Quetico Foundation Annual Canoe Day 2017 – Cootes Paradise was a great success!

Thank you to everyone! We had a great time hiking, birdwatching and canoeing on a great guided tours at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Quetico Foundation Canoe Day – Cootes Paradise,
Royal Botanical Gardens,
May 13 2017

This event supported Quetico Foundation‘s Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.

Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/

group photo canoeing in Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/group photo while hiking and birdwatching by Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Group having a great time birdwatching, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Mikaela Manley   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/bald eagle, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/large-flowered trillium and mayapples, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Rose-breasted grosbeak, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole  This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Abigail, a hiker and canoeist, enjoyed having a great first-hand experience and chance to feed a rose-breasted grosbeak, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Mikaela Manley  This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Abigail, a hiker and canoeist, had a first-hand experience and chance to feed a rose-breasted grosbeak, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Midland painted turtles, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Crabapple tree and Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/shoreline forested hills, wetland and blue sky view, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/shoreline forested hills, wetland and blue sky view, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/This guy - Noah Cole, fellow trustee of the Quetico Foundation enjoys a day canoeing at Cootes Paradise, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Canada geese flying over flowering crabapple trees, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/lilac valley and pines, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/northern watersnake, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/group hiking and having a great time enjoying the view, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Mikaela Manley   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Cormorants on Hickory Island with elevated water levels, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/Wetlands and views towards Dundas Valley, Cootes Paradise, Quetico Foundation Canoe Day,  Royal Botanical Gardens, May 13 2017, Credit: Noah Cole   This event supports Quetico Foundation's Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, providing young leaders from across the Toronto District School Board with a wilderness canoe trip experience in Quetico Park.   Learn more about the Quetico Foundation and the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/

 

By |June 8th, 2017|Events, Foundation News, Public Meetings|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation Annual Canoe Day 2017 – Cootes Paradise was a great success!

Join The Quetico Foundation for our Annual Canoe (&Hike) Day at Cootes Paradise Sanctuary

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Paddle Ahead: Double the Impact of your Donation Today!

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Update! June 14 2017 – We’ve reached $30,700!

WE DID IT! YOU PROVIDED GENUINELY SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT AND CLOSED THE GAP BEFORE JUNE 30 2017! Thank you to all those wilderness enthusiasts and paddlers who have helped us achieve our goal!!

The fundraising deadline by the end of June is coming soon, and we have impressively reached beyond this matching target.

The impact of your support will be doubled towards the preservation of Quetico Park and the important youth focused education and research programs that the Foundation supports.

Donate to the Quetico Foundation and help keep our canoe on course – in ensuring the preservation of our 150 year old Canadian wilderness! Before you throw your canoe on the car and escape into the backcountry for the summer, dig deep and paddle us to our $25,000 destination! Join our race! Every stroke you take will be matched dollar for dollar by a most generous family Foundation.

It’s not too late you can still make a donation to help the Quetico Foundation further address our goals.

 

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Click here to go to the Quetico Foundation on Canada Helps to make your gift today!

Thank you for your support.

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Join our partner the Quetico Foundation-US in their Inaugural Celebration on April 28, 2017

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Save the date! Quetico Foundation’s canoe day is May 13th!

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Interested in working for The Quetico Foundation this summer?

 

JOB POSTING – 2017 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

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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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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

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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

By |September 16th, 2016|Foundation News, Jobs|Comments Off on Biology Intern Team and Student Summer Research Program 2016 Photo Blog

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

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