Raffle 2024

 Tickets Now Available


We are kicking off our third fundraiser of 2024 - The Gravel Gran Fondo Raffle.


Tickets are only $10 each, with all proceeds going to the Biosphere Association, and a limited number of tickets (1000) are available. This year's prizes are exceptional; thank you to all our sponsors!


First Prize - Paddleboard: Win this beautiful PULSE Elephas SUP donated by Jack' n Jills Surf shop, Sauble Beach (https://www.jacknjillssurfshop.com)

Second Prize - Original Painting: "Peloton" acrylic/oil on canvas donated by local artist Deb Jeffrey.

Third prize - Golf for Two: 18 holes with a cart donated by Cobble Beach Golf Resort (https://cobblebeach.com/)



Fourth prize - Stained Glass Art: Two handcrafted stained-glass panels created by Charles MacGillivray and donated by Karen Sword.


Raffle tickets are available from Biosphere Board Members at some of the Tobermory and Lions Head summer markets, or you can email us at [email protected].The draw will take place at the Lions Head beach on October 6, 2024, at 3 p.m. during our sensational Gravel Gran Fondo charity bike ride. 

Easter Eggs Sold 0ut

Our Easter Egg fundraiser was a hopping success, and we are now sold out!
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who helped make and sell the eggs, all our loyal customers who bought eggs, or gave a donation, plus the following local businesses who donated money and/or allowed us the space to sell a record-breaking number of eggs this year!
- Bear Tracks Inn and Restaurant, Ferndale
- Peacocks Foodland Tobermory
- Owen Sound Foodland
- Vanderwerfs Independent Grocer, Southampton
- Kimberly's Hair and Nail Beauty Salon, Wiarton
Make sure and order your eggs early next year to avoid disappointment!

Heat Pump Workshop on February 24th a Huge Success!


Heat Pumps – A Popular Topic in the Bruce and Across North America!

On Feb 24, 2024, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, in collaboration with the municipality’s Climate Action and Waste Diversion Committee, hosted a workshop to explain how heat pumps work and the benefits to both our climate and to users. More than 50 people attended the workshop at the Rotary Hall in Lion’s Head, an outstanding turnout!

Local experts shared their knowledge on energy audits, heat pump uses and the installation process along with local users who shared their own case studies. The audience was very engaged and had many questions for our presenters.

In Canada, more than 700,000 heat pumps are installed nationwide (Global Newswire) and throughout the U.S., heat pumps are now surpassing gas furnace sales (New York State Energy and Development Authority).

What is an Energy Audit?

Dan Blenkinsop from Greenbrain Inc., shared detailed information about energy audits and grant programs.

An energy audit includes calculating the heated volume of your home, determining the heat resistance of the building envelope, counting the number of rough openings in the house, documenting the HVAC system, and performing a blower door test to calculate the home’s air tightness. Once these audits are completed, a homeowner will know how to increase the efficiency of the home to save on energy costs and reduce greenhouse emissions. This is a key step in understanding how a heat pump system can help.

For more on home energy efficiency, electric vehicles and climate action, visit the biosphere climate action Hub