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					  The Friends of Algonquin Park
                                                                    Newsletter ~ No. 25 ~ 2010

                                                                         The Friends of Algonquin Park (FOAP) is a non-profit charity
                                                                         dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive
                                                                         programs in Algonquin Park.

                                                                                                        Algonquin Park has the ability
                                                                                                        to capture the hearts and minds
                                                                                                        of those who visit here. Whether
                                                                                                                    it is the pristine lakes
                                                                                                                      and wilderness,
                                                                                                                       the backcountry
                                                                                                                                                  The Friends of Algonquin Park Staff, 2010.

                                                                                                                                          solitude, or the world-class museums, there is
                                                                                                                                          something here to enrich the spirits of all who
                                                                                                                                          experience Ontario’s oldest provincial park.

                                                                                                                                          In 1983, FOAP was founded by individuals
                                                                                                                                          who share this passion. Because of the
                                                                                                                                          commitment of people like you, we have
                                                                                                                                          been able to foster a greater appreciation
                                                                                                                                          for Algonquin Park. We do this through
                                                                                                                                          research, the development and delivery of
                                                                                                                                          programs, workshops, and events, plus the
                                                                                                                                          production of educational materials.

                                                                                                                                          For information on The Friends of Algonquin
                                                                                                                                          Park join our eNews at www.algonquinpark.
                                                                                                                                 or email

                                                                          Enhancing the educational and
    Images from 2009, clockwise starting
                                                                     interpretive programs in Algonquin Park
   at top left: P. Renaud (Raffle 1st Prize
     Winner ~ Langford Canoe Package);                                               To learn more about
      L. Cross (Raffle 2nd Prize Winner ~                             The Friends of Algonquin Park visit     
      Killarney Lodge Package); Loggers
  Day ~ Alligator Station; Friends Chair
& staff with Algonquin Forestry Authority
  Board members; Loggers Day ~ Model                                                                                                           with instructors in groups of 16 or fewer,
Alligator Station; FOAP Board members.                                                                                                         taking home new skills and knowledge,
                                                                                                                                               as well as field guides and tools needed to
                                                                                                                                               pursue their interest further.

                                • ThE 20Th annual rafflE                                                                                       The day-long workshops go beyond what
                                  We are pleased to share the news that                                                                        can be covered in a 2-hour guided walk
                                  The Friends of Algonquin Park 2009                                                                           or a slideshow talk offered by naturalists
                                  Fundraising Raffle was another success!                                                                      through the summer interpretive program,
                                  With 2,274 tickets sold, over $9,600 was                                                                     furthering the Friends mandate of enhancing
 The Friends of Algonquin                                                           The Friends launched a new educational                     educational programming in Algonquin.
Park is pleased to announce
                                  raised to help enhance the educational
                                  and interpretive programs in Algonquin            offering, the ‘Experience Algonquin’                       Participants spend a portion of the day
     that for the month of                                                                                                                     indoors in a classroom-style setting, getting an
                                  Park. This raffle continues to be popular         workshop series, in summer and fall 2009.
     July 2010, we will be                                                                                                                     introduction to the day’s topic, before heading
participating in the LCBO’s       due to the outstanding quality of prizes          Seventy-six current and new FOAP members
   Donation Box Program.          offered by our generous partners. Over            took part in 7 workshops covering topics from              out to various field locations for practice
     Through their Social         the last 20 years this annual raffle has          wilderness cooking to outdoor photography,                 and study. 2009 Photography workshop
 Responsibility Initiatives,      generated almost $167,000!                        astronomy, animal tracking, and how to carve               participants, for example, hiked a portion of
   LCBO has approved the                                                            your own canoe paddle.                                     Centennial Ridges Trail and visited the Tea
 Friends to receive in-store      Congratulations to our 2009 winners:                                                                         Lake Dam, while animal tracking participants
 donations at the following       1st prize – P. Renaud, Paris, ON                                                                             made a field trip to the Mew Lake airfield to
    stores: Dorset, Dwight,       2nd prize – L. Cross, Huntsville, ON                                                                         look for tracks, trails, and sign.
   Huntsville, Burks Falls,       3rd prize – M. Reaman, Omemee, ON
 Kearney, South River and                                                                                                                      See page 3 of this newsletter for the 2010
                                  4th prize – J. Forsythe, Toronto, ON
 Sundridge. Watch for our                                                                                                                      schedule of workshops and come experience
                                  5th prize – K. McRury, Peterborough, ON
  logo when you check out                                                                                                                      Algonquin with us.
   at these LCBO locations        6th prize – K. Ryckman, Burlington, ON
        during July, and          The Friends will host its 21st annual raffle                                                            • onTario parkS parTnErS
   please give generously.                                                                                                                     BurSarY prograM
                                  in 2010, and are thrilled to announce
                                  that there will be not 1, but 3 canoes up         Animal Tracking Workshop, 2009.
                                                                                                                                               The Friends’ very own Sonje Bols was one
                                  for grabs as well as many other fantastic                                                                    of three fortunate Algonquin recipients
                                  prizes. Our partners have really come             The workshops were created to provide                      of a 2009 Ontario Parks Partners Bursary
                                  through for FOAP again as you can see             FOAP members with hands-on instruction                     Award. Sonje joined our team as a Museum
      FOAPAlgonquinPark           from this list of prizes for this year’s raffle   and in-depth experiences in a variety of                   Technician in 2009 and provided outstanding
                                  (see page 2 of this newsletter).                  natural history and recreational topics.                   customer service to Park visitors at the
                                                                                    We brought in expert instructors from                      Logging Museum and Visitor Centre. It
                                          Please show your passion for                                                                         was exciting to see Sonje’s professionalism,
                                                                                    communities around Algonquin Park, and as
                                          Algonquin by purchasing your                                                                         enthusiasm, maturity and willingness to learn.
                                                                                    far away as Toronto, to share their passion
The Friends of Algonquin Park               tickets while in the Park!                                                                         Congratulations Sonje!
                                                                                    and expertise. Participants worked closely

