El evento calendarizado para el dia de mañana en Point Pelee ha sido pospuesto por los remanentes de la tormenta tropical Katrina. La presentacion se llevara a cabo el 1 de Septiembre a las 9:30 de la manana hora local.
Mas informacion en el boletin de prensa a continuacion (en ingles).
Latest news about Point Pelee event
We received a phone call from the Mexican Embassy in Canada to let us know that Jerry Pickard, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and member of the House of Commons, 37th Parliament, will be attending the Point Pelee event.
*********************Press Release from Canadian News Wire 30-08-2005
The Team leaves Breslau (Cambridge) Ontario today for Leamington and later this week and weekend, arrive in Niagara Falls:
Attention News Editors:
Welcome Celebration Planned for Papalotzin LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Aug. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Point Pelee National Park of Canada and the Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington, in collaboration with the Leamington and District Chamber of Commerce, are hosting a welcome celebration for Papalotzin, a tiny one-person ultra-light plane being flown from Canada to Mexico following the migration path of the monarch butterfly. The purpose of this journey is to raise awareness for monarch butterfly
The event, scheduled to be held on Wednesday August 31st at 10:30 but postponed due to impending post-tropical storm Katrina until Thursday September 1st at 9:30, will recognize and celebrate the cultural and natural connections the region has with Mexico.
The community of Leamington seasonally employs over 4000 people each year from Mexico. Similarly, monarch butterflies make their way from Canada to Mexico and back each year.
The Papalotzin (an Aztec word for "small butterfly") project is being spearheaded by Francisco "Vico" Gutierrez, the ultra-light pilot and project director, along with the Mexican Michoacan State Government and the World Wildlife Fund-Mexico. The trip is being filmed for a documentary about the life, flight and challenges of the monarch butterfly.
During the journey, the Papalotzin crew will be organizing events and press conferences to raise awareness of both local and international monarch conservation issues.
The ultralight plane, which is painted like a monarch, will begin its journey in Montreal, Quebec, continue through the province of Ontario, the United States, and into Mexico, ending its journey in the butterfly sanctuaries of Michoacan.
As a public celebration, everyone is invited. The event will start with the ultra-light plane landing near the Leamington Marina. Anticipated landing
time is 10:30 am. The Papalotzin welcoming celebration will include a sampling
of locally prepared Mexican food and Mexican music.
The Pelee Island Winery, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers and Flavour Pict Produce are sponsoring the celebration. The Pelee Island Winery is also sponsoring the pilot and crew during their stay in Leamington and on Pelee Island.
Point Pelee National Park of Canada is one of 41 national parks in Canada protecting and presenting significant examples of our nation's natural and cultural heritage.
For further information:
Trevor McFadyen, Coordinator, Communications and Marketing
Point Pelee National Park of Canada, Parks Canada
(519) 322-2365 ext. 206
Christine Chopchik, General Manager
Leamington and District Chamber of Commerce
Anne M. Miskovsky, Economic Development Officer
Municipality of Leamington,
Paul Anthony, Manager Culture and Recreation
Municipality of Leamington
Pelee Island Winery
Flavour Pict Produce
Aleksander Estate Winery
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers