Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 30, 2017 and please join us for a lovely dinner combined with our Annual General Meeting. This is a great opportunity to learn about Friends activities, meet directors and discover how you can help us to make a difference at Murphys Point.
The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly. We will conduct our quick annual general meeting at that time, followed by a fundraising dinner hosted by the Fall River Restaurant with historic notes presented by Tobi throughout the dinner. A poster describing this event is attached – hope to see you there! (Bring your appetite!)
Join us this year for what is becoming an annual tradition – the Murphys Mica Fun Run on Oct. 15, 2016! All the details can be found here. Hope to see you for this fantastic fall fundraiser at beautiful Murphys Point Provincial Park!
Spending time in nature is good for your health, and this Friday, July 15 is a great day to get out to a local provincial park and see for yourself!
A growing body of scientific research is demonstrating that exposure to nature enhances our ability to cope with and recover from stress, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders, high blood pressure and even surgery.
On Friday, July 15, all operating provincial parks in Ontario will waive day-use fees to encourage people to visit parks and be active.
Staff at Murphys Point Provincial Park will be offering a guided tour of the Silver Queen Mine at 10 a.m. Capacity is limited, so pre-registration is required by calling the park in advance (613-267-5060). The Friends of Murphys Point Park will be holding a fundraising barbecue at the Main Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until supplies last.
From 1 to 3 p.m. visitors will also be able to participate in the Murphys Point Magnificent Race Challenge. Individuals or groups can start at the beach and walk a designated route through the campground to try and complete a series of challenges. Anyone who completes the challenge by 3 p.m. will be entered in a draw to win an Ontario Parks Summer Pass.
“The race event is appropriate for families and will showcase many of the facilities and services the park has to offer,” says Mark Read, Senior Park Naturalist. “People really enjoyed last year’s series of challenges!”