Bonnechere Provincial Park Calendar of Events
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The following events are highlights from our 2003 Bonnechere Park Calendar of Events. Plan to join us and be sure to tell your friends. Keep in mind you will require a Valid Daily Permit or Camping Permit to participate in most of these activities. For additional info or event updates call 613-757-2103.

June 18, Wednesday: ECOAA Paint-In
Eastern Central Ontario Artists Association paint-in at the park hosted by Hershel Payne.

July 1, Tuesday
Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Bonnechere Park. Fun for the whole family at morning and evening programs.

July 19, Saturday: The Searsons
10:00 am: The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters hosts a 2-hour demonstration on fishing and netting. Rods provided.
7:30 pm: Back again by popular demand, this talented group of Ottawa Valley musicians will be featuring new and traditional fiddling and stepdancing performances.

August 1, Friday: The Rosiens
7:30 pm: International and Canadian fiddling and stepdancing champions Krista and Steve Rosien perform onstage at the Davenport Centre.

August 9 & 10, Friday & Saturday: Friends Weekend
10:00 am: Kids Program
Noon: Hot dogs on the Beach
1:00 pm: Friends Festival Arts and Crafts Show
7:00 pm: FBP AGM and presentation of Board of Directors Award.
7:30 pm: Honora's Children - Narrator Preston O'Grady, fiddler Ray Chapeskie and members of Bonnechere Little Theatre tell the story of the O'Grady family since their arrival in the Ottawa Valley in 1826. Author Kathleen O'Grady will answer questions after the presentation.

August 16, Saturday: Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) Kids Day
Kids can learn about the world of historic archaeology by participating in hands-on demonstrations. Make a pinch pot and watch it being fired, view historic artifacts, and – if you are brave enough – taste stone soup.
7:30 pm: Evening Program presented by the OAS

August 23, Saturday: Wolf Howl with Mike Runtz
8:00 pm: Author and naturalist Mike Runtz leads this moonlight excursion into nearby Algonquin Park in search of a howling wolf pack.

January 2004 : Wilderness Skills Course
Course 1: January 6, 8, 14 and 15
Course 2: January 27, 29 and February 3, 5

Course instructor and master canoeist Fred Blackstein will lead these wilderness skills sessions which are a modified version of those hosted for local Search and Rescue volunteers.

Wednesdays -
June 5 to August 27
Dig with an archaeologist, learn how to clean and catalogue artefacts, and take a guided tour of built heritage sites along the Little Bonnechere River.
Open to 24 participants per day. Park guests should pre-register at the Park gate or by calling
$10 per person.

Fall Weekends-
Sept 20/21, Oct 4/5
Particpiate in our fall archaeological dig weekends. For information email call 613-757-2103 [keyword: fall dig].

This program is made possible through the support of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and Ontario Parks.