(KINGSVILLE, ON) – April 10 will mark the 152nd birthday of Jack Miner, Canada’s first conservationist. Seventy years ago, the Canadian government declared the week of Jack Miner’s birth to be National Wildlife Week.
On April 8 and 9, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will be kicking off National Wildlife Week with activities for young and old alike. From contests for duck and goose calling, children’s activities, a Sportsmen’ Yard Sale, a raptor demonstration, retriever demonstrations, and chainsaw carving, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Admission to events during the day, 10:00am 4:00pm is free.
Come see the new exhibits in the museum and the historic Jack Miner house, and hear about the plans for an interactive Hands-on History Museum expansion.
Get your tickets to the Jack Miner’s 152nd Birthday Bash with a Hogs n Horns dinner Saturday night featuring Bigg Wiggle, Almost Famous, and The Rock Farm Band. Food by Colasanti’s and Chef Larry Wood. Cash bar: beer and wine.
Tickets are $30/person, $55/couple, and $225 for a reserved table, and must be purchased in advance by April 5. Tickets are available at the Jack Miner Sanctuary.
Enjoy breakfast on Dress Down Sunday before or after going to church. Have a pancake and sausage breakfast with real Jack Miner maple syrup, made right in the Jack Miner Woods.
The Jack Miner Foundation invites everyone to come out and enjoy a weekend of edutainment. All donations will go to the Foundation, so that they can continue to carry on Jack Miner’s legacy of the Jack Miner Sanctuary and Museum, banding and tracking migratory waterfowl, and educating the public about the importance of balance in conservation.