29 Oct 2015

2015 Friends of Rondeau Raffle Winners!

We would like to congratulate the three lucky winners from this year’s Friends of Rondeau Raffle!

John Huggan, Kitchener – Bikes

Colleen Penner, Chatham – Quilt

Frank Vadovic, Chatham – 2016 Park Pass

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and helped support the Friends of Rondeau and the Natural Heritage Education Program in the park!

26 Oct 2015

Winter Activities!

There’s definitely a chill in the air, and with winter right around the corner, we’ve thought up some fun, winter-themed activities for you and your family! Bundle up and head out to Rondeau to participate in an Owl Prowl or Winter Tree ID hike…or join us in the Visitor Centre for a nice warm cup of cocoa while you make Christmas cards for your loved ones. There is something for all ages! Check out the activity sheet below!

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16 Oct 2015

NOTICE: Road Closure

Just to give visitors to Rondeau Park a “head’s up”, Kent Bridge Road will be closed between Rose Beach Line and New Scotland Line until November 30 for bridge maintenance. See the map below to help plan an alternate route to the park.

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Sorry for the inconvenience, we hope to see you all soon!

25 Sep 2015

October Activities!

Autumn is a beautiful time to come to Rondeau and enjoy the fall colours and cool weather. Check out our latest activity sheet! We have lots of activities for the whole family!

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15 Sep 2015

Monarch Migration Festival – This SUNDAY!

It’s that time of year again! As the cool weather approaches, it is time to bid farewell to the Monarch butterflies once again. Join us for guided butterfly hikes, Monarch tagging demonstrations, the Adopt-a-Monarch program, a local artisan show, a native plant sale, crafts and face painting and a BBQ lunch!

All activities will take place this Sunday, September 20th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Rondeau Visitor Centre! Call 519-674-1768 for more information.

See you there!

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06 Sep 2015

September’s Upcoming Events

School’s back in but the Visitor Centre is still open Thursday-Sunday from 10am – 4pm.  You can also still visit us on weekends and check out some great programs!  Be sure to mark our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and Monarch Migration Festival in your calendars!
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30 Aug 2015

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup @ Rondeau

The 4th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Rondeau Provincial Park will take place on September 13! We have had excellent success in the past three years and hope to continue the trend this year!

A complimentary BBQ will be held after the cleanup for all registered volunteers- please register in advance by calling the Visitor Centre @519-674-1768 or registering online @ http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/cleanup/event/fall2015/rondeau-park 

The cleanup will begin promptly at 10am, so come anytime after 9am to finalize your registration.

23 Aug 2015

What a Weekend!

Wow! This past weekend has been a busy one! We started the weekend with an amazing performance by Juno Award winning children’s singer, Peter Puffin on Friday evening, followed by our annual Reptile Day on Saturday, and ending with Guest Speaker Josh Sayers from the Ontario Badger Project on Sunday!

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The Friends of Rondeau and Rondeau park staff were thrilled to have Peter Puffin join us for an evening during his cross country tour this past Friday! The playground was filled with songs and laughter as Peter preformed some of his environmentally themed songs to over 150 people (and many star-struck children who couldn’t wait to volunteer to sing back up with Peter Puffin).

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Our third annual “Turtle Day” was expanded upon this year to include all of Rondeau’s unique and interesting reptiles – so our first ever “Reptile Day” was a huge success with over 500 visitors throughout the day enjoying the presentations from our Eastern Foxsnake research team, our Freshwater Turtle Team, and our Five-lined Skink researchers, as well as children’s program, guided hikes, crafts, face-painting and a delicious BBQ lunch.

Today, Josh Sayers (of the Ontario Badger Project) shared some stories from the field about one of Ontario’s most elusive mammal species, the American Badger. Visitors were amazed to learn that a single badger’s territory can be as large as 80,000 acres (320 sq km)! So keep your eyes open, these secretive mammals may be living nearby. For more information about the Badger Project, check out www.ontariobadgers.org.

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to Rondeau and supported these events – we hope to see you out again soon!

Stay tuned for next week’s activity sheet…

 

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