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Kortright Centre Event Listing

KORTRIGHT CENTRE 2014 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Multiple Week Program

 

Festival

 

Food Event

 

Evening Event

 

Weekend Event

 

SPRING
Parent & Tot Fun Kortright by Twilight Four Winds Kite Festival Mother’s Day Brunch

April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 10, 17
10 am - 11 am
Weekly sessions include story time, nature crafts and guided outdoor activities. For ages 5 and under.
Advance Registration Required. Cost: $50 for six 1 hour sessions.

April 5
7 pm - 9 pm
Guided evening animal hike. Roast marshmallows around a campfire.
Advance Tickets Required

May 3 & 4
10 am - 4 pm
Professional kite flying demonstrations and wind-themed interpretive hikes.

May 11
11:30 am
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch and delightful springtime nature walk.
Menu available online.
Advance Tickets Required

SPRING
SUMMER
Bird and Butterfly Gardening GPS/Geocaching Weekend Introduction to Trail Running Father's Day Survival Skills Fun

May 14
7 pm - 9 pm
Learn how to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard garden.
Advance Tickets Required

May 31 - June 1
1o am - 4 pm
Geocaching, beginner GPS workshop, guided hikes and more!

June 28
10 am - 12 pm
Learn about techniques,clothing, nutrition and more from a World’s Mountain Running Championship competitor!
Advance Tickets Required

June 15
1 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn survival skills, what to eat to stay alive in the forest and build a survival shelter.

FALL
5 Peaks Trail Running Series Parent & Tot Fun Culture Days 2014 Intro to Residential Solar

September 6
Advance Registration Required For race timing, details and registration, see www.5peaks.com

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
10 am - 11 am
Weekly sessions include story time, nature crafts and guided outdoor activities. For ages 5 and under.
Advance Registration Required. Cost: $50 for six 1 hour sessions.

September 27 & 28
10 am - 4 pm
Hikes:
11:00, 1:00, 2:30
House Tours:
11:30, 1:30 and 3:00
Admission is FREE.

October 1
7 pm - 9 pm
Join our expert and learn the basics about residential solar energy systems.
Advance Tickets Required

Fall Colours Celebration Kreepy Kortright Animals that Hoot and Howl Astronomy Night

October 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26
10 am - 4 pm
Hikes:
11:00, 1:00, 2:30
House Tours:
11:30, 1:30 and 3:00

October 24 & 25
6 pm - 9 pm
A haunted maze, Halloween activities, campfire, frightening forest walk and live owls! For kids 12 years and under, accompanied by an adult.
Advance Tickets Required

November 8 &15
7 pm - 9 pm
Night hike, coyote calling and meet live owls!
Advance Tickets Required

November 22
7 pm - 9 pm
Learn about the night sky with our star expert.
Advance Tickets Required

CHRISTMAS
Magical Christmas Forest  

December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
5 pm - 9 pm
Christmas crafts, activities and treats. Horse-drawn wagon rides and meet Santa in his workshop.
Advance Tickets Required

 

*Programs and schedules are subject to change.

To purchase tickets: 416-667-6295

WEEKEND HIKES

Nature Awakening

April 13

11:30 am and 1 pm

Enjoy a guided spring hike after a long cold winter. Look for signs of deer, coyote, frogs and more!

Spring Wildflowers

May 10 - 11

11:30 am and 1 pm

Explore Kortright to find spring wildflowers and learn about these fantastic plants that signal the start of spring.

Incredible Insects

June 7

11:30 am and 1 pm

Join our naturalist and learn about the amazing world of insects, how they adapt, and their secrets! Grab a net and catch some insects that live here at Kortright.

Extraordinary Energy Hike

July 6

11:30 am and 1 pm

Use the wind’s energy to fly kites, or pump water while riding a bike as you try to match the energy produced by the wind and sun.

Nature Art

August 3

Hikes: 11:30 am / Art: 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Participate in a nature art workshop delivered by McMichael Canadian Art Collection staff. Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting out, this session has something for everyone!

Fall Migration

September 6

11:30 am and 1 pm

Learn about migrating birds and butterflies. Watch for raptors and visit the Canadian Peregrine Foundation site to see live birds.

Marvelous Mammals

November 2

11:30 am and 1 pm

Hike with a naturalist to look for Kortright’s marvelous mammals in the forest or on our wetland trails.

 

Archetype Sustainable House Tours

Public Tours are available on
April 13, May 11, June 7, July 6, August 3, September 6 and November 2
at 2:30 pm.

Visit and Compare! Take a guided tour or our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one that illustrates sustainable practices that are readily available today, and the other that looks into the near future and demonstrates sustainable and renewable technologies that are up-and-coming.
Tour space is limited.
Advance registration required.
Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot.