OTTAWA, March 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation is presenting renowned gardening expert Ken Beattie at Canada Blooms on the Unilock Celebrity Stage and in the amphitheatre of the Parks Canada Playscape, a 4,000 sq foot natural playground built by Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds.
Former host of WTN's "Get Growing", Mr. Beattie is the author of three books on gardening and a regular contributor to trade magazines. Gardening enthusiasts and novices will be able to learn from Mr. Beattie's vast experience and knowledge as he speaks about topics such Growing a Healthy Future, Gardening in Small Spaces, Designing a Sense of Place - Your Garden, Your Way.
Mr. Beattie will be appearing at the following times:
|Parks Canada Playscape||Saturday, March 17|| 11:00 am-12:00 pm
| 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
|Sunday, March 18|| 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
|Tuesday, March 19|| 11:00 am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
|Unilock Celebrity Stage||Monday, March 19|| 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
|Wednesday, March 21||1:00 pm-2:00 pm|
After each performance, there will be the opportunity to have your photo taken with Mr. Beattie and enjoy a personal conversation.
Throughout Canada Blooms, March 16-25, CWF will be part of the Parks Canada Natural Playscape. This innovative, fully accessible natural park will be created from the hills, forest and bedrock of Ontario's national parks. Features include a misting forest, two trout ponds, a waterfall, a climbing wall, giant sandbox, massive ancient logs, a sideways tree to climb, a hill slide, outdoor musical instruments, an amphitheatre, and an arts and crafts area.
Join CWF in the amphitheatre for interactive and engaging wildlife activities for people of all ages such as Animal Charades, Scavenger Hunt and Dance for Wildlife. At 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 25, meet Hinterland Who's Who host and co-founder of the Muskoka Wildlife Centre Jody Gienow who will be there with some live wildlife critters.
Canada Blooms is taking place Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.
About Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
About Ken Beattie
Ken Beattie's career path has taken him to the four corners of the earth fuelling his passion for people and all things green and growing. As well as developing award-winning television programs specific to the changing needs of Canadians, Ken has reached out to the world's communities becoming involved in many ground-breaking initiatives. Focused on improving the way people manage the earth's resources, Ken proves that the smallest changes can make a world difference. Recently retired, Ken continues to delight audiences worldwide aboard various cruise ships with his continuing series, "The Earth's Garden". The remarkable connections between peoples and plants provide endless entertainment value for thousands.
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For further information:
Canadian Wildlife Federation