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News 2013

From the November 2013 Newsletter:

In 2012, there were 370 campfires at Dufferin Grove Park. By the end of this year, there may turn out to have been even more in 2013. People like to have campfires to celebrate – birthday parties, graduations, the visit of an old friend from far away. At other times, they gather around a campfire to memorialize the passing of a grandparent, or sometimes, a son or daughter or a friend. Most of the time, campfires are simply a way to get friends and family together to enjoy one another’s company. Meantime, the sight of the campfire gives pleasure to passersby, and the “eyes on the park” by campfire participants helps the park be safer. For more information: or email park staff at

From the August 2013 Newsletter:


This is the second summer for the new “campfire orientation” sessions, half-hour recaps of how and why the campfire program was first started. Last year, there were 370 campfires at Dufferin Grove. The orientation sessions are to remind the campfire hosts that they are first of all campfire volunteers, who undertake to keep their eyes out for any trouble in the park. The hosts are also ambassadors for other park visitors who are curious about the campfires. And best of all, the campfires add beauty and warmth to the park in the evening hours. To find out more:

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