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Elizabeth VanHooren, Kettle Creek Environmental Trust
Call for Nominations Rewild The Family

Call for Nominations-Re-wild The Family

Call for Nominations: Re-wild The Family

St. Thomas - The Kettle Creek Environmental Trust (KCET) is inviting nominations for families that need to be re-wild.

"Over 45% of Elgin County residents reported being inactive. And, there is a 14% drop in the number of Canadian kids that actually play outside after school. KCET wants to help people reconnect with nature," says Don Ferguson KCET's President.

So, starting this week KCET is seeking nominations for families to re-wild. The Trust will choose up to seven lucky families that will be given the opportunity to spend a free weekend at Dalewood Conservation Area – learning the joy of camping.

Seven families will be chosen based on their demonstrated need to reconnect with nature. Nominators are asked to describe the family's nature deficit as a result of financial need, social hardship or other unique circumstance. In each case the families must be new to camping.

"The idea was presented to the Community Foundation's 100 People Who Care Initiative last year," says Ferguson. "And they agreed that this was a unique opportunity to help our local community. It is a great health-in-all initiative. Meaning we have green infrastructure available to enjoy locally at little to no cost, but the health benefits you receive in return are priceless."

The families chosen to be re-wild will be provided with a free weekend of camping at Dalewood Conservation Area, a mentor for the weekend to teach them how to pitch a tent, build a campfire, cook a meal and all the equipment so they can repeat the experience on their own.

Nominations are being accepted until April 31, 2017 with winners announced May 18, 2017. Complete rules and nomination forms are available on KCET's web site www.kettlecreektrust.com. Individuals and organizations are welcome to nominate families.

Re-Wild the Family Nomination Form

Entry Nomination Deadline: April 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Winners Announced: May 18, 2017

Please read these rules and instructions carefully, and complete the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth VanHooren at 519-631-1270 ext. 221. Entry nomination forms can be submitted to office@kettlecreektrust.com

Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of Elgin County.

  1. Participants must be nominated to enter. You may not nominate yourself. Nominees must have an Elgin County address and consent to the nomination.
  2. Entry is free, there are no fees associated with this competition.
  3. Nomination must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. April 31, 2017.
  4. Nominations will be reviewed and considered by Kettle Creek Environmental Trust. The decision of the Trust is final.
  5. Contact information of the nominator and nominee is required and collected for the sole purpose of contacting winning families.
  6. For the purposes of this Nomination Form and the Re-Wild program a family consists of two adult caregivers plus minor dependents (dependents/children bust be less than 18 years of age).
  7. Families chosen to be Re-Wild will be required to sign a camping permit at Dalewood Conservation Area and will be held to the campgrounds rules and regulations at all times.
  8. Families chosen to be Re-Wild will be required to sign a Waiver.
  9. Successful families will be provided a 2 free nights of camping on a 15 amp camp site on July 8 and July 9, 2017. Offer is not transferable to a different family than the one nominated and cannot be transferred to a different weekend. Nominated families must be available to participate in the Re-Wild experience on July 8 and July 9, 2017.
  10. Any equipment provided to the families is not refundable and has no cash value.
  11. Kettle Creek Environmental Trust and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority are not responsible for the safety of the participants or their belongings.
Last Updated: Friday, 03 March 2017 12:39:17 PM EST

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