December 18, 2013
As one of nine clubs making up the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Club is proud to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary throughout 2014. We promise you a year filled with fun, fellowship and good times for all as we mark this special occasion. We will start with our annual President's hike on January 1st.. In an effort to kick off this festive year with a light and jubilant flare, hikers will don silly hats while they hike around Glenridge Quarry.
Events planned throughout the year will recognize the efforts of the many hard working individuals who initiated the trail and who continue to build and maintain the trail. Our annual End-to-End hike as always will be held on the long weekend in May. This year the hike will be dedicated to Bert Lowe. As the first president of the club, Bert was instrumental in securing land along the escarpment. Today this land is secured in a public trust for future generations to enjoy.
Plan to join in the celebration. Check back with our website for an update on details and events planned for 2014.
Barbara Henderson, President
Niagara Bruce Trail Club
50th Anniversary Badge Contest
We were impressed with the creative submission from our talented membership. We had a tough decision to make but we are pleased to announce Corrie Kellestine as the winner of the Badge Contest with her cairn submission.
Only 2 of the 9 BTC clubs have a cairn and because of the unique geology of each area, the rocks making up the cairns are quite different. In this year of our 50ths Anniversary we can celebrate our uniqueness with this badge.
You can earn this badge by completing the entire Niagara section of the Bruce Trail either in an organized hike or on your own. Hiking must be completed in 2014. For details: www.niagarabrucetrail.org/badges.htm
We are pleased to announce that the membership for Niagara Bruce Trail Club has broken through the 600 mark! We have been hovering just below 600 members for a while and celebrate the fact that more people have shown an interest in conserving the trail for future generations as well as hiking along some of the most beautiful natural woods in the area.
Two Clubs, Two Trails, Two Badges
Caledon and Niagara share their 50th Anniversary this year so we are sharing our trails. We have coordinated a reciprocal hiking schedule so that BTC members from every club can complete these two sections over a more reasonable distance. Here are the dates for this summer:
Niagara (5): May 31, June 28, July 19, August 9, August 23
Caledon (4): June 7, July 5, July 26, August 16
Check out the club schedules for the details: www.niagarabrucetrail.org/hikes.htm