Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at events@mfnc.ca.  

Event Information:

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    MFNC Banquet 2019- Wolves and Coyotes in Ontario: Population Status and Recent Research

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m; dinner is at 6:00 p.mSand Point Golf Club, 38 Golf Club Road, Braeside

    Buy your 2019 banquet tickets early

    Wildlife biologist and research scientist Dr. Brent Patterson will feed our collective interest in wolves at the 2019 Macnamara Club banquet on October 26. More details on his topic are provided below.

    Once again we are returning to the Sand Point Golf Club.

    You’ll miss the fun if you don’t have a ticket! As members of the public are also invited to attend, club members are encouraged to buy their tickets early.

    Tickets will not be available at the door. The ticket price of $40 per person applies up to midnight, October 23 and payment MUST be RECEIVED by the Club by that date. Tickets for children 11 and under are available at a special price of $20.

    Come prepared to buy your tickets at the September 3 meeting or buy them in person after that date at the Arnprior Library or purchase them online. Tickets will also be available at the October 1 meeting if not sold out by that date.

    Banquet details

    The banquet will be held on Saturday, October 26, at Sand Point Golf Club, 38 Golf Club Road, Braeside.

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

    How you can buy tickets

    The ticket price, at $40 per person, is all inclusive. Payment must be received by the Club by October 23. Tickets for children 11 and under are available at a special price of $20. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

    Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or PayPal account;

    After your purchase: your tickets will be waiting for you at the banquet or if you wish to make other arrangements, please contact banquet organizer Judy Seligy at 613-832-4287 or by email at tickets@mfnc.ca

    Seligy is also your contact if you have any items that would make good door prizes.

    Any proceeds from the banquet will go toward the club’s operating expenses, which include the maintenance of the Macnamara Trail. Help us to continue offering great monthly meetings with expert speakers, year-round field trips and special projects and activities.

    Our Presenter:

    Dr. Brent Patterson joined the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a research scientist and has been an adjunct professor at Trent University since 2001.  His research focuses on the population dynamics of wolves, coyotes and their prey in temperate and boreal regions.

    The Presentation:

    Dr. Patterson will discuss the status and ecology of wolves and coyotes across the province and provide an overview of ongoing and recent research on wolves and coyotes.  Topics will include life history, abundance, feeding habits, hybridization between wolves and coyotes, the recent translocation of wolves to Isle Royale, Michigan, and the status and management of the Algonquin wolf.

    Biography:

    Brent Patterson joined the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a research scientist in 2001 and has been an adjunct professor at Trent University since that time as well.  His research focuses on the population dynamics of wolves, coyotes and their prey in temperate and boreal regions. He has published extensively on wolves, coyotes, caribou and moose in Ontario and beyond. Prior to joining the MNRF Brent worked as a biologist for the Government of Nunavut in the central Canadian Arctic where his research focused on caribou, muskox and wolverine. Whether it be for work or for pleasure he enjoys spending as much time as possible in the back country of Algonquin Park.