Fun Filled Weekend for Young Nature Lovers!

You Could Be Sponsored for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit!

Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit for Biodiversity has been bringing together about 100 teens for this unique youth-led summit that allows participants to develop an understanding of environmental issues and gain the inspiration and tools to take action and leadership in their communities and beyond. The weekend-long event includes guest speakers, workshops and outdoor activities that appeal to a wide variety of environmental interests.

This year’s summit is Sept. 21-23, 2018 at the YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario. The HNC will sponsor two young high schoolers, 1 boy and 1 girl (from grade 9 – 12) from Hamilton/Burlington for the event. This means the Club will pay the youth’s $350 full cost for participation, including workshops, accommodations and meals. The youth or their family will only be responsible for their transportation to Orillia. There will be a free round trip charter bus available from a central location in Toronto. For a report on last year’s Youth Summit, go to the Ontario Nature website and type “youth summit” in the custom search field.

To apply for this sponsorship, please send a letter or e-mail to HNC Treasurer, Jim Stollard giving your name, address, high school grade, age, phone no. and e-mail. Also give a short list of your interests in nature and the environment (75 words max.). Send letters to the HNC Treasurer at P.O. Box 89052, Hamilton ON L8S 4R5 and e-mails to The deadline for submitting applications is May 30, 2018. The teens chosen will be notified in early June 2018 as will all applicants not chosen.