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Celebrating Algonquin Park: A Photographic and Artistic Special Event

Celebrating Algonquin Park

Celebrating Algonquin Park Returns September 7, 2024

Celebrating Algonquin Park is an intimate evening of photographic and artistic presentations on the beauty and magic of wild spaces. This event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Algonquin Visitor Centre.

  • Tickets are not yet available for purchase for the 2024 event.

Keynote speakers, door prizes, refreshments, and a silent auction with proceeds supporting the charitable work of The Friends of Algonquin Park, are also part of the event.

Presentations at Celebrating Algonquin Park 2023

The following keynote speakers have been announced for Celebrating Algonquin Park 2023 to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Algonquin Visitor Centre.

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Skevington - Inspired by Algonquin

Whether it is quiet but common scenes or utterly unexpected observations, Algonquin Park never ceases to amaze.

Jeff SkevingtonJeff Skevington is a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada where he studies the taxonomy and evolution of flower flies and related groups. He did his PhD in Australia and although it is like his second home, Algonquin keeps pulling him back. His journey to Algonquin Park started as a child camping in the park and evolved to him working as a summer naturalist there for six summers in the 1980’s. The experiences in those years shaped both his love for the park and his approach to life and science. In addition to his fascination with insects, Jeff is a birder and general naturalist. He is the president of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and involved in many volunteer bird research projects. Jeff has over 160 publications and the one most familiar to naturalists is his Field Guide to the Flower Flies (Hover Flies) of Northeastern North America (published by Princeton University Press and available from The Friends of Algonquin Park).

Keynote Speaker: Jesse and Susan Villemaire - Momements of Wonder, Algonquin Park

Jesse and Susan VillemaireJoin Follow Me North Photography for a presentation of awe-inspiring “Moments of Wonder” in Algonquin Park. On this journey, they will showcase the breathtaking landscapes, wildlife and stories that make up this majestic wonderland. Join them for an evening of inspiration and unlock the passion within you to create your own Moments of Wonder in Algonquin Park!

Jesse and Susan Villemaire, also known as Follow Me North Photography, are two Canadian nature photographers living a united life in Muskoka, Ontario. Their work encapsulates the true essence of the wildlife and landscapes in Algonquin Park, and is the direct result of persistence, passion and patience. Today, they specialize in wildlife and landscape photography workshops in Algonquin Park and beyond. They enjoy curating intimate, ego-free photography workshops for all skill levels.

More Images of Celebrating Algonquin Park

A selection of images for past Celebrating Algonquin Park events.

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Celebrating Algonquin Park

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