  Sneak Peek...                                                        EighT inTErprETivE panElS that will
                                                                       introduce visitors to some of the native woody
                                                                                                                                    10am to 3pm at the Algonquin Logging Museum
                                                                                                                                    (km 54.5) near the Park’s East Gate. Admission
  •   The Visitor Centre is getting Two nEw                            plant species in the parking lot of the Algonquin            is a minimum donation of $2 per person and an
      panElS that will rotate seasonally and interpret                 Visitor Centre.                                              optional Loggers Lunch costing $10 per person
      phenomena visible from the viewing deck. An                                                                                   will be served from noon until 2pm or while
      ‘autumn colours’ panel will challenge visitors to
                                                                    • ThEY’rE Back...         The 15th Annual Loggers               quantities last.
                                                                       Day will be held on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 from
      identify different tree species in the                                                                                                                The ever-popular Wakami
      landscape by providing leaf colour                                                                                                                    Wailers will be holding their
      and habitat clues! A ‘winter birds’                                                                                                                   concert at the Outdoor Theatre
      panel will allow visitors to identify                                                                                                                 (km 35.4) at 7pm on Sunday,
      birds visiting the feeders just below                                                                                                                 July 25th, 2010, courtesy of
      the viewing deck.                                                                                                                                     The Friends of Algonquin
  • The Ontario Chapter of                                                                                                                                  Park. Admission is a minimum
      the International Society                                                                                                                             donation of $2 per person to
      of Arboriculture (ISAO)                                                                                                                               help offset costs for this event.
      is sponsoring a series of

                                                    New panels at the Visitor Centre; Algonquin’s Autumn Mosaic & Algonquin Winter Birds.
• thanks to our Partners…
 The Board of Directors would like to thank
 Eric and Poppy at Killarney Lodge for hosting two
 special events in 2009. FOAP June Board Meeting was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Loggers Day
 held at the Visitor Centre and as a token of gratitude                                                                                                                                                             On July 25, 2009 1,075 people attended the 14th
 for what The Friends of Algonquin does for Algonquin                                                                                                                                                               Annual Loggers Day sponsored by The Friends
 Park, Killarney generously invited the Board for lunch                                                                                                                                                             of Algonquin Park and the Algonquin Forestry
 at no charge. A Friends’ staff appreciation lunch                                                                                                                                                                  Authority in cooperation with Ontario Parks.
 was then held at Killarney later in June, and Eric and
 Poppy extended a very admirable discount to the                                                                                                                                                                    The Algonquin Logging Museum came to life                                                                        Log Chute, Dam and Gra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vesite Stations at Logge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with demonstrations, exhibitors and activities                                                                                                                                                             rs Day.
 Friends for that event. A very sincere thank you to
          Eric, Poppy and their staff at Killarney Lodge.                                                                                                                                                           that allowed visitors of all ages a glimpse into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the history and modern practices of logging in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Algonquin Provincial Park. The interpretive                                                              Forestry Authority, Algonquin Ice Company,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    trail at the Logging Museum hosted authentic                                                             Lori Beecroft, John Brook, Ben, Joshua & Sean
 Algonquin Outfitters (AO) is proving to be a very                                                                                                                                                                  food, entertaining music, many genuine logging                                                           Dawe, Jim Etmanski, John Foreman, Hans Koster,
 innovative partner for The Friends of Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                    characters, a model alligator and even a few hands-                                                      Charles Larking, Rory MacKay, Debbi & Scott
 Park. Through third party agreements, AO collects                                                                                                                                                                  on activities for the ‘kids’ in all of us.                                                               Miller, Ontario Parks, Robinson’s Independent
 donations at various events and outlets on behalf of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grocers, Tom Stephenson, Kathy Tutty, Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A special thanks to our partners, exhibitors and                                                         Townsend, Pat & Ron Tozer, the Wakami Wailers,
 Friends and then forwards the funds to us to further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    volunteers who made this day possible: Algonquin                                                         Paige & Dan Wilson.
 our mandate. A new component on the AO website
 is an online calendar that lets you create a custom
 calendar and a portion of the proceeds will be donated                                                                                                                                                                       E   FRIENDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TH               O
 to FOAP. The Board of Directors and staff extend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE FRIENDS
 our thanks to Algonquin Outfitters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Buy
 for all that they do to foster a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     YOUR TICKET
 greater appreciation for Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OF ALGONQUIN PARK                                                                                                                                for just $10

