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8th Annual Biosphere Raffle 

They’re back!! And, this year they’re GOLDEN TICKETS!  $10.00 a ticket with all proceeds going to local environmental stewardship projects on the Bruce Peninsula. 

The prizes this year include 2 Toronto Maple Leaf's tickets in the Air Canada Club, a limited edition print by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas called Autumn - Fraser Bay #2, a lighthouse bookcase built by local woodworker Ron Stewart, stargazing for 6 at Quetican, a 1 day (or two half day) Eco Adventure tour and a 60 minute aroma massage therapy by local RT Glenda Barbra.

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Only 600 tickets sold, draw being held on November 15th 2018 at 8pm.

Please help support the local conservation efforts of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association by purchasing a raffle ticket which can be found at local businesses (The IDA, Scott's Hardware, the Dandy Lion and Garden in Thyme in Lion's Head, as well as the FDI in Ferndale and Wilson Hardware north of Ferndale and the Bruce Beckons and Solways Farm Market north of Wiarton). Tickets will also be for sale at the Forrest Fair at Lindsay Tract on Oct 13

You can also purchase by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Thanks you for your support!



Biosphere Eggs

Here again for 2019!



1 egg for $7.50  -   3 eggs for $20.00  -  

It’s that time of year again and the Biosphere Association is beginning to sell their amazing “Laura Secord” style easter eggs. Order forms will be placed at local businesses around the community as well, you will be able to order from Student Director Brooklyn Hewton, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-795-7230.


There are many options for the eggs including dark or milk chocolate, as well as the option of rum in the dark chocolate eggs. Eggs are $7.50 a piece or 3 for $20.00. This year we will be having two pick-up locations including Hellyers Foodland and Peacocks Foodland. They will be ready for pick-up on April 20th between 10am and 12 at the location you picked, or an early pick up option at the Municipal Office on April 13th between 10am and 12.


In the past year we sold out of our eggs as we can only make a limited quantity to maximize freshness.Thanks to the generous contributions of our merchants, the volunteer efforts of many, many volunteers, and your purchase of an Easter Egg we are able to support the Biosphere in a great way. So be sure to get your egg orders in before its too late!


To order please contact: Brooklyn Hewton, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-795-7230.

Please note that all purchases have to be picked up locally, as we have no way to deliver your Easter Eggs.


Supporting Biosphere Work: 2017 Raffle

Our community and people from far and near support the conservation work of the Biosphere Association. There are five spectacular prizes in 2017. 
First Prize: Painting by Allen Smutylo and book "Wild Places" (donated anonymously - value $1215.17)
Second Prize: Perception Tribute 9.5ft  Kayak (purchased with generous donation from Suntrail, Hepworth - value $699.47)
Third Prize: Evening of Stargazing for Six at Quetican Observatory (donated by Paula and Doug Cunningham - must be claimed by November 16, 2018 - value $339.00)
Fourth Prize: Gift Certificate for Dinner/ Spa/ Golf at Cobble Beach (donated by Elizabeth Murduff and Mike Warkentin - value $100) 
Fifth Prize: 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage (donated by Glenda Barber - must be claimed by November 16, 2018 - value 84.75)
Thank you to everyone for your support of the Biosphere Association work in conservation, restoration and stewardship.
PLEASE CALL Mike for tickets at (416) 837-2959 or Elizabeth (local) (519) 377-5166.

Supporting the Biosphere: 2016 Raffle

Many in the community and farther afield support the conservation work of the Biosphere Association. There were five spectacular prizes in 2016. The lucky winners were:
First Prize: 2 Leafs Tickets for Montreal vs Toronto on February 25th – David Powell of Oakville, Ontario. David is a big Leafs fan and was pleased to support the Biosphere.
Second Prize: 10ft Perception Impulse Kayak – Doug Embleton of Embleton Auctions in Lions Head Ont. Doug was excited to win the kayak as he and his family had been looking for kayaks this summer.
Third Prize: Limited Edition Print of Halfway Log Dump by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas – Holly Klassen of St. Edmunds. Holly is a fan of Margarethe’s work and has been visiting her exhibitions at local studio tours for many years. The painting will look lovely over the fireplace in her cottage. See Mike Warkentin present the painting to Holly by clicking here.
Fourth Prize: Evening of Stargazing for six at Quetican Observatory won by Jennifer Jones of Wiarton.
Fifth Prize: Dinner for Two at Tobermory Brewing Co. won by Bob Dieleman of Woodstock Ont, who bought a ticket after running the marathon in Tobermory this summer. 
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for your support!

Biosphere Raffles have been called "Amazing!"

Prizes for our annual Biosphere Raffle have included HOCKEY!! Won by A. Millikin: two premium RED tickets to Maple Leaf Stadium and an overnight stay at the Marriot Courtesy of Scotia Private Client Group ! A 10 foot yellow Impulse Kayak won by C. Henderson, Golf for two generously donated by Cobble Beach Golf Resort won by L. Bain,
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An Evening of Star Gazing for six at a private observatory – courtesy of Paula and Doug Cunningham won by M. Boychuk. For raffle details, click here! 

Odds of winning in 2012 were better than the previous year with more great prizes and less tickets printed. Thanks to the generousity of our community once again, we had very popular items.

View from Cottage 713First prize, won by Scott Atchison was a week's stay in one of the fabulous waterfront cottages available through www.rentcottage.com valued at $1000.00. Check out cottage 713 on their website for pictures of this cozy little place right on the water's edge along Rush Cove Road. Blue water and rocky shoreline await up to four people for a week in either June or July, 2013.

Ocean Frenzy KayakNext up was a yellow Ocean Frenzy Kayak won by T Souter. It was provided through Suntrail Source For Adventure in Hepworth. It is a 9' sit on compact kayak that retails for $459.00. The Frenzy has the stability and fun of the Yak Board with the addition of a strong keel line for good tracking in a compact craft. It’s the kayak that people keep for a lifetime. Forgiving in the surf, riding waves or paddling calm waters. Look for it at the Lion's Head Farmers Market Saturday mornings whenever possible to get there.

Cornerstone Golf FairwayA group from the Lions Club won 18 holes for two at Cornerstone Golf Course in Tobermory. Scotia Private Client Group  contributed two lady's and two men's golf jackets, four pairs of golf gloves and golf balls making the golf package worth $425.00

C. Bastedo Boileau won the Spa package including a pedicure, massage and personalized oil or cream valued at $250.00.

Finally, last year's most popular prize was won by J Powell of Oakville. He and five others will enjoy an evening of Star Gazing for Six with Paula and Doug Cunningham in their private observatory.  Both Cunninghams are mentoring the new Bayside Astronomy Program at the POD at the Lion's Head harbour.

Some of the funds raised will be set aside for binoculars, telescopes and related equipment to be used for day viewing and star gazing from the Peninsula Observatory Deck. The remainder of the money generated by the raffle will be used to produce educational material about the Biosphere and all its ongoing projects: dark skies, spotted lizard and forest monitoring,and the new Six Streams Rehabilitation Project.

Art Auction in support of Conservation and Stewardship

Many artists on the Bruce Peninsula support environmental conservation and stewardship. We hope you will soon be able to enjoy local art while supporting the Biosphere Association's environmental efforts. This section of the Biosphere website is under development. When it is ready, you will be able to purchase locally-produced artwork here. We are planning to begin by offering local quilting that is beautiful enough to hang as an artistic centrepiece in your favourite room. Your payment will go to support Biosphere programs and the artist will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your payment.