Biosphere Member Profile: Canadore College West Parry Sound Campus

A Biosphere Member since 2012, Canadore College’s West Parry Sound Campus has been proud to support the Biosphere’s mission for the past six years. Canadore College strives to be a true “Community College”, creating a space for important community initiatives that have a local impact.

In 2016 Canadore established the Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary as an educational resource for both locals and visitors. Since its creation, we estimate that we have welcomed close to 1,000 visitors, aged from two to 85 years old, who have learned about the importance of pollinators and honey bees.

Over the years, Canadore has partnered with the GBBR to provide many educational opportunities for individuals, organizations, and school groups. Together just last year we partnered on the Sweet Honey Festival, the Green Energy Forum, Monarch Butterflies & Mason Bees Workshop, and ‘Pollinator Power’ apiary school visits. We have been proud to partner for the past five years with the GBBR and Community Living Parry Sound on community gardens, providing space for one on site.

Canadore College’s West Parry Sound Campus is looking forward to building on the great work already completed with more events being planned in 2018. Canadore is dedicated to making sure that great things continue to happen here.