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September 2015

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All CH Parks Summer Days in the Country
Wednesday September 2, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Weekends and holidays -  From dip netting on the pond to playing in the play barn to guided hikes and children’s programming there is something for every member of the family at Mountsberg this summer!                                                                  Daily – watch as Raptor Centre staff help the Mountsberg Birds of Prey take wing in our exciting Bird of Prey flying demonstrations 12pm & 2pm every day from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


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All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Wednesday September 2, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Summer Days in the Country
Thursday September 3, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Weekends and holidays -  From dip netting on the pond to playing in the play barn to guided hikes and children’s programming there is something for every member of the family at Mountsberg this summer!                                                                  Daily – watch as Raptor Centre staff help the Mountsberg Birds of Prey take wing in our exciting Bird of Prey flying demonstrations 12pm & 2pm every day from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


Mountsberg • Full Details
All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Thursday September 3, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Summer Days in the Country
Friday September 4, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Weekends and holidays -  From dip netting on the pond to playing in the play barn to guided hikes and children’s programming there is something for every member of the family at Mountsberg this summer!                                                                  Daily – watch as Raptor Centre staff help the Mountsberg Birds of Prey take wing in our exciting Bird of Prey flying demonstrations 12pm & 2pm every day from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


Mountsberg • Full Details
All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Friday September 4, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Vulture Day
Saturday September 5, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Join us at Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Raptor Centre to celebrate one of nature’s most incredible—and often misunderstood—creatures.

 

Vultures all over the world are facing ecological challenges brought on by loss of habitat and pressures from human activity. This is your chance to learn about these fascinating animals, including the Turkey Vulture,  Ontario’s only native vulture species. Park visitors will have the opportunity to learn all about how beneficial vultures are to the environment, and how intelligent and social they can be.

 

The day will include: 

Vulture-themed crafts & colouring

Vulture Games

Vulture Displays  

Opportunities to meet the Raptor Centre’s residents Turkey Vultures, Casey and Buzz, up close and ’nose-to-beak’!

 


Mountsberg Raptor Centre
All CH Parks Summer Days in the Country
Saturday September 5, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Weekends and holidays -  From dip netting on the pond to playing in the play barn to guided hikes and children’s programming there is something for every member of the family at Mountsberg this summer!                                                                  Daily – watch as Raptor Centre staff help the Mountsberg Birds of Prey take wing in our exciting Bird of Prey flying demonstrations 12pm & 2pm every day from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


Mountsberg • Full Details
All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Saturday September 5, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Summer Days in the Country
Sunday September 6, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Weekends and holidays -  From dip netting on the pond to playing in the play barn to guided hikes and children’s programming there is something for every member of the family at Mountsberg this summer!                                                                  Daily – watch as Raptor Centre staff help the Mountsberg Birds of Prey take wing in our exciting Bird of Prey flying demonstrations 12pm & 2pm every day from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 


Mountsberg • Full Details
All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Sunday September 6, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Games of Kanata
Monday September 7, 2015 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A celebration of Canadian Aboriginal athletes and sport!  

Activities include Artist Rene Meshake’s Running with the Deer Exhibit, Intro to Archery (2pm), Longhouse Lore (1pm and 3pm), Healthy Garden Tours (11am), introduction to traditional games and much more!


Crawford Lake
Crawford Lake Turtle Island Festival
Sunday September 13, 2015 • 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Make the most of the last days of summer, visit Crawford Lake and soak up the sun and the culture at the 25th annual Turtle Island Festival! The festivities, celebrating Ontario’s Aboriginal heritage, will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015

Feel the drumbeat, the heartbeat of Mother Earth, as Gonrah Desgowah - the White Pine Dancers take the stage in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village!  Visitors will be dazzled by the colourful regalia and leave uplifted by the dancers’ interactive performance.  (Performances at 1 and 3 p.m.).

Guest presenter Jon Averil will help visitors learn about Iroquoian culture through interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day. Kids can challenge themselves with craft making and discovery hunts while the adults enjoy a sample of Nature’s Tea or stroll through the village and check out the Native Arts & Crafts sale.

No day at Crawford Lake would be complete without a trip to the Visitors Center to explore the gift shop. The perfect end to an exciting day of celebration!

Regular gate fees apply. 


Crawford Lake
All CH Parks Raptors in Focus
Saturday September 19, 2015 • 9:30 am-10:30 am

Whether you are a casual photo-enthusiast or a professional, you will enjoy this opportunity to get lens to beak with Mountsberg’s awe inspiring raptors.

 

Raptor Centre staff work with our feathered ambassadors and natural settings to enable you to get the best possible shot.

Click here and register for Raptors in Focus here. 


Mountsberg Raptor Centre

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