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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

    http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org | Facebook | Twitter

    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)

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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)

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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)

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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)

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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)

    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    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


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  • grantleigh 4:27 PM on May 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    E NOTES   of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club… 

    E-NOTES   of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club One of the nine member/volunteer clubs of the Bruce Trail Conservancy May 24, 2012 http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org

    2012 Grand Prize Winner Great Falls(Location: Waterdown)by Daniel K. Wilson Click Here to See All The Winners

    Thursday, May 24 2012 Urban walk Level I/II – Toronto, Toronto IslandsDURATION OF HIKEPACE  TERRAIN 3.0 hrs               3 km/hr        Mostly flat Dropout at 3 kms, Beginners, Families, No dogs. Depart 6 pm, Toronto Islands Ferry Docks – inside waiting area. From Union Station take the LRT to the docks, then walk over to the ferry on the south side of Queen’s Quay at the foot of Bay Street. Miriam Stevens, (416) 443-6242 6-10 pm After a day’s work “cool off” on the Islands where there are no fumes, and enjoy the view of the lake and the magnificent Toronto city skyline. This program takes place every Thursday in May and June. Bring dinner for a sit down picnic, a warm jacket and a flashlight. Ferry return fare $6.50 adults, $4.00 seniors. A donation for the Escarpment Legacy Fund would be much appreciated. Will return to the city between 9 – 9:30pm, depending on the ferry schedule. This hike takes place rain or shine. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012 Bus hike Level II – Mount Nemo to Waterdown (Maps 9/10) LENGTH OF HIKE  PACE      TERRAIN 17 km                       4 km/hr  Rocky, Variable Dropout at 6 and 12 km, Refreshments after, Pre-registration Online using Website. Depart 9 am, Islington. Wayne Crockett, (416) 621-8085 6-9 pm or WayneHikersHistory1@yahoo.ca Nijole Mockevicius, (416) 783-5282 Join us for a combination of rolling hills and meadows and one rocky descent as we walk from Mount Nemo to Waterdown. We will cut out the 3.5 km of road walking around Walker’s Line by picking up the bus after about 6 km. There will be one drop out after that. We will walk into beautiful downtown Waterdown for refreshments. Pre-registration started: Sat May 12 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Pre-registration cancellation and cutoff deadline (no changes or cancellations after this): Fri May 25 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Other information: Maximum number of participants 46 One of the following must be selected: Members bus fare $17.00 , Non-members bus fare $23.00 ________________________________________ Saturday,
    May 26 2012 Bus hike Level II – Toronto, Speyside (Map 12) LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 15 km 4 km/hr Variable No dropout, Refreshments after, Pub stop after. Depart 9 am, York Mills. Fred Berktin, 416 520 3797 Martina Furrer Spring flowers, historic lime kilns and powder house circa 1850, rushing creek and rapids, rock formations, fissures, and a cave-like passage are what make this section another favourite on the Bruce Trail. We will start on 15th Sideroad entrance to the trail and hike north, take the recently established Canada Goose Side Trail and continue to the Limehouse area. We will also include the very scenic Black Creek Side Trail (great group photo spot), climb the hole in the wall and end our hike at the Limehouse Public School Parking Lot. Refreshments will be in the Hamlet of Glen Williams, where the Credit River runs through (Timothy Eaton was an apprentice there in the late 1800s) and where there is a café/bakery, an ice cream caravan, a pub, an artisans glass blowing shop and gallery, an art gallery, and an antique book store. