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An Evening of Stargazing

LOGO - parc coforestierJOHNVILLE: To highlight the International Day of Astronomy, Nature Canton-of-l'Est and the Club des Astronomes amateurs de Sherbrooke (CAAS) invite the population to come to observe the night sky above the Park écoforestier of Johnville, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, starting at 7:30 p.m., in the parking area of the Park, located 1 km north of Johnville. Regardless the age, visitors will be able to initiate themselves into the wonders of observing various heavenly objects with telescopes and binoculars (star cluster, galaxies, nebulas, planets, etc).

Entry fee is $4.00 per adult, $2.00 per child or $10.00 per family, money raised will be used for maintenance of the Parc Écoforestier de Johnville. You are encouraged to dress warmly for this incredible experience! For information: Nature Cantons de l’Est at 819-569-9388 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In the event of bad weather, the activity will be cancelled. If necessary, an announcement will be made on the website of the CAAS, the morning of April 20: www.caas.sherbrooke.qc.ca.

_________At Parc écoforestier of Johnville, located in the Town of Cookshire-Eaton (Johnville sector) you are invited to enjoy the ultimate scenic nature walk, only 15 kilometers from the downtown area of Sherbrooke (10 km from the District of Lennoxville). The peat bog and its ponds will fill you with wonder. Considered rare jewels in the Cantons de l’Est region, these ecosystems lend to the site a remarkable diversity of habitats and a richness of fauna and flora that you can observe throughout the 5.8 kilometers of pedestrian paths which wind throughout the Park.

Whether it is to learn more about the ecology aspect involved in the peat bogs or the last glacial era, or quite simply to benefit from a pleasant moment of relaxation, the Park offers you a circuit of four pedestrian paths (the Pond, the Peat bog, Esker and Fauna) and four ski and snowshoe paths during winter months (8,5 km). The Park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown. Entry is free (except for special activities and group visits)! 

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