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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ontario Trail News - Bike, Paddle, Climb or Camp on Ontario Trails!

Photos of the week
Toronto Sun
Mike Holroyd, Alberta slalom canoe/kayak head coach, weaves through the Class ... on LakeOntario's foggy Bay of Quinte in Belleville, Ont. on May 15, 2012.

Legally blind kayaker going down Mississippi solo
Bemidji Pioneer
Pace, 52, of North Bay, Ontario, is legally blind and plans to kayak all the way from Bemidji to the Gulf of Mexico by himself. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI — Doug Pace had wanted some adventure in his life. “I'd always wanted to do ...

I want to canoe. My boyfriend wants luxury. Where, in Ontario, can we go?
Globe and Mail
Where – perhaps Central or Eastern Canada to start – would you suggest we gocanoeing for a couple of nights that includes a final sleep in luxury? (I need to appease him just a little.) Picture this: paddling in the mirror-smooth waters ofOntario's ...
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Cycling with Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver's director of transportation
Vancouver Sun
My wife Amanda and I have been wanting to start biking to work once or ... We dropped downOntario to the Olympic Village, and then came back on to the ...

Bike trail plans for three Scarborough waterfront parks shelved
Residents who objected and Scarborough councillors who agreed with them have won a fight to keep bike paths out of three waterfront parks. The City of Toronto planned to build the paths last year to fill in gaps in its Waterfront Trail that forced ...
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Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes
Globe and Mail
Graphic-novel illustrator Michael Cho's new book, Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, chronicles his studies of Toronto's hidden spaces, laneways and dingy corners. “I was literally walking on a Sunday on my way to my in-laws to pick up my daughter, ...
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Bears bad news for rural Ontario, says federation
Guelph Mercury
... such as the Niagara Escarpment or other parts of the greenbelt. But the human population is growing throughout southern Ontario, and the potential for ...

Toronto Islands a ferry hop to festivals & fun
Everyone knows about Toronto Islands' amusement park, farm and public beaches, not to mention the biking, hiking and picnicking opportunities all with a breathtaking view of the city skyline. But few may know that this chain of 14 small islands only a ...
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War of 1812 bicentennial sites, events all over US
Atlanta Journal Constitution
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The website lists many events and historic sites connected to the War of 1812. Canada is also hosting major commemorations of the bicentennial, including a War of 1812 Heritage Trail, ...
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We have an event execution team with an excellent track record, every single event to date has been a huge success for the both parties, in fact we are returning to a number of our 2010 and 2011 venues this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, my number is 718-285-7861. I have attached a couple useful documents introducing Tough Mudder and the benefits of hosting our event. Contact John Curran, Venue Scout.

Wonderful wilderness nearby
Ottawa Citizen
Hiking. Biking. Wildlife. Wilderness. It even has luxurious accommodations for those who want it — and can afford it. The park is open all year, but it's in summer and fall that it draws most visitors. Here are 10 great reasons to visit Algonquin Park ...
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Barn quilts spreading across southwest Ontario
Tillsonburg News
Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk Association of Museums (EON) was awarded a Sand Plains Community Development Grant in 2011 to establish a barn quilt trail through the five counties of the Sand Plains region (Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk, Middlesex and Brant).
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Sometimes it's best just to let events, uh, ride
London Free Press
He is a retired race horse who, I guess, would have eventually gone to the slaughterhouse or been sent out to pasture for a life of leisure until I stepped in not knowing a thing about riding horses. I simply saddled him up, told my wife to unclip the ...
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