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012  Urban walk Level I – Toronto  LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 10 km 3 km/hr Mostly flat Dropout at Any time, Beginners, Families. Depart 10 am, Glendon College entrance, SE corner of Bayview and Lawrence Ave E. Metered parking is available. Or by TTC: from Lawrence subway, take Bus 124 eastbound; from Davisville subway, take Bus 11 northbound; or from Bayview subway, take Bus 11 southbound. Victoria Arshad, (416) 781-7339 or ilfo@yahoo.ca Glendon College is a campus of York University with beautiful and labelled trees. We walk inside the college and continue through Glendon Forest, take the connection to Sunnybrook Hospital, and walk along the Don River Valley. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012 Car hike Level I/II – Oak Ridges Trail, King CityLENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 13 km 3.5 km/hr Mostly flat, Variable No dropout, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots, No dogs, Refreshments after. Depart 8:30 am, Roadside parking on Keele St, about 2.5 km north of King Rd, King City. Habibeh Kazemnia, (905) 770-9954 Mina Kazemnia, (905) 770-9954 We will hike Eaton Hall and Mary Lake and stop at Pine Farms for refreshments. This is a joint hike with the Oak Ridges Trail Association. ________________________________________ Sunday, May 27 2012 (CAR POOL EXISTS)Car hike Level II – Iroquoia, Mount Nemo (Map 10 LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 16 km 3 km/hr Hilly, Rocky No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs. Depart 9 am, km 82.1 map 10. From Hwy 401: exit 312, go south through Campbellville on Reg. Rd 1/Guelph Line (Main St in Campbellville) for about 16.6 km to where the trail meets Guelph Line. Gregory Vincent, gvincent@golden.net Jeanette Vincent, jmacdermott@hotmail.com Today we walk the top of the “scarp” at Mount Nemo, a shore feature formed 450 million years ago by a warm tropical sea and since etched by glacial and fluvial episodes. Mount Nemo provides spectacular lookouts varying from 30m in the north to 10m in the south. The hike includes road walking before and after Mt. Nemo. ________________________________________ Sunday, May 27 2012 Bus hike Level II – Caledon Hills, Hockley Valley (Map 18)LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 16 km 4 km/hr Challenging Dropout, Families, Hiking boots, Refreshments after. Depart 8 am, York Mills. Brandon Fahy, (416) 903-7572 before 9:00pm or bgfahy@mccain.ca Larry Haigh, (416) 432-1239 before 8 pm A hike into the Hockley Valley area. Come along for some fresh air and exercise. ________________________________________ Thursday, May 31 2012 Urban walk Level I/II – Toronto, Toronto Islands DURATION OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 3.0 hrs 3 km/hr Mostly flat Dropout at 3 kms, Beginners, Families, No dogs. Depart 6 pm, Toronto Islands Ferry Docks – inside waiting area. From Union Station take the LRT to the docks, then walk over to the ferry on the south side of Queen’s Quay at the foot of Bay Street. Miriam Stevens, (416) 443-6242 6-10 pm After a day’s work “cool off” on the Islands where there are no fumes, and enjoy the view of the lake and the magnificent Toronto city skyline. This program takes place every Thursday in May and June. Bring dinner for a sit down picnic, a warm jacket and a flashlight. Ferry return fare $6.50 adults, $4.00 seniors. A donation for the Escarpment Legacy Fund would be much appreciated. Will return to the city between 9 – 9:30pm, depending on the ferry schedule. This hike takes place rain or shine. Founders’ Dinner Thursday June 28, 2012 Come one come all to a celebration of the beginning of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. The Founders Dinner will be held back where it all started June 28, 1962 at Edwards Gardens , now Toronto Botanical Gardens ________________________________________ Saturday June 9 Calling all past and Current volunteers to Celebrate  50 Years of Volunteering ________________________________________ Sunday June 24 Celebrating 50 Years  The first Toronto Bruce Trail Club Hike 50 km challenge hike plus shorter hikes and celebratory events Watch this space for details! ________________________________________   ________________________________________ Your Spring Cleaning can help The Bruce Trail Saturday May 26 Rain Date May 27  My Junk could be Your Treasure TBTC Garage Sale New & Used hiking poles, boots, kitchen stuff, luggage, lots of really cool stuff. 8 AM – 4PM 26 Ringwood Cr. (W of Don Mills Rd & S of Sheppard) Donations can be dropped off at the same address. Please call (416-494-8584) All proceeds will be donated to The Bruce Trail Conservancy. ________________________________________ http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org E-Notes Subscribers are most welcome to forward E-Notes to a friend. To Subscribe/Unsubscribe to E-Notes  Click Here To change your address please reply to this E-Notes Toronto Bruce Trail Club E-Notes Editor, Grant Leigh ________________________________________“

     
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