The Friends of Murphys Point extend a sincere thank you to all of our donors and those who supported the 2022 FMPP Online Silent Auction.
The auction closed at noon on Sunday, April 24 and was a big success, bringing in close to $2,000!
We are so grateful to those who generously donated beautiful items for the auction, including: Barbara J. Sohn (three paintings) Our Cottage Glass (stained glass blue heron) Helen Mogford (painting) Robert Roszell (handcrafted wooden bowl) Don Goodfellow (Raphael Kerem handmade whisk) Mark Read (guided bird hike at Murphys Point) Tobi Kiesewalter (2 Worthbuy Bento lunch box sets) Ian Gray (ABBA Voyage album) Sam Gray (children’s boxing set) Allison Kiesewalter (scented candle from Bath and Body Works)
Thanks also to everyone who took part in the auction. Your support is very much appreciated!
Funds from the auction will help the Friends to support our operations, including student employment and natural and cultural activities at the park. Thank you!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 1 p.m. when we will meet IN PERSON at the Lally Homestead, Murphys Point Provincial Park, for our Annual General Meeting! It is so exciting to be able to see our Friends again in person!
We will kick things off with the short business meeting that summarizes last year’s activities and includes the election of three directors. The business portion of the meeting will likely last about 20 minutes (bring a folding chair) and will be followed by an educational nature exploration activity in the vicinity of the homestead led by one of our all-time favourite Murphys Point interpreters – Tobi Kiesewalter. Please come prepared for a bit of walking outdoors.
Of course, the most exciting thing about the AGM is that paid-up members can vote! Memberships are $10 and can be renewed by sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. New members can find our membership form at https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/memberships/ and can e-mail it as above. Donated amounts over the $10 membership fee will receive a tax receipt. Please encourage a friend to become a Friend or consider making a donation.
Directors will be elected during the AGM. The package follows and some copies will be available at the meeting. If you’d like to get involved or have questions, we hope you’ll join us on April 23!
Proceeds from the auction will support our effort to enhance natural and cultural education at Murphys Point through hiring students, developing displays and publications, providing special programming and much more.
Due to pandemic restrictions, we haven’t been able to host our usual in-person fundraisers for quite some time, so we hope you will help support us with this socially distanced activity! Please spread the word.
Huge thanks to all of our generous donors for contributing beautiful items to this online silent auction.
(Photo: Early Morning-Noble Bay, Barbara J. Sohn painting. It could be yours!!)
Welcome! Watch this space for upcoming activities.
All hiking trails are open, including the Silver Queen Mine trail; however, the mine itself is closed except when guided tours are running. Watch this space for information or visit the Murphys Point Facebook page or website for updates http://www.ontarioparks.com