Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wye Marsh Chosen by Canadian Wildlife Federation as One of Canada's Greatest Hikes

May, 8 2014 – Midland, Ontario

Wye Marsh Chosen by Canadian Wildlife Federation as One of Canada's Greatest Hikes

One of Ontario’s best kept secrets might not be a secret much longer.  Wye Marsh, located just outside of Midland, Ontario was recently chosen by Canadian Wildlife (produced by the Canadian Wildlife Federation) as one Canada's greatest wildlife hikes.  The staff and volunteers of the Friends of Wye Marsh are thrilled for the recognition and honored that Wye Marsh is in such great company, with Algonquin Provincial Park and Point Pelee National Park to represent Ontario amongst the 18 hikes across Canada.  Wye Marsh is one of Ontario's largest intact wetlands and gives visitors great opportunities to see a variety of native wildlife species, from the magnificent trumpeter swans to river otters and painted turtles.  The Friends of Wye Marsh, a charitable organization have been stewards over the 3,000 acre wetland for 30 years and operate an education centre that provides visitors with the opportunities to explore and experience nature through guided walks and paddling tours, and interactive programs.   The Friends of Wye Marsh  are hoping that the article will encourage more people not only to visit Wye Marsh but to explore their local hiking trails as well.  As a charity Wye Marsh relies solely on the funds from admission fees and donations to continue to operate their facility and programs that promote and foster environmental stewardship.  Recognition like this is invaluable to us and we look forward to sharing our ‘gem’ with more wildlife enthusiasts this year.

Walk This Way – Step into spring with Canadian Wildlife’s guide to Canada’s greatest hikes’  Canadian Wildlife May / June 2014 Edition  Available at this link:

Laura Thomas

Bs Environmental Studies
Marketing and Development Coordinator
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
PO Box 100
16160 Hwy 12 E
Midland, ON, L4R 4K6
(705) 526-7809 phone
(705) 526-3294 fax

Welcome To The Water In Water Boatshow


Midland, ON - April 4, 2014: There is a new boat show on Georgian Bay! Parkbridge Marinas have partnered with Pride Marine Group and Crate’s Lake Country Boats to host an exciting new “Welcome to the Water” In-Water Boat Show May 30th through June 1st at Bay Port Yachting Centre, Midland. This event will feature a wide variety of recreational watercraft - both power and sail. The Mariners Marketplace will offer a wide assortment of boating related products, accessories and “all things nautical”.

This “Welcome to the Water” In-Water Boat Show will offer exciting content to promote the boating lifestyle. There will be a Kids Fun Zone, Fishing Seminars and Ontario Fishing Pros on our Fishermen’s Wharf, Wakeboard Show by Muskoka Wake and Discover Boating with free boat rides.
Also, for your enjoyment and to kick off the 2014 boating season, we will be hosting a VIP Night on Friday May 30th from 6-9pm with refreshments, appetizers, a steel drum band and a chance to chat about all things boating with the pros!

Exhibiting companies can choose from land-based boat displays as well as the main attraction of the in-water boat show. Some space may still be available - to enquire, please contact Scott Cain or Patti French at
Tel: 1-888-229-7678

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free Admission for Grand Opening of H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre May 22

May 7, 2014

Media Release: for Immediate Release

Free Admission for Grand Opening
of H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre May 22

The 200th Anniversary of Discovery Harbour  will be launched in the new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre on Thursday May 22 at 11:00 a.m., with FREE ADMISSION to the Centre and Discovery Harbour throughout the entire day.

The dynamic H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre will offer visitors a world-class facility that showcases the original 1815 hull of H.M.S. Tecumseth.  The original hull was pulled from Penetanguishene Bay in 1953 but has not had a climate controlled permanent home until now. 

Exciting new exhibits surrounding the history of the Penetanguishene Naval Establishment will be part of the visitor experience in the H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre.  Numerous artifacts from the site’s 19th century history will be on display, including the original 1815 clear-glass deck lights from H.M.S. Tecumseth plus a wide array of intriguing items including a powder flask, period coins, a brass platter stamped with the King’s mark, compasses, a carronade, a ship’s anchor, and even a rum bottle and flask.  Key historical personalities associated with the site’s history will also be explored, including Naval Hydrographer Henry Bayfield, Captain Samuel Roberts, and Chief Tecumseh. 

The exhibit was funded in part by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, 1812 Commemoration Fund. 

Jan Gray, General Manager of Huronia Historical Parks, notes that “the new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre with its rare 1815 shipwreck is truly unique in Canada and will serve as a dynamic visitor showcase to the site’s 19th century story and its ties with the history of Penetanguishene, the region, and other sites throughout Ontario”.

The official Grand Opening of the H.M.S.Tecumseth Centre will take place on May 22 at 11:00 a.m.  As part of the Official Opening, the original Tecumseth hull and new Centre will receive a Dedication and Blessing from the Reverend Veronica Roynon of St. James on-the-Lines Church in Penetanguishene, and items will be placed in a Time Capsule to be integrated within the building’s structure.  The public is welcome to attend the Grand Opening; and free admission will be offered all day to the Centre and the historic site.

For further information visit, or call 705 526-7838.

Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks,
and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.


Media Contact:

Bill Brodeur
Marketing and Media Relations
Huronia Historical Parks
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Discovery Harbour
705 528-7692