Welcoming Rachel Mantas!

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Rachel Mantas.

Rachel first worked for the Friends in 2005 through a summer experience program, and then in various positions up unitl 2011. She has also worked at Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Rachel comes to the Friends as the new ED from Indigo Books and Music, where she was a Customer Experience Manager and General Manager. Rachel holds an honours degree in Business Administration and is ready to bring her skills, experience and love of Killarney to her position. 

You can expect to see Rachel and her team at the outpost this summer. Stop by to say hello and help us give a warm welcome to Rachel!

"Coming back to Killarney is a dream for me. I have travelled through five continents, learned about many cultures and have loved every minute of it. Returning to Killarney feels like home, and I am so excited to see all of you this season!" 
- Rachel Mantas, Executive Director, Friends of Killarney Park
Spring Has Sprung

Thanks to the amazing, dedicated crew of volunteers who attended our annual spring clean up weekend the park is now ready for the 2019 camping season. Together, we raked campsites, built boardwalks, installed new signage, performed bike maintenance, replaced fire pits, moved privies, and more!
Upcoming Events & Programs

Join us in the Park this summer, for a variety of fun and educational activities. 

Artist in Residence
Take part in free art lessons in the Park. Lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.
  • Jim Morlock | July 14-19, 2019
  • Danielle Gardner | July 21 - 25, 2019
  • Paul Harpley | August 19 - 23, 2019
  • Christy A. Smith | August 29 - Sept 4, 2019

Art Show & Sale
Join us on July 27 & 28, 2019 at the Killarney Community Centre and discover the beauty of the landscape of Killarney and nature's wild spaces through the inspired works of visual artists. Visit our website to learn more about this year's artists. 

Summer Concert Series
After a day of hiking and paddling around Killarney Provincial Park, come back to the campground and listen to some live music at the George Lake amphitheatre. All concerts begin at 7:30pm.
  • David Leask | June 28, 2019
  • Ian Reid | July 12, 2019
  • Shawna Caspi | July 26, 2019
  • Doogie & Dun | August 16, 2019
The 2019 Summer Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nova Craft Canoe. Nova Craft has been making top quality canoes and gear since 1970. They are a longstanding Friends' partner and supporter of the Park, having contributed numerous canoes to ensure the success of our annual fundraising raffle.
Protecting Killarney Provincial Park

We are excited to share that garbage and recycling receptacles have been installed at the Crack Trail, and bag dispensers have been installed at Granite Ridge and the Crack trail heads. We hope this will encourage Park visitors to properly dispose of their own garbage, and to help collect the garbage left behind by others. 

Visit our website to learn more about how you can do your part to help protect Killarney Provincial Park this summer. 
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