EVENTS CALENDAR

Earth Day
Sunday April 22 - 1-3pm

In partnership with Norfolk County 

Learn how you can protect animals and their habitats! We will have crafts, face-painting, games and more *Join us between 1:30 and 2:30pm for a special live animal meet and greet.   This...

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Fundraising Breakfast & Fishing Derby
Sunday April 29 - 8am-1pm

LPRCA and Camp Trillium host the third Annual Breakfast and Children's Fishing Derby in support of Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake and conservation initiatives.  

Activites include a pancake breakfast, face painting and a children...

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Owl Prowl - Waterford North
Saturday June 02 - 8pm

Come out and support the first Owl Prowl at Waterford CA!  Join us as we learn about local owl species, discover owl pellets, learn and practice the calls, then head out on a guided prowl for owls along the trails.  Rain or shine.  ...

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Canada Day
Sunday July 01 - 11am-4:30pm

Celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way with a tour of our very own National
Historic Site, the Backhouse Grist Mill. Take in a vintage base ball game between
Norfolk North vs. Norfolk South at 1:00pm in Becker Field as they compl...

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Backus Children’s Fishing Derby
Saturday July 07 - 8am-1pm

The annual Backus Heritage Children's Fishing Derby is open to children 16 years of age and...

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Firefly Walk
Saturday July 07 - 8:30pm

Families can learn about the lifecycle of fireflies, species within Ontario, and their symbolism through a brief visual presentation.  Then at dusk we’ll head outside to catch and ID them in various hot spots within the park.  This...

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Insect Safari
Saturday July 14 - 11am-2pm

Children and families get a passport stamped as they travel around the park on a discovery of insects.  Some of the fun activities include insect crafts, pond dipping, dragonfly catching, and insect Olympics.  Completed passports will ge...

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Vintage Base Ball
Saturday July 14 - 1pm

Join us for a vintage base ball game at 1:00pm in Becker Field, located in the
Backhouse Historic Site. Watch Norfolk North take on Norfolk South in GAME 2 as the
tournament continues.

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Field to Flour
Saturday July 21 - 11am-4:30pm

Experience the whole process of turning wheat into flour. See demonstrations of
cutting and flailing of wheat, grinding wheat into flour in the Backhouse Grist Mill and the
making of bread, baked fresh in the bake oven.

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Pond Dipping - Waterford North
Saturday July 21 - 11am - 12pm

A Park interpreter will provide dip nets, buckets and identification sheets for a hands-on pond exploration of fish, frogs and aquatic insects.

 

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Nature Experience Hike - Haldimand
Saturday July 21 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A Park interpreter will provide field guides, butterfly nets and binoculars to explore the park environment looking for birds, butterflies and other insects to identify.

 

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Pond Dipping - Waterford North
Saturday July 28 - 11am - 12pm

A Park interpreter will provide dip nets, buckets and identification sheets for a hands-on pond exploration of fish, frogs and aquatic insects.

 

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Vintage Base Ball
Saturday July 28 - 1pm

Join us for a vintage base ball game at 1:00pm in Becker Field, located in the
Backhouse Historic Site. Watch Norfolk North take on Norfolk South in GAME 3 as the
tournament continues.

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Nature Experience Hike - Haldimand
Saturday July 28 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A Park interpreter will provide field guides, butterfly nets and binoculars to explore the park environment looking for birds, butterflies and other insects to identify.

 

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Owl Prowl
Saturday July 28 - 8pm - 10pm

Don’t miss out on our annual  Summer owl prowl.  Join staff for a slideshow about local owl species, learn and practice the calls then head out on a guided prowl for owls along the trails.  Rain or shine, dress for the weather...

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Heritage Hoedown Barn Dance
Saturday August 04 - 7pm-9pm

Enjoy an evening of square dancing and Old Tyme music in the historic Forbes Barn
from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Presented in partnership with Norfolk 4H and Norfolk Old Tyme Music Association.

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Butterfly Social
Sunday August 05 - 11am-2pm

Learn about the lifecycle of Monarch butterflies and learn practical tips on how you and your garden can help them.   Participate in butterfly crafts, tour our butterfly enclosure and join us on a butterfly walk with nets (provided).&nbs...

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The Angel of Long Point - An Erie Melodrama
Thursday August 09 -

By Adam Corrigan Holowitz

All performances located in the historic Forbes Barn.

