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August 3rd – Murphys Point Beach Day!!

Grab your swimsuits, sunscreen, shovels, and join the Friends of Murphys Point as they celebrate everybody’s favourite part of the summer- going to the beach! There will be live music, a BBQ, story reading, face painting, and of course, the sand castle building contest! Events will be taking place between 11AM and 2PM at the Main Beach. Day passes are $14.50/car.

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Silver Queen Mine Open House – Tomorrow, July 26th!

This Sunday, July 26th, the Silver Queen Mine at Murphys Point will be open for folks to wander down the trail into 1908, meet characters who live and work in what used to be North Burgess! Of course the mine vault will be open for people to ,venture down into the Silver Queen herself! The open house runs from 10AM – noon. If you are coming for the day, you can purchase a day pass at the trail for $14 cash. There will be minerals for sale as well. We hope to see you all out there!

Check out our complete list of events posted below for other mine tours, open houses, and special events!

Silver Queen Mine Spirit Walk


Theatre Through Time is TOMORROW!

Dorothy will be traveling down the silvery road to the Silver Queen mica mine tomorrow night at 7PM and 9PM. She would love to bring you all along on her great adventure, which has become a beloved tradition at Murphys Point. Feel free to drop by or call the park at (613).267.5060 to register for either show! The cost is $3/person, which is paid upon entrance. We are excited to see you!


6 DAYS UNTIL SPIRIT WALK (THEATRE THROUGH TIME)!!

Wed., July 22nd is the first showing of our 2015 theatre through time! We will be joining some familiar characters along the silvery mine trail and into the Silver Queen herself! This show is a family favourite every year! Spots for both the 7PM and 9PM shows can be reserved at Murphys Point gatehouse (613.267.5060), and a small fee of $3/person is requested when you arrive for the show. See you there!!Murphys Point Provincial Park Heritage Mica Days 2013; Spirit Walk


July 17th

On July 17th, Murphys Point will be celebrating the Healthy Parks, Healthy People campaign with free day use for everyone! There will be a ‘Magnificent Race’ event,Don at BBQ and the Friends of Murphys Point will be holding a BBQ at the beach, with hotdogs, burgers, and drinks for a small fee! Come enjoy a free day in our beautiful park and join in our fun!


A Complete List of Events!

Look no further for all the awesome events happening at the park this summer!

Wednesday, July 15, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, July 17 – FREE DAY USE AT ONTARIO PARKS – Stay tuned for details

Friday, July 17, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.– Theatre Through Time at the Silver Queen Mine. Contact park for ticket information.

Friday, July 24, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, July 29, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, July 31, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Monday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Beach Day – BBQ, sandcastles, story reading (a Heritage Mica Days event)

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Saturday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. – Hot Dog Roast at the Campfire Pit. (Heritage Mica Days event)

Sunday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.– Theatre Through Time at the Silver Queen Mine. Contact park for ticket information.

Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2 p.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Friday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. – Silver Queen Mine Guided Tour  (please pre-register).

Sunday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Silver Queen Open House with Junior Mica Miner Program and Tickle Trunk. (Heritage Mica Days event)


Silver Queen Mine Open House – This Sunday!

This Sunday, July 12th, the Silver Queen Mine at Murphys Point will be open for folks to wander down the trail into 1908, meet characters who live and work in what used to be North Burgess! Of course the mine vault will be open for people to trek down inside, and venture down into the mine itselfMel with the Horses! The open house runs from 10AM – noon. If you are coming for the day, you can purchase a day pass at the trail for $14 cash. There will be minerals for sale as well. We hope to see you all out there!


Canada Day Celebrations!

Join the Friends of Murphys Point Park in celebrating Canada’s 148th birthday! There will be live music, a BBQ, and birthday cake (of course). Events begin at 10AM and conclude at 1PM with the cutting of the cake! All of this will take place at the Main Beach at Murphys Point- we hope to see you all there! Day passes are available, which provide access to the entire park. Beach Shot 3


Heritage Whisky Tasting was fabulous!

