year, The Friends of Presqu’ile honour our Volunteer of the Year with the presentation of the John Cole Award.  For 2018, the award was presented to Joyce Boucher. Joyce is the force behind the Friends of Presqu’ile Gift Shop located in the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre.  The gift shop is a major fund raiser for the Friends.  Of equal importance is Joyce’s role as the face of the Friends to many visitors to Presqu’ile Provincial Park.  They know they can receive reliable advice about The Friends, The Park and the town of Brighton.  They can buy a
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AGM 2018 Invitation Bev Cook, Chair, on behalf ofthe Board of The Friends of Presqu’ile Park, invites you to the Annual General Meeting Saturday, June 2, 2018 At Stonehedge, Lighthouse Lane, Presqu’ile Provincial Park Coffee at 10:00 am • AGM starts at 10:30 am and will be followed by lunch   Please send your RSVP to Bev Cook, by Friday, May18. Telephone 613 475 1688 or E-mail chair@friendsofpresquile.on.ca Park admission is free- simply advise gate staff that you are attending the AGM. Volunteers will be on hand to register attendees and to take
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KIDS ‘N Nature Camps 2018 KIDS ‘N Nature Camps 2018 by Janine McClintock Parents and grandparents are signing up children for our Kids ‘n Nature Summer Camps – and they couldn’t be more excited! ‘I would like to sign my daughter up for this camp. It will be her 3rd summer with you. She loves it and so do I!’ Since our outdoor adventure camp experience has proved to be so popular, we get a lot of repeat customers.  To keep activities fresh, we offer different themes every week.  Each camp week will include nature-based games, crafts, learning activities, hiking and 3 beach
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Warblers & Whimbrels Weekend 2018 PRESS RELEASE – Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend at Presqu’ile – May 19-20/2018 The Friends of Presqu’ile Park are pleased to announce that Spring is finally here!  And with Spring comes the return of tens of thousands of smaller birds and shorebirds that migrate through Presqu’ile Provincial Park on their way north.  These are some of the most beautiful and sought after birds for birdwatchers and this weekend is packed with activities designed to introduce visitors to these birds and the fine art of bird watching.  On both Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20
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Meet our 2018 Kids 'n Nature staff Every summer, the Friends of Presqu'ile hire summer students to support the park's Natural Heritage Education Program and the Friends' Kids 'n Nature program. This year we have received three Summer Experience Opportunity grants and two Canada Summer Jobs grants to help us fund these positions. While most staff start in early July, the Kids 'n Nature staff started this first week of May preparing for our popular school outreach program.  Our interpreters will be going into classrooms to teach local students about all the biodiversity that Presqu'ile has to offer. 
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Ryan Pearce: 2018 Outstanding Youth Award Winner – Brighton Civic Awards Nancy Sutton, Friends of Presqu'ile Volunteer Coordinator with Ryan Pearce, Friends volunteer and winner of the Outstanding Youth category of the 2018 Brighton Civic Awards.  Photo courtesy of Brighton Independent. The Friends of Presqu’ile Park are delighted to announce that our own Ryan Pearce has been selected as the Outstanding Youth winner in Brighton’s 2018 Civic Awards. Ryan became a volunteer with the Friends shortly after he emigrated with his family from England.  Although he left most of his family behind in England, Ryan feels he has found a second family
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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
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Winter in the Park
Volunteer Opportunities past, present and future
Natural Heritage Education Program in 2017
The Year of High Water
Kids ‘n Nature Summer Camp and School Outreach Program
Christmas @ Presqu'ile 2017
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