Student Flash Mob a Success!

If you missed out on the My Parks Pass flash mob event in downtown Toronto earlier this week, don’t worry – we’ve got the scoop!

On the morning of Monday, October 24, sixty bright-eyed, outdoors-loving Grade 8 students from the Karen Kain School for the Arts led a campfire-style “sing-in” at Yonge-Dundas Square in support of the My Parks Pass program. The students were joined by Parks Canada’s mascot, Parka the beaver, and a 5-piece band of the Royal Regiment of Canada to perform classic camp songs like This Land is Your Land in the hopes of inspiring people to join in and to spread a little fun among the commuter crowds passing by. Their performance reminded us of sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and having fun with family and friends in the great outdoors – lucky for these students, they’ve all got a Parks Pass to kick-start their adventures in our beautiful national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas!

This event is one of many being planned across the country to encourage students to get outside and experience Canada’s natural and cultural heritage through the My Parks Pass program. Keep an eye out for upcoming events in your area and – more importantly – get out there and enjoy a Parks Canada location near you!

Want to share YOUR camp memories with us? Use the comment section below to post lyrics to your favourite camp songs, stories about your most memorable camp experiences – anything you want!