New this year, for YOU!

Just a reminder that it’s time to renew your FOEP membership for another year. To find out how, click on the Be A Friend tab on our Home Page. You’ll find a printable version of our Support form there along with instructions about where to send it. Your memberships keep our events eventful – so please renew today. Still need a little nudge?  OK, how about this…

In partnership with Runner’s Attic on Main Street, anyone who presents a valid Friends of Ellenwood Park Membership Card when buying anything at Runner’s Attic will receive their purchase TAX FREE!  That’s a 15% savings every time you shop at Runner’s Attic! It’s our way of saying, “Thanks for being a Friend.”  The sooner you renew your Membership, the sooner you can start saving!

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CAMPFIRE TALES and SMOREs;-)

Saturday, November 19th We have a good old fashioned MARSHMALLOW ROAST and CAMPFIRE planned from 7:00 to 9:00 PM We’ll share a few campfire tales and some local lore along with the marshmallows! This is a great event for the kids (since there’s no school the next day;-) Bring your favourite toasting fork if you’ve got one or use ours if you don’t. A flashlight and an old blanket or two will also be a good idea. This event will be cancelled in case of rain or strong wind.unknown

 

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6th Annual Pumpkin Carving Event Today!

TODAY…      Sunday, October 23rd from  2 to 4 PM                                                                       Who’s afraid of a little wind?   We’ll be turning pumpkins into Jack ‘o Lanterns today at the ski cabin.  We’ll have a fire blazing in the wood stove and hot chocolate to warm you up so come on out and join in the fun!

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Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied courtesy of the Friends of Ellenwood Park. Dress for the outdoors! It’s an easy 20 minute walk from the main gate down to the ski cabin.              Rain date: Oct. 30th

This is a free event, but your donations are always greatly appreciated!

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Thank You from the Friends of Ellenwood Park

Thanksgiving is just around the corner so it’s the perfect time for us to wish all of our Members and Subscribers a very Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

The Friends of Ellenwood Park have their own reasons to be thankful.  YOU!  Your interest, participation, and donations are what keep us going.  Our free ski lending program has grown because of YOU!  So we hope you will forgive us for sending out this timely reminder…

It’s time to renew your FOEP membership for another year.  To find out how, click on the Be A Friend tab on our Home Page.  You’ll find a printable version of our Support form there along with instructions about where to send it.  Your memberships keep our events eventful – so please renew today.  We can’t do what we do without YOU!

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Photography Workshop

Sunday, October 16th  –  2 to 4 PM  Back by popular demand, Sue Hutchins will join us at the ski cabin for a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – just in time to take advantage of the fall colours! Sue will talk about light, shapes, focusing techniques and much more.  All you’ll need is an open mind, a functioning camera, and some spare batteries.

This is a workshop for adults only and will take place, rain or shine.  Plan for an easy 20 minute walk down to the cabin from the Mood Road gate and please be prompt. Assistance is available for those with mobility issues. Call Chris at 902-881-2658 to register for this course. Registration for this event is limited to 10.  Call soon! Don’t miss this great opportunity.  This is a free event, but your donations are always appreciated by the Friends of Ellenwood Park .  We can’t do what we do without YOU!

Sue Hutchins & friend

Sue Hutchins & friend

 

 

 

 

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CORN BOIL TODAY!

Our CORN BOIL fundraiser took place TODAY, despite the wind and fog!  Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support and that includes the Moonlight Swing Band who treated folks to some truly toe tappin’ tunes while they munched on that hot, buttery corn-on-the-cob.  What could be better?              images
                                           
The kids (both young and old) had fun with our “dry land skis” and the donations we received will go a long way towards keeping our ski trails plowed this winter.  We really can’t do what we do without YOU and we can’t thank you enough.  Be sure to keep an eye on the Upcoming Events tab on our home page for what’s up next.  We’d love to see you more often!trolley skis #3

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On the water at Ellenwood…

Saturday, August 13th: 8 PM

Paddle to the Perseids at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park

Join Song of the Paddle for an unobstructed view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Bring your own boat or rent one from Song of the Paddle. To register for this guided star hike contact www.thesongofthepaddle.com    Call Deanna at 902-648-3540 for more information. Unknown

This event is weather dependent. Rain date: August 12th or 14th

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This week at Ellenwood…

Thursday, July 14th: 6 PM to 8 PM at Ellenwood

Song of the Paddle interpretive kayaking trip along the shores of Lake Ellenwood. Join Becky Cottreau and Deanna Nauss as they share a bit of local history and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Bring your own boat and equipment or borrow one of Becky’s – but register soon! Numbers of participants are limited. Call 902-648-3540 or email deanna.nauss@novascotia.ca   for more information. This activity is suitable for ages 13 and older.

Come and celebrate Canada Parks Day on Saturday, July 16th

Scavenger Hunt and Barbecue at Ellenwood! The scavenger hunt begins at 11 AM and the barbecue starts at noon – but registration is required. Call 902-648-3540 or email deanna.nauss@novascotia.ca for more information.

 

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Have you visited Ellenwood lately?

Ellenwood is beautiful at any time of year. Even our cross-country ski friends won’t be disappointed with the lack of snow! It’s the perfect time of year for biking or hiking, kayaking or canoeing, seeing the sights or enjoying Nature’s shy beauty. Pack a picnic lunch and spend a day relaxing or tossing a frisbee with the kids. Get away from it all at Ellenwood – and come back often!

Look hoo we saw at Ellenwood!

Look hoo we saw at Ellenwood!

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Azaleas at Ellenwood?  Wild!

Azaleas at Ellenwood? Wild!

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Saltscapes delivers!

Be sure to have a look at the latest Spring/Summer issue of Saltscapes magazine for an inside look at Ellenwood Park!  It’s located on page 11 of the Living Healthy insert.  You’ll be sure to recognize a few familiar faces.  Our goal of motivating  folks of all ages to enjoy nature, get active and have fun has been nicely highlighted by Sandra Phinney along with a bit of our history which I hope you’ll find interesting.  Share it with a friend.  We love it when you spread the word!

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