Members Barbecue at Miquelon Park

Our annual members barbecue was held at Miquelon Provincial Park. After an absence of two years because of the COVID pandemic, it was great to see other again and chat, even from a safe distance. Twenty-five people came out, which is a good turn-out for these times.

Upon arriving, Irene led us on a hike on the Holdsworth Trail, a quiet, little-known trail on land that was donated to the park by the Holdsworth family.

Holdsworth monument

Normally we would have been keeping an eye out for garter snakes and recording the numbers, but on this day we were too busy catching up with each other to notice any.

When we returned, there was a campfire blazing to keep us warm while we waited for lunch.

A few of us headed to the lake, where we saw a pair of very tame pelicans.

We knew these pelicans would tolerate us getting quite close, as there were several people playing loud games next to us on the sandy beach.


After lunch and a few desserts, we continued chatting and catching up. All in all, it was a beautiful, perfect day.

Thanks to Anita for organizing the event and preparing the food and to the Allens for providing the barbecue. Thanks to Irene for leading the hike and to Scott and his assistants for the fire. You can see all the photos on Flickr.

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