A2A's Celebration Gala Date: Sunday October 29th, 2023 Time: 6 p.m-10 p.m Location: The Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel Address: 1 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario
We are very excited to share the details of our upcoming gala-The Pilgrimage for Nature. It will be taking place Sunday, October 29th from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. Guests will be welcomed to join us at the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel in Kingston, ON.We are excited to celebrate the work of A2A with you! This year's gala will include:
Reception-style food stations
Live musical performances
A silent auction
A live auction
Exclusive stories from the trek and other adventures in the A2A
Opportunities to connect with one another
The theme of this gala is -The Pilgrimage For Nature. One of A2A's largest projects has been the creation of a 640-kilometre route connecting Algonquin park to the Adirondacks. This trail is called “The Pilgrimage for Nature.” The trail creates both a physical and symbolic connection between land and people. The Pilgrimage for Nature raises awareness of the A2A region’s unique place in conservation in Eastern North America. The inspiration for the A2A corridor was a moose named Alice. Alice was radio collared and tracked as she made her way from Adirondack Park to her final destination of Algonquin Park. Alice proved how important connectivity is for migrating wildlife. Her walk called us to action in protecting and restoring the A2A corridor so that other wildlife might follow in her footsteps.
This summer, Jamieson Findlay and friends Bill Barkley and Lisa, are working towards completing The Pilgrimage for Nature. They will be the first people to thru hiked the 640-km trail from end to end! We are looking forward to celebrating this major accomplishment with them!
Your support matters!
This event is a fundraiser to support the Algonquin to Adirondacks collaborative. With your support A2A can continue its work in connecting lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region. We can continue our work in conserving and enhancing a critical corridor for ecological integrity and resilience. Proceeds from this year's gala will go to supporting the various projects being taken on by A2A, projects such as conservation action planning, road ecology, mapping, education and connectivity projects. The need for ecological connectivity and wildlife corridors is more pressing than ever!