IMG_20141121_195654What  a great way to kick off the holiday season…. a visit to the fireworks at the Tay Basin for the Festival of Lights and then a fabulous Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor!  This first whisky tasting event hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days was an opportunity to taste four single malts under the guidance of Brian from Ouidram, an independent whisky ambassador.  The food served by the Perth Manor exceeded all expectations and even the most inexperienced connoisseur of whisky came to enjoy the intricacies of the different whiskies. Brian shared a wealth of stories about how Scotch whisky is made and the variations from different parts of Scotland. Local historian Susan Code kept us entertained with stories of the local whisky history – who knew that Perth was a hotbed of whisky distilling back in the 1800s! The band Cratur provided terrific music for us to enjoy throughout the event. And who can forget Perth Town Crier Brent McLaren who started us off with his own flavour of story telling for the evening.

If you missed this event, don’t worry. It’s happening again on Friday December 12th at the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly.  Ouidram will be there with a different set of single malts to taste and enjoy. Advance tickets are required and are available through Tickets Please at www.ticketsplease.ca.

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One Week to the Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor

Join us at the Perth Manor Nov 21st

Join us at the Perth Manor Nov 21st

Weather’s getting chilly and snow is on the way.  Bring your friends and warm up at the Heritage Whisky Tastings hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days. The first event is one week away, November 21st,  at the Perth Manor at 7:30 p.m. Whisky sommelier services provided by Ouidram with four single malts for you to savour.  Local stories  of whisky distilling in the Perth area in the 1800s by historian Susan Code. Traditional music by Cratur and yummy appetizers by the Perth Manor. There’s time to take in the fireworks at the Tay Basin at 6:30 p.m. and then take a short walk to your whisky tasting event.  Advance tickets required at www.ticketsplease.ca.


Heritage Whisky Tasting at the Perth Manor

Heritage Whisky Bottle

Heritage Whisky Bottle

The Friends of Murphys Point and Heritage Mica Days are hosting their first Heritage Whisky Tasting at The Perth Manor on November 21st at 7:30 p.m.  Take in the BIA Fireworks at the Tay Basin to start your evening off right. It’s just a short walk from there to the Perth Manor. Sommelier service provided by Ouidram and traditional music by Cratur. Susan Code has stories of the local whisky distilling industry dating back to the 1800s. Tickets are $70 available at Tickets Please at www.ticketsplease.ca.

The Perth Manor is offering a $20 room discount on the night of your whisky tasting, Full information at www.heritagemicadays.ca.

 


Two Heritage Whisky Tastings

Heritage Whisky Tasting

Heritage Whisky Tasting

Just in time for the lead up to the Christmas season, the Friends of Murphys Point Park is launching a series of Heritage Whisky Tastings at various venues in Tay Valley Township and the Town of Perth. Building on their very successful Heritage Mica Days festival that operates throughout the summer season, the Heritage Whisky Tastings will allow them to continue their cultural and heritage interpretations through the winter. Four single malt whiskies will be presented at each tasting along with stories of the heritage of whisky distilling in the area by local historian Susan Code.

Nov 21st at 7:30 p.m, at the Perth Manor

Dec 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Fall River Restaurant

Tickets are $70 and available at Tickets Please (www.ticketsplease.ca). Additional dates and venues are being planned for 2015.


Heritage Whisky Tastings!

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Heritage Whisky Bottle

Heritage Whisky Bottle

Watch for a new series of events to celebrate the heritage of Tay Valley and Perth – the Whisky Heritage! The good folks at Heritage Mica Days have been working on developing a series of Heritage Whisky Tastings, complete with some fabulous heritage tales, some good music, and of course…whisky tasting with the assistance of an experienced whisky sommelier. DId you know that Perth and Tay Valley were a hotbed of whisky distilling back in the 1800s?  We are looking to bring that history to life and provide a fabulous way for you to celebrate with friends new and old. Watch for details at www.heritagemicadays.ca or contact us at 613-267-5340 or events@heritagemicadays.ca to be added to a contact list for advance notice,



HERITAGE MICA DAYS VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Here’s another family volunteer team. Steph and Izzy Gray donated many hours during the summer of 2014 greeting visitors on the Silver Queen Mine trail and helping with the Junior Mica Miner program. Izzy is our expert Junior Mica Miner as the first person to complete the program! These two also contributed their time at our beach event on Canada Day (distributing Canada Day cake, a very important task) and could be seen helping at the corn roast held at the campfire pit. In addition to helping with Heritage Mica Days, the Geoheritage Tour and so many other program activities, Steph is also the President of the Friends of Murphys Point and has been providing her leadership skills there for many years. Special thanks to Steph and Izzy for your energy and support of Heritage Mica Days!

Click here to see previous Volunteers of the Month.