 Provincial Park.                                                                                                                                                                                                        LG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2010 FUNDRAISING RAFFLE


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 Arowhon Pines and Frank Kuiack have enjoyed a
 long-standing relationship. They jointly partnered                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LANGFORD PROSPECTOR 16.6’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valued at:
 with us once again for ‘The Friends of Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CANOE & STAY AT BARTLETT LODGE
 Park Give-Away’. This free draw ran online and was                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2-Night Tent & Breakfast Stay, Includes a Mountain Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1                                                     Co-op Tarn Tent and 2 Mirage Sleeping Bags
 initiated to increase the number of email addresses in
 the Friends database from March 25 to April 26/10.
 Essentially a person could enter the free draw and
 then improve their chances of winning by telling their                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SWIFT KIPAWA ULTRA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Valued at:
 friends, family and coworkers about the contest and                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LIGHTWEIGHT KEVLAR CANOE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2                                                     (2-tone, Clear over Champagne),
 the outstanding work of The Friends of Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 Badger Paddles and an
 Park. The prize for this free draw was a 2-night stay                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Algonquin Outfitters Safety Kit
 at Arowhon Pines and a 1-day guided fishing trip with
 Frank Kuiack. A whole-hearted thank you goes out to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7-NIGHT STAY AT COUPLES RESORT                                                                            Valued at:
                    Arowhon Pines and Frank Kuiack                                                                                                                                                                     3                                        for 1 Couple at “Ontario’s Only 5-Star Lakeside Resort”                                                $3,074.00                                              All prize packages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 include a

                    for their continued support and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2-Book Package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Let Us Spoil You!                                                                                                                                                                 Canoeing Algonqu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         & Algonquin Har
                    generosity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Valued at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             vest and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         one of these Solitude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               s CDs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NOVA CRAFT ROB ROY                                                                                                      $2,056.01
 The Blue Spruce Resort and guests step up to the                                                                                                                                                                      4                               FIBERGLASS CANOE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1 Grey Owl River Canoe Paddle
 plate, again! Scott Hayden of Blue Spruce Resort
 presented the Friends with an $11,000 donation in 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                         FAMILY SPRING WEEKEND STAY AT KILLARNEY LODGE                                                                                                  Valued at:
 and he recently presented Vice-Chair Jim Griffin with                                                                                                                                                                 5                                        Stay in a private 2-Bedroom Cabin overlooking the water for your family or 2 couples during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                spring 2011. Meals included. Also includes a Framed Print by Jerry Schmanda – Moose (11” x 14”)
 a new cheque for $5,000. These generous donations
 were made on behalf of the guests of Blue Spruce                                                                                                                                                                                                               2-NIGHT STAY AT AROWHON PINES A small, rustic summer resort located on Little                                                                  Valued at:
 Resort. Scott feels it is important to give back, “this                                                                                                                                                               6                                        Joe Lake. During spring 2011, enjoy the peaceful location with a renowned kitchen, warm hospitality,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and attentive service. Meals included. Also includes a Framed Print by Jerry Schmanda – Red Fox (11” x 14”)
 is a way for those who benefit from Algonquin Park
 to ensure it remains for generations of guests and                                                                                                                                                                                                             DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPLETE OUTFITTING PACKAGE                                                                                                  Valued at:
 business owners alike”.                                                                                                                                                                                              7                                         Plan your 3-day adventure for 2 and record memories with your new Fuji A170 Digital Camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Also includes a Framed Print by Jerry Schmanda – Owl (11” x 14”)

 Scott wants to challenge his local business colleagues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Valued at:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FRANK KUIACK               FRANK KUIACK – 2 GUIDED FISHING DAY-TRIPS FOR 2 Includes lunch,                                    $766.15
 to a friendly competition to come up with other                                                                                                                                                                      8                                         an autographed copy of The Last Guide and a Framed Print by Jerry Schmanda – Common Loon (11” x 14”)
 innovative ways to raise funds in support of Algonquin
 Park. “We are all so fortunate to have this jewel in our                                                                                                                                                                                                       SNOW FOREST ADVENTURES – 1-DAY DOGSLEDDING ADVENTURE FOR 2                                                                                                            Valued at:

 backyards. It is a great attraction that benefits us all                                                                                                                                                             9                                         Explore Magazine 1-year Subscription                                                                                                                                 $551.20

 so I think it is important that we acknowledge that and
 show our appreciation in any way possible.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HUNTSVILLE COMFORT INN 1-NIGHT STAY                                                                                                                                   Valued at:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10                                         + $50 Restaurant Voucher and a Framed Group of Seven Reproduction from the Algonquin Art Centre                                                                      $337.00

