AGM this Sunday, April 29!

Join us this Sunday, April 29, 2018 for our Annual General Meeting and an evening hike. 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 6 p.m. at the Lally Homestead in the drive shed (ski chalet). It’s a quick meeting followed by some refreshments and sweets. At 7 p.m. our friends with the Rideau Trail Association, Central Club, have invited us to join them on a five- to six-kilometre hike from the homestead. They will return for refreshments by the woodstove in the drive shed. Please bring a flashlight and a mug if you would like to take part in the hike. Hopefully we’ll hear some frogs, owls and
other night sounds on the journey!

There is no park entry fee for the AGM and no charge for the hike.

For the AGM, paid-up members have voting status at the meeting. You can now take advantage of our new $10 membership rate and renew through the website at

https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/memberships/ or at the meeting (cash or cheque). Amounts over the $10 membership fee as donations will receive a tax receipt. Please encourage a friend to become a Friend or consider making a donation.

We hope to see you on the 29th. Bring your friends!

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Recognized in Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards Program

Murphys Point Provincial Park and the Friends of Murphys Point Park were recently recognized for our Environmental Stewardship and Heritage Conservation and Promotion efforts at the Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards Program. As part of the 10th anniversary of the Rideau Canal’s UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, this awards program recognizes, honours and promotes good design, environmental stewardship and economic development that serves to protect, enhance, promote and celebrate the heritage value and sustainability of the Rideau Canal corridor.

We received the Heritage Conservation and Promotion Award of Excellence for our Silver Queen Mine interpretive efforts. We also received an Environmental Stewardship Honourable Mention for the Adopt a Gray Ratsnake program. Both nominations came from Tay Valley Township. There are five awards categories and the winners were announced at an evening reception in Smiths Falls attended by several dignitaries and representatives from Parks Canada, National Capital Commission, several townships and community organizations.

Our thanks to the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy for this wonderful recognition. Learn more about the awards and other recipients here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/info/sacr-rcls/prix-2017-awards

Photo credits: Hy Fund Studio, Smiths Falls.

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Stephanie Gray, Friends of Murphys Point Provincial Park (centre), and Tobi Kiesewalter, Murphys Point Provincial Park (right)

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Brock Ogilvie, Murphys Point Provincial Park (centre) and Stephanie Gray, Friends of Murphys Point Provincial Park (right)

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POSTPONED: Another Delicious Fundraiser! Aug. 20

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for details about our next Heritage Dinner!

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Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 20 for another delicious fundraiser hosted by our great friends at Fall River Restaurant!

In addition to fantastic food,  this will be an evening of storytelling and beer tasting presented by the Friends and Cartwright Springs Brewery.

Fall River Restaurant is located at 21980 Hwy. 7, Maberly. Reservation information and costs are outlined on the attached poster. Hope to see you there!2017 August Dinner poster

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