The Quetico Foundation is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator. In this role, you will play a crucial part in supporting our organization’s mission by developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies to secure financial resources for our conservation initiatives.
by: Kelly Brigham (letter from this year’s winner of the Shan Walshe Bursary)
Dear Selection Committee,
This fall I will be attending the University of Guelph, as I have accepted my offer of admission. While just beginning my post-secondary education, I look forward to completing my Bachelor of Science specializing in Environmental Sciences. This is a four-year program, and I couldn’t be more excited to attend and learn more about our environment. I knew I was interested in environmental sciences as my career path because of how much I love the outdoors. I grew up living on a lake where I developed my love for hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing and so much more at a very young age, much like Shan Walshe. Some of my favourite memories of these activities took place in 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!
Paddlers are encouraged to “Portage, Snap and Share” to raise awareness and funding for Quetico, the iconic wilderness class park. Lots of great prizes, including a special addition The Happy Camper paddle. 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.
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.
During this season of giving and sharing please generously donate to help support the Quetico Foundation
The Quetico Foundation is dedicated to the protection of wilderness with a particular focus on Quetico Wilderness Provincial Park since 1954. The Quetico Foundation primarily has two focuses; conducting ecological research and supporting academic studies to help protect the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park, and helping students and young leaders connect to the beauty of Quetico’s wilderness, lakes and rivers through the joys, merits and benefits of wilderness canoe trips.
Please donate today to help the Quetico Foundation support protecting wilderness, connecting young leaders and students to Quetico via wilderness canoe excursions and wilderness research.
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.
Thank you for your support.