Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates
Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates
.…inspired by The Quetico Foundation in partnership with Quetico Provincial Park
to connect Canada’s past, present and future, by uniting a cross section of
Canadians representative of the diversity of Canada, through
the quintessential Canadian experience of paddling a voyageur canoe!
The objectives of ‘We are Canada – United by Canoe‘ include promoting understanding and appreciation for Canada’s rich diversity – historically, culturally, biologically, and geographically – breaking down barriers and building connectivity, while using canoes and Ontario’s wilderness as our educational tools. Additionally, the project will connect Canadians with our wilderness environment and values, and raise environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.
Our focus is on youth – Canada’s future leaders! The culturally diverse participants from Lac La Croix First Nation (LLCFN), Atikokan and Toronto, includes students from the Foundation’s scientific research and Ridley Wilderness Youth Programs, and the Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program. The trip presents them with a unique opportunity to share their varied personal and historical backgrounds, academic interests, aspirations and vision for Canada’s future. The trip will be led by seasoned wilderness enthusiasts, including senior Park managers and indigenous members of the Lac la Croix community, offering a broad base of educational, scientific and cultural expertise, and adding an intergenerational dimension to the group.
Over the 6-day canoe trip, the group will experience the historical and cultural origins of Canada by tracing a traditional Anishinaabe travel route and the later route of the voyageurs through the Quetico–Superior region, including a section of the Path of the Paddle- the water segment of the Trans Canada Trail. The trip travels through the internationally recognized Heart of the Continent, concluding at the west end of the Boundary Waters Voyageur Canadian Heritage Waterway at Lac La Croix.
Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management as well as other ecology research along the Quetico wilderness area on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: https://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/
Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist
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!
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.
Path of the Paddle Association is looking for Student Trail Ambassadors
Organization Mission: Path of the Paddle Association (POPA) exists to support the development, stewardship and sustainability of the Path of the Paddle water trail network in Northwestern Ontario in partnership with regional stakeholders.
Position Opening: POPA seeks two dynamic, extroverted, experienced paddlers to work as student trail ambassadors (we will accept applications from teams of two and from individuals) this coming summer. As trail ambassadors, you will live on the trail for 10 weeks, paddling the 1265km trail from Manitoba to Lake Superior, camping and meeting those travelling the trail and sharing with them about Path of the Paddle and the Trans Canada Trail. You will be living outside and travelling by canoe for the entire time.
The Quetico Foundation is glad to reveal the participating artists that are promoting their work at the upcoming Places and Spaces art show, most closely related to Quetico:
Kathleen Baleja, Thunder Bay, On www.kathleenbaleja.com
‘Grey Swans’ wasp paper sculpture 10x10in Kathleen Baleja, Thunder Bay, On. 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Woman Friend‘ Papier mâché & wasp nest paper 146x53x15cm Kathleen Baleja, Thunder Bay 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Jillian Claeys, Toronto, On www.twistgallery.ca/jillian-claeys-gallery
‘Quetico Park unnamed‘ pencil drawing 13×15.5 Jillian Claeys, Toronto, On 2012 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Noah Cole, Toronto, On www.greenravenphotography.com
‘Brent Lake Campsite’, Photographic Print 18x24in framed Noah Cole, Toronto, On
‘Bald Eagles Perched on a Snag at Brent Lake in Quetico’, Photographic Print 11×14 Noah Cole, Toronto
Brian Holden, Thunder Bay , On http://brianholden.netfirms.com
‘Loons Quetico’ photo-etch & hand colouring -open varied edition 20x25cm framed Brian Holden, Thunder Bay 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Pukaskwa‘ etching with watercolour-open varied edition 20x25cm framed Brian Holden, Thunder Bay 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Campsite’ plate etching with hand colouring open varied edition 20 x 25cm framed Brian Holden, Thunder Bay. 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Jean Judd Cushing, Wisconsin www.jeanjudd.com
‘Autumn Charm Revisited’ fabric 24x16in, Jean Judd, Cushing, Wisconsin, . 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Suzy Knox, Kamploops, BC http://kamloopscourthousegallery.ca/artists-work/suzy-knox
‘French Falls ‘ acrylic 12x24in Suzy Knox, Kamploops, BC. 2013 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Spencer Meany, Atikokan, On www.xycompany.ca
‘The Charlotte’ hand crafted paddle Spencer Meany, XY Paddle Co. Atikokan, On .
Riaz Mehmood www.riazmehmood.com
‘Urban Mountain II’ photographic print 2 of 15 16.5×20.5in framed, Riaz Mehmood. 2014 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Reece Steinberg, PEI
‘Pine Needles, Pickerel River Rapids, Quetico Park’ Print 7.5x10in 1of 5 Reece Steinberg, PEI . 2014 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Lichen & Pine on Emerald Island, Quetico Park’ Print 7.5x150in1of 5 Reece Steinberg, PEI. 2014 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Jane Selbie, Haliburton, On www.jselbie.com
‘Sundown View’ fabric layering 18.25×16.25in framed Jane Selbie, Haliburton, On 2009 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Resting‘ fabric layering 16.5×18.5in framed Jane Selbie, Haliburton, On 2009 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
‘Time to Reflect’ fabric layering 24x36in framed Jane Selbie, Haliburton, On 2009 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Anna Whitmore, Jackson’s Point, On www.annawhitmore.ca
‘As It Used to Be Long Ago’ 20x36in acrylic Anna Whitmore, Jackson’s Point, On 2014 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Val Fraser, Atikokan, On
Pine Needle Basket, Val Fraser, Atikokan, On 2015 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Peter Mills, Huntsville, On
‘Autumn Trees’ acrylic 8×10 unframed , Peter Mills, Barrie, Ontario. 2015 Quetico Park Artists in Residence2015 Quetico Park Artists in Residence
Judith Doyle, Toronto, On, www.readingpictures.com
2015 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
June Hills, Alberta, www.junehills.com
‘Pickerel Pines’ pen and watercolour on paper, painted with the water of Quetico 10” x 10”, and ‘Quetico Sketchbook’, 2009 Quetico Park Artist in Residence
Greg Maude, Brighton, On www.facebook.com/GregoryMaudeFineArt
‘Nature’s Tapestry’ Watercolour 16x20in
Brittany Manley, Toronto, On – Mixed Media 24x36in
‘Sunrise’ multimedia, 34×34 in
‘Cactus Tree’ multimedia, 14×24 in
Becky Mason, Chelsea, PQ
‘Energy Ride”12×12 in framed, watercolour on Japanese Paper
Get your tickets here today!: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/taylor-statten-camping-bursary-fund-art-show-places-spaces-tickets-18612295878?aff=efbevent
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 email@example.com or contact the Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund www.taylorstattencamps.com/tsc-bursary-fund-tscbf or www.tscbf.com/get-in-touch.html.
Who and where is that with the great water bottle?