HUNTSVILLE - The 2012 Circle of Friends Conference is being hosted by The Friends of Algonquin Park and will be based at the University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment in Huntsville from Oct. 12 to 14.
It is a coming-together of members of Friends organizations from across Ontario and others with a passion for preserving Ontario’s natural and cultural history.
The general public is invited to attend the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on Saturday, Oct. 13 for an evening with motivational speaker and fundraiser Drew Dudley, a keynote speaker at the 2012 Circle of Friends Conference. Dudley will discuss his positive approach to change and motivate the audience to be leaders and to seek fundraising opportunities to meet their charitable goals. Admission will be by donation.
The first Friends organization formed in 1983 at Algonquin Park — Ontario’s oldest and most famous provincial park. For nearly 30 years, the Friends of Algonquin Park have been dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs in Algonquin Park.
Twenty-six such Friends groups, each a not-for-profit registered charity, now exist to provide support to protected spaces in the Ontario Parks system, andtheir importance is growing, says Friends of Presqu’ile Park chair Steve Sinclair.
Volunteers are the driving force behind the vast majority of Friends initiatives provincewide.
The registration deadline for the 2012 Circle of Friends Conference is Sept. 28.
For further details visit www.algonquinpark.on.ca.