 To discuss such
 possibilities contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WOLF DEN HOSTEL & NATURE RETREAT Private Room, 1-Night Stay for 2, a Framed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valued at:
 Lee Pauzé, General                                                                                                                                                                                                  11                                         Print by Jerry Schmanda – Gray Jay (11”x14”), MET Bike Helmet & Explore Magazine 1-year Subscription
 Manager of The
 Friends of Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FUJI A170 DIGITAL CAMERA Also includes a Framed Print by                                                                                         Valued at:

 Park or Scott Hayden                                                                                                                                                                                                12                                         Jerry Schmanda – Great Blue Heron (11” x 14”)                                                                                                  $277.40

 at Blue Spruce Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RULES & REGULATIONS:
 in Oxtongue Lake.
                                                               Vice-Chair Jim Griffin & Scott Hayden.                                                                                                                                                                                                         the week following the draw.
 Thanks Blue Spruce                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Winning ticket not eligible for subsequent draws. Proceeds to The Friends of Algonquin Park

 Guests and the Hayden

• GrouP education ProGram                                                                                                                                                                                        The 2009 Junior Forest Ranger Program was                                                                  •
 School, youth and adult groups visiting Algonquin                                                                                                                                                               a tremendous hit with over 20,000 free activity                                                                  the official website of The Friends of Algonquin
 Park can hire a Naturalist guide who will lead                                                                                                                                                                  booklets distributed to youth aged 12 and under                                                                  Park, and the premier outlet for Algonquin Park
 half-day, full-day and sleepover programs for your                                                                                                                                                              between July and August. The second booklet                                                                      information is undergoing dramatic enhancements
 group regardless of grade or age. Experience your own                                                                                                                                                           in this series focused on tree ecology and forest                                                                in 2010. Check for a new
 private wolf howl, discover more about Algonquin’s                                                                                                                                                              management practices and principles in Algonquin                                                                 Events Calendar, more backcountry trip planning
 cultural history, or explore Algonquin by canoe, all                                                                                                                                                            Park. Produced by The Friends of Algonquin                                                                       information, and new multimedia offerings, to name
 led by a FOAP Naturalist guide who knows the Park                                                                                                                                                               Park in partnership with the Algonquin Forestry                                                                  just a few.
 intimately. Check for more                                                                                                                                                              Authority, this booklet received great reviews from
 information on program offerings, trip planning                                                                                                                                                                 both parents and children.
 information, plus rates and booking procedures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DID YOU KNOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THAT THE FRIENDS
               FRIENDS OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OF ALGONQUIN PARK...
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                                EDUCATIOU LTPRO U P S


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Junior Forest                                                                                                                   has 2,382 members


                                                                                  DISCOVER MORE ABOUT                                                                                                      Junior Forest
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                                                                                        Park’s Trees and Forestry

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             O N Q IN PA                                                          Algonquin Logging Museum
                                                                                                                    (at km 54.5) – The Algonquin
                                                                                                                                               history to life. After
                  U                                                                                           of Algonquin Park’s logging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        coordinated 123 volunteers who provided over
                                                                                  Museum brings the story                                      movie Loggers of
                                                                                                                   and watching the short
                                                FRIENDS O                         touring the reception building
                                                                                                               the early square timber
                                                                                                                                           days by walking the
                                             HE          F                        Algonquin, step back into
                                                                                                                    how forestry tools, techniques

                                                                                                                                                                                                     FREE ACTIVITY BOOKLET 2009
                                                                                  1.3 km outdoor trail to explore to the present day.

                                                                   EDUCATION PROGRAMS

                                                                                   management have changed
                                                                                                                       Park – For more about
                                                                                   Trees of Algonquin Provincial                           ecology,
                                                                                                               their identification, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1,660 hours
                                                                                   Algonquin’s tree species,                                  Park
                                                                                   pick up a copy of the   Trees of Algonquin Provincial

                                                                             YO U T H G R O U P S
                                                                                                                 Point Offices, Algonquin

                                                                    FOR SCHOOL AND
                                                                                   available at gates, Access
                                                                                                                 Logging Museum.
                                                                                    Centre and the Algonquin
                                                                                                                       Activity – Join an Algonquin
                                                                                    Participate in a Naturalist-led part of the Interpretive Program
                                                                                                             either as
                                         LG                                         Logging Museum Tour                                         through the


