Spring is in the air and the songbirds are filling Rondeau’s forest with bursts of colour and song! Join us as we celebrate the annual songbird migration with daily, expert-led bird hikes, birder’s breakfast & lunch, a 24 hour ‘Big Day’ birding competition and much more! For more information please call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768.
Concerned about all the dead trees you’re seeing in the Park? Our dear friend Allen Woodliffe wrote a wonderful blog about the Emerald Ash Borer and the impact it is having on our area.
Are Ontario’s provincial parks free in 2017?
If you ordered the FREE 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass, we wish you a wonderful time exploring Canada’s national parks.
BUT before you hit the road, make sure you know the difference between national and provincial parks in Ontario…
…because only national parks (Parks Canada) are offering free day-use in 2017.
Check out this blog to learn more:
Looking for something to do March Break?
Can you believe it’s already March 1st?? You know what that means – the kids are counting down til it’s vacation time! If you’re looking for some family fun this March Break, be sure to check out Rondeau for our Wings of Spring Event!
All week, you can take part in tons of fun programming, and don’t forget to mark SATURDAY MARCH 18th in your calendars!
Join us on the last Saturday of the break to welcome Salthaven Rehabilitation Centre as we learn about their passion: caring for sick and injured animals! Come say hello to some of their LIVE animal ambassadors as we learn about hawk and waterfowl migration.
See you all then!
NOW ACCEPTING RESUMES!
The Friends of Rondeau are looking for a responsible, hard-working university/college student who is seeking full time summer employment.
LOOKING FOR: Retail/cash experience is an asset, organization skills, friendly customer service, interest in natural heritage education, and love of the outdoors! Weekend availability is a must! Full time (from end of April to Labour Day weekend), minimum wage, and a great working atmosphere!
Resumes must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Attn: Jill and Emily” in the subject by MARCH 1st.
Please inform anyone who you think might be interested in this great opportunity! ☀️🍃🐢
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Each year, the Friends of Rondeau look for two individuals who have somehow made a significant contribution to Rondeau Provincial Park. This contribution can include making a difference in the quality of the Rondeau experience for visitors, always showing a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and committing to leadership, teamwork, and volunteerism. Join me in congratulating our two recipients of the Friends of Rondeau Bursary Award of 2016. Way to go Emily Toll & Heather Van Den Diepstraten!!
Winter is Here!
Looking for something to do this winter? Come to the park and take a stroll through the beautiful winter wonderland (hopefully with snow sometime soon!) Our Visitor Centre will be open on the first two weekends in December from 12:00pm – 4:00pm with programs of all kind. After Christmas our activities continue and the Visitor Centre will be open most days from 10:00am – 4:00pm! Make sure you bring the family and check out our variety of activities that range from guided hikes to owl prowls! Look below for a detailed calendar of our hours and events.
Even though the camping season is done for the year, the Park is still open for day-use and there will still be programming on weekends!
The Visitor Centre will be OPEN in November on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Check out our ‘Events’ page for more details on weekend activities 🙂
Due to a lack of available board members on August 14, the 2016 AGM has been postponed until September 25th at 10am. This meeting is open to the general public and is the best place to find out more about the Friends of Rondeau!
Thanks and take care,
The Friends of Rondeau