Speaking Engagements

Previous Speaking Engagements:

April 22, 2011

10 a.m. - p.m.

Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, ON

A static display describing the work TOF does. Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

April 16, 2011
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Grimsby Peach King Centre
162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, ON

A static display describing the work TOF does. Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

April 6, 2011
10 a.m.

Probus Club, Niagara North
Grantham Lion's Club
732 Niagara St., St Catharines.

John Potter will discuss Niagara's native owl species.

November 22, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Peninsula Field Naturalists Club

Mountainview United Church
150 Glendale Ave. St. Catharines, Ontario

Annick Gionet Rollick will discuss Niagara's native owl species.

September 18, 2010

Northern Owls: A Travelling Exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum
Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, Balls' Falls Conservation Area
, Jordan, ON

Annick Gionet Rollick will speak about owls and the work that The Owl Foundation does to return owls to the wild.
This exhibit opens September 18 and runs until November 15, 2010. Hours are 9-4 p.m.
For more information call 905-562-5235 or visit their website.

September 19, 2010
2:30 p.m.

For The Birds Festival
Ruthven Park, Cayuga, ON

Join long-time bird enthusiast John Potter for a look at the Common Owls of Southern Ontario. John's presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. and includes a range of rarely heard owl vocalizations. Don't miss it! To find out more, visit Ruthven Park's website.


September 19, 2010
9:30 a.m.

Famous Players SilverCity, Yonge-Eglinton Centre, Toronto, ON

Kara Kristjanson will lead a discussion about owls prior to the 10:00 a.m. screening of the upcoming Guardians of Ga'Hoole movie.


October 20, 2008
7:00 p.m.

Bert Miller Nature Club
Fort Erie Conservation Club House
Stevensville Conservation Area, Stevensville, Ontario

Kay McKeever will give a humourous talk about her life with owls.

October 14, 2008
7:30 p.m.

Halton/North Peel Naturalists
St. Andrews United Church
Georgetown, Ontario

Dr. McKeever to speak.


April 24, 2008
7:00 p.m.

Bancroft Area Stewardship Council: Nurture Nature Workshop
Bancroft Fish & Game Club (Hwy 62 South)
Bancroft, Ontario

Kay McKeever will present a humorous, but enlightening, look into the world of owls.


April 2, 2008
11:30 a.m.

Prime Time Club
St. Ann's Community Church
St. Ann's, Ontario

Paul Summerskill will take the members and their guests on a tour of the world renowned Owl Foundation through a slide presentation which will feature the foundation's rehabilitation, fostering, breeding and release programs.


November 16, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Heritage Village Club
Vineland, Ontario

Catherine Foxcroft to speak about The Owl Foundation and its role in conservation.


October 22, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Canadian Federation of University Woman
Centennial Public Library
Burlington, Ontario

Kay McKeever to speak.


Sept 13, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Guelph Field Naturalists
University of Guelph Arboretum
Guelph, Ontario

An imformative discussion on everything owl, by Kay McKeever.


Sept 10, 2007

Hamilton Naturalists Club
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario
8 p.m.

Kay McKeever to speak.


August 19, 2007
4:00 p.m.

Port Carling, Ontario

Kay McKeever will speak about her 40 years of experience to help raise funds for a local rehabilitator.


May 30, 2007

University of Saskatoon - Library Dedication

A special tribute to Kay McKeever's grandfather, who dedicated a generous number of books to the U of S.


April 28, 2007

Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch
Grimsby Curling Club
Grimsby, Ontario

Kay McKeever will give a humourous talk about her life with owls.


April 21, 2007
6 p.m.

Niagara Falls Nature Club
Betty's Restaurant
Chippawa, Ontario


March 31, 2007

The Beacon
Jordan, Ontario

Kay McKeever speaks about owls.


October 23, 2006
7:00 p.m.

Kitchener Waterloo Field Naturalists
Waterloo, Ontario

A humourous talk by Kay McKeever who relates special events from her forty years of experience with owls.

May 7, 2006
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.

A Tribute to Kay McKeever
Hosted by the Elsa Wild Animal Appeal of Canada
Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

Kay McKeever will be attending a special tribute dinner. This special event is honouring Kay's contributions to care, rehabilitation and behavioural research of Canada's owl species. Artist Robert Bateman will also be in attendance and is generously contributiong 15 original Barred Owl etchings for raffles.


May 6, 2006

All About Birds
Hosted by the Ontario Veterinary College's Avian/Exotics Clinic
Lifetime Learning Centre, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Kay McKeever discusses the trials and tribulations of working with North American owls. All proceeds for this event go to Avian Disease Research at OVC. For more information, or to register for this event, please visit their website.


March 18, 2006
1:30 p.m.

Ontario Eastern Bluebird Society
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Kay McKeever will speak about her experiences with owls.


November 24, 2005
1:15 p.m.

University of Toronto Faculty Club, Foulds Room

Kay McKeever discusses the trials and tribulations of working with North American owls.


November 8 - 12, 2005

IWRC's 28th Annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference

November 8 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
FIELD TRIP to The Owl Foundation
November 10 -
Kay McKeever is this year's Keynote Speaker

for registration information, please visit the IWRC's Conference webpage


November 8, 2005

York Simcoe Naturalists
River Drive Park Community Centre, 20 Oak Ave. in River Drive Park
(off the Queensville Sideroad, north of Holland Landing)
For information call 905-898-2329 or 1-800-216-3830. All are welcome.

Paul Summerskill will speak about The Owl Foundation and its role in conservation.


April 12, 2005

Brant Field Naturalists
Paris, Ontario

Kay McKeever will be speaking about owl behaviour.


April 9, 2005

Huronia Regional Meeting
Senior's club building in Mellenium Park, Bancroft, ON. CA.

"A New Forecasting Tool for Raptor Migration"
Paul Summerskill will discuss the findings of his recently published research paper on the affects of weather thermals on raptor migration patterns.


April 7, 2005

Muskoka Field Naturalists Club
Gravenhurst, ON. CA.

"The Owl Foundation - A Look Inside"
Paul Summerskill will provide a special look into the success of The Owl Foundation's breeding, fostering and release programs. Paul is on The Owl Foundation's Board of Directors and is an active volunteer with the facility and in many clubs throughout the Niagara region.


November 2, 2004

Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women
Georgetown, ON, CA

Kay McKeever will be speaking.


April 21, 2004 - cancelled

Haliburton Highlands Nature Club
Haliburton, ON, CA

Kay McKeever will speak about inherent owl behaviour.


March 5-6, 2004

The Festival of Owls
Houston Nature Center
Houston, MN. U.S.A

Kay McKeever will speak at the Friday night banquet
and will present a Snowy Owl video on Saturday.


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