                                                                                                              or by hiring a Park Naturalist
                                              ON           A                        during July and August
                                                   Q UIN P
                                                                                                                                             the year.
                                                                                                                  at any time throughout
                                                                                    Group Education Program                               more details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        employed: 4 Junior Park Naturalists, Trail Technician,
                                                                                     Check www.algonquinp
                                                                                                                                                 one of the Park’s
                                                                                                                    – Head out for a hike on
                                                                                     Interpretive Walking Trails                                forestry related themes
                                                                                                                  trails. Trails with tree and
                                                                                     18 self-guided interpretive                                      Trail (at km 31.0);
                                                                                                                    Trail (at km 13.8); Two Rivers
                                                                                     include: Hardwood Lookout                              (at the Achray
                                                                                      Big Pines Trail (at km 40.3); and Berm Lake Trail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Staffhouse Cook
                                                                                                                                                     field guides exist
                                                                                                                         Guide – Many excellent
                                                                                               Purchase a Tree Field                                          and life
                                                                                                                                 trees, their identification,
                                                                                               to help you better understand                                 such field
                                                                                                                                  Trees in Canada is one
                                                                                                histories. The comprehensive                                          of
                                                                                                                                line drawings, and descriptions
                                                                                                guide that features pictures,                            guides are
                                                                                                                             Park and beyond. Field
                                                                                                 trees found in Algonquin                                      at the
                                                                                                                             of Algonquin Park Bookstore
                                                                                                  available at The Friends
                                                                                                                                  Museum or online at
                                                                                                   Visitor Centre and Logging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provided extra staff for Wolf Howls
                                                                                                                                                        to learn more
                                                                                                                          Authority Website – Want
                                                                                       Visit the Algonquin Forestry              for sustainable forest management
                                                                                       about the crown agency                                          to find out about
                                                                                       in Algonquin Park? Check                                                 systems,
                                                                                                                        facts, environmental management
                                                                                       forest management, forestry
                                                                                                                      operations, and more.
                                                                                        forest certification, forestry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        upgraded & maintained the Algonquin Park website:
                                                                                                      Trees in Canada

                                               New Products
                                               11th annual algonquin For kids                                                       BookMarks
                                               t-shirt design contest                                                               Our selection of nature bookmarks, first produced
                                               Our very popular Algonquin For Kids (AFK) T-shirt                                   last year, were so popular we have added to the
                                               design contest is now in its eleventh year and the                                  series. These beautiful Algonquin bookmarks will
                                               winning design from 2009 was created by Patrick,                                    be available in a variety of nature themed images,
                                               age 12, entitled “Happy Hopper”. Patrick’s design                                   sure to please any reader. Currently we are working
                                               is soon to appear on t-shirts available for sale in the                             on the production of 8 new designs: Marten; Canoe
Come out for an edible                         Visitor Centre and Logging Museum bookstores and                                    at Shore; Autumn Hillside; Maple Leaf; Black
treasure Hunt                                  through our online store with proceeds going back                                   Bear; Eastern Gray Treefrog; Barred Owl; Eastern
May 7th, August 6th & August 15th
                                               into the Algonquin For Kids education program.                                      Chipmunk. Each acts as a souvenir of Algonquin
Capturing tHe essenCe of                       Congratulations Patrick!                                                            Park and will provide natural history information
algonquin pHotograpHy series                   We wish to thank all those who submitted designs in
                                                                                                                                  on the species/location represented. 49¢ each + taxes.
May 8th, May 17th, June 8th,
                                               2009 and encourage your participation again this                                   large ForMat poster
July 21st, July 22nd, August 21st, August
22nd, September 24th, September 27th,          year. Contest rules and entry forms for our 2010                                   We will be adding another large format poster to
October 12th, October 17th                     contest can be picked up after each Algonquin                                      our already great selection of posters. Its title and
                                               For Kids Program (daily in July and August), or                                    pricing is still to be finalized, but will be produced
Wildlife researCH Weekend                      at the Visitor Centre Information Desk, or can be                                  from the photographic collection of Andrew Collett
May 21st-24th (multi-day)                      downloaded from our website. Child and Youth                                       and is a representation of autumn colours along the
                                               sizes $12.95, Adult sizing $17.95 + taxes.
Containers, baskets                                                                                                               Madawaska River. Andrew was the photographer
& natural fiber                                                                                                                   from our “Algonquin Elements” series of posters in
June 20th                                                                                                                         2007.
                                                                                                         2009 AFK T-shirt
tandem & solo Canoe skills                                                                                contest winner.
                                                                                                                                  children’s posters
July 7th (tandem) & July 8th - 9th                                                                                                The Friends’ have two new children’s posters in the
(multi-day solo)                                                                                                                  works for 2010, a Monarch Butterfly and a Bullfrog,
                                                                                                                                  both by photographer Peter Ferguson. Following the
Wildlife deteCtives: family
                                                                                                                                  same format as in previous years, each poster will
animal traCking day
                                                                                                                                  reproduce at 12” x 18” and will provide interpretive
July 17th
                                                                                                                                  information on the animal represented. Other images
introduCtion to Wilderness                                                                                                         currently in the series are Raccoon, Black Bear,
survival & anCient Wilderness                                                                                                      Eastern Wolf, and Common Loon. $2.95 + taxes.
living skills                                  a naturalist’s calendar
August 3rd - 5th (multi-day)                   Our popular Naturalist’s calendar, will be                                          postcards
                                               available for its 16th year in 2010. This                                           We will be adding some great new images to our
families in nature                             year’s calendar features an all new collection                                      postcard line-up this year. At .49¢ each they are
August 7th                                     of images with naturalist messages by                                               perfect - both to send to friends and family and
tHe art of fire making                         photographer Michael Runtz. The beautiful                                           to capture your time on vacation in Algonquin.
– adventures in friCtion fire                  cover shot, of a Mink in winter, is just a tease                                    They also make great additions to photo albums or
August 8th                                     of what’s inside. This product always proves                                         scrapbooks as souvenirs of your visit.
                                               popular and we are sure this printing will not            New Children’s Poster.
Carve your oWn Canoe paddle                    disappoint, so don’t delay in purchasing your
August 14th                                    copy. $9.95 + taxes.
logging History & arCHaeology
August 24th

