It's almost December, yet the temps are balmy... let's go for a walk. Grab the phone and download Map-N-Tour's interactive walking tour of Gerald Ford's Grand Rapids. We can explore President Ford's favorite boyhood places: where he lived, worked and played. In this picture he and his buddies have just won first place in the 1923 Boy's Day Parade. Thanks to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation for underwriting the tour and other public programming.
Welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus! Holiday stories by Story Be Told, Jenifer Strauss, and music by Grand Rapids Caroling Company and Voices of Freedom will fill the air as we host Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer during our annual Holiday Open House. Sunday, December 4 from 1 - 4 pm. Free and family-friendly.
Busy day with York University engineering students! They are part of a research team dedicated to coming up with exciting new enrichments for our bears. Tomorrow they'll take part in our PBH Enrichment Program. If you're a teacher and you think your students would enjoy this, check out our website to learn more about our education programs! www. polarbearhabitat.ca/education/ #polarbear #Inukshukbear #YorkUpolar
Did you know that the nation's first president, George Washington, issued a proclamation in 1789 about giving thanks? He named Thursday, November 26, 1789 as an official holiday of "sincere and humble thanks." President Lincoln was the first to name "Thanksgiving" in a proclamation in 1863. He also designated the fourth Thursday in November to be a nationwide holiday. In 1939 President Roosevelt changed the day to the third Thursday in November.... to boost the US economy during the Depression-era Christmas shopping season. This was reversed in 1941, and we now celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November.
Don't miss the book sale and signing of "Siku" (French children's book) by Natalie Breton (known author from the Sudbury area) and her daughter Élodie Breton-Dépatie at this year's Festival of Lights. This story is about the adventures of Siku the polar bear, who wanted to climb the highest mountain. Lancement du livre Siku par Élodie Breton-Dépatie et Natalie Breton (album jeunesse). 50% des profits des ventes seront donnés au centre What: Book sale and signing at the Festival of Lights Where: Polar Bear Habitat When: Signing from 4:00pm - 5:30pm Cost: $10 50% of profits donated to the Polar Bear Habitat
The Hudson and James Bay wetlands are considered to be the world’s second largest carbon sink, and a vital ecosystem to our planet. The Mushkegowuk Climate Summit on December 7-8, 2016 is a gathering of researchers, scientists, and Elders who will share their expertise on the health, conservation, and enhancement of this vital ecosystem. To find out about ticket availability, please see the information below or contact: Vern Cheechoo at (705) 268-3594 or by email at [email protected] or Barb Duffin at (705) 268-3594 or by email at [email protected]
Remember - trees are available at 2 farm locations on weekends. Visit our website for directions, follow the signs and staff directions at arrival. and yes our destinations are on the Waze App: http://www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/visit/driving-directions