Christmas Spirit Alive and Well at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
December 14, 2018, Carleton Place— It’s looking a lot like Christmas at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area with the highly anticipated Kintail Country Christmas (KCC) just around the corner. Now in its 12th year, the event continues to be a highlight for families locally and from around eastern Ontario.
“It’s always a thrill to see the Mill transformed into a magical place and watch families enjoy this storied tradition, whether it’s for the first time, or the twelfth,” said Stephanie Kolsters, Mill of Kintail Site Supervisor. “Our goal is to provide an affordable, family-oriented day where the public can enjoy the conservation area during the festive season.”
The event, which runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, December 15, will continue to see a budget-friendly entry fee of just $10 per vehicle. Family favourites such as wagon rides, stories by the fire, pictures with Santa, treats, chili and hot cocoa, the children’s only gift shop and live music by Ken Ramsden make a return, plus some new arts and crafts for the kids. There will also be a limited number of Christmas trees available for purchase.
“We are inviting the entire community to come and enjoy nature and the outdoors while exploring the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area in a whole new way,” said Shannon Gutoskie, MVCA’s Community Relations Coordinator. “It really means a lot to see family and friends having a positive experience in the outdoors at a beautiful conservation area.”
Special thanks to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists, Ramsay Women’s Institute, North Lanark Regional Museum, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) staff, Chad Clifford, Ken Ramsden, all of the wonderful volunteers and, of course, everyone who attends to make this community event a success year after year.
For more information visit www.mvc.on.ca or like the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area on Facebook. The Mill of Kintail Conservation Area is located at 2854 Concession 8, Almonte.
MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Community Relations Coordinator
613-253-0006 ext. 225
Mill of Kintail Supervisor
613-256-3610 ext. 2