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  • grantleigh 12:58 PM on April 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    E-Notes April 1 : 51st AGM Updates; Open House at Cedar Highland; Bus, Car and Urban Hikes in abundance this weekend! 

    E-Notes    of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

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    51st Annual General Meeting Saturday April 27 2013

    Notes from our Guest Speaker, Jill Hewlett:

    “Change is meant to bring in needed upgrades that are timely, relevant and for the better, but as humans we are creatures of habit and our routines become automatic and comfortable.  Because of this, change can feel threatening.”

    Learn Brain Fitness strategies to make transitions and change smooth and successful. Join Jill Hewlett Educational Kinesiologist of Brain Works Global at the Toronto Bruce Trail Club AGM On April 27th as she presents “Brain Fitness for the Trail and when you can’t get to it”.

    Food Bank Support

    We will also continue with our support for the food bank and we encourage you to bring your cheque book instead of food boxes and cans, although food will also be gratefully accepted. Cheques are a more convenient way of donating and allow the food bank to buy their own food at a lesser cost. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.00.Cheques should be made payable to “Second Harvest”. Please assist in passing this on to your fellow members. Last year we raised a notable sum of $712 with an attendance of about 140 members and it would be fantastic to be able to beat $1,000 thisyear.

    Open House & Hikes at Cedar Highland Sunday April 21,10:00 AM—03:00 PM

    Come see for yourself why Cedar Highlands is worth protecting! Join the BTC and the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club on April 21st and be among the first to explore the new route of the Bruce Trail at Cedar Highlands.

    Social event (Lunch and refreshments), Long Hikes, Short Hikes  and Property Viewings Hikes

    For details, including schedule and directions click here.

    Walker/Hikers also may be interested in this item  From The Globe and Mail April 1

    How to do your duty and still run your personal best.

    Bus, Car, and Urban Hikes  coming up this weekend.

    Please be sure to read the General Information link on the TBTC Website t

    Friday, April 5 2013 Car hike Level II/III – Caledon Hills, Hockley Valley (Map 18)

    16 km 4.5 km/hr Hilly

    No dropout, Refreshments after, Pre-registration by Email to Leader. Depart 9:30 am, Glen Cross Side Trail access point on 3rd Line EHS. From Hwy 9 (east of Orangeville), drive 5.5 km north on 3rd Line EHS to Hockley Rd, turn right and then left at the jog, then continue north on the 3rd Line for a further 1.1 km to the parking area on your right. Charlie Atkinson, (905) 642-2408 before 9 pm or CAhikes@bell.net A series of loops, combining the ever popular Isabel East, Tom East, Cam Snell and Glen Cross Side Trails, plus we will go a little further on the main trail to the highest point in the nature reserve.

    Saturday, April 6 2013 Car hike Level II – Oak Ridges Trail, Long Sault Conservation Area (Map ORTA 7)

    15 km 4 km/hr Hilly, Rocky

    Dropout, Families, Hiking boots, No dogs, Refreshments after, Pre-registration by Email to Leader. Depart 9:30 am, We will meet at the parking lot in the Long Sault Conservation Area. Hwy 401 Exit 431 at Waverly Rd. Travel north for 17 km on Regional Rd 57. Turn right at Regional Rd 20. After 2 km, turn left at Woodley Rd and travel 2 km to conservation area parking lot. Bring some toonies/loonies for the parking meter. Remi Fahy, 416 903-7572 before 9:00pm or bgfahy@mccain.ca Brandon Fahy, (416) 903-7572 before 9:00pm or bgfahy@mccain.ca A loop hike in forest-covered rolling hills, typical of the Oak Ridges Moraine. No car shuttles required. We return to the parking lot for lunch so that people can leave if they only want to hike half day. After the hike, a  refreshment break to Tim Horton’s for some hot coffee or hot chocolate.

