The Johnson Township Arena in Desbarats, Ontario was the venue for the Sustain Algoma Expo on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Organizations, businesses, and friends of a sustainable Algoma were set up on the arena floor. Rural life, culture, agriculture, ecology, conservancy, history, archery, conservation, land stewardship, worm composting and more were featured as part of an initiative that promotes living sustainably in Algoma.
Melissa Ouimette and Arlene Connell, Homecoming Committee members spoke with Superior Media about “COME HOME”- A Canada 150 Celebration Weekend in Bruce Mines, Ontario over the Canada Day weekend 2017.
To get registered or learn more, check out the ‘Come Home’ event site here: HERE
Elizabeth MacMillan, founder of the Algoma Educational Gardening Committee had some seed packets to give away. On May 31st, 2017, the Nordik Institute – Algoma University’s community based research institute, announced that they have been awarded $250,000 to lead a Northern Region Social Enterprise Partnership initiative funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. To read more go HERE or to find AEG on Facebook here: www.facebook.com
The Kensington Conservancy’s Carter Dorscht, Land Stewardship Coordinator and Exec. Director Tanna Elliot were at Sustain Algoma Expo.
The Kensington Conservancy is a land trust that works to protect lands and waters by purchasing property, accepting donations of land and through voluntary conservation agreements. These protection methods are all aimed at protecting our precious landscape in perpetuity. Find Kensington Conservancy here: http://www.kensingtonconservancy.org/
Youth Algoma Poultry Association (YAPA) was a big hit with children and families. Hailey Callahan and Jordan Winter were kept busy sharing their love of all things poultry on Saturday at Johnson Township Arena.
The bugs of Entomica never fail to amaze and astound curious minds. Biologist John Dedes told Superior Media that Entomica recently beetled off to Toronto, and were a huge success at the Royal Ontario Museum as well as the Toronto Science Centre. Entomica’s outreach programme is dynamite and the youngsters and families at Sustain Algoma Expo were sure taking it all in.
Sylvia Stobie is working hard to archive rural history and spoke with Superior Media about Portlock Remembers – Gordon Lake Remembers and Desbarats Remembers. Stobie is looking for historical items and photographs and she is working to bring them together as part of a larger collection.
Look for Portlock Remembers on Facebook here: (link to Desbarats & Gordon Lake Remembers there as well.) www.facebook.com
Tree House Guitars, Luthier & Pyrographics Artist Zachary Schryer-Lefebvre brought his exquisite masterpieces to the Expo.
Tree House Guitars is here: treehouseguitars.com
Folks interested in clean water systems might find Cree North’s ESIL Water system as an innovative solution for their rural or urban property. Brian Edwards explained the water system to Expo attendees and Superior media.
There sure was a lot going on at the Johnson Township Arena on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.