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Friday, December 28, 2012

Ontario Trails - Experience Ontario Outdoors Today - Do it on an Ontario Trail!

Formal Beltline Report | Cycle Toronto
Cycle Toronto Midtown member Michael Black has written the definitive guide to the Beltline Trail, including a detailed look through its (often tumultuous) history, ...

Cycling through Northumberland's Hills
Northumberland News
Magazine recognized the club as the best cycling club in eastern Canada. NHCC, an incorporated club, is a member of the Ontario Cycling Association.

Major snowstorm strikes Ontario, Quebec
Heavy snowfall in parts of Ontario and southern Quebec has prompted flight cancellations and caused havoc on the roads. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for southern and eastern Ontario as well as southern Quebec Thursday morning ...
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We are having a Friends of Bark Lake Gathering for those who worked or attended as a camper at The Ontario Camp Leadership Centre in Irondale. You, your family and camp friends are invited to join us. Please bring Ontario Camp Leadership Centre Bark Lake photos, memorabilia and your stories.

on Saturday December 29, 2012. at 12 noon.

at Angels Diner
23 Wellington Street East,
Guelph, ON N1H 3R7


Get Outside to Enjoy Ontario This Winter

December 26, 2012

Ontario Government Encouraging Kids to Stay Active

It's cold outside in Ontario, but that's no reason to stay indoors.
As the temperature drops and with shorter winter days, it can be tempting to stay indoors. However, it is important for everyone - especially kids - to exercise and stay healthy year round. There are lots of fun ways to be physically active during the winter with friends and family, such as:
  • Building a snowman
For days when the temperature drops too low for outdoor activities, kids can have fun exercising indoors. Community centres across Ontario offer activities for children and youth such as swimming, basketball, indoor soccer, martial arts and dance.
Ontario has an ambitious goal of reducing childhood obesity by 20 per cent over five years. Achieving this goal will help our kids become healthy adults and is an important part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care.

The Township of Tay is offering shoeshoe classes at the Wye Marsh Nature near Midland, Ontario.
Saturdays Jan 5 - Jan 26 (4 weeks)
Sundays Feb 10 - March 3 (4 weeks)
Classes are 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Course fee: $ 22.60 (residents of Tay Twp), or $27.12 (non residents)
Instructor: Frieda Baldwin
Admission to the Wye Marsh is included in the course fee.
Bring your own snowshoes, or rent them at a minimal cost from the Wye Marsh.
In the first lesson, we cover running, turning, uphill, downhill, as well as safety tips, how to buy snowshoes, etc.
The remainder of the classes are regular snowshoe walks in the Wye Marsh.
Poles will be provided free of charge (first come first serve).
If there is not enough snow, we will go nordic walking with the poles.
Register with the Township of Tay 705-534-7248 x 232
or e-mail

Trail condition update for Glebe Park: Glebe...
Bruce Ballentine4:28pm Dec 27
Trail condition update for Glebe Park: Glebe Park -The lit loop was rolled and the lights are working. The trail has been dragged to the Peter Rabbit but sections are rough.

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