Dryden District Conservation Club Inc

Dryden District Conservation Club Inc


Archery clubs Opener was a blast. Had the sun come out so we could all fling some arrows for a few hours. Thanks for everyone who came out.
Some quick snaps from the Home and Trade Show on at the Dryden Arena until 5pm today! Brought to you by Dryden District Chamber of Commerce & Dryden District Conservation Club Inc
Registrations r open
Our team in Dryden made a donation to Dryden District Conservation Club Inc. Shannon from our office presented the donation to Loretta Bilous.
- Our government is investing over $107K in the Dryden District Conservation Club Inc to support clubhouse improvements and upgrades to mechanical equipment. The DDCC does a stellar job promoting tourism, outdoor activities and conservation advocacy in the City of Dryden, Ontario and we're proud to support them.

More: https://gregrickfordmpp.ca/2022/02/03/ontario-helping-northwestern-communities-build-upgraded-recreational-
Thanks to Larry Perkins and Loretta Bilous from the Dryden District Conservation Club Inc. The club is receiving funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund in the amount of $107,353 to improve the clubhouse building through foundation repairs, roof replacement and upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and heating systems. These improvements will allow the club to provide more programming and events, attracting more visitors from surrounding communities.

"The Dryden District Conservation Club is grateful to be awarded funding from the Ontario government,” said Larry Perkins, Club President, Dryden District Conservation Club. “Thanks to this support, we will be able to make improvements to our building including new doors and windows, a heating system, roofing and many other renovations, some of which will make the clubhouse accessible. This is a huge boost for our club which all members will enjoy for many years, and it wouldn’t be possible without the government’s support.” https://gregrickfordmpp.ca/2022/02/03/ontario-helping-northwestern-communities-build-upgraded-recreational-facilities/
Mike Thibodeau
The Dryden District Conservation Club Inc's Fun 3D Archery Shoot on October 16th sounds like sooooo much fun!! Contact Loretta at [email protected].

I give my pledge, as a Canadian, to save and faithfully defend from waste, the n membership is $50 single $60 family

Operating as usual

Photos from Dryden District Conservation Club Inc's post 01/01/2023

First family to use the snowshoe trails this year. What a great way to spend New Years Day.


Members our snowshoe trails are ready to use. Please ensure you lock the gate when you leave.


Happy New Deer. Oops, I mean, Happy New Year


As 2022 comes to an end, let's look back on our favourite moments this year. Share yours in the comments.


A reminder that club membership renewals are now due, and your prompt attention to this is appreciated.
Memberships run Jan 1-Dec 31

Go to our website
You renew online with EMT to
[email protected]

Or mail to
Box 482
Dryden, On
P8N 2Z2
Yours Truly,
Del Schmucker

Dryden Conservation Club President


If you are looking to get outdoors, tomorrow is opening day at the Dryden Ski Club. If downhill is not your style their cross country trails are open and ready for skiing.

We are officially starting our season. Opening day is Wednesday December 28th at 5:00pm. Close at 9:00pm. Come out and get your snow legs back in shape. Never skip leg day!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Ontario Women Anglers - 2023 Membership Fee 12/24/2022

Ontario Women Anglers - 2023 Membership Fee

Become a new member or renew by December 31, 2022 to be entered into a FREE Early Bird draw for a Shimano Fishing Package (valued at $215) including:
🐟 Shimano Sienna Spinning Combo
🐟 Shimano Ball Cap - Keep Canada Fishing edition
🐟 Shimano Decal
🐟 OWA Buff, Toque, Towel, Coffee Mug and Decal
To purchase your membership and for more information, visit:

Ontario Women Anglers - 2023 Membership Fee Purchase before Dec. 31 to be entered into the Early Bird draw!


The Club parking lot will be plowed out today. We are arranging for a couple sleds to pack down our snowshoe trails.
Looking forward to seeing pictures of snowshoe walks.


Happy Hanukkah, hoping you have a happy season of miracles. 🕎


The DDCC's Generous Sponsors Support the Training and Certification of 9 New Youth Archery Coaches, Helping to Fuel the Continued Growth of Local Archery Programs!

Nine DDCC individuals recently completed their training to become certified National Archery in the Schools Program youth archery coaches. These individuals will now provide coaching support to local area elementary and high school teachers and students enrolled in archery as part of their school curriculum, as well as at DDCC sponsored events. The DDCC recently established partnerships with both the Open Roads Elementary School and the Dryden High School to introduce archery to both these schools' programs. In addition to coaching support, the DDCC is also proud to be able to provide archery equipment to these schools in order to make these programs possible.

