Friends of Lake Laurentian - Our Events

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Christmas Bird Count!

Christmas Bird Count 4Kids 2016Are you and your family always wondering what bird that is visiting your feeders? Come out and take part in Conservation Sudbury’s third annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids! The event will be held on Saturday, January 2nd at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants will be introduced to our local winter bird species, then head out in birding teams with an experienced birder for a hike and bird count. Following presentations of bird counts, families will have the opportunity to make a bird feeder at a cost of $8.00 to bring home and attract some feathered friends to their yards!

Feed the Birds, Feed the People - the donation of a non-perishable food item to support the Food Bank is requested. Space is limited to 25 youth participants (ages 6-12 recommended), and their adult family members. Please email lakelaurentian@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

Thank you to the generous support of our sponsors, the Walden Senior’s and Pensioner’s Woodshop, Pinehill Lumber, The Backyard Birder, and the Sudbury Ornithological Society for making this event possible.

Date: Saturday, January 2, 2016
Place: Lake Laurentian Conservation Area - Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Feed the Birds, Feed the People! Donation of non-perishable food item(s) for the Food Bank requested.

  • Introduction to local winter birds
  • Hike and bird count in small groups with experienced birders
  • Bring a picnic lunch; warm beverages provided
  • Presentation of bird counts & prizes
  • Bird feeder building activity ($8 per kit)

Space is limited to 25 youth participants (Ages 6-12 recommended). For more information or to reserve a spot, please email: lakelaurentian@gmail.com

We run monthly events at the Conservation Area, stay updated by visiting the Conservation Sudbury’s website https://nickeldistrict.ca/en/conservation-area-events.html or find us “Friends of Lake Laurentian” on Facebook.

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Christmas Nature Crafts Workshop

Back by popular demand! Conservation Sudbury is pleased to announce our Fifth Annual Christmas Nature Crafts workshop.

When: December 5th
Where: At the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Music and Christmas goodies will be provided to help get everyone in the holiday spirit!

This workshop is open to all ages. Space is limited. Please call (705) 674-8904 or email: lakelaurentian@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

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Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day

Join Friends of Lake Laurentian for our third annual Friends and Family Outdoor Adventure Day.
When: Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Where: Lake Laurentian Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

No registration is required – drop in any time! Please call (705) 674-8904 or email: lakelaurentian@gmail.com for more information.


Register Now! Community Tree Planting Weekend!

Where: Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information or to register visit www.forestontario.ca.


Mike Grandmaison returns to the Lake Laurentian Nature Chalet

Landscape Photography Presentation

Time: Sunday, May 24th at 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet

To launch his newest book, Mike Grandmaison's Ontario, Book signing after the presentation.

To reserve a spot or for information, please call 705-674-5249 or email ndca@greatersudbury.ca


bike velo 2015
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Bike/Vélo FEST 2015

Come on out and show your support for cycling in Greater Sudbury!

Bike/Vélo FEST brings cyclists together in a fun event to kick off the cycling season and is a family friendly event for all levels of riders and all ages.

An opportunity to encourage healthy and active lifestyles and to find out more about some of our wonderful trail systems.

May 30 - Downtown Sudbury 3:00pm - 8:00pm
May 31 - Lake Laurentian Conservation Area 10:00am - 3:00pm

For more information on the festival and a complete schedule, go to bikevelofest.ca or find us on facebook at Bike/Vélo Fest 2015.

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