8.06 Expresses spirituality of the land & encourages stewardship

Eastern Ontario's first Stand Up Paddle business now in it's 4th year serving Canada's Capital Region.

   Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport because it's fun and easy to learn.  It's a sport for all ages and abilities from touring around on flatwater to running whitewater or catching a wave SUP has caught on.   You can find SUP on lakes, rivers, oceans and even in pools around the world from floating yoga to SUP racing there is SUPthing for everyone!   

Inspire youngsters about wildlife, woods and trees with the Woodland Trust's nature detectives CLUB membership. It gets children outdoors exploring, enjoying the magic of every season with fresh ideas and things to do, at home and in the woods. Suitable for children of 5 to 13 years old.

1 year = over 350 activities spread over 52 weeks

Be sure to discover the hidden horticultural treasures of Burnaby's Eco-sculptures. These modern form of topiary are works of art created from nature, carrying with it environmental messages. Renewable – and quite remarkable – horticultural treasures are springing up throughout Burnaby during the spring and summer months. Consider the two eight-foot-tall tancho cranes nesting proudly on Burnaby Mountain. Or the three bears playing creekside next to Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.

Unstructured play in nature is proven to be beneficial to children of all ages. Turn off the TV and join us for interactive, seasonal play activities designed to connect you and your child with nature. Get comfortable playing outside! Explore nature using all of your senses. Build a fort, follow an animal track and see where it takes you? Scoop critters from the water, net insects on flowers and observe up close. Create creatures using mud natural materials and imagination.

"6 years ago, the city gave us a piece of abandoned land in the middle of our community that was full of garbage and weeds. What used to be weeds is now full of herbs and vegetables, all organic, that we use for our dressings. People used to look at us like we are gang people and going nowhere.

In the Dixon Hall Graffiti Transformation Project, sixteen youth ages 14-21 create beautiful and meaningful murals that are displayed throughout the Regent Park community. These murals allow youth to express their feelings and provide them with a positive and productive outlet to deal community issues that are important to them. Organizations apply each year for support under the Graffiti Transformation program.

At Field Trip Factory, we are passionate about what experiental learning programs bring to education. They are a simple solution to a number of challenges: Knowledge Retention. Student Engagement. Understanding of How Things Work. Personal Connections. Thriving Communities.

Hellmann’s® mayonnaise was founded on the principle of using real, simple ingredients – like eggs, oil and vinegar. Our commitment to real ingredients is why Hellmann’s® Canada launched the Real Food Movement™  – a mission to inspire more Canadian families to learn about the pleasure that comes from eating real food. 
Since its launch, the Real Food Movement™ has helped:
• Plant Urban Gardens in major cities

Not Far From The Tree is coming to the neighbourhood! This great community organization puts Toronto's fruit to good use by picking and sharing the bounty. Now they're expanding their fruit picking program to the Agincourt neighbourhood in partnership with Agincourt Community Services Association.

Over the Garden Gate is an annual self-guided tour of private gardens in HRM. Each year, event enthusiasts receive a detailed guide which provides them directions to each of the gardens on the tour and a description of each garden. They make their own way throughout the afternoon visiting the gardens in any order they choose. The owner of each garden and a team of volunteers welcome visitors, answer questions, and shares experiences.