These recent partnerships are a continuation of the development of the DDCC's Traditional Archery Education Program, which has been made possible as a result of approximately $20,000 of financial support provided to the DDCC over the past year from a number of very generous organizations including:

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters = $10,000
The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation = $5,000
Hydro One = $3,000
David Zinn (owner of Bear Paw Landing outfitters) = $2,000

In addition to making new partnerships such as these school youth archery programs a reality, this funding is also allowing the DDCC to develop an innovative program employing archery technology beginning with the traditional hand-made willow long bows and cedar arrows originally employed by the indigenous peoples of North America, to wooden recurve bows and related equipment, all the way to modern, high-tech compound bows and arrows made of advanced composite materials. This extensive array of archery equipment will be available for use by anyone participating in the DDCC's archery programs and events.

The DDCC is proud to be an active member of our local community and a healthy and welcoming place for one and all. In addition to the untold number of volunteer hours committed by DDCC members each and every year, none of what we have achieved as an organization in recent years would have been possible without the financial support of our generous sponsors or the efforts of our various community partners.

Here's looking forward to an even greater 2023. Merry Christmas to all!


Christmas has come early to the Conservation Club. A huge thank you to David Zinn owner of Bear Paw Landing for donating $1500 USD worth of Archery supplies.


Do you miss archery?
Well the club has received permission to use the high school gym on Wednesday nights for archery starting January 18th. More information to come as available.


The weather this weekend looks perfect for harvesting a Christmas tree.

If you’re still looking for your Christmas tree this season, look no further.

You can harvest one tree per household from Ontario’s north of the French and Mattawa rivers. Make sure it’s not taller than 2.5 metres.

To find out more about the rules, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/using-wood-crown-land-personal-use


We aim to provide our guests with the most authentic experience possible, which is why you drive your own dog team here at Borealis Dogsled! We pair our clients up and together they learn to navigate the challenges of dogsledding. If you don’t feel comfortable driving your own team, don’t worry, we can always pair you with one of our experienced guides. This picture was taken on one of our weeklong expeditions last winter, where everyone had their own dog team!


The Lakehead Archers are in the process of setting up an "Introduction to beginner archer" course April 22-23 2023. This is an National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP) recognized course and would provide certification to instructors. It prepares coaches/instructors to introduce archery to athletes in a variety of settings including clubs, camps, schools and other organized activities. If you are interested please message Shane Baker Northwestern Zone director of Archery at [email protected]tario.ca . I will share more information as it is provided.


It is with great sadness that we learned long time member Jill Wilmering past away last Wednesday evening. Her funeral will be held at the Dryden Community Funeral Home this Tuesday November 29th at 3pm


Due to unexpected circumstances we will not be participating in the Santa Claus parade tomorrow night.


The Dryden 🎅 parade is this Friday November 25th at 6:30 pm. We are still in need of volunteers to walk with our float and throw candy. If interested please message Andrew at 323-1942


We are participating in the 🎅 parade this year. If anyone is interested in taking part please send us a message.


Today we honour all of those who have served this country. Those who returned, those who lost their lives and those who were forever changed. Lest we forget.
Today the legion is holding a ceremony at the Dryden Cenotaph at 11am.

Photos from Dryden District Conservation Club Inc's post 11/08/2022

Today is National Indigenous Veterans Day, a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous peoples not only in Canada's war efforts but to its peacekeeping reputation. Today the Dryden Friendship Centre is having a service at the Cenotaph.


Looking for a gift for an outdoorsy family member or friend. Look no further, the club offers membership gift certificates.

How To Tie The Palomar Knot | Angling Edge 11/07/2022

How To Tie The Palomar Knot | Angling Edge

How To Tie The Palomar Knot | Angling Edge The Palomar knot is the single best fishing knot in the world. Many anglings believe that it’s the best overall performing knot on the planet. It’s easy to tie, which also means that it’s hard to mess up, which makes replicating the perfect Palomar knot pretty easy.


Attention all junior members, I would like to challenge you to create a craft using items you can find in your yard. Post a picture below and tell us which items you used.

Photos from Dryden District Conservation Club Inc's post 10/30/2022

We had so much fun tonight at Trunk or Treat and even won the viewers choice award.