puffballs, Jelly babies and
                                                                MAKE YOUR PURCHASE COUNT!
                                                    Show your passion for Algonquin and make purchases from The
dead man’s fingers: musHrooms                                Friends of Algonquin Park at the Visitor Centre,
of algonquin park                                         Logging Museum, via phone/email order or online at
September 1st & September 2nd - 4th         100% of proceeds from sales
(multi-day)                                       remain in Algonquin Park to further the Park’s educational objectives.
pHotograpHing tHe nigHt sky
September 18th

four seasons rv-ing
September 25th
                                              • adopt-a-trail
                                               For the first time ever, all 17 interpretive trails were
animal traCking                                ‘adopted’ by individuals or groups for the summer.
October 16th - 17th (multi-day)                Volunteers walk their trail weekly, picking up litter and
Space is limited. Advance registration         reporting any serious repair work best looked after by our             • Meet the researcher day
is required for all workshops. Check           trail crew. A plaque at the entrance of each ‘adopted’ trail              You may not be aware of it, but each year dozens for full details       acknowledges these contributions, and we are grateful to                  of scientists are in the field, studying some aspect of
and for new listings.                          these caring and passionate volunteers for their dedication.              Algonquin’s natural or cultural history. Join us for Meet the
For more information or to register,                                                                                     Researcher Day and get a privileged look at some of the
call (613) 637-2828 or e-mail                  Whiskey Rapids & Hardwood Lookout                                         topics and results of current research being conducted here               ~ Canoe Lake Access Point Staff                                         and meet some of the people doing the work.
                                               Mizzy Lake ~ Taylor Statten Camps                                         This event was held for the first time in 2009 in cooperation
                                               Peck Lake ~ Stephanie Allen & Shannon Queen                               with the Wildlife Research Station and Ontario Parks.
     Brent historic                            Track & Tower ~ Madeleine Pageot & Dan Strickland                         It was so successful that we will hold the 2nd Meet the
      site exhiBit                             Hemlock Bluff ~ Hugh McPherson                                            Researcher Day on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the East
The Brent Historic Site Exhibit, a             Bat Lake & Two Rivers ~ Huntsville Nature Club                            Beach Picnic Pavilion (South from km 35.4) from 9 am
cooperative project between Ontario            Centennial Ridges & High Falls System, South                              to 3 pm.
Parks and The Friends of Algonquin               ~ Tom Newman                                                            As part of this event,
Park, will develop a permanent series          Lookout ~ Bernadette & Gord Nugent                                        join The Friends of
of exhibit panels to better communicate        Big Pines ~ Kevin Fotherby                                                Algonquin Park at
the historical features of the Brent           Booth’s Rock ~ Jim Sternberg                                              their charity BBQ
Townsite to Algonquin Park visitors.                                                                                     from 12 noon to 2 pm
                                               Spruce Bog Boardwalk ~ Barb & Chris Zeagman
The Brent Historic Site Exhibit will                                                                                     (or while quantities
                                               Beaver Pond ~ Christine & Maureen Luckasavitch
be similar to the Cache Lake Historic                                                                                    last). Monies raised
Site located at km 23.0 of Highway 60          Algonquin Logging Museum Trail ~ Alice & Eddy Ruddy
                                                                                                                         will support research
opened in 2008.                                Barron Canyon & Berm Lake ~ Fred Blackstein & Bert Cain                   in the Park.
                                               Brent Crater ~ Bert Cain
The newly relocated and reconstructed                                                                                                              2009 Meet the Researcher Day.
Brent Tower offers a tree top view of
the Brent Crater and Trail, located 8 km
North of Brent, as well as three exhibit
panels that detail the meteorite crater
impact, its discovery and the crater today.
Be sure to take a trip to Brent in late
summer 2010 to see these new exhibits
and to hike the Brent Crater Trail.

                                                 DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FRIENDS OF ALGONQUIN PARK...
                                                       reprinted the following popular park publications in 2009: Algonquin Canoe Routes Map (13,200 copies);
                                                       Backpacking Map (7,600 copies); Lookout Trail Guide (40,200 copies); Peck Lake Trail Guide (20,050 copies);
                                                       Whiskey Rapids Trail Guide (15,300 copies); French Logging Museum Guide (3,180 copies).

