In an effort to keep Ontarians motivated during the provincial lockdown, the regional tourism organization that promotes Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound district, is inviting viewers to join them for the “Howl at the Full Moon Zoom” on Jan. 28, 2021, from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. EST.
Moderated by Executive Director James Murphy, the event will feature instruction by outdoor adventure guide and wilderness photographer Robin Tapley. Robin will teach viewers a little about wolves and how they communicate, as can sometimes be heard in Algonquin Park.
“Special guest howlers” will help Robin demonstrate wolves communicating as part of the greater pack. They include Jim Byers, Canadian travel writing icon and former Toronto Star travel editor; Dan Watson, Executive Director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts; and Mercy Turnbull, a nine-year-old delight from Windermere, Muskoka, who will represent kids everywhere.
Once viewers have had their instruction, they can then head to their own backyards to howl at the full moon, which, according to almanacs, is appropriately called “The Wolf Moon.”
Participants who share photos or videos of their howling at the full moon with the regional tourism organization will be entered to win prizes for future travel, including guided trips in Algonquin Park and on Georgian Bay.
“Our strategy for the second lockdown is to keep travelers who are stuck at home connected to the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto, and to ensure our audiences have some fun while they wait to visit the region again,” said James Murphy.
“We’ve never done a virtual event like this, but we’re hoping to get as many folks as possible joining us from all over the world. It’s going to be a great pandemic stress release as well, and we could all use a bit of baying in our bubbles.”
The Explorers’ Edge “Howl At The Full Moon Zoom” takes place Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 8pm to 8:45pm. To register for this event, visit ExplorersEdge.ca, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Explorers’ Edge:
Also known as RTO12, Explorers’ Edge is the regional tourism organization for Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka, Parry Sound and South Algonquin, Ontario. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, the organization is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors and its mandate is to foster destination development for the region.
About Robin Tapley:
Co-owner of Canadian Adventure Expeditions, a guide company offering canoe and kayak trips in Algonquin Park and on Georgian Bay, Robin Tapley is also an outdoor adventure instructor at Fanshawe College and a renowned nature photographer. He’s also incredibly talented when it comes to doing bird and animal calls, and so on January 28, in addition to teaching viewers a little about wolves and how they communicate, they’ll also learn how to imitate a barred owl and a moose, among other wonderful Canadian creatures.