    Saturday, April 6 2013  Bus hike Level II – Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

    12 km 4 km/hr Variable

    Dropout, Hiking boots, Late return (after 6pm), Long distance bus fare applies, Pre-registration Online using Website. Depart 8 am, York Mills. Lucy Leung, (647) 280-8868 7- 9 pm or hikeontario@gmail.com Elmira’s Maple Syrup Festival is considered a true sign of spring, come and join the fun. We start the day wandering along trails in Woolwich Township, winding through an oasis of rural tranquility, and make our way to Elmira where we explore a local sugar bush and take in all the sights and aromas at the 49th annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest maple syrup festival. Admission to Festival is free. Pre-registration started: Mon Mar 25 2013 8:00 pm. Pre-registration cancellation and cutoff deadline (no changes or cancellations after this): Thu Apr 4 2013 8:00 pm. Other information: Pre-registered seats are guaranteed until 20 minutes before departure, i.e. 7.40 a.m. and will be given to the next in line if not taken by then. Members who do not have access to the Internet can pre-register by calling Lucy Leung (647) 280-8868. Maximum number of participants 48 One of the following must be selected: Bus fare for Members $22.00 , Bus fare for Guests & Non-Members $28.00

    Saturday, April 6 2013 Car hike Level II – Iroquoia, Stoney Creek (Maps 5/6)

    14 km 3 km/hr Hilly, Variable

    Dropout, End to End #1 of 10, Beginners, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after. Depart 9 am, McDonalds in Grimsby. Exit 71 south from the QEW, right onto Livingston (Hwy 8) and right again into McDonalds parking lot. Peter Tomlin, (905) 791-9156 Mon-Wed, 7-9 pm Vladimir Bosnar, (905) 273-7569 7-9 pm With more relaxed hikers in mind the “walking wounded” group is planning a gently paced and moderate distances end-to-end. We plan to do four hikes this spring and the remainder this fall. This first hike has fine views and very little roadwork.

    Saturday, April 6 2013  Urban walk Level I – Toronto, Toronto Island Photo Walk

    5 km 1 km/hr Flat, mostly paved

    Dropout at any time, No dogs, Refreshments after, Walking Shoes. Depart 9 am, Toronto Island Ferry Terminal. At the bottom of Bay St. Taizo Shinkoda, (416) 423-4454 7-9 pm Johanna Lanfranco, (416) 961-4701 7-9 pm Join us for a leisurely photo hike amongst the homes of Ward’s Island, the parks of Centre Island and the boardwalk on the south shore of the island. #7

    Saturday, April 6 2013 Car hike Level II/III – Niagara, Grimsby (Maps 4/5/6)

    22 km 4.5 km/hr Variable, Challenging

    No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after. Depart 8:30 am, km 9.2, Map 5/6. Roadside parking at the top of the Escarpment on Fifty Rd. Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm We car shuttle to km 66.9, Map 4, and hike back through Mountainview, Thirty Mile Creek, Beamer and Woolverton Conservation Areas. #8

    Sunday, April 7 2013 Car hike Level II – Iroquoia, Rattlesnake Point, Crawford Lake (Map 11)

    16 km 3.5 km/hr Hilly, Variable

    No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs, Backpacking training. Depart 9 am, Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area upper parking lot. Enter from Appleby Line, 1 km north of Derry Rd. Parking fees. Brenda Dalglish, (416) 601-0378 between 7 pm and 10 pm Are you thinking of going on a backpacking trip but don’t know if you can carry the weight? Do you need to train for an upcoming backpacking trip? Do you just want to get more of a workout from a regular hike? If yes, this is the series for you! Hikers are encouraged to bring along a fully loaded pack for increasingly longer hikes over varied terrain. All are loop hikes to avoid having to shuttle packs as well as people. Of course, any hiker is welcome – regardless of the size or contents of your backpack. If you haven’t yet purchased a backpack, don’t run out and buy one for this series. Get a large day pack and fill it with books, rocks, bottles of water, etc. (with something soft but firm against your back) and it will be heavy enough. See what backpacks people have and talk to other hikers about the pros and cons of various backpacks. Today’s hike is through Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas. Subsequent hikes are April 14 and 21.

    . Join or renew today and support the Trail you love.

