Monday, April 13, 2009
On May 7 they are holding their Annual General Meeting, featuring a silent auction and an interactive raptor presentation. There will be owls and hawks from the University of Guelph.
On August 29 there will be a corn roast and BBQ at the Ochonski Rd parking lot.
For details on either of these events check the website
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Some even had people in them. Onlookers held their breath and helped the unlucky but undaunted.
OK, so it is Monday at noon, 2 days after the race, and here is the aforementioned video pared down to meet the 100 mb limit imposed by Blogger. If you see yourself or someone you know in this video and want some video, I may or may not have more of that particular clip that got left on the "cutting room floor". Email me if interested.
Port Hope is about an hours drive east of Toronto, it is a fun day for the whole family and today was enjoyed heartily by the participants and the thousands of spectators. This is one of Ontarios outdoor activities that you want to mark on your calendar for next year. This is outdoor dad signing off
Sunday, April 5, 2009
As you can see the water level is quite high and in fact is much higher than it was on the thursday of my original post. However the time of day was the same as the friday when I saw nothing. We have had substantial rain in the last few days and that might be a factor. With the high water the only fish visible today were the big ones at least two feet in length. If there is anyone reading this who knows something about what makes them climb the ladders some days and not the others please post a comment or email me.
On the fence at the fish ladder is a bunch of poster boards informing the public about the ladder and the dam and how they are in the process of studying improving the fish ladder. Thats all great but it sort of begs the question; Since Goodyear no longer uses the dam for its industrial purpose, why keep it there at all? A stick of dynamite would take care of the dam and eliminate the need for the ladder completely. Just a thought. There are probably good reasons for not doing it. Again comments or emails are welcome.
April 19 is the date set for the longest canoe race in Eastern Ontario. This event is a little farther afield, just north of Cornwall, ON. It is the Raisin River canoe race and it is approximately 28 km in length. Their website has more details on what looks like a worthy event if you are in that end of the province or up for a drive.
May 3 is the day for this years Paddle the Don. This event is run by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and promotes the regeneration and the cleanup of the Don River watershed in Toronto. OK, so it is a lot cleaner than it used to be!! This years event is full so you can get on a waitlist or make plans for next year. Visit the website for more details.