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
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
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
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.
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.