The Bondar Challenge Goes National!

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Catherine Ross

In summer 2012, The Roberta Bondar Foundation (RBF) partnered with the CCA in a successful pilot project to launch the Bondar Challenge in Ontario camps.

In 2013, all camps across Canada will have the opportunity to participate in the Bondar Challenge, a unique environmental photography program.

Capturing an image in their summer camp environment that relates to some aspect of biodiversity, participants interpret the artistic and scientific components of the photograph that they have taken in a written Artist’s Statement, challenging their imagination and creativity.

The RBF is dedicated to environmental education that “stimulates interest, excitement, creativity and responsibility by infusing art in science and science in art.”

Full details to participate in the Challenge will follow in the spring.

Past Communications Officer at Canadian Camping Association
Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is served as Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA, as is a recipient of the CCA's Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAsional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.