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Paddles & Trails | Winter 2016
News from the Friends of Killarney Park

We've been Friends for 30 years!


2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Friends of Killarney Park (FOKP). For the past 30 years, we have been working in cooperation with Ontario Parks to keep Killarney Provincial Park wild for the benefit of future generations. We thank you for your continued support and dedication and look forward to celebrating with you over the coming seasons. Stay tuned for more details! 
30th FACT: To safeguard the natural environment and ensure a safe recreational experience in the Park, we've replaced over two kilometres of boardwalks and built five foot bridges over the past 30 years. Learn more about the history of the Friends. 
30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Get 30% off the official Killarney Provincial Park map

This waterproof topographic map is the official map of Killarney Provincial Park. Essential for a safe and enjoyable backcountry canoeing or hiking experience, it accurately displays all the interior canoe and hike-in campsites, trails, portages, surrounding crown land areas and more! Purchase your copy from our online store for only $11.95. Offer available from March 1 to April 30, 2016. 

Celebrating the 11th annual Winter Weekend


Despite recording-breaking temperatures, more than 60 Friends braved the cold and joined us for our 11th annual Winter Weekend on February 13 and 14. On Saturday, participants were treated to a clear night sky for stargazing from the Park's observatory. On Sunday, after a delicious BBQ lunch and lots of hot chocolate, participants joined guided hikes led by FOKP's Kris Puhvel and Ontario Park's Dave Ward. Later, at the Killarney Bay Inn, it was a full house for photographer Ethan Meleg's inspiring presentation about nature photography followed by a special Valentine's Day dinner with the Friends. 
30th FACT: FOKP's first Winter Weekend took place in February 2005. Thanks to everyone for joining us over the last 11 years!

SAVE THE DATE!

24th annual Spring clean-up weekend | May 7 to 8, 2016
Lend a hand and help prepare the Park for the camping season. 

11th Annual Art Show & Sale | July 23 to 24, 2016
Join art lovers and discover the beauty of Killarney and nature's wild spaces through the inspired works of visual artists, and bring nature home. 
 

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