            Train yard at Brent, circa 1940
• STAFF MIleSTone!                                                               Archaeological Dig in October 2009                                     horse and gardens had been calling her for a few years now so
                                                                                                                                                        please join us in wishing Sandy and Brian all the best as they
 The Board of Directors was thrilled to honour                                 • Algonquin’s 36th official Audubon Christmas
                                                                                                                                                        venture into retired life together.
 Sharon Hockley in June 2009 for 25 years of                                     Bird Count
 service with The Friends of Algonquin Park.                                   • Algonquin’s radio station CFOA-FM at the East                          The Friends is pleased to welcome Elva Bennett to our staff as the
 Sharon was treated to lunch at Killarney Lodge                                  & West Gates                                                           new Bookkeeping & Payroll Administrator. Elva has worked with
 and presented with a small token of the Board’s                                                                                                        non-profit organizations for many years and we were fortunate to
 appreciation. Many of you will recognize Sharon
                                                                            • coMIngS & goIngS                                                          find her as Sandy’s replacement. Elva’s enthusiasm and experience
                                                                                 Sandra McClure retired from The Friends of Algonquin Park              make her a valuable member of the Friend’s team. Please join us
 as one of the warm and familiar faces greeting                                  in December 2009, after 16 years of dedicated service. Her             in extending her a ‘friendly’ welcome!
 you as you enter the Visitor

