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Celebrating Algonquin Park: A Photographic and Artistic Special Event

Celebrating Algonquin Park

Celebrating Algonquin Park and Beyond is an intimate evening of photographic and artistic presentations on the beauty and magic of wild spaces. The event will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. This year's presentations will include those by Bruce Di Labio and Alison Lake. Door prizes, refreshments, and a silent auction with proceeds supporting the charitable work of The Friends of Algonquin Park, are also part of the event.

Tickets for Celebrating Algonquin 2017 Sold Out

Tickets are now sold out for Celebrating Algonquin 2017. To make last minute ticket changes please contact us at 613 637-2828. Proceeds support the charitable work of The Friends of Algonquin Park.

Presentations at Celebrating Algonquin Park 2017

Bruce Di Labio

Fifty Years of Birding with Bruce Di Labio

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Bruce Di Labio's passion for birds and birding began at the young age of 7, when he hand-tamed a Black-capped Chickadees at his family cottage at Constance Bay, Ontario. From these simple beginnings emerged both a life-long passion and career in the field of birding.

Bruce's love of birding has also taken him down some interesting career paths. During the 1980's he worked for the Canadian Museum of Nature in ornithology, and then The Canadian Nature Federation as Staff Naturalist. After leaving this post, Bruce began environmental consulting and branching out in his role as teacher and tour leader for beginner birders.

In addition, over the decades, Bruce has authored numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. Bruce has also won competitive birding competitions including the World Series of Birding, Texas Birding Classic, and Taverner Cup.

Alison Lake

The Next 125 Years of Algonquin Park with Alison Lake

Alison Lake brought her experience of a 14-year forestry career to Algonquin Park in 2002 and served as a Seasonal Park Naturalist. Since that time she has served in five other Ontario Parks before returning to Algonquin Park as Assistant Park Biologist in 2014. Alison uses the principle of ecological integrity to guide every decision she makes as a biologist working with resource management in Ontario’s oldest provincial park. Algonquin provides an endless source of challenges and fascination, as well as allowing Alison to pursue her passion for solo canoeing, birding, and spending as much time outside as she can.

Hugo Kitching

World Premiere of “Algonquin Fall” Film with Hugo Kitching

The Friends of Algonquin Park are pleased to premiere the latest film by Hugo Kitching a wildlife filmmaker who got his start in Algonquin Park sharing nature with Park visitors. This new 20-minute film showcases the spectacular scenery and wildlife associated with fall in Algonquin Park. Featuring footage entirely from Algonquin Park, Hugo captures the spirit of the fall season.

Hugo has taken his love and understanding of wildlife and cinematography and combined them into a career that allows him to spend long periods of time out-of-doors often in challenging conditions to obtain footage of spectacular scenery and wildlife interactions. Hugo’s cinematography takes him across the world filming for CBC, PBS, BBC and many others, but the lure of Algonquin Park continues to draw him to his home just outside the boundary of the Park.

More Images of Celebrating Algonquin Park

A selection of images for past Celebrating Algonquin Park events.

Celebrating Algonquin Park

Celebrating Algonquin Park

Celebrating Algonquin Park

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