august 17 - spirits' night

Summer is the Best of Times
at Bonnechere Provincial Park

photo of children making sand sculpture
Sand-sculpting on the beach.
Archaeology Day
Saturday July 13
Children can get their hands dirty playing the role of an archaeologist conducting a typical excavation, then mould clay into a coil pot like those used by prehistoric peoples. Adults and children alike can work with real artifacts to learn how to clean and catalogue recovered items. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of low-tech fire starting and firing clay pots. As well, members of the Ottawa Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) will be on hand to discuss and explain local archaeology and history.

7:00pm: Where the Past Meets the Present - An Overview on Local and Regional Archaeology  
Archaeologist André Miller will give a multi-media presentation on the Prehistory and History of Bonnechere Provincial Park and an overview Ottawa Valley Prehistory. He will also provide general information on archaeology and the OAS. 
Sands of Time
July 23 to 27
10:00am to Noon
The whole family can try their hand at sand-sculpting on the beach. This year's theme is Active Transportation - walking, cycling, skateboarding, and all forms of non-motorized transit. Express your creative side, and help us get everyone thinking about moving more!

Art in the Park
With Kim Hanewich
July 24: 1:00pm
August 10: 1:00pm
Work with local artist Kim Hanewich to create an original charcoal drawing while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Little Bonnechere RIver. All materials supplied.

Reptiles at Risk
July 26
This traveling road show features live animals and an engaging, hands-on program. Learn the various levels of risk, and the various environmental and man-made influences that affect these creatures and their conservation.

What's New at the Park
* Rebuilt dock at the boat launch
* New access into Round Lake from
the boardwalk
* Baby and child swing sets
* Relocated pet-friendly areas near the beach
What's On for the Summer
Check out the 2013 Calendar of Events. We're still firming up plans for key dates and events, so keep checking back.

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