                                                                        Legacy of Giving
 Centre. More of you may
 be surprised to learn that                                                                                                                                                              BoArD oF DIrecTorS
                                                                                                                                                                                           Don Spring - Chairman
 as the Bookstore Manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Jim Griffin - Vice-Chairman
 Sharon is responsible for                a p                     ersonal                                                                                                                  Gordon Gibson - Treasurer
 filling the Friends’ bookstores                                                                                                                                                           Joanna Gertler - Secretary
 with those wonderful and                                                                                                                                                                  Brian Maltman - Past-Chair
 unique books and other                                                                                                                                                                    Liz Lundell
 items we all love so much.                                                                                                                                                                Bob McRae
 Congratulations Sharon!                                                                                                                                                                   Debbi Miller
                                                                   What is endowment?                                                                                                      Dan Strickland
                                                                   When you donate a charitable fund through The Friends of Algonquin Park, you
• ProJecTS                                                         have the opportunity to benefit Algonquin Park now – and forever – with a permanent
                                                                                                                                                                                           Pat Tozer
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ron Tozer
 In 2009, FOAP financially                                         endowment. Your gift is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to enhance                                 Marilyn Welsh
 supported these new &                                             the educational and interpretive programs. Your gift — and all future earnings from
 ongoing projects:                                                 your gift – is a reliable source of funds, helping do good work today and in the future.                              STAFF
 • the Raven                                                                                                                                                                               Lee Pauzé
 • Park Information Guide                                          Legacy and stability.                                                                                                      General Manager
 • Park Research                                                   Donors who endow their gifts can make a difference in Algonquin Park                                                    Lori Haines
 • Exhibit maintenance at                                          during their lifetime and, at the same time, provide a gift that lasts forever.                                            Assistant General Manager
   Visitor Centre                                                  Gifts will continue to be made in the name of the fund you establish                                                    Maureen Luckasavitch
                                                                   so that your charitable wishes are preserved.                                                                              Business Manager
   & Logging Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sharon Hockley
 • 2009 National Association                                                                                                                                                                  Bookstore Manager
   for Interpretation Region                                                                                                                                                               Stacey Finch
   IV Conference hosted by                                                                                                                                                                    Fundraising Administrator
   Ontario Parks                                                                                                                                                                           Elva Bennett
 • an upcoming documentary,                             For more information contact: Lee Pauzé, General Manager (613) 637-2828 ext. 234                                                      Bookeeping & Payroll
   The Breeding Birds of                                                                                                                                                                      Administrator
                                                                                                                                                                                           Kevin Clute
   Algonquin’s Hardwood
                                             gIvIng BAck To AlgonquIn                                             personal needs. Talking to your lawyer or financial planner                 Group Education
   Forests                                   Donations made today are necessary, but there is also anoth-         will help you and your family decide what is best for you                   Coordinator & Special
 • Return to Basin Depot –                   er way: it’s called Planned Giving. Often, someone may desire        and ultimately what will provide the greatest legacy to your                Projects Leader
                                             to make a sizeable donation to a charity, but doesn’t believe        beloved Algonquin Park.                                                  Sophie Mazowita
                                             they have the current resources to do so. Or, someone real-                                                                                      Group Education
                                                                                                                  MonTHly gIvIng
                                             izes that their estate will have a large income tax challenge                                                                                    Technician
                                                                                                                  Inspire Future
                                             that they hadn’t planned for. Planned gifts allow them to                                                                                   A big thanks to our
                                             make gifts today, but where the value of such gifts is deferred,
                                                                                                                  The Friends of Algonquin Park                                          seasonal staff that worked
                                             in whole or in part, until a later date, often upon death of the                                                                            with Park visitors during
                                                                                                                  would like to take this opportunity
                                             donor and, depending on the type of gift, income tax benefits                                                                               the 2009 season:
                                                                                                                  to recognize the Derraugh family.
                                             are realized either immediately or in the future.
                                                                                                                  Stephen, Anna Marie, and Fraser                                          Group Education Assistant
                                             Life insurance is a common method of planned giving. A               have decided to make a monthly gift                                         Ashley Hellyer
                                             donor can purchase a policy, assign ownership and appoint            to The Friends of Algonquin Park.                                        Staffhouse Cook
                                             The Friends of Algonquin Park as beneficiary and agree               As to their motivation, Stephen                                             Linda Thom
                                             to pay the premiums. The donor receives a charitable tax             said, ‘I am a child of Algonquin Park. My kids are children of           Trail Technician
                                             receipt upon proof of paying each premium and, upon the              Algonquin Park. My monthly gift to The Friends of Algonquin                 Cathy Holmberg
                                             death of the donor, FOAP receives the face amount of the
      In Memory                              policy. Similarly, a donor could assign an existing policy, no
                                                                                                                  Park, combined with many, will ensure the continuation of
                                                                                                                  Park programs and the legacy of excellence. It assures us that
                                                                                                                                                                                           Museum Technicians:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Sonje Bols
   of a Dear Friend                          longer required, to FOAP and receive a tax receipt for the
                                             surrender value as well as future premiums, if any, paid by
                                                                                                                  ‘Park Kids’ will continue to benefit today and for generations
                                                                                                                  to come.’
                                                                                                                                                                                              Taylor Dungate
                                             the donor.                                                                                                                                       Larissa English
        It is with sadness that we                                                                                Join our Monthly Giving Program and help provide a lasting                  Shannon Frey
      inform you of the passing of           A bequest in a will is another common method. This could be          security to The Friends of Algonquin Park. Become a leader                  Lyndsey Friesen
  Madeleine Pageot. Madeleine was            in the form of a fixed amount, a percentage of the estate or the     with a regular monthly pledge and help share your pas-                      Andrea Fuller
    Membership Secretary for The             residual value of the estate after all specific legacies have been   sion for the Park. Monthly Giving is a source of predictable                Laura Holloway
   Friends of Algonquin Park for 18          fulfilled. A charitable tax receipt is issued to the estate upon     revenue, enabling The Friends of Algonquin Park to plan con-                Lindsay Hurst
  years starting in 1983. She was a          receipt of the donation as the estate is disbursed, which would      fidently and strategically for the future.                                  Aubry MacDonald
  faithful and enthusiastic park user        be used to reduce the income tax obligations of the estate.                                                                                      Jessica Pauzé
                                                                                                                  Monthly Giving is easy: simply specify a pre-authorized dona-
 and a volunteer in the Adopt-A-Trail                                                                                                                                                         Shannon Queen
                                             There are many variations of these two methods, as well as           tion amount from your credit card each month and at the
 program for many years. Madeleine                                                                                                                                                            Wendy Watson
                                             others: charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts,      end of the year, you will have made a lasting contribution.
  will be missed by all of us here at                                                                                                                                                      Junior Park Naturalists:
                                             gifting of existing RRSPs or RRIFs. Not everyone can leave           Start your monthly giving today! – It is a safe, secure and sig-
   the Algonquin Visitor Centre and                                                                                                                                                           Rachael Derbyshire
                                             large gifts, but many can leave something. The FOAP has re-          nificant way to help enhance the educational and interpretive
 we express our deepest sympathies                                                                                                                                                            Lev Frid
                                             ceived gifts in the hundreds and some in the thousands. With         programs in Algonquin Park. With a monthly gift of $10, $20
         to Dan, Sarah, and Matt.            all these options, there is usually a method to meet your            or $100 you will make a significant difference.                             Peter Mills

                                        Please support the work we do by getting involved.
                                                                                       Ways to Get Involved
   Make a Donation – By making a donation to The Friends of Algonquin Park                                        Become a Member – By purchasing an annual membership you are
   you are strengthening our ability to enhance this special place. With this donation                            empowering FOAP while gaining exclusive membership rewards.
   your name will appear in our Donors Book in the Visitor Centre lobby.
                                                                                                                  Buy Algonquin – By shopping at The Friends of Algonquin Park stores, you are
                                                                                                                  giving back to the Park in two ways. First you are purchasing a product that helps to
   In Honour – Celebrate a special occasion in the life of a friend or family mem-
                                                                                                                  educate you and others about this special place. Secondly 100% of the proceeds from
   ber. An acknowledgement card can be sent to the honouree on your behalf.
                                                                                                                  our sales stay in the Park and are used to foster an appreciation for Algonquin Park.
   In Memoriam – Make a gift in memory of a loved one who has passed away.                                        Stay Informed
   An acknowledgement card can be sent to the family or friends you designate.                                    Receive our monthly eNews by signing up at

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                Online BOOkstOre —                                                                                         Phone: (613) 637-2828 • Fax: (613) 637-2138

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