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Turtle Island Festival at Crawford Lake on Sunday, September 11, 2016

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The corn is ready and the leaves are changing at Crawford Lake’s beautiful place on Turtle Island. Take a break from back to school organizing and join us for a day of celebration, with our annual, Turtle Island Festival. The festival runs on Sunday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes guest presenters, dancers and children’s activities.

Chief Top Leaf will share traditional teachings to children of all ages in the Visitors Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gonrah Desgohwah -The White Pine Dancers (www.ojibwaystoryteller.com) will perform at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Iroquoian village.

The longhouses will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this day and visitors can discover the new, Indigenous Farmers exhibit in the Deer Clan longhouse. Children can also create a cornhusk doll and visitors can enjoy the hiking trails and rare, meromictic lake.

The event is included with park admission fees of: $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors and $5.25 for children 5 years of age and over. Children 4 years of age and under are free. Conservation Halton annual members admitted free of charge.

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.