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Killarney Park, 50th Anniversary Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6

Killarney Park 50th Anniversary WeekendJoin us as we celebrate Killarney Provincial Park's 50th Anniversary with lectures, tours, drop-in art workshops, and music.


Saturday, April 5

Killarney Park: The Group of Seven Footprints with Jim and Sue Waddington

For the last four decades, Jim and Sue Waddington have followed in the footsteps of the Group of Seven, locating the settings of hundreds of drawings, sketches, and paintings. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Killarney Provincial Park, the Waddingtons will focus on this sketching ground frequented by Franklin Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson, and A.J. Casson. Moderated by McMichael Assistant Curator, Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, this conversation will shed light on the experiences of these iconic Canadian artists and the Waddingtons — the ultimate art detectives. Registration Required

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Sunday, April 6

Killarney Provincial Park 50th Anniversary Celebration

Together with Friends of Killarney Park, the McMichael is honoured to host the Park’s 50th anniversary celebration, which will also commemorate the important role played by A.Y. Jackson in its creation. Join us as we celebrate this magnificent Ontario landmark with tours and drop-in art workshops. Don’t miss a 1:30 pm presentation by Jeremy Pawson, Killarney Provincial Park Superintendent, on the area's history and natural wonders.

Image: Top: A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974), Hills, Killarney, Ontario (Nellie Lake), c.1933, oil on canvas, 77.3 x 81.7 cm, Gift of Mr. S. Walter Stewart, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1968.8.2; Bottom: Jim and Sue Waddington

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