Wesley Clover Parks is one of the major initiatives undertaken by the Wesley Clover Foundation. We are a local, not-for-profit outdoor recreation and learning hub dedicated to promoting health and education in the immediate and extended communities. Wesley Clover Parks is also committed to giving back to our community. Learn more about some of our initiatives below.
Magic of Lights Announces Partnership with the CHEO Foundation
This year, Magic of Lights welcomes the CHEO Foundation as a new charity partner and is proudly dedicating $100,000 in funds generated by the event to this amazing local organization. The CHEO Foundation is responsible for developing, accepting, distributing, and recognizing philanthropy in support of CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and Roger Neilson House. Dedicated to the best life for every child and youth, CHEO is a global leader in pediatric health care and research. On November 1st, representatives from Wesley Clover Parks and the CHEO Foundation gathered to launch this new partnership surrounded by some of the students at the CHEO School, an educational facility that provides an innovative educational/therapy program for kindergarten students with complex physical needs.
Read more about this exciting new partnership here.
Magic of Lights Set to Return to Wesley Clover Parks for the 2019 Holiday Season
The National Capital Region’s largest holiday light show, Magic of Lights Ottawa, will return to the Wesley Clover Parks Campground for its fourth season. Magic of Lights is a remarkable “drive-through” experience, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy festive and vibrant LED light displays that celebrate the joy of the holidays from the comfort of their own car. Last season, Magic of Lights Ottawa welcomed over 120,000 visitors to The Parks to ignite the spirit of the holidays.
Giving back to the community is an integral part of Magic of Lights, and is at the core of Wesley Clover Parks’ guiding principles. In the last three years, Magic of Lights Ottawa has donated more than $100,000 in proceeds to the Ottawa Senators Foundation, a group that empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness. On September 18th, as the Ottawa Senators faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Canadian Tire Centre, representatives from Wesley Clover Parks and Bell Media presented the Ottawa Senators Foundation with a cheque to celebrate the great work that will be made possible in our community from this successful partnership. Read more here.
3rd Kanata Scouts Bat Box Unveiling
On Tuesday, September 18th a group from 3rd Kanata Scouts hosted a Bat Box unveiling ceremony at the Wesley Clover Parks Campground as part of their eldest Beaver Scouts' (aged 7 to 8) project to earn their Northern Star Award. The Beaver Scouts worked the entire summer to build the bat box themselves, following the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s bat box outlines. By successfully completing this project this group of Beaver Scouts were awarded a certificate, badge, and graduated to Cubs!
Bats are vital to the health of our environment as they work each night eating insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow into new plants and trees. Bat houses such as this one will offer a space for roosting during the spring and having pups over the summer, giving pups a chance for survival. We would like to thank the 3rd Kanata Scouts for choosing Wesley Clover Parks as the home for their bat box!
Our Partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation
In 2016 Wesley Clover Parks partnered with Magic of Lights to bring a new holiday tradition to Ottawa residents and visitors while raising funds for the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Since then we have welcomed thousands of visitors to Magic of Lights and raised over $75,000 for the Ottawa Senators Foundation!
On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 the Ottawa Senators announced a $400,000 investment in their 2018 Sens Campership program that will offer thousands of kids the opportunity to experience summer camp. We are so proud to partner with such a wonderful organization and look forward to continuing to support this great cause in the future! Click here to read more about this exciting announcement.
The Wesley Clover Family