John Doelman’s poetry is deeply personal and evocative. He carries you with him, whether at that split second of inspiration, or during the slowing down of twilight. To John, moments of life are snapshots of so much more. This poem is from his new book, “Quetico Connection,” where he brings the intimacy of the wilderness to the reader, via his favorite place, Quetico Provincial Park.
During the last couple of months, Quetico Foundation challenged paddlers and nature enthusiasts to “Portage, Snap and Share” to raise awareness and funding for Quetico, the Iconic Wilderness Class Park. Thank you to everyone who took part in the challenge and donated. Congratulations to the following #QueticoPortageChallenge winners. Thank you to all the sponsors, we really appreciate your support!
Quetico Foundation Challenges Paddlers and Nature Enthusiasts to “Portage, Snap and Share” to Raise Awareness and Funding for Quetico, the Iconic Wilderness Class Park
Amid the ongoing global pandemic, Quetico Foundation is encouraging all paddlers and nature enthusiasts to participate in the first annual #QueticoPortageChallenge in support of ongoing stewardship.
To participate in the challenge, choose a Quetico portage route and complete that same distance closer to home. Snap a photo or record a video, and share it through social media using #QueticoPortageChallenge with a challenge to others to show their support.
Do you love science and observing birds?
Read about Dave Elder’s sighting of black-billed magpies, a species typically found further west, in Atikokan as well and his contributions to the Atikokan Christmas Bird Count here: https://view.publitas.com/on-nature/winter-2018/page/6-7. Dave Elder is a former Quetico Provincial Park superintendent and a Quetico Foundation Trustee Emeriti.
Amazing work Dave!!!
We are Canada – United by Canoe! Update
Here are a couple of pictures getting the voyageur canoes ready for our trip.
We are getting ready to bring together 21 diverse Canadians for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow. The trip will bring together students from Quetico Foundation‘s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and will led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!
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: https://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/