The Friends of Gatineau Park team delivered a host of successful activities this winter. Our interpreters and volunteers continue to show their passions for the Park. They have helped to orient and prepare visitors so that they have a rich and safe experience in the great outdoors.
WINTER 2017: A SUMMARY
Outdoor wilderness education series
In partnership with Sauvetage Bénébole Outaouais – Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue, we offered an introduction to map and compass orientation as part of our Outdoor Wilderness Skills workshop series. This series provides participants with the basic knowledge and understanding they need when out in nature and promotes recreational practices that are safe and respectful of the natural heritage of Gatineau Park.
The Friends provided interpretive tours for school groups, employee groups, and community agencies. Through our programs, these groups have learned more about the Park’s unique ecology and rich cultural history. In total we had over 225 guests for snowshoe interpretive tours in the park.
Programming with the NCC
Much of the Friends of Gatineau Park’s interpretation work is offered through our collaboration with the NCC. Friends of Gatineau Park interpreters provide many of the programs developed and managed by the Commission.
THANK YOU !
Many thanks to our professional group of interpreters who go out every time, in good and not so good weather, to welcome visitors to the Park and accompany them in the development of a relationship with nature. We value your knowledge and experience. We are greatly encouraged by the work you do on behalf of the Friends. Because of your work with our programming we can offer activities of the highest excellence, to encourage visitors to appreciate and enjoy the Park, to leave no trace, and to understand both the natural and cultural value of the Park.
A big thank you to all the volunteers whose enthusiasm and involvement make it possible for the Friends to carry out our mission of education and outreach in the park. Know that your participation makes a difference.
Thank you to the team at the NCC, most notably: Francois Leduc, Rachel Paquette, Laura Marks, Dominque Turcotte, and Gregory Shaw.
Thank you as well to the CLD des collines for loaning us tents to use for our events!