Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alexandra Cousteau

Grand prize winner Elizabeth, with Alexandra and me

I attended the Groundswell Conference last night to hear Alexandra Cousteau, Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter, speak about her work as an explorer, filmmaker and activist in protecting our sources of fresh water.

Eamon won the elementary school grand prize
She was also the judge of a children's photo contest, and I had the honour of joining her on stage to speak about Focus on Nature and hand out the grand prizes, Focus on Nature workshops for their schools, to the two winning students!

Thanks to FON volunteer Cyndi Alton for taking these photos.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Garden Party

On June 1st my former neighbour in Guelph, Patricia Ing, hosted a garden party for Focus on Nature. It was a perfect spring afternoon to be welcoming 150 guests in her delightful garden!

We raised over $6000 to support our school program but more importantly we raised a lot of awareness in the community about the work we do.

Trevor & Megan

The VanVeens

A perfect afternoon

Liz of the Towne Winer

Jacqueline & Paul

The "power" table

Shirley & friend

Gail & me