Don't forget today is Trunk or Treat. Come down the the center and check it out

🍭Trunk or Treat is TODAY! 🎃
The event will be running from 4-7pm at The Centre. You’ll find over 30 trunks, CKDR playing tunes, the Dryden Ski Club manning our first aid booth, and Dryden Lions Club will be selling their famous burgers! Make sure you stop at our entrance tent to enter for a chance to win our door prize, a Nintendo Switch Lite! And enjoy the trunk’s decor, as we will be awarding the most impressive trunks in our decorating contest!

DID YOU KNOW? We have MyLift running a bus route this Saturday so anyone who wants to make it down to Trunk or Treat can get there!

And when you’re done at our event, make your way to The Dryden & District Museum to explore their haunted house! It’s running the same day and time as Trunk or Treat!


Dryden District Conservation Club Inc

We are so excited to have presented our lottery proceeds to these recipients!! Over $14,200.00 was given out thanks to or Lions Roar 2022. Lottery Chair, Maureen Wall, presented cheques to the following representatives of their charities: Making Connections for Children & Youth, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Dryden Public Library, Special Olympics, Dryden Skating Club, Hoshizaki House, Dryden Food Bank, Dryden District Conservation Club (Junior Club), Community Table, Adult & Teen Challenge, Dryden Trillium Lions Medical Assistance Fund, Dryden Trillium Lions Bursary Fund, Camp Quality and Lions Lake Joe Project.
Thank you to all our supporters for the Lions Roar 2022 Lottery!!


Are you looking for an alternative to throwing your pumpkin in the trash after Halloween? Here are a few more eco friendly ideas.
* cut up your pumpkin and place it in your compost heap
* dig a hole in your vegetable garden and let the pumpkin decompose right there
* leave your pumpkin in the woods for deer and other animal to eat
* contact a local farmer and ask if they could use your pumpkin to feed their livestock.

Have a happy and safe Halloween.

Photos from Dryden High School's post 10/25/2022

DDCC members donated a few moose hides to help make this learning happen. Join them at the High School to see what they are up to this week


Some great tips for Musky fishing


Winter has arrived and with that it means archery is finished for the season. We look forward to seeing our archers again next year.

Photos from Designs by Gee 2020's post 10/16/2022

Photos from Designs by Gee 2020's post

Photos from Designs by Gee 2020's post 10/16/2022

Photos from Designs by Gee 2020's post


The club will be participating in the Dryden Fall Fest trunk or treat October 29th. If any of our members would like to make any donations of candy or decorations please message and we will arrange pick up


The Laura Howe Haunt presents:
A Conjuring in the Marsh
October 15th from 7-9pm at Dryden Government Dock

We are looking forward to bringing you another night of fright! Our field and entrance will likely be muddy from the weather the last couple days, so wear appropriate footwear and dress warm. When you arrive, sign a waiver and head to the entrance tent!

This year has some important changes to make the trail experience comfortable and fun for both our visitors and volunteers:
▪️Phone lights and flashlights are prohibited as the trail is now lit by lanterns.
▪️All visitors and volunteers are to keep a respectful demeanor and distance at all times. In the event an actor feels an interaction becoming inappropriate, they will use their provided whistle to alert others and security. Verbal harassment and threats will NOT be tolerated.
▪️The event will remain for ages 13+ with the added requirement that groups of youth will be required to have one adult with them when entering the trail.
▪️Repeat visitors through the trail are welcome, but we will have a separate queue line for you. This is so we can ensure everyone who came or travelled to attend the attraction has an opportunity to experience it. Admission is free.
▪️We will be strictly enforcing these rules at the event to ensure everybody enjoys their evening.

Timeline photos 10/13/2022

This looks like a great opportunity for recent post-secondary grads.

The OFAH is happy to announce the return of the OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Conservation Internship for 2023. This is a unique early-career opportunity to work with OFAH fish and wildlife professionals and gain practical work experience. The internship lasts from January 2023 until August 2023 and is open to recent graduates of a post-secondary education in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife, or a related program. The deadline to apply is November 6. Learn more at www.ofah.org/jobs


Edit: the microwave and fridge have been claimed.
The club will be upgrading the kitchen appliances, which means the current fridge, stove and microwave are free to a good home. If anyone is interested in them please message Loretta as they are posted in a local buy and sell group as well.

Timeline photos 10/11/2022

Timeline photos

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