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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Norfolk County - Trails #1

This is our opinion too! All over Ontario. OTC was lucky enough to be asked to say a few words at the ribbon cutting opening of this trail in 2011. I beleive we also gave the local folks some funding to complete the project.


Congrats Terry, and
 Frank and all the great folks in Norfolk - the Waterford Heritage Trail and Norfolk County are both supporting members of the Ontario Trails Council. Thanks and congratulations!

Georgian Bay Coast Trail and INAC Support OTC Consultation Work 

On Sunday April 27th, David Raithby, Chair of GBCT, Jessie Metelka of GBCT and Patrick Connor from Ontario Trails, met the Chief Wayne McQuabbie and Members of Band Council of Henvey Inlet First Nation, as well as the Lands Committee of HIFN.

Our working group has been meeting regularly for a few months and we attended this meeting of Council to apprise them on project progress and next steps. The Ontario Trails Council is pleased to be working with the Georgian Bay Coast trail and all the First Nation Partners in the project.

For more information on htie 200km rugged hiking trail see:  http://www.gbcoasttrail.com/


We Value Our Members - Mr. Jack De Wit, OTC President

Dear Members - I often get questioned what are the benefits of an OTC Membership?  Your financial support enables us to assist trail groups like:
  • Niagara Trails Committee, led by Quad Niagara and Niagara Region;
  • Georgian Bay Coast Trail, with our partners Georgian Bay BIosphere and a variety of First Nations peoples as well;
as well as many many more!

I am pleased to provide a copy of a letter we recently received from the Brant Waterways Foundation regarding the OTC. We thank them for their support.



On April 30th the OTC Board passed a Motion suggesting that all members write this type of letter to their MPP's and MP's.

As you can see your financial support may not return directly to your community, but with it, by keeping the OTC viable, we are able to preserve or develop trails somewhere in Ontario. And our members think we do this very well.

Sincerely, Jack De Wit, President.
 



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