AGM on Sunday, April 25

Again this year we are hosting our Annual General Meeting in a virtual format given the current state of things with COVID-19 in Ontario! Hopefully it won’t be long before we are able to gather together again and celebrate all the wonderful things about Murphys Point Provincial Park.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. when we will host a Zoom Annual General Meeting. Members have already received a package and information, but if you are interested in attending please register here, and the Zoom link will be sent to you:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/friends-of-murphys-point-park-agm-tickets-151474858379

At the meeting we will summarize last year’s activities and some of the plans for this year. The business portion of the meeting will likely last about 20 minutes and will be followed with an educational presentation by our very own Mark Read, Acting Discovery Leader at Murphys Point. The whole event is expected to last about an hour.

Paid up members can vote at the AGM. How exciting is THAT?? Memberships are $10 and can be renewed by sending an e-transfer to friendsofmurphyspointpark@yahoo.ca. 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 will be displayed at the meeting. If you’d like to get involved or have questions, we hope you’ll join us on April 25!

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T-Shirts Available!

Would you like to support the Friends AND demonstrate it with the shirt on your back? You can totally do both!

The Friends now have a line of T-shirts available to order! Find all the details on our new T-shirt page: https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/friends-t-shirts/

Proceeds help to support our operational activities and programs such as hiring students.

Spread the word! Tell your Friends! And look great while doing it!

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Friends Hosting Drum-Making Series!

Please join the Friends of Murphys Point Park for a Drum-Making Series!

The three-part series kicks off with Helena Neveu (Walksfar Woman… Waasaabiidaasome Kwe – Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways) presenting a FREE virtual session (with two opportunities to join) that includes storytelling and a demonstration of how to make the rawhide and hoops for the drums. See Helena’s bio below.

The virtual workshops will be presented live and will feature video and PowerPoint through Zoom (which may require broadband Internet capacity) and will be approximately an hour to an hour and a half in length.

The second part of the series is an in-person, outdoor all-day drum-making workshop, tentatively scheduled for May 15 in the Perth area. The cost for the in-person workshop is $100 per person and materials are included. Remaining materials will be used for rattle and jewellery making.

The series culminates with a “drum birthing ceremony” on a date to be announced.

Following the virtual session, the Friends will forward registration information to anyone interested in signing up for the in-person Drum-Making Workshop.

Details about the in-person workshop and the birthing ceremony will be provided as health and safety precautions must be taken into consideration.

To register for the FREE Virtual Rawhide and Hoop Sessions, choose one of the options below:

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

or

Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m.

Walksfar Woman

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