We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.
FRIENDS OF CANONS PARK STEERING COMMITTEE The next meeting of the Friends of Canons Park Steering Committee is on Monday 3 June at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and help us plan for the future of the park. If you would like to join us or wish to volunteer your services, please email us for details of where and when the meeting will take place or for details of how you can help us with our work: email@example.com
OUR AGM will be held on Wednesday 15 May at 8pm, at the Arnold House Activity Centre in Donnefield Avenue. Our Speaker will be Benjamin Hinchey from the Shaw Trust. Doors open at 7.45 and you are very welcome to join us for light refreshments at the end of the evening. You do not have to be a member of the Friends to attend the AGM but there will be an opportunity to become one on the night if you are interested in joining us.
SAVE THE DATE! Our annual Kids' Fun Day will take place on Sunday 4 August 2019. Watch this space for more details!
OPEN HOUSE LONDON, Sunday 22 September 2019. If you'd like to know more about the fascinating history of Canons Park, please join us for our guided tours of the park, led by members of the Friends committee. Tours take around half an hour and run throughout the day, every hour on the hour, from 10am to 4pm (last tour). Our 2pm tour will be led by historian Dr Aaron Graham, who has made an extensive study of the life of the Duke of Chandos. This is a more academic tour and is suitable for ages 14+. All tours start opposite the Good Friends Cafe at the heart of the park. Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour starts.
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB Our lovely George V Memorial Garden is in need of some TLC!! Now that we have no park keeper, the council is only going to be cutting the grass during the year and tidying up the garden as and when it can. We desperately need keen gardeners - with or without experience - to help us return this little oasis of calm at the centre of the park to its former glory. GARDENING CLUB SESSIONS are generally held on Sundays from 10am to 1pm but you can stay as little or as long as you like! Why not join us? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, will be provided or you can bring your own if working alone. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our gardening volunteer coordinator, Conchi Vera at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and session dates.
BIRD WATCHING WALKS The park is teeming with wildlife, especially birds! There are many varieties to watch out for and everyone is welcome to join the group, whatever their age or experience. Walks take place from 10am to 12pm on the first Sunday of every month except January (walk is on the second Sunday) and in July, August and September when the walks do not take place as the trees are too leafy. Meet at the Donnefield Avenue gates to Canons Park. All welcome! Bring binoculars if you have them and we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Stay as long as you like and feel free to join the group if you spot them walking through the park. Next walks are on: 5 May, (SUMMER BREAK - July, August September) 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.
YOGA AND HEALTH WALKS IN CANONS PARK: All three activities below are FREE but donations are very welcome. All proceeds to the Friends of Canons Park to help buy plants and bulbs for the George V Memorial Garden
HEALTH WALKS Join the group for health walks and stretching exercises four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9am. Meet at the Howberry Road entrance gates.
YOGA In the George V Memorial Garden begins again around May. Watch this space for dates and times for 2019/ During the Winter yoga will take place indoors every Saturday at 8.30am, at St William of York RC Church, 1 Du Cros Drive, Stanmore HA7 4TJ