FINCH — Guests at South Nation Conservation’s upcoming open house event will have a shot at artistic immortality.
Those attending the May 11 public event will have the opportunity to paint dreamfishes, later to be assembled into SNC’s 70th anniversary legacy project — a “Stream of Dreams” outside the watershed authority’s 38 Victoria Street headquarters in Finch.
SNC opens its doors to schools and the public that day in celebration of 70 years of environmental conservation.
After nearly 300 participants from local schools end an Eco-Adventure Day at the venue, the public portion of the open house will begin, 2 to 7 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.
Attendees will enjoy free tree giveaways, children’s activities, light refreshments, office tours, and more. Not only will guests be able to discuss SNC programs and services with staff, they will also get to visit exhibits of local artisans and partners.
“The last time SNC held an Open House was in 2010, shortly after our office moved from Berwick to Finch,” says Lisa Van De Ligt, SNC Communications Specialist. “At that time, we were just unveiling our conference centre which is now a popular venue for the community to use free of charge.” Community groups reserved SNC’s conference centre over 70 times last year.
“We look forward to sharing with the community how SNC has grown in their dedication to watershed management, environmental stewardship, and community engagement since our establishment in 1947,” says Van De Ligt.
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