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…

 

17 Aug 2015

Turtle Day is back!

Saturday, August 22
All day (10am-4pm)
Bayside Picnic Shelter

We welcome you back to our third annual TURTLE DAY! But this year, we’re giving a bit more appreciation to all of our reptiles. ¬†Come for a day of programs and hikes and meet some of our resident turtles and snakes! ¬†Partake in children’s crafts, face painting, a raffle draw, and a BBQ lunch! ¬†You’ll even have the chance to help our beautiful species at risk and ‘Adopt a Turtle’! ¬†Call the Visitor Centre for a more detailed schedule at 519-674-1768. We can’t wait to see you!

17 Aug 2015

SPECIAL GUEST – PETER PUFFIN!

We are lucky to present Juno Award Winning Children’s Entertainer¬†Peter Puffin as he joins us in Rondeau for a great night! ¬†His songs and stories are uplifting, passionate, and engaging! ¬†Join us for this entertaining and inspiring experience!
*don’t forget your lawn chair*

Friday, August 21
6:30pm
@ the playground area, across from the Campground

05 Aug 2015

What’s on in Rondeau? August 2 – 9

We can’t believe it’s August already! ¬†The weather is supposed to be beautiful this week so come on out and enjoy some of our educational programs! ¬†Mark your calender for a special guest speaker on Saturday August 8th! — ¬†Come meet the head of Rondeau’s Eastern Foxsnake research project, Christina Davies, and learn all about these amazing species at risk. ¬†Check the activity sheet below for more details!AS August 2-August 9-page-001AS August 2-August 9-page-002

28 Jul 2015

Upcoming Activities – July 26 – August 2

It’s hard to believe that July is almost finished! It’s been a busy month here in Rondeau, but we’ve still got lots of amazing programs, festivals and guest speakers to look forward to!

Check out the activity sheet below for more details!

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21 Jul 2015

Upcoming Activities – July 19 – 26

What a busy weekend it has been! Ontario Parks’ first ever Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day was a huge success despite the light rain in the morning. With over 550 visitors at the Visitor Centre, it was definitely a great day! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this great cause!

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Local Conservation Officers were on site to answer questions.

We have a lot more awesome programs coming up this week. Check out the activity sheet below!

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Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 if you would like more information about any of our upcoming events!

See you soon!

17 Jul 2015

WHAT A WEEKEND!

WHAT A WEEKEND!

‚Ä™#‚ÄéHPHP‚Ĩ Day has been a great success so far here at Rondeau. We’ll be sure to post pictures from all the exciting events soon!

Just because today’s events are winding down, doesn’t mean this exciting weekend of programming is over! Tomorrow we have many more fun activities, including two special events that we want you to know about!

From 10am-12pm behind the Park Store, you can join the VC staff, along with a few officers from the local OPP and C-K Police detachments for a bike rodeo. Come by and learn about bike safety and complete a fun bike obstacle course. Don’t forget your helmet!!

At 9pm, head over to the playground for a special presentation from Peter Garapick, who is the superintendent of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue program! Peter will shed some light on what the program is all about, and share some amazing search and rescue stories! Don’t miss out!

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