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Annual General Meeting
of the Friends of Nose Hill Society

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Pub/Lounge
at the Triwood Community Centre, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW.

Agenda

  1. Approval of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
  2. Annual Report by the President
  3. Approval of the audited Financial Statements
  4. Appointment of the auditors for the coming year
  5. Election of Officers
    Elections will be held for the following positions, for two-year terms: Vice President, Secretary, and three directors.
    Nominations for these positions should be received by the Secretary of the Society before the start of the Annual General Meeting. The President, Treasurer, and three Directors will continue serving the second year of their terms in the coming year.
  6. Other Business: The Future of Friends.
  7. Adjournment

Following the formal meeting, we will have a special guest speaker:
Jenna McFarland
Animal Care Operations Manager
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

Join us for a fun and informative presentation about the wildlife in Nose Hill Park.

Did you know that over 400 species of wildlife live within the City of Calgary? Do you have questions about the wildlife we share our city with?

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered not-for-profit organization that was established in 1993 to provide professional care and facilities for wildlife rehabilitation. CWRS rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. They are an accredited (ABVMA) veterinary hospital, open 365 days a year, and are the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Calgary. The professional staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative care for all injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat. CWRS also provides valuable outreach and educational services to the community. For more information, visit www.calgarywildlife.org.

Of Interest:

On Friday October 20th at NOON, Karen Gummo, Storyteller & Visual Artist, will launch a picture book.

You are invited to the Long Lunch/Quick Reads at:
Loft 112, #112, 535 - 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

It is a story that began with a family adventure on Nose Hill. she developed the tale orally through workshops with Lisa Hurst Archer and other storytelling mentors. Then she created the images partly from a residency that I did at the Kid's Creative Museum and from many trips up to my favourite Hill.

Bring your lunch or not. Tea and coffee will be offered. Many of her original drawings from the book are framed and displayed on the walls at Loft 112 from now until October 22.

Friends of Nose Hill Society
Inaugural Amateur Photo Contest

  • Open to all Nose Hill Park enthusiasts.
  • A maximum of four photo submissions, one each for the four contest themes.
  • Photo contest themes include:
    • Landscapes and sky views of Nose Hill Park.
    • Flora and Fauna of Nose Hill Park.
    • Environmental threats to Nose Hill Park.
    • Urban astrophotography from within Nose Hill Park.
Photos must have been taken between October 1st 2016 and September 30th 2017. Guidelines and entry forms are available for download or by request.




Friends of Nose Hill Society Guided Summer Botany Walk

The FONHS is hosting a free guided walk (2 hours) on Nose Hill to identify summer flowers.

  • When: Mon Jun 26, 2017 @ 7pm
  • Where: Nose Hill parking lot at 14 St NW & 64 Ave NW.
Please register at: information@fonhs.org

Our guide, John McFaul, is a professional naturalist who has been leading nature walks and hikes for 30 years. A native Calgarian, he received a BSc degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Calgary. John is an honourary member of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (Nature Calgary) and has been awarded the prestigious Loran L. Goulden Award and the Frank and Alice Harper Memorial Award from the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (Nature Calgary). He is an accredited Professional Interpreter with the Interpretive Guides Association (alpenglownaturehikes.ca).



Nature Alberta — May Plant Count: May 25-31, 2017

The May Plant Count (MPC) is an annual event where volunteers survey their favorite natural area to provide valuable information on the distribution and phenology of flowering plants in Alberta during the last week of May (May 25-31). MPC is a Nature Alberta citizen science initiative supported by the ANPC. It's a great opportunity to shake off the rust from our plant identification skills that has accumulated over the winter and conduct a fun "trek and check" through your favourite natural space. Expertise in wildflower identification is valuable, but not mandatory. Kim MacKenzie will be once again coordinating the MPC so please contact Kim at kim.mack@goldpaw.ca to sign up and to receive the 2017 MPC information package.
OR, use our form: Alphabetical Flower List, which includes space to record how far in bloom the flowers are and email that to Kim.





FONHS Guided Walk

The FONHS is hosting a free guided walk (2 hours) on Nose Hill to identify flowers and discuss the May Count of Plants in Bloom.

  • When: Wed May 17, 2017 @ 7pm
  • Where: Nose Hill parking lot at 14 St NW & 64 Ave NW.
Please register at: information@fonhs.org

Our guide, John McFaul, is a professional naturalist who has been leading nature walks and hikes for 30 years. A native Calgarian, he received a BSc degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Calgary. John is an honourary member of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society (Nature Calgary) and has been awarded the prestigious Loran L. Goulden Award and the Frank and Alice Harper Memorial Award from the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (Nature Calgary). He is an accredited Professional Interpreter with the Interpretive Guides Association (alpenglownaturehikes.ca).






In support of the Alberta Wilderness Association
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Bow Building
500 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB