Friends of Petrie Island

Amis de l’île Petrie

Internet: www.petrieisland.com

 

 

(Draft) Report to City OF OTTAWA for the Summer Season 2001

The Friends of Petrie Island operated the Petrie Island picnic area for the fourth year this past summer. This was the first year of operation with the new City of Ottawa, the previous three years were with the City of Cumberland.

An increasing number of people from across the region are discovering the area, and this along with continued use by those familiar with the Islands increased attendance from 34,970 in 2000 to 60,403 this year.

The Friends of Petrie Island would like to thank the City of Ottawa and its staff for the support they have received this year.

ORGANIZATION

SITE IMPROVEMENTS, USING FUNDS FROM CITY AND DONATIONS

 

 

 

OPERATION

ATTENDANCE

INTERPRETIVE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

- local publications, Citizen, Orleans Star and Journal, East end Communiqué

- Wildlife Festival map of nature sites in Eastern Ontario

 

 

 

 

FOPI REQUESTS COUNCIL SUPPORT FOR:

  1. Expansion of parking area

2. Friends of Petrie Island believe that the entire 25-acre sand excavation site should be developed as a passive recreation park and that any boating/boat launch facilities should be located well away from the present sand excavation site; plans should proceed to develop this area

3. Existing picnic/sand areas of the leased area be declared off limits to dogs, i.e. as provided in the Parks bylaw and presently applied in playground areas.

PROPOSALS FOR 2002

Al Tweddle, Chair, Friends of Petrie Island

(613) 824-1188

hatweddle@home.com

 

 

 

Friends of Petrie Island Financial Statement

2000 2001

Main sources of FOPI Revenue

Membership fees $ 425

Cash donations $ 2425

Main FOPI Expenses

Operational Weekend supervision $385 $1631.

Telephone $115 $115

Interpretive $326 $421

SUBTOTAL $826 $2167

Donated Material Sand from Grandmaître $800 $700

Picnic tables $300 $1051

SUBTOTAL $1100 $1751

CITY FUNDS

Materials and supplies $2000 $2000

Grass cutting $400 $ 400

Toilet rental $1500 $1500

$3900 $3900

Staff time for support, garbage collection, chain saw work,

Machine operator $3550 $3550

TOTAL $7450 $7450

FRIENDS OF PETRIE ISLAND EXECUTIVE

Chairman: Al Tweddle

 

Planning: Dave Villeneuve

Dave Redmond

Vice Chairman: René Cloutier

 

Publicity: Pat LaForest

Secretary: Pete Waddell

 

 

At Large: Romeo Messier

Charles Raby

Treasurer: Steve McPhee

 

Management Committee: Al Tweddle

Paul Le Fort

Steve McPhee

Interpretive Program: Paul Le Fort

Al Tweddle

Bill Bower

Christine Hanrahan

Jim Robertson

 

 

 

TABLE 1 - PETRIE ISLAND ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

 

 

DAILY AVERAGE

 

 

 

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

1998

1999

2000

2001

MAY

n.a.

3075

4089

5084

n.a.

99

131

164

JUNE

510

3943

4617

9517

n.a.

131

153

317

JULY

277

6852

10,974

18,672

n.a.

221

354

602

AUGUST

4576

6196

9881

19,674

147

200

319

635

SEPTEMBER

2596

3400

4500 )

8,456

86

103

150

280

SEASON TOTAL

7959

23,466

34,970

 

60,403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 2 - VOLUNTEER WORKERS

 

 

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

WORK HOURS

448

572

658

479

MONITORS’ & CAPTAINS’ HOURS

387

810

806

919

ORGANIZATIONAL

78

90

110

120

INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM

 

 

230

250

530

TOTAL

913

1647

1824

2048

VALUE @ $7.00/HOUR

$6391

$11,529

$12,768

$14,336

DONATED MATERIAL

$1900

$950.

$1100

$3751

TOTAL

$8291

$12,479

$13,968

$18,036