Bernie Langlois makes a generous gift in support of trails at Lake Laurentian!
January 26, 2022
Suzanne Papineau and Bernie Langlois
The Nickel District Conservation Foundation is proud to announce a generous gift from Bernie Langlois in support of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. In recognition of Bernie’s generosity, the Foundation decided to honour Bernie by naming the point at the end of the Perch Lake Trail as the Langlois Point.
Bernie was instrumental in the creation of the Perch Lake Trail many years before it was part of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Although his initial dream for the property wasn’t realized, his hard work can be enjoyed by everyone who visits the Conservation Area.
“We are very grateful for Bernie’s ongoing support,” said NDCF Chair, Peter Edmunds. “Lake Laurentian continues to be an important escape during the pandemic, offering free access to lakes and trails for all to enjoy. This donation ensures that we can continue to offer a safe place to all visitors.
The Trail Maintenance Fund supports the maintenance and development of over 60km of trails. Trail upkeep includes re-construction and repairs of bridges, floating bridges, boardwalks, and stairs. Bernie’s support will create stronger trails that can better accommodate more visitors at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.
Sudbury Golf Maraton of the Sudbury Charities Foundation supports children in our community
November 9, 2021
The Nickel District Conservation Foundation (NDCF) and Golf Marathon of the Sudbury Charities Foundation are pleased to announce an $8,500 donation to the Education Program at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.
“COVID-19 had a big impact on the Education Program at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area”, said NDCF Chair, Peter Edmunds. “Golf Marathon Sudbury’s support will enable us to help returning students to stay active and learn about nature and the environment.”
Golf Marathon Sudbury’s gift will be used to purchase microscopes, outdoor classroom equipment and a smart board to enhance learning opportunities based at the conservation area’s Nature Chalet. In a typical year over 4,000 students visit on classroom field trips that are geared to the school curriculum.
“Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we far exceeded our fundraising goals for the year and were in a unique position of being able to assist organizations who invest their time and effort in improving the lives of young people in the Greater Sudbury area. We were proud to support the Education Program at Lake Laurentian due to their environmental stewardship programming in French and English and contribute funds that will further engage the leaders of tomorrow.” shared Jean-François Démoré, Chair of Golf Marathon Sudbury.
About Golf Marathon of the Sudbury Charities Foundation
Golf Marathon Sudbury is a community golf tournament that sees fundraisers play golf from sunrise to sunset, with some golfers playing in excess of 100 holes in a single day benefitting local organizations devoted to improving the lives of young people in our area. In 2021, this group raised in excess of $100,000 with their single day event, all of which was disbursed to organizations such as Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, Our Children, Our Future, Science North and many more. You can find out more, or get involved at golf4hope.co .
Ramakko's Source for Adventure Supports Adventure in Greater Sudbury
September 29, 2021 - The Nickel District Conservation Foundation (NDCF) and Ramakko’s Source for Adventure are pleased to announce a commitment of $15,000 over three years in support of the Trails Maintenance and Development Fund at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.
“We are very thankful for Ramakko’s support.” said NDCF Chair, Peter Edmunds.
“The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area has played an essential role by remaining open for use throughout the pandemic. This resulted in an unparalleled number of visitors. Ramakko’s donation helps to ensure that we continue to serve the community and offer free access to the trails.”
The funds will be used to support trail work throughout the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area including the purchase of needed equipment and supplies. This generous support will ensure that the trails remain in good condition so that they can continue to be used by all.
“We are happy to partner with the NDCF and to help people enjoy the outdoors”, shared Brandice Ramakko. “We know how important access to trails has been during this pandemic and we want to do our part to support the Foundation’s efforts,” she added.
About Ramakko’s Source for Adventure
Ramakko’s Source for Adventure has been serving the community since 1984. The 20,000 square foot facility houses the knowhow and gear needed for any adventure. Whether you’re hiking the Lake Laurentian trails or climbing Kilimanjaro, Ramakko’s experts can suit you up no matter where in the world your adventure takes you.
About the Nickel District Conservation Foundation
The NDCF is a registered Canadian charity established in 1984. The focus of its philanthropic mission is to support the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area broadly. This includes the conservation of its natural environment, to enable low-impact recreation, to provide free access to all and to assist in the education of young and old in respect to the values of conservation.
Michel Carré (Weaver Simmons) & son Carter Carré, Jean-François Démoré (Innova Wealth), Julie Houle (NDCF), Peter Edmunds (NDCF), Daniela Stuewer (NDCA) and Jean-Paul Rains (Rains Media)