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The Burns Bog Conservation Society Welcomes Returning Guests to The 10th Annual Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog

The Burns Bog Conservation Society is hosting its 10th annual Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog on April 23, 2017. This event is close to the heart of the Society as well as returning performers Susan Summers and the Sacred Web Singers. The Earth Day Pilgrimage is an enjoyable way for all families, cultures, and beliefs, to discover the importance of Burns Bog – the largest undeveloped urban wilderness in North America!

“(The Sacred Web Singers) care about and participate in causes that involve the environment and people. We like to share our music with those who care for our earth,” states Summers. The goal of the Pilgrimage is to raise awareness for Burns Bog as an important peatland, and to educate people about the spiritually enriching elements of our local natural spaces. Peatlands are a crucial part of our ecosystem and must be protected. Although peatlands are located on every continent except Antarctica they only cover 3{25bd23b06ab19299e0edf89f03a4121068146e3705bf54cf00bcddb77abff663} of the worlds land space.

“(the Sacred Web Singers) gather to sing meaningful songs celebrating life, spirituality, social justice, peace, the earth, and our joyful relationship to all,” says Susan Summers, a member of the Sacred Web Singers. The Society looks forward to seeing the Sacred Web Singers preform at the Pilgrimage each year. This spiritual walk through the Delta Nature Reserve features a variety of entertainment, while enjoying the beauty of the natural setting. You, your family, and your friends are welcome to enjoy the calmness and serenity that comes from spending time in Burns Bog.

The Society invites you to connect with nature as you celebrate Earth Day by getting outside. Help to spread awareness about an important natural space in your backyard – Burns Bog! The 10th annual “Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog” will be held from 2-4pm on April 23,2017 in the Delta Nature Reserve (10388 Nordel Court). Bring your family and friends for a fun, free way to celebrate the Earth. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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A Return for Rhythm at the Burns Bog Earth Day Pilgrimage

Burns Bog Conservation Society welcomes returning guest Aline LaFlamme and the Daughters of the Drum to perform at the Burns Bog Conservation Society’s 10th Annual Earth Day Pilgrimage on April 23, 2017.  This event is a favorite of the Society as well as returning performers Aline LaFlamme and the Daughters of the Drum.

The Earth Day Pilgrimage is an enjoyable way for all families, cultures, and beliefs, to discover the importance of Burns Bog – the largest undeveloped urban wilderness in North America! “[Burns Bog] is a cleansing and healing filter that enhances the health of all of us. This is why I want to be at the Pilgrimage each year, rain or shine,” states Aline Laflamme, of Daughters of the Drum. The Society looks forward to the Daughters of the Drum’s performance at the Pilgrimage each year.

The goal of the Pilgrimage is to raise awareness for Burns Bog as an important peatland, and to educate people about the spiritually enriching elements of our local natural spaces. Peatlands are a crucial part of our ecosystem and must be protected. Although peatlands are located on every continent except Antarctica they only cover 3{25bd23b06ab19299e0edf89f03a4121068146e3705bf54cf00bcddb77abff663} of the world’s land space. This spiritual walk through the Delta Nature Reserve features a variety of entertainment, while enjoying the beauty of the natural setting.You, your family, and your friends are welcome to enjoy the calmness and serenity that comes from spending time in Burns Bog.

“The Earth Day Pilgrimage is a beautiful way of honoring our relatives of the Winged Ones, the Four-Legged, those that live in the water, those that crawl in and on the earth, [and] the Rooted Ones among others,” states Laflamme. The Society invites you to connect with nature as you celebrate Earth Day by getting outside. Help to spread awareness about an important natural space in your backyard – Burns Bog! The 10th annual “Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog” will be held from 2-4pm on April 23,2017 in the Delta Nature Reserve (10388 Nordel Court). Bring your family and friends for a fun, free way to celebrate the Earth. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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Happy World Wetlands Day 2017!

Happy World Wetlands Day!

All around the world people take this day to remember the great value of our natural treasures. Your wetlands are the hidden gems of nature. We do well for ourselves and the environment when we stand up for our wetlands.

Wetlands are nature’s shield and they help prevent flooding. The UN has said that natural disasters are happening more than ever and that most of them are water related.  When a natural disaster strikes, you want a wetland on your side. They have kept communities safe, saving lives and millions of dollars in repair costs.

You can see how wetlands add value to your community. They keep your community’s food source and farmer’s crops safe from floods and droughts. Wetlands act as a water filter for our fresh water lakes, a big source of your drinking water. On top of that it keeps our rivers and coastlines clean. Caring for the fish that live in them and everyone who gets food from them (like bears, or your fellow human beings)!

When you and your neighbors use wetlands you see their beauty and have a stake in their health and future. This builds connections and strengthens your community. With healthy wetlands your community has clean water, fresh air, and a place to enjoy the great outdoors!

Another big role wetlands play is as a home for hundreds of species. Each animal, plant and insect is connected to each other and your environment. To destroy a wetland is to harm every life connected to it. When we take care of wetlands and the animals that live there, we actually care for ourselves while protecting the beautiful species that call wetlands their home.

Wetlands strengthen the environment and the communities they surround. When we protect them, we make sure a higher quality of life is available for future generations and ourselves.

The world needs people like you who fight for their wetlands. Every person in this cause matters. You have done so much for Burns Bog. We hope you will continue to stand with us for a better future. We wish you and your loved ones a happy World Wetlands day!

Sincerely, Burns Bog Conservation Society

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Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Start up the bagpipes and bring out the haggis! Today is Robbie Burn’s day, or as it is commonly called, Burn’s Night. Every year Scots around the world honor Scotland’s best poet. The celebration takes place every year on his birthday, January 25th.  The evening is a mix of song, speeches and food.

To start off, a prayer known as the Selkirk Grace is made in the Scottish tongue. If a bagpipe player is present then the meal begins with the serving of Haggis to the sound of bagpipes. Two more speeches are made known as “Address to the Haggis” and “Toast to the Haggis” before guests can eat.

An old-fashioned meal is served with haggis, a side of mashed turnips, swedes, and potatoes. To drink there is Scottish Whiskey (Peat is a key ingredient in Scottish Whiskey. It gives it that signature smoky flavor)!  For dessert there is cranachan (A mix of whipped cream, whisky, honey and fresh raspberries, with toasted oatmeal) or Tipsy Laird (whisky trifle) followed by oatcakes and cheese.

The evening will then end with the host asking a guest to give the vote of thanks. This means guests will stand up, join hands and sing “Auld Lange Syne” one of Robert Burns’s most famous works.

Best of wishes to you and your loved ones this Burns Night!

Sincerely, Burns Bog Conservation Society

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Where You’ve Seen Us :

Where You’ve Seen Us: A Bog’s Life 2020 art contest now launched…
Mailing address change! please mail to Burns Bog Conservation Society P.O. Box 71040 New Orleans PO, Delta BC V4C 8E7
Earth Day Pilgrimage April 19th 1pm Cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak
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If you save Nature, it will save you