Happy New Year!

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.”
– Thomas Berry

The Friends of Ellenwood Park wish each and every one of you a very happy, peaceful and healthful New Year. Take time to engage with Nature and enjoy all that she has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!

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Ever hiked by the light of a full moon?

The Friends of Ellenwood Park invite you to join us for a leisurely stroll by moonlight on Friday, January 10th.  It’s a great opportunity for photographers or for those who just appreciate our beautiful, starry night skies.  We will meet everyone at the Mood Road parking lot at 7:00 pm and walk around the lakefront loop before warming up with a hot drink at the ski cabin and heading home by 9:00 pm.  Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight (just in case).  The next two full moon hikes are planned for Sunday, February 9th and Monday, March 9th.  **All our events are weather dependent and will be cancelled if it’s too icy or conditions are unfavourable.  Always check our website for updates before heading out.  Please take the time to sign in at the gate when you arrive!

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Join the fun, the weather’s perfect!

It’s great weather for our last Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast of the season. This afternoon, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th at Ellenwood! Join the Friends of Ellenwood Park from 2:00-4:00 at the fire pit down by the children’s playscape. The whole family will enjoy the beauty of the trees all dressed in white as you walk in… a leisurely and lovely 1.5 km down to the lake. We’ll have the coals glowing and the toasting sticks and marshmallows all ready for you. See you there!

It’s ALL about technique, patience, and FUN!
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The weather’s perfect for our 2nd Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast of the Season!

TODAY! SATURDAY, November 9th, 2-4 pm   Bring the whole family and join the Friends of Ellenwood Park for another Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast at the fire pit down by the children’s playground. Come and experience a classic Canadian tradition beside our beautiful lake!  It’s an easy 1.5 km walk down from the Mood Road gate. Newcomers to the area are most welcome! Marshmallows and toasting sticks will be provided. *This event is weather dependent and will be cancelled if it’s too windy or wet so be sure to check here or on our Facebook page for updates before heading out.

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Seniors’ Days at Ellenwood

Our first two Seniors’ Days at Ellenwood have been a BIG hit! There are only two more dates left so call HOPE Dial-a-Ride at 902-742-6579 to reserve your place now for Wednesday, October 2nd. And don’t let the weather stop you! A HOPE bus will deliver you door-to-door and the wood stove will keep things cozy while you socialize and enjoy a delicious catered box lunch – and it’s all FREE!

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Seniors’ Days at Ellenwood

Hey seniors!  When was the last time you enjoyed an old-fashioned picnic outdoors?  Join us for a beautiful afternoon this fall at Ellenwood Lake Park.

Your afternoon will include a delicious catered lunch and transportation to and from Ellenwood where you’ll enjoy a relaxing social get together just for seniors like you. There are four Wednesdays to choose from: September 18th and 25th and October 2nd and 9th.  10:30-1:00 or so.

You must pre-register for the program by calling  HOPE Dial-a-Ride at 742-6579. For more information, ask about Seniors’ Days at Ellenwood.  This is a FREE event made possible by a grant from Nova Scotia’s Health and Wellness Fund and the Friends of Ellenwood Park.

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Thank you!

A BIG thanks goes out to everyone who came out to the Friends of Ellenwood garage sale in Sandford yesterday. Well… maybe not the black flies. We could have done without them, but we could never have raised $763 without your help! It will go a long way towards keeping our activities running (along with our snow mobile and groomer;-) next ski season. I hope you had some fun and found a few bargains too. Have a safe and sunny summer and we’ll see you in the fall at Ellenwood!

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BIG Spring Garage Sale!

WHEN? THIS SATURDAY, MAY 25th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE? 1837 MAINSHORE ROAD, SANDFORD

Rain or shine! (Not to worry if it’s raining… everything is under cover;-) All proceeds go towards maintenance of the skidoo, plowing and grooming expenses, and cabin supplies (like hot chocolate and marshmallows;-)

ITEMS INCLUDE: FUTON SOFA BED, HANGING WHITE WICKER LOVE SEAT

4 – 5 X 8 ORIENTAL STYLE AREA RUGS, CHINA CABINET, SOFA TABLE, SMALL UPHOLSTERED BENCHES, BORDER COLLIE FIGURINE COLLECTION, COLLECTOR GAME BIRD PLATES, LOTS OF CLEAN LINENS AND DÉCOR PILLOWS, GOOD QUALITY HOUSEWARES AND DÉCOR ITEMS, STAINED GLASS MAKING SUPPLIES, AND SOME BRAND NEW ITEMS TOO!

4 – 16 INCH SNOW TIRES

NEW 120 WATT SOLAR PANEL FOR THE RV

…AND MORE! COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND HELP OUT THE FRIENDS OF ELLENWOOD PARK. See you there!

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Good-bye Winter, Hello Spring…

The lovely snow base that we cross-country skiers have been enjoying for the past several weeks is slowly melting. The Spring Equinox arrives in just 4 more days bringing more daylight hours, but not necessarily great ski conditions. Oh well… you can’t have it all! Mother Nature might still have a card or two to play. If so, we may have another chance to hit the trails at Ellenwood.

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March 9th & 10th

The ski cabin will be open for equipment loans on Saturday and Sunday, noon ’til 4pm both days. The conditions have been good – and below zero temperatures should keep things skiable through the weekend. Come on out and enjoy the snow while it lasts!

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