Thanks to everyone who joined us on the beach at Murphys Point Park on Sunday, July 10 for a fabulous BBQ. The day was hot and sunny and there were lots of swimmers and canoeists working up an appetite. Friends’ members and volunteers Jane, Judy, Jan, Pat, Don and Beth were kept busy taking orders and serving up delicious burgers, sausages and hot dogs along with homemade cookies and chips for a special treat! We raised over $400 towards youth education programs run by the Friends at the park each year.
We were pleased to meet many campers from out of town. It was wonderful to chat with them about their stay at the park – many said they camp at Murphys Point every year! Of course we encouraged them to consider joining the Friends of Murphys Point as a member to further support all of the activities of the Friends. Memberships are now available on-line.
Favourite activities of the campers we met included trips to the Silver Queen Mine to learn about mica mining and the geology of the area, the amazing amphitheatre programs put on by park staff and, of course, spending time in or on the water – not surprising given the hot weather lately!