Quetico Foundation sponsored Community BBQ at Dawson Trail Campground in Quetico Provincial Park

The Quetico Foundation sponsored a Community BBQ on Monday in Quetico Park at the Dawson Trail Campground on French Lake. Community leaders, trustees, our Executive Director, Biology Intern and Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants were there – joining leaders, campers and neighbours in celebrating 60 years of wilderness preservation.

Check out these photos and enjoy the experience.

 

What a beautiful view amidst the pines at the Dawson Trail Campground on French Lake, in Quetico

photo credit: Torie GervaisGreat Ridley Wilderness Youth Program t-shirts, and participants having fun!

photo credit: Torie GervaisRWYP program participants enjoy catching up with Glenda, executive director, and relaxing at the lakeside community BBQ

photo credit: Torie GervaisAn incredible Quetico Foundation, 60th anniversary wilderness protection cake

photo credit: Torie GervaisProgram participants, community members and leaders relaxing at the Dawson Trail Campground at French Lake in Quetico Park during the Quetico Foundation sponsored community BBQRWYP participants at the BBQ having fun with Glenda

photo credit: Torie Gervais
By |September 4th, 2015|Events, Foundation News, Park News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation sponsored Community BBQ at Dawson Trail Campground in Quetico Provincial Park

Save the Date! Art Show – Places & Spaces at The Storys Building, November 5th, 2015

For a second year in a row, on our 61st anniversary year, The Quetico Foundation is partnering with the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund in Places & Spaces, an Art Show featuring artists from the Quetico Artists in Residence Program alongside many fine Canadian artists, inspired by Ontario’s beautiful natural legacy, including Quetico Provincial Park, as well as other natural and cultural themes.

Join us on November 5th, 2015  in support of The Quetico Foundation and the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund, for an outstanding, memorable, creative, inspiring and significant evening.

We appreciate the considerate and kind sponsors who help to support the Quetico Foundation’s programs and protecting our wilderness areas in Quetico, as well as helping to give kids and young folk the opportunities to go to camp. If interested in helping to provide sponsorship, please contact The Quetico Foundation at 416-941-9388 or office@queticofoundation.org or contact the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund www.taylorstattencamps.com/tsc-bursary-fund-tscbf or www.tscbf.com/get-in-touch.html.

By |June 26th, 2015|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Save the Date! Art Show – Places & Spaces at The Storys Building, November 5th, 2015

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 Photo Album

Quetico Foundation’s annual Canoe Day raises funds to benefit the Student Summer Research Program and brings friends, canoeists, supporters, trustees and community together to enjoy paddling Ontario’s canoe routes, with a chance to enjoy great weather, see wildlife and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Quetico Foundation Canoe Day participants saw a ton of wildlife including song sparrows, sandpipers, Canada geese, fish, a green frog, green darner dragonflies, emerging lilypads, trumpeter swans, barn swallows, tree swallows and a porcupine. The Nonquon River is serene and smooth, surrounded by cattails, birch, dogwood, cedars and pines, as well as some riverine wetlands areas.

The Quetico Foundation board of trustees held our Annual General Meeting on May 1st, 2015 at the Canadian Canoe Museum and had the chance to tour the exhibits and see more canoes than you ever imagined at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

To learn more about the Quetico Foundation and to help support our programs and mission to protect wilderness with a particular focus on Quetico Provincial Park, visit: www.queticofoundation.org

