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Paddles & Trails | Summer 2016
News from the Friends of Killarney Park
"Greetings from Killarney Provincial Park! Summer is now in full swing in the Park and, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have a number of exciting events and programs underway. We hope to see you soon! "  - Kris Puhvel, Executive Director

Art in the Park
Artist in Residence program: July & August

Enhance your artistic skills and connect with nature with free art lessons in the Park. Lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups. Visit our website for the list of 2016 dates and featured artists.

Emerging artist mentorship program: July 12-14  NEW! 
We're providing an emerging artist (age 19-29) with an opportunity to work with Artist in Residence Chrisy A. Smith. Applications are still being accepted. Visit our website for more details including the application form.
 
Art Show & Sale: July 23 & 24
Discover nature's beauty through the inspired works of visual artists at our annual Art Show & Sale at the Killarney Community Centre. Visit our website to learn more about this year's featured artists. 
30th FACTS: We've been protecting the artistic legacy of Killarney Park for the past 30 years. Our Artist in Residence program began in 2010; over the past six years, we've hosted 12 artists with about 1,500 Park visitors taking part. Our Art Show & Sale began in 2005; over the past 11 years, more than 4,000 visitors attended.

Into the woods: FREE backcountry workshops


Are you a new or inexperienced wilderness traveler? Join Laurie Bowers for this interactive workshop on July 7 and July 21. You will learn how to plan safe, exciting and low-impact canoeing and backpacking adventures in Killarney's spectacular wilderness. You'll also learn how to prepare tasty backcountry meals and set up the latest lightweight wilderness camping gear. Visit our website for more details.
Summer Concert Series

After a day of hiking or paddling around the Park, come back to the campground and listen to some live music at our FREE concerts at the George Lake Amphitheatre. Visit our website for a list of dates and performers in July and August. 
30th FACT: Our summer concert series began in 2009. Over the past seven years we've hosted more than 30 concerts. 
Update: Research in the Park

We are excited to share that the eastern wolf (or the Algonquin wolf) is now classified as "threatened" on the Species at Risk in Ontario list under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Thanks to the work of Trent University's the Eastern Wolf Survey, and the support of Ontario Parks and FOKP, this species and their habitat are now protected under the ESA. Learn more about this exciting update. 
Celebrating 30 years in style! 

We now have 30th anniversary merchandise available at the Park store. Be sure to stop by and get a limited edition polo, t-shirt or patch to help us celebrate 30 years in style. 

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