Bonnechere

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Healthy Parks Healthy People Day July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Meet at the Davenport Centre

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with games and physical activity here at Bonnechere! On Healthy Parks Healthy People Day there is free day-use at all Ontario Parks. The doors are open to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration.

The idea behind this free-use day is to allow the public time to strengthen and rediscover people's connection to nature! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

At Bonnechere, the focus will be on a holistic approach to healthy living and enjoying our natural environment. Throughout the day we will have multiple workshops all focusing on different aspects of health.

8:30am: Yoga on the Beach

10:00am: Kids Sports Tournament at the Davenport Centre! Come on out to participate in some healthy living activities and games!

10:00am: Free massages graciously offered by a Registered Massage Therapist at the Davenport Centre!

2:00pm: Smoke-free Spaces at Bonnechere- Have you ever seen what a healthy lung looks like? Come take a look and learn more about how to Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free!

2:00pm: Sip Smart display- Are you making healthy drink choices? How much sugar is in your drink? Come spin the Sip Smart! Ontario wheel to find out!

3:00 - 4:00pm: Mini-Mind Masters Workshop- Children learn to manage their emotions through fun, simple and effective activities that help teach concrete ways to manage stress and frustration, and relax and develop a positive view on life. The activities can be used anytime, anywhere and for the rest of their lives. Children and parents welcome!

7:00pm: Park-wide Scavenger Hunt- Meet Jacey and Bree at the Davenport Centre for a park-wide scavenger hunt! Be the first one to complete all tasks and win a sweet prize!

Little Rays Reptile Zoo July 22, 2017 July 22, 2017 Davenport Centre

Endangered Ontario! Come out to this live interactive presentation all about Ontario’s wildlife and how to protect them. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up and close with these interesting critters from mammals to reptiles and birds too, it is sure to be a good time. Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back! The presentation begins at 3PM.

Archaeology Day July 29, 2017 July 29, 2017 The Davenport Centre

Celebrate the history of archaeology in and around Bonnechere Park. Participate in mock archaeology excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight. Begins @ 10:00AM

Art in the Park July 30, 2017 July 30, 2017 The Davenport Centre

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.

Apple Cider in Concert August 5, 2017 August 5, 2017 Davenport Centre

Come out to hear the amazing valley original, Apple Cider in concert! Enjoy the sound of folk music and fiddle tunes... always a crowd favourite! Show begins at 7:00 pm!

Art in the Park August 5, 2017 August 5, 2017 The Davenport Centre

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.

Bike Rodeo August 12, 2017 August 12, 2017 The Davenport Centre

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff and the Killaloe OPP to learn more about bike safety and maintenance. Then practice your hand signals on a specially built course meant to test your bike-safety and ability. Afterwards, have fun decorating your bike and join us on a parade around the Park! Event begins at 10:30am.

Spirit's Night August 19, 2017 August 19, 2017 The Depot

Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario’s first provincial parks. Event begins at 7pm.

Jared Lutes in Concert August 25, 2017 August 25, 2017 The Davenport Centre

Come out to the Davenport Centre to enjoy a musical performance by award-winning musician hailing from the East Coast, Jared Lutes! Great for all ages, Jared's musical style echoes legends such as John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and Blue Rodeo... his debut performance at Bonnechere is not to be missed! Concert starts at 7pm.

Wolf Howl August 26, 2017 August 26, 2017 Meet at the Davenport Centre

Mike Runtz, one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls. Program begins at 7pm.

Learn To Fish September 1, 2017 September 1, 2017 The Davenport Centre

If you have ever wanted to learn to fish, now is your chance! A team of fish experts will be visiting the Park, and will be facilitating teaching programs all about fishing. Have some fun with lure building and trivia! 

First session begins at 10:00 AM

Second session begins at 1:00 PM

Program signup is required and can be done in the Park Store

Phil the Forecaster presents, "Tom Thomson was a Weatherman" September 1, 2017 September 1, 2017 Davenport Centre

Come out to the Davenport Centre to explore the past and art of Group of 7 member, Tom Thomson! Weather was the inspiration for much of the art of Tom Thomson. Tom painted lots of weather phenomena. Throughout the evening it will become evident that Tom was indeed a “weatherman” through “Creative Scene Investigation”. CSI is the application of meteorology as well as other forensic sciences, to creative works. The deductions are sleuthed from the details which are plainly hidden within the art. The motivation behind the art was not secret at the time of the painting but they are unintelligible to those not versed in forensic meteorology. 

Tom was a remarkable observer of the natural world. The hidden agenda in this fun and interactive presentation is to celebrate the genius of Tom Thomson as an artist through the weather that inspired him.

Presentation begins at 8:00pm

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup September 2, 2017 September 2, 2017 Davenport Centre

Come out to celebrate an amazing season at Bonnechere by participating in the national movement, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We will spend time cleaning our shorelines all throughout Bonnechere and commit to Ontario Parks ecological integrity mission!

Meet at the Davenport Centre at 10:00AM