Quetico Foundation’s 2016 Meeting & Celebration of the Season – Thanking and awarding Peter Dalglish

At Quetico Foundation’s 2016 Meeting & Celebration of the Season in December, we took the opportunity to thank Peter Dalglish for his significant contribution to the Foundation over the past 25 years – and presented him with a Quetico Foundation commemorative paddle made by XY Paddles. Thank you Peter!

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Happy holiday season!

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Canoeing through Quetico, Credit: Torie Gervais

 

From the Quetico Foundation to you. We wish you, your friends, family and loved ones a happy festive season!

Looking back on the year, we’ve achieved a whole lot! We sure are appreciative of the work we’ve done and the friends we’ve got!

We’re thinking of the outdoors in this time of snow, you can be sure there’s a place we wish to go, all our hearts beat for our loved Quetico!

Thank you so much for this year and there’s always the next! From all your friends at the Quetico Foundation we wish you the best!

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Please help support the Quetico Foundation on Giving Tuesday

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Dear Canadian Audience,

The Quetico Foundation helps protect wilderness, conducts biology research, supports artists and helps connect young leaders to appreciate wilderness experiences in the majestic Quetico Wilderness-Class Provincial Park. Please give generously on Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday, please donate and help support our programs and help the Quetico Foundation: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-quetico-foundation/

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Experience Trinity Theatre’s Leadership Difference First Hand!

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Quetico Foundation’s Annual Art Show – Shapes and Sizes – Nov 3 2016

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Thursday November 3rd from 5:00-10:00 pm, The Quetico Foundation is once again partnering with the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund (TSCBF) for the annual Art Show to be held at the Storys Building, 11 Duncan Street near the corner of King and Duncan! 

This year’s show ‘Shapes and Sizes’ will be profiling approximately 150 works inspired by the province’s great outdoor spaces, landscapes, cities and towns, including featured artists –Steve McDonald, David Marshak, and Elzbieta Krawecka.

Our art collection from our Artists in Residence will be in the show! 

Please come out, have fun, buy and see great art and get together with colleagues and friends with food, drink, appetizers and a great evening that is widely appreciated, helps young minds and young leaders, helps protection and appreciation of our wilderness and helps gives young people the chance to go to camp and experience Ontario’s great outdoors. 

Click here to buy tickets and claim your spot at this year’s amazing art evening

By |October 18th, 2016|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation’s Annual Art Show – Shapes and Sizes – Nov 3 2016

Biology Intern Team and Student Summer Research Program 2016 Photo Blog

This summer, throughout May, June, July and August, Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program team and our biology intern team studied invasive species, monitored songbirds, studied blister-resistant white pines, as well as ecosystem and aquatic ecology monitoring! This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Student Summer Research Program and the 10th anniversary of the Biology Intern program!

The students had a great time, discovered and studied quite a few species and had the chance to study and explore a diversity of habitats in Quetico’s wilderness.

Check out this photo blog:

Group photo! Summer Student Research Group and Biology Interns, Credit: Hannah KoslowskyKiara paddling Sturgeon Lake. Credit: Hannah KoslowskyLoons in the rain on Fern Lake.Western painted turtles in Stanton Bay.Dragonflies emerging.Catching frogs to swab for diseaseFound a central newt to swabTy found a baby snapping turtle on Basswood LakeGreat snapping turtle close up. Snapping turtle populations are declining in Ontario. Snapping turtles are a species at risk.Ty and western painted turtle or "Hey, photograph me with this great student from the Student Summer Research Program team"Start of Trip 3 to collect songbird metersHannah organizing the traps for the next lakeBrigitte with the first rusty crayfishStorm blowing in with rainbow, Pickerel NarrowsRiver otter in creek off Fern LakeGroup shot at our first campsite on BasswoodJuvenile Bald Eagle in Stanton BayBald eagle hanging out. Bald eagle populations are recovering from being decimated and nearly wiped-out in the 1960's and 1970's but remain listed as a species at risk in Ontario.Brigitte checking out the beautiful wilderness at Pickerel Lakea white admiral butterfly visits the canoeistsgreat blue heronenjoying a Quetico sunsetA fantastic group photo, Summer Student Research Group and Biology Interns, Credit: Hannah Koslowsky

