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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada

Special Events 2015

 Parka enjoying the beach with children at Kejimkujik National Park

Upcoming Events

July


Saturday, July 25 –Sunday, July 26 –  Learn-To Camp Weekend
Interested in camping but don't know how to get started? Let the experienced staff at Keji show you how to set up your tent and cook in the great outdoors. Registration is required; call (902) 682-2772. >> Learn-to-Camp at Kejimkujik

August


Saturday, August 1 – Kejimkujik’s 46th Bday Party - sponsored by the Friends of Keji
11:00 am - Cupcakes, lemonade & "Happy Birthday!" Amphitheatre, Jeremy’s Bay P2
Register for "Keji's Got Talent" and the Keji Birthday Game.
3:00-5:00 pm - Keji  Birthday Game Jeremy’s Bay P2
Let the games begin! Visit all the stops in the campground and complete various challenges. Please walk or bike during the game. Prizes will be awarded at the amphitheatre at 8:00 pm.
8:00 pm - "Keji's Got Talent" Amphitheatre
The classic Keji talent show, prizes awarded for game.



Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9 – Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend
Search Keji’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s Dark Sky Preserve. There will be stories and discoveries for all ages.  Camp or stay close by – you don’t want to miss the show! Presented with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Friday, August 7
2pm to 4pm at the Visitor Centre: Come meet astronomers from RASC and find out about the activites planned for the weekend. There will be a solar scope for sun viewing! Keji celebrates its 5th anniversary of Dark Sky Preserve Designation this year! What’s a birthday without a cake?
7pm at the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy's Bay Campground: “Walk the Moon” family program with Paul Heath of RASC. Free Moon Gazer Guides!
8:30 pm at Peter Point Parking Lot: Join us for The Alchemists walk! Alchemists study how to combine the four elements to create gold. Join Keji’s alchemists on this night walk to create another kind of magic. Sign-up required at the Visitor Centre.
9pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Meet Ursula for A’tukwaqnn (Communicative Storytelling) – Sit back, relax and let your mind travel back through time to a place when the Stone Canoe was carried by wind and the Invisible Hunter searched for a bride. Limited Parking! Please walk!
10pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Join Quinn Smith of RASC and his magic Green Laser Pointer for a guided tour of the sky! This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!

Saturday, August 8
1pm-4pm at the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy’s Bay Campground: Astronomy Drop-in! Ask- an-astronomer, learn to use a StarFinder, telescope clinic (bring in your own telescopes for tips), how to photograph nightscapes and solar viewing!
8:30 pm at the Amphitheatre at P2 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Keynote presentation by David Chapman of RASC: “The Magnificient Sky”. Limited parking! Please Walk!
9:30 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground: Macrocosmos: Observe incredibly distant objects in the dark, pristine night skies of Kejimkujik. Lesley and Paul will help you discover what is going on in the sky tonight. This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!

Sunday, August 9
4pm at the indoor theatre of the Visitor Centre: Keji Film Society – "Sisters of the Sun." This 60-minute episode explores the violent cosmic phenomenon of supernovas, which on average occur once per galaxy per century, or one billion times per year in the observable universe.
9:30 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: RAIN DATE/CLOUD DATE for Drop-in public observing with RASC telescopes weather permitting.


Saturday, August 22– Sunday, August 23– Kejimkujik Canoe Fest
For thousands of years the canoe has been the best way to travel through Kejimkujik’s inter-connected rivers, lakes and streams, providing the finest canoeing in Atlantic Canada! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with canoeing and kayaking demonstrations, clinics and activities – perfect for the beginner and seasoned paddler.  Presented with Canoe/Kayak Nova Scotia.

Saturday, August 22
11am – 4 pm - Various Paddling Activities,
Jake's Landing
FREE Tandem and Solo Canoe Clinics and Kayak Clinics from 11am to1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Keji Outfitters is providing discounted rental rates for anyone who participates in a clinic. Sign up at Jake’s Landing.
 PaddleSmart Presentation by Blair Doyle at 1pm
 Leave no Trace Presentation at 2pm – presented by Leave no Trace Canada
 Cold Water Survival clinics at 11am and 1pm – presented by the Canadian Red Cross
 Canoe Over Canoe Rescue Clinic at 3pm - presented by the Canadian Red Cross
 Adventure Smart Booth – presented by North Queens Ground Search and Rescue
 Paddle-making demonstration by Rod Lake – enter draw for free paddle!
 Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe-making demonstration with Todd Labrador
 Canoe and kayak demos, stand up paddleboard demos
6pm - BIG Canoe Paddle, Jake’s Landing
Join Ashley and Ursula in the Big Mi’kmaw-style canoe for a paddle on Keji Lake. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
(1.5 hours. Limited space!)
8pm - Film: "This is Canoeing" Amphitheatre
This 2-disc DVD celebration of canoeing, showcases top single-blade paddlers in their pursuit of remote wilderness journeys and challenging white water through 12 short films. A selection will be presented at the Amphitheatre, located in Jeremy’s Bay Campground P2. (1 hour)
9:30pm - Dark Sky Telescope Viewing, Sky Circle
Drop in to the Sky Circle is in Jeremy’s Bay Campground - P1 (1.5 hours)

Sunday, August 23
5:30am - Sunrise Paddle, Merrymakedge Beach
Led by Rod Lake from Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia. Bring your canoes and kayaks. The paddle will go from Merrymakedge Beach to Peale Island and back.
9:30am - Paddling Flotilla, Jake’s Landing
The flotilla of canoes and kayaks departs at 10am from Jake’s Landing and travels to Kedge Beach. Join Kejimkujik Interpreters in the BIG Canoe for the paddle or rent/bring your own canoe or kayak. Sign up at the Visitor Centre for the BIG Canoe.
10:30am - Arrival of Flotilla and Drumming, Kedge Beach
Watch the flotilla arrive at Kedge Beach! Join the campfire with drumming by our intertpreters! Enjoy cooking Luski/traditional Mi’kmaw bread over the fire, and drink complimentary refreshments. (1 hour)
1pm to 3:30pm - Various Activities, Jake’s Landing
 Cold Water Survival clinic at 1 pm – presented by the Canadian Red Cross
 Leave no Trace Presentation at 1:30pm – presented by Leave no Trace Canada
 Canoe Over Canoe Rescue Clinic at 2:30pm presented by the Canadian Red Cross

September

Saturday, September 19 – International Observe the Moon Night
Calling all luna-lovers!  International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Join Parks Canada as Kejimkujik celebrates the moon inside the Dark Sky Preserve through stories and observation programs. 


October

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11 – Thanksgiving Weekend at Kejimkujik
Soak up the brilliant colours of fall at Kejimkujik with friends and family – it’s a Keji tradition!  Enjoy the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim.


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