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Friday, July 27, 2012

Ontario Trails - Hike, Bike, Canoe or Ride an Ontario Trail

Earthroots Engo posted in Changing of the Seasons Gathering in Temagami

Earthroots Engo3:30pm Jul 26
Hiking Buddies!
Added by Heather, Hiking Buddy Organizer
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10:00 AM
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park
53 Snow Ridge Court
Oshawa, ON
Price: CAD40.00 per person
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Government responds to War of 1812 omission
The Department of Canadian Heritage has responded to CBC's query about why First Nations representatives were left out of the War of 1812 re-enactment during the Tall Ships Festival in Halifax last week. Parks Canada wasn't able to respond before our ...
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Hiking Buddies!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
7:00 PM
Needs a location
Coming soon!

Hike Ontario
Hiking guide to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario | Matador ...
ON ANY GIVEN DAY, in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, you can identify more than 100 species of birds. “Hear that?” Parks Canada's Greg Stroud asks me.
Hiking Buddies!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00 AM
Needs a location
Coming soon!

Area bicyclists enjoy great adventure along waterfront trail
EMC St. Lawrence
The inaugural Great Waterfront Trail Adventure took place five years ago, and it was intended to both celebrate and raise awareness of the elaborate system of cycling trails throughout Southern and Eastern Ontario. The 8-day Trail Adventure is ...See all stories on this topic »

Our journey to Montreal will start on Sunday...
Glen Murray4:07pm Jul 26
Our journey to Montreal will start on Sunday morning. I look forward to the bike ride with my friends for a greater cause

Bike lanes: Separated lanes for Sherbourne St. go ahead
Toronto Star
It could cost $250000 to put Jarvis back the way it was, with a reversible fifth lane for commuters, said Jared Kolb, of advocacy group Cycle Toronto. “It would be a colossal waste of money,” Kolb said. “The street's working very well. It's a good example of ...See all stories on this topic »

Cyclist back in Hamilton after month-long water trek
Hamilton Spectator
Paul Baines wants you to meet Lake Ontario. He's lived right by it — has jogged by it, walked along it, swum in it — for years. But it took a month-long cycling trip around its shores for him to realize he was a stranger to the water. “We know more ...
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Media Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Pedal Power: Hundreds of Cyclists to Bike ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Close to 400 bicycle riders and crew will begin a 600 kilometre journey from Toronto to Montreal in the 14th Annual Friends For Life Bike Rally, presented by Scotiabank, on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Departing at 9 a.m. from ...See all stories on this topic »

More On The Canoe In Native Art

by Mike
Last week I posted some images of the canoe in Norval Morrisseau's art. This got me to thinking about other depictions of the canoe in Native art. So I have included work from various artists....a piece by Leland by Carl Beam....another by Roy Thomas....a couple by Pitcheigwaneh....and several by Michael Robinson:

Advanced Paddling Camp!  July 30-August 3 
9-4pm, Monday to Friday
The Advanced Paddling Camp is for 11-14 year-olds who are ready to work (and play!) toward their ORCKA level 2/3 canoeing certifications.  Our campers start the week with day one at the Canoe Museum, making and painting a souvenir paddle to take home, learning all the woodworking skills required to make a full-sized paddle.  We prep our gear and review safety so we're ready for the rest of the week on the water!  Days 2-5 are based out of the Peterborough Rowing Club. The week's focus is on developing the campers' canoe skills, but as well as ORCKA curriculum, there's also paddling games, soapstone carving, traditional fire-making, plenty of swimming time, a Voyageur Canoe experience, and more! 
Prerequisite: ORCKA level 1 (or equivalent; please review the ORCKA Skills Curriculum and contact Karen at
Van Koeverden a mental stroke beyond
Van Koeverden a mental stroke beyond. Taking on the world at London Olympics 2012. Adam Van Koeverden. ONTARIO -- Olympic and world champion Adam Van Koeverden in his natural habitat, kayaking on a pristine lake in Algonquin Park. September ...
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Sunday, July 29 2012 Bus hike Level I/II - Toronto Section, Speyside
DURATION OF HIKE: 3.5 hrs,   PACE: 3 km/hr, TERRAIN: Variable
Dropout, Beginners, Families.Depart 9 am, Clarence Square.
Oonagh Maley, (416) 971-8572 or
Have a busy weekend ahead? Try our early return hikes. These hikes are designed to get you out hiking but back in town by 2:30pm! This early return hike will start at the Pear Tree Parking Lot and go south to the Campbellville Road. Spectacular views to the south-east.

Upcoming Course: Provincial Legislation and Trails

This program will provide participants with a broad exposure to the key pieces of legislation they should be aware of in advance of starting to build a trail. This course will be delivered as a one day, full day program. There are several key pieces of legislation in Ontario that affect the development, management and operation of trails. Volunteers and professionals involved in this field should be aware of these pieces of legislation and their relevance to the trails community.

We will address these items through presentations on the legislation and case law, and interactive case studies and discussion to demonstrate the scope of the law and the resulting rights and obligations under the legislation. This course is designed to make trail builders and managers aware of the impact legislations have on the development and management of their trails.


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Instructor: Kathy Wiele

kathy wiele
Kathy Wiele, BRLS, DPA, MPA (in progress), President of Lifetime Consulting Services, has consulted to governments, local, provincial and national across Ontario and Canada for 30 years. Kathy has recently completed research in mitigating risk for trails as part of her Masters in Public Administration program, which will be distributed through the Ontario Trails Council in the near future.

Course Information

September 6, 2012
8:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wasaga Rec PLex
1724 Mosely St.
Wasaga Beach, L9Z 1Z8

$130.00 plus HST

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Info about the Rouge National Park. 

Parks Canada are looking for public input on the creation of the new Rouge Park: 
Parks Canada has an online survey: 

Tour de Greenbelt in Rouge Park! - September 15, 2012 | Ontario ...
Hello! I hope you are enjoying the summer in spite of the extreme heat. We are in the process of planning another Tour de Greenbelt in Rouge Park and would ...

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