Residents are encouraged to get out and be inspired by nature at the sixth annual Seniors Day at Island Lake Conservation Area. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and is hosted by the Friends of Island Lake (FOIL).
“This event gives seniors an opportunity to come out and enjoy Island Lake,” said Bob Shirley, Chair of FOIL. “We’ve planned activities on our amphitheatre so seniors can come together and socialize in nature. Our goal is to make sure everyone in the community continues to enjoy the park regardless of age and mobility levels.”
Seniors age 55 and over, along with their companions, will receive free admission to Island Lake Conservation Area. This year’s entertainment includes a performance by local ukulele group, the Ukuladies. An accessible shuttle service is available to help visitors move around the park. Refreshments will also be served.
Visitors are asked to enter through the main gates at 673067 Hurontario Street South. This event is held in partnership between Credit Valley Conservation and FOIL, with sponsorship from Avalon Retirement Lodge, Chartwell Retirement Residents and M&M Food Market.
Since the amphitheatre’s construction in 2015, many events have been hosted on the lake including theatre productions, Canada Day, Seniors Day, Yoga in the Park and weddings. The venue offers a unique outdoor cultural space for neighbours and the community.
Seniors Day at Island Lake Conservation Area runs rain or shine. For more information or group bookings call Jane Lightle at 519-278-1940.
Caption: Local residents enjoying activities and last year’s Seniors Day at Island Lake
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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