There's always something new to discover at FortWhyte Alive.
The FAO has established March 21 as the International Day of Forests, with this year's thematic focus on Forests and Sustainable Cities.
Of course, being 20% of Winnipeg's major urban green space, at FortWhyte Alive we love any excuse to talk about forests. But why do urban forests matter to you?
Here are just a few reasons:
Now that we know the importance of urban forests, what's the next step? Of course, we absolutely need to take action to protect urban forests while encouraging investment in new urban green spaces.
But first, let's simply celebrate our urban forests. Get outside. Spend time in your favourite forest, park or green space. Look around, breathe deeply, and reap the benefits. Develop a relationship with our urban green spaces, with nature. We're convinced the rest will follow.
Happy International Day of Forests! Come visit us to take a wander through our forested trails.
Romantic winter nuptials are definitely #trending, and for good reason. We love winter colour palettes, florals and décor, and the unique opportunity to include memorable details such as sleigh rides, roaring bonfires and a s'mores station.
Romantic outdoor (or indoor) ceremony? Check. The perfect lighting for photos of your besties, elegant and warm in their matching fur shawls? Check. Winter bouquets, eucalyptus garlands and white aspen trees to frame your couple portraits? Absolutely.
Winter weddings provide an approach to the modern wedding that is traditional enough that your grandmother will boast about it to her friends, but unique enough that your trendy cousin will nod appreciatively in your direction during the reception.
Did we mention how convenient it is to book vendors including photographers, florists and other in-demand vendors in the off-peak season?
- Dawn Fraser, winter bride at FortWhyte Alive
Have a look at some of our favourite details from Dawn and James’ winter wonderland wedding at FortWhyte Alive for inspiration.
FortWhyte Alive is seeking enthusiastic and caring volunteers to lead preschool children in unforgettable outdoor experiences through FortWhyte Forest School!
If you find magic in the patterns of snowflakes and love to watch the glee on a child’s face as they jump through puddles, we have a place in our Forest School community with your name on it.
Forest School is an unparalleled educational experience for everyone involved. Explore your inner wonder and imagination as you help spark engagement between children and nature – who knows what you might learn along the way!
Bring your energy and enthusiasm and we can’t wait to watch you empower children as they navigate the natural world. Seize the opportunity to take a break from the mundane to help enrich outdoor experiences that resonate with children and yourself.
You keep asking for it, and we are happy to host! For the 4th year in a row, FortWhyte Alive hosted its wildest party of the year, The Lake Shaker, on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
With beautifully mild temperatures, 300 people flooded our site to help us celebrate all things winter! A sell-out event once again, the Lake Shaker raised over $7,000 in support of environmental education programming at FortWhyte Alive. Thank you to our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for being a part of this memorable evening.
Thanks to the crew from the Buffalo Stone Café by Diversity Foods for whipping up some delicious food and treats for all to enjoy!
Thank you to all of our wonderful prize and grab bag sponsors who donated some incredible goods! Thanks to Coal and Canary, Jugo Juice - Seasons of Tuxedo, Wilder Goods, True North Wilds, The Village Idiots, GORP Clean Energy Bars, Fiber + Wood, Farmery Estate Brewery, Yardzee Manitoba, Flora & Farmer, Wild Woods Hide Away, Paw + Leaf, Gold Bone Broth, Winnipeg Pass, Huron Woodwork, and Friends of Lower Fort Garry, we were able to raise a record $1,275 on raffle ticket sales alone!
Thank you to our many facilitators who came down to FortWhyte to offer up some cool activities and entertainment, including Cloverdale Forge, Becky Thiessen, Deadshot Photography, Maple Leaf Survival, The Brew School – Savour Winnipeg, Riel Gentleman's Choir, DJ’s Ack & Quack (of Eat Em Up Records) and DJ Lil Win.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the wonderful FortWhyte Alive volunteers for dedicating their time to ensure fun was had by all!
And another huge thank you goes out to all of YOU that came out, played in the snow, and danced all in the name of environmental education.
The smell of bonfire may have subsided, but memories of this wild fundraiser will stick around for years to come. Meet us at the Great Escape 2018 to relive some of the good times?
You didn't think we forgot did you? Take a peek at images captured at our wacky museum photo booth on Facebook!
FortWhyte Alive is seeking volunteers from all walks of life to lead students in unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Whether you enjoy helping small children discover the magic of a needle on a compass or discussing the flow of a watershed with eager young adults, we know that you will enjoy working within this warm community of like-minded individuals.
Volunteering with us is a meaning, rewarding and enjoyable experience, and comes with many perks! We routinely celebrate our community of hundreds through holiday parties, appreciation events and delicious treats in our volunteer lounge.
You supply the energy and enthusiasm, and we will help you find a place to feel appreciated and consequential as you empower students to learn about the natural world. Seize the opportunity to take a break from the mundane to help enrich outdoor experiences that resonate with students and yourself.