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Make it a Mother’s Day Weekend at Crawford Lake

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 2, 2013

MILTON – Mother’s Day is fast approaching! This year give mom the best possible gift, the gift of time spent together. Crawford Lake is hosting two special events on Mother’s Day weekend for you to choose from when honouring mom this year.

Pajama Night – On Saturday, May 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. little ones are invited to bring mom to a pajama party in the longhouse! This will be a memorable evening featuring storytelling in the reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village, a guided night creature hike and cozy gathering around the campfire with a tasty snack. Wear your coziest pajamas and kids can give mom a real gift by heading straight to bed when they get home.

Wildflower Walk for Mom – On Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. take mom on a guided hike through the spectacular spring woodlands at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Leaves are just starting to bud on the trees and the spring wildflowers are taking advantage of the sun. Trout lilies, bloodroot, may apple and many more spring flowers are in the midst of their ever so brief annual appearance. One of our experienced guides will help you and mom discover the beauty of these spring ephemerals and then take you back to the park for some well-deserved tea and scones.

Pajama Night and Wildflower Walk for Mom are both preregistered events. Visit www.conservationhalton.ca/events to purchase your tickets today, cost is $15/adult and $10/child (ages 5 to 14 years) or seniors (ages 65 years and over), applicable taxes extra.

About Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Crawford Lake is located at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Avenue) 15 km north of the QEW, and 5 km south of the 401 in Milton. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare lake, with surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment where visitors can watch soaring turkey vultures glide through the Nassagaweya Canyon.

You can step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site at Crawford Lake. The spirits still sing in the longhouses where tools, animal hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the rich history of Ontario’s First Peoples. Crawford Lake’s Customer Service staff can be reached by telephone at 905-854-0234, ext. 3200, or by e-mail, crawlake@hrca.on.ca. For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit www.conservationhalton.ca/events; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to www.haltonparks.ca.

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Event Contact:
Customer Service, Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Telephone: 905-854-0234, Ext. 3200
E-mail: crawlake@hrca.on.ca

Media Contact:
Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233
E-mail: nmiller@hrca.on.ca
Website: www.conservationhalton.ca