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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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

Harper Government Boosts Tourism by Investing in War of 1812 Commemorations ...
Bradenton Herald
By Canadian Heritage VANCOUVER, March 19, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ - Important commemorations for the 200 th anniversary of the War of 1812 will boost tourism and allow Canadians to celebrate their history, thanks to investments from the Government of ...
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Federal funds to boost events marking War of 1812
Diamond's Ka'nata Foundation is one of three Nova Scotia recipients of Canadian Heritage funds to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Environment Minister Peter Kent announced the funding Monday at the Halifax Citadel National ...
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War of 1812 commemoration takes shape
Ottawa Citizen
"Canada would not exist had the American invasion not been repelled during the War of 1812, and for that reason, the war is a defining chapter in our country's history," Heritage Minister James Moore said in a statement detailing the latest round of ...
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Raisin River Canoe Race Set For April 22
St. Andrews West - March 20, 2012 - The longest paddling event in Eastern Ontario will be taking place just north of Cornwall on April 22, 2012. An annual rite of spring in the region, the Raisin River Canoe Race will see hundreds of paddlers winding ...
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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Supports Major Growth of Alternative Land ...
MarketWatch (press release)
ALUS projects are currently established in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island. "The Foundation is proud to continue its support of this very important conservationinitiative," said Eliza Mitchell, Director, The W. Garfield Weston ...
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Bike lane safety worries Thunder Bay residents
Still, Krupper said the city has hired an independent engineering firm — southernOntario firm MMM Group — to make sure it's on the right track. The consultants will evaluate the new bike lanes on Victoria Avenue and on Court Street. See all stories on this topic »

A Canadian exorcism of dog-mushing demons on Alaska's Iditarod Trail
Alaska Dispatch
He was the 49th musher to finish the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. ... The quiet man from Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, and the 10 Siberian huskies that ...

Great Trails - Great People - June 17-20, 2012

Oxford County Trails Tours – scheduled for Sunday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford County Trails Council has put together a walking, cycling and water tour for delegate enjoyment. That way its not all just indoors but you get to enjoy and experience some of Oxford County’s finest trails! To book a spot contact Wayne Daub of the OCTC at

Join us for the Trailhead Ontario Opening! – Starting at 0900 sharp, we will be welcomed by the Warden of Oxford County, Don McKay. Don is supportive to the county on trails and is also a leading volunteer to the Oxford County Trails Council. So he has insight into both the politics of trails and the tribulations of volunteers.. Please join us to express our appreciation to OCTC and to Oxford County for being our Trailhead Ontario 2012 hosts!

Ontario Trails Strategy – this session is designed to provide the trails community, trail managers and volunteers with up to date information on the status of the 2007 Ontario Trails Strategy, and its relationship with the Recreational Framework, re-written in 2011. Trails are supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and they have the mandate for both implementation and support of recreation and trails. Our panel of Ministry staff will lead the way in detailing the policies and how they make them work at the provincial level!

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