Learn more about Quetico Foundation’s awesome, insightful and well-acclaimed programs here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ and http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/science/

All photos provided by Hannah Koslowsky on behalf of Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Team and Biology Interns

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Ridley Wilderness Youth Program Highlights 2016 – 10th Anniversary edition

The Ridley Wilderness Youth Program team had an outstanding time in Quetico. The Ridley Wilderness Youth Program (RWYP) is one of Quetico Foundation‘s proudest partnerships with Trinity Theatre and some of Toronto’s young leaders. This year marks the 10th Anniversary and the RWYP team headed out into the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park, August 4th-12th, to gain leadership skills, wilderness skills, canoe trip experience, sustainable values, team values, personal reflections, life lessons, meet up and learn about ecosystem monitoring and ecology from the Student Summer Research Program and to enjoy backcountry camping and canoeing along waterfalls, the beautiful landscape, old growth forest, shoreline, portages, wilderness, sunset mirrored lakes and pristine waters of Quetico.

This set of 24 photos shows the 2016 RWYP team having a great time in Quetico. Credit: Torie Gervais on behalf of the 2016 Ridley Wilderness Youth Program.

2016 RWYP team headed out into a wilderness canoe camping excursion in Quetico. Credit: Torie GervaisLooking at a topographic map of Quetico.Getting a great official welcome to Atikokan, The Canoeing Capital of CanadaJeremy Dickson, and Canoe Canada Outfitters, introduce the RWYP team to the park and showing them their route.Trevor Gibb, Quetico Park Superintendent, familiarizes us with Quetico.Under blue sky, exploring wetlands along the beautiful shoreline of Quetico on an amazing dayLearning how to navigate the portages, canoe routes and waterways in northern Ontario's Quetico Provincial ParkEnjoying a nice beach on a blue sky day by the lake with gorgeous shoreline in the backgroundThe Student Summer Research Program team provides a demonstration about aquatic species and crayfish monitoringObserving a crayfish to see if it is native or an invasive rusty crayfish in Quetico being removed from an ecology study funnel net.Enjoying the fresh air and surroundings at a great lunch spot in QueticoHaving fun canoeingThe Ridley Wilderness Youth Program team by beautiful wilderness rapids along a portage in QueticoPortaging the canoe, eh!Learning canoe and camp safety skillsJust relaxing in the canoeFun and great times around the campsiteReflections of the lake and forest - enjoying a beautiful Quetico sunsetA friendly face while paddling through the wetlandsEpic canoe trip photo: classic  wilderness canoe and portage styleJai, a RWYP canoeist from 2014 joined and provided mentorship to the 2016 teamPortaging along a Quetico lake-to-lake trail.A great group photo on one of the truely most epic 2016 Quetico canoe trips, Credit: Torie GervaisFinishing photo: Enjoying one of the final sunsets along Quetico's shores

 

 

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Join in our celebration of wilderness up in Quetico! _Atikokan Progress promo Aug 2 2016_

Quetico Foundation BBQ 2016 Atikokan Progress

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Quetico Foundation Canoe Day on Big Creek Benefits Student Summer Research Program

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Thirty canoeists attended Quetico Foundation’s Canoe Day. We canoed along the Big Creek valley through the Carolinian forest with its verdant trillium carpet and flowering trees, past rolling landscapes with streams and wetlands that feed the headwaters of the Big Creek National Wildlife Area.

Many genuine thanks to each canoeist and everyone for your support of the Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program on our paddle along Big Creek, Saturday May 7, 2016. As well as for good, wholesome and fun conversations and great canoeing among a great group.

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Save the date on May 7th 2016! Paddle Big Creek near the National Wildlife Area during the high-point of the bird migration and see lots of wildlife.

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