Photos by: Noah Cole and Ryan Rogers/CAPS community news and Judy

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 group photo on the Nonquon River!Quetico Foundation Canoe Day canoeists ready to paddle the smooth, serene and beautiful Nonquon River.Canoe Day canoeists paddling the NonquonBarn swallows, threatened species at risk in Ontario, nest by the Nonquon River.Canoe Day friends gather, ready and excited to head downstream.Kawartha Outfitters outfitted the Quetico Foundation Canoe Day with a remarkable gourmet lunch, including this impressive canoe day cake!Canoe Day participants on the water along the beautiful Nonquon River.Quetico Foundation Canoe Day participants head out along the Nonquon River.Quetico Foundation Canoe Day participants head out along the Nonquon River on a gorgeous day.A Canada goose lays flat in a defensive posture protecting its nest.Dogwood, willows, swamp maples, birches and cedars along the shores of the Nonquon River.Quetico Foundation Canoe Day canoeists enjoying the great weather, a beautiful paddle, natural landscape and wildlife viewing, along the Nonquon River.Tree swallows flew circles above the canoes as they fed on midges and visited their nest in the tree.This green frog basked in the sun and waited for aquatic food along the banks of the Nonquon River.A porcupine came out to enjoy a nibble in the local wetlands.Song sparrows and other songbirds sang along the river and fed on non-biting flying insects.Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 group photo2015 Quetico Foundation Canoe Day canoeistsGlenda, on the riverThe beautiful Nonquon RiverThe fantastic gourmet lunch provided by Kawartha Outfitters
By |May 8th, 2015|Action, Events, Foundation News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 Photo Album

Paddle the Nonquon River on the Quetico Foundation’s Annual Canoe Day; May 2nd

Join friends, the Quetico Foundation and spring canoeists on May 2nd, and paddle down the Nonquon River for a chance to see birds, turtles, lilypads and pine trees and to help benefit the Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program.

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day 2015 Nonquon River(2)

THE DAY PLAN: The trip will begin  in Seagrave, Ontario from where we will be shuttled upstream to and put in the Nonquon for a morning paddle through a variety of wetland, field and forest communities. We will stop downstream for a gourmet lunch and refreshments around a cozy bonfire, and then continue down river to Lake Scugog. Shuttle service back to your cars will be provided.

THINGS TO BRING: Reserve a canoe/kayak & paddling gear when you register, or bring your own. Don’t forget boots, camera & binoculars! Dress for the weather!

THE COST: $100 per person including a canoe or kayak/ $80 per person if you bring your own canoe.

A charitable tax receipt for $65 will be issued for each participant.

Students half price!

The Overnight Plan: Please join the Trustees, Trustees Emeriti and Ontario Parks’ officials for a group Dinner (7pm) and overnight at the Admiral Inn & Conference Centre in Lindsay on Friday May 1st following the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting. We will enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast and start to our Saturday paddle!

Please book accommodation directly with the Admiral Inn at a special rate of $90.-$115.per room (+ taxes) including breakfast! Group Booking: The Quetico Foundation Phone: 1-866-328-1743. Dinner will be charged separately.

RSVP: To The Quetico Foundation for Dinner and/or Canoe Day as soon as possible and before April 24th.

Email or phone or mail. Cheque or Credit Card.

This will be a great kick off to the spring paddling season!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you then!

The Quetico Foundation

Tel:416.941.9388
Email:office@queticofoundation.org
www.queticofoundation.org

This event supports the Quetico Foundation’s Summer Student Research Program. If you are unable to join us on the river, but would like to support our program, your tax receiptable donation to the Foundation would be greatly appreciated!

By |April 15th, 2015|Events, Fundraising|Comments Off on Paddle the Nonquon River on the Quetico Foundation’s Annual Canoe Day; May 2nd

Thank you for joining us at the Art Show!

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This year, our 60th anniversary year, The Quetico Foundation partnered with the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund in Ontario Discovered, an Art Show featuring artists from the Quetico Artists in Residence Program alongside approximately 25 Canadian artists who are inspired by Ontario’s green or natural areas both within and outside the urban environment.

Thank you for supporting The Quetico Foundation and the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund for a highly successfully, culturally rich evening.

We’ll be posting a booklet of the art displayed at the show, some of which is still available! Visit this page again soon!

By |October 17th, 2014|Events, Foundation News, Fundraising|Comments Off on Thank you for joining us at the Art Show!