EVENTS CALENDAR

Celebrating Earth Day
Saturday April 22 - 1-3pm

Make a family nature discovery at Backus during the annual Earth Day event.  Program highlights include pond dipping, crafts and guided spring hikes.  Decorate a flower pot to take home.  Dress for the weather to be active outdoors....

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Fundraising Breakfast & Fishing Derby
Sunday April 30 - 8am-1pm

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

Activites include a pancake breakfast, rock climbing wall, face paint...

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LPRCA Parks Open
Monday May 01 - 9:00 am

Monday, May 1st is the official start of the 2017 camping and outdoor recreation season at LPRCA parks.  The LPRCA operates five conservation areas that provide camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming, picnicking and seasonal special events. &nb...

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Power on the Pond
Saturday June 03 -

The Toronto Outboard Racing Club returns to Waterford North Conservation Area for the first race of the season.  This highly competitive series involves boats racing in the Factory Stock, Racing Stock and Modified Outboard classes on Pickeral...

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Power on the Pond
Sunday June 04 -

The Toronto Outboard Racing Club returns to Waterford North Conservation Area for the first race of the season.  This highly competitive series involves boats racing in the Factory Stock, Racing Stock and Modified Outboard classes on Pickeral...

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LPRCA Parks Discovery Day
Saturday July 01 - 9am-6pm

A Canada 150 event  Canada turns 150 today and visitors are invited to celebrate by enjoying LPRCA parks for free.  Get outdoors, discover some amazing places and see what LPRCA&#...

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Canada Day 150
Saturday July 01 - 11am-4:30pm

A Canada 150 event  Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way with a tour of the Backhouse Grist Mill National Historic Site.  Take in a vintage base ball game between Norfolk North a...

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Firefly Walk
Saturday July 01 - 8:30pm

A Canada 150 event  In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, LPRCA is celebrating with free day use admission today and an evening nature interpretive program.  Meet at the Conse...

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Children’s Fishing Derby
Sunday July 02 - 8am-1pm

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

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Canada 150 Picnic Day
Saturday July 08 - 12-3pm

A Canada 150 event  Pack a picnic and be a part of history this day at Backus Heritage Village.  It's Picnic Day in Norfolk and we're celebrating with picnic games, vintage bas...

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Butterfly Social
Saturday July 15 - 11am

Butterflies are celebrated at Backus Heritage Conservation Area with guided walks, crafts, children's activities, a tour of the Backus Butterfly Landing and stewardship information.  Meet at the Conservation Education Centre.  Activi...

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Vintage Base Ball
Saturday July 15 - 1pm

A Canada 150 Event  It's Game 2 of this Canada 150 vintage base ball tournament at Backus Heritage Conservation Area when Norfolk North takes on Norfolk South at Becker Field.

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Field to Flour
Saturday July 22 - 11am-4:30pm

Experience the whole process of turning wheat into flour at Backus Heritage Conservation Area.  See demonstrations of cutting and flailing wheat, grinding wheat into flour in the Backhouse Mill and the making of bread, baked fresh i...

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Rocking Reptiles
Saturday July 22 - 8:00pm

Discover the amazing diversity of reptiles and amphibians to be found at Backus Heritage Conservation Area and learn about the differences between them. Learn frog calls, view habitats while on a guided nature walk. Meet "Sunny" the Cons...

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Vintage Base Ball
Saturday July 29 - 1pm

A Canada 150 event  The Canada 150 vintage base ball tournament between Norfolk North and Norfolk South continues at Backus Heritage Conservation Area with Game 3 played at Becker Fiel...

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Bat Night
Saturday July 29 - 8:30pm

Meet bat expert Toby Thorne and discover facts about these fascinating animals.  A guided bat walk will follow the presentation to listen for the echo location of bats using specialized equipment.  Meet at the Conservation Education Cent...

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Insect Safari
Saturday August 05 - 11am-2pm

From beautiful butterflies to dashing dragonflies - insects are amazing creatures.  Spend some time with nature investigating the variety of insects that live at Backus.  Pond dipping, log rolling, costumes and butterfly catching are all...

