Bartlett Lodge to Host Algonquin Park Fundraiser with Gold Medalist

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Bartlett Lodge, an award winning eco-friendly Algonquin Park resort, celebrates its 95th year in business by hosting a fundraising dinner for the Friends of Algonquin Park on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The menu of the gourmet dinner will be prepared by Chef Marc Lepine, the 2012 gold medal winner of the prestigious Canadian Gold Medal Plates culinary competition.

Algonquin Provincial Park’s oldest resort, Bartlett Lodge (, marks its 95th year in business, welcoming guests to their unique upscale, yet rustic cottage resort that is tucked away on a private island on Cache Lake in the centre of Algonquin Park. This historic Algonquin Park lodge takes its name from its founders, Jim and Alf Bartlett, brother and son of the second Superintendent of Algonquin Park, George Bartlett, who after taking over Park operations from 1898, began to encourage the Ontario Department of Lands and Forest to develop Algonquin Park as tourist destination. To celebrate Bartlett’s anniversary, the Algonquin Park lodge is partnering with the Friends of Algonquin Park ( and hosting a gourmet dinner, created by Chef Marc Lepine, to raise money for the many worth-while programs that the Friends operate for the benefit of all Park visitors.

As this is an Olympic year, Bartlett Lodge is pleased and proud to bring back its former Executive Chef, Marc Lepine for the Friends of Algonquin Park fundraising dinner. Chef Lepine is the current Gold Medalist in the Canada-wide Gold Medal Plates competition that was held in Kelowna, BC this past February. Marc defeated seven other top Canadian Chefs to win his Gold Medal, a coveted prize in culinary circles. Chef Lepine is currently Executive Chef and Owner of the highly-acclaimed Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa. He was Executive Chef at Bartlett Lodge for four seasons, from 1998-2002.

Bartlett Lodge’s fundraiser for the Friends of Algonquin Park will feature a menu prepared by Chef Marc Lepine. The dinner will be held on Sunday September 9th, 2012 at Bartlett Lodge. Tickets are $100 per person and tax receipts will be issued. The reception gets underway at 6:00pm with a Silent Auction, and dinner will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through the Friends of Algonquin at 613-637-2828 or you may contact Bartlett Lodge at 705-633-5543.

The Friends of Algonquin Park is a non-profit Canadian Registered Charity for people passionate about Algonquin Park. They are dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs and to developing current and future stewards of Algonquin Provincial Park. Some of the Friend’s current projects include funding upgrades to the Algonquin Logging Museum, Black Bear and Wolf research, Junior Ranger Activity Booklets and the extension of the Old Railway Bike Trails.

About Bartlett Lodge:
Located within the borders of world famous Algonquin Provincial Park, Bartlett Lodge is a Modified American Plan cottage resort, acclaimed for its commitment to the environment and famous for its exceptional dining room. Rustic, yet elegant, this lakeside Muskoka resort is ideal for family vacations, romantic couples, weddings and group functions. Bartlett Lodge offers exceptional lakefront cottage rentals, luxury canopy tent accommodations and fine dining in a pristine wilderness setting. For more information or to book your fabulous Algonquin Park vacation, visit or call toll free 1-866-614-5355.

Contact Information:
Marilyn & Kim Smith
Bartlett Lodge
P.O. Box #10004
Huntsville, ON, Canada P1H 2G8
Telephone: (705) 633-5543
Toll free: 1-866-614-5355
297 Lakeshore Road E., Suite 2
Oakville, ON, Canada L6J 1J3
Telephone: (905) 338-8908
Toll free: 1-866-614-5355

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