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A year in the life of a nature interpreter

My earliest memories are of spending time in the outdoors and feeling happy. As a young child, I spent summers with my family at the Philippe Lake campground in Gatineau Park. It’s fitting that today I find myself working for the NCC as a nature interpretation program officer in Gatineau Park.

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Rideau Canal Skateway: Behind the ice

We are working on our 48th skating season. Did you know that the NCC has been maintaining the Rideau Canal Skateway since 1971? It first opened after a team of NCC employees, armed with brooms and shovels, cleared a small section of ice near the National Arts Centre. Over time, the length of the Rideau Canal Skateway grew, as did our knowledge of the science of ice.

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Gatineau Park winter season kicks off December 16

Get out your toques and mitts! Winter is here! With the recent snowfall, the cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking season will officially open on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation park.

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Winter activities in Gatineau Park

When I think of winter in Gatineau Park, the first word that comes to mind is “magical.” Ten years ago, when I left my native France, I never dreamed that winter could be this magnificent and spectacular. Today, I’m proud to be working for a conservation park like Gatineau Park.

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Imaging the City

New technologies are changing the way we imagine and understand the urban environment. On December 4, NCC’s Urbanism Lab teamed up with Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism to explore new dimensions of visualization in urbanism, landscape and design.

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Nepean Point winning design concept chosen

The winning concept for the Nepean Point redevelopment, entitled Big River Landscape, submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc., was approved by the NCC Board of Directors.

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Report on Activities - November 2017

On November 23, the NCC Board of Directors met to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Here are some of the highlights presented in my Report on Activities.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Toronto and Victoria

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is for the Capital to be a place in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum was held in four capital cities across Canada, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society(RCGS).

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