6th Annual Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh

Fall arrived Saturday morning with cool temperatures and a biting wind. That didn’t deter about 200 kids and parents from attending the 6th year of this free Youth Outdoors Day event at Luther Marsh.

Conservation Officer Joel Pegg wanted to help kids explore and discover Ontario’s great outdoor opportunities in hunting, fishing and conservation.

With the help of numerous committed volunteers and large corporate sponsors such as Bank of Montreal, Guelph MNR, Bass Pro Shops, & Wellington County Stewardship Council it was a grand success.

Other fine organizations and individuals such as Badenoch Archery, Excalibur Crossbows, Canadian Tire, Ducks Unlimited , Stoeger Canada, Shadowear all strong supporters of our outdoors also donated valuable time and resources to ensure the kids had a fantastic time.

The displays and events through out the day had kids grinning from ear to ear. Parents also participated and enjoyed the numerous displays on hand.

Lunch time had a lineup well into the parking lot as everyone enjoyed hamburgers, hot-dogs and refreshments to continue on into the afternoon.

There were prizes donated for everyone in attendance and I saw a lot of happy kids with all the great stuff they collected throughout the day.

Alfie Stanevicius and the Dundas Valley Longbeards Conservation Club donated material  for Bluebird & Woodduck nesting box kits with numerous volunteers in attendance helping the kids put them together.

Anyone wanting additional information on how YOU can help out or start your own Youths’ Outdoors Day please contact Joel Pegg at  joel.pegg@ontario.ca

Anyone wanting any photos I took on Saturday please contact me at;

info[at]rippleoutdoors [dot] com and I will hapy to email them to you.

About Peter Wood 1192 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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