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Heritage Hoedown Barn Dance
Saturday August 05 - 7pm-9pm

Enjoy an evening of live-called square dancing and music in the historic Forbes Barn at Backus Heritage Conservation Area.  The barn dance is presented in partnership with Norfolk 4H and Norfolk Old Tyme Music Association.   

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Owl Prowl
Sunday August 06 - 8pm

Have a hoot learning about owls!  An indoor presentation on owls is followed by a guided walk to look and listen for owls.  Bring a flash light and wear footwear appropriate for walking on trails and uneven terrain.  Meet at the Con...

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Deer Creek Children’s Fishing Derby
Saturday August 12 - 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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Vintage Base Ball Championship
Saturday August 12 - 1pm

A Canada 150 event  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...

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Star Party
Saturday August 12 - 8:30pm

Discover what can be seen in the summer night sky with local astronomer Francois Van heerden.  Weather permitting, star gazing with telescopes will follow the informative presentation. Meet at the Conservation Education Centre at Backus Herit...

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Norfolktales
Thursday August 17 - 7:30pm

A Canada 150 event

Norfolktales is an unique piece of theatre based on the tales of Norfolk County, both created and presented by local youth.  A special ticketed event hosted at ...

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Norfolktales
Friday August 18 - 7:30pm

A Canada 150 event

Norfolktales is an unique piece of theatre based on the tales of Norfolk County, both created and presented by local youth.  A special ticketed event hosted at ...

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Norfolktales
Saturday August 19 - 7:30pm

A Canada 150 event

Norfolktales is an unique piece of theatre based on the tales of Norfolk County, both created and presented by local youth.  A special ticketed event hosted at ...

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Norfolktales
Sunday August 20 - 7:30pm

A Canada 150 event

Norfolktales is an unique piece of theatre based on the tales of Norfolk County, both created and presented by local youth.  A special ticketed event hosted at ...

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Bluegrass Jam (Day 1)
Saturday August 26 - 2-8pm

Bluegrassers from far and wide travel to Backus Heritage Conservation Area for this annual gathering. A bluegrass scramble performed in the historic Forbes Barn is a new feature. Visitors are invited to stroll through the encampment in the Heritag...

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Bluegrass Jam (Day 2)
Sunday August 27 - 10am

The Bluegrass Jam concludes this morning with a gospel sing along at 10 am in the historic Teeterville Church.  

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Birds of Prey
Saturday September 02 - 1pm

Program features a visit from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy with live birds of prey.  Stop by the Conservation Education Centre at Backus Heritage Conservation Area to learn more about Ontario's raptors. 

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War of 1812 Re-enactment (Day 1)
Saturday September 09 - 10am-4pm

Backus Heritage Village comes alive when hundreds of soldiers set up camp for this popular event. Historic merchants and period encampments are just steps away from the battlefield.  Main battle re-enactment takes place at 2:00 pm. Child...

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War of 1812 Re-enactment (Day 2)
Sunday September 10 - 10am-4pm

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this colourful event.  Visit with the soldiers who have set up camp in the Heritage Village.  Shop at one-of-a-kind merchants and watch period demonstrations just steps away from the military encampent and ...

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Memorial Forest Dedication Service
Sunday September 17 - 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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Fall Colour Hike
Saturday October 07 - 1pm

The leaves are turning colour and the air feels crisp.  Hike along with a LPRCA interpreter and take a closer look at the fascinating flora and fauna along the Backus trails.  Meet at the Conservation Educat...

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1867 Masquerade Ball
Saturday October 28 -

A Canada 150 event  

Celebrate Canada 150 at an authentic 19th century Masquerade Ball featuring music and dances from the 1860s. Step back in time and lose yourself in ...

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Owl Prowl
Saturday November 18 - 6pm

Have a hoot learning about owls.  A short indoor presentation will highlight the species of owls found in Ontario and at Backus.  A guided walk to look and listen for owls follows the presentation. The event ...

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