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Turtle Island Festival at Crawford Lake next Sunday, September 10-17

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Make the most of the last days of summer, visit Crawford Lake Conservation Area and soak up the sun and the culture at the 27th Annual Turtle Island Festival! The festivities, celebrating Ontario’s Aboriginal heritage, will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Feel the drumbeat, the heartbeat of Mother Earth, as Gonrah Desgowah - the White Pine Dancers take the stage in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village. Visitors will be dazzled by the colourful regalia and leave uplifted by the dancers’ interactive performance, which are at 1 and 3 p.m.

Guest presenter Chief Top Leaf will help visitors learn about Iroquoian culture through interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day. Kids can challenge themselves with craft making and discovery hunts while the adults enjoy a sample of Nature’s Tea or stroll through the village and check out our longhouses.

No day at Crawford Lake would be complete without a trip to the Visitors Center to explore the gift shop, the perfect end to an exciting day of celebration.

The event is included with park admission fees of: $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors and $5.25 for children 5 years of age and over. Children 4 years of age and under are free. Conservation Halton annual members admitted free of charge.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to