    Blaze Board

    April 15, 18, 28

    Hiker Initiation Program

    Saturday April 27 Toronto Bruce Trail Club Annual General Meeting at the

    Kortright Centre

    Spring 2013

    Bruce Trail Geology Hikes

  • grantleigh 12:16 PM on November 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Saturday November 19 2011—Car hike Level II 

    Dufferin Hi-Land, Mono Cliffs (Map 19)

    LENGTH OF HIKE             PACE                                          TERRAIN

    15 km                             4 km/hr                                     Hilly, Variable

    No dropout, Hiking boots,
    Refreshments after, Bring a snack and something to drink.

    Depart 9 am, Mono Centre Community Centre.

    Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville to Camilla, turn right on County Rd 8, and
    finally north on 2nd Line EHS to Mono Centre. Park in the outer parking lot.

    Bob Humphreys, walk2tobermory@gmail.com

    This loop hike is an opportunity to walk all of the side trails in the
    Provincial Park linked together with short stretches of the main trail. Dogs
    permitted, but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop

  • grantleigh 12:01 PM on November 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunday November 20 2011 Bus Hike to the Oak Ridges Trail 

    Sunday, November 20 2011

    Bus hike Level II – Oak Ridges Trail, Durham Regional Forest (Map 5)

    LENGTH OF HIKE           PACE                                         TERRAIN

    15 km                              4 km/hr                                      Variable

    Dropout at 12 km, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots, Refreshments after, Pre-registration by Email to Leader.

    Depart 9 am, York Mills.  Steve McLean, smmclean@rogers.com

    We will be hiking a combination of the Trans Canada Trail and the Oak Ridges Trail through Walkers Wood. If we have time we will also do the Al Shaw Side

  • grantleigh 9:05 AM on October 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    November 1, Tuesday Hikes with The “Walking Wounded”: The Bruce Trail in the Albion Hills 


    Tuesday, November 1 2011
    Car hike Level II – Caledon Hills,
    Albion Hills
    (Maps 15/16)
    15 km 3 km/hr Variable

    End to End #4 of 5, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after.
    Depart 9 am,
    Trailside Cafe, Caledon East.
    15943 Airport Rd, on the east side beside the
    Rail Trail.
    Vladimir Bosnar, (905) 273-7569 7-9 pm
    A “Walking Wounded”
    gently paced hike through pleasant country.

  • grantleigh 4:10 PM on October 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The Toronto Bruce Trail Club celebrates 50 years on April 21, 2012 

    Celebrating 50 years of The Bruce Trail

    Over the next five years The Bruce
    Trail Conservancy and its nine member/volunteer clubs will be celebrating 50
    years of The Bruce Trail.

    The celebrations start with the 50th Annual General Meeting of The
    Toronto Bruce Trail Club

    Watch for updates from The Bruce
    Trail Conservancy and other clubs as we all celebrate together 50 years of The
    Bruce Trail over the next five years (2012-2017)

    From The Presidents Pen (Peter Leeney) Winter Footnotes

    Saturday April 21, 2012

    50th Annual General Meeting of

    The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

    Next year, 2012, is the 50th Anniversary of the
    founding of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. The Annual General Meeting is planned
    for Saturday, April 21 at the exact same location as the very first meeting—the
    Floral Room at Edwards Gardens (now known as “Toronto Botanical Gardens”). Of
    course, 2012 is the first year of a notable five-year period for the Bruce
    Trail Conservancy leading to the 50th anniversary in 2017. Over that five year
    span: several Bruce Trail Clubs were founded; the first blazes were painted;
    the first hike took place; and finally, in 1967, The Trail was officially
    opened at a ceremony in Tobermory.

    From The Bruce Trail Conservancy—Save the date!

    Saturday June 9, 2012

    Celebrating 50 years of Volunteering

    Calling all current and past volunteers. Join us Saturday June 9th at
    the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (time to be determined) to celebrate all
    the volunteers who have given their time and effort to the BTC.

    To register for this event or to get more details, please email Jackie
    at jrandle@brucetrail.org or call 905 525 1978.

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