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The following events are highlights of this season at Bonnechere Park. 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. Check back for additional info or call 613-757-2103.

Membership Season
It's time to renew your membership for 2015.

Friday, April 25
Park Office opens to issue permits for visitors to Algonquin Park.

Friday, May 16
Park Opens!

May 26 to June 20: School Programs
School groups are invited to prebook curriculum-based natural and cultural heritage education programs. Themes include Footprints in Time (FIT), Archaeology, Pioneers, Turtles, Birds and much more. Our newest program is called Designed the Move! focusing on getting kids more active in the outdoors.

June 6: Friends Day
11:30am: FBP Annual General Meeting at the Davenport Centre.
12:30pm: Potluck lunch -- everyone welcome!
2:00pm: Join us us for a walk along Water Street in the village of Killaloe, including a visit to the Book Tree, and a delicious Beaver Tail snack. Meet at Station Park; dress for the weather; bug repellant recommended. Everyone is invited to clock you km for the Silver Chain Challenge!

Saturday, June 28: The Great Canadian Cultural Showcase
10:00am to 2:00pm
This new festival celebrates the arts and crafts that shape -- and are shaped by --Canadian culture. Visitors will be able to interact with local painter Kim Hanewich as she works on a painting, and browse works in various media.
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Anthony Lohan - folk singer/songwriter and winner of the 2013 Great Canadian Song Search.

Monday, July 1: Canada Day Celebrations
10:00am to Noon
Come out and celebrate Canada's birthday with fun for everyone: facepainting, games and prizes!
In the evening, plan to take in the fireworks display at nearby Killaloe.

Saturday, July 5: Art in the park
10:00am to 11:30am
Join local artist Kim Hanewich for a brief introduction to drawing outdoors. Free to campers and day visitors to the park. Designed for everyone ages 10 thru 99 with no previous drawing experience.

Saturday, July 12: Archaeology Day
10:00am to 2:00pm
Celebrate the history of archaeology along the Little Bonnechere River. Participate in mock archaeology excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight.

Saturday, July 30: The Music of Apple Cider
Back for another year, Mark and his crew present an evening of traditional Ottawa Valley fiddle music.

Saturday, August TBA: Round Lake Flotilla
Gather at the public boat launch at St Casmir's Church on Round Lake, to set sail for a leisurely cruise around beautiful Round Lake. Motor boats, canoes and kayaks welcome! For more info email Marie Mayville.

Sunday, August 3: The Music of Apple Cider
Back for another year, Mark and his crew present an evening of traditional Ottawa Valley fiddle music

Wednesday, August 10: Peter Puffin
10:00am to 11:30am
Share the power of music with Juno Award Winner Peter Puffin for and evening of uplifting, passionate and engaging songs and stories.

Saturday, August 13: Bike Rodeo
Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff and the Killaloe OPP to learn more about bike safety and maintenance. Then practice your hand signals on a specially built course meant to test your bike-safety and ability. Afterwards, have fun decorating your bike and join us on a parade around the Park!

Saturday, August 20: Spirits' Night
Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario's first provincial parks.

Saturday, August 29: Wolf Howl
Mike Runtz, one of Canada's most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls.

Tuesday, October 14
Park Closes

Saturday, January 29 2016 - Winter Magic
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Kid’s Adventures:
10:00am - 11:30am
10:00am - 11:30am
10:00am - 11:30am

Family Programs:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm


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