Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ontario Trails News - Paddle, Bike, Hike and Ride Ontario's Trails

Building on progress and a vision for spinal cord injuries
Globe and Mail
Last Saturday, The Globe and Mail ran a story on Tracy Dort-Kyne, an Ontario mother of three who suffered a spinal cord injury after a cycling accident in September. I was fortunate to meet Tracy this month at Lyndhurst Hospital, where we spoke about ...
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Bruce Trail Membership Tables at MEC


This is a great chance to pick up a gift membership. Visit our Bruce Trail volunteers at MEC Toronto or MEC Burlington and take part in our special membership drive.
Bruce Trail in Hamilton, Ontario, heading east...Image via Wikipedia

MEC Toronto: Dec. 1 & 2, Dec. 8 & 9
400 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 1K2
MEC Burlington: Dec. 3 & 4, Dec. 10 & 11
1030 Brant Street Burlington, ON L7R 0B2
Pick up a Bruce Trail membership for yourself or for a friend at MEC on these dates and you can:
·      Take away a gift package, including a 2012 Bruce Trail Calendar
·      Enter a draw for a pair of snowshoes, donated by MEC Burlington
·     Enter a draw to win a trip to Cuba to visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, courtesty of The Adventure Center (gift memberships only)
Offer is valid only at the BTC membership tables at MEC.

2012 FEO CONFERENCE WELCOMES SOCIAL MEDIA GURU AS KEYNOTE
Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing, to deliver keynote presentation(WOODSTOCK, ON) November 16, 2011 - Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing, and a world expert in Viral, Social and Authentic Marketing, has been confirmed as the Opening Keynote Speaker for the Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) 2012 Conference in Niagara Falls, scheduled for Thursday March 1 through Saturday March 3, 2012 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel & Conference Centre in Niagara Falls.


Erie Coastal Stewardship Trail News HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?
Trail Concept Open House - Dec 3 www.carolinian.org
After extensive multi-stakeholder planning, CCC has developed a concept for the Erie Coastal Stewardship Trail. When complete, this 600 km multi-mode trail network will connect the land, the water, the people and their stories and stewardship actions from Amherstburg, Ontario to Fort Erie, Ontario. Register for this FREE event now at www.carolinian.org. Contact Dan at coast@carolinian.org for more info.


New Forest Service maps link healthy drinking water to healthy forests
The Forests to Faucets interactive maps also identify the extent to which those watersheds are threatened by development, fire, insects and disease. Communities can use the data to help determine the important role their forests play in providing clean drinking water to urban areas.

Congratulations Tourism Operators
View from the Niagara Escarpment along the Bru...Image via Wikipedia

Explorer's Edge would like to recognize Voyageur Quest, the Muskoka Steamships and Northern Edge Algonquin for recently being added to the Canadian Tourism Commission's list of Signature Experiences!  This designation is an industry benchmark of achievement - congratulations to each of these organizations.Congratulations also to the Parry Sound KOA Campground, which was recently awarded the 2011 KOA President's and Founder's Awards by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds.  Got your own accolades to share? We would love to hear about them and spread the celebratory word. Send your news to james@explorersedge.ca.

Regional Partners Meetings
Meetings will be held in Mississauga (Dec. 1), Port Hope (Nov. 29) and Brockville (Nov. 28); select the location and time that suits your schedule. The agenda will include presentations by the Trust and Waterfront Partners on:
•    Development of the Lake Erie Cycling Route
•    Cycling Tourism Development in Ontario
•    Waterfront Regeneration Trust Strategic Planning Process--Ontario Trillium Application
•    Regional Waterfront Projects
•    Findings from Great Waterfront Trail Adventure participant and partner surveys
•    Plans for the 2012 GWTA.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and RSVP by emailing


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