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 [email protected]
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.