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A very “beary” MVFN Spring Gathering 2018

Thursday, April 19, Almonte Civitan Hall

IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets ($40) must be purchased or reserved in advance, by Thursday April 12

MVFN proudly announces Spring Gathering 2018, featuring a presentation by Dr. Martyn Obbard: Bears in Hibernation: How do polar bears and black bears survive the winter?”

After many years of research, noted bear scientist Dr. Martyn Obbard will share his knowledge and experience gained after many exciting years studying bears in Ontario. Join us for an entertaining evening as we learn about the nutritional requirements and other details of black bears and polar bears as they survive the harsh Canadian winters.

Dr. Martyn Obbard is an Emeritus Research Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and adjunct professor at Trent University. He retired in 2016 after a 32-yr career with the ministry and is past Chair and long-time member of the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial Polar Bear Technical Committee.

Martyn Obbard and cub



Spring Gathering 2018 will include a buffet dinner.

Dinner choices include Maple Glazed Chicken, Roast Beef or Vegetarian.

Dessert, coffee and tea are also included.

Doors open 5:00 PM ~ Cocktail hour 5:30 PM ~ Buffet Dinner 6:30 PM

50/50 Draw and Special Prizes Raffle

 “Best Dressed Teddy Bear Contest” . . . bring your favourite bear to win!



NOTE: Tickets for Spring Gathering 2018 are $40 and must be purchased or reserved in advance, by Thursday April 12th.

Contact Sylvia Miller – or 613 256-7825 to reserve a ticket.

Tickets are also available at the Gilligallou Bird Store., Almonte (Almonte Heritage Court, 14 Mill St.); The Blossom Shop, Carleton Place (167 Bridge St.); and at The Office, Perth (11 Wilson St. E.).

We hope to see you at this popular annual gathering!