Festival Manager Position!

Are you a student returning to a full-time program in September? Are you looking for an exciting summer job (May to September) at a great location? Then check this out! The Friends of Murphys Point Park has a Festival Manager position available as part of our Heritage Mica Days – which was named one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario by Festivals and Events Ontario!

 The position would be of particular interest to students studying event management, tourism or heritage studies. Learn more by clicking here. Résumés and cover letters should be sent to events@heritagemicadays.ca by April 22, 2014. (No phone calls, please.)

To learn more about Heritage Mica Days, check out the festival website.

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Join Us at our AGM and “Spring” Hike April 27

Please mark your calendars!
Our Annual General Meeting will be held this year on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lally Homestead. We will be holding our short business meeting (including the election of directors) at that time, and our own Tobi Kiesewalter, Park Naturalist, will be leading us on what we hope to be a “Spring” Hike! (Best come prepared for all sorts of weather!) There will be refreshments available after the hike – and possibly a nice fire on the woodstove in the adjacent drive shed if Spring continues to be elusive.
All are welcome, and paid-up members are eligible to vote at the AGM. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet (or if you would like to join), click here to access our Membership page. You can pay with PayPal or a credit card, or print out the membership form and mail it with a cheque.
If you have any questions or are interested in a director’s position, please contact us at friendsofmurphyspointpark@yahoo.ca.
We hope to see you (and Spring!) on April 27!
Will Spring have sprung by then?

Will Spring have sprung by then?

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Heritage Mica Days Named One of “Top 100 Festivals”!

Big news! At the annual Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) conference held last week, our own Heritage Mica Days was named one of the 2014 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Submissions from all over Ontario were considered in the fall and were reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Click 2014-TOP-100 Festivals and Events to see the full media release.

A huge thank you goes out to our team of Heritage Mica Days volunteers for all of the hard work you do to make this annual event so special, as well as to our event coordinator extraordinaire, Beth Peterkin, who has worked tirelessly to develop the festival. Thanks also to our many partners for your ongoing support and commitment.

We look forward to another exciting slate of activities, including some special new events and a host of favourites this summer. Check the Heritage Mica Days website for details.

FEO Award

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