Nightly performances at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10th and
Saturday, August 11th.
Matinee performance at 2:00 pm ...

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The Angel of Long Point - An Erie Melodrama
Friday August 10 -

By Adam Corrigan Holowitz

All performances located in the historic Forbes Barn.

Nightly performances at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10th and
Saturday, August 11th.
Matinee performance at 2:00 pm ...

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Deer Creek Children’s Fishing Derby
Saturday August 11 - 8am-1:30pm

Drop a line and enjoy some fun at Deer Creek. The fishing derby is open to children 16 years and und...

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Mammals of Norfolk
Saturday August 11 - 1:30 - 2:30pm

A Park interpreter will use taxidermy and puppets to identify and highlight various creatures of the night such as the endangered Southern Flying Squirrel, Opossum, Little Brown Bat and various Owls and their nocturnal habits.

 

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The Angel of Long Point - An Erie Melodrama
Saturday August 11 -

By Adam Corrigan Holowitz

All performances located in the historic Forbes Barn.

Nightly performances at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10th and
Saturday, August 11th.
Matinee performance at 2:00 pm ...

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Nature Experience Hike - Deer Creek
Sunday August 12 - 11am

Park interpreter will bring field guides and butterfly nets to explore the park environment looking for birds, butterflies and other insects to identify. 

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The Angel of Long Point - An Erie Melodrama
Sunday August 12 -

By Adam Corrigan Holowitz

All performances located in the historic Forbes Barn.

Nightly performances at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10th and
Saturday, August 11th.
Matinee performance at 2:00 pm ...

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Pond Dipping - Deer Creek
Saturday August 18 - 11am-12pm

A park interpreter provides dip nets, buckets and identification sheets for a hands-on pond exploration of fish, frogs and aquatic insects. 

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Rocking Reptiles - Norfolk Conservation Area
Saturday August 18 - 1:30-2:30pm

A Park interpreter discusses various examples of Snakes and Turtles in Ontario and what factors have led to their endangerment, including Eastern Hog-nosed snake, Eastern Fox snake and Snapping Turtles.  

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Astronomy Night
Saturday August 18 - 8:30pm

Backus Staff will lead you on a short introduction to our planets, then we will walk to our stargazing destination for a journey into the stars with expert guides.  Dress for the weather at night and bugs.  

 

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Wildlife Safari
Saturday August 25 - 11am-2pm

Children and families can travel around stations learning about a variety of day and night time critters at Backus.  Pick up a passport to receive an animal tracking certificate for your completion of activities.  Stations include tracki...

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Vintage Base Ball Championship
Saturday August 25 - 1pm

This is it! The final game between Norfolk North and Norfolk South vintage base ball
teams to see which will be the champion of the season!
Vintage base ball game at 1:00pm in Becker Field, located in the Backhouse Historic
Si...

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War of 1812 Re-enactment
Saturday September 08 - 10am-4pm

See hard fought battles between the British and American forces at the War of 1812 Reenactment
at the Backhouse Historic Site. Tour period encampments, shop in the
Heritage Suttlery and see the Backhouse Grist Mill to hear the story ...

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War of 1812 Re-enactment
Sunday September 09 - 10am-4pm

See hard fought battles between the British and American forces at the War of 1812 Reenactment
at the Backhouse Historic Site. Tour period encampments, shop in the
Heritage Suttlery and see the Backhouse Grist Mill to hear the story ...

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Memorial Forest Dedication Service
Sunday September 16 - 2pm

Annual dedication service of trees planted  in memory of loved ones and friends.  The program will recognize those individuals  for whom donations ...

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Backus Masquerade Ball
Saturday October 27 -

Ball and Dance workshops located in the Conservation Education Centre at
Backus Heritage Conservation Area

Step back in time at an authentic 19th century Masquerade Ball featuring music and
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Owl Prowl
Saturday November 03 - 6pm

Don’t miss out on our annual Fall owl prowl.  Join staff for a slideshow about local owl species, learn and practice the calls then head out on a guided prowl for owls along the trails.  Rain or shine, ...

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Christmas Crafts
Saturday December 01 - 1pm

Celebrate the season with Christmas crafts inspired by nature and designed by you! 

For $25 Adults can sign up for Wreath Making- frames, all greenery, wire and ribbon included.

For $10 Children can make a variety of craft...

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