Happy Holidays!

By Marcelo Kawanami

The end of the year is a good time to revisit all the good things that passed. And indeed we do have a lot to celebrate. When I started writing to Gamiing’s blog, I was very glad to be part of a motivated and engaged team, which was ready to leverage its work and actions in order to protect the environment and bring the community closer to the nature.

Since then, the blog significantly increased the number of visitors. Over 100 people visit Gamiing’s blog every month! Canadians are not the only readers. We have loyal visitors from the US, France, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea and India.

Winter in the Kawarthas

This year Gamiing Nature Centre has also remodeled its website, bringing a more organize layout and easier access to information. We also promoted many activities in our facilities including Volunteer Days, Wild Edibles workshop, Interpretive Trail Walk, among others.

Additionally, the year ended with the news of a grant that we received from Sir Sandford Fleming College to go towards the construction of a sustainable washroom. We are ready for a new year full of great things and many achievements.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!!

Gamiing Nature Centre receives $750.00 grant from Sir Sandford Fleming College

By Marcelo Kawanami

Gamiing Nature Centre is pleased to announce the receipt of a $750.00 grant from Sir Sandford Fleming College, which will be invested towards the construction of a sustainable washroom in order to improve our facility and infrastructure.

As part of the Leadership in the Environment course, all first semester students at the Frost Campus, in partnership with C-Links, explore the relationship between community and the environment. Working in teams, students choose a non-profit organization in the City of Kawartha Lakes area and an issue or project that this agency is involved with. This project supports students to better understand the role that community organizations play in relation to caring for and contributing to a healthy environment. The best presentation is awarded a $750.00 grant that goes to the students chosen organization in order to help the funding of the projected researched by students.

The Community Leadership Project Final Presentations

The group of students who chose to work with us were Austin Carmichael, Mathew Fitzgerald, Lee Scholl, and Ryan Wheatley. The project was to research sustainable washroom designs, choose the best/most feasible design, and delegate the best way of spending the grant money. These students went well above and beyond the duties of this project and won first place in the Community Leadership Project Finals.

Gamiing Nature Centre would like to thank these students very much for their hard work and dedication. We are very excited for the opportunity to move forward with this project. Check our Website (www.gamiing.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gamiing) for future updates on our progress.