Friends of the Tay Watershed Association
|P.O. Box 2065
57 Foster Street
The Friends of the Tay Watershed are holding the 5th annual “Tay Watershed Discovery Evening” on Thursday November 23, 2006. The theme for this year’s event is “Recreation in the Tay Watershed” which will highlight the past, present and future importance of recreation on the Tay lakes, river and streams. Swimming, boating and fishing are all part of life in the watershed and attract cottagers and visitors year-round. Our focus will be on sustainable activities that will enhance the quality of recreation for future generations.
Our keynote speaker for this year’s Discovery Evening will be Max Finkelstein. When paddler, author, conservationist, and raconteur, Max Finkelstein is not speaking about, writing about, or otherwise promoting Canada’s river heritage, Max can usually be found paddling on a river. Although he has paddled over 22,000 km in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia, he particularly enjoys exploring local waterways, and the Tay is his personal favorite. He has authored two books Canoeing a Continent – On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie and Paddling the Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low (with Jim Stone)) describing his experiences re-tracing some of Canada’s most historic canoe routes. In addition to reflecting on our theme of “Recreation in the Tay watershed”, Max will be on hand to sign copies of his books.
This year's event will also feature a silent auction with a recreational theme. Click here for advance details.
Last year's event was a great success with more than 100 attendees and close to thirty exhibits. Our Annual General Meeting, which has traditionally been held at this time, will be held in early 2007.
The Friends of the Tay Watershed is a registered charitable organization that involves landowners, communities, government agencies, business and other interested parties in programs aimed at preserving and improving the health of the Tay River watershed. The Association carries out activities to maintain wildlife habitat, recreation, water quality, water quantity and related resources in the Watershed.Please mark your calendar and tell your friends. This event is open to the public and young people are especially welcome!
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Royal Canadian Legion
26 Beckwith St., E. (lots of Parking!)