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Flight of the Monarch Day
at the McMichael

Saturday, August 22, 2020

9:30 am to 2 pm

Come celebrate one of North America’s most cherished insects!

On Saturday, August 22nd, we invite you to spend the day at the McMichael for Flight of the Monarch Day, a festival celebrating the beauty and contributions of the monarch butterfly! Visitors and families with children of all ages can choose to participate in a number of art- and nature-themed activities throughout the day including interpretive hikes, plant workshops, and en plein air sketching activities.

Please note that all activities related to Flight of the Monarch Day will take place outdoors on the grounds of the McMichael. Pre-registration for all activities is required. While all activities are free of charge, parking fees ($7/vehicle) are in effect.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Native Plants Workshop with Lynn Short

10:30 am, 12 pm and 1:30 pm

Outdoor Interpretive Hikes

9:30 am, 10:45 am and 1 pm

Schedule of events

Program Time(s) Location
Native Plants workshop with Lynn Short 10:30 am, 12 pm and 1:30 pm Ceremonial Garden
Outdoor interpretive hikes 9:30 am, 10:45 am and 1 pm McMichael sign
En plein air sketching 10 am to 2 pm Tom Thomson Shack

Safety measures

During the workshops and outdoor hikes, we kindly remind all participants to practice social distancing. Art materials and tools will be pre-sanitized. In case of inclement weather, activities will be relocated to the McMichael’s Pine Cottage studio space. In this case, a face covering will be required as per York Region public health guidelines.

This program is offered in partnership with Monarch Nation, a program of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.


August 22, 2020
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
+1 (905) 893-1121


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